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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...

Project Scorpio Confirmed “VR Capable”: Where Does This Leave Xbox and VR?

There’s no escaping VR within the gaming world at the moment. The new tech is continuously hitting headlines, and is slowly generating a solid catalogue of games, including the smash hit frightfest that is Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which Engadget have dubbed “the most terrifying VR game on the market”. The trouble is, VR hasn’t properly hit Xbox One. It is possible to use game stream...