Until recently, gaming had never been much of a spectator sport. You played video games alone in your living room or online with a group of friends and strangers, but once you were done playing, you moved on to another, less-interactive medium.
With Online Heists launching this week in GTA Online and a PC release of Grand Theft Auto V right around the corner, the hysteria for Rockstar Games’ most popular franchise is back in a big way. Unfortunately, all those returning players have put a strain on the online servers, which means accessing the heists is difficult, if not impossible, at certain times of day.
So while Rockstar attempts to get GTA V back up and running smoothly, why not play a few GTA games that actually work? More →
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.
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →