Xbox Live Games with Gold for January 2018

As soon as the New Year is here and everyone has put their items on discounts and sales, Microsoft has also jumped into the line. Microsoft is offering free games for its Gold members to enjoy in the month in January. This is what we call a true New Year gift for the Xbox lovers!

Xbox has revolutionized the world of video games by their unique features. There are billions of users on Xbox right now all around the globe. Microsoft offers Gold membership for its special customers. This gold membership consists of access to different services. Usually, Gold membership holders get two free games each month, access to Netflix content and other app services. This is happening for the first time that Microsoft is giving four free games for the month of January for Xbox Gold users. These four games are:

  1. Zombi
  2. Tomb Raider Underworld
  3. Army of two
  4. The Incredible Adventure of Van Helsing 3

Let’s see what is new in these super Gold offer games:

Zombi:

This game is full of zombies, and you have to survive on the streets of London with zombies all around. There are suspense and thriller throughout the game, and one has to make his way from different streets, canals, roads, and blocks fighting from zombies.

Tomb Raider Underworld:

Tomb Raider Underworld is all about a girl named Lara Croft. You will find Lara Croft traveling around the world and solving the mystery of Thor’s hammer. There is a lot of different features and difficulties on her way. She has to dive, climb, slide and fight throughout the journey.

Army of Two:

You can play this game with your favorite buddy as its name reveals that it is the Army of Two. It’s all about a journey of two people using different weapons and expertise to fight the conspiracy which has threatened the whole world. There will be a journey from Afghanistan to South Korea and much more!

Also Check: Review: Asus MG248Q 144hz Gaming Monitor

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 3:

Van Helsing’s debut is releasing on Xbox One and Xbox X very soon. In the third part of this trilogy, Van Helsing faces more and more tough situations and dangerous beasts as he goes through its journey. The leveling system in this final round has also become diverse. This time in the 3rd part Lady Katarina will also be his ghost companion (as she was earlier) but her story will be revealed this time.

In short, there is a hell lot of mysteries in these new games. These adventurous games with full suspense and thriller are the reason why Xbox Gold members are happy to get these games free for the month of January.

Game Review: L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files

The favorite developers of all gamers “Rockstar Games” who published the most famous game ever “Grand Theft Auto” are now back with a game on VR (virtual reality). The game “L.A Noire” is definitely capable of meeting all the expectations, though it has its share of flaws its user experience is simply awesome.

What does it offer?

It is a game which involves some, mostly unrelated cases, which the protagonist detective Cole Phelps has to solve. The plot is set in L.A in the late 1940s and the best part according to me is that the game is in the first person. When you are playing the game, you are in the shoes of Mr. Phelps, and you have to think like he does to solve the mysteries and judge the interviewees. It has decent control systems, and all the objects and people around are minutely detailed so that the users get a great virtual experience. It uses normal directions to move, but it may cause some unnecessary drifts, so the better way is to use the option of teleportation. You can just choose the location and get yourself teleported from one place to another. Phelps usually holds a book and pen while interviewing and you could actually write in that notebook. Even while talking to people you cannot throw random dialogues by just picking one from the list. This game is not at all predictable and what you say will decide where the interview leads. Even the car cabins and the guns are quite detailed, and everything is not just a button click away. You literally have to hold the book in one hand and flip the pages from the other to search the clues. It definitely gives real-life experience and the game is highly hooking.

Also Read: Xbox Live Games with Gold for January 2018

Some flaws:

This game has just 7 cases on contrary to 21 cases which the old version had. This includes just a few hours of gaming which leaves the gamers wanting more. It is disappointing when one of your favorite games finishes so soon. Moreover, the gunshots in virtual reality are not that precise and accurate, which becomes frustrating sometimes. Some of the detailing seems overdone and unwanted, which distracts the user from the game itself. Virtual reality is not really easy to use, and sometimes you land up where you did not intend to.

Conclusion:

Overall, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files is a wonderful game which offers a great user experience. It completely drains your mind and leaves you clueless at some points and then it becomes really thrilling and challenging to solve all the cases. The game is certainly engaging. It is great to see Cole Phelps climb the ladder of success as he solves all the cases, and the first person experience makes it even more enjoyable.A lot of brainstorming and attentiveness is required to play the game. It has its share of flaws, but it does not miss to give its user a real-life experience.

