6 Horror Videogames That Will Make You Scream Like A Baby





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Video games definitely can be just as scary as a horror movie. Some of these video games can have some similarities with a horror film. However, there is a very important difference. You get to be a part of the action. This can make horror video games even scarier than watching a horror movie, because they are so strongly interactive.

There are a lot of scary video games, but these six are certainly some of the scariest you’ll find. These games can really send a chill up your spine, and they are very much known for giving scares at very unpredictable times. Furthermore, these games have really become quite popular these days. It’s probably best not to play them too late at night, or they might keep you from being able to get to sleep. However, they really can be a lot of fun, if you enjoy a good scare. Continue Reading →

The Entire Dark Souls Story and Endings Explained





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FromSoft’s Souls games are infamous for their vague story. Ultimately, it’s about the player trying to make their way from point A to point B while killing anything big enough to stand in their way. After awhile, you kill these obstacles until there’s nothing left to kill – then the credits roll and you start NG+.

But what lies below the hellish difficulty is a world full of deep lore that can be learned about through item descriptions, architecture, and NPC dialogue. While this explanation is all but comprehensive, it will explain the overall narrative of the original Dark Souls. Continue Reading →

Top 6 Most Exciting Games of April 2016





April 2016 is the most awesome month and enrolled golden letters in the history of gaming as compared to previous month. This month has 6 most valuable game titles including Dark Souls III and Quantum Break.

Here are the 6 most exciting games of April 2016.

6. Star Fox Zero

Platform: Wii U

Release Date: 22 April 2016

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Top 10 Unreal Engine 4 Remakes





Graphics – We all love graphics. Highly detailed textures, particle effects, shadows, field of view, character models, anti-aliasing, V-sync, fluid animations – these are some of the phrases that can make many of us orgasm. And boy do we get mad when a game doesn’t give us all of that at a solid 1080p/60fps. Raging and competing with one another about which console has the most power to give us the best graphics, is nothing new. It’s actually something that’s existed since the SNES and Genesis era.

So when videos are released showcasing what some of our favourite childhood games would look like running on the latest Unreal Engine 4, we lose our sh#t. For those that don’t know what the Unreal Engine is, well…why are you here? I’m not being an a$$, I’m just curious. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with not knowing what the Unreal Engine is, I simply find it curious that you’d randomly click an article that’s based on it. Then again, I did randomly read an article the other day titled, “15 Hedgehogs With Things That Look Like Hedgehogs” …Yeah, I’m really not in a position to judge.

But I digress…Unreal Engine is, as the name says, a video game engine that has been the basis of graphical design for many of our favourite games. Developed by Epic Games (Gears of War), Unreal Engine has powered games like the Bioshock, Batman: Arkham, and Borderlands series. Unreal Engine 4 has been the company’s latest project for the past decade or so. They’ve been, in many ways, revolutionizing the way developers use engines to make all the graphical wonderment we see in games. Clearly I’m no programmer and have no idea how this stuff works (C++ in my eyes simply illustrates what I saw on every report card I got, ever) and so if you want to understand how engines, specifically Unreal, work, go check out their official page here.

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PS4.5 would be unfair on PS4 gamers





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Rumours have been circulating about a potential new PS4. If you’ve not seen them, this rumoured console would basically be a revamped version of Sony’s current console. It’s been stated that it could be twice as powerful as the PS4, that it could support 4K gaming and that it would be more compatible with PlayStation VR. These are, as of yet, rumours. But it still doesn’t change the fact that an updated console would be pretty unfair on current PS4 gamers. Here’s my reasoning.

Re-releasing a console is no new thing. Generally, a ‘slim’ version of a console will be released a few years after the initial release of the console, for example. With the Xbox 360, there were some minor changes between the original and the Elite – a larger hard-drive, and a more efficient motherboard helped to alleviate a lot of technical issues. Then we had the Slim, which replaced the Elite in many ways – this console having a specific port for the Kinect, negating the need for an adaptor. But, in the grand schemes of things, these weren’t wildly different consoles. With the Ps4.5, however, we’re being told that the console will potentially be twice as powerful – which is pretty damn powerful. Not only that, but it could also potentially upscale games to 4K, which is quite a feat. Continue Reading →

6 Games That Are Much Better RPGs Than Fallout 4





Few games have been as long anticipated as Fallout 4, and its release divided the gaming community among those who couldn’t get enough and long-term fans who felt duped. Although FO4 is advertised as a shooter/RPG, it actually lacks a lot of the elements that make RPGs so distinctive, so here are six games you can check out for a much fuller RPG experience than the one in Fallout 4.

