Ever since Nintendo announced their venture into mobile gaming, many have been eagerly anticipating how they would translate their iconic franchices to mobile platforms. Although gamers have gotten a taste of Nintendo’s approach to mobile through Miitomo, it was a social app rather than a full-on game. The wait continued until Thursday, December 15, 2016 with the release of Super Mario Run.
Super Mario Run takes the series’ tried-and-true 2D platforming and adapts it to the endless runner genre. Mario will always move forward, so it is up to your actions to keep him from dying. Be it jumping over obstacles, vaulting by enemies, or bouncing off of walls, every action in the game is controlled by tapping the touchscreen of your smart device.
Outside of the main World Tour mode, Super Mario Run offers two other gamerplay modes: Toad Rally and Kingdom Builder. Toad Rally is a competitive time attack mode where players race the ghost data of others while Kingdom Builder has players customizing their own Mushroom Kingdom hub world.
Reviews for Super Mario Run have been favourable as the game sits at 78 per cent on Metacritic. Critics praised the game’s excellent level design and accessible controls while feeling letdown by the lack of an offline mode, the brevity of the World Tour mode, and repetitive nature of the game. User reviews paint another picture as a good contingent of users did not appreciate Super Mario Run‘s unlock fee.
Super Mario Run is avaliable on all Apple devices running iOS 8.0 or above with the Android version coming early 2017. The first world in the game is free-to-play. After that, players must pay $13.99 to unlock the full game.
Microsoft has been busy as of late, updating their Xbox One console with freebies, system upgrades and brand-new consoles. The Xbox One has been outselling the PS4 as of late, which puts a big grin on the Microsoft bigwigs’ faces. With good reason; Microsoft really has gone a fantastic job recently of keeping their fan base happy. Their monthly console updates tweak and add new and exciting features. Games with Gold give Xbox Live users free Xbox One and backwards compatible games each month. The New Xbox One S has been selling incredibly well, as have the Xbox exclusives, like Gears of War 4. There are new apps arriving constantly, making your Xbox One really feel like the multi-media mega machine Microsoft promised us. So, what’s new? What’s next?
Games with Gold – December:
As if Microsoft is giving us a Christmas treat, the December Games with Gold offerings are delicious. Murdered – Soul Suspect is free until December 15thSleeping Dogs; Definitive Edition is free all month, and the survival-horror Outlast is free to download from December 16th to January 15th. Outland and Burnout Paradise are the Xbox 360 Backwards Compatible games available in December.
DropBox Now Available on Xbox One:
I use DropBox daily. As a writer, I pass documents back and forth constantly, and now, with the addition of DropBox on Xbox One, I can now do the same with my movies, TV shows and pictures. It’s a simple drag and drop procedure, saving you from having to upload onto a USB, connect to the console, etc. Share screenshots and videos with a few simple clicks.
Backwards Compatibility Grows:
When announced, there were some skeptics, but Microsoft continues to impress with an ever-growing catalog of backwards compatible games. The list is now in the hundreds and growing constantly. With fan favourites like the Bioshock trilogy, the Mass Effect trilogy, Alan Wake, Elder Scrolls Oblivion and Red Dead Redemption, there’s no better time to go back and experience some of the classics.
Bundles of Joy:
With multiple consoles now available, Microsoft keeps tossing wonderful bundles our way. With different games and storage space, there are plenty of bundles available, so chances are there’s something right up your alley. Some focus on the Microsoft exclusives, like Gears of War 4 or Halo 5: Guardians, while others offer favourites like the new Battlefield 1 or Minecraft. Go with the 500GB bundle or the 2TB, there’s plenty of space and plenty of games to go around. Plus, the White Xbox One S is a pleasure to look at, and runs like a dream.
It’s an exciting time to be an Xbox One owner. With Christmas just around the corner, maybe it’s time to think about spreading the cheer and gifting a new Xbox One S to your family members. In no time, you’ll be spending some quality time together playing Battlefield 1 deep in the trenches of World War 1. You know; quality family time. ‘Tis the Season.
