Ask any long-time hardcore gamer and watch them agree; some of the best games were made in the 80s through 90s. From Planescape: Torment to Donkey Kong and Sonic the Hedgehog –these vintage games remain an untouchable classic in the industry’s hall of fame. Unfortunately, fast-growing tech and state of the art gameplay has all but killed the option to play these games in their original form.
New consoles have also disbanded the use of cartridges many years ago; and continue to throw old tech out the window, leaving players forcibly upgrading to other alternatives. However, all is not lost.
Special Retro Game Systems
Behemoth game companies such as SEGA and Nintendo have totally discontinued the use of systems that process cartridges. Plus, since cartridges come with their own set of unique data, it’s pretty impossible to simply plug it into a port of a PC or laptop. However, some companies such as Analogue, Innex and Hyperkin have developed their own cartridge playing consolers that employ software emulation or hardware reading tech. The Analogue Super NT, for example, is a portable piece that allows you to play your favourite SNES wirelessly.
On a budget and can’t afford to purchase a new console, but already have an iPad? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Check out the two suggestions we think will help you have the ultimate gaming machine, other than having good games on there!
Some games are perfect for touch, while others…really work better with a controller. Thankfully, there are a few solid MFI gamepads made for iPhone and iPad that work with a ton of games in the App Store. Have a look around for the best-reviewed ones before purchasing.
You would probably use a gaming headset at your PC, and a nice set of speakers on your TV. So why play games with the small speakers on the edge of your iPhone or iPad? Using a good pair of headphones not only makes your games sound better but can actually help you figure out where sounds are coming from!
As I’m sure many teachers will tell you, gaming has a serious side and it is fast becoming a widely used, popular and interactive way for children to learn in classrooms today.
If we were to go back 40 or even 50 years, playing a game in a school lesson was unheard of. With the introduction of technology and the development of computers, kids are up to speed with the latest gadgets from a very young age. It’s almost scary to see how brilliant kids are at using technology, and this means gaming has come into play in teaching (excuse the pun), but thankfully this has been in a positive way. Making notes straight from a textbook doesn’t work for many children and let’s be fair, it never did! Playing games and getting kids to engage with the teacher and other pupils has brilliant effects, but teachers do of course have to control the fun.
Apparently, Sea of Thieves, which was scheduled to be launched sometime this year, has been shifted to early next year. The game will be available to play on Xbox and Windows PC. Alongside this announcement, Microsoft showed a glimpse of what the gamers should expect. The video gave a step by step action ranging from looting caves, fighting skeleton using pistols to escaping quickly without being noticed.
Teamwork is of the essence in this game. Each player has a specific role to play; one was responsible for carrying a treasure chest gathered underwater while others were responsible for providing security to the group. One character remained on the ship to help with ease escape and at the same ensure no attempt by another ship to steal their loot will succeed. The player can then decide to trade their treasure for money in small portions.
If you are interested in knowing more about what the game has to offer, you can watch its live streams on a mixer.
This upcoming brawler game can be played local or online, so it’s a good option if you’re more of an individual gamer, yet it’s great for the family too. With this title, you can enjoy a number of game modes, battle arenas and characters, whilst you’re also able to choose an ability and prove you’re the one Kirby to rule them all. This game will be out later this year and it’s packed with high-end cartoon visuals, with lots of modern colour and fast action, so it’s a very contemporary handheld game in that sense. With so many vintage style games being released this year, it’s nice to see a new cartoon game with stunning visuals, but this game is not entirely family friendly. It’s a brawler so you have to be quick and react fast to come out on top, but with a little time and practice, you’ll see your skills come to shine through, and we can only hope you become the king of all the characters!
If you’re from the 90s and miss everything about those younger years, don’t worry because Dragon Ball FighterZ is coming to PS4 on New Years Eve. This game is born from what makes the Dragon Ball TV series so loved and famous; spectacular fights with its all-powerful warriors. The game is very easy to learn and get used to, and you’ll be winning fights in no time, but opponents will of course get tougher, and there will be some neat tricks you need to learn to make it through each and every battle that comes your way. At times you will experience aerial combos, destructible stages and famous scenes from the classic 90s show, but more importantly you’ll fall back in love with the characters so many have forgotten, and you’ll relive some of your favourite childhood moments again. This fast paced game is also good for those who have never experienced Dragon Ball Z, so don’t be put off if you know absolutely nothing about it.
Gaming addictions can lead to serious mental health problems such as loneliness and depression, so the moment your child shows signs that their video games are more important than their life, they need saving. You have to step in. If you are a parent, you should monitor your child and while we feel you should allow for electronic games in your home, be sure to closely monitor their usage. You should also check the content of a game before you allow your child to buy it as there are age restrictions for a reason. It’s important that you don’t let your children turn down opportunities to play outdoors with friends, or go to sleepovers or parties. If they say they’d rather play a video game, be frank with them, and tell them to “get a life”. This addiction really needs to be stamped out from society, and it’s easily done if you watch your child’s behaviour closely.
Aven Colony is a sci-fi colony building strategy video game. It has a singer player mode and will be released on the 25th of July, 2017.
The players are challenged to build a new human city or in the alien planet called Aven prime. The player must build different buildings which include several categories like oxygen creation, living quarters, food cultivation and resource mining. You can use flying drones for building, upgrading, recycling and manage everything in the colony. The colony must thrive in difficult environmental conditions like storms, dust devils, toxic gas, and wild storms. There is a moral system which can be influenced by the factors set by the player and citizens can terminate a player if the morale gets too low. A player can get information on the colony from the 12 different menus.
Everyone is anticipating the release of this game and more of gaming reviews are bound to come after its release.
We’re really pleased to be able to confirm some exciting news for you all this week. If you haven’t already heard, the next Assassin’s Creed game will be launched by March 2018.
Finally rumours on an earlier release have been put to bed, and though this will disappoint some, it’s nice to have another title to look forward to in 2018. It is said that this release, the follow-up to Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, will be called Assassin’s Creed: Origins. The name is rather enough to excite us as it hints that it will be set in an earlier time. The game mechanics have evolved over time and there are set to big improvements next year too, making “unique and memorable gameplay experiences that make history everyone’s playground” (according to the CEO, Yves Guillemot).
It’s no secret that the last two games did not live up to expectations, and it sounds as though they’ve really gone back to basics here, which is actually quite exciting.
Yooka-Laylee is one of the most successful games on the Nintendo Switch and you only have to read through the latest reviews online to see just how popular it is. It’s not just any all-new open-world adventure game though, it’s one that allows you to explore very huge and different worlds, as Yooka and Laylee start an epic journey to beat their enemy Capital B. You must used your special moves to tackle a variety of puzzles so you can proceed through the many missions. The worlds are really fun to explore and it almost has the essence of Spyro the dragon when it was first released but it’s friendlier, and what’s great about it is that there really is no other game like it. One of the reasons it’s scoring so well in the gaming charts is because people have fell in love with the worlds and the characters, so even though the gameplay is fairly basic, you’ll still feel the need to keep playing it over again.