Upcoming Games in 2018

Upcoming Games in 2018

Anticipated Games in 2018

2017 was a great year for new games and new gaming systems. The Nintendo Switch, the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X were released last year and were all well-received. At this point, there will be no new consoles in 2018, but lots of games. Here are eight of the most anticipated games of 2018.

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Red Dead Redemption 2

As the prequel to the 2010 ultra-successful Red Dead Redemption, this game promises more Wild West action and adventure. It was supposed to be released in 2017, but its creator, Rockstar Games, wanted it to be perfect. It will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26.

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God of War IV

In this new chapter of Kratos’ quest, the game deals with the gods and monsters of Norse mythology. Kratos is also tasked with mentoring and protected his young son, Atreus. Fans look forward to the new main weapon: the lightning axe. This PlayStation 4 game is set to release on April 20.

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Far Cry 5

The premise of Far Cry 5 is controversial because it features a Christian extremist group in rural Montana, USA as the main enemy. Your job is to arrest the leader, Father Joseph, of the cult-like group called Project at Eden’s Gate. Set to release March 27, this Ubisoft game is packed with lots of action, new weapons and gadgets, and exciting open-world adventure.

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Kingdom Hearts 3

It’s been 13 years since Kingdom Hearts II was released. There have been numerous handheld and mobile versions, but fans are hopeful the new game will come out this year. In Kingdom Hearts III, the worlds and characters of Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and Big Hero 6 are featured. The release date is unconfirmed.

Detroit: Become Human

Set to release May 25 for the PS4, this choose-your-own-adventure game is set in a world where oppressed androids work towards revolting against humans. It also deals with emotional themes like suicide, abuse and freedom. There are various paths to take in this game, so each player’s experience will differ.

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Spider-Man

Although the release date has yet to be confirmed, there is lots of hype for this game. This is mainly because the creators, Insomniac Games, are known for creating entertaining games. The trailers show excitement and fast action. It will be available for the PlayStation 4.

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Days Gone

In this post-apocalyptic open-world game, gamers play as Deacon (Sam Witwer) as he survives in a world full of “Freakers”. While they resemble zombies, the “Freakers” are living infected humans who desire human flesh. They also chase you in massive groups, leaving you one option: RUN.

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps

This is the follow-up to the popular 2015 Xbox One game Ori and the Blind Forest. With its beautiful, hand-drawn graphics, emotional music, and most-likely heart-breaking stories, this game is expected to resonate with players again. The release date is still unconfirmed.

Evolve – Guaranteeing Excitement at Every Turn

Evolve – Guaranteeing Excitement at Every Turn

Evolve is a savage world of man versus nature. According to Alberto Statti, throughout the game you are never sure if you are the hunter or the hunted!

Evolve was created from Turtle Rock Studios, the same people who created Left 4 Dead. Evolve is the next generation of multiplayer shooters. The game is never short of action. It begins with a team of four players who use their wits and weapons to fight against a human-controlled beast. A definite plus is that it can also be played as a single player game.

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Evolve has 16 different maps, 12 hunters and 3 monsters. In this four versus one game you must take down the beast named Goliath. A fifth player is controlling the monster and helps it feed off other animals and plants to help it evolve and become bigger and stronger. This is what your team of four, when working together, is trying to stop.

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Evolve was created by combining the games Left 4 Dead and Counter-Strike. That is what makes this game unique and action-packed. It brings cooperative team play to a whole new level. The competitive component is evident throughout the game of Evolve, unlike in the other games. Teamwork and communication are essential between the four hunters throughout the entire game in order to bring down the monster, Goliath.

The four hunters have the ability to give Goliath a real beating with their powerful guns, mines and their ability to shield themselves. But, this will only be successful if they work together as a team. Each hunter takes on an individual role. They can either be a fighter, a medic where team members aid the injured or they can be a trapper whose role is to contain the beast.

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There is support throughout the game for the hunters. They can use orbital strikes and cloak themselves when necessary. The medic also has a tranquilizer gun that makes the monster green and slows him down, giving the hunters more time to re-evaluate their strategy and collaborate their ideas until the tranquilizer wears off.

Each hunter takes on a unique role in the game and if they work together, always remembering their individual roles, they can and will successfully take down the monster. This is the only way to have success in the game of Evolve. There is no room for egos in the game of Evolve. There is no one hunter that takes on the leadership role. You must work together as a team to have a successful outcome.

