Showcasing the sexiest, most photogenic game screenshots this side of the Internet
We've got our Rig of the Month feature for amazing case mods, but what is a graphics afficionado supposed to do with his or her stellar screenshots? We've got you covered with Graphics Porn. Every month, we'll be collecting and publishing the most beautiful, photogenic, and amazing screenshots submitted by Maximum PC readers.
Rockstar Games already teased Grand Theft Auto fans earlier this week with screenshots of three different vehicles (sports car, bicycle, and jet) they'll be able to pilot in the upcoming GTA V release, and lest you're not already salivating, the developer served up another trio of images to whet your appetite. The new batch of screenshots show a sampling of leisure activities you can participate in when not running afoul of the law, but what's really exciting is the use of shadows and lighting effects.
Let's face it: the rate in which games are growing is exponential; we dare any of you to look at a 'groundbreaking' game from ten years ago and not giggle a little. It's scary, awesome, and a little unnerving.
We're rapidly getting to the point where it's going to become difficult to differentiate between the video game world and reality (a prime example being the ArmA 2 snafu made by ITV earlier this week), so we decided to compile our favorite realistic looking titles from the past two years or so.
When a sticky-fingered thief pilfers your laptop, you rarely get a chance to track him down – unless you use Prey, that is. We've already covered how to use the GPS-enabled, screenshot-sending program to recover your notebook in just that circumstance, but creative researchers at MIT have started using Prey for a more humane effort. They've begun installing the software on second-hand electronics sent to developing countries in Indonesia, South Asia and Africa to help charities put a face to people who are helped by the donations.
When we first laid eyes on Arma 3 two weeks ago, we were blown away by the military sim's realistic graphics. At E3 2011, Bohemia Interactive let loose with 25 more amazing looking screens. Read on, and tell us what you think in comments.
After weeks of puzzles and hinting, Czech developer Bohemia Interactive has confirmed that a follow-up to its landmark military simulation game, Arma 3, is in development. It’s still a PC exclusive, it’s set somewhere in the Mediterranean, and it’ll retain the fine, sandboxy, multiplayer-friendly, emergent warplay that we expect from the franchise with some key improvements. Within: I dissect every detail of the announcement, play Where In The World Is Arma Sandiego?, and change my pants.
Also, read on for a look at the first 10 gorgeous screenshots from Arma III!
Humanity's knowledge of the next version of Windows has come up by leaps and bounds in light of a number of leaks over the past couple of months. New features revealed thus far run the gamut from hard system reset to system-wide implementation of the much maligned “ribbon” UI. Now, freshly leaked Windows 8 M1 Build 7850 screenshots show an overhauled task manager. Meanwhile, there is another report that points to an “Advanced Task Manager” in the latest builds of Windows 8. More details after the jump.
The first in-game footage of Skyrim is out, and we have watched it several times at the loudest possible volume. It’s extraordinarily exciting. It’s also very fast, once it picks up, and crammed with interesting details it’s easy to miss. Here’s our analysis and thoughts on every shot. Except the stone mural stuff, we feel chaotic neutral about that.
Read on for the complete trailer, and our analysis of nearly 30 stills!
If you're brimming with excitement over Bethesda's next entry in the storied Elder Scrolls franchise, then head over to Facebook and say that you "Like" the official game series fan page. You'll be treated to a handful of the first screenshots of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Of course, you could also go to fellow Future site GamesRadar’s official fan page and “Like” them, because they’ve got all the new images as well.