Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Companion Apps: Here To Stay?

Hi guys TGC bringing you a new e-scroll,

This time we will be talking about the companion apps that have invaded the gaming scene over the last 6 months to a year.

At E3 2013 we saw the beginning of a new trend that would eventually consume a lot of the games we are now playing. If we take a look at some of the games that are selling really well at the moment, CoD Ghosts, Battlefield 4(still selling well regardless), Assassins Creed IV. These are just the apps that will effect the games that I will be playing, there are more out there but too many to cover here! So let's talk about each of those games:

Call of Duty Ghosts: Get it free here for
Android. Or get it through the App Store. For the Ghosts companion app you will be able to customise all of you squad, as well as changing your classes, you can also access a map of the Clan Wars. Over all I would say this is a very useful app to track stats and do customisation.

Battlefield 4: Get the two available app free here for Android (Battlelog) and Android (BF4 Commander). Or you can gets both of these apps through the IOS app store. The first of these apps(Battlelog) is your standard stat tracker, though this time with the ability to customise your load out and if you are on PS4, PC or XB1 you can use the app to select you server and use the screen as your mini map. If you are using the BF4 Commander app, you will be the commander of that game, you can call in UAVs, EMPs missile strikes and more. Through this you will earn XP will will contribute to your character, the only problem is you need to be level 10 before you can be the commander, so don't expect to go from level 1 to level 110 just by being a commander.

Assassins Creed IV Black Flag: You can get it for free here on Android. Or through the app store, also for free. This app we let you use an interactive map of your game, so you can see what is around you and set destination, you can also view all your treasure maps, and deploy your ships to do battle on your behalf!

I would say that all four apps are well worth downloading, I would say that they all add a decent amount of depth to the game, not saying that you have to get them to enjoy your experience with the game, they are just nice additions. Looking ahead to the future and we already know that both Watch Dogs and The Division will have companion apps, we are sure to be in for a treat in the next year.

Thanks for reading,


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Top 5 Things I Am Looking Forward To With The Playstation 4

Hi guys,
 Now that the Playstation 4 has been released world wide(sorry Japan) I thought I would give you a run down of the top 5 things I am looking forward to with the PS4. The show must go on!
 1)Share features:
                         If you aren't aware in replace of the start and select buttons on the Dualshock 3, the Dualshock 4 has a share button and a options button. The share lets you take a screen shot of what ever is on your screen at the time. This feature will for me personally be really amazing, you can expect many more gaming diary's with screen shots in them to come in the future!
2)Naughty Dog:
                       Naughty Dog are a development company who have been the creators of(among others) the Uncharted series and The Last of Us. Both of which set a new bench mark for what a gorgeous games looks like. On top of that they have made storys that will encapsulate you until the credits role. With the teaser of Unhcarted 4 at the launch of the PS4 in NA, and then this teaser from Todd Stashwick who narrated the teaser.
 We are sure to be in for a treat when we get more details of Uncharted which will more than likely be at E3 2014!!
3)Dualshock 4:
                     The Dualshock 4 is the single biggest aesthetic change to the PS4, as you can see above the size has changed dramatically, with the Dualshock 4 being considerably larger, also with the addition of the touch pad, we are sure to get some unique gameplay features!
4)Better graphics:
                         Obviously this goes without saying but the PS4 will be able to put out far, far better graphics compared to the PS3. The PS4 has a whopping 8GBs of RAM, where as the PS3 had a meagre 512 MB of RAM, that means the PS4 has 16 times the amount of RAM the PS3 had!! I don't know a thing about the in depth workings of the PS4 but rest assured, you eyes are in for a feast with the PS4.
5) PC Master race:
                           You will only have to spend a few minutes looking though the comments of a gaming video on You Tube to see that everybody is arguing that the PC has better graphics and general higher quality. The key word wrong in that statement is has, no no no it HAD better graphics and a HAD a higher quality, but as we console gamers walk into the next generation of gaming, no more can they hold anything over our heads, we are for the first time in history; truly equal.

That brings me to the end of all the things I am looking forward to with the PS4, and no matter your console preference the coming years are going to be the most exciting time there has ever been for a gamer!
Thank you for reading,