Category: Games

Expect With The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct gives player the liberty to choose what kind of playing style would help them in the game. Players can either choose to deal with the walkers or outrun them. Dealing with walkers in the game can be quite difficult considering that you need to make your way through a horde of walkers using limited weapons and ammo. It’s still up to the players how they will survive in this game, whether it is through brute force or smart thinking.

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct lets you take on the role of Daryl Dixon. As Daryl, you can choose whatever weapon you can find to be useful. You can choose from a variety of weapons you can find in the game as long as it keeps you alive. The game will also feature Merle Dixon, Daryl’s brother. There is still no concrete information if he would be a playable character or not, all we know is that he will be making his appearance in the game.

There are also some survivors in the game which makes the game even more challenging. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct allows you to choose whether to help a fellow survivor or leave them. Of course most players will choose saving them rather than leaving them since they might reward you with something special. Do you still think this kind of thinking is still applicable to The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct? There’s no guarantee that saving the survivors can help you later on but who knows, they might even help you one way or the other.

Activision might be releasing more information about the game and some other features in the coming weeks. The game is set to be released on March 26 in North America and March 29 in Europe. The game would be available for different gaming platforms such as PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and the latest addition to the competition, Wii U.

Fallout 4 Should Incorporate

  • Improved Aim Down Sight Feature: Fallout 3 ADS wasn’t the greatest. It made shooting outside of V.A.T.S unrealistic. This probably explains why V.A.T.S was just the better option to use, simplifying combat. New Vegas addressed this complaint by allowing the use of true ironsights,making the ADS feature a little more realistic. This wasn’t without sacrifice though. V.A.T.S was weakened by removing the invincible feature. Personally I felt like the aiming feature was a little too stiff. Another neat feature that could be implemented is a lock-on mechanism, possibly sacrificing full attack power in exchange for accuracy. It could serve as a median between regular shooting and V.A.T.S.
  • Smarter NPCs: Face it, your companions are idiots. They carelessly follow you, sometimes jumping right into danger and getting themselves killed. They seem to make up their own commands at times, and are ALWAYS in the line of fire. A revamped NPC A.I would be very useful, and alleviate many headaches. I lost track of how many companions I killed because of their stupidity.
  • NPC Upgrading/Leveling: While they’re at it, maybe give the NPC companions some new features like the ability to upgrade their own weapons, pick up better weapons, or even a skill/perk system. Instead of settling with a certain companions because of their perks and strengths, why not mold your companions to your liking? It would be a much welcomed addition. I could list more features but to beef up the NPCs too much would take too much action away from your character. Now that’s not good, so we can take it slow for now.
  • More Weapon And Armor Customization: The weapon mod feature was one of the best additions from New Vegas. Select weaponry could be modded to gain additional attributes. Unfortunately it wasn’t available for every weapon, and it was nonexistent for armor. If this feature is taken to the next level it could add a whole new depth of customization. Power armor is always pretty cool-looking, but what if you could alter the color? The material? The appearance? The same goes for weapons. The possibilities would be endless. The freedom of this customization would perfectly compliment the freedom of the open-world gameplay.
  • More Factions: The concept of factions was a nice addition in New Vegas. It was an easy way to manage your relations with certain groups, whether it was good or bad. By increasing the amount of groups and how they interact, the faction system becomes more complex and in-depth. Plus it is always nice to have a wider degree of choices. More factions also equals more sidequests, and that equals more gameplay.

Violent Video Games on Children

Violent scripts are addictive for they make children spend most of their time playing them so that they can improve their skills. This addiction increases learning because of repetitive practice. Therefore, children in school tend to manipulate others aggressively as a way of practicing what they have been playing. The aggressive videos place the participant in the position of the aggressor thus rewarding him the behavior of being violent. They also permit the player to rehearse the whole behavioral script from aggravation to selecting a violent declaration of conflict.

Most psychologists believe that children gain behavior from coping what others are doing. They argue that kids learn by mimicking, observing and adopting behavior. Exposure to video games may with time make children numb emotionally, make them have sleepless nights and nightmares, have a negative effect on their school performance and make them aggressive. This also applies to playing violent video games. Children tend to put themselves in the feet of the aggressor in the video games making them aggressive in real life situation. Moreover, infants who view a lot of violent scripts have a higher possibility of being violent as a way of solving conflicts. This is because they take an assumption that brutal acts are acceptable behavior.

Violent video playoffs put a perception that the entire world is violent. Therefore, children playing aggressive video playoffs increase fear of being a victim of violence. In that case, they become aggressive for self protection. They also increase the belief of mistrust in others. This makes it impossible for them to interact with other children in an effective way. It is therefore very crucial for parents to monitor their children behavior and the activities they may be engaging in. It is also important for parents to encourage social interaction among children to facilitate learning which is essential during childhood. Adults should set good examples to children by avoiding watching violent video games in presence of children.

