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Saturday - April 19, 2014

ArsTechnica - Steam Sales Figures

by Couchpotato, 05:04

Jhwisner sent news about two new articles were ArsTechnica has data on Steam sales. I will post what he sent to save me time. Allow me to say thanks Jhwisner. 

ArsTechnica managed to produce some apparently decent estimates of total ownership/sales totals on Steam.   A few Devs have confirmed the accuracy with the author - some publicaly so.  Imporant takeaways from this are pretty positive for PC gamers in general and PC RPG gamers in general.  

Here's some interesting tidbits:

Skyrim - 5,942,000
Fallout: New Vegas - 2,630,232
The Witcher 2 - 1,725,513*
FTL - 1,651,734*
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition - 1,368,606

*Only represents steam sales totals as DRM free versions without Steam integration are on offer on sites such as GoG. 

Link - http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/04/introducing-steam-gauge-ars-reveals-steams-most-popular-games/

Second article contains an expanded top list - expanded to 100 games (page 2 of article)

Link - http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/04/steam-gauge-addressing-your-questions-and-concerns/

Friday - April 18, 2014

Agarest: Generations of War Zero - Released

by Couchpotato, 01:30

Stem announces that Agarest: Generations of War Zero is now available. The game is a prequel to last years Agarest: Generations of War.

Now Available on Steam - Agarest: Generations of War Zero

Agarest: Generations of War Zero is Now Available on Steam!

From the void, the gods of darkness and light created Agarest, a most perfect and divine world. As the generations passed, paradise sadly fell to the ravages of time. War darkened the skies and Agarest soon became a torturous hell as the gods divided and immense armies clashed, desecrating the once beautiful land…

Sunday - March 09, 2014

Steam - Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land

by Couchpotato, 04:44

Steam announces that the Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land RPG is now available for a low price of $4.99. Here is a video and some game details.

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is Now Available on Steam!

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is a turn-based strategy/role-playing game based on the award winning Call of Cthulhu RPG. Developed in conjunction with Chaosium and based their multi-award winning Call of Cthulhu RPG. Set in the midst of World War One, the game pits your team of investigators and soldiers against an ancient enemy, one older than humanity itself... Can your team of investigators keep their grip on sanity long enough to stop these diabolical plans?

The game features:

- Full 3D graphics with high quality textures, images and effects.
- Select from a range of authentic period weapons, equipment, armour, skills.
- Build your team up to match your gaming style; will you shred your foes with massed rifle fire or blast them with powerful spells gleaned from forbidden tomes? It's your choice!

Call of Cthulhu was originally the title of a novella by cult American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) which has, since it was published in 1928, captured the imagination of generation after generation of fans. Returning to the horror from Lovecraft's original 'Reanimator' set during the dark days of WW1, Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land draws the player into a nightmare world where the terror of mustard gas and trench warfare are but a foretaste of what is to follow.

Wednesday - February 05, 2014

Agarest: Generations of War - 50% Off on Steam

by Couchpotato, 01:49

Steam announces that today's daily deal is Agarest: Generations of War.

At the dawn of time, a terrible war raged between the forces of good and evil, ending in the destruction of the world of Agarest. After their victory, the Gods of Light unified the decaying bodies of the Gods of Darkness and created a new world.

Now, the forces of darkness are awakening once again…

• Choose the path of Darkness or Light through a truly epic story, spanning multiple generations
• Battle hundreds of different creatures using an array of character abilities, in a compelling and innovative turn-based combat system
• Build your ultimate army of warriors and master Extra Skills, Special Arts and Over Kills to defeat colossal enemies!
• Unite with your chosen heroine and use the “Soul Breed” system to shape the fate of the next generation of heroes

Friday - January 10, 2014

Steam - Realms of Arkania Trilogy

by Couchpotato, 21:46

Well this came as a surprise today it seems Steam is now selling all three classic Realms of Arkania games. Here are the details.

Now Available on Steam - Realms of Arkania Classic Games

Realms of Arkania 1 - Blade of Destiny Classic, Realms of Arkania 2 - Star Trail Classic, and Realms of Arkania 3 - Shadows over Riva Classic are Now Available on Steam!

