FABLE: THE JOURNEY
Fables is all about gesture control and spell casing. The player uses hand movements to send fast fire bolts to take out a character named Hobbes, tearing him apart limb by limb. If this sort of game works for you, then you will rather enjoy the journey, based on the entertaining if gory action. With memorable artwork and style of play, you will definitely enjoy this predominantly linear adventure. Fable; the Journey, has been rated at around 80% awesome player experience and entertainment value, so you know you are getting your money’s worth.
Unique characters have made the Skylander Giants game one of the most desirable games to have in your collection. You get to play with real life figurines, and transform these characters into gaming mode. It’s a pretty good concept, and it allows players to have a lot of fun while playing. The element of unique characterization works especially well if you are able to swap them around, and this actually forms an important part of overall game play. The Skylander Giants also gets a 4/5 in terms of gaming satisfaction.
RETRO CITY RAMPAGE
Nothing quite excites the senses like playing the bad guy. With the Retro City Rampage, you roll as a thug working for a criminal syndicate. It’s all fun and danger, where you get to wield a selection of high tech weaponry, steal cars, as well as cause some serious mayhem wherever you go. It falls a little short in terms of graphics, this is as compared to other games, but it will give you the ultimate experience, especially with its many references to pop culture and, most notably 8-bit gaming. It gets a 3/5 rating simply because it is still a bit uneven.
There are dozens of other top class gaming options, such as the unfinished swan among other top quality games. It all depends on what works for you.
Over the years, computer games have been a domain aimed mainly at teenagers. Over the years the target market has shifted and they are now regarded as interactive entertainment source for all ages. It is approximated that around 45% of the UK’s population is actively involved in computer gaming in some form, with a majority of gamers categorised as casual and rather than regular gamers.
There is an ever increasing non-traditional market which is becoming involved in playing modern games. The perceived market is young adult males, however this is now an outdated viewpoint with many women and older adults also gaming on a regular basis. With mobile phone technology, more doors have been opened to incorporate more target gamer markets. In addition, there are many devices that are friendly to the users such as iPad, opening up another genre of gamers. Games producers are also adapting and increasing the kinds of games they are making, targeting the newer games markets and creating games for older gamers.
It is heartening that despite the recent global recession, there has not been a great decrease in games sales. As such, it is expected that once the world recover completely from this recession families will be willing to spend more on computer games. Families in UK are among the target markets of computers games. Publishing market in the region is also advertising and promoting games in the region. This has made many consumers who are parents and children interested in the games being released. With the enlarging market and marketing efforts, publishing market is set to hit £545.5 million value with time.
In the computer industry, most people tend to look forward to the future since they are involved in the art of making smarter software, faster clips and smaller gadgets, leading to the development of gaming and technology. But this is not always the case. The gaming industry has some developers who keep looking backwards and they are spending a large portion of their time working on the resurrection of games that are anything from 5 to 20 years old. To be specific, Kickstarter has seen to it that funding campaigns have been launched to update older version games like The Broken Sword, Wasteland and Carmageddon.
Another excellent example that reiterates this is the Xcom trend: Enemy Unknown. This game is an update of UFO classic and it was first released sometime in 1993. The player is put in charge of an Xcom military clandestine unit in order to save ensure that the earth is saved from an alien invasion. The strategy of this game, when mixed with resources for management make it cash strapped organization that can combat alien invasion successfully. There are several aspects that have been combined in order to make this one of the most valued and best video games. These include tight cash management, unrelenting pace by UFO and deadly combat as showcased by the effort of combined aliens. The question is, why anyone would want to make such a classic game better.
According to Garth De Angelis, producer working with UFO lead, the game was such a challenge and especially as far as video games dealing with civilization go. What is more, the biggest fans of the game were also found within Fireaxis and the remake of the game means that they can enjoy it once more but with better results. He said that one of the elements they wanted to maintain was maintaining the challenge of alien menace on earth. There is no question that there are going to be more resurrections in the coming years.
