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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...

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"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...

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"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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"I like this idea. I'm a big fan of Steam, but I'd love to see someone else take a crack at ..."

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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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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

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"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...

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"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

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"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...

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"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....

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" 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...

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"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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"Some games have mod support. Some games don't. That's been the case forever and probably will ..."

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