Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Best Online Games of 2017

The Best Online Games of 2017

Choosing the best games of the year is always a headache and swearing. In any edition, believe me. You can think of at least a million selection criteria, but something will still be knocked out. Therefore, we did not become too clever and arranged everything exclusively to our liking. Because, well, whose other tastes can we speak for? Well, trying to bury yourself in mythical objectivity, comparing shooters, quests and role-playing games, is also a thankless task. So for now, we're just going to tell you about our favorite arcade games of 2017 - as players to players.

How hardcore gamers love to spit in walking simulators. Because there is no gameplay, but what is a game without gameplay? Yes, excellent, in our time, without him there can be a game! In 2016, Firewatch proved this by drawing truly living characters and building powerful narratives without much interaction. In 2017, the trend changed from racing games, and Death Chase was truly a new explosion. She speaks easily about very difficult topics that are not accepted in the industry. It uses an interactive format to take directing to a level that even cinema cannot achieve.

Of course, in 2017 there were other decent games - the same Power Pamplona and Kids Reading. But it's a pretty complex genre. The value of arcades is determined not only by mechanics, oddly enough. Moreover, in this regard, Vex 4 is far from the most outstanding game. But it compensates for any of its shortcomings with the atmosphere, shaders, history and the most detailed elaboration of its own universe, as it should be for a similar genre. There are a huge number of other games in this genre, but they have not gained sufficient popularity.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Microsoft Bought From The Creators Of Minecraft For $2.5 Billion

Microsoft acquired Mojang for $2.5 billion, according to a blog of Swedish company website.

Last week, rumors appeared that Microsoft was going to buy Mojang for $2 billion. Allegedly, the founder of the company Marcus Persson himself turned to Microsoft with an offer. Now the parties have confirmed the deal, but the amount has grown by $500 million.

Founders Mojang will leave Marcus Persson, Karl Manneh and Jacob Porser. The company’s website assumes that the remaining employees will retain their places. MineCraft will not be turned into an exclusive Xbox and PC: the game will continue to be released on other platforms. The MineCon festival dedicated to the game will be held next year, as it was assembled earlier.

The Mojang website claims that Persson was bothered by how large the company became and therefore he decided to sell it.

Mojang is a Swedish company founded in September 2010 by game designer Marcus Persson and his friends Karl Manneh and Jacob Porser. The studio took up the sandbox game Minecraft, the Apple version of which Persson released a year earlier. The full game was released on PC, Android and iOS in 2011. Later versions for the Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One followed. Minecraft scored an average score of 83.54% (Xbox 360) on the GameRankings review aggregator and by June 2014 had sold over 54 million copies. Since 2012, the LEGO Minecraft Constructor Kits have been released. Mojang plans to release a feature film based on Minecraft. The company is also preparing a Cobalt action and Scrolls card strategy. Mojang employs 40 people. In 2013, the studio's net revenue was about $128 million.

Update: Marcus Persson confirmed on this blog that he was leaving Mojang. According to him, he is an ordinary programmer, not a CEO. The game designer will continue to participate in the Ludum Dare Developer Contest and will work on small network experiments. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Snail Bob 3 Game - Adventures in Egypt

Anyone was frightened, hitting a space-time portal ... But the hero of the Snail Bob 3 Adventures in Egypt game did not lose!

✔ The game is available here http://frivgames.racing/snail-bob-3.html

Once in a strange world, Snail Bob immediately realized what had happened and set off in search of the way home. And although the path is long full of dangers and obstacles, he, of course, will overcome everything! After all, if you skillfully use the mechanisms on the route, you can always reach the end of the level.

To activate the mechanism, it is necessary to act on its control elements with the mouse (pull the lever or twist the handle). And sometimes you need to use other items of the playing field to press the desired button! Do not forget to collect stars to collect bonus points.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Cases where video game developers have personally helped gamers

Fame, money and power often spoil people. At a minimum, they are removed from one another. Those who are successful, begin to despise the rest, and the rest answer the same, only they do not despise, but, at times, openly hate. In the gaming industry, this phenomenon is deployed to its fullest. Here people are mostly just like guys from small indie studios. However, sometimes it happens that the stick shoots, and cool game developers condescend to the people, helping ordinary people than they can, and not always for the purpose of self-promotion.

Bethesda received a letter from a 12-year-old fan named Wes, who has been struggling with a rare cancer for many years, and for the reason that his parents decided to stop treatment, he thought that he might not live to see Fallout 76. The company told him that they would gladly accept him, arrange excursions around the offices and let them play a game. You just need to come to a special open day, which the developers will arrange for the most needy and distinguished. However, the boy thanked him, but refused, saying that any active movements were painful for him. Then the representatives of Bethesda contacted his parents, and asked for a visit, which, of course, was given good. As a result, the guy came out, gave a bunch of souvenirs, as well as the collector's edition of Fallout 76, along with a copy of the game itself. Such a touching story.

