Game overview/synopsis

Tekken is another well-established fighting game franchise that made its mark on the video games scene way back on the original PlayStation.

It’s still going today, with Tekken 7 out in Japanese arcades and arriving on consoles in 2017.

Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada said recently he recognises eSports is becoming increasingly popular, and expects the scene to pick up further with the launch of Tekken 7.

Tekken is well-known for its 3D fighting gameplay and playstyle.


Blurb

Raise your fists and get ready for the ultimate battle on the next generation of home consoles. Powered by the Unreal Engine 4, the storied fighting franchise returns for another round in Tekken 7.

With the Tekken franchise celebrating its 20thanniversary; the newest chapter of the series returns to its gameplay roots with classic 1 vs 1 bouts and its canon storyline centered on the eternal struggle for power amongst the members of the Mishima clan. With newcomer Kazumi Mishima joining the fight, the epic battle between father and son, and also husband and wife, will come to its fated conclusion in Tekken 7.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Typical game length: 10mins
Players: 1v1
Genre: Fighting
Price: Around £20-£40
Latest release: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Tekken 7 due 2017)
Publisher: Bandai Namco
Notable tournaments: King of the Iron Fist, MLG, WCG, Evo
Website: http://tk7.tekken.com/
Popularity: 44m+ game sales in the series
Twitch: Outside the top 50 most watched games on Twitch in October 2016
Launched: 2017 (Tekken 7)
Pegi age rating: 16
Other Pegi info: Realistic looking violence

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Game Overview / Synopsis

Counter-Strike is the most popular first-person shooter in the competitive video game scene.

Global Offensive is the latest in the long-running series – an objective-based multiplayer first-person shooter. Players play as Terrorists or Counter Terrorists, and must complete objectives while attempting to eliminate the enemy team.

Players purchase weapons and equipment at the beginning of every round, with money awarded based on their performance. Completing objectives such as planting the bomb, defusing the bomb or killing an enemy earns players money.

A competitive game takes place across 30 rounds, with each round lasting a maximum of 1 minute and 55 seconds. The first team to win 16 rounds wins that specific game. To win an entire match, a team will usually have to win two out of three games, or three out of five games.

Blurb

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) expands upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched years ago.

CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO introduces new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards and more.

“Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999,” said Doug Lombardi at Valve. “For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS’ award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac.”

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3 (CSGO is played competitively on PC)
Typical game length: 15-45mins
Players: 5v5
Genre: Shooter
Price: Around £10-£12
Publisher: Valve
Notable tournaments: ESL Pro League, E-League, MLG Major, ECS, Epicenter, DreamHack, Intel Extreme Masters
Website: http://blog.counter-strike.net/
Popularity: 9.9m unique players as of October 2016
Twitch: 35.2m hours watched in October 2016 across all viewers
Launched: August 2012
Pegi age rating: 18
Other Pegi info: Violence towards defenceless people

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Game Overview / Synopsis

Counter-Strike is the most popular first-person shooter in the competitive video game scene.

Global Offensive is the latest in the long-running series – an objective-based multiplayer first-person shooter. Players play as Terrorists or Counter Terrorists, and must complete objectives while attempting to eliminate the enemy team.

Players purchase weapons and equipment at the beginning of every round, with money awarded based on their performance. Completing objectives such as planting the bomb, defusing the bomb or killing an enemy earns players money.

A competitive game takes place across 30 rounds, with each round lasting a maximum of 1 minute and 55 seconds. The first team to win 16 rounds wins that specific game. To win an entire match, a team will usually have to win two out of three games, or three out of five games.

Blurb

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) expands upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched years ago.

CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO introduces new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards and more.

“Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999,” said Doug Lombardi at Valve. “For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS’ award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac.”

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3 (CSGO is played competitively on PC)
Typical game length: 15-45mins
Players: 5v5
Genre: Shooter
Price: Around £10-£12
Publisher: Valve
Notable tournaments: ESL Pro League, E-League, MLG Major, ECS, Epicenter, DreamHack, Intel Extreme Masters
Website: http://blog.counter-strike.net/
Popularity: 9.9m unique players as of October 2016
Twitch: 35.2m hours watched in October 2016 across all viewers
Launched: August 2012
Pegi age rating: 18
Other Pegi info: Violence towards defenceless people

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Game Overview / Synopsis

Counter-Strike is the most popular first-person shooter in the competitive video game scene.

Global Offensive is the latest in the long-running series – an objective-based multiplayer first-person shooter. Players play as Terrorists or Counter Terrorists, and must complete objectives while attempting to eliminate the enemy team.

Players purchase weapons and equipment at the beginning of every round, with money awarded based on their performance. Completing objectives such as planting the bomb, defusing the bomb or killing an enemy earns players money.

A competitive game takes place across 30 rounds, with each round lasting a maximum of 1 minute and 55 seconds. The first team to win 16 rounds wins that specific game. To win an entire match, a team will usually have to win two out of three games, or three out of five games.

Blurb

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) expands upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched years ago.

CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO introduces new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards and more.

“Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999,” said Doug Lombardi at Valve. “For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS’ award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac.”

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3 (CSGO is played competitively on PC)
Typical game length: 15-45mins
Players: 5v5
Genre: Shooter
Price: Around £10-£12
Publisher: Valve
Notable tournaments: ESL Pro League, E-League, MLG Major, ECS, Epicenter, DreamHack, Intel Extreme Masters
Website: http://blog.counter-strike.net/
Popularity: 9.9m unique players as of October 2016
Twitch: 35.2m hours watched in October 2016 across all viewers
Launched: August 2012
Pegi age rating: 18
Other Pegi info: Violence towards defenceless people

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