10 titles worth looking out for most interesting new games at Gamescom 2014

This year’s Gamescom has proved to be a spectacular show with lots of incredible games. Packed with lots of surprises for avid games, the event showcased some pretty incredible upcoming released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in the following 18 months. Here are 10 titles worth looking out for:...
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History of slot machines

Slot machines have been around since the late 1800’s, the first models were invented by Sittman and Pitt of Brooklyn, New York. These were a precursor to the machines we know today and were made of drums holding playing cards. The games were based on Poker and players would insert a coin and pull a lever. Instead of a cash reward, players would win items such as free beer and cigars for completing poker hands such as pairs and flushes....
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Indie Game Development: The Future of High Revenue Gaming

Indie Game Development: The Future of High Revenue Gaming Indie games are the new black… or, is it red? I’m not a fashion guy, so stay with me as I struggle through clothing cliches. The point is, we’re at the dawn of the indie game revolution. Never before have so many independent developers or studios made such an impact on the market....
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Epic Journeys from Console Gamers

Video games are not just set in fantasy universes but also in real life locations around our world. Often it builds a connection with gamers who may live in or near these locations or have visited them in the past. One of my favourite real life locations is the London level in Call of Duty, set in the Docklands near to my home and where I travel as I use the underground often. If you have ever wondered about some of the locations used in games, there is a handy interactive map you can look them up on for some of...
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Five Famous Voice Actors in Games

Last year Grand Theft Auto crossed $1 billion in sales, making it more successful than the three biggest blockbuster film launches of all time. This was not only great news for developer RockStar Games, but it was also undeniable proof of the value of videogames as the biggest form of entertainment. While they were once villainised as causes of isolation and violence, they are now a dominant force on TV sets across the globe. It’s hardly surprising then, that many famous actors have crossed over from the silver screen and into the disc drives of players the world over....
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Should a gamer be considered an athlete?

In recent news, a professional StarCraft player from Korea, was denied access to enter the United States, before returning to the same airport with an athlete’s visa. The visa granted him permission to enter the country and compete in his tournament, all under the title of “athlete”.  Although this was unanimously accepted by the gaming community, to me it raised the question; should a gamer be considered an athlete?...
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