Review: Asus MG248Q 144hz Gaming Monitor

If you are one of those people who are very serious when it comes to gaming, then you know that there is only one brand that delivers, Asus. This brand has always delivered the best gaming performances with high-speed refresh rates and high-quality colors. The Asus MG248Q is one of their new models that have been designed to break all the rules that have long been used by the normal desktop PC monitors. As one of the most affordable gaming monitors that the company has ever released, this model aims to change that perception and manages to do so even better. It comes without cutting too many corners, features a 23.6-inch display with a 1080p native resolution, and lightning-quick response times added with fast refresh rates.

#Fast display and performance

The Asus MG248Q offers comes with a 144 Hz refresh rate, a 1ms response time, and a 6-bit+FRC color interface. Since it has over16.7 million colors, it gives way to an almost absolute representation of sRGB standard. It features a medium Anti-Glare coating that covers the screen thus adding a slightly grainy look to it. One of its best selling points is its Contrast which can remain almost constant to the advertised 1000:1 regardless of some adjustments.

#144hz refresh rate/ 1ms response time

One of the best features of this monitor is its refresh rate which is 144Hz. This enables it to offer lightning reactions during games thus enabling fast performance. It was only until last year that monitors were a fairly mundane piece in a PC without some major variations. With this model, gamers can now enjoy displays that offer faster refresh rates that even go beyond the normal 60Hz which has been the standard speed for a long time.

 

#Sync and swim functionalities

One of the revolutionary features in the Asus MG248Q is the G-Sync feature. With the addition of Freesync technology, this model even goes further regarding technology from its predecessor, the Asus VG248Q.This feature is compatible with both Intel and AMD graphics cards. It works by synchronizing your gaming monitor’s refresh rate concerning the frame rate of your PC’s video card. This type of distinction between its competitors and the different video cards that it can support is a crucial aspect of this model. With this Adaptive Sync feature, any gamer will notice considerable changes in the smoothness of animation without any on-screen tearing in a certain sense.

Also Check: 6 Best Free Apps For Android and iOS

PROS
• Has a very bright screen
best 144hz Monitor
• brilliant color and contrast quality

CONS
• Has no G-Sync and HDR
• More expensive than the entry-level 24-inch monitors

#Final verdict

Overall, the Asus MG248Q is one of the most affordable advanced displays on the market today. With the crisp, clear image quality, lightning fast refresh rate, and Sync feature, this monitor is a gamers’ new favorite under $500. Despite not coming with its ROG Swift siblings premium price tags, it still performs almost equally powerful with them and with all the other 24inch professional gaming monitors in the market today. With all of these new features packed into a screen that is considerably much less expensive compared to other gaming monitors, this gaming monitor is a great value for any serious gamer.

5 Most Anticipated Horror Movies Of 2017

Initial horror movies generated an eerie suspense revolving around grainy VHS footage. The scares within these confines became life. The latest entries into this genre find their way to the digital realm, attracting a whole new generation of viewers and new types of characters. Younger audiences are very fascinated with these movies but the hardcore horror lovers find them dull. Here are 5 most anticipated horror movies of 2017:

The Belko Experiment

The film is about a group of 80 employees working at a Columbian hiring company – mostly Americans. The working environment is normal with issues of friendship, romance and tension. In their daily working life, an impenetrable metal shutters through the building. This is followed by an ominous voice over a loudspeaker, which instructs the employees to eradicate each other or be killed. The ordeal involves impractical ethical questions on if it’s okay to kill a specified group of good people to save the whole bunch. The premise in this film is really fantastic and fun to watch what people would do in certain situations.

Amityville: The Awakening

This is another top ranked horror movie in 2017. Franck Khalfoun’s Amityville: The Awakening is an elegant horror film following his earlier series. The film creates emotional parallel lines between demonic ambiences and an existing crisis that has already taken root in this house full of women. Joan acted by Jennifer Leigh is a mother to James (Monaghan) and in denial. James is in a coma for long time. In grief Joan leaves her daughters Juliet (McKenna Grace) and Belle (Bella Thorne). Moving the entire family into an infamous Amityville house is the beginning of all the problems.

Also Check: 6 Best Free Apps For Android and iOS

The Bye Bye Man

In the outskirts of Madison, 3 students from University of Wisconsin, arrange to stay together in a rundown ancient mansion with barn size rooms. A spectral demonic monster is around these rooms. At first glance the
monster looks like the Ghost of Christmas until you notice the pointing skeletal finger. The face is gray-skinned sutures with a smile that resembles the Heath Ledger’s Joker. The suspense is in expecting the creature to appear in dark corners or bathroom mirrors, but it turns out he is only a guiding spirit called the Bye Bye Man. If you mention his name, even once, that’s the end of you. He will enter into your body and turn you into a killer.

