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Amiga brand resurrected for performance PC line

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 29, 2011 9:30am PDT

The much-loved classic home computer brand is being exhumed again for a line of performance PCs running Commodore OS. They're being produced by Commodore USA, which also makes modern PCs in C64 shells.

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"I wish that if they were going to use the Amiga name, they were going to do more with it than ..."

- Mecha Tofu Pirate see all 32 comments

GamersGate launching ad-supported free games

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 09, 2011 5:31am PDT

"A large portion" of the the digital distributor's catalogue will be available to play for free, in return for watching a short advert before the game launches. The 'FreeGames' service is slated to launch in September.

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"It would be funny if right before a huge boss battle the game takes a commercial break, just ..."

- phate81 see all 7 comments

Duke Nukem Forever dedicated servers confirmed for PC

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 08, 2011 11:44am PDT

The answer a certain subsection of PC gamers has been dying to hear is now in--yes, DNF will support dedicated servers on PC. Plus, Gearbox is inviting everyone to the launch party in Dallas this Saturday.

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"Great news. Every PC game should have dedicated servers, even if it's "hidden" for experienced ..."

- GoldfishInAJarOfPickles see all 47 comments

Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade PC DRM unveiled

By Alice O'Connor, May 26, 2011 8:15am PDT

Capcom has revealed more on the fighting game's PC edition, including the new lag-busting tech, system requirements and, unfortunately, some absurd DRM which disables features and reduces the character roster if you're not online.

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"exactly the same thing you would have done anyway while the pirates continue to pirate and the ..."

- kiddygrinder see all 32 comments

Capcom USA senior VP on expanding his company's PC offerings

By Xav de Matos, May 12, 2011 2:00pm PDT

Capcom USA senior VP, Christian Svensson, took to his official Capcom blog to detail his company's growing commitment to the PC market.

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"Where's Marvel vs Capcom 3 for PC, Capcom? Just use Steam for DRM, Steamworks, and delivery. ..."

- HisDivineOrder see all 23 comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops mod tools due in May

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 14, 2011 6:00am PDT

The promised Cod Blops PC modding tools are finally due to arrive in May, developer Treyarch has revealed.

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"Aww c'mon guys, The Arch is awesome. Maybe because I agree with him the vast majority of the time."

- silverback1138 see all 59 comments

Bulletstorm PC demo released

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 05, 2011 7:00am PDT

The Bulletstorm demo has finally been released on PC, ten weeks after it hit consoles and five after over-the-top shooter's launch.

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"^^^ I liked the game a lot, but beat it in 5 hours (basically one sitting). $60 was way too much"

- valael see all 51 comments

Kinect Official Windows SDK Coming in Spring

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 22, 2011 6:00am PST

Though programmers have been tinkering with Kinect on PC for months now, Windows support for Microsoft's motion-sensing Xbox 360 controller is soon...

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"TrackIR is an example and it doesn't use 1:1 tracking to achieve a wider range."

- Sailor of Fortune see all 10 comments

Direct2Drive Launches Download Rental Scheme

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 25, 2011 2:30pm PST

Digital distributor Direct2Drive quietly launched a rental scheme for downloadable PC games last week, though so far it's looking somewhat less...

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"Gamefly is also paying full price for a limited number of physical copies. Unless D2D is buying ..."

- Schnapple see all 23 comments

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Mod Support Confirmed

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 19, 2011 9:00am PST

As if there were ever any doubt, Bethesda confirmed today that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will receive a modding kit allowing players to create...

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"Pretty much the same for me, though I jumped on the bandwagon at Morrowind. I tried Daggerfall a ..."

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Razer Unveils 'Switchblade' Concept Portable Gaming PC With Dynamic Keyboard

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 06, 2011 10:00am PST

Peripheral manufacturer Razer has unveiled a concept design for a portable gaming PC ca

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"My Copperhead is the only mouse that hasn't broken in my use. No, I don't beat my mouses. ..."

- Herra X see all 77 comments

Revamped Games for Windows Marketplace Launches

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 16, 2010 6:49am PST

Microsoft's revamped Games for Windows Marketplace has launched, giving the PC games digital distribution service a new lick of paint and a...

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"Do you really expect MS to worry about games WORKING post-update? Sheesh, they only care about ..."

- HisDivineOrder see all 69 comments

Co-op Space Sim 'Artemis' Recreates Star Trek Bridge Experience

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 26, 2010 9:40am PDT

A co-operative video game where players each control a single station on the bridge of a starship is surel

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"My oly gripe is they need to work on the visuals, particularly the displays and interfaces - ..."

- jtthe2nd see all 18 comments

Microsoft Announces Web-Based Games Marketplace for PC Games

By Brian Leahy, Oct 22, 2010 7:00am PDT

Currently, Microsoft sells digital PC titles through its Games for Windows Live client, but that will change on November 15 when the company rolls...

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"If a game isn't using Steam I don't have to have Steam open either. What do you mean?"

- Lukiopimp see all 220 comments

World of Warcraft Experiences Growth Spurt, Hits 12 Million 'Subscribers'

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 07, 2010 10:00am PDT

Having stalled at around 11.5 million "subscribers" for a fair while, World of Warcraft has finally received a bump and passed the 12 million mark,...

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"It's not about to believe, it's about to understand the use of numbers. While they have data to ..."

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