Antrim Escape 3

Antrim Escape 3 picks up where the second game left off. You begin the game as Ethel, Ryan’s grandmother. You’re in the past, so she’s young. You soon meet up with Ryan and Emma, since they were sent to the past in the previous games. Like Antrim Escape 2, the third game features Team Tactics. This means that at some point in the game, you have control over two different characters and two different inventories. You have to pass things from one to the other to get them to join up and mix their inventories.

Antrim Escape 3 offers plenty of challenging puzzles for fans of the room escape genre. While it doesn’t utilize any of the tilt or shake controls like the first two installments, there is still plenty here to keep you entertained.

The graphics in Antrim Escape 3 are gorgeous and full of details. You won’t have to guess at any point what you’re looking at. The controls are also very responsive and intuitive. Like any room escape game, you tap items to pick them up and to interact with your surroundings.

The new Christmas Hidden Object Adventure adds even more fun, whether you’ve played the game before or are new to the series. This game is played alongside the main storyline, and has you collecting Christmas-themed items like reindeer and gingerbread men. If you manage to collect them all, you’ll get a little surprise at the end.

What makes Antrim Escape 3 so great is its challenging puzzles. But sometimes you might get stuck and need help. If you do, here are some tips to help you out:

  • For the stones puzzle, look at the spiral on the mask for hint of the order of the stones.
  • When you go outside in the snow, some things could be covered in snow! Tap the snow to move it and reveal the objects underneath.
  • For the Christmas game, sometimes you can’t access an item until something from the main game is moved. Make sure to check in and under everything, especially after making any changes to the room.

Final Fight iOS Game

There are six stages to complete. The Mad Gear Gang is at it again and the arcade action is just as exciting as ever. You will kill a lot of enemies and enjoy every bit of it. If you played the first game, then you will remember the excitement that rushed through your veins. But how many old gamers are still around? For the new crowd Final Fight will seem like a new release and the game can’t depend on its predecessor for glory. Six stages aren’t much and the lack of content is disappointing. It takes about an hour and a half to complete the entire game. This means you will be playing it over and over trying to improve your scores. Eventually the game will become mundane and boring and within a week it will be forgotten never to resurface again. This is no way for a classic to die. Capcom could have included a lot more stages and added many more thrills to the game.

Final Fight is a fabulous fighting game and beating the bad guys makes you seem like a hero. The first edition 21 years ago was never the best arcade fighting game, but its sheer gameplay and fabulous story made it a sure winner. The new one follows closely on its heels, but lacks depth and content that will only disappoint eager gamers. This is a serious flaw and only old timers who enjoyed the very first edition will want to relive the past and give Final Fight another look and may not mind the limited content. New gamers will simply toss it aside without a second thought. There are plenty of other fighting arcade games with a lot more content and endless levels that give you more fun for your buck.

Regardless of the limited content in Final Fight iOS, the controls are smooth and easy to use. The graphics and artwork are of high quality and the look and feel of the game is beautiful. Battle Circuit and Captain Commando also released by Capcom are another two games very similar to Final Fight but they are enriched with special features and content that makes them far more lucrative than Final Fight.

Catrap Game

Blinx: The Time Sweeper, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Braid have all included a modern version of this time rewinding and the idea has become very popular. Many people would love to erase their mistakes. You mess up badly and then simply rewind the game to a point before you messed up and have another opportunity to try again. Catrap was the very first game to include this hidden gem of time and now gamers all over the world are finding it a favorite feature once again. This is a fantastic way to play a game and going back in time is an unforgettable experience.

In Catrap, two kids called Catboy and Catgirl are trapped in an underground facility and must negotiate 100 puzzle rooms filled with monsters. Once they escape they are restored to human form. To vanquish the monsters you need to touch them, but they are not easily accessible. You have to break through concrete walls, climb up dodgy ladders, move obstacles out of the way and many more.

During the first few chambers the task seems easy, but as you progress the difficulty level is enhanced and you have to explore every part of your brain to painfully proceed with your quest. It’s a brain boggling puzzle from the past and if you were around in the 80s and 90s you may even have played the original game back then.

Modern puzzles force you to lose a life or restart from where you died, but this one allows you to go back to the exact point before you made the error. This is a very convenient feature and a lot of frustration is avoided which makes the game so loveable. Sometimes you need to try a number of different strategies before you get it right. Being able to rewind the game is a refreshing experience, instead of playing all over again.

The revival of Catrap is a nice reminder that old technologies are not totally forgotten and reminds us that there are many more gems out there that we may still enjoy. Catrap is a fantastic trip back to the past and playing it again will provide you plenty of fun and entertainment.

Become A Videogame Tester

If you are reading this article you are probably looking for or are interested in become a videogame tester. I am going to tell you how I got started as well as the pros and cons of testing video games.

I was in my 3rd year of my civil engineering degree when I started my career as a videogames tester, and for those of you that don’t know, civil engineering students have very limited spare/free time for pretty much anything. So my options workwise were extremely limited. A friend of mine recommended becoming a videogame tester (knowing how much I enjoyed my gaming), he had started up as a videogames tester a couple of months before mentioning this idea to me and had only good things to say about his experience thus far. Me being the cautious/need all the facts kind of guy that I am started doing some research and within a couple of hours was convinced that this is something I would really enjoy doing. It took me a couple of hours to lookup all the necessary research but I am writing this article in an effort to try and help you guys cut out all that research time.

