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VR Technology Comes to the Fallout Franchise

Fallout 4 has now been released using VR technology. It is available on the HTC Vive, which is a virtual reality headset developed by HTC and Valve Corporation. It uses motion tracking controllers to make the experience feel even more real.

The Bethesda game, which has won awards like DICE and BAFTA Game of the Year, is a good game to translate into virtual reality. It is engaging and dramatic, giving players a large world to explore. You will experience the Wilderness like never before and will be able to see more of it as you move around the post-apocalyptic setting in which Fallout 4 is based. The game is a fight for survival within this environment and VR brings in a whole new element.

There are also plans from Bethesda to release the game in VR on other consoles in future. For now, it is available for HTC Vive online and in game stores.

New Games News for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch users are going to get some good news at the gaming event known as the Nindies Summer Showcase. There will be more news on indie games and there are many different games that could become centre stage for various reasons.

The following games are already announced on the Switch soon:

  • Stardew Valley
  • Yooka-Laylee
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Pocket Rumble
  • Dandara
  • Axiom Verge
  • Runner3
  • Lumo

Stardew Valley is one of the most talked about games that might have the spotlight shone on it at the event. It was released for PC and Mac in 2016 and is a farming game that lets users move away from a city setting to work on a farm instead.

The other piece of big news could be relating to Yooka-Laylee. Former games called Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie were released on the N64 and now, this new version is going to be released on Nintendo Switch (as opposed to Wii U as previously thought).

Atari Give Further Details of the Ataribox

Atari are releasing their first games console in more than 20 years. The games firm went bankrupt in 2013 and since then, has returned to the industry with a new focus on mobile games and casino games. The new console marks a pivotal point in their journey as a newly relaunched games company that has the potential to be a key player in the UK market.

What will the Ataribox be like? Here is what we know so far:

  • It will probably be based on PC technology, according to Chief Executive Fred Chesnais
  • There will be new games and old games available to play on it
  • There will be 4 USB slots, an SD card reader and an HDMI connector
  • There will be two versions of the console, one in red and black and one with wood panels

Further information will be released gradually over the coming months. We will keep you posted as we find out more.

Gamers are Returning to the Retro Classics

New video games are released all the time. Whether it’s the latest Super Mario game or the newest instalment of Call of Duty, it’s not like there isn’t plenty of choice for people. However, one of the latest trends is seeing gamers returning to some of the classics rather than trying out all of the latest games on the market.

Tetris, Sonic, Pokemon for Gameboys and original PlayStations… they’ve all made a comeback recently. Here are some of the reasons why gamers are turning back to retro games:

• There’s an element of nostalgia. People enjoy their memories associated with older games and want to carry on enjoying them.
• Older games are cheaper. You can save a lot of money by playing older games and using older consoles.
• They are actually very well designed. When people play older games, it’s a reminder of just how good they actually are. Some new games just aren’t as good.

Yakuza 0: The Game of 2017?

It’s still early in the year, but gamers are already thinking about their favourite games of 2017 so far. A clear favourite amongst many is Yakuza 0, the prequel to the Yakuza Series developed by Sega. It is in the action/ adventure genre and has a variety of fighting styles that can be used during gameplay. The player will be fighting all kinds of enemies from the streets and will be able to use objects like bikes and car doors.

The game is set in 1988, in a fictional neighbourhood in Tokyo. Characters from the previous games, Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima, have found themselves in a new dispute and Kiryu is suspected of murder. Players can choose which character to play as and can enjoy exploring the detailed world of clubs, arcades and discos as well as fighting to settle the dispute.

Yakuza 0 was released in Europe on 24th January 2017 and is available on PlayStation 4. It was no. 7 in the list of top-selling UK games on the 28th January.

Horizon Zero Dawn: New Game for PS4

PlayStation 4 fans will soon be able to get hold of the new game, Horizon Zero Dawn. This is an action role-playing game that will allow gamers to enter a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is sparse and nature has taken over. The machines are a deadly new threat that must be defeated.

Players will take on the role of Aloy, a huntress. She is something of an outcast within her own tribe, but she is on a mission to defeat the machines and use everything she has learnt to do so.

This new release from Guerrilla Games has been hotly anticipated, but there is still a lot of mystery surrounding it. A trailer has now been released to continue the hype, showing what players can expect from the game but still not give too much away. What is sure is that it promises to be a unique gaming experience for PS4, with intelligence and agility coming into play whilst fighting to defeat the enemy.

Brilliant Black Friday Deals for Gamers

Black Friday is very much a tradition we have borrowed from America, but it has now really taken a hold in the UK. Retailers everywhere are now rolling out deals ahead of the big day, and as usual, there are some excellent bargains to be had.

Black Friday is also accompanied by Cyber Monday, another good time to buy games and technology. Gamers everywhere are now looking forward to both days as they can mean some heavily discounted prices for people wanting to buy news games.

Microsoft have already announced that they will be discounting some of their most popular games, like Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4. They are still waiting to announce their price crunches on other bestselling games for the Xbox One, like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Skyrim Special Edition and Fallout 4.

Sony have announced that their Black Friday deals are going to begin on the 24th November and has recommended people sign up to receive email alerts.

You can read more about Microsoft’s game discounts here:

This isn’t just an opportunity to buy new games either – it’s also the perfect time to invest in that new console you’ve been wanting to purchase. There will often be lots of deals available, so do your research beforehand. Watch out for bargains in the week leading up to Black Friday, as games and consoles will often sell out very quickly on the day itself. Shop around – everyone from specialist online retailers to supermarkets have technology deals available for the event. For example, it is going to be possible to get packages like a 1TB Playstation with the Star Wars Force Awakens game and DVD for around £249.

Nintendo Stock Going Crazy with Pokemon Go Introduction

Nintendo, one of the largest games companies in the world, has significantly dropped from its previously preeminent position in the game developer world. The introduction of their new game, Pokemon Go, has seen widespread attraction from gamers and the general public, and some of the most poignant evidence of this is the massive boost in Nintendo’s stock price since it started its global rollout.

In the UK, USA, and other places Pokemon Go has also inspired some rabid behaviour from some of their users, with reports of Hospitals having to ban the game from the premises due to people trying to catch Pokemon in A&E, and people jumping out of their car in a busy street in New York in order to catch Pokemon in Central Park. Similar stories have been seen around the world; there has even been an example of a rare Pokemon known to be placed in the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea.

Doom’s Great Reception

Doom is one of those games that has, over the years, managed to develop an extraoprdinary cult following. It is one of the most appreciated games of the older generation of gamers, so it is perfectly understandable why many of them looked upon the new version of the game with trepidation. It turns out that that fear was largely unfounded, with the new version receiving a response that was about as positive as could be expected. The game succeeded, to a degree, in capturing the magic that was the original game, with a very intense gaming experience that is incredibly challenging.

The game offers a long campaign mode that has 5 different difficulty levels, stretching from the incredibly easy “I’m to young to die”, where there is a fairly good chance that most gamers will get through it without dying once, to the insanely hard “ultra nightmare” level, which is a rehash of the original’s “nightmare” version. The “ultra nightmare” version only gives you one life to get through the entire game, and the developers made it so hard that none of them could actually do it.