So what's the verdict, was Grand Theft Auto V for the PC worth the wait? It's a question that can spark a debate, and if you're in the "Yes!" camp, one piece of evidence to support your claim is GTA V's inclusion of features included in AMD's Gaming Evolved program, such as into AMD's Gaming Evolved program. As part of that, GTA V supports a feature that's called Contact Hardening Shadows (CHS) for rendering more realistic soft shadows.
Some patient PC gamers who waited this long to finally experience Grand Theft Auto V on their platform of choice (Windows PCs) are being asked to wait a little longer, jump through some installation hoops, or receive a refund and move on. At issue is a bug that's preventing GTA V from installing on some Windows PCs. The issue has been confirmed by Valve, and you may have seen a message when firing up Steam.
After what seemed like an eternity (and then some), Rockstar Games is finally ready to release Grand Theft Auto V to PC, which officially debuts at midnight on April 14, 2015, in the U.K. In the U.S., it should unlock today, April 13, at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT, or just a few hours from the time of this writing. There's still time to put in your pre-order and pre-download the title, and also Nvidia has made available its Game Ready 350.12 driver for Grand Theft Auto V today.
After numerous delays, Grand Theft Auto V is finally set to release on Windows-based PCs on April 14, 2015, otherwise known as next Tuesday. It's been a long, excruciating wait -- GTA V first shipped to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles on September 17...2013! -- and in hopes of renewing interest in PC gamers who have moved on from being excited about the title, Rockstar Games has added a bunch of goodies, one of which is the ability to run the game at 4K, provided your PC can handle it. Here's a look at the hardware you'll need to run GTA V at a 4K resolution.
This generation of kids and teens are pretty lucky when it comes to time wasters on the PC. Instead of Minesweeper or, my favorite Windows game from back in the day, Ski Free, today you can play some 900 classic arcade games right in your browser. And if you're bored with those, head over to Google Maps and navigate Pac-Man through your neighborhood, or anywhere else that suits your fancy.
Electronics Arts' highly anticipated Battlefield Hardline game released to PC (and consoles) yesterday, and with it Nvidia has a new WHQL driver release, version 347.88, that it says will ensure you'll have the best possible gaming experience in EA's latest title. The new driver also comes right as Nvidia officially releases its newest flagship graphics card, the GeForce Titan X (check out our review of the Titan X here).
A couple of years after its official release, Valve’s Steam for Linux initiative is making steady progress. It recently notched up a significant milestone when the number of Linux-compatible games on Steam breached the 1,000 mark.
After the fiasco with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 970 graphics card and the way it handles the last .5GB of its onboard 4GB of memory, Nvidia could use a bit of positive press. One of the best ways to do that is to dangle something shiney in front of the public, like an anticipated game. So, available now for a limited time, customers who buy a select GeForce GTX 980, 970, and 960 graphics card, or a GTX 970M or above notebook, will receive a code for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Nvidia announced today.
Take a peek at the first game using Oxide's Nitrous engine
The future of AMD's Mantle is up in the air since AMD recently told developers to focus on DirectX 12 instead. However, it doesn't appear as though AMD is ready to completely dismantle its API, which will have a future in Vulkan, the next version of the OpenGL API. You may recall that Oxide Games was a big proponent of Mantle -- check out our interview from a year ago. How does Oxide feel today? To find out, we headed to Oxide's booth at GDC and talked about a number of things.
What it feels like to be Sandra Bullock in Gravity
If you've seen the movie Gravity, you may have found yourself wishing that you, too, could have a chance to explore a space station, if for nothing else than simply the view from so far up above. Or the thought of doing so might now make you soil your underpants after watching the flick. Not to worry because Opaque Multimedia's Earthlight demo lets you virtually explore the International Space Station through an Oculus Rift headset with motion-tracking technology from Microsoft's second-generation Kinect.