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Going back a few years takes us to Fallout 2 where players were faced with much stronger moral ambiguity and emotional investment than in the latest Fallout game. Blurred lines between good and bad that force the player to question and fine tune their own moral compass are essential to a good RPG. Fallout 2 puts you in the shows of a tribal villager in search of the G.E.C.K, or Garden of Eden Creation Kit. It’s immersive emotional gameplay and compelling story solidifies its place as one of the top five RPGs of all time. Continue Reading →

15 Games With The Best Graphics

 




Games are as much about the graphics as they are about the gameplay. A game lacking in graphics is not worth playing even if the gameplay is flawless. Similarly, a game with stunning graphics and passable gameplay is the equivalent of a really glittery phonebook.

So which games are the best in terms of graphics? Here’s a list of the top 15 eye candies that everyone should play.

15. The Witcher 3

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I have previously mentioned this game in The Gaming Report’s top 5 high fantasy games list and there was a reason for that. The graphics are just that good. With each leaf reflecting the sunlight to the detailed castles and ruins, this game has captivated its fans. Continue Reading →

Windows 10 64bit Is the Most Popular OS According to Steam Survey, NVIDIA & Intel Still Dominant





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Each and every month, Steam conducts a survey to collect data about what kinds of computer hardware and software its customers are using. And according to the March survey, the most popular OS is Microsoft’s Windows 10 64bit. In addition, NVIDIA and Intel are still dominant as most PC gamers are still using Intel’s CPUs and NVIDIA’s GPUs. Continue Reading →

Assassin’s Creed: Rise & Fall




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Ubisoft, today, is one company that is surrounded with a lot of controversies. I don’t know if it’s just me, but Ubisoft always kicks off to a great start with a franchise and just as they see potential they drain out all the excitement which made the game good. Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are prime examples. But today, as the title suggests, Assassin’s Creed is in the spotlight. This is all my personal opinion, so for all those haters- Screw You. (This being said, I myself was an Assassin’s Creed Fan,BIGTIME).

Note: We are only going to talk about the main entries of the franchise. (Not Liberation, Rogue etc)

Starting the franchise was obviously Assassin’s Creed. Most of us know that it was actually Prince of Persia: Assassins. When Prince of Persia The Two Thrones’ garnered mediocre reviews across all review sites; Ubisoft thought that it was a good idea to change the name of the game. As it turned out the change paid off.



Whatever you may say about the game (Assassin’s Creed), it was awesome. It was a revolution. 2007 was a time when ingenuity in games had come to a standstill and even lesser games allowed for open world (These days every alternate game is open world). Icing on the cake was the parkour (Free running) mechanism which most of us had noticed even back then, had been inspired from the Prince of Persia franchise. Allowing for such movement in a wide open world was like a dream come true for many gamers. As for the story, the interesting concept of Desmond being able to relive his ancestor’s memories was fascinating, the search for the Apple of Eden and Altair’s personal life added a lot of variables to the story-line. Many gamers complained that the game became repetitive as they approached the end, but even with its shortcomings, there was no doubt that the game was pure fun.

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The sequel, i.e. Assassin’s Creed 2 came out 2 years later and Ubisoft hit a bulls-eye. Almost every aspect of the game had been improved upon. Gameplay- Check! graphics Check! Better Story- Check! An Engaging character Check! A historically accurate setting Double Check!!. It felt as if Ubisoft had released a poll among the underworld gamers and had asked them what they would want in the next installment.

Ezio Auditore da Florence is probably one of the best protagonists ever and holds a special place in many die-hard fans and fanboys alike. There was depth to his character, unlike Altair who always spoke in monotonous way. And it was refreshing to see a more cheerful character . The story also didn’t disappoint. It struck the perfect balance between Ezio’s personal story of avenging his family and the ongoing conflict between Assassins & Templars. We also get to meet the great ‘Leonardo da Vinci’, who helps us with our “Weapons of Mass Killings”. Again, just like AC1, AC2 did get a bit repetitive as we reach the end, but improving on all the shortcomings made it worth playing all the same.

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The next game was a sequel to AC2 but was not named AC3, rather Ubisoft named it Brotherhood (Probably owing to the new mechanism of building a Brotherhood). This game saw the rise of the now infamous “Yearly Releases” for the franchise. Though it was a great game, there were not a lot of changes. The biggest one though was that you could create a brotherhood by saving people who were always in trouble with the Borgia guards. The Assassins in your brotherhood could be called in for assistance in fights (Which I never found the use of) or could be sent on missions around the globe, to increase their level. The story was also pretty good with Ezio trying to revive the Assassin Brotherhood along with the search for the Piece of Eden.

