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Friday the 13th: The Game Review

Those who were a fan of the movie series, which began back in 1980, are sure to have garnered excitement when hearing about this title. I was one of those fans. However, it is fairly common knowledge within the gaming community that movie-tie in games are rarely successful. With that said, could Friday the 13th: The Game buck this trend? Continue to read on to find out. Once the game was installed on my PS4, I attempted to join an online game. Sadly, the servers were down, a real issue that many have experienced within the first week or so of release. Of course, you can only play this game online, so this was frustrating. Thankfully, it wasn’t too long before…
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Call of Duty WW2 – Fans Are Getting The Game They Demanded

When it comes to first-person-shooters, Activision’s Call of Duty franchise has attracted a huge following. With the first release arriving in 2003, the series has continued to progress gradually, partly thanks to innovative features of which were often introduced on an annual basis. However, the approach to forwarding a futuristic era setting has come under fire from many veterans. We don’t need to look towards EA’s Battlefield 1 masterpiece to realise that a return to a previous setting would be highly welcomed. Here we delve into an article that explores why Call of Duty WW2 will be hugely appreciated and entertain mass appreciation among gamers. Let’s begin. Firstly, it seems important to mention that Activision’s roots actually stemmed from the…
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Here Is How Planet Coaster Could Inch Closer Towards Perfection

Great business simulation games are in short supply and there is always a long wait before a great title releases. Whilst this genre doesn’t entertain the same following as that of the mainstream options, the audience is still large and growing. Chris Sawyer is the person we should look to when thinking about business simulation within the world of gaming. After all, he is the creator behind some of the best titles, these include Rollercoaster Tycoon and Transport Tycoon. A recent gem, Planet Coaster, is close to perfect, but what could make it even better? This article explores. Weather Effects Have you noticed that it never rains when it comes to the gameplay? Rollercoaster Tycoon had the guests running to…
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Samsung S8: The Turning Point for Apple Veterans?

Once upon a time you’d have probably looked to Apple for striking innovations within the smartphone market. Each new announcement was filled with new ideas, features and excitement. However, since Steve Jobs passed, we’ve seen a lacklustre approach from the US. tech giant. Perhaps as Apple’s logo suggests, there was always going to be a competitor who wanted a bite from what was once a brand who dominated the smartphone and tablet market. I’m not afraid to admit that previously I was fond of Apple’s iPhone and iPad brand. I’d take one look at the competition and quickly see that the iPhone reigned supreme in many areas. For example, the build quality was always better, there was no plastic casing…
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Sniper Elite 4 Review

I’m not sure about you, but there isn’t nearly enough World War 2 themed games available, and it is always refreshing to return to this very theme. Thus, If sneaking around a map, planning and preparing the perfect executions, one by one, sounds like your type of game, then Sniper Elite 4 might just be for you. Of course, as the name suggests, your main weapon of choice is a sniper, allowing you to zone in on enemies well into the distance. However, you also have access to an arsenal of other goodies, such as a machine gun, revolver, TNT, mines and much more. Does this title stand elite within the genre of sniping and strategic gameplay? Let’s continue. One…
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Can Nintendo Succeed with The Switch in an Uncertain Market?

Amazing, isn’t it? We have two long-standing console players left within the home-console market, they being Nintendo and PlayStation. How history can pass us by with a flick of an eye. After all, we have seen SEGA fall victim, showing how a few bad decisions can really mean “Game Over” for a console manufacture. This article looks over which direction the Nintendo Switch could take. Let’s begin. It’s now Nintendo’s turn to risk entering a market that is rather uncertain – certainly risky, and it could quite be make or break for the juggernaut Japanese based company. If it could happen before, as we have experienced with SEGA, then it would be naïve to consider the same cannot happen once…
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Spectre – An Action-Packed Uncovering of a Sinister Organisation

He’s the fictional British agent that everybody knows about, delivering the famous phrase; the name is Bond, James Bond. The first film, Dr. No, released back in 1962, and was the birth of the series. Connecting action, story, drama and music all together, there is arguably no better film series for fans of the spy genre. With that said, let’s take a look at what the latest edition, Spectre, has to offer. Playing the role of James Bond is certainly not an easy task, winning over the fans is even harder. Interestingly, Daniel Craig took the key role with the release of Casino Royale back in 2006. Has he managed to reach the same heights as other actors within this role? Probably…
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5 Games I’d like to See Announced in 2017

This year is quickly coming to a close, and it’s certainly been an eventful calendar full of great game releases. Furthermore, we’ve had the announcement of Nintendo’s next console, the Switch. That’s not to mention Sony’s PS4 Pro and PSVR. Microsoft’s announcement of the Scorpio was also another major highlight. Yes, it seems fair to say that this year was amazing, but we have far more to look forward to over the next 12 months. This article takes a look over some of the titles I’d like to see announced. Let’s begin. The Last of Us 2 As the PS4 exclusive list continues to evolve, it’s about time that we hear about the muchly anticipated sequel to The Last of…
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Games I Hope to See Release On The Nintendo Switch

