UK Gaming Sales

16/09/2020

A couple of new games break into this top 10 lost this but no surprises as Avengers and Tony Hawks remake hold onto 1st and 2nd. Both games had very weak sales and were both down 50% or more for the week just gone. Kingdoms of Amateur and Minecraft Dungeons were the only new additions this week and had respectable numbers going in. Kingdoms being a remaster did well on the PS4 and Minecrafts biggest numbers came off the Switch with over 70% of the sales.

  1. Marvel’s Avengers
  2. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
  3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  4. Kingdoms of Amular: Re-Reckoning – NEW
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  6. Minecraft Dungeons – NEW
  7. Minecraft (NS)
  8. NBA 2K21
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Ring Fit Adventure

Animal Crossings, Mario Kart and GTA 5 are hanging in there and as mentioned last week all deserve credit for that. Nintendo seem to take more share again as Ring Fit Adventure sneaks back into the fray. With the announcement of the next gen consoles heating up, expect sales to drop for current in the build up. But so far after a small dip around 3 weeks ago people seem to be gaming more again. And we are here for it!

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Data taken from vgcharts.com

UK GAMING CHART

A raft of new releases this week, most notably was of course Marvels Avengers. It sold slightly better than Square Enix last big title Shadow of the Tomb Raider but barely touched the last Marvel game Spider Man. The long awaited Tony Hawks remake also debuted this week and was within touching distance of top spot but it wasnt to be. Here are this weeks top 10.

  1. Marvel’s Avengers – NEW
  2. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 – NEW
  3. NBA 2K21 – NEW
  4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  6. Minecraft (NS)
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. FIFA 2020
  9. Ghost of Tsushima
  10. PGA Tour 2K21

NBA 2K21 was this weeks other major release that broke into the top 10 but it brought home a respectable bronze medal behind Tony Hawks and Avengers. I feel like these 3 games have really energised the sale as up until now the last few weeks have been really slow. Nintendo still be represented really strongly with 3 games in there, Madden didnt last a week due to its poorly received title. Grand Theft Auto and Fifa 2020 deserve plaudits for remaining in there and Ghost of Tsushima also staying strong. Check back next week !

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Data taken from vgcharts.com

Remnant From The Ashes

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From The Ashes

About 3 weeks ago, I was doing the daily rounds on social media when I came across a sponsored advertisement for a game I had never heard about. That game was of course Remnant. Myself and fellow BTP gamer Crackheadswan had been discussing getting a new game that had horror aspects, we had grown very bored of warzone deaths and struggling to get into Fall Guy lobbies so we took a shot. And we are happy we did. Developed by Gunfire Games using the Unreal engine, the game is a mix of RPG/Shooter and as mentioned has horror aspects to it. We are currently on our first play through but early signs are good.

A quick summary

First off, I’ve always praised originality across the board, whether that be through gaming or elsewhere in the entertainment industry. And Remnant is most definitely original, 6 hours gameplay and I will be honest I hardly have a clue as to what’s happening. Normally this would be an issue but the gameplay is so rewarding you dont have time to care. You travel the game using red Crystal’s which act as checkpoints. Word to the wise, do NOT use a checkpoint mid fight as it resets all the enemies you thought against already. The graphics are probably the weakest point of this game, PS1 vibes are heavy but if you could choose graphics or gameplay? Gameplay comes out on top all day. So far so good for The Remnant, early impressions are leading towards a tiny bit of repetition but I cant see that being an issue. Check back soon for a full review.

 

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Weekly Gaming Chart UK

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August 31 2020

A cluster of new games were released this week, including Project Cars 3 and Wasteland 3. However it was still a slow week with only PGA 21 and Madden 21 breaking the top 10, interestingly, it was also the worst rated Madden entry in history. It was down on last years game for sales by 43% and still managed to pop up in this list, as I said though for some reason despite the new  releases sales everywhere were slow. This allowed Animal Crossings to get back to number 1 holding the Nintendo flag high, PGA 21 also dropped last week and has managed to snag number 2 on the list. The rest of the standings are relatively unchanged with most of the field propped up by Nintendo.

