We have all become spoiled as gamers. What I mean is, we throw down sixty dollars for a video game, and we want 40 hours and HD graphics and 200 enemy types. But it seems we have forgotten what got us into gaming in the first place: [Read more…]
When you finish a video game, you are supposed to met with a sort of full-circle feel. You get closure for the story and as a player, it is often met with a deep sense of contentment. Cool, I beat a video game and got rewarded appropriately for that. I rock.
BUT (and there is ALWAYS a but)….
Every now and then, a video game will throw an ending at you that is just bizarre or half-assed, and you will almost feel used. Like you got played (kinda literally). As anyone who has read this site knows, I have a thing for weird game endings, so let’s tackle six more, shall we?
OBVIOUS SPOILER ALERT FOR ALL GAMES ON LIST (but I kept them fairly old so don’t worry).
Online gaming is bigger than ever. In the U.S. alone, the online gaming industry is worth more than $2.8 billion, and developers and players continue to find newer, better ways to make money while having fun. Players can record themselves playing and cultivate millions of followers on video sites like YouTube and Twitch; they can sell resources harvested in games to other players; they can become professional gamers and win awards and accolades in global tournaments; and they can lose it all to a smart cybercriminal who gains access to personal data through online games. [Read more…]
Video game consoles have come a long way since Magnavox’s Odyssey (if you have never heard of that before, it was the first video game console that you could hook up to a regular television). They have come such a long way that people all over the world have tried to copy the most successful ones. And when I said copy, I am not talking about copying the best assets of the mainstream consoles. I’m talking about copying a console in the worst possible way, thus creating some of the most ridiculous bootleg consoles. [Read more…]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Thomas Riccardi. He was born in Manhattan on a cold and wintery day and now lives in sunny and warm Sacramento. His parents got him an Atari 2600 one year for Christmas and he has been hooked on video games ever since. He looks forward to the new consoles that are coming out and has been amazed how far gaming has come. Follow him on Facebook.
When it comes to PC gaming everyone focuses on the system more than anything else. What RAM, CPU and graphics card will let you push your gaming to the edge and beyond. But people forget that the most important components are the keyboard and mouse.
What good is it to build a system for thousands of dollars and then have a crappy keyboard that hinders your performance? Logitech has thought about this and they are releasing a solution called the Logitech G910 Orion Spark. But is this a keyboard that you are going to want to buy or should you stick with the one you have? [Read more…]
Finding a dope free game that doesn’t suck is not always easy. Most games have an agenda and just want to addict players so they can spend all their money. But every now and again an app will come out that just nails what most gamers are looking for. Right now, what is what Slither.io is. No micro-transactions. No upgraded armor to buy. No “access new areas” fees. Nothing. Just a straightforward (*and frankly addicting) game that most true gamers will eat alive and truly enjoy. Which is the exact reason we are telling you about it. [Read more…]
Contrary to popular belief, there are a lot of benefits to playing video games. They provide opportunities to socialize with others in the virtual world, improve dexterity and motor skills, and provide hours of entertainment. Even though it might seem like video games are a waste of time, there are countless things that can be learned and applied in real life. [Read more…]
Are you a clinical nerd? In case you’ve never heard this term before, a clinical nerd is someone who loves video games and other geeky things, but also enjoys the world of medicine. You might be studying for a medical profession or maybe you already work in one. These two passions don’t often go together, though. The world of medicine is grounded in science, and rarely crosses over into the fictional world. [Read more…]
I own a lot of games. The odd thing is that I tend to not have the time to play them. I have a strong feeling that Tokyo 42 is going to break that pathetic habit of mine.
Tokyo 42 is an open world top down zoom-in-and-out top-down isometric shooter with hints of a few games you’ve played before, but with a look and feel that mixes retro 8-bit magic with modern Matrix level action aesthetics. It also just happens to have at least one cat.
Developed by SMAC and presented by Mode 7, Tokyo 42 gives you both single player and multiplayer modes the ability to rotate your view of the game any way you like, letting you unleash fury on your enemies or sneak stealthily through your mission. Just watching this pre-alpha demo with its floating vehicles, brightly colored buildings, unsuspecting crowds of collateral damage (I mean NPC Tokyo 42 citizens, some even doing rooftop yoga, if you look closely at one point), and its electro-trippy soundtrack makes me happy. I’d settle for just watching someone play the game as much as playing it myself. This better get a huge Twitch following when its released in 2017.
Here’s hoping we get a peek at it during E3 Expo 2016 somewhere on the floor.
It’s 7:45pm. I just got home from work.
I put my leftover spaghetti in the microwave and head to my closet-size bedroom to grab my laptop (disclaimer: I live in NYC where you’re lucky if you can get a 100-square-foot bedroom). I curl up on the couch outside my room with my laptop in hand and surf away to find players for a raid in The Secret World.
Tick tock…tick tock.
And so it goes, two hours later, I’m frustrated by the time wasted surfing the net filling out LFG requests on multiple forums, I give up. Netflix seems like a more productive use of my time…