The Problems With Battle Royale Games & Their Success

Today is about Battle Royale games & Battle Royale game modes. This will be a discussion of importance for 2018. 2017 was about the loot box & micro transactions & I believe 2018 will be about publishers & developers trying to force this game mode into their latest offerings. The question that will be asked is not whether other games could have this type of game mode…but whether it should.  With the extraordinary success of Player unknowns battlegrounds and Fortnite, it is only natural for other developers to look towards…

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Sea Of Thieves – Skull Clouds, Vaults & Skeleton Forts!

Skeleton Forts, skull clouds and islands full of skeletons. Rare keep dishing out more and more Sea of Thieves information as each day passes and we approach launch.  With the emergent systems within Sea of Thieves already such as the storms and shipwrecks, we have other similar systems that will come into play once the game launches in March. For anyone thats played Sea Of Thieves in the beta or the scale test would have seen islands with large forts on them with skeletons hanging around but these areas within…

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Top 5 Xbox One X Features

With the Xbox One X, what can gamers expect when upgrading from a Xbox One S or moving over from a PS4 or PS4 Pro. Today I take a look at the top 5 features of Microsoft’s new console. Apart from greater visual fidelity than any other console to date, what else does the Xbox One offer the consumer to make it warrant a purchase apart from just making your games look nicer. Sure playing on an HDR capable 4K TV is great and really shows off the console, or…

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Sea Of Thieves – Beta & Scale Tests!

Sea Of Thieves Betas, alphas, scale tests and play testing. These are things Sea Of Thieves needs before release. There may be alot of them but heres why they are necessary. Here are the reasons why you get to play one of the Xbox’s biggest games so much earlier and why we need to. Lets get to the video… Each game before release undergoes testing to various degrees to make sure the game and its features are operating correctly based upon what the games developers intended. All games go through…

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Did The PS4 Pro Fail? I Don’t Think So.

Did Sony’s PS4 Pro Fail? The mid gen refresh of the insanely popular PS4, has the PS4 Pro been a success or a forgotten, confusing upgrade? Did the PS4 Pro Fail or is it holding it’s own in the console marketplace? Let’s find out, lets get to the video… A word of warning. Even though I may make mention of Microsoft’s Xbox One X, another mid gen upgraded console, it will be in terms of a comparison only. This is not a PS4 Pro vs Xbox One X video and…

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Sea Of Thieves – NPCs, Dialogue System & Quests!

With the latest updates to the game, Design Director, Mike Chapman, first of all reiterates that the players within the world of Sea Of Thieves are the number one characters in the game. Operating around them is the NPCs and with them, Rare has created backstories for these characters to flesh them out so they have their own motivations and reason for coming to the Sea Of Thieves. One difference players will notice in the full game as opposed to the alpha or beta is that there will be more…

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Sea Of Thieves – Rare Unleash The Kraken!

With this Sea of Thieves update that Rare hasn’t given us, it is all about the Kraken.  A huge octopus / squid type of mythical beast that players will be seeing in the wonderful world of Sea of Thieves.Mike Chapman, design director of the game, confirms that the kraken will 100% be in the game at launch and it will be a random world encounter which will make seeing one that much more exciting as players won’t know when or where the beast will show up. Mike explains that the…

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Sea Of Thieves – Player HideOuts, Raids, Character Creation

In the latest interview with Rare, they were asked about character creation in the game. Sea Of Thieves won’t have a large series of sliders for players to finely tune the look of their character, instead there will be a selection of eight predefined characters that are randomly generated from millions of different possibilities. This is somewhat disappointing to myself as someone who enjoys making the character exactly how I want but Rare goes on to state that most gamers who play games with a character creation tool tend to…

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Sea Of Thieves – Loot Boxes, Customization!

In a previous video of mine where i spoke about Rare’s history as a company and in recent years where their talents were wasted on Kinect games and other projects that didn’t seem to live up to the high pedigree they had set in the games industry during the 90s. I went on to explain why I believe the Rare of old are coming back again and it’s due to swash buckling pirate open world online adventure Sea of Thieves! Design director on Sea of Thieves, Mike Chapman explains that…

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Sea Of Thieves – New Details Announced!

Today I talk about about more Sea Of Thieves as new information has come to light with what players can expect in this huge open world. For anyone who checked out my last Sea Of Thieves videos, links in the description, will know that my number wish for Rare to do would be to interact with the community and build up a level of communication about the game that would see both developer and players working together to create something that is truly special. And as I said in my…

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