GOG is in a giving mood, and if you act fast -- less than 48 hours, or by 9:59 AM GMT on October 17 -- you can download Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000 for free. There is a catch, of course, though it's a relatively minor one in the grand scheme of things. The reason GOG is giving the classic title away for free is because it wants to lure beta testers for its forthcoming Galaxy muliplayer client.
Ryse: Son of Rome is a third-person action-adventure game developed by Crytek and published by Microsoft Studios as a launch title for the Xbox One back in November of last year. However, Crytek announced a little over a month ago that it would ship to PC on October 10, and in case you missed it, Ryse: Son of Rome is now available on Steam for $40, along with a pair of hotfixes to address freezing cutscene issues.
With the recent launch of Nvidia's Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 970 and 980 graphics cards, the pressure is on AMD to respond, especially since we haven't heard much about its Tonga XT architecture as of late. One alternative to releasing a new graphics card that's proved popular is giving away free games, and rumor has it AMD is getting ready to announce a new Never Settle bundle.
Most of the time when you hear about video games in the news, it's some bonehead politician trying to win votes by condemning virtual violence while trying to make a connection to real world crimes. We know that's bunk, but on the flip side, are there positive benefits to playing games? You betcha. A new study shows that playing Portal 2 might actually be better than Lumosity at improving cognitive skill sets.
Cross your fingers the launch goes smoother than BF4's did
Battlefield 4's launch went about as smooth as the Andrea Gail's trip out to sea in the nonfiction book-turned-movie The Perfect Storm. Hey, at least BF4 didn't sink -- the developers eventually ironed out most of the bugs and server issues, though it's understandable that some gamers are worried about Battlefield: Hardline going through similar growing pains. There's no need to be, according to Ian Milham, creative director for Visceral Games, who says that Battlefield: Hardline is in "great shape."
Seven years into the project, Titan's developers couldn't find the fun or passion.
Bad news if you were pinning your hopes on Titan being your next MMO after you've grown tired of World of Warcraft. After spending at least seven years in development, Blizzard has officially cancelled Titan, putting an end to a project that Blizzard ultimately decided it wasn't something it wanted to do at this time. On the bright side, Blizzard may still make another MMO someday, but for now, that's not the direction it wants to take.
Why pay for a game when you get it for free? That's not an invitation to go pirate a PC title via BitTorrent or any other method, we're just wondering if you like free stuff. The answer? Of course you do! The reason we ask is because if you act fast, you can grab Tropico 3 for free from the Humble Bundle Store. The deal is good for one day only and is set to expire tomorrow at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern.
Activision Blizzard has another lucrative franchise on its hands
Though some early reviews have criticized Destiny for its repetitive game play and vague storyline, it's still raking in a lot of money for publisher Activision Blizzard. Citing Chart-Track figures, Activision Blizzard says Destiny has sold through more than $325 million worldwide in its first five days, which underscores that it's the best selling new video game franchise launch of all time.
With all due respect to the PC gamers who, after waiting so long for Grand Theft Auto V to be ported to Windows with nary a peep from Rockstar Games, have understandably lost interest, this is a big day. At long last, Rockstar has finally picked a release date for GTA V on PC -- January 27, 2015 -- and I couldn't be more excited. Why? Partially because I've played the game with delight on the Xbox 360 and was totally drawn in, and also because I'm anxious to see the improved graphics and new features.
If you're a PC gamer, there's a good chance your Steam library is filled with titles that you purchased at a discount but have yet to play. It's hard to pass up those sale prices, especially when they come so frequently, but are we hurting the industry by turning our collective noses up at titles when they're full price? According to NPD Group, half all PC gamers wait for a sale before picking up a game.