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10 Oculus Quest 2 Game Reviews - Part 1

If you're a regular reader here at Opium Pulses, you might remember a few series of game reviews we did following the release of the Oculus Quest, we reviewed a total of 60 games for the platform and intended to keep going! For this episode, we saved up some of our most anticipated titles to kick us off.Now that the Oculus Quest 2 has been out for a few months we figured we'd pick one up ourselves and review games played exclusively on the new headset. Everything we review in this series will be played and tested on our brand new

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How to Start a Career as a Video Game Developer

Every game developer’s dream is to land a job at a big gaming company. However, it often isn’t that simple. Getting a job in the video game industry isn’t impossible, but it doesn’t happen overnight. There is a lot of competition to work in gaming because the industry comes with good salaries and a fun work environment.Although there is no “right” or “wrong” way to break into the game dev industry, there are some strategies that will get you closer to your goal. In this guide, we’ll show you some handy tips to start your video game career.Learn About UnityUnity will

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Green Hell Review

AboutIf there is a game that truly lives up to its title, this would be it. Green Hell was developed by Creepy Jar and released on August 29, 2018. It is currently available on all major platforms. It is a story-driven survival game as well as the biggest challenge I’ve had playing a game in a while.StoryYou play as Jake Higgins who goes into the Brazilian Rainforest to research a tribe with his wife Mia. The game begins and it happens to be Jakie Poo’s birthday. The end of your birthday ends up with you being chased off a cliff by

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10 More Oculus Quest Game Reviews - Part 3

If you're a regular reader here at Opium Pulses, you might remember a series of game reviews we did in the months following the release of the Oculus Quest.As the Oculus Quest 2 recently released around the world, we're starting a new series of reviews featuring old and new titles that we haven't shared with readers here before.Read part two here: https://www.opiumpulses.com/article/411/10-more-oculus-quest-game-reviews-p2Let’s start in alphabetical order, simply ‘cause it's prettier…BlastonMore simply described as a 1v1 online duelling game, the concept of which most will be familiar with if they’ve seen almost any Wild West movie, but this time with a more

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Chicken Police - Paint it RED! Review

You’d be hard-pressed to find another game released this year that is quite as visually uncomfortable as Chicken Police – Paint if Red! is. Actually, that isn’t fair, it is actually dripping in style, with a strong 30s noire feel to it, complete with film grain giving everything a gritty tone. It’s more the characters that induce discomfort. They’re all broad noire archetypes: a washed-up detective, a crime boss, a femme fatale, but they are also anthropomorphic animals. No, that isn’t right, they are animal heads beautifully rendered in photographic detail meshed onto human bodies. It is extremely disconcerting finding yourself

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10 More Oculus Quest Game Reviews - Part 2

If you're a regular reader here at Opium Pulses, you might remember a series of game reviews we did in the months following the release of the Oculus Quest.As the Oculus Quest 2 recently released around the world, we're starting a new series of reviews featuring old and new titles that we haven't shared with readers here before.Read part one here: https://www.opiumpulses.com/article/407/10-more-oculus-quest-game-reviews-p1Let’s start in alphabetical order, simply ‘cause it's prettier…A Fisherman's TaleNot what we were expecting going into this game all, for a start we expected it to have a lot more to do with fishing that it does. But we’re

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Video Games In The Modern Classroom And Its Challenges

Video games can contribute to the educational pursuit of the digital age child. Play enables intellectual and social growth, but also provides opportunities for students to be themselves without the stigma of being called a “nerd” or “uncool.” We rarely hear a student say “I’m not very good at this game.” Typically, when someone struggles at the game, they want to get better. When infused with academics, the learner is getting the best of both worlds. The focal point of games-based learning is exploiting the educational potential of games to create new constructivist learning. Students do not learn as effectively in

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10 Oculus Go Game Mini-Reviews (Farewell Article)

Today we’re doing something a little different from our usual reviews. Now that both the Oculus Quest 1 and 2 have been released, some people may be getting the cheaper but still solid first-time-VR-user worthy ‘Oculus Go’ for Christmas this year. For just £100-150 for a new Oculus Go, without the need for mobile phones or powerful computers, now is the perfect time to pick up (or at least ask Santa for one).We still have a lot of love and appreciation for this headset and what it does for introducing curious gamers to the world of virtual reality. Another reason for

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Five Things Professional Gamers Should Consider When Buying Gaming Laptop

Nowadays, digital gaming is becoming a prevalent factor for the younger generation of people, especially for gaming enthusiasts. It has helped to shape the gaming industry and the future of millions of people in this fast-paced gaming world. High-end gesture control, incredible graphics, and a flawless gaming experience are considered to be a win-win situation for professional gamers. Apart from that, high frame-rates, VR, and AR are also included to enhance gaming performance. This slew of innovations has definitely led to a high adrenaline rush during a deadly team match. But, the list of included and requisite features of a gaming

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Levelhead Review

Maker games, like Little Big Planet and Super Mario Maker, have always been popular. At their best, they are virtual spaces where anyone can put on a game developer’s hat to create any kind of content they wish as well as find like-minded creators. Aside from actually making your own game, which can take years of hard work, this type of game offers a toolset to create pretty much anything you want, within reason, in just a few hours or days. Unfortunately, most games restrict this user generated creativity to a certain platform, but here’s where Levelhead comes in: the game

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