John Wick Hex

5 games to launch amid coronavirus lockdown

Amid the coronavirus pandemic across the world the gaming industry seems doing good as people are locked down at homes. Here we will discuss which games are ready for launching and to hit the PC and gaming console soon. The games discussed are Boundary, Going Under, John Wick Hex, Biped and Windbound.

Boundary

The first person shooter is not set on Earth or any other planet. It is set in space and gamer is adrift on a satellite with guns. Boundary features multiple playable called Astroperators and co-players get their own special abilities.

People surprisingly can be seen in astronaut suits and the game is a zero-gravity shooter. Boundary’s launch date has not yet been announced but expected to happen later in 2020 on PC and PS4.

Going Under

Going Under is a roguelite game and players explore in it offices of abandoned tech startups. Junk found in the offices is used as weapons. The vibrant art style game seems to be an absolute blast.

Story of Going Under focus on Jakie, who is a marketing internship and fight off monsters. The game will step out from the stable of the developer in September this year.

John Wick Hex

It is a strategy game and stands ready at the Bithell Games to be launched on PlayStation 4 soon. The character John Wick Wick in it marries the badassery of John Wick.

Studio boss Mike Bithell cooperated with series director Chad Staheiski in developing the game, which is a triumph.

Biped

Biped is all set to hit the PlayStation 4 on April 8, Wednesday. It is a co-op action-platform game that stars some really adorable bipedal robots. It is a clean and colorful game, which is perfect for co-op playing with friends as well as strangers.

The primary focus of the game is to solve puzzles and clear challenges with the help of partner. However, it comes with a solo mode too if any gamer wants to play alone, without co-op missions.

Windbound

Standing ready to be launched on August 28 on PlayStation 4, the Windbound is a gorgeous survival-crafting game and players need to explore a mysterious island.

Developed at the stable of 5 Lives Studios, the game is survival focused and gamer, playing as Kara, finds tough getting bearings as well as securing essentials after washing ashore.

However, Kara is confident in her living situation and capable of exploring more ambitiously. Through a raft and glider she harnesses wind and sea.

The above discussed five games, Boundary, Going Under, John Wick Hex, Biped and Windbound, are ready for launching in the months between April and September.

Animal Crossing New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons review

Released about a week ago on 20th March 2020, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons from the stable of Nintendo is a nonlinear life simulation video game that is played in real-time. It gives more creative freedom to players making the special in the Animal Crossing series.

There is no lived-in town in the game as seen in the previous versions. The island here is empty and animals come as part of the getaway package of Tom Nook. Players don’t find any museum or store on the island. They have to explore the community of anthropomorphic animals.

Tom Nook is the famous tanuki character in the game and he is a staple of the series. He starts visiting the island with a luau. The villagers are heard saying they have come here to find some quietness and peace. They needed a break from the noisy and busy world.

The game does not deviate from the core Animal Crossing gameplay and players are free to fill the days accordingly such as making a forested wonderland or planting trees. Gamers can make house pretty and fill it with matching wallpaper or furniture. They can develop extensive arrangement of living exhibits or gather critters for the purpose of donating to local museum.

Gamers can catch rare fish in the game, get perfect birdbath or greet hi to the neighbors.

New Horizons is dramatic and is the first to come in HD in the Animal Crossing series. The previous versions were available for the 240p Nintendo 3DS screen and Animal Crossing: New Leaf was excellent.

The resolution boost in the new version is not just in terms of atmosphere, but the high definition has an impact on the game as a whole. Even the smallest of critters and creepy centipede legs are visible. It offers higher level of detail. It makes the island feel like alive.

Even though the visual fidelity has been boosted, but the heart of the game has not changed. It remains the same.

Changes can be seen in the construction process of the island and players can enjoy complete control on every major decision. The control level is thrilling. The customization ties with the new addition are nice. Gamers can buy new furniture recipes from the recipe packs. The do-it-yourself furniture crafting is wonderful and gives feeling of ownership.

The version is a respite from the current world but there are some flaws like quirks in the online play. It takes long connection time and pause the action sometimes in the mid of the game.

Verdict

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a spectacular game as used to be over the earlier versions. It is highly recommended to play with a Nintendo Switch. The game can easily earn a rating of 4 out of five stars.

PUBG Mobile

Best online multiplayer games during coronavirus lockdown

Amid lockdown period due preventive measures from the deadly corona virus gaming fans have a reason to stay at home. They can play online games to the fullest and here is a good list equipped with some of the best online mobile multiplayer games:

PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile is available on both Android and iOS mobile operating systemss and it is one of the best free-to-play games equipped with in-game chat feature to help gamers talk to each other during the gaming session. It comes with various game modes including Battle Royale and Team Deathmatch.

The hardware of PUBG Mobile is upscale but a Lite version is also made available for the low-end devices.

Call of Duty: Mobile

Call of Duty: Mobile too is available for both Android devices and Apple’s iPhone as well as iPad devices.

Call of Duty: Mobile comes from the stable of Activision and is one of the most popular mobile games in the industry. It is equipped with many game modes and maps. With the in-game chat feature gamers can communicate with the teammates.

FIFA Soccer

The mobile version of FIFA Soccer is made available on Android devices, iPhones and iPads. Gamers need to build a team and take part in 11v11 multiplayer mode in real-time. In the World Tour event it offers about 650 events.