It is important to note that every match that you play will be unique due to the fact that the monster is humanly-controlled. This is a feature that makes Evolve so desirable and fun. You never know what the monster is thinking and he never knows what the hunters have planned throughout the entire game.

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It must be said that Goliath is not a pushover. He has the ability to throw rocks and breathe fire which intensifies as the game progresses. The fire that Goliath breathes can become so intense that it literally roasts the hunter. Staying focused throughout the game is essential according to Ivy Leaf Kennels. There are a diverse range of strategies in playing Evolve. The more you play, the more you will master these strategies. Each match is guaranteed to be different no matter how many times you play.

No matter what role you decide to play on your team in Evolve you must always remember to work together, discussing every strategy before it is executed and lending a helping hand to every teammate whenever needed. This is the only way to win over Goliath and the game of Evolve. According to Ivy Leaf Kennels, cooperation and teamwork is the key to Evolve.

 

Games That Can Make You Smarter

Even though we are used to the idea that games are meant to make you forget about studying or having problems, if we could look a little further they have the potential to develop our brain and help us see the world from a different point of view.

Chess

Chess is one of the most intelligent games ever created. It requires a lot of perception and predicting what the opponent might do. Chess creates a better analytical thinking in those who play regularly. Studies show that playing chess can even increase your IQ and it does an amazing job with your concentration abilities.

Scrabble

Scrabble is a word game that enriches your vocabulary and your language skills. There is a whole scrabble association that searches for new words, suitable for the game. It not only makes you learn new words, but increases your imagination to a point where you not only know the word, but you can also recall it in your memory when the time is right.

Monopoly

This is a great game for those who dream to become leaders someday. It creates a sense for business and it teaches people about money management techniques. By playing monopoly regularly you can learn how to manage other people’s lives together with your own.

There are even simpler games that can seriously impact on your brain abilities.

If you are right handed, that means that most of your actions and thoughts are performed by the work of your left brain half. This is because the nerve pathways of the right and left brain cross before they reach the body. That means that your left half is more developed than the right one. One effective way to significantly raise your IQ is to try developing the right half as well. A very simple way to do this is by trying to write with your left hand. You will be amazed how such an easy action can take so much effort. Adjusting to this could take years!

Another action that can develop your imagination and improve your visual cortex together with abstractive thinking is to try reading and talking backwards. Talking will take you a little more time, because the brain is designed in a way that it can grasp things easier when you can see them written on a paper.

There are many fun ways that can stimulate your brain to be able to perform difficult tasks. Thus you are not only able to do those tasks, but also you improve the development of different centres in your brain to be able to memorize and complete even harder tasks. And they say that you can’t have fun while learning!

Virtual Reality Games To Look Forward To

Virtual Reality Games To Look Forward To

Great Upcoming VR Games

There’s no doubt that VR is catching on like wild fire and no wonder, the immersiveness that we have seen already has got pulses racing on so many different gaming platforms. Here’s a small roundup of some of the exciting titles that have caught my eye recently:

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Alvo (Playstation)

A 5v5 multiplayer team based army shooter along the lines of Call of Duty. With many different modes such as Free for All, Domination and a cool Search and Destroy feature. This is one that hopefully will catch on, the more people available to play with the more fun its going to be!

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Quar Infernal Machines (Playstation)

This one looks really intriguing! Based on an original table top game its a strategy turn-based game with 18 different types of units such as tanks and infantry. The game is centered on an actual table top so you really get to feel that you are moving the game pieces around in real time. Should be a very interesting experience so let’s hope the game play is balanced and tactically demanding!

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Beat Saber (Oculus Rift and HTC Vive)

Rhythm based dual wielding light saber game? Sign me up!! If they get it right this should be awesome and the developers already have good form after doing some great games for iOS. The soundtrack is also reputedly being worked on by someone from the Star Wars franchise so this one has it all!

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Bebylon Battle Royale (Oculus Rift)

Ok, this one sounds strange but how about a kart based combat party game where the players are babies. Not much more is known but it does look like this one could be so crazy that its brilliant. Fingers crossed!

