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Alan Wake PC Release Date and System Requirements January 27, 2012

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
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The PC release of Alan Wake is getting closer and closer.  Here are the final system requirements for the game.

OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7

PROCESSOR:A dual core processor is required:

  • AMD: Athlon X2 2.8GHz
  • Intel: Core 2 Duo 2GHz

MEMORY: 2 GB

HARD DRIVE: 8 GB

VIDEO CARD:DirectX 10 compatible or later with 512MB RAM

  • AMD: ATI Radeon 3650, 4450, 5550, 6450 or higher (per series)
  • NVIDIA: GeForce 8600GT, 9500GT, GT120, GT430, GT520 (per series)

SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c compatible

INPUT: Mouse and keyboard, Xbox360 controller also supported

The game will be downloadable through Steam, and you can expect it to take full advantage of Steam’s features.  It will not support the Games for Windows platform.  However, there are some pretty sweet features that the PC game will have.  A cool little PC feature is you will be able to play Alan Wake on multiple monitors, perfect for extreme widescreen aficionados.  It is also compatible with Nvidia’s 3D technology, but is very resource demanding, you’ll need a top of the line GPU to take full advantage of it.

Alan Wake is Coming February, 2012 to PC.  Both DLC episodes will be also released alongside the game.

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Steam Mobile App Released January 27, 2012

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
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Valve has done quite a suprising thing and released their own Steam application for iOS and Android.  With it, Steam users will be able to access their friends list, read news and chat while on the go.

I wasn’t expecting Valve to do this, but it does make sense.  The fact is that Microsoft has already released a similiar program worldwide to allow mobile access to Xbox Live, and Sony has also released a similiar application for the Playstation Network (although it has not come to North America yet).  Valve obviously intends to continue to extend Steam accessibility past the PC.  We’ve already seen them release console games that have Steam connectivity (Portal 2 for the PS3) and it looks like this is the next volley to continue that expansion.

However, don’t expect to be able to use the program just by downloading it.  Valve is currently not accepting all users into testing this app right now, but if you want a chance at joining this program in beta testing, you will need to have a Steam account and download the program to your mobile device of choice.  Once you log into the app for the first time you will need to verify your device by e-mail, and Valve will add your account to the list of possible beta testers.

You can grab the iOS version here and the Android version here.