If you are into latest gaming platforms and specifically PC gaming then I hope you are aware of Steam and what it offers. Well, if you haven’t heard about Steam yet, then you’re in for a bigger treat. Steam is a PC game store like that retail game store in a market near you. But Steam is actually online and comes with a lot of benefits that includes a market place not just for games but also game items, ability to keep a backup of your purchased games, record screenshots, add friends and enjoy great sale on games. Go checkout store.steampowered.com
Our good buddy Steam comes with great sales every now & then. Be it weekends or seasonal festivals, Steam is ready to throw in treats while collaborating with game publishers. We all wait for these days when we can buy our favourite games in low prices.
Steam’s Autumn Sale has begun on 23rd November and will end on 29th November. But if you are more skeptical buyer and want to get more bang from your buck then wait for a month. Steam Winter Sale is expected to start from 22nd December 2016 and the awesome-game-buying-madness will go on till 2nd January 2017. By the way, this time, Steam is also introducing Steam Awards; our very own game Oscars, yeah?
After all this, we are sure that you will be staying inside, warm & cosy, enjoying kick ass gaming during the vacations & beyond. Have fun & avoid looking at your weeping wallet. 😀
Yes there’s this sweet little website which lets you know when the next Steam sale is about to hit shelves. God help the fans who made this pretty little counter for all of us. I have bookmarked this link as I am always concerned about my wallet’s health during Steam sales. But I also don’t want to miss a good deal, HALP! Check this out: whenisthenextsteamsale
Next Gen console impressed us in terms of framerates and graphics in their latest games but the next gen consoles are even better they comes with 4k gaming, powerful processors and brute GPU’s.
Some people are worried about this new trend in gaming consoles, which is launching their upgraded models after few years, Xbox 360 stretched for over 8 years and it was all good but this new latest trend of releasing beefed up consoles just after the few years of original release. Taking the console battle into the mobile phones territory and no one wants to splash out cash that soon and that much for upgraded gaming consoles.
Virtual reality gaming is inevitable and now it is really advanced so much that VR is now a feasible way to play games and people are going crazy about it, some even spend thousands of dollars to create an amazing VR gaming rig. VR is around for many years but we mostly enjoy it in gaming arenas but it is feasible enough for consumers and to be used as home entertainment.
The problem with VR is that it’s not just one new system and making a choice is not always easy there are plenty of hardware and companies to choose from, you also have to consider the console or computer you’re going to use it with, not just the headset. You will need to put focus on getting hardware that is VR-ready, and it is not always easy to pick out one system and gadget and live happily ever after with it.
Playtech is the world’s largest online gaming software supplier platform, It is been around in existence since 1999. It is the best choice for the operators of casino, software engineering and multimedia industries, It is one of the strongest player in online gaming platforms.
Playtech has grown by leaps and bounds adding more and more points to the list of accomplishments: worldwide bingo network, live casino, poker network, Live TV product and sports betting platform, etc.
It’s succefully using it’s services for Casino, Live Casino Games, Sports Betting, Mobile and Social Gaming and for Lottery services.
Most winning part of this platform is the versatility of it, It can be adopted for any gaming platform from PC to Apple and can be used on tablets to smartphones.
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Xbox One: Project Scorpio
Project Scorpio is in the news for a while now and it will be an upgraded and beefed up version of Xbox One. Xbox and Xbox 360 were the most powerful of their generation of consoles, the Xbox One falls far behind the PlayStation 4.Now it will be all changed we all have seen Neo appears in the scene and it didn’t quite fulfill the dreams of gamers and now we are waiting for Scorpio to come and woo us all.
Though it was unveiled at E3, but nothing was unveiled and didn’t give out all the details which we all are hoping for the specs mentioned look like it will beat the PlayStation Neo in terms of power and I am quite sure of that too. The specs mentioned in the unveiling video point to a high end PC that is able to run 4K video and gaming. The new console will also be VR ready and explains their recent partnership with Oculus makes it even more desirable and anticipated. Only time will tell what we are going to receive for all this anticipation.
PlayStation 4K (a.k.a. Neo)
It’s an upgraded version of the current console iteration and not so impressive at the launch date. It is more powerful as they shown us in the tech spec sheet and it is much more powerful than the ‘Base’ PS4.
