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WHO Declares Excessive Gaming as a Disease in ICD

​There is a big question to all the gamers out there, could playing video game lead to any kind of health disorder? Well, soon it is going to be as WHO (World Health Organization) is going to declaring excessive gaming a disorder in 2018.

Yes, too much gaming will soon be made a disease in the Classification of Diseases manual, which is published by none other than WHO. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is a professional manual which is referred by health professionals all over the world for defining the standard definitions of different types of health conditions. However, it has been long since the manual was updated with new diseases, to be precise, it was last updated in the year 1990, 27 years from now.

The next, as well as the eleventh edition of the Diagnostic manual, will be released next year in 2018, and along with many disorders and health issues, gaming disorder will also have a mention as a serious health condition that should be monitored.

This is definitely new for most of us as we have never even thought excessive gaming and overnight extended gaming sessions as a dangerous health condition. The exact working of gaming disorder is still not revealed. But if we believe the reports from New Scientists, there is a draft that tells us the symptoms and other criteria to decide whether a person is suffering from gaming disorder or not.

The draft says that gaming can start as a hobby, but too much of it makes it a lot more than that for the players. It becomes really dangerous when people are not able to control themselves to decide how often they start playing and start ignoring other important things like sleep, food and other oral hygiene for it. It also said that sometime for some people gaming and games take over their personal life and gets into the way creating problem or distractions in their day to day activities. It seems that people who are addicted to playing video games can’t hold themselves and nothing can stop them from playing, even if they are fired from their jobs for skipping too many work days.

​The WHO draft says, “The behaviour pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning. The pattern of gaming behaviour may be continuous or episodic and recurrent.”

The gamers are always going to defend themselves saying that it's not that serious as it looks. But spending 12-18 hours in front of the TV screen is definitely going to harm your body as well as your mind. You might not believe us but in 2015, a man in Taiwan was dead due to cardiac arrest after playing a video game for three consecutive days, exhaustion being the main reason behind it. But that does not make video games wrong. They are still the best stress busters, great entertainment, and fun.

There is a big question to all the gamers out there, could playing video game lead to any kind of health disorder? Well, soon it is going to be as WHO (World Health Organization) is going to declaring excessive gaming a disorder in 2018.

Yes, too much gaming will soon be made a disease in the Classification of Diseases manual, which is published by none other than WHO. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is a professional manual which is referred by health professionals all over the world for defining the standard definitions of different types of health conditions. However, it has been long since the manual was updated with new diseases, to be precise, it was last updated in the year 1990, 27 years from now.

The next, as well as the eleventh edition of the Diagnostic manual, will be released next year in 2018, and along with many disorders and health issues, gaming disorder will also have a mention as a serious health condition that should be monitored.

This is definitely new for most of us as we have never even thought excessive gaming and overnight extended gaming sessions as a dangerous health condition. The exact working of gaming disorder is still not revealed. But if we believe the reports from New Scientists, there is a draft that tells us the symptoms and other criteria to decide whether a person is suffering from gaming disorder or not.

The draft says that gaming can start as a hobby, but too much of it makes it a lot more than that for the players. It becomes really dangerous when people are not able to control themselves to decide how often they start playing and start ignoring other important things like sleep, food and other oral hygiene for it. It also said that sometime for some people gaming and games take over their personal life and gets into the way creating problem or distractions in their day to day activities. It seems that people who are addicted to playing video games can’t hold themselves and nothing can stop them from playing, even if they are fired from their jobs for skipping too many work days.

The WHO draft says, “The behaviour pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning. The pattern of gaming behaviour may be continuous or episodic and recurrent.”

The gamers are always going to defend themselves saying that it's not that serious as it looks. But spending 12-18 hours in front of the TV screen is definitely going to harm your body as well as your mind. You might not believe us but in 2015, a man in Taiwan was dead due to cardiac arrest after playing a video game for three consecutive days, exhaustion being the main reason behind it. But that does not make video games wrong. They are still the best stress busters, great entertainment, and fun.

PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds Release Date for PlayStation 4

The PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds has recently been announced for Xbox One, and there are rumors around about its availability on PlayStation 4 console. Players and fans have been claiming that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is strictly an exclusive for Xbox One console and PC only.However, reports from latest sources tell us that the game might come for the PlayStation 4 and possibly for other consoles as well.

If you believe the recent report from Bloomberg, the developers of the game, PUBG Corp. is already in talks with other console manufacturers after Microsoft, for bringing the game on to their platforms. There is also a possibility that the exclusive PUBG Xbox One deal has a time limit on it and once that gets lapsed, they will be free to bring the game to other gaming platforms.

The report said, “Microsoft Corp. will launch the title exclusively on Xbox later this year. Bluehole is in talks with Sony about introducing a version for the PlayStation after that.”

However, the thing to notice here is that the talks with other console manufacturers happened before the Bluehole created a separate division for the PUBG game development, now knows as the PUBG Corp.

Till when Can I expect PUBG on PlayStation 4?

Definitely, there is no specific date for it. It all basically depends upon the Xbox One exclusive deal that the game company has signed with Microsoft. Until the deal gets lapsed, they won’t be able to release their game to any gaming platform other than Xbox One. Looking at the popularity this game has picked up, Microsoft could not have found a better way to force the gaming lovers to pick Xbox One over other competing gaming consoles.

But there have been no detailed made available by the PUBG Corp. that tell us when this deal is going to end. This might be another clause in their agreement too, forbidding PUBG Corp. to announce the release date of the game for other platforms for quite some time. On a general basis, such deals extend up to one year. But the deal between PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds developers and Microsoft might even stretch up to two to three years.

However, we will keep you updated with any news we get on the release dates of PUBG for PlayStation 4 or any other console. But, in case you are an Xbox One owner and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds lover, the game is out now for Xbox One consoles. Get more details on PUBG for Xbox One here.

