The Steam for Linux Beta Client is now available to all Steam users and a copy of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is also available for download. Users can play some of their favorite titles such as Portal, Team Fortress 2 and Serious Sam on Linux now with promises of more coming.
Dropbox' shiny new shopping bag holds Snapjoy, a cloud-based photo-viewing/sharing service. The buyout closely follows the Audiogalaxy purchase. While the terms of the deal weren't revealed, Snapjoy stopped accepting new signups, without existing users being affected.
Epic Games has officially announced the opening of their online store. The store will allow the purchase of never before seen items related to their games, their brand and their Unreal Engine Technology. If you shop now, you can still get some gifts for the holidays.
Markus Peerson, better known as Notch to the gaming community, has donated $250,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's project named Defense Innovation. The project's aim is to reform patent laws which he has been quite vocal about in past communications.
Assassin's Creed III, developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft, released to critical acclaim but was not without a fair share of bugs and glitches. On their forums, Ubisoft has announced that a holiday patch is on the way to correct many issues.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) today took two important steps for standardization of new versions of HTML. W3C hopes that it will publish the full definition for the spec this Tuesday and to have the final spec by Q4 2014. There is also a first draft for HTML 5.1.
Microsoft's Kinect motion control has many uses when it comes to gaming, but they also are banking on the fact that it can be a useful device when it comes to training for military applications. In addition they are looking at therapeutic uses for those wounded.
The changes that were slated to take effect on January 16 got a little updated terms. After initial terms where Instagram could share users information, content and usage stats with businesses without your approval, after users complaints got a little modified rule.
In a press release today, Epic Games has announced that Zombie Studios, a developer of games on almost every major platform, has licensed Unreal Engine 4. The developer is working on a new psychological thriller for the PC that is slated for a 2nd quarter 2013 release.
An announcement has been posted on the official SWTOR website that the first digital expansion for the game will become available in the spring of 2013. Titled "Rise of the Hutt Cartel", it contain new features such as a higher level cap, five new levels and more.
On their official forum, S2 games has announced that the password security for their multiplayer battle arena game, Heroes of Newerth, has been breached by hackers. The servers were taken down for maintenance, but are back online and all passwords will need to be reset.
In Major Nelson's blog today, he revealed that the world premiere of the documentary Minecraft: The story of Mojang would be coming this Saturday for Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Belgium , Portugal, Austria, France, Finland and Sweden.
Electronic Art has put up the first episode of Crysis 3's Seven Wonders Series of videos. The videos are directed by filmmaker Albert Hughes. While the web page uses phrases like "emotional stories" and "intensely human" it looks like a tech demo trailer to me.
A Survival Horror MMO. War Z, that plunges players in a zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic world in which a viral outbreak has decimated the human population leaving in its wake, a nightmare of epic proportion. For a limited time, War Z is available for a 10% discount.
Not even a week after Google launches Google Maps for iOS, it seems they broke the law. According to the Independent Centre for Privacy Protection in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, the application shares personal data, precisely the location data without your agreement.
In a tweet by THQ President Jason Rubin, he stated that the feedback they received on the Humble THQ Bundle has them considering the cost vs. benefit right now. The Humble THQ Bundle pulled in 5 million dollars that gets shared between the charities and developer.
As previously announced, Twitter is now rolling out a new option which lets you download your entire history. Users are now allowed to download every tweet under the Twitter's API limit which is 3,200 tweets, however the option isn't yet available to all users.
In a Guild Wars 2 blog entry, Guild Wars 2 ArenaNet Security Coordinator, Mike Lewis, stated that they have terminated over 34,000 bot accounts in the game in November. Automated bots cause headaches for both game network managers as well as the honest players.
Google announced it is shutting down several services to make the most impact on some additional products announced last January. Most of the services are being discontinued for normal users, others lost some features, while some are still available for paying customers
Live Mesh was one of the earliest Microsoft's cloud services launched in 2008 being similar in many ways to todays DropBox. Regardless of the fact it had a few millions of users, Live Mesh is no longer in Microsoft's cloud plans and is now replaced with SkyDrive.