New Xbox One, PS4, and PC gamers might not be familiar with the weight that the name “DOOM” implies, but I’m not lying when I say that if it wasn’t for the release and success of the original DOOM back in 1993, there would be a lot of games that likely would have never existed. Call of Duty? Nope. Half-Life? Probably not. Duke Nukem? Of course not. System Shock? Definitely not. All of those titles are first-person shooter titles, and looking back at the extensive family tree of the genre, you’ll find DOOM as one of the oldest ancestors.
DOOM in 1993 was such a runaway success that it was installed on more computers than the Windows operating system at the time. It spawned two sequels (three now), a movie, and has defined an entire genre of gaming for years to come. DOOM 2: Hell on Earth was released in 1994 to similar success, and DOOM3 in 2004 followed. DOOM3 is considered by many to be the weakest of the series so far for its departure from the series’ formula of frantic run-and-gun shooting, and took to a survival-horror approach which could be described as subpar at best and a complete flop to emulate Resident Evil at worst.
Sometime passed and it was wondered if there would even be a DOOM 4 after the criticism of DOOM3, but id Software came back to the gaming scene and announced the new installment to DOOM…called DOOM, which was released earlier this year on May 13th, 2016. id Software has since added many new additions to the game in the form of additional modes, multiplayer options, as well as enhancements to its SnapMap Mode, but in the interest of time, this review will focus on the single player campaign.
(Ah, the Doomguy’s suit. Every hero needs a costume, and this one can take everything Hell can throw at it.)
As the story begins, you find yourself waking up on a stone slab with no idea where you are or how you got there. Zombies are nearby and clearly want to dine on your flesh, so much that one grabs you, with your (Doomguy) response to smash the undead’s skull into the corner of your slab, pick up a nearby handgun, and kill pretty much everything you will see from now until the end of the game. The next room contains Doomguy’s Praetor Suit, a protective armor said to have been forged in Hell itself. After some nightmarish imagery crosses your eyes as you don the suit, you get a phone call from a scientist at the facility, telling you that he’s aware of what’s going on and wants your help, justifying the invasion of Hell under the excuse of “we did what we had to for humanity”. Sure, bub. Of course, Doomguy being Doomguy and knowing exactly what is going on, responds within seconds of punching the screen in a sort of aggressive middle finger to said scientist. Your next several hours of gameplay consists of shooting, crushing, breaking, chainsawing, exploding, melting, and otherwise killing demons from Hell in fantastically brutal fashion.
Despite what it may seem like, DOOM is not an empty demon-murder-simulator. Throughout your demonic genocide, you can find audio and data logs about various things in the game, like important characters, the weapons, the demons, locations you’ll visit, and even a little of the Doomguy’s own backstory. Collecting all of these, including the other collectibles scattered throughout the levels, is entirely optional, and if you want to skip it all and just kill demons, the game won’t judge you for it.
(The Praetor Suit and your weapons can be upgraded throughout the campaign. Cup holder sold separately.)
Of course, skipping exploration of the expansive levels in the interest of gameplay can also be a detriment to you as well. Each level has hidden collectibles that can upgrade your basic stats, give you points to upgrade your Praetor Suit, and add weapon upgrades which can range from useful to not-so-useful. For example, the Scope upgrade to the Heavy Assault Rifle will come handy to those with experience playing first-person shooters, but the Micro Missiles upgrade feels like it falls flat when dealing with hordes of demons. Choosing what upgrade will be the most useful will depend mostly on your own playstyle, but what makes these upgrades good is the fact that they are options to an already good weapon than something you need to win the game.
