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.
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.
Sony discontinues the PlayStation 2 after nearly 13 years on the market.
After more than a decade, it's finally time to bid farewell to Sony's PlayStation 2 console, assuming you haven't already. Sony discontinued the PS2 today, announcing that shipments in Japan have come to a halt, a Japanese language website reports. Once those are depleted, there will be no new PS2 consoles available for purchase, thus ending a pretty remarkable run that spans nearly 13 years (Sony released the PS2 on March 4, 2000).
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.
We’ve all seen this pattern before, haven’t we? First the successful comic/graphic novel. Then the compromised, but still runaway movie based on said comic/graphic novel. Finally, you get a buggy, third-rate game that has been rushed out to meet some arbitrary marketing deadline.
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."
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.
View several screenshots from the Cloud Gate test in Futuremark's upcoming 3DMark tool.
The folks at Futuremark are putting the final touches on a new version of the popular 3DMark benchmark suite, one that promises cross platform benchmarking, meaning you can compare scores from Windows, Windows RT, Android, and iOS devices. It's slated to launch in January 2013, but in the meantime, you can view a handful of screenshots from the Cloud Gate test in our gallery after the jump.