Steam News announces the
Mac OS X edition of Metro Last Light is now available, and that the Linux
edition of 4A Games' first-person shooter sequel is on the way:
dedicated Mac version of Metro: Last Light is now available via Steam, with
development duties handled in-house by 4A Games.
The studio are also putting the finishing touches to a Linux version, scheduled
for release a little later in the year.
Metro: Last Light on Steam supports Steam Play, meaning that owners of any Steam
version will automatically find the game has been added to their PC, Mac and
(ultimately) Linux Steam libraries.
Metro: Last Light for Mac and Linux will also receive the same DLC packages as
the Windows PC and console versions. Mac players can already download Ranger
Mode and the RPK, and the first two pieces of DLC from the Season pass - the
Faction Pack and the Tower Pack. And of course, purchasing the Season Pass will
grant access to the last two DLC's scheduled for release, the Developer Pack and
the Chronicles Packs.
This video shows off
the spectator mode in Battlefield 4, including ways to view the action through
the eyes of the combatants as part of the tabletop overview mode. The clip also
includes a bunch of new gameplay footage on the Paracel Storm map. Thanks
DSOGaming. Continue here to read the full story.
Valve announces Steam Family
Sharing will launch next week in limited beta form, allowing players to lend
games to family and friends. Here's a bit from the FAQ: "Family Sharing is
enabled in one of two ways: You can either locally enable sharing in Account
Settings, with Family Sharing & Devices, or remotely respond to a user’s Steam
request to share your previously installed games via email." Here's the
September 11, 2013 - Steam Family Sharing, a new service
feature that allows close friends and family members to share their libraries of
Steam games, is coming to Steam, a leading platform for the delivery and
management of PC, Mac, and Linux games and software. The feature will become
available next week, in limited beta on Steam.
Steam Family Sharing is designed for close friends and family members to play
one another's Steam games while each earning their own Steam achievements and
storing their own saves and application data to the Steam cloud. It's all
enabled by authorizing a shared computer.
"Our customers have expressed a desire to share their digital games among
friends and family members, just as current retail games, books, DVDs, and other
physical media can be shared," explained Anna Sweet of Valve. "Family Sharing
was created in direct response to these user requests."
Once a device is authorized, the lender's library of Steam games becomes
available for others on the machine to access, download, and play. Though
simultaneous usage of an account's library is not allowed, the lender may always
access and play his games at any time. If he decides to start playing when a
friend is borrowing one of his games, the friend will be given a few minutes to
either purchase the game or quit playing.
PARIS, FRANCE – September 10, 2013 – Today, during the company’s
Digital Days event, Ubisoft announced the development of Tom Clancy’s EndWar
Online for browser-based gameplay on PC and Mac. Developed by Ubisoft Shanghai,
the team behind the console version of Tom Clancy’s EndWar®, Tom Clancy’s EndWar
Online is a tactical and strategic MMO that offers real time battles, HQ and
army management, and massive community-based wars, all set in next stage browser
technology to deliver an unrivalled gameplay experience. As the latest game in
the Tom Clancy’s EndWar world, Tom Clancy’s EndWar Online puts players in the
shoes of the last leader in the aftermath of WW3. Resources and money have run
dry, factions are on the brink of collapse and rogue warlords have taken over.
As one of the last leaders, players are tasked with rebuilding their homeland,
reuniting their faction and spearheading the final battle for Earth’s remaining
resources. Players choose a side, the high-tech European Enforcers or Russia’s
Spetsnaz who deploy brute force tactics, to lead into battle. Offering both
single player and player vs. player challenges, Tom Clancy’s EndWar Online
brings diverse gameplay options and deep strategy to gamers.
“We have been looking for a way to bring EndWar back to its fans and have found
an accessible way with Tom Clancy’s EndWar Online ,” said Thomas Painçon, EMEA
Free-to-Play Publishing Director at Ubisoft. “By offering gameplay directly in
browsers, we hope old fans and new alike will enjoy this new EndWar experience
and join in the quest to lead their faction to victory.”
Tom Clancy’s EndWar Online is free-to-play and currently in closed beta. Fans
interested in signing up or finding more information about the game can do so at
Development of Timesplitters: Rewind is being handled like a mod, and due
to rights issues this planned new game based on the Timesplitters series will be
a free release. That hasn't prevented them from launching a
Greenlight campaign (thanks
Polygon) to solicit feedback from those interested in the project.
This trailer offers a
look at "pre-alpha" gameplay, and a recent
interview on Blend Games talks with Michael Hubicka of Pantheonyx about
where things stand.
WPRI has word that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is
investigating the loan from the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation to
38 Studios, Curt Schilling's failed video-game startup. This case has been
through the legal system more than once already, and they say it's not apparent
what the angle is this time: "It's unclear what exactly the SEC is investigating
about the 38 Studios transaction, which was finalized in the final months of
Carcieri's second term. A lawsuit filed by the EDC last November alleges two top
EDC employees, 38 Studios executives and outside advisers all withheld
information from the agency's board to win approval of the deal." Thanks
Steam News announces a
free week is underway for Awesomenauts,
allowing the chance to try the sci-fi platformer with no obligation. Word is:
"Conflict spans the stars as huge robot armies are locked in an enduring
stalemate. As the Awesomenauts, you must tip the balance to gain an advantage.
Head out to the battlefields with your friends in this 3-on-3 action
platformer." Those who enjoy the game can take advantage of the 75% off sale
that coincides with the free week.