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Dungeon Defenders Review

Tower defense games are usually the same – you build a lot of towers, and stand back and pray that they kill all the enemies. Now, thanks to Dungeon Defenders, you rely on those towers no more as you fight alongside them in multiplayer combat! Jump in as we examine what makes this game tick.

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Portal 2 Free “Peer Review” DLC Released, Sale on Steam

Portal 2’s Co-Op mode just got a little larger with the release of Valve’s free “Peer Review” DLC, which adds more to the story of Atlas, P-Body, and everyone’s favorite passive-aggressive homicidal AI, GLaDOS.

In addition, the DLC pack adds challenge maps to both single player and co-op, as well as leaderboards so you can show off how great you are. Valve also decided to put Portal 2 on sale on Steam for just $14.99 until October 6th to celebrate, so get it if you don’t have it already.

(Source: Destructoid)

Portal 1 Free Until September 20th

Have you been hiding under a rock for several years? Perhaps I can suggest you play the fantastic PC/Mac Puzzler Portal, because it’s free now. Atleast for the next 4 days you can pick up Portal on Steam for absolutely free. In case you don’t have Steam you can get it here and not only are you on your way to an amazing puzzler, but you also finally have the best way to buy PC games.

Portal 2 is also available for 30 dollars and just as fantastic and even funnier than the first game so if you like what you see with Portal 1 then you need to pick it up.

(Joystiq)

Steam Copies of Dead Island Actually Xbox 360 Development Build

As many a PC zombie killer has already discovered; the developers of the newly released game Dead Island, Deep Silver, have made a huge mistake in their release of the game on Steam.

Instead of shipping the final product for the digital download service, they accidentally sold an early development build of the Xbox 360 version, incomplete and sporting multiple glitches and bugs, as well as no-clip mode enabled by default and toggled with a simple press of the “Y” key.

“We deeply regret that an incorrect version of Dead Island was inadvertently made available to players on Steam launch in North America,” Deep Silver confirms before adding: “We are very sorry for any issues you may have experienced while playing the game-the correct, patched version will be made available to North American players ASAP. Other territories are not affected by this situation. The fully patched game will be available on Friday as announced.” It takes guts to admit that the switch was merely on account of human error, and they’re working hard to make it right.

(Source: CVG)

Valve Launches Steam Trading Beta

Valve love the idea of trading so much, that they have released the beta version of a system that allows players to trade unplayed games with one another for other games and in-game items.

Imagine what you do in TF2 – you poke someone, offer them your goodies for their goodies, and go off on your merry way. That’s how this is gonna work, but through Steam – this also means you no longer have to boot up TF2 to trade as well, all trades done in the friend list. However, any games that have been played will not be able to be traded, so extra copies as part of a bundle or just games you never got to start up are the only ones you will be able to choose.

At the moment, it’s only TF2 but this may extend to other games, especially the other F2P games. To get into the beta, just go to your Steam Settings, and activate the Beta from there. All the information is on the Steam Support page for the Beta

(Source: GamePro )

Binding of Issac Details Revealed

The new side-project coming from Edmund McMillen of Super Meat Boy fame sounds amazing. he revealed some details on how the rouge-like action game is going to be structured. Like most rogue-likes all of the ares are randomly generated, but the game has 6 worlds each that will most likely have it’s own unique style. The core gameplay is like a mix between an RPG and Robotron. Where you are finding items that buff your stats and are also mostly stackable which could lead to some insane stat bonuses. Each room will also have what Edmund is calling micro-puzzles that use some basic key items that will appear in rooms like bombs that you will have to use to get to the next area.

It seems very cool and it’s looking like it will be a quick PC only release on steam. He doesn’t have the price set just yet, but I don’t expect it will be very expensive.

Limbo Creeping It’s Way Onto PSN and Steam Soon

We finally have confirmed dates for the release of Limbo the highly acclaimed XBLA game on PSN and Steam. It will be slithering onto PSN first in North America on July 19th and then in Europe on the 20th. Finally it will make it’s way onto PC’s through Steam on the 9th of August.

Limbo is a highly atmospheric and often creepy sidescrolling puzzle platformer that won the hearts of many on XBLA back when it was first released including mine. I highly recommend you pick it up when it comes to PSN or Steam.

Steam Launches Summer Sales

Steam, why you so generous with your sales? The time has come again to save ridiculous amounts of money on titles via Steam.  Many titles, like Borderlands, Bit.Trip.Runner and Recettear sit at a whopping 75% off. Lead and Gold is even 85% off.

Of course, there are many other fantastic deals to be found, and you can find all of those over on Steam’s website. And if there’s nothing particularly interesting for you today, every day until July 10th, there will be new deals.

If you’re looking to fill out your PC collection, now’s the time.

Team Fortress 2 is F2P4Ever

See what I did there with all those numbers and letters. I am pretty clever like that, anyway, this news hit last night so I am sure many of you already know that along with the new Medic update for Team Fortress 2 the game is going free to play forever. That means anyone with a steam account can start rocket jumping and bonking away their days. Valve has shown interest in the free to play format several times and recently added a section to Steam specifically for free to play games, so this isn’t a huge surprise. It also makes perfect financial sense because TF2 has pretty much been bought by almost everyone that was going to buy it, and this way they can open the market for even more people to buy hats.

You can check out the Meet the Medic video after the jump.

(Joystiq)

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UPDATED: Crysis 2 Becomes Origin Exclusive, Taken Down From Steam

It appears that EA are heavily trying to push the newest challenger to Steam. It has been notedthat Crysis 2 has been taken down from the Steam stores, and it’s not strictly a region thing, as it has been happening worldwide.

Various websites are reporting the takedown, though there is no indication whether this has been an accident, or who took it down, whether it was Steam as punishment for EA launching a rival service, or EA wanting a larger share of projects from their most recent big game.

Mind you, with no official word from either side, it’s purely speculation as to the reasons, but many are looking at EA to be the instigator in this new situation

 

UPDATE: It appears a statement has been sent to GiantBomb that leads a new twist in the story that has the majority confused. The following statement has been released from EA.

“It’s unfortunate that Steam has removed Crysis 2 from their service. This was not an EA decision or the result of any action by EA. Steam has imposed a set of business terms for developers hoping to sell content on that service – many of which are not imposed by other online game services. Unfortunately, Crytek has an agreement with another download service which violates the new rules from Steam and resulted in its expulsion of Crysis 2 from Steam. Crysis 2 continues to be available on several other download services including GameStop, Amazon, Origin.com and more.”

As more information trickles through, the ball is right now in Steam’s court, but those who thought EA did the dirty must be in a precarious position now. As yet, there is no solid info about what these new rules are, but needless to say, we will find out when Steam try and not look like the villains.