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GamesTM No. 178

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in this issue

1 min.

The rise of Dishonored as one of the most highly respected, creative and passionately followed games of the modern era strikes me as a story of perseverance on the part of Arkane. This isn’t a studio with a back catalogue of massive hits behind it, but it is a studio with a long list of promising projects and high-profile suitors. That the likes of Steven Spielberg and EA would tap up this team to support a project (LMNO, which actually never happened) reveals a great deal about the talent and potential the industry was seeing in Arkane long before the rest of us could witness it. Another project I recall getting very excited about around 2008 was The Crossing, an ambitious merger of single-player narrative experience with multiplayer as you could…

5 min.
can pokémon go be repeated?

“The Pokémon Go business model is built on two pillars: getting you to go outside and microtransactions ” Pokémon Go has been, unquestionably, the biggest hit of the summer - but can anyone ever hope to replicate it? Are there lessons that can be learnt from how Niantic approached the project or was it a fluke of circumstances, branding and a good launch date? Could something replace it? Looking at the game as it exists now, you’d perhaps be correct in your observation that there’s seemingly nothing in this world that could topple it. After all, it took just two weeks to establish Pokémon Go as one of the most successful mobile games of all time. Niantic is boasting a record that sees its game installed on more than ten per cent…

1 min.
nintendo’s roadmap to mobile success

MIITOMO Miitomo was Nintendo’s first major foray into the world of mobile gaming and it disappeared far quicker than the publisher would have hoped or liked. After enjoying an initial rush of interest, securing over 10 million users, the release - which focused on social interactions - quickly faded from the public consciousness. Ultimately, Nintendo will have learned some valuable lessons on service and player retention from its Miitomo experience as it looks to expand deeper into the industry. FIRE EMBLEM Fire Emblem will be the first of four new smartphone apps coming from Nintendo in the next six months and it’s a strange fit for the device. Fire Emblem is a niche brand; a tactical RPG that lends itself well to long, intense gameplay sessions as you seek to ensure all of…

5 min.
should you buy an xbox one s?

“ A stunning piece of technology that struggles to find a reason for being in the living room ” “Should I buy an Xbox One S?” That’s the question that has been asked by gamers across the globe ever since Microsoft unveiled its new beautiful white box at E3. By standing (quite literally, as the console can be positioned vertically) at some 40 per cent smaller than the original Xbox One, in offering a new (and hugely improved) controller, in ditching Kinect and hiding the power brick inside the box, the Xbox One S is the must own piece of hardware for 2016. Unless you already own an Xbox One. Unless you are eager to play the likes of Halo and Forza in virtual reality or excited by the prospect of 4K…

3 min.
5 reasons why we’re excited about the nes nintendo classic mini

1 IT’S A GREAT SELECTION OF GAMES Of the 30 titles included on the NES Mini, eight were recently included in Retro Gamer’s 150 greatest games of all time. Not a bad hit rate by any standard, but big gets like the original Final Fantasy and Castlevania help to bolster first-party hits like the Super Mario series or The Legend Of Zelda. Those games alone promise hours of game time, but the inclusion of puzzlers like Dr Mario and the arcade experiences of Donkey Kong and Pac-Man mean there are some nice quick gaming fixes in there too. Something for everyone, then. 2 THE PRICE IS SOLID At £49.99 in the UK and $59.99 in the US, the NES mini is very competitively priced compared to other plug and play devices. For instance,…

2 min.
world war one comes to world of tanks

From 15 September 2016 World Of Tanks will begin its anniversary of 100 years of tank deployment on the battlefield with special events across its titles. On 15 September 1916 the Mark I tank became the first such vehicle to be deployed as it was sent out during the Battle of the Somme. To mark this historic occasion World Of Tanks is bringing the Mark I to PC, consoles and World Of Tanks Blitz on mobile devices. Each format will be getting its own bespoke content marking the anniversary. On PC a two-week in-game event called Convoy will see players escorting a Mark I with the use of Lanchester Armoured Cars. On consoles a Trench Warfare mode will launch for a limited time. In this game type you will be able…