Month: August 2019

Choosing Kinect Games For Family

  • How good are the game’s motion control capabilities? When it comes to recognizing your movements, not all Kinect games are created equal. Some work really well, and others are so difficult to use that they’re pretty much unplayable. Game reviews are a great place to read about the sensitivity of in-game motion controls.
  • What type of game are you interested in? Because the Kinect is so different from previous Xbox controllers, you won’t always find a lot of games that are similar to what you’re used to playing on this console. For example, there aren’t a lot of traditional shooters or racing games available (yet). On the other hand, fitness and dancing games are much better when played on the Kinect, which is reflected by the fact that there are many titles in these genres to choose from.
  • What is your price range? New Kinect games vary in price from $20 to $50. Luckily, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a good game. If you’re looking to save some money, it’s possible to find decent titles that will fit your budget.
  • What age group are you buying for? So far, most of the Kinect games released have been family-friendly. For example, people of any age can enjoy bowling in Kinect Sports or rafting in Kinect Adventures. Still, some games, such as Kinectimals (the game that allows you to adopt and train a virtual pet) are better suited towards kids, whereas others, such as Your Shape Fitness, Evolved (one of the highest-rated fitness games) are better suited towards adults.
  • Will a new version be coming out soon? New versions for many currently available titles will be coming out through the end of the year. For example, the new Dance Central game will provide updated capabilities and a new song list. Before buying any game, do some research to find out when a newer version will be released.

 


Playing Online Bingo Games

The online bingo sites are extremely interesting and come with a great comfort zone. This is because the online bingo sites remain open 24*7, and thus, the gamers can easily take part in them at their convenience. These games can also be enjoyed while travelling in case there is nothing to watch on television. At times, these games are also popularly taken part in when people get a little free time while they are in their work station. Thus, it is clear that no alteration is required in daily routine in order to start taking part in this popular game. All these factors play a very important role in enhancing the comfort level.

Only the online version of bingo allows gamers to take part in a game completely free of cost. This means the players here can enjoy the game without being required to pay an amount. However, if they find the game really fascinating, they can no doubt choose to make a deposit later on. The free version is also very important for the players who are not very familiar with playing this game.

Though the players can win huge amounts while taking part in bingo through traditional halls, the jackpot amount in case of the online version of bingo is even better. This is probably the reason behind more and more people opting for this online version. Apart from this, bingo cards price is also less as compared to the land based casinos. Features make the online games much more attractive.

Another popular reason behind taking part in bingo online lies in anonymity. Since this popular sport is known to be exceptionally simplistic, it is considered as aged women’s sport. Thus, all gamers who feel shy to take part in this game in front of everyone, can enjoy the online version without any inhibition.

Usually the offers put up by the traditional version are more or less similar. This is definitely not the case with the online variant and it offers a huge variety of games. Here, a version of choice need not even be searched for very long. The online version offers 90 ball bingo, 75 ball bingo and 80 ball bingo game.


Killing Zombie Games

Dead Island

This game is available in Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Be one of the survivors that have landed on Dead Island. However, you will start to wonder if you have really survived once you realize that you are in the company of the undead.

Dead Nation

This game will prove that the zombies can never be defeated because even if you shoot them all down, they will just stand and keep coming back to you. However, this game is available only in PS3.

Dead Space 2

This game is available only on PC. The diehard fanatics will argue that while the corpses here have resurrected, they are not really zombies. To kill them, you have to dismember and decapitate them.

Call of Duty Zombies Saga

Since it is available in Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, this game gives you lots of chances to slaughter as many zombies as you can

Dead Rising 2

The game is available in Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. More importantly, it gives you the chance to see as many as 7,000 flesh eaters simultaneously on the screen and kill them using bizarre weapons.


Bubble Blaster Game

Instructions

Playing the game is easy; it has simple instructions to follow through. The main objective of the game is to eliminate all bubbles displayed on the play area. Bubbles are only blasted off out of the screen if they are of the same color and once they are grouped together by threes or more.

Bubble clusters should not get too far down the play arena; if they do the player loses the game. Just ensure that clusters are kept above the danger line to continue playing a level.

Players work with their computer mouse to adjust the angle of the shooting stick to the direction of the target bubble they want to hit.

