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A perfect gift for Pizza lovers

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 11:47 am

The G3 Ferrari Electric Pizza Oven is a perfect gift for pizza lovers. It’s smart, small and compact and it runs entirely on electric. This means you simply plug it in, choose the heat you’d like and away you go. This device gives you a real stone baked pizza in just minutes without having a large clay oven in your back garden! With the G3 you can also cook pancakes, waffles and roast chestnuts. If you have mains power running in your garden, simply get a pizza on the go and enjoy a fabulous meal outdoors. It’s a great alternative to a barbecue and it’s sealed shut during the cooking process, meaning weather and wind speeds won’t have any effect on the pizza during cooking. This really is a smart gift for anyone who loves a traditional stone baked pizza and it’s very easy to clean, so consider buying one for your friend or relative this Christmas.

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7 Days to Die hits the PS4

Posted on June 18, 2016 at 9:13 pm

7 Days to Die made its name as a poplar PC game but it’s now available to pre-order on next gen consoles for the very first time. This is the game that completely redefined the survival genre, with unrivalled crafting and world-building content. It’s set in a brutally unforgiving post-apocalyptic world overrun by the undead. As an open world game, it combines first person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing, so it doesn’t hold back. You get the chance to craft and repair weapons, clothes, armour, tools and vehicles, whilst your main aim to survive, so you’ll need to design your fortress to include traps and defensive positions to survive the undead.

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Typical gaming injuries and how to avoid them

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 10:35 pm

Okay so this title may sound a bit strange but we’re serious. Most hardcore gamers will know you can pick up injuries, and that’s why gaming should always be  undertaken in moderation.

The most common gaming injury is Carpal Tunnel. If you’re ‘button bashing’ too frequently then you can easily aggravate the major nerve that runs over the carpal bones in the wrist.

Eyestrain – If you’re on the computer or videogame console almost all of the time, you can easily overwork your eyes. You won’t send yourself blind, but you can damage your site, so consider buying some computer glasses.

Posture – This is probably the most well known injury. Gaming can have us laying and sitting in awkward positions, and frankly we’re too busy concentrating on the game to care about sitting up straight. Big mistake.

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Xbox One Sales Gaining Momentum

Posted on September 15, 2015 at 6:06 pm

It’s no secret that Microsoft have been trailing behind Sony in the current gen games console battle, but according to the company behind the Xbox One, they’re catching up.

“Coinciding with the release of these highly-rated exclusives and others like Madden NFL 16 and Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Xbox One continued to gain momentum in August, with sales in the US up 26% over August 2014.

With more of the greatest games lineup in Xbox history, support for Xbox 360 games, the New Xbox One Experience system update in November alongside Xbox One Backward Compatibility and award-winning Xbox Elite Wireless Controller to follow this holiday, we’re excited to further build on this momentum in the months to come.” (Mike Nichols, Xbox – Marketing Executive)

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This War of Mine Releasing on PS4

Posted on August 29, 2015 at 10:12 pm

The PS4 version of This War of Mine is on its way to the PlayStation universe and will apparently come packed with exclusive features.

The war-themed game, which is due in January 2016 will explore the hardships of wartime survival from the point of view of a child.

“This experience focuses not only on the reality of enduring war, but also the fact that even in times of conflict, kids are still kids – they laugh, cry, play with toys and see the world differently. In addition to thinking about survival, you’ll have to bring back the kid in yourself to understand how to protect the little ones.” (Pawel Miechowski, Senior writer)

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No Plans For Backwards Compatibility On PlayStation 4

Posted on June 18, 2015 at 10:51 am

Japanese giants Sony have put an end to any hopes of backwards compatibility on the PlayStation 4 by saying that they would much rather focus on features such as SharePlay and Suspend/Resume.

“Unfortunately there are just not sufficient enough software engineers in the world for everyone to do everything. Each platform holder has to make their choices, we made one and they made another. [Microsoft’s] choice is entirely legitimate, and I think our choice is legitimate, too. In some ways it is quite nice to have points of difference between the two platforms, and people will decide which approach suits them best. We have experience of backwards compatibility. The earliest PS3 model was backwards compatible with PS2, and it is a much requested feature… but actually it’s not so greatly used.”

(Jim Ryan, PlayStation Europe head)

The thinking behind PlayStation 4 not supporting backwards compatibility makes sense. Although loads of gamers complain about the console not having the feature, it really doesn’t get used a lot. The PlayStation 3 is a great example of backwards compatibility not being that popular.

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Is Project Cars Coming Out On Wii U?

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Studio head of upcoming racing game Project Cars has cast doubt on the game releasing on the Nintendo Wii U due to frame rate issues. In a statement to Nintendo Life, Bell said;

Project Cars/Weapons of Mass Development opened funding initially as a free-to-play PC only racing game. This is when the bulk of the funding arrived. Funding was closed late 2013. By vote of the members, it changed to a boxed product PC/Xbox 360/PS3 and ‘maybe Wii U’ game. It was always ‘maybe’ as we had no knowledge of the system. It was again changed, by vote of the members, to a PC/Xbox One/PS4 next-gen game with still ‘maybe Wii U’ and Steam OS. The funding, as I said above, was closed long before this. We still haven’t given up on Wii U 100%. But if we can’t make it work we will move to the next Nintendo machine.”

 

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RollerCoaster Tycoon World Receiving Graphics Overhaul

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 4:07 pm

After criticism of the gameplay trailer for RollerCoaster Tycoon World, Area 52 Games have announced that the soon to be released game will be receiving a graphic change-around before launch.

“We know that today these words must ring hollow. Trust that we are doing everything we can to make the game look excellent. We will not release the game until we know that it is truly ready.” (Area 52 Games)

Hinting that the final version will look much better graphically due to the upgrade from Unity 4.6 engine to Unity 5.0, Area 52 Games claim that the trailer is based on the Unity 4.6 engine.

Expected to be released on PC in the summer months, we look forward to seeing how RollerCoaster Tycoon World ends up looking in its final form.

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GTA 5 Delayed Till April On PC

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Bad news PC gamers, the makers of Grand Theft Auto 5 – Rockstar, have announced that the much awaited PC version of the game has been delayed till the middle of April.

“The PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 is our most graphically and technically advanced version yet. It’s fully optimised to support a broad range of current hardware (system specifications) and features a host of PC-specific enhancements including greater levels of detail, deep configuration options and ultra-high-definition support – as well as the powerful new Rockstar Editor for recording, staging and editing original custom videos.”

As a good-will gesture, Rockstar have said that they will be offering customers who pre-order the game an additional $200,000 of in-game cash to spend. Nice touch!

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Microsoft To Include Xbox One Support For HoloLens?

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 11:28 am

Microsft have announced that they’re considering options in making its HoloLens headset work with the Xbox One.

“I think gaming will be important. Specific scenarios with the Xbox we’re thinking hard about where people could ask about streaming solutions, use it as a display for Xbox, we don’t have answers for any of those things.” (Xbox – Phil Spencer)

The HoloLens is a head-mounted computer with a similar concept to the Google Glass, using holographic technology. The augmented reality imagery can be interacted via voice, hand gestures and gaze.

Although they have announced projected support for the Xbox One and Windows 10, there still is no specific release date for the gizmo.

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