Metal Gear Survive, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, Shadow of the Colossus, and Other Games Releasing This February

Metal Gear Survive, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, Shadow of the Colossus, and Other Games Releasing This February

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shadow of the Colossus for the PS4 is a remaster of the PS2 classic
  • Metal Gear Survive is the first entry in the series minus its creator
  • Bayonetta 1 and 2 will come to the Nintendo Switch

Now that the 2017 hangover is done with, we’re now stepping into February where an exciting lineup of games wait us. We have some great remasters like Secret of Mana and Shadow of the Colossus, along with some ports of some of the hottest action games that we didn’t get to play the first time around. Don’t worry, we have some great originals releases out in February too. Here’s our un-cluttered list of the games that are a must-play this month, starting with a spin-off on the biggest stealth game franchise ever.

 

Metal Gear Survive
The Metal Gear Solid franchise has a long, convoluted history behind it that was masterfully pieced together by the legendary game developer Hideo Kojima. He may be out working on his own new IP, but Konami has found a way that may just make the franchise more interesting – by adding zombies.

It sounds like an easy cash grab, but Metal Gear survive does have a lot of new concepts at work that help it transition well from a stealth action game to a survival horror one. Besides the hide and attack bits, you can now craft a myriad of items and traps on the fly to better prepare for the zombie apocalypse. Or at least give you some very entertaining ways for dealing with them.

 

  • Metal Gear Survive release date: February 22
  • Metal Gear Survive platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Metal Gear Survive price: Rs. 2,790 on PC & Xbox One, Rs. 2,750 on PS4 ($39.99 in the US)

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition
It’s time for old-school strategy game fans to relive their glory days. Age of Empires returns with much better visuals, improved gameplay, and basically all the pampering you’ve come to expect from modern gaming, while retaining the original feel. It’s not just a cheap remaster either. Age of Empires has been rebuilt from the ground-up with 4K visuals, redone narration and pacing, as well what’s touted to be a much better 8-player online multiplayer gaming experience. Will it touch the right nostalgic chords? We’ll know soon enough.

 

  • Age of Empires: DE release date: February 20
  • Age of Empires: DE platforms: PC
  • Age of Empires: DE price: Rs. 574 ($19.99 in the US)

Bayonetta 1+2 Collection
Missed Bayonetta 2? Can’t blame you considering it was originally released only on the Nintendo Wii U. But now with the immensely more popular Nintendo Switch, the game will finally have the reach that it deserves. To make sure you’re completely up to speed for the upcoming Bayonetta 3, you also get the original Bayonetta as well, which simply sweetens the deal.

 

  • Bayonetta 1+2 Collection release date: February 16
  • Bayonetta 1+2 Collection platforms: Switch
  • Bayonetta 1+2 Collection price: $59.99 USD (roughly Rs.3,830)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance
It’s not Skyrim, but it is a story-driven open-world RPG that will just scratch that itch. Kingdom Come: Deliverance offers a highly detailed and period accurate set pieces including real-world locations and castles, and spins a story that’s ripe with the right amount of facts and fiction. Even the combat style and soundtrack used in the game are real representations of the 15th century European setting that the game is based in. If you like attention to minute details, then this game is exactly what you need.

 

  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance release date: February 13
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance price: Rs. 1,179 on PC, Rs. 3,999 on consoles ($59.99 in the US)

Shadow of the Colossus
Yes we know it’s been remastered before on the PS3 and originally on the PS2 before that, but the PS4 version of Shadow of the Colossus is a whole new beast. The visuals are brand new in this version instead of just a texture upgrade that we saw in the PS3 re-release, so the game looks a lot better than it ever did. Moreover the most frustrating part of the original game has been redone as well. Yes, we’re talking about the controls. If you haven’t played this game on any of the previous generation of consoles, you should give this one a try only for the most epic boss battles in the history of PlayStation.

 

  • Shadow of the Colossus release date: February 7
  • Shadow of the Colossus platforms: PS4
  • Shadow of the Colossus price: Rs. 2,750 ($39.99 in the US)

This isn’t all either, if you’re using Xbox Live Gold, here’s what you can play this month.

Games for Xbox Live Gold – February 2018

  • Shadow Warrior (Xbox One)
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles – India (Xbox One, Feb 16 to Mar 15)
  • Split/Second (Xbox 360, Feb 1 to 15)
  • Crazy Taxi (Xbox 360, Feb 16 to 28)

What are you planning to play this month? Let us know via the comments.

 

 

[“Source-ndtv”]

Top Design Firms Releases February 2017’s Top 10 Best Web Design Firms

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – 7 Feb, 2017 – Each month the Top Design Firms (TDF) team ranks the premier design firms nationwide.  Based on project range, client assessments, originality, and innovation the firms are evaluated.

As of February 2017, the ranking group is pleased to announce its newest top 10 in the category of best web design firms.  Blue Fountain Media, Maxburst, and Lounge Lizard Worldwide secure the top three spots, with Bowen and Hudson Integrated following close behind.

More about February 2017’s Top Rated Web Design Firms:

Blue Fountain Media

Ranked as the best web design company, Blue Fountain Media has built a solid team of marketing and web professionals that create one-of-a-kind designs. The team makes sure each goal is met and surpassed on every level.

Maxburst

The creativity and knowledge that this best web design company brings to web design is truly amazing. Maxburst dedicates themselves from start to finish to provide your brand or business with the highest quality design to ensure all your goals are met.

