All About Grand Theft Auto

Console gaming has become a large industry with a cult following over the past decade. Gaming can be used as a form of escape from reality. The rating system for these games can range anywhere from E for everyone to M for mature audiences only. The focus of this article is to showcase the entertainment value an M-rated game, such as Grand Theft Auto (GTA), can give to a user.

This installment branches off from the original concept of the GTA franchise. No longer is the game about stealing cars, but the game has evolved into a mockery of the real world. Grand Theft Auto brings to the table of video gaming a twisted version of reality. Grand Theft Auto Five is the latest iteration in the GTA lineup. The GTA Five universe is known as Los Santos, loosely based off of Los Angeles and its immediate area. The game is one gigantic satire of human life as we know it. There is an array of silly celebrities, perverted life situations, a stock exchange known as the BAWSAQ, a corrupt

Benefits of Playing Games

New PC and video games are not only capable of providing fun and excitement for everyone, but they can also give certain benefits and advantages.

With the help of advanced technology and popularity, the gaming industry has advanced and expanded rapidly over the years.

If we are looking for categorization of videos games, they are broadly divided into eight major categories:

Action

These are fast paced and may contain a large amount of violence due to this. Action games are usually inappropriate for children. Such games fall under the category “M” (mature-rated). Examples are Halo, Star Wars, Jedi Knight and Enter the Matrix.

Adventure and Role Playing

These are normally not as graphic as action games and can take the player into surrealism and fantasy. Though adventure and role-playing games often contain violence, it is not found to be as intense as the violence in action games. Examples of this category are Borderlands 2, Final Fantasy, Legend of Mana and Billy Hatcher.

First Person Shooters

As the name implies, it is a game in which the player sees the action through the eyes of the character he is representing and

How To Make Money From Games

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If you are looking for a way to turn your gaming addiction into a money maker there are a variety of ways you can pursue.

First, you can try to be a beta tester for the big video game companies. This is probably not the easiest thing to do. To earn the top dollars these companies usually require years of testing experience and some programming knowledge. That doesn’t mean you can’t get a job from them. You just won’t be playing the coolest, top games.

Second, you can find one of these companies that are putting games on Facebook or just making a new site for a game. They aren’t the most glamorous games but you still can get paid to test them out and give your feed back.

Third, start writing game reviews. You can start your own website and write your own reviews about the latest games you have played. If you have found cheats or hidden treasures you can post those too. Create a walk through. To get a domain name is cheap and easy. You can find cheap hosting too so you

Gaming in Style

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When it comes to gaming, you may find yourself isolated more than often than not, and despite what the extroverts might tell you, there’s nothing wrong with that. However, it can come to highlight the deficiencies of your living space, considering the amount of time you’ll spend there. So, it’s only natural to want to spruce up your space. Here are a few small changes you can make to revamp your gaming zone.

For starters,and this goes without saying, keep your living area clean and tidy. While some clutter is acceptable and, let’s be honest, unavoidable, too much clutter can add undue stress to your day to day life. Eliminating these errant stressors will dramatically improve your quality of life. As a gamer, you’re most likely familiar with tangles of cords, for example, and straightening those out periodically will improve your space instantly.

Next, you can reorganize your collection. By arranging your games collection on a shelf or two, in alphabetical order, will be a visually pleasing and time saving act that will make your collection more conducive to browsing. Gone will be the days of struggling

Way To Start Hearthstone

So, you’ve decided to get into Hearthstone. Maybe you’re a World of Warcraft fan who wants to experience the card game based on the series, perhaps you are a card game fan who wants to try something new, or maybe you just came across this article and I’ve enticed you to play. Regardless, welcome to the club.

There are several things that you will need to do as you get started. If you go through the following list, you’ll learn the first actions to take as you begin your Hearthstone adventure. With that in mind, let’s learn:

4 Steps to Get Started in Hearthstone

1. Complete the Tutorial: Assuming you’ve already created an account at battle.net and logged into the Hearthstone game, your first move is to fire up Hearthstone and complete the tutorial. You’ll play five simplified games as a mage, during which you’ll learn the basics of the game, like how to play the cards, monitor your mana, and see what minions on the board. If all that sounds tricky, don’t worry, the tutorial makes it nice, simple, and pretty entertaining to boot.

