Hundreds of years in the future, the Earth undergoes a dramatic change. Intersections of ley lines (lines of magic energy that crisscross the globe) tear Rifts in space-time, opening a passage to other places, times, and dimensions. Through these portals come dimensional beings or D-Bees. With the appearance of the Rifts also comes magical power, and magic and technology often collide in the world of Rifts. It is not unusual to see an elf armed with an automatic weapon, or a wizard facing an army of robots.
Rifts is a world where anything can happen, and typically does. Japan has become the cyberpunk society that science-fiction has always portrayed it as being. South America suffers a plague of vampires. Atlantis has risen from the waves once more. Europe is again a vast...
Kombat is defined as the unending dispute of earths most renowned warriors, engaged in physical altercations with inhabitants of Outworld and the Netherrealm, among other realms. No? Im sorry, you must have thought I meant Combat. Not only the source of one of pop cultures most accepted typos, Mortal Kombat is a fighting video game series that has sold millions, captivated billions, and etched itself a unique and well-deserved spot in entertainment history. Yet behind its blood-splattered legacy remain a few fun facts that even some longtime fans have overlooked.
10 => Musical Inspiration
The creators of Mortal Kombat are music fanatics, and its shown in their work. Many know of the infamous blood code from the first installment of Mortal Kombat, but for those at a loss, heres ...
With Overwatch, Blizzard looks poised to lead a new wave of other similar first person shooters to come.
So, here we are, after tantalizing us for months with numerous beta events, Blizzard’s first multiplayer shooter Overwatch is finally available for purchase. Being one of the most hyped releases of the year, you’ve probably been hearing about it everywhere; it is a Blizzard game after all. Nevertheless, I’ll attempt to provide an explanation as to what all this fuss is all about.
In case you haven’t been keeping up with the Overwatch hype-train, it is an online multiplayer “hero-shooter”, widely described as being similar to Team Fortress 2 but with a far greater emphasis on the use of hero abilities (though I believe a “PvP-Warframe” to be a more apt comparison).
A century ago, people trusted newspapers to bring them information and entertainment. At the time, poker was Americas favorite pastime, and its devotees often made the papers. But if you thought that poker was a game reserved for the wealthy or the criminal element, get ready to reevaluate that assumption. These 10 headlines only hint at stories that sound like theyve been ripped from the subplot of a Hollywood movie.
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10) Wife A Poker Jinx, So Spouse Asks Divorce
In 1910, this straightforward headline from The San Francisco Call was the actual reason that one woman gave a judge for needing a divorce. Mrs. Alma Olsen was a religious woman who refused to stop praying, despite claims by her husband that her prayers hoodooed his luck and caused him to be una...
And this was before July 6, 2016, when the Pokemon Go mobile app was released to the world and quickly rose to dominate, well, seemingly everything. It took five hours to climb to number one on the download charts after its release, over twice as fast as the previous champion.
Here are some things you may find interesting about this instant phenomenon.
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10 It May Overtake All Social Networks
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Pokemon Go uses GPS to situate its players on a real-world map, which looks a lot like a rough version of Google Maps. It displays on their mobile device as they traverse the real world, looking for Pokemon to catch. As one might imagine, this requires a good deal of data, and gamers are not simply downloading this game,...
10 Big Video Games That Were Supposed To Be Totally Different
While it will surprise few gamers that a video game undergoes changes during the complicated development process, drastic changes that completely alter the original intent of the project typically result in some of the industry’s biggest failures.
Yet that isn’t always the case. In fact, some of the greatest games of all time began their life as something entirely different.
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#10 Halo Was A Real-Time Strategy Game . . . For The Mac
Considering that Halo ended up being a first-person shooter that launched Microsoft’s Xbox into the stratosphere, its origins couldn’t be more bizarre.
If you want to go back to the very beginning, developer Bungie ...
Along the way the Sole Survivor found his missing son, battled new robotic enemies in Automatron, built raider traps and combat arenas with Wasteland Workshop, explored the mysterious and radiation shrouded Far Harbor, mass-produced bowling pins for no apparent reason with the Contraptions Workshop, and performed diabolical experiments with the Vault-Tec Workshop.
The Sole Survivor's wanderings come to an end now in a very fitting location indeed: an amusement park celebrating everybody's favorite soft drink!
You also get cool new Nuka Cola glasses - what more could you want?
It’s hard to say if these iconic games would still spark the same joy they did in the 1990s or if hours would be lost to playing them each day as was the case 20 years ago. However, one thing is certain. There are still some seriously diehard fans out there who refuse to live a life without blocky graphics, dinosaur eggs, and the sweet sound of Mario Bros. theme music.
10 Super Mario World
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Mario and Luigi worked hard in their quest to save the Mushroom Kingdom from Bowser, but alas, their work was not done! The pair was destined for even more greatness with help from their dinosaur pal, Yoshi. So the three set off to rescue the recently kidnapped Princess Toadstool and once again bring peace and order to Dinosaur Land. Sound familiar? Chances...
10 Fascinating Real-World Inspirations Behind Pokemon Characters
So how did the craze of Pokemon all started?. If you dont know Pokemon has been a multi-billion-dollar global phenomenon for almost 20 years now, the recently released Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm, and a brand-new set of Nintendo 3-DS games are slated for this fall. With hundreds of virtual monsters to collect and trade, Pokemon draws its inspirations from every imaginable place, and while some are obvious, like the various dog, lizard, and butterfly Pokemon, others are stranger, more obscure, and sometimes quite surprising.
No.10 ==> Manaphy
The Carnivorous Sea Angel
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The legendary water Pokemon, Manaphy, has been the subject of its own movie and enjoyed popularity for its cute,...
The Halo series has been around for a while now. It's competitive, but fun multiplayer has crept itself into many of our gaming hours over the years. Halo 5 released on October 27th, 2015 and it's multiplayer offered the usual game modes such as Capture the Flag, Slayer and Planting bombs. However, it lacked fan favorites such as Griffball, Big Team Slayer, and Zombie modes to name a few. It had half the maps that it currently has now. I soon tired myself out playing the same maps and modes spanning 50+ hours of gameplay. However, developer 343 Industries promised to offer these modes and more maps for one year all free of charge. It totally changed the game for me since. It has got bigger and better just like its predecessors.
Do not take this frantic multiplayer lightly as a casual pi...