The United Kingdom is known to be the best location for the development of video games in the world. In fact, the video game industry in the UK is largest in the entire Europe. However, even with this kind of trend, it is a shame that not so many girls have been able to realize their potential in the gaming industry. It should be noted that gaming should no longer be viewed today as a past time for boys but an industry that even the girls can actively indulge in and make a significant impact in. Currently, there are lots of initiatives like Computer Clubs for Girls that aim at hosting extra-curricular computing classes for young women.
In case you are a video game developer, there are several opportunities through which you are able to stimulate the interest of girls into the gaming world. Besides, there are several educational, entertaining and stimulating platforms through which you can ensure that girls are attracted to the games that you develop. Most of the young women today own Smartphone’s; which is one of the best platforms to develop the games.
The other thing that you should take note of is that the young girls of this day have got a greater spending power. In fact, it is estimated that the ladies of Generation Z can yield a spending power of up to €30 billion. Besides, they are also great brand champions. This is an assurance that investing in games for girls would not be a waste of resources. In fact, it can even yield the best results that you could not even imagine within just a short time frame. This is a wake up call for game developers who are in need of making a killing in the industry. However, it is ideal that every game developer has to come up with games for girls that are able to generate fun and contain an engaging content.
The trailer release for the latest Max Payne film has caused a lot of hype, despite the fact that no trailer release date was ever specified! Additionally, there will also be a video game released shortly after the trailer hits our screens. The game will feature three new maps of adventure, and an array of new weapons including MP5s and Assault rifles, with a fraction of the Sao Paulo police featuring in the action too. Although there have been reports of some slow loading patches, there is a faster looting speed, extra achievements and trophies.
The game is available for Xbox 360, PC and PS2 users. However, this game was released with a low promotional price for the first buyers, which were set to go up just one week after its release. Immediately after the announcement that this video game was set for release, fans started speculating about it all over. Information was spread through social media and other public communication means.
Perhaps, popularity of Max Payne 3 can be attributed to a Rock star’s ability to choose names for video games. The company has a reputation for choosing exciting, cutting edge names for its video games. Titles of its games also make many people always anticipate greater things whenever they hear that the company is producing a video game. In addition, many people have known this company for quality video games. This added to the anticipation of fans prior the release of the game. Today, Local justice by Max Payne is one of the most popular video game among the fans of video games. With this version of video game, several key issues have been fixed. It also come with capabilities for multi player fans.
If you are looking for a shop that offers you reviews on online gaming, you need to visit Go-Game.com. Providing more than 150 site reviews, it has announced an upgrade and overhaul of the site. The reviews includes 21 sports book, 24 bingo sites, 32 poker sites and a variety of other gaming sites. It is precisely because of this fact that it is deemed the one stop shop for reviews. The rating used by Go-Game is 1-5, making it possible to identify the best casinos at a glance. The site carries out all the difficult work on your behalf by ensuring they filter the best casinos thus making it easy for you to play only at top sites that offer you the best experience.
Some of the casinos reviewed by the site include, BetVictor Casino, BetFred, Sky Vegas Casino and poker sites such as PKR Poker and Sky Poker. XBingo.com, CostaBingo.com and TrystBingo.com are some of the online bingo reviews found at Go-Game.com while BetVictor falls in the sports book category. Apart from these, Go-Game.com has also announced that they will be reviewing poker games, casino games, bingo games as well as skill games.
They have also added 300 online gaming reviews pages as part of its recent overhaul. Go-Game.com also has a section that is dedicated to financial online betting and it covers financial betting products such as financial spread betting, binary betting and fixed odds. With this information, you don’t have to second guess anymore. Therefore, you should visit the site in order to check the latest promotions and games running through the gaming online industry. Sit back and let them take care of the hard work on your behalf. You can change your online gaming experience by simply choosing to read these reviews and exploring what the site has to offer. Also, coming soon on Go-Game.com is online bonuses!
