Major Video Game Publishers Prove That Big AAA Games Have Never Been This Bad Gamers, we’re tired of bad-quality ports and actual new titles that are so bad or low-quality, right? Look at Pokemon: Scarlet and Pokemon: Violet, the newest iteration in the franchise that seemed to have a good concept, but the execution was so bad.Players steer away or roast the game to no end online because of the endless glitches and bugs they’ve found. We’re not even gonna talk about the graphics that looked half-baked. Note that this was a $60 game, too. That’s expensive. However, there’s also another issue: the lack of new and creative games from big publishing studios. We wait for five years or longer for Western companies to release the same old game they’ve been known for, just under a different coat of paint.Some raise their concerns about other companies, such as Microsoft and Ubisoft, as they started to lay off thousands of workers just because their profit was less than the previous year. They aren’t in financial trouble or suffering losses too. They were just that bad, or at least, those who made the heartless decision. Ubisoft is now in hot water with their decisions these past few years. Some point out how they keep releasing games that look and feel the same for a long time. With their list of planned 2023 releases being leaked, the Internet pointed out that the majority of the titles are mobile games and live service garbage. No one has seen Ubisoft focus on releasing good original games unless it’s another Assassin’s Creed. Developers are aware that their current games are not what the demographic wants. But it’s not up to them, unfortunately. Their executives clearly believe that the "right decision" is to release copies of their one successful game until it’s run to the ground. We all know it's a bad take on their end. Image credit: Ubisoft #games #videogames #development #publishers #studios 
Gamer Finds His Grandmother’s Game Collection Usually, when we think about collections, what comes to our mind is the vast number of different items. The keyword is different. But this gamer exceeded our expectations with their now-viral post.Reddit user KrisReed shared to r/gaming subreddit an image of his grandmother’s game collection. To our surprise, it wasn’t like an ordinary set of trinkets and gaming cartridges, no! Instead, KrisReed shared that aside from the assorted games and accessories, their grandma seemingly bought 26 copies of one game: Wario Land 4. She also had 13 whopping copies of Mario Pinball Land. “My grandmother's game collection. We're not sure if she knew how to overwrite existing game files.” the Reddit user commented. Another repetitive item in her collection was 19 Game Boy Advance SP handhelds. It’s clear what she liked in the land of video games! As to why their grandma bought Wario Land 4 so many times, KrisReed had no idea. “She also left several tutorials from online websites printed on paper as well as messages for her grandchildren (me) explaining the games. I love her very much and this [memento] was very bittersweet. Maybe it was Wario's love for garlic.”Image credit: u/KrisReed#gaming #collection #games #videogames #cartridges #WarioLand4 #GameBoy
The Most Anticipated Games in 2023Gaming enthusiasts, assemble! With 2022 coming to a close, the majority of us probably tuned into the Game Awards to see Elden Ring win Game of the Year. Alternatively, you and your friends could have a full discussion on what game changed your life this year.For us, personally, our game of the year is the 2019 indie game Disco Elysium. For its stellar narrative and complex and well-written characters, the detective/mystery game opened our eyes to how games can play with their story, and how a game that looks can simple be so complex and fun at the same time. But, enough about this year. Let’s talk about 2023! There are a lot of games that will be released in the future, and we’re all excited to see them released out into the wild (no pun intended). If you’re not aware of the games set to be sold next year, UPI has got you covered. They’ve compiled a list of their most anticipated games in 2023: 1. 'Dead Space' -- Playstation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Windows2. 'Hogwarts Legacy' -- Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows3. 'Atomic Heart' -- Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows4. 'Skull and Bones' -- Playstation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Windows5. 'S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl' -- Xbox Series X/S, Windows6. 'The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom' -- Nintendo Switch7. 'Diablo IV' -- Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows8. 'Street Fighter 6' -- Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Windows9. 'Spider-Man 2' -- PlayStation 510. 'Alan Wake 2' -- Playstation 5, Xbox Series X/S, WindowsWell, while that doesn’t cover everything, it certainly gives us a glimpse of what we can expect in 2023. We’re certainly looking out for Tears of the Kingdom, the sequel to the  Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Image credit: Nintendo #games #videogames #zelda #diablo #spiderman #alanwake #streetfighter #stalker #skullandbones #atomichearts #hogwartslegacy #deadspace 
