Items tagged with Hitman

Good Old Games (GOG) is generally a decent place to score games that aren't marred by annoying digital rights management, aka DRM, schemes. However, when the platform released IO Interactive’s 2016 shooter “Hitman,” users were angry to find a form of DRM still entangled with the title, which restricted offline play. Since then, GOG appears to have backed down and apologized to its community, which was initially built around DRM-free gaming. In late September, GOG announced “an astounding 70% discount” for Hitman – Game of The Year Edition, among other Hitman series deals. To many, this seemed too good to pass up, considering the popularity of the titles... Read more...
Perhaps as an extension of its origins as a place to purchase older PC games that are no longer available, CD Projekt's GOG—formerly known as Good Old Games—has built a reputation on its history of selling games unencumbered with DRM. With that in mind, it comes as no real surprise that the site's users are in open revolt against its latest big-name release: Io Interactive's 2016 Hitman game, called, simply, "Hitman." User reviews from English-speaking users on GOG for the Game of the Year Edition re-release have the game voted down to a pathetic 1.2 out of five stars with over 200 one-star reviews. That's a terrible score for a game that currently sits at an 83 on Metacritic, but... Read more...
The Hitman series from IO Interactive is chock full of stealthy stabbings, shootings, and stalking to take down targets around the world. Now, the new Hitman III is taking you to historical Dartmoor, England as an Epic Games Store exclusive for PC.  In this second mission of the murderous series, Agent 47 is dropped into Dartmoor, England at the Thornbridge Manor. According to IO Interactive (IOI), Dartmoor “has a reputation for myths, legends and mysteries – and Thornbridge Manor lives up to that!” Aside from the standard assassin role Agent 47 takes, Hitman III brings in a detective element to take advantage of the mystery. Combining the two elements, Agent 47 “take[s]... Read more...
The practice of bundling games with video cards dates back to the earliest days of the 3D business, when partnering with board vendors was the best way of ensuring that the customer would have at least one game that took advantage of the shiny new card. Much of the time, the question of what game publisher to work with is left to the individual board vendor, though AMD cut a massive (and somewhat infamous) deal with Valve to distribute The Orange Box several years back. When Nvidia announced that its Kepler-based GTX 660 would be shipping with copies of Borderlands 2, it was seen as a move that could substantially boost the card's uptake. AMD, already smarting and on the defensive in the GPU... Read more...