Each year game developers bring out bigger and better titles for the latest consoles and PC. Counting down until a new game is released can be an exciting, and frustrating, time for video game fans. There are often delays when new games are announced, it’s common for release date to be pushed back due to technical issues. The wait is usually worth it when the new game is finally released but here’s how to keep yourself occupied until then.
Watch Videos Online
Most developers release teasers and trailers throughout the build-up to a new game. This helps to create anticipation for a new game. As well as gameplay footage, there are sometimes helpful video guides to give you background information about the game. If you’re new to video games, or casino games, watching guides can help you to understand how to play. There are a number of helpful video guides which provide background information and strategy tips, like the Ladbrokes’ video guide to 21 card games. Whatever your gaming interests, there are bound to be online videos to get you excited about a new release.
Sometimes game developers release early versions of their game for popular figures in the gaming industry to review. This means that you can read a review of the game before you’ve even had the chance to play it. Reviews are a great way to learn more about the game you are waiting for, including finding out information about the gameplay, characters and plot which developers haven’t released yet.
Play The Previous Versions
If the game you’re waiting for is part of a series, why not take the time to relive the previous versions? Starting from the beginning of a series will give you the chance to fully immerse yourself in the world of the game and re-familiarize yourself with the gameplay style. This is a good idea if you’re worried your skills might be a bit rusty by the time you come to play the latest game. There’s nothing worse than picking up a new game and struggling to get into it because you don’t know the controls. Plus, playing the rest of the series is the fastest way to pass the time until the new game comes out!
Listen To The Soundtrack
Real video game fanatics will know that the whole experience of playing a new game is what matters. It’s the combination of the visuals, the storyline, the soundtrack and the gameplay which make a really great game. Sometimes developers will release an album of their forthcoming game’s soundtrack to generate interest. Download and listen to the soundtrack to get a feel for the atmosphere of the latest game.
Play Something Else
If all else fails, and there’s still months to go until the release date, play a different game until the new one gets released! Why not try something you’ve never played before? Or revisit an old favorite that you haven’t played for years. There are tonnes of new ways to play video games now, including online against others so you can make an old game seem interesting again.