1 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
2 PGA Tour 2K21 *New Entry*
3 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
4 Grand Theft Auto V
5 Minecraft (Switch)
6 Ghost of Tsushima
7 FIFA 20
8 EA Sports UFC 4
9 Ring Fit Adventure

10 Madden NFl 21 *New Entry*

 

Still going strong are Nintendo with 4 games in this list, impressive that Animal Crossings is still in the list and even better that it grabs top spot again. Both Madden and PGA are new this week so you would expect them to climb or at least stay in top 10 this coming week. This week coming also has some heavyweight games dropping including ;

Marvels Avengers

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Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 and 2

We expect Avengers to do well due to its fanbase, fans have also been waiting for the Tony Hawks remake for years so I would bet money on those 2 being at the top. Check back next week to find out!

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Data taken from gamesindustry.biz

 

Weekly Gaming Chart

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Sunday August 23rd

It’s been a relatively quiet week this week with only one notable new release in UFC 4 which rockets straight to the top despite poor sales. Down nearly 50 % on last years instalment to the series, it still manages to hold onto the top spot. Animal Crossings still holding down Nintendo sitting pretty in 2nd and Mario Kart 8 still keeping its grip in 3rd.

Here is this weeks top 10 going on sales week ending 26/08/2020

  1. EA Sports UFC 4 – NEW
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  4. Ghost of Tsushima
  5. FIFA 2020
  6. Minecraft (NS)
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Paper Mario: The Origami King
  9. F1 2020
  10. Ring Fit Adventure

Nintendo holding a big market share recently and that still seems to be the case with 5 games still aloft the top 10. Ghost of Tsushima dropped 2 places to fourth but this is to be expected with the game coming through its “honeymoon phase” and sales slowing. Fifa 2020 manages to keep its place in the list thanks to a discounted price. Its worth noting how impressive it is to see GTA5 on any list considering the game hit shelves nearly 7 years ago.

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Data taken from vgcharts.com

Weekly Gaming Chart UK

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August 16th

It’s a great time to be a Nintendo fan, with no less than 6 games taking up the top 10 in the uk this week. Animal Crossings was a big hit when it dropped, and with this new adventure it seems to have boosted itself even further.

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  2. Ghost of Tsushima
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  4. FIFA 2020
  5. Minecraft (NS)
  6. F1 2020
  7. Paper Mario: The Origami King
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Ring Fit Adventure
  10. 51 Worldwide Games

This list is put together using sales in the uk only. It’s worth nothing games like The Last of Us 2 spent every week since its release in the top 10 and only just fell out. As I said the Nintendo Switch seems to be owning the sales in UK at the moment with 6 titles in the list. Fifa climbed into the list again as it was in sales in places like Game, and F1 is a new title so understandably holds a firm spot.

Check back next week!

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Data taken from VGCharts.com

Warzone Season 5

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Same hits different patch…

Call of Duty Modern Warfare has gone down well with gamers and critics alike. Its take on Battle Royale has also gone very well, at the time of writing it had 75 millions concurrent players. At a time when all we had was BR games to go with that’s impressive, with that level of responsibility comes a level of pressure. With that, Activision have done their best at trying to add more and more content, some good some bad. Let’s take a look at season 5!

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Planes, trains and automobiles…

Lets start with map changes. Firstly the biggest waste of area in Verdansk was stadium, up until now was closed, this season it has had the roof blown off and allowed the legions to get inside for the loot. It has also had a very difficult Easter egg, obtaining key cards and a pass code for a door opens up a room full of loot and a blueprint gun only obtained within. A loot train was also added, pretty self explanatory this one, land on the train, loot up. As well as the map changes, a raft of gun balances were thrown in. The bruen was met with a mixed response when it dropped, an LMG which handles like and AR and a fire rate of an SMG, relatively easy to unlock but was nerfed. Other guns which have fallen foul to balancing are the FAL, Holger and the M91, for better or for worse.

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And the new…

As well as new areas of the map to explore, we also have new operators and weapons. Marcus “Lerch” Ortega is the first new operator you can unlock, and I’m sure you’ve already seen hundreds of Lerch roaming Verdansk. Velkin and Morte will be arriving later on in the seasons roadmap. As well as new operators to fight with, there have also been 2 new guns added. The ISO smg and the AN-94 assault rifle, again both available to unlock via the battle pass.

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And the rest…

There have been numerous playlist updates, and for this seasons patches, the rest of the fine tuning has been pretty small. A few bug fixes and that’s pretty much it. I’ve listed a few below

.Warzone buyback solos

.Ability to inspect your weapon

.The gulag will now get a different set of 4 weapons changed weekly.

.Damage range increase for all semi auto marksman and sniper rifles,  the FR-5.56 also received a buff

.Most Wanted contract now revives not only dead players, but players in the gulag in any state.