If you are a fan of fantasy games then this season the ultimate fantasy game has got to be Skyrim. This is a game that has a rating tagged Mature. The synopsis of this game has two sub plots: the first subplot involves the player casting his lot with the vampire fighters known as the Dawnguard or one could simply elect to fight against them. What is interesting though is that the training that is needed for you to navigate through the game is administered by the vampire fighters. The side that you decide to pitch for obviously determines how fast paced a game you have- for those who go against the vampire fighters the action starts almost immediately. For those who go with the Dawnguard, matters take a bit longer to build up. The battles however on both ends can simply be described as breathe taking.
The second half of the game unveils to the player the vampire element that is in the game. This element is obvious from the background of bats, and skeletons that form the stage of most battles. A player in the later stages of the game also has the advantage of ensuring that he can turn into a vampire of sorts. The averages play time (irrespective of which side of the divide that one is in) stands at some 8 hours. The negatives that this game draws in its direction are that, for one, it has some weird markings on the map that might impede a player’s progress. Secondly there are one or two technical quirks but their presence is subtle.
The eagerly awaited movie The Expendables 2 is due to be released on 17th August to a throng of fans, waiting like caged, hungry dogs who can smell fresh steak. The movies attraction to fans is only now going to be increase thanks to Ubisofts announcement of the accompanying game for Playstation, Xbox 360 and PC.
The extreme game is based on the storyline of the film and can be downloaded. Although it is based on the movies prequel, the group of mercenaries with Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) as leader, attempt to free a kidnapped billionaire. There are three other characters you can take on to be part of the action with – Hale Caesar, Yin Yang and Gunner Jensen.
Available on and offline, group sessions can also take place. The game is expected to provide a seamless entrance for the movies release and provide a beautiful back up for the hardcore fans out there.
Everyone loves Lego, the little plastic bricks and cute plastic people, that is. But how successful have Lego Games been? Well, maybe not quite as much as Lego bricks, but then its early days in comparison really as the first Lego game only came out in 205. However, virtual versions have definitely been successful enough for another Lego game to be released - LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes.
The game has removed previous flaws like hard-to-judge platforming, its puzzles now make sense and many new little challenged and niches have been added. With a DC Superheroes theme, Lex Luther is running for president while the Joker tries to wreak havoc with Kryptonite trying to find its way into the Ballot box. There is Batman and Robin, Black Canary, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Superman, a Lego Superhero army.
The game itself is focused mainly on the story of the action, greater focus on vocal acting and the characters development. Batmans character has greater mobility and all the characters have fresh voices. Running as a 15 chapter story, it can be completed in about 9-hours – perfect for a lazy gaming Saturday!
Miner Wars 2081, is no doubt an incredible game. This space sim is bound to be one of the most exciting in the market today. The game mixes descent, wing commander: privateer to make it a unique and awesome game. Rosa, the developer of the game, explains that the game is unique because when designing it, he didn’t want to copy features of other games in the market. For this reason, Rosa incorporates a wide range of features that miss in other games. The game is a simple prototype and included minor wars for destructive environments.
When playing the game, it is easy to spot your enemies when they are in space and on fire. This is because the game involves a space combat, mineral harvesting, flying into and creating space stations. The game also involves attacking starships among other exciting features that make it one of a kind. WASD keys are incorporated in the game and this makes it easier for players to control the ship. The mouse is used efficiently to steer the ship therefore, enabling players to explore all degrees of freedom. Therefore, it becomes easy for you to fly safely in interior environments.
The Miner Ship is an incredible game, a single pilot craft with an amazing design that looks like a cross between a submersible and a harrier jet. It has all the tools that enable you to fly smoothly. It is also easy to destroy all generators in the station based on technological advancements. You can easily get through large passageways in the station, fight enemies using different techniques and sail through different stations because it is a modern day game. It has the best destruction features including missiles therefore, enabling you to fight your enemies. It is an interesting game that makes your gaming moments more pleasurable.