Latest News From HollettGaming.com All the latest news about new flash games released on HollettGaming.com as well as a few other bit of news and videos from the world of console and PC games http://www.hollettgaming.com en-uk GTA V announced for PC, Xbox One and PS4 http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/102/GTAVannouncedforPCXboxOneandPS4/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/102/GTAVannouncedforPCXboxOneandPS4/ Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Rockstar announced at E3 yesterday that the PC, Xbox One and PS4 versions of the hit title Grand Theft Auto V will be released this fall.

 

They have also hinted at some extra additions and some great graphical improvements on the next gen consoles. 

 

Look out for a release around October!

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Watch dogs - Amazing PR stunt http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/101/Watchdogs-AmazingPRstunt/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/101/Watchdogs-AmazingPRstunt/ Thu, 22 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming With only days left to go before release, have you pre-ordered yet?  Watch the amazing pr stunt below:

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Flappy bird 3D on oculus rift http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/100/Flappybird3Donoculusrift/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/100/Flappybird3Donoculusrift/ Wed, 21 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Is this even possible? Does it even exist?

With all the hype around the original and many fakes and remakes, it's no wonder a 3d version has hit the web. 

 

And one step futher (some may say too far!), you can even enjoy it on the oculus rift!

 

We came across a very funny video of a guy playing this version, worth a laugh if you need to kill a few minutes, check the video below:

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Halo 5 - Guardians release date announced http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/99/Halo5-Guardiansreleasedateannounced/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/99/Halo5-Guardiansreleasedateannounced/ Mon, 19 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Halo 5 - guardians has had a release date announced. There's not much more than that though! The date has been given as 'fall' of 2015, but will we really see it then? With only about a year before the pending date and nothing more than a cover picture, it begs the question of why announce so little? Is this just a way of Microsoft trying to keep interest in the console? With sales of the playstation beating Xbox one outright, maybe this tactic will delay a few more people going to buy the Sony console. Who knows, but our guess is it will get delayed to at least nearer Christmas, call us pessimistic :-)

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Halo film: Halo 4 - Forward Unto Dawn http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/98/Halofilm:Halo4-ForwardUntoDawn/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/98/Halofilm:Halo4-ForwardUntoDawn/ Thu, 1 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Finally got around to watching the Halo film: Halo 4 - Forward Unto Dawn

 

While the story line follows a young cadet through his troubles of becoming a man, the movie itself shows some great effects and stays true to the Halo series.

This is a great film for Halo fans, not such a great film as a standalone though.

 

You get a bit of a blast of action at the start, but then you get into the middle section where not much happens appart from character building.

The character building part you get the feeling they are trying a little too hard on making it a believable story, non the less it does get you to know the characters and sets the scene for the end of film climax.

 

The effects on this film are really great, they make you feel you are in the game world, yet still watching a blockbluster title. There's an interesting twist right at the end that leaves an open end for follow episodes.

While the film may not be that interesting to the general public, what a great film it is for those Halo fans!

 

I wont spoil the plot for those interested in watching it, it's certainly worth a couple of bucks from your local video supplier in the bargain section, or available in Netflix or similar.

Advised for Halos fans, avoid if not!

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Watch Dogs - Release Date http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/97/WatchDogs-ReleaseDate/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/97/WatchDogs-ReleaseDate/ Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Ubisoft have announced the new release date of the anticipated Watch Dogs game.

 

They released a series of humoured images of the main character 'hacking' the release date onto machines around the Ubi offices.

The problem is, they have already delayed the release before and in a crafty fashion have added a little * next to the release date just to be on the safe side I guess (check the image we posted).

 

So the date looks to be: 27 May 2014

 

While we wait to see if this date transpires, here's a gameplay video:

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Fightback Free iOS game http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/96/FightbackFreeiOSgame/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/96/FightbackFreeiOSgame/ Sat, 28 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Fightback has been released for iOS, taking us back to the 90s side scrolling beat em up days, with a modern twist.

 

The basics of this game are quite simple, beat you way through the streets or as it is in this game, floors of tower blocks.
And the story line is the same format as those old arcade games, fight to get to a big boss who is holding someone kidnap.
Ok so nothing new here, but this works especially well on the modern touch screens we have in our pockets these days.


The controls are simple, a little repetitive in a way but great fun all the same. Its great to see how well the swipe and tap controls have bee utilised for this genre, with gestures providing the ability to perform certain moves.

 

Its also great to see the engine used is the Unity development platform. This is a great showing of what Unity can do.
Ragdoll effects on your enemeys once killed is great to watch, especially when you catch them with a powerful flying kick.

Slowmotion effects also make an appearance when performing evades, or when using a gun to select and shoot targets.

 

 

The developers have also been kind with the free to play, pay to progress format of the latest big games.
Its easy enough to earn credits and gold bars and the time to wait for your stamina to replenish so you can continue playing is quite short, only if you are really impatient do you need to spend any real money...
That being said, some of the high end equipment and upgrades would take an age to earn without spending any money, but these are not essential to complete the game.
Power ups and upgrades are god fun and there is a never ending street mode you can play to try get though as many streets as possible should you get bored of story mode.

 

The verdict:
Well put together game, easy but rewarding gameplay and controls, fun and long lasting.

 

Download for free now:
Fightback on the App Store

 

Gameplay:
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Easy to learn, fun to use controls, very satisfying beat em up.

Graphics:
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Great use of Unitys graphics for mobile devices, not the best ever but pretty

Longevity:
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Will keep you going for a long while, though controls and format can be a little boring after a while.

Hollettgaming Overall Rating:
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Great free iOs game, get it if you love beat em ups.
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Humble WB Games Bundle $4.75! http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/94/HumbleWBGamesBundle$475/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/94/HumbleWBGamesBundle$475/ Sun, 17 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Humble Bundle Nearing $5 Million for Charity

 

Similar to the $10 million raised for charity a few months ago by offering Origin games such as Battlefield 3 and Sims 3 for a low cost, Humble Bundle has partnered with Warner Brothers to sell top games for a good cause.

 

With 2 days to go The Humble Bundle is nearing the $5 million mark for the We Can Be Heroes charity and it doesn't come as surprise when budding gamers can purchase awesome WB classics like Batman Arkham Asylum, Batman Arkham City, all 3 games the FEAR series and several more for less than $5.

 

An awesome idea for such a worthy cause so if your looking for a trip down memory lane and want to support the We Can Be Heroes charity hit the link below.

