Category: Games

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Daigo and Justin Wong Re-create Evo Moment 37

For the first part of this article, I want to take you back to a gaming tournament called Evolution 2004. At the time, a gamer called Daigo was facing off against Justin Wong in Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike. It was a top-8 match where the winner could only advance to the next round if they won two out of 3 games. However, it was during this first game that Daigo create what has now become known as Evo Moment 37. Take a look at this amazing footage of this moment in action. As you will see from the grainy footage, it was hands down one of the most amazing things to happen in the history of fighting game tournaments. More importantly, Daigo was able to pull off a solid execution to take that first game. However, he went on to take 2nd place. Fast forward to a...

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Microsoft Makes Project Spark Free on XBox One and Windows 8.1 PCs

Earlier on in the year, you might remember that Microsoft announced a game called Project Spark. It allows players to create their own games and worlds (including a pinball game).  It’s been in beta for a while now, but it has finally become a full, finished game. Better still, Microsoft have released the game and it’s available right now for the XBox One and Windows 8.1. Additionally, I am really glad to report that Project Spark is going to be free to download! Incidentally, there will also be a phsyical version that you can buy with This seems like quite an interesting move in that they already own Mojang(the people behind Minecraft). However, it also seems like they are trying to compete with other games such as LittleBigPlanet. Incidentally, there is also a trend of games that are based around user-generated content so it also makes sense for...

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You Can Play The New Unreal Tournament Now!

In case if you missed it, the folks over at Epic Games have published the pre-alpha build of the new Unreal Tournament. At the time of publishing, there are no official servers so if you want to host your own, then there will be a lot of work to do if you want to do that. In this build, you get access to a few maps and a lot of weapons. You also get the ability to play against bots. However, there are a few caveats here. As this is a super-early version of the game there are going to be a lot of bugs. Additionally, there is a lot of place-holder artwork in the maps that are included. Therefore, this will not be representative of the final version of the game. Additionally, you will also need to sign up for an account at the unreal tournament forums...

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Sale for $4.99 (£2.49)

As part of the Steam Summer Sale, one of the huge deals of the promotion is Skyrim.  The game is normally £9.99 but has been reduced to £2.49($4.99). At the time of publishing, there is only one hour left on this deal. So if you’ve been waiting for a good discount on this game, then now is the best time to jump on it. And jump on it now because this is a great game with a metascore of 94/100. For the record, I never actually played Skyrim. I wanted to do so but could not afford the hefty price tag when the game came out. However, now that the game is at a superb discount, I have already pulled the trigger. If this metascore rating is anything to go by, then it clearly is a great game and one you should download for PC. In case if...

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Game Sale Alert: GOG.com’s 2014 Summer Sale

Hot on the heels of E3, GOG.com have started their own summer sale across their library of PC games both old and recent. Best of all, these games are DRM-free, meaning that you can put them on as many computers as you want. To give you an idea, the majority of their catalogue has been discounted by at least 50% and some games have been discounted by as much as 90%. Long story short, there are some great deals to be had right now. There will be some flash deals which will come and go pretty quickly, so if you see a game you like at a good price, then jump on it. Personally, I am going to make sure that I buy Unreal Tournament (Game of The Year Edition). I am really into first-person shooters at the moment.  Since the new unreal tournament is being developed, I...

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Sony’s E3 2014 Game Announcements

Sony held their E3 press conference to show off some of the games that are releasing on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4. Some are new games, some are new iterations of existing games and some are exclusives. Without further ado, here is a comprehensive list of all the Games that Sony announced at E3 along with release dates. Destiny -available September 9th for PlayStation 4(PS4) with an alpha available Thursday and a beta available 17th July White PlayStation 4 with Destiny on 9th September Entwined – Available right now for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita The Order 1886 – available 20th Februrary 2015 only on PS4 Bloodborne – Only for PS4 LittleBigPlanet 3 – November 2014 for PS4 Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – only on PS4 Ratchet and Clank – available first half of 2015 on PS4 inFAMOUS: First Light – coming to PS4 in...

