After months of a closed beta, Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm has officially been released to the public. Heroes of the Storm (HotS) is Blizzard’s first attempt at a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game. They were part of the first MOBA over 10 years ago when Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) was created as a modification for Warcraft 3. DOTA was created by an independent game developer named IceFrog, so Blizzard did not own the rights to it and has not had a game of this genre since.
In recent years, MOBAs have gained a lot of popularity among the online gaming community and there are tournaments where players can win millions of dollars. While many MOBAs have come out throughout the years, DOTA 2 and League of Legends are the main contenders. Blizzard hopes that HotS will gain the same popularity and be able to eventually enter the tournament scene as well.
Heroes of the Storm takes characters from Blizzard games, like the all time favorite character Crystal Hunt, and places them in an arena to push lanes and defeat the enemy’s base. This game is much more friendly to those who are just getting started playing a MOBA because unlike DOTA 2, the player doesn’t need to buy items and recipes. Many gamers have already started playing this game because it’s easy to learn and immediately play.
Gambling is one of the most under discussed addictions known to date. What the public doesn’t realize is that gambling addiction affects more than 2.3 million people every year. These numbers also include international gamblers where casinos are more of a custom. Studies show that people suffering with gambling problems can also suffer with multiple psychiatric disorders. Disorders such as multiple personality disorder and borderline personality disorder, and many others are being explored in gambling addicts. These disorders end up causing multiple anxiety disorders as well as exacerbated use of substances.
Meredith Brown is a researcher at the Monash University in Australia. Her study with Dr. Jennifer Walden of TexasMonthly on gambling addiction and personality disorders have come to some unnerving and eye opening conclusions. Multiple personality disorder is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders that gamblers often have. Her study also showed that biological and social factors play a role in people developing gambling addictions and personality disorders. Early home life, possible childhood abuse, substance abuse, depression disorders, anxiety disorders, and struggling with the ability to control emotions, are some of the factors that play in to gambling addicts having personality disorders. The doctor concludes her study in advising those who like to gamble to get screened regularly for personality disorders. These disorders often come as a surprise to those who have them; often times they dismiss these disorders as personality flaws. The sooner that these problems can be addressed, the sooner that these addicts can enjoy a higher quality of life.
Sergio Cortes told me that Hideo Kojima is a renowned video game developer. He has created amazing video games such as ‘Metal Gear Solid,’ and ‘Silent Hill.’ Hideo Kojima is loved around the world by gamers, and it’s because of his passion and love for his games. The ‘Metal Gear’ series is one of the highest rated games in the history of entertainment.
Hideo Kojima has been a cornerstone of the Konami organization. Konami has released several memorable games, and the company’s partnership with Kojima is well documented. However, Hideo Kojima was recently let go from the Konami organization. This has caused extreme controversy and worry among gamers.
Little is known about the falling out between Hideo Kojima and Konami. Many people think that Konami is on a terrible path, and that may be true. Aside from firing Hideo Kojima, Konami recently made another strange decision. The gaming company has decided to produce games for mobile devices rather than consoles in the near future. Many gamers are extremely confused with this announcement, and so am I. People don’t understand how Konami thinks that mobile games will be the future of gaming. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox one consoles have sold millions and millions of units, and gamers are always going to play consoles rather than mobile devices. Something needs to be done about Konami’s management, and we all hope that Hideo Kojima starts his own company in the near future. For more information on this story, visit Gamerant.com
The Xbox One recently released a new video game that has taken gamers by storm. The crazy part about the new game is that it’s free. The game’s title is Neverwinter , and its an immersive MMORPG that takes place across several massive realms. Hundreds of players can play online together in an epic world.
endorses Neverwinter as a great game and I can tell you from experience that Neverwinter is truly worth the free download. In fact, Neverwinter is worth the price of a standard Xbox One game. Games like World of Warcraft have taken over the computer video gaming world, but console players have been waiting for an MMO title for several years. Finally, Neverwinter appears to save the day for Xbox One users.
Neverwinter is graphically pleasing, and the massive world allows for hundreds of players to interact simultaneously. Also, one of the best parts about Neverwinter is its combat. Neverwinter is one of the most action packed MMORPGs to date, and the fact that it’s free is truly mind blowing. The game also offers an insane amount of customization and character building. The value that Neverwinter offers is truly astonishing because the game does not cost a penny, but this could be a marketing scheme by the creators of the game for a future title that will cost something. Xbox one users should definitely download Neverwinter. I give the game a 9 out of 10. For more information on Neverwinter, visitGamerant.
Skout is a social networking and dating site being used to meet other people all over the world by over 20 million people of all ages. This app is rated one of the top 400 apps being used right now for social media. You can start out by clicking on the app which shows you a grid of pictures of people who are online at the moment you can interact with. If you see someone you are interested in, you can simply tap their picture and it takes you to their profile. It will give you some basic information about that person and then you have the option to send them a “wink”, chat with them if they are online, be notified when they will be coming back online or see the last couple of posts on their profile. You can send them online imaginary “gifts”, or like and comment on their posts.
