Archive for the PC Category

Goodbye Altair, Welcome Enzio

Posted in Microsoft, News, PC, PS3, Sony, Xbox 360 with tags , on April 11, 2009 by Stephen

Issue 103 of Game Informer magazine should be hitting store shelves soon, featuring the world exclusive reveal of Assassin’s Creed II, while also introducing new assassin Ezio posing on the front cover.

Now, the word around the net is some of the new details that will be revailed and discussed in the next issue. From what we can gather in our usual net rounds, some of this details are: Continue reading

Resident Evil 5 To Reanimate Del Lago?

Posted in Japan, Microsoft, News, PC, PS3, Sony, Xbox 360 with tags , on February 7, 2009 by Stephen

At least according to Famitsu latest report from the upcoming Resident Evil 5.

It seen the master minds at Capcom have included a boss battle in what it seen like a river or lake with our two protagonist Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar fighting a gargantuan creature from the not-so-safety comfort of a boat.

Now, Jun Takeuchi, the game’s producer, said that Resident Evil 5 will feature similar gameplay to Resident Evil 4 so perhaps fans of the series remember the boss battle from Resident Evil 4 where game protagonist Leon S. Kennedy fights a massive creature going under the name “Del Lago” that lives in a lake.

PC Gaming and You

Posted in PC on January 25, 2009 by skullmatrix

My name is Brandon, AKA Skullmatrix. I have been a PC gamer since I was 10. Back then I played on a 386, had a 13 inch CRT monitor, no sound card, and no graphics card. I couldn’t have been happier. PC gaming back then meant making custom boot disks to squeeze all the memory out of the machine to play doom. It meant looking up the 3rd word on paragraph 3 on page 76 of the manual to authenticate your copy of Wizardry. It also meant modifying bitmaps to make the Wolfenstein guy pick up giant wangs instead of health packs. For the longest time I didn’t own a mouse. It was a good time to remember, but no one in their right mind would go back.

Old School Adventure Gaming

Old School Adventure Gaming

One reason is that gaming on the PC also used to mean knowing true rage. Installing a new sound card took days. I remember my father coming home with a CD rom drive. I was the happiest 12 year old ever. I was even happier a month later when we finally figured out how to get the thing to work. Loom was awesome. I spent long hours looking through an 800 page DOS book trying to figure out how to make a custom batch file that would automatically zip a bunch of .wad files across several disks, so that when I went to a friends house, we could play all the custom maps I had made. Of course the disks would become corrupt the second you looked at them, the maps would have some fatal flaw in them that crashed it every 10 minutes, and that stupid book was written by software engineers that had no regard for an 11 year old’s lack of computer skills. Every hour of PC gaming was accompanied by 20 minutes of frustration and anger.

We wont even mention configuring IRQ channels.

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Meet Your New Gears Of War 2 Achievements

Posted in Microsoft, News, PC, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on January 20, 2009 by Stephen

Seven new Gears of War 2 achievements are been spotted ready for players to unlock once the next title update hit the market in the near future. The achievements add an extra 175 Gamerscore to Gears 2‘s total and all are targeted toward achievements made in multiplayer on the Flashback and Combustible DLC.

  • Skeletons in your Closet (20G) – Complete waves 1 through 10 on all Flashback Map Pack maps in Horde (any difficulty)
  • More Mystery, Less History (15G) – Win a multiplayer match on each of the 5 Flashback Map Pack maps (any mode except Wingman)
  • Bound by a Shared Past (15G) – Win a Wingman match on each of the 5 Flashback Map Pack maps
  • Trial by, and on, Fire (20G) – Survive first 10 Horde waves on Combustible Map Pack maps as a team
  • The Roof! The Roof! The Roof… (15G) – Win a multiplayer match on each of the 3 Combustible Map Pack maps (any mode except Wingman)
  • Forged in the Fire (15G) – Win a Wingman match on each of the 3 Combustible Map Pack maps
  • Annex: Now With Execution Rules (75G) – Win an Annex match on each Flashback and Combustible Map Pack map (public matches only)

Mass Effect to receive two disc re-release

Posted in Microsoft, News, PC, Xbox 360 with tags , , on January 20, 2009 by Stephen

According to a pre-order listing over on Gamestop.com, Microsoft and Bioware will be re-releasing Mass Effect sometime next month as a value priced two disc special edition.

the “Mass Effect Two-Disc Edition” will release on February 10th for  $19.99. this new edition will not only come with the Mass Effect game disc, but the second disc will come packed with a documentary, design galleries, game trailers, music and the Bring Down The Sky downloadable content expansion.

All this is perhaps to remind fans that the Mass Effect universe is still alive and kicking in preparation for the upcoming release of Mass Effect 2 with a projected release date of December 31, 2009.

F.E.A.R Demo Goes Live January 22

Posted in News, Online, PC, PS3, Xbox 360 with tags , on January 19, 2009 by Stephen

Are you ready for your first taste of F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin?

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that the single player demo of the upcoming title will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on January 22.

Console users will be able to access the demo via their respective marketplaces, while PC users can download the demo via www.whatisfear.com.

The demo will unfold in several locations, including parts of Auburn – the city devastated by the explosion at the finale of the original F.E.A.R.

The full game is slated to ship to retail on February 10 in North America. F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin begins immediately prior to the devastating events in Auburn city. Both enemy forces and supernatural events will keep players busy as they need to find a way to stop Alma and her thirst for revenge.

Famitsu Hall of Fame 2008

Posted in Japan, News, Nintendo DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by atalantegg

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Famitsu’s hall of fame for 2008 has been released.

Xbox360 has received the highest quality percentage of 55.9%. 38 quality games out of 68 reviews. Playstation 3 is in second place with a 53.5% quality rating.

2008 was an excellent year for software. We can only hope that 2009 can exceed it.

DS had the lowest rating of 29.3%, however the amount of quality titles is highest on this system. The system with the least amount of quality software was Playstation 2.