The Realms of Arkania games (Blade of Destiny, Star Trail and Shadows of Riva) deliver a prime example of the classical European fantasy universe. Based on Germany's most popular pen & paper role playing game, it was also the first German computer RPG series to get widely recognized outside of its home country. To this day it holds a stable hardcore fan base that loves the games for their comprehensive adaption of the pen & paper ruleset and the believable medieval fantasy setting.

Monday - January 06, 2014

Steam - Interview @ Washington Post

by Couchpotato, 04:38

The Washington Post has an interesting interview with Gabe Newell about Steam, and what makes Valve tick.

Valve is one of the most successful video game companies in the world. The firm's online game distribution and multi-player platform Steam has 65 million users. At next week's CES conference, the company will announce hardware partners for one of its most ambitious undertakings so far: a line of gaming console alternatives running on the company's linux-based Steam OS.

What makes Valve so successful? In November, I sat down with Valve CEO and co-founder Gabe Newell in the gaming company's Bellevue office for a feature story. Newell argues that attracting and retaining talented programmers and designers is key to the firm's success, and explained the company's strategy for doing that. This interview, the first of a two-part series, has been lightly edited for length.

Saturday - January 04, 2014

Steam - DDoS Attacks by Troll Group

by Couchpotato, 23:36

Steam was attacked by a trolling group who keeps DDoSing the service. It seems they are attacking other sites also, and Arstechnica has the news on what's happening.

The servers for Steam, Origin, Battle.net, and League of Legends were brought down temporarily overnight by apparent DDoS attacks that seem to be related to a swatting attack on an individual known for streaming games. All of those services appear to be working normally as of this writing.

A hacker group going by the handle DERP Trolling claimed responsibility for the Origin attack on Twitter, saying it used a "Ion Cannon" DDoS tool it's calling the "Gaben Laser Beam," after Valve founder Gabe Newell. DERP claimed responsibility for similar attacks on Battle.net, League of Legends, World of Tanks, EA.com, and more earlier this week. Meanwhile, a pair of Twitter users are claiming responsibility for last night's attack on Steam.

All of these efforts to take down various games and platforms seem to be related to a swatting attack directed at YouTube user PhantomL0rd. A thread on reddit lays out how those attacks advanced from targeting the games PhantomL0rd was playing (and monetizing through ads) to more personal harassment after his address and details were released online. In a recent stream, PhantomL0rd reported on being handcuffed after having police called to his address.

DERP, for its part, denies being part of these more personal attacks on PhantomL0rd. The group's Twitter includes a phone number where users can apparently call or text in requests for sites to be targeted by these DDoS attacks, suggesting that it may be simply pointing its software at locations suggested by others.

Thank you jhwisner for sending in the link.Wink

Wednesday - January 01, 2014

XCOM: Enemy Unknown - 75% Off on Steam

by Couchpotato, 04:59

Steam is selling XCOM: Enemy Unknown for 75% Off. You can also buy the DLC, and XCOM: Enemy Within for 50% off.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.

The original XCOM is widely regarded as one of the best games ever made and has now been re-imagined by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will expand on that legacy with an entirely new invasion story, enemies and technologies to fight aliens and defend Earth.

You will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle.

Monday - December 30, 2013

Steam - Yes Even More Sales

by Couchpotato, 03:32

Steam continues to discount select games, and as usual here a few that might interest you. As with the other sales you should have a day left untill the deal ends.

Mass Effect Collection - $9.99

Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition - $6.79

Might and Magic Heroes VI: Complete Edition - $9.99

Sunday - December 29, 2013

Steam - More RPG Sales

by Couchpotato, 07:14

Steam continues offering more games with a huge discount. Here are three more RPGs for everyone, and you have at least a day left to buy them.

Torchlight - $7.49
Behold Torchlight, a fresh new Action RPG franchise developed by Runic Games. Torchlight is being developed in Seattle by a veteran team composed of the designers and leads of projects like Diablo, Diablo II, Mythos, and Fate. Our team has spent many years honing and evolving this unique style of gameplay.
The award-winning action RPG is back, bigger and better than ever! Torchlight II takes you back into the quirky, fast-paced world of bloodthirsty monsters, bountiful treasures, and sinister secrets - and, once again, the fate of the world is in your hands!

