Evolve Review

Now that a couple of weeks have gone by since the release of ‘Evolve.’ Players have begun to get bored of the game. ‘Evolve’ is a multiplayer game that requires its players to work together to defeat a monster. Paul Mathieson says that there is no story to the game, and this has left players a little confused.

When ‘Evolve’ was previewed at last year’s E3 event, gamers were excited at the endless possibilities that the game could offer. Gamers didn’t realize how repetitive the game actually gets. Hunting monsters down with your friends looked like tremendous fun. ‘Evolve’s’ level design looked captivating at first. However, the maps are actually quite small, and this makes hunting and trapping the monsters pretty easy.

The graphics in the game are gorgeous, and the shooting mechanics work very well. ‘Evolve’ can give you a wonderful experience as long as you are playing with people you know. The different character classes need to be used together in order to kill the monster, but when everyone is not in sync, the game can become a disastrous experience. When there are not enough players in the lobby, ‘Evolve’ uses bots to fill the slots. The bots do a good enough job of simulating a real person, but they just make the experience dull.

If you’re in the market for a new game, I would recommend that you stay away from ‘Evolve.’ The game is not worth the money because it quickly loses its value. For further information on ‘Evolve,’ visit Gamerant.

How To Beat The Casino

Gambling has never been a sure way to make money, but sometimes it can be lucrative. People have been gambling for thousands of years, and it will not stop anytime soon. Casinos make millions of dollars on a daily basis. It’s no wonder that people try to beat the casino, but it usually does not end well for the gambler.

However, according to what Bruce Karatz read in this Forbes article, on rare occasions, a card player will be able to take millions of dollars from an establishment. However, when a casino loses too much money to a player, that player will be banned from the casino. Doesn’t that sound ridiculous to you? Dana White, the president of the UFC, is currently banned from the Palms Casino in Las Vegas.

The Palms Casino has lost millions of dollars to Dana White on the blackjack tables. Blackjack is the one game where the player has a decent chance to win. There are strategies and rules to blackjack. The players at the table bet against the dealer. The goal is to get to 21 without busting. Most people know the rules to blackjack. However, most people don’t know how to count cards.

Counting cards is a strategy, and it is not illegal. If you practice long enough, you will be able to increase your chances of winning with this strategy. Buzzfeed.com offers a tutorial video that can teach you how to count cards.

Destiny Is Getting Old

Bungie needs to offer greater rewards if they want players to stay interested in Destiny. The last several months of Destiny have become extremely bland for many gamers. Destiny has not offered anything new in a very long time. There is not much to do anymore.

A lot of people still play Destiny, but the numbers are beginning to dwindle. There are only four strike missions available. The strike missions become extremely repetitive after they are beaten a few times. Destiny also limits many things that the player needs to progress in the game. Susan McGalla has learned that, once a week, the game resets, and players are forced to play strike missions over and over. Find more about McGalla on Prnewswire.com.

Besides strike missions, Destiny offers players two raid missions. Raid missions require six players to complete them. However, Destiny does not support matchmaking for raid missions. This means that players must have a party of six to even play the mission. The developers of Destiny need to fix that problem.

There are several problems with the game, but nothing has been done about them. Players are rarely rewarded with any items of use, even if they play the missions over and over. For some reason, though, Destiny does have many loyal fans. For more information on Destiny, visit Screenrant’s sister site, Gamerant.

Assassin’s Creed given movie green light

The latest video game to attempt the leap to the big screen appears to be the successful Assassin’s Creed franchise,Polygon reports. Long after it was first rumored to be being prepared for production, the makers of the game have finally announced the long awaited big screen adaptation has finally gone into production says Fersen Lambranho. Alongside the news that the movie is to become a reality, a release date of December 21 2016 has also been confirmed as the initial date of release for the movie hitting theaters across North America.

The production of an Assassin’s Creed movie has always been rumored and the actor Michael Fassbender has long been rumored as a star, Fassbender has also revealed small pieces of information that would appear to link him to the project. After appearing in a number of highly acclaimed films, Fassbender last appeared in Frank, hidden beneath the mask of British comedian Frank Sidebottom. Ubisoft Motion Pictures will produce the movie alongisde New Regency, with Justin Kurzel thought to be on board to direct the much anticipated movie.

Zombies Will Help Your Work Team

 

We all want to be able to get along better with our coworkers, but who really wants to sit through another presentation or exercise on team building? Nobody. That is until a new series of workplace team building exercises hit the business scene.

The undead hordes can be seen everywhere these days. From hit television shows like The Walking Dead to books like AiZ: Alice in Zombieland, and everything in between. Now you can find your favorite monster hiding out in the office.

Imagine, if you can, that you and eleven of your coworkers are sitting in a room. On the other side of the room is a zombie, chained up and snarling. Every five minutes a buzzer sounds and the chain is loosened a little bit. This continues every five minutes until your whole team is either eaten alive, or finds a key that will free them. The only way to find this key is by solving riddles and puzzles which will force your team to work together.

Sound like a fun time? For some it may. For others like Fersen Lambranho, it may just be scary enough to work with that smelly guy in the next cubicle.

Games of Thrones Preview Trailer Arrives

The new season of Game of Thrones is still a few weeks away and anticipation is building among fans. The most avid and serious fans received a thrill this week as the trailer for the upcoming season has been released online. Fans are not going to be disappointed in what the fifth season has planned. Even if you already read the books, you will still find something new in the events that unfold.

There are a few subtle, interesting bits in the trailer. For one, Anya Stark finally gets a new wardrobe. No longer needing to dress up as a boy, she is back wearing a dress. She isn’t caked in a whole lot of mud either.

