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    24 may, 00:41

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    5 reasons why you should play Ghost of Tsushima

    Japanese culture is a unique and authentic phenomenon. Some of its aspects may surprise you to the condition that you will scroll through them in your head for another day. Previously, the land of the rising sun was a closed state, and you could hardly learn anything interesting about it. Japan decided to spend this isolation from the outside world period on the creative development of ethnic originality. From here came the wonders of the island power already known to us. Over time, Japan more and more opened up to other countries, and thanks to globalization, every inhabitant of the Earth can acquaint himself with its abundant culture. Moreover, this unique country began to exert an extraordinary influence overall world through its creativity: literature, cinema, theater, art, etc. The modern world is teeming with Japanese-made products, including comics, anime, and, of course, video games. Oriental developers have succeeded in the gaming industry, releasing cult games like Res...

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    15 may, 23:13

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    The worst PC ports of the best console games

    The modern video game industry has a wide variety of available entertainment platforms. You can play on almost any device - from smartphones to computers or Playstation, Xbox, and Nintendo consoles. Developers make use of a large number of sales markets by porting their products from one platform to another. After all, this is a win-win situation for both companies and players - fans can enjoy their favorite games on any device while studios make big profits. However, sometimes the process is not so smooth, and something goes wrong during porting. PC ports are the ones to suffer such fate the most often. Sometimes they can lose half of their advantages and get an armful of disadvantages on the way from consoles to a computer. In this article, we'll take a look at the worst examples of porting games to PC. NieR: Automata Let's start with a fairly fresh game. NieR: Automata was released in 2017 on Playstation 4, and it immediately won the player's hearts with a deep...

  • Review

    10 may, 00:08

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    Old versions of Counter-Strike features, which are not in CS:GO

    Counter-Strike is the most popular first-person shooter, which is still well-known today despite its age. However, if you compare this legendary game with the rest of the games within the genre, you can say that CS is very conservative. The updates that are taking place are not as frequent and not as extensive as users sometimes expect. Nevertheless, since the shooter has occupied a stable position in the arena of computer entertainment for almost 21 years, updates have slowly but surely appeared. It's hard to argue with the fact that the game has gone through a lot of changes in two decades. The difference between the first and the last version of the game will be pretty impressive. It is not a secret that since the beginning of the 2000s, computer technologies have gained a frantic pace of development, thanks to which developers have the opportunity to create products with incredible graphics. However, it is not only about the appearance of cards, weapons, and soldiers. For al...

  • Review

    7 may, 23:16

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    Video games that are based on Oscar-winning films

    A film adaptation is something that people who have awe and respect for literature so often expect. In the old days, fans expected to see big-screen adaptations of their favorite books. Well, times are changing, just like the preferences of different generations. Today, entertainment is becoming a very important part of society, therefore, its boundaries are constantly expanding. That humanity does not use to satisfy the thirst for an outstanding holiday. It is worth saying that video games have occupied their niche and will remain an element of leisure for many people for a long time to come. At the same time, cinema continues to gain momentum in popularity. Often, instead of book art, he interprets video games. But what if video game developers start building their products based on their vision of legendary films? Let's take a look at some of the Oscar-winning motion pictures that have become the muse for creating games. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic T...

  • Review

    25 april, 09:33

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    The best crossovers in the video game industry

    In the modern world, the boundaries between genres, brands, and various IPs are becoming increasingly blurred. The video game industry also takes part in modern trends, so developers are adding various crossovers to their creations. Sometimes they borrow elements even from other types of media. In this article, we present you with the most unusual crossovers between games and more. Fortnite x God of War Let's start with the game that already has a separate article about its in-game events. Fortnite loves to borrow well-known pop culture images, and most of the time, it works like a charm. But when Kratos, the main character of God of War, appeared in the game, it caused a mixed reaction by users. Most gamers familiar with Kratos' history were extremely unhappy with the character's portrayal in Fortnite. The God of War series focuses on his suffering at the hands of the Greek gods and consists almost entirely of rage and brutality. Ther...

