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13 Sep 2014
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Key’s “Planetarian” Now Available on Steam

Being Gamer Escape’s resident visual novel nut, I would be slacking if I wasn’t to mention this bit of news. Japanese developer Key is probably one of the most well-known companies in the visual novel community, both in Japan and in the West. However, until relatively recently, Key had refused to publish any of their
8 Sep 2014
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Way of the Samurai 4 Coming to PC via Steam

Update: We have confirmed with Ghostlight Games that Way of the Samurai 4 will be available on PC in both North America and Europe. Way of the Samurai 4, previously exclusive to PS3 and original released back in 2012 in the West, will be getting a PC release from Ghostlight Games. This release will mark the
19 Jun 2014
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Steam Summer Sale- Hide Your Wallets!

The Steam Summer Sale has arrived! It’s that magical time of year again, where the games available on Steam plummet in price making you want to pick up games that you never had any desire to play. Sure there is an occasional great deal, but at the end of the day maybe we should all
9 May 2014
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Final Fantasy III Coming To PC Via Steam

NES, DS, PSP, iOS, Android, heck even the Ouya has a version of Final Fantasy III for it. A Steam product page has surfaced for a PC version of Final Fantasy III which has been “optimised for PC gaming with new and improved 3D visuals and story sequences”. Additionally, the game will have Steam Trading
18 Apr 2014
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Wave of Nostalgia Hits Steam from Humongous Entertainment

Nostalgic gaming has become quite popular as of late. Gaming arguably became an acknowledged hobby and media form in the 1990s, and many that grew up with games in their lives at this time are hitting their 20s and 30s now. As we begin to grow older, start families of our own, and so on
9 Dec 2013
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Trails in the Sky Steam Release Delayed to 2014

Back in September, Xseed Games announced that The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC (Second Chapter) will be released in the West in 2014 on PSN and Steam. The teaser trailer for the announcement also mentioned that the original Trails in the Sky would receive a re-release on Steam in Winter 2013. Unfortunately, it
5 Dec 2013
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Ready, Set, Greenlight: Valve Greenlights 100 More Games

It’s a race for recognition among indie game developers and the gate to publication is often hard to break through. The chief issue for many of the smaller game developers is marketing and distribution – issues that publication on Steam can often solve. Steam Greenlight is a service where a game dev can upload their
5 Dec 2013
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Final Fantasy VIII Now On Steam

Steam is a great application. For a PC Gamer, it is often toted as the ultimate place to discover and purchase games. However, for the JRPG fan, the choice was…lacking, for want of a better word. It was a shame too, since many of these titles are truly great and I honestly believe that every
4 Dec 2013
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SteamOS Maker Valve joins The Linux Foundation

A year or so ago, Valve and its brain child Steam saw great successes with Microsoft’s then current platform Windows 7. It was a golden age for both Windows and Steam where the two companies saw annual growth that was, at the time, at an all time high. However, when Microsoft released their next Windows
8 Nov 2013
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Could FFXIV Be Coming To Steam?

Could Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn be coming to Steam? That’s the question on many minds after it was discovered that the title is currently in the Steam database. The game’s Director/Producer Naoki Yoshida previously told press that Square Enix wasn’t considering Steam for distribution due to the fees that Valve charges. Could it
15 May 2013
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Valve Adds Playing Cards To Steam

Today, Valve announced Steam Trading Cards. Players will be able to complete a set through game play and “your collecting prowess”. Once a set is completed, they can be crafted into a game badge which will show up on your Steam profile and unlock marketable items such as emoticons, profile backgrounds, and coupons to use
15 Mar 2013
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Left 4 Dead 2 and Resident Evil 6 Now Friends with Crossover Benefits

Left 4 Dead 2 is a game by Valve that has zombies. Their digital shop Steam will soon be selling Capcom’s Resident Evil 6 a game which (after not having them for a couple installments) has zombies. So they said hey, you got zombies, we got zombies. Let’s do some crossover stuff! All of this
12 Jul 2012
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Steam Summer Sale Is Here!

Don’t worry you guys, the Steam Summer Sale is still happening! And it’s happening right now! There are some good deals (obviously) going around this year including 25% off the season pass to Telltale’s The Walking Dead as well as 33% off Skyrim. We could list more but really… wouldn’t it be more fun (and
9 Dec 2011
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Bastion Getting “Stranger’s Dream” DLC Next Week

When asked about the possibility of downloadable content for Bastion, Supergiant games said that they designed Bastion to be a complete package at release and had no plans to extend the story through DLC. After the game was released however, they decided to put something together for the holidays. That something is the Stranger’s Dream
16 Sep 2011
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Portal 1 For Free Until 9/20/11

As a limited time offer, Valve is offering Portal up for free until the 20th through Steam. Here is the website for the promotion: http://www.learningwithportals.com/ The promotion is supposed to be aimed at schools and education fields, proving once again that games can be more than just games. No surprise, Valve feels that Portal is
8 Sep 2011
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Battlefield 3 Physical Warfare Pack Gameplay Trailer

9 Aug 2011
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Steam Trading Beta Lets You Swap Hats For Games

So you play Team Fortress 2. And you have hats. Lots, and lots, of hats. What happens when you have extra hats? You’re an avid Steam-er. You’ve bought bundle after bundle and have “extra” giftable copies of games. What do you do with them? Now you have an option! Steam Trading Beta allows for players
1 Jul 2011
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Steam Summer Sale! It’s That Time Of The Year

It’s live! Once again it is time for you to wake up every morning in glee, wondering what hand-me-down games Steam will be providing up for sale at practically pennies on the dollar on your credit card! In other words, dirt cheap. So far I have picked up Bit.Trip Runner, but alas totally slept on
19 Jun 2011
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Spiral Knights, Sega’s F2P MMO, Now Available On Steam

Much like Champions Online, Sega is taking advantage of Steam’s MMO support by allowing their 2009 free-to-play title Spiral Knights available on the popular Valve service. As a huge perk, you can use your Steam account to play – No registering with Spiral Knights itself required. I haven’t had a huge chance to play the
15 Jun 2011
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EA Beginning To Defy Steam, Or Simple Misunderstanding?

Earlier this week, first person shooter game Crysis 2 was pulled from Steam, and is now exclusively available on EA’s new “Origin Service“. Is this a move for EA to compete against Steam, or will it only be for certain titles? What makes it strange is the fact that EA is specifically targeting Steam. “Exclusive”