Top 10 Natural Wonders of the World to See

The Earth is an incredible planet that holds many spectacular places to see. From snowy mountains to the heated air of the desert, this world pulsates with life and never ceases to amaze us.

8 Autombiles That are Forbidden Fruit in America

Whether safety restrictions, marketing plans, or distribution issues stand in the way, American auto consumers can’t get some of the hottest cars drivers around the world enjoy. It doesn’t mean they aren’t worth a look (or a little lusting after). Here are eight automobiles U.S. consumers would love to have but don’t even have the chance.

The Most Anticipated Geek-Friendly Movies of 2015

Looking at this year's calendar of premieres, here's what I'm most excited about over the next 12 months:

10 Best Xbox Games of 2014 That Nobody Can Forget

2014 was a bizarre year. It was a year of HD premasters and “Conclusive Editions” on Xbox One, or more heaps of cross-gen games discharged on both Xbox 360 and Xbox 1. Few games genuinely emerged – especially on 360 – so making our yearly Game of the Year list in the not so distant future was troublesome. So here is the list of 10 best Xbox games of 2014 that no buddy can forget.

Problems Only 90s Gamers Could Understand

With the PS1 turned 20 last December it’s got us thinking about gaming in the 90s. We complain a lot these days, but there were a lot of problems with gaming back then that we all seemed to ignore. If you were a gamer in the 90s you’d know all about these particular problems…

Friday, December 9, 2016

Player has managed to build a working Atari 2600 emulator in the Minecraft


Over and over again, Minecraft players do not fail to amaze the rest of the world with their creativity. From floating cities to high-resolution paintings, there’s no limit to what you can create. This has been proven once again by a Minecraft player who goes by the name SethBling, as he managed to build an Atari 2600 emulator – a working one, at that!

The user released a video where he explains how his creation works, and there’s a brief demonstration of it. Through use of thousands of command blocks the original ROMs that were stored on Atari cartridges can run, as well as the processor and memory, as these blocks provide enough power to run the game and deliver up to 60 frames every four hours.




This amazing emulator was built without using any plugins or mods – so, in vanilla Minecraft, which is quite a feat. If this emulator has you interested, the files are available for download here.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Syfy Confirmed Z Nation Season 4


Zombies hit mainstream popularity in the last 5 to 10 years with shows like Death Valley, The Walking Dead and of course, our favorite Z Nation. The captivating, gritty and dramatic nail-biter keeps on drawing in new fans, which is why Z Nation is picking up Season 4 in 2017.

One minor change will occur as far as the number of episodes goes; instead of 15 episodes, Season 4 of Z Nation will have 13. The creators of the exhilarating show are co-creator Craig Engler and co-creator, show runner, and executive Karl Schaefer (Eerie Indiana).

SyFy confirmed Z Nation’s new season arrival in the year of 2017; however, the specific date is TBA.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Top 5 games coming out in November

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare


What would November be like without a new Call of Duty game? Definitely at least a little bit empty. Luckily, the new release is right on time, this time set in space with all the gimmicks that come with that, such as zero gravity. And apparently Activision noticed the people’s love for Game of Thrones and MMA, since Kit Harington and Conor McGregor are also featured in the game. The multiplayer isn’t top notch like it used to be – there are certainly some improvements to be made in that field, but it’s still pretty fun.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was released on November 4th for PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Eagle Flight


Ubisoft have made mistakes in the recent years, but one thing is undeniable: their open world games indeed have open worlds. Eagle Flight is no exception, being the publisher’s first try in virtual reality. Set in Paris during the post-apocalyptic future, it allows you to soar into the skies. If you have a HTC Vive, Oculus or PS VR headset, you’re free to put it on and start your flight.

Eagle Flight was released for PC and PS4 on November 8th.

Dishonored 2


Bethesda have generated high expectations with the first installment one of the most critically acclaimed new series, Dishonored, and we hope for greatness from the sequel as well. This time the character you’ll control can be one of two supernatural assassins in Karnaca, a fictional city.

