The War Z

Posted: December 17, 2012 by Jonathan Wigley in gamers assemble, gaming, PC
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With the Walking Dead winning game of the year and not to mention the series along with the iconic and brilliant Comic Book, no wonder Zombies are in fashion. The War Z is a MMO where the player spawns with just flashlight, a granola bar, bandages and a can of (as the American’s call it) Soda, which add the need to survive in 400 square miles of lumps of towns and settlements along with natural wooded areas. War Z offers a real apocalypse with players having the ability to team up and help each other or go against each other creating a second enemy for yourself! which as I imagine people would react in a Zombie apocalypse, not trusting folk and what not!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpT6ax2whF0

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Like a bit of Rap?

Posted: December 14, 2012 by davidsugden in Concept Art, gamers assemble

Dan Bull a rapper on youtube has created some very catchy lyrical videos about the games we love, check below for a few of his videos.

 

Click for his Youtube page: Dan Bull

Fandom Friday – Francis Tsai

Posted: December 14, 2012 by davidsugden in Concept Art, Fandom Fridays, gamers assemble

Sorry folks that todays Fandom is a tad late but nether the less here it is. Todays conceptual Artist has worked with EA, Rockstar, DC, Marvel and Eidos. Hes got some very intriguing artwork and strong ideas. The difference with todays post out of the others is this guy uses his eyes to paint the concepts. Albeit the ones below are done with his hand there are some good ones up on his main site HERE.

The reason he paints with the use of his eyes is that in 2010 he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease in 2010, a degenerative and paralysing disease for which there is no cure. He lost the ability to use his arms and hands, and has such not held a pencil since early 2011. While this should have crippled his ability to draw, he soon found that he could use his toes on an iPhone, so began using that to paint images using his toes.

Then when he then lost the use of his toes, he used initiative, using a machine to track the movement of his eyeballs he has successfully got back into making art. Check his website for more images. But really what an outstanding bloke.

 

No description, just watch!

 

South Park: Stick of Truth

 

 

Tomb Raider

 

 

Assassin’s Creed 3: King Washington DLC

 

Gears of War: Judgement

 

Bioshock Infinite

 

Castlevania 2: Lord of Shadows

 

People are saying that The Phantom Pain fits perfectly into the MSG Universe, now I’ve never really play Metal Gear Solid I’ve always though they looked pretty darn good but never got around to actually purchasing them. After this trailer if it’s anything to do with MGS then I feel like I’ve missed out all these years.Waking up from a coma to find you’ve lost a hand and gained a hook must be shocking but then to have the hospital ambushed and patients killed must be terrifying. Watch as your character has to struggle to control his body to escape being murdered by what seems to be a SWAT team!

 

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics presents the action packed prequel Tomb Raider, watch as Lara fights for survival from crawling out of an underground “tomb” and hunting to stay alive!

 

Innovations in technology which might provide insight into how we will play games in
the future

With the release of Battlefield 3, gamers can enter an entirely new world of video games
that is dynamic and engaging in new ways. Battlefield 3 can now be used as a first person
shooter simulator, in which players can jump, crouch, and hold and fire a gun. So say goodbye
to long hours seated in front of the screen. With these new advances, Battlefield 3 highlights
some of the ways we could play our favorite games in the future.

How Does It Work?

The simulator makes use of the Igloo Vision Dome, which creates an enclosure where you
can project an HD image on the round roof for 360 degrees of video above. Then, with an omni-
directional treadmill, players can run and move around without running into the walls. The
walls also have 10 infrared tracking cameras that keep players from hitting the walls.

Lighting also plays a role. As the events on screen change, the lighting will also change
based on what is happening in the game, making you feel like you have crossed over into game
itself.

Finally, the game notes when a player gets hit by a bullet by means of a red flash on-screen,
which is recorded and the player is “wounded.” It’s even possible to set up paintball guns along
the edge of the walls to fire at a player if he or she gets hit by a bullet from the game.

Without a doubt, the simulator for Battlefield 3 will make players feel like they are serving
in active combat. It pushes the limits of contemporary gaming from tweaking the controls on a
handheld controller to actual full-body movement. It is an all-encompassing experience and will
most likely define the course of video gaming in the coming years.

Other Innovations

Changes toward making video gaming more interactive don’t stop there. Stereoscopic
gaming is also on the rise, where special glasses help create depth on the screen so that players

can experience the games on multiple levels. Unlike simple 3D graphics, stereoscopic gaming
glasses help the graphics actually pop out of the screen for many different layers of color and
action. While the simulator described above may be well out of the average gamer’s budget
right now, stereoscopic glasses are much more affordable, and no doubt gaming developers will
be creating more stereoscopic games in the future.

With these innovations on the horizon, it is clear that video gaming will become more
interactive and allow a wide-range of new actions. Playing a game will no longer entail
hours on the couch or sitting in front of the computer waiting for the pc games download. In the future, you many
not even need a computer anymore. Instead, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a fantasy world
in which you battle monsters and wizards with your own two hands, as well as all the wit and
strategy you used in your previous video games.