This week, news has been coming in from Forecasting & Analyzing Digital Entertainment about how much Steam has made in the first half of twenty eleven. They estimate that Steam has revenues around the range of $468 million dollars. I will let everyone guess what game led that charge, yep, Portal 2. With an estimated 1.1 million units sold for 56.4 million dollars. Other notables on that top ten list are number two, Magicka with 789k units, Monday Night Combat with 264k and the one that caught me off guard was Borderlands with 204k units sold. Anyone wanna comment on how PC gaming is dying? Nope, didn't think so. I would like to thank Valve for all that they do with Steam. We couldn't of picked a better service. Gratz to Steam for a great first half. I would like to see them hit 1 billion in revenue before the year is up.
As much as I despise Games For Windows Live this is a great game. At this point you might as well pay the $7.50 for it and finish it before the next one comes out. Hopefully Rocksteady Studios wises up and uses Steamworks for the next game. Until then though play Batman and add it to your collection of games that are finished. As always, Midweek Madness sale's are good until Thursday at 7pm EST.
Duke Nukem Forever:
After a long, drawn out process I have finally finished it. It was a great journey and the reviewers need to get off their "High Horses". For me, Duke was an enjoyable experience. Sure, it wasn't Crysis or Metro 2033 but it was a great game to mess around with. The best section by far for me was the monster truck driving. As I have always said in the past it's the little things that make the difference. During that sequence of driving you can hear the "blower" on the truck. For me, this adds to the gameplay. I just really can't fathom how people took a dump on this game. It's not the best game that I have ever played but its far from the worst. People need to rethink how they review games in my own opinion. Overall though I couldn't be happier with Duke Nukem. Probably my favorite line was "I've got balls of fail". I did take some time to take some screenshots, here ya go.
The Freeze Ray
The Ripper with a great photo in the back
Railgun, anyone for a cigar?
You try drawing with a mouse
This thread is just awesome. Post up anything and everything that you pick up. You might be surprised on what your fellow LanOC'ers are buying. Don't be shy either. None of us our professional photographers so don't worry about the quality of the picture.
It was a short Gaming News this week and I am sorry about that. I have finals this week so wish me luck, one more semester until I graduate! Don't forget our Mini-LAN is this weekend. The best part is its free! Also remember that LanOC V9.0 is coming up soon, please sign up as soon as possible so we can get a firm head count on how many people are showing up. And if at all possible try and pay when you sign up. It is so much easier that way. See you at the end of August.
I hope everyone has a great rest of the week. Looks like i'm heading out to King's Island here in the next week or two. I haven't had that much "me" time in the last couple of months. Also, make sure and follow your staff on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Foursquare to get the latest updates about reviews, news and PC gaming. You will be amazed at the stuff that we share.
Until next week, Wingless is out!