Modes

Marathon: After a set number of misses, the bubble clusters will drop a row (bringing the clusters nearer the danger zone). So players must shoot bubbles wisely to avoid missing shots.

Puzzle: A good start for beginners, this play mode offers specially designed pre-set bubble patterns which do not regenerate once removed from the screen. Simply put, no bubble row drops are expected.

Tips

To hit target bubbles located in hard to reach areas (those that are on the backside of frontline bubbles); players can opt to shoot against the walls of the play area to set the direction of bubbles at an angle.

Furthermore, eliminating bigger groups of bubbles give higher points, so forget about playing safe by hitting only easy targets such as group of threes.

MARATHON. When playing this mode, players need to shoot bubbles strategically to ensure that rows do not fall rapidly (they are actually the ones controlling the row drops of the game). Since the color of the next bubble to be shot is displayed, it is possible for players to plan their game ahead.

PUZZLE. This game mode is relatively easier, but this does not mean that players would not be challenged when playing it. In fact, the pre-set patterns used in this play mode are not that easy to eliminate.


Info of Bobby Carrot Forever

Bobby Carrot Forever is spawned from one of those mobile titles called Bobby Carrot 5. The Wii version has better graphics, improved sound because of the Wii’s better hardware. It’s more fun playing the game on your wide screen TV than on your tiny mobile screen. The action is intense and Bobby – the rabbit, is the main hero in this series.

Bobby has to traverse across many obstacles, like driving a lawnmower in the clouds, and walking on dragons who breathe fire. This may sound like one extreme to the other and indeed the elements of the game don’t seem to make any sense. Bobby Carrot Forever is a puzzle that few people can resolve and all the levels are quite difficult to complete. Your goal is to collect as many carrots as possible so that you can unlock a secret that enables you to progress to the next level of the game. You also collect money and can use it to buy other items that will help you on your quest. You will need many of these to aid you on your journey, without it you will find it near impossible.

The game is not cheap and you will have to fork out the money to buy it at popular gaming stores who still have it in stock. Many are sold out due to the increasing demand for the game. The disc contains 6 levels of excitement and if you become so addicted and want to play more, you can purchase additional levels from the developer’s site. This rabbit game is specifically aimed at kids so adults may not want to play the game, or may find it quite listless. If you have kids who love the Wii, then you must get them a copy as soon as possible. They will love you for it.

FDG Entertainment has spent a lot of time developing this game for the Wii. They have been so engrossed in the mobile version that calls for a Bobby on TV screen took a long time to manifest. But at last, Bobby is now available on the big wide screen and with its beautiful aesthetic graphics and smart controls it sure looks like a winner.

No one knows at this stage if FDG Entertainment is planning to release more games for the Wii in this genre. For the time being enjoy Bobby Carrot Forever on your TV and forget about the tiny world he lived in when you played on your phone. This new release is filled with action packed levels of adrenaline and you won’t put down the Wii controls even long past your bedtime.

Moms and dads should encourage kids to get more play time outside in the sun though. Too much Wii and Bobby may be good for a little fun indoors, but the real exercise and adventure is playing outside so kids can grow into healthy balanced adults. In this day and age there are not too many of those around and our future health is seriously in jeopardy.


Skill and Strategy in Online Play

Some of the strategy games deal in the realm of science fiction, others in fantasy, some in damsels in distress, and some in current world dilemmas. They all have the same underlying premise. Your prowess and skill in undertaking the tasks, often called quests, determine how well game-play progresses.

Some of the sites allow cooperative play, where players either play in opposition or cooperate in undertaking a mission of quest. Players from all parts of the world can play together, never meeting each other, but developing strong friendships anyway.

There are many sites that have paid versions of their ventures, even some which require monthly subscriptions. This often results in huge investments of money to keep up with the challenges posed by other players. However, there are sites that offer free play, never requiring a penny of money, just that you register and provide an email. This is mainly to prove that you are a real person.

One such game that is free to play, offers a great challenge, and is based on skill and strategy, is ROM Island. The action takes place in the future. An asteroid, having a gold-like substance, was scattered all over earth, with the center landing on a remote island. It produces a magnetic field that can produce limitless energy. Whoever controls the island controls the substance, and, subsequently, the world.