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Nintendo’s E3 2014 List of Announced Games

Rather than doing an E3 press conference in a big hall or cinema, Nintendo opted to do an edited video that they would stream live called “Play Nintendo – Nintendo E3 Digital Event . During this announcement they announced a whole slew of various games. Without further ado, here is an extensive list of the titles that they announced. Super Smash Bros. (coming to Wii U and 3DS in November 2014) Amiibo The Legend of Zelda (coming to Wii U in 2015) Yoshi’s Woolly World (coming to Wii U in 2015) Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (coming to Wii U in the holiday season of 2014) The Legend of Zelda (coming to Wii U in 2015) Bayonetta 2 (coming to Wii U in October 2014) Hyrule Warriors (coming to Wii U 26th September 26th 2014) Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (coming to Wii U in 2015) Xenoblade Chronicles (coming...

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XBox One Controllers Now Work on The PC

If you have an XBox One, then there is some really good news for you. As of today, Microsoft has officially released their own drivers/software for the XBox One controller. You will be able to download and install the drivers, connecting your XBox One controller to the PC and just like that you will be able to play your favourite PC games with the XBox One controller. At this time, we’ve not been able to confirm if any other third party XBox One controllers (like the Mad Catz Killer Instinct FightStick TE2) will also work with these drivers. However, if anyone has been able to test a third party XBox One controller, please leave a comment below. Personally, this is a move that I predicted ever since I first heard that Microsoft were working on the XBox One. I predicted that the controller would be compatible with the...

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Warner Bros Interactive and DC Release Batman: Arkham Knight Footage

We are really close to E3. A lot of the game developers are getting early builds(pre-release versions) of their games ready to show off. As such, the folks at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have officially unveiled the first video of the Batmobile transforming into battle mode in Batman: Arkham Knight. When transformed, the Batmobile has some serious weapons in there including a 60mm cannon(which I presume is cable of causing some serious carnage).   Having seen the video for myself, this car looks like one tough killing machine in Battle Mode.  From what little footage we have to work with, we can see that there is going to be various situations that the weapons could come in handy. For instance, let’s say that you need to take down a lot of bad guys at once then you could do so with the gun. The 60mm...

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Epic Games Releases The First Gameplay Footage For The New Unreal Tournament

The folks at Epic Games have been hard at work and now, they have finally put together a YouTube video. In it, they show off the very first deathmatch in the new version of Unreal Tournament. As you can see it is a very early version of the game. However, it’s enough to give you a glimpse of all the basic mechanics. At the time of publishing, I have just watched it and impressed with how good this looks already.  In the video, we got an early glimpse of the Weapon system in the new game, we also got a look at how moving around works.  Additionally, we saw a very early test map being used with a bunch of greyscale cubes and a greyscale map. Again, this was a really early version of the game that we are looking at here. However, if this is anything to...

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Gaijin Confirms the Release Date for War Thunder on PlayStation 4

The folks at Gaijin Entertainment have confirmed that the PlayStation4 version of War Thunder is going to be available for download on 3rd June 2014 in the USA. Those of you in Europe can get it now. Just like the PC version, the PlayStation 4 version will also be a free-to-play game. On top of that, those of you on the PS4 will also be able to pick up the Ground Forces expansion. This is an expansion pack which adds tanks into the game. In a future addition to the PS4 and PC versions, War Thunder will have cross platform compatibility so that those on PS4 can play online with those on the PC. I have not played War Thunder before. However I have definitely seen enough game play footage and enough screenshots to say that this is a game that looks really exciting. I have always been...

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Free Game Alert: Battlefield 3 Goes Free on PC

Some of you might already know about EA’s “On The House” promotion. This allows you to download full version PC games for free. Now we’re not talking about any rubbish ones, we are talking about some good ones. Previously, they’ve made Dead Space free and they currently have Plants vs Zombies available for free until 16th June 2014(at the time of publishing).  However, the folks at Origin have made Battlefield 3: Standard Edition free. Again, it’s the full version of Battlefield 3 for PC. Battlefield 3 will be On The House until 6th June 2014, so I would highly recommend downloading it for free as soon as you can. I am so excited that they’ve made this game free. I only played the original Battlefield back when it was released. But now I am so glad that this Battlefield 3 is available for free. I am always looking...