Everything you need to Know About the PUBG for Xbox One

If you have played player unknown Battleground game before then there is a good news for you. the game is now available for the Xbox One console from December 12, 2017.  The game she was launched in the month of March 2017 for PC.  till date they are sold more than 24 million game copies on steam and other sources, giving the forever classic game, i.e Dota 2, huge competition as the most played game on the steam platform. In case you have not played this game, there is nothing to worry as we are going to detail each and everything that you should know about Playerunknown’s Battleground for Xbox One in this article. however, letters start with the basics first.

What are PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds?

PlayerUnknowns BattleGrounds, which is also famous with the nickname PUBG,  is a survival Shooter multiplayer video game that has dominated the entire gaming market in 2017.  In PUBG,  more than hundred players released with a parachute on their shoulders on an island without any item or equipment except clothes. After you land in the game the players need to search for weapons, craft armors, vehicles and other items before the opponent does. The person who wins gets the “chicken dinner” as a reward along with the in-game currency which he or she could use in order to purchase other cosmetic items as well as upgrades.

Isn’t it interesting and simple. But that is the trick for which most of the players fall. The game is not simple but tricky and as you spend more and more time into the arena the area of the map you are playing in, start shrinking. Players who fail to remain inside the ring and cross to the outside, get their health damaged over time at a very fast rate. This simply means that you cannot just hide in kill each and every person on the map and will have to and face other heavily armed and loaded players to be the last man standing and winning the game. This is special feature makes the game even more fast as well as brutal with each round going for about 30 minutes. If you reach the top 10 players you are also awarded the Adrenaline Rush that makes you more powerful.

When can we Get PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox Console?

The PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available on Xbox Console now starting from 12th December, 2017. You can purchase it just for $29.99. There are different servers available on which you can play the PUBG game. Canada, as well as the United States server, are online from the 9 pm PT from December 11, 2017. You can similarly find the global release of the servers which are scheduled for the overseas players from here.

Who Developed the PUBG game for Xbox?

The PC version, as well as the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, have been developed by the same developers, i.e. the PUBG Corporation. However, while developing the game for the Microsoft Xbox One consoles, they received an additional support from the Microsoft developers as well.

The players can also take the PUBG for Xbox One as the second party Microsoft game title, coming from the PUBG Corp. This explains the reason for the support they have been receiving since it is a high profile as well as a very popular game. To be more specific, they have been helped by the Coalition team, the same team which developed the Gears of War 4 title. This is because the Coalition team already excels in various aspects of the game development like movement, aiming and supporting the controller.

Is Final Version PUBG out for Xbox One?

No, the final version of the game is still not out on the steam for the Xbox One consoles. However, we would like to put it in this way that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds s actually all the time work in progress. There are some or the other development going on which the developers keep on adding in the game from time to time.

If we look at the other side, the PC version of the game has been in the early access stage on Steam since March 2017 and PUBG Corp has been adding new features and content in the game regularly since then. There was an announcement in July, that the full final PUBG 1.0 version of the game will officially release for PC’s on December 20th, 2017.

Talking about the console version now, the PUBG is going to stay under the Xbox Game Preview program for some time now. For those who don’t know, Xbox Games Preview program is similar to Steam early access. This means that the console version might contain changes that will be unavailable in the PC version of the game. Statement coming from the Microsoft officials say that the players can expect six-month gap between the PC and the Xbox version of the game.

How does PlayerUnknown’s Battle Underground run on Xbox One?
The developers plan to make the game similar to the PC version, however, obviously along with few modifications. The PUBG runs at 30 frames per second on the Xbox One console and is also compatible with the all-new Xbox One X as well as 4K Ultra HD resolution support and HDR.

However, there is one bad news. The player playing PUBG on Xbox One console won’t be able to play with the players playing from their PC. However, the PUBG Corp has shown the interest in the past in bringing the cross-platform online multiplayer feature in the future, but there is no update on that as of now.

Most of us are really very excited to know all the game played on the Xbox One console. On PC it was very easy to control the players as well as email using a keyboard and a mouse. But that is not available and incompatible with XBox. There has been a controller support in the PC version of the game since the month of August, but most of the players prefer to play it using keyboard and mouse.

However what we feel is, the developers are going to face a very hard time in recreating the inventory system as it was present in the PC version PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds,  since the Xbox players only going to use the controller for accessing it. If you have a very little idea of a game, the player depends upon the complex weapon attachments the scopes the grapes and other important items, that one can found on the ground and attach it as fast as you can to again become the part of the game.  however there’s a complete controller set available for guiding the players, still, it will take quite a few time to get used to it if you are moving from PC to Xbox version of this game.

Is there a New Map in PUBG?

Yes, there is a new map in the PC version of the game but it is still in testing mode. The company is planning to release it with the official 1.0 PUBG version of the game on December 20th. However, this new map will not be available for the Xbox One version of the game as of now but can hit the game somewhere in the mid of next year. The players can also not climb or vault since these features will be made available along with the December 20th release of the PlayerUnknow’s Battleground. The single player first person mode is also not coming for Xbox One consoles in the launch and the fans need to wait for more time on that.

That is all we have over the PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds for Xbox One console. More details will be releasing next Wednesday day and we will be keeping you updated with all the new news over the game over the coming few weeks.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 the best COD game of All

Before we begin with the post, we would like to tell that there is nothing such as a perfect list. Gamers all over the world have different taste, of course, some might like online gaming, other might like first person etc. However, when we talk specifically about the computer games, there are certain games that got really popular among the gamers and we are here to address them only, or to be more specific, one of them, Call of Duty.

You might like the famous Call of Duty: Black Ops game, but on a universal opinion, it is not that much good game. It’s not bad, but it is not that good either when compared to other games released by the same franchise. You might get a shock to see but the 2010 Call of Duty game is at the third position, among all the Call of Duty games that have been released to date. So, it is the third best game out of all 21 games coming from Call of Duty.

At the top of the throne sits the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 game which is followed by COD 4: Modern Warfare at the second spot. This was decided by a voting in which more than 20,000 gamers took part. At the bottom sits the Call of Duty: Modern Ghosts which was released in 2013 and the original first Call of Duty game released in 2003 is at the 9th place.