Torchlight II captures all the flavor and excitement of the original game - while expanding the world and adding the features players wanted most, including online and LAN co-op multiplayer. Torchlight II is fast, fun, and filled to the brim with action and loot. Adventure solo or online with your friends!
Immerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. At your disposal is the mythical Blade of Ahrah, capable of turning its wielder into an unstoppable force of nature, and the blade's diminutive guardian, Fidget. Battle dozens of enemies at once with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat system, take on a variety of quests from friendly villagers, discover ancient secrets and powerful upgrades hidden throughout the massive, open world, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past.

Thursday - December 26, 2013

Steam - More RPG Daily Deals

by Couchpotato, 22:18

Steam has a few more games on sale that are well worth a look.

Wednesday - December 25, 2013

Steam - More Steam Sales

by Couchpotato, 03:26

Steam has a bunch of games on sale once again. Here are a few I think might interest some of you. I know the last two cost more, but both games are worth it.

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition - $7.99

Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition - $16.74

Shadowrun Returns - $8.99

FTL: Faster Than Light - $3.39

State of Decay - $9.99

Dishonored - Game of the Year - $23.99

Skyrim - Legendary Edition - $35.99

Monday - December 23, 2013

Steam - Various RPG Sales

by Couchpotato, 01:03

Steam has a bunch of RPG games for 75% off for the next 40 hrs. Here are some links to a few games that I think might interest a few of you.

The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut - $2.49

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition - $4.99

Dragon Age: Origins - $4.99

Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition - $7.49

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition -$4.99

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition Deluxe -$6.24

Sunday - December 15, 2013

NEO Scavenger - Now on Early Access

by Couchpotato, 05:03

Steam is now offereing NEO Scavenger for Early Access. Developer Blue Bottle Games also has a demo for you to try.

NEO Scavenger is a game where you must survive in the wasteland long enough to figure out who you are. Each turn, you must decide where to go, how to scavenge for supplies, and how to deal with anything and anyone you encounter. And with each passing minute, the pit in your stomach grows, your dehydration worsens, your muscles tire, and your body temperature drops in the cold autumn air. Choose your starting abilities carefully, because they and your wit are the only tools you have in the apocalypse!

Friday - December 13, 2013

Fate - Now Available on Steam

by Couchpotato, 05:16

The classic ARPG Fate is now available on Steam for 40% off.

Play (or Re-play) This Classic Dungeon Crawler!

During the golden days of action RPGs, FATE was a powerhouse, winning runner-up for PC Magazine’s Role-Playing Game of the year. Popular enough to spawn 3 sequels, this was one of the premier dungeon crawlers of its time. Now is your chance to enter the legendary town of Grove and experience the original for yourself!

Hello, traveler. Journey to the outskirts, where the Old Wood meets the Dungeon Gate. Battle vicious creatures, collect unique weaponry, learn powerful spells and glory will be yours.

Rise and test your worth! Step forward and determine Your FATE!

  • NEW Steam Trading Cards – Fans of old (and fans of new) can enjoy this never-before-seen art!
  • NEW Steam Badges – 6 levels for you to collect, hoard and show off.
  • NEW Steam Emoticons – Oh, you’re old school all right, throw a little FATE into your chat to prove it.
  • NEW Profile Backgrounds – FATE up your profile with these beautiful works of art made especially for Steam players.
  • Gameplay – It’s quick, immersive and classic.
  • Procedurally generated levels – Explore limitless caverns, dungeons, mines and tunnels. What will you find?
  • Economy - Buy and sell items… or try your luck with shopkeeper!
  • Pet - Choose a dog or cat and evolve it into more and more powerful creatures. Rawr.
  • Street Cred – Up your gamer street cred by playing this classic game and show those hipsters what for!

Thursday - December 12, 2013

Steam - Arcania & Gothic Pack for 75% Off

by Couchpotato, 08:08

Steam is offereing a complete Arcania + Gothic Pack for 75% off.

