New Online Video Games – With a Twist

Whether you’re bored or you just need a break from your usual routine, or you want something new that your family and friends can play together, AirConsole is a video game system that requires no equipment, no software, and is completely free to play. Here’s just a sample of the unique browser-based games listed below:

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PlayStation VR Games from Oasis Games

The PlayStation VR is about to launch in a few days. And what's weighing on the mind of everyone who has pre-ordered a PSVR and those on the fence about buying one is if there will be enough software to support the device. it's always a question of whether there will be enough killer apps on a device before it becomes viable. While I'm not 100% sure about which game will be the game for PSVR, I do know that some developers are putting their bets on PlayStation VR. 

Take, for example, Oasis Games

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CrossFire Stars Invitational: Manila

CrossFire Stars Invitational: Manila

Smilegate and eSports organizing body ESL partnered up to bring the best CrossFire teams all over the world directly to the fans via the CrossFire Starts Invitational series. The first leg just so happens to be right here in Manila, thanks to previous successful eSports events held here.

On October 14-16, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center Hall 3, players from China, Vietnam, Brazil, and hometown heroes, the Philippines, are going to go toe to toe on CrossFire for glory and a chunk of the $30,000 prize pot!

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Is Paladins an Overwatch Clone?

I've been getting hit by ads for Paladins almost everywhere I go. I got curious and looked it up. First thing I noticed is that the character designs are actually quite similar to Overwatch, in both the character archetype and the skills. And then a few days later, Hi-Rez Studios states that Paladins is NOT an Overwatch clone. Because of all of that drama, I decided to give Paladins a try and see it for myself.

According to Hi-Rez studios COO, the game that deserves the most credit for being Paladins' inspiration is TF2. And I agree with that; even Blizzard says the same thing for Overwatch.

But how similarly do they play? 

I'm going to play around with it a bit more to come up with more impressions but here are the key differences I found:

  • Paladins has an item card system that allows for perk customization
  • Paladins has a deeper character customization system by pairing up skins with weapons and headgear (like TF2)
  • Paladins is free to play
  • Overwatch has much faster gameplay
  • Paladins skin and feature unlocking is not random
  • Overwatch has much better lore
  • Paladins shows damage numbers, which I sort of enjoy
  • Maps on Overwatch are a smidge better
  • Paladins starts you off with bots until level 5, which is good, but it doesn't tell you that

Bottomline is, though, both games are fun and they play completely differently. Clone or not, I think Paladins has its own place in the gaming world.


PlayStation VR First Impressions and Thoughts

Last July 28, 2016, PlayStation Asia announced availability and pricing of the PlayStation VR for Asian countries. On July 30, the announced that the PlayStation VR was going to be on display for trial at SM Megamall, at the Sony Store, starting July 31. I immediately made plans to go. I needed to experience VR for the first time, even if I'd be watched by dozens of people.

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