Speaking of weapons, your old favorite guns from DOOMs long past have all returned; the Pistol, the Shotgun, the Super Shotgun (yay!), the Rocket Launcher, the Plasma Gun, the Chaingun, the Chainsaw, and our most favorite, the BFG9000. Unlike previous DOOM games however, these are relegated to holdout weapon status, not being a part of your main arsenal like in previous games. The Chainsaw is now more intended for when you have no ammuntion for your guns left, where upon you gain ammo from getting kills with the Chainsaw. It takes fuel to use the Chainsaw to kill things, even more depending on the demon you happen to be carving up, so caution is advised. As for the BFG9000, it is still just as hilariously satisfying to use as before, and is now more intended as an emergency room-clearing/redecorating tool than something to use solely against the big bosses of the game. Two new additions to the DOOM armory in the campaign are the Heavy Assault Rifle, a run-of-the-mill automatic weapon, and the Gauss Cannon, a massive weapon that fires destructive beams of blue light and can reliably saw most demons in half.
(It wouldn’t be DOOM without the Cyberdemon coming back for another rematch.)
Another tool at your disposal is one of the most satisfying weapons to use; your fists! Taking a cue from the Brutal DOOM mod for the original release, id Software added the “Glory Kill” mechanic, where if a demon is weakened enough and you’re next to it, you can hit the melee button and kill the demon with your bare hands in gory fashion. Glory Kills are a good way to save ammo and give yourself some breathing room while the animation plays, and will sometimes reward much-needed health or ammo pickups to keep you back in the unstoppable fight against Hell.
All in all, id Software has shown a glorious return to DOOM’s true roots in the campaign of this new title, as if standing up in a room at E3 saying, “this is how you do a shooter, you idiots!” and following through. The gameplay is fast-paced as it was in the old days, the same guns and things we loved about DOOM are all here, and yet the subtle changes to the formula haven’t hampered the game and have improved it. Truly, this is how you do a nostalgia title reboot (looking at you, Gears of War, Halo, Syndicate, and et al.).
After yet another announcement heavy PlayStation Experience, Sony’s big December continued with the release of the long-awaited The Last Guardian on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. First shown at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo for the PS3, players have patiently (or impatiently) waited over seven years and a whole console generation to their hands on Fumito Ueda’s latest epic. For those unfamiliar with Ueda’s name, he is the mind behind acclaimed Sony exclusives Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.
The Last Guardian is an action-adventure game centered around two characters — an unnamed boy and a bird-dog hybrid by the name of Trico. Despite their initial hesitations, the boy and Trico need one another to survive the trial and tribulations set before them. Much like a puppy, Trico is prone to disobeying or outright ignoring the player’s commands at first. While it may take some time and effort, Trico will become more obedient as the bond with the boy grows.
The critical response to The Last Guardian has been very good as it currently sits at an 83 per cent rating on Metacritic. Critics praised the bond between the boy and Trico, the mysterious setting, and the sound design. On the other side of the coin, The Last Guardian suffers from performance problems on the regular PS4 — these problems are fixed on PS4 Pro — stiff controls for both the player and the camera, and some unreliable AI in the early hours.
The Last Guardian is available on store shelves and digitally via the PlayStation Store for $79.99.
Let’s face it; the feeling you get when your squadron wins a hard-earned battle is amazing. You successfully completed your mission, laid waste to your enemy and earn some much-needed experience and War Bonds. That being said, when a vehicle spawns on the battlefield and you hop in the driver’s seat, well…you feel all-powerful.
Vehicles in Battlefield 1 are scary accurate, just like the weapons, uniforms and setting. DICE certainly has done a stellar job of making you feel the intensity of World War 1 and the vehicles are no different. They’re clunky, slow and sometimes, down-right awkward to maneuver, however, vehicles in Battlefield 1 can also greatly sway the tide of battle.
It’s all about how you use them. Just like the Classes in Battlefield 1, each vehicle serves its purpose and can be incredibly effective when used properly. Don’t waste the opportunity. Seize victory for your squadron with these vehicle tips and tricks for Battlefield 1!
Customize Your Vehicle:
Just like your Class loadouts, you can customize your vehicles to your gameplay style. When you’re patiently waiting at the deployment screen for the battle to begin, select the vehicle option and open the menu to customize your vehicle load out. There are plenty of different options for each vehicle. Do you prefer Bomber planes to Fighter planes? Maybe you prefer the quick moving Light Tank over the slow-moving heavy tank. It’s up to you to decide. Play the game, try each style, and choose the vehicle load out that’s right for you.
