Items tagged with PC gaming

If you're a PC gamer and you haven't tried out Halo Infinite yet, well, why not? The multiplayer game is free, after all. Sure, the monetization is wack—play for hundreds of hours to unlock cosmetics, or pay more than a grand to get everything—but most folks agree that if you ignore the customization aspect, it's the... Read more...
Did you know you can play PC games on Linux? And not just games with Linux-native versions, either. Sure, Wine's been around for nearly three decades, but it's Valve's Proton that has been making the most significant progress lately. By combining DXVK, the aforementioned Wine, and a bundle of its own code, Proton lets... Read more...
It is that time again on Epic Games Store to grab another free game. This go round they are offering Paradox Interactive’s simulation and strategy game, Europa Universalis IV free now until October 7th. The game was first released back in 2013 but has been kept alive with 17 expansions and a good number of other... Read more...
Have you heard about the death of PC gaming? It was a popular topic among certain folks for years. They haven't said much about it lately, though—probably because PC gaming is bigger than it has ever been. Year-over-year growth has been immense, with gaming monitor and gaming PC shipments in the second quarter... Read more...
Forza Horizon 5 is nearing release and it seems as though the game will look fantastic across Windows 10 and Windows 11 hardware configurations, no matter your setup. This is great news for PC players who have been seeing many new games push their PCs to the limit. The game should render stunningly realistic graphics... Read more...
You probably thought you were done with brain-jarring algebra and trigonometry from your school days but that may not be the case, thanks to some legal lunacy out of California. New energy efficiency regulations, which went into effect on July 1st and may be adopted by five other US states, limit the amount of power... Read more...
After an official unveiling at Computex 2021 and last week’s launch of the powerful GeForce RT 3080 Ti, NVIDIA is ready to go open kimono and spill all of the new, more-mainstream GeForce RTX 3070 Ti’s juicy details. Cards are due to go on sale tomorrow, but we’ve been able to put a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition through... Read more...
Between silicon yields being too low, pandemic-induced production problems, cryptocurrency mining, and high demand, it has become an awful year to be a gamer trying to buy computer components and consoles alike. GPUs have been especially hard hit in the technology sector, with stock remaining limited and scalpers... Read more...
While people cannot go out and about with friends to events or to catch a movie, anyone can sit inside and play some video games. According to metrics collected by SuperData, that is precisely what many people did. It turns out that in November, digital games earned $11.5 billion, which is the highest monthly revenue... Read more...
We are only days away from the launch of CD Projekt Red’s blockbuster game this year, Cyberpunk 2077. For many, it will be launching on December 10th, but for a select few, it will be launching on December 9th for PC and Google Stadia players. Are you ready to enter Night City? In a tweet posted yesterday, the team... Read more...
If there is one sure-fire way to sour a relationship quickly, spending large sums of money tagged for something as important as a wedding and honeymoon on a gaming PC is it. A woman posted on Reddit claiming that her fiancé had taken $8,000, which she described as their entire savings, and spent the whole amount on a... Read more...
Gamers who have been enjoying PC gaming for decades will probably have fond memories of playing classic MS-DOS games back in the day. Some of those games have been made playable on Archive.org. MS-DOS games have been added as playable in a browser since 2015 thanks to the Internet Archive, and it has announced that... Read more...
PC gamers often don't want to play games on a console and hold out in hopes of a decent port. There are so many console gamers and only a few consoles to develop for, so developers tend to go that route on many games to start. One perfect example is Red Dead Redemption 2. The game launched on Xbox and PS4, while... Read more...
It's been 20 years since The Blair Witch Project launched and left moviegoers scared and wondering if the film was actually based on real events. There have been video games based on the franchise before, but they were forgettable, and many likely don't know they ever existed. A new game is on the way called Blair... Read more...
Many companies are currently working on a wide variety of gaming services. Cox Cable has now thrown their hat into the ring and is currently testing a gaming network service that would reduce lag, ping spikes, and jitter. Cox Cable’s “Elite Gamer Service” reportedly speeds up the connection between the player and... Read more...
The gaming laptop market is one of one of the largest and most diverse segments of the PC industry, with systems ranging in price from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Dell's Alienware gaming machines typically lean towards the higher-end of the price spectrum, with premium build quality and strong component configurations, like the... Read more...
Be sure to tune in to our 2.5 Geeks Webcast tomorrow afternoon, as we will be having a detailed discussion with Scott Wasson of AMD. For those not in the know, Scott Wasson serves as Senior Manager for Product Management in AMD's Radeon Technologies Group. Given his area of expertise, Scott will be discussing the... Read more...
If you are a fan of the original 1993 game Doom, you are in for a treat with Romero Games offering up a new expansion for the original game to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The game is called SIGIL, and John Romero says that the game is a free megawad that contains nine single-player levels and nine deathmatch... Read more...
Bethesda's online RPG Fallout 76 hasn't even been available for two full weeks yet, but given how much there has been to talk about, it's felt like a lot longer. That is unless, of course, you are one of the players who decided to hop into the online Fallout universe, one that is plagued with more bugs than you can... Read more...
PC gamers out there who want a smoking good deal on a new video game will be happy to hear that Steam has kicked off its Autumn Sale. Steam has a couple big sales per year; the last major sale was in June when the Steam Summer sale was underway. While some of the games available in the Autumn Sale are old; there are... Read more...
Fans of EA games have been able to subscribe to Origin Access for a quite some time. That basic membership costs $4.99 monthly or $29.99 per year. In return, players got a collection of 122 games they could play at any time. Subscribers also get to try new EA games before they launch and save 10% on purchases via... Read more...
PC gamers and console gamers are sometimes rivals, with each camp touting their platform as the best. We all know #PCMasterRace is where it's at of course. If you venture to E3 it certainly seems as if consoles are the platform that most developers and publishers focus on. Sure, many of the games that you see at E3... Read more...
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