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    18 april, 20:37

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    Video games that have the best cutscenes

    In the modern world, video games have long been perceived as a separate art form. With multi-million budgets and developer talent, games can rival even the titan of the entertainment industry like cinematography. Some of the built-in in-game videos - cutscenes - can outshine most of Hollywood's low-budget crafts. Check out this collection of some of the best cutscenes in the video game industry. Metal Gear Solid 3 When talking about cutscenes, you are ought to mention the creations of Hideo Kojima. The ingenious game designer has long been associated with the abundance of long videos and the general cinematic style of his games. This is especially true for the Metal Gear Solid series, where the videos sometimes take up almost as much time as the gameplay itself. Throughout the history of the series, we received many high-quality scenes, and it is difficult to single out the best one among them. Still, the final scene of Metal Gear Solid 3 is worth a separate menti...

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    16 may, 22:20

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    Best Fortnite events

    It's hard to find someone who hasn't heard of Fortnite right now, especially in the gaming community. The game, which was once a common zombie battle simulator, is now a financial and cultural phenomenon. Epic Games has not only released a great product in the battle royale genre, but they have taken this genre to the next level. You can speculate for a long time about what exactly is the key to the success of the game - a sudden pandemic forcing people to dive deeper into online, simple game mechanics that are beginners-friendly, or something else. But you can't deny the impact of the developer's phenomenal creativity. It manifests itself in everything from character skins to unique marketing, but most importantly - in game events (events). Despite its name, in-game events in Fortnite can often be almost unrelated to the game, but no less interesting to the wider public. Loud events are Fortnite's trump card, and that's what we'll be talking about in our article today. O...

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    5 april, 09:45

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    Games with the most interesting, but small details

    We all love detailed games. Whether it is a shooter, a race, or an open-world RPG, the more attention the developer has paid to the small details of the game world, the easier it is for users to believe in its reality. However, sometimes the creators get carried away and add such hidden effects that most players won't even notice them. In this article, we have compiled a selection of games with some of the most striking details that no one pays attention to. Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar loves to incorporate small details and Easter eggs into their games. RDR 2 not only confirms the pattern but takes it to the next level. The number of small effects in the game is simply amazing. Some are relatively well-known among gamers - like the testicles of the protagonist's horse shrinking in the cold. However, a few users have heard about most of them. This includes the ears of Arthur Morgan, which shine through in front of a bright source of light, and the hero's habits -...

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    28 march, 22:38

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    Mobile games that have the best graphics

    The mobile video game industry is growing rapidly. Every day more AAA-class development companies focus their attention on this market. The significant increase of smartphones' power in recent years is the biggest reason for this. Devices that once only ran Tetris can now rival the performance of some computers. But what is the power limit of modern smartphones? What is the maximum level of graphics a mobile developer can achieve? To answer these questions, we researched the mobile games market and picked the products that have the best graphics. In this article, we will try to figure out together - how beautiful can a smartphone game be? Asphalt 9: Legends We'll start with racing games because this genre was one of the first to appear on mobile devices. When speaking about races, it is impossible not to mention the Asphalt series, which started back in 2004. Now Asphalt 9: Legends, Gameloft's newest creation, implements all the experience of the developers....

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    10 october, 12:45

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    How did The Witcher 3 change the open-world RPGs

    Five years ago, Polish game development company CD Projekt Red released The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt into the world, a video game that has won the hearts of fans around the world and has become an instant success. The third game in the series about The Witcher, based on the Andzej Sapkowski's books, raised the bar in the RPG genre to a whole new level - it has become a reference point for many studios, both in quality and marketing. Thanks to this, The Witcher 3 popularized many of the genre's characteristic features that existed before it, but only after its release began to appear everywhere. These are the things that we will be discussing in today's article. Question marks on the in-game map One of the Witcher's most notable innovations is question marks that indicate important locations nearby. The reason for their introduction is quite simple - the developers had to force the players to search every corner of the map, therefore increasing the playthrough duration...

