Guitar Hero was the biggest thing for a long while. It spawned a whole bunch of rhythm games and was strangely fun and addictive. Personally, I wish Rocksmith were as popular seeing as it teaches you how to really play guitar. However, the plastic guitars might be returning soon, this time for a new generation of consoles.
Just a few short weeks ago Nvidia official released their next-generation graphics cards, the GTX 980 and 970. Powered by their new Maxwell technology, the cards focused more on power efficiency, but still managed to outpace the staggeringly fast 700 series' best. The GTX 980, in particular, is an incredible card, and it could be getting an upgrade already.
Selfies are dangerous business. It’s even worse if you’re a bit trigger happy on sending those pictures out into the world. You never know what could end up in the background. It’s always best to scan each and every pixel before putting something like that, with your face attached, onto the internet. Especially if you can possibly leak something important, like Halo 5’s release date.
What’s your favourite GTA game? I’m not the series’ biggest fan, but if I had to pick one, it’d probably be Vice City. something about the setting, and the cheesy 80’s music just resonates with me. For most though, if it’s not the newest GTA V, it’s likely GTA San Andreas. And it looks like it’s coming back.
The new generation of consoles is supposed to usher in a new dawn of gaming, allowing developers everywhere to capitalize on new hardware to once again push visual and audio boundaries. That hasn't exactly happened yet. Instead we're being treated to slightly prettier versions of games we've already played, and Limbo might join the growing list soon.
Around this time last year nearly everyone everywhere was busy playing Grand Theft Auto V. Since then, Rockstar has been working very hard to get the game looking brand new on current-gen consoles, with the remastered GTA V launching in little over a month. Or, if you're on PS4, even sooner.
Against my better judgement, I bought Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes earlier this year. This was after weeks of me slamming the game for basically being a paid, glorified demo. After playing it for several hours I’ll definitely agree that it’s worth the small price tag, something which hopefully won’t change for the upcoming PC launch. Which could, in fact, be happening soon.
Earlier this week there was a massive performance leak of Nvidia’s new 900-series cards, which are expected to drop later this month. The closer we get, the more details find their way onto the internet. That’s why today there’s a pretty clear idea of what the smaller of the two cards, the GTX 970, might have under the fans.
The rumor mill is grinding again, and this time it's got something quite juicy in its grasp. According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is looking to buy Mojang for quite a sizable chunk of cash, and the deal could be signed this week.
The closer we get to the supposed reveal date for Nvidia's new range of graphics cards, the more leaks appear on the big blue internet. Last week it was seemingly confirmed that the green team would be letting their cards loose this month, and now we might have an idea of just how powerful they're going to be out the gate.
Whether we like it or not, Jurassic Park is getting a second shot next year with the launch of Jurassic World. I recently re-watched the previous three films, and I really wish I hadn't. They were great childhood movie memories, but time has not been kind to them [Ed's Note. The First movie still rocks]. Thankfully, I don't think combining that with another great piece of my childhood can do any harm.
I've never been the biggest fan of the Grand Theft Auto series, although even I have to admit that GTA V was pretty darn great. Having three protagonists really helped keep things entertaining, especially since all three where great characters with their own quirks. Yes, let's just call Trevor's behaviour a quirk for now.
Back in March when it was announced that Facebook had purchased the Oculus Rift technology the creator of Minecraft, Notch, loaded up his personal blog and went to town against Facebook, Oculus and how Minecraft will now not be ported to the Oculus Rift.
Assassin’s Creed Unity is, without a doubt, one of this year’s biggest releases. Not only is it a soft reboot for the franchise, it’s also our first taste of a true next-generation Assassin’s Creed title. But will it be running at full HD by the time PS4 players we get their hands on it?
New generation consoles are expensive. I got one from FNB to make it hurt just a little bit less, but thanks to the two year repayment scheme, it looks like I'll have to wait a while longer before I can get Microsoft's new console. However, it might just be getting a bit easier to buy it in cash.