The ‘4K’ of the title suggests it will be a 4K-ready console, 4K is an iteration of ultra-HD. HD, at peak capacity, gives you just over two million pixels, It is also VR ready and it’s UHD update is out as well but there is so much speculation about its VR update which will come soon.
Video games or electronic games are developed for the motive of entertainment. There is roughly no body these days who has no interest in these games. As per gamers’ expectations and demands, video game developers work hard to build up more and more exciting games each year.
Today, with no offense to any developer or fans, we are going to go through a list of “10 Most Idiotic Video Games Every Created.”
1: Square’s Tom Sawyer (1989)
This is a game based on Mark Twain’s “Adventures Of Tom Sawyer” novel. The game was developed and published by “Square Co. Ltd” and it was designed by Hiroyuki Ito.
The player has to control the lead role and his friends for finding a treasure. It never localized outside Japan, and criticized most because of one of its black characters had ridiculously huge lips.
2: Wayne’s World (1993)
The developer of this game is Radical Entertainment (Game Boy, NES). The game holds low-class design ever. The main character uses his guitar as a weapon against the monsters on the other planet. Sounds cool? Doesn’t look cool though.
3: Bible Adventures (1991)
This is a single player, Christian video game. It was developed and published by “Wisdom Tree” and “Color Dreams”. Its leading platforms include PC, Sega Genesis, Nintendo Entertainment System & DOS.
All game levels have same gameplay with sloppy designs. Mostly ideas were copied and unlicensed. And unusually it never sold in video game outlets.
4: Playboy: The Mansion (2005)
It was developed by Cyberlore Studios and published by ARUSH Entertainment, Groove Games, Ubisoft (PAL).
This game’s goal is to build and decorate an empire for nothing. Its concept was close to “Sim 2” and had nothing else to offer other than nudity and a drama based name.
5: Razor Freestyle Scooter (2000)
It was published by Crave Entertainment and developed by Shaba Games, Crawfish Interactive. The game has a mission to fight with evils while attempting different scooters stunts. Outside of North America, it is an unlicensed game.
Game contained poor and low budget designs and horrible soundtrack which only made the game more horrific.
6: March of the Penguins (2007)
The game was developed by Skyworks Interactive, and published by Destination Software, Inc and based on a hit documentary. It’s a simple puzzle game, player help penguins, to reach their goals. 3D design and low-quality soundtracks are used.
7: McDonald’s Treasure Island Adventure (1993)
It was introduced by Treasure Co. Ltd on McDonald concept. The player passes through an island with a treasure map and collects material for his McDonald franchise. But unfortunately because of freaky game levels and less screwed up audio it is here in idiotic games list.
8: Coca-Cola Kid (1994)
It’s a single player action and adventure based game. “Aspect Co” developed that game in 1994 and published by “Sega” in Japan. The player has to save its teacher, collect coins and drink Coca-cola for survival. It’s just another way to advertise the Coca-Cola brand with a sloppy gameplay.
9: Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker (1990)
It developed by Emerald Software and Keypunch Software in 1990 and published by “U.S. Gold”. Michael’s dance moves were used to rescue the children from a smuggler and his tunes used as soundtrack in the whole game.
Predominantly developer’s love for Michael Jackson was shown.
10: NSYNC: Get To The Show (2001)
The game was developed for the promotion of a boy-band “NSYNC”. It has three difficulty levels which are not actually difficult, the player has to follow the instructions of the game like gather snacks, jump around and drive etc. According to user feedback, it’s just a childish puzzle game.
We love games and will bring most awesome game list as well, but for now these were the most idiotic games, according to our editorial staff.
If you disagree with this list, let us know in the comments section below.
Lara’s novel quests are soon hitting the Sony’s gaming consoles. The Rise of the Tomb Raider will hit the market on October 11, 2016, as Square Enix celebrates its 20-yearcelebrations. The newer version would be a lot more amusing, and limitless adventures with co-ops and multiplayer gameplay have already made it a big hit on PC and Xbox. The Xbox One has already launched the exciting new chapter Blood Ties and is meeting up with 9 out of 10 gameplay reviews with locked 30 fps and 1080p display.
