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Jan092012

Daily News - 9th January 2012 - Final Fantasy XIII-2 Demo, Steam Sales 2011 and Lego Batman: 2

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Demo Coming In A Few Days

Is anyone excited for this? Will anyone buy this? Why does this exist? These are all questions you could be asking yourself, whilst playing the Final Fantasy XIII-2 demo tomorrow on PS3 and Wednesday on Xbox 360. What'll be in there? Who knows! Enjoy!

I have no idea...

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Steam Does Predictably Well In 2011

Valve had a great 2011, enjoying not only Portal 2's huge critical and commercial success, but also because Steam, once again, announced it had exceeded last year's sales by over 100%, keeping up it's record of 7 straight years of success. Other stats of note are:

  • 40,000,000 Steam Accounts now exist
  • This year Steam pushed out 780 Petabytes of data (double the previous years')
  • Over 400 games now contain Steamworks, with over 14.5 million games containing Steamworks sold (67% more than 2010)
  • There are now 1,800 games available on Steam

Gabe Newell had the following to say:

"Steam and Steamworks continues to evolve to keep up with customer and developer demands for new services and content. Support for in-game item trading prompted the exchange of over 19 million items. Support for Free to Play (FTP) games, launched in June, has spurred the launch of 18 FTP titles on Steam, with more coming in 2012. Looking forward, we are preparing for the launch of the Big Picture UI mode, which will allow gamers to experience Steam on large displays and in more rooms of the house."

Congrats to Valve, the service is great and it's only going to to go from strength-to-strength.

Wheatley is impressed!

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Lego Batman 2 Announced And Sounds Awesome

I like the Lego games, they're simple but have about a thousand carrots on various sticks which makes it hard to stop playing them. Lego Batman is one I've yet to play, but by the sounds of the sequel I won't have to! Lego Batman 2 will not only feature Batman, his friends and his rigues gallery, but will also rope in other DC superheroes too. Subtitled "DC Super Heroes", the game will feature Superman, Green Lamtern, Wonder Woman and other good guys from the comics, but will also contain extra bad guys too like Lex Luthor. No release date has been announced yet, but they have said to expect a summer release date, on all the usual platforms. If the Flash is in this, I may totally lose my shit...

Lego Superman looks spot-on

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