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Releases new game for June

Despite the weather getting warmer, there are more than enough excuses to stay inside playing video games in June. From fantastic fighters like Tekken 7 or Nintendo’s delightfully weird ARMS, to addictive time-sink RPGs such as Elder Scrolls Online and Final Fantasy XIV getting massive new expansions, there’s plenty competing for your attention.

June proves a big month for racers, too – Codemasters delivers the latest Dirt rally game and the chaotic fun of Micro Machines, while Sony provides the ultimate WipEout collection. If you prefer two wheels to four though, there are motorcycle thrills to be found in MotoGP 17.

Here’s what you’ll be playing in the weeks ahead.
June 2
Tekken 7 – PS4, Xbox One, PC
Bandai Namco’s premiere fighting series returns, with more than 30 playable characters and new mechanics and moves to master. With nine new fighters, and the appearance of Street Fighter’s Akuma in a crossover role, this is one of the biggest Tekken tournaments ever. It’s also a major chapter for anyone who’s been following the series’ storyline, promising to bring to a close the bitter feud between the Mishima family, with the plot seamlessly woven into the single-player mode. Sure to be one of the biggest brawlers of the year.
Harvest Moon: Skytree Village – 3DS
Natsume’s charming farming RPG also makes a comeback this month, with the latest 3DS entry. As with previous entries, players take over and rejuvenate a small farm in a quiet town, bringing life back to the local community. Skytree Village adds a few new features such as sailing and farm customisation, along with new crops and animals, a deeper story with characters returning from past games, and a brand new art style. A delightful pastoral pastime.
June 6
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind – PC
Bethesda’s MMORPG gets a massive update with its new expansion. Fans of the standalone Elder Scrolls entries should get excited as this brings the setting of Vvardenfell, from one of the most beloved standlone instalments, into the online game. Added features include a new playable class, the Warden; 4v4v4 battleground matches; a fresh trial in the Halls of Fabrication; and new style and customisation options.
The Town of Light – PS4, Xbox One
Having already proven a critical darling on PC, this psychological horror makes its way to console. Set in an asylum in 1940s Italy, and inspired by real-life reports and testimonies, this is a disturbing yet plausibly realistic depiction of mental health care in the early 20th century, blended with visions of mind-bending terror.
Victor Vran: Overkill Edition – PS4, Xbox One
A gothic action RPG with strong heavy metal influences – to the point this includes an expansion focused entirely on Motörhead – this sees the eponymous demon hunter battling hordes of undead fiends across three massive stories. It’s not just hack-and-slash though, as Victor’s skills, weapons, and attire are customisable, letting players craft him into their own perfect slayer. Delayed from May.
June 7
WipEout Omega Collection – PS4
Flashback to the halcyon days of the PlayStation with this remastered collection of the futuristic racing series. Omega Collection packs in WipEout HD, Fury, and 2048, all now in eye-popping 4K. With campaign race modes, local split screen racing, and multiplayer battles, all set to some of the best dance music ever to grace a video game, it’s shaping up to be the definitive WipEout experience.
June 9
Dirt 4 – PS4, Xbox One, PC
Codemasters’ rally champion roars back for another world tour, with on- and off-road races in some of the most beautifully realised locations around the world. With official tracks from Australia, Wales, Spain, Sweden, and the US, racing fans will be treated to stunningly realised scenery as they compete for championship glory. More casual players are well catered for too, with the Joyride minigame collection making a return, alongside the buggy races and stadium trucks of Landrush mode.
If Dirt 4 is too serious for your racing tastes, this madcap Japanese alternative may be up your street. Part racing game, part action RPG, you’ll control one of a number of anime girls with hi-tech weapons and super abilities, who can also transform into cars, and use both sets of skills to force back a tide of invading alien bug robots. Makes total sense.
Dark Rose Valkyrie – PS4
More JRPG action, with this brand new title. History has been altered by the collision of the meteor ‘Black Garnet’, which brought a terrifying disease known as Chimera to Earth, mutating the infected into monsters. In this alternate 1929, players guide Special Force Valkyrie, a group of unique operatives who combat the spread of the virus. With character designs by manga and anime legend Kosuke Fujishima, and a story by Takumi Miyajima – a key writer on Bandai Namco’s Tales of series – this merges a fast but complex battle system with investigative visual novel elements as you search for a traitor on your team.
Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! – PS4, Vita, PC
A pixel-art action RPG set in feudal Japan, this has shades of classic Zelda and PS1 cult favourite Alundra. Waking in the mysterious land of Arcanus Cella, in the world of the dead, you’ll need to help restless spirits settle their affairs on Earth before earning their reincarnation. Despite its retro aesthetic, this packs in multiplayer dungeon raids, a complex battle system, and pixel-precise character customisation.
June 15
MotoGP 2017 – PS4, Xbox One, PC
More racing, but of the two-wheeled variety. This year’s MotoGP features all the bikes, teams and tracks of the official motorcycle championship league, plus a brand new management mode, where you’ll guide a team of six racers to international glory. Highly detailed, this is aiming to be the Gran Turismo of bike racers.
June 16
ARMS – Switch
One of the Nintendo Switch’s great curiosities, this one-on-one brawler offers a no holds barred punch out between some of the strangest fighters ever to grace a beat-’em-up. With spring-loaded super-powered arms affording players an array of outlandish players and a simple but engaging use of the Joy-Con motion controllers, this promises the blend of bizarre ideas and brilliant mechanics Nintendo is best at.
God Wars: Future Past – PS4, PS Vita
Delayed from March, this tactical RPG with anime cutscenes explores Japan’s heritage through folklore and legends. Told from the perspectives of three warring factions, you’ll be able to customise and enhances character classes, equipment, and strategies as you progress through each stage. Based loosely on the Kojiki, Japan’s oldest recorded text, this could be the most engaging history lesson you’ll ever play.
June 20
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood – PS4, PC
Square-Enix’s MMO takes players back to the world of Eorzea, with another sizeable expansion. Along with character level caps rising to 70, this introduces new dungeons and raids to battle through, the addition of swimming and diving, an updated battle system, and two new playable classes – the magic-mixing Red Mage, and the sword specialist Samurai.
Dungeon Defenders II – PS4, Xbox One, PC
Leaping out of Early Access after two years, developer Trendy’s fantasy-fueled tower defence game finally comes to console, and gets its ‘finished’ release on PC. Featuring multiple heroes with unique skills to master, hundreds of customisation options, and numerous challenges to face, players must prepare their defences against hordes of oncoming enemies. As well as being able to set traps around each map, you’ll be able to get into the thick of the action, in single or multiplayer matches. The console releases support local splitscreen co-op, too. Dungeon Defenders II launches free-to-play on all formats, with microtransactions for in-game items and upgrades.
June 23
Dead by Daylight – PS4, Xbox One
An intriguing asymmetrical survival horror, this sees four players trying to survive the night in a variety of terrifying settings. The survivors play third person, trying to scavenge supplies, shelter, and weapons, while a fifth player takes on the role of a serial killer – with a variety of character options, including psychotic nurses, deranged hillbillies, and supernatural wraiths – controlled first person. Already a success on PC, this console release looks to bring the frights to PS4 and Xbox players.
Ever Oasis – 3DS
Nintendo’s plucky handheld gets an all-new action RPG for the summer. Players control Tethu, a ‘Seedling’ who must build a town in the desert, then use it as a base to embark on a quest to find their missing brother, stolen by the forces of Chaos. With a mix of resource management town-building, crafting, and exploration paired with real-time combat and powerful magic skills, this looks like a promising new property.
RPG Maker Fes – 3DS
Fancy making your own RPG though? Look no further – this portable spinoff of the long-running creation suite for PC brings game design to 3DS. With simple touch-based controls, you can build your own playable SNES-style role-playing game in no time, controlling everything from world and character design to battle systems and story progression. You’ll then be able to share your creation with others, while playing theirs. Practically infinite games await.
Get Even – PS4, Xbox One, PC
Bandai Namco is playing its cards very close to its chest when it comes to this first-person…. shooter? Thriller? Psychological experiment? We’re not quite sure, but this intriguing project looks to combine elements of all of the above into a gritty experience that plays with perceptions of reality. One to watch, for sure.
Micro Machine: World Series – PS4, Xbox One, PC
The world’s tiniest racing game makes a comeback, with high-powered races around tabletops, gardens, and other everyday locations given a fanciful spin. With vehicle customisation options, new and classic tracks, tonnes of weapons, and all the requisite multiplayer options for both racing and battle modes, this packs a big punch.
June 27
Arizona Sunshine – PSVR
After testing the waters for an immersive zombie apocalypse on PC, virtual reality shooter Arizona Sunshine leaps to PlayStation VR. This is no mere port though – developer Vertigo Games has created a new mode to take specific advantage of the PSVR Aim Controller (included with Farpoint). With a story driven campaign challenging players to find survivors, co-op multiplayer, and an endless horde mode testing your survival skills against waves of the undead, this could be the shot in the arm that the zombie genre needs.
June 30
Valkyria Revolution – PS4, Xbox One, Vita
Sega’s JRPG/RTS hybrid returns, making its way back to home consoles for the first time since the original entry in the cult series debuted in 2008. There’s no need to have played the earlier games though, as this is a brand new continuity. When war breaks out in Jutland, the country’s elite Vanargand forces must take up arms against the invading Ruzi Empire and its deadly, supernaturally powered Valkyria warriors. With faster combat, customisable squad behaviour, and a blend of melee, mecha, and magical powers, this really is a revolution for the Valkyria franchise.
AereA – PS4, Xbox One
Music is power in this harmonious action RPG. With unusual character classes such as Cello Knight, Harp Archer, Lute Mage, and Trumpet Gunner, this sees you exploring the fractured world of Aezir in search of the Nine Primordial Instruments. With environmental puzzles and challenging enemies to tackle, this is an intriguing twist on the genre.
Syndrome – PS4 (VR supported), Xbox One, PC (Oculus Rift support)
Awakening on an abandoned spaceship, this sci-fi survival horror has been available in various forms since 2015, but aims to really leave its mark in VR. With weapons scarce and enemies hunting you, this is one space game where people will hear you scream. Having originally been slated for April, hopefully this finally makes it out this month.
Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy – PS4
After testing the waters with a cameo in last year’s Skylanders: Imaginators, the madcap marsupial is back in this three game collection. Crash gets the upgrade treatment, with the original PS1 trilogy remastered for 4K video and surround sound. There are a few mechanical improvements too, including auto-saving, better progress checkpointing, and time trial challenges across all three games. A retro classic with a modern twist.
Demon’s Age – PS4, Xbox One, PC
A new property nestled in dark fantasy imagery, this aims to combine elements of Baldur’s Gate and Final Fantasy style RPGs into something new. With a massive top-down world to explore and detailed character customisation options, this blends random encounters with highly precise tactical, turn-based battles. Pen and paper RPG fans take note too – this bases its mechanics on Dungeons and Dragons’ 3.5 rules.
The Golf Club 2 – PS4, Xbox One, PC
It wouldn’t be summer without a golf game in the mix somewhere, and HB Studios’ sports sim looks to fill that gap. An extensive career mode, beautiful courses, and online multiplayer will keep aficionados swinging for hours, while a course creator tool provides even more golfing entertainment.

