Tag: Steam

*FIXED* – Steam crashes when game is being backed up

by on Oct.19, 2012, under PC Gaming Commentary

Over the last few months, I’ve been plagued with persistent AppCrash errors when backing up Games within Steam. Checking the event log after the event invariably reveals a generic AppCrash caused by Steam.exe and Steamclient.dll

Given that I live in a Fascist state wherein our ISPs insist on restricting users to monthly download quotas, I’d prefer to store all my Steam games on-site rather then waste my allotment on repeated 5-10Gb game downloads off a Steam content server. A quick search of various forums revealed a number of proposed solutions however none of them worked for me, so I decided to perform my own investigation.
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“Clive Barker’s Jericho” review

by on Mar.23, 2010, under PC Game Reviews

Game: Clive Barker’s Jericho
Developer: Mercury Steam

The new definition of horror?

With so many video games being released each year, it’s vitally important to have your product stand out from its competitive brethren. One of the more successful (and perhaps cynical) ploys is to insert a relevant luminary’s name within the title of your beloved creation to generate media attention and increase its profile. Developer Mercury Steam is well aware of this marketing gimmick and has leveraged gaming and writing luminaries in the past to increase their product profile. Their latest endeavour, Clive Barker’s Jericho, is presumably an attempt to both harness the renowned horror author’s credentials (he is credited with writing the back-story) and push yet another FPS into an already crowded marketplace. Unfortunately for all parties concerned, the melding of these creative talents has resulted in a less than stellar gaming experience.
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