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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
PC gamers rejoice! It’s that time of the year again — the Steam Summer Sale is upon us, and no one’s bank account is safe. The Summer Sale is famously (or maybe infamously) known as the best time to pick up any of the hit games you missed out on over the past year for unthinkably low prices. Discounts for recently released games start between 15%-25%, but older titles have been discounted up to 80%. More →
Shortly after the first trailer for Battlefield Hardline leaked last week, Steve Papoutsis of Visceral Games noted on Twitter that the footage was meant for an internal company meeting six months ago. According to Papoutsis, the “team has been cranking since then,” and we should expect to see an even more impressive representation of the game at E3 2014. More →
Now that anyone with a smartphone and a commute could be considered a gamer, it’s harder than ever to separate the casual players from the die-hard loyalists. In its latest report, The NPD Group describes “core gamers” as any individuals who spend more than five hours a week playing games on a home console (such as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), a Windows PC or a Mac. By these standards, there are currently over 34 million core gamers in the United States, and they are playing video games for an average of 22 hours every week. That sounds like a lot, but keep in mind, gaming can be a diet… of sorts! More →
One of Skype’s best features is now free for everyone. Skype announced on Monday that group video calling, which was previously a Premium-only feature, is now free for all users on the PC, Mac and Xbox One. It took years of requests from the community, but Skype wants to stay competitive in a very saturated field. Plenty of other programs, including Google Hangouts, have allowed free conference calls for quite some time. Skype plans to expand the roll out to even more platforms in the future. In the meantime, Skype Premium is no longer available as the company attempts to refresh its service to account for free group video calls. Phone call subscriptions are still offered on the company’s website.
The market for racing games has been left wide open in the new generation of consoles. Forza Motorsport 5 and Need for Speed: Rivals attempted to fill the gap last fall, but with the extended delay of the PlayStation 4 exclusive Driveclub, Project CARS has taken the reins. Developed by Slightly Mad Studios, Project CARS (Community Assisted Racing Simulator) is an impossibly gorgeous racing game with one of the most interesting development cycles of any title announced for the new consoles. More →
E3 2013, which introduced the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to the press and the public for the first time, was one of the most memorable gaming conventions of the last decade, but this year’s event could be even more exciting. With the console launches out of the way, developers are preparing to unleash an entire generation of games to the public, full of fresh ideas and expansive iterations. GearNuke rounded up a few of the hottest titles rumored to be making an appearance at this year’s show, and we’ve added some of our own as well. More →
Rumors of next-gen and PC releases for the best-selling Grand Theft Auto V have been floating around since long before the game even launched, but after months of silence from Rockstar, most of us had given up hope for an announcement anytime soon. It’s not much to go on, but considering how long it’s been since the gossip died down, we figured this potential leak was worth covering. TECH-NICK, manager of German retailer Saturn.de, said in a tweet that the release of GTA V for PC, Xbox One and PS4 is expected in June. He clarified in another tweet that the release information is only a rumor. Hopefully we’ll hear more at E3, which also happens to take place in June.
As the vampire descended upon me, ripping my frail human body to shreds, all I could think was, “Why didn’t I reload sooner?”
Nosgoth kind of came out of nowhere. This free-to-play multplayer shooter is set in the Legacy of Kain universe, a property that once meant a lot to gamers, but has been dormant for over ten years. The hows and whys of this game’s existence are fascinating in their own right, but after playing through several matches over the weekend and getting a grasp of the game’s structure, I stopped worrying about it.