If you're suffering performance issues with Batman: Arkham City on the PC, don't worry, you're not alone. Andy Cataldo, U.S. Community Manger for Turbine Inc. (acquired by publisher Warner Brothers in 2010), said that "after researching the matter, we found that running the game with DX11 is causing the performance issues." The solution? Don't run it in DX11 mode, silly.
Gamers who could potentially benefit the most from AMD's new Catalyst 11.11a performance driver may never read this. Why? Well, if you've been sucked into Skyrim, then you've undoubtedly found plenty to occupy your time, such as picking pockets, slaying dragons, and leveling up, all of which takes priority over reading the news, going to work, and hygiene (it's okay to make an exception with that last one).
There are a number of glitches and bugs in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 that make it possible for unscrupulous gamers to hack and cheat their way to victory. Be warned, however, that Infinity Ward has begun swinging around its ban hammer and has already dealt blows to more than 1,600 cheating gamers, with more to come.
Activision Publishing was all too happy to tell the world that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 raked in first sales of more than $400 million, qualifying it as the "biggest entertainment launch ever," at least in terms of sheer dollars. Now Activision wants you to know that MW3 just "shattered theatrical box office, book, and videogame sales records for five-day worldwide sell-through in dollars" with five-day sales reaching $750 million.
Women who play games online tend to be a little more social, are happier, and live in the south. Oh, and they also have more sex than females who don't play online games, according to a study by Harris Interactive that was commissioned by Gamehouse. That would explain why they're happier, and presumably, so are their partners. More than half -- 64 percent -- of online women gamers are in a serious relationship of some sort, and 7 out of 10 are happy with their relationship status, whether they have one or not.
A barely belated 'Happy birthday' goes out to Sony's PlayStation 3 game console, which turned 5 years old yesterday (or a week ago today if you prefer to celebrate its Japan launch rather than its release in the U.S.). The PS3 has been through a few changes since it debuted half a decade ago and shed much of its baby fat, but is mostly the same console overall.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) ruffled a few feathers earlier this week when the organization seemingly went on a much delayed rampage against Nintendo and its portrayal of Mario as a guy who will "use any means necessary to defeat his enemy," even if it means skinning raccoon dogs. The complaint against 'Tanooki Mario' was silly, to say the least, and the only thing gamers found despicable was PETA's campaign, which included a 2D platform game that has the player chasing down a blood dripping version of Tanooki Mario. Following the backlash, PETA now claims it was all just a gag.
The People for the Ethical Treament of Animals (PETA) is outraged over Mario's Tanooki suit and the message it sends to gamers. Confused? According to PETA, Mario is guilty of the disgusting act of wearing the skin of a raccoon dog to give him special powers, but you shouldn't be surprised because "Mario has been known to use any means necessary to defeat his enemy." The way PETA describes it, you'd think Nintendo's popular game character is a pixelated version of Hannibal Lecter.
If you haven't been blowing off work and family the last few times to log some serious time playing with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, well, your priorities are way out whack mister (or madam, as the case may be). Those that do have their priorities straight went and picked up the highly anticipated title, pushing Skyrim game sales to more than 3.4 million in its first two days, and that's just at retail.
Battlefield 3 topped the videogame sales chart in October and helped nudge overall sales of game related software up 1 percent in the United States, according to data from market research firm NPD Group, the Associated Press reports. That's not much of a gain, but there are several factors at play, one of which is the way NPD collects its data.