As with the Class Customization, this can also be done via the Companion App. Download the App and adjust your load outs while you’re at work, anxiously anticipating stepping foot on the battlefield once more.
Optimize Your Tank’s Performance:
It’s frustrating when you’re in the midst of battle, when suddenly a much-needed vehicle spawns at just the right moment, only to have said vehicle driven by someone who doesn’t seem to want to use it effectively. When a tank spawns, wait for your squad to fill in all positions. Driving a tank into the heat of battle with only one person in the driver’s seat is asking for trouble. With anti-tank grenades at their disposal, the enemy will certainly notice this foolishness and take advantage of it. But if the tank is full of soldiers manning each gun, the vehicle can almost single-handily win the battle in your favor.
The driver of the tank has a very important job. The first rule, don’t stop. If you do stop movement for whatever reason, you’re inviting the enemy for a quick destruction of your vehicle. Next, think about your gunners. Use your angles and keep their eye-sight in mind. If the gunners have nothing to shoot at, your tank will be ineffective and useless. Remember; Battlefield 1 is a team game. If you all work together, your tank will help you get a well-earned victory.
Planes are Fun and Deadly:
Unlike the tank that can withstand some punishment, planes are rather delicate, but can be incredibly effective if used properly. Just like the tank, they require teamwork and technique. Your aircraft will quickly be brought out of the sky with brash, unintelligent gameplay.
The Attack Plane is for two players. One will pilot the craft, while the other mans the guns. Stay low and give your gunner some targets. These planes are meant for all types of situations, so try to get the most out of the aircraft before being shot out of the sky. It’s effective in most types of situations, and can do some damage against vehicles and soldiers alike.
The Bomber should be fairly straight forward. As its name alludes, the Bomber is made for bombing runs, dropping deadly explosives on enemy soldiers and vehicles. It’s slow, clunky, and won’t last long, so make the most out of the Bomber while you have it. A pilot and a couple gunners can man this aircraft, making it deadly, yet fragile.
The Fighter aircraft is fast, yes the weakest of the bunch. It’s effective against airborne enemy aircraft, so if there are a number of Bombers or Zeppelins in the air, use the Fighters speed and agility to get in close and take out your enemies in a flurry of bullets.
Horses, Boats and Zeppelins – Oh My!
For some reason, I always felt bad for the horses of war. Those poor things. What did they ever do to anybody, besides be loyal companions to us violent humans? Anyways, I digress. Horses are meant for getting your Assault Class into the heat of battle as quick as possible. Remember, when on a horse; you’ll be wielding only a sword, so consider dismounting once in the chaos of battle.
There are a number of boats with a different variety of weapons, but should be mainly used to boat on boat confrontations. Boats are effective for carrying a number of soldiers from one point on the map to another, but aren’t armed to the teeth, so use with caution, especially when your raft is full of friendly soldiers.
Zeppelins are a blast. They can rain terror upon your enemy and can withstand some punishment. Plus, when they’re finally brought out of the sky, they explode in a mess of fire and debris; which, even though your Zeppelin has just been brought down, is a treat to watch.
Here is a list of 10 new and exciting games that are on their way to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC gamers. The Names of the games themselves doesn’t sound too exciting at all but once you sit down and actually play them you will start to love them.
Number 1: We Happy Few.
We Happy Few is an indie survival horror video game being developed and published by Compulsion Games for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One systems. This oddly fun and addicting game takes place in the fictional English city of Wellington Wells, this place is a dystopian retro futuristic-fashioned society formed tailing an alternate timeline of events within World War II, on the verge of collapse during the mid-1960s. The residents of the city, seeking to forget the horror they committed, began taking a drug called “Joy” that makes them happy, but also leaves them controlled and lacking morality along with the understanding of anything . Players will control one of three characters in the full release, who becomes classed as a “Downer” for choosing to stop using Joy. You must try to survive long enough to complete something important and personal to themselves, all while trying to escape the city before the impending social destruction.
