Jeff Chabot

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  1. Valve has decided to give us a good look at its latest Steam Controller prototype a few days before the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco. As posted on the Steam blog today, the prototype incorporates a lot of the user feedback received and design changes announced at Steam Dev Days back in January.Valve has decided to give us a good look at its latest Steam Controller prototype a few days before the Game Developer's Conference opens in San Francisco on Monday. As posted on the Steam blog today, the prototype incorporates a lot of the user feedback received and design changes announced at Steam Dev Days back in January. Steam plans to bring 10 hand-assembled controllers to GDC where visitors can test them out on demo stations, and the guys at Steam say they welcome feedback from users. From the photo, it appears Valve has removed those four square touch pads that raised curiosities in early designs (and what was earlier a designated area for an LCD display), replacing them with a Steam logo and Stop and Play buttons. The controller also has X, Y, A, and B buttons similar to an Xbox controller (although positioned much lower). If you're at GDC next week have a look at the prototypes and let us know what you think in the comments. About the Author: Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+. Click here to view the article
  2. Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, have announced the game will soon be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita this coming August. The promotional graphic says the editions are “slightly improved,” and Mojang boasts the PS4 and Xbox One versions bring “significantly bigger worlds and a greater draw distance” than the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. A PlayStation 3 + Vita Edition will also add the capability of using the Vita for online play. Minecraft for PlayStation 4 will cost $19.99, but an upgrade will be available for $4.99 if you already purchased the game for PlayStation 3 on the PlayStation Network. Currently, Mojang isn’t promising an upgrade from the Blu-ray Disc edition of Minecraft, but they’re working with Sony on a possible solution. Get more details on the forum post. Minecraft for Xbox One will cost $19.99, but if you already own the Xbox 360 version from a disc or digital purchase on Xbox Live and upgrade will be available for $4.99. Minecraft saves from Xbox 360 will be transferable to Xbox One, but the reverse will not be possible. More details on the forum post. Finally, the Minecraft: Playstation 3 + Vita Edition will be available free for those who already purchased the PS3 version from the PlayStation Network. If not, the edition will cost $19.99 and gives you the game on both platforms. (More details in this forum post.) As mentioned above, Mojang doesn’t have a solution yet for those who purchased Minecraft on Blu-ray Disc, but we’ll keep you posted. About the author: Jeff Chabot is a wannabe game developer that just writes instead. On HD Report, Gameverse, and Google+, and IndieGameSource Click here to view the article
  3. Octodad: Dadliest Catch is now available to purchase and download from Steam. In fact, today Steam is offering 20%-off the $14.99 title until Feb. 6, 2014. Octodad: Dadliest Catch falls into the Action, Adventure, Indie genres of games and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux PCs. The game was developed and published by Young Horses.[/size]Octodad: Dadliest Catch is now available to purchase and download from Steam. In fact, today Steam is offering 20%-off the $14.99 title until Feb. 6, 2014. Octodad: Dadliest Catch falls into the Action, Adventure, Indie genres of games and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux PCs. The game was developed and published by Young Horses. Check out the launch video from Steam below: http://store.steampo...om/video/224480 Click here to view the article
  4. Steam has launched Steam Reviews in beta mode, a new feature that lets users share reviews of games with others. Steam says once a user has played a game or used a software title on Steam they can write a review. The Reviews beta is open to all Steam users. "Steam Reviews is an evolution of the Recommendation system that has been a part of Steam since 2010. Over the past few years, Steam users have written over 7 million Recommendations of games and software to their friends. Those Recommendations have been upgraded to Steam Reviews. As such, users may now choose to make their past Recommendations visible as Reviews to everyone on Steam, if they wish, by visiting their list of Reviews and changing the settings accordingly." @indiegamesource Click here to view the article
  5. Valve has posted the professional gamer documentary "Free to Play" to YouTube, iTunes, and SteamPowered for anyone to watch. The documentary focuses on the Dota 2 International tournament where professional gamers compete for a million dollar top price. The film follows several Dota teams as they prepare and compete in the tournament, including the infamous EHOME club. Featured players in the film include Ukraine native Dendi, Signapore-born hyhy, and Clinton “Fear” Loomis from the US. In Dota two teams of five race to destroy each other's heavily fortified base called the Ancient. In the film, Analyst/Commentator Su-Leo Liu calls Dota a "combination of football (American soccer) and chess." The Valve documentary, that runs approximately one hour and fifteen minutes, premiered August 19 in San Francisco during the GDC conference. Valve also released several behind-the-scenes clips as well that are available to view free-of-charge. About the author: Jeff Chabot is a wannabe game developer that just writes instead. On HD Report, Gameverse, and Google+. Click here to view the article
