Probably one of the heftiest Virtual Reality headset among the devices available for the consumer market. Microsoft Hololens is probably quite different from plain VR and is an amalgamation of Augmented and Virtual Reality. The Microsoft Hololens is an untethered holographic projection device and does not require any other third-party software, hardware or platform to operate from. The Hololens is a standalone device that could project holographic projections into thin air! … [Read more...] about 8 Best Virtual Reality Headset To Experience VR in 2017
Release new movies 2017
Now, back on January 7, 2017, I did a (very poor, admittedly, in retrospect) video detailing how Nexon had gained publishing rights for Moonlight Blade – and that we could expect information in the near future regarding its release. … [Read more...] about Moonlight Blade North America / Europe Release Officially Confirmed By Nexon
Brad McQuaid will likely bring us some sort of version of Pantheon: Rise and Repeat as I heard someone call it the other day (I believe Wilhelm but not 100% sure). I played Everquest, and Vanguard… and Pantheon seems like more of the same just yet another slightly higher fidelity version of the same game Brad has kept trying to create since the 90s. I don’t have near as much nostalgia as some do for the “you must have a group with you at all times and death must be frustrating and painful” genre. Ashes of Creation looks mildly interesting… but what I have seen of the community tells me it is going to be a game I am not going to enjoy much in the same way that I didn’t enjoy ArcheAge at launch. Monster Hunter World is definitely something I am looking forward to giving a shot, in spite of the fact that I am horrible at Monster Hunter games. Anthem also seems really interesting, but the gameplay footage we have … [Read more...] about Games Played 2017 Edition
Demo disappointment If you haven’t noticed the small hints I’ve been dropping in our other GDC coverage, let me be blunt: I played the Summerset demo for 30 minutes and felt no desire to play more. The demo is what it is, and I’m not using that to judge Summerset as a whole, especially when what we saw was mixing textures and animations, and lacked a lot of the things that make MMOs great. Again, this may have been because as a core MMO player, I felt like I was outside the target audience for the demo. (I could fill up the rest of this article analyzing how to properly demo an MMO, but maybe, one day, I’ll do that for a soapbox.) … [Read more...] about GDC 2018: Hands-on with Elder Scrolls Online’s Summerset and a chat with ZeniMax’s Rich Lambert
Quizzing the Community When video game developers do decide to branch out, however, taking into account the community’s wants is often one of the smartest methods. Developers can use social media to directly ask for fan feedback or they can themselves keep tabs on how players are responding to other games. Social media comments surrounding the aforementioned battle royale games is a good example of this. Another good example of this is the backlash surrounding Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot boxes in late 2017. Players weren’t happy that the game’s business model asked them to pay to unlock gameplay-affecting content and as such, publisher EA removed loot boxes from the game. For many, game developers are only expected to feature loot boxes with cosmetic-only content (rather than gameplay content). Some developers have taken this on board, in attempts to avoid similar backlash. … [Read more...] about How Do Game Developers Identify Market Trends?