 

https://www.humblebundle.com/

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Old Classic Flashback Gets Uprated http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/95/OldClassicFlashbackGetsUprated/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/95/OldClassicFlashbackGetsUprated/ Sun, 17 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming A blast from the past!

One of our all time favourite games gets a revamp, here's the lowdown:

 

20 years after the original game’s launch, Conrad is enlisted back to active service for the triumphant return of one of the most acclaimed franchises in gaming history.

 

It's not a reboot. It's Flashback re-imagined. The original Core-Team revamped their own creation, leveraging the best of today’s technology while remaining true to the classic side-scroller that set the standards of the genre in the 90's.

 

  • One of the best adventure-action games ever created re-imagined by its creators. It’s the same team. It’s the same passion. Only this time, they have had much more firepower at their disposal to recreate the legendary classic!
 
  • Gorgeous graphics, amazing animations. It’s the Flashback you’ve always dreamed of. True to the original spirit but made a million times better by using modern engines such as Unreal and Havok. The makeover is completely stunning.
 
  • It’s all about Gameplay. The team modernized gameplay mechanics, making the game more reactive, offering new features, like gadgets and an experience progression system. But the developers kept the original formula in mind: a fine balance between rolling and shooting,exploring remote space stations and obliterating hostile alien planets.
 
  • Bringing back new memories. The story was revamped to speak to 21st century gamers. Most of the cast of the original game is still here – Conrad, the Morphs – but you can expect new characters and a few twists you’re definitely not going to forget… this time.
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Space Hulk - Game review http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/93/SpaceHulk-Gamereview/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/93/SpaceHulk-Gamereview/ Sun, 20 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Space Hulk is finally here for the PC and Mac. This is long awaited title by fans of the original strategy boardgame, where players move Space Marines through a maze of dark corridors on various missions, with the presence of some bad ass aliens hunting you down.

The developers certainly have kept this true to the original boardgame thats for sure. All the rules are there which will keep the hard core fans happy. On minor detail lacking is of any actual dice shown rolling on screen but it does show the results in a mini panel in numeric form. Its all a bit quick on the dice results front though, would have been good to show the roll more visually.

However having said that, it doesnt deflect how well the developers have re-created the tense thrill of the game. With dark, narrow corridors, multiple ways you should be looking and planning for that ambush from the Genestealers, as well as the mission at hand to complete.

Another nice little touch is the mini cam, mounted on the marines helmet allowing you to see what the selected marine sees.
Graphics are ok, but not the best out there, however its not really a game about graphics, its about strategy.


The story line and missions give you a great sense of the tense thriller that the original board game used to provide too, though this is where it starts to go a bit down hill.


The missions often seem a bit repetitive, even if the actual mission differs vastly from the last, since its the same sort of format:
Move your marines down some corridor, plan which areas to block off to avoid death by Genestealer, move other units to mission location. Repeat... repeat again, start getting bored.


To help with this, the developers do seem to have tried to throw in new unit types as you move along the missions, thought its just not enough to give this much more life span than a hand full of missions provides.
There is then the multiplayer option which is where the real fun is to be had since this is how it used to be played with you and your friend taking turns to play the Genestealers.


The other problem is the controls are a little awkward, you can often click incorrectly resulting in placing you marine where you didn't mean too, wasting valuable moves.
The game play is also a bit a slow, marines move too slow, though it is representing the big bulky Terminator Marines but still for the player this is a little sluggish waiting for marines to move and turn.

The verdict:
True to original but with clunky controls and repetitive gameplay.
 

Gameplay:
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Poor controls, slow movement but good strategy game overall.

Graphics:
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Not revolutionary by any means, but great models of the marines and the space hulk.

Longevity:
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Not great, very repetitive.

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True to original but with clunky controls and repetitive gameplay.
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Ferrari is coming to Real Racing 3 http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/92/FerrariiscomingtoRealRacing3/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/92/FerrariiscomingtoRealRacing3/ Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Ferrari is coming soon to Real Racing 3! Featuring new powerful Ferrari vehicles, a new track and Time Trial Challenges.

 

Expect it in the next week of so if the last update announcement is anything to go by.

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GTAV Bug fix Patches Released http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/91/GTAVBugfixPatchesReleased/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/91/GTAVBugfixPatchesReleased/ Sat, 5 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming GTA V released the online version of the game at the start of the month, but there have been some unfortunate bugs reported with it, such as not being able to get past the first tutorial!

 

Rockstar advised they are 'working around the clock' to solve these issues.

 

This morning Rockstar released a patch for the Playstation version that hopes to solve these problems and are hoping for an Xbox release 'sometime overnight'.

 

There are also rumours of future updates to GTA Online to add more downloadable content, watch this space for more news as it comes!

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GTA V for PC petition http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/90/GTAVforPCpetition/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/90/GTAVforPCpetition/ Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming So GTV V is not yet announced for a PC release but Rockstar have said 'GTA V for the PC is being considered'.

 

There is also a petition for this, signed now by over 400,000 people. 

 

Lets show our support too and add your name to the mix:

http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/rockstar-release-gta-v-on-pc

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Xbox One Release Date Announced http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/89/XboxOneReleaseDateAnnounced/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/89/XboxOneReleaseDateAnnounced/ Mon, 9 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Yes its official, the new xbox one is going to be ready for Christmas. No surprise there then.

 

Should we all go out and pre-order one or should we wait?

 

Well, there are likely to be some great release packages but it will come at a premium, it's a new console after all.

It might be worth waiting for a January sale purchase but heck, I'm pretty sure you all want one as soon as it's out!

 

What's it gonna cost ya I hear you ask?

Well entry price console with one game looks to be around the £430 mark.

 

There are 20 games available on release date, with all the big ones in there too.

Heres a sneak peek:

Forza 5

Battlefield 4

Call Of Duty Ghosts

Dead Rising 3

Ryse (looks a cracker, our personal fav!)

Watch Dogs

Assasins Creed

Fifa 14

Need For Speed Rivals

Maden NFL 25

NBA 2K14

Just Dance 2014

Skylanders

 

So here's official word on the release date:

22nd November 2013

 

Get pre-ordering now before you miss out, if the last time such consoles released is anything to go by, there was a bit of a shortage, I can't see this time being an exception so pre-ordering should help!

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 release date announced http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/88/ProEvolutionSoccer2014releasedateannounced/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/88/ProEvolutionSoccer2014releasedateannounced/ Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Komami have announced the release date of Pro Evo Soccer 2014 as the 30th September 2013, a busy month for gamers as this is the same month Rockstars Grand Theft Auto 5 is released.