  6. Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, have announced the game will soon be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita this coming August. The promotional graphic says the editions are “slightly improved,” and Mojang boasts the PS4 and Xbox One versions bring “significantly bigger worlds and a greater draw distance” than the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. A PlayStation 3 + Vita Edition will also add the capability of using the Vita for online play. Minecraft for PlayStation 4 will cost $19.99, but an upgrade will be available for $4.99 if you already purchased the game for PlayStation 3 on the PlayStation Network. Currently, Mojang isn’t promising an upgrade from the Blu-ray Disc edition of Minecraft, but they’re working with Sony on a possible solution. Get more details on the forum post. Minecraft for Xbox One will cost $19.99, but if you already own the Xbox 360 version from a disc or digital purchase on Xbox Live and upgrade will be available for $4.99. Minecraft saves from Xbox 360 will be transferable to Xbox One, but the reverse will not be possible. More details on the forum post. Finally, the Minecraft: Playstation 3 + Vita Edition will be available free for those who already purchased the PS3 version from the PlayStation Network. If not, the edition will cost $19.99 and gives you the game on both platforms. (More details in this forum post.) As mentioned above, Mojang doesn’t have a solution yet for those who purchased Minecraft on Blu-ray Disc, but we’ll keep you posted. About the author: Jeff Chabot is a wannabe game developer that just writes instead. On HD Report, Gameverse, and Google+, and IndieGameSource
  7. Valve has posted the professional gamer documentary "Free to Play" to YouTube, iTunes, and SteamPowered for anyone to watch. The documentary focuses on the Dota 2 International tournament where professional gamers compete for a million dollar top price. The film follows several Dota teams as they prepare and compete in the tournament, including the infamous EHOME club. Featured players in the film include Ukraine native Dendi, Signapore-born hyhy, and Clinton “Fear” Loomis from the US. In Dota two teams of five race to destroy each other's heavily fortified base called the Ancient. In the film, Analyst/Commentator Su-Leo Liu calls Dota a "combination of football (American soccer) and chess." The Valve documentary, that runs approximately one hour and fifteen minutes, premiered August 19 in San Francisco during the GDC conference. Valve also released several behind-the-scenes clips as well that are available to view free-of-charge. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjZYMI1zB9s#t=88 About the author: Jeff Chabot is a wannabe game developer that just writes instead. On HD Report, Gameverse, and Google+.
  8. Valve has decided to give us a good look at its latest Steam Controller prototype a few days before the Game Developer's Conference opens in San Francisco on Monday. As posted on the Steam blog today, the prototype incorporates a lot of the user feedback received and design changes announced at Steam Dev Days back in January. Steam plans to bring 10 hand-assembled controllers to GDC where visitors can test them out on demo stations, and the guys at Steam say they welcome feedback from users. From the photo, it appears Valve has removed those four square touch pads that raised curiosities in early designs (and what was earlier a designated area for an LCD display), replacing them with a Steam logo and Stop and Play buttons. The controller also has X, Y, A, and B buttons similar to an Xbox controller (although positioned much lower). If you're at GDC next week have a look at the prototypes and let us know what you think in the comments. About the Author: Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.
  9. I always thought of indie games as similar to indie bands and independent films. New software has allowed bands to produce albums without the help from a major producer/distributer. New camera technology has allowed independent film directors to make pretty darn good looking films on shoestring budgets. Maybe its a philosophy because it has to be. If someone has a great game and can't find anyone to produce it, cheers to indie developer who is motivated to produce it!
  10. Octodad: Dadliest Catch is now available to purchase and download from Steam. In fact, today Steam is offering 20%-off the $14.99 title until Feb. 6, 2014. Octodad: Dadliest Catch falls into the Action, Adventure, Indie genres of games and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux PCs. The game was developed and published by Young Horses. Check out the launch video from Steam below: http://store.steampowered.com/video/224480
  11. Steam has launched Steam Reviews in beta mode, a new feature that lets users share reviews of games with others. Steam says once a user has played a game or used a software title on Steam they can write a review. The Reviews beta is open to all Steam users. "Steam Reviews is an evolution of the Recommendation system that has been a part of Steam since 2010. Over the past few years, Steam users have written over 7 million Recommendations of games and software to their friends. Those Recommendations have been upgraded to Steam Reviews. As such, users may now choose to make their past Recommendations visible as Reviews to everyone on Steam, if they wish, by visiting their list of Reviews and changing the settings accordingly." @indiegamesource