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Great news for those who are enjoying Halo 5: Guardians’ new Warzone Firefight mode, which was released this week in beta form. Developer 343 Industries has announced that it’s extending the beta period an extra day, meaning it will now end on April 19 instead of April 18.

343 said it’s giving players an extra day with the mode as a thank you for their patience, presumably for some launch issues. This being pre-release software, there are elements that 343 is hoping to improve for the final release.

Designer David Ellis said on Twitter that 343 has heard the feedback around the “Defend the Garage” objective and how it’s not explained well enough to players.

“Good feedback and totally agree,” Ellis replied when this issue was brought up to him by a fan. “We need better feedback for players on that objective.”

Starcraft II is a popular title in the real-time strategy genre of PC games. They are games about managing time, resources and military planning. Starcraft II has evolved into a massively popular title where even tournaments are held all over the world with millions of pounds/dollars up for grabs. Due to the competitive nature of the community, gameplay has developed into a highly intensive micromanagement system. Players have to utilise their time with maximum efficiency to try and pull the win out of the bag. It is not hard to believe that regular involvement in these highly intensive actions of planning or reacting quickly under stress can make you smarter. A study has shown that the “stresses of rapid and simultaneous maintenance, assessment, and coordination between multiple information and action sources was sufficient to affect change”. While the game does not directly improve your exams scores, improvements were shown in certain mental functions such as problem solving and reaction times. So playing these types of games may help to keep your brain in shape! Unlike the rest of your body…

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The sequel to The Last of Us which came out in June 2014, the re-mastered version should live up to expectations.

It all starts with an apocalyptic plant Earth where cities lie abandoned and nature is starting to reclaim it. The population was more or less obliterated by a modern plague and those that survived have resorted to killing each other to get an advantage, be it for weapons, food or really anything else they can get their hands on. The main characters are Ellie who was a young teenage girl and Joel and brutal survivor. They must work together to complete the tasks set ahead.

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This does not change in the sequel, but you won’t get bored to quickly! You’ll be hooked as your emotions are scattered and jumbled between fear, confusion and anger. This game is set to top the last so hang on in there, as we are very close to the release date: 29th July 2014, some stores are even letting you pre-order this.

PBS provide an amazing service to parents by providing educational entertainment for children on many different devices, from IPAD and IPHONE’s to KINDLES and WINDOWS Phones and tablets as well as your computer. Meaning that no matter where you are, you can keep your children entertained using an educational platform.
Trying to keep your child interested in learning can be tough, but creating games that will help them improve whilst being fun and challenging is the perfect way to tackle this problem!
PBS have got it nailed with this app, including a game that parents and children can work on together, where your child is introduced to “real-life” type situations like going to the supermarket and the game revolves around this! This type of gaming will help to encourage a dialog between child and parent as they work together to complete tasks, with over 12 games available, this will surely keep your child’s curiosity.

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Playing computer games is becoming more recognized as a beneficial learning tool for children. Games challenge them to solve problems in a creative manner thus exercising the brain. Online games allow the user to strategize against the computer and also other online players. Visualising information in new wants and practicing how to think and review information you have already learnt. Games help to make learning fun, enjoyable and competitive and as the world and most of its industries are becoming more focused on computers and technology, giving your child access to such equipment from a young age will help them pick up systems later in life. Learning new skills such as touch typing is impressive and a great bonus to add to a young person’s CV and this is one such skill that can be honed by creative gaming. Games like chess help the player to learn strategy, whereas word games such as crossword help vocabulary. Maths and advanced maths can also be injected into games, again putting the child under a time and pressured situation whilst making it fun will help them pick up mathematics more naturally!

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Looking for something fun but educational for your children? Why not try the range of Disney games?

They have made the art and technology of computer characters, easily accessible by having games available online now too! – So you can now have instant educational entertainment for your children.

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With games and puzzles, your children will be inspired to use their creative and critical thinking skills whilst being challenging and entertaining. Games have different types of puzzles which are designed to cultivate co-operation, problem solving and exploration. Some will also teach courage, perseverance, trust, and the value of coming to the aid of each another. With online games such as Doc’s Mobile Clinic game, Sofia the First’s Missing Amulet game and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’s Holiday Countdown game plus many more, you will be sure to find something to challenge and entertain.

If you are happy to splash the cash on games, then you have your pic of new and old, from Finding Nemo: Underwater World Of Fun to Disney’s Winnie The Pooh And Tigger Too.

Set for a new generation of sports and martial arts games, it has been announced of the first major sporting partnership in over 10 years between EA sports and UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships).

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With the integration of the UFC brand and EA sports signature technologies, this is set to be a game that re-defines sport entertainment and mixed martial arts. The technology, graphics system and MMAi system is set to make this a complete MMA experience linking distinct characteristics of each athlete combine with your own specific gaming intentions.

With a mix of striking, ground work take downs and cage attacks it gives the player the chance to hone their skill for the most effective fighting approach and style.

EA Sports have used their signature gaming engines and characters such as Royce Gracie and Bruce Lee to further power the game forward. Every hit will have its own distinct impact and de-colouration as well as the opportunity to get true to life damage and knock outs.