Valve's streaming service came out of beta, which means that everyone interested can sream content from the main PC to other devices in the home. Steam In-Home Streaming also opens up the possibility to play game titles for Windows PC on Mac OS X, Linux and SteamOS devices, and of course the weaker hardware devices, netbooks, laptops or HTPC devices.
Bundle Stars (www.bundlestars.com) has joined forces with one of the world’s leading PC game publishers, Kalypso Media Digital, to launch a massive new bundle which knocks an incredible $150 off the price of awesome Steam games. The Kalypso Bundle brings gamers 10 spectacular Steam games and 14 must-have Steam DLC (downloadable content packs), all for the insanely low price of just $3.99 (3.99 USD). The $3.99 Kalypso Bundle provides 24 new additions to a gamer’s Steam library for less than 17 US cents each:
EA’s Origin despite skeptics eventually attracted an increasing number of players, which is to be expected considering games they are offering. Some come from EA while the rest come from other publishers, but the certain thing is that by each day their numbers grow larger.
Ubisoft is preparing quite a few serious modifications to their notorious online service Uplay. Stephanie Perotti has revealed that they want to improve the relationship with the PC community, and that they are currently looking for ways to improve Uplay. First of all it seems they will try to attract gamers by bringing a wider range of games to Uplay, as well as new features and options.
In recent years, exclusive digital distribution has becomes more and more popular and each publishing house has its own opinions regarding this business. The opinions and expectations of players have always had a major impact on Capcom's business decisions, so they decided to conduct a small survey that would get a clearer vision of future moves.
The Vice-president of Sega's department for digital distribution asserted during London Games Conference that Valve's Steam has a whopping 50 million registered users. In addition, approximately half a million users willingly embraced the so-called Big Picture mode, which is currently in the beta testing phase. Also we wrote about Linux beta for the Steam client getting 5000 more users so soon these numbers could explode even further.
The Big Autumn sale begins today on Steam. The whole thing will be closed in about seven days and for now it seems to us that the far more serious sales will come around Christmas and New Year. In fact, Valve has confirmed that the holiday winter sale on Steam can be expected between December 20th and January 4th next year. They asked Tamas Bako, CEO at Artery Studios to include their game Secret of Magic Crystals in both the autumn and winter sales and they even gave the exact dates when will it happen. He was keen to share it on the developer diary, so now we know that the autumn sale will take place from November 21st to 27th, while the winter one will be from December 20th to January 4th.
The Netflix App for Android devices has finally received a face lift! The lists of titles for viewing has been dramatically increased, the user interface has been greatly improved with short cuts and new features, and things have been moved around to be more user friendly and easier to navigate.