Call of Duty has been loved by people who love to run around in the environment shooting the enemies and other players online mercilessly. However, the problem with COD Black Ops was that does not has much improvement in graphics from its predecessor and was actually very short. When you expected more out of it, you will get disappointed seeing the cast list on your screen. The AI of the game wasn’t impressive as well, there we glitch and it seemed like they do not wish to get you really killed even in the hardest difficulty.

But that is all the bad part of the game. There are many lovers out there that actually liked the game, gameplay and the story. The glitches were not severe in their case and they preferred being the god level killing machine in the game. But the same glitches pushed others into existential crisis with the never-ending irritating loops they caused in the game.

But, it is what it is, most of the gamers think that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the best game they released and we also agree with it. It marks a huge change in their graphics, gameplay and mostly the story building and storytelling capabilities. But, there is nothing to take seriously, since it was just another list which might be true and many won’t even give it look. Whatever, it is, we love the Call of Duty games and their latest COD: WWII is really great. It takes you back to the World War II real events and gives you a chance to live it as closely as you can. Check out more about the Call of Duty: WWII on our site.

Call of Duty:WWII Single Player Review

Call of Duty: WWII was launched last week, and it’s already Christmas for COD fans who have played Call Of Duty since the beginning. And this time, no more running-on-the-wall it’s only boots-on-the-ground. Soldiers show up more individual and human, instead of looking like a few futuristic, cyber-mutant Marine. And since the soldiers' physical ability is limited, that they cannot sprint ​for a long time before tiring or leap longer than just a couple foot, the plan is presently a priority.

Call of Duty: WWII is about strategy, decision-making and weapon skill. But more or less, the new game goes back to World War 2 era.  Fans are pleased about it, and it seems like the COD franchise is finally back on its track of what the developing team was famous for. Although, Call of Duty: World At War includes a much better campaign along with the zombies have been fresh afterward.  While a return to its origins setting is appreciated, the entire thing still is a well-executed formula.

​The Gameplay

The secret, I think, is Sledgehammer’s commitment to going back to Call of Duty’s core. This doesn’t mean that it strives for realism or that it cuts back on preposterous action sequences, as this remains a Hollywood vision of WWII; there are set pieces which Michael Bay might have considered a bit much. Yet COD World War II puts gritty, fast-paced combat at the heart of everything while trying to give you the most definite feeling yet that you’re part of a platoon being tested to its limits. Sure it can be dumb, gung-ho and prone to uncomfortable shifts of tone, but it can also be powerful, emotive and thrilling.

This isn't about the presentation; it's more incredible because of the way the developing team has executed the entire game. This is easily the best-looking and most visceral Call Of Duty  available, and while you've seen a number of those warfare battlefields earlier, you've never seen them quite like this.

​The Graphics

Ravaged buildings, rain-drenched woods and the shores and trenches of all Normandy have never looked so grim and realistic in any other games. For all of the discussion of 'boots on the floor,' it's more accurate to say 'boots in the sand' or 'tramping through the snow.' Not any o​f the previous Call Of Duty has received environments which feel and look so grounded in real-world locations. The environment in COD: WWII is from the real world which feels and look very realistic in the game.

​Characters and Plots

This time COD went back into the fundamental mechanics.  You have a supporting cast of well-trained soldiers in your squad. Moreover, they directly assist you during combat based on your needs and performance. ​

  • Robert Zussman  ​i​​​s your best friend who fittingly takes care of your health pack supplies
  • Drew Stiles ​ is equally helpful, he ensures you have enough grenades for the fighting sequence​
  • ​William Pierson is a war-hardened, mean, rude and dispassionate officer played efficiently by Josh Duhamel ( reliving his Transformers characte), his eagle-eye skill with binoculars allows you to spot outlines of nearby enemies.

But this isn't about photorealism, but about a confident, dramatic approach. There is a sequence after the Battle of the Bulge in which you have to fight and survive in an icy area which looked more the "Band of Brothers" television series. Playing on PC, I was amazed and thrilled by the noise and atmosphere of the entire experience.And that's not the only factor which produces this kind of warfare vibe.

All these contributions and squad factor are tied to your health and cooldown as you kill enemies. This excellent squad communication and method of supply are gamified. But I think it's a creative and thrilling subject to bond with your squad and kill some enemies on the battlefield.

​Verdict

Pros

Cons

  • ​Strong Campaign
  • ​Impressive Visuals
  • ​Intense and Thrilling Gunplay
  • Strong Squad Communication
  • ​Enemy Bullet Sponges
  • Few really new situations or ideas

The outcome isn't necessarily a stricter Call of Duty game. But it's the first in years at which I have not felt like an action movie fighter. You are right in the World War II era with merely a little bit extra care and caution which the past handful versions of Call of Duty didn’t have. But it’s certain that few maneuvers will surprise you, however, too the scripting and pacing give you a few tight situations and enough tiny scratches to maintain your heartbeat pace. It's fantastic at making the predictable exciting.

Top 10 Best Games like PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds)

After the Steam early access in March,  the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds game has emerged as one of the most popular as well as the most successful game among all the other online multiplayer fighting games. The concept of PlayerUnknown’s  battlegrounds or as many of you might know is the battle Royal Concept which is not new and is the last man standing style online survival shooter game.

After the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, there were many similar games released which are not only fun to play but also really entertaining to watch as well. There are a lot of people all around the globe who love to watch these games as well as different players on various online game streaming services like YouTube and Twitch.  However, not all  PUNG games are interesting, but few of them really offer a high amount of drama and skill, that makes watching them and another person playing them fun to watch. But, if you are not watching the correct person, you will find a lot of players hassling their teammates, shouting in frustration, complaining about their luck while they lose the game.

But if you pick the right stream, you will find a lot to learn about how to play and win the game.  There are many good players that can demonstrate you various tricks and skill sets by which you can improve yourself at games similar to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.  There are so many PUBG games out there that it is very tough to find the best one to stream or play. In order to solve this problem of yours, we have consolidated a list of top 10 games similar to PUBG which are definitely worth playing for all PUBG game lovers.