As I said there were many bug fixes and patches for season 5, they can be found on the call of duty website.

Good luck gamers, see you out on the battlefield!

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Project Xcloud

Soaring for the skies…

111419_ProjectxCloud_4K5_JPG“Project xCloud was the name of our public technology preview for cloud gaming that began in September 2019. After gathering feedback from players from around the world during the preview, we built the technology into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate so you can play 100+ Xbox games on your Android mobile phone or tablet, directly from the cloud.”

 

Project Xcloud from Microsoft is the ambitious plan to bring cloud based gaming to console. With other consoles going in different directions,  Xbox has thrown all of its resources at this, and it shows. Think about it for one second, being able to play your favourite next gen games on your phone or tablet (android only at time of writing)  at no extra cost? Too good to be true? Actually it’s not, and that’s the best thing about it. All you have to do is have an android phone with 6.0 os, a (good) internet connection, a compatible controller (touch screen is being added) and subscription to xbox games pass ultimate which is currently £14.99 a month. At the moment there are already over 100 games available, and we got to give a handful a try.

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One thing I would like to point out, as a realist,  I didn’t expect the games to play flawless and without lag, especially considering it’s still in beta. I also didnt expect my controller (I trialled both xbox one and ps4 dualshock) to work without input lag or any other issues which hindered gameplay. But what I found was, all of it, every step of the way it worked fine, not once did it lag, not once did I fire a weapon with no action. I tried Halo: The Masterchief Collection,  Ori and The Will of The Wisps, Formula 1 2019, Moto GP 2019 and Tekken 7, and each game worked flawlessly. I had my phone hooked upto my home WiFi so the internet connection was strong, my controller was at full power so everything was working as intended. I was taken back by how meticulous Microsoft had been in building the beta, nothing was left out when it comes to customer satisfaction,  if you had any issues, feedback was one tab away. I had hardly any issues during my time with it, the main one being a foreign language appearing during game synchronisation. A very very slight problem which didnt take anything away from the gameplay.  I left my feedback and the next day it was seemingly taken care of. It was brilliant, being able to play Halo on my phone was something I never thought I would be doing, but here I am. But that draws me to another point,  do we really need it?

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The short answer…

Yes. The long answer goes around the same twists and turns so I will try and be quick. As with many accessories to gaming these days, none of it is really necessary, but it still adds to the experience. And really this is where project xcloud sits. Mobile games for the most (in my opinion) will never be able to come near a AAA console game, but the ability to play those games on a mobile? This is where the gimmick of it all starts getting serious. Microsoft claim that eventually all games on the games pass will be able to be played via xcloud, they have given the ability to work with these tools to all developers who create games on the xbox, so it’s now down to those guys to step up to help make it work. In the end it kind of falls to the individual,  I found it to be a great experience and one that I would go back to. In saying that, I also have spent more time playing on a console, so it really does depend on what you as a gamer are looking for. Still for £15 a month, a forever expanding library of games available at your fingertips, with flawless streaming? Worth it.

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Quality Control…

One thing all gamers look for these days is value for money. A new controller? Does it have ergonomic design? Does it have long battery life? Does it have a headphone Jack? A new game? How long is the campaign? Does it have a season pass? Does it have online multiplayer? As mentioned before the price of the game streaming is free, it’s the games pass you must own. The price is £15 on a monthly fee which you can cancel at any time. Other subscription services like EA access is currently £3.99 a month, which is a lot cheaper, but other than discounts on brand new games, the library is considerably smaller and only features games that are already a few months into there shelf life. So with the question of value for money? Xcloud provides more than enough already but will be getting more and more thrown in as time goes on.

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What does it mean for the console wars?…

If you still play into the “xbox is better…playstation is better” then I have to bid farewell. Gaming is an experience that should be available for all, whatever console you play. Its noted that Sony have the best exclusive games and in essence that’s what it’s all about. But Microsoft have invested heavily in cloud based gaming and bettering the overall customer experience, so they kind of balance each other out. It’s clear that both have gone on separate paths here, but that’s not a bad thing for any party invovled. Ideally you want every console and every additional piece of hardware but unless you are minted with nothing else to do that’s virtually impossible.  In my opinion I dont think this will really damage the Playstations reputation as the number one console at this current moment in time, Microsoft have a bigger picture in gaining more customers. Only time will tell if it works out, but if the beta is anything to go by they are well on their way to gaining back some momentum.

