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Will No Man’s Sky revolutionise modern gaming?

Posted by on May 20, 2016 | 3 comments

Despite 2016 having already treated us with some seriously impressive titles such as Overwatch, and Doom 4, it looks like the best is yet to come as it’s hoped that we’ll finally be getting to play No Man’s Sky in less than two months. This Hello Games release has captured the public’s imagination for well over a year now thanks to the developer’s promise that it will be the first game that truly fulfils the open-world potential of the PlayStation 4. No Man’s Sky has managed to achieve this by delivering a procedurally generated gaming universe that would take the average gamer...

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The Legacy of the Marvel Hero

Posted by on May 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Spiderman, Ironman, The Hulk, Wolverine, Thor, Black Widow, Captain America… And the list goes on. What connoisseurs of the superhero, action adventure genre of comics, movies, and games will know is that these characters all have one thing in common; they come from the Marvel cannon – they all exist in the world created by Marvel Comics. The exciting thing about Marvel is that its characters and stories have leaked out of the pages of the original comics, and have become mainstream (although still much loved by a core of diehard fanboys and fangirls). Why is that exciting? Because it...

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5 All-time Best Zombie Games

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 | 0 comments

The mayhem that zombies create has always been particularly interesting among game creators thanks to the zombie killin’ thirst among gamers. With the Walking Dead TV series this genre has become popular again, although the video game has been awfully disastrous. Don’t even think of playing it! The Zombie theme is popular in various types of games, from PC games to casino games, although I haven’t seen much Zombie themed slot games for real money that Aussies call pokies, those funny and joyful people. Nevertheless, here are 5 all-time best zombie games. Zombies Ate My Neighbours This...

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Top games to look forward to in 2015

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 | 0 comments

By C.S. Laingston With the new year already in full swing, we’re getting some very exciting news from the gaming world about what we can expect this year. With the new generation of consoles ready to show off their amazing graphic performance and ability to create open-world scenarios, it looks like we’re at a turning point in gaming history. So here’s a few titles to look forward to. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Director Hideo Kojima returns in 2015 with the hugely anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Taking advantage of the PS4′s incredible...

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Is Console Gaming Dead?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 | 0 comments

A year has passed now since console giants and competitors Sony and Microsoft launched their respective PlayStation 4 and XBox One models. Both products have had their own individual success, with Sony reporting a 200 per cent increase in video games sales, while Microsoft enjoyed $24.52 billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2014. What a difference a few months can make, however. By April of this year, Forbes reported that global PC revenue had far surpassed that of consoles, signalling a worrying change for both companies. Of course, this is not nearly as worrying a topic for Microsoft...

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Sports Games & Apps

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Video games that allow players to indulge in their favourite sports, safely from the comfort of their sofas, have never been more popular than they are currently. Games such as the FIFA soccer series, NFL, NHL and NBA games are all doing brilliantly in the gaming charts, but developers have been trying hard to ensure their sports gaming franchises are not just confined to the realm of the video game console. As smart phones and tablets have come to the fore, game developers have viewed these new mediums as a way to continue player interactions with their games, releasing companion apps. Here...

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Fitting World Cup Matches Into Gaming Time

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 | 8 comments

 By invited author jDevaun  The knock-out stages of the FIFA World Cup are about to begin and while you may not have been bothered about keeping track of every Group stage match this is when the tournament starts to get a little more serious. But how do you divide your time between gaming and the World Cup? Can you play games and keep an eye on the World Cup progress at the same time? It’s certainly possible if you have an Xbox One. Microsoft’s produced OneGuide, a TV integration feature that users can control the TV output via the console with a program guide display. And for the...

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The Best Video Games for Music Fans

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 | 2 comments

By invited author Crystal Lothbrook Rocksmith  Rocksmith is used for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PCs and is mainly for use with an electric guitar which can be plugged into a console by way of a “Hercules” adapter. The game is recognised as a fun way of effectively improving your guitar playing; a survey showing that a staggering 95% of players improved as a result of using Rocksmith. The game uses a virtual fretboard with colour co-ordination to help you pick out the suitable notes for that particular song, and the screen shows the progress you are making, the difficulty level, the...

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