With the release of the third Kingdom Hearts (13th) game just about a week away, I figured it would be worth looking back at a few notable world, technical, and gaming events that have happened each year since the release of Kingdom Hearts 2 back in 2006. I’ve also reached out to the staff and included their thoughts on the first time they played the game way back when. Keep in mind that that for the sake of keeping this list shorter than the Bible, I’m going to include 10 notable events each year, or else by the time I finish Kingdom Hearts 4 will be available for preorder on the Playstation 10.2006 Kingdom Hearts 2 officially launches in the west on March 28th and September 28th in the EU Facebook was opened to the public to anybody with a valid email address A class action lawsuit was filed against Rockstar games and its publisher Take-two interactive for its inclusion of the “Hot Coffee” mod in GTA: San Andreas Twitter is opened to the public … [Read more...] about Almost Everything That Happened in Gaming & Tech Between The Release Of Kingdom Hearts 2 & 3
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2018 is responsible for one of the most diverse catalogues in video game release history. In this list, we aim to document as many release dates for these games as possible. The majority of the games that came out in 2018 – whether on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and sometimes even mobile platforms – are included. This is the result of regular updates made all throughout 2018. It’s inevitable that we missed some games, but we tried our best to make it as comprehensive as possible. As we migrate 2018 content into its own list, we can’t forget to link back to the 2019 game release dates. 2019 is already looking jam-packed with games, with the first quarter especially hot. Click through to keep track of what’s coming. For a look at the past, read on below for all the 2018 release dates we caught. January Although January is typically quiet, this year started things off strong with two big games that have been keeping people busy. We’re talking … [Read more...] about Every game released on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch in 2018
In a modernist hotel lobby on the outskirts of Barcelona I sit face to face with the President. He's pretty casual as far as presidents go, dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, wearing sunglasses even though we're inside. He's got a tattoo up the underside of his forearm which reads 'Neverdie'. It's his alias, but more of a name to him now than Jon Jacobs ever will be. He is President of Virtual Reality. It has nothing to do with Oculus Rift or VR goggles, and it's not some silly title in a game. President of Virtual Reality means president of all virtual realities - World of Warcraft, Eve Online, Destiny, the lot. Who voted for him? Entropia Universe players, mostly. There, Neverdie is a celebrity, the man who sold a nightclub on an asteroid for a staggering $635,000. The election was held on Facebook in spring 2016, and Jacobs did a proper campaign trail for it. He even made ridiculous promises like a real politician - "talking a bunch of shit" he calls it - pledging to create billions … [Read more...] about Face to face with the President of Virtual Reality
The global games industry recorded revenues reaching $91 billion entering into 2017 and a popular genre within that industry is the sports video game with 13.2% of video game sales coming under that category. In an age when mobile, virtual reality, and eSports are evolving, we take a look at how the sports video game industry is changing. The Early Days It could be argued that the first ever example of a sports video game came way back in 1958 when US physicist William Higinbotham developed a title called Tennis for Two. It was a two-player tennis game played on an oscilloscope However, sports games did not enter the public mainstream until the 1972 release of Pong on the Atari. This saw a boom in sports video games being released throughout the 1970s such as Taito’s Davis Cup, Soccer, and Pro Hockey, and Sega’s Hockey TV. In the 1980s, Iconic games such as Activision Tennis, Track and Field, and Pole Position hit the shelves as the decade was welcomed in. Over the … [Read more...] about Is the Sports Video Game Industry Changing?