Buy Arcania + Gothic Pack

WEEK LONG DEAL! Offer ends December 16th

Items included in this bundle

ArcaniA - $4.99
ArcaniA: Fall of Setarrif -$3.74
Gothic 1- N/A
Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods Enhanced Edition -$2.49
Gothic II: Gold Edition - $2.49

Monday - December 09, 2013

Ravensword - Now Available on Steam

by Couchpotato, 04:21

Steam announces that a new RPG called Ravensword: Shadowlands is now available for purchase. Now before we get the usual complainers the game is a phone port.

From the award winning studio that brought you Ravensword: The Fallen King and Aralon: Sword and Shadow, comes Ravensword: Shadowlands.

After the fall of Ravengard, the world descended into chaos. The Kingdom of Tyreas stood alone against a sea of dark elven invaders. The Ravensword was lost, and the dark times began. As a descendant of an ancient line of kings, you alone have the power to wield the Ravensword again and restore that which was lost.

Thursday - December 05, 2013

Final Fantasy VIII - Now Available on Steam

by Couchpotato, 20:33

Steam announces that the classic JRPG Final Fantasy VIII is now available for purchase.

Now Available on Steam - FINAL FANTASY VIII

It is a time of war. Galbadia, a Global Superpower, has declared war on Dollet, a country whose training academy is home to two personalities: the hot-headed Seifer and the 'lone wolf', Squall Leonhart. Both are equally at conflict with each other as their country is with Galbadia; to others, Squall appears lacking in team spirit, while Seifer lacks the discipline of his rival. However, a chance encounter with the free-spirited Rinoa Heartilly turns Squall's universe upside down; having thrived on discipline, Squall find the carefree Rinoa fascinating. He also begins to dream that he is Laguna Loire, a Galbadian army soldier…

Meanwhile, a sorceress manipulates the most powerful men in Galbadia. Will Squall and his party succeed in defeating this maniacal sorceress and saving their world?What part does the mysterious Laguna play? Only you can decide what happens next, as the greatest Role Playing Adventure of all time returns...

Tuesday - December 03, 2013

Wasteland - 50% off on Steam

by Couchpotato, 03:54

Steam is selling the original Wasteland for 50% off for the next 15 hours.

For the first time in over 20 years, we are heralding the return of a much loved piece of gaming history with the classic RPG, Wasteland!

Mutants. Again. Even more than there were last time: they seem to materialize out of the very grains of the radioactive desert sand. Venomous yellow eyes. The black gunmetal glint of Uzis as they close in for the kill. There's nowhere to run, and nothing to rely on but your MAC 17 machine gun. What a way to save the human race.

The year is 2087, eighty-nine years after an all out nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union turned vast swaths of the Earth into a hellish wasteland where survival is a daily struggle against thirst, hunger, radiation sickness, ravaging raiders, and mutants - always mutants. You are a Desert Ranger, one of a band of stalwart lawmen born from the remnants of a U.S. Army detachment who survived the nuclear holocaust by holing up in a maximum security prison. You may wear ragtag uniforms and carry make-shift weapons, but the Desert Rangers are the only law left in what was once the American southwest.

Now something more secretive and sinister than the usual roving bands of mutants and raiders is menacing humanity, and it's your job to investigate. Recruit the help you need, follow any leads you find, but beware. The wasteland is lawless desert and a lonely place, and the choices you make will shape the world around you. Better choose wisely. Your life depends on it.

Key Features

  • The godfather of the modern post-apocalyptic cRPG
  • One of the first reactive and immersive worlds that delivered persistent consequences to player choices
  • Featuring toggle-able modern updates such as new paragraph voice over, new music tracks and updated portraits. Play in classic mode to get the original experience
  • Awarded "Adventure Game of the Year" in 1988 by Computer Gaming World
  • Contains backstory and tie-ins to its long-awaited direct sequel, Wasteland 2, coming soon for digital download through Steam!

Friday - October 25, 2013

How to Survive - A Zombie Hack & Slash Game

by Couchpotato, 00:58

How to Survive is a new Hack & Slash game developed by 505 Games. It's now available on Steam for 30% untill October 31st.

