super8waysultimate PC | The Gamers Blog - Part 2


September 5, 2011

Aiming With a Mouse… Old Habits Die Hard

I’m one of those, a PC Gamer and when I can pur­chase a title (out­side of sports and rac­ing games) on the PC plat­form I do.  Hav­ing said that, I real­ize the indus­try as a whole has shift­ed to con­sole as a pri­ma­ry devel­op­ment plat­form.  While I much pre­fer gam­ing on a PC I do own all the major gam­ing con­soles (Wii, PS3, XBox 360) and own a good num­ber of titles on each of the sys­tems.   Most of my friends also play on con­sole sys­tems and as such a few years ago I branched out to play games that I tra­di­tion­al­ly would only play on PC such as FPS and RTS. Grow­ing up (I’m 26 by the way) the PC was the dom­i­nant plat­form when it came to mul­ti­play­er gam­ing online and indus­try stan­dard.  It was also the leader inRead more…

August 12, 2011

Counter Strike : Global Offensive… It’s Finally Coming.

Valve has just announced the upcom­ing 2012 release of a new Counter-Strike title for PC and Next Gen con­soles, Counter-Strike: Glob­al Offen­sive.   It’s bee n 12 long years since counter strike took the world gam­ing indus­try by storm.  Start­ing off as a sim­ple Half-Life mod, Counter-Strike became one of the most wid­ley rec­og­nized FPS titles in the indus­try and is still wide­ly played 12 years after it’s release.  Here is the off­i­cal state­ment from Valve: “Next Gen Con­sole, PC, and Mac Release Tar­get­ed for Ear­ly 2012 Valve, cre­ators of best-sel­l­­ing game fran­chis­es (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Por­tal, and Team Fortress) and lead­ing tech­nolo­gies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Counter-Strike: Glob­al Offen­sive (CS: GO). Tar­get­ed for release via Playsta­tion Net­work, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam (for PC and Mac) in ear­ly 2012, CS: GO will expandRead more…

August 8, 2011

Ubisoft Says Their Online Only DRM is a Success

Ubisoft has often been crit­i­cized by the PC gam­ing com­mu­ni­ty for it’s online only DRM.  The DRM requires gamers to have a con­stant Inter­net con­nec­tions so the game can authen­ti­cate with Ubisoft servers.  This in turn is sup­posed to help pira­cy.  But does the ben­e­fit real­ly out­weigh the cost to the con­sumer? The online only DRM brings up sev­er­al key ques­tions such as what if some­one does­n’t have Inter­net *deployed mil­i­tary per­son­nel for exam­ple* or what if they live in an area with flakey Inter­net and their con­nec­tion drops?  With Assas­sins Creed if you inter­net con­nec­tion dropped then the game would shut down and kick you out.  Many play­ers have com­plained that they can­not play because the game con­stant­ly kicks them out. Ubisoft told PC Gamer  “a clear reduc­tion in pira­cy of our titles which required a per­sis­tent online con­nec­tion, andRead more…

August 6, 2011

Blizzard Responds to Communities “Online Only” Complaints

Bliz­zards recent announce­ment that their newest release would be fol­low­ing the “Online Only” mod­el has gen­eart­ed a large num­ber of com­plaints.  Bliz­zard recent­ly took the time to address those com­ments.  Here is what they had to say: “We thought about this quite a bit,” said exec­u­tive pro­duc­er Rob Par­do ear­li­er this week. “One of the things that we felt was real­ly import was that if you did play offline, if we allowed for that expe­ri­ence, you’d start a char­ac­ter, you’d get him all the way to lev­el 20 or lev­el 30 or lev­el 40 or what have you, and then at that point you might decide to want to ven­ture onto But you’d have to start a char­ac­ter from scratch, because there’d be no way for us to guar­an­tee no cheats were involved, if we let you play onRead more…

