Category: Online Games

Future of Sports Games

Depth and Detail

As we continue to introduce more data into our consoles, along with more memory and faster processing methods, the depth of games continues to increase. Whereas ten years ago a game might have simply allowed you to play tennis against a random opponent or football as one country against another, we now have so much depth that we can manage playing styles, budgets, clothing, press coverage and more. This kind of detail is intended to make the playing experience feel more and more like real life and can already be seen in many current games franchises.

Gameplay and Graphics

These are two more areas where sports games have become far more advanced in recent years. Graphics will continue to improve as teams of people work on the look and feel of games. Even in the best games out there are still glitches and the occasional unreal looking piece of action. As well as that, the artificial intelligence will continue to advance and make things such as tactics, player psychology and other areas become more like real life.

Motion Sensor Gaming

There are already consoles and games that offer motion sensors, but this new technology is still in its fledgling stages. Some people will not wish to be involved in the game like this, but in certain titles in tennis and more we have already seen this used to good effect. As well as being impressive and enjoyable, there are also health benefits of this, as the extra movement involved in motion sensor games can be good exercise and has even been marketed as a way of losing weight.


Dirt Bike Games

We should have one thing straight from the very beginning: “dangers-free” definitely does not mean “less exciting”. No such thing! When you play dirt bike games you can instantly transpose yourself into the body of the daredevil biker on your screen and you can actually feel the adrenaline in your body reaching maximum levels as you become conscious of all the possible deadly dangers that you’re facing. You can just imagine the type of risks I’m talking about since all the dirt bike games developers are competing for coming up with the most realistic kind if graphics featuring all kinds of bumpy, risky, off-road circuits, all sorts of sand dunes and trampolines that you’ll have to climb, while keeping steady on your bike, and jump from, performing some breathtakingly amazing stunts way, way up in the air. These surely aren’t the kind of online games suitable for cardiac players and definitely no the type of games for those who’re not “infected’ with that “adrenaline virus” that makes them go for the most dangerous dirt bike racing challenges.

Speaking of graphics, the beauty of dirt bike games available online is that you can challenge your biking skills in some of the most spectacular settings that you could ever dream to drive your bike in. I’m talking here about arid deserts for instance or about the ghastly looking, “inflamed” land of the underworld. The game controls are pretty much identical in all the games: you just need to use the right arrow keys for steering your dirt bike and for going forwards or backwards or for balancing left or right. What sets them apart from all the other driving/racing games online is the permanent feeling of experiencing a new challenge, of facing a new hostile environment, a new unfriendly off-road circuit. Unlike in real life, when you’re playing dirt bike games online you get to earn your chance to continuously look for the perfect, most powerful, speedier bike to match your newly upgraded skills. That’s right, as you practice and practice your balancing skills while on a two-wheeled speedy little beast, as you improve your acrobatic skills as a danger-addicted biker, you get to upgrade you bike or change it completely with one more fit for your newly acquired skills.

I’m quite sure I have already stirred that adrenaline junkie and the little daredevil biker inside you, haven’t I? Then how about satisfying his need for speed and adrenaline without having to expose yourself to all sorts of real-life dangers, but by simply going online and finding your future top favourite dirt bike games to test your biking skills with?


WoW Monk Lore

The World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria expansion introduces fans to the hidden island of Pandaria, unspoiled and unaffected in anyway from the never-ending war between the Horde and Alliance factions. With the new level 90 cap, gamers can expect to see a lot of new natural zones, themed in-line with the Monk class and Pandaren race. Whether it’s dense green forests, rolling fields of golden crops or beautiful icy mountain peaks, Blizzard takes gamers to an entirely new Azeroth, different from the war-ridden landscape prominent in the Warcraft series.

So where exactly do pandas fit into the lore? To make a long story short, the Pandaren race were suppressed centuries ago by the Mogu whereby it was the Monks that gave the Pandarens hope. While under the control of the Mogu, the Pandaren Monks learned to use Chi and the art of weaponless combat to win their freedom. Monks, as depicted in Mists of Pandaria is a very capable class with three main specializations as a: tank, damage dealer and healer.