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In summary…(and the small print)

If I had to sum up the Xcloud and what it means to Microsoft I would quite simply say it’s a bold strategy that could bridge the gap between Xbox and Playstation. There are other competitors trying cloud based software (Googles Stadia) but none of them come close,  so Microsoft have a great opportunity to own this. In my experience with it albeit a small one, it’s a fantastic bit of kit and something I will most definitely recommend and pay for myself. Whether this means I’ll ignore the next round of consoles to begin with is another question, but short term Project Xcloud is something every gamer should at least try. And I would bet that a majority of people who do, will be in it for the long haul.

Phone used : Samsung A70

WiFi: EE Fibre Unlimited (approx 70mbs)

Controllers used: Xbox One standard, PS4 dualshock 

Games Played : F1 2019, Moto GP 2019, Ace Combat 7, Halo: The Master Chief Collection,  Ori and the Will of The Wisps.

What do I need to play Project xCloud?
  1. Compatible mobile device: Android version 6.0 or greater, Bluetooth version 4.0+
  2. Compatible Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth (controller mount optional)
  3. 5GHz Wi-Fi or mobile data connection 10Mbps down (also works on 2.4Ghz)
  4. Xbox Game Streaming App (Preview)

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Fall Guys : Ultimate Knockout

IMG_20200809_180247_466A 200 word review…

If you could imagine Tekashis Castle on an hallucinogenic drug in a world of tiny blob like characters, you arrive at Fall Guys. Developed by Mediatonic for PS4, the game was given out for free to anyone who has PS plus as part of the anniversary celebrations (10 years of their subscription service) and was well recieved by players and critics alike. It’s fun and competitive, as well as being very easy to play. Apart from movement you only need to jump or grab in various mini games across the map, which makes for a successful outing. From obstacle courses to small sided team games like football, it really does draw from game show vibes from past years like Wipeout where although it’s fun, its unforgiving. Make one mistake and you’re out. It has a mixture of team and solo modes, but at the end there can only be one winner, so beware of the people you invite to be apart of your lobby. It’s not the greatest game of all time, but in a world dominated by an industry taking itself very serious, Fall Guys takes a step back and says, “let’s have fun”

Pros

Fun gameplay, easy controls, playability

 

Cons

Repetitive,  matchmaking issues

3/5

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Reviewed by Craig Copas

 

BTP 2018 REVIEW

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Awards

What a year it’s been for cinema, it seems the level is always being raised in the movie world and 2018 was no exception. Groundbreaking effects, record breaking box office, big laughs and even bigger scares gave us more reasons to go out to the cinema and enjoy the popcorn. But not only did we get outstanding movies in cinema, we were also treated to some excellent films we could enjoy from the comfort of our own homes, tonnes of content was added to Netflix this year as part of their Netflix Originals programme. Online streaming has gathered pace over recent years meaning more celebrities were jumping in on the act which only meant bigger and better films.

Not only did we get great entertainment for viewing, the gaming industry arguably had one of its biggest years in recent times. Once again with big budget AAA games, smaller indie games becoming more popular, VR finally starting to be recognised as a force and more original story driven games gave us all a reason to play our games consoles more and more.

 In this writing we will be looking back at the good, the bad and the ugly from 2018, hopefully you agree with us and if you don’t then let us know. Anywho, without further ado let us go through our favourites and our not so favourable movies and video games from 2018, starting with cinema.

Our Top 10 Movies Of 2018

  1. Avengers: Infinity War

I can imagine this one isn’t lost on anybody that reads this article, Marvel are dominating the cinema scene as you will see by the heavy presence of their films in this piece. But without any doubt there can only be one that stood out from the rest in the last 12 months, bringing together 10 years of great comic book stories on our big screen to a dreaded conclusion. It had everything you would want from a superhero flick but I also feel that if you took out the Marvel influence this would have been a great standalone movie. Laughter, gripping action and a few tears, we can’t wait to see what End Game has to offer.

2.Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

It’s not often you would be able to say that a sequel betters the first film (Jurassic Park: The Lost World sucked) but I believe they done the unheard of with this film. You knew what you were going to get with this film as we know full well what comes with a dinosaur film, especially from the JP world. Big teeth and lots of bone crunching noises, but this film added so much more, it could have easily been sold as a sci-fi horror flick, with heavy hide and seek thrills throughout, and it wasn’t boring build up to jump scares either. This film showcased a more serious side than its predecessors, beautifully shot scenes, great story writing and tense horror.

