PC Gaming Tag

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 20 Apr 2015

Despite my personal admiration for the operating system, Windows 8 hasn't been a massive winner for Microsoft. The adoption rate is still depressingly lower than they would've liked, but they're directly combating this issue with Windows 10. You'll have a full year to snag it for free, and that could be kicking off as early as July.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 20 Apr 2015

If you’re a legit PC gamer, you no doubt have a Steam account loaded with a ton of games. You’ve likely received many random friend requests here and there too, some of which are from people who are looking to hijack your account and access all the goodies that come with it. Steam’s latest policy should hopefully prevent that from happening anymore, or at least cut down on it drastically.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 17 Apr 2015

The release of GTA V came and went in the later months of 2013, devoid of one crucial piece of content. GTA Online was missing from action, and the promise of a shared, persistent online slice of Los Santos to wreak havoc in with friends remained a distant dream. Only a few weeks later, and the gates to online multiplayer were flung wide open to all – but it would be a long time for the true promise of multiplayer to arrive. And even longer for a whole new market to get in on the action.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 17 Apr 2015

I hate all of you that are currently enjoying the latest Mortal Kombat. My fomo is so severe that I dug up my Vita copy of MK9 last night, climbed into bed, and simply cuddled with it. One thing I noticed as I wiped my tears away however, is that there are many, many characters that didn’t transition to MKX – at least not in a playable form. Characters like Baraka, Sindel, and Rain for example, make appearances in  story mode, but are completely unplayable… or are they? Is it possible to make use of these them?

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 16 Apr 2015

GTA V for PC might have been in development for an extended amount of time, but it’s still unable to escape a painful reality. It is still a PC game, and PC games will always have problems at launch. That’s why it took me quite a while to get things running smoothly on my side, with an array of settings options doing the opposite of what they should. Don't worry though, because I’m here to help.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 13 Apr 2015

Judge me all you like, but I’m still not entirely sold on Star Citizen. The insanely successful crowd-funding project is still far off from actual release, and the inclusion of new modes such as First-Person shooting just makes it all seem a little unfocused at times. It is, however, interesting to see just how different this component in particular is going to be from the rest of the market.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 13 Apr 2015

GTA 5's PC release is almost upon us. It feels like a ridiculously long time coming. Some PC gamers even wondered if it would ever release on their preferred platform. However, they need never have feared - apparently Rockstar planned on a PC (and next gen console) release right from the start.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 10 Apr 2015

We told you yesterday that GTA V on PC wouldn’t be some sloppy, slap-sash port from the console versions, and will host a number of exclusive Pc features like a robust video editor, and the ability to scale the game in a frankly ludicrous manner of ways to get it tuned to your system.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 08 Apr 2015

From the faithfully recreated, bustling streets of Hong Kong to the visceral hand-to-hand combat, Sleeping Dogs was a sleeper hit when it launched, and quickly cemented itself as a cult classic. It’s one of those polarising experiences though, that either had you loving or hating it, with a pretty standard sandbox formula giving way to a new setting and gameplay mechanics. Instead of a proper sequel, we’re getting Triad Wars – an online vertical slice of Sleeping Dogs that’s probably going to divide far fewer people.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 07 Apr 2015

Now that Heists have finally arrived for GTA V Online, Rockstar's servers are unsurprisingly busier than ever. That means more pew pew, more vroom vroom and definitely more cheaters ruining the previous two for everyone else. Cheating is prevalent in any online game, and it's the way developers treat it that's far more important. And Rockstar have basically nailed it down to perfection.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 07 Apr 2015

Let’s face reality for a second. At this rate, it seems unlikely that we will ever see Half-Life 3. I know, it made me cry too. Honestly though, it would never live up to the monumental hype it has accumulated, and I think I’ve now made peace with the fact that it will never exist. If you on the other hand, live for the world of Gordon Freeman, there are mods out there who will keep your insatiable thirst quenched.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 02 Apr 2015

Elite: Dangerous is like an interplanetary, extremely beautiful space trucker sim. You fly from planet to planet, avoiding stars, asteroids and space pirates in equal measure as you trade anything from minerals to human slaves. It’s a niche but interesting experience that’s been exclusive to PC for sometime now. That’s changing very soon for all you Apple folk out there.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 31 Mar 2015

Back when Resident Evil 5 was originally released for PC, it was a blasted Games for Windows game. It’s now been updated and re-released, adding the extra content available to console players in Resident Evil 5: Gold. Games for Windows has been ripped, replaced with Steam as its primary DRM. It’s not the only thing that’s been ripped out though.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 30 Mar 2015

The Witcher 3 is a stunning game, and I think everyone with a sliver of knowledge about the RPG already knows that. There are many techniques that go towards creating immersive, gorgeous back drops, one of which is chromatic aberration. It’s a setting that often stays locked away from player tweaking, but CD Projekt RED isn’t going to force it on you if you really don’t like it.