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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


"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.


"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.


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

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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.


"^^^ 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...


"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...


"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...


"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


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

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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...


"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


"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...


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

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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,...


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

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