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Console Gaming vs Online Gaming

 

Online gaming has been thriving with many free online games available as well as subscription based games available.

Console gaming remains popular despite being more expensive with gaming consoles available for the Internet, such as Xbox live for the Internet as well as Sony Playstation Network.

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Games to Play

 

Classic video games that continue to thrive are Super Mario games, Pokemon games, Sims, Call of Duty, Assassins Creed games, and World of Warcraft. Video games that offer adventure and exploration are open world games, where worlds are explored just like in virtual games. Open world games surged unpopularity with the release of GTA 5 or Final Fantasy.

Video game console is an important choice in making purchase. The most popular consoles are PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but with the success of Mario games and Pokemon games, other consoles such as Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are in great demand. PlayStation 4 has certain advantages over Xbox and PlayStation 3 despite many similarities.

Best video games available on PS3 and PS4 include Metal Gear Solid 4, InFamous 1 & 2, LittleBigPlanet, Grand Turismo, Final Fantasy and Grand Theft Auto V (although this game was designed for Xbox). Games for Xbox include Kinect Adventures, Halo 3, Gears of War, Grand Theft Auto IV or Forza Motorsport 4.

Online games can have its setbacks as players may encounter various technical issues such as crashing, freezing and glitches that need to be fixed or lags that cause slow response time with delayed view of other players' actions. One of the most popular online game is World of Warcraft.

Other problems may pertain to traffic, game servers as well as difficulties in dealing with unscrupulous players who use lag switches. Some players can also insert delays into the local traffic flow. They do that by installing switches, making them appear as if they were frozen while in fact they'd be playing.

Game performance also suffers if there is high network traffic. Some online games such as bubble shooter games are safe and remain popular. Due to the above issues, experienced players may prefer console gaming despite the cost involved.

Game of Thrones Ascent is the first social network game that follows games based on the popular television series Game of Thrones Season 1, 2, and 3. It gained even more popularity with Game of Thrones Season 4 just screened.

 

Leauge of Legends Continues to Score High

League of Legends is one of the most challenging video games that continues to fascinate players because of various choices offered, its changing nature and new methods that need to be utilised to be able to participate. The gameplay is based on rewards given for participating in the game, awarded mostly for destroying towers or turrets that are situated in lanes.

The story of League of Legends revolves around the landscape of Runatera, where magic used in disputes altered it. In the end, disputes and wars created so much destruction that all battles needed to be approved first to prevent further damage. Participants in League of legends are called champions.

Among League of Legend characters are Fiora Laurent, who controls the House of Laurent and wants to be the greatest duelist in Damacia and Valoran. Other characters in this video game include Galio, whose main purpose is to fight of Damacia, Garen who is trying to validate his existence as a warrior, Lucian, The Purifier, Luxanna “Lux” Crownguard, The Lady of Luminosity, Poppy, The Iron Ambassador, Quinn and Valor, Demacia's Wings, Shyvan, The Half-Dragon, Cassiopeia Du Couteau, The Serpent's Embrace, Darius, The Hand of Noxus, Katarina Du Couteau, and The Sinister Blade.

Those who require many skills involve Cassiopeia, difficult to defeat because of her abilities to turn her enemies into stones.

League of Legends video game is played in teams during sessions. There have been game tournaments hosted each year for the past few years, and players are allowed to fly to Los Angeles to participate.

This video game has been created by Riot Games for PC and Mac, and can also be played online.

League of Legends trailer  

Best Games of 2013

Grand Theft Auto V

In Great Theft Auto V players progress through missions in the open world that involve fighting enemies, navigating through the San Andreas countryside. They can be wanted by the police and track down or damaged, losing their health. Players can choose the character they want to play and abilities while also engaging in certain specific activities such as parachuting. This single-player mode game takes place in a constantly evolving world. GTA V was the highest rated vide game of 2013.

The Last of Us

The Last of Us is a great video game to play on Playstation 3. It recreates the world, where people fight for survival among zombies using various weapons, including rifles, shotguns and bows. Both the quality of this video game along with its artistic and technical achievements are impressive.

Bioshock Infinite

Bioshock infinite involves agent Booker DeWitt, who when trying to rescue imprisoned Elizabeth becomes involved in the fight between various factions of Columbia that in 1912 became a theocratic city suspended in the air. With a combination of weapons and powers various forces are fought. This game has been regarded the third highest rated video game of 2013.

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Upcoming Video Games 2014

Minecraft

Minecraft has been one of the most popular video games involving open world exploration through building your own world that includes almost anything that allows survival. These abilities are to protect from various monsters that attack at night. So far, it has been released for PC, Xbox 360, Android and iOS. It is to be released for Xbox One on 31 August 2014.

Minecraft trailer

Metro

Metro Redux video game has been released on August 26. Metro Redux is a compilation of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light for Xbox One, PS4 , and PC. In Europe, this video game will be released on August 29. This video game takes place in the metro system of Moscow after a nuclear war destroyed everything, and those who survived live in Moscow's metro stations. Those who live outside became mutants called the Dark Ones. Artyom, who was born there must fight the Dark Ones, who threaten human survival. This video game is a popular first person shooter game.

