PC gaming

These are list of must have apps for PC gaming.


  • Twitch

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire Playstation Fire TV Chromecast Xbox Website

    Twitch.tv is a live-streaming portal that primarily focuses on video gaming, but also used for many other purposes.

     

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  • Player.me

    Free Web Android iPhone Website

    Player.me is the social discovery platform for the gaming community. Discover, Share and Collaborate with other Players, Groups and Companies. Created by Players, for Players.

     

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  • whatoplay

    Free Web Website

    A video game database that aggregates and monitor the latest, the best and the upcoming video games on all active gaming platforms, including PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Android and iOS.

     

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  • Operating system

  • Windows 10

    Commercial Windows Website

    Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems

    To encourage its adoption, Microsoft announced that during its first year of availability, Windows 10 would be made available free of charge to users of genuine copies of eligible editions of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

    Windows 10 introduces what Microsoft described as a "universal" application architecture; expanding on Metro-style apps, these apps can be designed to run across multiple Microsoft product families with nearly identical code—including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and HoloLens.

    Windows 10's user interface was revised to handle transitions between a mouse-oriented interface and a touchscreen-optimized interface based on available input devices—particularly on laplets; both interfaces include an updated Start menu that comprises a design similar to Windows 7 with 8's tiles.

    Windows 10 also introduces Task View, a virtual desktop system, the Microsoft Edge web browser and other new or updated applications.

    Integrated support for fingerprint and face recognition login, new security features for enterprise environments, DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0 to improve the operating system's graphics capabilities for games.

     

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  • Pop!_OS

    Free Linux Website

    Pop!_OS is designed for people who use their computer to create; whether it’s complicated, professional grade software and products, sophisticated 3D models, computer science in academia, or makers working on their latest invention. Built on Ubuntu, you have access to vast repositories of open source software and development tools.

     

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  • SteamOS

    Free Windows Linux Wine Steam Proton Website

    A Debian-based Linux distribution designed to run Valve's Steam and Steam games.

     

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  • Game Stores

  • Steam

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Website

    Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation.

     

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  • GOG.com

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    GOG.com (Good Old Games) sells classic PC games through their download service at a low price, without DRM, and updated to run on the latest versions of Windows and other systems.

     

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  • Uplay

    Free Windows Website

    Uplay is Ubisoft's PC games portal, where you can find all your games on PC.

     

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  • Epic Games Store

    Free Mac Windows Web Website

    The Epic Games store is now open, featuring games from other developers. Epic's goal is to bring you great games, and to give game developers a better deal: they receive 88% of the money you spend, versus only 70% elsewhere. This helps developers succeed and make more of the games you love.

    The first games on the store are Hades by Supergiant Games, Ashen by Annapurna/A44, and Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek by tinyBuild, and they’re available now!

    Hades is the rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion and Transistor. It is available in early access, with updates to come every month until full release later in 2019.
    Ashen is an action RPG about a wanderer in search of a home. You can forge relationships in the game, inviting other players to join your camp - they might just help you succeed.

    Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek is the prequel to Hello Neighbor.

    The store will also feature one free game every two weeks throughout 2019. Epic is funding these free releases so you always have something new to come and check out. The first free game will be Subnautica, available from Dec 14th to Dec 27th, followed by Super Meat Boy from Dec 28th to Jan 10th.

    The Epic Games store will be growing throughout 2019 and beyond, as it opens up more widely to other games.

     

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  • Fanatical

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Website

    Buy awesome games. Pay a fraction of the retail price!

    Every week we bring you a spectacular new Steam game bundle, saving up to 97% off the normal retail price! Hurry though, each bundle is only available for a limited time.

    We're on a mission to help gamers from all over the world find amazing games at amazing prices. Fanatical lets you quickly find what you want from a selection of over 4,500 officially licenced digital games from over 750 publishers.

    We work closely with talented game developers and publishers so that we can create bundles covering everything from first person shooters and strategy, to RPG and action adventures. Simply pay using Paypal or Google Wallet, and grab yourself a bargain before the bundle ends.

    Discover awesome PC, Mac and Linux games on Bundle Stars, and you will also help to support indie game developers and small studios.

     

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  • Origin

    Free Mac Windows Web Website

    Origin is your new digital playground. It’s where you go to find the best that EA has to offer.

     

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  • Game Jolt

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Website

    Game Jolt, where all the best free Indie Games are at! Browse through thousands of free Indie Games ready for you to play. This is Indie.

     

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  • itch.io

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... Android Tablet Website

    An online game marketplace and community. Also an app which manages downloading and updating of games acquired through the website.

     

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  • Bundles

  • Humble Bundle

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... Android Tablet Website

    Buy a bundle of games, you decide the price, and support charity in the process.

    Each game is normally DRM-free and runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux!

