Publishing arm has been quietly working with developers
Oculus VR broke the news yesterday on its official blog that it will be opening a publishing arm managed by David DeMartini. You may recall DeMartini from his prior stint as EA's former senior vice president, and now he's leading the Oculus team in partnering with developers to give the fledgling peripheral a headstart when it finally hits the market.
Valve's Family Sharing Plan has yet to be released to the public, but before it can be shown off properly, it's undergoing a facelift first. On Friday, PCWorld reports, Valve announced a new authorization limit of ten users on ten different machines. This is an interesting twist on the old policy, especially considering the new freedom it affords multiple users.
We don't normally take much time to gush about too many games here at Maximum PC, but there's one that just may enhance that sense of holiday cheer that's brewing inside you -- especially for fans of the retro 16-bit aesthetic. It's called Fa'el: Beyond the Gate, and it's am ambitious PC release from independent developer Miguel Angel Perez Martinez. It also happens to be one of the coolest things you'll probably see today.
Looking for something distinctly more Fallout than zombie-slaying for your PC game repertoire? You might want to take on Wasteland 2, the delectable-looking squel to Wasteland, whose beta was just made available for Kickstarter backers as of yesterday. As far as the rest of us go, there's always Steam Early Access, which the game has gone live on as well.
Claptrap and his posse return in Telltale's new project
Can't get enough Borderlands or Telltale Games? You're in luck! An announcement from Spike TV's VGX awards reveals Tales from the Borderlands, Telltale Games' latest game taking place in the Borderlands universe.
With Valve's upcoming systems and the various "Steam Machine" models on the horizon, the road to becoming a PC gamer is quickly becoming a clear path unmuddied by confusing hardware or frustrating setups. Now, Piixl wants to get in on the action with its new Jetpack PC, which seeks to offer a different sort of convenience: the kind you don't even have to see.
If you're caught between the crossfire between console owners and PC gamers, Nvidia urges you to put down your weapons and simply defect to the PC side. According to Matt Wright, consumer sales manager at Nvidia, "the PC platform is far superior to any console when it comes to gaming." In other news, PC gamers are laughing until milk snorts out their nose. In other news, water is wet.
The strengths of computer gaming are found at the extremes. It does two things very well: It enables hardcore users to get the best possible performance out of high-end games, and it allows small developers to deliver individualistic and quirky projects direct to users.
Diablo III has been out for some time, but that doesn't mean the rabid fanbase of its fantastic predecessor has died out. It's been nearly 13 years, but Diablo II is still very much alive and kicking, and Blizzard has planned some upcoming ladder system maintenance to allow new players a smoother transition into the classic dungeon crawler. Talk about dedication.
Blizzard CEO shoots down rumors of possible F2P future for WoW
With BlizzCon in full force, plenty of juicy news tidbits are coming out of the two-day convention celebrating everything Blizzard, including one in particular: the monthly subscription fee isn't going away anytime soon.