All posts by blitz

Mysterious New Atari VCS Console Available for Pre-Order Soon

The brand new Atari VCS console is on the way and avid gamers can pre-purchase one soon, although details still remain scarce as to what all the new console will feature. The consoles won’t actually be in use for about a year and so far nobody seems to know which modern video games might end up being available for the new system.

What’s known so far is that Atari will launch an Indiegogo campaign at the end of the month and will give customers the ability to lock in a pre-order to get the console in the future. There will be a $199 price available for “early bird adopters,” with a $300 price tag for the later release. The early birds can secure their console for just $199 but will be waiting for a year to receive the system. There will be an Onyx black variant version released as well as a “Collector’s Edition” woodgrain model. The design of the new gaming system is similar to that of the classic Atari 2600.

This particular gaming system was previously dubbed as the “Ataribox” and thought to be a console capable of only playing older Atari classic games. However, it appears the Atari VCS will try to become a competitor to the latest modern gaming systems based on its previously-announced technical specifications. These specs seem in-line with other popular systems on the market in terms of what it can handle for graphics, storage, and connectivity. The new game console will also feature a Linux operating system, allowing for installation of additional apps by users. These might include apps for streaming content, music playback, and web browsers, similar to other gaming systems.

A Forbes report indicated that the new VCS is set to launch with “100 classic games.” There will also be new modern titles that the company will announce at a later date, leaving it a mystery as to exactly which titles might arrive for the new platform. The new Atari game console won’t ship for a year, giving plenty of time for the company to partner with popular game makers ahead of the official product release to consumers.

It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me!

Sea of Thieves is one of XBOX’s latest gaming hits. It offers a versatile open-world player experience. Explore the vast oceans with friends, or sail all by thy lonesome. Live the pirate life you’ve dreamed about since you were a kid. Spend the day solving riddles or fighting for gold on the open seas.

This wide virtual world offers adventure for any type of pirate. With XBOX Live Gold, you and your friends can play Sea of Thieves together. Set sail on the deep blue ocean and find another ship worthy of your plundering. Ships are loaded with cannons and weapons to make it interesting. Battle other pirate ships to gather as much booty as possible!

Swashbuckling pirates will enjoy the diverse and personal combat experience. Players can fight against other players as well as computer characters. The computer characters come in the form of a scary skeleton. They’re usually located on islands with the most treasure to hold, but they roam the rest of the map as well. Wild animals are also found on islands and can be used for supplies.

Sail on to uncharted waters with your mates. Dive into Davy Jones’ locker and find abandoned shipwrecks to explore. You never know, they may contain something your ship needs for repairs. Master the art of solving riddles to uncover where x marks the spot. There’s treasure waiting! If you aren’t the riddle type, then scope the seas for your next ship to conquer for treasure. However, be careful because some treasures contain terrible curses that can sink your beloved ship.

This game is a blast. It’s a great game to play co-op with friends, or just to entertain yourself for an evening. It’s only available on XBOX. Sea of Thieves is constantly receiving updates, so look for amazing improvements in the game’s future.

Players can choose to fight each other or to join one another’s ranks. It’s all about where the adventure takes you. This fantastical world of myths and monsters will deliver you to another time and place. Drink up me hearties, yo ho!

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery has Cut the Costs in the Real-Cash Shop

Fans of Harry Potter received a new video game for their mobile devices, but they were less than satisfied when they realized it was completely pay-to-win.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery uses an energy system similar to city builder games. The game limits your activity based on the amount of energy you have. If you have no energy, you can’t advance. The only option you have is to put the game down for a few hours ot pay real cash to continue playing.

For example, in the Harry Potter books and movies, the Devil’s Snare is a plant that traps individuals in its vines, but will release a person when they relax. In the video game, it is impossible to escape from the Devil’s Snare unless you have full energy. The Devil’s Snare is a nightmare for gamers. When you are capture by this plant, your only option is to put the phone down and wait or shell out hard-earned cash in order to be released from its grasps.

