Tag Archives: pc gaming
Mon, Dec 19, 2011 | 17:35 GMT
GameFly announced today that its PC service (powered by their acquisition of Direct2Drive) has entered open beta today. Along with selling digital copies of PC games, the service also includes an Unlimited PC Play section with hundreds of games to choose from. More »
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 | 17:37 BST
US tech company Commodore USA is planning to bring back the Amiga as a new brand of high-end PC. They currently have three different models planned that will be suitable for a range of different users.
Fri, Sep 24, 2010 | 21:36 BST
Microsoft has reiterated its stance on supporting PC gamers, and has hit back at those who say it’s not doing enough by stating it’s also first-publisher’s responsibility as well.
Tue, Jun 22, 2010 | 20:50 BST
An internal Q&A document from Microsoft has surfaced, and in it the company asks itself whether or not it has fulfilled its promise of releasing first-party PC titles to the consumer.
Fri, Feb 06, 2009 | 21:26 GMT
America McGee’s Grimm: Volume 3 will be the last in the point and click adventure, says GameTap.
The online gaming site is celebrating the series upcoming February 12 release by making all episodes of Volume 2 free to play this weekend. So, if you want to step into the shoes of the naughty troll Grimm and make fairy tales as nasty as possible, complete with the ability to wee on everything, head onover there now.
The first episode of Grimm: Volume 3 will be the Frog King – also known as The Princess and the Frog in some circles.
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 is also free to play until February 11 if you sign up for the free service. That should give you something to do over the weekend, no doubt.
Tue, Mar 18, 2008 | 21:51 GMT
Speaking here, Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux has said that the rise in Flash gaming on PC is reinventing the platform, and that the slowing in frequency of blockbuster PC titles is “sad”.
“I think the PC is just reinventing itself,” he said. “It’s being owned more and more by casual gamers, who are playing games from a variety of sites. They are really under the radar at the moment, but there’s… an awful lot of people playing Flash games.”
Molyneux added: “What there isn’t is the spectacular triple-A titles coming out on the PC with the same frequency,” he added. “Which I think is sad, because there’s no other gaming platform which is quite so comfortable to take on a plane and play. You’ve got handhelds, but they haven’t got the same tour de force-type games.”
Molyneux is currently working on Xbox 360 RPG Fable 2, which is likely to see release this autumn.
Tue, Mar 11, 2008 | 15:31 GMT
Epic really needs to sort its message out. Tim Sweeney, the developer’s tech boss, has gone on the record to say that PC gaming has been outpaced by consoles.
“Consoles have definitely left PC games behind,” he said, adding, “PCs are good for anything, just not games.”
His comments echo Gears of War designer CliffyB’s assertion that PC gaming is in disarray, an outburst that VP Mark Rein was quick to
Take a look at the rest of that interview. We somehow doubt Rein will be calling Sweeny an “idiot” any time soon.
Mon, Feb 25, 2008 | 15:15 GMT
According to this, Epic boss Mark Rein thinks that Gears of War 2 leads Cliff Bleszinski’s recent claim that PC gaming is in “disarray” was a bit of a laugh. You know, because Epic makes PC games, and everything.
“Cliff’s an idiot!” he said. “I’m kidding, obviously.”
Rein added: “Hey, Cliff is Cliff, and he’s making a console game, and that’s what he’s focused on, so that’s what his thinking is all about.
“But as a company, we make PC games. We love the PC, it’s our heritage, we want to see it be strong, and we want to sell games like Unreal Tournament III and Gears of War on PC, and have them sell as well as they do on console.”
Bleszinski had previously said, ““I think the PC is just in disarray… What’s driving the PC right now is Sims-type games and WoW and a lot of stuff that’s in a web-based interface.”
Bit of a communications issue there, obviously.
Fri, Feb 15, 2008 | 07:55 GMT
Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski, not known for keeping his mouth especially shut, has laid the developer’s cards on the table in terms of priorities and voiced an opinion many see as the elephant in gaming’s room: that PC gaming is in a complete mess.
“I think people would rather make a game that sells 4.5 million copies than a million and Gears is at 4.5 million right now on the 360,” he said. “I think the PC is just in disarray… What’s driving the PC right now is Sims-type games and WoW and a lot of stuff that’s in a web-based interface. You just click on it and play it. That’s the direction PC is evolving into. So for me, the PC is kind of the secondary part of what we’re doing. It’s important for us, but right now making AAA games on consoles is where we’re at.”
Bleszinski refused to be drawn on whether or not the company is going to show Gears of War 2 at GDC next week. Note that no one from Epic has denied that yet, so we’re keeping our tin foil hats well and truly on for now.