Best of May

Last month’s best games are still worth a look too – here’s four of the finest from May.
Prey – PS4, Xbox One, PC
Bearing no resemblance to its 2006 namesake, this is instead a taut psychological thriller, where even your own perceptions can’t be trusted. As Morgan Yu, you find your entire life is an elaborate construct, escaping only to find yourself aboard the space station Talos. You’ll need to uncover the truth, while fighting off an outbreak of the alien Typhon using a mix of exploration, melee combat, innovative weapons and alien-derived super abilities. We may not get another BioShock game for a while, if ever, but Bethesda’s sci-fi horror looks set to fill the space left behind.
Dreamfall Chapters: PS4, Xbox One
The long-awaited next instalment in one of the greatest stories in gaming – and massive Kickstarter success – Dreamfall Chapters continues the saga begun in 1999’s The Longest Journey and continued in 2006’s Dreamfall. The veil between our technological world and the mystical realm of Arcadia is under threat, and only Zoe Castillo, a young woman who walks between worlds via the Dreamscape, and Kian Alvane, a soldier in Arcadia, can protect it. Problems: Zoe’s in a coma, and Kian’s about to be executed for betrayal… While Chapters picks up from the events of the earlier games, newcomers are well catered for in this absorbing and complex adventure game. Owners of the PC version receive an upgrade to the ‘final cut’ of the game.
Injustice 2 – PS4, Xbox One
The superheroes and villains of DC’s pantheon get together to smack each other about again, in this beat-’em-up sequel to 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us. While the one-on-one battles remain largely unaltered, a new gear system allowing you to modify and power up characters promises game-changing shifts in performance, along with cosmetic customisations. Throw in a host of new characters – including Blue Beetle, Black Canary, Firestorm, and Supergirl – and this is catnip for comics fans.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – 3DS
Nintendo’s tactical RPG hit returns, with this remastered edition of one of the earliest entries in the fan-favourite series. First released in Japan as Fire Emblem Gaiden in 1992, with more traditional RPG elements such as exploring towns and conversations, the original game has never seen western release. This corrects that oversight, with a visual overhaul bringing the ‘lost’ game in line with the recent Fire Emblem Fates, redesigned characters, and a vastly expanded storyline.

