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  1. Games for Windows Live to close July 1, 2014 1 2

    External URL: http://support.xbox.com/en-US/games/pc-games/age-of-empires-online-info
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  2. SteamOS announced by Valve

    First in the series of planned announcements, Valve has announced SteamOS,

     

    SteamOS is a brand new operating system based on Linux that's designed to be used in the living room.

     

    New features to SteamOS and Steam include:

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  3. GOG.com announces GOG.com Galaxy client

    In today's GOG.com/CD Projekt RED Stream they announced a new client called "GOG.com Galaxy". They already have the GOG.com Downloader and a "client" which helps update the games you get from GOG, I believe this is just a rebranding of that client. Details are currently sparse, so if anyone has any more information please post it!

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  4. FFXIV bars YouTubers and streamers from monetising their videos

    External URL: http://support.na.square-enix.com/rule.php?id=5382&la=1&tag=authc

    After a bumpy pre-launch, Final Fantasy XIV is now available. However, a curious new 'Materials Usage Policy' has been unearthed which comes into effect today, and makes statements such as:

    You may not monetize your video via the YouTube partner program or any similar programs on other video sharing sites.

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  5. Ultra Street Fighter 4 PC to use Steamworks over GFWL

    External URL: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=76281007

    From @Haunts, a Capcom employee:

    @FishStix @tehrebound Yes the intention is to have them all launch at around the same time. Should have more deets on PC ver soon.

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  6. Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City and BioShock 2 to switch to Steamworks

    External URL: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=619976
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  7. Valve announces Steam Controller

    Valve have released their third and final announcement for the Steam Controller, a new proprietary controller.

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  8. Xbox One Controller PC compatibility in 2014

    External URL: http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/08/12/xbox-one-controller-pc-compatibility-coming-in-2014
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  9. Valve CEO: Why Linux is the future of gaming

    External URL: http://www.zdnet.com/valve-ceo-why-linux-is-the-future-of-gaming-7000020735/
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  10. Valve announce Steam Machines prototype specs

    Valve have announced the spec (or should I say, specs) for their own prototype Steam Machine (the very same being sent out to 300 lucky beta testers (cough, winners).

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  11. GFWL and SecuROM removed from Batman: Arkham games, owners upgraded to GOTY editions

    Following this month's removal of Games for Windows Live on Bioshock 2, two more games have made the transition from Games for Windows Live to Steamworks.

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  12. Call of Duty: Ghosts: Arbitrary memory limitations

    Call of Duty: Ghost launched today and oh boy it isn't pretty launch for PC version. Steam Community Discussions are full of very angry players unable to run the game at all because of this (and few other problems) lovely error message: Your system memory (RAM) does not meet minimum specification for running Call of Duty: Ghosts.

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  13. Uplay preventing players from launching Watch Dogs on PC

    Players looking forward to experiencing Watch Dogs on PC on launch day will be disappointed to find that it's currently impossible to login to the game at all.

     

    Uplay is required to launch the game, and those currently attempting to connect will be faced with the above "Login failed" screen as Uplay authentication servers are being hammered by the usual launch day problems.

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  14. "Origin Great Game Guarantee" - full refunds for EA digital games

    External URL: https://www.origin.com/us/news/origin-great-game-guarantee
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  15. Humble Bundle's DRM-free version of Worms Reloaded does not support online multiplayer

    The current Humble Bundle for Android 7 includes a version of Worms Reloaded which has omitted any multiplayer support in its DRM-free version. Multiplayer is supported only through Steamworks, and can only be accessed by redeeming the supplied Steam key.

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  16. Temporarily free: GameMaker Studio, the engine for Hotline Miami, Gunpoint and Spelunky

    GameMaker Studio, the game creation toolset and engine, has now become free as part of a temporary promotion. Normally costing $50, this toolset has helped budding indie developers get their first leg up into the industry by providing the basis for fantastic titles such as Stealth Bastard Deluxe, Gunpoint, Hotline Miami, Spelunky Classic, and most recently, Risk of Rain.
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  17. Other Places: new video series about game locations

    External URL: http://www.youtube.com/user/ultrabrilliant

    Other Places is a set of amazing videos of game locations with terrific production values and great use of music. These striking and hauntingly beautiful videos produced by @ultrabrilliant, a British games journalist. Obviously created on PC, most likely using various tools to hide the interface and clip through the world to find the most interesting and evocative shots. I wonder what the general techniques are for this kind of video capture? Here's a sample:

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  18. Steam Parental Control confirmed by Steam Support

    External URL: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamClientBeta/discussions/0/864976837774750483

    From user The iTea Guy in the Steam Client Beta support forum:

    My Client has been putting me into "Kid Mode", i have not configured or set it up at all, and you cant turn it odd without a PIN which again "I never setup". only way to get out is to sign out and Back in, but shortly after browsing my library it turns it back on again.

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  19. GOG.com don't plan on introducing Linux support in the foreseeable future

    External URL: http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/gogcom-dont-plan-on-introducing-linux-support-in-the-foreseeable-future-updated.2369/
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  20. Steam Holiday and Autumn Sale dates leaked

    An image of a supposed email from Steam Promotions has been posted on the Internet, revealing dates and specifics of the Steam Holiday Sale as well as an Autumn Sale.

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