Friday, December 23, 2011

How to Pick Up Great Headphones For Gaming: 5 Useful Tips

When it comes to the gaming world, many gamers need special gears to push their gaming experiences to new levels. I can list them here as gaming mice, gaming keyboards, headphones and more. And what I want to share with you today is how to pick up great headphones that fit your needs.

Remember that picking the wrong pair of headphones might lead to bad results as you're not at the best mood of playing your favorite games. So pay close attention to the following tips. I know they will help you select your own good headphones.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Why Many Flying Schools Use Flight Simulator Games?

It does require lot of skills and extensive training to become a professional airline pilot. Lots of people are interested in this job and would like to start a career in aviation industry but flying a plane is very much different than driving a car and getting a pilot diploma is way tougher than getting a driving license.

Luckily, there is a large number of specialized flying schools around offering courses for aspiring pilots and flight crew, helping them to get the knowledge and practice needed for this challenging and demanding profession. The cost of such schools used to be enormous, but in recent years they have managed to reduce their prices considerably and the main reason for that price cut was the increased use of flight simulator systems.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Why Computer Games Are Offensive

As a video game professional and a gamer I find the term 'computer games' unbelievably offensive. This doesn't mean that I am a console fangirl simply hating on PC games, or that I refuse to develop for anything other than PC. Actually, I am referring to the use of the term by the wider community and its perpetuation of the notion that video games are for children.

My feelings on this matter were in part sparked by the debate for R18+ classification in Australia in recent years. I was following the progress closely for much of last year and was increasingly confused by the constant referral of video games as computer games. In an age where gaming exists on any and every platform one can think of, I am repeatedly puzzled by the use of such a dated term. Games have been beyond the humble home computer for decades so why are they remaining weighed down by such a term? The answer, I find, stems from those who use the term; people who oppose an R18+ classification.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Word Games Are A Teaching Aide As Well As Fun

I suppose in today's information blizzard the game of Hangman doesn't cause anyone - child or adult - to experience fear and cold sweats. I don't think that can be said of first time participants in Victorian times. Back in those days the term hangman conjured up thoughts of crime and punishment and definitely wasn't considered entertainment.

In fact, Hangman is one of the oldest word games. To quote Tony Aulard of "The Oxford Guide To Word Games", "The origins of Hangman are obscure, but it seems to have arisen in Victorian Times." 1. In 1894 Alice Bertha Gomme`s book "Traditional Games" it appears under the name "Birds, Beasts and Fishes" in its simplest form. The first and last letter of a word is listed and the player fills in the blanks. 2.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Addiction of the Racing Games

Among some of the most addictive games you can find online, the racing ones are definitely on top of the list. The smooth graphic lines, the detailed cars, and the 3D world created by real artists, are all implemented in some of the most awesome games with cars. And all of this effort really pays of when you see the reaction these marvelous games create. It starts slow and progressively grows into a major addiction you just can't stop, and you won't even want to!

Your First Racing Game

As you start your first online engine, you just test the waters to see if they are as spectacular as everyone says they are. It takes a little while to get used to the control keys, the mouse, or joystick, but once you get the hang of it, you will slowly start to like it very much. A lot of possibilities will open before your eyes, enabling you to discover fantasy worlds in your pimped-out ride. It's true, the online gaming zone offers you more than what the real life can, at least when it comes to cars. Driving a Ferrari, a Lamborghini or a Maserati will probably never happen in the real life. So as you drive your first online car, think about the fancy model you want to upgrade.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Brief Diablo 3 Monk Leveling Guide

In this brief Diablo 3 Monk Leveling Guide we will explore the unique attributes of the new monk class and learn about the traits that set the them apart from other melee classes in Diablo 3.

The monk is know for his or her mastery of both mind and body. Only after many years of training in the spiritual and martial arts do they leave the monastery and enter into battle to rid the land of evil.

A master of unarmed combat as well as melee weaponry, the monk dispatches of his enemies with lightning-fast strikes and lethal weapon blows. They are capable of inflicting enormous damage on single targets as well as a handful of AOE (area of effect) attacks to multiple enemies using their elemental power. Their single target damage will make monks a valuable group member when fighting bosses and more difficult rare mobs.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Quick Diablo 3 Templar Leveling Guide

In this Templar Leveling Guide overview, we will delve into the righteous world of Kormac, the Templar follower. Throughout the guide, I will cover their lore, skills, and some of the pros and cons to consider when choosing the Templar to help you achieve fast Diablo 3 leveling!

The Templar is a holy fighter with the highest of moral standards and the strictest of codes. Known as Kormac, this Diablo 3 follower is a devoted warrior who has deprived himself of all earthly pleasures in order to better ready himself to enforce justice throughout the lands. His life is dedicated to victory over the dark forces that threaten Sanctuary and he will not rest until evil is vanquished or he gasps his last breath...whichever comes first.

Friday, August 12, 2011

PvZ 3 Gate Expand

With the amount of openings available in PvZ it can be hard to decide what's best to do in every situation. What map is it? What are the positions? Have I played this map before? Etc etc. These are all questions that play important roles in determining your build. Luckily, even if you are in completely unknown territory there's a standard build that will work on all maps/positions (ladder/tournament maps): The 3-Gate + expo.

The 3-Gate + expo is solid, standard play that allows for a safe and relatively quick expansion with a standing army. Your early army opens up opportunities for pressure and scouting. It is also strong against any all-ins Zergs have.

A few words of caution: With any openings Protoss has against Zerg, early Spawning Pool timings must be accounted for, so make sure to scout and not get caught off guard by playing blind! More on this later.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Dead Space 2 Review

I recently just got a triple SLI setup going, with three GTX 480 cards, now that they have dropped down to just $249.99, or even $219.99 for some retailers. One of the first games I decided to test out is a favorite of mine. The original Dead Space definitely has a place in my heart as one of my favorite games. I'm a big fan of over shoulder third person shooters, such as this game and Resident Evil 5.

Gameplay in Dead Space 2 can be described as simple but sweet. Controls are easy to get use to, and they definitely surpass the controls in the original Dead Space. In the original, the game would got bezerk with V-sync enabled. I played Dead Space 2 with vertical sync disabled, and hardly noticed any screen tearing. The variety of guns in the game or of many and each being unique from another. Honestly, I was a little dissapointed to learn that the entire game could be beat with just the plasma cutter, which is quite sad and makes you want to ask, 'what's the point of the others?'. Sure they're fun to play with, but I like my weapons to be needed and be essential in certain situations, making each one important and playing a vital part for different portions of the game. Other than that, the camera works great with this gameplay style.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Top 5 Minecraft Adventure Maps From 2011

Part and parcel of Minecraft is the ability to build your own map, and explore other people's creations. But with so many maps out there it can be difficult to wade through the mediocre to find the gems. If you're new to Minecraft, or simply want to make sure you haven't missed some great maps, check out these top five minecraft adventure maps.

5. SkyBlock 2.0

The first version of Sky Block became popular for it's limited map size and the survival difficulty it created. This follow-up version adds two more sky blocks to the map and starts you on a small island floating in the middle of nowhere, with an ice block and lava. It includes more items to find as you explore the challenge map. You won't have mastered this map until you figure out how to make a forest, a wheat farm, and a reed farm, with only 9 pieces of dirt.