Archive for the ‘PC’ Category

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 netbook packs a GeForce 9400M

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Lenovo IdeaPad S12

I’ve been using a Lenovo IdeaPad S10 since December last year, and I absolutely love it - when I’m not wishing it would play HD video without dropping frames like crazy, and modern 3D games. While there’s a small number of games that work fine on netbooks, sometimes it’d be nice to have a bash of Team Fortress 2 on the couch.

Fortunately, it’s not going to be too long until I can. Although I’ll need to upgrade to the IdeaPad S12 first.

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What games will work on a netbook?

Monday, December 29th, 2008

World of Goo works on a netbook.

Sometimes I really love my job. Like when I spend a day playing games on my new Lenovo IdeaPad S10 and write an article about it. So if you’re wondering what games are going to work on your GPU-less, Atom-based netbook, just head over to Gizmag and take a look. And yes, World of Goo is one of those games.

Games that work on a netbook [Gizmag]

Street Fighter IV confirmed for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Street Fighter IV confirmed for consoles and the PC.

Famitsu has broken the news that Street Fighter IV won’t just be an arcade game - with ports under development for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. No dates have been announced, but you’re probably immune to waiting by now thanks to the still-dateless Street Fighter HD Remix.

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Free online FPS Combat Arms nears Beta

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Free online first-person shooters are typically lackluster affairs - built on ancient engines by enthusiastic, but ultimately talentless teams. Combat Arms looks to change all that - sporting production values equal to that of many recent full-price titles.

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Gothic 3 Expansion Soon

Monday, April 14th, 2008

According to JoWood (that always sounded dirty to me), an expansion for Gothic 3 will hit the streets in Q4 2008. Entitled Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods, the add-on supposedly answers “many open questions and guarantees a seemless step to Gothic 4.” The company really didn’t spill the beams regarding the expansion, however there was mention that they troll the Gothic 3 message boards daily, and will incorporate fan-based suggestions (or as many as they can implement) when possible into Forsaken Gods (and probably G4).

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CDProjekt Relases v1.3 Patch, Price of Neutrality adventure and D’jinni Adventure Editor for The Witcher

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Today CDProjekt released a few goodies for its uber-popular RPG for the PC, The Witcher. Today’s sacrificial offerings include a new downloadable adventure called “Price of Neutrality” along with the English version of the D’jinni beta adventure editor. The new adventure is but a sample according to the company, offering an addtional two hours of gameplay, taking players into the outskirts of Kaer Morhen. The editor, on the other hand, allows players to create new adventures using the pre-existing graphical assets, maps and environments.

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Techdirt: Do First Person Shooter Gamers Enjoy Getting Killed?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Mike Masnick over at Techdirt posted an interesting article on the emotions that first person shooters evoke in players. The part worthy of mentioning is the possibility that players actually enjoy getting killed. Apparently, hunting other players increases players’ stress and dying acts as a sort of relief mechanism.

Check out the original post for the rest of the story.

BFGTech GeForce 9600 GT OC - High end gaming without the price

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

[H] Enthusiast posted an article on Nvidia’s new GeForce 9600 GT graphics card. The card is up to par with (if not a little better than) Nvidia’s 8800 GT and ATI’s latest offerings, but it’s main selling point, in my opinion, is it’s sub-$200 price. Starting at $169 MSRP, it will help open up the high-end gaming market to those not willing to dole out $500 for a top-of-the-line video card.

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 

NPD Results: PC Gaming’s not dead in 2007

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

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So now, we have the data to critically examine the question: Is PC gaming in crisis? On the surface, recent NPD figures would indicate an affirmative, with retail sales dropping nearly US$60 million from US$970 million in 2006 to US$910.7 million in 2007. This number fails to take into account the revenue earned from MMO subscriptions and from digital distributors such as the booming Steam network. Factor those into your figures, and you’ll see that PC gaming is alive and kicking without a doubt.

But if raw retail figures and rankings give you a real buzz, hit the jump for the top 10 selling PC games of ‘07.

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New GTA screenshots, PC version out later this year

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

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Don’t expect us to hold back on any GTAIV news - since the official announcement of a release date, there’ll be videos, sneek peeks and screenshots galore.
The latest set of screenshots released today are nothing short of impressive, showcasing a stylized world that truly surpasses its predessesor.

In other GTA news, Digital Battle has reported, nay, speculated on the PC version’s release this October. The basis for their claim? Previous GTA games have made the transition to PC six to eight months after the console release date. But who’s to say these rules are set in stone, anyway?

via Gaming Today and PALGN