Digital Goods Services Should Provide a Way to Tip the Creator

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Every month for the past few years I’ve been growing a library of “free” games from PlayStation’s PSPlus Subscription service. Some are good, some not so much, and some are simply… interesting. However, every once in a while there’s an absolute gem, often an indie title, that I become engrossed in and spend far more than a few hours with (looking your way Rocket League and Velocity). These are often games that I wouldn’t have tried if it were not for the PSPlus subscription but after spending so much time with them, I have this feeling of guilt that there’s little I can do to show my appreciation to the creators for their work. There’s no way for me to toss a few shekels their way as a means to say, “Thanks.” Continue reading “Digital Goods Services Should Provide a Way to Tip the Creator”

Lunch Time Bites: A Portable Steam Machine? Check out the teaser for the Steamboy

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We don’t even have any Steam Machines on the market and Steamboy’s already looking to get it on the go! Continue reading “Lunch Time Bites: A Portable Steam Machine? Check out the teaser for the Steamboy”

Some big announcements from Valve this week #SteamOS

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Last December, I wrote an article about what I though the Steam Box would be (here). Essentially a stripped down PC, running Linux with a Steam OS on top of it. Earlier this week, Valve announced a Steam OS based in Linux, different hardware configurations from different manufacturers, and as well as a bizarre looking controller.

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Lunch Time Bites: Steam Summer Sale

It’s the semi-annual time of year where Valve empties your wallets for cheap, quality games. If you’re at all into PC gaming, it’s a great time to jam-pack your library with cheap, awesome games that you’ll probably never play. Like me.

Head on over to www.steampowered.com and create an account if you haven’t already and start dumping your change jars out for quality games.

And just because I almost always have a video to go along with these posts:

If (When) Valve Makes a Steam Console

For the last several months there have been rumours and “images’ of a Steam Box floating around the internet, and this has me excited. I consider myself a gamer and for the most part I’ve spent my life focused on console gaming for many reasons: no hardware requirements, no long installs, no serial keys (though neither are necessarily true anymore) and no hacking in online games. But that doesn’t mean I don’t love PC gaming, I just simply didn’t prefer because I never had a rig that could support it. Nor did I have the funds to build one. But I’ve always disliked the impossibility of being able to play cross platform gaming and for the most part, Steam seems to have slowly started to change all that, and if they create a console, this could change forever.  Continue reading “If (When) Valve Makes a Steam Console”

Thank you – current gen gaming

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Almost there…

It shames me to admit that even though I own about 80 PS2 games, I’ve only actually played a little more than half of them. Taking that a step further, I’ve only beaten about three quarters of those games I’ve played. Keep in mind that some games you don’t really “beat” (at least for me) per se but just play for the sake of playing like fighting games or sports games. And it’s not that those other thirty some odd games were bad by any means, it’s just that I never really felt the incentive to play them. And that’s really a bad excuse, because some of the games that I’ve opted to not get around to playing offer amazing stories and gameplay, just didn’t really do it for me. I never really felt like I was getting anything out of it, not really achieving anything by playing them whether be a life changing experience or even just gloating over my friends. Because the reality is that there are so many games out there, most of which your immediate circles of friends won’t ever play or even hear of in their life.

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