Gamers who decide to play the Monk class do however have the option to select other races besides the Pandaren race as follows: Draenei, Ironforge Dwarf, Night Elf, Orc, Troll, Tauren, Gnome, Human, Forsaken and Blood Elf. Similar to Druids and Rogues, the Monk class has limited armor options to leather armor at most and light clothing.

The three World of Warcraft Monk specialization options makes it possible for gamers with differing play-styles to enjoy the class and consist of Brewmaster, Windwalker and Mistweaver; a tank, melee DPS and healer respectively. Players could also easily further customize their Monk characters via selected skill options and tweaking builds here and there.


About GameStop After Digital Downloads

GameStop has earned a yearly profit that is worth up to $1.8 billion a year, mainly because of the selling and reselling of used merchandise, and the developers only get paid once. So the developers and the gaming companies have found a way for them to maximize their profit, and make the games cheaper for the gamers. This move could be what is need to help combat against the rapid decline in video games sale. To help quell the assumption that the used games don’t hurt the developer profit, GameStop has gone on record, saying that 70% of the profits of used games go back into the buying new games, but what will happen when that stops? How will they be able to maintain the well-oiled machine that is GameStop? Well who knows there are many of ideas that I have but only one seems to stick out, and to me it will be the most profitable.

GameStop has done a few things that to stay ahead of the curve, it has started taking in iPod and iPhones and selling them used. This is in direct correlation with the new consoles push for digital games and DLC. It is a smart move on their part, and gives them a big profit margin with the selling of used Apple products. It has also been confirmed by TGA that they will be selling cell phone plans in the future. With the addition of selling of cell phones, GameStop will now gain revolving profit. As long as consumers pay their bill every month, GameStop will get a check. So what will GameStop become?

It seems like GameStop is preparing to change their brand over to become a “used stop”. UsedStop will be a place where you can trade in all your used gaming and electronics. People will be able to trade in their old TV, computers, Blu-Rays Player, and others to get all of the new products that will be coming out. UsedStop will keep to its old philosophy but will change their products to hit all spectrums and stay a force in the retail game. I believe that UsedStop will still stay gaming oriented, with the game informer and gaming products, but will have to change with the times to stay relevant, i.e. RadioShack.


X-Elerated Warcraft Guide

The X-elerated Warcraft leveling guide has a unique but simple technique for calculating the best WoW leveling strategy which is primarily a combination of solo-questing and grinding.

Firstly the guide calculates optimized leveling routes when solo-questing based on a simple formula which is as follows:

XP gained from each quest divided by the total amount of time it takes to complete each quest!

This simple formula allows for the guide to calculate the most optimized leveling route for your class.

The second part of the X-elerated guides leveling strategy is good fashioned grinding which is where I felt the guide started to lose credibility!

For me grinding is not only boring but doesn’t offer that much benefit at least until later levels where you can wipe out mobs fast with combos and powerful abilities!

In fairness the X-elerated Warcraft add-on was fairly stable with minimal glitches and was obviously compliant with Blizzards terms of service.

As with most in-game add-ons the guide continually updates itself and will track your progress and calculate whether or not you’re still following the optimized leveling route which has to be said run really well compared to other WoW leveling add-ons available.

For me the X-elerated Warcraft Guide faltered slightly in terms of performance for power leveling in WoW.

The grinding aspect of the guide was slightly over-emphasized but did provide some benefit for leveling purposes although I was advised to start grinding as early as level three which really made no sense to me at all.

The guides process for calculating your questing route is simple but effective and is without doubt going to help you to power level in World of Warcraft when solo-questing.

So can you really level a character in under 4 days played time?

We never managed to but we only tested it on one character! It took us just under 8 days played time which still isn’t bad considering we had to learn how to navigate and use the guide.