25 Fun Facts About Video Games

You may have an encyclopedic knowledge of a game, but you likely don’t know all of the stories behind it – even if you complete every side quest in an RPG or prestige a dozen times in a multiplayer shooter. Some of these tales stretch into the realm of the weird, draw inspiration from the strangest of places, or can be oddly touching. Other stories don’t make a lick of sense. We rounded up 25 little tidbits that should give you a greater appreciation of some of video games’ biggest hits.


1.  The Nintendo Comboy
South Korea put a ban on Japanese cultural imports following World War II, and it wasn’t lifted until 2004. That didn’t mean South Korean gamers didn’t get to know Mario. Hyundai Electronics distributed Nintendo’s product in South Korea. The NES was called the Hyundai Comboy, which was superseded by the Super Comboy and Comboy 64.
2.  Batman: Arkham Asylum was almost rhythmic
During the early stages of development, Batman: Arkham Asylum was prototyped as a rhythmic action game. The second prototype focused on 2D fighting, which would pop up whenever enemies were engaged, and involved colored circles bashing into each other. Both of these failed attempts fueled the basis of the final combat system.

3.  Super Mario and Nine Inch Nails

Many of the Koopalings from the Super Mario games are named after famous musicians. Most people can see the pattern in Ludwig, Iggy, and Lemmy’s names. What you may not know is Super Mario World’s fire-breathing triceratops is named Reznor, named after Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, who also created the soundtrack for Quake.

4.  The lion that would eat itself

Scribblenauts almost launched with a strange bug, in which a lion would eat itself if bacon was glued to its back. The odd occurrence was found in the late stages of A.I. finalization.
5.  The lunch bell nuke
The satisfying “ding” that rings out when a Fat Man nuke is launched in Fallout 3 is the lunch bell from Bethesda Softworks’ cafeteria. The Fat Man itself is modeled after an actual nuke launcher called the M-388 Davy Crockett Tactical Nuclear Recoilless Rifle, which was developed in the 1950s.
6.  Master Chief is a radio DJ
The voice actor who has played Master Chief in every Halo game to date is more famously known as Steve Downes, a radio DJ dating back to the late 1970s. Downes was most recently on Chicago’s WDRV “The Drive.”

7.  Lara Croft was originally Laura Cruz
Core Design animator Toby Gard wanted to make an interactive movie starring a male character looking for treasure in Egyptian pyramids. The character was deemed too close to Indiana Jones, and was quickly switched to a South American woman named Laura Cruz. Core ended up wanting a U.K. friendly name, so Core employees dove into a phone book and settled on the name “Croft.”

8.  A famous game developer is named after Final Fantasy VII

Chinese video game creator Xinghan Chen’s name may not ring any bells, but you are likely familiar with his design work on the games Journey and Flower. Xinghan works under the name Jenova Chen. He was inspired by Final Fantasy VII, and took the name of the character Jenova when he started working in games.

9.  The first video game in space
The Game Boy version of Tetris was the first game played in space. 
In 1993, Tetris traveled aboard a Soyuz TM-17 rocket to the MIR Space Station, where it was played by Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr A. Serebrov. The game was later sold at an auction for $1,220.

10.  Prince of Persia: Assassin’s Creed

Ubisoft’s long-running and highly successful Assassin’s Creed series was originally going to be a Prince of Persia spinoff. The game was called Prince of Persia: Assassins, and it told the story of a female assassin tasked with protecting a prince in Jerusalem. After roughly a year of development, Ubisoft rejected the idea as it didn’t focus on the prince enough. The game was reworked to the Assassin’s Creed we know today.

11.  Barack Obama campaigned in 18 games

During the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama purchased ad space in 18 games that ran in 10 states. The “Vote for Change” billboards were in Burnout Paradise, Skate, Madden, and more that targeted the demographic of ages 18 to 34.

12.  Left 4 Dead in The Cabin in the Woods

Toward the end of the movie The Cabin in the Woods, a gallery of monsters is shown for a few seconds. Along with other iconic film monsters, two of those creatures are from the video game series 
Left 4 Dead. Eagle-eyed gamers can clearly see a Boomer and Witch.

13.  Rigged against the Bulls
NBA Jam creator Mark Turmell is such a huge Detroit Pistons fan that he rigged his game so the Pistons would have a better shot at beating the then-rival Chicago Bulls. “If there was a close game and anyone on the Bulls took a last-second shot, we wrote special code in the game so they would average out to be bricks,” Turmell told ESPN the Magazine.
14.  Nintendo’s drug is the banana
In the Game Boy title Final Fantasy Legend II, the player encountered a group of opium smugglers, but Nintendo’s censorship guidelines wouldn’t allow that to fly in the U.S. version. Instead of selling opium, the drug dealers were forced to peddle bananas in the back alleys of this world.

15.  Deleting James Bond

In the Nintendo 64 game GoldenEye 007, Rare originally intended to include Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Sean Connery as playable characters in multiplayer. That plan was scrapped prior to release, but the character models for these famed actors were still on the cartridge. In 2005, a group called The Rare Witch Project cracked the game’s code and found them.

16.  The U.S. Air Force loves PlayStation 3

In 2010, the U.S. Air Force created the Condor Cluster, a heterogeneous supercomputer built using off-the-shelf commercial components, including over 1,700 PlayStation 3s. This particular system is about half a petaflop, or capable of about 500 trillion calculations per second,” said Mark Barnell, the director of high-performance computing at the Air Force Research Laboratory. “In the current time that we can measure it, it’s about the 35th- or 36th-fastest computer in the world. The Condor Cluster cost $2 million to build.
17.  Sonic the Hedgehog is inside all of us
A gene and protein that separates your right brain from the left, and determines you have two eyes is called sonic hedgehog. The gene’s symbol is SHH. The name wasn’t inspired directly by the game, but a comic-book series. A British post-doc named Robert Riddle drew inspiration from a Sonic comic his 6-year-old daughter was reading. The gene appropriately has a spikey appearance.

