Valve co-founder Gabe Newell turned a few heads earlier in the week at the LinuxCon 2013 conference by saying the next step for his company is to release some work it's been doing on the hardware side of things. Many speculated he could be referring to an official Steambox, though even if that's the case, it won't be the only thing Steam is cooking up for next year. Valve will make three announcements next week.
IGF finalists given chance to distribute games through Steam
Valve is offering a deal that Independent Games Festival (IGF) nominees can't refuse. The sixteenth annual IGF competition finalists will be given the chance to distribute their very own games on Steam, as announced yesterday via CVG. This bombshell comes right after the introduction of Steam Sharing, a handy new service we reported just a few days ago.
A worthy installment to the famed survival-horror series
Your heart pounds in your chest. Your palms sweat on your keyboard and mouse. Your stomach churns. No, you’re not having a heart attack, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs has got you in its grasp with no signs of letting go. In collaboration between publisher Frictional Games and new developer The Chinese Room, the latest installment of the Amnesia survival-horror series has arrived.
Peter Molyneux's Godus, often referred to as the "reinvention of the god game genre," will be available for purchase on September 13 via Steam's Early Access Program. The beta, via TechSpot, will be ready for play when users purchase at $19.99, with more features to roll out as the concrete release date approaches.
Over 100 brand new titles greenlit for Steam mean deals for you
We just suffered through the Steam Summer Sale, but there's a whole new roundup of games for sale this weekend. Celebrating Steam Greenlight's one-year anniversary, Valve just approved 100 brand new games to be sold via Steam. In addition, 10% to 75% has been taken from a selection of titles. If you're looking for some weekend gaming deals, look no further for ideas for your Labor Day weekend.
The next chapter in Lovecraftian horror arrives this September
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, the follow-up to the horrifying Amnesia: The Dark Descent, will be slithering its way to a September 10th release date. The porcine machination, via PC Gamer, will be releasing on both Steam and GOG for interested parties for $20, but if you decide to take the plunge early, you can pick it up for 20% off the price, relishing in some expertly-paced horror for only $15.99.
EA has joined forces with the Humble Bundle crew to offer up an epic bundle of games including several Triple-A titles. This time EA is being a good guy and is giving its share of the proceeds to charitable organizations that include the Human Rights Campaign, Watsi, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, and San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
The last day of the sprawling Steam Summer Sale is upon us, but don't lock up that bank account just yet. There's an encore on the most popular deals of the sale, including Skyrim: Legendary Edition for $35.99 (normally $59.99), Dishonored for $10.19 (normally $29.99), and BioShock Infinite for $29.99 (normally $59.99).
Build, destroy, and wreak havoc with Day 10 of sale
The Steam sale is drawing close to an end, but there are still plenty of deals in sight. Today, we've got Prison Architect for $19.79 (normally $29.99), Assassin's Creed 3 for $23.99 (normally $39.99), and Saints Row: The Third for $4.99(normally $19.99).