Games

Finding games for Christmas

Posted on December 15, 2018 at 10:45 am

If you have a PlayStation 4 then there is no need to have to play games on your own this Christmas. Christmas is often a time when people like to spend time with their family and often the same old board games come out that have been played for years. With technology advancing, you no longer need to fill up your cupboards with games as many of them, classic or new games can be downloaded on to your PlayStation 4 console. Historically if you wanted to play any multiplayer game you with either need to have another controller or some games allow you to pass the controller over to the other person. This meant that you would need to purchase an additional controller and even then, only one other person could play a game that requires you to both play at the same time.
PlayStation recently released a number of games under the new PlayLink category. This allows you to download apps from the app store on to your smart device and use them as a controller. This also allows for a whole new way of game play as you can now have screens showing different content throughout the game. Over the past 6 months more and more PlayStation Link games have been added to the collection. If you are looking for something fun then Frantics is a great m containing a number of mini games to play against each other. If general knowledge is your thing then Knowledge is Power is perfect and has the added bonus of humour.

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Be careful what your children are playing online

Posted on August 20, 2018 at 2:49 pm

Since the first ever gaming console hit the market, children all over the world have taken to the consoles to play a wide range of games. Over the last few decades, online gaming has grown massively in popularity and allows an easy connection between two or more players. Many parents buy consoles for their children, often as Christmas and birthday presents and often, once they reach a certain age, start to allow them to play online.

As a child it is very easy to be a little bit naive to online gaming and assume that whoever you are talking to or playing with is who they say they are, but unfortunately this is not always the case. May people misuse online gaming platforms as a way of communicating with other people and often they will make up a whole new persona to use online.

As a parent it is important that you are aware of what games your child is playing online and check the security and safety features to ensure that they are protected. All of the online gaming platforms have settings in place to allow you more control over who your child talks to. For example, you can often turn off friend requests or the messaging function. You can also report players and mute conversations.

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Fortnite Isn’t Going Anywhere Any Time Soon

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 9:25 pm

Fornite: Save the World was originally released on the 25th July 2017, and it’s not looking like its popularity is going to dwindle any time soon. It is based on contemporary Earth, with most of the world has died out. There are creatures similar to zombies everywhere, and players must build fortifications in order to survive.

There is also a new mode for Fortnite, called Battle Royale. This is based on the Battle Royale genre, but is part of Fortnite: Save the World. In the main game, 98% of the world’s population has died out following a storm. Storms still permeate the game, causing issues for players along the way. Survivors are using storm shields to clear storm clouds, and the player must operate one, collecting resources to keep it going.

Perhaps one of the reasons why Fortnite has gained so much traction is the sheer number of platforms it can be played on. It’s available on Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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New Gaming Challenges With Computer Game “Into the Breach”

Posted on March 13, 2018 at 5:03 pm

Fancy a challenge? Into the Breach could be exactly what you are looking for. As a game that relies on you, and only you, to be the master of your own destiny, it is certainly no easy task to win. Yet it’s captivating, beautiful, and set on an intriguingly small scale. Released on the 27th of February in the UK, you can play Into the Breach on Macintosh operating systems, Microsoft Windows and Linux.

The story: you are defending civilisation from aliens that breed under the surface of the earth. You must overcome obstacles and make sure you protect humanity from these invaders, using strategy to defeat the enemy. You will navigate using maps, which show you hazards that must be avoided such as environmental disasters and approaching enemies. If you are killed, you will need to travel back in time and try again. It will also be entirely your own fault – few other games put the user in the centre in quite the same way.

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New Games for the End of November 2017

Posted on November 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm

With all the focus on sales at the moment, there isn’t much attention being given to new video games. However, there are still plenty being released at the moment. Here are some you can look forward to in the very near future:

  • Gear.Club Unlimited. This is a racing game that already exists as a free version of mobile. This new version, for Nintendo Switch, will need an upfront payment. Players compete against each other by racing cars, giving it a competitive edge.
  • Portal Knights. Another one for the Nintendo Switch, this game is already on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It is not dissimilar to Minecraft, with players needing to survive battles and quests but also create things along the way. You can play as a warrior, a mage or a ranger.
  • Mantis Burn Racing. Another racing game, this one is a little more arcade like. It’s a little like Hot Wheels and can be played as a local or online multiplayer game.

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Are Indie Games Changing the Industry?

Posted on September 4, 2017 at 9:28 pm

Indie games now have a lot more influence and more developers are following suit. Even gaming boss Tim Sweeney, who runs Epic Games, thinks that independently developed games could be the future. He claims that games with enormous budgets are not necessarily guaranteed to succeed anymore and recently, there have been instances of these types of games making a loss.

So what does the future of video games look like? According to Sweeney, far more exciting. He thinks the most exciting work being done is independent game developers at the moment. This makes their games more appealing and more saleable.

Some of the most popular games to come from independent developers are Rocket League, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, Spelunky, The Stanley Parable and Kerbal Space Program. However, there is still a long way to go. Despite great successes in the independent market, Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed and other big franchises still tend to top the charts.

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New Games Coming Out This Month

Posted on August 4, 2017 at 12:41 pm

August is going to be a good month for games. Critics are excited about many of the new releases and they have already got some good reviews. Here are some games to look out for this month:

  • Sonic Mania. Available on various devices including PS4 and Xbox One, Sonic Mania is being called one of the best sonic games to be released in years. It offers players a brand new adventure and seems more up to date than previous games from Sega. It gives Sonic a new lease on life.
  • Agents of Mayhem. This action game has personality and uniqueness in abundance. It is set in an open world with various exciting characters and 12 anti-heroes to play as.
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. This takes the Uncharted series in a new direction. Chloe Frazier, who is recognisable from Uncharted 2, is the main character and the game’s task is set in India.

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Grand Theft Auto – One of the Best Games of All Time?

Posted on July 14, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Grand Theft Auto is one of the most popular games amongst gamers and has secured itself a place in gaming history. Many now consider it to be one of the best games of all times and it has a total of fifteen titles, including:

• Grand Theft Auto
• London 1969
• London 1961
• Grand Theft Auto 2
• Grand Theft Auto III
• Vice City
• San Andreas
• Liberty City Stories
• The Lost and Damned
• Chinatown Wars

The game is in the action-adventure genre, though one of the reasons for its popularity is the number of bases it covers. Gamers play as one character and, in more recent versions, can change characters part way through. They feature in missions and sub-plot missions where the main narrative of the story continues whilst also incorporating lots of other intricate details. It is this level of detail and the vivid storylines that attract many people to the game.

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Gears of War Being Turned Into a Film?

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 4:19 pm

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Finally A Mobile Game Version of Mario is Releasing!

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 4:14 pm

After years of pleading with Nintendo, Mario fans can finally get their wish… Super Mario is coming to Apple and Android smartphones and it’s going to be an official release!

The new embrace of Nintendo for the iPhone is years overdue. As the Japanese tech company had stubbornly resisted porting their most significant assets to mobile phones. Nintendo hoped that it could still convince tech fans to purchase Nintendo devices.

However, the fact that the Japanese tech company hasn’t unleashed a new Mario action video game since 2013, Nintendo intended to let gamers know that it is the new Super Mario. The video game seems to be well-designed for the iPhone interface.

The investors of the “Super Mario Run” claimed that the video game will be sensational. Considering the size of the installed base, “Super Mario Run” has the potential to be the most-played Mario game ever. The video game is putting the tech company where its audience lives, Wired reported.

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