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Goat Simulator Launch Trailer Parodies Dead Island

Dead Island was one of the biggest disappointments of 2011. The game itself wasn’t bad – it was actually quite good. The disappointment came from how amazing the debut trailer was compared to the final game. Well, one of the most anticipated games of 2014 has recreated Dead Island’s debut trailer and I have a feeling the final game won’t …

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Microsoft Hasn’t Given Up On PC Gaming Just Yet

In August of last year, it looked like Microsoft was finally getting serious about PC gaming again when it hired former Steam boss Jason Holtman. Those hoping for a PC gaming renaissance from Microsoft were met with disappoint last month when it was revealed that Holtman would be leaving Microsoft after only six months on the job. While his departure …

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Titanfall Is About To Get A Little Prettier On The PC

Titanfall is not an ugly game. It’s not exactly a pretty game either. Its use of the decade old Source engine ensures that it sits somewhere in the middle instead as a strong aesthetic makes up for its lack of cutting edge effects. Understandably, PC gamers demand more from their games though and Nvidia is helping to deliver that. Nvidia …

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Alienware, Crytek Team Up on Lighting Software

By and large PC gamers simply want the best hardware they can afford to play the best-looking and best-performing games on any platform. Like with any hobby, though, there are those who take things further and need the aesthetics of their rig to reflect its internal power. For those people there is Alienware, the company that built its name on …

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‘Shadowrun Returns’ Expansion Out Today

In the early days of gaming Kickstarter projects, Shadowrun Returns was one of the most successful. Gamers and industry figures watched as Harebrained Schemes raised $1.8 million and delivered a solid game. As a simplified turn-based tactical game with an old-school isometric view and text storytelling Shadowrun Returns was exactly the type of game many PC players had been missing …

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‘Deus Ex: The Fall’ is Coming to PC

Square Enix today announced that Deus Ex: The Fall will be coming to PC on March 25. The game will be available through Steam on that date and will cost only $10. The Fall is an ambitious first-person action game that Square Enix released for mobile platforms in 2013. The game is set during the same time period as Deus …

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‘Daylight’ Coming to PS4, PC on April 8

Leave it to the indie market to pick up the slack from larger publishers. The Amnesia series has proven that the survival horror genre is not dead, spawning a new trend with games such as Outlast and Slender. Zombie Studios today announced that the next entry into the non-combat survival horror genre is set to scare gamers this spring. Daylight …

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Harmonix Unveils “Music Driven” Shooter ‘Chroma’

It’s been years since the Rock Band and Guitar Hero have been relevant. Like true rockstars the plastic instrument genre was a sensation that came on fast and burnt out before its time. Since then Harmonix has been finding more success in its Dance Central titles and fans of the studio have been wondering if the developers may have something …

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Jason Holtman Leaves Microsoft After Only Six Months

Microsoft and PC gamers aren’t the pals they once were. With the introduction of Games for Windows Live, Microsoft ensured that pretty much every PC gamer on the planet went to rival platforms, like Steam or Origin. It seemed like Microsoft intended to win back those PC gamers last year by hiring Steam’s content licensing boss Jason Holtman, but now …

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‘Shadowrun Returns’ Expansion Coming February 27

As one of the earliest Kickstarter video game campaigns, Shadowrun Returns has been quite a success story. Developer Harebrained Schemes managed to more than quadruple its Kickstarter goal and then finish the solid strategy RPG in a timely fashion. The game provided fans with a solid (if a bit short) campaign and a platform on which to build their own …

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PC Gaming Revenue to Hit $24 Billion by 2017

Throughout the last few years console game revenue has been falling. Much of this has been attributed to the rise of smartphone and tablet gaming, though the extended length of the previous console generation no doubt bears some of the blame. At the same time, PC gaming has seen a resurgence. Console games ported to PC during the past few …

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SimCity Is Finally Getting An Offline Mode

One of the biggest blunders of 2013 was the launch of EA’s SimCity reboot. The PC game required an always online Internet connection which the developers at Maxis claimed was due to the game using cloud computing to generate cities in game. It sounded good on paper, but the launch was plagued with connection time outs and various other problems …

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