E3 has just come and past. For those in the dark, E3 stands for Electronic Entertainment Expo, an annual trade fair for the computer and video games industry. Debuting at E3 2013 was the PlayStation 4, Sony Computer Entertainment’s latest development in competition with Nintendo’s Wii U and Microsoft’s Xbox One.
What makes the PS4 different from its predecessors and its competitors? Here we survey five factors that should leave you longing for a PS4 in no time. Read More
Following a thoroughly well received showing at E3, the upcoming Assassin’s Creed 3 is already shaping up to be one of the biggest titles this Christmas – no mean achievement when it’s up against Halo 4, Resident Evil 6, Dishonored and the launch of WiiU. But then it is the biggest Assassin’s Creed so far and a leap from old Europe to the New World. In this preview we’ll explore an appetite-whetting new range of features.
Perhaps the most central change in Assassin’s Creed 3 is the move away from Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the familiar Renaissance Italian assassin and ladies man. Connor Kenway is half Native American, half English and a very different sort of chap, most importantly because one of his priorities is defending his people. While he still has to fight age-old enemy the Templars, he’s also motivated to prevent Native American land being carved up and sold to the highest bidder. It’s a somewhat more noble set of ambitions than his forebears, allowing for greater depth to his character. Read More
In today’s world, it is hard to imagine life without computer games. The gaming industry is thriving, and advancements are being made all the time. However, these leaps and bounds into new territory would not be possible without gaming computers that are capable of handling all the new features and technology.
Old-School Gaming Systems
Back when the first computer games were released, the computers used to play them were nothing like the ones today. These computers required the entering of commands and did not have wide palette of colors available to the programmers. In fact, earliest computers could only handle monochrome games before technology advanced to EGA and VGA graphics capabilities. The games were also stored on floppy discs Read More
With thousands upon thousands of apps hitting the market each month, it’s hard to weed through the bad to get to the good. To make things easier for you, here are five of the best iPhone apps on the market today:
#1 Where’s My Perry?
As one of the newest games created by Walt Disney, this interactive family game offers a variety of challenging puzzles. Using ice, steam and liquid to solve the puzzle, the unique controls can keep you busy for hours. With more than 80 puzzles that spread across four chapters, Where’s My Perry? provides free updates and endless fun. Read More
One of the most successful gaming apps of all-time, Angry Birds has smashed download records, spawned sequels and even released merchandise tie-ins like candy and cuddly toys. It was one of the first games on the app store that was polished to the standard of a premium title from a professional studio, and its creativity and gameplay quickly won over casual and seasoned gamers. However, gaming apps have become a lucrative, multi-million dollar industry since the release of Angry Birds. Big gaming development studios have emerged in the years since, and several games of 2012 threaten the popularity of the reigning champ.
Image courtesy of ilamont.com, Flickr. Read More
For years, Diablo fans have been asking for a third instalment of Blizzard’s popular franchise. With Diablo I and II being major hits for the then small gaming company, fans have held their breath for twelve years in hopes that Blizzard would deliver another stellar gaming performance.
Many argued that with the tremendous financial backing of World of Warcraft, Blizzard would have a sure thing in Diablo III. With experienced developers able to tap into a near limitless source of funds to create the newest Diablo instalment, how could things go wrong?
Unfortunately, Diablo III may go down in history as proof that money really isn’t everything when it comes to game design. Read More
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World of Warcraft is an online game enjoyed by millions across the globe. Though the game aims to entertain, it offers a surprising number of real life lessons.
Importance of Team Work
World of Warcraft is not a single-player game. The game thrives on social interaction. Dungeon runs, battlegrounds and raids all require team work. Group play require players to fulfill certain roles and work together. In dungeons and raids, one character must take all the incoming damage from monsters. Another character must fill the role of the healer to aid injured characters. Finally, the remaining roles are filled by characters who are tasked with damaging and killing the monsters. Completing these dungeons Read More
For the last 30 years or so, video games have been blamed for many of society’s ills ranging from hyperactive children to violent behavior. However, a growing body of evidence is revealing that not only is this reputation undeserved, but that video games are actually good for you and for society. Read More
When the iPhone 4S first came out late last year, there were some speculations circulating around the net that Apple may just enter the handheld gaming market. Whether or not this rumor prompted some people to sell their old smartphones and replace them with the 4S isn’t really statistically documented, but it did at least prompt a couple of my buddies to further the rumor among our social circles.
Let me just say this up front before we proceed with this article: No, Apple isn’t in the handheld video game market, nor does it plan to be. Going against the gaming giants, though? Now that is an altogether different thing, and one which I will be detailing below; but first, the perfunctory specs report which sparked the rumor in the first place.
It is an established fact that the two biggest handheld gaming companies right now are Nintendo and Sony. They kick-started the eighth generation handheld gaming war with the releases of, respectively, the 3DS and the PlayStation Vita.
The 3DS is powered by a seemingly paltry 266 MHz dual-core processor and a serviceable 128 MB of FCRAM. What it may lack in raw power, however, it more than makes up for with its autostereoscopic 3D screen, along with the now-handheld-requisite-but-still-whiz-bang touchscreen controls and Read More
Anyone familiar with cloud computing is educated in a sense that they see it as an important parameter in keeping IT implementations intact, sacrificing software with an online database that hosts all usable programs. Microsoft succinctly answers the evergreen what is cloud computing question, but it goes deeper and sophisticated from there.
A concept shaking the gaming ecosystem as of this moment is cloud gaming, an on-demand streaming service that lets players gain access to a multitude of video games anywhere, anytime, without console or platform restrictions. Cloud gaming is a growing portion of digital entertainment since it eliminates the purchase of the hardware or system requirements necessary to run next-generation video games. Read More