So a few days ago Valve announced that Steam for mobiles would be coming soon, and in the meantime there would be a closed beta for which you could apply from within the app itself. If you weren’t one of the lucky few (and there were quite a few) we have compiled a little test drive of the app, and rather snazzy it is too.
Yup, you ‘eard. Great news for all us mouse-jockeys who love us some cheap cloud-based gameage. Unlike the 3rd party apps we’ve seen so far, Steam Mobile will now allow users to chat to their Steam pals and also hit the shop. What else are you going to do on the bus other than conceal your untimely unprovoked erection?
Steam Mobile is currently in closed beta, but you can beg pathetically to join the beta from within the app like the wee-stained wierd kid on the doorstep of an epic party trying to get in. Yeah, don’t worry, we’ve all been there.
I really like Steam. As a service it is one of the best. But occasionally they make mistakes. Perhaps it’s not Steam, but rather the publishers who use it. Either way I will always try to warn you of any foul-play (or genuine mistakes).
[Edit; I too have made a mistake. So bracketed parts below for corrections.]
The current Midweek Madness sale is not what it seems. Continue reading
We <3 Valve. And apparently they <3 us too! With a bit of luck you’ll all remember my little GLaDOS hair accessory from last week, but what you may have missed is that I emailed a Mr Gabe Newell about it too. Now I wasn’t really expecting a reply from Valve’s big fella, but not only did he email me back (saying little GLaDOS was “pretty awesome”), he forwarded my email on to a plethora of Valve employees (well like 6 anyway), which actually included some the original Portal creators. Eeeeep! Continue reading
Coming at you like an out-of-control motorbike driven by a mentalist. Todays sale includes all (PC) Grand Theft Auto games, including the 2 original top-down games.
I really enjoyed Vice City and San Andreas. They mix hundreds of gangster-film clichés with fun game-play and humour. Grand Theft Auto 6 (named IV) is rather dry and boring, but has a hand-full of multiplayer options, which adds some fun. This deal also includes the two recent DLCs for GTA 6…er IV.
See below for the link that can literally save you hundreds of pennies. Continue reading
Today’s THQ mega sale is wonderfully odd.
You can buy Titan Quest for £2.50 and the expansion Titan Quest – Immortal Throne for £2.50. Read below for a secret that can literally save you 250 pennies… Continue reading
This week there is a THQ sale on Steam.
As you link-clickers can see, they are selling 15 decent games for a one off £34.99. Which I would highly recommend for Company of Heroes, Rad Faction Guerrilla, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. , Saints Row 2 and Dawn of War 2. The rest I have yet to play.
However for people like myself, who own most of these games already, THQ are offering mega sales on one game each day from now until next Monday.
Today’s sale is Metro 2033:
The survival horror FPS you’ve most likely heard good things about, is now only £3.74.
Trailer and screens after the break…
Woke up this morning to discover the brilliant Crysis is now on sale at Steam.
Crysis was, and still is, one of the most beautiful looking games around. Set on a tropical island with vast vistas, thick jungles and inviting beaches. The levels are huge. Allowing for proper recon of enemy movements and different approaches to enemy positions.
The new DLC for Portal 2 was released today for free!
A quick catchup for those of you who haven’t played a Portal game; and if that includes you, I’d highly recommend playing the demo to Portal 1 which can be found on Steam. Put simply this game combines logical puzzle solving, Escher-esque physics and traditional FPS mechanics. The puzzles involve getting from point A to point B with an obstacle or twelve inbetween. The Portals create a fun and noggin-bending mechanism for getting around the levels. Well worth a look if you’ve not played it before.
If it wasn’t enough that the kind folks at Valve were giving away the Portal 2: Peer Review DLC today, they have knocked down the price of the game to £9.99. So now even the hardest of cheapskates can now have their minds’ bent in odd ways. Go get it from the Steam Store.
Trailer after the jump. Continue reading