Taking into consideration the popularity of Harry Potter and the controversy surrounding loot boxes and other microtransactions in some country, it will be interesting to see what comes of video game microtransactions if the new Harry Potter gains mass popularity.

The outrage against Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was so bad that the developers of the games have cut the cost of the real-cash shop.

Not everyone is seeing these price cuts right away. Screenshots show that some people are seeing the lower rates, but others are still seeing the expensive, original prices.

If you would like to try the Harry Potter game for yourself, it is available now for Android and iOS devices.

ESO’s Summerset Isles Expansion Gets a Visual Preview

The Elders Scrolls franchise is one of the most successful game series in history. The game has had five main entries into its series: Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim. The series has also created a few spinoffs like Redguard and Elder Scrolls Online.

The Elder Scrolls online was released to harsh criticism from long term fans of the series. Fans cited class restrictions and general MMO features as the down fall of Elder Scrolls Online. Zenimax, the developers of Elder Scrolls Online have fixed many of the complaints that fans had. They have removed class restrictions, enabling players to wander the entirety of Tamriel, regardless of race and class.

The Elder Scrolls Online is now one of the most accessible MMOs on the market today. Players who choose to explore the world of Elder Scrolls Online but don’t like the typical game play of most MMOs will be delighted to know that you will be able to play with all your friends, regardless of level, class, and race.

The Elder Scrolls Online’s newest expansion pack is ready to hit stores soon. Zenimax released a little bit more information regarding the storyline of the new expansion on May 3rd, 2018. The new storyline takes place on an island that does not exist on the plane of Tamriel. Instead, players will wander to the island of Artaeum, assisting the Psijic Order in combating a new Daedric threat.

With the new explorable area comes new skills, weapons, dungeons, and much more.

PC gamers will get to experience the new content ahead of console gamers. The release date for the game is May 21st on PC and June 5th for consoles. There are several options concerning different editions and pre-order bonuses. There is a Digital Collector’s Edition, Physical Collector’s Edition, and the standard edition. Mounts, exclusive outfits, exclusive pets, and new emotes are the incentives to pre-order.

Talk Fusion Releases New App Fusion on the Go for the Masses

The importance of email videos cannot be ignored in this age of technology. Since people today are bombarded with so much of information, marketers need to find ways to be able to connect with their audience better. Email campaigns have become much more sophisticated than they were before. The attention of your audience is also small, and marketers have a tough task to accomplish. When creating marketing videos for its audience, marketers need to build a call to action so that their marketing campaign can offer greater results. But, companies such as Talk Fusion have made it easier for marketers to reach out to the audience. Talk Fusion has recently released their newest app Fusion on the Go that allows marketers and ordinary people to send videos to others conveniently. Users need to download the app to their iOS or Android devices and start using it.

 

The users of Talk Fusion can create videos directly through the app or upload one to be sent to their audience. The app also offers some amazing templates to make the videos attractive. But, it is not just about the marketing campaigns. Companies have become global these days. They have teams in different parts of the world connecting with each other all the time. Talk Fusion allows them to hold virtual meetings using the app. The team members can create a chat room and hold secure meetings. They also have the option to save the videos and then revisit them at a later stage. The app also allows people to send text messages for personal or professional reasons. Fusion on the Go consistently updates their app to offer the best services to its customers. Even after its launch, the app has already received many updates such as better video quality, creating chat rooms and also inviting multiple team members or friends to chat at the same time. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/TalkFusion/

 

One thing that has not surprised the CEO of Talk Fusion, Bob Reina is that people are also using the app for making personal calls. Unlike other video calling apps, Fusion on the Go is convenient and quite easy to use. Thus, when people are on the move, the app does a better job at connecting them to their friends and families. The sleek design of the app has made it quite popular with its users, and Bob Reina expects that the app still has a long way to go.

