• Nintendo Switch Details Released

    Now that Nintendo’s event is over, we finally got more information about their flagship console. The Switch will release globally on March 3, 2017 alongside the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1 2 Switch, Nintendo is sprinting out of the gates with a surprising price point and some strong exclusive titles for £280/$299. The European price will be set by retailers, with pre-orders yet to open.

    The number of games announced throughout Nintendo’s recent presser was pretty overwhelming, so we’ve listed all we have so far below:

    • 1 2 Switch
    • Arms
    • Splatoon 2
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    • Fire Emblem Warriors
    • Shin Megami Tensei Switch
    • Project Octopath Traveler
    • No More Heroes 3
    • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    • Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
    • FIFA 18
    • The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild
    • Super Bomberman R
    • NBA 2K18
    • Ultra Street Fighter 2
    • Minecraft
    • Just Dance 2017
    • Disgaea 5
    • I Am Setsuna
    • Rayman Legends
    • STEEP
    • Redout
    • Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
    • Sonic Mania

    The Spec’s

    As we know the Nintendo Switch is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra processor with a GPU akin to architecture found in some of the company’s top-notch graphics cards.
    When in “Nintendo Switch Dock” that is used to connect to your TV. Once removed from the dock, it will automatically transition to portable mode. When away from the dock the Switch will use only 40% of its potential GPU power.
    The GPU will run at 768MHz when plugged in and 307.2MHz when used on the go. This could change before release, but it’s unfortunate to see such a drop in performance when using what is arguably the console’s biggest selling point.

    Other details announced:

    • Console comes with 32GB of storage – expandable with a MicroSD card slot
    • Plans to end regional locking – meaning games could be played on all consoles – no matter where in the world they were bought
    • Multiplayer online gaming – initially free but later paid-for
    • A smartphone app for social aspects of games including chat function

    The reveal trailer also gave us a glimpse at the new and improved gamepad, which will be rechargeable through the console itself and capable of accepting cartridges: Switch’s primary form of physical media when it comes to games. The battery life can range from 3 to 6 1/2 hours depending on the game you’re playing. For example, Breath of the Wild will keep you going for 3 hours after a full charge.

    A Pro Controller, in the style of a traditional console controller, costs $69.99 (£57.50), additional Joy-Con controllers are $79.99 and a spare dock to use the Switch with another TV or monitor is $89.99.
    As previously rumoured, the gamepad’s screen will render at a native 720p, and can be used to project any and all games to your TV of choice.

    Top Nintendo Switch games to watch out for

    Super Mario Odyssey

    Release Date: Winter 2017

    Odyssey is a fully-fledged 3D Mario experience, echoing the open world design found in Nintendo Gamecube’s Super Mario Sunshine. The reveal trailer showcased a mixture of realistic and fantastical environments alongside a slew of innovative new gameplay mechanics. Mario can now hurl his signature red hat at enemies while also using it as a handy platform for reaching precarious new areas.

    Splatoon 2

    Release Date: Summer 2017

    None of us were expecting a direct sequel to Splatoon so soon after the first, especially one that oozes such a charming sense of lovable style. The inklings are back with new weapons, maps and fabulous outfits to duke it out with. The objective remains the same: cover the map in as much gooey paint as possible before time run outs. Alongside new game modes, Splatoon 2 will also support local multiplayer for the very first time using the Switch’s Joycon controllers.

    1 2 Switch

    Release Date: March 3, 2017

    1 2 Switch is essentially a collection of traditional and motion controlled minigames that can be played by using the Nintendo Switch’s Joycon controllers. These games are designed to showcase the system’s capabilities while also encouraging you and your friends to get off the sofa and have some fun. Experiences range from a western shoot-out to a fast paced game of table tennis. There is plenty here that should entertain family and friends at launch who are trying out Switch for the very first time.

