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.
Leading up to E3 2011, several publishers are releasing details on upcoming games and developments. At an event today in Los Angeles, Ubisoft made a surprise announcement that it would be offering a new free-to-play online version of its popular Ghost Recon game.
EA Games is really banking on their much anticipated war shooter, Battlefield 3, to make a dent on competitor Call of Duty's following. The game is slated to demo at E3 2011 in June and be released this coming fall. Continue after the cut for a 12-minute game play preview.
Rockstar Games is the company behind the notorious Grand Theft Auto and last year's western shooter, Red Dead Redemption. But in less than two weeks, they will be unleashing a whole new crime solving game based in 1940s Los Angeles, called L.A. Noire. And leading up to that, they've teamed up with L.A. Times to release a interactive map of all the crimes that took place in 1947.
For those that don't know much about Crysis 2, it is a futuristic first person shooter based in New York City. It is the highly popular sequel to the original Crysis that was released for PC only. For anyone that played it back when it was released the graphics were simply stunning. It brought my powerful quad core and my GTX 260 graphics card and computer to its knees real fast. Most gamers in the PC community were just as excited for Crysis 2 as I was, then we heard it would be launching across all 3 major platforms. This is where the DX11 discussion comes into play.