What’s New in Blood Ties:
Well, the best game critics are not sure about what’s new in PS4 version of the new chapter “Blood Ties”. Starting from the new story mode, Lara is all set to explore the Craft Manor to contest for the heirship of the Manor after her father. There is a whole new range of updated weaponry, outfits, and survival hacks, fire and food being the vital ones in extreme cold, hostile surroundings, and wild animals.
Compared to Xbox One, the graphics seem flawless, lag free, and free of common gaming issues. PS4 gameplays are much better than their counterpart Xbox. Rendering to the first gameplay on Digital Foundry, the review shows that it runs at fixed 30 frames per second when tested recently at Gamescom. Its 1080p resolution is impeccable for any display. Rise of the Tomb Raider supports PS4 Neo mode and Playstation Virtual Reality making it a next-gen product and a long-time runner in the industry.
Multiplayer & DLC:
All the multiplayer and co-op features are retained and updated to the newer version. Survival gadgets included in a beautiful blend of modern and medieval weapons. The downloadable content is made free for existing PC, PS4 & Xbox One users. Another super exclusive feature is Croft Manor contest; players are provided with puzzles and clues to find in the hidden chambers of a tomb, an exciting warmup session at the beginning for players. So, team up with your friend and go for the longest survival run in a team-mode to top the leaderboard rankings. Endurance mode includes all the previous and new DLC stories such as The Temple of the Witch and Cold Darkness Awakened story-mode packs.
Rise of the Tomb Raider has an updated terrain, vast wilderness, dark, haunted tombs, and a terrifying icy environment. Fire and food are compulsory elements for the survival; the player has to hunt and explore, it makes the gameplay quite enjoyable and exploratory from gamer’s eye. Online multiplayer Croft Manor hunt is made thrilling by competitive survival run, a great piece added in the new chapter.
The difficulty level varies from very easy to an Extreme Survival mode, one of the newly added features in Blood Ties. All the checkpoints, map directions, and aiming assistance are shut off, the player has to sort out the way with minimal craft, fire, and food resources, enemy powers increased thrice and nasty environment.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is loaded with PSVR support, so now gamers could play real-time from Lara’s eyes. For the first time, Lara Croft adventures are experienced with the first person through Lara’s bare eyes. The VR feature is purely incredible for playing a super-adventurous Tomb Raider.
If you’ve recently been on the internet or even out for a stroll in the park, chances are that you’ve already noticed a game by the name of Pokémon Go taking the world by storm. Since its release, tens and thousands of people around the globe have succumbed to the phenomenon. And if you’re someone to whom the name Pokémon is unheard of, you’ve probably raised an eyebrow or two at the flocks of players (read Pokémon trainers) armed with smartphones rummaging through streets, parks, rivers and national heritage sites in quest of virtual creatures called Pokémon. You might have wondered what the hell is going on, and here’s exactly everything that you need to know!
The Origin Story
Pokémon is a Nintendo franchise that has its genesis in mid-1990’s when Nintendo first published Pokémon Red and Green in Japan. It took off from there and the world of Pokémon and the franchise itself progressively grew through the decades. In the Poke-world, “Trainers” embark on a journey to catch monsters called Pokémon and use them to battle each other. As the franchise suggests, a trainer’s ultimate goal is to become a Pokémon master by catching ‘em all, and there-by defeating Gym leaders and the Elite Four.
What is Pokémon Go?
Every 90’s kid’s dreams turned to reality on July 6th 2016 when Niantic Labs released Pokémon Go – the latest and greatest installment of the Pokémon franchise in form of an augmented reality mobile game. And just days after its official release the application has already exploded in popularity and broken all records with millions of downloads worldwide; in turn adding $9 Billion in value to Nintendo’s stocks. Available for free on the IOS and Android App stores, the game pretty much makes use of the same concept as its predecessors on Nintendo’s handled consoles and the goal still invariably remains to catch ‘em all. However what’s revolutionary is the augmented reality, where trainers interact with real world objects to progress farther into the game.
