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. […]
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.
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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 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 […]