Rockstar Games has announced that Grand Theft Auto IV will be made available to those who are looking to play it on their PC. It was originally only available to PS3 and Xbox 360 owners and has sold over 8.5 million copies.
The only PC it cannot be used with are Macs. It will be released November 18th in the United Stated and November 21st in the UK. This is a big move for Rockstar Games because it opens up GTA IV to an even bigger audience than could already play it.
I think it’s safe to say that Steven Spielberg has enough experience when it comes to developing action games. He helped put together the entire Medal of Honor series –which were based off of the film Saving Private Ryan (which was his film). He stated this week that he is on the second round of studying and playing through his new game for PC – Crysis.
We imagined that his first time being a true videogame creative director would include war, guns, and blazing glory. Instead we find out that the game is a cross between Jenga and Tetris. Apparently Spielberg is separating himself from the action games and movies that he is so well known for and getting in touch with his childhood memories.
We were checking out the Mafia II official website and we happy to see some details of the new game. On the website they stated that the game will be released on the Xbox 360, PC, and PS3 with the gameplay being “virtually identical across all platforms”.
We were also given some story line information, “… a dark and seductive story about one man’s journey through the unforgiving world of the Mob. Set in an open-world environment, Mafia II ushers you into Empire City during the 1940s and 1950s.” Mafia II is one of the few games (at this time) that we are looking forward to later this year. It is set to be released November 2008.
Blizzard is well known for its popular and addictive World of Warcraft game. The ability to play with millions of other people in a world that is fascinating to many of us is what has drawn so many gamers into it. It seems though that Blizzards other fun – but not as popular game – Guild Wars may be coming more into the picture.
Activision Blizzard is well known for making Warcraft, Diablo, and Starcraft – all games that have become very successful. They are pleased to know that Warcraft has a following of over ten million fans who have subscribed to the Warcraft theme MMO WoW. The subscribers are from all over the world; half a million players in North America, two million in Europe, and half a million in Asia.