Gaming Today

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Gaming today

As a keen console gamer for three decades it is clear that significant changes have occurred in the industry. In the early 8 bit and 16 bit generations, products shipped to retailers, were reviewed, and if they were good (or had a sizeable marketing budget) then they would join the honourable yet foul stench of bad feet and good nutsacks in the bedrooms of teenage boys. This was possible only after pestering their parents for the requisite £39.99 for a game that may typically last between two and ten hours from start to finish. Continue reading

Rock Band 4 announced today!

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That’s right guys, Rock band is back!
Developer Harmonix is working with hardware manufacturer Mad Catz to bring Rock Band 4 to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One by the end of 2015, the two companies announced today.
And guess what? They are planning on letting you carry over all of your previously downloaded songs over to it as well.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m excited, what’s you opinions?

HTC reveals virtual reality headset with Valve

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The HTC Vive will be paired with wireless controllers and tracking technology to let wearers explore computer-generated environments by walking round their rooms.

The machines let wearers view computer-generated 3D environments to give them a sense of being there.

A test version of the kit will go on sale to developers shortly, followed by a public edition later this year.

It will compete with Facebook’s Oculus Rift and Sony’s Morpheus VR headsets.

The Vive headset was developed in conjunction with Valve, creators of such ground-breaking games as Portal and Half-Life. HTC manufactures some of the finest consumer electronics on the planet and Valve is an unrivaled architect of virtual worlds, so you know the collaboration is something special. Vive is powered by Valve’s SteamVR so plenty of games that take advantage of its capabilities will soon be available on the Steam service.

Do you think Mincraft is to violent?

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Turkey’s government is looking into allegations that the popular computer game Minecraft is too violent, it’s reported.

The game is classified as suitable for children aged seven and over in much of Europe, and for those older than 10 in the United States. But Turkey’s family and social policies minister, Aysenur Islam, has ordered an investigation over suggestions that it promotes aggression, the Haberturk website reports. If it’s considered too violent, then the government could seek a nationwide ban, the website says. The move was prompted by a journalist who told Mrs Islam that players get points for killing other characters – including women – and asked what her ministry would be doing about it. The Pan European Game Information group, which assigns ratings to computer games, says Minecraft contains “non-realistic-looking violence towards characters which, although human, are not very detailed”.

Microsoft not telling the whole truth

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When Microsoft announced its Xbox Oneand Xbox 360 consoles had won exclusive rights to the next Tomb Raider game, it was heralded as a lift that may help the firm reel in the PS4’s next-gen lead.

However, it appears Microsoft’s dibs on Rise of the Tomb Raider, expected during the 2015 holiday season, won’t be permanent. So we should see the game heading to PlayStation, and PC.

Rise of the Tomb Raider isn’t coming to PS4 or PC, 

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The upcoming sequel will launch exclusively on Xbox in 2015
Microsoft and Crystal Dynamics have announced.

Crystal Dynamics head of studios Darrell Gallagher, wrote a letter to the Tomb Raider community explaining the exclusivity deal with Microsoft.

Below are some excerpts from the letter.

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