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  • How to Take Screenshots in PC Games

    On PC there are many ways to take screenshots of your running Applications or Video Games. Well I'll list some of the best and easiest ways to take screenshots of your PC Games. I'll consider your are playing games on Windows PC, because Windows is the only focused Platform on PC for video games.

    There has been old tradition of pressing Alt-tab during the game and pasting the screen capture in paint and saving it. However this procedure can crash your Hard Disk, belive me it does sometimes, if it's not happened with you then you are lucky till now.

    In Windows 7, Alt-tab-paste doesn't works untill you do the following:

    Right Click on your Game Launcher icon then Select Properties. Go to Compatibility and Select "Disable Scren Composition".

    However as doing Alt-tab is not a good practice, it disturbs your gameplay as well as your PC's health, i'll list some of the best applications available to ease your screenshot capturing process.

    Using Fraps: (Only Free Trail)

    Fraps Screenshot

    Fraps is the one of the most popular tool for Windows users to take screenshots of video games, even it allows to record your gameplay videos. It also gives your FPS statics. In short Fraps is combination of Benchmarking Software, Screenshot capture, and Realtime Video capture.

    But Sadly It's not free, with it's trail version you'll get watermark in every screenshot. However it doesn't cost much and worth buying if you need to make use of it's all three features (Video, Screenshot,Benchmarking).

    Using Screenshot Pilot (Fully Free)

    Screenshot Pilot

    Screenshot Pilot is the best solution if you hunting some free screen capture tool. Just download it, adjust settings according to you. Basically you need to assign the Hotkey which can be assigned by you as per your preference, then during games to take screenshots you'll press that HotKey. After you close your game, your screenshots will be presented in tabs. Save them and Share them.

    I hope it helps you to easily capture screenshots during your gameplay. If you know some other alternative ways which deserves to be listed here then post in comments, i'll surly add them.

  • Ubisoft scrap "constant connection requirement" from DRM for its PC games

    The controversial anti piracy "DRM" from Ubisoft which was released last year for gamers PC gaming, was constant in the titles of the French company, accompanying the launch of games like Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell: Conviction, The Settlers 7, Silent Hunter 5 and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.

    Brotherhood

    The most critical point of this DRM by users was the obligation to be permanently connected to the Internet to play, otherwise the game would be blocked until connection again.

    Now according to the reports coming out, it seems that this restriction has been removed by Ubisoft for PC games, as the aforementioned titles are able to be executed by users without the need to be permanently connected to the Internet. The protection system now seems to be limited to an initial validation to start the game.

    Ubisoft declined to comment anything about it for now, and it is unclear whether this "change" is only temporary and if re-apply in future PC games.

  • Valve Announces Dota 2 (Defense of the Ancients 2) for PC and Mac

    Valve had promised the announcement of a new project today, so it proved. The U.S. company has just announced the development of Defense of the Ancients 2, also called as Dota 2. A sequel that will go to PC and Mac, and will be launched in 2011.

    Dota 2, Defense of the Ancients 2

    This sequel will continue the premises of its predecessor, with a mix of strategy and RPG game online action, keeping more than 100 original heroes, items, skills and improvements such as the use of Source engine.

    The game is being created by Valve in collaboration with Icefrog. Valve founder Gabe Newell said "IceFrog was one of the smartest people we've ever met about doing that, and he was doing it with both hands tied behind his back, so to speak."

    Along with the announcement, Valve has released a series of artworks that you can see below.

    Dota 2 Bloodseeker Artwork Wallpaper  Dota 2 Drow Ranger Artwork Wallpaper

  • The Heavy PC Version Releasing in North America

    The Heavy PC version will be releasing exclusive for the gamers in North Ammerica. This news was confirmed by Frazer Nash, Ceo of Frazer Nash Communication, he stated that they are thrill and excited with working Little Orbit LLC(Publisher of the game) for getting The Heavy for PC version.

    The exact release date is still not out but The Heavy PC and Xbox 360 version will be coming in the third quarter of 2010, we will update you with all the detail of it when it is available.

  • Survival Mode for Split/Second Details

    Disney Interactive and Black Rock Studio has release a latest video of Split/Second which contradict many thinking that Split/Second is all about trashing and blowing opposition on track. Survival Mode of Split/Second is available in single player mode, split screen local 2-player mode and also online multiplayer.

    This latest video show the Survival mode of the game : Split/Second - Survival Vignette

    In Survival mode of the game, players will have to race on track against a ticking clock, seems easy but it is not as the track will be full of big trucks nad barrels which continously drop explosive, if gamers get successful in passing this big trucks they earn themself extra points and time for themself which eventually make the palyer with more point the winner.

