Tagged: Gaming

Video games are serious business. We have worlds to save, damsels to rescue bad guys to slay and achievements to unlock. But whilst doing all of these things we always make time to do a few other things in games that aren’t nearly as vital, well not in the grand scheme of things anyway but to us they are things that we must do, mostly just to see what happens. Here is a list of some of the things that don’t really help us along our way but we still can’t help doing anyway. Can you fall off ledges? In … Read More »

Recently I wrote an article about that small phenomenon we all know as gamer rage. There is something else that goes hand in hand with gamer rage and that is excuses. We all use them, there is always a reason why we lost and it is never our fault. We all have our go to excuse and some are more imaginative than others. Over the past couple of days, like many people, I have been playing a bit of Black Ops 3. Call Of Duty is a game that I have loved for several years but I am still terrible … Read More »

Somebody hit the “Christmas Shopping Idea” alarm! Replay Events, Showmasters and Dark Cleo Productions are teaming up to launch their latest venture, the London Gaming Market, on Sunday 15th November. Taking place inside the Royal National Hotel in Russell Square, the market aims to provide gamers with a one-stop-shop for all things gaming, whether that be retro gaming, table-top gaming or anything else in between. Following this initial event, the organisers will hold more market days every four months, so if you can’t make it this time, you can catch them again on March 6th, July 3rd and November 6th 2016. … Read More »

Xbox One may not be ahead of the PlayStation 4 but that is not the concern of Microsoft. In fact, they plan to outplay the competition by thinking differently. Not to take anything from Apple’s once popular slogan, that is the strategy Microsoft has for Xbox One to remain relevant. It is true that Microsoft can’t beat Sony in console sales but they can do things differently to offer an alternative experience. The first thing that Microsoft has done is to introduce backwards compatibility so that Xbox 360 games run on the Xbox One. There is a clear focus on … Read More »

When Windows 10 launched around the world on July 29, Xbox brought the best of the Xbox Live gaming network to Windows 10. Windows 10 was built with gamers in mind, integrating some of the most popular Xbox features such as Game DVR, screenshots, Avatars and Achievements. Xbox also included new functions like game streaming from Xbox One to Windows 10 PCs. The response from fans has been amazing and starting today, that feature gets even better with support for streaming games in 1080p/60fps. New features starting to roll out today in the August update include: 1080p/60fps Game Streaming – … Read More »

In the year 2000, video game consoles were first banned in China due to fear that the 3D world’s produced by them and the devices themselves created a negative effect on the mental and physical development of children. Just after approximately 15 years the ban is now to be lifted. Companies like Microsoft, Nintendo & Sony will now be able to manufacture and sell video game consoles anywhere in China. This is according to a statement made from the country’s Minister of Culture. The restrictions of this ban eased up last year by letting the console makers operate in a … Read More »

Microsoft chief executive, Satya Nadella, has identified the need for new technology and software centered around gaming to be a ‘core pillar’ of his future vision of Microsoft. In a mission statement distributed to all Microsoft employees (and subsequently published online via Geekwire), Nadella highlighted the needed for “inter-connectedness” between the various platforms. From a gaming perspective, this means bringing together XBox Live, PC, mobile and HoloLens platforms to create a genuine integration of multiple gaming platforms, enabled by the cloud. In the statement, Nadella said of gaming: “We will pursue our gaming ambition as part of this broader vision … Read More »

In September 2014 Microsoft bought Mojang, the Swedish developer of Minecraft, for $2.5 billion (£1.5bn). With over 60 million sales of Minecraft since it’s launch in May 2009, the game is one of the most popular of all time, but that wasn’t the only reason Microsoft made the purchase. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said, “Let’s have a game that, in fact, will fundamentally help us change new categories. HoloLens was very much in the works then, and we knew it.” Announced in January, HoloLens is Microsoft’s newest bid at wearable technology, … Read More »

So what is the future for VR (Virtual Reality) gaming? Well there has been a lot of developed over the past few years, and even Oculus have announced they will be releasing their first VR headset in June 2015. A company called Infinity Amusements have been working over the past 18 months to create great gaming experiences for all, showing to potential and future of VR gaming. Over time they have realised that there is a huge talent pool in Australia, like Melbourne who could become ‘the next big thing’ for gaming worldwide. Infinity Amusement have linked themselves with Revolver … Read More »

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