All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘PC games’

Steam Holiday Sale Has Begun, ‘Arkham Origins’ Half Off

During this year’s Black Friday holiday shopping weekend, PC gamers were treated to this year’s Steam Autumn Sale. As expected, this sale was a small taste of the much larger sale that was to come. Today Valve launched its 2013 Steam Holiday Sale. Prices on a huge selection of PC games are at the lowest level they will be at …

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‘Final Fantasy VIII’ Out Today on PC

Square Enix today announced that Final Fantasy VIII has been released as a downloadable title for PC. The game can be found on Steam and currently costs $12. As the follow-up to the beloved Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII is often cited as a step back for the Final Fantasy series. The game’s story is generally incomprehensible, featuring floating …

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Teaser Trailer For ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Game Hits at NYC Comic-Con

The video game movie tie-in industry is littered with failed attempts to capitalize on a popular movie; and by failed, I mean the games that usually tie-in to movies are hastily thrown together and easily forgotten. In other words, the games are bad. For a perfect example of this, check out J.J. Abrams reacting to the critical failure that was …

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SimCity Might Get An Offline Mode, Mod Support Is Coming

When SimCity launched earlier this year, it became the best example yet of why always-online DRM doesn’t work. The game suffered from inconsistent performance and random log outs as a result of the game’s requirement to always be online. At the time, EA insisted that the always online requirement was part of the game’s design, but the now the developers …

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Is Half-Life 3 Actually Under Development?

Throwing the caution of attracting the ire of the The Answer Is No Twitter account, the idea of actually getting to play Half-Life 3 makes one take risks when it comes to article title conventions. The idea of the game actually seeing the light of day is point of extreme consternation of video game fans around the globe. Of course, …

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Valve Announces SteamOS, Brings Your PC To The Living Room

Last year, Valve attempted to bring Steam to the living room through Big Picture. It worked well enough, but it required you to plug your PC directly into a TV. With its next breakthrough, Valve will now bring your PC to the living room through a dedicated operating system. This afternoon, Valve announced SteamOS – a Linux-based operating system that …

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GameFly Opens PC Game Storefront, Gives Away Mafia II

For the past few years, GameFly has been the Netflix of gaming. Console gamers interested in trying out the latest games could simply add games to their queue and get them in the mail within a few days. Now GameFly has its sights set on the PC gaming market, and has opened a new digital storefront to cement its ambitions. …

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New Football Manager 14 Trailer Focuses On Game Simulation Engine

Although many prefer their video game sports to be played on consoles with full team control and interactivity, there is a strong community supporting the sports simulation side of the genre. With the 2013 version having a consistently strong showing in Steam’s game stats page, there’s no point in denying the popularity of Sports Interactive’s Football Manager series. In the …

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Total War: Rome 2 Preview Highlights Naval Battles

Clear your calendars because the time-sink that is the Total War real-time/turn-based hybrid strategy game is about to pay a return visit to the Roman Empire, allowing players to fulfill their Julius Caesar/world domination fantasies, one turn at a time. The hype meter among the PC gaming community is really high for Total War: Rome 2, and considering the quality …

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Battlefield 4 Video Shows Us Multiplayer, Ultra Graphics

Say what you will about Dice/EA’s upcoming sequel to their successful Battlefield series, especially when the latest iteration is still popular with the gamer community, the developers certainly now how to make a good looking game. Take this latest video, for instance. While short, it offers a look at the multiplayer aspect of things, and while those who are familiar …

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Game Mod Brings Dishonored Abilities To Skyrim

The alter, change, or build upon PC game code to add features, content, and/or, desired improvements is, of course, known as modding. Thanks to the largely unpaid efforts of these “amateur” programmers, many a game has been given new life, courtesy of the fan-created content that pops up. While those who limit their gaming to the console environment miss out …

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Virtual Reality Porn Arrives On The Oculus Rift

While Rule 34 dictates that if it exists, there is pornography of it, perhaps there should be an amendment or a subsection we can add to it; one that reads, “if it is capable of displaying porn, someone will make porn for it to display.” Such is the case with the Oculus Rift, a promising headset designed to give gamers …

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