Samsung's latest curved monitors want to take your display to the next level. These could be a great boon for gamers out there. The curved screen creates an immersive display to really "get in the game." PC gaming is having a moment, as "let's play" and Twitch TV are making it easier for everyone to share gaming experiences. Samsung's new line of curved monitors join the SE790C which it unveil at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. By adding 4 new curved monitors to its line up, Samsung is giving customers more computing (and PC gaming!) options.
Most old school PC Gamers will fondly remember the Ultima Underworld series of Fantasy RPG games, and many have been asking for an updated version. Whether you want to call it a reboot, a modernisation, or a comeback, one thing is for sure - gamers want to see this series transported to the modern era. Looks like the original creators of these games have the same desire, and have started a Kickstarter Campaign to bring their latest concept into modern reality. It’s called Underworld Ascendant.
Gamers that are looking for a bargain on some older, but top tier games will want to check out the 2K and Bethesda Softworks Legendary Bundles. There are a pair of Legendary Bundles and each of them has two older, but top-notch video games inside. The Legendary Bundles are offered for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
This week the folks a Mojang have announced a collaboration of epic scale - the first Xbox 360 downloadable update, utilizing the Mass Effect gaming environment for a fully-boxy adventure. This update is called Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Mass Effect Mash-Up. This game works in collaboration with Microsoft Studios, Xbox Live Arcade, and 4J Studios - and the full details of the game are not yet out on the block. What you will be able to see is a set of cinematic effects not necessarily representative of the actual final bit of gameplay - we'll see that soon enough.
Last year, Bethesda announced that its sister company, Zenimax Online Studios, would be making Elder Scrolls Online, much to the joyful proclamations of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim fans. At the time, it was only known that it would be coming around in 2013, and now as the time draws near, Bethesda has revealed that it will be using a monthly subscription system rather than a freemium business model.
Add this one to your ever-growing book of video game enthusiasts against downloadable additions (DLC) to video games connected to the internet: Trey Parker says no to the whole mess for The Stick of Truth. The South Park-themed game will be released by the end of this year - right in time for the holiday season - but it'll be cut to a standard size where its creators originally slated it to have so much content it would have taken many, many years to complete.
The next-generation console war isn't at full steam yet, but the summer has seen some fierce battling going on already between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. However, the Xbox 360 is still selling despite the anticipation of the next-generation. Microsoft revealed that they sold 140,000 Xbox 360 consoles during the month of June, which was enough to top the list of the best-selling consoles for 30 straight months.
Larry Hryb, the Director of Programming for Xbox Live, stated today that Xbox SmartGlass now supports Amazon's selection of Kindle Fire tablets. It's coming in about half a year late, seeing as the app was released for regular Android devices way back in October of last year. With the Xbox SmartGlass app now available in the Amazon App Store, owners of the affordable Kindle Fire can enjoy an extension of the Xbox Live experience with their tablets.
Bethesda is working on a new game apparently, but no one is sure on what exactly they're working on, even after the developer released a 4-second Vine clip teasing the new game. The clip features barbed wire, an LP spinning, and sheet music of "Air of the G-string" by Bach. What could all of this mean?
Should you happen to be playing the widely applauded BioShock Infinite game this week with a machine with the graphics power of NVIDIA's GeForce under the hood, you'll also find game-optimized drivers available to you for download. These drivers have ben sent out to the public along with notes about how they'll destroy your concept of what looks best graphics-wise. If you thought this game looked great before, you're in for a real trip.
NVIDIA never skimps on offering constant driver updates to its various graphics cards, and today the company released beta drivers that are optimized for the many games coming out this month, including SimCity, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, Resident Evil 6, and Hawken PhysX just to name a few.