With Nintendo’s new console becoming available from March 2017, I thought it would be ideal to list some of the games I hope to see release. Whilst Sony’s PlayStation 4 has dominated the 8th-gen scene to date, it will be somewhat refreshing to see what Nintendo can actually do with their Switch. The exciting part to any console release is the games that will become available, so let’s go ahead and ponder some possible gems. Golden Eye Remastered What an absolute diamond this was for the Nintendo 64, we’ve even seen fans attempt to re-make the title in glorious HD, GoldenEye Source, as can be seen above. Of course, I’d also like to see another Bond title too, but having…
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Reasons Why I’m Excited About Nintendo’s Switch

When it comes to 8th-gen gaming, it’s quite a simple picture; Sony’s PlayStation 4 has cemented itself as the obvious console of choice – a fact that is undisputed by gamers from around the world. However, the battle between Microsoft and Sony is hardly over, you could argue that it’s just beginning in one way or another; this is because the two companies are entering the 4K arena with the PS4 Pro and XBOX Scorpio. Whilst exciting, another Japanese console manufacture wanted to get involved, hence the Nintendo Switch. This article takes a look at why I’m excited. Let’s begin. If you want to understand what generates sales, provides amazing and flawless entertainment, then your best bet is to look…
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Planet Coaster Preview

Tycoon games aren’t exactly mainstream when considering the genre, in-fact they’re the complete opposite, however, they’re able to bring plenty of excitement to players who enjoy this type of game. With that said, it’s been sometime since we can say that a stunning franchise has set this genre on fire. I’m sure you don’t need to question which series I’m talking about either – yes, I’m referring to Rollercoaster Tycoon, which was originally developed by Chris Sawyer and released back in 1999. The real question many are asking is; will Planet Coaster be another title that looks set to deliver, but doesn’t, or will this actually be the real deal? Of course, we are now in a good position to…
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Reasons Why Sony Won This Year’s E3 Event

The very word win implies a battle, yet that’s what E3 is often about. The three elite console manufactures were out to impress like never before, and what a war it wasn’t. Simply put, Sony didn’t just make an appearance, but rather, they showed a force which couldn’t be matched by either of the two competitors. Sony were on a mission to turn up and resolve a problem that has become a raised issue with the majority of 8th gen gamers. What’s this I hear you ask? Games. Whilst Sony has already impressed in this department, gamers demand far more, and this E3 event has helped to show just why Sony is attracting the largest audience. In my opinion, Microsoft used this year’s E3 event…
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The Best Upcoming PC Games of 2016

With many great releases, 2015 has whizzed by leaving with us some memorable game releases. With that said, this year is set to be even bigger. This article takes a look at what will hopefully turn out to be massive titles for PC gamers. Are you ready for more entertainment, action, adventure, creativity and mayhem? If your answer to this question was yes, then please prepare to read on. Planet Coaster Available exclusively on PC with a release date of Q4 2016. This game is for those who love to explore their creativity within the realms of a business-sim. I’m sure you’ll remember the original Rollercoaster Tycoon series by Chris Sawyer. However, no game has managed to exceed the boundaries…
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Three Upcoming Theme Park Business Sim Games That Look Awesome

The business sim is a genre which is under filled and under demanded, in my opinion, and that’s why you don’t see many developers rushing out to make games based around this area. The business sim genre struck its prime within the 1990s, and then things went completely quiet, with poor to mediocre releases. However, things are about to get a lot more exciting. Creating and managing a theme park fits beautifully into the business sim genre, and we’ve seen some great past examples including, Theme Park and Rollercoaster Tycoon. If you enjoy the mixture of creating and management, then you’ll love the following three upcoming games… Planet Coaster Planet Coaster is a brand new franchise from the developers of…
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Planet Coaster Vs. Rollercoaster Tycoon World

If you’re a fan of construction management games, then you’re sure to be pleased with the recent announcement of Planet Coaster. We’ve got Chris Sawyer to largely thank for laying down the foundations of this genre, after all, Transport Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon were two games which took this genre by storm back in the 1990s. Other memorable mentions, two from EA include ThemePark and ThemePark World. However, nothing has managed to come close to the Rollercoaster Tycoon series, but is that about to change? Let’s take a look at two big upcoming offerings… Rollercoaster Tycoon World I personally think that Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 was a decent game, and was harshly criticised by many, although, it was far from perfect…
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Are You Ready For The Return of The Classic Sinclair ZX?

The 1980’s was a great era for so many reasons, however, if you were a gamer then the Sinclair ZX is what probably brought back many of those old dreams. For me, it was perhaps the SEGA MegaDrive which now brings back those nostalgic memories. However, with modern day gaming now in a place where we could never had imagined less than a decade ago, there’s something great about re-visiting the foundations of which brought about the gaming of today. We’ve got Steve Wilcox, the man behind Elite Systems, based in Lichfield, England, to thank for this re-make. The device cleverly uses modern tech, meaning you’ll need a smartphone or tablet to use this replica with. The main reason for this is because you’ll need to…
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