Available Now, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Linux, Mac.
The second game is Worms W.M.D. Release date is on 23 August. THE WORMS HAVE RETURNED in their most addictive destructive game yet. But With a gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D look, brand new unique weapons, the introduction of crafting, vehicles and buildings plus the return of some much-loved classic weapons and gameplay, Worms W.M.D is the best worms experience ever.
August 23, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Linux.
The game itself is a puzzle video game. With gameplay experienced from a first-person perspective. The player assumes the role of Ava Turing, an International Space Agency (ISA) engineer working at a research station located on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons.The puzzles involve distributing power through a special tool that can collect and firepower spheres into special receptacles to unlock doors or activate other machinery in the game.
Cuphead the game is a run and gun game. The player loses a bet with the devil and spends the game attempting to repay the bet. The game has a branching level sequence and is based around many boss fights. Cuphead has infinite lives (something all us gamers love ) and keeps weapons between deaths. Cuphead has a parry ability. Parrying various color-coded objects will fill up a special meter that will enable you to perform a special move. The levels are accessible through an action RPG-style overworld with its own secret areas.
The Flame in the Flood The only companion the player has is a dog called Aesop, can sense danger and fetch supplies. you must pay attention to her energy, thirst, hunger, and warmth, and not paying attention to them can result in death. Once you die, the death cannot be undone. as The Flame in the Flood is a permadeath game. There also is a crafting system allowing the player to create new items. Players will also need to scavenge areas for valuable items.The weather will impact the gameplay. Players are also able to create insulated clothing to protect them from the cold. One of the developers referred to it as a “traveling survival game”.
February 24, 2016. Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac.
Fortified the game is an explosive strategy shooter where players will defend Earth against a menacing evil Martian invasion. You can Play as one-of-four pulp-inspired heroes as they fight swarms of terrifying robots.
Inside, a puzzle-platformer adventure video game developed and published by Playdead the game was first released in June 2016. In the game the player controls a young boy in a dystopic world, solving environmental puzzles while avoiding death in side-scrolling fashion.
Goat Simulator is a third-person action video game where you play as a goat and placed in a city to create havoc. developed and published by Coffee Stain Studios. Released for Microsoft Windows via Steam on 1 April 2014, and ports for Mac OS X and Linux were released on 27 June 2014. Mobile for iOS and Android were released on 17 September 2014. Versions for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One were released on 17 April 2015, and for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on 11 August 2016.
Magic Duels (originally titled Magic Duels: Origins) is a video game based on the popular collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. Magic Duels. released from 2009 through 2014.The free-to-play title was released on July 29, 2016, shortly following the physical release of the Magic Origins core set.
Battlefield 1 is an intense ride. Since its launch, you’ve spent plenty of time with your squad mates in the muddy trenches of World War 1, leveling up, earning your war bonds, making your soldier stronger and more deadly.
Did you choose the Assault Class? In the heart of the action, right on the front lines, the Assault Class in Battlefield 1 are the soldiers who carry out the objectives, carrying sub-machine guns and shotguns.
Are you the Support Class? These soldiers do what needs to be done. The Support Class restocks ammunition, helping out whenever they can, but they also carry some deadly arsenal themselves; sub-machine guns and light machine guns help them support the soldiers around them with key kill assists.
The Medic Class is essential; these heroic soldiers risk their own lives to save those of their squad mates. Their healing gadgets and abilities can greatly sway the tide of battle, plus, at mid-range, the Medic can be seriously deadly with semi-automatic rifles.
Finally, the Scout Class is essentially the much-needed sniper of the squad, hiding away from the front lines; these soldiers can finish their enemy with one shot from their sniper rifles, or pinpoint enemy locations for their squad.
Battlefield 1 is all about teamwork. Pick a class and master it. In the chaos of World War 1, soldiers who know their role and carry it out effectively are essential to victory. But as important as the soldiers on the ground are, the weapon in their hand is an incredibly important tool to ensure the battle is won.