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Game play at E3 - the best 10 http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/87/GameplayatE3-thebest10/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/87/GameplayatE3-thebest10/ Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming So E3 has just been if you haven't noticed already!

 

The Expo had some rather impressive showings, with the games heavily supporting the new Xbox One and Playstation 4 consoles, showcasing thier shiney new hardware off.

 

Of course you'll be wondering what all the games on show had been, so here is the full list:

 

Assassin’s Creed 4 – Black Flag, Coming 29/10/2013

Batman Arkham Origins, Coming 25/10/2013

Battlefield 4, Coming Autumn 2013

Bayonetta 2

Call Of Duty : Ghosts, Coming Autumn 2013

The Crew, Early 2014

D4

Dead Rising 3, Coming November 2013

Dragon Age III: Inquisition, Coming Autumn 2013

Driveclub

The Elder Scrolls Online, Coming 2014

FIFA 14, Coming Autumn 2013

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Final Fantasy XV

Forza 5, Coming Winter 2013

Gran Turismo, Coming winter 2013

Halo, Coming 2014

Infamous Second Son, Winter 2013

Just Dance 2014, October 2013

Killer Instinct

Killzone Shadow Fall, Sony, Coming Winter 2013

Knack

Madden 25 by EA Sports, Coming Autumn 2013

Mad Max

MarioKart 8

Max – The Curse Of Brotherhood

Metal Gear Soild V: The Phantom Pain

Mighty Quest for Epic Loot by Ubisoft, Coming TBC

Minecraft Xbox One by Mojang, Coming TBC

Mirrors Edge

NBA Live 14

Need For Speed Rivals, Coming 19/11/2013

The Order: 1886

Project Spark

Quantum Break

Rabbids Invasion

Rayman Legends

Ryse: Son of Rome, Coming November

Sonic Lost World

South Park: The Stick of Truth, Coming 2013

Star Wars Battlefront

Sunset Overdrive

Super Luigi U

Super Mario 3D World

Super Smash Bros

Titanfall, Coming Spring 2014

Tom Clancy’s The Division

Transistor, Coming 2014

UFC

Watchdogs, Coming November 2013

Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

Wolfenstein, Coming December 2013

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Zelda – The Legend Of Zelda Wind Waker HD

 

And don't forget to checkout the gameplay video of the top ten!

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Real Racing 3 - Free game review http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/86/RealRacing3-Freegamereview/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/86/RealRacing3-Freegamereview/ Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Being keen racing game fans at HollettGaming, we got our free download of Real Racing 3 to see what all the fuss is about. We were not disapointed, Real Racing 3 is truley outstanding for an iPhone game.

Firstly you are taken by the sheer quality of the graphics, far exceeding our expectations.
Secondly, the game features an array of real life cars and tracks such as Laguna Seca and Silverstone.
Pushing on thorugh the slick menus to the actual racing and it just gets better. There are various race types, including full 22 car grids to battle your way through.
The controls are also totally easy to use, with the ability to swicth between on screen controls or tilt to turn. We found more acuracy in the on screen controls just because your not following your device around the room as you blast through the corners

The crash dynamics are great too, but the actual damage shown on the car is a little linier, but you can't expect real time crash dynamics on such a game.
Following your dumps and scratches you will need to make a few repairs, which is where the car managment and modifications also come in.
This takes the best bits from games of the past like Grand Turismo, with a massive selection of events and special featured races making it a very long lasting game, again reminisant of Grand Turismo.

Is it really free I hear you ask? Well yes it really is, you can buy more credits if you want to buys cars and modifications straight away but you really dont need to.
Another great feature is the Time Shifted Multiplayer. This is actually quite a clever concept, you play today and your time is saved, other players can then race your AI counterpart in thier game on another day.
Though the AI version of you wont exactly match the path and braking and so on, it will keep as closer time to yours as possible.

So what are the downsides?
There are only really a few of these, such as a couple of updates to the game have cuased a few glitches to the menus
The AI on the odd occasion can push you off the track or cause you a massive spin out.
Due to the amazing graphics, the iphone can suffer some frame rate issues especially on the 22 grid races in places like Melbourne where there are a lot of barriers and buildings around.

The verdict: You have to get this game if you love racing games or Gran Turismo, outstanding 5 star game no question.
 

Gameplay:
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Slick controls, great handling, excellent racing.

Graphics:
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A little too good at times, pushes the iphone a little past its limits.

Longevity:
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Over a thousand races, special events and new ones added in updates.

Hollettgaming Overall Rating:
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You have to get this game if you love racing games or Gran Turismo, outstanding 5 star game no question.
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Grand Theft Auto V Is Coming but when http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/85/GrandTheftAutoVIsComingbutwhen/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/85/GrandTheftAutoVIsComingbutwhen/ Tue, 5 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Well, Rockstar have had to delay the release of GTAV for a few more months. But why?

 

Here's the word from Rockstar:

 

"Dear all,

 
Today, we have an official release date to share with you: Grand Theft Auto V will arrive in stores on September 17, 2013.
 
We know this is about four months later than originally planned and we know that this short delay will come as a disappointment to many of you, but, trust us, it will be worth the extra time. GTAV is a massively ambitious and complex game and it simply needs a little more polish to be of the standard we and, more importantly, you require.
 
To all Grand Theft Auto fans, please accept our apologies for the delay, and our promise that the entire team here is working very hard to make the game all it can be. We are doing all we can to help ensure it will meet if not exceed your expectations come September – we thank you for your support and patience.
 
Yours,
The GTA Team"
 
This seems to have also caused many rumours about why which isn't helping the situation for the fans.
Rockstar have made a statement in regards to all the comments:
 
"Hey all, we understand many of you guys are disappointed with this news – unfortunately sometimes such delays are necessary in all forms of entertainment, and especially in the case of a game experience as massive and complex as GTAV. However this does not give you free reign to be abusive in comments. The general rules of common courtesy, decency and behavior as listed above the Comment Box still apply here, therefore anyone continuing to post abusive comments will have their privileges suspended.

Also:

To those of you saying or seeing various conspiracy theories about there being some other ulterior motive for this delay, rest assured that they’re all nonsense – literally the only reason we’ve delayed the release is because we want the game to be as good as it needs to be.

For those of you asking about the official box art, that will be coming out a bit later as well.

Thank you all for understanding."

 

So lets wait until September and hope this is as good as the hype. The trouble is, the extra wait might mean more hype than they can deliver?

