PC Games

Valve and five PC games publishers fined $9.4M for illegal geo-blocking

A lengthy antitrust investigation into PC games geo-blocking in the European Union by distribution platform Valve and five games publishers has led to fines totalling €7.8 million (~$9.4 million) af

Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2020 will launch on August 18

After a series of closed alpha tests, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios and Asobo Studio today announced that the next-gen Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will launch on August 18. Pre-orders are no

Borderlands 3 bridges the gap between citizen science and blockbuster games

The Borderlands series has long offered players a chaotic loot scramble of explosive cel-shaded cartoon violence and intricately tuned shooting that leaves anything that isn’t the fun part on th

What Games Are: The Power Conversation

Given the degree to which graphics have not changed over the last few years in high-end games, it's surprising how strong the idea of graphical power remains in the games industry. Gamers are still ho

What Games Are: The PC’s Struggle To App-Up Continues

Sim City 5 is yet another game that exposes an inherent conflict at the heart of the PC, about how connected and app-like or independent it should be. Publishers like EA might be trying to convince PC

Crysis 2 Dev Build Leaks

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/crysis2leak.jpg" />It would appear that <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/crysis-2/">Crysis 2</a> for the PC has leaked in some capa

Direct2Drive Now Has A PC Game Rental Service: $5 For 5 Hours Of Gameplay

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/d2drental.png" /><a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/direct2drive/">Direct2Drive</a>, the digital download service for PC games, has s

Origin PC's EON17 Gaming Laptop Could Probably Run Laps Around Your Desktop

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/eon17.jpg" />Two Nvidia GTX 480Ms! That's what Origin has stuffed into the EON17, the company's latest razzle-dazzle gaming laptop. The s

Fancy A Final Fantasy XIV-Branded Controller?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/ffxivc.jpg" />Picked up your copy of <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/final-fantasy-xiv/"><i>Final Fantasy XIV</i></a> yet? (You'll

Good Old Games Re-Launches (But Its Servers Are Overwhelmed)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/gogre.jpg" /><a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/good-old-games/">Good Old Games</a> has re-launched, but it looks like the site is ha

Good Old Games Not Shutting Down, Re-launches Tomorrow With Baldur's Gate Among New Games

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/baldursgategog.jpg" />Good news and bad news, folks. The good news: Good Old Games isn't <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/09/20/go

Piracy Scares Capcom Away From Releasing PC Port Of Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/capcompiracy.jpg" />Looks like we won't be playing <i>Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition</i> on the PC anytime soon. (Meh: we're all

PC Game Digital Sales Have Now Outpaced Physical Sales

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/pleaseplease.png" />Well there you have it: digital sales have outpaced physical sales. For PC games, that is. According to the all-seein

StarCraft II: Already The Best Selling PC Game Of The Year

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/scwooo.jpg" />As if this is a shock to anyone, but <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/starcraft-ii/"><i>StarCraft II</i></a> is now t

No, Blizzard did not spend $100M to develop StarCraft II (but there sure are a lot of pre-orders)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/sc2222.jpg" />You may have read that <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/blizzard/">Blizzard</a> spent some $100 million to develop <a

NPD now tracks PC game digital downloads, finds that they make up nearly 50 percent of all sales

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/pileofstuff.jpg" />You know how every month you see stories like “<a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/red-dead-redemption/"><i>Red D

Did Microsoft kill Xbox Live+Windows Live cross-platform play because console gamers were too bad?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/pcgaming.jpg" />Oh, what could have been. Rahul Sood, of Voodoo PC fame (now at HP), says he's heard from people in the know that Microso

Steam's summertime sale: Might as well just keep your credit card handy at all times

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/steamsale.jpg" />Friendly reminder: <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/steam/">Steam</a> has a killer summertime sale going on <i>rig

StarCraft II given Adults Only rating in South Korea, teens freak out in response

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/sc2sk.jpg" /><a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/starcraft-ii/"><i>StarCraft II</i></a> has tentatively been given an Adults Only (18+

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City now available for PS3, PC. Took them long enough!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/gtaps3.jpg" />Just a friendly reminder that <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/11/04/wherein-we-discuss-grand-theft-auto-the-ballad-
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