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Cats and the Internet

Cats and the Internet

Without a doubt, one of the most searched sites, desired animals, viewed videos, and praised creatures on the internet are the cats. How did an animal that has no intention of returning the love that we as humans give to it, conquered the social media like it does now? Why do we give so much attention to these fluffy creatures when our love is unrequited?

Ever since cats decided to abandon their domestic lands in the Near East and Egypt around 15,000 years ago and went on a journey to conquer the world, they managed to get inside the hearts of people and stick there. Traveling alongside farmers, mariners and even Vikings, the cats managed to spread through Europe and Asia, slowly taking over the world, reaching to America and South Africa, before outnumbering dogs in the world by 75 million. Now, they managed to do it on a different “platform” as well – the internet.

As we are aware, the social media nowadays is filled with animals and their cuteness, performing their skills and showing off in every way. With the popular Memes being the obvious sign of who is ruling the world, cats hold the largest section of it. Many animals have tried, managed to reach the top, most viewed sections of the sites, but were simply smashed by cats and their interesting pictures and acts.

But memes are the least of our “problems”, as cats have gone deeper into our habits. There are people fostering more than 100 cats, opening centres for them, hanging pictures on the walls. Bands play music where cats are the centre point, game producers are creating more and more games where cats are the main inspiration. You can see one of the best slot games on the market called Kitty Glitter is actually inspired by cats and their shininess.

Another famous cat icon is Hello Kitty, who managed to take over many online and land based markets at a quick pace, from games, toys, shops for clothes and you name what else. With the same speed, kit kat overflowed the sweets market and supplies chocolates, cake, and other various tasty and satisfying goods all over the world. They all revolve around cats and use them as their muse and inspiration, with almost certain positive results from the people all over the world.

Yet, the question is still unanswered – Why does the internet love cats so much?

Unlike dogs, which enjoy living with humans, wish they participate in every action, every situation and want to be part of our lives and share the joy, our most beloved animals offer almost no communications with us. You can only see them sharing a mutual interest and interacting with other members of their species in certain situations when they fight or mate. Why are they so attractive to us? Is the cuteness of their fur, elegance while walking, the position and size of their big eyes or something further, unexplained? Maybe ancient Egyptians knew more than we know now, as they praised them as gods? Hopefully, we will find out soon, and unravel this mystery of cats taking over the online world.

 

 

Best Vampire Video Games

Best Vampire Video Games

Vampire themed media and games have been around for a long time. Ever since Bram Stoker’s Portrayal of Count Dracula overflew the world and herald an era where Vampires will have a big impact and will be everywhere, these night creatures can’t be stopped. With a little slower tempo lately, they are still a big niche, especially in the gaming world. Let’s have a look at some of the best vampire games available and the ones that are worth playing.

CastleVania Series

CastleVania is a video game series that prizes vampires and revolves around them. They are one of the rare video games that have the most iconic vampire in their story and you can play with him. Yes, Count Dracula himself appears in few occasions and makes the game even more popular. CastleVania is available on NES since it debuted in Japan in 1986, and has made Eight major expansions ever since. Check out some of the most recent expansions for PC or console.
Immortal Romance

A bit different game than CastleVania that features several vampires that might change your life in one particular way. Developed in 2011 by Microgaming, it is a vampire themed slot game which is one of the most rewarding on the market. You also might like what you see in Immortal Romance Slots as this might make you happy and smiling in some other unexpected way. It has four bonus features and free spins that make the game even more attractive. Give it a spin.
The Legacy of Kain

The Legacy of Kain is a bit younger game compared to CastleVania, and the first version was available on Play Station in 1996 and soon become available for PC as well. Named after a newly-rescued hero, Legacy of Kain is one interesting game and the series show how the game develops and the perspective of the character is evolving.

Legacy of Kain’s last expansion is released back in 2003, which may sound old, but it’s still one of the best vampire games that you can find on the market. With a perfect saga that continuously grows from the first game until the last, Konami made sure it is here to stay.
BloodRayne
An interesting vampire themed game developed by Terminal Reality which focuses on the times between the two World Wars and grows the story inside the Second World War. Here you play a dhampir (half human, half vampire) named Rayne.

BloodRayne received many mixed feedbacks from the players as many things in the game were debatable. Some were saying that killing vampire Nazis was making the game oriented towards one of the two sides in the war, while others were not impressed by the overly sexualized character of Rayne, as there were moments where she was using it to succumb and enchant the enemies with it in order to kill them.