Annabelle: Creation

The film is set decades before Annabelle came to be. Sister Charlotte played by Stephanie Sigman is attending to a group of orphaned girls who live with Sam (Anthony La Paglia) and wife Esther Mullins played by Miranda
Otto. This couple had happy earlier days, until their daughter Annabelle was killed in a car accident. 12 years later Esther is bed-bound due to some sickness and together with Sam agree to care for orphans to bring back their lost parent-daughter love. This is until Janice, one of the orphan daughters, discovers a possessed doll Annabelle in the room where the late Annabelle used to stay.

Rings

In an effort to save her boyfriend, Julia gets to watch the, cursed videotape, which is meant to kill any of its viewers within 7 days. According to the rules of the videotape, Julia gets a call immediately the video sets out
the warning. It turns out that what Julia is an entire twist of what is on the footage.

6 Best Free Apps For Android and iOS

Movie apps are the ideal for those people who feel bored while traveling and demands for entertainment-related movie apps. There are many apps available for streaming videos on Android and iOS supported devices. But in this list, we are introducing you one of the most popular and latest movie app available in the app stores. These apps are not only best in their category but also free of cost. There are tons of best movie apps which is available for Android and iPhone.

Here, I am listing some of them Flipps HD, Showbox, Viewster, Crackle, Hubi. All of these apps are free to use. Some of the best and most popular apps are given below that are very useful and latest features packed as well.

1. Showbox

Showbox is one of the most popular and useful apps for watching the movie for Android and smartphone users. It is ideal for watching:
• Movies
• TV serials
• reality shows
• Video clips, etc.
On television, Android devices and Showbox for PC is also available. It is very user-friendly, easy to navigate and hassle free app. It supports High definition videos(1080p) also you can download and stream videos without any hassles. It provides the user with these facilities without paying any dime. Showbox  is the number one app among all the movie apps due to its very innovative, useful, and latest user interface that provides the user the facility to enjoy the movies and videos without any trouble.

2. Cinemax

It is one of the best movie apps for both Android & iOS like Showbox. Earlier, this app was named as PlayBox HD. It has fascinating features like:
• subtitle support
• offline mode
• kid’s mode
• Chrome Cast support.

3. MegaBox HD

It is another very good and useful app like Showbox with very exciting features. .It is available only for Android users only. Best quality of this app is its size(1.8mb). Hence, it does not take e many resources of devices. It allows users HD video streaming and different quality mode -720P & 360P.

4. Bobby Movie Box

There are not so many free apps available for iOS users. But this app is one of the best movie apps like Showbox. It provides very modern and user-friendly UI. Bobby Movie Box also provides user facility to stream videos in HD quality. Available on PlayStore & its official website too. It supports High definition videos(1080p). Also, you can download and stream videos without any hassles. It provides the user with these facilities without paying any dime. Showbiz is the number one app among all the movie apps due to its very innovative, useful, and latest user interface that provides the user the facility to enjoy the movies and videos without any hassle.

5. Newest Movie HD

It is One of the best and latest available movie app like Showbox. The user can use it without any subscription. It allows the user to download free movies on their Android devices. This app is essential but very powerful and features packed app.It also gives Users facility to check IMDB rating.

6. Flipps HD

Flipps HD is the little bit different from another movie app like Showbox because it allows users the streaming and downloading facility of :
• viral videos
• Music albums
• movies
• The user can watch videos on their smartphones and television as well.
• It will enable a user to stream videos on their Android devices and TV simultaneously. It is one of my favorite apps due to it’s user-friendly and innovative features.that’s Why it is number #1 application on the list. Its latest features make it one of the best movie app.

Conclusion:

Nowadays many developers are focusing on entertainment-related mobile apps. These apps are not only best in their category but also free of cost. That’s means you don’t have to pay a single dime for using them. Many free and paid Android apps that can entertain with TV shows. I’ve tried apps like Showbox, CinemaBox, Wynk Movies, HotStar and more but being an iOS user, I’ve stuck to Cinema Cloud for free content. Some people love to download their content. There are tons of best movie apps which is available for Android and iPhone. Here, I am listing some of them Flipps HD, Showbox, Viewster, Crackle, Hubi

All of these apps are entirely free to use. I hope you will love them. Personally, I use Showbox to watch free movies online on my android phone.