Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Future Soilder released today for the PC. Also released today is a significant day 1 patch to improve stability for the platform.
PC Version Key Features:
· Support of DirectX 11 allow the addition of stunning visual details through displacement mapping and additional global illumination effects;
· More complex materials through the use of parallax occlusion mapping, gloss maps, and specular maps;
· Improved dynamic lighting;
· Volumetric li... [read more]
Jun 27, 2012 9:41 AM
The upcoming major update for TF2 that will purportedly add at least one new map with a dark story behind it, as well as new achievements right along with it.
Many GameTracker users frequent TF2, even if it's not the game that takes up most of their gaming time, so this update is highly anticipated, along with the great additions to the Pyro storyline, including a video titled, "Meet the Pyro". They stated that it would be released this Wednesda... [read more]
Jun 25, 2012 7:45 PM
Medal of Honor: Warfigher to Feature Peek/Lean in Multiplayer, More on Classes, Loadouts, Support Actions and PC System Specs
Slowly, we learn more and more about the competitive multiplayer portion of Danger Close’s Medal of Honor: Warfighter as we inch closer towards its October 23rd release date.
Fresh from Twitter, Creative Director on Medal of Honor Kristoffer Bergqvist reveals that the peek and lean mechanic featured in older Medal of Honor games will be appearing in... [read more]
Preview: Aliens Colonial Marines
via Computer and Video Games Article
Ask any game developer, and they'll tell you without shame that they've been ripping off James Cameron's Aliens their whole career. It's the movie that defined the mechanics of convention of the first-person shooter, so when a studio gets the chance to make not just a licensed Aliens game but a canonical sequel to the movies, the stakes are pretty high.
Luckily for anyone who can quote their way through the entire 1... [read more]
Jun 22, 2012 9:10 AM
Black Ops 2 dedicated servers confirmed for PC
via PC Gamer
Treyarch director of technology Cesar Stastny has confirmed on Twitter that the latest Call of Duty will feature dedicated ranked multiplayer servers on PC.
Confirmed: Ranked Dedicated Servers for #BlackOps2
16 Jun 12
It’s good news, and more than a little overdue. Dedicated servers made a return with Modern Warfare 3, but were unranked and therefore didn’t contribute to your overall progres... [read more]
Recently, we were given the opportunity to access the ShootMania Alpha software.
This futuristic first person shooter has a unique approach – you shoot energy bursts from your hands in the same way Iron Man does (see the trailer below). Players disintegrate when hit without all of the gore and blood. Which means this is a game that can be watched by the masses of spectators during competitive matches providing a unique angle for eSports support. To prove this point, Nadeo / Ubisoft hosted... [read more]
Jun 19, 2012 1:09 PM
via Video Gamer
Premium services are 'milking customers to death' says CEO Cevat Yerli.
Crytek's future output will solely consist of triple-A free-to-play games, Cevat Yerli has revealed.
Speaking to VideoGamer.com on the last day of E3, the Crytek CEO lamented the rise of DLC and premium gaming services, which he considers to be "milking customers to death".
Warface, Crytek Kiev's multiplayer FPS, will be the company's first foray into the free-to-play sector. But once Crytek has c... [read more]
Jun 18, 2012 9:01 AM
Still sinning after four years
via Game Radar
After nearly four and a half years on the market, Sins of a Solar Empire is out to prove its still got some juice. The latest expansion to the critically acclaimed strategy game, Rebellion, released today and boasts a stand-alone experience that doesn't require the base game to play.
Rebellion is the third expansion to the cult hit space strategy game, and introduces a host of new content, from new capital ships and super-capital ships, to n... [read more]
Jun 15, 2012 10:28 AM
Fixing what ain't broke: Treyarch's plan to keep Call of Duty fresh
by Tom Curtis [Console/PC, Design, Exclusive]
June 11, 2012
Without a doubt, the Call of Duty series has found a formula that works. Ever since the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in 2007, each subsequent entry has built upon that game's framework to achieve increasingly-impressive success.
But with the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, developer Treyarch wants to mix things up a bit. To... [read more]
Via Valve Press Release
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) is targeted for release on August 21, 2012.
To be available via the Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam (for PC and Mac
), CS: GO will expand upon the team-based action gameplay pioneered when Counter-Strike was launched ... [read more]