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Resident Evil Revelations for PC is coming http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/84/ResidentEvilRevelationsforPCiscoming/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/84/ResidentEvilRevelationsforPCiscoming/ Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming In 2012 Capcom released Resident Evil: Revelations on the Nintendo only.

Well now it's time to re-release this on the PC with all new graphics and additional extras.

 

Resident Evil Revelations takes you back to its origins, the main characters are Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield.. Remember them? Those were the good old days, with a really interesting story line and super scary moments (at least when we played it in the dark as kids!).

 

What's in store for us then? Well PC-gamers as well as console-users will see a massive graphics enhancement. But to add a little more than just a graphics boost and Revelations plot, there will also be additional enemies, weapons, difficulty settings and maps for cooperative Raid Mode.

 

Resident Evil: Revelations for the PC is scheduled for release 21st of May, 2013.

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HollettGaming Launches New Website http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/83/HollettGamingLaunchesNewWebsite/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/83/HollettGamingLaunchesNewWebsite/ Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming

HollettGaming has now launched a new website design.

 

This was a long overdue update as the design hasn't changed much since it was created!

We hope you like the new look and be sure check back soon for future updates where more features will be added.

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Elite Classic 80s Game Gets Revamped http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/81/EliteClassic80sGameGetsRevamped/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/81/EliteClassic80sGameGetsRevamped/ Tue, 8 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming
One of the first 3D games to hit homes around the world, free roam the galaxy in trade, pirating of scavenging.

Well now the time has come for this game to re-born in an age of next generation machines.
Funded by the public who will buy the game, it is being developed by hard core gamer company 'Frontier'.

Multiplayer is now made possible too, so expect some epic online battles.
Here is a little teaser trailer to get you excited, more details will follow in the coming months I am sure:
 
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Virtual Airliner 2 Version 2.112 Released http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/80/VirtualAirliner2Version2112Released/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/80/VirtualAirliner2Version2112Released/ Mon, 17 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Today sees the release of version 2.112 of Hollettgaming.com's Virtual Airliner 2 game.

There have been some great new additions since our last news post on Hollettgaming.

There have been a huge number of bugs squashed, a large amount of code optimizations as well as 4 new aircraft added.

The achievements system has been completely changed to allow for a much wider range of future updates to this. There are now 9 achievements to unlock.

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Google Maps For iOS Released http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/79/GoogleMapsForiOSReleased/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/79/GoogleMapsForiOSReleased/ Thu, 13 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming At last! Apple have finally allowed the Google Maps app to return to the iphone.

We are so happy about this (as must be millions of other users around the world) that even though we normally post news on all things game related, we felt we had to share this with the world.

So what's all the fuss about I hear you ask?
Well, ever since Apple decided to replace the existing Google maps with its own 'unique' map app, the world has been driven mad by its lack of usability and bad design.

Its even gone to the extent of people getting badly lost, airports where farms should be and whole towns missing. Not to mention the lack of functionality, or more that what you used to have with Google was suddenly gone after the iOS 6 update.

We had been pretty worried when the Google app disappeared and the fact Apple had their own replacement meant we though it was never to return again.

But in recent weeks, Apple admitted its failure on this bad app, saying they "screwed up". Its interesting then after such a short time of the apology and admittance of a screwed up maps app, they approve the Google Map app.
 
So with that all said and done, whats in it for me with Google Maps?

Think about how good the original Google Maps was and how great it would be to have it back...
Remember how easy it was to use...
How much rich information was available at the tap of the screen...

Then think of an app that could be even better than that, and yes your right, thats what its like now!!

Ok, so we are yet to test if we get lost in the middle of the jungle, or end up falling off a bridge, but initial review is of love of this app.

We wont go on about this any further, here's the link you have been waiting for, go get it now:
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Euro Truck Simulator 2 screens and review http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/78/EuroTruckSimulator2screensandreview/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/78/EuroTruckSimulator2screensandreview/ Sat, 8 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming
 
Euro Truck Simulator 2 has hit stores this quarter, so we got our hands on it being lovers of truck sims like King of the Road and Rig n Roll.

Our first impressions were of amazement, due to the stunning visuals of the game. Taking our first drive out we immediately became aware of the additional elements added to your surroundings, giving you a sense of belief you are there driving a real truck.

 
Being a simulator, there is a bit of a learning curve on the speed and turning abilities of the trucks, but we have to say this is quite a satisfying feeling. It's nothing like an arcade racing game don't forget, so you have things like engine breaks, mountains of gears to get through and you can't forget about the sheer weight of your cargo.
It doesnt stop there either, the level of detail on the weather effects and also when the night takes hold is outstanding, cars making risky over taking moves if your going to slow and people getting angry when you leave your high beam on.

 
As for the trucks themselves, there are some licensed trucks such as Renault, with other replica makes pretending to the real thing. The other vehicles on the road are also equally well modelled, you dont need to be a genius to work out what make they really are so this doesnt really take anything away from the game. There are many varied cargo to haul, from fruit and veg to oversized machinery, each very authentically detailed.

 
The map is also rather vast, with destinations such as London, Amsterdam, Lille and so on, you get a real sense of being in the country with the scenery and surroundings to go with it.
You will see some of your favourite euro towns with great scenery like the Humber bridge in Hull, or the windmills in Holland.

 
Like many other truck sims, you start out as a driver with little money and big ambitions. You will only get jobs you have licences for and can only take on jobs to neighbouring areas.
As you spread your wings and discover more of Europe, your possibilities and XP earned can help unlock new cargo and rewards, as well as finding enough challenging environments and tight situations to keep you interested along the way.



This game really picks up on the first Euro truck and thrusts it into a new level of truck sim. We have to say, as a simulator, this beats Rig N Roll, and even our all time favourite King of the Road.
If your truck lover, you need to get your hands on this.

Gameplay:
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Really realistic in terms of a truck sim, though a star short of top since for some players this may be a bit too slow paced.

Graphics:
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Some of the best visuals your going to get in a truck game, excellent country characteristics.

Longevity:
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If you want get your own truck and build up a company, you could be playing for months!

Hollettgaming Overall Rating:
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Beats any truck sim out there, though may not be for everyone.
 
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GTA 5 - Latest teaser video http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/77/GTA5-Latestteaservideo/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/77/GTA5-Latestteaservideo/ Sat, 17 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming
 
Everyone wants to know when GTA V is to be released and we have some new on that later in our post, but before we do find out, we get another Rockstar Teaser Trailer, entitled Trailer #2.

