PC Gaming

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 29 Aug 2014

For a long while, Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer was the better game for football fundis than EA’s more polished, but less realistic FIFA. For the last few years, that position as a purists' simulator has faltered – but PES wants it back... and isn’t above taking pot shots at the competition.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 29 Aug 2014

So are you the biggest Call of Duty fan on the planet and have an insatiable desire to own every single piece of Call of Duty software ever launched? Or have you never played a single game and believe you need to buy everything to catch up before Advanced Warfare is released?

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 29 Aug 2014

I haven’t played Titanfall for a long, long time. I had a ton of fun with the game when it was released everywhere but South Africa by fighting the system and playing it on Pc. It was a blast for about two weeks, and then other commitments pulled me away. Nothing’s drawn me back, and its new mode is unlikely to either.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 29 Aug 2014

Earlier this year October was looking like a real cluster...mess. There were games coming out every week, with some major titles even sharing the same release day. Game after game has been delayed, slimming down October a little bit. Yesterday, it just got thinner.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 28 Aug 2014

The remake of 3D Realms’ old shooter Shadow Warrior was set for release next month, but it’s now been delayed, meaning you’ll be waiting an extra month for your dose of Lo Wang.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 28 Aug 2014

I haven’t played Call of Duty multiplayer in any serious or meaningful way in years..nor do I intend to start, though this year’s Call of Duty does actually look good. I’m one of those single player Call of Duty players, and last year’s one was, as far as I’m concerned, quite terrible. I was meant to segue back in to something about multiplayer now, but I forgot. Anyway, here’s a video showing how the game’s multiplayer supply drops work.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 28 Aug 2014

When the new Sim City from EA and Maxis was released, it was an online-only game requiring a connection to EA’s servers to be played, even in single player. Users cried out for an offline mode, only to be told it was nigh impossible. And the modders proved it wasn’t.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 28 Aug 2014

Gamescom is slowly fading into memory, but we have one last bit of reporting for you - the promised hands-on preview for Civilization: Beyond Earth. I savored every second with the game, and it's even better that you can imagine.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 28 Aug 2014

Quake Live holds a special place in my heart. It's the only online game I've ever been banned from to this day, for apparently cheating. I really tried to understand how my a kill/death ratio lower than the temperature in Antarctica meant I was cheating, but I lost that case. Doesn't seem like it matters either, because Quake Live has changed.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 28 Aug 2014

Gauntlet, from Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment has been hit with a small delay. In my opinion, it should be delayed even more. That’s not because it’s bad; it actually looks rather spiffing as far as remakes of old properties go.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 27 Aug 2014

Minecraft is one of those terrible games that eats your time right before your very eyes. I just need to build this, oh but I need to mine that, ooooh check out that hill… I’M GOING ON AN ADVENTURE! I’ve spent many an hour punching away at trees with my fists. Perhaps I can do something more productive with my time now, by not only building a city, but managing it too.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 27 Aug 2014

As you all probably know by now, Zoe just will not shut up about Shadow of Mordor, the upcoming Lord of the Rings game from developer Monolith and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive. She seems to be of the impression that it’s rather good, and that it will finally give LoTR fans the game they deserve.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 27 Aug 2014

I really think 4A Games missed out on the chance to call Metro something else. Something like “Moscow Train Simulator”, because I’m pretty sure life in Mother Russia can get this difficult. Where else would the author of the books get those crazy ideas from? Not from those empty bottles of vodka next to his night stand, I promise you that.