Dishonored 2 will be released on November 11th for PC, Xbox One and PS4

Watch Dogs 2


The first installment in the series didn’t live up to the hype, but we’re ready to forgive Ubisoft if they learned from their mistakes, which, it seems, they have, so we’re hopeful for the sequel. The announced doubled hacking elements in the game and letting the players go down non-lethal routes is a welcome addition compared to open world mass murdering and constant collecting plus a forgettable protagonist we had to endure in the original Watch Dogs. And the best part? There’ll be a co-op mode.

Watch Dogs 2 will be released on November 15th for PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection


The best parts of the Assassin’s Creed games, the ones with Ezio Auditore, will not avoid the inevitable remaster on current-gen. Probably a smart move by Ubisoft, considering there was no new Assassin’s Creed entries this year (and better, because they deteriorated in quality constantly since our good friend Ezio has been gone), this can keep old fans engaged with the series and still introduce some new ones. No multiplayer modes will be included, however, but we are still looking forward to playing this in updated graphics.

Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection will be released on November 17th for PS4 and Xbox One.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Top games coming out in November

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare


What would November be like without a new Call of Duty game? Definitely at least a little bit empty. Luckily, the new release is right on time, this time set in space with all the gimmicks that come with that, such as zero gravity. And apparently Activision noticed the people’s love for Game of Thrones and MMA, since Kit Harington and Conor McGregor are also featured in the game. The multiplayer isn’t top notch like it used to be – there are certainly some improvements to be made in that field, but it’s still pretty fun.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was released on November 4th for PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Football Manager 2017

The new manager simulator from Sports Interactive brings a few new things to the table to entice players to get it. There are a few smaller changes, such as support for new league rules in matches and some new camera angles, but one of the main things is considering some recent political developments and how they may affect the game. Namely, Britain leaving the EU may mean that your star striker will, perhaps, need a work permit.

Football Manager 2017 was released for PC on November 4th .

Eagle Flight


Ubisoft have made mistakes in the recent years, but one thing is undeniable: their open world games indeed have open worlds. Eagle Flight is no exception, being the publisher’s first try in virtual reality. Set in Paris during the post-apocalyptic future, it allows you to soar into the skies. If you have a HTC Vive, Oculus or PS VR headset, you’re free to put it on and start your flight.

Eagle Flight was released for PC and PS4 on November 8th.

Dishonored 2


Bethesda have generated high expectations with the first installment one of the most critically acclaimed new series, Dishonored, and we hope for greatness from the sequel as well. This time the character you’ll control can be one of two supernatural assassins in Karnaca, a fictional city.

Dishonored 2 will be released on November 11th for PC, Xbox One and PS4

Watch Dogs 2


The first installment in the series didn’t live up to the hype, but we’re ready to forgive Ubisoft if they learned from their mistakes, which, it seems, they have, so we’re hopeful for the sequel. The announced doubled hacking elements in the game and letting the players go down non-lethal routes is a welcome addition compared to open world mass murdering and constant collecting plus a forgettable protagonist we had to endure in the original Watch Dogs. And the best part? There’ll be a co-op mode.

Watch Dogs 2 will be released on November 15th for PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection


The best parts of the Assassin’s Creed games, the ones with Ezio Auditore, will not avoid the inevitable remaster on current-gen. Probably a smart move by Ubisoft, considering there was no new Assassin’s Creed entries this year (and better, because they deteriorated in quality constantly since our good friend Ezio has been gone), this can keep old fans engaged with the series and still introduce some new ones. No multiplayer modes will be included, however, but we are still looking forward to playing this in updated graphics.

Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection will be released on November 17th for PS4 and Xbox One.

Pokémon Sun and Moon


With the appeal of Pokémon GO now gone with the coming of winter, GameFreak and Nintendo have got something new in store for us. Nobody is going to walk 10km to hatch eggs when it’s freezing outside, but perhaps people can be enticed to hunt down over 800 critters from the warmth of their own living room sofa. The setting is in Alola, which is a fictional version of Hawaii, where all Pokémon look a bit stranger than what we’re used to. (Just check out Dugtrio and you’ll see what we mean).

