Games Consoles

What to Make of the Oculus Go

Posted on May 26, 2018 at 9:38 pm

The Oculus Go is a new form of VR technology. Unlike other virtual reality devices, it doesn’t use a cable at all, meaning there isn’t any of that fear of tripping over when you get really into the game. However, this also gives it limitations, meaning it isn’t as powerful as technology like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.

That being said, it has much better results than a mobile VR device. As Facebook’s answer to VR, it actually relies on mobile technology very little, aside from an app needed to set it up. Up until this point, mobile VR technology has been very variable as it all depends on the device as to whether or not it will work well.

Some critics have said the Oculus Go doesn’t look as good as it could, but it’s a step in the right direction. VR fans are loving the device and it looks set to be big.

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Fallout 4 Comes into the Virtual Reality World

Posted on December 21, 2017 at 12:26 pm

Fallout 4 has now been released for VR. It is currently available to play on the HTC Vive headset, brought to users by Bethesda. Whilst there are plans to release it on other consoles in future, this is the only option at the moment. But it works brilliantly well, and players are not disappointed.

The story is the same – a post-apocalyptic world set in the Wasteland, with the player as the protagonist trying to save the world. It is no easy task and you must fight for survival every step of the way.

The Wasteland is one of the reasons why this game, in particular, works well for VR. It is an enormous space and this translates well into the medium of virtual reality. You will be able to look around and feel completely immersed in the setting.

Fallout 4 is already popular and has won many awards, like the BAFTA Game of the Year. VR gives it a whole new element and works really well.

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Getting Hold of the SNES Classic Mini

Posted on October 28, 2017 at 5:07 pm

The SNES Classic Mini was released on the 29th September 2017. It comes pre-programmed with a number of classic games, including:

  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Final Fantasy III
  • Star Fox
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario World
  • Yoshi’s Island

Since then, retailers have been running out of stock on a regular basis, making it incredibly difficult to get hold of the 90s-style consoles. It is being restocked by some but still seems to be flying off the shelves faster than anyone can restock. This means it could be a problem for shoppers to get hold of the console, especially before Christmas.

It is likely, however, that more retailers will be getting stock in the lead up to Christmas. The fact that Nintendo is continuing to restock with existing retailers is a good sign and shows that consoles are still being produced to meet demand. GAME is one of the biggest retailers and seems to be opening up SNES order regularly.

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What is Project Scorpio and what does it Mean for Gaming?

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 2:03 pm

Project Scorpio is set to be released by Microsoft later this year and essentially, it will take the form of an Xbox One that is equipped with 4K technology. This is an exciting development in the gaming world and many enthusiasts are already looking forward to experimenting with the console, which will probably be available towards the end of the year.

The release of a new console will help Microsoft to stay competitive in the gaming market and will give gamers a new experience. It was first announced at the E3 Briefing and there are claims that it will be the most powerful console in existence once it has been fully formulated.

It is thought that the console will make use of technologies like 4K, virtual reality and HDR. This will give it an edge over other gaming devices and makes it an exciting prospect for gamers to look forward to later this year.

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Is Now the Right Time to Buy a New Console?

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 5:18 pm

An important question gamers should be asking right nor is whether or not now is the best time to buy an Xbox 1 or PS4. The answer; probably not, and for a number of reasons. Firstly, there aren’t that many games which have been designed with the increase in computing power offered by the new consoles in mind. Most of the games have had a quick bit of work done, changing a previous generation game into one which can be played on the new console. A great number of the games now available for the new games consoles are in this category; with less than ideal graphics and game play. The second reason, and perhaps the most relevant, is that the new games consoles are still very highly priced. Over the coming couple of years the price will surely drop to something a bit more manageable and reasonable for the average gamers budget. Waiting just a few months may well save you a lot of money, and still give you enough time to enjoy it before the next generation of consoles comes out, and we go through the whole process.

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