Archive | Games

We post gaming related news every now and then here on Ghacks. This can be a recent development that is of interest to many computer or gaming system users, game reviews of free to play games that you can either download in your browser directly or download to your computer to play it there, or tips, tricks and applications that gamers may find useful.

Games are divided into two main categories. We have PC games on one side, games that have been specifically created for your PC, and flash online games on the other side which you can play in the browser if you have the right plugins installed on your system.

For PCs, we also cover gaming related software, programs that let you move games or backup save games for instance, or backup entire games. You will also find a couple of tutorials here that help you sort out a couple of gaming related things. Below is our selection of gaming related news here on Ghacks Technology News.

move steam install folder

Valve published a new update for its Steam gaming platform recently that allows users of the service to move installed Steam games to another folder. The company did add options to change the install folder of Steam games in 2012, but never introduced an option to do the same for games or apps already installed […]

geforce now

Nvidia revealed the game streaming service GeForce Now for Mac and PC yesterday at the company's CES 2017 keynote event. GeForce Now is a game streaming service that works similar to the service that Nvidia Shield users can use already. The core idea behind the service is to move the computing power to the cloud […]

When it comes to classic video game consoles, the SNES is my favorite one. The Sega Mega Drive / Genesis comes a good second running my all-time favorite games Shining Force I and II of that generation. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was the console of its generation thanks to the iconic games that Nintendo […]

lucas chess

Lucas Chess is a free chess training and playing program for Microsoft Windows devices that ships with an impressive set of features. While I do know how to play chess, I was never particularly good at the game. My father taught me the game of kings, but I lost interest in the game and started […]

steam store update

Valve published a new version of Steam Store today called The Discovery Update 2.0 that is designed to give users "more control" over their browsing experience. When you open the main Steam store site on the Web or in the Steam client software you will notice several changes right away. The left side features a […]

call of duty infinite warfare

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare is the latest iteration of the popular first person shooting franchise released just a couple of days ago. The game series focuses on console gaming traditionally with PC versions more of an afterthought. While that has not changed this time around, it appears that the latest Call of Duty game […]


Orwell is a game about the surveillance state. What makes it interesting are a couple of things: first that you are part of the system, and second that its first episode is available for free. You are one of the first employees that gains access to the government's new Orwell system in the game Orwell. […]

gog two-step login

Gog announced yesterday that it plans to enable two-step login for all users of the gaming service on October 24, 2016. Gog is a gaming platform that has a different business model than Steam or Origin. Three of the big differences are that Gog does not use DRM on its platform, that it concentrates more […]

origin whoops

The following guide provides you with a simple fix, and explanation, for the Origin software startup error "Whoops -- Origin has encountered an error". Origin is a game client by EA similar to Steam and UPlay. It lets you sign in to an account and manage all games associated with that account. Origin offers a […]

quantum break

Quantum Break, Remedy Entertainment's latest blockbuster title for PC and Xbox is now also available on Steam. Microsoft released the game exclusively for Xbox One and Windows Store when it first came out. This meant among other things that gamers could only play the game on PCs if they ran Windows 10, Microsoft's latest operating […]

ps4 slim

Sony announced two new versions of its popular gaming console Playstation 4 last week that will be out later this year. The Playstation 4 Slim is a slimmed down model of the original Playstation, while the Playstation 4 Pro ships with better hardware that improves the console's performance and prepares it better for Playstation VR. […]

geforce experience mandatory registration

GeForce Experience 3 is the latest version of Nvidia's gaming application for PCs powered by Nvidia video cards. The software ships with Nvidia display drivers but is also available as a standalone application. Designed initially to make the configuration of graphics settings easier for games, GeForce Experience has since then evolved to much more than […]

playstation now pc

Back in the good old days of console gaming, say the 16-bit era, there was a clear distinction between what was available on consoles and what elsewhere. Sure, there were multi-platform titles available for consoles and home computer systems or the PC, but most of the time you had to own multiple platforms to play […]

amiga software library

The Amiga computer was a powerful machine back in its heyday that beat IBM PC's back then when it came to gaming, and quite a few other things such as creating music. Up until now you had to rely on emulators running on the local machine to play Amiga games, demos and software on a […]