We’ve been cataloging amazing video game screenshots in our monthly Graphics Porn feature, so we figured it’s about time we gave a quick primer on how to take stellar screenshots in your favorite games.
This goes beyond Print Screen and Paint. We’re not talking about hastily snapped screens of hilarious moments in Team Fortress 2 or a particularly well-designed cutscene. We do, however, consider utilities like Cheat Engine essential to the process.
The Cheat Engine whiz of Dead End Thrills opens up his archives for Graphics Porn
We’re mixing things up again this month to showcase another tour de force of the video game screenshot world. James ‘jim2point0’ Snook is a front-end web developer at eBay Enterprise by day and a devoted screenshot aficionado at night. Just like K-putt, he’s dedicated to showcasing the very best that our favorite games have to offer. Whether that’s a stunning scene or just a particularly awesome ray of light, James is there to grab some spectacular screenshots.
Virtual water so beautiful, you'll be able to drown in it
Your fancy GPU maybe be able to render billions of pixels and triangles a second, but you’re not showing off its full technical power unless there’s something pretty to look at. You know what’s pretty to look at? Videogame water, specifically good videogame water.
New bundle will let gamers choose which games they want
AMD has announced the Never Settle Forever gaming bundle, which adds the one thing we’ve always wanted to the program — choice. In the past gamers bought a Radeon card and got a bundle of free games regardless of whether or not they already owned them, so this time around buying a Radeon card will let you redeem the game of your choice from predetermined pools, and you can even hold onto the tickets and redeem them for future, unannounced titles as well.
As you might have heard, Steam’s Summer Sale is in effect as of Thursday, with tons of new game deals announced each day. Today’s scorching deals include Tomb Raider for $12.50 (normally $50), The Witcher 2 for $5 (normally $20), and Age of Empires HD Edition for $10 (normally $20).
As if it needs said, this isn't your typical review.
Square Enix is planning to release a new Tomb Raider game on March 5, 2013 for the PlayStaton 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows, which will be the first in the franchise to receive an "M" (Mature) rating. In another first, the new Tomb Raider title will make use of AMD's TressFX Hair technology, resulting in the most realistic hair in a video game you've seen to date. Should you rush out and buy it? To help you make that decision (or, more accurately, to provide a few laughs), talk show host Conan O'Brien reviewed the upcoming title.
Do you remember the "good old days" when console gamers would say, "PC gaming is dead?" Well, they're "dead" wrong and here are just 13 PC games in 2013 alone that are ample proof the platform is thriving.
So flip through the gallery below and click on the game titles to see trailers for each game.
What do you think of our list? Would your top 13 look any different? Let us know in the comments!
Watching one of gaming's most well-known faces plummet multiple stories and impale herself on a jagged iron pipe is an uncomfortable experience, to say the least. But wait, she's not done. Nearly sobbing, she proceeds to wrench her unfortunate new appendage from her side while emitting a skin-crawling scream. And that's just the beginning.
The first time I saw the latest Tomb Raider game in action, my heart nearly exploded out of my chest – probably in an effort to escape from the carnage. The rest of my body, meanwhile, wanted nothing more than to follow it. Lara Croft was in pain. Real pain. Blinding pain. Not “Rawr, me videogame character, me shrug off bullet to face like it tiny blind kitten baby” pain. It was ugly, dirty, and downright horrific. And it wouldn't stop happening. Lara constantly fell, slipped, and survived by clawing rocks until her fingernails were bloody scraps. The demo reveled in pain, said many pundits. It was “torture porn,” sharing a straightjacket with movies like SAW and the part of our brains that loves to stare at car wrecks.
I, however, disagree completely. Not only that, I think this is something the gaming industry could use a whole lot more of. Find out why after the break.