Yearly Archives: 2021

Why do games come out on a Tuesday?

Posted on August 19, 2021 at 1:52 pm

Have you ever noticed that game released normally happen on a Tuesday?  Ever wondered why?  It all started back in the 90s when Sega and Nintendo were the two competing games companies.  Sega released Sonic the Hedgehog in 1991 and it was an instant hit.  When the sequel to Sonic was planned to include the introduction of Sonic’s friend Tails,  Sega knew that it had to do something big. 

Sega made this event a two-pronged attack on Nintendo.  Firstly they would release the game globally on the same day by delivering the game into Japan, the UK and the USA the day before its release. 

The second part of this huge event was to release the game on a Tuesday and name it Sonic 2sday. 

The game was released on 24 November 1992 and since then it has become the industry standard to release games on a Tuesday.

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FIFA 22 – When is it released, and what do I get

Posted on July 25, 2021 at 12:36 pm

Fifa 22 is set for release this year on 1 October 2021 and is one of the biggest game releases year on year.  But what makes FIFA 22 special?   

EA has hinted that FIFA 22 will have HyperMotion technology, a new suite that EA is using. The downside is that it is a next-gen console exclusive. The game will be released on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Stadia and PC.

You can pre-order the game now, with players purchasing the Ultimate Edition able to play the game four days early on the 27 September.  The pre-order also comes with a few exclusives, including:

Team of the Week 1 player item
Kylian Mcappe Loan item
FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick and
Career mode homegrown talent

If you do purchase the Ultimate Edition, you will get the above plus six additional bonuses. Players who subscribe to EA Play can access a 10-hour trial of the game from 22 September, save 10% off the total purchase price, and access three-member rewards

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Adopt Me developers have a new name

Posted on May 27, 2021 at 7:47 pm

Bethink and NewFissy are best known as developers at DreamCraft who created the hugely popular Roblox game Adopt Me.  The game has attracted billions of visits, making it a favourite on the Roblox platform. However, changes are happening for these two developers. In May 2021, BeThink and NewFissy will be officially opening their studio called Uplift Games. 

Uplift Games will be focusing on Adopt Me and the continued rollout of updates to the game and new original projects.

The Adopt Me game, which is not moving from its home on Roblox, explores a magical island where you can adopt various pets and care for their needs.  You can also build your own homes with some players creating ‘glitches’ within the home to create castles, mansions and even Hogwarts!

The game itself is free to play with the option of in-game purchases of Robux to purchase premium items.

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A New Twist to Rogue Style Gaming: Returnal

Posted on April 30, 2021 at 10:43 am

If you have heard about this dark, rouge-like style game Returnal, you may be wondering what’s being said and if you should give it a go. Returnal is a third-person shooter game, from Sony for Playstation 5, based in a hostile alien planet where you have to fight to survive. In these long epic battles, you can switch instinctively between firing modes using a single adaptive trigger and can quickly get straight back into the fight upon death.

One of the most incredible aspects is the immersive 3D audio, that is best realised with headphones, that adds to the intense realism of the alien world around you. Each level brings a new unpredictable challenge, a fresh environment, seamless loading times and excellent storytelling.

If you have been debating on if Returnal is worth the hype, then you may now know if this action-thriller is your kind of game and something worth investing in.

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What are People Saying About Call of Duty: Warzone?

Posted on April 20, 2021 at 12:36 pm

Since the release of Call of Duty: Warzone, there has been a lot of talk and comparison between other Battle Royale games. It has been given many mixed reviews, with it being highly rated for the most part, but many feel it could be a bit better. Some of the best features of this game are the tight and responsive weapon play, an interesting and expansive map and tense Gulag encounters. The game also has a unique twist with the introduction of Contracts.

Many believe the COD franchise have up’ed the stakes in battle royale style play, against 150 other players and improved upon this it’s design, compared to Blackout. Some feel the game will be better at giving Fortnite a run for its money, but only time will tell.

Overall, the game seems to be quite popular with some still feeling it could use some improvement. It does offer new and creative gameplay but is seemingly a bit risk adverse.

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