It’s a fact that playing video games is one of the most popular forms of entertainment today for both kids and adults worldwide. Statistics can prove it.

In 2013, for example, Nielsen revealed that gamers in the U.S. aged 13 and older spent 6.3 hours every week playing video games. This figure was up from 5.6 hours in 2012. Among the systems most frequently used, the personal computer was beaten by Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii. Mobile phones were on third place followed by tablets.

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While many people are now so fond of these video games, perhaps only some know how they were created. In fact, many would immediately credit the game designer for the graphics they see. But did you know that a game writer also plays a vital role in these games? This only means that the high demand for game designers also applies to these game writers. After all, there won’t be any game to do graphics for if there’s no story in the first place. Read More

The mobile version of the Fallout video game has just been released and in only a week’s time, it has gained so much popularity particularly among those using Apple devices. Android users are now eagerly awaiting the next release for their mobile gadgets.

The release date of Fallout on Android platforms has not been confirmed but reports have it that it should be by August. This means the Android version is still being completed and should be out soon, according to a member of the Fallout Shelter team.

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Why the mobile version? It’s because of the fact that more people now play games using their smartphones, said Bethesda Game Studios game director Todd Howard. He added that they have always wanted to create a mobile game and now that it has materialized, they are overwhelmed with the reception their first mobile game got from smartphone users. Read More

The raves for Grand Theft Auto V continues particularly with the recent release of its PC version (Microsoft Windows). This has long been awaited and now that it’s finally out after four years of waiting, PC gamers are very ecstatic.

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The GTA 5 open-world and adventure video game was already released two years ago but for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 only. By 2014, the improved version was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

This very popular game among boys, young and old alike, is set in San Andreas, a fictional state in Southern California. Originally a single-player story, it revolves around the lives of three criminals and their moves to conduct heists. Read More

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Among kids and adults today, the iPad has become a widely used gaming device. Thanks to the improved features of Apple’s tablet including graphics and controls, gamers today are being entertained just the way they want it.

In fact, a 2014 study done by Smarty Pants revealed that the iPad has overtaken McDonald’s and Disney as the most popular brand among American children 6 to 12 years of age. A separate survey conducted by seven.co.uk showed that 87 percent of iPad owners use their tablet every day.

If you’re a serious gamer or somebody who just wants to install an app on his or her iPad to entertain you once in a while, here are some of the highly recommended iPad games that you should check out. Read More

Oct 27 2014

Gamergate is Not Ok

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By now nearly everyone in the gaming industry has heard of Gamergate, which refers to an ongoing controversy on misogynistic attacks on women in the industry. The issue of the treatment of women in a male-dominated industry has been around for a while now, but it wasn’t until game developer Zoe Quinn was attacked in a bitter blog post (written by an ex-boyfriend) that its come to more peoples’ attention.

Every day, it seems, there’s something new: a few days ago, actress and “geek icon” Felicia Day said she was terrified of threats she received after posting about the issue on her blog: Read More

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Dying Light is an upcoming zombie game from the same team who brought you Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide. Dying Light is an action survival RPG, and offers a first person perspective. You must journey through a vast world full of peril and dangers. Parkour is your main means of transportation, and you’ll have to think FAST and on your feet, considering ravenous hordes of zombie-like creatures will be chasing you, just dying to consume your flesh and feast on your organs. By day, you travel the town, searching for survivors and supplies, undertaking dangerous missions for the betterment of the last vestiges of society. By night, you best tie your running shoes a bit tighter, because the zombies are far more active by night and seem to grow an even bigger appetite after the sun goes down! Read More