Games

E3 2017: Video Games Take Centre-Stage as Spectator Sport

June 19, 2017

Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/ Getty Images North America/ AFP HIGHLIGHTS YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook turned gamers into online stars at E3 2017 The e-Sports matches were hugely popular at the annual gaming expo YouTube billed itself as the biggest gaming platform with record audience Long fiercely guarded video game industry terrain, the Electronic Entertainment Expo […]

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Destiny 2 on PC Is Exclusive to Battle.net and That’s Great. Here’s Why.

June 19, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Steam may be convenient but the user experience is dated Valve’s new restrictive policies don’t bode well for consumers either The outrage over not using Steam goes against the PC as an open platform Destiny 2 for PC will be available on Blizzard’s Battle.net instead of Steam. There’s been a tremendous amount of outrage […]

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Celebrating the Music of Video Games as an Art Form

June 19, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS London Symphony Orchestra will perform game music this weekend Music will include songs from Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first game-music concert The electronic bleeps and squawks of Tetris, Donkey Kong and other generation-shaping games that you may never have thought of as musical are increasingly […]

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Arms, Despicable Me 3, and More – The Weekend Chill

June 16, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Arms is available on the Nintendo Switch Despicable Me 3 gets an early theatrical release in India American Gods airs on Amazon Prime Video Last Friday, Marvel released the first teaser trailer for Black Panther during the fourth game of the NBA Finals. Starring Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa aka Black Panther, who reprises his […]

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PES 2017 Mobile Review

June 16, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS PES 2017 is now available on Android and iOS The game is free-to-play, with optional in-app purchases It uses the same game engine as the console series More than eight months after the release of Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, Konami has brought the game to mobile devices worldwide. Unlike the iterative and standalone strategy […]

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Tokyo 42 Review: Bringing Together the Best of Grand Theft Auto, Monument Valley, and Hotline Miami?

June 16, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Tokyo 42 has you in the role of an assassin The gameplay is similar to earlier GTAs and Hotline Miami It’s the debut title from developer SMAC Tokyo 42 is a game that wears its inspirations on its sleeve. The art direction is reminiscent of Monument Valley, while its open-world and interactions are derived […]

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Minecraft Nintendo Switch Cross-Platform Play Uses Xbox Live Sign In; Could Explain No PS4 Support

June 16, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Nintendo Switch Minecraft users will have to sign in with Xbox Live This is needed for Minecraft cross-platform play It could explain Sony’s reluctance to support it According to Mojang CEO Jonas Martensson, to use Minecraft for cross-platform play Xbox Live is required even on the Nintendo Switch. In an interview with Pressfire.no translated on […]

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Tekken 7 PC Performance Review

June 16, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Tekken 7 on PC is cheaper than it is on PS4 or Xbox One Its graphical settings are barebones Tekken 7 PC specifications are lenient Tekken 7 is the first mainline entry in the long-running fighting game franchise to see a release on Windows PCs. With its debut on the PS1 in 1995, developer […]

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Microsoft's AI Mocks Humans by Notching Up Perfect Score in Ms. Pac-Man

June 16, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Welcome our new Ms. Pac-Man overlords The AI program scored nearly 1 million points in Ms. Pac-Man Previous recorded high score (by a human) is 266,330 If there was ever a doubt that artificial intelligence could one day overtake humans, then what follows should be sign enough that the day isn’t too far away. […]

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Sony’s new PlayLink brings mobile and console gaming together

June 15, 2017

Update: We’ve had a chance to try four of the five games Sony is releasing for PlayLink out for ourselves on the show-floor at this year’s show. Check out our impressions of That’s You!, Hidden Agenda, Frantics, and Knowledge is Power down below.  Article continues… At its E3 conference this year, Sony has announced a […]

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