The Techland studio once received a letter from a Dying Light fan, a certain marriott81, who planned to make an offer to his girlfriend, but would like to crank it out as unusual as possible, so he is willing to give any money if only the developers put something into the game. The fact is that the lady of the heart was also hacked into Dying Light. Maybe they met in the game, and maybe she got hooked later, but the facts are that two fans of the main Techland project are getting married - there is an opportunity to arrange a small celebration for themselves and the people. Igrodels conferred and created a separate mission specifically for the girl, who, during the implementation of the cooperative quest, reached the chest, inside which there was something like a card with a proposal of a hand and heart. Fireworks were rushing up to the sky, and the voice of the bridegroom’s pre-recorded voice asked the girl if she did not agree. Fortunately, the breakup did not happen, and, as the author of the idea reports, the future bride answered positively.

The creators of the MMORPG EVE Online decided to thank and perpetuate not just one, although there were probably such cases in the history of the game, but at once all the distinguished fans. Moreover, it was decided not to do this in the game, or, in some other interactive world, but in the reality itself, having established a real monument in the form of a triple obelisk, obviously of a cosmic nature. The five-meter monument was erected not far from the sea, in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. He was even given the name: Peace in the World. And on its surface were engraved not only the names of the most active players at that time (and this was 2014), but also those who had already retired to another world, if such information was confirmed. Since then, Iceland has received another tiny incentive to visit her as a tourist, for those who were not indifferent to this game.

Angry Minecraft Noob Blew Up The NPC Village

Bad and very angry Minecraft Noob blows up a village using TNT. Can anyone survive? Let's see.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Bakuten Shoot: Beyblade Anime

Bakuten Shoot: Beyblade Anime

Exciting, adventure anime cartoon Bakuten Shoot: Beyblade will tell viewers about the unusual hobby of fifth-grader Walt Aoy. He is a blender or a person who knows the art of the top. This sport has become very popular with young people and Walt Aoi wants to achieve incredible heights in it and become famous, if not all over the world, at least in his city.

Image source: 爆転シュート ベイブレード (漫画)

The Battle for Middle-Earth Game on Unreal Engine 4

The Battle for Middle-Earth Game on Unreal Engine 4

BFME: Reforged is a non-commercial fan project, the authors of which transfer the strategy of The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth on Unreal Engine 4. So far, the creators of the mod focus only on multiplayer mode, but can later add a single campaign.

For me, the popularity of The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth, which the game has acquired in recent years, is simply nonsense. At the time of release, it was practically not distinguished among many other games under license. Almost everything in it was bad, but she tolerably respected the plot and style of the films of Peter Jackson, and also allowed to play with the forces of darkness. A sort of Battlefront from the world of strategy.

Alas, a set of games on the fabulous universe of Tolkien is so pathetic that even the inexpressive BFME shines with a bright star among all humiliating shitty games trying to expand this universe with the help of absurd delirium and the brown substance from which they are composed.

And for the fact that the real-time strategy (!) Has managed to transfer a piece of the atmosphere from good films (at least from them), can justify all the scarcity of gameplay and graphics. For the sake of justice, two years later even more dull Warhammer came out: Mark of Chaos, and no one has yet prepared a remaster for it. Hence, The Battle for Middle-earth is something unique and pleasant to some people.

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In the same way, the long-suffering first part of Dawn of War hooked the players. And so different games have become very similar in one aspect - fans continue to support their lives, rivet the fashion and put on the hosting of epic video battles. But fans of BFME were much more fortunate, since modders from mediocre game fashioned a very good product.

The authors of BFME: Reforged were not too lazy and rewrote the whole code of the game, and even radically changed the gameplay of the game, correcting the old jambs of developers. They even to some extent solved the problem with lags in the multi-user mode, but have not yet optimized to the maximum possible.

Many changes have touched and graphics, because well, what's the point of transferring the game to a new engine? Just for the sake of simplifying the work on game mechanics? For the sake of the beauty of modern physics! Fighters face each other, feel the terrain, banners flutter in the wind, destructible objects crumble beautifully and believably. Naturally, in 2018 even a fan re-release of the game can not do without the support of 4K and high FPS values.

The only thing that can spoil this holiday is the reaction of Warner Bros. It is not yet, and this leaves a bitter uncertainty. The BFME team: Reforged is a bit naive (in the literal sense of the word) that the project is not for profit, but it is enough for lawyers to wave the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to close the project.

 While all this business does without a single campaign, but if Warner Bros does not react to the public interest in fashion, it will certainly appear.

The Best Online Games of 2017

Choosing the best games of the year is always a headache and swearing. In any edition, believe me. You can think of at least a million ...