You're shipwrecked on an isolated island, a desperate castaway in a total freakshow world. How will you survive?

Collect the pages of a Survival Guide and figure it out, of course! Find food, water, and shelter before you perish. Uh oh, is it getting dark? Figure out how to get through the night! While you’re at it, gather up some of this awesome stuff and piece together over 100 handmade weapons and tools—from shotguns to Molotov cocktails. Now you can defend yourself and your friends like a boss!

• Choose one of the three playable characters, each with different characteristics and skill trees.

• Explore four islands filled with unique flora and fauna and a variety of abhorrent monstrosities.

• Collect “Survival guide” video chapters to learn tips that will save your life!

• Play with a friend offline through the story mode or go online and play with a friend through 8 demanding challenges..

• Try the “Iron Man” difficulty for a demanding hardcore game experience.

Steam - Deep Silver Weekend Sale

by Couchpotato, 00:38

Steam is having a new Deep Silver Publisher Weekend sale with a variety of games that might interest a few watchers. 

Includes 6 items: Dead Island, Dead Island Ripper Mod, Dead Island Riptide, Dead Island: Riptide - Fashion Victim, Dead Island: Riptide - Survivor Pack, Dead Island: Ryder White DLC
Includes 4 items: Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light, Metro: Last Light - Ranger Mode, Metro: Last Light - RPK
Includes 5 items: Risen, Risen 2: Dark Waters, Risen 2: Dark Waters - A Pirate's Clothes DLC, Risen 2: Dark Waters - Air Temple DLC, Risen 2: Dark Waters - Treasure Isle DLC
Includes 3 items: Sacred 2 Gold, Sacred Citadel, Sacred Citadel: Jungle Hunt

Saturday - October 19, 2013

Anachronox - Now Available on Steam

by Couchpotato, 00:22

Steam annouces that Anachronox is now avaiable for purchase. Don't forget it's also available on GOG for those that hate DRM.

Anachronox is Now Available on Steam!

Join Sylvester "Sly" Boots and Stiletto Anyway as they trek across six bizarre planets investigating a galaxy-crushing mystery, searching for artefacts from an extinct alien race and unlocking the secrets of a powerful, advanced technology. It's your turn. PICK YOUR POISON.

Wednesday - September 18, 2013

Agarest: Generations of War - October Release

by Couchpotato, 00:21

The Steam page for Agarest: Generations of War announces the game will be released on October 3, and you can get 20% off if you pre-purchase it.

Pre-Purchase Rewards

Agarest: Generations of War will be released on October 3rd, 2013. Until then, users who pre-purchase receive a 20% discount as well as seven free DLC packs. The DLC packs will be for sale individually at launch.

About the Game

At the dawn of time, a terrible war raged between the forces of good and evil, ending in the destruction of the world of Agarest. After their victory, the Gods of Light unified the decaying bodies of the Gods of Darkness and created a new world.

Now, the forces of darkness are awakening once again…

• Choose the path of Darkness or Light through a truly epic story, spanning multiple generations
• Battle hundreds of different creatures using an array of character abilities, in a compelling and innovative turn-based combat system
• Build your ultimate army of warriors and master Extra Skills, Special Arts and Over Kills to defeat colossal enemies!
• Unite with your chosen heroine and use the “Soul Breed” system to shape the fate of the next generation of heroes

