PC Gaming Tag

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 24 Feb 2015

GTA V has been a on long road to PC - and taking wrong turns at nearly ever junction possible. Just a few short days before the game was set to launch in January, Rockstar set back the PC version back to March, along with a window for the eagerly anticipated Heists mode. Heists are still on track for launch, but GTA V on PC has been delayed yet again.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 23 Feb 2015

We’re pretty much all on the same page when it comes to video game graphics. There’s no point in even trying to deny the fact that suitably powerful PCs are capable of better graphics, with smoother framerates than the latest consoles. The question is, how much does it really matter? Gamespot sought to find out – and had people trying to discern the differences.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 23 Feb 2015

Long gone are the days where you were stuck looking at a rather limited range of motherboards to support your brand new processor. The introduction of the LGA 1150 socket from Intel opened up countless possibilities for motherboard creators, including the Z87 and Z97 boards. There's no question that if you're looking for that overclocking upper hand, the Z97 is definitely the way to go. Even the top of the range motherboards have found a way to carve a mid-range, affordable market, and the ASUS Z97 Pro Gamer stands tall here.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 23 Feb 2015

Evolve is a fantastic idea on paper. In fact, it's a fantastic idea in execution as well, but I'm struggling to see how the game is going to stay relevant over the next few months. Regardless of that, Evolve is still one extremely good looking game, especially if you're running things on a beefy PC. If you're on the green side of the fence as well, then it's about to get a whole lot better soon.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 20 Feb 2015

One of the great joys of the Assassin's Creed franchise is wandering around and opening people's chests hidden on balconies or in back gardens. A fun quest for loot, the thrill of discovery, of course it's great... except when the chest is locked because you haven't done enough in some lame companion app. Ubisoft has finally realized this and making the game a bit more fun.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 16 Feb 2015

Developers and publishers love to bandy around terms to show off how popular their games are. Perhaps it's "registered users" or "current profiles" or any other number of PR buzz-words. However, we all know that those numbers are useless if no one is playing the game. Dota 2 has lots of players, so many that they've broken Steam records.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 16 Feb 2015

Evolve is a bit of a hit and miss experience. When you’ve partied up with a bunch of friends, who all have voice chat to communicate, the game is an absolute blast. When you’re playing with mute strangers though, it’s a frustrating affair. One thing that Evolve consistently has going for it, though, is its visuals. The game looks outstanding on the CryEngine – but which platform delivers the most immersive hunting experience?

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 13 Feb 2015

Okay, so I read an announcement about a new game from the director of Dragon Age: Origins and I immediately wrote it off in my head as something I wouldn't be interested in. But then I did my due diligence and looked into the game, and it's actually looking incredible. I want it now.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 13 Feb 2015

I do believe that gaming, like all other forms of art, is a platform for freedom of expression. There are, however, games that sometimes make me question that, with Hatred being the latest example. Despite its gratuitous violence and subsequent Adults-Only rating, the isometric genocide simulator has its very own Steam page, regardless of Valve’s stance on adult restricted content.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 11 Feb 2015

I wouldn’t hold it against you if you didn’t recall Dreadnought. The space combat shooter, which features absolutely massive starships, was announced at E3 last year by Yager, and hasn’t made too much noise since then. The game is progressing nicely, and is still set for launch during the middle of this year. And if you had no idea what it was then, you certainly should be paying attention now.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 10 Feb 2015

Valve really knows what people love, even if people themselves don’t know it yet. It’s why Steam Hats, in the literally and figurative sense, become such a massive market on the digital store front, enticing designers from around the world to try their hand at creation and trade. It’s only been open to a handful of games, but Valve is now busting that wide open.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 09 Feb 2015

Valve is consistently trying to improve Steam’s rather clunky UI, adding in some oft-requested features like the FPS counter last year. One of the most painful processes is trying to see which DLC you own for a particular game, which usually involves hunting each piece down individually on the Store and checking whether it lists it as purchased. Thankfully, Steam is making that easier.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 09 Feb 2015

The Dota 2 Asia Championship just came to a close this morning, with Evil Geniuses taking all the glory in one of the biggest competitions aside from The International. So it seems fitting that around the same time, a brand new trailer for the incoming Dota 2 New Bloom patch appeared online – and it looks like Winter Wyvern could be joining the fray really soon.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 09 Feb 2015

Dungeon crawling can be stressful at the best of times. I always worry if the next step won't lead to my characters dying in trap, or taking on an unbeatable opponent. But it's worthwhile for all the loot and experience to be earned. Darkest Dungeon takes a new and brilliant approach to a seemingly overdone concept, and it's awe-inspiring.