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The most historically accurate PC games

PC games are full of arcane artifacts spurring on ancient civilizations, Nazis riding dinosaurs, and Ghandi nuking the entire planet. Historical accuracy isn’t always a priority, and even the ones that try to get it right have to take some liberties with the facts modern scholarship hands down to us to be, you know, a fun game. But there is ... Read More »

Best PC Games You Might’ve Missed In 2017

PC gamers have experienced a new multiplayer phenomenon in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, which has taken 2017 by storm. A few PC exclusives like Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III and Rising Storm 2, and two console classics–Bayonetta and Vanquish–hit the PC this year in all their glory. But while those games have shined in their own respect, plenty of great games may have flown under your radar. ... Read More »

Kids can learn to code Xbox and PC games at Microsoft stores

There are a ton of initiatives to help kids (and adults) learn to code these days. Google has lessons for teens to code animates scenes starring Wonder Woman, Apple has the kid-friendly Swift Playgrounds and a partnership with Tynker, and even Facebook has a program that suggests learning gadgets and other resources to help encourage the next generation of coders. Microsoft has now launched a series of ... Read More »

The Most Graphically Demanding PC Games (2017)

Want to know which PC games will push high-end rigs to their limits? We’ve rounded up 16 of the most graphically demanding PC games we could get our hands on. We also tested and ranked them by how much they made our high-end PC struggle. Methodology We used built-in benchmarks whenever they were available and frame-rate capturing tool Fraps when ... Read More »

10 great PC games you may have missed in 2017

Credit: Gordon Mah Ung/Rob Schultz/IDG LATEST REVIEWS Endless Space 2 on Steam, MSRP $39.99 Learn more Prey on Steam, MSRP $59.99 Learn more HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap on HTC, MSRP $99.00 Learn more Now that we’ve taken a peek at the best PC games of 2017—so far, at least—it’s time for our other biannual tradition: Rounding up some of the top PC games of 2017 that might ... Read More »

Should the Future of Education Include a ‘Personalized Prescription’ of Video Games?

Adam Gazzaley, a neuroscientist at the University of California at San Francisco who studies the effects of games and other physical and cognitive challenges, says they can improve memory and multitasking, and even treat attention-deficit disorders. This segment is part of a special series of video highlights from the ASU + GSV Summit produced by The Chronicle. Goldie Blumenstyk writes about ... Read More »

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 was ‘just too ambitious’, says CI Games

CI Games’ Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 was delayed on two occasions in the lead up to its eventual April 25 release. Perhaps the writing was on the wall at that stage, given the developer has now admitted its plans were too ambitious—a fact galvanised by a small development team and pressing deadlines. Since launch, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 has suffered ... Read More »

Unity is making it much easier to make films from games

At Unity Unite 2017, a PC game is pulled apart and made into a film set. On stage at the Amsterdam Theatre, Unity showed how the latest build of its game-making engine can be used to slice and dice retail games into free-to-play mobile titles – and how to transform game worlds into virtual film sets. The big addition to ... Read More »

Rockstar Games, Take Two seem to back off of PC game modders

Earlier this month, Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two angered the PC gaming community after sending a cease and desist letter to the developers of the OpenIV modding tool. OpenIV allowed people to create modifications for GTA IV and GTA V single player, but according to its creators, the letter said their tool could “allow third parties to defeat security features ... Read More »

Jed Whitaker’s top lit and or turnt games of 2016 fam

AKA Jed’s Beary Good Games  How do you do fellow kids? I’m sure you are all on the edges of your seats in anticipation of the most objectively correct list of the best games of 2016. Welp, here it is. Lick my chest hair and call me daddychu. Believe me I said, I’m a GoNNER  All my life you’ve known, ... Read More »