Meet Randal Nardone: One of the World’s Billionaires

Randal Nardone is one of the world's few billionaires
Randal Nardone: One of the World’s Billionaires

An investment involves acquiring assets with the expectation that their value will increase in the future and therefore making a profit. Many entrepreneurs are coming up from all parts of the world. Some companies are involved in offering credit while others provide the advice to the entrepreneurs to help them achieve their objective. Other companies that have started to gain prominence are the capital ventures, these are companies that invest in existing ventures in exchange for a share of ownership.

Fortress Investment Group is one of the companies that have ventured in to various opportunities. The company has been in operation for decades and this has earned it a good reputation for its success. The company has a team of management with a vast experience in top management and therefore they are able to make informed decisions before channeling funds to a certain project and also during its implementation. Randal Nardone is one of the co-founders of Fortress Investment Group, he has played a critical role in the success of the company since it started. He currently serves as one of the company’s board member, he is responsible for advising the board on legal matters in the company and its interests.

Randal Nardone is one of the richest individuals in the world. He has been featured in the Forbes magazine, in 2007, he was position 557. The list comprises the richest individuals in the world. The individual have a lot of influence on various issues that have global impact such as politics. He also excelled in his education where he studied law from Boston University, a globally recognized institution. Before pursuing law, he had studied English and Biology. Randal Nardone followed his passion, this is a good lesson to many people who get in to careers they are not passionate about. Some scholars have urged people to follow their passion as they are likely to be more productive and happier.

Employees are one of the most valuable assets of the organization as they have a direct impact on the products, this is according to some scholars. When they are well motivated, they are likely to perform better. The employees of Fortress Investment Group are happy for the company as they feel valued by the management. Randal Nardone has been recognized for his exemplary leadership skill and has been appointed to serve in boards of various organizations such as Eurocastle Investment and Springleaf Financial Holdings. Fortress Investment Group was recently acquired by SofBank, a Chinese company. The management was to stay intact and the company would still continue to operate in the same areas of specialization.

 

God of War is Now the Fastest Selling PS4 Exclusive in History

In a world where most high-selling video games are multiplayer experiences, Sony has been a god-send to singer player gamers. Games such as The Last of Us, Uncharted, and God of War have made sure single-player gamers stick to Sony’s gaming consoles. Sony has hit another milestone with the release of God of War. God of War has sold 3.1 million copies, making it the fastest selling PlayStation 4 exclusive of all time.

God of War is one of Sony’s most profitable franchises. Gamers take on the role of Kratos, who became the god of war after killing Aries. In previous God of War games, Kratos was on a murder-spree, killing the gods who he thinks have wronged him for so many years.

The newest edition of God of War is a reboot of sorts, resetting the number of the series to zero and changing the setting. The game series have shifted from Greek mythology to Norse mythology. Another major difference in the new God of War game is Kratos’s companion, his son.

The fact that Kratos’s son is along for the journey creates an incredible narrative. As fans of the series know, Kratos’s original killing spree started after the death of his daughter. The involvement of Kratos’s child makes for an anxiety filled narrative. Anytime Kratos’s son is in danger, it creates a scenario where the gamer is sitting on the edge of their seat, waiting for Kratos to loose his cool should his kid come to harm.

God of War is available in stores now, should you wish to see this incredible story for yourself. As previously mentioned, the game is exclusively available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.

President Trump’s Blame Games

Video games have often been victims of blame when it comes to gun violence in America. Trump recently stated that he believes that video games have a major influence on the actions of America’s youth. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

In the 1990s, video games were also the scapegoat for major power holders like politicians and law enforcers. They crucify violent games. However, they never seem to come up with an actual solution to the violence epidemic that’s grown in past decades. One starts to think about the probability of video games being used to deter attention away from the actual problem.

There are zero studies that prove the correlation between violent games and violent behavior or emotional disorders. A 2014 study went on to prove that video games actually reduced violence among youths. This is probably due to the option of playing games and eating Doritos instead of joining a gang or finding trouble.

