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Valve “don't have plans to change” after European Court of Justice ruling; offers perspective on UK Steam game withdrawals

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Valve “don't have plans to change” after European Court of Justice ruling; offers perspective on UK Steam game withdrawalsIn the last week the European Court of Justice ruled on a case that could have massive implications for digital game sales in Europe. In the case, the court ruled that a publisher “could not oppose the resale of used licenses" in effect paving the way for a market in used downloaded games.

When PCGamesN asked about Valve’s response to the ruling at the Develop Conference in Brighton, Valve’s Director of Business Development Jason Holtman offered a concise response: “we don’t have any plans to change". When pressed, he repeated the phrase: “we don’t have any plans to change."

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Challenging the law of averages: what's Metacritic really for?

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Challenging the law of averages: what's Metacritic really for?What is Metacritic for? Is it the go-to method of taking a game’s temperature? Is it a rough and dirty register of the mass market? Or is it the great evil of the game industry, as some have claimed, crushing the natural diversity of opinions into a homogenised mush and, worse, needlessly nixing bonuses for developers who don’t manage to attain the arbitrary targets it sets?

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Hands on with the World of Warships closed beta

World of Warships

Hands on with the World of Warships closed beta

April Fool Extravaganza - all the day’s best fake news

April Fools

April Fool Extravaganza - all the day’s best fake news

How to power your PC using only potatoes

Alienware alpha

How to power your PC using only potatoes

April Ghouls: Wargaming release World of Tanks Operation Undead

World of Tanks

April Ghouls: Wargaming release World of Tanks Operation Undead

Vietnam 65 PC review

Vietnam ‘65

Vietnam 65 PC review

Servo makes 10-storey mechs tear each other apart in 10 minute battles

Servo

Servo makes 10-storey mechs tear each other apart in 10 minute battles

Topic of the Week: What are you going to be playing over Easter?

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: What are you going to be playing over Easter?

Robocraft Early Access review

Robocraft

Robocraft Early Access review

Titanfall PC review

Titanfall

Titanfall PC review

Football Manger developer SI have big ambitions for Eastside Hockey Manager

Eastside Hockey Manager

Football Manger developer SI have big ambitions for Eastside Hockey Manager

Making it in Unreal: meet Barrage, the game where you fire planets at each other

Barrage

Making it in Unreal: meet Barrage, the game where you fire planets at each other

Weekend Deal Dump: 2K and Sega fight to the death

Weekend Deal Dump

Weekend Deal Dump: 2K and Sega fight to the death

Ashes of the Singularity is an RTS where getting across the largest map takes an hour

Ashes of the Singularity

Ashes of the Singularity is an RTS where getting across the largest map takes an hour

Having Lots of Sex With Men in Videogames: Part Two

Coming Out On Top

Having Lots of Sex With Men in Videogames: Part Two

The 101 Best Free PC Games

Free games

The 101 Best Free PC Games

Reign of Kings Early Access review

Reign Of Kings

Reign of Kings Early Access review

The 20 best RPGs on PC

Best RPGs

The 20 best RPGs on PC

Alienware Alpha review: why you should wait for the real Steam Machine

Alienware alpha

Alienware Alpha review: why you should wait for the real Steam Machine

Hands on with the Dirty Bomb closed beta

Dirty Bomb

Hands on with the Dirty Bomb closed beta

Pillars of Eternity review

Pillars of Eternity

Pillars of Eternity review

Evolve's Behemoth monster adds some rock and roll to the hunt

Evolve

Evolve's Behemoth monster adds some rock and roll to the hunt

Distant terror in Noct, Devolver's creepy top-down shooter

Noct

Distant terror in Noct, Devolver's creepy top-down shooter

Topic of the Week: What game would you use to introduce someone to PC gaming?

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: What game would you use to introduce someone to PC gaming?

We've got 500 Stronghold Crusader 2 DLC keys in Castle PCGamesN, and we're giving them away

Stronghold Crusader 2

We've got 500 Stronghold Crusader 2 DLC keys in Castle PCGamesN, and we're giving them away

Making it in Unreal: meet AIPD - a Geometry Wars genremate with 100,000 possible modes

AIPD

Making it in Unreal: meet AIPD - a Geometry Wars genremate with 100,000 possible modes

Eve: Valkyrie hands-on: how it's changed

EVE Valkyrie

Eve: Valkyrie hands-on: how it's changed

Weekend Deal Dump: Bundles, as far as the eye can see

Weekend Deal Dump

Weekend Deal Dump: Bundles, as far as the eye can see

Dust 514 developers talk Project Legion:

Project Legion

Dust 514 developers talk Project Legion: "New Eden deserves a PC shooter"

Battlefield Hardline PC review

Battlefield Hardline

Battlefield Hardline PC review

Competition: We’ve two bundles of Fury goodies to give away to World of Tanks fans

World of Tanks

Competition: We’ve two bundles of Fury goodies to give away to World of Tanks fans

Gigantic is the genre-breaking shooter you'd expect from the designer of StarCraft and Guild Wars

Gigantic

Gigantic is the genre-breaking shooter you'd expect from the designer of StarCraft and Guild Wars

Hearthstone's director discusses Blackrock Mountain dragon cards, and why Blizzard won't nerf Dr. Boom

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone's director discusses Blackrock Mountain dragon cards, and why Blizzard won't nerf Dr. Boom

We're giving away £2000 worth of games right now

Bundle Stars

We're giving away £2000 worth of games right now

We Happy Few looks great, but is open-world survival getting stale?

We Happy Few

We Happy Few looks great, but is open-world survival getting stale?

Tales from the Borderlands PC review

Tales from the Borderlands

Tales from the Borderlands PC review

Topic of the Week: Do you have time for 100-hour games?

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: Do you have time for 100-hour games?

Frame-by-frame slaughter in Ronin, an indie stealth action game

Ronin

Frame-by-frame slaughter in Ronin, an indie stealth action game

Gratuitous Space Battles 2: You can fill space with searing neon death

Gratuitous Space Battles 2

Gratuitous Space Battles 2: You can fill space with searing neon death

Making it in Unreal: Project Reality veterans shoot for more with Squad

Squad

Making it in Unreal: Project Reality veterans shoot for more with Squad

The best PC games of 2015 and 2014

The best PC games of 2015 and 2014