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”]

Spotlight: Shadow Consolidates Online Reviews in One Place

shadow consolidate online reviews in one place

If you need to learn about a new company or product, there are plenty of online resources for reviews and other information.

You can go to review sites like Yelp, social networks like Facebook or even specific blogs or websites for more specific testimonials. But if you don’t want to do all of that research, there’s Shadow.com.

Shadow Technologies is a new company that provides a sort of one-stop-shop for information and reviews about anything. The team likes to think of it as the Wikipedia of reviews. Read more about the technology and how the company formed in this week’s Small Business Spotlight.

What the Business Does

Collects information about various topics from various online sources.

Shadow.com gives people the ability to search for information about pretty much anything, from movies to products to presidential candidates. The information often includes ratings, reviews, online comments, social data and more.

shadow consolidate online reviews in one place

Business Niche

Providing a one-stop-shop for information.

Since the site provides information from so many different sources, that saves users from having to do all of that research themselves. In addition, the business offers options for businesses to display comment systems on their own sites.

Eliyahu Mashiah, CEO and founder explains:

“This is new technology that can collect information, reviews and comments posted by the crowd in social networks, video blogs, review sites etc. SHADOW.COM allows its users to express their views about any topic and share it with the world. SHADOW.COM sells business owners the comment system technology to allow their crowd to express their views in the business website.”

How the Business Got Started

Because of a personal quest.

Mashiah explains:

“I was tired of the tedious process that starts with googling the web to look for reviews about something, searching which site covers the kind of product or service I’m looking for and I thought there must be a better way to do it. So I raised a couple of hundred thousand dollars from my own and old friends who liked the idea and we started developing this technology.”

shadow consolidate online reviews in one place

Biggest Win

Growing the company’s user base.

Mashiah says:

“We are approaching the 1.5 million users per month and hoping to continue the trend and reach 2 (million) this summer.”

Biggest Challenge

Facing outside criticism.

Mashiah explains:

“When we were trying to find a PR agency for ourselves, we approached a few of the big PR agencies but we were rejected or ignored. We heard so many rejections and criticism that almost made us think “they must know better”, but continued and our traffic continues to grow and tell us a different story.”

How They’d Spend an Extra $100,000

Invest in public relations.

shadow consolidate online reviews in one place

Favorite Team Tradition

Weekly happy hours.

Mashiah says:

“Our work is around the clock, people work late and are very dedicated to the dream of becoming well known website in a reality where 98 percent of the websites don’t survive more than 3 years. We have a tradition where every Thursday at 5 p.m. we take a “happy hour” with beers and watch viral videos from around the web.”

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Find out more about the Small Biz Spotlight program.

[“source-smallbiztrends”]

Spotlight: Shadow Consolidates Online Reviews in One Place

shadow consolidate online reviews in one place0

If you need to learn about a new company or product, there are plenty of online resources for reviews and other information.

You can go to review sites like Yelp, social networks like Facebook or even specific blogs or websites for more specific testimonials. But if you don’t want to do all of that research, there’s Shadow.com.

Shadow Technologies is a new company that provides a sort of one-stop-shop for information and reviews about anything. The team likes to think of it as the Wikipedia of reviews. Read more about the technology and how the company formed in this week’s Small Business Spotlight.

What the Business Does

Collects information about various topics from various online sources.

Shadow.com gives people the ability to search for information about pretty much anything, from movies to products to presidential candidates. The information often includes ratings, reviews, online comments, social data and more.

shadow consolidate online reviews in one place

Business Niche

Providing a one-stop-shop for information.

Since the site provides information from so many different sources, that saves users from having to do all of that research themselves. In addition, the business offers options for businesses to display comment systems on their own sites.

Eliyahu Mashiah, CEO and founder explains:

“This is new technology that can collect information, reviews and comments posted by the crowd in social networks, video blogs, review sites etc. SHADOW.COM allows its users to express their views about any topic and share it with the world. SHADOW.COM sells business owners the comment system technology to allow their crowd to express their views in the business website.”

How the Business Got Started

Because of a personal quest.

Mashiah explains:

“I was tired of the tedious process that starts with googling the web to look for reviews about something, searching which site covers the kind of product or service I’m looking for and I thought there must be a better way to do it. So I raised a couple of hundred thousand dollars from my own and old friends who liked the idea and we started developing this technology.”

shadow consolidate online reviews in one place

Biggest Win

Growing the company’s user base.

Mashiah says:

“We are approaching the 1.5 million users per month and hoping to continue the trend and reach 2 (million) this summer.”

Biggest Challenge

Facing outside criticism.

Mashiah explains:

“When we were trying to find a PR agency for ourselves, we approached a few of the big PR agencies but we were rejected or ignored. We heard so many rejections and criticism that almost made us think “they must know better”, but continued and our traffic continues to grow and tell us a different story.”

How They’d Spend an Extra $100,000

Invest in public relations.

shadow consolidate online reviews in one place

Favorite Team Tradition

Weekly happy hours.

Mashiah says:

“Our work is around the clock, people work late and are very dedicated to the dream of becoming well known website in a reality where 98 percent of the websites don’t survive more than 3 years. We have a tradition where every Thursday at 5 p.m. we take a “happy hour” with beers and watch viral videos from around the web.”

[“source-smallbiztrends”]