There are the big, award-winning games that you just have to play, and then there are the ones that you play late into the night, and just won't let go no matter how many hours you give them. In the last Big Question of 2018 we found out what our writers really played the most this year, from Fortnite to Pokemon Go to... Candy Crush Friends Saga and Simon's Cat: Pop Time? We'll back in 2019 to answers more questions, so share your answers and suggestions for topics with us on Twitter. Dan DawkinsI pretended to like Monster Hunter: World for at least 15 hours - and, in fact, did kind-of like Monster Hunter: World for 15 hours - but spent all my time sweating about menus I'd never clicked on and mechanics I never understood, even though the game wasn't asking me to know them. The FOMO became too intense, and I barely got to fight a monster bigger than a ferret. Far Cry 5 was a game that doesn't need to exist, that plays like every Far Cry game since Far Cry 3, and has quite … [Read more...] about Which games did the GR+ team really play the most in 2018?
Early carpal tunnel
What are the best FPS games? It’s a hotly debated topic, and one that, once the debate initiated, made the VG247 office erupt in an impromptu nerf war. Luckily, when the dust settled, we managed to land on our top 50. Just so you can have a bit on insight into our process, here’s how we narrowed them down. First off, we favoured new stuff over older games. While you will find a few retro shooters in this list, we prioritised newer releases simply because they hold up better today. GoldenEye might be a classic – and it still made our list – but it controls like a shopping trolley with a broken wheel. Likewise, we thought about how to classify an FPS and decided on the simplest measure: a video game that plays from the first-person perspective and contains guns. That’s why you’ll also find this list stuffed with the odd immersive sim. Sorry. Other than that, we just had the near-impossible task of ranking them all, and no doubt you’ll disagree … [Read more...] about The 50 best FPS games ever
Fortnite has been an increasingly popular game for quite some time, with even more people potentially playing its battle royale mode thanks to the Avengers: Infinity War Crossover. One person who may not be playing it much anymore is David Price – an MLB pitcher for the Boston Red Sox who was recently diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. He hasn’t pitched since May 3 and had some tests conducted May 8 after experiencing some numbness. Notably, however, Price doesn’t blame Fortnite or video games in general for his injury. Although he has decided not to play the game in the team clubhouse anymore, it’s “to avoid the distraction it has caused.” He acknowledges that video games may have contributed to the development of his carpal tunnel, but he insists they are not to blame for the swelling in his left thumb, index finger, and middle finger.Price also stated that this injury didn’t stem from any one game like Epic … [Read more...] about MLB Pitcher Giving Up Fortnite to Focus After Injury