The object of the game is to conquer the island and hold it against all competitors. Your ability to defeat others who are after it determines you success. The world has changed, with continental blocks and militant groups. You compete against them for control of the island.


Shank 2

Shank 2 is a 2D beat ’em up arcade downloadable game. It pays homage of sorts to movies I grew up watching during the 80’s like Commando, Rambo and Missing in Action. Shank 2 is a bro-man game starring the duel wielding shank man, Shank! I was able to play through Shank 2 for free (its free for PlayStation Plus members at the moment). When analyzing Shank 2’s presentation there is more bad than good clearly. I’ll discus everything during this review so keep reading. I’ll start with the menus on the title screen which includes: Campaign Mode, Survival Mode, Rebel Intel, Leaderboard, Player Stats and Help & Options. No problem navigating in Shank 2, everything is laid out in a nice ergonomic fashion.

Robert “Shank” Torres is the protagonist and ex mob hitman. Shank 2 is a story about redemption regarding Shank. He takes down a corrupted President Magnus while rescuing Elena (his mother figure). Working along side with Resistance leader Corina Shank takes down the corrupt Cartel. As far as the overall story goes it was cheesy and cliche. It was never interesting because it seems like every villain and bad guy in the game was copied from either a movie I saw or a video game I have played. It was suppose to be funny however the bad gameplay and controls kept me from laughing during my entire playthrough.

Visually Shank 2 gets a high score. The art style and animations just exude a visceral and compelling atmosphere. Shank rampages through South American villiges, resorts, ruined temples and swamps. The textures and colors pop out of the screen and every setting was rendered wonderfully. The animations makes Shank appear like a real badass reminding me of heroes like Rambo.

Shank 2 is a 2D beat ’em up that features gunplay, grenade lobbing, pouncing and grabbing enemies. There are different types of weapons that work differently in effectiveness regarding certain enemies. You have Heavy Weapons like the Chainsaw, Machete and Sledgehammer. Ranged Weapons include Throwing Knives, Pistols and a Shotgun. Munitions include Grenades, Molotovs and Mines. The latter is part of the problem. The game’s controls and structure makes it near too impossible to use all weapons and items on the different enemies effectively at any given moment. The gameplay became cluttered up and by the time I tried to throw my grenade or use my heavy weapon to break a grunt’s shield I was dead.

The single player campaign was ridiculously short to say the least. But lucky for me was the fact that this game has multiplayer (online and off). Its called Survival Mode and is clearly the best thing Shank 2 has going for it. The menu screen for Survival Mode featured: Local Match, Online Match, Invite A Friend, View Invitations and How to Survive. The last option shows a voiced video tutorial for Survival Mode. Survival Mode is a wave type game ala Horde mode via Gears of war 3. Shank 2 is 2D so things are different obviously. Your goal along with another player is to defend supply stations around the map. Bombers are grunts that target your supply stations and blows them up.


Online Free Shooting Games

F.E.A.R. Combat

If you have never played this free online game then you are missing some hot action. For those of you who do not know, F.E.A.R is a short form of First Encounter Assault Recon. Many people have been playing this game for many years on their computer but now can enjoy the newly released multi-player online version. Though the name is just an acronym, fear suns up the theme of the game. You can either choose to play a Special Forces member or as one of the cloned soldiers. You can now download the game free from various online sites.

Gunz the Duel

This is not just any other online shooter game. It offers the ultimate experience in terms of graphics and effects. The game allows you to use both guns and swords as your weapons to fight bad forces. It involves acrobatic features that create are entertaining to watch. You can acquire new and advanced weapons by attaining higher levels of the game or by purchasing using real money. Once you download the game, use your web browser to start it whenever you want to play.

Warsow

This is a fast shooting game featuring interesting acrobatic moves to keep you glued to the screen. Some of the acrobatic moves are complicated but once you learn them you can really move fast in the game. To help you get the hang of it, the game comes with a few tutorials. It is as much about shooting as acrobatics.


