PCG Q&ACheck out past editions of the PCG Q&A:What's the most disappointed you've been by a game's ending?When was the exact moment you fell out of love with a game?What's the first game you really loved?Earlier this week, we asked you to tell us the last physical copy of a PC game you bought, while sharing our own choices. Today, as a kind of sequel to that question, we ask, what was the first downloadable game you bought on PC? In the PC Gamer Q&A, we ask the global PC Gamer team for their thoughts on a particular subject, then invite you to add your thoughts in the comments below. We'll also feature a few answers from the PC Gamer Club Discord, accessible to anyone who's a part of our membership program.You'll find our answers below, and we'd love to hear what your first paid downloadable game was too. Jarred Walton: Half-Life 2I'll take the easy route on this one, because it's also true: Half-Life 2 was the first downloadable game I bought. I also played … [Read more...] about What was the first downloadable game you bought on PC?
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is coming to PC on April 3. The open-world RPG as made even more immersive is now available for pre-purchase on Steam. It will be available April 3 and includes all three add-ons for $60: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.Skyrim VR released on PlayStation VR last year, and while we thought that the the virtual reality aspect certainly helped immersion, we also found it poorly optimized for Move controllers and still laden with the same bugs and technical oddities that have haunted it since its initial release.Skyrim VR will work with HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, and Oculus Rift. What makes that especially notable is the legal battle and ensuing bad blood between their two parent companies. ZeniMax, parent company of Bethesda, won a suit against Facebook last year alleging that John Carmack had taken code and plans with him when he left the company. That legal feud was interpreted as one possible reason why Fallout VR did not natively support the … [Read more...] about Skyrim VR On PC To Surprisingly Support Oculus Rift
The Playstation 4's Dualshock 4 controller is the best controller for PC gaming. It's well-made, feels great in your hands, and offers superb feedback where it matters most, especially in the analogue sticks, triggers and bumpers. And while it's not quite as plug-and-play as the Xbox 360 controller, it's relatively easy to get working on PC thanks to an official (but optional) Bluetooth dongle and native Steam support. Here's the best way to get your PS4 controller working on PC using an open source tool called DS4Windows. What you need Hardware Dualshock 4 and micro-USB cable Optional: Dualshock 4 USB wireless Bluetooth adapter Software DS4Windows Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Xbox 360 controller driver (only needs to be installed on Windows 7) Installation guide 1. Download the software linked above, starting with the Microsoft .NET Framework. If you're running Windows 7, install the Xbox 360 controller … [Read more...] about How to use a PS4 controller on PC
Sony’s PS4 is the most popular console this generation, selling more than 70 million units worldwide. Although the UI has been streamlined since the PS3 and Vita days, a few of the PS4s features can be a little confusing or difficult to find. To lend a helping hand, we’ve compiled a definitive list of answers to a number of common PlayStation 4 questions: PS4 FAQ – Your Questions Answered Is PS4 backwards compatible? No, the PS4 is not backwards compatible with PS3, PS2 or original PlayStation discs. Modders have recently claimed to be able to play backed-up PS2 on PlayStation 4, but this uses backdoors that are against Sony’s terms-of-service. The only official ways to play older games on the new hardware are to buy remastered versions of games – like God of War, The Last of Us and Crash Bandicoot – from the PSN store or another retailer, purchase “PS2 Classics” like Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and Ape Escape 2 from the PlayStation … [Read more...] about PS4 FAQ – Your Questions Answered: Is PlayStation 4 backwards compatible, blu ray, region free?
When Richard Marks was in 10th grade, his father opened a video game store that was ahead of its time. It was the early ’80s; used game sales weren’t common, and the store — Video Exchange — ran on the gimmick that customers could trade in their games. The store didn’t last long. But for the young Marks, who held the title of chief demo officer, working there was like living in an arcade. Surrounded by open boxes, he played everything and recommended the best games to customers. Atari 2600 games. Intellivision games. Anything on a console. "The most exciting thing [was] when we’d get new hardware," he says, citing the ColecoVision Super Action Controller as an example. "We’d get so excited. And a lot of times the hardware didn’t deliver up to the expectation. ... But it’s still exciting anyway. Your memory somehow forgets that the previous piece of hardware wasn’t quite what you wanted." Today, Marks is one of the public … [Read more...] about The making of PlayStation VR