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2

    Monolith Soft arguably stole the show with this surprise announcement, blowing us away with a trailer featuring some truly gorgeous environments and a goosebump-inducing orchestral score. Acting as a direct sequel to the Nintendo 3DS original, Xenoblade 2 will likely provide us with a vast open world to explore filled with monsters, quests and characters to encounter. The last game in the franchise, Xenoblade Chronicles X, was a masterful swansong for Wii U, and this could usher in a new age for JRPGs on the Switch.

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Release Date: March 3, 2017

    After months of rampant rumours and speculation, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is finally confirmed as a launch title for Nintendo Switch. The happy news was broken with an achingly beautiful new trailer that shows Princess Zelda and a range of other characters speaking for the very first time. Breath of the Wild marks the first time in history where Hyrule will be dotted with voiced NPCs, interacting with Link as he explores the world in search of mythical treasures and dungeons.

    The games listed above are just some of titles coming to Nintendo Switch in 2017. We’ll be putting a together an upcoming games round-up in the near future, so keep an eye out for that.

    So what do you guys think? Are you excited for the switch or do you feel like its massively under powered and overpriced? Leave your interesting comments below and lets have a discussion.

  • Overwatch: Counters guide

    The most important issue for any Overwatch player who suddenly finds themselves hitting a brick wall in match after match, will be to find out which Heroes are best at countering the other Heroes in the wider pool. The game is designed from the ground up to support this philosophy, after all, with individual characters representing solutions to the particular problem posed by the others.

    When you have this kind of knowledge to hand, it can make it much easier to deal with a specific threat that’s stopping your team from making progress. If you can make the right switch and deal with the threat, after all, you will make a massive difference to your team’s fortunes. This is particularly important in the random queue, where you’ll often see people repeating the same mistake in battle, and falling to the same defensive setup.

    To help you out, we’ve pulled data together from a number of different sources in order to determine our breakdown of who counters who in Overwatch. For a start, there’s the official information released by Blizzard, such as the Hero cards which outline how each character, broadly speaking, is designed on paper to nullify a specific counter-threat. Then there’s our own experience from the live game since launch along with the aggregated opinions of some of the world’s best players.

    The end result should be a pretty solid, at-a-glance, understanding of which characters you might like to consider swapping into if you’re struggling to make meaningful progress on any given objective. As the metagame evolves over time, and new character combos and strategies emerge, these rankings are going to change a little – it’s never going to be as tic-tac-toe as the table below might suggest, and that’s what will keep Overwatch exciting in the long-term.

    We’ll be updating this list regularly, so keep us bookmarked and make sure you check out the individual Hero guides we’ve linked to as well. Not only do they contain a huge amount of insight into how to play each character to an extremely high standard, they also go into a little more detail about just why these match-ups and counters are so effective. A little knowledge goes a long way in Overwatch…

    Counters

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  • What is Pokemon Go? And will it save Nintendo?

    There’s no denying that Pokemon has been a huge brand for quite some time. With 20 years of movies, games and cartoons, the Pokemon legacy is a massive one but Pokemon GO tries to take things even further in a very interesting manner. The idea with this game is simple, it features augmented reality that allows you to chase and find Pokemon in the real world.

    It’s a very interesting and refined game experience that’s unlike everything you have ever seen in the Pokemon world. The ability to just wander around through the city looking at your screen is amazing and it does come with some benefits. You get to explore the town you live in or new towns for that matter and at the same time you get a great workout from it.

    Previous Pokemon games were more focused on battle rather than catching pokemon. That was interesting as well, but most of these games lacked the portability that a mobile phone has. And while there are a few pokemon games on the phone, nothing does impact the gaming world as much as Pokemon GO.

    The reason is simple, GO comes with innovation. It’s the first augmented reality game of this scale and adding in pokemon into the mix was a wise choice for the game developers, that’s for sure. You will also like the fact that the gameplay is very simple, even if you can level up, get new items and so on.

    The popularity for this game is so huge that not only did the game top the charts for Google Play and Apple Store, it also has a user base that’s similar to the one of Twitter. Which is crazy, considering the fact that at the time of this writing Pokemon GO isn’t out in Europe and some parts of Asia.