That being said, the more you play one class, the more that soldier will level up and the more War Bonds you receive. These War Bonds can then be spent on gadgets, grenades, melee weapons and of course; guns. These War Bonds aren’t easy to come by. So if you see a weapon that you’re itching to get your hands on…save up.
The Assault Class is all about getting up close and personal. They need quick-fire, accurate and efficient weapons to be effective soldiers. Along with gas grenades and anti-tank grenades, the Assault Class has weapons built for combat that can dispatch an enemy with one pull of the trigger. You’ve got to be quick and deadly. These weapons are perfect.
M97 Trench Backbored:
A shotgun assigned to an Assault Class soldier makes perfect sense. A close-range weapon, the shotgun can obliterate an enemy with one blast. However, while the close-range deadliness is off the charts, accuracy can be an issue. That’s why the M97 Trench Backboard is so effective; this shotgun is the most accurate of the bunch so save your War Bonds for this beauty. Make swiss cheese of your enemies before they even see you coming.
MP 18 Trench:
Available early in your soldier’s progress, the MP18 Trench is fantastic for down the sights or from the hip shooting. As an Assault Class soldier, chances are you’ll be surprised by an enemy more than once in the trenches of WW1 and this sub-machine gun is perfect for ambushes. Plus, it’s got a bayonet attachment for those times you really want to drive the point home. Pun totally intended.
Best Weapons for Support Class:
With the Support Class, you may not pack the punch of the Assault Class, as you carry light machine guns that are great for suppressive fire, but you can still tally up the points quickly with kill assists, your Repair Tool, finding Ammo Packs and Crates, and the deadly Mortar. Support your squadron with these weapons.
M1909 Benet Mercie Storm:
A little gift for the Support Class comes nice and early, in the form of the M1909 Benet Mercie Storm. With decent damage and high-accuracy, this weapon is perfect for suppressing fire, running, and gunning. It’s worth 200 War Bonds, but is worth the price. The Optical and Telescopic versions are available as well, but the Storm seems best for the Class.
While the MG15 n.A suffers from overheating, it only happens after 30 seconds or so of continuous fire, which is significant. The high control and accuracy of this weapon make it a must have for the Support Class. It’s worth 200 War Bonds and unlockable at Rank 3, so you have something to look forward to.
Best Weapons for Medic Class:
As the Medic, you’ll be doing a lot of frantic running around, doing your best to heal your party and avoid confrontation. Unfortunately, this is war and confrontation is inevitable. So, you want the best available weapons to get you out of a pinch. While the default weapon isn’t horrible, there are definitely some upgrades in store for the Medic.
Meet the Selbstlader M1916. The damage is high, the accuracy is decent and the clip size isn’t tiny. While it won’t destroy your enemies in a hail of gunfire, this weapon is fantastic for getting the Media out of a messy situation. It’s balanced, has a decent rate of fire and the stability ensures you don’t miss your target.
While the hip damage is low, the Moondragon Sniper is a weapon that actually makes the Medic an offensive force. Worth 200 War Bonds unlockable at Rank 3, the Moondragon Sniper is worth the time and effort. Accuracy and control are ridiculously high, and damage and clip size are no jokes either. Save your friends and destroy your enemies with the Moondragon.
Best Weapons for Scout Class:
You’re sneaky, you’re quiet, you’re deadly; you are the Scout. While it may seem like the most fun, staying back from the crowd and picking off unsuspecting enemy soldiers, playing the Scout Class requires skill and patience. Armed with the best possible weapon, there is no one on the battlefield that is deadlier than the Scout.
Russian 1895 Trench:
Okay, I know what you’re thinking; the Russian 1895 Trench has less damage than the comparable. True. However, the rate of fire is very high, requiring much less time to reload. So, if you’re new at the Scout Class, or require just one more bullet to take down your enemy, the reload time is essential. Don’t panic, you’ll have another bullet in the chamber in no time.
