The resurgence in popularity of pinball has created a new market for virtual machines. These machines allow gamers to play digital recreations and mastered versions of classic games, and they can even be connected to your PC and other devices. Where vintage pinball machines are great collector’s items, virtual machines are perhaps a more practical way to preserve the games in history. Don’t let that stop you from investing in a real pinball machine as these are inherently cool, but there are some advantages to virtual machines
Whether you are stuck at home and have already played through your entire backlog or want to grow your collection, GamersGate has a nifty Spring Sale going on right now. With promos for games from Funcom, Team 17, Stardock as well as many other publishers there’s sure to be something for everyone. More than 2000 games will go on sale over the next two weeks and GamersGate will also be adding new offers every 3-4 days
Strange Brigade is an action-packed third-person shooter that is at its best when played in co-op with some friends. It features a nice assortment of characters, each with their own special traits, as well as a large assortment of undead enemies to eradicate. The inclusion of traps makes for a fun addition to the experience and the action also slows down occasionally for some puzzle solving. While Strange Brigade doesn’t excel in any particular area, it’s still a lot of fun and comes highly recommended.
Gameplay: Lots of action, but best enjoyed with friends in co-op.
Graphics: The visuals look great, but some more variety would have been even better.
Sound: The narrator steals the show, but the music and sound effects are good too
The Outer Worlds combines some of the best elements from Fallout: New Vegas with a retro-futuristic pulp sci-fi setting. It features plenty of dark humor as well as great dialog and a lot of freedom when it comes to getting in and out of sticky situations. The interface could have been a bit better, but the game still had us hooked for the 30+ hours it took us to complete the main quest and most of the side missions. If you enjoy single-player role-playing games, then you are going to love this one.
Gameplay: Very addictive and while not as vast in scope as other open-world games, you are still given plenty of freedom.
Graphics: The game world is very colorful and there’s plenty of beautiful locations.
Sound: Great voice acting and a good soundtrack
Many of us have spent real money on virtual items in games, whether it be extra pokeballs in Pokemon Go or gems to help us level up in Clash of Clans. While some of us are happy to spend money on these items, others may see it as spending money on nothing. After all, you can’t hold a virtual sword that you’ve bought in a game. What have you really bought with your money?
With Bayonetta 2 Platinum Games has not just crafted one of the most enjoyable and impressive games on the Wii U, but also a title that can stand with the best of any system. The action is ever bit as over the top as the original game and fans of the character are in for a treat. If you enjoy action games then Bayonetta 2 is simply one of the best titles available.
Gameplay: Bayonetta 2 focuses even more on the in-depth combat that has made the first game such a hit.
Graphics: Impressive for any system let alone the humble Wii U.
Sound: The soundtrack is great as is the sound effects and voice acting