     

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  • Indiegala

    Commercial Web Website

    Buy a bundle of games, you decide the price, and support charity in the process.

     

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  • Linux

  • Proton

    Free Mac Linux Steam Website

    Proton is a tool for use with the Small Steam iconSteam client which allows games which are exclusive to Windows to run on Small Linux kernel iconLinux kernel and Small macOS iconmacOS operating systems. It uses Small Wine iconWine to facilitate this.

    Most users will prefer to use Proton provided by the Steam client itself. The source code is provided to enable advanced users the ability to alter Proton. For example, some users may wish to use a different version of Wine with a particular title.

    Getting Started with Proton from Steam Play
    Make sure you are opted into the Steam Client Beta!
    Proton requires graphics drivers that are more recent than what is typically packaged in most distributions; please read the list of requirements and quickstart for Ubuntu 18.04 users: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/blob/proton_3.7/PREREQS.md
    Install and play games! Please refer to this post for more information: https://steamcommunity.com/games/221410/announcements/detail/1696055855739350561

     

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  • Wine

    Free Mac Linux Android Android Tablet BSD Website

    Run Windows software on Linux and other supported systems in an advanced Windows runtime rather than emulation.

     

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  • Lutris

    Free Linux Web Website

    Lutris is an open source gaming platform for GNU/Linux. It allows you to gather and manage (install, configure and launch) all your games acquired from any source, in a single interface.

     

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  • PlayOnLinux

    Free Mac Linux BSD Wine FreeBSD Website

    PlayOnLinux (PlayOnMac at http://www.playonmac.com ) is a tool to help Linux (and Mac) users run games and programs for Windows on Linux (or Mac, FreeBSD), via the use of (as a front-end for) Wine. Few games are compatible at the moment and it certainly is a factor preventing the migration to this system. PlayOnLinux brings an accessible and efficient solution to this problem, cost-free and respectful of the free software.

     

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  • Windows tools

  • GameSave Manager

    Free Windows Website

    Ever had to format your system?
    Perhaps you have been victim of file corruption which also victimised your gamesaves?
    Maybe you just wish to transfer your gamesave(s) to your new machine, or to take with you to a friends?

    With GameSave Manager, you can easily backup, restore and transfer your gamesave(s).
    No longer do you need to manually track through all of the those different directories to backup/restore/transfer your gamesaves, making it great for those who like to share gamesave progress with friends/family, format frequently, paranoid about data loss, etc...

    Have a game thats not supported? No problem; using the "Custom GameSave Entries" feature, you can define your own gamesaves for GameSave Manager to search for.

     

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  • Playnite

    Free Windows Website

    Video game library manager and launcher with support for 3rd party libraries like Steam, GOG, Origin and Uplay, providing one unified interface for your games.

     

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  • Real Temp

    Free Windows Website

    Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for all Intel single Core, Dual Core, Quad Core and Core i7 processors.

     

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  • Fraps

    Freemium Windows Website

    Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology. In its current form Fraps performs many tasks and can best be described as:

    Benchmarking Software - Show how many Frames Per Second (FPS) you are getting in a corner of your screen.

    Screen Capture Software - Take a screenshot with the press of a key!

    Realtime Video Capture Software - Have you ever wanted to record video while playing your favourite game? Fraps can capture audio and video up to 2560x1600 with custom frame rates from 10 to 100 frames per second!

     

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  • Retro

  • RetroArch

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Blackberry iPad OpenPandora Steam Raspberry Pi Playstation Xbox Website

    RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.

     

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  • Other

  • Mod DB

    Free Web Website

    Mod DB is the largest website dedicated to supporting independent development of games including user generated game content, mods, addons and DLC. The aim of Mod DB is to unite developers, players and their ideas, empowering them to shape the games we play.

    With version 4 we are turning the power up. Our community-based features mean that it's not some mysterious editor in an ivory tower writing reviews - it's anybody who can put pen to paper. Our screenshots aren't limited to some airbrushed press releases - they're taken by the gamers. Perhaps most importantly, opinions on gaming aren't just our own - they are the combined feelings and views of anybody who has taken a moment to make themselves heard.

    We believe that the best way to get the best content is by relying on the shared experience and skills of the community. We cannot hope to be experts in everything, but all of us are experts in something. By providing a way for people to interact within their skills - and to seek out new ones - we hope to give you the ability to easily achieve your goals by learning from others who have chosen to share their knowledge.

    Playing the games is just as big a part of what we do as helping the developers to strut their stuff. Being able to customise your games is at the heart of everything DBolical does, and we aim to make it as easy as possible. From simple extra maps through to entire conversions and even whole new games, we hope to put what you want to play at your fingertips. We hope you enjoy using Mod DB to change the way you and others play games as much as we enjoy running it.

     

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