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Wolfenstein: The New Order Available Now

Great News! Bethesda announced today that Wolfenstein: The New Order is now available. Wolfenstein is based in Europe 1960 after World War II raged and (in this universe) the Nazis prevailed. Captain BJ. Blazkowicz has to go on a mission against the regime and take out General Wilhelm Strasse (a.k.a. Deathshead). But these are no ordinary Nazis. They are robots and super soldiers ready to take your head off at a moments notice. The game is available on PC, PS3, PS4, XBox One and XBox 360. You can get Wolfenstein: The New Order through Amazon Here are the recommended system requirements: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8 Intel Core i7 or equivalent AMD 4 GB System RAM 50 GB free hard drive space Nvidia GeForce GTX 460, AMD Radeon HD 6850

Epic Confirms a New Unreal Tournament Game (And It Will Be Free) 0

Epic Confirms a New Unreal Tournament Game (And It Will Be Free)

  Just earlier today, Epic Games (the makers of Infinity Blade, Unreal Tournament and other titles) have announced that they are going to be working on a brand new version of Unreal Tournament(UT).  However, the development process is going to be a lot different than many other games. The way this will work is that they will have a small core team of Unreal Tournament veterans develop the game alongside the Unreal Engine 4 developer community. At this time, there is no release date. However, we do know that the game will be available on PC, Mac and Linux. Additionally, this new iteration of Unreal Tournament is going to be free. Epic Games are not going with the free-to-play model, so there will be no micro-transactions or in-game purchases.  This game is free but you will need to pay a monthly fee of $20 to get access to...

EA Announces a Live Pre-E3 2014 Broadcast 0

EA Announces a Live Pre-E3 2014 Broadcast

Ahead of the big E3 Expo (where game developers come to show off their upcoming games), EA have announced that they will be holding an event called “EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview”. During this event, EA will be showing off the upcoming lineup of games for the rest of 2014 and beyond. The event itself will be hosted by EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, USA. You will be able to tune into the live broadcast of the event over at EA’s E3 page. The E3 expo itself will be taking place between June 10th and June 12th.

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Download a Free EA PC Game from Origin’s “On The House”

I know that a lot of you love a freebie, so you are going to like this one! EA have recently started a new promotion on their Origin Store called “On The House”. Essentially, the way this works is that EA make a PC game availalbe for free for a limited time.  At this time, the game that’s currently on offer is Dead Space. As far as I know, there is no catch here. The games in the promotion are not demos or betas. These are the full games. Once you have claimed your game it’s yours to keep. If you have not done so already, then you can create your Origin/EA account, and get your free game. Again, each game will not be free for a long time, so I would recommend jumping on each offer as soon as possible. That said, once claimed it, you can...

Adi’s Weekly Gaming Pick – System Requirements Lab 0

Adi’s Weekly Gaming Pick – System Requirements Lab

  After a long time away from the tech world I am back. I took a break so I could clear my head. So for my first article that I wanted to write, I wanted introduce a new thing that I am doing here and that is my weekly gaming pick. This is something in gaming that’s really cool that I recommend checking out. For the first edition, my gaming pick is the System Requirements Lab’s Can You Run It.  This is essentially a website where you can find out if your Windows PC will be able to run the game that you want to buy.  You might need to download some software to make this tool work. However, once you have downloaded said software you just click a button, then it scans to see what hardware you have in your system.They have a whole list of games...

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Gaijin Announces an Wave 3 for War Thunder Ground Forces Expansion

Gaijin Entertainment announced today the third wave of the Ground Forces Expansion for War Thunder.  This is going to be the final wave before the expansion goes into an open beta. If you have not heard of it, then this expansion is one that brings tanks to the table. They also plan to bring war ships into war thunder. We are also going to see a huge update known as Update 1.39. This brings a huge amount of customisation to the table. For example, you will be able to create planes, locations, missions and put camouflage designs onto your aircraft. In particular, we will see planes from the Korean War. On a side note, War thunder is also coming to PS4 sometime in early 2014.

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Adi’s Time Tunnel: F-Zero

Welcome to Adi’s Time Tunnel. This is another feature, where I get to talk about games from the past(AKA retro games).  Up this week, I am talking about F-Zero for the SNES. This was released in November 1990 in Japan, August 1991 in the USA and June 1992 here in the UK. In fact, it was a launch title for the SNES. This was a racing game set in the year 2560, where multi-millionaires have created a racing league known as F-Zero. In this game, you have two modes: Grand Prix Mode and Practise Mode. In either of the modes, you have four different cars/machines to race with. Each of them differ in the way they drive.  The Blue falcon was a good choice for beginner drivers.  The Golden Fox had high acceleration, but a low defense rating.  The Wild  Goose had a lot of power, but low...