What do we learn from this?
Well we know the setting is more modern day, you just have to look at the cars being used.
For example the Audi R8 Spyder (well a very close replica!)
Notable others including a Jag, Mustang and an Seat/VW?

 
Fruit anyone?
You would have thought Apple would have sponsored or allowed the use of thier products as a promo, but instead we get the 'Fruit' brand:




 
So when is the release date of GTA V, some say May 2013, I'm thinking 'Maybe'! We'll let you decide, watch the video here:

 
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The Man With a Goldfinger http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/76/TheManWithaGoldfinger/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/76/TheManWithaGoldfinger/ Wed, 7 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Which James Bond scored the highest at the box office?

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Dollars and Bonds

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Free iOs and Android game Dead Trigger http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/75/FreeiOsandAndroidgameDeadTrigger/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/75/FreeiOsandAndroidgameDeadTrigger/ Mon, 29 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming

Dead Trigger is not your average free phone game.
Its also not your average Zombie Killer either. Oh no.
This is a First Person Shooter will all the features you see in console sized games, bar multiplayer ability.

The graphics are just breath taking for a phone, this is achieved using the Unity Development tool, coming with it all the bells and whistles like rag doll effects and 3D rendering. The same engine used for the Shogun Total War games on iphone by Sega.

Not only that but the story line parts of the game are enough to keep you entertained and wanting to know more about the mysterious virus. But if you want more still, theres arenas and ongoing missions so the game will never really end.

Checkout the video above and dont forget to download it here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dead-trigger/id533079551

Gameplay:
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Up there with the console FPS games, however the controls are a little bit of a fiddle.

Graphics:
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For a game on a phone, the best we have seen.

Longevity:
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Long story side, ongoing missions and arenas.

Hollettgaming Overall Rating:
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Sensational game for the iOs and Android platforms, get it now!
 
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Farmville is For the Birds http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/74/FarmvilleisFortheBirds/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/74/FarmvilleisFortheBirds/ Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Infographic conceptualized by top10bestonline-casinos.

"With the animated series on the horizon, along with plans of galaxy domination with the November release of Angry Birds Star Wars, Rovio is standing up to its competition. We are watching the evolution of the Angry Birds brand unfold before our eyes. But, as technology moves at the speed of sound, tech companies might only be as good as their next games."

Angry Birds Disrupt the Farm

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Carmageddon Classic Hits iPhone and iPad http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/73/CarmageddonClassicHitsiPhoneandiPad/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/73/CarmageddonClassicHitsiPhoneandiPad/ Mon, 22 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming
Without doubt one of the greatest games to hit the gaming scene in the 90's, but not only that, was on the receiving end of unwanted attention in the form of  controversy. The controversy surrounded the game's central premise; that of earning reward for running down innocent pedestrians.

The game was notable for its realistic and ground-breaking physics, and for its in-game action replay features. It was also one of the earliest examples of a sandbox 3D driving game.

But the controversy ended up meaning being censored and even banned in many countries around the world.

Never fear! Since there have been many a game since with much much worse, the game makers Stainless Software have re-packaged this retro masterpiece for the iOS, working on iPhone, iPad and iTouch.

The port is extremely good, with all the fun and gore of the original, but with the needed touch and tilt based controls and UI added.
This is an outstanding port, well worth a download if you want to take yourself back to the 90's.



Ok, so the fact it's a 90's port means it isn't going to have the most amazing graphics, but they have taken a bit of time to get in some little improvements such as action reply functionality, all the better to watch you mow down the moo cows!
One more thing, it is currently free for a limited time only. Get it now while you can: Carmageddon on the App Store
Gameplay:
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The port is extremely good, with all the fun and gore of the original.

Graphics:
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Ok, so the fact it's a 90's port means it isn't going to have the most amazing graphics.

Longevity:
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Lasts as long as the original and plenty of open play to keep you amused.

Hollettgaming Overall Rating:
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This is an outstanding port, well worth a download if you want to take yourself back to the 90's.
 
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Resident Evil 6 hits stores Tuesday http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/72/ResidentEvil6hitsstoresTuesday/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/72/ResidentEvil6hitsstoresTuesday/ Fri, 28 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/72/ResidentEvil6hitsstoresTuesday/#comments_section Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Review http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/71/ProEvolutionSoccer2013Review/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/71/ProEvolutionSoccer2013Review/ Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming
 
So it's here at last, the football game PES fans have been eagerly awaiting. And what is in store for us?

On first load of the game, it pretty much looks like everything is just a re-skin of 2012.
The menus and icons are all pretty much the same, entering the game not much changes either with a feel of "they have just re-branded it" coming to mind.

Then however, all changes once the whistle blows...
From the off you sense the improved accuracy of the players movements and passing, long gone is the feeling of "I never asked it to pass there!".
If that's still not quite 'exactly' where you wanted the ball, there is the all new 'manual' mode of passing.
Holding down the left trigger reveals an arrow in the direction of the pass, moving the stick points, and hit the pass button... Precision passing at your finger tips, only not so precision if your under pressure...

The manual mode is extended to any type of play, passing, crossing or even shooting.
If you are in enough space an feeling brave, use manual mode to blast a shot right where you want it.

What else has changed? Well for a start, the gameplay and players speed has been pegged down a notch, actually having a massive effect on making the game feel more fluid.
Combined with this, the player off the ball movement is much more intelligent without doubt the best yet. It takes the game to whole new level, watching your back four track the opposition offense and players trying to make a move to break them up, outstanding AI improvements here.
It’s not just off the ball either, on the ball movement is improved, again with the slight speed reduction, the players tricks and flicks are more pleasurable to watch.
Other subtle adds such as your team mates getting a bit upset when you miss a play and other player motion tweaks see some extra edge added, sadly though, pretty much the same old repetitive commentary voice overs to remind you it still is only a game and not the real thing!
 
So to sum up, in all a great improvement on the 2012 version, greater control giving a much more realistic and fluid football experience, if you haven’t got it yet, what are you waiting for?

Gameplay:
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Outstandingly realistic, fluid football.

Graphics:
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Great realism in characters, but still a little something missing.

Longevity:
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Like all previous versions, this will keep you entertained until the next release!

Hollettgaming Overall Rating:
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Vast improvement on 2012, more fluid gameplay.
 
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Blood and Glory 2 review http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/70/BloodandGlory2review/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/70/BloodandGlory2review/ Sat, 22 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming

Blood & Glory returns with a vengeance in the second version, named Legend.

