Amazon frequently lists unofficial release dates that are eventually proven false. But those release dates are typically the last day of a given calendar year to show up as a placeholder. No publisher would actually release its biggest game of the year on Dec 31, 2014. But when the retailer giant lists an upcoming game in a tender spot at the beginning of the fall rush, then it's time to get a little inquisitive. As is the case with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
After months and months of uncomfortable silence and nebulous date ranges, Ubisoft has finally announced that the PC version of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will sail into view around the same time as its next-gen console versions on Nov. 19.
After a long battle with delays and a crumbling publisher, South Park: The Stick of Truth will finally complete its poop-stained trail to our PCs on December 10 in North America and December 12 in Europe.
Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut, or the update to what I like to call “Twin Peaks: The Video Game,” is bringing its coffee fortunes, raincoat killers, and other survival horror nonsense to your PC this Halloween.
Quit sharpening those make-shift hidden blades of yours, because it looks like you’ll need them to unmark your calendars. In an interview with Elder Geek, Game Director Ashraf Ismail confirmed that Assassin’s Creed IV will hit the PC a few weeks after its console brethren have released.
Gunpoint, the 2D stealth-puzzle game about rewiring electronics and falling from great heights, has been released and is now available from Steam and the Humble Store. To mark the occasion, game designer and PC Gamer section editor Tom Francis has released a trailer that explains what the game is about. (Hint: rewiring electronics and falling from great heights).
Watch the trailer below, and find an explanation of the extremely obvious reasons why we're not reviewing the game.
After almost a three year hiatus, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn—Square Enix’s second go after botching the first attempt in 2010—is releasing on Aug. 27, 2013 on the PC and PlayStation 3.
Photos of promotional posters for Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V have surfaced on the Polish website GTA-Five.pl, indicating a release date of spring 2013. No particular surprise there, even if the reliability of this source remains unclear. But what is a bit disconcerting is that the PC is not listed as a platform.
The photos, which appeared on the website last week before being picked up by Kotaku, advertise the release of the game on Xbox 360 and PS3 and bear a European ratings label, but there is no mention of PC at all. Let's hope Rockstar aren't going to do a Red Dead Redemption on us all over again.
Microsoft has finally confirmed that Windows 8 is on course for a launch this October. The date won't come as a surprise to anyone who's been following the development of the OS, as it's been widely expected that the but it has been made official at last. It will be almost exactly three years since its predecessor, Windows 7, hit the shelves, and two decades since the breakthrough Windows for Workgroups 3.1.
Adorable forest creatures, Czech alternative bands, and point-and-click adventure games have been kept apart for far too long. On April 19th, Jaromír Plachý and Amanita Design (creators of Machinarium) will rectify that with the release of Botanicula, which somehow looks equally sophisticated and saccharine. Damn, it's cute. The game will be released as Windows, Linux, and Mac downloads on the official site, and will include MP3s of the soundtrack, created by DVA.
Roswell, GA-based independent developer Tripwire Interactive has marked the calendar. Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad will release on August 30, 2011 worldwide. It'll also retail at a surprising price: $39.99 in the US.
Late August positions RO2 several weeks outside the shadow of Battlefield 3 (October 25) and Modern Warfare 3 (November 8). Read my excited hands-on with the game here.