Agarest: Generations of War will cost $15.99 (or £11.99) on Steam if you pre-purchase the game. Following release, it will cost $19.99. If you pre-purchase, you’ll also get the following DLC for free: Upgrade Pack 1 Upgrade Pack 2 Dull-Things Pack Fallen Angel Pack Magic Fighter Pack Legendary Monster Pack Basic Adventure Pack
Read more at http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/16/record-of-agarest-war-pc-release-set-for-october/#LY8fUGl5aL0hVwWg.99
Agarest: Generations of War will cost $15.99 (or £11.99) on Steam if you pre-purchase the game. Following release, it will cost $19.99. If you pre-purchase, you’ll also get the following DLC for free: Upgrade Pack 1 Upgrade Pack 2 Dull-Things Pack Fallen Angel Pack Magic Fighter Pack Legendary Monster Pack Basic Adventure Pack
Read more at http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/16/record-of-agarest-war-pc-release-set-for-october/#LY8fUGl5aL0hVwWg.99
Agarest: Generations of War will cost $15.99 (or £11.99) on Steam if you pre-purchase the game. Following release, it will cost $19.99. If you pre-purchase, you’ll also get the following DLC for free: Upgrade Pack 1 Upgrade Pack 2 Dull-Things Pack Fallen Angel Pack Magic Fighter Pack Legendary Monster Pack Basic Adventure Pack
Read more at http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/16/record-of-agarest-war-pc-release-set-for-october/#LY8fUGl5aL0hVwWg.99
Agarest: Generations of War will cost $15.99 (or £11.99) on Steam if you pre-purchase the game. Following release, it will cost $19.99. If you pre-purchase, you’ll also get the following DLC for free: Upgrade Pack 1 Upgrade Pack 2 Dull-Things Pack Fallen Angel Pack Magic Fighter Pack Legendary Monster Pack Basic Adventure Pack
Read more at http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/16/record-of-agarest-war-pc-release-set-for-october/#LY8fUGl5aL0hVwWg.99

Tuesday - September 10, 2013

Steam - Wizardry 6, 7, and 8 Now Available

by Couchpotato, 22:16

Steam announces that Wizardry 6, 7, and 8 is now available.

Three Classic RPGs Now Available For All Desktop Adventurers

One of the greatest fantasy role-playing series in gaming history comes to Steam today with the release of three games from the Wizardry franchise. The final three epic PC adventures from a series that spanned two decades that entertained millions of gamers are here, thanks to the work of Night Dive Studio – a company dedicated to reviving and restoring access to classic games from the past.

The re-release of Wizardry VI, Wizardry VII and Wizardry 8 follows on the heels of Night Dive’s spring release of System Shock 2, the first classic RPG that they chose to make available to modern audiences. Now you can play some of the most celebrated fantasy role-playing games ever released, all built on the old ideas of party composition, fiendish puzzles and deadly random encounters.

Friday - September 06, 2013

Steam - Focus Publisher Weekend

by Couchpotato, 00:53

Steam announces the Focus Publisher Weekend. It's a good chance to buy Game of Thrones and Mars: Wars Logs.

The Focus Publisher Weekend has begun!

Now through Monday*, take advantage of great deals on Focus titles or save big on the Focus Special Pack.

Other great deals include:
Mars: Wars Logs, 50% off
Game of Thrones Bundle, 75% off
Wargame Franchise Pack, 60% off
Cities XL Platinum, 66% off

Friday - August 30, 2013

Steam - Memoria Now Available

by Couchpotato, 02:17

Steam announces that Daedalic Entertainment's Memoria is now available for 10% off.

Memoria is Now Available on Steam and 10% Off!

Two stories, two main characters, one epic experience: in Memoria, players travel through different time periods, while following two distinct protagonists: Sadja, a southern princess who wants to be a war hero, and Geron, a bird catcher who wants to lift a curse from his girlfriend. The game combines point & click gameplay with unique magic skills.

Sadja, a Southern princess, has an unstoppable desire to become the greatest hero in history – by joining and succeeding in the biggest war Aventuria has ever seen: The war of the Mages, fought in the middle of an uninhabitable desert.
Bird catcher Geron lives almost 450 years after the Great War. Geron’s eternal love, Nuri, has been turned into a crow by an evil curse. To give her back her human form, Geron needs the help of the mysterious merchant Fahi, who has magical powers. But Fahi is only willing to help Geron if he agrees to solve a puzzle which Fahi has seen in his dreams. The quest for answers soon leads to a chain of events that connects both Sadja's and Geron's stories, threatening to turn the present into a grim reflection of a long forgotten past.

Memoria combines classic point & click adventure gameplay with the features of The Dark Eye, one of the most successful RPG universes known in the fantasy world. Point & click adventure game puzzles get a unique twist by adding magical features – and a wise, talking staff. Over eight chapters, players control both Sadja’s and Geron’s fates, involuntarily interacting with each other and bridging over 500 years of time. Each chapter in Memoria features opulent graphics, epic locations, a thrilling fantasy crime story and a unique puzzle design that differs from chapter to chapter.