August 4, 2011

League of Legends Dominion

Yea you just saw right. League of Leg­ends will be get­ting a huge update. This was post­ed today on their offi­cial forums as well as a lit­tle info: Sum­mon­ers! Many of you may have been won­der­ing out loud just what we have in store for the future. Today we are pleased to give you your first look at League of Leg­ends: Domin­ion, the largest game update in the his­to­ry of League of Leg­ends. This update will fea­ture not only a brand new map, but also an entire­ly new game mode show­cas­ing inno­v­a­tive game­play nev­er before attempt­ed in the MOBA genre. For quite some time, all of you have been clam­or­ing for new bat­tle­fields upon which to test your skills against oth­er sum­mon­ers in League of Leg­ends. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve heard you, and that for over a yearRead more…

August 3, 2011

Borderlands 2

Well the good peo­ple out of 2K Games and Gear­box have announced Bor­der­lands 2. The game is cur­rent­ly in devel­op­ment and is set for an April 2012 release. Bor­der­lands 2 will fea­ture new char­ac­ters, weapons, equip­ment, envi­ron­ments, and enimies. The game will be avail­able for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. April 2012 too long to wait? Well then you need to head to Gamescon 2011 Aug. 17–21st or PAX Prime Aug. 26–28th where they will be demo­ing the game. For more info on Bor­der­lands 2 or the first Bor­der­lands vis­it

August 3, 2011

PC Better for Indie Developers Than Xbox Live?

Our friends a Zeboyd games are Indie Devel­op­ers, and as such they have a lim­it­ed bud­get, it is very impor­tant for them to choose the plat­form that best suits their needs and that will turn them the quick­est returns.  With the over­whelm­ing suc­cess of con­soles in today gam­ing mar­ket one would assume that devel­op­ing on a con­sole would be the cor­rect route to go.  But is this real­ly the case?  Does going to con­sole exclu­sive or con­sole first then PC real­ly bring you more mon­ey?  Zeboyd had a very inter­est­ing state­ment on their site.: “We are pleased to announce that Zeboyd Games has already made more rev­enue in less than a week on Steam than we have in over a year and a half on the XBox Live Indie Games ser­vice.” Zeboyd made more mon­ey, in one week, then they did in an entireRead more…

August 2, 2011

No Mods or Bots in Diablo 3

Bliz­zard announced today that they will not be adding Bots or Mod sup­port into Dia­blo 3, addi­tion­al­ly it will be off­i­cal­ly not allowed by the Terms of Ser­vice.  Dia­blo 3 will fea­ture a play­er dri­ven econ­o­my that will allow them to sell their hard earned loot for gold or cash.  This means there will also be no offline mode  and it will require you to have a active inter­net con­nec­tion to play the game. “For a vari­ety of game­play and secu­ri­ty rea­sons, we will not be sup­port­ing bots or mods in Dia­blo III, and they’ll be express­ly pro­hib­it­ed by our terms of use for the game.  Express­ly pro­hib­it­ed, not just unsup­port­ed but ille­gal by the Dia­blo 3 ToS. A sad day con­sid­er­ing how big and active the Dia­blo 2 mod­ding com­mu­ni­ty still is. Will we still see new mods andRead more…

July 28, 2011

Battlefield 3 Alpha Test

  So the closed alpha test­ing for Bat­tle­field 3 went live yes­ter­day and I got a chance to play some. Its only test­ing for PC so all the con­sole guys out there will have to wait till beta test­ing. The alpha con­sists of one mul­ti­play­er rush map called Oper­ta­tion Metro. As usu­al rush mode, you take turns attack­ing or defend­ing two points. As you cap­ture points your team moves for­ward or you must fall back if your defend­ing. To those famil­iar with the series the game­play feels very much the same. You unlock weapons, attach­ments, and oth­er bonus­es as you lev­el each class. The class­es are Recon, Assu­alt, Engi­neer, and Sup­port. You don’t get access to all the class good­ies but there are plen­ty to choose from for an alpha. All that  is typ­i­cal Bat­tle­field. The alpha plays in a sort ofRead more…

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