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August 4, 2012

Valve Offers Quakecon Themed Bundle On Steam

Looking to pick up a bunch of id Software and Bethesda games for pretty cheap? Valve has you covered.

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August 3, 2012

QuakeCon 2012 Steam Sale is Kinda Nuts

I imagine most people who frequent this site know that Steam Sales are a big deal. I’ve got bills to pay, but when the guys over at Steam put on a sale, I find myself just throwing money at them.

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January 2, 2012

Press Start: What We Played for the Last Week of 2011 Plus a Look Back

This is a weekly segment where we share what games we are currently playing for our readers to get to know us a bit better. Said games can range from retro to current and from casual to FPS games. If we’re playing it, we’ll share it. Please feel free to comment with what your playing or your opinions on the games that we’re involved with.

This week’s article also includes a look back at the games and moments that stood out for some of the staff members of The Game Fanatics!

William: Secrets of Evermore and The Old Republic this week. ToR is better than I thought it would be, and SoE is a blast, as always. Got Parasite Eve for christmas though, so I may be diving [...]

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November 22, 2011

RAGE Demo Hits Xbox Live

What’s all the RAGE  about? Well hop on Xbox Live to find out, as the demo is now on there.

The Ghost Clan, a cult of murderous fanatics, has infiltrated the waterworks beneath the town of Wellspring with plans to poison the water supply. You are the only one with the weapons, talent and courage to stop them. While in Wellspring, you can also meet the townsfolk, try your hand in games of skill and chance, peruse the wares of the local vendors or hit the Speedway for some racing.

RAGE will also be available for a special Black Friday sale price of $29.99 at GameStop and select retailers.

The PlayStation Network demo will be available on the 6th of [...]

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October 25, 2011

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 285.62 WHQL Drivers

Nvidia released today a new GeForce WHQL Driver, these new drivers look to fix the issues players have been experiencing while playing Batman: Arkham City, Battlefield 3, and Rage. These drivers bundle together all the enhancements and updates contained within the 285.27 and 285.38 beta releases, in addition to new SLI and 3D Vision profiles for many of today’s most popular games.

Performance Improvements

For Battlefield 3 we’ve improved performance by up to 11% since the release of the GeForce 285.38 beta drivers, have included several compatibility enhancements, a new and improved SLI profile, and a 3D Vision profile. Similarly, Rage has received enhancements since [...]

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October 24, 2011

TGF Press Start: Week Ending October 23

We here at The Game Fanatics would love for our readers to get to know us a little better. With this in mind, today we’re launching The Game Fanatics Press Play! This will be a weekly segment where we share what games we are currently playing. Said games can range from retro to current and from casual to FPS games. If we’re playing it, we’ll share it. Please feel free to comment with what your playing or your opinions on the games that we’re involved with.

Tavia: RAGE: Even though I was expecting a straight action adventure game, I’m finding the strange mini-game environment they’ve set up really fun. I like the races and quests and other [...]

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October 8, 2011

RAGE On PC: A Love/Hate Relationship

Our RAGE review will be coming on Monday, due to the fact that my computer’s PSU blew up and took my motherboard with it.

Now, ironically, I haven’t had any issues that other PC gamers seem to be having, especially ATI owners, with their video card drivers not getting along with the game, causing all sorts of texture issues, frame rate drops, and pop-ins.

Now, the pop-ins themselves seem to be an unfortunate part of the game; I have them at a very minimal level. But the frame rate issues plagued me early on, due in part to the fact that I wasn’t able to set triple buffering and vertical sync in-game; I had to do it through my nVIDIA  control panel. [...]

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October 4, 2011

RAGE Littered With PC Bugs











While my fellow colleague John is lucky enough to be enjoying RAGE, I’m having several textural issues.

“Okay, big deal, fix your PC,” you might say.

First, let me assure you that there’s nothing wrong with my computer.

Second, allow me to demonstrate that I am not alone in having problems.

John Carmack has a response to all of the PC users’ problems, via his Twitter:

Everyone, make sure you have latest Nvidia/ATI drivers to play Rage!

Personally, I have the latest drivers [...]

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October 3, 2011

This Week In Games

You hear that sound? That’s the sound of the holiday season rapidly approaching. It begins, like the leaves of autumn falling from trees, all at once. Before you know it, your green lawn is covered with red, brown, and yellow.

Don’t believe me? Let’s take a look at this week’s marquee releases:

– Dark Souls (360, Ps3) The challenging sequel to Demon’s Souls.

– RAGE (PC, 360, PS3) The latest shooter from id Software.

– NBA 2K12 (PC, 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii) This years entry in the critically acclaimed basketball series.

– Payday: The Heist (PC, PSN) Think of it as Left 4 Dead, only instead of [...]

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October 1, 2011

Top 5 Games Fanatics Are Looking Forward To (October 2011)

We conducted a survey a few days back asking what games you, our readers, are looking forward to most in the month of October. The results did surprise us, especially what took the number 1 spot! Read on after the break for the list accompanied by trailers of the games.
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