3.Black Panther

Another movie descending onto us from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). One of the first movies ever to feature an almost all black cast, celebrating black history. But at no point does it take away from the action and adventure we’ve come to love from these films. Great cast plus great direction equals a great movie.

4.Ready Player One                                                    Some would argue that in recent years Steven Spielberg may have lost some of his directional charm which earned him great praise in his early career. In this movie however he somehow manages to capture that charm and bring it to the modern era to great effect. It’s a film that I feel may have been overlooked but I would recommend this to anyone, especially those who loved his early work and gamers alike will appreciate this nostalgia fuelled mash up.                

5.Deadpool 2                                                               The first Deadpool shocked and provoked in what was an unexpected change up for the filmmakers over at the MCU. It was one of the first (other than Logan) to come with an R rating in America and a 15 in the UK. The second movie took that and multiplied it ten fold, throw in a family of misfits and hilarious cameos (Peter was my personal favourite) alongside yet another brilliant script and you have another, yes ANOTHER brilliant Marvel movie                           

6.A Quiet Place                                                           I don’t think ive ever gone to the cinema and not eaten none of my snacks due to the deafening silence. The atmosphere created by on screen duo John Krasinski (director and lead) and Emily Blunt in this horror survival slasher has to be the best ever in any movie. For the entirety of the film nobody said a word and you could feel everyone on the edge of their seats and these days it’s a very rare sight. The jump scares are few and far between, it’s the nerve shredding atmosphere that wins me over for this movie. If it had been made in the 70s/80s, I feel certain it would have won awards and gone down as a classic.

7.Shape Of Water                                                       Guillermo del Toro could be cut from the same mould as Tim Burton in the sense that if you watched a film not knowing who was in the hot seat, you would be able to tell from the distinct direction style who was in charge. Toros heavy influence in this movie as well as direction is shown in abundance, very weird and yet very entertaining. A story of a cleaner falling in love with a fish/human hybrid being worked on in a secret facility, what’s not to like? Great casting follows in this movie as well as the dress, makeup and props. It has a 60s vibe yet you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking the scenes from the movie were from an alternate reality.

8.Bird Box (Netflix)                                                      Netflix announced price hikes citing they were throwing all the income into more original content. Throughout 2018 many great movies and programmes, Bird Box being my pick of the bunch. It is not all that different in atmosphere from the brilliant A Quiet Place, Sandra Bullock gives a great performance to suit as well. The idea behind it was also a great touch, not being able to see what’s coming is a great fear for many and the director taps into this brilliantly.

9.Ant-Man and The Wasp                                           I pre warned you that Marvel would feature heavy in this list, and it’s only because I wanted to make sure this list was diverse that this movie didn’t come in higher. The first film, as with Deadpool, was a bit of a surprise hit. Marvel managed to make Ant-Man a great surreal yet believable story and bring it to the big screen. Casting Paul Rudd as the lead was a stroke of genius as he plays the part so well. This second movie evolves the franchise that bit more, and it seems Ant-Man plays a very pivotal role in Avengers:End Game which I think was mostly unexpected.

10.Bumblebee                                                                “The Transformers movies we’ve waited years for” was said by many people, critics and the general public alike as this movie gave origin to the favourite of the autobot race. I don’t think I’m alone when I say that I haven’t really enjoyed any of the movies since the first so they took a big chance in giving his a green light, however I feel it payed off. Charm, action, great story alongside and great cast gave us all hope that The Transformers franchise isn’t completely dead yet.

The Bad

Now unlike many, I don’t like trashing any movie I see, regardless to whether I like it or not. I believe a lot of effort and time goes into creating stories that can be shown on the big screen. However, some can be quite bad and some just don’t live up to the hype, here I’ll try my best to be fair but still give you reasons as to why the movies didn’t hit the mark

  1. Pacific Rim: Uprising                                               It actually kills me to be putting this on the list, but for me I just feel they missed a great chance to expand on a promising universe. This felt almost like a Power Rangers fan made YouTube compilation, or a Power Rangers cosplay. Whatever it was, it wasn’t all that great. The movie was maybe, only maybe, saved by the casting of the brilliant John Boyega. Other than that it’s very forgettable and does its best to be a B-movie.

  2. The HappyTime Murders                                        Sesame Street on crack, Sesame Street after dark, Sesame Street if adults were the audience. The trailers gave this great promise and after a lot of legal issues (the production company were sued) we thought we were in for a hilarious look into the world of puppetry. It failed, miserably. One of those movies where the trailers showed the best bits, even Melissa Mccarthycouldnt save this from nose diving. Hardly funny hardly entertaining and a missed opportunity into what could have given life to a franchise of movies.

