Tagged with Valve

Steam Controller: Just As I Guessed

Steam Controller: Just As I Guessed

I said previously that if Valve wants to move PC gamers to the couch, they’d need to give them a controller that could replace keyboard and mouse. That’s what Valve announced on Friday. Continue reading

Dear Valve: I Didn’t Know You Were In The Movie Biz

Dear Valve: I Didn’t Know You Were In The Movie Biz

Valve and Apple appear to be converging on the same target – your living room. They both want to control it, which means controlling the television set. And Valve has to know that games alone aren’t going to be enough to control the TV. Continue reading

Reading the MMO Tea Leaves for 2012

In previous years I’ve spent a lot of time reviewing and writing up a year’s worth of Massively.com / other MMO sites news articles. Although this is very useful from an information point of view (particularly the “oh, I’d forgotten about that” articles) it takes a very long time. So, this year I’m still doing … Continue reading

Did UbiSoft’s DRM System Work?

Digital Rights Management (DRM)  is a controversial issue, with hyperbole on both the pro- and anti-sides. Stripped of rhetoric, it’s actually a cost-vs-benefit issue: how many PC players are developers willing to irritate (cost) in exchange for reducing day 1 piracy (benefit)? what benefits do the PC gamers get in exchange for having to meet … Continue reading