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.
Razer,known for its high-end gaming peripherals, including headsets and keyboards, is beginning to branch out in other areas of gaming. More specifically, Razer has decided to tackle the laptop market. The Razer Blade laptop, which has been delayed until late-January, may not be the only gaming device Razer offers.
Since Black Friday in November there have been massive deals in the world of gaming. If you missed it, GameStop offered the World of Warcraft BattleChest for $9.99, which includes World of Warcraft and The Burning Crusade expansion. The Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm expansions were on sale for $19.99 each. The holidays are definitely a time to get on the World of Warcraft bandwagon if you have yet to start your very own dancing-on-mailboxes Night Elf, or finally get those friends who have been on-the-fence an inexpensive gift.
No doubt about it, the free to play model is earning its wings. After years as one of the most respected flight simulator games out there, Microsoft is taking a new approach with the latest version, now renamed simply "Microsoft Flight." In the years since Fight Simulator X was released, downloadable content and Valve's Steam platform have redefined PC gaming, and in order to keep up Microsoft is making the core version of the new game completely free to play. For a given value of free, anyway.
With everything moving more towards digital format - TV Shows, Movies and now games, brick and mortar will slowly become a term of the not-too-distant past. Services such as Steam and Origin have made it easy to purchase games and download them directly to your PC. Going digital is definitely the way of the future and GameFly is preparing.
Every Tuesday is an important day for those involved in World of Warcraft. That is because Tuesdays are known as "patch days". When Tuesday hits players can either expect in-game content to be fixed or added. Well, for us World of Warcraft players, last week's patch was the "big" one. Patch 4.3 named "Hour of Twilight", will be the last one for the latest expansion, Cataclysm.
There's a game out there called Portal 2, and in that game it's the physics of the environment you're in that dictate how you play the game - this holiday season, it is you who will be dictating the happiness of your closest associate with a whole heaping couple of handfuls of Portal 2 oddball gifts, each of them announced just this week for sale online. Though there are many places you could get these gifts if you have some sixth sense for seeking them out, each has been offered by ThinkGeek in one handy category starting today, and a Portal shopping you shall go! Even if you've only played the game once, even if you've only ever played the first game in the series and not the second, you will not be able to resist - that's how awesome these little trinkets are.
We've all been there. An all-night session of Team Fortress 2 or Borderlands. An epic raid in World of Warcraft. A no-holds-barred, winner take all showdown in Yu-Gi-Oh Online. If you're in the bad habit of spilling your over-caffinated gaming fuel all over your expensive inputs, then AZiO's Levetron Mech4 keyboard might just be for you. Its spill-proof drainage design is a lot like high-end Lenovo Thinkpads, allowing you to power though a Level 4 Sprite disaster and keep racking up the headshots.
GameStop has ordered its employees to open up new boxes of the Deus Ex: Human Revolution game title to remove the included OnLive coupon. The offer gives customers, who purchase the regular PC version of the game, a free OnLive version, encouraging them to try the OnLive cloud gaming platform. This didn't sit well with GameStop, as cloud gaming is certainly competition for video gaming dollars.
I know lately the news has been covered with all sorts of mobile phones and Google+ but another big thing is going on right this moment for all you PC Gamers. Yesterday the Steam Summer Sale kicked off and you can get the best deals on PC (and a few Mac) games of the entire year. Steam saves some of their biggest deals and game packs for the summer.