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  • Steam now accepts Bitcoin as payment method

    You'll now be able to purchase all of your Steam Store sales goodies with Bitcoin. Yes, that digital currency that no one quite understands will net you some excellent titles. Announced on Bitpay's website, the company has partnered with Steam in order to provide this payment functionality. Apparently, Valve reached out to Bitpay in order to implement this new feature. Bitcoin is being implemented in order to accommodate users in emerging markets, such as India and Brazil, due to the lack of credit cards in those regions. Steam also offers support for credit cards, PayPal, WebMoney, Moneybookers, and a range of other payment...

  • Sega Mega Drive games get official mod support on Steam

    Between GoG, Steam and other digital platforms, there's no shortage of retro videogames around - but Sega is stepping up in a notable way. The company has already released a host of Mega Drive games on Steam, and now it's announced that these titles will officially support mods via the Steam Workshop. Mod support comes via the Sega Mega Drive Classics Hub, which is a free update to owners of any retro Sega games on Steam. This hub is effectively a front-end for your Sega games, Sega's UK division explained in a press statement. "The new-look system is based on a bedroom of an...

  • Sheltered & Life In Bunker dual-review: Steam’s survival of the fittest

    While everyone has been running around in the primitive landscapes of Far Cry: Primal, I have taken to the harsh environments of the post-apocalypse. On this journey through desolate digital landscapes I have encountered two interesting titles, one a gloomy 16-bit adventure in the wastelands of Earth and another a colourful experience taking place in deep underground bunkers. While both deal with similar subject matter, their approaches are worlds apart. Hopefully this review will help you choose your path into the post-apocalypse. One thing is for sure though, we’re all heading to the end of the world. Sheltered Release Date: 15 March...

  • Windows 10 is now the most popular OS for Steam users

    There's no doubting the fact that Windows 10 is seeing some big numbers - even if Microsoft is taking an aggressive stance in pushing the update to users. Gamers are taking to the update in a big way as well, according to the latest Steam Hardware and Software Survey. As of March 2016, the 64-bit flavour of Windows 10 is the most popular operating system on Steam, gaining 2.96% compared to the previous month. This leaves it with 36.97% of total OS marketshare on Steam. The jump came primarily at the expense of Windows 7 64-bit (sitting at 32.99%), having lost 1.22% compared to...

  • Superhot review: when I move you move

    I’ve always been a great fan of the first-person shooter genre. As much as I love games with captivating narratives and mesmerizing concepts, there is just something… almost meditative (for lack of a better word) about mindlessly planting a plethora of bullets in my digital adversaries. But one has to admit that the genre has become repetitively stale in recent times and that it has been awhile since a title has successfully challenged the current recipe of shooters. Superhot is one game that aims to breathe some new life back into the FPS genre and it pulls it off surprisingly...

  • Rocket League: Collector’s Edition coming Q3 2016

    Rocket League was the surprise hit of 2015, and after its recent move onto the Xbox One, developer Psyonix has announced that a physical release will be heading to stores in Q3 2016. Dubbed the Rocket League: Collector's Edition, the pack will feature the three DLC updates since its launch, and some edition exclusive content to boot. The game -- which trades ambidextrous footed human beings for four-wheels and nitrous in a game of ultimate football -- has sold over eight million copies on Steam with over 12-million unique players noted on the PlayStation Network. The game was initially free on...

  • GOG launches its new Games in Development programme

    Digital video game sales platform GOG has announced its venture into the unfinished games market. This new programme, called Games in Development, will feature a range of playable titles that aren't quite finished. According to a post on their website, GOG will be "offering a selection of the most promising titles" requested on the Community Wishlist. This allows GOG to avoid over-saturation of titles for the programme and having games getting lost in the void of trash. Yes, Steam, you could learn from GOG here. One of the biggest hooks for consumers is the fact that all titles in development will come...

  • South Africans: you can now only purchase Steam games with Rand

    Popular digital distribution platform Steam has now incorporated the South African Rand into its pricing structure. Users in South Africa will pay for purchases in Rands, but no other currency. Users with US dollar credits in their Steam wallet will have the amounts automatically converted into Rands. According to an FAQ on Steam, the rate was calculated at the time of conversation, and with the weak Rand to the US dollar, this should have benefitted most. When purchasing a title, VAT isn't charged according to the Steam checkout page. Those looking to purchase games from Steam should compare the platform's prices against other...

  • ‘Layers of Fear’ Early Access preview: trust nothing, fear everything

    Enter a world of true madness where nothing is as it seems. A terrifying place where the lines between horror and reality are all too blurred. Layers of Fear, a first-person indie title by Polish developer Bloober Team SA, is one of the most outstanding horror experiences I’ve ever had. A game has honestly not scared me this much since I played the original Outlast. In Layers of Fear you delve into the mind of a mentally insane painter who is on a quest to create his magnum opus, the greatest work he will ever produce. But in the pursuit...

  • The Flock: the game with a death-dependent self-destruct button

    In recent years there has been a great increase in the number of indie gaming studios and this has resulted in a market saturated with gaming titles. Because of this, indie studios now need to take more and more innovative approaches to make their titles stand out from the endless sea of games. One such studio is Dutch indie developer Vogelsap (translated as "Bird Juice"), who have come up with a very intriguing concept for their soon-to-be-released first-person multiplayer horror game, The Flock. Their twist is that The Flock will only be available for purchase on Steam for a limited amount...