On the other side of the coin, if you’re a skilled marksman, the Gewehr 98 has the highest damage and accuracy possible. It may take far longer to load than the Russian 1895, but if you only need one bullet…that’s no problem. Available at Rank 3 for 200 War Bonds, for the Scout that only has to pull the trigger once; look no further than the Gewehr 98.
It’s December, which means, Battlefield 1 is closer to getting an update. Since the update is on our horizon TryGamers is taking an in-depth look at what we know so far about future Battlefield 1 update for, Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
The bad news is, Fall Battlefield update fixed major issues but, Battlefield 1 owners on all platforms proceed to report about a hand full of issues.
The good news is, Dice is preparing an update for December to fix those concerns. The company hasn’t announced an official changelog – we will keep you updated when it’s ready, but here’s what we so far:
Giant’s Shadow Map
Starting with a new map release we perceive to be true, “Giant’s Shadow Map” is an upcoming map being introduced into December Battlefield 1 update. Dice December update will highlight Giant’s Shadow map into Battlefield 1 as a complimentary map. The new map takes players into the Battle of the Selle near the Selle river in France where Germans fought mostly British forces.
Dice has not shared videos or screenshots of the map as of now (We’ll keep you updated), but we do have words and a useful video describing the map:
Prepare to take part in the Battle of the Selle in the cold autumn of 1918. Here, the fighting moves out of the trenches and into open country where a massive crashed airship casts its shadow onto the battlefield. The British forces have broken through the Hindenburg line and are now in pursuit towards an important railway center. Fierce infantry and tank engagements ensue on the open ground and river banks alongside the Cateu-Wassigny railway where an armored train can still turn the tide.
For those who have pre-ordered Battlefield 1, you’ll get access to Giant’s Shadow Map a week earlier.
TryGamers expects “Giant’s Shadow Map”, to be the biggest release in the patch. But, there’s more.
It’s not yet confirmed Spectator Mode will be introduced into the update, but there’s a good chance Spectator Mode will be playable for everyone.
Dice has said on Twitter:
The spectator mode will be available with the upcoming patch: the one after Fall Update. DICE is already working on it. No ETA yet #BF1
Dice is working on the Spectator Mode, which should be released alongside Decembers update. If not, since there’s not an ETA Spectator Mode arrival is expected in the next patch.
When Nianctic launched Pokemon GO back in July, casual and hardcore gamers across the globe were impressed at the fully-functioning melding of gaming and exercise. If you wanted to catch that rare Pokemon, stock up on Pokeballs or hatch your incubating egg, you had to go out into the real world, leave your house, and actually exercise to do it. It’s a refreshing concept, after years of sitting in front of a television with a gaming controller in your hand and a half-eaten bag of Doritos sitting next to you. Not only was it refreshing…it worked. Pokemon GO caught the world by storm and is still going strong; forcing gamers from their lair and out into this big, beautiful world of ours.
So, you’re a basketball fan (go Raptors!) and got your copy of NBA2K17 when it release back in September, and have been playing it regularly since. We here at TryGamers.com reviewed the game and gave it a 4 out of 5. While the PC port had some issues, we loved the game. It looks beautiful, the gameplay mechanics are sleek and easy to use, and we absolutely adored the game’s ‘My Career’ mode, which allows you to create your own character, draft him to a team and play through his career. With each game played with your created character, you can level him up much like an RPG; assigning ability points to stats, making your created player faster, stronger and better on the court overall – which helps when you’re up against the likes of Lebron James and Stephen Curry.
2K Partnered With Fitbit For Quick Sync To Console
Your character is well on their way to becoming as great as Kobe or Jordan, but wouldn’t it be great to get a boost to their stats, to bring them to the levels of the all-time greats even faster? Good news. 2K has partnered with Fitbit, allowing you to unlock in-game bonuses by doing one very simple thing; exercising. It’s simple. Strap on your Fitbit and after a quick sync to the console of your choice (sorry PC!), get out the door and walk or run a minimum of ten-thousand steps in a day to give your created character a boost in stats for the next five games you play. So while you’re at work, take a little walk. When you get home, take the dog for a jog. Rack up your steps and when you jump onto the virtual court for a game with your created player, enjoy a +5 attribute boost to assign as you like, so you can slam a dunk on the head of Kevin Durant.
