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Valve adds two more free-to-play Nexon games to Steam

Video game developer and digital distribution company Valve has added two more Nexon-published computer game titles to its Steam library. First-person shooter title Combat Arms and MMORPG Atlantica Online are both now available on Valve's leading online gaming platform. Both games are free to download and play.

zeal0us4368d ago

Is combat arms still filled with hackers?

ATi_Elite4368d ago

Valve and Nexon both make Billions yearly and now they are becoming even more friendly!

is combat arms any good? I see Steam has Blacklight Retribution now!

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ninjahunter4368d ago

Blacklights pretty amazing, other than its a super intense grind to unlock things its pretty fantastic.

2pacalypsenow4368d ago

Yes i had it since release its unplayable

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taquito4368d ago (Edited 4368d ago )

blacklight retribution is hands down better than any shooter that has come out so far in 2012!

urwifeminder4368d ago

Bf heroes , blackight ,tribes are so much fun i have not had need to buy a new game all year saving boatloads of cash havin gangs of fun.

-MD-4368d ago

I laugh at these free to play games popping up left and right, who is honestly playing this slop?

annus4368d ago

Free to play doesn't make a bad game, just as paying for a game doesn't make it good.

I would take games like Super Monday Night Combat over a lot of the crap games that have been released over the last few years.

decrypt4368d ago

Dota 2 is free 2 play, try playing that. It may be f2p however its probably my game of the year.

TXIDarkAvenger4368d ago

A bunch of people actually. Some of the most popular games on PC are f2p like TF2 now, LoL, and others.

MEsoJD4368d ago

A lot of great games are f2p.... I'm most excited for Hawken.

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Valve facing £656,000,000 lawsuit over claims Steam is ripping off players

The owner of Steam has been accused of overcharging 14 million PC gamers in the UK and 'shutting out' competition in a new lawsuit.

Dan509d ago

Overcharging? Have these people never heard of sales?

just_looken9d ago (Edited 9d ago )

"Valve, the owner of Steam, is being sued for £656m over claims it is abusing its dominant market position to overcharge players.

The collective action claim has been filed with the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal by digital rights campaigner Vicki Shotbolt.

In the lawsuit, Shotbolt accuses Valve of ‘shutting out’ competition when it comes to buying PC games and DLC, which has led to 14m people in the UK being overcharged for PC games as a result.

The claim is seeking up to £44 compensation for every UK player who has bought a PC game or add-on content from June 5, 2018."

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So they are trying to take the apple/sony/xbox approach were there is only one store without ever using a pc for gaming.

Anyone with a ounce of pc gaming knowledge knows steam did nothing when competition and the launcher war happened but now every publisher that had there own launcher with games only available on that platform are slowing coming back to steam.

This "lawsuit" should be directed to launcher's like rockstar's as they have games only available on there like the gta collection or ubisoft with xdefiant heck epic launcher exclusive games. There is no grounds in which steam has locked down content to there platform except there own games though there are disc versions of those except half life alex.

Pc players still have the best choice on game buying with multiple launcher's and site that offers keys like my fav humble bundle but on the same platform we have the worst drm along with those 3rd part launcher's that need to run in the background.

anast9d ago

How about suing them for the game files that the customer should own?

Michiel19898d ago

yes, let's give storefronts the power to decide over properties they don't own, sounds awesome

anast8d ago

I don't understand. Your comment isn't clear.

Michiel19898d ago

I was being sarcastic, 99.9% of games sold on there are not from valve so there's not much they can do about it.

anast7d ago (Edited 7d ago )

Since the customer has agreed not to own, there is nothing that can be done. If customers do not agree, then the landscape looks different.

anast7d ago

In addition, if Steam goes out of business, they have measures to ensure gamers keep their steam games. This seems to be a grey area of ownership, someone has agreed to some kind of perpetuity in the case of this event, which could a possible hole to exploit.

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Goodguy019d ago

Steam allows 3rd party apps (which I hate) and...we all know that egs is the one that keeps buying exclusivity lol. A lot of devs and consumers rely on steam hence it's very heavy support.

VariantAEC8d ago

Imagine a child safety advocate switching gears and targeting how a business sells games, weird right? I could be wrong, and maybe old blonds in England with the name Vicki Shotbolt are a dime a dozen... but assuming this is the same Vicki Shotbolt of The Parent Zone, her company The Parent Zone partnered with MS in 2014. That's a long time ago I know, but apparently Shotbolt has ties with the UK government.

I'm not saying anything, but MS doesn't let partnerships like that die.

paulust20029d ago

If I get 44 pound from them I'll only be spending it in the steam store...fucking absurd ..one of the most ethical companies out there and largely due to them not being a public offering imo