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 […]
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.
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 […]
Microsoft and Sony plan to release new consoles, the Xbox One S and Project Scorpio by Microsoft , and the Playstation Neo by Sony. Microsoft plans to release the Xbox One S, a slim version of the Xbox One, in August 2016, while both the Neo and the Scorpio will be available in (late) 2017. […]
Many game clients, be it Steam, Battle.net or Origin, support that they are loaded automatically on Windows start, and some even ship with the preference enabled by default. While that is comfortable if the client is installed on a gaming PC -- a system used exclusively for gaming -- it is less than ideal in […]
Valve introduced reviews on Steam in 2014 in an effort to add user opinion and ratings to games listed in the Steam store. The main idea behind the introduction of reviews was probably to provide potential customers with reviews of games they are interested in. Unlike on Metacritic and many other sites, where anyone can […]
Windows 10 replaced the long-standing champion OS for gamers Windows 7 in Valve's Hardware and Software Survey for March 2016 as the most popular operating system. Steam's Hardware and Software Survey, as the name suggests, is based on information that users who have participated in the survey have provided Valve with. It is therefore not […]
Auto Clicker is a free portable program for the Windows operating system that provides you with the means to beat idle games by simulating left mouse clicks. I'm not sure why Idle games are that popular to be honest, but it is one of the most popular Flash and HTML5 game categories out there right […]
Valve Software released the SteamVR Performance Test on Steam which will test the computer's performance and compatibility with SteamVR. If you believe the hype, Virtual Reality (VR) is the next big thing after 3D Television. While it is unlikely that it will fade and wither like 3D TV, the first generation gadgets that are about […]
Microsoft revealed yesterday that the company's much anticipated game Quantum Break will come to the new operating system Windows 10 the same time it is released for Xbox One. The game, developed by Remedy Entertainment, will launch on Windows 10 on April 5. Xbox One customers who preorder the game will get a download code […]
Valve has integrated a custom version of the Chromium web browser in its Steam client that displays web content to Steam users. If the past couple of weeks have shown anything, it is that custom Chromium or Chrome versions are a security risk more often than not. Google analyzed third-party implementations of its Chromium browser […]
The annual Steam Winter Sale is in full swing since yesterday. The event, which has been one of the most anticipated sales on Steam this year, offers big discounts on almost 10,000 games, software and hardware currently available on the Steam Store. Valve changed sales on Steam significantly this year, and the first sale reflecting […]
Games that Microsoft shipped with Windows 7 are fundamentally different from those that it included in Windows 8 or 10. Windows 7 games were the last that were shipped as programs for example, and there were significant differences in the selection of games when compared to Windows 8 or 10. All Windows games are Modern […]
Most Steam users I know have accumulated an impressive number of games over their account's lifespan which can be attributed more often than not to frequent sales and binge buying of games as well as bundled offers that sometimes add more than ten games to an account. I have added more than 170 games to […]
Whenever there is a sale on Steam, and the number of sales per year increased sharply in recent years, you can be sure that things get quite hectic in the beginning. It is often the case that the first minutes of the sale take much of Steam down with them, and it may take ten […]