Category Archives: PC Gaming

New Details Released for Iron Harvest

Iron Harvest is an upcoming real-time strategy game based in a 1920’s-era steampunk environment. A recent Kickstarter success story, the developers were able to earn a $1.2 million budget to make their game with.

As expected, in-depth information is fairly hard to come by for a game that was only recently crowdfunded and is still heavily in development. However, King Arts Games recently took time out of making the game to do an interview with PC Gamer, giving some insight into what players can expect from the finished product.

In this interview, the business development manager for King Arts Games, Julian Strzoda, talked about how surprised the team was that they managed to make as much as they did through Kickstarter, mentioning that it was more than their last three Kickstarter endeavors combined. They also mentioned that, in preparation for beginning work on the game, they played through many classic RTS games and asked fans for input on what they wanted to see in Iron Harvest.

Polish artist Jakub Rozalski and games like StarCraft, Dawn of War, and Company of Heroes were all cited as inspirations for the setting, aesthetics, and gameplay featured in Iron Harvest. Strzoda described their method as combining everything that worked from the work that inspired them while finding fixes for what didn’t, with a finished product that hopefully ends up the best of everything.

Additionally, he mentioned that players will be able to choose from over 30 different mechs to play with during the game, with different advantages and disadvantages depending on which of the three factions the player is aligned with in a match. And, while each faction has their own mechs to choose from with three of nine available heroes in each faction, he specifically says that the factions aren’t supposed to feel as radically different as something like StarCraft.

Basic gameplay is planned to include a basic infantry unit and six different “specialist” classes, giving players options on how to play. There will even be stealth components to the game, with “one or two stealth-heavy maps” being promised.

While that is about all the information available, more is sure to come as development continues forward.

Fortnite Season 4: What To Expect

For the past several weeks Epic Games has been teasing its thousands of players with hints about what was to come in Season Four. There were several hints and easter eggs that hinted at one of the most popular spots on the map meeting its demise as a meteor or comet could be seen hurling toward the land below, seemingly headed right for the famous landing spot. After weeks of speculations and playing the guessing game on forums, blogs, and countless YouTube videos, we finally have our answer, and it is not what anyone expected!
What Was The “Meteor”?
There was a school of thought, after reading deeply into some of the hints left behind by Epic Games, that the meteor was no meteor at all, but an out of this world superhero coming to save the world from… well who knows what! Last week as the Season 4 patch rolled in, Fortnite: Battle Royale players all over the globe got there answer. It was a meteor, after all, However, Titled Towers remained on the map, and Dusty Depot is now the massive crater known as Dusty Divot. There is a great trailer Epic Games released at the beginning of Season Four, and it is a must watch. If you haven’t seen it, go now!See The Season Four Trailer Here!
What Else Can Players Expect?
Down in the newly created “Dusty Divot” are little purple crystals you can consume that will allow you to hover in the air after jumping, similar to the way a jetpack might work. But be careful, if you leave the divot, the ability will dissipate, and you will not be able to jump like you did if you are still fighting with an enemy. If you haven’t had a chance to log in and jump into a match of Battle Royale since the season started, what are you waiting for! Grab your friends and head into the game for some Epic fun!

The Benefits of Gaming

Despite all of the hate that gaming gets from parents and society, it can actually be really beneficial for your child’s cognitive development. Not only can it be fun and engaging but your child can also interact with other children during the gaming. In the end, it is a win-win. As long as your child is playing educational games, he or she can learn a lot. In this article, I’m going to present how you can benefit from gaming.

1. Improves Coordination
The basics of gaming are hand-eye coordination. You are constantly having to use your hands to press buttons on the controller. How does a person gradually get better at a game? Their hand-eye coordination improves. This skill can also transition into other areas of life

2. Improves memory
In games, you often have to remember things and be aware of your surroundings. This improves memory and overall retention. It also improves awareness as your brain is actively engaged in the game. You have to remember every button on the controller and what controls what in the game.

3. Improves the brain’s speed
When you are playing games, especially first-person shooter games and multiplayer games, you have to have quick reactions. This improves your brain’s overall reaction time to certain stimuli. A good example of this would be Call of Duty and Mario Cart. I’d recommend Mario Kart for the kids and Call of Duty for the adults.

4. Improves social skills
When you are playing multiplayer, you are constantly having to communicate with your teammates. This builds social skills and communication skills at that. In the end, your child will be a better communicator because of it.

All in all, gaming presents a wonderful opportunity to everyone involved. Not only is it fun but it improves your brain at the same time. As long as you aren’t obsessed with the game you are playing, the activity can really help you mentally over the long term.

‘Sea of Thieves’ Offers a Fun Gaming Experience

Microsoft has unleashed a game that is sure to get a great deal of attention. It allows players to team up in groups of four and become pirates who are looking for treasure. The game is called “Sea of Thieves” and it is quite thrilling. The game shows off some of the skill of the Microsoft design team. The game is played online. You and your team will go up against other ships controlled by opposing players. This ads to the adventure and intrigue of the overall game. There is no question that this is one of the best PC games that Microsoft has released in a very long time.

This game has been very highly anticipated ever since a trailer for it was released last summer. The trailer generated quite a bit of buzz within the PC gaming community. People wanted to be able to play it right after seeing the trailer. However, they were forced to wait six months for the game to finally be released. It is safe to say that “Sea of Thieves” has lived up to every gamer’s expectations. The characters are beautifully rendered. The missions require a lot of strategy in order to complete them successfully. Therefore, people who want to find a very challenging game do not need to look any further.

It should be noted that this is not a game that you can enjoy for a few minutes here and there. You need to devote a considerable amount of time to this game if you are going to succeed at it. You also need to find three other people to be on your team who also have a similar amount of free time. This can be challenging to do. However, the payoff will be well worth it if you can get past the logistics of playing the game for several hours at a time. There are already rumors that a sequel will be released in a few years.