Computer games made a humble start as an industry, way back when computers were plugged into TV’s computer games began to occupy our time. The democratization of computing power, making computer power ubiquitous, has now taken the humble computer game to every corner of the world and every aspect of our lives. Creating an industry that now generates over $68 billion a year.
The next generation consoles bring with them a new battle to dominate and a new wave of change, a potential shift of power . Before the wave of next gen consoles roles in it is the perfect time to settle bets and close off the books on the current generation, the soon to be previous gen.
With the release of the next generation fast approaching it is also the ideal time to set the scene, asses the current state of gaming and prepare for what is coming. As the console wars prepare to heat up once again we all prepare to indulge, here’s what you need to know.
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Like 50 shades of porn for gamers Microsoft continues to drip feed the rumour mill details of their future Xbox consoles. Via websites The Verge and Xbox World new rumours reveal the hardware specifications of two Xbox models.
Microsoft appears to have far grander aspirations than simply controlling the console market. Far more than a gaming console Microsoft is building an entire home entertainment eco-system. Xbox Live is now the gateway to Microsoft’s entertainment empire, getting people in the door, logged on, is the new ratings war.
All of the information available so far suggests the Xbox 720 is central to the new media empire. A brave new world of tightly integrated gadgets that requires the 720 to be far more than a mere console. In the future it may be known as an entertainment server, delivering all of your electronic entertainment needs.
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Microsoft is working hard to make the Xbox the centre of our living entertainment, now they are bringing in the smartphones to assist. With the introduction of the SmartGlass application for Windows and Android smartphone’s the Xbox’s interface has been put in the palm of your hand.
Able to convert any Windows 8 or Android phone into an auxiliary display for your Xbox, the SmartGlass app is a must have freebie for any Xbox owning Android and Windows user. Making us wonder how we used the Xbox without it. This may also signifying the first tangible benefits of the much hyped device integration we have heard so much about, finally it all starts to make sense.
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The game is centered on the challenge of survival on a zombie-infested island. Dead Island was released on September 6, 2011 in North America and September 9, 2011 for PAL regions. Dead Island features Open World roaming, played in the First Person perspective. The focus is on melee combat, incorporating customizable weaponry, vehicle customization, combat, and RPG elements.
The Game – Dead Island: first person horror action-adventure video game
Game Modes: Single Player | 4 Player Online Co-op
Developed by: Techland | Published by Deep Silver
Available On: Microsoft Windows | PlayStation 3| Xbox 360.
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