It’s not society’s proudest accomplishment, but hacking has become a major part of internet and gaming interactions. Did you know that 97 percent of companies will experience a data breach, and hundreds of thousands of cyber security attacks happen every week? The interesting thing is that video games can actually teach you the art of hacking, and you can use that knowledge to protect yourself – and maybe even mess with your friends every now and then. If learning the art of hacking is your goal, here are some games you should definitely try. [Read more…]
Gamers always talk about the same things. Graphics and gameplay. And as well, they should, those are the things that video games revolve around. How well is the world set up? How believable is it? Do the graphics pull you in or are they jarring and make it feel too much like a game? But what one will notice when they spend time with gamers is, only the most hardcore gamers seem to notice game soundtracks and how important and integral they are to the truly immersive world of video games. The scores pull you in, amp up tension when it is needed most, and sometimes turn scary and foreboding to let you know trouble is coming.
Here, for your consideration, the 6 best video game soundtracks of all time.
Video game movies suck. They suck the ass of a dead donkey who has been rotting on the side of the road in Texas for two weeks while being raped by other dead animals. They suck like a thousand vacuums all sucking at once like a sonic suck symphony. They suck as much as your dirty ex who cheated on you by sucking something else. They suck the way a leech does, draining your life without you even knowing it. They suck like Dracula, except without the cool cape. The suck so bad, one may have to ask, why do video game movies suck so bad?
Well, I KNOW WHY!
So imagine, for a moment, a game that corresponded perfectly with an app. Perhaps the app would work as a second set of eyes in the game. Or maybe the app would be an elaborate mini-map that showed you things you couldn’t find in that game world without it. While it could be said some games have already implemented such ideas, it could also be said they have yet to be done seamlessly. The newFallout pip boy app might be just the kind of thing we are talking about. But we spent some time speculating about some other games that would be made far better if they had their own app to use while playing. Here are six we think would rock.
There have been so many good games this year. From the simplistic fun of Fallout: Shelter to the insane addictive new Metal Gear, The Phantom Pain, it’s been a productive and enjoyable year for gaming. But like all geeks, when we are doing something we enjoy, we often begin to fantasize and look ahead at other things we want. In other words, WHILE playing the best games from 2015, we are already drooling about the video games from 2016 we are already pining to play. Though there will be a huge haul next year, here are the five video games from 2016 we CANNOT wait to get our greasy, gamer-paws on.
There is a silent war being waged in this world. A invisible war that has raged for years and one that burns bright even when some forget the rivalry exists. We are, of course, talking about international football (AKA soccer) versus American football. For the few of you that makes no sense to, allow us to explain. The way WE play football in America is what they call soccer in Europe. And sometimes, the classic rivalry sparks up and leads us to ask: what is better, European soccer or American Football. In other words, what do YOU play more of? This is a Fifa versus Madden duel shown to you in a way you have never seen it before.
When people think video games, they often think about gruff space marines running around shooting generic looking aliens with cliche’ plasma rifles. And they would be right. Games have gotten cliche’ as hell. But in the same breath, some games are self aware how lame they are and have some fun with it. It’s true. In betweem games taking themselves way too seriously, there have been some incredibly funny video games over the years that people have been all but forgotten, ignored, or under-recognized. People don’t often associate humor with this medium, but they are off in that assumption (as this list will prove). Keep in mind, video games cover some very different styles of humor, from toilet to self-aware and satirical. This list will try to cover as vast a comedic game array as possible. Here are the 5 funniest fucking video games ever made, yo.
Here is something I just cannot grasp. Announce a game. Make the engine. Create most of the game, hire actors and do voice work, release a badass demo that blows people’s minds, and then CANCEL THE GAME. That is exactly what happened with the most recent Silent Hills game that was put out on the PS store as the PT demo. People were floored. Blown away. Then Konami was like: Nope, not happening. Even though Norma Reedus and Guillermo Del Toro were on board. The game was set to redefine horror games and was a must-have for anyone owning a PS4. That is but one mind baffling cancellation. Just wait until you read about these others, too.
Sometimes you will see a movie and walk away from it wishing you could play it. Wishing you could spend more time in that universe because it was fully realized and cool. Sometimes, there are movies that deserve video game adaptations, but for some stupid-ass reason never get them. Why? Because the major game companies would much rather keep spewing unoriginal sequels that are just re-skins of their last games than give us a franchise we might actually slurp up little little thirsty piglets. Here are 6 movies that deserve video game adaptations, yet never got them because some powerful people in charge make sucky decisions and also because some adaptations don’t always….eh, no nice way to say it. Sometimes video game adaptations are rushed out and end up sucking as a result. So maybe, in some of these cases, this was for the best. Sad part is, we will never know.
A game can be a lot like a tough bully. It messes with you a lot and is damn near impossible to beat. The thing is, most gamers take those types of games as challenges. Rather than let these games beat them, they put all they can into beating the game and not letting that failure define them. But some games take no prisoners. Some games seem to thrive when they are crushing the player under their heel. Some games are sadists in the sense that they love to inflict pain and than sit back and marvel at it. Little do they know, they are messing with gamers, and we do not take this stuff lying down. You can throw your games at us, but we are resilient and will do all we can to gain bragging rights by beating that game. Here are 6 games that are very hard to beat, but that doesn’t mean we all won’t try.