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Must Reads: How to Get Your Steam Games DRM-Free (Sometimes)

Their Stuff GOG Now Offering Steam Users DRM-Free Copies Of Their Games (Kotaku) Today GOG announced GOG Connect. It’s a clever use of Steam’s API that lets you link one Steam account with GOG. You’ll then get DRM-free versions of Steam games you’ve purchased. Don’t Mess With This Motorised Patriot …


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Must Reads: Final Bosses Are Becoming Terrible

Their Stuff Opinion – Stop Making Terrible Final Bosses (Game Informer) A sense of dread always hits me when I confront the final boss in a game. A lifetime of death and despair has conditioned me to expect the worst from these encounters – the one-hit kills, the enemy that …



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KOTOR 2 Getting 20 New Crowd-Sourced Achievements

Aspyr Media surprised and delighted fans of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords earlier this year when the game was not only released for Mac and Linux platforms, but given a massive update on Windows PC, too. Now Aspyr is set to do it …


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Steam Fixes Major Password Flaw

For the most part, Steam is pretty secure. At least, that’s what most users thought until a recent flaw in how password resets are managed came to light. It turns out, hijacking someone’s account and locking them out was incredibly simple. [T]he process begins by clicking on the “forgot my …


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Play the Total War Series Free on Steam this Weekend

With the expansive campaigns and massive, large scale battles, the Total War series includes some of the most popular strategy games available on the Mac. And now you can play them for free for a limited time. This weekend only, you’ll be able to boot up your Steam client and play …


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Steam Machines Arriving in October

In the market for a new gaming machine? The first Steam Machines will begin shipping out to pre-order customers this coming October 16 and will officially hit store shelves about a month later on November 10. The first wave of Steam Machines will be released by Alienware and CyberPower, though other …


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Steam Summer Sale Dates Have Been Leaked

Get your wallets ready and clean up your hard drives–the Steam Summer Sale is arriving soon. According to a (likely accidental) post on Russian social network VKontakte, the 2015 Steam Summer Sale will run from June 11 through June 20, followed by a couple of “encore” days in which you’ll be able …


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Elite: Dangerous Officially Launches on Mac

The highly-regarded space exploration sim Elite: Dangerous has finally launched on the Mac after a brief beta period. The game is available both through Steam and directly from developer Frontier Developments’ website. Anyone that already purchased the Windows PC version will be able to grab the Mac version free of …


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Why You Should Give GOG Galaxy a Try

As we reported last week, Good Old Games (GOG) has just launched a new gaming service in competition with the juggernaut that is Steam. Called GOG Galaxy, it supports many of the same features as Steam does, though there are also some key differences that help set it apart. Lifehacker …