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Top-rated Portal 2 maps rounded up
— 11:09 AM on June 30, 2011

User-created content has always been one of the best parts of PC gaming. I can't tell you how many map packs, mods, and conversions...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

New Tribes Ascend trailer shows gameplay
— 10:55 AM on June 28, 2011

Everyone seems to be hopping on the free-to-play bandwagon. Tribes: Ascend is the latest game to join the fray, although it's not due out...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Crysis 2 DX11 'Ultra Upgrade' arrives
— 3:00 PM on June 27, 2011

Right on schedule, Crytek has let loose the long-awaited patch that brings DirectX 11 eye candy to Crysis 2. Actually, there's more to it than...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Supreme Court overturns California game ban
— 11:34 AM on June 27, 2011

Can states restrict the sale of violent video games to children? The U.S. Supreme Court ruled with a resounding "no" earlier today. As the AP...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Friday night topic: Gaming gone retro on the PC
— 5:00 PM on June 24, 2011

The Quake-iversary this week gave me an urge to pull out my old copy of Quake and try to get it running on my...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Valve makes Team Fortress 2 free to play
— 9:35 AM on June 24, 2011

Showing once again that it's a cut above typical game studios and publishers, Valve has announced that Team Fortess 2 has transitioned from a retail...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

L.A. Noire heading to the PC this fall
— 6:00 AM on June 24, 2011

Team Bondi's detective action-adventure game L.A. Noire has proven popular, selling four million copies in a little over a month and earning an

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

15th Quake-iversary triggers a bundle of memories, nerve fibers
— 11:16 AM on June 23, 2011

I almost missed this because I was polishing off a 10K-word opus, but yesterday was the 15th anniversary of the release of Quake, the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Study contends video games decrease violent crime
— 11:03 AM on June 23, 2011

For years, decades even, we've been told that violent video games are bad, mmmkay. The violent ones are supposed to be particularly insidious because...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Crysis 2 to get its DirectX 11 makeover on June 27
— 4:37 PM on June 22, 2011

Finally! Now that, you know, hardcore PC enthusiasts have had time to play Crysis 2 and get sick of it, Crytek is on the verge...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Duke Nukem Forever demo released for all
— 10:45 AM on June 22, 2011

Back in the day—way back, like, when Duke Nukem Forever was conceived—free demos were often available before a game's retail release. These days, demos...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Take-Two CEO: More Duke is on the way
— 2:53 PM on June 21, 2011

You didn't think Duke Nukem Forever was going to be the last we'd see of Mr. Nukem, did you? In an interview with Forbes blogger...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Serious Sam 3 stays true to franchise's roots
— 12:26 PM on June 20, 2011

Earlier this year, we learned that a third chapter in the Serious Sam franchise is due out this summer. The game isn't ready...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

GRID online multiplayer meets early demise on PC
— 11:08 AM on June 20, 2011

Allowing users to host dedicated multiplayer servers was once a staple of the PC gaming scene. Such freedom is rare these days, which is...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Friday night topic: video game theme music
— 5:15 PM on June 17, 2011

Some of the best video games have benefited tremendously, in terms of atmosphere and immersion, from having great soundtracks. Sadly, though, we don't always...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Carmack: id mulling Quake reboot
— 9:47 AM on June 17, 2011

After Rage and Doom 4, could we see a Quake series reboot from id Software? Believe it or not, Eurogamer got word straight from...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Poll: Which PC gaming sin is the most egregious?
— 11:36 AM on June 15, 2011

It's high time for a new poll, and Bruno's excellent blog post on the 10 commandments of PC games is perfect fodder. Bruno...

Poll Question: • Most egregious PC gaming sin:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Crysis 2 dropped from Steam; others may follow
— 10:06 AM on June 15, 2011

Could we be on the cusp of a war between game download services? Valve has dominated the market with Steam, but at least...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming