Officially and painstakingly selected by VG247, these are the best Xbox One games. We saw loads of potentially great Xbox games at E3. Returning greats like Halo Infinite and Gears of War 5 were super exciting, while new contenders like Cyberpunk 2077 put the cherry on the cake. But if you’re here, you’re more interested in what you can play right now. The latest addition to the list is Dontnod’s flawed, but supremely interesting, Vampyr. There’s not much else like it available on Xbox One, and fans of Victorian gothic ambience and hefty exposition should definitely give it a look. Earlier this year we added Capcom’s life-consuming action-RPG Monster Hunter World to the list, as well as overnight streaming sensation Fortnite: Battle Royale. Microsoft’s first AAA-exclusive of the year – Sea of Thieves – dropped in March. Despite some launch issues, it’s such swashbuckling fun that it’s made our list too. And now, in … [Read more...] about The best Xbox One games in 2019: every must-play on Xbox One S and One X
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Dream Reality Interactive has one goal: make VR and AR games awesome. Technically that’s two goals, but when you’re in VR counting isn’t necessary. Recently they put out Arca’s Path, a neat little mash up of VR platforming and Marble Madness. However, they’ve also worked on games like Orbu and Hold the World. I got a chance to talk with their CEO Dave Ranyard about how the studio came to be, his time as CEO of Sony London Studios, and the development process behind each game.TechRaptor: Hello Dave! Dave Ranyard: Hi. TechRaptor: Dream Reality Interactive. You set it up after leaving Sony London Studios. Well… I guess, for starters, why? Dave: Why leave a nice cozy job with a big firm to do some crazy indie stuff in an unstable emerging market? TechRaptor: Yeah! Dave: [Laughter.] Well I guess… I mean I’ve been at Sony for 17 years. I started out as a programmer writing the menus for a football game, soccer game, called This … [Read more...] about Sam Speaks to Dream Reality Interactive About Altering Reality
Base-building is de rigueur these days, what with all those survival games, Minecraft, Fallout 4 and now Fortnite, but before all that we had tiny top-down or isometric worlds in which we diligently built cities and dungeons and theme parks and rail networks. The central appeal of management games was and is that they give us an idealised sense of what it is like to create a game – to weave new worlds upon our screens, guided only by our imaginations, ingenuity and the limitations of the in-game taxation system. Magic, right there: the birth of your own universe. For a while there, it looked as though the management flame was fading, choked by the low-grade tycoon games that littered supermarkets’ dusty games shelves. But this is The New Age Of PC Games, which means every near-abandoned idea of yesteryear has been revisited in thoughtful and ambitious new ways. Town sims and theme sims are now healthier and more vibrant than they’ve ever been, expanding. This round-up … [Read more...] about The 20 best management games on PC
Allow me to be blunt—professional football, as we know it, is dying. By all accounts, the National Football League is the twenty-first-century tobacco industry. Dogged by public health concerns and tarnished by unwinnable political skirmishes, Sunday has become just another day of the week to many sports fans. According to a report by ESPN, the average Sunday Night Football viewership has seen a consistent decline over the last few years, falling to a loss of 4.347 million viewers between 2015 and 2017. Not only is the NFL losing fans, but it’s failing to create new ones. According to a 2014 survey conducted by Sports Business Journal, 61% of millennials believe that the NFL is a “sleazy” organization. And that was four years ago—before the NFL’s blatant mismanagement allowed its very existence to be a highly sensitive, political issue. While these numbers pose questions about the longevity of the Madden franchise, it seems less likely that football … [Read more...] about What Will Football Games Look Like After the NFL?
These are the best Xbox One games, officially and painstakingly selected especially for you, dear reader. Some great games are on the horizon for Xbox One. Just this week Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was announced, and with State of Decay 2 imminent and Crackdown 3 rumoured to be coming soon, 2018 looks like its going to be a good year. We’ve recently added Capcom’s life-consuming action-RPG Monster Hunter World to this list, as well as overnight streaming sensation Fortnite: Battle Royale. Microsoft’s first AAA-exclusive of the year – Sea of Thieves – dropped in March. Despite some launch issues, it’s such swashbuckling fun that it’s made our list too. At the tail end of last year the beautiful Egyptian open-world of Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Nazi-splattering FPS extravaganza, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus both made the cut. It was also time to bid farewell to Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, as Middle Earth: Shadow of War … [Read more...] about The best Xbox One games in 2018: every must-play on Xbox One S and One X