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Lost Planet 2 PC Edition Gets DirectX 11, Release Date, Benchmark Test

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 16, 2010 10:10am PDT

The PC edition of Lost Planet 2 will be released "beginning October 15," developer and publisher Capcom announced today. The news is celebrated...


"Well I understand what tesselation brings to 3d objects... but I do not see how tesselation is ..."

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StarCraft 2 Sells 1 Million on Launch Day, Declared 'Biggest PC Game Launch of the Year'

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 03, 2010 7:00am PDT

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty sold over one million copies on its launch day last week, developer Blizzard boasted today, declaring it the...


"Theres a couple of things that kinda make you scratch your head, thats one of them, the lack of ..."

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Report: 48% of PC Games Bought in 2009 Were Digital Downloads

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 21, 2010 8:00am PDT

[Update - 10:20] We've removed a misunderstanding from our reading of the report. Digital distribution accounted for 48% of PC games sold in the...


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The Witcher Developer Explains DRM Policy

By Chris Faylor, Jun 11, 2010 9:00am PDT

Further elaborating upon its declaration that "nothing is decided yet" regarding The Witcher 2 and DRM, developer CD Projekt RED has issued...


"I neither bought nor played the first Witcher due to a lack of money (I could only afford to buy ..."

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The Witcher 2 DRM 'Nothing to Worry About'

By Chris Faylor, Jun 01, 2010 8:20am PDT

Though Namco Bandai supports the idea of DRM that requires an active internet connection and will be distributing The Witcher 2 (PC) throughout...


"They have my euros if they stick to their word. You get more of what you sponsor, so make sure ..."

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Epic Blames PC Piracy for Its Focus on Consoles

By Alice O'Connor, May 18, 2010 9:00am PDT

Piracy is responsible for Gears of War developer Epic Games' waning enthusiasm for the PC, CVG spotted president Mike Capps saying in this month's...


"Your argument is that they are the exception. They are not the exception because we were talking ..."

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Steam's PC/Mac 'Steam Play' Game Availability Explained (Update: Civ 4 Issues Resolved)

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2010 3:24pm PDT

[Update - 7:20pm CST] Those that previously bought Civilization IV and its expansions via Steam PC will now have free access to the games on Steam...


"I agree, that and have two SteamPlay tiers, one which works retroactively and another that is ..."

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PC Gaming Alliance Adds New Members

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2010 12:30pm PDT

The ranks of the PC Gaming Alliance continue to swell, as the industry consortium today announced that software piracy protection firm Arxan...


"Promoters: AMD: Cries that nVidia works with developers yet refuses to match the same level ..."

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Bad Company 2 Co-op Mode Announced for Consoles, PC Version Uncertain

By Alice O'Connor, May 12, 2010 5:40am PDT

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 developer DICE has


"but the things that give it legs are additions like the new game mode described here... and if ..."

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Digital Distributor Green Man Gaming Lands Bearing Used Game Trade-Ins, Launch Discounts

By Alice O'Connor, May 10, 2010 7:40am PDT

New digital distributor Green Man Gaming launched today, bringing a new feature to the exciting world of virtual video game vending--the ability to...


"I'm not sure why it can't be resold? You are assuming they can't resell the game because...?"

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'Pay-What-You-Want' Indie Bundle Offers World of Goo, Penumbra Overture and More To Help Charity

By Alice O'Connor, May 04, 2010 9:40am PDT

Celebrated indie games including World of Goo


"Sounds like you're more about being a freeloading ass than charity. I'm all for having a thick ..."

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Alpha Protocol PC DRM Explained, Will Be Removed Eventually

By Alice O'Connor, May 03, 2010 7:40am PDT

Publisher Sega has explained the ins and outs of the 'Uniloc: SoftAnchor' DRM scheme chosen for Obsidian Entertainment's espionage RPG Alpha...


"I so miss the shugashack.. back when it was pretty much PC exclusive I am very tired of the ..."

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Developers Discuss Future of PC Gaming at PAX

By Chris Faylor, Apr 05, 2010 8:00pm PDT

It was a dark, albeit not that stormy, night as the "Future of PC Gaming (Yes, there is one!)" panel kicked off at PAX East around 10PM EST....


" With ballooning budgets, increasing advertising costs and more piracy for consoles as this ..."

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Valve's Steamworks Seeps Into Unreal Engine 3

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 11, 2010 8:20am PST

Epic Games and Valve Software announced they have inked a deal that will see the Valve's free Steamworks tools more easily available to all Unreal...


"You misinformed pour soul. Unreal engine 3 does not support AA under Dx9. It requires Dx10/11 ..."

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PC Games Net $13.1 Billion in 2009 as Digital Distribution Grows and Retail Sales Shrink

By Chris Faylor, Mar 10, 2010 8:20am PST

The industry consortium known as the PC Gaming Alliance has unveiled details of its 2009 Horizons Report, offering an update on the worldwide state...


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