About RAD Soldiers

Gameplay is very smooth, when it’s your turn, select a unit and then either move or attack. Each soldier has different skills and is proficient in a specific weapons use. Any action uses up your soldier’s energy, movement costs can vary depending on their armour weight and strong weapons cost more energy to use than weaker ones. The weapons also have different ranges and varied optimal ranges meaning some consideration needs to be used when selecting your team. Each soldier also has a special attack unique to them which complements their class, snipers for example, may have a piercing shot which allows a shot to go through multiple targets or the soldier who could have a grenade or remote mine. Using the special abilities wisely can turn the tide of battle considerably so you also need to be aware of the team your opponent has as well and place your team accordingly.

There are 2 ways to win a match in RAD Soldiers, the first is the easiest… just eliminate the other team, the second is a little harder. Each level has a target area for you to capture and hold, you win when you hold it alone for 5 turns, the downside being that in the target area there is little to no cover leaving your team open to greater damage, the plus side to this mechanic is that games are short and sweet, most are finished in 8-10 moves as both players need to maintain a presence in the same area or forfeit the match.

When you begin, you have only a 2 man squad, you need to earn some bucks to build up your squad and equip them. You can jump straight into the online matches if you want to but it’s probably a good idea to have a look at the challenge stages first, there’s not many and there are some really tough ones but its a good way to build up a little cash before taking on other players. The online play is remarkably easy, you can play against your Facebook friends but unfortunately, none of my friends play RAD Soldiers, however you can also play against a random Game Centre opponent and match ups are always quick and balanced, the brilliance with this title being you can face an experienced player with better gear but still be on equal ground, the reason for this being each person has a limited number of squad points. Each soldier uses squad points to join the team, giving them a stronger weapon increases the squad points they use so stronger weapons equals a smaller team, and that makes this title all about the strategy.

There aren’t many levels but these are very well planned out areas offering a variety of cover options from a variety of materials, some cover items give you complete protection from one direction while standing near a fence will only protect you from a little damage. RAD Soldiers looks really good, the stages are crisp 3D models and you can check out the whole battlefield with full 360 degree rotation, units all look great and sport any changes you make to them and they’re all very clear on the battle field. The menus have been well crafted, they are easy to use and understand, but bright and exiting. Sound effects are well crafted, realistic gun shots and explosions and the music is clever blend of battle sounds and sirens overlaid with a subtle score, truthfully though, I didn’t notice it until I forced myself to hear it, it’s just enough to fill the silence but subtle enough to not be a pain.

There aren’t many stages but these are large and complex areas, still, a few more would have been nice, there are new stages added from time to time but its a long time between updates. You can buy more challenge levels and new maps but I found these a little overpriced, there’s not a great deal of content for the price. There is however a wide range of characters and weapons to buy, each with their pros and cons, but it will take a while to build up the cash for these, you’ll need to invest some time to afford them, even if you focus on just a few squad members. On the plus side though, it’s a well made app, no problems or glitches as yet and the amazing PvP more than makes up for any shortfalls in content.


Rummy Online

This could mean several things:

  1. First of all you can play more as the access factor and other players to play with aspects, are the onus of the hosting site. But on the flip side it will mean a process of learning by yourself as opposed to the give and take of information that occurs in a physical game.
  2. Secondly there are more variants of the game online making your exposure to many aspects of the game even more vast. Once again the other side to this is that when you play online you are not conversant with the player you are playing against, making the whole game more of an adventure.
  3. Lastly the game online offers you more chances to win as there are many more offers and extras. This on the other hand could also mean that you have the possibility of overreaching yourself and losing more.

Keeping these factors in mind you should play more rummy and play it with more. What this means is that you should take full advantage of all the factors that an online site has to offer and turn it to your advantage. How do you do this? Just follow the steps given below and soon you will be playing rummy with more, thus increasing your chances of winning more:

  • Check the offers on the site before you register: You need to spend some time going through the site before signing up. This way you know what you can expect as you start playing in terms of promotions etc.
  • Get regular updates from the site on the latest offers: Another thing you need to do is find a means to keep yourself updated about the offers on the site so as to not miss out on any opportunities. You can either sign for blog updates or a newsletter.
  • Use all free cash offers to the maximum before playing cash games: There are many sites that let you play free games and win cash. You can also utilize the opportunities that provide you with free cash to get into the rhythm of cash games before actually playing with cash.
  • Profit from all special occasion offers to win great rewards: You need to plan in such a way that you get the best deal every time you deposit cash to play. This way you will bring more to the table than what you deposited.