The game makes use of the phone camera, GPS and clock to mix real world and game-play and present an augmented reality experience like no other. So if you are by the lake, you are more than likely to encounter water-type Pokémon, whereas strolling through parks and fields will lead you to more grass and bug-type Pokémon. Similarly, the dark of the night reveals more ghost and fairy type Pokémon’s that you can locate using your phone camera. Which means that you actually have to get on your feet and go around looking for Pokémon’s and explore the real world. This may explain the flock of entranced millennials and kids that you’ve probably noticed snooping around the neighborhood with their phones. The game also has Gyms and PokeStops often marked by real world locations such as monuments and churches; creating spots for trainers to meet and duel. Gyms are where trainers can battle gym leaders and gain experience. Whereas PokeStops are like digital shops where trainers use real money to buy items and supplies to help them level up in the game and catch rare Pokémons.
Why Is the Game So Massively Popular Today- 20 years from its genesis?
Simply put, the reason behind the Pokemon Go’s sensational popularity is that every 90’s kid with a Nintendo or Pokémon cards had been patiently waiting for this day to come. It taps into their nostalgia and is an embodiment of all the childhood dreams. The game is also free to download which makes it all the more accessible to people of all ages.
What’s Niantic and Google got to do with Pokemon Go?
John Hanke is the mastermind behind the Pokémon Go. He launched Niantic Lab in 2010 as a google funded startup to create game layer on maps. It was in 2014 that Google and Pokémon first partnered with Niantic Lab for an April fool’s Day joke, which allowed Google Maps users to spot Pokémon’s on the map. It was a viral hit and gave John the idea of turning that April fool’s day joke into an actual game someday- Fast-forward 3 years from then and we have the massively popular Pokemon Go breaking all application records left, right and center.
Go Catch ‘em All
Now that you’ve read through this post and have learned everything that there is to know about Pokémon Go, perhaps it’s time you give the app a shot and embark on your own Pokémon journey and travel far and wide, meet new people and become a Pokémon master you never thought you could be.
And always remember, Gotta Catch ‘em All!
The video game storm has influenced our lives to the point that it has overtaken pretty much everything. Mobile gaming has changed means past the period of time playing with a few rounds of a snake to the present smart phone. But still serious gamers don’t take these smart phones’ games as a good upshot. Although the touch screen controls still aren’t as quick to respond as compared to the old hard buttons Game boys and Game Pads.
To cater this problem, many new innovations in this field hit the market. These gadgets involve plug and play devices with your smart phone. Last year, Hyperkin launched an innovative addition in gadgetry by introducing a smart phone accessory, which allows users to play typical Game Boy games on android phones without compromising on speed and other latency factors.
Although this was initially shown as a prank, but now the company has taken this seriously. This means the concept of normal android phone will be turned into a Game Boy will soon turn into a reality. Hyperkin is working on the development of the Smartboy Developer Kit, which includes Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges from Nintendo. This gadget will be connected to Android phone via USB and will provide a handheld console through tactile buttons.
Open source serial app and firmware
Compatible with GB and GBC cartridges
Classic handheld-style tactile button set
Designed for Android smartphones
Double-sided micro USB port
Specs for Devs:
NTSC/PAL cart compatible
Phone Size: 5in-6in
SmartBoy Serial App Access for Mounting and Controller mapping
4.4.4 Android KitKat OTG minimum OS requirement
Initially they are planning to launch the open source serial app and firmware of the product, to encourage further development and enhancement by the experts. It will allow developers a chance to move ahead the current build to a new level.
As of late Sony set up “Forward Works”, a division that is going to handle portable gaming. This will be Sony’s second cut in the versatile business, with the first being PlayStation Mobile . (In any case, we as a whole know how that turned out) Irony is naming your handheld gadget PS Vita and having it pass on faster than I can sort this sentence. (Vita signifies “Life” in Latin)
The PS Vita was one out of not very many gadgets that utilized Play Station Mobile.
The Independent reported this new organization will “convey new administrations towards the continually growing keen gadget market.”
Sony Computer Entertainment (Which will be known as Sony Interactive Entertainment from April first onward) reported that Forward Works will utilize PlayStation’s Intellectual property in its versatile diversions.
It was expressed that Forward Works’ first titles would be gone for clients in Asia basically as the fundamental central station is situated in Tokyo, Japan. On the off chance that the outcomes turn out to be attractive Sony will then extend the idea to whatever remains of the world.
Forward Works will be driven by At sushi Morita, SCE’s leader in Japan and Asia.Hopefully Forward Works will have the fancied reception PlayStation Mobile neglected to figure it out.