Strategies Online Fighting Games

Keep Up the Defense

It may be tempting to go into a match with raging bloodlust, pummelling the other player with an endless series of fatal blows. In reality, however, this technique is only works with a strong characters guided by a skilled fighter. If you don’t have the strength or the skills necessary to obliterate your enemy in a single epic offensive strike, you’ll probably have to take some defensive measures as well. The hallmark of a true warrior is his ability to defend himself against threats, and take aggressive action when he knows he can do the most damage.

Choose Your Weapons

Most online fighting games will give you a choice of characters to play, and may often include options for special moves or even weapons. Sometimes you will only be able to afford in-game upgrades after you have proven yourself in a number of winning fights. The characters, moves and tools available will vary between online games. In any case, make sure to take full advantage of any options presented, and don’t miss out on valuable upgrades that can make you stronger and more powerful.

Take Your Time

In the fast-paced, action packed world of online games, it can be easy to feel the pressure to act quickly. While razor sharp instincts and expert motor skills will go a long way, patience can be equally valuable in these scenarios. Sometimes this means simply taking the time to play a game over and over until you develop the expertise to master the challenge. It can also apply to individual battles in which acting too quickly, without pausing to consider your actions and anticipate the enemy’s next move, can prove fatal. A balance between fast response time and thoughtful consideration is ideal.


Dugi Guide

The leveling add-on belonging to the guide is the most commonly used aspect of the Dugi Guide and the feature that has earned the Guide its strong reputation.

Rather than chuck all the features of the guide out there which can be found everywhere online, I want to discuss the performance and reliability of the guide which is rarely covered!

It goes without saying that any add-on for World of Warcraft will need to be continually updated to not only function properly but to stay compliant with Blizzards guidelines for third party applications.

Unfortunately not all add-ons are meaning users are left with an application that doesn’t work properly or stops working altogether.

As stated the Ultimate WoW Guide has been going for a number of years and has evolved from a written series of step by step blueprints into what is now one of the leading add-ons for World of Warcraft.

So overall when it comes to the reliability I really do vouch for the Dugi Guides as I have had minimal issues in the months I have been using it and know how frequently the guide is updated and upgraded.

Performance is another key factor to any add-on available for World of Warcraft and the Dugi Guide comes up trumps here to!

I have been using the guide for a while now and although the guide isn’t perfect it comes pretty close in my opinion.

Before using the Dugi Guide I was a huge fan of the Zygor Guide which is another great guide for World of Warcraft and worth looking into if you’re not sure if Dugi’s Guide is right for you.

However there was one annoying glitch with the Zygor Guide which was that it sometimes failed to update after I had completed a step meaning I had to close World of Warcraft altogether and reboot!

Of course the Guide isn’t flawless but is extremely reliable and performs exceptionally well with tens of thousands of players using the Dugi Guide to enhance their World of Warcraft gaming experience.

So all in all the Dugi Guide is currently the best WoW Guide available in my opinion, die hard fans of the Zygor Guide may disagree but it really is a case of personal preference.

Highly recommended for anyone serious about playing World of Warcraft and looking to automate certain aspects of the game both legally and safely.


Online Flash Games

Varied

The large variety of this type of games serves all tastes, as it’s aimed at multiple target markets. One can easily find online games to suit his/her taste. From adrenaline packed action shooters and fighting to relaxing point and click adventures and puzzle games, there are so many kinds it’s impossible to dislike all of them. And since there are so many available one can easily find and play Flash games he/she truly enjoys. Also, these games vary in duration. This means you can play games that can be finished in a couple of minutes, games that need hours of gameplay to reach their goals and games that last anywhere in between. In other words, games can go from time wasters, perfect to take a 5-minute break at work to games you can play on a daily basis or more.