Friday - August 02, 2013

Steam - Quakecon Pack Sale

by Couchpotato, 09:04

Steam is having a new sale in honor of QuakeCon 2013. You can buy all 20 of Bethesda's and Id Software games for $90. Or if you prefer you can buy them separately with up to 75% off. The deal lasts till August 5th.

 Quakecon Pack

 

Sunday - July 07, 2013

Realms of Arkania HD - Pre-Purchase Now On Steam

by Couchpotato, 00:52

Steam announces Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny is available for pre-purchase on Steam, and you can get it for 20% off before July 30th.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny is Now Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam and is 20% off before July 30th!

Old school RPG at it‘s best – for the Fans of REAL RPG games!

Get ready to return to Thorwal, one of the oldest cities of Aventurien. Make sure your wits are sharpened before walking down the small alleys of Thorwal and Prem, and prepare to stop the Orcisch threat while creating a mighty alliance between nations. Featuring a complete visual reimagining along with a comprehensive overhaul of every aspect of the gameplay, Realms of Arkania – Blade of Destiny is set to captivate a 21st century audience of new and old fans alike.

Friday - July 05, 2013

Final Fantasy VII - Now Available on Steam

by Couchpotato, 01:57

Steam announces that Final Fantasy VII is now available on Steam for $11.99.

The RPG classic Final Fantasy VII is Now Available on Steam!

In Midgar, a city controlled by the mega-conglomerate Shinra Inc., the No. 1 Mako Reactor has been blown up by a rebel group, AVALANCHE. AVALANCHE was secretly formed to wage a rebellion against Shinra Inc., an organisation which is absorbing Mako energy, destroying the natural resources of the planet. Cloud, a former member of Shinra's elite combat force, SOLDIER, was involved with the bombing of the Mako Reactor.

Can Cloud and AVALANCHE protect the planet from the huge, formidable enemy, Shinra Inc.?

Wednesday - June 19, 2013

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters - Early Access

by Couchpotato, 00:17

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters the action/RPG from American McGee and Spicy Horse Studios is the newest game to offer early access on Steam. The cost for early access is $9.99.

Today, Akaneiro launched on Steam’s Early Access program. This is critical milestone for us; something we had been working towards completing for several weeks now and we’re all very proud to have made it. Launching Akaneiro through the Early Access program has been a controversial decision, for in doing so we have made the game available at a cost of $10. This $10 gifts the player with $30 of in-game items, but as a game that it available elsewhere as free-to-play it has garnered more than a few questions.

Why $10? Our initial launch of Akaneiro across our SpicyWorld platform and Kongregate, though successful, simply hasn’t provided us with the necessary feedback to prepare the game for the next stage, for crafting and co-op. When Valve discussed placing Akaneiro in the Early Access program, we saw this as an opportunity to leverage the experience of the Steam community before opening the game to a wider audience.

What about Kickstarter backers? As a Kickstarter backer, you’ve already “paid” for the game once. We’re not going to ask you to pay a second time. If you wish to play Akaneiro on Steam now, e-mail Ophelea and she will provide you with the necessary key.

Can I transfer my account from SpicyWorld/Kongregate? No. This is simply not possible as it breaks the Terms of Service with Valve. We cannot move account information from one platform to another.

What about Groupees participants? If you are a Groupees beta tester and wish to receive your free Karma for beta testing, please contact Ophelea and she will provide you with the necessary key.

Sunday - June 02, 2013

Folk Tale - Early Access

by Couchpotato, 00:14

Games Foundry announces their two-year long project has finally hit Steam Early Access. Folk Tale is a beautifully imagined sandbox fantasy city-builder with you at the helm of your own great kingdom of peasants.

Folk Tale is a sandbox fantasy city builder strategy game in which you lead a ragtag band of peasants in growing a small settlement into a thriving market town, while the dastardly Slavemaster Urzal and his minions plot your downfall. Sound the rallying call and head out into the wilds with parties of heroes and fight back the tide of evil in a game of endless possibilities.

