We’ve been lucky enough to receive one of the early Steam Box consoles prior to launch for testing. It’s a beautifully made little machine and it has been able run all the Linux based games we could throw at it from our Steam Libraries. We’d like to know what your opinion is on this new product which will soon be entering the market.
This week we thought we’d do something a little bit different for Topical Tuesday. RSGTT has been running for over a year and a half now and we’ve covered a huge range of video game subjects from your favourite controller to the importance of tutorials. One of the most talked about questions to feature on Topical Tuesdays was the battle between Digital and Retail – where do you by your games from and why?
From this post, on 23rd October 2012, we collected data from both Facebook and Twitter and found that approximately 89% of people voted for retail and 11% for digital. We’d like to see how things have changed 14 months down the line, so get voting! Click the image below and leave a comment on the Facebook image.
UPDATE – 10/01/2014: After just a short time since Topical Tuesday Revisited, we counted 41 votes in favor of retail and 5 that preferred purchasing their games via digital platforms. If we were to turn that small sample into a percentage, it would be Retail: 88% – Digital: 12%. That’s a one percent increase in 14 months! Therefore, according to our careful calculations (88×14=months), the entire population will have accepted digital downloads as their preferred purchasing method in 102 years. Science*!
*Not actual science.
Well it seems digital products may have a way to go! Thanks for reading.
With the Oculus Rift release on the horizon, we are closer than ever to a mainstream Virtual Reality headset that could change the way we play games. On paper, Virtual Reality goes hand-in-hand with gaming as a way to increase levels of immersion for the player by creating the digital world around them. We want to know what you think of Virtual Reality and its effect on the future of gaming.
Tell us about your thoughts and stories on the topic! Either write them down on the Facebook discussion by clicking the picture below or tweet us @RisingStarGames!
This week in Topical Tuesday, we’ve asked you if you think video games have become easier over the years. Of course there will always be games on either end of the spectrum, for example Hello Kitty is meant to be easy. Akai Katana? Not so much.
It is also the norm to have multiple difficulty settings in modern games to accommodate for different skills levels. But is today’s ‘Medium’ the same as our last generation’s ‘Medium’? Are games designers softening to core experience in order to make a game more accessible? Or are we just getting older and more experienced so games feel less challenging?
Let us know your thoughts and stories on the topic! Either write them down on the Facebook discussion by clicking the picture below or tweet us @RisingStarGames!