PC Gaming Tag

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 19 Dec 2014

The force is strong with the PC Master Race. There are always excellent games available on the platform ranging from indies to AAA releases. However, it's really the games that only come to a specific platform that can make us truly jealous. This year, PC gamers had a real winner that was made for them alone.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 18 Dec 2014

I’ve always enjoyed the inclusion of the undead in games. Titles like Resident Evil (back in the day) popularised their existence, and since then anything with a rotting corpse attached pretty much grabs some attention. Dead Island grabbed even more with an emotional trailer that had the internet buzzing, but the game itself felt disjointed, and ultimately fell into the pit of mediocrity. I really disliked it, but I can’t really say the same yet about Techland’s latest game, Dying Light.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 18 Dec 2014

Elite: Dangerous is now officially out, getting the head start over Star Citizen and plunging PC gaming back into the hay-days of space simulators. I’ve been wrestling with the download client for a few days now and can finally hop into my very own spaceship to explore the game’s vast universe, and it seems like I should getting cracking too, since Frontier is paying dedicated players quite handsomely.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 17 Dec 2014

As the saying goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it the next big MOBA… or something like that. It seems like EVERY company thought it would be a good idea to hop onto that genre’s bandwagon, looking to compete with top dogs Dota 2 and League of Legends. It’s incredibly risky, and honestly, I don’t see it working out for many. EA’s offering, Dawngate, shut down just over a month ago for example, before it even saw any proper release. Those footsteps are being followed by another title – Transformers Universe

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 17 Dec 2014

I’m incredibly disappointed that Valve have cancelled Christmas in Dota 2 this year. I know they have their reasons (something about an engine overhaul or something), but that doesn’t mean I won’t be a spoilt Internet brat and demand free stuff anyway! Dear Gaben, please send a update with lots of extra snow flakes and candy sprinkles. Lots of love from Porra #2.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 15 Dec 2014

Hey, I know we’re no longer on speaking terms since I told you about the Humble Store Winter Sale. I just wanted to apologise. How was I to know you’d blow all your savings like that though? Anyways, I think we should be friends again, come on, for old times sake at least! Listen, I've got some inside information on cheap games, guaranteed to give you hours of entertainment and save you mone… hey wait, where are you going?

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 15 Dec 2014

Elite Dangerous is bringing back space simulators this week in a big way. There’s a good reason why it’s being held up against the highly regarded Star Citizen, with some stellar visuals, authentic space sim gameplay and the fact that it’s actually finished making it highly attractive. It’s too bad you’ll never actually play the game like this launch trailer though.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 12 Dec 2014

I'm one of those strange people who enjoys collecting Steam trading cards for my favorite games, later crafting them into badges and bragging rights. However, my Steam inventory can also get cluttered with weird, worthless junk. But it's time to clean it out and get some fun games in the process.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 12 Dec 2014

It’s time to kick that horrible Minecraft habit you have. Surely you’ve built, explored, and mined EVERYTHING in your randomly generated world by now? Here, have this new card game made by the very same genius that brought you that blocky playground you love so much. It’s called Scrolls, and it’s now out of beta.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 11 Dec 2014

Want to know a bit more about me? Of course you don’t, but I’m going to tell you anyways! My biggest passion after gaming is writing. I want to spend the rest my life putting words to paper (or fingers to keys), and my biggest dream is to be an author one day. That’s probably why I find this game, Elegy for a Dead World, so fascinating.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 11 Dec 2014

Old school shooter Counter-Strike has maps that are the stuff of legends. No really, I promise you there are levels that aren’t Dust2. One of my favourites is Train, the stage that’s packed with… well you know what. Valve felt that the map had reached the end of its line, and decided to build a new one from scratch.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 10 Dec 2014

Phew, my wallet somehow survived the Steam Exploration Sale! It’s only temporarily safe though, as an inevitable Christmas sale is probably just around the corner. In preparation, I’ve upped my defenses to Valve’s platform tenfold, ensuring a guaranteed survival against another discounted onslaught. Hang on a second, who’s that on the horizon? A counter-attack? Oh thank goodness, they’re waving a white fla… wait a second. Humble Store, what are you doing? WHY ARE YOU WAVING THOSE CHEAP GAMES IN MY GENERAL DIRECTION? MEDIC!

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 08 Dec 2014

One thing I really dig about modern day gaming is that some developers release content that coincides with the season or theme at hand. In Dota 2 for example, Valve gave us Diretide to commemorate Halloween and Frostivus to prepare for Christmas… or at least, that’s how things used to be. There was no spooky celebration this year, and it looks like Christmas has been cancelled too.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 05 Dec 2014

The Winter Sale has started on GoG.com and they are kicking off with a nice present. Not only will you be able to get all kinds of awesome games at stupidly low prices, you can also get a timeless classic for nothing, if you're quick enough.