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    8 october, 16:23

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    Heroes that are needed in Marvel's Avengers

    New Marvel's Avengers game has recently been released - the newest action-RPG from Square Enix, which tells the story of the "Earth's Strongest Heroes" team - the Avengers. Comic and video game fans have warmly welcomed the new product, which combines quality action with thoughtful storytelling. However, the game has one drawback that can be easily fixed - it has quite a few playable characters at the moment. For now, users can try on the roles of Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, and Miss Marvel. The company already claims that it won't stop supporting the game after the release, and announces the gradual addition of new superheroes, with Hawkeyeand Ant-Manbeing the first ones. But what about the rest of the Avengers? In the history of comics, most of the Marvel heroes managed to take part in this team at some time, so the developers have a wide choice. In this article, we've handpicked the characters that fans want to see on game screens the most. Dead...

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    28 september, 19:24

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    Crazy marketing

    First-class designers work on modern games, artists put their vision of the world into them, and together they create original stories with an authentic plot. Therefore, video games have made their way into recognition as the art industry and have strengthened its position in there. However, these are not only masterpieces that you can experience for yourself, but also a multi-million dollar business. It's no secret that the video game industry brings in $ 150 billion of income a year. Of course, in order to increase profits, it is necessary to increase the audience of interested people as well. Sometimes the race for popularity takes a strange turn, and marketing decisions can sometimes be shocking. Scandalous advertisements and shocking promotions have accompanied video games throughout their history. Now there is a shocking advance too. Sometimes marketing moves can drop your jaw. Why? You will find many answers to this question below. Let's take a look at the already...

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    14 september, 20:08

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    Best "space horror" videogames

    For centuries, humanity has been striving for the stars. From ancient astronomers and philosophers to modern advanced technologies for launching rockets - all this is aimed at studying the depths of space. "What secrets do distant planets keep?" - this question bothers many minds. But what if space doesn’t necessarily reveal something good to us, but instead opens previously unknown horrors? The genre of space horror was born from such reflections, the influence of which can be found in many films, books, and of course - video games. It is the latter that will be discussing today, we will go through the most famous and high-quality games about space that you better not play at night! Dead Space   Most often, when talking about space horror, the first thing that comes to mind is "Dead Space" - perhaps the most famous game in this genre. A whole trilogy came out under this name: some parts were more successful, some – not so much, but it was the first Dead Spac...

  • Review

    2 september, 22:41

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    Iron Man VR

    Iron Man is one of the most recognizable Marvel characters. This modern pop culture superhero has many fans who are familiar with him thanks to the films and comics. But, despite his glory, the computer games industry has relatively recently managed to achieve his popularity in its field. Developer Camoslaj has created Iron Man for virtual reality. Now fans can feel Tony Stark's armor power on themselves flying around the globe and completing different missions. Once the player immerses into this digital atmosphere he has every chance to experience the world-saving thrill. While playing, one takes the known revenger role who has been something of a Marvel business card for years. With the Iron Man suit on, everyone plays with PlayStation control buttons and a PSVR headset that lets to dictate which way is better to fly. If tilting the controllers behind the gamer, he can rush forward, and the movement direction can be changed by adjusting the inclination angle of the arms and th...

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    2 september, 22:43

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    Top 10 video game adaptations

    The famous films’ adaptation is a rather scrupulous art that rarely finds acceptance among its consumers. Moreover, it is often not important for which motives the movie was filmed. The popular books and legendry game adaptations are often criticized and described as third-class products. However, nowadays it is more of a cliché that can be gotten rid of by revisiting a few high-quality cinematic works that drew their inspiration from the video game storylines. 🎬 Mortal Kombat The movie, made by Paul Anderson in 1995, didn't have the worst possible rating among films of such format. Mortal Kombat had many fans, especially among children and teenagers. It was a legend at its time and the most talked-about subject during all school brakes (and not only there). Many people believed this film adaptation would only spoil the excitement from the game. But even though the fans had some comments concerning the plot, they still were interested...

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