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Up to date as of February 09, 2010

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Diagram of a typical modern PC.

A Personal Computer (or PC) may refer to a desktop or laptop computer that is used for personal tasks such as browsing the Internet and gaming, rather than business or server functions.

A PC is one "platform" for gaming. The PC platform is the most versatile, with the user easily able to download and install modifications. Most Grand Theft Auto mods are for the PC version, and although some exist for the console versions, they are significantly harder to implement, and often require installing a "mod chip" which may damage the console and void the warranty.

Until GTA III, GTA releases for the PC platform were given some degree of equal treatment as the PlayStation, having been released simultaneously with or launched a week after the PlayStation version. The GTA series is also known to have a single PC-exclusive title, Grand Theft Auto: London, 1961, which was available only for download (at a time when gaming consoles had yet to extensively adopted online downloads). The release gap between console versions and PC versions was widen with GTA III and several more major GTA titles after, in which the console versions are first released, followed by the PC port several months later. GTA titles which are native to handheld consoles (Grand Theft Auto Advance, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories) have not been ported to the PC.

GTA games on the PC

Grand Theft Auto PC Case, box, poster, book
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned (2010)
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2010)

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Up to date as of February 08, 2010

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A PC screen depicting a battle scene in the process of being digitally edited by ONI to look less gory.

A Personal Computer, often abbreviated as PC, is a self-contained Human computer usable by only one person at a time. It may be used as a home computer, or may be found in an office, school, and likely connected to a local network.


Halo on the PC

Halo was originally intended for the Macintosh, as a sequel to Bungie's popular game Marathon: Infinity. However, with the release of the Xbox, and Microsoft's purchase of Bungie Software, the game was scrapped and ported as a First-Person shooter on the Xbox.

In 2001 however, Bungie along with Gearbox Studios shipped a PC version of Halo which became popular with many PC gamers. However, many were disappointed with the netcode, and people complained that the port was poorly designed, causing lag in online play. Halo PC was the result, eventually a program called Halo: Custom Edition followed.

Halo 2 was ported to the Vista operating system in 2007, Halo 2 Vista.




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