Tag Archives: digital games

Steam climbs over 6m concurrent users, sets new record for service

Valve’s PC digital games and software service Steam saw a record setting number of users this past weekend. Steam boasted over 6m users signed in concurrently during its autumn sale event–a new high water mark for the platform. The figure bests Steam’s previous record of over 5m concurrent users during …

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ESRB launches free rating system for downloadable titles

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has introduced its no-cost Digital Rating Service. Downloadable games can now receive a free assessment via a questionnaire and receive an official rating from the ESRB. The system (originally revealed back in early 2011) would appear to assist smaller studios by providing a rating parents/guardians …

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Steam lacks support for Japanese developers

Steam must address a few barriers if the digital distribution service wants to properly support the Japanese developer community, according to Marvelous AQL’s Esteban Salazar. The producer of Half-Minute Hero spoke to Gamasutra on what Valve can do to encourage Japan’s game makers to take the leap into the PC …

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Runic CEO: Digital download as profitable as full retail release

Can a lower priced digital download title be as profitable as a full retail release? Runic Games’ CEO Max Schaefer sure sees it that way. The Torchlight 2 developer spoke with IGN on the matter as they prepare for the launch of their loot-enriched action RPG sequel. Back in the …

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Steam top ten sellers chart: September 2-8

Valve has released Steam’s latest top ten products chart, with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive once more coming out ahead. The order of things may have remained undisturbed had it not been for the introduction of XCOM: Enemy Unknown to the chart. Pre-orders for the game have it making a strong debut …

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Techland: We want to raise the bar for digital games

The developer of Call of Juarez has ditched retail for its next title and is determined to make its mark on digital instead. Polish studio Techland told MCV it wants to push the quality of digital titles” with its upcoming downloadable FPS, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, which was announced today …

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Steam top ten sellers chart: August 26 – September 1

Valve has released Steam’s latest top ten products chart, and once again Counter-Strike: Global Offensive takes the top spot. The list is full of doozies this week, including Borderlands 2, Dark Souls, The Walking Dead, and of course the seemingly ever-present ArmA II/DayZ all duking it out on the top …

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Steam top ten sellers chart: August 19-25

Valve has announced Steam’s top selling titles for the week prior. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive stays on the offensive, holding off Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for the top spot this time around. Pre-orders hit for War of the Roses this week, with Paradox’s upcoming title nabbing the sixth spot. …

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Steam top ten sellers chart: August 12-18

Valve has announced Steam’s top selling titles for the past week, with the latest in the Counter-Strike franchise holding its position at the top of the heap. ArmA II (runner-up) continues to sell as well while in the midst of many happenings for its popular DayZ mod. Elsewhere on the …

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Gamestop digital sales climb in Q2

Gamestop has reported its Q2 sales figures for the period ending July 28th, showing strong growth in the retailer’s digital sector. The company posted a 27 per cent increase in the digital department, reaching $134m in revenue. Gamestop’s ‘other’ category includes its digital business, and that particular area saw over …

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