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Well, the year is soon coming to a close, so I made a compilation video of all the best clips I recorded while playing ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead with ShackTac.

It was an awesome year and I can't wait for 2011.

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Nearly a year ago I mentioned that Sale Prices would be showing up soon on the Steam Calculator I host here. "Soon" happened to be in Valve Time, so I'm happy to say that it's finally released. With the latest Christmas sale I got my butt in gear and implemented tracking sale prices. You should see them along regular prices as well.


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Over 1000 games have already been discounted on Steam. Various storefront services are up and down like a yo-yo. Expect an update to the homepage announcing the beginning of the Holiday sale soon.

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This weekend Futuremark Studios together with Fatshark are offering gamers the Frontiers Free Weekend. Space-based FPS Shattered Horizon and Wild West shooter Lead and Gold will both be free to play and half-price to buy on Steam all weekend. We are now offering 100% welcome bonuses for players who sign up for a mobile Canadian casino on They will also be launching the Frontiers Pack, a bundle containing both games at a reduced price. During the free weekend fans of multiplayer shooters can pick up the Frontiers Pack for just $12.49 / €12.49 - a saving of more than 60% over the cost of the two games when bought separately.

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When OnLive was first announced, I was extremely skeptical. I remember the demonstrations of the Infinium Phantom at E3 in 2004 where rather than actually streaming a game to the system, the developers had hidden PCs behind boxes and were just playing right off of those. So when OnLive came along and said cloud gaming.

The service has recently announced that not-only is the beta free to try, but that they're also doing away with the monthly subscription model. The only thing you'll have to pay for are the games. Seeing that I had nothing to lose I thought I'd give it a try, on a non-gaming computer, and see if it stood up to scrutiny.

It worked.


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In an interview with MCV Microsoft states that they should be the leader in the PC platform and have other companies look at them as a model to follow. They claim that Fable III, Flight, and Age of Empires Online represent an investment in the platform. Shocking statement, considering that hardly anyone plays first person shooters on the PC any more.

“There’s been a fair bit of criticism aimed at Microsoft that we were spending a lot of our focus on console, and we need to be putting resources behind PC as well,” Microsoft Games Studios’ general manager Dave Luehmann told MCV in an interview.

“Other companies should look to Microsoft for leadership, but I’m not sure they do. It is our job to lead the way on PC. And in some ways we are doing that and in other ways we are not. So we need to step up.

“We are putting some real investment and big IPs behind the Windows platform. We’ve spoken of the first three, Fable III, Age of Empires Online and Microsoft Flight. However we are not going to stop there.”

“I think it is the responsibility of first parties to push the business models in to new directions. We will test some ideas – some will work and some won’t.”

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By Keegan
in Microsoft To Lead the PC Revolution on 2010-12-13
Is it really that hard to make an all-round strategy
game with realistic results, gameplay, and can be
modified to be used in fps, and in rts as an
overlooking view.

By UK_John
in Now Available - X Superbox on 2010-10-16
This is all well and good, but why has no media asked
the question: "What about the fans that diligently
went out and bought each X-game when they were
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By RandomEngy
in OnLive - It Actually Works on 2010-10-12
I was in the beta. Everything felt off and
non-responsive. Though I have not checked them out
since they've released, since even if it got rid of
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By AlabasterSlim
in GOG Closure a Hoax - Chance to Promote Baldur's Gate on 2010-09-22
Updated the original post with that video. I dunno, I
think it was in poor taste personally. But if you
don't have any money for advertise I guess you do what
you need to do.

By Scott
in GOG Closure a Hoax - Chance to Promote Baldur's Gate on 2010-09-22
I actually liked the publicity stunt. I watched the
live video of them this morning in their cult robes.
I think they realized the only way to get the
attention of the entire gaming community was to...

By AlabasterSlim
in Shuts Down on 2010-09-21
Guess it's just a publicity stunt after-all. Pretty
lame though.

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in the link shows a game they didn't have before
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By AlabasterSlim
in Shuts Down on 2010-09-21
I'd be surprised to see it get a client, unless that
client is optional. One of the selling points of GOG
that they kept going on about was that you didn't need
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