    One thing is certain, Pokemon GO is indeed becoming a huge hit for Nintendo and it does bring in front some of the best gaming moments of the decade. Having the ability to play an augmented reality game is extraordinary and lots of fun, and this can be a huge hit for Nintendo. As the game reaches new regions and it manages to expand with new features, it can indeed become the best and most successful game that Nintendo has ever released. One thing is certain, the game continues to grow and there’s no sign of stopping!

    What does this mean for Nintendo? One thing is certain, Pokemon GO is a huge moneymaker and the monetization is very good here. They did place some ads inside the game and you can also use real money to get items like pokeballs and so on. Also, Pokemon GO has managed to up the Nintendo stock price with 36% for a few days after its launch, which managed to add more than $7 billion to the market capitalization. And that’s not even including the real money spent on in-app purchases and other similar stuff.

    So what do you think? Is Pokémon go, going to save Nintendo or is it a sellout for hardcore gamers? Leave your comments below and lets have a discussion.

  • Top 5 Upcoming Game release On PC For June 2016

    Hello my Awesome people.

    Hope your dong well, I just want to go over 5 PC games coming out in June 2016 that I am looking forward to and that I think you all enjoy to. So here they are:

    Number 1

    Release Date: June 9, 2016

    Finally the long wait is over, the second mirrors edge is here and it looks amazing, the guys at DICE look like they really listened to the fans, and made a to be excited over 😀

    MINIMUM:
    OS: Windows® 7 64-Bit
    CPU: Intel i3-3250 / AMD FX-6350. (Note: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst requires at least 4 logical cores to run.)
    RAM: 6 GB
    HARD DRIVE: At least 25 GB of free space
    VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 650 Ti 2GB or better / AMD Radeon™ R9 270x or better

    RECOMMENDED:
    OS: Windows® 10 64-Bit
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 at 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 at 4.0 GHz
    RAM: 16 GB
    HARD DRIVE: At least 25 GB of free space
    VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 4GB or better / AMD Radeon™ R9 280x 3GB or better

    Number 2

    Release Date: May 31, 2016

    The Hitman series have been one of my favorite games series, dating back all the way in the year 2000!!!!, and now we have the third episode being release for this new installment coming out very soon, can’t wait to get my ninja skill on in this sandbox set in Marrakesh.

    Minimum Requirements
    CPU: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
    RAM: 8 GB
    OS: 64-bit Windows 7
    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870

    Recommended Requirements
    CPU: Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz / AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
    RAM: 8 GB
    OS: 64-bit Windows 7 / 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or Windows 10
    Video Card: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770 / AMD GPU Radeon R9 290

    Number 3

    Release Date: June 21, 2016

    From famed Mega Man creator creator Keiji Inafune comes Mighty No. 9, a side-scrolling action game that takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love, and transforms them with modern tech and fresh mechanics into something fresh and amazing

    Minimum Requirements
    OS: Windows 7 64-bit or newer
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.8 GHz or AMD Phenom X4
    Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Graphics: Radeon HD 7770 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    Hard Drive: 2 GB available space

    Recommended Requirements
    OS: Windows 7 64-bit or newer
    Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X6
    Memory: 8 GB RAM
    Graphics: Radeon HD 7950 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti
    Hard Drive: 2 GB available space

    Number 4

    As you guys know I am a big fan of the one piece anime series and now it’s time for their new game release, with improved fighting mechanic and updated story line this is a game I’m looking forward to kicking so butt in.

    The game’s official system requirements are unknown.

    Number 5

    Release Date: June 21, 2016

    I was a big fan of the resident evil franchise but the last game was absolutely rubbish. So I am hoping that Capcom have sorted the act out and created something that is a good mix of action multiplayer and horror!

    System Requirements:

    OS: 64-bit Windows 10 / 8.x / 7

    Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD K10 Dual-Core

    Memory: 4 GB RAM

    Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 10.1 Video Card (AMD Radeon HD5x00 Series / Nvidia GeForce 500 Series / Intel HD 4000 or later)

    DirectX: Version 10

    Hard Drive: 12 GB available space

    Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

    So what do you think? What games are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below