18.  Lengthy Smash Bros. fan fiction
With 4,061,129 words spread across 220 chapters, a Smash Bros. fan-fiction story called The Subspace Emissary’s Worlds Conquest is one of the longest works of literature in the English language. The book is written by someone named Christian, who writes under the name AuraChannlerChris. The longest published novel is Jules Romains’ Men of Goodwill at 2,070,000 words and 8,000 pages.

19.  Xbox was almost the DirectX Box

In 1999, Microsoft’s Ed Fries met with the DirectX team to discuss a new idea called the DirectX Box, a PC with a hidden Windows OS that would be marketed like a console machine. The first mockup of the DirectX Box was a silver X with a PC board inside. As the project moved through development, Windows was dropped, the console look changed, and it was eventually renamed Xbox.

20.  Final Fantasy VII was a Nintendo exclusive
Numbered Final Fantasy games were Nintendo exclusives until Square Soft realized the Nintendo 64 wasn’t capable of achieving its vision for the next installment in the series. That game was Final Fantasy VII. Due to the storage limitations of cartridges, Square created Final Fantasy VII exclusively for PlayStation. An ad for the game mocked Nintendo’s medium, saying “Someone get the guys who make cartridge games a cigarette and a blindfold. Possibly the greatest game ever made is available only on PlayStation. Good thing, if it were available on cartridge, it’d retail for around $1,200.”
21.  Gandhi, the aggressor
In the first Civilization game, Gandhi’s aggression rating was the lowest score of one, meaning he didn’t want to make war. However, if a player chose democracy, his aggression dropped two points. Instead of falling to negative one, the number looped around to 255, the highest aggression rating possible. Democracy turned Gandhi into a nuke-firing titan.

22.  People are blocks
Ever wonder where all of the people in the Mushroom Kingdom are? In the manual for Super Mario Bros. on NES, a short story summary says the Koopas turned all of the land’s people into blocks, stones, and field horse-hair plants. Think of that the next time you make Mario jump into a block.

23.  The smells of soccer and racing

The U.K. versions of FIFA 2001 and Gran Turismo 2 shipped with the peculiar idea of “scratch and sniff” discs. If you scratched FIFA’s disc, you would “smell the pitch.” Rubbing Gran Turismo 2’s disc would deliver an “authentic pit-stop smell.”

24.  The many names of Soda Popinski

The wonderfully named Soda Popinski from Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out originally boxed under the guise Vodka Drunkenski in the arcade game Super Punch-Out. In an unlicensed port to Commodore 64 called Frank Bruno’s Boxing, his name was changed to Andra Puncharedov.

25. 
A little-known Halo 4 cameo
Comedians Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter visited 343 Industries for a spoof skit in an episode of Conan, in which they recorded audio for dockworkers aboard a spaceship. This audio made it into Halo 4 in a level called Shutdown. You’ll need to stand next to two specific dockworkers for a couple of minutes to trigger their dialogue.

The 12 Best Games For the PlayStation 3

ount yourself fortunate if you have a PlayStation 3. You’re in for a good time.

If you want a solid PS3 game library, start with play the games below.

Naughty Dog’s violent, heartfelt, emotionally exhausting epic The Last of Us is the studio’s crowning achievement, and easily one of the most impressive games on the PlayStation 3. Its story of survival in a post-apocalyptic world may be built on a foundation of zombie-movie clichés, but the tale of the embittered smuggler Joel and his relationship with a young girl named Ellie is so full of heart and wrought with such subtlety that any concerns about overfamiliarity quickly fade away. Better still, in addition to its beautiful art, gorgeous soundtrack and eye-popping cutscenes, the game itself is quite well-made. It’s an often terrifying, exhilarating mixture of stealth, action and horror that plays out over sprawling levels and is unafraid to make the player feel disoriented and disempowered.
A Good Match For: People who like their games intense—The Last of Us is relentless, and the intensity of its narrative is matched by its discombobulating, often panic-inducing combat. This game is also great for those who like cinematic, movie-like games, and it’s a good game to show off to your friends, roommates, or significant others. It’s the rare game that looks so good (and is written so well) that it’s fun to watch as well as play.
Not a Good Match For: Anyone looking for something fun or lighthearted. The Last of Us is a ceaselessly grim, often emotionally wrenching experience. Very bad things happen to good people, and it never gets easier to watch. Its closest literary analogue is Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, and in terms of grimness, The Last of Us matches and sometimes exceeds McCarthy’s often horrifying novel. The often difficult combat is exceptionally violent, so this game is not for the squeamish.
2. Assasin’s Creed IV : Black Flag
After years of changes both minor and major, the Assassin’s Creed series had begun to feel in a rut. (For example: We’d had Assassin’s Creed II on this list since its inception.) Finally this year, with the pirate-themed Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the series has taken a major and unequivocal step forward. It doesn’t lose all of the series’ bad habits—hello follow missions—but it improves many longstanding problems with better stealth, easier-to-navigate cities, and sidequests that actually feel like they help make your character more powerful. Best of all, it adds naval combat and a vast Caribbean overworld that make the game feel like, in the words of Luke Plunkett, “Wind Waker for grown-ups.”
A Good Match For: Pirate fans; history buffs; anyone who’s ever wanted to pull up alongside a British frigate, grab a rope and swing from one deck to the other before fighting your way up the deck to take on the captain. So basically, anyone who’s ever wanted to be a pirate.
Not a Good Match For: Those who demand precision controls. The on-foot controls in Black Flag are probably the best of the series, but they’re still a far cry from where a third-person stealth/platformer should be. It’s time for a crouch button, Ubisoft.

3. Persona 5

What if you could do relive high school but do it way, way better? That’s the promise of Persona 5, and Atlus’s killer social sim + dungeon crawler more than delivers. You’re a high school student spending a year at a new school in Tokyo, but you’re anything but ordinary. You and your motley crew of friends have the ability to infiltrate the subconscious “palaces” of the various villains and tormentors who challenge you in the real world, changing their hearts and bringing them to justice. As the days tick by, you’ll spend your afternoons deciding whether to go shopping, hang out with your friends, or head into a dungeon to slay some demons. The more you play, the more the cast expands, the story unfolds, and the mystery deepens. What’s really going on? Where do these mystical powers come from? How’s it all gonna end? And will you finally be able to get Makoto to go out with you?
A Good Match For: Fans of previous Persona games, along with anyone who likes stylish art and killer music. Persona 5 is overflowing with both.
Not A Good Match For: People who hate turn-based JRPG combat, people who don’t like games with a lot of text to read, anyone looking for a game they can finish in a single weekend.

 4. Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V is an impressive crime game. Not perfect, but impressive. The game gives players one of the richest, most beautiful open worlds we’ve ever been able to play in. In this case, the landscape is a fictionalized version of Los Angeles and the California desert. Go anywhere in this vast game. Grab a car, plane, truck, bicycle, boat or tank. Head off in any direction. You’re bound to see extraordinary sights and stumble into some sort of good and probably violent time. The game looks amazing even on the old Xbox 360 hardware. It also plays better than any GTA before it. GTA V’s innovative, swappable three-protagonist system creates the feel of a true ensemble adventure, though crazy man Trevor steals the show.
A Good Match For: Players who like to go into a game to break the rules. GTA is still at its best when it’s a playground for virtual misbehavior.
Not a Good Match For: Anyone who can’t stomach the game’s mockery of, well, pretty much everyone.

 5. Journey

How do you top the beautiful, poetic experience that was ThatGameCompany’s Flower? Easy, just make a game that strips away everything annoying of maddening modern online gameplay and set it inside a lush gameworld that looks like a living painting. The travels that you undertake in Journey culminate in an incredibly touching moment. It’s not just one of the best PS3 games. It’s one of the best games ever, period.
A Good Match for: Shy people. Just like Flower before it, Journey is a wordless experience. The limited set of gestures you use to communicate means you won’t have to worry about embarrassing yourself by saying something awkward.
Not a Good Match For: People looking for conversation. If you spent a big chunk of time sand-surfing with another person, you’ll probably want to learn a bit more about him or her. Journey never lets you do that, though, and that enforced silence makes up much of its impact.

 6. Papo & Yo

Does a great game have to be fun? Does it have to make you happy? The beautifully sad Papo & Yo is one of the most personal games you’ll ever play. On the surface it’s about a boy and a monster who can be helpful but who can also fly into harmful rages. It’s all a metaphor for the lead game creator’s own experiences with his alcoholic father. This brief third-person game will put your brain to the test from time to time, but it’s mostly a game that will touch your heart.
A Good Match For: People looking for something personal and moving and for those who will enjoy the distinct visuals of a game with a South American look.
Not a Good Match For: Gamers looking for something they can play for dozens of hours. Papo & Yo will linger in your mind, but there’s not a lot to play and not much reason to play it again.

  7. Dark Souls

Sure, yes, Dark Souls is hard. For better or for worse, its difficulty is its defining characteristic. But Dark Souls is also so much more than hard—it’s an expertly crafted, fiendishly smart game that refuses to hold the player’s hand and as a result, forces a level of engagement almost unheard of in modern games. There’s a reason that so many modern games are described as “It’s like Dark Souls, with…” One of the most influential and flat-out great games of the last several years, Dark Souls is like no other game ever made.
A Good Match For: People who want their games to ask a lot of them, and expect a lot in return. Dark Souls is one of the most rewarding games ever made, provided you’re willing to put in the time and really, really pay attention.
Not a Good Match For: The easily frustrated. If you like your games to be fun, breezy ways to blow off steam after work, Dark Souls probably isn’t the game for you. You’ll die, you’ll lose progress, and the only way you’ll continue forward will be by the skin of your own teeth. Which is the designers’ intent, but it’s not for everyone.

 8. Metal Gear Solid 4

Part stealth-action game and part crazy sci-fi film, Metal Gear Solid 4 is the type of nutty experience that can’t be neatly categorized into a genre. The premise: you’re Solid Snake, a super-spy-soldier who can either shoot or sneak his way through missions en route to saving the world before he’s killed by the cells in his body, which are aging at an accelerated rate. (Don’t ask.) Check out the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection, which gets you MGS4, the HD versions of MGS2 and MGS3, the original MGS, and a few others.
A Good Match For: Anyone who likes stealth games, shooters, and crazy stories involving guns and nanomachines.
Not a Good Match For: People who hate cutscenes. The Metal Gear Solid games are full of elaborate cinematics and long monologues, and if you’re just.

  9. Pixeljunk Shooter

The latest in Q-Games’ wonderfully stylish offerings pays homage to memorize-the-sequence shoot-em-ups of the 80s and 90s, and add modern twists that provide even more challenge. Check out PixelJunk Eden, PixelJunk Shooter and PixelJunk Monsters for more Q-takes on tried-and-true genres. They’re all brilliant. Really.
A Good Match for: Galaga fans. Defender fans. Sinistar fans. If you ever stuck a quarter into an arcade stand-up machine to fly a spaceship, this game will bring back old joys and introduce you to new ones like co-operative blasting.
Not a Good Match For: Retro-haters. The games feel like modern-day versions of old-school games. You’re not getting a complicated 3D adventure here.

 10. Portal 2

Call it the Superman 2 or Empire Strikes Back of video games. Valve’s follow-up to a classic improves on the humor, characterization and puzzle-solving of its predecessor to deliver a tight, focused experience full of poignancy and humor.
A Good Match for: Comedy lovers. The voicework alone—performed in stellar fashion by Stephen Merchant and Ellen McLain—will make you laugh out loud but the brain-teasing puzzles and embedded gags keep the chuckles coming even when everything else in the game goes quiet.
Not a Good Match For: Mediocrity fans. People who argue with Portal 2‘s greatness are like folks complaining that diamonds came from dirt. Their argument is invalid.

  11. Ratchet & Clank : A Crack in Time

Arguably the best outing in Insomniac’s buddy adventure franchise, A Crack in Time still offers the prankish cool of the dev studio’s witty weapons but also throws in mind-bending time-manipulation platforming to blaze all paths in an all-new way.
A Good Match for: Star Trek fans. Sure, the Lombax-and-robot duo violate the Prime Directive all over the place but A Crack in Time’s action should satisfy anyone who liked watching Kirk get into a scuffle as well as pleasing those who prefer Spock’s cool Vulcan logic. This one is also probably the best game on our list for kids.
Not a Good Match For: Fans of busywork. Some of the interstitial space stuff—battles with enemy fleets, blasting asteroids into smithereens—just feels like filler, no matter how good it looks.

   12. Ni No Kuni

When you ask game developer Level-5 (Dragon Quest VIII) and animation house Studio Ghibli (My Neighbor Totoro) to make a game together, good things happen. Ni no Kuni, the product of that partnership, is charming, satisfying, and one of the prettiest games on the planet. It’s an old-school JRPG with a very modern coat of paint, and although the combat can occasionally be a bit too challenging for inexperienced players, it’s a blast to watch and play.
A Good Match For: JRPG fans, Ghibli fans, cartoon fans, fans of fun and charm and things that are good.
Not a Good Match For: Anyone who doesn’t have the patience for semi-turn-based combat and JRPGish questing. Inexperienced gamers who might find the combat too difficult.

Tips to Effectively Tackling Bubble Ransomware Removal

Bubble ransomware has recently taken the crypto-malware industry by storm. However, researchers have managed to decrypt this type of ransomware even though the system says that all files are locked. In fact, bubble ransomware removal can be found for free.

Targeting users

The virus targets Windows computers. On the device, it makes changes to the operating system. For example, it could modify the registry to start when the computer starts up. No doubt all these alterations make the system vulnerable. Thus, it is recommended to get rid of the virus immediately.

The main task of Bubble Ransomware is to encrypt the files on the affected computer. During data encryption, it adds a file extension to various audio, video, images, documents, and other popular files. However, there is no concern about data recovery or tracking hackers’ instruction and paying the ransom.

Analyzing this ransomware

The analysis of the malware allows people to assume that it was created by amateurs. First of all, it left the hacker’s e-mail credentials code (bubble.lc@gmail.com). Second, it registers a damaged key. That being said, there is at least one decryption software that is considered a safe and effective tool that helps users decrypt their files for free. However, people should not rush to download it.

After a cyber attack, people should focus on deleting the ransomware. Nevertheless, this ransomware type virus does not seem too dangerous, but it is still a serious cyber infection that needs to be stopped properly. Users need to employ professional program security measures and run a complete system scan with an updated tool.

How it works

These hackers use multiple methods to attack computers, hoping to collect ransoms in exchange for returning the victim’s data. The virus can enter the system using these strategies:

  • Malicious attachments;
  • Fake downloads;
  • Fake updates; and
  • Malware-laden ads.

These are traditional ransomware distribution methods that allow hackers to trick users into downloading a malicious program. Executable malware that is typically prevalent is as obscure as an email attachment. Social engineering tactics help to convince people that attached Word or PDF documents or files is safe if it is sent from a bank or other recognized organizations. Locating and removing the virus files and processes manually is a huge mistake. It can cause irreparable damage to the system.

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Tips on Buying Inspiration Art

The act of being driven from the bottom of the heart in order to achieve the desires that one has in heart. Different factors drive people towards buying the best art of their taste. Therefore, to get the best art it is important to have some guiding principles that will let you to get the best one. What to consider to get the best inspiration art.

For you to have the best collection understand what you real like then visit museums and any other galleries then try to familiarize yourself with different styles. This will be very useful to figure out the taste you have and get to know artist that little did you know they exist. Mostly you evolve around the original thought you might have liked before even buying the first piece since little research was done by you. Your taste can times become more sophisticated after the purchase of your first piece of art.

No matter what you have is either what you love or it great to you determine it in the first case. When you love something be ready to find out whether it is affordable before buying it then purchase it if it is manageable. If you are buying it for the purposes of investing it , that will be tricky thus may not be applicable. In the first time when combining your collections , the price might be affected by a number of factors. Work done by the same artist on the canvas tends to be more valuable than when done on the paper.

Set the right budget that is affordable to you on the basis of what you are buying but also be prepared to spend a bit more than what you had planned to use. Do not leave to buy something that you love and you did not intend even if it is outside your price range. You will lose an opportunity when you fail to buy what you love hence if you trust your instincts then buy the art.

Since the art world in many times can be overwhelming ensure you do research by interacting with many people. It is recommendable for you to talk to many collectors as you can also consult the consultants in that you get to learn somethings from them concerning the art world. Therefore, collectors might be given discounts by galleries because of their loyalty or for the cases of building good relationships hence important to do good research.

Most of the collectors love the piece of art and even purchase them thus it is important to look at the size before buying the art. Ensure the art is well documented with clear and traceable path from the owners and artist.

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How to Have an Effective Marketing and Sales

The truth is that it is not easy to consider having a business especially that there is a stiff competition out there. Because of the said competition, one must be able to thrive hard and really reach the goal to be able to become successful. This requires one to really think about your sales and marketing departments. You must know how to handle with your teams. When it comes down to dealing with some teams in the business place, make sure that they are happy with the communication. It is important that both the marketing and sales department go together hand in hand. In business, you don’t just leave something and wait until time will make it improve. Your marketing and sales department must go hand in hand in order for your business to become successful. If you think that it is hopeless, think twice because a lot of things can be done for it. One of the best solutions for this is making use of technology in order to improve the marketing and sales departments.

If you come to think of it, it is impossible for businesses to thrive without the help of technology. So if you are a businessman, why not use it as well? If you want to make use of technology in order to improve your marketing and sales department, then might as well consider using apps. The reason why people like using apps now is because they know that it will help them a lot. If you want to make sure that both departments are good, you have to first allow them to collaborate or work with each other carefully. If you are serious about making both teams work fine, then try hard to improve their communication. The reason why this is important is because with proper collaboration, the marketing and sales department can communicate well and know what needs to be done. Aside from that, they can know what they need to do through it. So what better way to do this than improve their communication first.

The next time both teams come for a meeting, you can make the meeting more structured for them. If you make use of technology for every meeting between the marketing and sales department, everything will be okay and clear. During meetings every morning, it is beneficial and crucial if you make communication as clear as possible. Perhaps a lot of people don’t know this but the working environment between the two teams is also important. Imagine if the environment is not suitable enough for two teams to work together, it would be less effective. The environment you provide can either increase or decrease productivity. Once you are able to achieve this, it would be easier for your business goals to achieve. It is actually easy to manage and handle business deals if the marketing and sales departments are in sync with each other. It is not easy to be successful in business, but there are ways to make it possible such as the ones mentioned above.

