Origin are offering the downloadable Windows PC version of The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection for free until July 31st, 2014 at 10AM PDT! Simply follow these steps to redeem your free copy: Install Origin and create an account. If you already installed Origin and created an account skip to step 2. Launch Origin and log into your account. Click on the Origin menu, and select Redeem Product Code and enter the code I-LOVE-THE-SIMS The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection includes the base game and the following content: Expansion packs: University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage FreeTime Apartment Life Stuff packs: Family Fun Stuff Glamour Life Stuff Happy Holiday Stuff Celebration! Stuff H&M Fashion Stuff Teen Style Stuff Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff IKEA Home Stuff Mansion & Garden Stuff Sources: Mitchell M. "How to get The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection." July 23, 2014. Electronic Arts Inc. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
Latest patch could make your game unplayable! Endnight Games latest 0.04 patch for The Forest is causing major frame rate issues for some players, some of which reported their frame rate dropped 30 frame per second. Here's why: "[Endnight Games] added Global Illumination into the game. Which is the effect of light bouncing off a surface to light another. Unfortunately this is a very high end effect, and the effect is not scaled with graphical settings," Steam user TemplarGFX informed players. If you suspect your PC isn't powerful enough to render global illumination, you can start Steam in offline mode (simply disable your Internet connection) to disable automatic updates for The Forest before it's updated to version 0.04. Update (July 23, 2014): TemplarGFX released a patch to disable global illumination in The Forest. Sources: TemplarGFX. "The Cause of Performance Impact!" July 22, 2014. Steam. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
Virus or poor coding? The executable file for The Forest has been triggering a "Win32:Dropper-gen" virus alert from Avast users. When that happens, the TheForest.exe file is quarantined in Avast's Virus Chest, rendering that game useless. Two things could have triggered that alert: An infected executable file for The Forest was uploaded to Steam's servers. The executable file for The Forest is poorly coded. Because The Forest is an "Early Access Game" that's subject to poor coding, I suspect (but can't confirm) that Avast triggered a false positive. If you really want to play The Forest and you don't care about a potential dangerous virus attack... you can access your Virus Chest in Avast to restore your TheForest.exe file by following the steps in the video below:
This person must have a mile long strolling bar in Steam. TimiNax asked Reddit users for their opinions on the "Risen" series, while mentioning that he/she forgot purchasing Risen 2: Dark Waters. "I just saw Risen 3 coming soon on steams[sic] frontpage[sic]. I wanted to check risen[sic] 2 and i[sic] noticed I have the game. So my question for you guys is. What is your opinion on the Risen series? Would you recommend playing the risen[sic] 2?" TimiNax asked. I like how TimiNax answered his/her own question... if you forgot that you purchased a game it must have not appealed to you enough to beat it. I suspect that TimiNax purchased Risen 2: Dark Waters by way of "The Humble Deep Silver Bundle," which included that title along with eight other titles. Sources: TimiNax. "Your opinion on Risen series?" July 8, 2014. Reddit. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
Question: When will the fourth season of The Killing be released on Blu-ray and/or DVD? Answer: The entire fourth season of The Killing is set to premiere exclusively on Netflix starting August 1, 2014. Both Netflix and Fox Television Studios (the production company for The Killing) hasn't mentioned if that season will be released on Blu-ray and/or DVD. Because a majority of Netflix's exclusive content was eventually released on Blu-ray and/or DVD, I can provide a potential release date using that data: Series - Season Premiered on Netflix Released on Blu-ray and/or DVD Days Exclusive to Netflix House of Cards - Season 1 February 1, 2013 June 11, 2013 130 Lilyhammer - Season 1 January 25, 2012 December 3, 2013 677 Orange is the New Black - Season 1 July 11, 2013 May 13, 2014 306 Using the data above, I've come to a conclusion that the fourth season of The Killing could potentially be released on Blu-ray and/or DVD as early as December 9, 2014, although a June 3, 2015 release date is more likely.
Question: Can I register my serial code from the GOG version of Divinity: Original Sin on Steam? Answer: No. Steam's list of retail and digital CD Keys that can be registered on their store doesn't list "Divinity: Original Sin" as a qualifying title. Notes: Because GOG are currently offering a "Fair Price Package" with their version of Divinity: Original Sin, in which some buyers will receive gift cards to use on their store, I doubt that Steam would be open to accepting their serial codes in the future. Sources: "Retail / Digital CD Keys." Steam. Retrieved July 21, 2014. "Divinity: Original Sin." GOG. Retrieved July 21, 2014.