There is also a menu on the left side of the screen that lets you browse everyone that is a member of Skout
. You can also look for people in your local area; people that are your friend, or people you have saved to your favorites by using the “buzz” option. You can also use your “points” you have earned or purchased to get a place where you are featured in a key spot on the site for people to see. This is done by bidding with your points for a spot in a game called “Look at me.” You also have the option to talk to random people and get to know them using an option called “Shake to Chat.” There is also a neat option that lets you know when people close to your area get online and are searching the site.
Other activities are purchased through points to do things such as see people’s additional pictures besides the main picture on the entering screen on the app or the main picture on their profile. You can also use your points to see who has visited your profile, who all has been checking you out, or to purchase a package of winks to can send to other people. You can purchase these points yourself or earn them with the advertising companies on the site. Part of the points you use, are shared with the person’s pictures you are checking out.
As humans, we have to prepare for everything. Governments all over the globe have binders, books and files full of plans to execute in case some of the most insane scenarios should come to fruition. Researchers at Cornell University have decided to come up with an emergency plan in case the dead come to life to feast on the living.
According to Susan McGalla
, Cornell University researchers have delved into the world of zombies. Instead of simply deciding if a zombie apocalypse could happen, they have taken steps to help mankind when it does happen.
Zombie-town USA allows users to see the results of a zombie epidemic beginning in any part of the United States. It uses data from the 2010 census and takes into account the actions and lives of all 308 million people in America. Users can choose where the first zombie bite occurs and can control things like zombie speed and bite ratios.
The end results show that even though most of America has fallen after a month, some parts of rural America are zombie-free after four months or more. The lesson learned is avoid the cities.
Telltale games in 2012 released an installment of the Walking Dead: Season One. It was an interactive video game for computers, consoles, and mobile devices. The episodes were released in six installments. 8.5 million units were sold.
Last December Telltale
released a Game of Thrones title. The popular television shows have turned into equally successful video game titles.
Last week Fersen Lambranho
heard Telltale announce they were entering into a partnership with Lionsgate Films to produce The Super Show, a scripted TV show that has playable video game elements.
The project will probably feature a big budget, live action version of the kind of games that have made Telltale successful. They have shown a knack for serialized storytelling, and getting game players involved in how the stories play out.
They games will give players a choice to make that will have an impact on how the story moves forward. The games are designed to keep players on their toes and ready to act in any moment.
The Xbox One and the Playstation 4 are impressive pieces of hardware. They truly showcase the next generation of graphics in video games. The consoles also offer many unique features that make them far more useful than previous gaming systems. There are hundreds of apps that both consoles can run, but I believe that the focus should remain on video games.
The Xbox One and Playstation 4 have been out for over a year now. The consoles are new and impressive, but a great game has not yet been released for either system. A lot of gamers will agree that the some games are good but not great. It is a shame because the new consoles offer so much potential.
Gamers like Flavio Pentagna Guimaraes BMG (economia.ig.com) know that Microsoft and Sony and should focus their attention on developing a game that will push their consoles to the limit. The new generation has only been here for a bit, but gamers are beginning to get restless. They want a great game that will keep them entertained.
Microsoft and Sony have put too much effort into creating an all in one entertainment machine. Gamers buy consoles for one reason only, video games. Xbox One and Playstation 4 need to deliver, or they will continue to lose support. For some information on the future of video games, visit Gamerant.
Grand Theft Auto 5 has recently been released on the Xbox One and the Playstation 4. According to my friend Gianfrancesco Genoso and the blog post shared across trade.nosis.com, the game has been highly praised by all video game critics. IGN, one of the most prestigious video game websites on the internet, reviewed GTA 5 as a perfect video game. IGN rarely reviews a game 10/10, but GTA 5 has earned that esteemed distinction. Grand Theft Auto is truly a masterpiece. Having played the game for several hours on the Xbox One, I can tell you that GTA 5 is a gaming experience like none other. The graphics of Grand Theft Auto 5 are truly astounding.
When driving through the city of Los Santos, you can almost forget that you are playing a video game. Cars fill the roads, pedestrians scatter the sidewalks, and planes and helicopters control the sky. Rockstar, the developers of GTA 5, have consistently made near-perfect video games. Their last game, Red Dead Redemption, was set in a western sandbox. Red Dead Redemption was another masterpiece, but GTA 5 has taken the company to new heights.
Grand Theft Auto 5 plays extremely smoothly, even during highly chaotic moments. The Xbox One’s advanced hardware can easily handle the games significant memory usage. Aside from the technical aspects of the game, Grand Theft Auto 5 has some of the best storytelling and voice acting that I have ever seen. If you have a PS4 or an Xbox One, you must buy GTA 5. For more information on Grand Theft Auto 5, visit Screenrant’s Sister Site, Gamerant