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Important Factors to Know About Using Technology in Your Business

Businesses need to remain innovative to succeed. Currently, technology provides a reliable approach for exploring innovative strategies that can help firms offer outstanding services. However, many business owners are yet to comprehend how to incorporate technology. That can be on account of the procedures involved in using tech. Owners that want to push their companies to the next level can take advantage of these pointers.

Search for an Unsatisfied Need
Most small firms succeed because of serving a need. Therefore, your task should be to identify a need that is not yet been served. Identifying an unsatisfied need can take different forms. One can either opt to conduct a keyword research or listen to what customers are requesting. In doing this, given your new service is dependable, you may be an industry disruptor. Source information for large data and IoT.

Using IoT and Big Data in Finding Information
The past few years have seen an increased reliance on big data and IoT. Due to the information they supply, many companies are finding the 2 theories helpful. They make it easy to establish useful correlations between user needs and solutions. You cannot ignore this step if you want to improve your business.

Importance of Product Testing
Incorporating technology in your business means using different services and applications. The concerning aspect of this step is. Thankfully, you can source the help of professional testing environments to find out how a product can affect your production. You will be sure the goods that are new will boost your company.

Pay for Scalable Servers
Using servers is also part of implementing the use of tech in running a firm. Since firms have requirements, it is sensible to pay. In that line of thought, cloud-based servers are the most suitable.

Improved Customer Reach Time
It used to take months to set up a business in the past. Couple 18, but through using cloud infrastructure and support outsourcing, the process can take. As a result, your intended customers would access your solutions sooner than later. At the same time, such a short go-to market time helps cut out copycats.

Improve the User Experience
The use of technology has simplified how companies can deliver an outstanding user experience. Your services, website, or app should be customer-centric. Businesses that choose to focus on what clients want are always active in using technology to analyze data to establish what customers prefer.

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Understanding Cloud Integration Platform As A Service

As a matter of fact, cloud integration platform as a service is actually a category of cloud computing service that is providing a platform which allows customers to develop, manage and run apps without the complexity of maintaining and building infrastructure that is usually associated with app development and launch.

Such service can be delivered in 2 different ways and it’s either as private service like appliance or software inside the firewall or as software deployed on public infrastructure as a service or it may be a public cloud service from certain provider in which the consumer controls the software development with only minimal configuration options and the provider offers networks, storage, servers, middleware, Operating System, database and several other services to host the application of the consumer.

The advantages of cloud integration platform as a service is the fact that it allows higher level programming while significantly reducing complexity which makes the overall development of the app more effective as this has built-in infrastructure and enhancements and maintenance of the application is easier. It can be quite useful as well in situations to which there are multiple developers who are working on a single project which involves parties who’re not situated nearby.

But like in any other services, cloud integration platform as a service has its fair share of drawbacks like the fact that, developers might not use the full range of conventional tools. Being locked to using a certain platform is yet another possible demerit of such service.

As a matter of fact, there are various kinds of cloud platform as a service which include private, public and hybrid. Such platform was intended initially for apps on the public cloud service before expansion to include hybrid as well as private options.

When it comes to cloud platform integration, it is basically derived from SaaS or Software as a Service and it’s situated as well in cloud computing between infrastructure as a service and Saas. Truth is, SaaS is a software program hosted in cloud so it does not take up much space from the computer’s hard drive or server of the company.

For private cloud integration platform as a service this one can be downloaded an installed either in public cloud or company’s onsite data center. As soon as the software is successful installed, the private cloud platform arranges the database components and apps into one hosting platform.

As for hybrid cloud integration platform as a service on the other hand, this is more on deployment that compose of both private and public deployments.

To know which one will work perfectly for your needs, you might want to consider spending enough time knowing each type.

New CIO Review Feature Details How FunnelMaker Simplifies Marketing and Sales

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DALLAS — A new CIO Review feature reveals how the FunnelMaker® “intelligent CRM operates at the speed of business,” supporting and empowering both marketing and sales professionals. As one of CIO Review’s “20 Most Promising CRM Solutions Providers for 2017,” FunnelMaker serves as a single, consistent platform that helps marketing professionals focus on their work instead of bouncing between systems. At the same time, FunnelMaker provides real-time information and support to sales staff so leads can be easily, accurately prioritized and managed.

The product of more than 20 years spent listening closely to business owners, managers, marketers, and sales professionals, FunnelMaker goes far beyond the typical customer relationship management system with its hundreds of capabilities and software integration features. Those interested can learn more from the new CIO Review feature and on the FunnelMaker website at funnelmaker.com.

“We created FunnelMaker in order to make it easier to run and grow a business,” said FunnelMaker CEO Charles Lamb. “We saw that there was a need for an affordable, user-friendly platform that could help business owners consolidate and centralize their CRM and marketing information and activities. Instead of wasting time logging into one system after another, FunnelMaker users get to see their marketing work. We’re proud of what we’ve built with FunnelMaker and were happy to speak with CIO Review recently about what the platform has to offer.”

With a full range of marketing and customer relationship management features, FunnelMaker was created to solve the business problems most commonly faced by small business owners, marketers, sales professionals, and others. From opening up powerful marketing automation opportunities to offering real-time tracking and statistics, FunnelMaker consolidates a huge variety of business-critical activities into a single, consistent, user-friendly software-as-a-service platform. Equipped with built-in integration facilities for more than 100 popular software products like QuickBooks, Magento, and GoToMeeting, FunnelMaker cuts costs, simplifies operations, and enables more sales.

Named one of the magazine’s “20 Most Promising CRM Solutions Providers for 2017,” FunnelMaker has now been highlighted in a new feature at the CIO Review website. Business owners, marketers, sales professionals and others are invited to learn more, request a demo, and set up a free trial account at the FunnelMaker website at

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Enabling marketing automation at the speed of business, FunnelMaker was created to provide an affordable, user-friendly way for business owners, marketers, and sales staff to consolidate operations and achieve their business goals.

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The Benefits Of Adopting Cloud App For Better Services To Clients.

People are doing extensive research about any item they intend to buy. Clients wish to use their preferred mode of buying which range from digital shopping to window shopping among many others. One should make an effort to employ the use of cloud sourcing in order to reach out to the relevant clients ASAP. When you ensure that your firm has the necessary products and services all the time, your prospective clients will be confident with you and wish to always buy from you. Always make sure that the products you advertise through your cloud app can be found in the stores too. Individuals use a lot of time looking for supplier they can rely on using the digital platform. You should never wish to cause the embarrassment to your company just because you cannot attend to your customers when they need goods and services from you.

