GeForce Experience hits open beta status and adds support for new games.
Nvidia on Thursday announced that its GeForce Experience beta program is now open to anyone and everyone who wants to kick its tires, so long as you're driving a supported graphics card (and no, AMD cards are not supported). It initially launched as a closed beta back in December 2012, and since that time, over 40,000 gamers downloaded the app. Nvidia said it's been using the feedback it's received over the past month to make improvements.
Why is Rockstar Games being so coy about a version of Grand Theft Auto V for PCs?
Oh Rockstar Games, why must you be so secretive? Rockstar Games has yet to announce or confirm that the next installment of its popular Grand Theft Auto franchise -- Grand Theft Auto V -- will ship to PC, even though every previous title in the series has. Don't worry yourself silly over it, not only does history provide a strong case for GTA V shipping to PC, but pre-order pages on several Amazon portals in Europe may have let the cat out of the bag.
A proposed law in Missouri would tax games rated T for Teen and up.
Do you own a pair of soft mittens? Put them on if you do, otherwise go grab an oven mitt before reading further. We'll wait. All set? The reason we had you do that is because we don't want you to hurt yourself with the inevitable facepalm that's about to follow. You see, Missouri State Representative Diane Franklin (R) has proposed a sales tax on violent video games that would apply to any title rated T for Teen and up by the ESRB, our sister site PCGamer.comreports.
Federal appeals court sides with GameFly in dispute with U.S. Post Office.
GameFly claims it spends millions of dollars every year adjusting to the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) handling of its games, unlike Netflix, which allegedly receives the white glove treatment. As the USPS's biggest customer, Netflix's DVDs are processed by hand and with specially designated containers, which could serve a dual-purpose of limiting damage to and loss of DVDs. This was the basis for GameFly taking matters to court.
Super Skyrim Bros. mod now has Warp Zones, new weapons, and more.
You can log hundreds or even thousands of hours in Skyrim and never once run into a Goomba King or stumble upon a Warp Zone. That kind of awesome is only available in Super Skyrim Bros., a funky fresh mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The developer of the mod, "clintmich," reached out to Maximum PC to let us know he just finished work on an update that adds new bosses, new enemies, and whole lot more.
Annual Steam Holiday Sale runs from now until January 5, 2013.
The weather outside is frightful, but gaming is so delightful, and since we've no place to go, let us save, let us save, let us save! Okay, so that last part doesn't exactly rhyme, but botched Christmas carols aside, now is a great time to barricade yourself indoors for some PC gaming, and Steam wants to help you do that. The annual Steam Holiday Sale has now begun, giving you an opportunity to save big (and probably end up spending more than you anticipated).
Several game companies support an initiative to remove registered sex offenders from their online game worlds.
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that more than 2,100 additional accounts of registered sex offenders have been booted from online gaming platforms as part of "Operation: Game Over," a first of its kind initiative designed to protect children from online predators. This is the second major purging, with more than 3,500 accounts belonging to registered sex offenders having been removed earlier this year, Schneiderman said.
New Pi Store serves up games and other toppings to Raspberry Pi owners.
Well here's a surprise. The Raspberry Pi Foundation, makers of the low cost Raspberry Pi Model A ($25) and Model B ($35) mini PCs, today announced the Pi Store. You'll find all kinds of different apps in the Pi Store, even games, all capable of running the credit card-sized systems that sell for peanuts. The founders say it's a great place for "total beginners" to dive in and enjoy the "Raspberry Pi experience."
Just about everyone has a smartphone or tablet these days, so in addition to buying family/friends physical gifts, why not gift a few apps this holiday season? Ranging anywhere from $1 to $30, apps are like digital stocking stuffers, perfect as last minute purchases that won’t break your budget.
The folks at Capcom sent us a note today to let us know that DmC: Devil May Cry will be available as a digital download for Windows PCs on January 25, 2013. It will feature full AMD support, including AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology and the ability to utilize multiple graphics cards in a CrossFire configuration. There will be no arbitrary maximum limitation on framerates, it just depends on what your hardware is capable of.