One or the other way, BloodRayne is a perfect vampire-themed game and can be easily positioned in the top games of this gender.

Greatest Historical Games of All Time

Greatest Historical Games of All Time

There are brilliant events and happenings from the past, and what better way to make a replica out of them than decanting them in a video game and participate in those events through the virtual world? They are already well-known battles, civilizations, times where humans lived.

With the new high-tech innovations and the pace that we are moving forward, we all want to take a glance at how the world would be in the future, to project it and contribute to it. But what about the past?

We made a list of games or game series that represent certain time from the past that should be familiar to every person on this planet, so take a look at it.
Assassin’s Creed Series

With Nine Expansions, Assassin’s Creed has covered many historical events, battles, and civilizations as well as parts of the world from the Assassin’s perspective. It makes a replica out of the battles between the Assassins and the Templars where you control one character. Their next game will go back in the time when Egypt was a powerful force in the world, and there are millions of games that already have covered this time of the world, such as Rome Total War or Games Like Cleopatra Slot.

 

Anno Series

Not a really famous game series, although it represents events from the past and periods as it is divided in years, from 1503, 1602, 1701 and goes back to 1404. What is interesting is that the next expansion after Anno 1404 doesn’t go back, but propels itself to the future in 2070, and continues to 2205. This shows that Anno developers had a nice plan, but their futuristic move was not well accepted by the games as they are planning to go back to 1800 with their next release in Winter 2018.

 

Call of Duty

The Call of Duty series may not be realistic but the first expansions of the game were pretty good for its time. It explained how the WW2 was revolving and building. The mechanics of the guns, the weapon choices, vehicles and everything that was there. Even the events that are there are true, but how they build up is a new scenario to make the game more interesting and challenging. If you are in love with historical shooter games, this one is for you.

 

Total War Series

Real time combat under your management. The Total War series covers many aspects and games that happened in recent history. You have your goal, objective and city to start with, and you need to find a way to do it. You can build a large army, you can send an assassin to kill the leader which will make your enemies move around like headless chicken, or you can try to form alliances that will benefit you and eventually weaken them later on and try to destroy them. A perfect strategical game that represents nice historical events.

Nintendo Switch Games

Nintendo Switch Games

Nintendo Switch has been worked on for several years now and with many modifications, the guys are proud to announce the final version of the console. This device can be found on the official site for $299.99 and comes with GameCards that can be inserted into the top of the tablet console. It can be connected to a TV for more suitable gameplay or played through its screen where hand-held style games will be played. Let’s not forget the option where you can detach the joysticks and play solo or multiplayer games while playing the device from the tablet screen available.

Let’s take a look at some of the games that connect to the console and were launched on March 3rd, the same day as the console was launched.

  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – One of the games that are playable on every console and platform is the Legend of Zelda. It has been one of the most beloved video game franchises in the gaming community, and it is the 1st game that was released for the Nintendo Switch console. Of course, this is not the game that everyone remembers of if you have played it. Nintendo only took the platform, and reshaped the game to fit the console, and adding a more realistic and modern gameplay, it most certainly received an amazing rating by the players that already tried it.
  • Splatoon 2 – The game will feature a traditional 4 on 4 battles with a new totally new look. Splatoon 2 will have new weapons, new stages and fashion, and will be played on a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller which can be bought separately, but there is also an option to use the regular Joy-Con controller, although the game experience may be a bit poor.
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – This game is confirmed to be launched as a remastered version adjusted for Nintendo Switch by the end of 2017 and as the game is already popular on all the other platforms, it received a very positive feedback from the Nintendo Switch users.
  • ARMS – This boxing/shooting game is already out on the market from 16the of June and it has an interesting controlling mechanism. With the extendable arms of the Nintendo switch, you are able to control the left and right arm of your character separately, giving the player a maximum control and real-life experience when playing this game.
  • Ultra Street Fighter II – The Final Challenge – The well-known game Street Fighter comes to the Switch in a so-called Ultra form. The gameplay is the same, while the graphics received an HD update. It is already one of the most played games on Nintendo Switch as it came out on 26th of May.
  • FIFA – It is confirmed that Electronic Arts and Nintendo managed to meet halfway and make a project together as FIFA is returning to the Nintendo platform. This will probably be the new edition of FIFA, which is the FIFA 18, and it’s a few months away from being complete, but this gives satisfaction to all the FIFA lovers and accesses a new field of players that will have the desire to test the new Nintendo Switch device.