ARMA 2 Dayz: Battle Royale

ARMA 2 DayZ’s Battle Royale mod was the main game that started everything. It was the first game to offer the online multiplayer shooting to the gamers and raised around 11 million dollars in the first week only. Till now they have sold over 1 million copies of the game maintaining their position as one of the most watched game on Twitch, giving a tough competition to League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

PlayerUnknown’s Battleground is a large-scale, online competitive survival multiplayer game in which more than a hundred players are dropped from the airplane on an island. As soon as the player touches the ground, they need to get hold of any weapon they can find from various buildings like military bases, abandoned towns, and factories. Now is the time to battle. One cannot just sit and wait for other players to finish each other as the size of the battlefield reduces at a very high rate. The game reaches to a highly dense Shootout among the leftover players as the game progresses towards the end. When the game finishes, the last player left alive or the last team that survives wins.

The gameplay of Arma 2 Dayz is similar to that of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds where participants are pooled in to fight among each other. If you are not able to find a weapon in the first few minutes of the game, it might be an end for you. There is a deadly force field that keeps on shrinking forcing the players towards the center of the arena so that the players do not stick at a single spot on the map.

One thing we did not like about this game was, it lacks and ultimate goal. This is the reason why sometimes the game can become really very slow as well as boring. They are many flaws in the game but all those are taken care of in the advanced version of this game, popularly known as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. There are a lot of PUBG items available in the game that will help you to last much longer during a combat and fight against your opponents with more efficiency.

ARMA 2 Dayz: Battle Royale is really good if we consider it as a basic starting online multiplayer Shooter. If you like this game and are looking for a more polished version of it, we would like to recommend you to go for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Fortnite Battle Royale comes from “Epic Games”, and is a spin-off to the popular title, Fortnite. It is a standalone game that is based on the PlayerUnknown’s battlegrounds gameplay and it falls in the “ Battle Royale” genre that makes it really popular among the gamers.

When you start playing the game, you will find it more or less similar to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds gameplay. It offers the player the same third person perspective, an almost similar interface of the map as well as the same concept where the playable area keeps on shrinking with time. Based on the Unreal engine, Fortnite Battle Royale features are cartoonist art style graphics which are really unnerving.

The early access version of the game offers only the Battle Royale mode, while the rest of the game modes will be added under “free to play” sometime later in next year. The main motive of the game is to be the last person alive or to be the last thing alive in a bloody match consisting of around hundred players. The battles takes place in a huge sandbox map, with small settlements scattered all over, and different neighborhoods to explore.

The start of the match is marked by a school bus that is equipped with a huge hot air balloon that comes into picture at one end of the map. The players have got a minute in which they need to decide whether they should jump out and begin the match as well as the domination in the dangerous land. If you jump out early, you can get geared up, construct a base, and gather useful resources for a head start before you enter the main battle arena.

Once the match is started, the focus is going to shift on the traffic areas, condensing the entire map in every minute or two. The middle section of the map is where you will find the majority of gunfighters, so now you know where to jump in if you directly want to enter the hotspot and combat atmosphere.

Once you land in the map, you are equipped with an indestructible axe. However, using it for the combat is not a good idea since it has very less damage points and will force you to have close one on one combat. With the pickaxe, the player needs to get the construction materials by cutting down walls, buildings, trees etc. Try to get you some material for you as well as a team and for building a fortress or a Bridge, whatever is beneficial for you in the battle. Since the player has an option to build a lot of different traps, walls etc. around them, the game ads the strategy element to the online Gaming mode very well.

It won’t take long when you will come across across weapons and ammo. You can get from shotguns to pistols, revolvers, sniper rifles, SMGs, assault Rifles, rocket launchers etc. scattered all over the map. There are medikits, potions, and bandages all over the map that will help you to recover your health meter when you are injured. The bandages will only recover a very small portion of your health bar while if you come across and medikit, you will get your full health recovered.

Various weapons as well as ammo is available all over the map, but bandages and health tips or something that you might get only by luck. Constructing buildings over bridges while you are in the middle of the battle is something that could help your squad towards victory. you can make use of different materials in the environment like brick, wood metal etc. to prepare traps and to lure your enemies to their death.

Not only that, the game starts with its full capacity and with the full map, but as the time goes on, the radius of the Battleground keeps on shrinking. if you are found outside this ring, you will start losing your health every second.

All in all, it is one of the best online strategy Shooter game with a lot of exciting and interesting elements in it. The best part is the interactive surrounding and map with so many online players to fight against. The strategies work really well, and teamwork seriously pays off, taking you as well as your team to victory.

H1Z1 Initially was lost as a standalone game. But they Came up with a “ Battle Royale” mode adding a lot more players to the game. The Battle Royale multiplayer mode was such a hit that the developers decided to split the game into two separate games. One H1Z1: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Kill. There were some issues in the game that the gamers reported to the developers in the original title. However, these issues have been taken care of in the new King of the Kill.

The visuals and graphics of H1Z1 are not too amazing as well as not too bad. It is not something that will leave you astonished. There is certain portion in the game which is really very detailed while the other look somewhat out of place. You will definitely need a strong computer in order to have visual far distance visibility. If not, you will have to compromise with short vision only. So, players here with good machines definitely have an upper hand. The map is big to and could support more than 100 players easily.

Starting the game is a bit confusing since the players are not giving proper instructions to what to do in the game. You Will learn each and everything slowly and as you gain more and more experience in the game. The main menu is kind of confusing, and if you are playing H1Z1 for the first time you will be running here and there in the endless field for about 10 minutes before you come to a house that contains nothing because it has already been looted of all the supplies and resources. This is why players with a bit of experience will have an upper hand over the newbies. But once you learn all these tricks, the competition and PVP play is really very interesting as well as fun.

There are three game modes that the game features, a Solo play, a 2-team play, and a 5-team play. Also the player needs to be in the top 3 rank in the solo mode if they wish to win the rewards. These rewards are going to help the player get new skins. But this is only for those who cannot spend real money in order to purchase chests and keys.