    The Split/Second is slated to be release on May 18 for console platform of Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 and for PC also.

  • X-Com Game Announced

    Today 2K officially anounce a new X-Com game after much of its hipe and speculation. More information on this X-Com game is that it will be develop initially for two game console platform Xbox 360 and PC and this is going to be a First person Shooting game. Further detail about this isstill not out but according to press release gamers will be playing a role of an FBI agent who will have a task of wipe and avoiding a dangerous and mysterious threat.

    According to the President of 2k, they have proof their metal in the first person shooting with the success of BIo Shock 2 with a mixture of suspense storytelling, and they will be carry on this success with New X-com.

  • Dark Void Zero for iPhone and PC

    Rise on bold warriors! Are you ready for the next evolution in vintage sci-fi action? Capcom are pleased to announce today that Dark Void Zero has launched for iPhone ($2.99) and Windows PC ($5)!

    In this critically acclaimed 8-bit re-imagining of the Dark Void console release, you play as Rusty, warrior test-pilot and Nikola Tesla’s trusted friend. With the help of your state-of-the-art rocket pack, blast through three deliciously retro levels of baddies in your quest to close Portal X and save the human race!

    This latest iteration of Dark Void Zero is packed with all new online features! Get rewarded for your skills with Achievements via OpenFeint on iPhone and Steam Achievements on PC. Connect with Friends and link your Facebook to your OpenFeint account. Compete to be the best on the block or the best in the world with the all-new online leaderboards that track scores and speed runs!

    Sink deeper into the void with Dark Void Zero for the iPhone. Featuring carefully refined touchscreen controls, Dark Void Zero on iPhone gives players the tools for an amazingly precise and intuitive gameplay experience without the need for a controller.

    Also, don’t forget that like its parent game, Dark Void Zero features an award-worthy soundtrack created and performed by famed Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary. It’s true retro. In addition, expect the Dark Void Zero soundtrack to hit iTunes later this week!

    Lastly, there’s something new for even veteran DVZ players. Think you’ve mastered the game? See if you can unlock the secret ending, exclusive to Dark Void Zero on iPhone and PC.

  • Details for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Revealed

    Today Ubisoft revealed new details for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, and Windows PC. Developed by the award-winning team behind Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, the game will equip players with the world’s hottest future combat systems, inspired by existing prototypes, and unleash them on the battlefield of tomorrow. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is scheduled to ship Fall 2010.

    “The Ghost Recon franchise set the standard for the next-generation gaming experience,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. “With Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Ubisoft is amplifying the core values of the series – the sophisticated technology, weaponry, graphics, story and online gameplay – with the production values of a Hollywood blockbuster to deliver a stunning package that will make players truly feel like the elite soldier of tomorrow.”

    For players who can’t wait until fall to get their hands on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Ubisoft is delivering a sneak peek this summer with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’s Multiplayer Beta. The exclusive beta invitation, available for a limited time, will be included with Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction will be hitting stores on April 13th in North America, April 16th in Europe and April 28th in Japan, and is exclusively available for Xbox 360.

  • Dark Void Zero for iPhone and PC to release soon

    Dust off that jetpack and jump back into the fight! Dark Void Zero rockets to the iPhone and Windows PC on April 12.

    In this critically acclaimed 8-bit re-imagining of the Dark Void console release, you play as Rusty, warrior test-pilot and Nikola Tesla’s trusted friend. With the help of your state-of-the-art rocket pack, blast through three deliciously retro levels of baddies in your quest to close Portal X and save the human race!

    Dark Void Zero on iPhone and PC is packed with all new online features! Get rewarded for your skills with Achievements via OpenFeint on iPhone and Steam Achievements on PC. Connect with Friends and link your Facebook to your OpenFeint account. Compete to be the best on the block or the best in the world with the all-new Online Leaderboards that track scores and speed runs!

    Sink deeper into the void with Dark Void Zero for the iPhone. Featuring carefully refined touchscreen controls, Dark Void Zero on iPhone gives players the tools for an amazingly precise and intuitive gameplay experience without the need for a controller.

    Also, don’t forget that like its parent game, Dark Void Zero features an award-worthy soundtrack created and performed by famed Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary. It’s true retro.

    Lastly, there’s something new for even veteran DVZ players. Think you’ve mastered the game? See if you can unlock the secret ending, exclusive to Dark Void Zero on iPhone and PC.