2. Unlock the Other Classes: When the tutorial is over, you’ll be in the game itself, but can

All About 3D Games

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Gaming experience has never been as rich and vivid as it is today. From 2D to 3D, the evolution of gaming technology makes it popular not only among teens but also among adults alike. So what makes 3D games attractive not only to gamers but also to the general population?

Sense of Immersion

The advancements in technology resulted in 3D where the features allow gamers to experience realism resulting to better gaming experience. This is due to the fact that games that are made in 3D caters to the human senses such as the senses of sound, sight and touch. Sports games are quite popular since these have more activities, and the gamers do the action live especially for games developed for Wii.

Types of 3D Games

One of the popular 3D games genres is sports since most players are into extreme sports. Sports such as basketball or baseball allows gamers to experience the actual play without being physically in the field. Aside from sports, shooting games are also popular. In shooting games, it usually opens with a mission that allows players to catch bad guys or other targets and advance in the gameplay. These games usually have realistic locations allowing for a

Behind Retro Gaming

#5. Games Were Simpler Back In The Day

Video games have unquestionably become more ambitious and impressive in recent years. When you look at the likes of The Last Of Us, it’s impossible to overstate just how far video games have come since people were playing Pong forty-odd years ago. But for all the innovations within the medium, and for all the new fangled ideas and increasingly elaborate control schemes, there’s something to be said for how much more straight forward things were in the games we played as kids.

Gaming today can be difficult for people without the muscle memory that comes from years of dedicated gaming. Give your mum or dad a PS4 controller and if they’re anything like mine they’ll spend half the time playing the game looking down, attempting in vain to remember where all the buttons are. Use the left analog stick to walk, hold X to jog, or tap X to sprint. L2 is aim and R2 is shoot, but R1 becomes shoot if you’re driving because in a car R2 is the accelerator. R3 (that’s when you click in the right analog stick) let’s you look behind you, and to open the menu you

Tips To Play Stacraft 2

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The best way to improve at Starcraft 2 is to play a lot. It sounds silly, but it’s simply true. When I started playing, I was originally placed in gold league and stayed there for a full three months. Then, slowly but surely, I rose up until I was in the top 50 Grandmasters in America.

Obviously, not everyone can become a Grandmaster (it requires, amongst other things, exceptional reflexes, reaction time and coordination), but I firmly believe that, with practice, everyone can become a master at Starcraft 2.

The first thing to work on is understand the game mechanics, namely: armor vs non-armored, range, attack speed, damage reduction, hidden bonuses, splash damage, etc. For instance, one thing that makes the Terran siege tanks so powerful is the fact that they might hit not just one unit, but up to 8. Obviously, the 70 damage they can quickly become 300-400, making them one of the highest-damage units in the game.

Every unit has its particularities and becoming intrinsically familiar with them will greatly improve your play. Any Protoss player, for instance, knows how to individually blink their stalkers to save them as they are about to die. Likewise, a Zerg player knows

Super Mario For Fun

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As a brown kid, it was tough to find media where I felt like I could relate. As I grow older, it’s become slightly easier to come to terms with this; but it’s very much a continuing struggle.

In video games, this has always been a bit difficult. One of the games that captured my imagination (as it did most people) was Super Mario 3 for the NES. I remember that the game excited me but also kinda scared me (Why was the sun so angry at me?). Its style made sense to my infant mind, but more importantly did not exclude me as an Asian kid. I believe this is because of two things. Firstly, the limited graphics of pixels meant that it was difficult to capture skin colours so most characters were generically white. While this has some obvious implications (Eurocentric), it actually meant that skin colour was reduced to a few pixels. Mario was white and European, did it matter? No. Was he really Italian? I guess he was. But the point is this wasn’t really a representation of the struggles of an Italian plumber. This was fun. There was a target to get to, and you

How To Make Kids Exercise Using Games

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New generation active video games give a moderate increase to children’s physical activity levels at home. Most video games are passive and not any better than watching television in terms of getting children to move around and burn energy. Children spend 40 to 90 minutes a day playing video games. In a study conducted by Australian researchers, they looked at how removing passive video games from the home or replacing them with active video games affected the activity levels of 56 children, ages 10 to 12.

The levels of physical activity did not change much during any of the three eight-week periods. Removal of these games was associated with a nearly four-minute increase of moderate to extreme physical activity per day and a nearly five-minute decrease in sitting time. During the time period when the children were allowed to play active video games, their daily activity levels increased by about three minutes and sitting time fell by just over six minutes. The differences appeared small and by themselves, are not likely to have any effect on a child’s health.