The pros of becoming a videogame tester for me where:

  1. Getting paid to play games (no brainer with this one).
  2. Flexible working hours, you get to chose when, for how long and how frequently you would like to work (if you can even call playing games “working”).
  3. You are most likely one of the first people to get your hands on new material and games.
  4. There is no shitty boss telling you what to do and yelling in your in the whole day.
  5. You get paid to write reviews of the games you’ve played
  6. The more reviews you write the more your opinion matters to game manufacturers
  7. All videogame testers start off at the same level, so the more you play and the more experience you have the greater your stature will be within the game testing community.

I only managed to find one con of a videogame tester which is if you don’t work you don’t get paid which is fair enough, but I have to say that was never really a problem for me because whenever I could find that spare moment of time I would be playing videogames.

By the reading this article you are that bit closer to landing the most enjoyable/profitable job out there. The sooner you sign up the better, I always say “sooner rather than later”.

Becoming a videogames tester isn’t hard, I signed up through this website which is all you really need to do and you are on your way to being paid to play games. So all you need to do is clcik on the link below, follow the instructions and start gaming.

Park a Car in Crazy Valet

  • Step 1: Learn the basics in Grandma’s Rusty Box.
    In Grandma’s Rusty Box, you will be tasked to park a rusty green car. Take note of the basic controls so that you could easily navigate your car to the right direction. The basic rule is to prevent your car from bumping into other cars. If you fail this level then you will have to repeat your task until you can successfully park the car in its designated parking slot.
  • Step 2: Unlock the succeeding levels.
    In this game, you have to complete the first level before you can proceed to the next level. So if you fail in Level 1, you have to repeat that level until you earn at least 1 out of the 3 qualifying stars. The same rule applies for the other levels.
  • Step 3: Learn how to control the speed of your car.
    Always remember that Crazy Valet is a parking game not a racing game. It’s totally okay to speed up but don’t forget to slow down especially when you’re about to reach your destination.
  • Step 4: Follow the white and red arrows.
    These arrows will serve as your guide. The red arrow indicates a turning point while the white arrow represents a straight segment of the road. There are also other signs that you need to keep in mind such as the sign for “danger zone”. These hints are very useful especially when you don’t know where to go.
  • Step 5: Monitor your car’s damage meter.
    The damage meter will serve as an indicator as to how far your car can go. This will also give you an overview of your ability as a valet driver. If you keep on bumping your car on other objects including those walls, vehicles and boxes then you need to make sure that the extent of the damage won’t go as far as putting the damage meter to zero. If this happens then you won’t even get the chance to park your car into its parking zone.

Forza 4

Forza 4 is like top gear, except you are Clarkson crashing into other cars sending them into the gravel, you are Hammond drifting round the top gear track in a cloud of smoke and you are May when you turn all assists off and spin around in circles going nowhere but having a whale of a time. The characteristics of Forza 3 are here in bulk but have been given a major overhaul with new modes added into the mix including auto vista and kinect features.

Forza”s graphics are nothing short of beautiful. There new engine allows the car to be placed in the environment and show the reflections from the environment. Taking this from a car placed in a track to a car driven in a track. Its not only the cars graphics that have been improved the tracks have all undergone overhauls to make vistas look even more stunning. Married with the new auto vista mode which allows you to get up close and personal with some of the best looking cars whilst Jeremy talks or in some cases rants about them. There’s even Halos warthog.

Turn Tens decision to include top gear in this was brilliant. Jeremy lends his voice to auto vista whether it be slaging of cars or worshiping them and then there’s the top gear test track. This programme is watched by millions here in Britain and to allow them to drive around it as much as they like in the Kia C’eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed or whatever car you want, which is frankly awesome.

Though it does have its “problems” and when I say problems I don’t mean ones that affect your experience, and won’t affect you at all if this is your first Forza game. My “problem” is that there are very few new tracks in this game compared to Forza 3 which is a problem considering that’s were all the game takes place. However this is the only problem I have with this amazing game.

Reasons Console Gaming Is Dead

  • Development costs are prohibitively expensive
    • Indie game developers find the development costs of dev stations, licensing, certification and more to be a major barrier to entry
    • Dev kits can cost as much as $50k each
    • Console games typically cost $1 million or more to make
  • Gatekeepers are restrictive about what gets out
    • The Big 3 (Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft) are restrictive about what they’ll allow on their consoles
    • Rejection or delays can be very expensive
  • Player time commitment is expensive
    • Console games are about time commitment
    • In a tough economy, leisure time is a luxury
    • Pick up and play is a growing trend
  • Game consoles and games are pricey
    • Console units typically cost $300 and up
    • New games cost $60 with older titles priced between $20 and $50