From the monthly archives:

June 2014

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As the 2014 World Cup in Brazil gets underway, billions of football fans across the world will be glued to their nearest television set to cheer their nation onto potential glory. Playing at the World Cup is the pinnacle of any footballer’s career, with fans also able to immerse themselves in the euphoria of seeing their national heroes wear the national shirt with pride.

Brazil 2014 has already provided some wonderful football, with every game featuring attacking play and a considerable number of goals that belies any previous concern over the heart and humidity levels. Although the feverous atmosphere created within every stadium and high quality football has every passionate fan on the edge of their seat, the same feeling can be experienced when playing the official World Cup game on your console. Gaming enthusiasts can take to the pitch before or during the hour break in between of each 2014 World Cup fixture to emulate what they see on television, or go one better and lead their nation to lifting the famous trophy.

Stadiums

Each of the twelve official stadiums have been beautifully replicated on the FIFA 2014 World Cup game to recreate the carnival atmosphere and vibrant colours that will be prominent throughout Brazil. From the famous Maracana to the Pernambuco, every stadium contains intricate design features which make them unique from one another, with the crowds also creating an electric atmosphere that can make the hairs stand up and put a lump in your throat throughout every game. The attention to detail makes for a wonderful game that effectively recaptures the real-life atmosphere that will be prominent throughout the World Cup that can spur you on to glory.

Gameplay

Although loyal FIFA gaming fans may feel a bit disappointed that there are no major changes in the gameplay physics and engine that were used to produce the hugely successful FIFA 14 title, the special World Cup version does not disappoint. The game allows you to play through a number of game modes that are both fascinating and dramatic as they take you through the drama of playing in a World Cup tournament, or the whole experience of playing through a qualifying campaign en route to going all the way to the World Cup final as any of the nations who make up each respective sector, whether it is UEFA or CONCACAF.

FIFA 2014 World Cup also provides the classic ‘Captain Your Country’ mode in which you can create your own pro and make a name for yourself wearing the national jersey in the hope of wearing the armband and lifting the famous trophy aloft in Brazil. There are nice subtle introductions which make the game unique and provide an extra edge, with cut shots of managers gesturing and celebrating on the touchline, in addition to fans in the stadium and in a pub, showing the raw emotions that everyone goes through during a World Cup tournament which can be a rollercoaster experience of highs and lows.

Teams and players

Taking control of your favourite nation is made possible through official licensing that allows EA to perfectly recreate the official kits for each of the thirty-two participating teams to further reduce the gap between reality and the virtual world. Many of the best players in world football have also had their real faces digitally re-mastered on the game to provide players with the ability to have the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney under their control. Their physical attributes, abilities and unique techniques are prominent throughout the game which provides enough realism to make every game feel like watching a real life fixture on television.

Best TVs for Xbox One and PS4 gaming

by Jeremiah on June 17, 2014

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There is only one thing that can truly compliment one of the several next-gen gaming consoles that have been released; an equally stellar television system to play it on. In fact, the good quality TV is arguably the most important of the lot, because without it you would be left with an elite console that is played out on a sub-par projection system, that simply doesn’t do the game’s graphics justice.

It is however, harder than it seems to find the perfect TV for your needs, with variables such as image lag and the recent introduction of 4K televisions to consider. It is advisable to take into account mid to long term technical malfunctions and buy a warranty. You should look into finding the best extended warranty for LCD TVs, plasma TVs and the aforementioned 4Ks carefully. Reliability should always be an important factor when choosing a new TV but if you’re spending the money then it’s worth making sure your product is protected in the long run with a reliable warranty scheme.

A good place to start when searching would be the Vizio E-Series TV. Whilst there are a range of televisions in this series of Vizios, they all offer value for money and do give customers the choice of HDTV programming, which is integral to a unique gaming experience. Picture quality is of the highest range, making it a better option so similar and cheaper models and with a size range of 39” to 55”, you will surely find a TV that is big enough to project all your gaming action. It does, however, lack the ability to swivel, despite coming on a stand, so you will have to ensure you have an easily acceptable slot to place the TV should you choose to purchase it, given that once it is in place there is no chance of angling it to face you.

If you have a strong a budget, you should look no further than a Sharp Series 6 TV. Despite having a price of £1500, the TV is one of the better distributors of picture quality and can offer customer’s optimal performance for their gaming needs. The speakers do however; face the back of the TV, thus offering less sound quality, but the low standing TV makes up for it with its impressive size range of around 60” to 70” TVs.

Next on the list is the Panasonic GT60. This TV is just shy of being Panasonic’s best TV range and offers customers a size range of 42” to 65”, making it easy to include in an already tightly-spaced room, or one that is waiting to be filled with new additions. There is no motion blur, the contrast is top quality and the price of this range is fairly reasonable, with a price of around £1000. Despite the high cost, the television offers lots of value due to its unparalleled picture quality and also due to the fact it is a plasma TV variant.

Dragon-Age--Inquisition

BioWare has released a new official trailer ‘Stand Together’ for their upcoming action role-playing video game ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’. You could check it out after the break. Published by Electronic Arts, the game will hit PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC platforms on October 7th. Read more

Evolve Receives Kraken Reveal Trailer

by Isaiah on June 12, 2014

Evolve

Here we have a new Kraken Reveal trailer from the upcoming Evolve title. Developed by Turtle Rock Studios and published by 2K Games, this sci-fi themed, co-operative first-person shooter video game is scheduled to hit PS4, Xbox One and PC platforms on October 21st. Watch the trailer after the jump. Read more

Modern-Combat-5--Blackout

Check out the E3 teaser trailer from Gameloft’s upcoming Modern Combat 5: Blackout title. This first-person shooter video game will be available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms, however, there’s no word yet on the exact release date. Watch the trailer after the break. Read more

In this post, I have picked some fun free games for iPhones and iPads. You will surely enjoy playing them for hours together.

Paper Toss

If you are the kind of person who does not like to play stressful games, then this one is surely meant for you. It a very simple game, but it can absorb you totally.

The theme is very simple. You are bored in your office, or your basement, and you have to aim the crumpled papers into the dustbin. At the same time, you will also need to adjust the angles of your throw, depending upon the speed of the fans, which make the papers go in curvy directions. You will love the graphics and audio background with real office sounds.

You can download it from here.

Dumb Ways to Die

This game is inspired from an award winning music video that was originally made by Webby and Cannes. You can check it out by visiting youtube.

This game is very hilarious, where you will need to work with dumb but delightful characters in your train station. Your job is to collect the characters, but you will need to keep your fingers busy trying to save them in your train station from the threats of sssnakes, piranhas, etc. The game presents you with so many dumb ways to die, and the funny thing is you will fall for them most of the time.

Slotomania – FREE Slots

Who doesn’t love for the slots and free bonuses? Slotomania is a wonderful app which gives you limitless free entertainment, with high-quality graphics and crisp sound effects. If you like playing the slot games, then you must surely have this app on your iPhones or iPads.

You will be totally impressed with the new and unique games like the Elvis machine, which they keep adding frequently. You will enjoy winning gifts, free spins, and a bonus rounds.

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