We reported yesterday that certain Steam user information had been compromised, such as passwords and encrypted credit card information. It appears Valve intends to make things right with its customers by offering two high-profile games for free.
If you've got plenty of UMDs sitting around for your PSP, you'll be glad to know that Sony has your back when it comes time to pick up your Vita. It's not a free service though - you may have to pay up to ¥1000* depending on the title being transferred.
Gabe Newell has sent a message to all Steam forum users warning them that user info might have been compromised. The data in question includes usernames, "hashed and salted" passwords, a transcript of game purchases, email and billing addresses, and encrypted credit card info.
Sonic Generations is a game 20 years in the making. We’ve witnessed the speedster’s ups and downs, but this celebratory new game brings out everything that defines Sonic. Yes – the good and the bad. When it works, though, the formula is utterly divine.
It is often difficult to chart the infamous ramblings of Yahtzee Croshaw, let alone remember them accurately. So I hope he forgives me when I mercilessly paraphrase and misquote his treatise on PC gamers. The gist was: “PC gamers believe themselves to be the glorious master race, not content with their games until the dirty console gaming peasants are purged from the landscape.”
If you're a fan of the man who's covered wars, or shooting everything in sight as an Elite, you're probably going to like this week's Xbox Live update. If you don't care for any of that, there's always... Sonic the Hedgehog Tees for your avatar.
The developers at indie studio Cornfox & Brothers are working away on perhaps one of the most attractive iOS games yet: Oceanhorn: Monster of the Uncharted Seas.
The game revolves around a nameless hero on a quest to rescue his sister. Much of your time is spent sailing the uncharted waters of the ocean and solving puzzles. Using your trusty sword, you’ll occasionally square off against fantastical foes, such as armed anthropomorphic beasts. Is this starting to sound a bit nostalgic? Perhaps a screenshot of the game will jog your memory.
If you haven't guessed by now...
Specific pricing and the date of release were not announced with the game's unveiling, but Cornfox assures us that development is going smoothly. You can expect to play Oceanhorn sometime in early 2012.
Lord of the Rings: War in the North is the exact same formula that developers, Snowblind, have been peddling for years; starting back with Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance on the PlayStation 2. It looks prettier when applied to the PlayStation 3, and by virtue that this formula remains fun, it is nice to see a modern Lord of the Rings game that’s worth playing, but wow am I amazed by the lack of innovation in this game.
Anno is a series we love greatly here at Digitally Downloaded. Building the towns and cities up, keeping everything resourced, keeping the citizens happy and fighting off the occasional invasion makes for a wonderful way to spend a weekend.