Avoid generalizing the marketing information in your online cloud marketing so that you can reach out to the relevant buyers. If your internet platform is not compelling to your prospects, you will most likely not make a single sale because people will turn down your offer. One can rely on the significant use of the cloud in their marketing strategy if they want to attend to the needs of their prospects adequately. The cloud will filter the information you need to know what your clients wish to see online. One should adopt the cloud in every website they have. Use the cloud app in the socializing website as well as when you send the emails. Create time to know your client inside out. When one can identify the requirements of their buyer, they will gain more benefits because their clients will be glad to make a deal with them.

When one uses the cloud marketing, they are the first ones to receive information as it tricks in. One has the benefits that come along with online website linkages Individuals have the opportunity to access every information that is concerned with the company from one machine as long as they have linked all websites to the cloud. The business owner can rest assured that their clients needs will be attended to ASAP. Your stock can never go unnoticed since the cloud information keeps you updated.

When you use the cloud, you will be able to meet the demands of your customers. Nothing else can be satisfying as knowing that your clients are pleased with your services. the technology will give you room to scale up for the buyers when the demand shoots and at the same time scale down whenever the demand is low. One other benefit of the cloud marketing is agility and information automation. This means that you can transform the data and analytics you get into a more personalized information for a particular client.

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How to Minimize the Risks Behind Using Cloud in Your Business.

You will get all the possible benefit that come along with cloud; thus it is exciting to join cloud. Other than reducing costs, respond quickly to your customers, and fit in the competition with other business people, managing your projects through the cloud will help you in your marketing campaigns as well as implementing some if innovative practices that you might find online, you will be able to respond quickly to your customers and beat your competitors too. Nevertheless, if moving to the cloud is not done the right way, it can be very risky to your business entirely. If not carefully observed, it can make you lose all your data, alienated your employees and this won’t be good to you at all. The good news is that there are measures that you can take to ensure a safe move to cloud, as we discuss them in this article.
Make sure your employees have the right idea at hand.

Although moving to the cloud will be beneficial to your business, you will find that not all employees are happy y with the idea. It is your responsibility as a manager to make sure that none of your employees feel left out I this transition. The best way to go about it is by letting your employees know in advance that there will be some changes that will be make in the business to allow smooth operations, and also allow them to ask questions which you should be in position to give genuine answers. Remember with the introduction of automation process, you will not require much manpower, and therefore some of your employees might be worried of the safety of their job and therefore you should give them that assurance that they will still continue working for you.

Your employees will feel appreciated and valued if you involve them in the transition, and therefore it is important if you allow them to help in all this process. If among your team, you have new employees who possibly have experienced cloud migration before, it will be an advantage to you because they will help you with the expertise needed.

Learn how to trouble shoot simple problems.

When you move to cloud, you should expert many things to go the way you dint expect, but there are some problems that you can solve on your own and others that you can call for technical assistance. However, it is important that you have a service provider to run through the common problems that might come up, and show you how to solve them.

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How One Can Enhance His IT Performance In A Business Setting

If you have great IT workers for your business, you will never have to do anything by then. You have probably already had a new system up for your IT aspect in your business. There really isn’t any point to go over your IT infrastructure again and have it all changed up. But of course, you might be noticing a few factors that are making your business drop down up to some point, that is what you will be needing to repair. You should probably go deeper into those small changes if that is the case. These changes may not drastically affect your IT sector, but they will once you don’t do something to solve or look into even the slightest of all changes. Down below are some tips you could use to have your IT be better than ever, without actually making drastic changes to it.

Utilize elastic servers
It is not really necessary for a business owner to have to spend on a better server every single year. It is basically a waste of cash on the business’ part since you can actually have some other cheaper and more efficient alternatives. You can opt to instead look out on a few elastic servers. Based on how much you business needs, this will enable your servers to have a capacity of some extent, and you have all the means to be able to do that.

It basically means you need not to get all pressured about rushing around new servers whilst not spending too much time on the phone decommissioning them when they are already over. The only thing you will do is utilize the cloud to make or create a space for the servers and have them automatically scaled for you. This basically just lets you pay less than the actual amount you would have used to pay for new and unused servers.

You may also opt to try the automation software

There are plenty of aspects in a business that can be made and complete in an instant without you having to worry about waiting around for it to be done. Take a glance at how your marketing, IT, and human resource departments are all doing. You may have already wasted a number of your resources. Now, you can basically make full use of an automation software so as to get you some real-time data through the use of sending personalized emails to a ton of subscriber lists online. This enables your marketing department to have more time on more valuable tasks since this makes up more time for them to do so.

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Proper Approaches On Your Employees When Planning To Set For A Cloud Change

When deciding to put up some changes on your business venture, you must make certain that you also plan out to what you should set for an activity on those employees that you. Whatever aspects of change you want to set, may it be about transferring into another location or using another gadgets, you must engage into proper planning methods in keeping the whole process go steady. If the process is done in a faster way, you are risking your employees’ division and resignation factors. Yet, if the whole process is done slowly, you will also disregard the many advantages and opportunities on your own business type. All these settings take no difference when dealing with cloud. Dealing with some changes on your technologies would mean that you need to reduce employees for rendering such type of work. These are the factors that you need to follow for your employees to avoid any dubious feeling which might not out them into at ease, and to help them understand more:

Whatever plans you have formulated, it is important that your employees must be informed ahead of time.

For sure, you do not want to surprise your employees on the changes that you have set for. There is a need that your employees must understand for what you are trying to put up. Doesn’t mean that the project that you have set for will happen for years from now, the main thing is that you need to always open these important things to your workers for they can either give you better suggestions and recommendations you need. Through this matter, your employees will be at ease and that proper flow of information would still be formulated for this process which is just right and sufficient for what you have planned for.

Do not just rely on what you need to know, it is important that you also ask some opinions and suggestions to your employees.

It is important to always hear your employees’ concerns on the different changes on the cloud that you need to push through before even considering the need to pursue into such change. Whenever you encounter that there are no feedbacks along the process, you must be sensitive enough on the comments that they are providing. Allowing the need for this step would create to a better way for you to produce better outcome on your employees’ works, as well as building another way of learning new methods on your business type to improve.