Valve Launches Steam Discovery Update, Personalized Shopping

Redesigned Steam Home Page Brings Recommendations, Curators, and Customization to the Forefront Valve today launched the Steam Discovery Update, which introduces new functionality and features designed to optimize the Steam shopping experience as the number of new titles on Steam increases. In the past nine months, Steam has added over 1,300 new titles and grown to over 100 million active accounts. Designed to meet the demands of this growth, the Steam Discovery Update delivers a smarter Home page, offering recommendations based on past purchases, recent playtime and recommendations by friends. Steam Search has also been updated with extremely detailed filters. … Continue reading Valve Launches Steam Discovery Update, Personalized Shopping

Blue Shift is half-baked Half-Life

It’s not a special edition or add-on: Blue Shift is the official sequel to Half-Life, the awesome first-person shooter series from Sierra. But is it as good as the original? Is it even worth buying for $50? I guess the answers depend on how much you enjoyed the first one. Although in this sequel players do not necessarily have to know about the original story, it helps. In Blue Shift, players you’re no longer a competent scientist who probably makes enough money to drive home in a luxury car, but rather security guard, Barney Calhoun. Barney is 0a rather incompetent … Continue reading Blue Shift is half-baked Half-Life