GAMES NEWS

February 29th, 2012, 12:13 PM

Massive Layoffs at Blizzard

Blizzard announced today that it was laying off 600 employees, though its CEO said that the majority of those laid off were not directly involved in game development. CEO Mike Morhaime stressed the impact on current projects would be minimal, he said the company plans to ship Diablo 3, Blizzard DOTA, as well as expansions for Starcraft [...]

February 23rd, 2012, 12:02 PM

Rumour: PlayStation 4 to be Powered by AMD Chips

Citing a secretive group of former AMD employees, Forbes is reporting that the PlayStation 4 may feature chips made by AMD. The Xbox 360 currently features an AMD GPU. There has been no concrete news as to whether the next generation Xbox will feature AMD’s technology. These former AMD employees told Forbes that “the processor [...]

February 20th, 2012, 2:00 PM

Gabe Newell Understands Half-Life Fans’ Frustrations

As a fan made petition calling for Valve to release more information on Half-Life 3 nears 60,000 signatories, Valve’s Big Boss Gabe Newell has announced, anticlimactically, that he understands fan’s frustrations. “It’s pretty frustrating to us when we put them into that situation. We try to go as fast as we can and we try [...]

February 10th, 2012, 1:14 PM

Did Hackers Pierce Steam’s Credit Card Database?

Last November, in a story Hardware Canucks broke, Valve admitted that hackers had gained access to the Steam database and had pulled out countless user names, passwords, and other information. Now, Valve has admitted that there is a possibility that last year’s breach was more extensive than originally thought. In an email sent to Steam [...]

January 31st, 2012, 11:53 AM

Steam Releases Mobile App

The Steam application for iOS and Android devices, announced last week, is now available to all gamers around the world. Launched last week in a closed beta, the Steam app allows gamers to chat with Steam friends, browse community groups and user profiles, view screenshots and user-generated content for their favorite games, read the latest [...]

January 31st, 2012, 9:56 AM

Microsoft Says No New Xbox at E3

Last week a number of details emerged about Microsoft’s next generation Xbox, dubbed the Xbox 720. As Microsoft was mum on details at CES, an official announcement was expected for June’s E3. However according to Cedrick Delmas, marketing director of Microsoft France, all rumours about an announcement are “premature”. In an interview with French online [...]

January 26th, 2012, 11:33 AM

Valve Announces Mobile App

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the beta release of the Steam application for iOS and Android devices.  With the Steam app, gamers around the world may chat with Steam friends, browse community groups [...]

January 26th, 2012, 9:47 AM

More Details About Next-Gen Xbox Emerge

A number of details about Microsoft’s next generation Xbox, currently dubbed the ‘Xbox 720′, emerged late last night and early this morning. Most of these rumours come from Kotaku, which claims to have apparently well placed sources in the industry. Here is the drill-down of rumours so far: Microsoft will use Blu-Ray discs as opposed to [...]

January 6th, 2012, 9:03 AM

Steam Closes 2011 with 100% Sales Growth, 5 Million Simultaneous Users

Valve today announced the 2011 growth data for Steam, a leading platform for PC & Mac games and digital entertainment. During 2011 the platform grew to offer over 1,800 games to over 40 million accounts. Year-over-year unit sales increased by more than 100% for the seventh straight year, and during the 2011 Holiday Sale Steam’s [...]

November 23rd, 2011, 12:09 PM

Massive Steam Sale Going on Now!

The folks at Valve have kicked off the holiday season with a massive sale. The discounts begin today with huge savings on catalog discounts and daily deals beginning with Portal 2 (66% off), Call of Duty: Black Ops (50% off), Duke Nukem Forever (66% off). For more information, please visit www.steampowered.com