The best element of the game is the extreme fun and uncountable number of scenarios that you can create while fighting with other online players. You and your friends can form a team and then take out the enemies forming a good strategy. More will be the number of players, funnier the game gets.

ARK Survival Evolved

Most of us wanted to live in the Jurassic Park along with the dinosaurs when we were kids. The game we are talking about, i.e. ARK Survival Evolved takes care of all your Jurassic Park desires as ARK Survival Evolved game is set in the same era.
The first few moments when the player enters the game are really breathtaking and you will find yourself almost nude lying on a beach without any clue. You might also see or come across the extinct Dinosaurs and exotic animals all around you. There are all kind of prehistoric creatures including brontosaurus, pteranodon etc.

There are many things to discuss about the game and clearly, the graphics are not one of them. Yes, we were pretty sure and we knew that the game possesses a lot of glitches in the graphics of the game. the enormous map consists of more than 100 types of animal and dinosaur species and different type of terrains as well. there are Slams jungles beaches volcanoes Lava pit mountains snow mountains deep oceans and a lot more. Obviously, putting everything in one single map is not an easy task, so we can do with some glitches.

You should not fall for the cover of the game where you can see a girl riding a T-Rex holding an assault rifle in her hand. The game is very different than what is shown on the cover image. ARK: Survival Evolved is basically a survival game and it is not at all easy to ride a dinosaur so comfortably around the world in this game. In order to reach that level, there’s a huge learning curve that the players need to cover in order to get comfortable with all the features of the game.

As we told you before, the game starts with you lying on the beach and feeling cold. Nothing else is told, but if you have played any survival games before, you must know that you need to get up and start collecting the resources in order to get warm and feed your stomach. Building a shelter, getting clothes and other resources comes later. You also need to be aware of your surrounding as you may get eaten up by a dinosaur that might appear from nowhere.

There is no general tutorial to help the player to get accustomed to various elements of the game. Engrams are the only helpful thing that you get in the game as it tells you what all things are required for building new items. They are also ordered in such a way that the game tells you what things or items you should be carrying with yourself in the game. Once you start collecting the resources, you can use them for smart gaining levels to increase your stats, you will understand how much time commitment this game requires from you. as you level up your stats are increase debate, but there is no description or tutorial for what these steps are and which one do you need to focus on as you progress in the ARK Survival Evolved.

One big problem with this game is that, it takes a lot of time in performing certain task. For example, you mettle is going to take a lot of time to smelt, you will have to wait for a long time if you want to tame a T-rex, and lot of time to gather the resources before you can begin constructing anything.

Playing the game solomo could be really boring, however, things are spiced up when you get your friends to join the team as well. together you can take down use dinosaur groups, the Bosses and can even read the other groups present in the game world.

All in all, ARK Survival Evolved is a great game with so many interesting elements to it. There are many glitches and bugs in the game, but if you have a decent machine, these glitches reduce down to comparatively very less figure.

The Culling

The Culling is a standalone Battle Royale game in which 16 players are dropped in a room filled with the poison gas and then it slowly closes in as the game progresses. As soon as these 16 players enter the arena they need to find different supplies weapons and crafts so that they can kill the opponent before they kill you.

The character creation screen that you see at the starting of the game is very limited. There are certain perks that the player can choose in order to increase his damage using bladed weapons, heal faster from the injuries, and actually what kind of weapons you would like to use in the game. After that, you enter the arena containing few buildings and lots of trees. There’s a 25 minute timer that will start as the game starts marking the beginning of killing as well as scavenging. F.U.N.C. is a currency that you earn by killing other players and by looting them that will help you to buy machine that dispenses health, calling in for supplies, and for unlocking crates.

Crafting is very interesting as well as very easy in a game. you just need to pick up any two resources like stone or wood, and just keep on adding more to it to create new and new weapons. When you hold one resource with another the game is going to tell you what the resulting item is going to be, so that the player can choose whether to go with it or not. In the beginning the player gets only 3 slots for keeping the weapon, but once you get hold of a backpack you can add two more items to your inventory.

There is a voice that comes from the background and announces which player has been killed and inform me each and every player when the air drops are inbound. There is a leaderboard panel on the side of the screen where you can see how each and every player is doing and who all are still alive. this prevents you from opening the menu, again and again, to check up the stats.
The Culling Is a cheap game that is available for just $15 on steam. the gameplay is really very interesting and this is the reason why it is so popular on twitch as well as Steam’s best seller.

Rust: Battle Royale

Just like any other game similar to PUBG, Rust: Battle Royale features almost the same conditions and gameplay at a higher level. The player gets hands on all the weapons that the game can provide and also the play area of the game keeps on decreasing in order to guarantee continuous action to the Gamers.

The first thing that you need to take care of in Rust is the decreasing game area. In case you fall out of the area, you player will get killed because of the radiation. Thus in order to stay alive, you should continuously move towards the center of the map is ready for facing any kind of deadly encounters from the opposition.

There are a lot of PVP areas and buildings including the hyperactive ear drops as well as loot crates providing a different kind of deadly weapons and gas to the players. The game mode will keep you updated with what is going on in the map and statistical overlay can inform you about how each and every player has been performing since the beginning of the match.
However, the Rust Battles consists of only 22 players in the beginning out of which the last one surviving wins the match.

Unturned: Arena Mode

Unturned is a very simple and free to play online multiplayer Shooter game that has been developed by a Canadian school student named Nelson Sexton. The game has more than 25 million players as of now and this is because it is a simple gameplay that offers a lot of different features taken from other similar games and presented all in one.

The game is really very brutal, detailed and deep. And why shouldn’t it be, it has been inspired by DayZ and also includes a lot of features from Rust. The unturned game has got a zombie element in it too that you need to avoid if you want to stay safe. In order to survive, you will have to take care of your thirst as well as hunger at the same time saving yourself from other players that might be looking for a chance to kill you. If you are not taking care of yourself, you can fall ill as well.

