Gaming

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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Top Fifteen Most Popular Games in 2020

Posted on August 28, 2020 at 5:25 pm

This year has proved a tumultuous one with the onset of a pandemic, lockdowns and social distancing, but for hard-core gamers, it has proven an excellent excuse to get lost in the gaming world. 2019 proved a great year for the release of several addictive games that have been thoroughly enjoyed during isolation.

The top fifteen games of 2020 thus far are:

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare- Released 2019
2. NBA 2K20- Released 2019
3. Madden NFL 20- Released 2019
4. Borderlands 3- Released 2019
5. Mortal Kombat 11- Released 2019
6. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order- Released 2019
7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate- Released 2018
8. Kingdom Hearts III- Released 2019
9. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2- Released 2019
10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe- Released 2017
11. Fortnite- Released 2017
12. Minecraft- Released 2011
13. Roblox- Released 2006
14. Super Mario Odyssey- Released 2017
15. Grand Theft Auto V- Released 2013

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Ghost of Tsushima released

Posted on July 22, 2020 at 3:20 pm

Ghost of Tsushima is one of PlayStation’s biggest titles so far for 2020, it was released on 17th July and is already taking gaming fans by storm and has the internet in a frenzy with most fans very impressed! The game has been so popular that it is already sold out in Japan which sees fans are being urged to download a digital copy instead.

Some fans are stating that Ghost of Tsushima takes all of the best elements of Assassins Creed and Far Cry adds in the infamous sucker punch flair and ends up being a game that is so unique yet feels familiar. Jin Sakai’s violent story has fans absolutely hooked so far with some stating it’s the best game they’ve played this year.

Playstation really has thought about all of the finer details in this game and it shows, the storyline is intense and fulfilling that leaves you wanting to keep going.

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Why you should buy Cyberpunk 2077

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 8:56 pm

Cyberpunk 2077 may not be top of your list when it comes to games, however, it is well worth buying just for the storyline. Let us explain…

It was by far the greatest game shown at E3 2018, and it also triumphed with younger audiences at E3 2019 as well as Gamescom events. The main selling point is probably that it has Keanu Reeves involved in the mix, but there’s so much more pleasure and fun as you get deeper into the storyline. The open-world scenery is quite simply beautiful, with no super long loading times while you get very seamless transitions as you explore this very modern, futuristic city. We can’t wait to get our hands on this one and we hope you feel the same. The characters are also very evolved, right from the start, and you feel a close connection to the key players, which isn’t always the case with futuristic games.

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Is VR gaming over-hyped?

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 8:56 pm

VR gaming was all the rage over the last year or so, and for good reason. The technology has come a long way and it generated a real buzz, and still is to some degree, however, people haven’t exactly fully jumped on VR games just yet, and the typical games console is still hugely popular, so it hasn’t reinvented gaming or revolutionised it in any way just yet. Some say “VR continues to be an unwieldy solution in search of a problem, and shows no signs of ever becoming a mainstream technology.”

It hasn’t quite captured the imagination of gamers just yet, and that’s not to say that it will not some day, but for the next few years, the bigger improvement in gaming are going to be related to processing power, 4K and visuals. How do you feel about VR gaming? We’d love it if you sent us a message to tell us your thoughts.

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Should you allow your child to play video games in the school holidays?

Posted on March 31, 2018 at 3:41 pm

With the Easter holidays coming up, many children look forward to having days away from the classroom, but video games shouldn’t be their number one priority. Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely love video games, but at a young age it’s so important to maintain healthy relationships with friends, and going outdoors, playing football and climbing trees is what it’s all about. That’s not to say that there is no time at all for playing video games in the school holidays, afterall they’re enjoyable. That said, several friends can play games together, enjoying memories so a few hours here or there isn’t a problem. But just because you can access games and play your friends online, doesn’t mean you should. Why not have your child spend time with their friends at your home or their friend’s home, so they’re still engaging without being too absorbed in a make believe world.

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