Follow the story of your gladiator as he looks to take down the evil emperor, with some added Comics through the game to add to the effect.

This new version sees a new 3d map rather than the old simple interface of the original.

There is also an introduction of end of a tournament Boss.

With in game improvements too such as counter attacks and special moves.

The really great thing here is it is free but really free, no need to spend cash on upgrades.
If you want to speed up progress then heck spend some money. But to be fair there is no need and the game will last much longer.

Amulets help build up your chances, depending on which one is used you can earn extra cash, xp or power ups which can help push you through to the next level.

This is another outstanding release from Glu games, get yourself to the App Store and pick this up for iPhone and iPad for free now!

Gameplay:
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Great hack and slash gameplay.

Graphics:
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We can't fault the graphics, outstanding.

Longevity:
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This is going to be on your phone for some time!

Hollettgaming Overall Rating:
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We don't give out many fives, but this is worth it.
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Onlive iPhone release update http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/69/OnliveiPhonereleaseupdate/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/69/OnliveiPhonereleaseupdate/ Tue, 11 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming

So we have all been waiting since December last year when onlive announced the iPhone version was on its way.

When we spoke to onlive about it earlier in the year, they advised it was still awaiting approval from apple.

So what's the latest? Well looks like this may never happen, onlive are repeated to have commented:

Its not much of a surprise that Apple might have issues with the OnLive app, as its offering a complete platform that Apple doesnt have control over, promotes a gamepad, and provides content purchased outside of the App store ecosystem. So, heres to keeping our fingers crossed to OnLive and Apple coming to some sort of middle ground to get the app out.

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Offroad Legends Review http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/68/OffroadLegendsReview/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/68/OffroadLegendsReview/ Sat, 8 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming
 
We came across the iPhone game Offroad Legends just recently.

What amazed us was the realistic physics engine the creators have managed to build in. With a love for making games ourselves, we are quite impressed with the end result.

At first look, the crisp 3d graphics on this app are amazing, a lot of work has gone into these.

More over, the use of the iPhones retina display and CPU have been pushed to great limits. This is noticed when you feel the phone get quite unusually hot!

But the reason is quite clear, the graphics, scenery and objects all working together with the physics are really spectacular.

The warmup version which is free has a great selection of vehicles and a good few levels to keep you entertained, but you may end up needing more! That's where the full version comes in to it's own. There is a large selection of vehicles and 56 levels to work your way through.

Each level offers 3 stars, depending on how well you do. There are many time trials, finish fast to get all the stars. Other levels have cargo to transport, drop any and you will loose stars. Bored of star collection? There is always the achievements to earn, or even tune your vehicles by messing with the suspension and wheels!

 
The physics of the vehicles is the main attraction for us, each level and vehicles needing careful planning to pass without breaking down. Land too hard and you are running the risk of loosing wheels, an awkward angled landing can also bend your axles causing a lose of traction not to mention making for an uncomfortable ride!


In summary then, get the free version to try out these great physics, some of the best we have seen in an iPhone app, no brainier. And if you like it as much as we did, you can upgrade! .


Gameplay:
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Excellent physics, crash dynamics and vehicle control. Later levels a little too arcade like for us.

Graphics:
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Pushing the iphone to it's limits.

Longevity:
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Lots of vehicles and many levels to keep you going for good amount of time.

Hollettgaming Overall Rating:
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Outstanding physics engine, see it for yourself.
 
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Total War Battles - Shogun for iPhone and Android http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/67/TotalWarBattles-ShogunforiPhoneandAndroid/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/67/TotalWarBattles-ShogunforiPhoneandAndroid/ Sun, 10 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Total War Battles - Shogun for iPhone and Android


The latest version of Creative Assembly's Total War series, hits the iphone, ipad and Android platforms.
This version is specifically designed for the mobile and touch screen devices, really homing in on the abilities of each device and providing an in-depth experience for users.

Choosing the 'Unity' development platform, they were able to go direct to creating the game instead of worrying about how to make a multi-platform codebase.
Unity is a feature rich, fully integrated development engine for the creation of interactive 3D content.
It provides complete, out-of-the-box functionality to assemble high-quality, high-performing content and publish to multiple platforms.
You can even export for the major browsers, iOS, Android, Desktop PC, Wii, PS3 and the Xbox 360.


With the engine sorted, Creative Assembly's team have built a solid strategy game, to keep you playing for endless hours.
Featuring a campaign mode and also a multiplayer option, this is a great handheld version of the popular franchise. For those who love the fully blown Total War series, this is a must have for those 'mobile' gaming moments.


Gameplay:
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Superb strategy game, in keeping with the series

Graphics:
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The 'cartoon' look is done really well, but not our cup of tea hence we drop a star here.

Longevity:
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Plenty to keep you going and plenty of variety.

Hollettgaming Overall Rating:
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Great Mobile app, a must have for Total War fans.
 
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Cant Wait For GTA 5 http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/66/CantWaitForGTA5/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/66/CantWaitForGTA5/ Sat, 26 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Well, now that Max Payne 3 is out, the next big thing from Rockstar is going to be GTAV (Grand Theft Auto 5).
Can't wait that long, well there is life in GTAIV still.

We checked out a few mods for the PC version of GTA 4 and have to say the 'First Response' Police Mode is just the ticket.

All you need is the install package, run it and play as a cop in GTAIV.
It adds some scripts to enable you to pull over and interrogate road users as well as arrest them, issue a fine or just pass them off with a warning.

It's quite fun to add this to your game to keep you going until GTAV comes out later this year.

Check out the video we made:

 
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Max Payne 3 release today http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/65/MaxPayne3releasetoday/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/65/MaxPayne3releasetoday/ Tue, 15 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming
"From automatics to handguns to rifles and explosives, Max wields (and dual-wields) a wide range of high-powered weaponry in both single player and multiplayer. Max Payne 3 provides devastating firepower for any and all situations that call for decisive and punishing action."

Don't forget, Max Payne 3 standard and Special Editions will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 on May 15, 2012 in North America and May 18, 2012 in Europe, with the PC version launching on May 29th, 2012 in North America and June 1st, 2012 in Europe.

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Alien Breed and the Evolution of Gaming http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/64/AlienBreedandtheEvolutionofGaming/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/64/AlienBreedandtheEvolutionofGaming/ Sun, 29 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming How the 'Evolution of gaming' has come along in 20 years!