The player cannot carry everything that he or she finds in his pocket. You might run out of space and will have to choose only the necessary items that you wished to take forward with you. For example, having a fishing rod will take care of your hunger needs, but at the same time you will require a flashlight during the night to stay safe. As a player, you will always have to make a choice with things you want to take along with you and which you will have to leave back.

Coming to the weapons, there is no pinpoint precision system for targeting your enemy making it difficult for the users to hit the target.

The game has a 3D art style graphics that impart a different look to the viewer’s every making a lot more fun to play.
Unturned game might look silly but it is a lot more diverse then it looks. Most of the objects that you will find in your surrounding are destroyable, but the best part of the game is that there are almost no bugs.

The game is available for free on the Steam Store. However, if you pay $4.99 more for the permanent gold upgrade. The Gamers can play this game on their Windows PC, Mac and LINUX platforms via Steam.

ARK: Survival of the Fittest

The initial ARK game was split into two games named ARK: Survival Evolved, the one we talked about earlier in this post, and ARK: survival of the fittest. Now both the games have been merged again to form a single game with the name ARK: survival of the fittest. This was done in order to solve the problem where that developers or modders took the content from the other “ survival evolved” game and then came up with a new content for “ survival of the fittest” using the game development kit. this raised a lot of problems regarding the content licensing.

This game starts in the same way and offers a brutal combat map just similar to other games featuring Battle Royale mode, except for the dinosaurs. The new game now only allows 72 players to land on a huge Island, forcing them to collect the resources forging new weapons and then taming the deadly beasts to kill the opponent and keeping in mind to not to get hunted or getting killed by other players.

The initial Staging area is the place where the players can communicate with their teammates in order to come up with the strategy to take down the opposite team. there is also a” ring of death” that keeps on shrinking so that the players more towards the center and finally face each other in a final showdown. The Last Man Standing is the winner of the match.

Last Man Standing

Last man standing in another Battle Royal shooting game where different players look for gear as well as guns in order to kill other players to become the last person alive when the match ends. I think this much was clear from the name of the game itself. The Battlefield can intake at most 100 players who explore the environment and take out the competition using their strategies as well as skills.

The battle takes place in the wild and each and every player could discover around 30 weapons that include Rifles SMGs and even rocket launchers after you spawn in the map. That can be equipped by a player to enhance your skill set. The players can also add a lot of other items on their guns in order to increase the handling and target etc.

There are some special crates that are dropped periodically and which might contain strong weapons and other items that might be very beneficial for you. However, you need to stay alert while approaching the crate, since many other players might have seen it too, and might be approaching it to get hold of stronger resources. The player can upgrade his level by unlocking the supply creates that might contain one of the total 329 items that might include gun skins, avatar skins etc. There are monthly as well as seasonal tournaments held by the publisher in which the players can take part in order to sharpen up the skills.

Infestation: The New Z

Infestation: the New Z, is a bit different when compared to all other multiplayer online shooters that we have mentioned above. This game is more or less like a zombie survival game where the players need to handle the post-apocalyptic situation, in which the earth is fully infected with The Walking Dead, i.e. Zombies. The plan is to collaborate with other online players to find various items and weapons and killing the zombies in order to survive.

Apart from the main elements, the game also focuses on small requirements of like thirst and hunger, that keeps on increasing with the passage of time. However, in order to quench your thirst and hunger, you can find water as well as food in the supplies. If you’re not paying attention to your hunger or thirst, you will simply die.

The graphics of the game, as well as a game, play a pretty good but there’s one thing that really annoyed us. When the player dies, all the items and weapons that he was carrying are lost. this includes all the items that he had on him including the in-game purchases as well.

There are particular save settlements in the game where are the players can relax as these areas are protected from the Zombie attacks as well as combat. Killing other players on the map will enhance your reputation but that is also affected by the ranking of the dead player and what all he was carrying. There is also some known “Global inventory” which is shared by all the players playing the game and where they can go and shop for more items.
if you want to engage in a player VS player or player versus Zombie fight you need to get out of these safe zones.

Road Redemption PC Game Review

When computers were a bit new and most of us were small,  I remember there was motorcycle racing game that I used to play a lot. If you had played it as well,  you might have got an idea about the game I am talking about. Road Rash,  one of the best racing game of the  90s Was a major part of our childhood. Still didn’t get it, try remembering driving fast through the city road as well as the highway with weapons by your side and beating the hell out of every other racer trying to pass you or whom you are just about to overtake. Well, the game got lost with so many advanced and better games that got released in the following years. Also, other popular PC games like Pac-man and Space Invaders got updated in the future, but Road Rash was lost somewhere in our memory. However, with the latest game named Road Redemption, some of the indie developers have tried to bring back that fun again on your computer screens.

The original Road Rash game was published by none other than EA a long long time ago. We haven’t seen any kind of update from them for over a decade. Road Rash was a very simple motorbike racing game with a bit of twist. This twist was also the best thing about the game, which was: the player could punch and kick and hit other bikers with steel chain and rod, who are racing against you and as the player rode past them. That is all. And the fun in hitting other bikers with different stuff and making them fall off the bike was something that we can’t even explain now.

With Road Redemption, the developers have tried their best to bring the same feel to the gamers and Road Rash lovers with a lot of improvements in the graphics as well as in the gameplay. Road Redemption was in its early access phase since past 18 months after getting kickstarted in the year 2013, but now, it is finally out for everybody.

We took Road Redemption to test and review. The first thing that we noticed was that the fundamentals of the game remain similar as it was in Road Rash. The game has no specific goal and the game should be played only for time pass, fun as well as enjoyment.

You drive through the desert riding the motorcycle on a busy street filled with Cars, other bikes, and your opponents. The other crowd moves normally, but your opponents are going to attack you with knives, iron bars, chains and what not. So, you are actually fighting other motorcyclists trying to kill them at a speed of about 100-120 MPH. You need to act fast before they do if you do not want yourself to be killed by them. There are many riders that get eliminated by getting hit in the face by a swift spade.

The initial Road Rash game had only one mode, however, the Road Redemption has three modes for the players to enjoy. The weapons are powerful than before with amazing crash and murder physics and face action.