Rule with tyranny and oppression, or liberalism and justice. Play as a merciless expansionist hell-bent on destruction, or as a gold-hoarding mercantilist who'll sell their own grandmother. With random events and dynamic story, in Folk Tale you never know how the story will unfold.

Folk Tale for PC, Mac and Linux is developed by indie collaboration studio Games Foundry. Our small team spans 15 time zones and is yet to meet face to face, but talk every day to bring you a refreshing and exciting break from conventional gaming.

Saturday - May 04, 2013

Steam - Star Wars Weekend Sale

by Couchpotato, 06:21

Steam has a Star Wars sale going on for the weekend. Individual Star Wars titles are on sale for 66% off and a Star Wars Collection bundle is now 50% off.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 - $3.39
Star Wars: Dark Forces - $1.69
Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack - $6.79
Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Outcast - $3.39
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 - $1.69
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy - $3.39
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith - $1.01
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - $3.39
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 - $3.39
Star Wars Republic Commando - $3.39
Star Wars Starfighter - $1.69
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes - $6.79
Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition - $6.79
Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2 - $6.79

 

Monday - April 22, 2013

Steam - Eight Steam Greenlight Games You Should Support

by Couchpotato, 04:23

RPGsite has put together a list of RPG's on Steam Greenlight. Some of the games seem interesting but others I leave it up to you to decide.

Don't let anyone tell you that there are a lack of RPGs on the PC. There are plenty out there - you just have to find them and support them. Take for example Steam Greenlight. It's a service from Valve where developers try and get their games on to their digital distribution platform by courting interest from the community. In order to do so, viewers decide to rate a game up or down based on the content the creators share with them. Those that meet a certain threshold of votes are then filtered by Valve to determine what games are appropriate enough to be on their service, and then they help the developers bring their titles to the online market.

The other day I decided to take some time and look through what games were attempting to make their way through the process after Ghostlight Games was able to successfully greenlight Agarest: Generations of War for Steam (so look for that to be coming soon). What I discovered was a good variety of games, each with their own interesting design decisions and strong talent that shows off just how impressive the indie community has been as of late. I present to you eight of those games that I felt are worth checking out and support.

 

Thursday - April 18, 2013

Steam - 18 Titles Greenlit Today

by Couchpotato, 01:09

Steam has announced a new batch of Greenlight games today. Among those some Watchers might be interested in a few.

Agarest: Generations of War - This Japanese role-playing strategy game quickly shot up the charts and will now add to the small but growing number of Japanese RPGs on Steam.

Battle Worlds: Kronos - This richly-colored turn-based strategy game blew through its Kickstarter goal and jumped quickly up the Greenlight charts with votes of excited strategy fans.

City of Steam - This free-to-play action RPG received a lot of visibility and votes from their beta at the beginning of the year, and now look forward to running another beta soon.

Dead State - In less than a month, this survival RPG has jumped up the charts with enthusiastic support. Plus, the game blew past their Kickstarter goal in the summer of last year, securing an incredible 10,096 backers.

Elsword - This free-to-play, action RPG uses classic side-scrolling beat ‘em up gameplay mechanics and has captured the votes of existing fans and potential new customers alike.

 

 

Wednesday - April 17, 2013

Sacred Citadel - Available On Steam

by Couchpotato, 06:03

Sacred Citadel the Action game inspired after the Sacred RPG's is now available on steam.

Sharpen your axe, string your bow, brew your potions! Ancaria needs heroes like you. Grab your friends to join the resistance! The once peaceful land of Ancaria is in grave danger. The evil Ashen empire has enslaved its population and is using the orc-like Grimmoc to wipe out the Seraphim, who swore to protect it.

Thursday - November 22, 2012

Steam - Autumn Sale

by Myrthos, 23:14

Yesterday the Autumn Sale of Steam has started. Each day until next week 6 games are on sale with a discount, like X-Com Enemy Unknown with is 33% cheaper. In addition Of Orcs and Men is still available for 5 more hours in a flash sale with a 50% discount.

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