However, these slight increases in activity are very important in light of the rapidly increasing times of exposure children have to electronic

Everlasting Game Genres

Time… It’s become such a valuable commodity for many of us that we base all of our daily activities around how much time we have to spare. I’m sure we’ve all had to cut something out of our daily routine just because there’s not enough time. When you’re a young adult like me, with a full time job and other responsibilities, it’s honestly quite hard to find time to play video games, which is a pity because I love video games. This list is designed to show you which game genres take the most time to play through, starting with the least.

7. Platformers

When I think of platformers, I think of games such as Super Mario World, Kirby, and Mega Man. These types of games are typically broken down into individual levels or stages that you must complete. Often, you are given the opportunity to save your game after a stage, meaning that you can shut it off afterwards if you are out of time. Also, these types of games are fairly short. Megan can beat Super Mario World in just a couple of hours, whereas I… I’ll get back to you on that.

6. Third-person Shooter/Action

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Opportunity Behind Games

Playing video games for a living makes one think that this is the ideal job. People who witnessed the advent of computer gaming in the late eighties to early nineties have probably dreamed of having a game testing job. Who wouldn’t desire a job that compensates personal enjoyment?

Almost everyone loves video games. The days of video games confined to clunky consoles that cannot be taken on a plane trip or any trip for that matter are long gone. When people choose to play games, they use portable gaming devices such as PSP Vita, or even their android smartphones or tablets.

Now that video games are competing with so many other personal entertainment types, a freemium model is now widely utilized in PC games and mobile gaming, which has given video games a boost. This is great news for those seeking to be video game professionals and they are willing to do what it takes to secure their place in the industry. One of the fastest ways to gain a foothold in the video game industry is to apply for a quality assurance testing (game testing) position.

It is important to note that those testing a game are always separate from the

Education Program For Video Game Programming and Development

Earning a degree in game programming and development should be considered by individuals who have a passion for gaming, and learning how games are created. Courses involved in these type of degrees usually include gameplay design, 3D graphics, stereoscopic computer graphics, contemporary video game platforms, multiplayer game design, and game physics. Having a computer that can handle the necessary components involved in video game design and development would also be very helpful. The following list includes some of the top schools where students can earn this degree, and other related degrees to help them enter the video game creation field.

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
• Rated by the Princeton Review multiple years in a row as having the #1 game design program in North America.
• Students can study programs in Interactive Entertainment, Animation & Digital Arts, Cinematic Arts, Film & Television Production, Interactive Media, and Science Visualization.
• USC is not predominantly a design school; they also offer many other degrees you would find at most traditional colleges.

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
• Carnegie Mellon is a world leader in robotics
• Students can earn a Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts, which will allow students

The Reason Play Magic the Gathering Online

I am a Magic the Gathering tournament player. What that means is that I put in a lot of effort when I hear of an upcoming large tournament. I will spend hour’s play testing the deck I want to play. I will pine over which sideboard cards will be the most effective. I will try to anticipate what other people will play and change my deck accordingly. I put in a lot of time testing online and when I meet new people I always find it strange that they will put in a lot of hours playtesting or even goldfishing their decks for hours to see what starting hands they’ll get but they don’t ever use MTG online as a tool. I always here the same excuses. Why should I play Magic the Gathering Online when I already own the cards? Playing online is too expensive. With this article I would like to show you how easy and effective it is to play MTG Online.

I know what your thinking. Why does this guy want me to play online so bad? No, I don’t work for Wizards of the Coast. I don’t have stock in the company Hasbro. I just

Top Popular Action Adventure Games

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An action adventure game, also known as arcade adventure can be defined as a video game that mixes various elements of adventure with action elements. Perhaps, these games are regarded as the most diverse and broadest genre in the world of games. Atari 2600 game Adventure is the first action entertainment. Apart from this, you will come across several other types of choices too. Some of them are:

– God of War: This action adventure play is a masterpiece. If you are among those who love to play video entertainments then you will definitely like this. The compelling storyline of this amusement play makes it one of the best action adventure games. The cut scenes in this gaming activity are unique making them a rare art work. If played on the PlayStation 2, you will realize that the characters and environments are shown in a detailed manner. The fight is really good and cannot be compared with other actions. The context sensitive buttons control extra depth in the game.

