PC Gaming Tag

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 21 Oct 2014

Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming. By the end of the week, all of you can be hopelessly addicted to playing as you seek to colonize the new world. However, Firaxis knows that not everyone has played Civilization V to death like I have. So, they're offering it for free... for a couple of days.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 21 Oct 2014

It's now more rare for a game to launch without a Season Pass than with one. Sometimes the post launch content on offer justifies the extra little cash injection, as is the case with Far Cry 4. You're getting single-player, co-op and multiplayer content, as well as a little trip into a Yeti's den. I highly doubt he'll be as cuddly as I hope.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 20 Oct 2014

I never really understood the need for skins in Borderlands 2. Sure they're fun to show off to friends when you're rolling around Pandora in co-op, but it's pretty said that you're stuck in first-person and can never see your kicks attire for yourself. That's why the third-person mod was so popular back then, and now it's back.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 17 Oct 2014

I remember the very first time I logged into League of Legends. It was back in the game’s beta stage, a time when not every studio on the face of the earth was trying to make a MOBA. League of Legends wanted to reward players who pushed their game for them, ultimately resulting in the insane success Riot has achieved in just five years. Some of those reward promises were kept, while one still has to materialise.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 16 Oct 2014

A long, long time ago I booted up World of Warcraft for the first time and gave it a try. Unlike millions of others in my position, I did not stay past the first 20 or so levels. So these discounts aren't exactly for people like me to try and get back into Blizzard's genre defying MMO. Instead, they're for people still a bit behind on some key expansions.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 16 Oct 2014

Ubisoft has come under a ton of fire after trying to avoid the entire resolutiongate debate last week. Fans claimed that the Ps4 version in particular had suffered a downgrade in order to keep parity between both current-gen consoles. That may not be true, as one Ubisoft developer claims the game could never reach 1080p on Sony's console.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 15 Oct 2014

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is, without a doubt, one of my most anticipated titles of this new generation. Despite the early 2015 release date, the Witcher 3 wasn’t playable at this year’s rAge Expo, although CD Projekt RED was there to show off all the new features on stage. One of those happened to be the game’s refined approach to combat, which builds on the previous system quite well.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 13 Oct 2014

Far Cry 4 is looking like it's going to be pretty explosive. You've got unnecessarily violent wildlife, an off-his-rocker villain and a brand new environment to go completely obsessive over. But what about sticking to the marked path? How long will Far Cry 4 actually last?

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 13 Oct 2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition will be out in about a month. It's really getting close now and I can feel my RPG senses tingling. I will be playing it on new generation console, but I know many of you are grabbing it on PC. Luckily, the game probably won't require you to upgrade your machine to play.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 10 Oct 2014

Final Fantasy XIII was, subjectively, of course, one of the worst Final Fantasy titles to be released. However, if you pushed through and played it to the end of the trilogy, it somehow came together and became... okay. Some might even say good. PC gamers are finally getting their chance to play it, and Square Enix has somehow managed to make the game even worse.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 09 Oct 2014

New, current-gen games are big. With all these graphical advancements comes the scary reality of having to find somewhere to put it all. Games lately take up more space than Matty's hair in a beanie, and Call of Duty is no exception.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 08 Oct 2014

If you’re a gamer on the move constantly, you’re probably looking at investing in a new, shiny gaming laptop. You’re going to have to sell a few organs to get one in your bag, so why not wait a few months to get the absolute best? That’s because Nvidia has just revealed a new batch of mobile gaming chips, and they’re pretty powerful.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 08 Oct 2014

There are some Steam Early Access games that go for months without any meaningful updates. Broforce, the locally developed freedom simulator from Free Lives, isn’t one of those games. Every month they pack a ton of awesome into a monthly patch, and October's is pretty damned special.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 07 Oct 2014

When I was in London, I got around using the famous Underground subway system that tunnels throughout the city. It’s fun to experience in short bursts, but it’s not an environment in which I’d love to spend a lot of time. In Metro, you don’t have a choice. The world’s surface is a radioactive wasteland, forcing Russian survivors underground into the Metro system. It’s this bleak, desolate atmosphere that made the Metro franchise so captivating, and Redux makes it a joy to experience again.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 07 Oct 2014

The resolution and frame rate at which we play games has become one of the most heavily debated topics ever since the dawn of current-gen consoles. It's all about how much better the PS4 can handle games over the Xbox One, something which has really worked against Microsoft. Well Ubisoft want to avoid all of this fuss, so they're making Unity run identically across the board.