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Gearbox strip Borderlands of its DRM, promise working Steamworks multiplayer for all

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Gearbox strip Borderlands of its DRM, promise working Steamworks multiplayer for all

Gearbox are busy selling the world on the idea of another cooperative shooter, named Battleborn. And the fact that the cooperative shooter that made their name has been, for many, offline since the Gamespy shutdown is not the sort of precedent they want following them around.

So they’re fixing it: the developers have removed the ancient SecuRom DRM that Borderlands 1 was still shackled to, and pledged to get every version of the game up and running through Steamworks in the near future.

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Free zombies: Inject some unlife into your weekend with Dead Island: Epidemic on Steam

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Free zombies: Inject some unlife into your weekend with Dead Island: Epidemic on Steam

If you’re anticipating a dead weekend, you might as well embrace it. From now and until July 28th, Dead Island, Dead Island: Riptide and all the bits and pieces of zombie-slaying DLC are 75 percent off on Steam

Dead Island: Epidemic, Stunlock Studios’ MOBA spin-off - which is in Early Access right now - is also free for the entirety of the sale. Our Matt’s played around with it, so you should check out his Dead Island: Epidemic Early Access review

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UPDATED: Steam security failings called out in open letter to Valve. Valve respond

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UPDATED: Steam security failings called out in open letter to Valve. Valve respond

In an open letter to Valve, security specialists and developers have called out “Valve’s inconsistency in rewarding those who report bugs (occasionally punishing people), the speed at which Valve addresses bug reports (if at all), and the problems users face attempting to report bugs to Valve." Saying that all of this is making an insecure client “whose systems process sensitive data for millions of customers and partners."

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The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to Steam today

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The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to Steam today

So, let’s assume you haven’t played The Elder Scrolls Online before today. What can we tell you? It’s okay. Very solid, like a dining table. But equally like a dining table, not something you’d want to spend an awful lot of time with unless you’ve got friends around.

Elder Scrolls Online patches have expanded its range of dungeons, but done nothing to improve on its back-and-forth quests. Try The Elder Scrolls Online for yourself on Steam, by all means. It’s absolutely fine.

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Contraption Maker is second-generation The Incredible Machine, out now on Steam

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Contraption Maker is second-generation The Incredible Machine, out now on Steam

Are you ready to hear the sweetest story in videogaming? A man named Jeff Tunnell made The Incredible Machine in the early ‘90s, and seduced the world with its simple puzzles, solved exclusively with needlessly complex mechanisms.

Fast forward two decades, and Contraption Maker has just been released. Rather than the contemporary rip-off it appears to be, it’s actually designed by Tunnell’s son, Jon. Contraption Maker is a true second-generation game.

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NEOTOKYO mod sees full Steam release, and it's free

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NEOTOKYO mod sees full Steam release, and it's free

NEOTOKYO began as a mod for Half-Life 2: a first person shooter set within future Japan. After being Greenlit almost over two years ago, it’s finally found itself with a full release on the Steam store, and best of all it’s free. It boasts a futuristic take on combat thanks to the cybernetically enhanced soldiers such as motion detection and thermal vision.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer is doing about half the player numbers of Black Ops II on Steam

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Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer is doing about half the player numbers of Black Ops II on Steam

There are parts of the Call of Duty release mechanism that function perfectly, regardless of the game it happens to be launching. We didn't like it so much in our Call of Duty: Ghosts review when it arrived, but it was declared the third-biggest UK launch of the year and already destined for a sequel.

But you can only artificially sustain the momentum of an iffy game for so long. Call of Duty: Ghosts wasn’t very good, and its multiplayer component doesn’t seem to have held the attention of its players. Today, Call of Duty: Ghosts’ multiplayer entertained just barely half the players Black Ops II did on Steam.

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It's Canada Day, so go buy a bunch of games

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It's Canada Day, so go buy a bunch of games

Steam has informed me that it’s Canada Day. It’s basically Canada’s birthday, where the colonies were unified into one nation partially ruled by us dastardly Brits. Thanks Steam! 

To celebrate, Steam’s gone and chucked a bunch of Canadian-made games into a sale. Yes, the Steam Summer Sale isn’t even cold yet, and Valve’s already moved onto the next one. 

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Steam Summer Sale Day 7: this is just how we live now

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Steam Summer Sale Day 7: this is just how we live now

It’s the seventh day of the Steam Summer Sale, and we’re still here. Obviously some of you are only here because you’re in an internet cafe, since you sold your house. They’re only games, guys. You should have just remortgaged it. 

Anyway, enough faffing around. Today’s going to be a toughy, because there’s not a lot in the deals that you shouldn’t get at those prices. 

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Steam Summer Sale Day 6: the wallets are restless

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Steam Summer Sale Day 6: the wallets are restless

On the sixth day, there was yet another sale. If you’re yet to buy anything, congratulations! You’ve almost lasted a week. But will this be the day that breaks your resolve? 

Who knows? But if you do falter, at least let us help you by telling what might be worth throwing some cash at. There’s quite a lot to choose from.

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Steam Summer Sale Day 5: holidaying on Greek islands with puckish rogues

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Steam Summer Sale Day 5: holidaying on Greek islands with puckish rogues

It’s day five of the Steam Summer Sale; how’s your wallet holding up? We’ve got a long way to go before the end is in sight and another day of prices dropping like my pants at the doctor’s.

Within today’s offerings are only a few standouts so far, but there are more community’s choice and flash sales yet to come. So be like an eagle and prey on smaller birds and livestock keep an eye out.

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The best of the Steam Summer Sale deals, day four: our wallets won't last

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The best of the Steam Summer Sale deals, day four: our wallets won't last

Sunday isn’t the ‘day of rest’ when there’s a Steam Summer Sale on the loose. We’ve got a pick ‘n’ mix of really good games today and your wallet is going to hurt for it. Outlast, Borderlands 2, South Park: The Stick of Truth and The Wolf Among Us are all games worthy of their seductive price tags. Which ones are you going to pick up?

Here’s my take on the best games to pick up on Day 4’s sales.

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The best of the Steam Summer Sale deals, day three: just buy Skyrim already‏

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The best of the Steam Summer Sale deals, day three: just buy Skyrim already‏

The weekend offers no mercy to our shrinking wallets, as day three of the Steam Summer Sale has kicked off with even more games on the cheap. Today is a brawl between zombies and dragons, and the dragons win hands down. If you’re looking for 100+ hour RPGs for silly prices, today is your day.

Here’s my take on the best games to pick up on Day 3’s sales.

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Steam Summer Sale Day 2: the best of the bunch

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Steam Summer Sale Day 2: the best of the bunch

Another day, another batch of ridiculous game sales on Steam. Did you grab anything yesterday? I bet you did. I ended up grabbing Enslaved and Dark Scavenger. I know, I know, they weren’t flash or daily deals so I’m insane, but I can’t imagine them being any cheaper. I may eat my words.

There are a lot of games to get through, but I’m going to help the best float to the top. Take a gander below for the best of Day 2’s sales.

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