In a recent conversation with gfile I said that, "it doesn't look like GTA IV is coming to the PC anytime soon" if the recent rumors and pictures prove to be true than I wasn't necessarily correct in that assumption.
Recently a picture with GTA IV and a PC Gamer logo on it was revealed. People here at GS are saying that the cover is from the UK version of PC Gamer and they are also claiming that it is indeed the real deal. Personally I'm going to wait for some official confirmation and or next month's magazine before I say GTA IV is coming to the PC, but this does look promising. I also have to admit that it would make a lot of sense given the little teaser at the very end of the latest PC Gamer issue, "You hoped it would happen. You knew it would happen. But you just didn't know when it would happen. PC Gamer knows and we're going to tell you". Of course that could be anything, but given this and the possibility that the cover in the picture is legitimate it isn't very hard to connect the dots and come to the conclusion that this is very probable.
Chances are good that this game will look a lot better with higher resolutions and some other tweaks.
So what does all of this mean? GTA IV could be coming out sooner than expected for the PC. In fact another rumor points to it coming out in October of this year. So if all of this comes true my assumption would be incorrect.
Link (this is a new source and it seems to make the whole thing a lot more real now)
Games For Windows Live is now free to all PC gamers! Not that you guys were really hyped up about the feature in the first place, but it is nice to know that Microsoft has given in to the demands set by lowly peasants such as ourselves. Along with this announcement Micorsoft's other intentions for GFWL were revealed. You will soon be able to by games online through digital distribution. It will be interesting to see how MS competes with STEAM and the others, if at all.
Speaking of Microsoft, DX 11 has also been announced this week. I'm actually surprised by this because they didn't even give DX 10 a chance to develop. I guess they screwed up with DX 10 err something because it really didn't live up to the hype, lets hope that DX 11 lives up to the hype and then some.
Link (GFWL is free) (DX 11)
I was just watching this trailer for Chris Taylor's Demigod and I must say that it looks insanely awesome to me. This game is a RTS/RPG hybrid that allows you take control of a hero in the midst of an on going war, much like DOTA (a Warcraft 3 mod) and it is currently exclusive to the PC which is always a nice thing to see. Hopefully it will be more exciting than Supreme Commander because I could never get into that game.
Crysis: Warhead Preview
Some Diablo 3 magazine thing
Borderlands interview / Borderlands video walkthrough
EA is expanding its galactic empire
New info on that Aliens game
I rushed this whole thing because I went to see the new X-Files movie last night. I'll probably write up my impressions on that movie and The Dark Knight (I saw that last week) sometime next week. I also have some other things that I want to type up, but didn't get to in this entry because of the time. So I should have some nice blogs outside of my weekly blog coming within the next few weeks.