The first gaming device I’ve ever had was a Nintendo soccer one-trick-pony handheld. It had a screen and two buttons – one to move left and one to move right. If I remember correctly, I was the goalkeeper, there were soccer balls being fired my way and I had to tackle them. It was so simple and straightforward, but amazingly fresh and exciting.
Signal Studios in partnership with DigitalDNA Games are excited to announce Savage Lands, coming soon to Steam Early Access this February. This first person, open world survival game takes you deep into a giant fantasy world where you will face vicious creatures and scavenge resources to build shelter and craft a wide array of unique armor and weapons just to survive.
by William Hook Computer games are constantly evolving and to really get the most out of your favourite titles it’s important to stay in touch with the industry as much as possible. Whether you’re looking for news about the latest gaming updates, reviews on the current offerings from leading developers, such as Ubisoft or how-to guides, the wealth of information available online is now at an all-time high.
Some gaming genres are lasting better than others. It’s fair to say that the FPS and RPG formats are at the more highly evolved end of the evolutionary map right now, but along the way there have been some notable dodos. Ideas and formats that – for whatever reason – have simply faded into obscurity or never really achieved any great popularity in the first place. Popular culture’s overlap with gaming culture has a mixed history.
It was the Sega Dreamcast’s Phantasy Star Online that was the first game to not only offer a mass-multiplayer online experience but was capable of delivering on its promise. Online gaming had long been a pipe-dream for console developers but it wasn’t until Sega’s final console that this dream became a reality.
We all know how lucrative the sports video game sector is. You needn’t ask more than two gamers to see if they have played the latest FIFA, or Madden if you are from the other side of the pond. Year on year we line the pockets of EA Sports, who have nearly reached near dominion in the sector. But, as long as the games they churn out keep on exceeding expectations, we have no problem in doing so.
We all love free stuff, but one of the first things that comes into mind when you hear that something is free is something among the lines of “if it’s free, it must be of low quality”. Sure, this might be true for some fields, but it definitely doesn’t apply to software, open-source software being widely known for its reliability and security – two crucial aspects of a software program.