Monday Gamez + Huge Steam Newsby Thomas Hruska on Apr. 19, 2010, under Arts
The deals are still coming from Direct2Drive. And for a change of pace, there are big changes in my favorite Digital Rights Management (DRM) client. Click past the jump to read more.
First up, Steam is completely revamping its client. I love the fact that a single piece of software is all I have to install to have my entire game library at my fingertips (I’ve been avoiding installing other DRM game clients). Steam does that wonderful bit of convenience for me but, over the past couple years, the game library has gotten a bit unwieldy. The new client has two features that I’m really excited about: Game groups and better Achievement tracking. Okay, okay. I’m only really interested in grouping. What I want to do is group games by year released. And if I can then subgroup by genre, even better – but it doesn’t look like I can do that, so I’m not holding my breath. Achievements are fun to get but planning to achieve an achievement is a bit much.
Now onto the games. Direct2Drive (a completely different DRM client) is continuing Spring Gamez with Week 2 of deals. Here’s the list of games at or above a 75% Metacritic rating, less than $20, and a release date of at least 2003:
Supreme Commander Gold (84%) – $7.50
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (90%) – $4.95
Total War Collection (72% to 91%) – $44.95
Men of War (78%) – $2.50
The Path (76%) – $4.95
Capitalism 2 (85%) – $4.95
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! — A Reckless Disregard for Gravity (83%) – $1.95
What do you think about the new Steam client?
What games are you going to pick up from Direct2Drive?
Does it bother you to have more than one DRM game client installed?