Xiaomi Black Shark 2 review: An affordable flagship gaming phone

Gaming phones are an ancient idea. Nokia released the N-Gage, which was like a phone built into a game controller, in 2003. And it didn’t do very well. But the concept has made a resurgence recently thanks to devices from Razer, Asus, and Xiaomi. Now, Xiaomi has launched its second-generation gaming phone called the Black Shark 2. The Black Shark 2 has a suite of features that make it a great way to play games on the go. It’s also affordable, starting at $420 for the version with 128GB of…

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Fun new tabletop games for families, couples

Five new tabletop games that are both fun and have a broad appeal to players of all ages and interests. Last century I made my living writing for and designing tabletop games, and Gen Con was the center of my professional life. As I moved into developing video games, I stopped going, so I haven’t been to the self-proclaimed “Best Four Days in Gaming” in over 20 years. Since then it’s moved from Milwaukee to Indianapolis and more than tripled in size. This year saw 70,000 gamers come together and…

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Guizerr’s new gaming arena ‘House Of Games’ offers free new colorful and addicting casino games

A new gaming platform aiming at bring together gaming enthusiasts for fun and money. The House Of Games Casino has in total about 70 games, which can satisfy any gambling gamer’s need for excitement. All kinds of online emulators are gathered here, so that anyone could find a game to his taste. For example: Poker – Caribbean, Russian, Oasis to play with a dealer; Blackjack – One Deck, European, Six Deck, Double Exposure; Baccarat; Roulette – European and American; HD slots for fans of modern simulators; Retro slots – for…

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A People’s History of Board Games

If games are a reflection of our values as a society, and can influence how we think and act, can we game our way to a better world? We are living in the golden age of board games. Thousands of new board games are released every year, played by millions of people around the world. Board games, filled with strategy and exciting tension, have made a decisive comeback even in the era of video games. By 2023, the board game industry is expected to be worth $12 billion. And in 2018,…

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Spend the extra to go online with ‘Mario Maker 2’

The original “Super Mario Maker” was praised as one of the best games on Nintendo’s previous console, the late Wii U. The game was so interesting, it almost made me want to buy a Wii U myself, but like most people who play games, I didn’t. At last, more than two years later, “Super Mario Maker 2″ is here, and the tens of millions of us who skipped the Wii U (the Switch has already more than doubled its predecessor’s lifetime sales) have our chance to make our own “Mario”…

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4 games to look forward to this year

Every year video game publishers come together in Los Angeles for the biggest press event in the industry: the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3. Well, it’s supposed to be the biggest. This year Sony and its PlayStation decided to skip the show, and in general there were fewer exhibitors and fewer exciting announcements than in previous years. The 2019 showcase offered some exciting games, but with new consoles coming from PlayStation and Xbox next year, I got the sense that a lot of the more interesting titles were held back…

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5 Reasons Why Mario Is So Popular

As far as video games are concerned, one of the most popular characters is known as Mario. Over the 30-year-career of Nintendo, it introduced more than a hundred games for many genres and systems and enjoyed great success. Given below are 5 reasons why Mario Bros runs circles around other games. Read on. Revolutionary style In the gaming world, Mario offers a refreshing change. In each game, Nintendo guides you to a new, exciting adventure. Most of the fresh Mario titles follow the same format set for Super Mario Bros.…

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Unique, artful games for summer

Now is a great time to catch up with some chill, beautiful indie games with unique styles and emotionally moving art. Summer brings long, languid days and vacations – the perfect time for games, but also a slow time for big new game releases. Now is a great time to catch up with some chill, beautiful indie games with unique styles and emotionally moving art. ‘Florence’ $2.99, Android and iOS, rated E ”Florence” is a mobile game that tells the story of one young woman’s life and relationships. The elegant,…

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Rewrite history in ‘Imperator: Rome’

They’re complicated, difficult and take forever — 20, 30, 100 hours into one play-through if you’re up for it. “Imperator: Rome” $39.99 for PC All-ages (but very complicated) The grand strategy games from Paradox Interactive are some of my greatest gaming guilty pleasures. These are games where you control a country on the world stage over the course of centuries, and so unlike other guilty pleasures (cookies, cheesy horror movies, sleeping in) there’s nothing sweet and easy about a Paradox game. They’re complicated, difficult and take forever — 20, 30,…

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Simple and brilliant – a perfect puzzle game

Yes, it’s a strange name but it’s a strange and amazing puzzle game that’s worth your time. “Baba Is You”Developed by Hempuli OyFor Mac, PC and Nintendo Switch, $15, rated E for Everyone You should play “Baba Is You.” Yes, it’s a strange name but it’s a strange and amazing puzzle game that’s worth your time. The “Baba” in the title refers to a cute little sheep that you move around a very simple, pixel-art world. “You” refers to the fact that you as the player control Baba, who can’t…

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Google enters the gaming arena with Stadia

A new video game platform aimed at bringing gamers together was revealed March 19 by Google as Stadia. Few realize that the history of video games dates back to the early 1950s, when computer scientists designed simple games and simulations as a fun way to research computer capabilities. Then in the 1980s, gaming consoles using joysticks, buttons and other controllers, along with graphics on screens, became part of American culture. With that history in mind, a new video game platform aimed at bringing gamers together was revealed March 19 by…

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Play in Tom Clancy’s world in video game sequel

We hope you love these items as much as we did! GateHouse Media may collect a share of sales from links on this page. Author Tom Clancy passed away more than five years ago, but long before that Ubisoft bought the rights to his name and techno-thriller brand of experience. The latest foray into the Clancyverse is also one of the best. “Tom Clancy’s The Division 2” is the ideal video game sequel: It takes a solid first game (“The Division” from 2016) and improves on it in multiple ways…

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