 

 

 

Video Game Technology to look out for in 2018

Video Game Technology to look out for in 2018

Every gamer is eager to find out what the next big video game technology innovation will be, what is the path that the technology developers have taken, and what to expect next from them. All of these and similar questions were answered in the annual game developer conference held in Brighton.

There are several topics to cover when we are talking about the future of the video game technology. Only one thing is certain – the path on which the future game technology is walking.

Without a doubt, the invention of the VR was a revolutionary move in the gaming industry– and that’s the path that the game developers have taken! Get ready jump inside the virtual reality while using this innovative gadget.

The VR is the main device that the game developers have put an accent to it is the device that will drive the gaming industry towards the future, and it is the device that hundreds of projects revolve around in the world at this very moment.

There are many advantages that are working together with the VR and drive it towards the top of the gaming technology in recent years. One of the main things is that your hands and feet are free, you can manoeuvre around while your eyes perceive the sensation of a virtual reality. Now, there are many projects working on sensors that will detect arm movement, and, depending on the game, they will be implemented inside the game. This technology is already out on the market with the VR Gloves, which is the primal idea and the father to the VR Hand sensors.

Another interesting thing is the VR Chair that is able to move all over the room, rotate, accelerate fast and drop to the ground, just like in the Assassins’ Creed movie device.

One of the latest video game technology innovations and projects circle around the biggest disadvantage that the VR gadget receiver – it is very isolating. Dave Raynard is one of the guys that took this issue in his hands and is working on a VR that will be social, transporting the user to another place where he can hang out and do cool things together with his friends. This may not seem like a great deal, but it has the power to bring together people who are on the complete opposite sides of the world or meet new people from those areas. Scientists say that 10 minutes in the same virtual room already connects you with the other person, and they are able to recognise each other by the way they move.

It is inevitable that the future of the video games will take us completely into the virtual world, and the more we lose the perception of the real world, the better our gaming time will be. Let’s just hope that there will be restrictions as some people may get lost inside it and forget about the real world. But imagine playing World of Warcraft in 1st person or get a taste of Doom and horror moves it can offer.

 

Most Anticipated Video Game Releases for 2018

Most Anticipated Video Game Releases for 2018

Many people are passionate about video games. They play a big part of their lives, whether it’s recreative or profitable thing, and they are all striving for better gameplay, more adrenaline, adventures, and challenges, and what’s the best place to find games that will contain all of this than the E3 video gaming conference. In their last conference held in Los Angeles, California, Electronic Entertainment Expo announced more than 50 video game releases in 2018 that have what it takes to satisfy the thirst of the gamers. We have a list of the five games that received the best feedback from the gaming community and are the most anticipated games in 2018. Check it out.

 

  1. Far Cry 5

One of the most anticipated games in 2018 that are set to be released on February 27th, will have a setting in Montana, U.S. The small details are yet to be announced by Ubisoft as they always tend not to reveal much information about the incoming video games. That may turn out to be great for them, but how different can it be from the previous Far Cry games? We expect a lot of shooting, hunting animals, and most of all, a lot of action going around – which is what the game is famous for!

  1. Code Vein

Bandai Namco got inspired by the dark anime movies and games that are rising in the gaming world, therefore Code Vein will be a Vampire-Themed game for Xbox One. The Release date is still unknown – it is to be announced soon. The PC lovers are still in anticipation as it is unknown whether the game will be immediately available on their platform.

This third person RPG with anime feeling to it already receives positive feedback, and it counts as one of the most anticipated games in 2018.

  1. Anthem

The video game developed by Bioware will be published by Electronic Arts in the Fall of 2018. Anthem got gamer attention even before the project had its 1st name – it was called Dylan, and it has the same vain as Destiny 2. It is a shared-world action-RPG where you can form guilds and together with your friends you can explore the world. You are a freelancer in the space, leaving the civilisations behind and exploring the vast beauty while confronting every obstacle that comes in your way.

  1. Insomniac’s Spider-Man Game

Spider Man Game will be superhero Adventure video game with a release date yet to be announced but is expected to be in the second half of 2018. This Insomniac’s game received many positive vibes from the gaming community and will be primarily available for PS4

  1. God of War

An Action-Adventure game which is set to release at the beginning of 2018. This is a Sony Santa Monica game where Kratos takes a host role in this Norse Mythology game. There aren’t a lot of information about this game, except the trailer where we can see some Frost magic, beast fights with some interesting outcome.