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When Will the VR Revolution Happen?

Virtual Reality gaming has been on everyone’s minds since the announcement of Oculus Rift back in 2012 via Kickstarter, and the initial release of the headset in 2016. But, given how we’ve progressed so far in other areas of technology, why hasn’t VR gaming taken off with the general gaming population? Granted, there have been instances of VR in various games – we’ve had several VR-themed games already hit the shelves (or Steam), but how close are we to a truly VR experience in gaming?

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When Will the VR Revolution Happen?
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The Top 5 Games That Will Always Entertain

There have been thousands and thousands of games released over the years, with gaming being one of the most popular forms of entertainment of all time. In that time, we have enjoyed some truly great titles which have managed to be appealing to the masses;  with many becoming timeless for various different reasons. So, let’s take a look at five games that arguably will always entertain, no matter the era or the platform.

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The Top 5 Games That Will Always Entertain
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Why Do We Love the Lost City of Atlantis So Much?

Since the dawn of time, humans have been fascinated by that which we do not know. The unknown and the mysterious have formed the basis for hours of debate and study – and have also formed the basis of countless pieces of multimedia. Films, books, and games have all been spawned from the hypothetical and the enigmatic – the artistic license involved has allowed many interpretations of the unknown.

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Why Do We Love the Lost City of Atlantis So Much?
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Why Casinos Should Be Investing In E-Sports

Esports is term being used to define competitive video game tournaments and is now viewed as a real-life industry. In fact, there are now a professional network of tournaments and leagues that exist within its realms. The esports market is now valued at around $900m and this figure is set to increase. Each tournament is attracting more and more players, which is resulting in an increase in prize funds, which in turn, is just going to increase the value of the market as a whole.

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Why Casinos Should Be Investing In E-Sports
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day Slot Game Verdict

Looking to play an awesome sci-fi game that can pocket you some cash to perhaps spend on some even more awesome games? Then you need to get spinning those reels on this action-packed classic science fiction slots game.

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day Slot Game Verdict
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Virtual Success: eSports and Future-proofing Soccer

The world of eSports has now become so popular that some experts believe professional football clubs will not survive the coming decades without having their own eSports team. Newzoo’s release of its 2017 Global Esports Market Report suggests revenues in the eSports industry would reach $696 million in 2017, rising to $1.5 billion by the turn of the next decade. Much of that revenue growth will be due to brand sponsorship, with professional sports teams fast acknowledging the marketing benefits of running their own eSports outfit.

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Virtual Success: eSports and Future-proofing Soccer
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GameTwist A New Take On An Old Genre

In a world where there are more ways to play games than ever before, there’s something comforting about going back to the classics. And there’s no doubt that there’s a ton of different options online to enjoy classic video games. One that we’ve been checking out recently is GameTwist which has dozens upon dozens of casino games to choose from.

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GameTwist A New Take On An Old Genre
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Trek Into Tomorrow With These Top Tech Backpacks

Backpacking into the future is indeed a possibility when you take a look at the top tech backpacks available to consumers in 2018.From the backpack best used for outdoor galavanting, to the backpack that is your top execs new best friend, complete with battery chargers, AUX cables outlets and more, to the backpack that can easily be transformed into a party on the move - name it, these days, and trekking into tomorrow, the backpacks available these days are indeed stuff the future is made of.

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Trek Into Tomorrow With These Top Tech Backpacks
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How Video Game Developers Are Entering the Esports

eSports can be incredibly lucrative for video game developers and the tournament organizers who host and put together the industry's biggest eSports events. A report published by eSports, games, and mobile intelligence firm Newzoo earlier this year suggested that the global eSports economy will reach $905.6 million in 2018, while brand investment in eSports will increase by a massive 48%.

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How Video Game Developers Are Entering the Esports
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Top Minecraft Skins

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Top Minecraft Skins
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Goldblum To Reprise Role In Upcoming Jurassic World Evolution

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Goldblum To Reprise Role In Upcoming Jurassic World Evolution
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The Amazing Apple Watch 3: An Inside-Out Review

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The Amazing Apple Watch 3: An Inside-Out Review
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The Evolution of Graphics in Video and Casino Games

When it comes to games, one of the main talking points aside from the gameplay itself is the graphics. You’ll often hear many people discussing how good the graphics are in games or how realistic they look. It’s fair to say that graphics have come a long way in a pretty short space of time and continue to evolve at a rapid rate. The advancements in technology have allowed this to happen, and this means the gaming experiences players regularly enjoy now are truly out of this world.

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The Evolution of Graphics in Video and Casino Games
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Top 5 Upcoming Video Game Movies

Video game movies have been around for a while, with varying degrees of success. However, with them becoming bigger and better each year, let’s take a look at the five upcoming video game movies that you need to look out for.