Playing Video Games 3 Hours per Week Make Young Surgeons Perform 27% Faster and Make 37% Fewer ErrorsA new study suggests that video game play contributes to performance excellence in laparoscopic surgery. Three different video game exercises were performed, and surveys were completed to assess past experience with video games and current level of play, and each subject's level of surgical training, number of laparoscopic cases performed, and number of years in medical practice. Thirty-three residents and attending physicians participated in the research.As a result, the participants who played video games over 3 hours per week recorded 37% fewer errors and 27% faster completion. Current video game players made 32% fewer errors, performed 24% faster, and scored 26% better overall than their non playing colleagues. Regression analysis also indicated that video game skill and past video game experience are significant predictors of demonstrated laparoscopic skills.In conclusion, video game skill does correlate with laparoscopic surgical skills. Despite its bad reputation, video games may in fact be a practical teaching tool to help train surgeons.Image: Sora Khan/Unsplash​#surgery #surgeon #doctor #videogames
Live MIDI Art: Dragon Quest Logo Drawn Live with Piano Keyboard by Musician GLASYSIt sounds good, too!Drawing logos is fun. It can, however, be challenging enough to do with a pencil and paper. So imagine our surprise when we found that someone could draw  them using music! Musician GLASYS created a live MIDI art of the Dragon Quest Logo using a piano keyboard.The artist received some requests to draw a slime from the iconic game series. GLASYS decided to recreate the entire Dragon Quest logo, as slime was too short for a video. Part of the challenge and his creative process was to make the resulting music, from the MIDI art, sound pleasant to the ears. According to the musician, the logo took everything he’s got and required five days of work.#logo #videogames #dragonquest #MIDI #MIDIart #art #music #GLASYS
What 24 Video Game Consoles Would Look Like if They Rendered ThemselvesA sentient console sounds terrifying. Electronics Hub, following the trend of computers redesigning and improving themselves thanks to artificial intelligence, asked Elijah Robertson to illustrate what different consoles would look like if they redesigned themselves. Robertson rendered consoles from Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox within the limits of their color palette, processing power, and hardware.Going through the different illustrations, one can believe that these redesigns were generated by the consoles themselves. The amount of detail Robertson included, such as graphical capabilities makes the concept more believable. I’m not too keen on the sentient game console idea though, because it would probably just learn how to shut down when it's open for too long or longer than recommended. That would ruin hours of gameplay!Image credit: Electronics Hub #sentientcomputers #AI #concept #illustration #videogames #consoles #Nintendo #Sony #XBox
Mortal Kombat Behind-the-Scenes: How Scorpion's Iconic "Get Over Here" Spear Move was FilmedEd Boon, co-creator of the Mortal Kombat game, shared insight into how they developed one of the movements featured in the game. In a Twitter thread, Boon shared a clip of him and his colleagues going over different possible movements that could be coded into a game. The clip, which was titled “Mortal Kombat video shoot,” was taken in 1992, 30 years after the release of the game, and shows how the team brainstormed while filming. According to Boon, some ideas came over them while filming the reference movements for Scorpion, one of the characters in the game. The video shoot is how they created the character’s iconic “Get over here!” spear move. Boon details that they had to consider how fast Scorpion threw the spear, so they kept the animation simple and at a few frames. Image credit: Ed Boon #MortalKombat #videogames #games #development  #EdBoon
Street Fighter Characters Turned into Photorealistic 'Real Humans' by Google AI Capcom’s leading man Ryu as well as the rest of the Street Fighter bunch have been featured in different games and platforms across their career as iconic video game characters. Ryu himself has had a long journey from the original 1987’s Street Fighter to being tweaked to fit more recent titles such as Fortnite and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. But these pale in comparison to what Google AI has done. Twitter user @Siberian_644 made use of the powerful Google AI to render these iconic characters into the flesh.