  • 3.The CloverField Paradox
  • CloverField was a brilliant found footage movie which gave birth to this franchise. Created and overseen by JJ Abrams and his production company Bad Robot, you would think they could do no wrong. CloverField lane came and gave another look at the universe through the eyes of a thriller horror. Paradox however tried expanding it into a parallel universe gone wrong vibe, and it missed its marker.it was clear that Abrams just read the script and said “yeah why not” without thinking of the fallout. At no point would you have known this had anything to do with CloverField except for a giant alien showing up at the end. Forgettable characters who you do not care for, no matter how gruesome the deaths paired with a flawed plot makes for a forgettable flawed movie.    
  • 4.Tomb Raider                                                            At what point will Hollywood understand that just because a video game was amazing, that doesn’t automatically transfer to the big screen. This movie just didn’t do the game justice, at no fault of the lead Alicia Vikander. She plays the part very well, and the story of her being thrown down the Olympic water park used for white water rafting numerous times shows her ambition to get the character going. The movie just failed from a poor story with a supporting cast that doesn’t play its part. A massive shame as again for me it wouldn’t have been difficult to get something like this right. If a sequel does come hopefully they learn from their mistakes.
  • 5.Fifty Shades Freed                                                  This list was only going to be short as for the most part I felt the majority of movies I saw in 2018 were all great in their own right. The movie to prop up the rest was the movie adaptation of the best selling novels in which man meets woman, woman falls for man despite his flaws, man fights for woman. Middle middle middle and here we are. The first film was used the shocking nature of sex and it’s taboos to great effect. The second film made it more of a romantic setting. And I have no idea what this movie was trying to get across, as even if you took out the sex the romance and the two leads chemistry you wouldn’t be taking anything away from what was a poor conclusion to the trilogy. The first two weren’t amazing, but this was far off being good.
  • All in all I would say the year of cinema 2018 was a good one. Everyone seemed to be catered for, whether it was a scary ride you were looking for,funny, action, thrillers the year had it all. And hopefully as we get into 2019 we see more of the same, if not better!

    Honourable Mentions

    Here is a list of movies that didn’t make the list of movies.

    1. Ralph Breaks the Internet

    2. Incredibles 2

    3. Annihilation (Netflix)

    4. Hereditary

    5. Bohemian Rhapsody

    6. Aquaman

    7. BlacKkKlansman

    8. A Star Is Born

    9. Spider-Man into the Spiderverse

    10. Venom

    What about gaming bro?

    Not to be outdone by the cinematic universe, video gaming also enjoyed a massive year. AAA releases alongside amazing indie creations gave us hours of entertainment and enjoyment. Here is a list of my picks of the year

    1. God of War

    2. Red Dead Redemption 2

    3. Spider-Man

    4. Super Smash Bros

    5. Hellblade Senuas Sacrifice

    6. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

    7. Farpoint VR

    8. Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    9. Forza Horizon 4

    10. AstroBot: Rescue Mission VR

    Still playing

    Some games survive the test of time and once again we had a variety of games which due to remaster or through backwards compatibility were made playable once again.

    1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    2. Dark Souls (Remaster)

    3. Fortnite

    4. Crash Bandicoot (The N’sane Trilogy)

    5. Fortnite

    6. Spyro (Reignited Trilogy)

    7. Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    8. Call of Duty: Black Ops 1

    9. Little Nightmares

    10. Horizon Zero Dawn

    Games to look forward to

    Some of the games listed may already be available

    1. Ace Combat:Skies Unknown VR

    2. Devil May Cry 5

    3. Anthem

    4. Resident Evil 2 (remaster)

    5. Days Gone

    6. Kingdom Hearts 3

    7. Ori and the Will of the Wisps

    8. Left Alive

    9. Doom Eternal

    10. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Honourable mention

    1. Apex Legends

    2. Mortal Kombat 11

    3. Rage 2

    4. Far Cry New Dawn

    5. Gears 5

    6. Wolfenstein Youngblood

    7. World War Z

    8. Metro Exodus

    9. Crackdown 3

    10. The Division 2

    Welcome Back

    Thanks for taking the time for reading my first blog post in over 2 years! We’ve been behind the scenes gaming and streaming content in between our daily lives. But at long last we are finally up and running. 2019 promises to be another big year for cinema and the gaming industry alike, we will be there at the frontline bringing you content more than ever before! Thanks again and happy gaming!

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