A strange power has corrupted the once lonely peaks of a distant mountain range, and now it threatens to take the world by storm. The trek to the top features dramatic highs and lows, from dazzling new armour, weapons, and artifacts to vicious new foes among the cliffs. New enemies such as the Squall Golem and Mountaineer wait at the summit for anyone brave enough to steal the root of their power. Atop it all is the source of the stormy conflict, the Tempest Golem, which must be defeated before all hope is blown away.
Much of the talk at present in the gaming world has been about the popularity of the new release for Sony, with the new model of the PlayStation. It has led to the new release from Microsoft and the Xbox Series X has gone under the radar. However, it has been the most successful UK launch of the console in their history, that saw them sell around 155,000 in the opening two days of release. It meant it surpassed the opening sales for the Xbox One and gives a positive sign for the future of next-gen consoles. This was still well behind the sales of the PS4, that topped a quarter of a million in the opening two days of release.
The new Xbox was expected to be a real game changer for the brand, with the console taking gaming to a new level. It has already gathered positive reviews for fans, so it is an exciting future ahead. Alongside the PS4, these are putting console gaming back on the map.
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This also comes as the overall gaming industry is surging in popularity world-wide, with numbers that have never been seen before. This is not only for console gaming but across all areas of the industry, with mobile gaming being the key dominant player. That was shown in 2019 for example, with mobile gaming increasing to a 60% share of the overall market and this is only set to increase in the coming years, as it completely takes over and helps push the overall industry to new levels. It has all meant that the gaming market is now one of the fastest growing in the world, with success in all areas. Predictions have also been made that users playing mobile games will increase by a further 22.5% by 2024, which will mean over 1.7 billion people world-wide. That is simply remarkable and just shows the direction it is taking the industry. Similar has been seen with new casino sites, which are also seeing major growth and help pushing the gaming industry to the next level.
2020 has also been full of lockdowns enforced around the world, which has led to people having to spend extended periods within their own homes. This has led to a remarkable rise in online entertainment as expected, which has further accelerated this curve of growth. It has meant that mobile gaming has continued to produce record numbers, and this has also been seen for across console gaming. There is no doubt that it is a very positive future for the gaming industry, and it will be fascinating to see just where it can go within the next decade, as innovative technology continues to be introduced.
Japan’s beloved puzzle game series Puyo Puyo and the world-renowned Tetris game franchise have teamed up again to deliver even more Puyo-popping and Tetrimino-clearing fun in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. Playing is easy: match 4 or more same-colored Puyos or complete a line of blocks to clear them from your board and dump Garbage into your opponent’s game. But keep an eye on what’s coming your way too. Play traditional Puyo Puyo and Tetris…or mix them together to level up your game. Offline or online, you’ll have loads of modes that let you play the way you want from single-player Adventure to couch-competition Versus to ranked Online matches, and more.
Puto Puto Tetris 2 is available to purchase on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S for $39.99, €39.99, £34.99, AU$54.95, with the Microsoft Windows version is scheduled for release in early 2021.
Explore a lush island paradise and puzzle out the secrets of a lost civilization in the hunt for your husband’s missing expedition. Play as Norah, a strong female protagonist fully voiced and played by Cissy Jones from Firewatch and Walking Dead Season One. See a world with visually stunning environments while experiencing an intelligent love story with complex yet enjoyable puzzles in a non-violent, adventure-based story.
Developed by Out of the Blue and published by Raw Fury, Call of the Sea is available on Microsoft Store for $19.99, €19.99, £16.74, AU$29.95.
4K: 4K Ultra HD not available on Xbox One or Xbox One S consoles. HDR: HDR functionality available with supported games and TVs.Xbox One X Enhanced: Enhanced features for Xbox One X subject to release of a content update.
You are invited to join “The Primate Observation Club”, where you will observe the lives of caged monkeys and carefully analyze the information obtained. Watch strangers through surveillance cameras, invade their privacy and witness their most intimate moments, but don’t interact with the subjects – anything could happen if you dare feed the monkeys!
Do Not Feed The Monkeys is available on the Microsoft Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, priced at $12.49, €12.49, £10.49, AU$18.95. Pickup the game today and get 10% off for a limited time.
Hop on the snail, hoard berries, or wipe out the enemy’s queen to claim victory. Killer Queen Black is the acclaimed arcade phenomenon redesigned from the ground up for PC and console. The gameplay is immediately recognizable and familiar, yet introduces exciting new mechanics and online play for the home audience.
Rally up for arcade-style single-screen four versus four battles for the hive. Transform Workers to Warriors and dethrone your opponent in one of three ways. Crush the enemy queen, ride the snail to victory, or fill your hive with berries to claim victory.
The Xbox version includes previous improvements to the game including quick access for party and friends lists, updated voice chat and privacy settings, and on-the-fly local controller additions. Cross-platform competition with Nintendo Switch and PC players means there’s always someone to spar with.