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Steam has put many of the VGX 2013 nominated titles for sale. The biggest headliner is BioShock Infinite for $9.99. However, there are other great titles like: NBA 2K14, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Injustice Ultimate Edition, and more. See all the titles here.
A British PC manufacturer by the name of PiixL, will be launching a PC designed for the living room that straps to the back of your TV. The PiixL Jetpack will run Valve’s SteamOS software and run about $1000.
If you haven’t noticed, Steam is very popular. The service has reached a major milestone, breaking 7 million concurrent users. That’s up 1 million users from last year. More information, stats, and details here. My take after the break.
The Steam Autumn Sale 2013 is live, and there are some fantastic deals. Skyrim is $7.49 or you can get the Legendary Edition for $20.39. BioShock Infinite is $19.99, Left 4 Dead 2 is $4.99, and Sleeping Dogs is $4,99. See all the great deals here. Get my take past the link. Thanks Anti for the tip!
New details on the various Steam Machines are coming out, and iBuyPower has just announced that their Steam Machine will cost $499.99, currently the same price of the Xbox One. More details past the link.
iBuyPower’s prototype Steam Machine, is one of the first manufactures to start showing off their first concept images of Valve’s specification.
AlphaOmegaSin discussed the ripoff of the day, Total War Rome 2 ‘blood and gore’ DLC.
PS3 and X360 Versions of Project Cars Cancelled – Coming to Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, and Steam OS in Fall 2014
Slightly Mad Studios has made the big announcement that Project Cars cancelled the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Project Cars. And will opt for Wii U, Xbox One, PS4, Steam OS, and PC versions only. The firm has stated that they have set the new standard for simulation racing with Project Cars.
Valve’s Greg Coomer has confirmed that the company will not be making “exclusive killer apps for SteamOS.” Although he did confirm that some of Valve’s smaller teams could make some exclusive titles.
Valve has revealed the early prototype for the Steam Machine. In a Seattle Times article, The Steam Machine designers discuss the tech behind the system.
The Steam Halloween sale goes through November 1st, and the deals are looking really good. Tons of discounts from DmC, The Walking Dead, BioShock, and more. See all the deals here. Thanks Anti for the tip!
Deus Ex Human Revolution Director’s cut might be a little pricey on Wii U, but the PC version costs far less. And in some cases, can cost you as low as $4.99.
Check out this developer walkthrough of the Steam Controller. In the video, the developer walks you through using the steam controller in some different games.
Toki Tori 2+’s level editor will not be coming to the Wii U because Two Tribes could not get Valve and Nintendo to work together in time. It has been revealed that since the level editor is not coming to Wii U, players can get a free Steam code for the game. However, it seems Two Tribes almost got Valve and Nintendo to work together to bring the Level Editor over.
Valve’s Doug Lombrdi has stated that the company’s Steam machine rigs will not be Nvidia exclusive rigs. AMD Intel versions of the SteamOS-powered hardware are set to be revealed.
Gamingblend has compared the specs and pricing of the Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, to the Steam Machines and they have concluded the Steam Machines “destroy” the Xbox One and PS4 in pricing and specs.
In this special episode of Playeressence X Nintendo, FF discusses the latest Super Mario 3D World trailer and the Steambox specs.
Valve has posted a list of hardware specifications for the Steam Machine prototype, which the firm will send to 300 testers by the end of this year. And holy smokes, the system has double the RAM of the PS4 and Xbox One.
While Randy Pitchford doesn’t think the Steam Machines offer much of a threat to Sony or Microsoft, it seems like Sony doesn’t agree. In a new interview, Sony’s Fergal Gara admitted the firm can’t afford to ignore Valve’s foray into the hardware market.
Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has stated that Sony and MS should not worry about the Steambox, as it posses no threat to their places in the market.
Gearbox’s CEO Randy Pitchford, has stated that he rather see Valve’s resources spent on new games, instead of new hardware.
Valve has made another exciting announcement with their living room Steam machine. The Steam Controller is a “hackable” controller with dual trackpads, touch screen, and haptic feedback that works will all past, present, and future games for Steam.
Microsoft’s Phil Harrison has stated that the company will be watching what Valve does with the SteamOS and Steambox machines with “great interest”.