2D Platformer Mutant Mudds sold more on Wii U than Steam, PS3, PS Vita combined – GameSpot

By: Emanuel Maiberg Wii U’s sales numbers might be dismal, prompting Nintendo to slash its sales projection for the platform this year by over two thirds, but it’s the best platform in terms of sales for at least one developer. Co-founder and director at Renegade Kid Joos Watsham has said on Twitter that the developer’s Mutant Mudds, a 2D platformer, has sold more copies on … Continue reading 2D Platformer Mutant Mudds sold more on Wii U than Steam, PS3, PS Vita combined – GameSpot

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Steam introduces tagging system for games and software – GameSpot

By: Zorine Te Valve has launched the beta for a new tagging feature on its digital distribution platform Steam. The system, called Steam Tags, allows users to add text tags to individual games and software on their associated Steam Store pages. Users are being encouraged to tag entries with both genres and descriptive attributes. Tags can then be used to browse the Steam Store… Full … Continue reading Steam introduces tagging system for games and software – GameSpot

Final Fantasy VIII PC re-release now available through Steam

By: Erren Van Duine Final Fantasy VIII joins Final Fantasy VII as the next title available for PC digital download today on Steam and other electronic services. At a price of $11.99, the game has been optimized for modern high-definition PCs and fully integrated with the Steam platform, this version includes a range of new features such as a Magic Booster that enables players to … Continue reading Final Fantasy VIII PC re-release now available through Steam

Final version of State of Decay hits Steam tomorrow

By: Eddie Makuch The final version of State of Decay for PC will be available tomorrow, November 5, through Steam, developer Undead Labs has announced. State of Decay originally released for PC via Steam in September through Early Access. Those who paid $20 for the Early Access version will receive the final version, for free and with no need to restart, when the game officially … Continue reading Final version of State of Decay hits Steam tomorrow

The Walking Dead: 400 Days release date announced

By: Dan Chiappini Last month, during the Electronic Entertainment Expo  (E3), Telltale Games confirmed its plans to release The Walking Dead: 400 Days, a bridging episode between the first and second seasons of its hit episodic adventure game. Today, the company confirmed that the additional chapter  will launch on selected platforms this week, landing first on the North American PlayStation Network on July 2, Steam andthe Telltale … Continue reading The Walking Dead: 400 Days release date announced

Darkspore yanked from Steam amid reports of game-killing bugs

By: Martin Gaston The Steam version of SimCity  creator Maxis’ RPG spin-off Darkspore  has been yanked from Steam due to severe long-standing bugs that have rendered the game unplayable for some owners. The removal (spotted by Player Attack ) from Steam follows frequent reports of instability from Darkspore, which requires an active connection to the internet in order to play, since its launch in 2011. One of … Continue reading Darkspore yanked from Steam amid reports of game-killing bugs

DayZ release info, pricing model revealed

By:  Dan Chiappini The standalone version of apocalyptic survival mod DayZ is getting closer to public release, creator Dean “Rocket” Hall confirmed in an interview with Gamasutra. “So what we’re doing at the moment is, we gave free keys as a gift to the forum moderators, the Reddit moderators, people who helped out with DayZ development, and stuff like that,” Hall said. “I guess there’s … Continue reading DayZ release info, pricing model revealed

Square Enix executive criticizes long game development periods

By:  Zorine Te Square Enix senior executive managing director Yosuke Matsuda has voice concerns about the company’s approach to game development, specifically long development times. Matsuda recently presented at the Square Enix financial results briefing session, which included discussion on the company’s business strategy. Acknowledging that the financial results from the March 2013 fiscal year were “disappointing”, Matsuda went on to suggest ways to reform the … Continue reading Square Enix executive criticizes long game development periods

Legacy of Kain game world name appears on Steam database and AMD patch logs

By:  Jonathan Toyad A new game based on the Legacy of Kain series may be in the works. The word “Nosgoth”, which was the name of the world where the franchise was set in, appeared on the database of Valve’s digital distribution tool Steam. According to the database report (viaPolygon), the last recorded update was on May 27. The words “Nosgoth and “War for Nosgoth” were also … Continue reading Legacy of Kain game world name appears on Steam database and AMD patch logs

Skyrim 1.9 update live on Steam

By:  Martin Gaston Bethesda has officially released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim‘s 1.9 update on Steam. The patch, previously only available in beta, adds a Legendary difficulty setting and allows players to reset level 100 skills back to level 15, which effectively removes the level cap. Over 70 bug fixes are also detailed, including memory and stability improvements, companions automatically equipping items, and a fixed “rare instance of … Continue reading Skyrim 1.9 update live on Steam