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The Reason Why the Star Wars Battlefront II Controversy Refuses to Die Down

In November 2017, EA Games released its action shooter video game entitled Star Wars Battlefront II. Based on the Star Wars Film franchise and the seventh instalment in the Battlefront series, the game was supposed to be a blockbuster success, but instead it has been mired in controversy. The furore caused by the game should not be a surprise for players nor the game’s developer as the subject of ...

The Best Casino Games The Xbox Has To Offer

Casino games have always been extremely popular with us all, but you could say that over the last decade or so they have grown in prominence. First there were land based casinos, then online casinos and now we have mobile casinos. All of these businesses can stand alone in their own right, with one of the leaders in the mobile casino space, mFortune, being the perfect example of this. This growing...

When will Gamers see Another Bond Game Released on Xbox?

The relationship between Hollywood blockbusters and their video game franchises is one that is littered with some bright spots and many others that failed miserably. James Bond films on consoles such as Xbox are no different. In terms of bringing films to video games consoles, action and adventure movies are among the best candidates. That makes the James Bond film series a perfect fit for porting...

What does the rise of eSports betting mean for FIFA fans

What does the rise of eSports betting mean for FIFA fans? The market for eSports is now worth $900 million globally, while revenues for the FIFA video game franchise grow by 23% each year. As a result, it’s only natural that the two cross over to create a huge, mutually-beneficial market. As with any sport – especially those that enjoy this kind of success – you’d expect a healthy betting market t...

High Stakes: Poker Edition (PS3)

Poker is a game that people literally can’t get enough off. They play it with friends, at online and land based casinos, as well as on games consoles. High Stakes: Poker Edition is certainly the title of choice when it comes to playing for fun on the PlayStation 3. It is in fact the first ever poker title to ever hit the console, and it allows players to enjoy Hold’ Em in different variations both...

Video Game Style Casino Games: A Good Or Bad Idea?

The casino industry, both land based and online, is one that rarely ever stands still. It’s constantly moving with the times thanks to the advances made on the technology front. Not only that but companies are always looking for new ways to engage their respective audiences, providing them with games that could be more fun and immersive to play. Most recently there has been a step towards incorpor...

The art and complexity of video game development

It took one man to invent probably the most famous early video game. Allan Alcorn developed Pong as a prototype, with 2 colours, 2 paddles, a single square ball and digits to keep scores. The analogue video game ran on a Hitachi black and white TV that cost $75 and went on to turn Atari into one of the biggest video game developers of the 20th century. Fast forward to 2017 and we’ve come a h...

A Look at the Xbox One X: What Should We Expect?

When Sony released an amped-up version of the PS4 last autumn, most experts would have offered good odds on the fact that Microsoft would follow suit. This became even more likely given the initial success of the PS4 Pro, and it has led to the development of a significantly upgraded Xbox One X. Formerly referred to by Microsoft as Project Scorpio, the hardware has earned rave reviews, primarily du...

DLC Prices Worry Gamers as Gambling Industry thrives on Free Content

There was once a time to when buying a video game disk or cartridge meant getting the finished article, fast forward to the present day with all the changes to the video game industry, and we see that is no longer the case. Streaming services and downloadable content (DLC) mean that our favourite titles are never complete but ever evolving as more fresh content is released or added to the original...

Casino and Console Gaming: A Mutual Relationship

Today, the global video game market is larger than it has ever been, and reports suggest it’s only going to continue to get bigger in the years ahead. According to research compiled by analytics firm Newzoo, the video game industry had a value of $99.6 billion in 2016, with that projected to reach $118.6 billion by 2019. Separately, the online casino gaming, or iGaming, market, is also seeing a re...

The Not-So-Blank-Canvas: Where Do Games Developers Take Inspiration From?

It will come as no surprise to TiX readers that gaming is now bigger  than it has ever been in the industry’s storied history. According to research compiled by the UKIE, the global video games market stood at $91 billion in 2016, with the prevalence of digital marketplaces – themselves being brought to the fore by improved internet speeds and the evolution of mobile phones into smart device...

Why we can’t wait for the latest Xbox games and Scorpio VR in 2017

With 2017 comes a plethora of brilliant Xbox games. There are numerous games that are highly anticipated this year and we’re very excited for them to be released. Tekken 7 is finally set to come our way, though sadly, it is set to be last in the series, two decades following its move to PlayStation. Though if the rumours surrounding Tekken 7 are anything to go by, it will certainly go out with a b...

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