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Top 5 Upcoming Video Game Movies
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Hot New Year: Three Game Sequels to Watch in 2018

Gaming is bigger and better than ever before – we have virtual reality, phones in our pockets that double as consoles and an industry continuing to thrive with the development of new hardware. Those on PC, PS4 and Xbox One alike are treated to triple AAA titles releases every other week, and innovations such as the Nintendo Switch prove that there’s still room for more in an already crowded market. Whether you’re a casual gamer, a dedicated fan or a pro, there’s little doubt that the new year has a whole lot more in store just waiting for its date. This is a sequel rundown – an A to Z of all you can expect in 2018, from Red Dead 2 to the next flash installment of the legendary Metal Gear.

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Hot New Year: Three Game Sequels to Watch in 2018
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Christmas Brings New Game Modes to Overwatch

Overwatch, which we gave a great 4.5 stars when we reviewed it back in 2016, has once again been spruced up with some Christmas cheer for everyone’s favorite winter holiday. Known as 'Winter Wonderland’, Overwatch’s event features two limited time game modes, reskins of some of your favorite maps, a myriad of new rare skins to collect and more. So what exactly should you be doing? And what cool swag can you pick up from this event before it ends on the 1st of January?

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Christmas Brings New Game Modes to Overwatch
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The Ultimate Beginners' Guide to Hearthstone

On Darkstation, we don’t cover Hearthstone that often. The fledging esport has had a healthy number of mentions on the site, namely in our top five lists in 2014 and 2015 from Brian and Jonathan, but after that it’s been left to simmer. We’re about to change that as, since it’s Hearthstone’s fourth birthday is in 2018, and the game currently has over one thousand cards to collect and choose from, making a viable thirty-card deck just to play the game can be pretty daunting. We should know, we were quite late to the Hearthstone party ourselves.

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The Ultimate Beginners' Guide to Hearthstone
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3 of the Strangest Christmas-Themed Video Game Levels Out There

When it comes to video games, one of the most enjoyable forms of immersive entertainment is any level centered around Christmas and festive environments. While some present the holiday in its most glamorous of settings, others look just plain bizarre. Let’s explore some of the weirdest out there.

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3 of the Strangest Christmas-Themed Video Game Levels Out There
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Could Sony’s PSVR Home Trial be a Sign of Things to Come?

In a world where Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone for another year, Sony sprung an unexpected surprise on us. Among the biggest issues to consumer adoption, when it comes to VR, is getting people to try it out and strap it on to their heads. Enter Sony and its innovative solution.

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Could Sony’s PSVR Home Trial be a Sign of Things to Come?
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The New Razor Phone: The Future of Mobile Gaming and Dedicated Hardware

From Pokémon Go to Angry Birds to gun-wielding mow-em-down zombie slaying slaughter-fests, mobile gaming has come far since the days of black and white Tetris and the occasional high score on Snake. Our handheld portable machines have become some of the most advanced digital devices on the planet, and developers across the world have wasted no time in taking advantage of the steady upgrades to hardware. So much so that a dedicated gaming phone now exists to accommodate for the graphical demands of many new apps: the Razer. Sleek, black and built for gamers, or so the tagline says. Such a device can’t help but raise the question: do we really need such a machine?    

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The New Razor Phone: The Future of Mobile Gaming and Dedicated Hardware
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Assassin’s Creed Origins: Trial of Gods Challenge Launched Online

Developers of Assassin’s Creed Origins, Ubisoft have unveiled the inaugural Trials of the Gods event available online now for the PC version until 14th November. The first online challenge since the game’s official release is to defeat a jackal-headed glitch in the Animus, known as Anubis. Those who do so will receive an exclusive sword and the chance to earn even further gear in the coming months!

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Assassin’s Creed Origins: Trial of Gods Challenge Launched Online
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Comparing the Best Adventure-themed Game Titles of 2017

Although adventure gaming is not going as strong as it did in the early 1990s, adventure-themed gaming remains one of the most popular staples of the video gaming industry, for gamers of all types. Whether you’re a PS4 fanboy or girl, or you like to have a flutter while enjoying the gameplay at an online casino, you'll want to check out the top three adventure-themed gaming titles in 2017 available online and on PS4.

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Comparing the Best Adventure-themed Game Titles of 2017
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How Playing Poker Can Help You Reach a Higher Level in Fantasy Card Games

With the advent of Hearthstone and other hugely popular fantasy card games which are now being played on a competitive level, players are looking at different ways to take their games to new heights and overcome opponents. It stands to reason that these professional gamers should look to games like poker to improve their overall skills, because most of the fantasy games on the market have taken inspiration from the popular game of bluffing and skill.

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How Playing Poker Can Help You Reach a Higher Level in Fantasy Card Games
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How do PS4 graphics compare with today’s online gaming titles?

Online gaming on desktop and handheld devices is now more popular than ever before. Not only are online games and massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) extremely accessible at home or on the move, they are much more visually appealing. Don’t listen to any online gamer who says it’s all about the gameplay; today’s gamers are also about high-calibre graphics that push operating systems and graphics cards to the absolute limit.

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How do PS4 graphics compare with today’s online gaming titles?