Lounge Lizard Worldwide

With a devoted, creative team of professionals, each design Lounge Lizard creates show originality, consistency, and talent. Their stunning, innovative work makes Lounge Lizard a best web design company to work with.

Bowen

Bowen creates web designs that bring the culture and value of your business to life. With this best web design company, you can be sure the design your getting is the very best using the most creative and innovative technology on the market.

Hudson

Hudson brings your business into the 21st century with creative pros and the latest technology needed to create a truly one-of-a-kind design that only a best web design company can provide.

Eight25Media

What does it take to create the best web design company? If you ask the Eight25Media team, you’ll learn that it takes their incredible passion for design, highly skilled staff, and just a little bit of design magic which includes hard work and dedication.

Ruckus Marketing

Unique doesn’t begin to describe the designs Ruckus produces. This best web design company makes sure they understand the difference your business brings to customers and showcases that in a beautiful website.

Capitol Tech Solutions

No matter what the challenge may be when it comes to taking your brand’s website into the 21st century, Capitol Tech Solutions makes sure that the product you’re receiving not only meets goals, but show that you work with the best web design company.

Magic Logix

Magic Logix is transforming the way web design is being done by even the best web design company through innovation and creativity. They bring a little bit of web magic to each design that put your culture and values at the forefront of your site.

Dotlogics

Rounding out our list is this best web design company: Dotlogics. They make sure your design is stunning and delivers solid conversions. In addition, Dotlogics offer an innovative approach to create a truly unique site for every client.

The TDF team is thrilled as more businesses submit their work for review in the competitive marketplace, with the opportunity to see where they fall amongst the top ranked in the nation. The well-established rating group is looking forward to expanding its reach, and continuing to rank the best web design agencies for clients nationwide.
About TDF:

Top Design Firms was founded in 2003 to recognize the best work in the web design industry. Since then, TDF has seen some of the best, most innovative web design work from around the world. While the firm only ranks United States-based firms, its also one of the largest web design directories online, listing international firms as well. TDF’s mission is to push digital design to new heights while providing those seeking design services a curated list of high-quality design firms.

To learn more about Top Design Firms, or see one of this month’s Top 10 Rankings, visit: www.TopDesignFirms.com

Media Contacts:

Company Name: Top Design Firms
Full Name: Todd Daley
Email Address: [email protected]
Website: https://www.topdesignfirms.com/
Full News Story: http://pressreleasejet.com/news/top-design-firms-releases-february-2017s-top-10-best-web-design-firms.html

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3227263#ixzz4Y50usZz9

[“source-smallbiztrends”]

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Visit India in February for Future Decoded Event

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Visit India in February for Future Decoded Event

Microsoft’s India-born chief Satya Nadella will be in India later this month to address a conference on ‘Future Decoded’ in Mumbai.

While Nadella has visited India a number of times since assuming the leadership role, this visit takes on added significance as the global debate on US’ clampdown on visas and its impact on flow of skilled manpower rages.

Nadella is among the first few technology titans to oppose the restrictions on immigration by the new US administration under President Donald Trump.

ALSO SEETrump Immigration Order: Microsoft Bats for Exception Program

Last month, Trump had signed a sweeping executive order to suspend the arrival of refugees and impose tough new controls on travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen as part of new measures to “keep radical Islamic terrorists” out of America.

Condemning the move, Nadella, in a post on LinkedIn, had said: “As an immigrant and a CEO, I’ve both experienced and seen the positive impact that immigration has on our company, for the country and for the world. We will continue to advocate this important topic.”

Microsoft President Brad Smith said as many as 76 Microsoft employees are affected by the new executive order.

Executives from Google, Apple, Netflix, Facebook and other top American companies have slammed Trump’s immigration order that sparked widespread protests across the US.

Microsoft’s Future Decoded event, to be held on February 21-22, is expected to see participation of 1,500 business and government officials.

This will include names like Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Lord Jonathan Evans (former director general, MI5), Guenter Butschek, CEO, Tata Motors, and Anil Rai Gupta, Chairman and MD of Havells.

The discussions will revolve around how digital technology is empowering people and organisations across governments, education, banks, hospitals, e-commerce, entertainment, and manufacturing organisations.

Details of Nadella’s itinerary could not be confirmed.

Tags: Satya Nadella, Microsoft, India, Microsoft India, Donald Trump
[“Source-Gadgets”]

CBSE to provide counselling to students from February

For the seventh year, CBSE has arranged counselling for differently-abled children to take care of the needs and anxiety of special children, the statement added.For the seventh year, CBSE has arranged counselling for differently-abled children to take care of the needs and anxiety of special children, the statement added.

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will provide online counselling and through telephone and newspapers from next month to students appearing for boards examination to help them overcome exam-related stress.

The CBSE, in a statement released in New Delhi, said this year 76 principals, trained counsellors and psychologists will participate in tele-counselling to address exam-related psychological problems of the students. While 60 counsellors are in India, 16 are located in Nepal, Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.

Students of class 10th and 12th in India can reach out to the CBSE helpline at 1800-11-8004 in case of exam-related anxiety, stress or other queries. The pre-examination counselling for students and parents will begin from the 1 February and will continue up to 22 April, the statement said. In addition, CBSE experts will also answer queries of students through weekly ‘Question-Answer’ columns in major national newspapers in February.

For online advice, students can contact [email protected] and [email protected], while information about techniques to cope with exam-related anxiety is also provided at through its website.

For the seventh year, CBSE has arranged counselling for differently-abled children to take care of the needs and anxiety of special children, the statement added.

[“source-Livemint”]