• 10 Most Anticipated Video Game of 2016

    The video game industry definitely went out to deliver in the year 2015 for gamers. Things are not slowing down, 2016 is shaping up, and things are looking better. The following are some of the most anticipated games of the year 2016.


    Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens


    With a release date of 28th June, this game will run on PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, as well as PC platforms. With a wide platform, right about every gamer has reason to play. This Lego game is great especially for gamers who love Star Wars. With a history in the market, this game is bound to capture a lot of attention. You will be glad to know that Warner Bros confirm it, which is one of the biggest blockbuster movies.


    No Mans Sky


    This game has a release date of 10th August and will only run on PS4 and PC platforms. A sci-fi game seeks to improve your survival skills. Yes, it is a game, but it makes it feel as real as it gets. It creates a universe that gamers seek to survive through one level to another. It constitutes planets and the solar system, which arise as you build them. The more you progress, the better the system you create. The planets change and you have a different objective to fulfill. This game has had previous release dates that did not materialize but many are looking forward for the current release date.


    Dues Ex: Mankind Divided


    This has a release date of 23rd August and for those who have played Dues Ex, the original game, you will love this one. It gives a glance into the future. The game is based on the decisions gamers make. In this, the concept of mystery is alive and one cannot tell what will happen providing every player with a different ending. Gamers can play this game on their PC, Xbox One, as well as the PS4 platforms offering diversity.


    Final Fantasy XV


    This fantasy franchise is due for release on the 30th of September will be played on platforms such as PS4 and Xbox One. It is available for pre order on Amazon, GAME, and Zavvi. It creates an open-world adventure with combat and adventure as the key themes. The display seems amazing and if you are looking to survive through a pre-historic age where dinosaurs and other creatures come to live and still include modernity and technology, this is the game to take on board.


    Mafia 3


    This action themed game is due for release in 7th October and it will play on PS4, Xbox One, as well as PC platforms. This is ideal for gamers who love the aspect of violence and are looking forward to better their gaming skills. It is based on Lincoln Clay who was a Vietnam veteran and operates organized crime. The thrill of taking part offers players something to cling on. Operate heavy machinery and weapons in the game to give that mafia feeling. It is available to pre-order from Amazon, GAME, as well as Steam.


    Gears of War


    This game is due for release on the 11th of October focusing on Xbox One platform. Though this exclusivity factor is limiting, gamers cannot wait to get their hands on it. It creates a future with the key theme rotating around war just as the name suggests. With technologically improved equipment, war gear, as well as weapons, this game will definitely bring out what war is all about. The surrounding also offers an environment that reflects on the theme. You can pre-order on Amazon and GAME.


    Zelda for Wii U


    With much anticipation, this game does not yet have a definite release date but it is said to be released before the end of the year. After all, it was long awaited even in the year 2015. It is exclusive to the Wii U playing platform. From its creators, the previous game served the market well and with everything on the table about this game; it will not be a letdown. The setting is on an open world. The short teaser by Nintendo has gamers going wild.


    Horizon Zero Dawn


    Yet another game that has not announced a definite release date but many are hoping it will be out before the end of the year according to the way things are heating up. It is exclusive to Guerrila Games playing on PS4 platform. With creativity, the theme is set about 1000 years into the future with the concept that robotics have conquered the planet and humanity seeking to fight for what they believe in. gamers will come in as a character who using her skills hunts the creatures, gets their parts, and uses them in her defence. Pre-order the game on Amazon, GAME, as well as ShopTo.


    Tekken 7


    Gaming enthusiasts definitely understand Tekken games as the creators have had previous games that are well known in the market. With better display every time a release has been provided, gamers are waiting for the release of this game. It is said that this will probably be the last release series of this game with the conclusion of the Mishan clan saga. It will play on PS4, Xbox One, as well as PC platforms.




    Scalebound from the developers Platinum Games, with two key characters who are bound together to the end. Rumor has it that it may be released within the year but if not, it will definitely deliver in 2017 but gamers cannot wait. The setting of the game is epic with survival a key feature for players. These players are in a world where dragons and other monstrous creatures make it appetizing. It takes you back to the pre-historic age where even the gear and weapons are not technologically advanced. It is exclusive to play on Xbox One platform.

    There are more games out to be released in 2016 but the above games are stirring up the video games industry. They feature different themes and have different goals to ensure every gamer has much more to look forward to, to spice things up.

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    Video Games are now a Permanent Part of Modern Culture

    The video gaming industry is growing at a phenomenal rate and is showing no signs of slowing down. The gaming industry made a whopping $23.5 billion dollars in 2015 and this number is 5% more than what was earned in 2014. These numbers clearly indicate that video games are big business and that they are going to be around for many years into the future.