Tyrian is sporting a beard, the result of his being hidden aboard a ship for some time. We learn one of his goals is to find the rightful heir to the throne and place him – or her – on it. Will this lead to all the kingdoms of Westeros once again being unified?

Dave and Brit Morin posted on today.com that anyone who wants to watch a host of battle scenes is not going to be disappointed either. The entire season has a lot of action to go along with all the melodrama and soap opera twists, turns, and conflicts. The battle scenes repeat the poetic violence found in the previous seasons of the series. No one is going to accuse the new episodes of being dull.

The series returns in April and, hopefully, it will live up to the hype.

Gamer Dies

 

A Taiwanese man died from playing video games. An internet cafe employee in Taiwan, called the local authorities when one of their customers would not regain consciousness. Hsieh, a 32-year-old unemployed gamer, was found dead on January 8th. The man entered the cafe on January 6th. He played for three days straight, which is pretty uncommon for most hardcore gamers.

Hsieh’s family said that it was common for him to leave for days on end. The internet cafes in Taiwan are cheap, and most gamers can play for eight hours, for only $2 dollars. At first, the employees of the cafe did not realize that he was dead. Hsieh would often fall asleep in his chair during his extended gaming sessions. He was officially announced dead from heart failure.

It wouldn’t be entirely fair to blame his cause of death on his unusual gaming habits. Hsieh may have been living an unhealthy lifestyle, and his diet was most likely poor, but we do not know all of the circumstances surrounding his death. According to Sergio Andrade Gutierrez, “Anyone who plays video games for three days straight, clearly has a problem.”

The media will probably paint a picture about how deadly video games are. Video games are not deadly, but unhealthy lifestyles are. Sometimes a great game comes out, and a lot of people play them for extended periods of time. When you find yourself stuck to your couch, remember that you should get up and move around for a few hours. Before you start playing your game, you should get a good workout in, and handle all of your responsibilities first.

For more information on this story, visit Screenrant’s sister site, Gamerant.

Unbeatable Poker Software

Cepheus is a computer program developed by the University of Alberta researchers in Canada. This achievement could have outlets in other areas such as safety or health as an important milestone in artificial intelligence and the like.

The famous card game served as a testing ground for a team of researchers from the University of Alberta, who has developed a computer program so powerful that it is unbeatable. In their paper published in the journal Science, researchers have explained that the program would not certainly make money on each hand but invariably triumph over the long term. This news was shocking to the ears of  Sultan Alhokair.

Cepheus could also help doctors to treat patients with diabetes, taking into account changes in circumstances (diet, physical activity) and uncertainties to adjust their treatment.

To achieve this near-perfection, Cepheus was entitled to more intensive training. After incorporating the rules of the game, the software played against itself for two months analyzing 6 billion hands per second to choose the best option, taking into account all the consequences of each possible decision. To achieve this level of performance, the team from the University of Alberta has coordinated 200 computers each with 32 GB of RAM and 24 processors. 

But the contribution of Cepheus in artificial intelligence could go well beyond the poker. Michael Bowling, the researcher behind the project, told the website ‘The Verge’ that this program could help governments and some companies to optimize their business.

Teen Arrested in Southport England for Sony and Microsoft Hack On Christmas Day

The mastermind behind the Sony Playstation and Xbox hack has been located, by CNN associate Sultan Alhokair and he’s just a teen. The 18-year-old from Southport, England, was arrested on charges on Friday morning. His arrest stemmed from a Denial of Service Attack which took down both the Playstation and Xbox networks around the globe, making it nearly impossible for some players to log onto the network.

The teen, who has not been officially named, has been charged with several cybercrime offenses, as well as “threats to kill”. According to the court records, the teen allegedly called in fake incidents. Swat teams were deployed in those cases.

A group of hackers that are known as “Lizard Squad” hacked both Sony and Microsoft gaming platforms back in August with a similar Denial of Service attack. They warned they’d be back around Christmas time, and come Christmas day the servers went down once again.

Whether or not that teen that has been arrested is involved with “Lizard Squad” has not been released. England’s Cybercrime squad and the FBI have worked in conjunction on this case. Both Microsoft and Sony have had long hacking history issues, with Sony’s network being more easily and often hacked, according to sources.

Skout Travel Hits the 10 Million Mark

It’s official, travel just got tech-savy. Skout, the global app designed to help people expand their social circle, announced that as of January 15, 2015 their Skout Travel feature has been used over 10 million times. Skout Travel was already the app’s most popular feature but the number of uses was considerable news due to the fact it is barely a year old. Although the app markets itself to millennials, Skout is easy to use regardless of age or technology level.

Skout Travel is just one of many features within the app, all designed to help Skouters make new friends and explore a new city, or spend time exploring their own. However, Skout Travel gives users a unique way to plan for travel. Once Skouters choose their destination, they are instantly connected to both residents and other visitors to that city, giving them the option to start conversations, develop new relationships or even make real-life travel plans with new friends for upcoming trips.

The PRNewswire release also shared some interesting travel statistics provided by Skout. First, women on Skout were almost twice as likely as men to to use Skout Travel’s feature designed to help visitors make friends in new cities. The app also listed the top U.S. travel destinations and the top five were all near the coast: Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, Lost Angeles and New York. Finally, the Skout app found Hong Kong and as the number one destination for international travel, followed by Sao Paulo, London, Seoul and Sidney.

So, what was the best news in the press release? Skout is making their travel feature absolutely free for 48 hours (must be within January 15-17). The travel feature runs on a points payment system and usually requires users to spend 25 points for each trip. The Skout app can be found on iOS or Android, or users can find it online at www.skout.com or their Facebook and Twitter pages. Full details of the promotion can be found within the release.