5 Video Game Bombs

Predicting failure: 5 highly anticipated video games that could flop in 2015

By on January 20, 2015 at 1:07 PM.

Predicting failure: 5 highly anticipated video games that could flop in 2015

I think it’s fair to assume that most gamers are glad to see 2014 in the rear-view mirror. There were a few incredible successes in the video game industry, but 2014 will be remembered for its disappointments. We certainly hope that 2015 can pick up the slack, but, inevitably, there will be a few stinkers deposited on to store shelves.

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Mac Vs. Windows PC

Longtime Mac user tries to buy a PC for the first time, walks away totally confused

By on January 20, 2015 at 12:13 PM.

Longtime Mac user tries to buy a PC for the first time, walks away totally confused

We’ve written a lot about what happens when an iPhone user switches to Android (and vice-versa) but it’s been a while since we’ve written about a longtime Mac user who has switched to using a Windows-based PC. Macworld’s John Moltz recently tried to buy a PC for his gamer son and he came away completely confused by all of the different options offered by Lenovo and other PC OEMs. More →

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GTA V PC Release Date

Grand Theft Auto V will finally launch on PC in March

By on January 13, 2015 at 4:15 PM.

Grand Theft Auto V will finally launch on PC in March

After a series of frustrating delays, Rockstar Games has finally landed on a release date for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V. The game will hit PC on March 24th, 2015, four months after launching on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Rockstar admits that delaying the game wasn’t an easy decision, but the PC version needs a few extra weeks of polish and testing. More →

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Opinions
Stop Preordering Video Games

2015 is the year that we stop preordering video games once and for all

By on January 12, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

2015 is the year that we stop preordering video games once and for all

2014 had so much potential.

Watch Dogs was going to change the face of gaming as we knew it. Destiny was going to bring MMO conventions to the console in the most incredible mash-up of the generation. Assassin’s Creed Unity was going to revitalize one of the most popular franchises of the past decade.

But none of that happened.

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GTA V First-Person Mode

Video: Watch Grand Theft Auto V as you’ve never played it before

By on November 4, 2014 at 4:58 PM.

Video: Watch Grand Theft Auto V as you’ve never played it before

There’s no way that Rockstar Games expects everyone who picked up Grand Theft Auto V on last-gen consoles to return for the remaster on PS4, Xbox One and PC, but the developer is throwing in so many bells and whistles that even the staunchest of skeptics are going to have a hard time avoiding a second visit a Los Santos. On Tuesday, IGN revealed that the current-gen version of GTA V will feature a first-person mode, a mode which has been rumored for weeks. More →

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10 Most Wanted Games

The 10 most wanted games on every console this holiday season

By on October 22, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

The 10 most wanted games on every console this holiday season

We’ve been talking about it incessantly, but the holiday gaming season is finally upon us. Destiny has been out for over a month, Bayonetta 2 launches on Friday and Sunset Overdrive hits store shelves next week. Despite a few notable delays, there are still plenty of huge releases ahead of us, but which are receiving the most attention? More →

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Cheap Gaming PC vs. PS4 Xbox One

You can build a gaming PC on par with the PS4 and Xbox One for $399

By on September 11, 2014 at 5:55 PM.

You can build a gaming PC on par with the PS4 and Xbox One for $399

Ever since the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One last fall, the focus of the gaming world has shifted almost entirely to consoles. Watch Dogs and Destiny have received more attention than any other games over the past year and the holiday season is right around the corner, but even as Sony and Microsoft steal the headlines, PC gaming is still growing at a rapid pace. More →

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GTA V PS4 Xbox One PC Release Date

Don’t worry, GTA V is still coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall

By on September 1, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Don’t worry, GTA V is still coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall

One of the most anticipated next-gen titles of the holiday season is already out… but just not on the platforms we want it. Rockstar Games announced at E3 2014 that Grand Theft Auto V would be making the transition to the PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall, but three months later, we haven’t heard or seen any new signs of the highly anticipated port. Rumors began to spread that GTA V might be delayed, but Rockstar wants to ensure fans that the game is still on track. More →

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Alienware 13 Gaming Laptop

Alienware’s latest lightweight laptop could be the MacBook Air for PC gamers

By on August 8, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Alienware’s latest lightweight laptop could be the MacBook Air for PC gamers

There are plenty of capable gaming laptops on the market, but most of them are large and unwieldy. Portability is often the price you pay for power, but that’s not the case with the Alienware 13. Engadget went hands-on with Dell’s latest Alienware gaming laptop, and although it isn’t the lightest device the company has ever released, it’s still far more portable than the current Alienware line. More →

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Watch Dogs Graphics Mods

This free mod makes Watch Dogs look more gorgeous than ever before

By on July 22, 2014 at 10:25 PM.

This free mod makes Watch Dogs look more gorgeous than ever before

Watch Dogs is one of the best games of the year and a decent showcase title for the new generation consoles, but it still doesn’t stand up to the seemingly professionally doctored demo from E3 2012. What we saw two years ago was a game that looked more stunning than just about anything else on the market — the reality wasn’t quite as impressive. Now, just two months after the game’s release, PC modder Federico Rojas (aka TheWorst) has released the final version of his graphics mod for Watch Dogs on the PC, bringing the retail release up to speed with the pipe dream from the original demo. More →

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Review
The Wolf Among Us Season 1 Review

Review: The Wolf Among Us – Season 1

By on July 21, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

Review: The Wolf Among Us – Season 1

When Telltale Games was presented with the monumental task of following up The Walking Dead, the writers took it in stride. Rather than breaking too far from the formula, Telltale innovated just enough with The Wolf Among Us to bring us something that feels both familiar and entirely fresh. Having finished the first season, I can say with some confidence that I won’t be missing any future installments. More →

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GTA V PC Release Date Leak

Has GTA V’s release date for the PC finally been leaked?

By on July 14, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

Has GTA V’s release date for the PC finally been leaked?

A PC release for Grand Theft Auto V has been a long time coming, but all we’ve had since the announcement at E3 2014 is a vague “coming this fall” in place of an actual date. One blundering retailer might have finally let the official date slip though, as PC Gamer noted on Monday. According to a listing on a Danish retailer’s website, Grand Theft Auto V for PC is expected to release on November 14th in Europe. More →

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Differences Between Mac And PC

Mac vs. PC: Here are the real differences

By on June 26, 2014 at 12:59 PM.

Mac vs. PC: Here are the real differences

The burning rivalry between Mac and PC is one of the most storied rivalries in the history of technology — ruining friendships, bringing down corporations and inspiring some very creative commercials — but do we truly understand the fundamental difference between a Windows PC and a Macintosh? I’m sure many of you do, but for those who don’t have a grasp of the finer details, Computerphile has put together a short video primer explaining how Macs and PCs differ. More →

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