One good addition to the game is the smart AI opponents. Road Rash was simple and did not include smart opponents, but the new remake is a lot more violent and features a bit of roguelitey.

There are different missions to complete they vary from stage to stage and are very random. The players get a typical racing mode where you just need to bash as many opponents as you can to rank high in the end. There are other modes too where the player needs to survive for a minimum amount of time or where the player needs to beat a given number of opponents to pass. The difficulty of the game also increases as one crosses the stage.
Also, when you move from one stage to another, you get a chance to spend the cash that you have earned playing different stages to upgrade your health, weapons, bike nitro etc. In the beginning, the player starts the game with simple weapons like clubs etc. However, you will need stronger weapons to take care of opponents in the difficult stages. One can even take off the heads of the opponent using a machete, or use a spiked bat to bash their heads off.

A lot of focus has been given to the fighting mechanics, even more than racing. There are many overpasses as well as shortcuts that could give you a leap ahead, but at the same time, they are really very risky. The players will require a bit of practice to figure out when to use the nitro when to drift so that you do not lose your speed etc. Players can even interact with other vehicles on the road to take down the opponents. For example, putting a detonator or a pipe bomb behind you so that the competitor behind you cant escape it. However, you will need perfect timing as well as a lot of practice to pull out this trick.

Every time you finish a race, you get some experience points which can be used to upgrade the on-road experience of the game.This experience could be used to enhance your abilities in the next playthrough and also to buy new items like weapons, bikes, and characters.

It is overall a good game that will give you the feel of old road rash which we used to play in the 90’s. I definitely recommend this game to all those who have loved the old Bike fighting – racing game. There are certain bugs, of course since the game is still in its initial stages but it is definitely a good upgrade to the original Road Rash game.

Nidhogg 2 for PlyStation 4 Game Review

The best thing about Nidhogg was its simple gameplay and players those who have played the first Nidhogg game would understand what we actually mean. The initial game possessed a minimalistic style as well as only two button gameplay that offered the player a wonderful, focused as well as streamline experience. However, things have been changed in Nidhogg 2, where the Messhof developers have tried to offer a lot more things in the multiplayer mode by adding more maps, a whole new art style and a lot of new weapons in the Nidhogg 2 game. Most of these additions are really good and enhance the overall fun and excitement of this excellent multiplayer party video game.

The second part of the game picks its concept from its predecessor, where being the main character you still need to hack slash and stab your opponent and move past their dead bodies on to the next screen. You will see that within some time, that that enemy will respawn in the new screen fighting again and hindering you from reaching your final goal. By the way, the final boss is nothing but a giant hungry worm in Nidhogg 2. The players can swing the sword in 3 different heights, one towards the head, second towards the torso and third below the torso towards the legs. Now you also have an option to throw the sword towards the enemies killing them instantly for long-range attack. However, you need to be really careful while throwing the sword since you are left vulnerable and any enemy can kill you instantly. The same goes when you attack the enemies at wrong height creating various openings for them to counter-attack and harm you.

The second part of the game picks its concept from its predecessor, where being the main character you still need to hack slash and stab your opponent and move past their dead bodies on to the next screen. You will see that within some time, that that enemy will respawn in the new screen fighting again and hindering you from reaching your final goal. By the way, the final boss is nothing but a giant hungry worm in Nidhogg 2. The players can swing the sword in 3 different heights, one towards the head, second towards the torso and third below the torso towards the legs. Now you also have an option to throw the sword towards the enemies killing them instantly for long-range attack. However, you need to be really careful while throwing the sword since you are left vulnerable and any enemy can kill you instantly. The same goes when you attack the enemies at wrong height creating various openings for them to counter-attack and harm you.

This was the basic gameplay that we saw in Nidhogg. In the new game there are some new elements introducing new possibilities to the puzzle game. There are 3 new weapons that have been introduced in Nidhogg 2. They include arrows which can only be fire at the bottom or at the middle direction. These arrows can also be hit back in the opposite direction. The broadsword is no thicker when compared to the previous game and the player can swing it from top to bottom. You can also throw the sword in the middle direction but that will leave you vulnerable as we told you above. But you can use the arrows for long ranged kills that won’t leave you defenseless unlike killing enemies from long range using the sword. There is also a dagger that you get which is smaller in size when compared to other weapons and also possesses a shorter reach but is perfect for quick stabbing.

The addition of new weapons also adds depth to the game like taking out the Dagger from the shear take some seconds. The Game also does not tell you which weapon you will possess in the next respawn. So it may happen that you are left frustrated trying to swipe of a sword again and again but failing because you actually hold a bow or a dagger instead. However, in the tournament mode, you can customize the sequence of weapons to pick the one you wish to respawn with. However, these weapon customisation options are not available in the quick play online multiplayer or arcade mode.

The balance of the game in also been disrupted by the introduction of different types of weapons. Each and every weapon has its own weakness. When you are using the dagger you will feel somewhat powerless since using it is really very tricky and you must possess the speed to really harm the opponent. Things turn even difficult when your opponent is holding a sword in his hand as well. Bow and arrow are good for long range tickling but the only problem with them is that they take too much time to fire. So, if your opponent is quick he can easily beat you with his quick moves while you are still charging the bow and the arrow. Not only that, sometimes the enemies are able to dodge your attacks very easily frustrating you to the limit if you are not able to take down a particular quick enemy.

There have been changes to the art style of the game as well. it looks like that the developers have followed a similar concept of “ bigger is better” while developing the game. The minimalistic element that was really loved in the first Nidhogg game is lost. The lighting and the background are really amazing with great color range allowing a lot more varied locales when compared to the previous game. However, this much variety of colors on the screen makes it really hard for the player too quickly see and grasp what actually is happening on the screen. The developers have also rebuild the maps and added few more to the game. The new maps have all the new locations and they also contain a lot of environmental hindrances like long grass, pits, sliding ice etc. to add up to the level difficulty.

