Gaming

Kids and adults have been engrossed with playing all various games on their TV sets in the comfort of their house ever since the invention of the first videogame system. As technology has evolved, these games have been also evolving.

Today, you can find a lot of games that have been turned into video slots and presented on casino sites such as this one. Here are the most popular ones.  (more…)

Video games have been popular for decades. In fact, 60% of people in the United States play video games every day. It’s an industry that has adapted with technology over the years to maintain its popularity. But, most people don’t often associate video games with social issues or making a positive difference in the world.

In fact, there is often a lot of negative feedback associated with video games. People who play them frequently can be stereotyped as lazy, nerdy, and reclusive. Video games have also been in the news many times over the years when it comes to how violent some of them can be.

But, video games can absolutely be used for good, and some gaming producers have started to incorporate social issues into their work. One of those prominent social issues is homelessness. The question must be asked, though: can a video game really combat this problem in the country?  (more…)

In November 2016, Planet Coaster was released by Frontier Developments. The video game moguls of enterprise simulations (Rollercoaster Tycoon, Zoo Tycoon, Jurassic World Evolution), continued their proud legacy with this new, updated world of roller coaster park building. Though the height of the building sim craze was in the early 2000’s, Frontier Developments has emerged as a quality front-runner and has since built a long-term fanbase.

And this fall, they plan to release their new and improved game: Planet Zoo.

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The Simpsons is one of the longest-running TV series of all time, and the Matt Groening-created animated sitcom which began in 1989 is now in its 30th season. For the 659 episodes to date to continue to attract audiences, the writers have had to pay close attention to mainstream trends and make sure they represent current culture. It has had hundreds of celebrity guest stars including Clint Eastwood and Michael Jackson over the years, and has covered almost everything from space travel to baseball. One of the latest episodes centred on eSports, suggesting that competitive gaming is beginning to be recognized on a much larger scale.  (more…)

Pokemon has long set its place in nerd culture for its games, cards, anime, and countless merchandise. With the release of CGI/Live action movie Detective Pikachu and upcoming game Pokemon Sword and Shield, the fandom remains as strong as ever. Like anything popular, though, the property is not without it’s problems and controversies. Hard to imagine boobs, Guns, Seizures, Racism, and Death are associated with cute fictional fighting creatures… but here we are. (more…)

For the last 23 years Pokémon has been a blight on parent’s wallets all over the world. With over 800 pocket monsters introduced in over 122 games, separated into 7 generations, developer Game Freak has continually captivated gamers and created life long fans, some of which have passed their Pokémon collecting obsession onto a new generation of potential Pokémon trainers and gym leaders. In 2018, Pokémon, Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee! released on the Nintendo Switch. Basically a remake of the classic Pokémon: Red/Blue, Let’s Go! simplified the game play of it’s predecessors while incorporating elements of the wildly popular Pokémon GO mobile app, with commercial success. Will Pokémon Sword and Shield be a return to a more traditional style Pokémon game or will Game Freak continue making innovations to the monster collecting RPG franchise?
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Guest writer Michael Dehoyos brings his view on NetherRealm Studios’ Innovations to NerdBastards.

NetherRealm Studios excited may disparate groups when it announced its plans for Mortal Kombat 11 (MK11), the latest installment in the now legendary fighting game. Not only does it seem that the game will appeal to hardcore fans, as well as to many of the game’s more recent converts and gaming enthusiasts, the award-winning developer is also reaching out to long-lost friends: those Kombat players who may have left the game as a nostalgic part of their past.

So with its release set for April 23rd, here is how NetherRealm Studios plans to get casual players on board with MK11:

An opportunity to compete.

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Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Gaming

The internet is the best place to play your favorite video games. The internet is also full of robust information that can also help you improve your gaming skills. New games are also gracing the market on a daily basis, and you should find a game that will keep you busy, entertained and focused.

New video games have taken the market by a storm and in a competitive twist. To boost your gaming and get as good as a pro player, you need to understand every game that you come across or figure out what will make you a better gamer. There are incredible ways through which you can become a better gamer besides training hard. For instance, picking the best rgb gaming chair can improve your gaming experience.

The demand for PS4 or an Xbox One has surged over the years. Today, there are exceptional accessories that you can get in the market and improve your gaming experience. It does not matter the amount of money you have to spend. Whether you have a $5 or $500 budget, there are remarkable gaming accessories for everyone.  (more…)

 

Mortal Kombat 11 (MK11) is the latest game in the violently amusing fighter franchise Mortal Kombat, by developer NetherRealm Studios. This latest entry in the blood soaked Mortal Kombat saga that was one of the games responsible for the creation of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) in 1994, is both ambitious, and possibly innovative. Though NetherRealm has been very tightlipped about MK11, the few details that are available indicate that the company has made many changes from their previous games including some nostalgia inducing reintroductions to former competitors in the franchise. Here is a list of 11 things you should know about Mortal Kombat 11 before it’s release on April 23rd.

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Announced at E3 in 2016, Days Gone, was created by the Sony studio Bend. Described by some as The Last of Us meets Sons of Anarchy, this third person, action- adventure, survival, horror game, features an open world exploration of the Pacific Northwest, where a deadly virus has infected most of humanity.

After initially announcing the games release would be in 2018, then with the game receiving a further delay to February 2019, fans have been eager to get their hands on Days Gone. With yet another push back again to the ever close April 26th this year, to “further polish the game” the countdown to play, is finally almost over. (more…)