When we reflected on 2018, we realized that it was an unusually quiet year for big-budget games on PC. It was the rare year where some of the most-talked-about games, like Red Ded Redemption 2 and God of War, were console exclusives. Will 2019 go the same way, or should we expect the PC to get more of 2019's extravagant multiplatform games? I've pulled out the biggest hitters from our massive list of the new games of 2019, looked at the field of console exclusives, and spent some time guessing at the surprise announcements that could drop new games in our laps by the end of 2019. It looks to me like 2019 is shaping up to be quite a bit like 2018, with many, many good games, but few blockbuster PC exclusives. The PS4 looks like it could again lead with the games everyone's talking about, at least if The Last of Us Part 2 and Death Stranding make it out this year.But there are a few things that could put PC games—even PC exclusives—in the spotlight this year. Cyberpunk … [Read more...] about How does 2019 look for PC blockbusters and exclusives?
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Black Friday is the ideal time to ditch those dusty PC parts for some shiny new ones. Of course, that’s easier said than done, especially with so many alluring options out there. To make things buttery smooth, we’ve taken care of everything for you, and picked five of the best parts to nab: a graphics card, an SSD storage drive, some RAM, a CPU Cooler, and some extra RGB case fans. Even if you’re new to monkeying around inside your PC, these particular components won’t bust your brain when installing them. Aside from adding some thermal paste to your processor for the CPU cooler, the rest are simply plug and play. For even more Black Friday goodness, check out all the Black Friday game deals we've curated for you, as well as the best Black Friday PC deals and standout picks from all the Steam Black Friday 2018 deals. Best Black Friday graphics card deal: ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 Dual 8GB If you can afford a top-shelf graphics card, such as this … [Read more...] about The 5 best PC parts to buy on Black Friday
Rockstar is really trying to make a renewed push for its products in anticipation of Red Dead Redemption 2, but you won’t find many complaining. First there was L.A. Noire’s re-release on the Nintendo Switch, followed by the massive, free expansion for GTA Online, The Doomsday Heist. Then L.A. Noire came out again in the form of the VR Files for HTC Vive. It's a good time to be a Rockstar fan. If a couple of reports, leaks, and rumours are to believed, another Rockstar re-release is shortly on the way this year, too, and it’s called GTA 5: Premium Edition. According to a listing on Amazon Germany and a mention from South Korea’s ratings board, this version of Grand Theft Auto 5 will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and includes all previous DLC for GTA Online; Rockstar’s massive multiplayer component of its open-world crime game. Read more 10 games like Grand Theft Auto to play right now What’s more, Kotaku now reports … [Read more...] about It sounds like GTA 5 Premium Edition is coming out for PS4 and Xbox One very soon, and it’ll make you a multiplayer millionaire
Today, Take-Two Interactive Software announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018, related to the period between October 1st and December 31st, 2017. You can check out the relevant revenue and income figures below. GAAP net revenue was $480.8 million GAAP net income was $0.21 per diluted share Net cash provided by operating activities was $203.0 million Net Bookings were $653.9 million Chief Executive Officer Strauss Zelnick accompanied the press release with a comment. Zelnick claims “record recurrent consumer spending” for both Grand Theft Auto Online and NBA 2K18, on top of robust ongoing sales for Grand Theft Auto V. Despite the delay of Red Dead Redemption 2 to October 26th, the publisher still expects records for fiscal year 2019 (Which will kick off on April 1st), alongside the mysterious “highly anticipated new title from one of 2K’s biggest franchises” that has been mentioned a few … [Read more...] about “Record Recurrent Consumer Spending” for Grand Theft Auto Online and NBA 2K18 Announced by Take-Two
My nerves have been sufficiently jangled and my trigger-finger sufficiently itched by the glut of action games which landed in the closing months of last year. I crave an altogether more sedate beginning to 2018, and so my mind turns to games in which violence, reflex or any other kind of unblinking attentiveness takes a back seat. Primarily we’re talking violence-free games here, but I wanted to drill a little deeper than that – so nothing that generally requires a competitive streak. I’m chasing a certain feel rather than a certain category. Flying, walking, puzzling, driving, building, dreaming, climbing, stretching, swinging (not like that), swimming, wondering: these are just a few of the ways in which flashing pixels can make you feel a very different sort of accomplishment. And, of course, these are not even slightly the be-all and end-all of non-violent games on PC – please do nominate more in comments below. Superflight (official site) An extremely … [Read more...] about The 20 best non-violent games on PC