Pokémon Sun and Moon will be released on November 22nd for Nintendo 3DS.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 changes title in the United Kingdom


The latest issue of Empire brings us all sorts of news, but probably the most intriguing piece of news concerns the 5th sequel of Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Apparently, it’s going to change names depending on the part of the world.

So, in the USA it’s going to be titled “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”, while the UK audience will see “Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge.” In France, Italy and Spain the film will be called “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Revenge of Salazar,” Salazar being the character played by Javier Bardem.

According to Empire, the reason for this name-change hasn’t been provided officially, but it is speculated that it concerns trademarks or projects with similar names in different countries around the world.

The new issue of Empire is on sale now.

In the meantime, enjoy the trailer and the poster.


Monday, October 24, 2016

Battlefield 1 Campaign Performance Analysis On PS4/Xbox One


A Battlefield 1 campaign frame-rate analysis was performed by Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry on the PS4 and Xbox One version of the game.


The long-awaited PS4 and XO version of Hangar 13’s Mafia 3 was finally put on a test bench by Digital Foundry. Unfortunately, these two versions came with a fewhard-to-miss bugs and glitches but in general, it would be safe to say the games were equal. On one hand, Sony’s PS4 had the edge visually and Microsoft’s Xbox One greatly outperformed the PS4 during high engine loads.

The same can be said for DICE’s Battlefield 1 – the creators of the PS4 version can boast about an overall crystal clear image; however, the Xbox version takes the lead when it comes to performance. Even though both PS4 and the Xbox One versiondisplay frame-rate drops to 50FPS, Xbox One takes the lead once again, due to frame-rate consistency.

Below, you can take a look at Battlefield 1 frame-rate test from Digital Foundry:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

All The Rockstar Sequels We’re Eager To Get

Rockstar teased they are returning to the Red Dead series and an official announcement has placed the release for fall 2017. As much as we’re anticipating the continuation of the Red Dead franchise, there are others we’re also eager to see.

Manhunt


One of the most unique Rockstar games ever, the stealth-based survival horror Manhunt was quite controversial. It was even pulled off the shelves in Australia after release despite the MA15+ rating. The game pushed boundaries, as you play as the death row prisoner James Cash who is forced to participate in snuff films and kill people in gruesome ways.

Certainly one of the most original games of this genre, and it would be interesting to see in which direction Rockstar could take the potential sequels.

Table Tennis


Ah, Rockstar’s Table Tennis, an almost decade old Xbox 360 game, is probably one of the few games with the subject of table tennis. Despite the crazy amount of time we’ve spent playing it, and the level of polish and content it had, it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever see Rockstar remaking or continuing the franchise. However, it would be cool to see.

L.A. Noire


This one is more likely to get a sequel, as Rockstar had gone on record saying that the game is important enough to them that they may make a sequel in the future. L.A. Noire was primarily developed by Team Bondi, Australian developer, and used some revolutionary facial expression technology that allowed the developers to do with storytelling what no other game did before.

The game is set in Los Angeles, during 1947, and you play as an LAPD officer that has to solve cases across five divisions. It wasn’t as action-packed as most Rockstar titles, but it ended up being quite influential in the gaming scene and a favorite of many.

GTA


We long for another GTA game set in Vice City. The 80’s flavored GTA adventure had a certain vibe to it that no other GTA game had – maybe because it was set in the 80’s, maybe it was due to the Miami inspiration, but it was so cool cruising those neon-soaked streets and listening to some awesome music from the time on the radio.

If we take into account that GTA IV was set in a modernized version of Liberty City, and GTA V sent us back into the all new and improved San Andreas, wouldn’t it be great to go back to Vice City as well and see how things are going now – or even keep it in the 80’s time frame? Well, we think it would.