0 Have your say Video games developer Team17 said it has made a strong start to 2018 following the launch of a number of new games such as “My Time At Portia”. This latest game involves players returning to their hometown of Portia to take control of their late father’s workshop and restore it to its former glory. In order to achieve this, players have to collect resources, craft items and satisfy the requests of the townsfolk. Players are encouraged to: “Restore your Pa’s neglected workshop to its former glory, grow crops, raise animals, befriend the towns quirky inhabitants and uncover the mysteries that this charming post-apocalyptic land has forgotten.” Wakefield-based Team17 reported strong trading in the six months to June 30 and said it expects to deliver full year results in line with market expectations. The group said its … [Read more...] about New video games boost Team17
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GOOGLE is planning to launch their very own games console to break into the lucrative video game market. The search titan is looking to revolutionise home gaming with a device which streams games through the web - much in the same way as PlayStation Now. Here's all you need to know. What is Google Yeti? Yeti is supposedly Google's "Netflix for Games", where games are hosted on remote servers and then streamed to your televisions via a piece of dedicated hardware. This would operate under a subscription service which will include zero downloads and would let you play any of the games in the entire collection. Although PlayStation already has their own streaming platform, Google could have an edge over competitors due to the ubiquity of ChromeCast. A Reuters news report said: “The plan that Google has been working on involves the use of its cloud servers to broadcast the games to users over the internet. “Google has discussed Yeti with game developers, but it is unclear … [Read more...] about What is Google Yeti, when will it be released and will the new video game rival PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One?
Many of the biggest video game developers have become household names as the popularity of games for consoles and PC continues to grow. Names like Electronic Arts, Ubisoft and Rockstar are among the most recognisable in the business’s “megapowers”, with just about everyone having heard of FIFA, Assassin’s Creed and Grand Theft Auto. But smaller, independent game developers have enjoyed a boom period since gaming started turning digital, with downloadable games offering the opportunity to save production costs on discs, cartridges and packaging. One of those companies which has carved out success is Wales Interactive. Its games have appeared on the Nintendo Switch and Wii U, as well as PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Mac and mobile devices and it has more than one million downloads to their name. The company was founded in 2012 and hit the ground running with three games – Gravity Badgers, Jack Vs Ninjas and Stride Files: The Square Murder – with the former … [Read more...] about The little Welsh video games developer taking on the big boys
Drake has unexpectedly appeared in a video game livestream – and smashed through records as he did so. The Canadian singer announced on Twitter that he would soon be playing Fortnite with popular streamer Ninja. He then logged onto Twitch and began to play with him. The video quickly became the most viewed ever. At some points more than 600,000 people were watching the live video, easily breaking through records on Twitch, which was just over half that. Gadgets and tech news in pictures + show all Gadgets and tech news in pictures 1/43 Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian company Jet Capsule. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. Jet Capsule/Cover Images 2/43 A humanoid robot gestures during a demo at a stall in the Indian Machine Tools Expo, IMTEX/Tooltech 2017 held in Bangalore Getty Images 3/43 A humanoid robot gestures during a demo at a stall in … [Read more...] about Drake unexpectedly appears in Twitch video game livestream, immediately breaks viewing records
North Koreans lucky enough to own a mobile phone can now play a patriotic shoot-'em-up game on their devices – the cheerily named "Yankee Mopping-up Operation". State-run news site Arirang-Meari says the game is popular among young people and workers alike. Players move through various levels to collect different weapons to exterminate the Yankee enemy. They deserve what is coming to them, asays Arirang-Meari, because they "boast as if they are the emperor of the world". Yankee Mopping-up Operation is the latest attempt by the North Korean state to channel military propaganda through video games. Military-style video games are a natural product for Kim Jong-un's government to promote anti-US sentiment and emphasise the central importance of the armed forces and defence in North Korean ideology. In August 2017, the similarly themed "Hunting Yankee" was released for computers and mobile devices. Screenshots suggest Hunting Yankee is a more expansive, Call of Duty-style offering … [Read more...] about North Korean video game ‘Yankee Mopping-up Operation’ a hit with the kids, says state media