Upon stumbling across one of my all time favourite game remakes, Alien Breed, I couldn't help but think of those great arcade years playing on the Amiga with my Dad.
There was nothing like a good two player top down 'shoot em up'.

Ok, so you had to wait for the game to load off the notoriously unreliable floppy disks, but boy was it worth the wait.

The way in which games has moved on over the years is astounding.
Taking Team17's Alien Breed as an example, you can see just how far things have come since the good old arcade days.

The formula for the game remains the same simple, yet highly addictive formula. Run around a space station in cramped conditions, trying to navigate a maze of rooms and corridors while fending off the invading Aliens.
However, what has changed dramatically is the graphics, effects and sheer depth.

Loading from a floppy waiting to read the opening credits still had a depth of excitement that a book or wooden toy couldn't quite match for me.
Physically seeing the story someone had envisaged and being part of the story by playing the character yourself was far more entertaining.
However, the latest games really have gone to a new level.


Looking at how the great 1992 special edition version of Alien Breed had the opening plot line, Team17 have stuck to those roots and built upon this in the latest re-make.
Just take a look at the videos below, one of the original and the other of the new re-make and see how far things have come in the last 20 years.



It's great to see this comparison since Team17 have kept the original so close to heart.
The intro is just another example, from a static image in the 90's to an almost film like cinematic.
Ok so it's not quite like a GTAV cut scene or a Forza Motorsport replay, but we using a direct comparison here.
The in game effects are even kept similar in may ways, the original bullets hitting the aliens showing some early 'special effects'. Now those are still there, just using new particle effects the latest graphics cards allow.
It doesn't stop there either, why use a generic death animation when you can use rag doll effects? GTAIV shows this off really well when driving into dustbins and pedestrians and seeing them tumble.
Then there's all the clever lighting effects making things glare and shine, shadow rendering and some pretty jaw dropping graphical marvels.

It's hard to say where things will go from here, you only have to look at the last few years of Wii, Playstation Move and now the simply mind blowing Xbox Kinect to start your mind wondering off on a tangent.
What about mixing the 2Pac hologram that appeared on stage along side Snoop Dog, with the Xbox Kinect? The mind boggles. ]]>
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Next Idea acquires WWG Worldwidegames http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/63/NextIdeaacquiresWWGWorldwidegames/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/63/NextIdeaacquiresWWGWorldwidegames/ Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Looki Playnik We just heard about next idea GmbH, parent company of the international online games publisher Looki, acquiring wwg worldwidegames GmbH located in Hamburg, Germany. The acquisition includes the portal Playnik.com and their private brands.
 
The acquisition of this internationally established publisher, enables next idea GmbH to broaden its activities in the online gaming field strategically. Simultaneously wwg will be capable to utilize Looki's distribution channels to create an even stronger awareness in the market for their high-quality games, Rage of Storms (building-strategy game) and Desert Blitz (round-based-strategy game).

Enjoy Games GmbH, who's major share is owned by next idea GmbH, will be responsible for the further development and the support of wwg's games. Furthermore Looki and wwg will interchange their partner network to be capable of placing their titles even more significantly in the markets.

"next idea GmbH consequently continues it's course of growth by taking over wwg and Playnik. The acquired high valued brands as well as the worldwide network of professional partners are a fantastic addition to the existing activities within the Looki Group" explains Andreas Planer, CEO of next idea GmbH.

"wwg and our customers will profit from this take over equally" says Philip Dipner, Managing Director of wwg. "With the new browser games from next idea's portfolio we are capable of providing a broader diversity of titles to our media partners. Our players can take advantage of the enormous upcoming feature updates for our established IPs Desert Blitz and Rage of Storms. The combination of in-game improvements and new titles will help to continue our success."

Among others the wwg was owned by Neuhaus Partners, a venture capital company from Hamburg/Germany, the High-Tech Gründerfonds and T-Venture, the VC branch of Deutsche Telekom AG.

Looki have created great games such as Romadoria:

 
Websites:
www.looki.com
www.playnik.com

About next idea GmbH:
The next idea GmbH, with it's headquarters located in Münster/Germany, is a company active in the field of online gaming and online entertainment on a worldwide basis. next idea's subsidiary companies Looki Deutschland GmbH, Looki Publishing GmbH, Looki France S.A.R.L and Blackmoon Games, Inc. are responsible for the promotion and the operation of world-known free-to-play online games in over 50 countries. This includes award winning online games like Empire Universe 2 and Desert Operations. next idea's comprehensive network also includes the established wide coverage entertainment and showcase portal Looki.

About wwg worldwidegames GmbH:
wwg is an internationally established company that acts as independent publisher of browser games for game developers and as content provider for media companies. wwg’s products are free-to-play browser games that monetize via premium accounts and item sales. The browser games are integrated on wwg partner sites and on the company’s show-case platform www.playnik.com. wwg currently publishes top titles including Desert Blitz (round-based-strategy game) and Rage of Storms (building-strategy game). ]]>
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OnLive for iPad, iPhone and Android http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/60/OnLiveforiPadiPhoneandAndroid/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/60/OnLiveforiPadiPhoneandAndroid/ Wed, 14 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming If you don't know what OnLive is, where have you been?
For those of you who do, you might be wondering "where is the OnLive iPad or iPhone App?". And you are not alone.

We have been talking to OnLive to find out when OnLive will be released for iOS on the App Store.
We are told there is no App yet for the iPhone, however from what we understand, the App is actually pretty much fully developed for the iPad and going through the process of approval with Apple.

The Official OnLive statement:
"...when we did announce our playable tablets in December, we announced versions for Android tablets and smartphones and for the iPad."

"The Android version for tablets and smartphones is available... but the iPad version is still going through the approval process with Apple."


As we know from past experience, the approval process with Apple can take some time due to the complexities of such programs.
We would imagine it may need to go through a few more development cycles and last minute amends before it can be released to the public, but rest assured the guys at OnLive are pushing for the iPad release.

If you can't wait for the release of the iOS iPad OnLive App on the App Store, you can play right now on any Windows PC, Mac and most Android based tablets and smart phones.
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Max Payne 3 Release Date http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/62/MaxPayne3ReleaseDate/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/62/MaxPayne3ReleaseDate/ Tue, 13 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Max Payne 3 Release Date Max Payne 3 will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on May 15, 2012 in North America and May 18, 2012 in Europe, with the PC version launching on May 29th, 2012 in North America and June 1st, 2012 in Europe.

