PC Gaming

Valve Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ditches cross-platform play says company

Valve Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ditches cross-platform play says company

Valve has decided to axe the ability for PC and PS3 players to compete head-to-head in the upcoming game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, just weeks after it said the feature would be one of the defining parts of the game. The problem, according to the company, is that allowing cross-platform play would mean the PC version wouldn't be able to get continuous patches and updates.

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SteelSeries teases mouse with integrated screen

SteelSeries teases mouse with integrated screen

Gaming mice range from the simple to the ridiculous, though they tend to unite on at least one aspect: "expensive". In the world of gaming hardware, novelty is a constant struggle, and boutique manufacturer SteelSeries has something up their sleeves that certainly qualifies. The company posted two photos to their Twitter account today, showing off what appears to be the tail end of a gaming mouse with an integrated screen of some kind. Thousands of PC gamers' wallets are already feeling lighter.

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OCZ extends power supply range with kilowatt Fatal1ty PSU

OCZ extends power supply range with kilowatt Fatal1ty PSU

Desktop gaming computers are getting more over-the-top every year, and with triple and quadruple SLI and Crossfire X motherboards now on the market, those who need the absolute maximum in performance also need a ton of power with which to achieve it. Enter OCZ's latest power supply, the 1000W Fatal1ty PSU. It's not the first kilowatt power supply around, but it is the first to feature the branding of pro gamer Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel - an instant way to make PC gamers sit up and take notice.

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Warner Bros Gotham City Imposters gets free DLC on Xbox 360

Warner Bros Gotham City Imposters gets free DLC on Xbox 360

The downloadable game that features everything you love about the Batman universe, except everything that's actually part of the Batman universe, has just been handed a free pack of downloadable content. Gotham City Imposters, which as the name suggests is an action adventure starring characters that look like the classic heroes and villains but aren't quite, was released earlier this month so the launch of DLC is pretty quick.

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Valve’s Steam analyzed in infographic

Valve’s Steam analyzed in infographic

It's in vogue right now to say that PC gaming is dead. When we talk about digital downloads in the marketplace, it's always sexier to talk about Xbox Live or the PlayStation Network. But there's a new infographic that shows just how strong of a segment those people with their mousepads and keyboards still are. In fact, some of these numbers might shock you.

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AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 specs leaked

AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 specs leaked

Keeping up with desktop gaming hardware is a never-ending quest - and it never hurts to take some shortcuts. So rejoice, GPU enthusiasts: an early preview of the next generation of Radeon cards has been posted by EXPreview. The center of the lineup, the HD 7870 and 7850 cards, have been detailed, using the new Pitcairn processor architecture. The cards use the same 28 nanometer fabrication process, but more memory and other slight speed increases.

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Razer unveils Mass Effect 3 accessories and iPhone case

Razer unveils Mass Effect 3 accessories and iPhone case

It's hard to make video game aesthetics work in the real world. Halo's segmented green and Starcraft's otherworldly blue end up looking like odd residents when saddled to desktop staples or game consoles. But Bioware's Mass Effect series seems to do well when translated into physical goods, mostly thanks to the subtle red-on-black racing stripe of Commander Shepard's N7 armor. If you feel like you need a little more intergalactic style in your life, Razer's introduced a collection of accessories (both gaming and fashion) to celebrate the upcoming release of Mass Effect 3.

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Bethesda’s Skyrim was second best-selling game in 2011, MW3 was first

Bethesda’s Skyrim was second best-selling game in 2011, MW3 was first

The fact that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 pulled in more money than any other video game in 2011 is not a surprise. Anyone could have seen that coming. But the title that managed to score second place is rightfully turning some heads. The latest entry in Bethesda's epic Elder Scroll franchise, Skrim, outsold all the others in the race to become the top non-Call of Duty title of the year. This comes despite a backlash after some PS3 users found game-crippling lag problems when playing through the open world adventure.

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Blizzard’s BlizzCon benched for 2012

Blizzard’s BlizzCon benched for 2012

Every year since 2007, a teeming Hoarde of gamers perform Zerg rush on the Anaheim Convention center to attend BlizzCon, the convention specifically for mega-developer Blizzard. The World of Warcraft creators use the venue as a place to make their biggest yearly announcements directly to their most ardent of fans, creating a spectacle that's sort of like an extremely targeted E3. The 2011 BlizzCon in October went over well, but fans will have to wait a while for a repeat performance: Blizzard broke the news on its Battle.net website that the convention won't return until 2013.

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Steam Sales double – Again!

Steam Sales double – Again!

Valve disclosed their Steam sales in 2011 more than doubled the mark set in 2010, marking seven consecutive years of 100 percent growth. Can we stop with the cute "PC gaming is dying", and let the numbers speak for themselves? Steam sales are no where near slowing down based on this new information, and the number of simultaneous users surpassing the five million mark. PC gaming is thriving.

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