    One of the biggest reasons why the video gaming industry is so strong has to do with the culture. Millions of Americans play or have played a video game at some point in time. Nearly everyone plays games a console, computer or mobile device. Also, there are many different games that appeal to just about every person alive.


    Games from the Past Built the Current Foundation for the Gaming Culture


    The gaming culture was formed in the 80s. It was during this time that video games started to really impact the culture. Games such as Galaga, Centipede and Mrs. Pac Man helped to lay the foundation to the video game culture. These games helped to usher in a new era for mankind. Seriously, that statement is no joke. The video games that were around during the 80’s revolutionized the culture and how people would structure their lives around gaming. This never went away. Since the 80s, the home life of many American people (and those around the world) are strongly connected to video games.


    Video Games Appeal to all People


    The older generation liked to play games such as chess, checkers, dominoes, bingo, Scrabble, Monopoly and even Uno. All of these classic board game titles are available in software or application form. Adults who have been around since introduction of video games play retro titles such as Pac Man, Pong, Space Invaders, Dig Dug and Qbert.


    The Super Nintendo generation has nostalgic games such as Donkey Kong World, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Mario Kart to keep them entertained. Sony Playstation fans should not forget Crash Bandicoot, PaRappa the Rapper, Resident Evil and Final Fantasy VII. Computer games such as the Age of Empire Series, the Total War franchise and World of Warcraft has elevated gaming to a whole other level.


    Halo, Call of Duty and Madden Football have helped to establish the gaming culture in the 2000s. Mobile games were all the rage in the 2010s. Games such as Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Subway Surfer, Talking Tom (and Angele) and Five Nights at Freddy’s have become a part of the modern culture. Once again, that is the secret to the success of gaming.


    The point is that all of these games from the past (and present) have cemented video games into the hearts and minds of millions of people. People wake up playing games and they fall asleep while playing them as well. Games help to pass the time and keep people from being bored. They also can be used to help people to calm down when they are angry.


    People also socialize through gaming and there has even been some instances where people have found their future husband or wife by playing a video game.

    The world of gaming is getting bigger as each new generation embraces it. Gaming companies and developers understand this fact. They are now making thousands of game titles each year that will constantly help to make the gaming world a permanent part of the culture.


    Parents and the Gaming Industry


    Parents are important to the world of gaming. They are responsible for controlling their children’s playing habits. While many people adults between the ages of 25 and 50 have outgrown video games; a lot of them still continue to play. Parents that still play games have become indirect advocates for the gaming industry.


    Moms and dads often promote their love of gaming onto their children. Since they do, the gaming industry can count on them to purchase and even play games with their children. This is especially true for families where the children are 10 and under. Family time is now being centered on video games. Developers are now making more titles that appeal to both parents and children. These type of games are going to become more common starting in 2017 and beyond.


    The Gaming Industry and the Merchandising Effect


    Video games are now moving outside of the digital world and are showing up in all sorts of merchandise. Back in 2010 when Angry Birds had bombarded the mobile gaming world; stores everywhere had some type of Angry Birds merchandise. Whether it was a backpack, costume, t-shirt or key chain; Angry Bird paraphernalia dominated the landscape. In the future, more video game titles are going to be created with merchandising in mind.


    Video Game Channels are becoming more Prominent Among Gamers


    Millions of people not only play video games they also watch them. At least 120 million people tune in every month to watch gamers play their favorite titles. Game watching is becoming a huge pastime for so many people that commercial sponsorship is now available for some of the better players. A person can literally make a living by playing a video game if they have a large viewing audience.

    Players are now becoming Involved in the Developing Process

    Game creators are now using more players to help create titles for their systems. Players are now being included within the developmental process for some games. Many players often complain about games not having the right elements or features that they desire.

    Developers are allowing players to become more involved within the creation process so they can sell more titles. They want to ensure that players are getting the type of games that they want to spend their money on. This process is going to become more widespread in the future and it will also help to guarantee a constant revenue stream from gamers.


    The Rise of eSports


    Video game players can now compete like real life sports athletes. There are video game leagues that actually have different franchised teams with sponsors, coaches and team members. eSports have been around for years but now they are coming to the forefront of popular culture. They have already been very successful in Asian markets. American markets are going to start going mainstream within a short amount of time.

    Keep in mind that there are millions of people who enjoy watching people play games. With eSports competitions; people can view their favorite teams compete in video game matches. Teams often compete for millions in cash prizes and there are some stand out star video athletes as well. eSports team members often train for months for competitions and they take their gaming seriously. When there is millions of dollars on the line they cannot afford to joke around or just play games. No pun intended.

    The world of video gaming is expanding and growing bigger as each day passes. It is not going to fade away any time soon if at all. Video games are evolving and there is so much that can be done in terms of the technology and the type of games that are created. The future of the gaming industry looks bright and it will continue to get better as each year passes.