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Games for the Formula 1 Season http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/61/GamesfortheFormula1Season/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/61/GamesfortheFormula1Season/ Sun, 11 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming With the Formula 1 season kicking off on the 16th March 2012 at Albert Park in Melbourne Australia, we have a great selection of racing games to get you in the mood: ]]> http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/61/GamesfortheFormula1Season/#comments_section Latest Max Payne 3 released Official Trailer http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/59/LatestMaxPayne3releasedOfficialTrailer/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/59/LatestMaxPayne3releasedOfficialTrailer/ Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming The latest Max Payne 3 Official Trailer is out, to tease you a little more before it's release. Check out the video below.

Revealing more of the game's story, beginning with the kidnapping of Rodrigo Branco's beautiful young wife, Fabiana, while under Max's protection. Max fights to uncover the truth and return her to safety amidst a treacherous web of lawless street gangs, ruthless paramilitary units - and his own personal demons. Watch the new trailer now in high-definition here and visit the Max Payne 3 official website for lots more including additional videos, screenshots, features on weaponry, gangs, and much more.

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Pro Evo 2012 available on OnLive http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/58/ProEvo2012availableonOnLive/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/58/ProEvo2012availableonOnLive/ Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming
Pro Evo 2012 now available on OnLive for Pre-order

Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 is available now to pre-order on the cloud based gaming service OnLive.
You should be able to start playing at the end of January via OnLive.

You can find out more about OnLive at there website www.onlive.com for US users or www.onlive.co.uk for UK users.

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Virtual Airliner 2.099 Development Update http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/57/VirtualAirliner2099DevelopmentUpdate/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/57/VirtualAirliner2099DevelopmentUpdate/ Sun, 15 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Today sees the release of version 2.099 of Hollettgaming.com's Virtual Airliner 2 game.

There have been some great new additions since our last news post on Hollettgaming.

New aircraft have been added such as an A380, a microlight special edition and a Concord! Many new bug fixes are also on place to improve the play and some extra features have been put in place too like the ability to own up to 4 aircraft at a time now instead of only 1.

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Max Payne 3 - You could be in the game http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/56/MaxPayne3-Youcouldbeinthegame/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/56/MaxPayne3-Youcouldbeinthegame/ Wed, 11 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming

 
There have been 4 people selected so far, will you be one of the 4 left to be cast?

All you need to do is tweet #MaxPayne3 to be in with the chance to win.

It is the last few days of the event to get yourself in the game, so hurry as the last day is the 13th!

Check out more information on this here:
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Good Luck!
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Max Payne 3 First Look http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/55/MaxPayne3FirstLook/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/55/MaxPayne3FirstLook/ Sun, 1 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Max Payne 3 First Look Max Payne is set to return in the third edition of the hit game, available now for pre-order to be released in the UK in March 2012.

At first look the visuals are truly stunning. It appears the cut scenes and game are well merged together, showing how technology has moved forward since the last Max Payne outting. Rockstar may well use the new face mapping and lip sync they used for Red Dead Redemption. If they have this will add a whole new level of immersion to the story line.

I still class the first two Max Payne games are pretty impressive games and remember how much the story line (especially the first game) gripped me and the unique 'bullet time' mode added such fun to the game.
 

Expect to see all the good old features like diving backwards and unleashing some slow motion carnage, as well as online multiplayer! As for how the Max Payne 3 Multi Player feature will work is unknown.

Max Payne 3 First Look
Max Payne 3 First Look
 

The graphics are really impressive, with some really nice particle effects. It looks like the bullet holes and scenery destruction are a step on from previous titles. See the video for more information:



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Dead Island Review http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/54/DeadIslandReview/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/54/DeadIslandReview/ Sat, 17 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming
So is it any good and should you buy it?

Well from what we found it's a great game if you love smashing zombies to bits!

The story is also very good, the feeling of 'Lost' combined with the brutality of 'Dead Rising'.
Only this is no vacation and certainly more challenging that Dead Rising!



The story starts you off on an island funny enough, where you will have to fend of zombies with what ever you can get your hands on.

We especially love the blunt items you can break the poor zombies arms and legs with, super fun. For those of you who like to slide and dice, there is always a trusty clever or knife to chop off limbs too.
Further into the game you will come across guns too, though not all that effective on the zombies they come in handy for the rebel humans!



In all this game is really something, with great graphics (though could have been a little better in this day and age) and a huge environment to explore.

Here's what one of our HollettGaming friends has to say:

"This game is amazing. Beautiful landscapes. The game hits it were you want it to. See zombie blood all over! Every aspect of the game is good besides the rate ur weapons deteriorate..like a heavy pipe, I dont care how many peaople's skulls you hit with that sucker, it aint bending.."
Dave Ikonov



He's got a point there, the weapons don't last all that long, however noting that there are plenty of tool benches around the map to repair or upgrade them. You can even combine items found to make even more crazy weapons.

So, should you buy it or not?
Yes.

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OnLive UK Release Date http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/53/OnLiveUKReleaseDate/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/53/OnLiveUKReleaseDate/ Thu, 11 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming
OnLive is set for launch in the UK on the 22nd September at the Eurogamer Expo 2011.

So what is OnLive?
OnLive is a revolutionary way of playing games with an internet connection, a cloud based gaming service. All you need is a PC/Mac or a TV and OnLive TV adaptor. Your internet connection will need to be up to speed of course too.

Pricing looks to be similar to that of the full priced hard copy, though you can also rent or trial them at similar costs to that of renting from Blockbuster. OnLive will also be giving out free microconsoles at the Eurogamer Expo in September, worth popping in dont you think? The only snag we see is that you still need to pay a monthly subscription fee, but at least you don't need to buy every new console that comes out to play the latest games.

You can find out more about OnLive at there website www.onlive.com

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Virtual Airliner 2 Development Update http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/52/VirtualAirliner2DevelopmentUpdate/ http://www.hollettgaming.com/newsarticle/52/VirtualAirliner2DevelopmentUpdate/ Fri, 15 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT Latest News HollettGaming Development continues on the Virtual Airliner 2 game, with many new additions since our last update here on Hollettgaming.com.

Recent changes include the new Learjet thats now ready for flying:



The Airbus 319 is currently in the 3D model stage, being prepared for adding to the game:



More buildings and other scenery have been added throughout the map too and some enhancements to the core code have been completed.



If you haven't already, you can play the beta test version over at www.virtualairliner.com

As always, your feedback is welcomed to make the game better for you!

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