Showing posts with label Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Games. Show all posts

03 July 2017

The Biggest Gaming Trends to Look for in the Rest of 2017

Gaming is more popular than ever, with the $100 billion industry growing to 2.2 billion gamers in 2017. Just like the player base, the industry is constantly changing. It's important to stay up to date on the gaming trends of 2017.

VR Games

Once a science fiction fantasy, 2017's virtual reality games are becoming more popular each day. Samsung kicked off the trend with the Oculus Rift, and now companies are releasing games that are exclusively VR compatible. PlayStation is one of the companies at the head of this trend, and its upcoming Star Trek Bridge VR game looks like it will be a blockbuster hit. If it's successful, more gaming companies will be turning to the virtual world. Unlike 3D systems, this seems like a trend that will stick.

Portable and Handheld Technology

Portable and handheld consoles are two more gaming trends 2017 is bringing back. With the Nintendo Switch flying off shelves around the world, more gaming companies are sure to see the value of this more retro way to play. Nintendo has also cashed in on the nostalgia gamers have for its early systems, offering retro and mini versions of the Super Nintendo. Both Microsoft and Sony have offered retro games and even arcade games in their marketplace, and they might start adding more.

Games Catering Diversity

Gamers should also expect to see more games catering to the Chinese market. Last year, China surpassed the United States in spending on video games. Though this might not change too much the way games are made, there may be more Asian characters and settings in games coming out later this year and beyond. More diversity, in general, is a gaming trend of 2017. Just as Hollywood blockbusters have started adding in more women and people of color, so are video games. Game companies have made efforts to add more diversity to their games.

Gaming Notebooks

Gamers could also expect more diversity in the way they can play games. Gaming notebooks are becoming more popular than bulky tower systems. Among the two most popular gaming notebooks are the 2017 Razer Blade and the HP Omen 15. Since portable gaming is becoming more popular, it's no wonder that lighter weight systems are becoming better.

High Prices

One of the more unfortunate gaming trends of 2017 is the price tags on new systems. The Nintendo Switch was one of Nintendo's most expensive projects, and with new consoles from PlayStation and X-Box releasing soon, gamers should be ready to save up their money if they want to keep up with the best technology and newest games. Virtual reality systems, too, constantly add new content so it won't be surprising to see a revolving door of VR sets in the future.

Hopefully, in exchange for high prices, gamers will also see larger expansions for their favorite games this year. Nintendo's "Breath of the Wild" claims its game expansions will be an entirely new campaign. This is a breath of fresh air compared to previous trends of minimal expansions and games that are no fun without the downloadable content.

Digital Downloads

Finally, digital downloads are a trend still on the rise in 2017. Digital downloads now make up 87% of the video game market with around half of that in mobile markets. With the rise of mobile gaming, however, PC gamers might start seeing less funding toward their favorite games since casual gamers are straying from computers to phones and tablets.

The video game industry is constantly changing, and even dedicated gamers have a hard time keeping up with all of the news. Be on the lookout for announcements for new consoles and the games that go along with them.

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27 June 2017

Gaming Notebook Face-off: 2017 Razer Blade vs. HP Omen 15

Currently, the notebook market is full of high-performance gaming laptops that are able to run some of the most hardware intensive games. 

But in a sea of laptops, how do you know which one to choose? Today, we will take a look at two of the well-known options, the Razer Blade 2017 and HP Omen 15 and weigh the pros and cons of each computer. 

15 February 2015

Modular Gamepad Transforms Into Multiple Configurations

I have a gamepad that can be plug-and-play with PC to play some PSP games that has an emulator on it. While it is useful and quite playable gamepad, but this new product will certainly change the game play.

Okay, there are many gamepad types like PSP, Xbox, Wii, and other models. But this one is a game-changing, and it evolving into more buttons, joysticks, and triggers. The design is also a modern and futuristic.

A certain flat gamepad that can be played along with the gaming mouse will be heading to Kickstarter that aims to reinvent the keypad that gamers make wonder.

Grifta, this is the new product, is a modular gamepad system that consists of a Left Unit, Right Unit, and Connector Module. And it has been developed for years to fit on one size device. This advanced gamepad will surely makes superior in terms of performance and ergonomic principle.

10 February 2015

Why Valve Bans Counter Strike PROS in Playing CS:GO

If you are too good to play in Counter-Strike then probably you will not be eligible in playing  CS:GO event by Valve. Well, at least, 19 professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players will not allow to play in the event, the company announced.

In a GameSpot post, Valve has banned 19 players from sponsored events and instructed players to never bet on games.

The news broke with an alleged CS Pros teams intentionally fixing match in recent competitions. Valve conducted its own investigation and after reviewing historical activity and information from players, Valve will not allow the following players to participate on its CS:GO event partners.

11 January 2015

Play MS-DOS Classic Games For FREE on your BROWSER

Have you ever played MS-DOS games in your life? If does, this is a good news, or else better try this classic MS-DOS games. Yeah I was once played MS-DOS game.

Forget those high-intensity-hungry-graphics games. This is quite a good collection to play with your browser.

Internet Archive is becoming a sort of arcade source. The folks at Archive released emulators that give us the access to play over 2400 MS-DOES games FOR FREE. The collection of games includes action, adventure, and strategy.

25 December 2014

HOW TO: Fix Unable to initialize DirectX" In Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne [Solved]

Excited playing Warcraft III: Frozen Throne specifically DotA map and then it pops up an error message that it is unable to initialize DirectX, what will you do? Yes, you Google for the possible solutions and possible reasons why it displays error message window.

The problem is, however,  there are a lot of options shown or given, yet it is not effective. And the last option seems tedious and time-consuming, which is to reformat your PC.

But if you experience like mine, which is, I did play in a couple of days, and then suddenly popped up the error message.

I tried to play Warcraft III (error message) and Steam -> DOTA2 (it will not launch Dota2 ).

21 October 2014

29 June 2013

Will Google Creates Android-Based Videogame Console?

After learning Google initiated to create floating internet, Google Loon. Apparently, Google may build video game console for gamers. Well, its a great news for gamers out there and for those who love to play games in Android, the internet giant, Google  is creating a videogame console that runs on Android OS.

In a report, Wall Street Journal, stated that Google will develop an Android-based videogame console and wristwatch. However, Google Spokesman declined to comment.

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