Do The Keyboard and Mouse Matter In The Age Of Tablets and Smartphones 0

Do The Keyboard and Mouse Matter In The Age Of Tablets and Smartphones

A lot more people doing some gaming on their tablet or smartphone. However, does PC gaming with a keyboard and mouse really matter? Games such as Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Trackmania Canyon are all games, that are on PC and can be played very easily with a keyboard and mouse.  A lot of people that I have been talking to actually prefer to play on a keyboard and mouse. On the other hand, there are games which require the use of a specialised controller.  For example, a lot of fighting games on require a special arcade-style joystick.  For example, Razer have the Atrox Arcade Stick which is a customizable fight stick that can be used with the XBox 360 and the PC. Mad Catz also make a lot of different fight sticks specifically for different games. Fighting games require arcade sticks like the Razer...

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My Gaming Pick of The Week: Fist of Awesome

Every week, I will try and bring you a game that I think you should check out. This week, I have chosen a game called Fist of Awesome. This is essentially a beat-em-up game. You play the time-travelling lumberjack Tim Burr(cue impending rim shot). He is on a mission to correct the timeline by punching bears (and other animals) in the face and save humanity. You can punch, kick, and do a jumping kick.  However, tapping and holding on a second of the screen releases the special move known as the fist of awesome.  You have a main story mode (with the above plot). You also have an arena mode, where you have to kill as many bears as possible in the alloted time. The reason that I picked this game is because it reminds me of the golden age of beat-em-ups in the early 1990s. It reminds...

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Why The Free-to-Play Model Has Become Popular

Everyone loves a good freebie. Because of this, a model of pricing for games called free-to-play has really taken off as of late. The idea is that you can download a game and start playing it for free. However, a developer also gives you the ability to buy certain things using real money to aid your progress in a game or unlock extra features.  To better illustrate it, let’s take a look at an example. On the recently released Killer Instinct for XBox One, the Double Helix Games and Microsoft operate a free-to-play model. You can download the “Round One”/basic package, which gives you one of the characters available for free, which rotates between the 8 available.  This also gets you all the game modes as well, so that’s quite a generous offering. You can also pay more to get all eight characters and the classic version. (The...

Philosophical flash game…. wait what? – GameBreak 1

Philosophical flash game…. wait what? – GameBreak

I came across a game quite recently on my Google+ stream. Someone was talking about a fun, strangely philosophical flash game they had found called The End. So I thought I’d give it a shot. And surprisingly, they were right. This game is cleverly disguised as a cute innocent flash game with platforming elements. However there is something much deeper at work here. And I’m not referring to the mini game you play against a grotesque creature to obtain items. At the end of each level you are asked a very personal philosophical question. How you answer won’t make you win or lose. What it’s meant to do is help pin down your thought process on what they call The Death Dial. This tracks not only where you fall on the scale they have made but you can see where people are located globally, you can connect to...

MAG redefines large scale battles – GameBreak 0

MAG redefines large scale battles – GameBreak

If you’re anything like me, you’ve played games like Halo and Modern Warfare and had wanted them to be bigger. You could switch to more realistic shooters like ARMA or Operation Flashpoint. But, unless you’re into super realistic shooters, where traveling to the destination and waiting for the moment to strike, you might be looking for something faster pace. MAG seems to blend more casual shooting games with large scale battles. And it does it beautifully. MAG doesn’t just up the map size, it also drastically increases the number of players in a single game. I’m not talking about games where they upgrade the players to 32. MAG has several game types that go all the way up to 256 (128v128) real players in a single game. Now granted, that is only one of the game modes and it takes a bit of playing to be able to...

More Cheap Video Games – Gamebreak 2

More Cheap Video Games – Gamebreak

Now that the Steam summer sales have been over for a couple of days, I thought I’d give you another round of cheap games to help fill your shelves. If you are looking for more deals, Gamestop is having daily sales on PC games here Cheap Video Game List Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) Bioware is arguably the make of some best RPGs since for years. One of their latest series focuses on a science fiction epic that is all about how your decisions are supposed to have a lasting impact not only in the game they take place in, but the rest of the series. Focusing on the great characters Bioware is known for and giving you real head–scratching decisions puts this up there with any of their other games. Mass Effect 2 fixed what some would say was the only lack luster part of...

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