– Ninja Sigma: There are people who find action adventure gaming activities to be very confusing. If you are one among them then you should play Ninja Sigma as it is one

Tips To Not Spending a Lot of Money on Video Games

Video games are expensive. A new video game near to release date normally costs around £40 in the UK or $50 in the USA. I am going to suggest five tips to reduce your expenditure on video games without reducing your enjoyment.

When I talk about the “value” of a used game I am referring to the price that you could get by selling it on eBay or similar..

1. Rent games rather than buying them

Some games are better for their offline play, for example Metal Gear Solid. If you have a week off you can easily complete the game and then return it. Services such as LOVEfilm in the UK and Gamefly in the US. You will pay reasonable rates and still be able to play the game.

2. Sell games after using them

This, in effect, is like renting. However there are some differences between the two. One good thing about reselling is that you can have more than a certain number of games at one time, giving you greater flexibility in, for example, vacations when you may want a variety of games to play with friends and family. The disadvantage is that you can never be

All About Wheel of a New Race Car Simulator

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Everyone would like to know what it feels to bump the pedal to the metal and drive as fast as is humanly possible. Sadly, it is an experience and a dream that frequently goes unrealized – at least till now. With technology consistently moving forward, a race auto simulator can give everyday folks the chance to experience the thrills behind the wheel in a fashion that they never might have imagined before. With everything from bad weather to diverse surface structures and textures, folk can experience what it is like to support the wheel of the automobile of their dreams – and let it all hang out. Many race auto simulators go over and above to make the experience as practical as practicable permitting drivers to really feel what it is like to support the wheel and drive in a way that is different from anything that they may have formerly imagined. Some of the top of the range race automobile simulator programs give drivers the edge in incredible ways.

They can change the feel of the track. They give driver’s an insider view of a racing cockpit that permits for easy motion at the touch of a finger while

All About FIFA Games

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FIFA 15 is the latest game in the market. If you are a gaming enthusiast, here are a few things you need to know about it:

Features

Ultimate team: this feature comes for Xbox one and Xbox 360 and includes a new feature of legends. The legends’ section is where you get players from different football eras.

The seasons in the ultimate version are divided into 10 divisions and you are allowed to carry over the coins from one platform to another.

Other great features of the ultimate version include: access to Adidas all star team, 40 FIFA 15 team gold packs, added pre-order content, 3 new goal celebrations, and Adidas predator boot collection.

Emotions: there are over 600 emotional reactions in the game. The good side is that each player reacts dynamically as the game flows.

Dexterity and control: to increase control of the ball, the players have improved balance during tough actions. There is also increased control during cuts and closer touches. The availability of this feature allows you to easily play and enjoy the game.

More realism: unlike other FIFA games, this game is more realistic and region specific. For example, you will notice footprints and skid marks. The good side with the

Tips Make Money On FIFA

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While there are many ways of making money on FIFA, only a few of the ways are effective. Here are some of the most effective ways:

Mass biding

Here you need to choose a famous player and find the price that he is going for. After doing this you should take away the EA’s tax which is usually 5% the price of the player. This means that if a player is going for 5000 coins you need to deduct a 5% tax in order to get the exact price of the player.

You should then decide the amount that you would like to make as profit. For example, if you have found a player going for 4800 coins after deducting the EA tax, you can bid 4500 on the player and later sell him for 5200 thus making a profit of 700 coins.

To increase your chances of making money you should bid on the player many times. For example, you can bid on 60 cards. If you are out bidden on 75% of the cards, you will still have 15 cards to make money on and as a result you will be able to make 8400 (12 x 700) coins.

Repeating this process

Tricks Playing Call of Duty

How many times have you logged into your Xbox or PlayStation itching to play some Call of Duty, only to log on and have to deal with the frustration of dying over and over again? I know when I first picked up Call of Duty (when World at War was new), I would lose interest in the game so quickly that I was almost tempted to drop the game and use the disc as a coaster. I felt like every time I spawned, it was only a matter of seconds before somebody found me and killed me before I even realized they were there. Over the years I have learned some simple steps that have allowed me to increase my kill to death ratio and finally begin to have some fun with the game, and I want to share them with my readers to help those of you who have been in my shoes and felt the frustration. Let’s start with the most important.

Don’t Camp
This one should be a no-brainer, but many people feel as though camping allows them to draw enemies to them and get the upper hand. Not only is this incredibly annoying for everyone else,