Fortnite

Fortnite is credited with bringing battle royale concept to mass gamers through mobile devices and undoubtedly it is one of the best mobile games lately on Android and iOS. It supports cross-platform gameplay and so gamers can play it on PC, Xbox One, PS4, smartphone and tablet. The game comes with enhanced graphics and better touch optimized controls.

Clash of Clans

It is a third-person strategy game and gamers are allowed to join or create a clan to play together. Village can be built, clan can be raised and war fighting takes place to defend the village. It is a free-to-play mobile game.

Carrom Pool

Carrom Pool is a free-to-play mobile game and can be played by four players in real-time from four devices. It is one of the popular board games.

Uno!

The Uno card game needs no introduction. It is one of the most played and its mobile version has also become popular. It has tournament mode and comes with 2v2 multiplayer mode. It too is a free-to-play game.

Ludo King

In 2019 Ludo King was nominated as the best games, but it lost against COD Mobile. However, the free-to-play mobile game has more than 300 million downloads. It is made available on Android as well as iOS devices.

Ball Pool

It is one of the best free-to-play pool multiplayer games available on Android and iOS devices. It supports 1v1 multiplayer model and comes as free-to-play.

Word With Friends 2

It is a word puzzle multiplayer game available on both Android and iOS devices. It too comes as free-to-play.

Board games to play at home amid Coronavirus lockdown

Board games to play at home amid Coronavirus lockdown

Amid the wild spread of COVID-19 or Coronavirus in several countries many places have been locked down and people are getting enough couch time. The governments have asked residents to stay at home and abide to the order of social distancing from others.

Here, in this article we will discuss and recommend a classic form of entertainment to everyone who likes playing games. Quench your wanderlust cravings with these board games:

Passport to Culture

In the board game titled Passport to Culture the goal of a player has similarities to the real life. The work in the card game is to fill passport. It sets a travel tone seeking to see places. Players can learn about different countries here with questions and some of the culture cards. Probably, the game is perfect to plan the next travel destination.

Where in the World

The title explains what the game is about. As Coronavirus has spread across the country, ‘Where in the World’ helps in learned some latest facts about capitals, languages, exports, imports and religions. It comprises of six games and is equipped with several ways to explore the world. It is suggested to play repeatedly and practice filling up the map.

Brainbox: The World

It is a memory game. It helps learning about famous landmarks across the world. It makes player know about different cultures and geography in the world. Players need to draw a card in the game and thereafter internalize related pictures and fast immediately. The game is perfect for adults who want to brush up their trivia.

Around the World in 80 Days

In the 21st century the game takes back players to the Victoria Era. It takes on an 80-day journey covering the entire world. Different modes of transportation are used. It is easy to play and comes with good interface.

Dash! A Whimsical Race Through Singapore

Amid lockdown due to spread of Coronavirus this card game helps in taking a trip to Southeast Asia. Players can race here through Singapore and the features include stop at some of the famous districts.

Flags of the World

This is an online flag game and can be played by the whole family together amid Coronavirus lockdown.

Pandemic

This title fits in today’s pandemic situation. It is equipped with features like Outbreak and Contagion. It comes with more than one version.

Catan

It is one of the most popular classic board games. It is perfect to play during Coronavirus lockdown.

Call of Duty- Warzone

Call of Duty: Warzone coming as FTP, cross-platform: Activision

It was a secret about a month ago, though a leak claimed it, but now the Activision blog has announced that Call of Duty will be soon coming as FTP, Free-to-Play, and for cross-platform. This means gamers can now play the CoD on PC and consoles.

YouTube channel Chaos first revealed, before the official announcement from Activision, Monday that Call of Duty: Warzone will be FTP and can be played across gaming platforms.

The 11-minute video compiled with raw gameplay footage however fails to reveal the exact details, but adds that owners of Modern Warfare reboot of 2019 may get early access to it.

The video has no footage of real-money store and so it is too early to comment whether there will be paid options in the free game like a “battle pass” system.

Call of Duty: Warzone is developed by Infinity Ward, which is a subsidiary company of Activision, and the CoD series is equipped with a battle royale mode that is attacked to Black Ops 4 of 2018.

However, it is learned the latest game may reduce the emphasis of Black Ops 4 on equippable gadgets.

It is being guessed that gamers may require earning temporary cash while landing on an island and survive against the opponents amid shrunk shared battle.

Players can either complete the tasks or else have to lose the earned cash. There probably will be “buy stations” button with the help of which temporary superpowers can be achieved. The feature is somewhat similar to the prior games’ “kill streaks.” The efforts can also be made to revive the fallen teammates. Similar set-up was last found in 2018’s short-lived Radical Heights.

The video also fails to reveal how vast is the Warzone’s map, but it is being guessed to be one of the biggest in the genre.

The game will support 150 players and the Warzone to have tanks, trucks and other such ground transport which are usually found missing in the battle royale genre.

One important mode to take note here is the new “gulag,” which will allow players to come back to life after fighting own way out of prison.

The Activision blog confirmed on Monday that the game will hit across platforms at 3 pm ET on March 10, Tuesday.

It adds those who have paid version of the 2019’s CoD: Modern Warfare will get the access of a four-hour head start starting at 11 am ET. This is the only benefit the owners are to get for owning the previous game.

More to all these, earning or purchasing cosmetics in the game can be transferred to the retail MW game’s multiplayer modes.