Pokémon Go cools down

There’s no denying it; Pokémon was one of the most surprising success stories of the year and it kick started a new form of gaming, or so it seemed to. The fact of the matter is the game has peaked and interest has died off recently. Several months ago you couldn’t walk down the street without people playing Pokémon but times have changed quickly and people have moved on. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still hugely popular and there are millions of people playing it across the globe but media attention has slowed down, the crazy clowns for Halloween seem to have taken over and you only have to look at Google trends to see that Pokémon has enjoyed its peak. Augmented reality gaming will without a doubt continue and we could see a Harry Potter game soon if rumours are true, but we’re pleased to say that there are unlikely to be any further Pokémon Go updates from us until something big happens, like a new release.

I am Setsuna

I am Setsuna is a Japanese role-playing game that has recently been released worldwide on the Playstation 4 and the Playstation Vita. It’s set in a land engrossed by continuous winter and it follows a mercenary and his charge, a maiden named Setsuna. She must offer herself as a sacrifice at a sacred shrine to appease hostile demons, so the storyline is incredibly sad and heartfelt. But this turns out to be its major downfall and we’ll tell you why. Sadness starts of powerful but soon becomes tiresome. The whole theme of the game is sadness and if you play it long enough you’ll be sad too! A lack of balance ruins the game and it doesn’t make for a very entertaining or addictive storyline. I would have happily stopped playing this after 10 minutes if I didn’t have to review it!

The New Need for Speed

Need for Speed has been back for some time, but it really is back with a bang. This time round you’re back on the street, exploring the “nocturnal open world of urban car culture, driven by Five Ways to Play, in this thrilling reboot”. It takes you back to the glory days of Need For Speed, offering cool customisation, an original open world filled with underground car culture, and a narrative that drives faster than your motor. Ventura Bay is your urban playground, containing sweeping hillside roads that overlook the city, while police will be waiting for you on tight city corners. It’s a game that will have you hooked from the very first minute of the storyline to the final heroic moment. But even when the game is complete you can continue to build your reputation online, battling other wannabe racers.

FIFA 17 now ready to preorder

It seems strange talking about FIFA just after the season has come to a close but it’s now available to preorder on the Xbox One and the PS4, so it’s worth mentioning some of this year’s changes.

Story Mode

This is the biggest change, FIFA has finally bowed down and agreed to create a story mode. As a young footballer you’ll face on field and off field battles on the way to becoming a global superstar. Alex Hunter may not be a name you’re instantly familiar with, but he’s the star of The Journey and, with luck, this could be a mode that delivers for years to come. FIFA will give us a glimpse into the life of a professional footballer and not everything is pretty. Of course, the gameplay isn’t likely to change much and that’s purely because they seemed to have it mastered with FIFA 16, but this is the biggest change of the lot and it’s going to make FIFA 17 one to remember.

Why I pulled out the old Gameboy

Oh how I used to love my Gameboy. I’m not talking about the Gameboy Advanced or the Gameboy Colour, I’m talking about the original. I loved the simplicity of the green screen and the ‘A’ and ‘B’ buttons and so I pulled it out recently to have a bit of a play. It was just as fun as it used to be and I guess I can now consider myself a ‘retro gamer’. The sounds brought the memories of my childhood back, and I guess the only real downside is the fact that the screen was too dark. This used to bug me back in the day and it does even more now, especially as we’re used to brightly lit HD screens. I’ll always love my Gameboy and the one and only game I used to play; Super Mario Land.

Sony and Xbox Cross Play – Yay or Nay?

Gaming giants Microsoft dropped a major bombshell earlier this week, confirming that it was open to the possibility of cross-platform play between the consoles.

The company’s recent announcement meant that Xbox One vs PS4 multiplayer could one day become a reality, just like it has for Xbox One and Windows 10.

But Sony would have to be on board for anything like this to happen, and considering the success of the PS4, the Japanese gaming giant would seemingly have little to gain. A Sony spokesperson said that the company would be happy to talk to any publishers or developers about such an arrangement.

“PlayStation has been supporting cross-platform play between PC on several software titles starting with Final Fantasy 11 on PS2 and PC back in 2002. We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross-platform play.”

There’s no mention of Microsoft or Xbox One in all that, but they clearly haven’t ruled anything out.

Fallout 4 – 3 Months on

Fallout 4, the continuation of one of the greatest game franchises to date, was first released in the UK on the 10th of November 2015, and just over 3 months on we can have a clear idea on the response to the game from the general gaming population. What this has clearly illustrated is that, for anybody who has yet to purchase the game, do so, now.

Fallout 4 is a game that is truly massive in scale, with over 100 hours worth of gameplay potential. It is a first person shooter game, but set in a dystopian future following a Nuclear War, there are significant survivalist elements to the game too.

In the game you will face a variety of tasks, such as fighting bad guys and improving the lot of different human communities struggling to survive. You will also have to build bases in an innovative format.

Matterfall: A Game to Look Forward to

Materfall is one of the games set to be released in 2016 that looks very promising. It is in the Sci Fi genre, and looks to be a first person shooter game, although there is a possibility of it being .

The game is set in a futuristic world that has been infected by an alien material known as Smart Matter. Judging by the previous games the developer team is responsible for, such as Resogun and Dead Nation, expect more of a arcade like gameplay.

You play through the game as an unlikely hero whom has some control over Smart Matter, although instead of the red colour that your enemies have, your Smart Matter is blue.

The game is set to be released in 2016 (exact date yet to be specified) on PS4 only, so PC and Xbox gamers only are out of luck on this one!

How To Choose Computer Games For Kids

Finding best computer games for kids is not an easy job. on the other hand you cannot grant your kids permission to just play any games because the majority o the kids like playing fighting games. These games have lots of violence and bloods, which can influence the kids mind badly. It is the responsibility of the parents to choose what is best for their kids. Before you shop for computer games, do some research about the game? Do not limit your choices to new games because some old computer games are cheap, entertaining, and best for your kids. There are many online games, which you can try. There are puzzle games, which is best for your children of age 6-14. Also look for educational games and there is a wide range of variety. Utilize these tips to get best games for your kids. Your choices will help them in going on right trail.

Addiction to Gaming? Flaws in playing computer games

The addiction of continuous gaming in children leads to a number of disadvantages that can be summarised below :-

· Apathy in Studies: Continuous gaming leads to lack of interest, i.e, apathy in studies which is not a good sign for a child.

· Change in behavioural patterns: It leads to the development of introvertism in children. They don’t interact much socially and also mood swings are on a high.

· Waste of leisure time: Children uneccessarily put in a substantial amount of time into gaming which is not worth and the necessary things or the priorities of life eventually suffer.

· Disturbance in regular routine: The regular routine of the life changes and its affected abruptly and immensely due to gaming.

· Poor health habits: Reccuring act of gaming leads to poor healthy healthy habits and influences the eyesight, hearing and also the metabolism of the child.

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