PC Gaming

  • Valve’s Former Steam Guru Jason Holtman Lands At Microsoft To Spearhead Its PC Gaming Efforts

    Valve’s Former Steam Guru Jason Holtman Lands At Microsoft To Spearhead Its PC Gaming Efforts

    Microsoft confirmed today that it has hired Jason Holtman to help lead its PC gaming efforts. Holtman left Valve in February for unknown reasons. As Neowin reported, he was known in that role for his work on Steam, the exceedingly popular PC game sale and delivery platform. Microsoft has a similar effort, Games for Windows, that is generally regarded as lesser than Steam by gamers. By… Read More

  • Ex-Microsoft Games Chief Apologizes For ‘Consolization’ Of Gaming

    Ex-Microsoft Games Chief Apologizes For ‘Consolization’ Of Gaming

    Robbie Bach, the former president of Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices division, has apologized to PC gamers for the “consolization” of their hobby. “Am I happy to have been a part of the destruction of PC gaming? No, of course not. But I am proud of the fact that I’ve helped convince a generation of gamers that it’s cool to pay $10 for a pair of… Read More

  • In 2011, PC Gamers Will Regain Their Place In The Sun

    In 2011, PC Gamers Will Regain Their Place In The Sun

    Let it be known that 2011 will be the year that console gamers will be jealous of their PC gaming brethren. (As if that matters, but whatever.) Red Orchestra 2, Crysis 2, and the mighty Battlefield 3 will be best experienced on the PC, and if you’re sitting there on your couch, controller in hand, you’re really not getting the full experience. Sorry. Read More

  • Not everyone wants their hand held when PC gaming

    Not everyone wants their hand held when PC gaming

    One of the bigger stories this past week was OnLive heading to the UK. The service promises to make PC gaming more accessible by hosting all of the hardware—you simply supply a broadband connection and a Web browser, and you’ll be playing the likes of Mass Effect 2 in no time. If it works as described, great. There’s nothing wrong with exposing PC gaming to more people. Read More

  • Gearbox talks Borderlands 2

    Gearbox talks Borderlands 2

    In a recent interview, Mike Neumann from Gearbox software was asked about DLC and the possibility of a Borderlands 2. And while Gearbox was pretty vague about the future of the franchise, I sincerely doubt that any game that has been selling so well that we’re seeing shortages, won’t have a sequel. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Pre-order Spore from Frys

    CrunchDeals: Pre-order Spore from Frys


    Everyone’s favorite yet to be released game is up for pre-order at Frys for $41.99. This one is for the PC and Mac, but you can pre-order other versions as well. Thanks for the tip, Dylan! Read More

  • You've already played Portal: Still Alive

    You've already played Portal: Still Alive


    Flickr’d During Microsoft’s laser light show at E3 last week, the title Portal: Still Alive flashed across the screen, angering certain segments of PC gamers. “An sequel to our game, available only on the Xbox 360? Outrageous!” Only it’s not. The game, which will be released on Xbox Live Arcade, is only an amalgam of previously released material, fan-made or… Read More

  • Nvidia slashes price of GTX 280, 260: Now on par with ATi's prices

    Nvidia slashes price of GTX 280, 260: Now on par with ATi's prices

    Hope you didn’t buy an Nvidia GTX 260 or 280 in the past month, since their prices were just slashed overnight. The GTX 280, once retailing for $649, will now set you back only $499. Meanwhile, the GTX 260, once $399, is now $299. Or, in scary percentages, that’s a 30 percent and 25 percent drop, respectively. As Devin mentioned in last week’s podcast (and previous posts)… Read More

  • Capcom now shipping Devil May Cry 4 for PC

    Rejoice PC owners for Capcom has just announced they’ve begun shipping DMC4 to retailers “with exciting new modes.” Look for it today with a $39.99 price tag. That Gloria chick sure is hot. If you’re into that sort of thing. You might want to slip on those headphones or mute the volume on your computer. It doesn’t sound very SFW. Moreover, familiar enemies from… Read More