Fitbit The Perfect Gift For A Gamer Looking To Become Active.
It all rolls out November 25th, just in time for the Christmas gift-giving season. If you’ve got a basketball fan in the family, maybe a pairing of a Fitbit and NBA2K17 would be a great gift. There are also rumblings of the companies releasing the products together, so you could buy your copy of NBA2K17 along with a Fitbit and get started building an All-Star right away. It makes perfect sense, the only question is why this wasn’t rolled out when the game launched. But I digress. Plus, and this is a very intriguing concept, there are plans to reward players for getting out on the actual basketball court and playing a game of hoops with your buddies. While Fitbit can only currently track steps, there are talks of Fitbit rolling out an update that will be able to tell when you’re out on the court shooting hoops for real. What a concept!
With the surge of health-conscious people in today’s society and the emergence of games like Pokemon GO that marry gaming and exercise, NBA2K17 and Fitbits partnership feels like the next logical step in this direction. It’s the perfect way to feel like you’re a part of the game; using your real-world exercise to benefit your gaming world. Now, with the multitude of sporting games available, let’s see if companies like EA will start to integrate this system with their highly-successful sporting games like FIFA or NHL. Imagine; playing a game of soccer on the pitch, or strapping on the skates for a game of puck and being rewarded in-game for your efforts. The Nintendo Wii and the Xbox Kinect attempting to make games that make you work-out while you play, and while they tasted temporary success, that may not necessarily be what gamers want. Let basketball fans play basketball and reward them for it. Makes sense to me.
Will Gamers Put Down The Controler and Continue Playing NBA2k17 Fitbit?
Will you be purchasing either NBA2K17 or a Fitbit and using their sync to your system to boost the stats of your created player? Or are these incentives enough to get you off the couch, put down the controller and get out there and walk? We’ll see if this trend continues and if 2K and Fitbit’s partnership is a lucrative one. It’s a fantastic concept, but only time will tell if this amalgamation of gaming and real-world exercise actually pays off. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts on NBA2K17 in the comments below.
I’ll be sure to let you all know if my created player, the big-bodied scoring center that plays between Kyle Lowry and Demar DeRozan has what it takes to finally bring a championship to the city of Toronto. As a Raptors, Blue Jays and Maple Leafs fan…I certainly hope so.
Boozy Dwarf allows players to embark on a journey as timid muscular dwarf looking to make a name for himself. This is a classic fantasy RPG about dwarfs, with their beards and everything else they do… Dwarfs are known to be drunk as hell, and Boozy Dwarf delivers us that dwarf drunken experience on PC, Mac, Linux. The word boozy was used in the title of the video game so we can only expect our dwarf to be “Boozy”. Gamers can expect a sandbox experience from the start of the game. With around 40 hours of nonlinear gameplay.
Is Boozy Dwarf worth your time?
It’s unclear on the direction this indie game is going to take, it’s seemed to be more of a joke than an actual release. Judging from the steam greenlight page, the developer has not put any details of what the game is going to be and the features planning to be added. It’s clear Boozy Dwarf is going to be an early access game planned to be released in Spring 2017. Boozy Dwarf was greenlit 23 November.
The game has potential if it’s taken seriously and Fly’s Workshop adds more gameplay content. I would like to play Boozy Dwarf if it includes drunk dwarfs and lots of jokes about dwarfs being drunk. Talking from a realistic standpoint for me to play this game. I would need a sandbox experience, I would like to interact and be able to influence other dwarfs to join my army and build a civilization. Being raided and being able to raid other civilizations would be a bonus that will keep me interested. Right now, it’s unclear on what this game is, the only thing is known is Fly’s Workshop loves to talk about the drunk dwarfs on his steam greenlight page.