This was the last time that Assassin’s Creed was truly at its peak.

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Revelations was like a DLC to Brotherhood. At least it would have been a great DLC because it was not that great a game.

The story, even though good, felt too much of a drag on. The occasional view into the life of Altair was a good way for players who had not played Assassin’s Creed, to catch up to when and where the story began. The game mechanism had changed in quite a few ways with positive as well as negative aspects. The introduction of hook blade and bomb crafting was awesome. The negative aspect here was that I never actually found any use for bombs, unless it was for full synchronization or for an achievement. Another negative aspect was the introduction of a Tower Defense mini game, where you had to defend one of your bases, when attacked by Templars. This mini game failed miserably (No words).

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Assassin’s Creed 3, I personally feel was the last game that actually kept me interested till the end. I was disappointed that we could not play as Haytham Kenway, who was a much better character than Connor Kenway (Ratonhnhake:ton), though it became obvious later, that Haytham was a templar. The game does have some of the historical events like the American Tea Party, but the story overall is very weak and plot-holes can easily be noticed.

Connor, being a weak character does not help either. The gameplay changed dramatically for this game because it was utilizing a newer engine. Overall the gameplay was decent but the AI downright sucked. The opponents would wait for you to take them down. It was like I was playing on Extra Easy mode. The visuals were great and I won’t deny that. Another positive part according to the critics (‘Not’ in my opinion) were naval battles. I personally didn’t like the naval battles because Assassin’s don’t generally involve themselves in such conflict by going out in the open. But the series had concluded the story of Desmond Miles whom we liked to dislike, and it would have been a decent ending, had it not been for the future titles.

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Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag; don’t even get me started on this one. The game is seriously garbage from the story point of view. I mean, you begin as Edward Kenway, you’re a pirate, your ship crashes onto an island, incidentally you don’t get injured and somehow even though you’ve had no whatsoever assassin training, you are able to use Eagle Vision, you’re able to climb walls like one of the Assassins, are also able to kill a fully equipped assassin and continuing the series of almost impossible co-incidences, the clothes of the Assassin just fit you perfectly(This is a flaw in many movies and games, but still). Just wow!! The build up to the story is simply bad.

Moving ON, “Where the heck is animus and how & why did we start as Haytham’s Father?” All these loopholes can’t be solved. On top of that, Assassin’s Creed 4 is just another story of personal interest and the main concept of the conflict between Assassins and Templars had gone for a toss. In fact, the mentor of the Assassins (Who is an assassin, just for the name), kind of humiliates us by saying that we are not a true assassin. That really ticked me off.

The gameplay is good, no doubt, but a game without a good story is simply not my preference. The worst part about the game were the naval battles. Since the naval battles had gotten some positive reviews in AC3, Ubisoft thought that it was a good idea to overflow AC4 with the same mechanism. I played Assassin’s Creed for its dynamic movement and parkour, not for riding ships (Though I would I agree that harpooning and treasure hunting was fun).

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Assasins’ Creed Unity, will be better off forgotten, because it was such a broken game that Ubisoft had to give out free DLCs to calm the crowd down (On the PC). The game overall, even on consoles was not stable. Game breaking bugs were present in the PC version and not many people including myself completed the game. So I don’t know what the story was, but from what I’ve heard, the story was not all that good either. As for the gameplay, there was introduction to some new mechanics, but in my personal opinion they actually came in the way of having fun.

By this time all the aspects that made the early Assassin’s Creed games good had vanished from recent titles.

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I am yet to play AC Syndicate and it remains the first AC game in a long time, for which I actually waited on a review before playing it myself. Incidentally with the mediocre reviews it did get, I don’t see myself playing the game any time soon.

Ubisoft has given us a good 2 years break from their strayed series, which, if the rumors are correct will be set in Egypt. I honestly don’t think that there is a way to revive the series unless they reboot the series (Which has not went well for Ubisoft in the past) or they try to make good stories of standalone games. It may be that Assassin’s Creed franchise ha finally reached its natural end, but I hope it is not so.

For a fan who has been brought up on Assassin’s Creed. I hope that in 2 years time I would be writing an article titled, “The Rise, Fall and Rise of Assassin’s Creed”.

 

 

 

 

 

DOOM 2016 Beta Gameplay





Bethesda released their latest DOOM 2016 closed Beta which allows you to partake in some fast paced multiplayer matches. We put the game to the test which you can see in our video which shows off two Team Deathmatches as well as a look at the customization of the character’s armour and weapons. DOOM 2016 will be releasing on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on May 18th 2016.