Metro Redux trailer

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age Inquisition is an RPG video game with an impressive gameplay area. This video game also features a large number of abilities as well as upgrades. Players are able to create their own weapons acquiring a role of an Inquisitor to fight dragons. It is an open world game, where decisions influence future outcomes of the world struggling with Mages and chaos. This video game is for Xbox One and PS4. Dragon Age: Inquisition release date: 18 November

Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer

Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4 takes place in Kyrat, Himalayas. It follows video game Far Cry 3, an open world first-person shooter game, where Jason Brody and his friends are kidnapped while they take vacation on one of the islands between the Indian and Pacific Ocean. They are taken hostage to extort money by Vaas, the leader of the pirates of this island. Jason manages to escape and joins the natives of the island, who fight against the pirates. Jason then ends his life during one of their rituals.

The gameplay involves attacking from various sides during missions, where items are unlocked, and along with gaining experience, skills are collected enabling also upgrades. Far Cry games started with Far Cry released in 2004, where the main protagonist ends up in one of the islands of Micronesia, searing for a missing journalist. Each far cry game takes place in an exotic location, such as Africa or an unidentified island.

In Far Cry 4, players can find their own story progression in this open world game, hunting, fighting and exploring with the help of weapons, using animals and completing missions in Central Asia. They fight Pagan Min, the most powerful man in this land. Far Cry 4 has new features and more tools.

Far Cry 4 gameplay will involve other cultures and more mission variety. Far Cry 4 release date is 18 November for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS 3, PS 4, and PC.

Far Cry 4 trailer

 

Other upcoming anticipated video games include Destiny, The Wolf Among Us, Assassins Creed Unity, and Call of Duty Advanced Warfare.




 

PC Games

Due to the widespread popularity of PCs, PC games or computer games have been also widely popular and available. Some of the best PC games released recently include Call of Duty, Transformers, The Elder Scroll online, Wolfenstein and Watchdogs.
 

Mac Games

Mac Games remain popular with video games such as Sims 3, World of Warcraft and Spore.
 

Games for Kids

Consoles that are great for kids include PSP and PSVita with popular games such as Dexter and Lego Indiana Jones, The Original Adventures. Other popular games for PSP for adults include Metal Gear Acid, Wipeout Pure and Lumines.
 

Open World Games

One of the most appealing aspects of playing video games is exploration of worlds that is available in adventure games such as open world games. Quests with freedom to venture anywhere provide a unique experience. Perceptions on which open games are the best may differ, but some video games stood the test of time in terms of their popularity. They include games such as Minecraft, Ultima, Grand Theft Auto, and Final Fantasy series. 

Open world games such as Fallout 3, The Elder Scrools IV: Oblivion or inFamous involve roaming through worlds that involve diverse natural environments, including islands, swamps, cities, where secrets need to be discovered riding through rivers or on planes.

Other best open world games are Assassins Creed Series, also called sandbox games. Assassins Creed IV Black Flag are one of the most popular shooting games.  Strategy games such as  bubble shooter games involving both puzzle and shooter games are considered great fun games.

Games can relieve adventure seeking or puzzle solving cravings that is part of all open world games. They can also relieve stress or help in problem solving.  There are various inspirational games available to buy online including popular pc games or ps3 games.

Video games worth exploring include PC games, such as Elder Scrolls or Borderlands. More on best open world games as well as other video games including reviews in  open world games, Pokemon XSims 3Assassins Creed IV Black Flag and indie games.

 

Stealth Games

Stealth games engage different gameplays, where players use tactics involving staying hidden and out of sight rather than shooting. The player needs to use tools that disguise or even surprise while gaining advantage that can pertain even to avoiding noise.

Attacking and rewards are major characteristics of the game. Stealth gaming features genres such as espionage, counter-terrorism, and rouge aspects. Such games include characters such as spies, thieves, and assassins. Stealth games that are also stealth action games include Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.

Unlike in shooting games, the main goal is to avoid combat, attacking enemies from behind. Some elements of stealth games are in Assassins Creed and in particular in Assassins Creed II. Most recent stealth games include The Dark Mod and Thief series that are one of the best stealth games.

 

Super Mario Games

 

Super Mario games impress with graphics and colours featuring Mario traveling across platforms to rescue Princess Peach while defeating his enemies. Using his own abilities, such as jumping skills, he gains help through power ups to gain additional skills. Mario games are full of adventure and fun with an element of surprise, as Mario collects items, such as coins as well as solves puzzles. He has to reach objectives within various confinements, rules or worlds. Players can define their worlds in Super Mario Bros. 3 or offer additional areas, such as in Super Mario 64.

Mario’s ability to jump helps him avoid and defeat his enemies. He can spin jump in Super Mario Bros. 2. Additional help is available for him through mushroom power ups that are commonly used in most games, allowing him to change size or gain abilities. Some mushrooms have the opposite effect and can decrease his size.

In New Super Mario Bros. Mario can float, run through the water or up the wall. He can extend his life in Super Mario Bros. He uses a Super Flower to collect coins. He walks on lava in Super Mario Galaxy that is also the first 3D platformer game. In Super Mario 3D World he can exercise cat like abilities in his cat suit.

Mario can become invincible in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island or flies using magic carpet in Super Mario Bros. 2. His flying abilities feature as well in Mario Bros. 3, where he uses a tail as a flight propeller. In Super Mario Land he flies a yellow airplane and in Super Mario World becomes a floating balloon. He expands in all directions in Super Mario 64 that is also the first open world game in the video game series. There is no time limits there as he moves across all worlds with moves that also include spinning.

Mario Kart 8 is a racing game between the characters. It is a multiplayer game, where racing can be conducted also on walls and ceilings.

  


 

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