  • 2K removes BioShock install limit (but SecureROM still present)

    2K removes BioShock install limit (but SecureROM still present)

    2K Games has removed an annoying piece of its DRM restrictions in the PC version of BioShock, a game I refuse to play because of its violent content. While SecureROM and all that other DRM goodness remain, you’re no longer limited to the number of PCs you can install the game in. A victory for freedom, to be sure. Seriously, how do you PC gamers put up with all that DRM nonsense? It… Read More

  • Belkin eyes PC gaming market

    Belkin eyes PC gaming market

    This is a gaming controller? If you say so, Belkin. With renewed vigor for computer gaming, Belkin has announced the USB powered n52te SpeedPad that’s a combination of hardware and software aimed at first-person shooter, online RGP and real-time strategy enthusiasts. There are 15 programmable buttons that are setup via software from Razer and saved to the onboard memory where you can… Read More

  • Logitech Announces G9 Laser Mouse, Updates G15 Keyboard

    Logitech Announces G9 Laser Mouse, Updates G15 Keyboard

    If you’re looking to take your gaming to the next level then check out the Logitech G9 laser mouse. Why? Because I said so. Heh. The G9 is no joke, folks. You have full control over the performance characteristics of the mouse, which is great, but some douche is going to cry foul and say someone messed with his dpi setting. Aside from adjusting the dpi from 200 to 3,200 are the… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Sports Management Simulations

    CrunchArcade: Sports Management Simulations


    There is the old saying that those who can’t teach. In the world of sports those who lack the skills and talent become managers. Whether you see yourself as a Jerry Maguire wannabe, or just think you can do a better job of leading your team to Super Bowl glory than say a professional coach, there are a few game titles that will let you show your skills from the front office and behind… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Pedal to the Metal

    CrunchArcade: Pedal to the Metal


    A sad yet simple fact of life is that most of us won’t ever own, let alone drive, a Ferrari or Porsche. That doesn’t keep us from feeling the need for speed, and wanting to floor it while behind the wheel of a high performance auto. Racing games are almost better than shooters in pushing the limits of video game design. These racing simulations really show off the fast moving… Read More

  • nVidia's Next Top of The Line GPU To Appear Next Week: Just an Overclocked 8800 GTX?

    nVidia's Next Top of The Line GPU To Appear Next Week: Just an Overclocked 8800 GTX?

    Graphics card specialist nVidia will launch a host of new video cards next month, with what appears to be an overclocked 8800 GTX leading the charge. “Sources” said that nVidia will call its new top of the line card the 8800 Ultra and is intended to one-up AMD’s yet to be released Direct X 10 graphics card. (That card was supposedly to be unveiled last week, but AMD got cold… Read More

  • Shuttle Releases SDXi Barebones-style

    specially designed for the case. I saw the case up close and personal-like at CES and it’s really quite nice. Very realistic looking flames. Anyway, at the time I asked if they’d considered selling it as a barebones unit along with all the other models they sell. They said no, which means either they didn’t know at the time they would be selling it, they were lying to me or… Read More

  • XCM XFPS 360: Mouse and Keyboard for Xbox 360

    XCM XFPS 360: Mouse and Keyboard for Xbox 360

    If you’re like me, you find shooters nearly impossible to play without a mouse and keyboard. This is a huge pitfall for console gaming as many of the more professional sort of gamers are inclined to use mouse and keyboard for games, rather than a gamepad. Well, a company called XCM aims to bridge that gap with the XFPS 360. The device provides both PS/2 and USB ports for connecting… Read More

  • New Oblivion Content Available On All Platforms

    New Oblivion Content Available On All Platforms

    Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion coming to the Playstation 3 is a big deal. See, gamers felt a sense of loss that the Xbox 360 and PC title would see life in another console. One of the points I had mentioned before was that there was not much reason to buy Oblivion because everyone who has wanted to play the game has already played it on Xbox 360 or the PC. Well, the Playstation 3 had its own… Read More