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.

youtube game soundtracks

The ultimate game sounds list is a large list of links that points to game soundtracks, game sound resources, and other related resources and downloads. Music plays an essential part in most computer games, and good music is very memorable. I still remember all-time favorite tunes from the Last Ninja 2 on the C-64,  the […]


steam digital gift card

Valve added the option to purchase digital gift cards to its Steam gaming platform recently which enables users to add funds to their friend's account. The Steam platform supported physical gift cards for a long time. You could purchase a Steam gift card in retail outlets and online to add currency to an account's wallet. […]


classic game remakes

Game Saturday is back. Today's game is not a game but an entire collection of games. Crozza Games is a collection of classic game remakes which you can download individually from the developer website or as an all-in-one package from Major Geeks (71 games and counting). The games are remakes of classic computer and arcade […]


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The SNES Classic Edition, or Super Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Classic Mini, comes with 21 games that you can play. The device is not extensible, which means that you cannot play your original SNES game cartridges on it, nor purchase additional games online or in stores. While the selection is quite good for the price, […]


C64 mini

The C64 Mini is a new all-in-one retro system that the company Retro Games Limited plans to release in 2018 to the market. Retro consoles and systems seem to be in high demand in this time and age. Nintendo's two retro consoles, the NES Mini and the SNES Mini, are in high demand and sold […]


bundesfighter ii turbo

Bundesfighter II Turbo is a free Street Fighter II Turbo clone for Windows and Mac in which you play one of six major candidates of the upcoming German election. The game features a classic 16-bit soundtrack and design, and runs without installation on Windows. You need to insert a coin with a tap on the […]


tabletop together

Tabletop Together is a free online service for boardgame enthusiasts to keep track of boardgame conventions and game releases. If you are into boardgames, you are probably also interested in boardgame conventions. If you are lucky enough you live close to one of the bigger or smaller conventions, or keep track of what is going […]


walking dead season 1 free

The Walking Dead: Season 1 is an adventure game by Telltale that is currently available for free at the Humble Bundle Store. The game's regular price is $22.99 but you can get it for free until Saturday. The Walking Dead: Season 1 is a typical Telltale adventure game that follows the same flow as the […]


tomb raider

Tomb Raider II: The Dagger of Xian is a fan-made Tomb Raider II-based game that is available as a free playable demo right now. Core Design released the first Tomb Raider game in 1996 for the PC, Sega Saturn and the original Playstation, and a sequel one year later called Tomb Raider II. Tomb Raider […]


twitch desktop app final

Twitch announced on August 10, 2017 that the company has released the Twitch Desktop application final for Windows and Mac PCs. The company released a beta version of the Twitch app in early 2017, and has been working on the final version of the desktop app ever since. Twitch, owned by Amazon, is a streaming […]


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 […]