The Witcher 3 is a new instalment in The Witcher franchise of games which has received some widespread popularity in the gaming world. This new game promises to be an even bigger hit than the previous ones, with many people drawing comparisons between The Witcher 3 and the much loved Skyrim.
The game is set to be released tomorrow, May the 19th throughout the UK. Its price is set at £44 currently, and will likely stay at a relatively high price for some time due to the massive size of the game, promising as much as 150 hours of playable content (not that you need to do all of it).
The game itself is another open world game, which is increasingly becoming the norm among RPGs. It takes place in a war-torn world where you play as one of the few monster hunters remaining. While settlements are getting destroyed around you, you need to take the battle to the enemy, a dark force which is an even greater threat than the war waging between the Northern states and the Empire of Nilfgaard.
There are a great number of gamers that are hesitant to purchase pre-owned games out of the fear that the game will not work within their system. Microsoft does an incredible job of making sure that its Xbox One is able to support game sharing and pre-owned games.
The buying and selling of used games is supported
With the Xbox One, the playing of pre-owned gamed. This will enable gamers to purchase used games and therefore it’s reasonable to conclude that gamers will be able to sell them as well. It has been proposed that Microsoft would charge a minute re-activation fee in order to use pre-owned games. The gaming conglomerate has been doing its best to dispel the rumors surrounding the fees.
Microsoft also supports game sharing, eliminating the hesitation amongst gamers when it comes to simply borrowing games or registering with game rental programs and companies. Continue reading
Mortal Kombat X is set to be one of the biggest releases this year, and the title is making its debut on next gen consoles this March. There is all new gameplay this time round, and this may worry fan favourites, but this time two of the most popular characters take centre stage; Scorpion and Sub-Zero.
Loyal fans may be pleased to hear that the energy meter is back this time, and it gives players the opportunity to perform devastating techniques including X-Ray moves. The original storyline introduces new challengers, while the online play allows you to battle plenty of fellow fighters to claim the ultimate crown of Kombat.
There’s no doubt about it, this game will take some getting used to, even for the Mortal Kombat fanatics, and we predict it to be just as successful as the previous versions, if not more.
The Order 1886 is set to be released in four days time but what can we expect from this title?
Well, it’s set in a‘re-imagined’ Victorian era in London, and there’s a combination between advanced technology and mythology, whilst you’ll enter a battle against an ancient and powerful group, also known as the ‘Half Breeds,
These beats along with rebels threaten everything you stand for. As the good guy, you’ll face the many dangers of advanced technology, and it’s up to you and the other Knights to defend the world from evil. The characters are very believable, and the visuals are rather impressive too, and there are plenty of twists and turns in the storyline, and the game is available to pre-order now to be one of the first gamers to play this new title.
Just Dance has proved to be a revolutionary game for dance fanatics, and as the technology has imorv3ed on games consoles, so too have the games. The new edition features more than 40 current hit songs as well as old school classics, while there are more moves to master than ever before.
The BigFest game mode allows you to design your own music festival, while amplitude HD brings back a Fast paced rhythm mode that’s bound to appeal to dancers and music fans alike. As always Just Dance boats excitement and plenty of features, and it’s the type of game you can enjoy individually or with your family and friends.
If you’re looking to sharpen up your dance moves then look no further than Just Dance 2015, it’s out in October and it’s definitely one of the quirkiest games on the market.
We’re only days away from the release of the last of us remastered and anybody who’s yet to play this game should wait for this updated version. The storyline is gritty while the action is actually quite brutal but the characters really make this game.
In terms of graphics, well… they’re beautiful. The tweaks made mean that the world is really brought to life and it just makes it that bit more believable. You’ll certainly want to play this game with some quality speakers or headphones too because every sound is well thought through, whether it’s a gunshot or a brush on the shoulder.
The gameplay also deserves a shout out though, and it’s surprising how much control you have over the characters. For instance multiple choices and the many customisations you can make to your characters.
2014 has been an exciting year for gamers but and it’s fantastic to know that we’re now only months away from the release of game of thrones. This time round the Game of Thrones video game takes on the same plot and storyline of the TV series, which was not the case back in 2012.
You can be guaranteed to see your favourite character in Game of Thrones in high quality details, while voices are set to be played by the real actors, with many scenes taking form the series itself. There is still no confirmed release date for the new Game of Thrones video game but we know that it will be coming to Xbox Ones and the Playstaiton 4 before the close of 2014.
It’s probably the most anticipated game, and there’s a great deal of pressure on creators Telltale Games to produce a game that exceeds expectations.
Did you ever think that Online Gaming could get scarier than Slender? Slendytubbies overtakes Slenderman as the scariest online game characters. You may think, “Aww a Tellytubbies spin-off to Slenderman!” do not be deceived by the innocence of Tellytubbies!
The objective of the game is to collect 10 Tubby custards without being caught by Tinky Winky Slendytubby, sounds easily right? Wrong! It’s dark out and you, an unnamed Teletubby, are in the woods surrounding your home, but something isn’t right. As you begin walking around, you find signs of a fight, knocked over trees, destroyed items, and worst of all dead Teletubbies. All of a sudden, you find a bowl of Teletubby Custard, and you have the feeling something or someone is following you. You turn around to make sure you are ok, and then out of nowhere something screams and begins chasing you without stopping the screaming. You have to collect all 10 Tubby custards with Tinky Tinky constantly tracking you down, he’ll know where you are but you’ll won’t know where he is. However, you don’t have to be alone, you can also play the game on multi-player mode.
Donkey Kong has been going for over 30 years, and it’s easy to see why because it’s back with a bang and it’s now up to number 2 in the UK Game charts. Not much has changed over time when it comes to Donkey Kong and perhaps that’s for the better.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze certainly has the best graphics ever seen on a Donkey Kong game, and they give this old hit a nice new glossy look.
It’s also quicker than ever and if you love fast paced retro gaming with a new look, then this is the game for you. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze certainly has a huge following already and it will be interesting to see whether it tops the charts and puts some of the so called ’modern’ games back in its place.
2014 is certainly a big year for gaming, and the two big name consoles are to thank for that; the Xbox One and Playstation 4. There’s no doubt that the pricing for buying games has gone up, and it could make renting Xbox One and PS4 game much more suitable.
If you rent a game you can get a feel for it and really find out if you enjoy it and if it is something that’s worth buying. Renting games can be extremely cheap; however, it depends on how long you chose to rent the game for. Short term game renting can be a good option if you want to test out any games, and it’s a lot better than just downloading the demo, which takes time and you don’t get the ‘whole game’ experience.
2014 will see games at a record high with many priced above £50 so it can mean that people now have to pick their games more wisely and renting can definitely help.