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    Anthem Number 1 in UK, but Sales Underwhelming

    Anthem is a game I was anticipating for quite a while, but having watched some game play videos during the Beta, I wasn’t convinced it was worth all the hype. It didn’t excite me, and although I knew it would probably go straight to number 1, despite exciting competition from Metro: Exodus and Far Cry: New Dawn, sales have been worryingly underwhelming so far. The game has it’s defects. Players are complaining about bugs, poor loot and repetitive mission structure, but it’s also important to highlight, these are the early days of the game, there’s still plenty of room for development. The game obviously hasn’t gained the traction that was…

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    How Digital Game Downloads Have Changed The Industry

    Steam highlighted a gap in the market for digital video game downloads, and launched it’s store front in September 2003. Originally though, Steam only supported their own games, but after a few years, the now dominant store front began selling games digitally on behalf of other developers. This revolutionary platform sparked some debates however, as to how much the developers and studios should pay in commission, in order to use the platform. As a result, the industry standard commission that developers pay digital store fronts currently, is in the region of 30%. Other companies recognized the potential to make large amounts of money from the new digital revolution, and with…

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    The Division 2 Specializations

    I felt like the Division didn’t really offer much in terms of end game skills. It had a skill system but with very few options, and that didn’t really set players apart. The Division 2’s new specializations feature though, looks brilliant. Three new specialization trees are unlocked when players reach the maximum level, and these are Survivalist, Sharpshooter, and Demolitionist. One thing I love about the specializations is that they are not locked, you can branch out into each of them, and level them up to try out different styles of playing. So if you find that the Sharpshooter class isn’t for you, then you can try out the Demolitionists…

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    Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport Red Special Edition (Xbox One)

    For all you gamers out there who love video game controllers, or even collect them, this ones for you. The all new Xbox One wireless sport red controller comes out on March 14th. The controller is available now for pre-order in red, but can also be bought in white too. I have to say my personal favourite is red though, I think it looks awesome. Having said that, it’s not the best looking controller for consoles, or even Xbox One for that matter, but would look awesome in a collection or for when you’re playing with friends. The controller will retail for around £59.99, which is pretty standard considering other…

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    A Brief History of Spyro The Dragon

    Spyro The Dragon landed on the PlayStation One console back in September 1998. The platform game was developed by Insomniac games, who would also go on to give us other titles such as Ratchet and Clank, Resistance and Sunset Overdrive. They have also worked on more recent releases such as Song of the Deep and Spider-man. Craig Stitt is a senior artist at Insomniac Games, and was originally credited with the early development of Spyro. After their initial game release was received poorly, he suggested the team work on a game featuring a dragon.

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    My Most Anticipated Video Games of 2019

    There’s a whole abundance of video games that I’m currently waiting for, but there’s only a few that I know for sure I’ll be picking up on release. I’m not usually someone who buys games on release, I usually wait for games to drop down in price before buying them, but if I like the series or know a lot about a game that peaks my interest, I’ll occasionally make a pre-order. I’m closely following updates by the developers and one thing looks set, that 2019 looks to be a promising year for video games.