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.

nintendo n64 classic

Nintendo may be working on the next console of its retro revival series: the Nintendo N64 Classic Mini, or short N64 Classic. Nintendo's classic consoles are very popular. The company released the NES Classic console back in 2016 which started the craze. The SNES Classic Edition will be out in September 2017, and it appears […]


jump

Jump is a subscription-based Indie gaming service that is available for various desktop operating systems and as a Web-based version. Are game subscription services becoming the next big thing? The makers of Jump seem to think so. The service is in beta currently until July 24th and will launch officially later this year. The service […]


snes classic

Nintendo announced the Super Nintendo Entertainment System SNES Classic some days ago which will come out in September 2017 worldwide. The device comes in three variants for the US, EU and Japanese market, includes 21 classic games, two controllers, and a HDMI cable. The games are mostly identical, but there are some differences between the […]


snes classic edition

Nintendo just announced the SNES Classic, a new classic console that the Japanese company plans to release on September 29, 2017. The SNES Classic console follows in the footsteps of the very popular NES Classic. Demand was super high for the NES Classic, and it was often difficult to get your hands on one. Devices […]


steam summer sale

The Steam Summer Sale 2017 beings today on June 22, 2017. It is an event that many PC gamers -- and also some Mac and Linux gamers -- look forward to as thousands of games, apps and some hardware will be available often at huge discounts to the regular price (up to 90%). Sales on […]


gog summer sale 2017

The gog.com Summer Sale 2017 has started, and it brings along with it discounts for more than 1500 products and more. Gog.com is a digital distribution platform that works a bit differently from heavyweights such as Steam, uPlay or Origin. Two of the main differentiators are that it does not require customers to use a […]


mixerTelltale

Microsoft revealed today that the company's Xbox One and Windows 10 streaming service Beam has been renamed to Mixer. The name change, according to Microsoft, was necessary to grow the service in every major market in the world, and because it symbolizes better what the service is about. That's "bringing people together" according to Microsoft. […]


gog galaxy 1.2

Gog, the DRM-free game distribution platform, released a new version of the company's -- optional -- Gog Galaxy client in March 2017 to beta testers. The new client version has been released to all Gog members as of today, and it is out of beta for all users as well;  anyone interested may download the […]


3d pinball for windows space cadet

3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet, was a special version of the Space Cadet pinball table, that came bundled with Windows XP, and earlier versions of the Windows operating system including Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows ME. The game, which was originally released as one table of Full Tilt! Pinball by Maxis, has […]


Depending on when you started PC gaming, you may have never played the classic StarCraft real-time strategy game or its expansion Brood War. Blizzard released the classic game for free for both Windows and Mac computer systems yesterday. Even better, downloads are direct and don't require a Battlenet account or registration, and that is also […]


nvidia redeem

When you buy a video card for gamers, it is often the case that you get a game or multiple games along with it. These games are provided as codes that you need to enter on Nvidia's website to download and install the games on the PC on popular platforms such as Steam, uPlay or […]


fire emblem heroes

Nintendo has just released Fire Emblem Heroes, the company's first "real" game for Android, and second game for iOS. Nintendo's first game, Super Mario Run, has been available for iOS for some time already, and will be out for Android in the coming months. The company released the new game for both mobile operating systems […]


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 […]