Valve aren’t stopping at gamepads and console-like boxes, as they have announced a VR device they will demo at GDC.
the delay of Grand Theft Auto V is now 14th April Rockstar’s ability to stick to a PC release schedule had been in poor health for some time, but has now.
First it was coming in January 2015, then it was coming in March and today GTA V is said to be arriving in April. Until we get to about mid-March and then it’ll be coming in May, probably.
“Our apologies to PC gamers worldwide who have been counting down the days until the launch of [GTA V],” says whoever has his fingers at the keys of Rockstar’s official site. “But a bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible, and to make certain that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to roll out on day one for PC.”
Turkey’s government is looking into allegations that the popular computer game Minecraft is too violent, it’s reported.
The game is classified as suitable for children aged seven and over in much of Europe, and for those older than 10 in the United States. But Turkey’s family and social policies minister, Aysenur Islam, has ordered an investigation over suggestions that it promotes aggression, the Haberturk website reports. If it’s considered too violent, then the government could seek a nationwide ban, the website says. The move was prompted by a journalist who told Mrs Islam that players get points for killing other characters – including women – and asked what her ministry would be doing about it. The Pan European Game Information group, which assigns ratings to computer games, says Minecraft contains “non-realistic-looking violence towards characters which, although human, are not very detailed”.
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The last few updates to Microsoft’s DirectX platform have come with the requirement that you get new hardware to enjoy the benefits, but that’s not going to be the case with DirectX 12. According to Microsoft, DirectX 12 will work with most existing gaming hardware, at least for the most part. Some DX12 features will still need updated GPUs, but all the basic features should work.
A Doom modder who goes by the name Linguica has created a mod that adds Instagram filters and a selfie stick to the classic first person shooter.
InstadDoom, as it’s called, adds 37 filters you’ll recognize from the photo and video sharing social network.
Even more impressive is that the mod includes a virtual selfie stick, which lets you take pictures of your in-game character posing with hell demons on Mars, as you can see in the image above.