Trump was very vague in his accusations. He communicated that he’d heard people talking about the cause and effect value of games and behavior. He didn’t give any factual evidence or theories to back up his statements. He went further, saying that violence in games and movies should have a rating put on it. There’s already a rating system in place, however. It’s anyone’s guess whether Trump just forgot about that or if he really doesn’t know. He’d invited several groups to speak at a meeting regarding violence in video games. These were all one-sided anti-game violence groups, with no opposition to argue a counterpoint.

This argument, (If it can even be called such) is null and void. The Trump administration, as usual, went on to argue their point with no opposing forces. This is old news, as gaming has become the most popular hobby worldwide. Americans are ready for a different point of focus in the conversation. They’re ready to solve the real problems facing them. The lack of gun control is the real issue here. Politicians are just doing what they can to distract from it. America needs greater gun access restrictions involving mental health checks, background checks, and regulated training classes. Add to that, there must be a ban on gun shows across the nation unless there is a way to enforce them. However, this point may fall on deaf ears. Politicians on the right side of the spectrum are too busy taking money from the NRA to do anything to impede profits on either side of the deal.

Red Dead Redemption 2 – Third Official Trailer has Released

Red Dead Redemption is one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time and on October 28th it is getting a sequel.

The original Red Dead Redemption was Rockstar Game’s take on the old west. Rockstar took the Grand Theft Auto game play model and shipped it back to an old west setting. The result was one of the greatest games in recent memory. The game featured an incredible story, intense game play, and RPG elements that put actual RPGs to shame. The hunting and skinning concept first seen in Red Dead Redemption has been copied for years, cropping up in games like Far Cry and others. Red Dead Redemption 2 certainly has big shoes to feel.

In typical Rockstar fashion, despite the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 still being months away, Rockstar has released its third trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2. Fans are still waiting to get a glimpse of some actual game play footage, but there is no lack of cinematic trailers.

From the information released via these cinematic trailers, it is a safe bet to say that Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn’t take place in the mid-west, at least not all of it. In one of the previous trailers, an alligator can be seen ripping a man to pieces, and in this newest preview a building called the Saints Hotel can be seen. These two pieces of information hint at a Louisiana setting. An official announcement has yet to be made about the setting of Red Dead Redemption 2.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prequel to the original game, telling the story of the end of the old west as it is remember, displaying a shift to a more modern culture. The game will be in stores on October 28th.

The third official trailer from Rockstar can be viewed, along with the other trailers, on their official website.

Is Nintendo Expanding its Reach Deeper into the Mobile Phone Industry?

Nintendo has a new president, and this president wants to expand Nintendo’s mobile game presence.

In a recent interview with Nikkei, Shuntaro Furukawa, the new President of Nintendo, said he wants to grow Nintendo’s mobile section into a near one billion dollar industry. Shuntaro Furukawa and Nintendo want to mimic the success of Pokemon Go.

Furukawa believes that the best thing for Nintendo is to throw ideas out there and hope something becomes a financial success; the mobile gaming industry is a huge market that is mostly untapped by the big three in game: Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo.

Furukawa is not official the President of Nintendo yet. When current president, Tatsumi Kimishima retires in June, Furukawa will take over the position.

Furukawa, in addition to his goal of expanding Nintendo’s stake in the mobile platform, wants to expand Nintendo’s console’s reach to new territory. “For over 30 years,” Furukawa said. “We have been selling in […] the same regions.” Furukawa is speaking about the Japanese, American and European markets; Furukawa wants to expand the operations of Nintendo to places like South East Asia and the Middle East.

When Kimishima steps down as president he will take on a new role as an adviser. Kimishima will set up a panel of five individuals total to offer his opinion on final decisions. “Other people are gifted at evaluating products,” Kimishima said. Kimishima says that ultimately he has the final say in all decisions as an adviser.

Despite the young age of 46, which is incredibly young for a top businessman in Japan, Furukawa is all set to take over as President of Nintendo.

Nintendo’s most famous character, Mario, has already made his debut on mobile devices with the launch of Super Mario Run.

Announcements on which current and new IPs coming to mobile have not yet been made. Gamers and fans of Nintendo should expect more announcements once Furukawa is official made president in June.