Review: Game Dev Tycoon

After watching a youtube video on Game Dev Tycoon I was eager to start playing the demo and spent hours sitting at my computer immersing myself into this game. After a few hours of playing I reached $1 million in game and the demo ended. I then brought the game even with many players pirateing the game. In Game Dev Tycoon you start of in your Garage making small games for the PC. As the game progresses more consoles are released, you can upgrade your office, research new topics and create custom game engines. Once a game is released you earn profit and reviews. One disadvantage about this game is when you recieve reviews on games some say “cant wait for a sequel” but then when you create a sequel it does not earn as much as the previous game unlike in real life. Overall, this is an excellent game and I cant wait to see what other games Greenheart Games release.

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#XboxReveal – Rumour Roundup

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The new generation xbox will be revealed on may 21st 10am PDT. Many features, pricing and games for this xbox have been rumoured but none confirmed. In this post I will ‘Rumour Roundup’ all of these.

    Possible names:

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Xbox 720 has been the name mostly used since the rumours started appearing but since the offical announcement a lot more have surfaced. Names such as Xbox Infinite, Fusion or Durango have all been speculated.

    Xbox Infinite:

This name would be perfect for a marketing campaign using slogans with the name infinite “Infinte Fun, Infinite Entertainment” and so on.

    Durango:

This name is unlikely to be used as this has been the dev name.

    Xbox Fusion:

This name has been speculated after microsoft purchased the domains XboxFusion.com,XboxFusion.info,XboxFusion.biz,XboxFusion.de,XboxFusion.co.uk. Companies register domains for multiple reason and these purchases wont mean fusion will be the name for the next xbox but could be the name for the rumoured illumiroom.

    Xbox:

Just the word xbox is a possibilty. Xbox have been using the hastag #XboxReveal but why just XBOX and not #NextXboxReveal.

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    Features:

Cloud Saving is rumoured however mass saving on the cloud is unlikely. Instead of friends it is rumoured a feature like twitters ‘follow’ feature will be used and there will be no limit on the amout of friends you have. Another new feature will be Game Developers will be able to add achievements to games without releasing DLC there may also be cross game achievements i.e. “Play Call of Duty and Battlefield”. Its is rumoured the new xbox will come with a minimum 500gb an extra 496 compared to the current console. It is speculated that CD’s will not be used for the next xbox instead they will only be used to install games and then run from the hard drive similar to PC. After MSN being replaced with skype there are possibilites for the xbox party chat to be replaced with skype.

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    Games:

    There have been many rumoured and confirmed next gen games however none confirmed for the next xbox but we can still speculate. One game that will be on the next xbox is watchdogs, you can read my post on this game to find out more.

    Destiny is the next game from bungie speculated to be similar to halo. It was showcased at the PS4 event and will be released on xbox 360 therefore most likely to be released on the next xbox.

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      Price:

    Ofcourse everybody wants to know a price aswell. A definite price is uncertain but $500 is speculated and so is $300 on a subscription.

    It is likely it will be released in November but we shall find out on May 21st.

    Just a quick question, would you like Rumour Roundup to be a regular segment for this blog?