Knockout League (Playstation)

Take to the boxing ring and fight a ridiculous range of opponents including an octopus. The player takes control of the punches and tries to beat this menagerie of oddities into submission. Sure to be a blast!

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Budget Cuts (Steam, Viveport)

Another title garnering a lot of interest is Budget Cuts, a stealth combat style combat mission based game. Seriously interested in this one, check out the demo!

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Firewall: Zero Hours VR (Playstation)

Can’t wait for this tactical first person shooter to get a release. The demo is a definite winner already with its easy learning curve and playability. Team based shooting always hits a sweet spot in my book.

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Golem (Playstation)

This title has already been delayed a few times but its certainly caused a stir. Details are still a bit hazy but its an action adventure fantasy game where you play as a bed-ridden girl who can control stone creatures called Golems. Hopefully the delay will mean a bug free release!

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Pixel Ripped 1989 (Oculus, Steam)

Playing as a girl called Nicola the game is set in 1989, you enter a virtual fantasy retro game environment…yes I’m confused too but this really could be a fun little game. The sooner they release this one the better!

 

Hidden classics on the Playstation 2

Hidden classics on the Playstation 2

With over 155 million units sold the Playstation 2 is easily the best selling console of all time. Launching with a DVD player, a major selling point at the time, it quickly grew to deserve its place in the tomes of videogame legend. Giving life to so many beloved titles (from Jak and Daxter to Tekken), most don’t realise just how vast the PS2’s library really is. Home to over 1800 games it’s understandable that some would slip through the cracks. That’s why I’ve decided to run down some of the best, most interesting or most obscure hidden classics on the Playstation 2.

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Kengo: Master of Bushido

Starting as I mean to go on with Kengo, a game I’ve never actually heard another person mention. Though it may not be very well known, every person I’ve ever played it with has been blown away by this intricate, complex sword fighting game. The games multiplayer mode alone is, I’d argue, enough to warrant buying. With a number of possible fighters to choose from, you and one opponent are immediately dropped into an unfamiliar setting with nothing but the blade in your hands. I’ve found going in blind really improves the whole experience. As you and a friend learn the ropes of this fighter you’ll find (as I have many times) that hours will fade away without realising. A complex and challenging single player campaign will keep your passion for this game alive while alone. Kengo: Master of Bushido truly is a must have for any Playstation fan.

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Ben 10: Protector of Earth

Maybe it’s not as obscure; so much as most people aren’t likely to play it with it being based on a cartoon. Once you get passed that however you find a beat em up that’s incredibly fun, with a surprising amount of depth. Ben 10 represents the perfect kind of show to get a game, with its vast number of supporting characters and variety of alien forms; it easily develops into a varied experience from start to finish. If you’re looking for a fun game, that’s really easy to pick up and play, Ben 10: Protector of Earth is the perfect game for you.

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Kuri Kuri Mix

Known as the adventures of cookie and cream in the USA, Kuri Kuri mix is one of the most interesting multiplayer games I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing. An action-adventure puzzle game, this represents the pinnacle of teamwork. Pick up a copy and you’ll quickly find you and a friend are completely absorbed by this games colourful world, catchy music and vibrant themes.

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Trapt

When I originally found this game I wasn’t sure quite exactly what I’d stumbled across. A strange blend of horror, puzzle, strategy and action with a completely bizarre story about a possessed princess and all Japanese dialogue, Trapt truly is a sight to be seen. If that all sounds a bit too confusing to you, believe me it did to me as well, but as you get into it you’ll find yourself enthralled by this dark, fun, challenging game. More than anything else, I’d recommend Trapt just for the experience of witnessing it, a game so strange you’ll leave it a changed person.

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Fighting Fury

Fighting Fury was published by Midas interactive, a low budget European publisher. Any of you who’ve had any experience of Midas are probably now shaking your heads in disgust. I will admit this doesn’t fit into the category of “hidden gem” quite like the others. This game is undeniably terrible in nearly every aspect, from controls, to visuals, to completely baffling auditory choices it is genuinely one of the worst games I’ve ever played. A lot like most of Midas’ games library however, Fighting Fury has a certain charm to it. There’s just something about a game this bad that’s weirdly appealing, and I’d definitely recommend it to anybody looking for the absolute pinnacle of a “so bad it’s good” game.

By Alberto Statti