In the modern day, sports continues to dictate areas of popular culture and vice versa, but just where is the relationship between the two headed?
Most people will have dreamed of becoming superheroes at one point, whether because of a burning desire to do good in the world or because of the thrill of having powers. Alas, unless you’re a billionaire like Bruce Wayne, it’s probably not going to happen. Spider-Man, released on PlayStation 4 in September 2018, is the best game yet for scratching that superhero itch.
While we love a great deal of the video games coming out today, sometimes we can’t help but crave the comfortable familiarity which retro gaming represents. Luckily enough, we live in an age where retro is in itself a genre, with a constant influx of new games focused on retro sensibilities finding their own place in the spotlight. So what are the best examples of this from some of the biggest genres, and what makes these special?
ARGs Break the Gaming Confines: Northeastern University Launches Daedalus ARG for Research Team Performance
Education and research institutions like Northeastern University take gaming to the next level by using ARGs to carry out research.
In general terms, video games which lend from other source materials are fairly disappointing. When you consider the amount of failed video game movie adaptations out there, it becomes clear that these are simply designed as money-spinning schemes which piggyback off the success enjoyed by the film on the big screen. Despite this, however, comic book-based video games are often a different animal–the sheer variety of characters and different themes and plots tend to transfer extremely well to the video gaming arena and, while there are a few titles that you should definitely avoid, there are a number of comic-based video games which have been reviewed as some of the most highly rated titles in their category within the last couple of decades or so.
The PC gaming community recently received hope that Red Dead Redemption 2 would be released on PC, but why is this an exciting snippet of information?
Gamers: let’s take a stroll. Fond memories of the early days await down memory lane. Whether you were a PC fiend, a Gameboy kid, card shark or all of the above, entertainment a decade or two ago was very different than today.
As technology has advanced over the years and made more things possible, many people may have expected early games and other retro activities to fade away and be replaced by newer offerings. So let’s look at a few, from Tetris to bingo.
For years, science fiction and video games have represented the perfect marriage between technology and futuristic ideas and have provided us with some of the most memorable gaming experiences in recent times. Whether it’s their dystopian nature or the fact they provide us with kind of escape we’re seeking when we hop on to our console of choice, sci-fi based video games have long been a favorite of both casual and hardcore gamers. With that being said, below is a brief rundown of some our favorite games that have taken us into the future and have actually made us want to stay there for one way or the other.
Despite the fact that DC Comics have recently gotten their act together with high quality releases such as Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad and Justice League, it’s fair to say that Marvel still reigns supreme when it comes to making the quintessential superhero movie. Now, only five months into 2018, Marvel have two blockbusters in Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 currently vying for fans’ affection and this is indicative of the success the franchise has had on the big screen over the last decade or so.
Depending on the generation of gamer, the term retro can mean different things to different people. However, whether you’re still suffering from the physical effects of the Space Invaders addiction that swept the nation in the 1970s, or enjoy fondly looking back at many an hour spent rolling as Sonic on your Sega Master System, one thing’s for sure – retro gaming is making a big comeback in 2018 and more and more passionate gamers are looking back in time to get their video game fix.
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