Top 10 Best-Selling Games In The US During May 2017

May 2017 Top 10 Games (All Platforms)

  1. Injustice 2
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  5. Prey*
  6. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  7. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. MLB 17: The Show
  10. Overwatch

May 2017 Top 10 PS4 Games

  1. Injustice 2
  2. MLB 17: The Show
  3. Prey
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  6. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  7. Farpoint (PSVR)
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Overwatch
  10. Nier: Automata

May 2017 Top 10 Xbox One Games

  1. Injustice 2
  2. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  3. Prey
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Overwatch
  6. Forza Horizon 3
  7. NBA 2K17
  8. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  9. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  10. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege

Top 10 Selling Games of 2017

  1. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  2. For Honor
  3. Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  4. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  7. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Injustice 2
  10. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Today, the NPD Group released monthly sales figures for video games in the US along with vital information on the state of the industry. For the month of May, the Warner Bros. Interactive fighter based on DC Comics all-stars Injustice 2 took the top spot. The previous month’s top seller, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, took second place while the four-year-old Grand Theft Auto V took third.

Video games train your brain to fight depression

Hospitals, especially extended stays in them, can make you feel isolated and alone. Pairing that with the difficulty of a bad diagnosis or a tough week of treatment makes it hard to think happy thoughts. But video games can help put a smile back on a child’s face.

Multiple studies have looked inside the brains of gamers, and they’ve found that during gameplay two regions of the brain are constantly hyperstimulated: the reward pathways and the hippocampus. The reward pathways are associated with motivation and goal-orientation, and the hippocampus is associated with learning and memory. Even when we’re not playing an educational game, we’re learning how to play the game and progress from level to level, so our knowledge-hungry brains are happy.

Studies have also looked at the brains of people suffering from depression, and they’ve found two regions of the brain that are constantly understimulated: you guessed it, the reward pathways and the hippocampus.

So if patients are struggling with depression (which can easily happen in long hospital stays or ICU stays), video games can target the reward pathways and hippocampus to help them in the right direction.

Video games can ease chronic pain.

Many times, kids who are in the hospital for long stays experience pain caused from their condition or their treatment. Researchers at the National Children’s Medical Center have found that video games can provide a distraction that aids in pain relief.

Research shows that as children get more involved in games, they become more likely to push muscles they previously would not move due to pain. By increasing their range of motion, they stretch areas that need stretching. If you add in video game extensions like Kinect, the possibilities increase.

Video games reduce anxiety.

And who has more anxiety than a child in a hospital, constantly surrounded by doctors, nurses, and needles?

A study done by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey found playing hand-held video games as effective as taking an anti-anxiety pill before surgery. The study tested three groups of children ages four to 12: one group got nothing to ease the anxiety, one group got an oral dose of anti-anxiety medicine, and one group got a Gameboy. The medicine and the Gameboy were delivered 30 minutes before surgery. The first group saw an increase of 17.5 on the anxiety scale, the second group saw an increase of 7.5, and the third group saw a zero percent increase. The children who played with a Gameboy were totally relaxed.

Top Ten Video Games of all Time!

Video games have been around for awhile and still evolving to this day. They are electronic games that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor. The word video in video game traditionally referred to a raster display device, but as of the 2000’s, it implies any type of display device that can produce two- or three-dimensional images. Some theorists categorize video games as an art form, but this designation is controversial.

The electronic systems used to play video games are known as platforms; examples of these are personal computers and video game consoles. These platforms range from large mainframe computers to small handheld computing devices. Specialized video games such as arcade games, in which the video game components are housed in a large, typically coin-operated chassis, while common in the 1980’s in video arcades, have gradually declined due to the widespread availability of affordable home video game consoles (e.g., PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U) and video games on desktop and laptop computers and smartphones.

Here are the top ten video games of all time presented by WatchMojo.com and remember that in order to make this list, a game needs to have made at least Rank 4 or higher in our games per generation series.

 

Injustice 2 can it arrive any sooner?!

Injustice 2 is an upcoming fighting video game being developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It is the sequel to 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us. Your superheroes are at it again, playing as your favorite DC characters again and this time with better graphics, gameplay and more!

Injustice 2 retains numerous gameplay mechanics from Injustice: Gods Among Us, including environment interaction, stage transitions, clashes, and character traits. The trait system, like before, provides a temporary buff or ability that compliments each character’s playstyle. The super meter, which allows players to execute enhanced special moves and unlock powerful “super moves” when fully charged, also returns. Players can expend meter to perform new techniques, such as an evasive forward roll, which provides a way to overcome enemy keep-away tactics, or an air recovery, which lets characters escape an opponent’s combo early. Most environmental attacks, which were completely unavoidable in the first Injustice game, can now be blocked; however, certain environmental attacks with large amounts of startup, such as throwing a car, will remain unblockable.

Injustice 2 introduces a loot-dropping system, known as the “Gear System”, which offers character-specific costume pieces and equipment with status-altering effects. The Gear System uses RPG-like mechanics to reward players with experience and loot after every match. Every playable fighter is given four base stats: strength, defense, health, and ability, the latter of which impacts special attacks. As players collect experience points and subsequently level up, their characters’ base stats will increase. Players can enhance their characters’ base stats even further by equipping gear obtained through loot drops, which also lets players customize the look of their characters.

You can preorder the game and get Darkseid as a playable character, the game comes out May 16, 2017! Here is the Injustice 2 trailer below.

 

Skyrim Mods for those who own a console!

For all of those who still play Skyrim today and own the remastered version, Bethesda has released mod downloading for consoles. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been out since 2011 and won game of the year, 5 years later the game was published with new graphics, being able to play on new generation of consoles and now has mod installing. For the PC users this is no big deal since they have been modding on the games first release, but those who own console have been waiting for a moment like this.

Skyrim is a fantasy based action role playing game designed by Bethesda and it is the fifth installment of the Elder Scrolls series.

Mods make the game way more fun and interesting, though PC has over a thousand mods, Bethesda will be updating new mods for console users to try out and play. Creating new features, areas, characters, texture with mods will make the game-play last forever. MxR Mods is a Youtuber who posts video on every great mod there is for the game. Down below are some of the best mods of all time!