These new additions might not be liked by everyone but they actually are good and offer some competitiveness in the game. The game is successful in creating an environment full of tension and interest for the players.
Every time you swing your sword or the weapon that you are possessing to move forward, it will seem a huge step towards the victory. The controls of the game remain the same as we saw in the first Nidhogg game. With simple controls, players can actually pull off even the toughest plan or strategy with an ease. Also, once you get the strategy that the opponent is using, you can actually respawn again and again before reaching the finishing line in order to win the tournament.

All in all, we actually like the Nidhogg 2 game which offers a lot of new things without adding too many things in the new game. The new weapons can be frustrating at times, but the amazing gameplay covers it up. Nidhogg 2 is really dramatic, amazing, tragic, gross as well as funny with a simple artistic design that you are definitely going to enjoy with your friends.

You can watch the gameplay of Nidhogg 2 in the below video:

 

Last Day of June PlayStation 4 Game Review

We all go through a lot of tragedies in our life. Most of us also wish that what if we had the power to change things what had already happened. What if we had some kind of rewind button so that we can go back in time to change all the wrong things that we have done. However, this is not possible in real life and this is not how the reality works. But the game we are going to review here revolves around the similar concept.  Last day of June is a game that deals with the hope frustration, grief and anger of a lonely and desperate old man. The concept of the game is based on the belief that altering one single event in our past can change the entire course of events that followed and could ultimately save a person from an untimely death.

Carl and June are the main characters of “Last day of June” game that are deeply in love and living happily.  They plan to take out one day from the busy life and go out on an outing to one of their favorite places. After having an amazing day and enjoying each other, while they are returning back to the home their car meets an accident in which June is killed and Carl’s body gets paralyzed below the waist.

Now, years after the event, Carl is still sitting in his chair thinking about the tragedy and trying to relive the time just before June’s death over and over again. He relives this time from the perspective of all the characters that used to stay along with them in their small community.  As a player, you have the power to relive and change the outcome of the story by altering the actions of each and every character.  As you slowly alter the outcomes of each story you also modify the events that happened that day ultimately trying to save June from dying somehow.

Last Day of June has been developed beautifully in an art style manner with superb animation and where grief is palpable. However, there are no words or dialogues in the entire game.  Last Day of June feels so real that you can literally feel the desperation that is inside Carl in yourself. It is possible that some of the players might find the starting of the game and follow up a bit confusing since all the characters just mutter and talk in a slow indecipherable tone and manner.  But once you keep playing it, and in the later part of the game when you are really comfortable with these conversations,  you will be able to easily understand what each and every character tries to convey as well as their emotions.

We would really like to commend the gorgeous art that has been put in this game. the entire game looks like a beautiful color painting,  where unimaginable colors poping out blending with superb pastels and brush strokes.

The concept of the game is pretty interesting however reliving the memories again and again might cause frustration as well as irritation to some of the players.  You just move around and try to complete the quick time events which is not an issue. However doing these things again and again is something that can bug you. You will find yourself pressing the same buttons again and again, moving down the road again and again, completing the entire day again and again just to find out is there any change waiting for you at the end of the day or not. There is a huge possibility that you might see the same things again and again without any change in the outcome.

You enter the game with an emotional mind,  but the repetitiveness reduces the emotional impact of the game.  The first time you will feel a lot about June’s death,  but watching it for the 12th or the 15th time is definitely annoying.  We wish there was an option where one could skip this and find out what happens in the end directly. But the player also needs to find out what he needs to do in order to save June,  and figuring that out is really interesting.

Not only this, the repeating element also affects the course of the event itself because the player needs to go back again and again and redo all the character arcs that he or she might have already completed just sometime back.  We just wish that there was some way to skip these cutscenes and reach the end of the day without re-living every moment of the day back to back.

Another problem that we found in last day of June was the long loading time.  the player needs to wait and stare at the loading screen for around 30 seconds every time they load back into the game and when each day concludes.  This problem is even worse in PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation 4.

But there are some shining moments too.  the side characters are so vignetted that they provide strong richness as well as flavor to the story.  You not only come to know Carl and June, but also the side characters in detail. We really want to give a heads up to the developers for portraying the gravity, unintentional inputs as well as the importance of each and every role so well that they have a direct effect in June’s demise.

Last day of June is a different type of game that might attract a lot of players looking for a different gameplay.  the ability to alter past events in order to change the present condition is something that almost all of us have fantasized but never experienced.  the game somehow gives you a glimpse of the power to reshape the present by changing the past. Also, there are very little games that perfectly portray the struggle between a man’s determinism and free will Very uniquely. If the repetitive thing is something that doesn’t bother you,  the love story of Carl and June Is definitely worth playing.

You can watch the gameplay trailer of Last Day of June below:

New Augmented Reality Walking Dead Game brings Dead to your Home

Augmented Reality is the new technology which has gained a lot of popularity and last couple of years and especially after the release of Pokemon Go. Augmented Reality focuses on bringing the fictional characters in the real world, and now many other companies are working on the concept to come up with real-life based video games for the users.

Well, we don’t know about all the companies out there, but it looks like AMC as well Next Games have achieved a milestone in this Augmented reality game development. They have recently announced a brand new location based AR video game with the name “The Walking Dead: Our World”. The company said that the game will be available for most of the smartphones and smart devices very “soon”. However, no date was announced by the officials regarding the release of the game.

The player will have to use their mobile phone cameras to see a dead chasing you, hiding behind avocados and creeping up you family and friends. You get the same characters in the game as present in the TV series. They include Daryl, Michonne as well as Rick that will appear sometimes to help you fulfill your quest. There are various items which you can interact with while you are fulfilling any quest. These items might include new weapons or supplies to dealing with the dead in a better way.

 

You can watch the trailer of the upcoming “The Walking Dead: Our World” game below. However, the game does not offer a lot of information about the game but it looked really fun. It is the second game after Pokemon Go that features Augmented Reality, and the first game which takes the technology to whole new level. However, the players need to be really careful where they are heading in the real world. If you are not so careful with your surrounding, it is possible that you might harm yourself before you encounter any zombie on your smart device screen.

If you are a Walking Dead show fan, the eighth season of the TV series will return on October 22, 2017, on AMC.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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