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Best Open World Games of 2013

There are a lot of games out there, each having their own strong points. One of the crucial bragging points for many games is their gaming environment. Some games have such rich and deep environments that gamers are found wandering around instead of progressing stage by stage. Anyway, we’ve got down this year’s best open world games, let’s take a look. [poll id=”9″] Grand Theft Auto 5 The GTA franchise is best known for its themes pertaining to violence and has been mentioned in many studies that have been associated with aggressiveness in children. However, that’s not the only reason GTA is known all around. It is also given a lot of credit for the wide and immensely deep gaming environment that is offers. The amount of things one can do in this game is...

3 things a Gamer will never accept

All Gamers face ridicule from people who don’t play games or those that think gaming is a waste of time. In many ways, gaming could be one of the reasons you’re single and don’t have much of a social life. It also probably made you into a couch potato. Nevertheless, gaming does have some up-sides as well. It encourages teamwork, creative thinking, is thought-provoking, exciting, keeps the brain active and is a bigger grossing industry than Hollywood. At the end of the day, we won’t understand a non-gamer’s point of view and they won’t understand ours. But here are a list of things that you should never, under any circumstance, admit to a non-gamer that you do. As a gamer, I too, quite naturally have been guilty of doing certain things that are a little&#...

Merry Christmas Gamers

Christmas means a lot of things to different people but, for the majority of us it is about a holiday and some nice cakes and not to miss Santa 🙂 And that is why we made this caricature to unravel the secret of Santa. Merry Christmas!       Note of Thanks to our friend Mandeep who came up with this awesome caricature for us.

5 Reasons PC Gaming is number one

With all the fuss about the next generation consoles and the long term rivalry between Microsoft and Sony, gamer’s attention is often strayed away from the fact that there is a third party that always seems to bring it when it comes to gaming- the PC. Over the years, creations like  Playstation, N64, Xbox, PS3 etc have acquired a lot of attention and have hogged most of the limelight in the gaming sphere. But there is one gaming machine that withstood the test of time and remains unmatched due to its ability to adapt but is one platform that is easily overlooked. PC gaming vs console gaming is a highly debatable topic that goes long back and is quite a touchy subject, especially for those who swear by the PC. So we’re here to take a look at the reasons why PC gaming always mana...

Cliff Bleszinski working on a new first-person shooter and it’s not Gears of War

Games development legend (and Unreal Tournament designer) Cliff Bleszinski has dropped a few hints that he might be looking to start development on a new fast-paced arena first-person shooter. The fascinating interview, which is well worth a listen, can be listened to on the Pointless podcast. After taking a break from the industry for the past year, Bleszinski confirmed that he has “a slide deck” for a new project. “I have a pitch. I have concept art. I know pretty much what I want to do,” he said. “It will be a PC experience that will hearken back to a certain type of game that we cut our teeth on.” The project in Bleszinski’s head is also a first-person shooter. “It’s in my DNA,” he said. “A lot of these kids playing Call...

Naughty Dog wishes you well for the holiday season

2013 was a rather good year for Naughty Dog and the studio put out this little post card for their good fortune and also to give their best wishes to everyone for the holidays. The card features fan-favorite characters and a creature from the studio’s most recent games, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and The Last of Us. From left to right: Chloe Frazer (Uncharted 3), an Infected and then Joel (The Last of Us), Victor “Sully” Sullivan and Nathan Drake (Uncharted 3), Ellie (The Last of Us) and Elena Fisher (Uncharted 3). “Thank you for your comments, critiques, feedback, love and for showing up whenever we dropped games, DLC or news in 2013. Your support keeps our studio going and our aim true. We’re grateful to have some of the best and most passionate fa...

5 awesome gaming characters of 2013

The gaming world has so much to offer to us, apart from the entertainment, there are the super awesome weapons, costumes and moments that you share with friends while playing a game together. The world has seen, especially over the years, the influence of this vast and ever increasing industry. However, all this influence is further magnified through a good protagonist who intensifies the entire experience. It’s these protagonists that help a gamer really get into a game and end up spending hours and hours in the company of their favorite heroes. It goes to a point when they aren’t just treated as mere fictional characters, but are treated as personalities. These protagonists have feelings, good and bad traits, weaknesses, powerful abilities and flaws etc just like any other hu...

NVIDIA launches The GeForce GTX 780 Ti

GeForce GTX reclaims the performance crown with the release of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, the planet’s best gaming GPU. NVIDIA launched the graphic card at a fun launch event at Xtreme Esports Stadium in New Delhi. The product is for the hardcore gamer who will not compromise on the cost so read on 🙂 A turbocharged, enhanced version of the award-winning GeForce GTX 780, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti is packed with 25% more CUDA Cores and new overclocking features, giving the GTX 780 Ti a 20% lead over the almighty GTX 780, and a phenomenal 50% advantage over the GeForce GTX 680 at stock speeds. With unprecedented, industry-leading performance, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti takes on this Holiday season’s AAA, combat-focused games with ease, giving PC gamers superior experiences at super high resolutions, on...

The most unorthodox GTA V stunt move ever

This gamer has nailed it. That’s one unorthodox GTA V stunt move, but it works! XR33P3E11X has more of these in his excellent montage video. Now do a perfect drop from similar heights into a half pipe while riding a bike. That would look neat. Source: Gergo Vas

Need For Speed Official Trailer

This trailer has been out for a while, but we hadn’t really heard about it until recently. Either way, The NFS trailer is here and we wanted you to check it out. Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.   Don’t know whether this movie has what it takes to be among the ranks of other car-racing movies, especially the most recent “Rush” by Ron Howard, but definitely looks like a good movie to watch with its heart-pounding action, and some fantastic driving scenes make for an enticing combination. Tell us what you think, whether it will be a hit or a flop?  

Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker dies in car crash

Actor Paul Walker — a self-styled adrenaline junkie best known for his role in “The Fast and the Furious” movies — was killed Saturday in a fiery single-car wreck in Southern California. The 40-year-old Walker was riding in a red Porsche GT about 3:30 p.m. when the sports car flew off the road and slammed into a tree in Santa Clarita, authorities and witnesses said. The car burst into flames. “It was engulfed in flames,” said Antonio Holmes, a friend of Walker’s who raced to the scene after hearing about the crash. “There was nothing. They were trapped.” Holmes said he was among a group of people who showed up at the site with fire extinguishers and tried to rescue Walker and the driver. “We tried. We tried,” he told the Santa Clarita Valley Signal. “Him and his buddy, his brother in arms ...

3 Awesome Moments That Defined Assassin’s Creed

Since 2007 , The Assassin’s Creed franchise has spawned six main installments, three portable spin-offs, six supplementary mobile games, a wealth of graphic novel accompaniments, and even three short films. Ubisoft have made a superb franchise  only to be given a brilliant revival in Black Flag. So we’ve compiled 3 Awesome Moments That Defined Assassin’s Creed which will help you decode why it’s become one of the most successful video game franchises of the current generation. Please feel free to jump in with your comments on all aspects of the series. 3. Your First Flawless Assassination I’ll take a wild stab in the dark (with a pun fully intended) and assume that most people ended up getting spotted at the last minute, or otherwise fumbled their approach to kill in the first few ga...


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