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  • The Latest News On Video Games Industry

    Video games industry is one the fastest growing industries in the present day. Thanks to the modern technology. There is a lot that has been going on in the industry that game lovers would really want to know. We bring you the latest news about games being released this year as well as upcoming platforms, consoles, downloads and more. This exclusive news will keep you up to date with the latest development in the video games industry so that you are not left behind.

    Great Expectations Among Game Lovers As New Games Are Scheduled To Be Released This Year

    Game lovers are full of great expectations as new games are scheduled to be released in 2016.This follows 2015 announcement by most game developers that they were working on fantastic games that would take the industry by storm.

    ReCo is one of the most eagerly awaited games. According to the game creator Keiji Inafune, this extraordinary video game stands out from other games because the scene changes when sandstorm occurs. The sandstorm has a huge impact on the maps found in the gameplay. This feature will not only add fun to the game but also make it interesting and exciting. This impressive game features Jewel and Mack as the main characters. They try to bring human beings to earth but their fervent efforts are being hampered by some robots. Game lovers have a feeling that they will derive maximum enjoyment from ReCo.

    Another exciting game whose release was expected this year is Doom. The good news is that the game has just been released and therefore game enthusiasts have a reason to smile. This thrilling game is available on different platforms such as Xbox One, PC and PS4. According to the game developer, id Software, the new Doom has undergone several improvements to fit users expectations. The game is expected to attract new customers and retain the existing ones. Game enthusiasts are already downloading Doom from the internet. If there is any game that will shake the video games industry in 2016, then it is none other than Doom.

    The most highly anticipated video game in 2016 is Final Fantasy XV. This wondeful game will take game lovers on an amazing road trip and even bring cars to the FF World. This exemplary game will feature a dynamic weather system that will have an impact on the whole game. Another additional feature is that there will be rain which will soak the clothes of the player thus changing its appearance. This nice game is different from the previous version of FF. Game lovers expect that it will have action combat as well as good visuals. The game is expected to be released on 30th September 2016. It will be available on platforms such as Xbox One and PS4. It is developed by Square Enix.

    For those who fancy video games dominated by wars, Battlefield 5 will suit them. The eagerly awaited game will take place in WW1 setting. According to EA, the game publisher, the combat will be much greater when compared with other games that it has released before. DICE, the game developer has stated that there will be many vehicles in the much anticipated game. Such vehicles include ships, bomber planes, horses, battle tanks and more. This clearly indicates that the combat will be intense and mightier than ever. Many people are waiting to see how everything will go when the game is finally released on 20th October 2016. It will be available on platforms such as Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

    Of all the games that are expected to be released in 2016, Crackdown is so unique in the sense that it will be full of fun. Characters who will keep you laughing as you participate in the video game. This interesting game has been developed by Cloudgine and published by Microsoft. It will be available on Xbox One platform.

    Game enthusiasts who love Dishonoured video game have a big reason to smile because the latest and improved version has been developed by Arkane Studios. It is called Dishonoured 2. In this thrilling game, players will have the freedom to choose whether they want to play as Corvo or Kaldwin. This impressive game will be set about 15 years after the occurrence of Dunwall Plague. It will make use of Void engine of Bethesda. The game will be available on platforms like PS4, Xbox One and PC.

    Boss Key Productions’, Lawbreakers is another exciting video game that is expected to be releassed in 2016. Its tone is more mature and features better themes. There is also a lot of blood in the video game. The lawbreakers in the game are very different from arena shooters witnessed in other games belonging to the same category. It will be available on PC platform.

    Lovers of adventure are likely to spend their time indoors when Below video game is released in the course of the year. The game will feature a warrior who makes all attempts to explore the depth of a certain island in remote location. The character on this exploration mission is expected to face numerous challenges. The game was developed by Capybara Games and will be available on two platforms, namely Xbox One and PC.

    Tekken 7 is one of the most anticipated video game which is expected to hit PS4 platform this year. This outstanding game runs on Unreal Engine 4. In addition, two mechanisms have been added. For instance, Rage Art that enables players to execute many moves that can’t be blocked and Power Crash that enables players to combine efforts when being attacked by enemies. This superb game comes with 29 fighters.It has been developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment and will be available on PS4 platform.

    Even though it was underated in the past, Mafia 3 is expected to take the industry by surprise when it will eventually be released on 7th October 2016. This historical game is about Licoln Clay. He is Vietnam vetaran that comes back home. After his return, he decides to join Black Mob. When his group is cleared, he is set for revenge. Burke, Cassandra and Vito Scaletta are his allies. The game was developed by Hanger 13. It will be available on different platforms such as Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

    Game enthusiasts have big hopes as the new games are expected to hit different platforms in the course of the year. We only hope that they will enjoy to the maximum.

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