Free

Most of the games available online are free. Nonetheless, even the paid ones are very cheap. The vast majority of people prefer to play free online games for the obvious reasons, but there are several high-quality ones that require a low amount of money to be played as a one-time fee or as a subscription. To develop a strong player-base many of the paid games offer free initial playtime, and ask for money only after a certain moment in the gameplay progression. This method has repeatedly proven to be very efficient because it allows the user to see what the game is about before having to pay for it. Another method is selling virtual in-game currency used to purchase equipment, upgrades, skills, power-ups and other perks for real money. Even though free online games can be played at no cost whatsoever, they have other income sources, usually from ads.

Accessible

In terms of accessibility these games are cross-platform and have low hardware requirements. They work on almost any computer that has a web browser and an active Internet connection. Another advantage is that these games do not need to be installed on a computer. All one has to do is open a game’s URL in a web browser, wait for it to load and start playing. That is why people play Flash games online from school, work, home and other places. With a mobile device and a Wi-Fi Internet connection you can even play these games in the park. Another great thing about online Flash games is that only the most basic computer skills are required to play them. All one needs to know is how to start the computer and use a web browser, which nowadays is basic knowledge for any computer user.


Guild Wars 2 Warrior

While the warrior role in other RPG’s usually means doing a little damage before getting an epic beat down from multiple attackers, the Guild Wars 2 warrior is a little hardier. The warrior profession is actually a pretty good option for solo players, as this character is definitely a lot more mobile than the armor would suggest. The ability to inflict specific damage depending upon the weapons sets you choose means that you can really get into fine detail about how you want to slaughter attacking hordes, but it also means that there is a bit of a learning curve required to master the profession.

The weapon sets can be mixed and matched to achieve maximum damage, with the ability to carry weapons in both hands, swing away two handed with larger weapons and even aquatic weapons all available to the warrior. The ability to change up weapons and attack techniques can make it difficult for your opponents to figure out your strategy when you engage in PvP combat. This can often mean springing the element of surprise, which is another reason why the Guild Wars 2 warrior is perfect for all different kinds of gameplay.

Your professional goal as a warrior is to become stronger by amassing adrenaline points. The more you fight, the stronger you become, and all without the use of performance enhancing drugs. Your adrenaline level will be displayed above your weapons skills and should be used as early as possible when you enter into combat. That additional surge of strength, combined with the multiple different weapon sets can give you a real advantage in combat situations. Try to fill up all three levels of adrenaline, as this will give you the ability to deliver all sorts of great weapons skills, such as Arcing Slice and Earthshaker.

There are multiple levels to work through as a warrior, with your goal being to make it to level 11, where you can start to accumulate trait points. There are a total of 70 trait points to be earned as you go from level 11 to level 80, with each one adding to your primary or secondary attributes. Strength, arms, defense, tactics, and discipline can all be improved by trait points, making you stronger as the game progresses. There is much more to learn about being a warrior in Guild Wars 2, but the best way to do so is to jump right in and enjoy the fun.


Fighting Games

Several websites not only offer these fighting games and allow free download, but also keep uploading new games, which you can download and enjoy. However, some of the more famous and branded games offer better quality of audio, video and graphics, but demand a monthly payment of varying amounts. However, some people opine that it would be cheaper to buy the games outright, as paying rent for it for 4 to 5 months would account for the cost of the game itself.

Some websites offer demo versions of the games for your trials. Remember though, that it is worthwhile to download only if you computer is fast. Again a few of the websites will either offer you a limited level trail version with time limits or provide demos which are like trailers of the real game. You can play these shorter versions, and if you like them, you can buy the game outright.

The 2D and 3D versions of the fighting games have become extremely popular because the players identify themselves with the fighting character in the game, adorn his distinctive styles to balance the fights and win against his opponent. Funny and well-designed games are so interesting and challenging for online play, that many have joined the cause. A few of these fighting games enable you to join a tag team and fight as a team. You can find a diverse variety of fighting characters in the online games ranging from solo, realistic and cartoon types. Some games even have multiplayer fighters who enliven the game considerably.