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Educative too!

Talking about playing online flash games, we only consider the entertain value. But did you know they could help develop cognitive skills too?

Online games are divided into different categories. There are action, adventure, arcade, shooting, puzzles, and strategy and multiplayer games, making it easier to pick the type of game that interests you. Thus, these online flash games demand that the player employs varied skills from alertness to decision making to co-ordination to developing strategies. Multiplayer and social games teach players how to socialize and work as a team. Multiplayer games are also a great way to stay in touch with friends living in distant locations.

Engaging and captivating online flash games can also help reduce stress levels after a hard and tiring day at work.

How to play online flash games?

There is more than one way to play online flash games. For most, you will need an Adobe Flash Player or a Java Scripts plug-in. If you don’t have these software programs installed on your computer, you might have to download them for a glitch-free gameplay.

If you don’t want to download any third-party software, there is no need to worry as you can play online flash games directly on your web browser. You simply have to look for an interesting game, wait for it to load and start playing. There are no installations needed here.

Taking it offline

You can also play online games by downloading them. Once downloaded, you can play the game without an internet connection and at your convenience.

It’s not hard to come across sites where you can play online flash games free of cost. Gaming portals might only differ in how they operate; while on a few you can start playing almost immediately, others might require you to register free of cost to start playing. Besides, new games are added regularly so you won’t get bored.

Metal Gear Solid V

When playing Metal-Gear Solid V, how you progress is totally up to you. Whether you want to be loud, stealth, lethal or non-lethal, you can play it the way you like. When you are departing from the overly-strict series, you will not be exclusively punished if you choose to utilize tactics that are more aggressive. In fact, you will have the freedom to use whichever methods you feel like employing.

Camp Omega has a lot of areas to explore both inside and outside. There are dangerous guard posts, drivable vehicles, locked doors that can be opened, secret tunnels as well as other different opportunities that you can capitalize on if you are an observant soldier. The base is under watch of a few soldiers who patrol around in jeeps and trucks, smoke breaks, chat with their colleagues and sometimes reveal important information.

If you are new to this game, it will not take long before you realize the length of details that the game is packed with as well as how the Fox engine it utilizes is able to create a true as well as open-ended mission experience. The Snake in this game has fluid movements and it is very easy to be in control of his stance, tackle foes hand-to-hand and engage in combat. It is also very easy to grab as well as decide what to do with guards. For instance, you can interrogate them or knock them out.

Stealth in this game has been reworked to make it provide visions cones and radars that are more clear. Your weapon as well as ammo will be the only screen indicators. It will take your observation to determine whether an enemy is able to see you. At such a point, there will be a small indicator that will show you how alert the guard on duty is. You can turn the indicator off if you are a hardcore player. These are some of the things that make playing Metal-Gear Solid V a refreshing experience.

Simcity

The Graphics do fit within the game well and by themselves they are genuinely above average. The music is just simply great as the game play fits perfectly within the game structure. Making it all blend together very nicely, making this very enjoyable to play.

This game was not a showcase for the SNES’s graphic capabilities, nor was it meant to be. Nonetheless, there were some pretty cool effects here like when the seasons change every three months, thus changing the color of the forests from green to brown to white. The ”zones” do not look as they would in real life, especially when they are first built.

Airports and Seaports look pretty nice. It is also fairly easy to tell what is going on, which is always a plus for example when a zone needs Power, you will see a lightning bolt flash on and off it. Some structures are also animated, the Industrial Zones in particular.

To be honest, until you get to Metropolis (100,000 citizens), the music is really kind of annoying but before that, the Disaster theme will be one of the best you will hear. The music does seem to fit whatever stage of development your city is in. Of course, when the music does get annoying, it really does not help.

Sound effects wise, there’s a really slim selection, besides the clicking of icons and the placement of zones. Sometimes you get a rail car starting up, or a Plane taking off (Or crashing down, right before that cool disaster music). Other than that, there is not really a whole lot to the sound effects through out the game.

While it is true that the game would really benefit from a mouse device, this game predated the SNES mouse by a year or so, so that was not an option. In spite of this, the game controls really well, and there’s quite a bit to do, even in the light of this game’s sequels, Simcity 2000 and 3000. You can set game speed, wreak disasters on your city at will (Though you can not invoke the almighty Nuclear Meltdown… ), or go to Dr. Wright for some advice.

Of course, in order to accomplish your goal, you will have to listen to your citizens, and give them what they want. The Icon interface allows you to access this info whenever you need it. As far as building your city goes, it’s really simple: Just click on the structure you want to build, find a place for it, push a button, and “BAM” there is your structure.

While it’s not really a story, the basic premise was very original for its time. You are the mayor of a city that you have to guide to Megalopolisdom. Keep in mind that Story was not a very important part of video games in 1991, not that the premise would have been any different. But let’s face it, it is not the story that will keep you playing this game.

Quite honestly, I’m of the belief that pulling off a Megalopolis the right way is the single toughest feat in all of video gaming. And the Big Money Code you probably already know about does not really make it any easier. As with any game of its kind, you have to go slow and build up a solid financial base before you can build at any sort of decent pace (As such, you spend a lot of time with the Game Speed set to Fast, just waiting around). The Big Money code can make this faster, but not any easier trust me.

Admittedly, there is not a lot to do after you beat this game. Of course you probably never will beat the game, in the Megalopolis sense. If you get bored, you can challenge one of 6 scenarios, in which you are given a city with a problem ranging from the mundane (Traffic, Crime) to the near catastrophic (Nuclear Meltdown). You have a set period of time 5 or 10 years to make the situation right.

It is quite a challenge to stay within your budget for this amount of time, given that you will probably lose several hundred dollars a year, besides having to improve the city. Before you beat them, it’s fun to play the game a lot, but afterward you really get kind of sick of it.

Video Game Consoles

Choosing the ideal gaming machine makes a huge difference to how you play. Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages and you need to understand them clearly before you spend money on any one of them. However, you’ll also need to buy a whole lot of other accessories in order to get the best performance when you are playing games. These accessories include headphones, cables, remotes, charging mats, additional video game controllers and the like. Many players prefer to buy Bluetooth accessories, video gaming keyboards included, so that they can go wireless.

The latest gaming accessories use motion sensor technology and they enable you to get right into the game. You’ll need this accessory to track your movements so that you can play martial arts, sports, dance or action video games. The experience is absolutely lifelike and you’ll be really glad you spent the money on the accessory.

The gaming consoles and accessories can work out to be quite expensive since you will probably require a whole lot of them in order to have the best possible gaming experience. You’ll also need to keep buying the latest bestselling games in order to keep up with the latest trends. Make sure that you buy all your video game equipment from a reliable store that offers them at very good prices. Don’t be in a hurry to buy them unless you are absolutely certain that the particular model you pick up is the right one for you. These accessories are also perfect as gifts and Christmas stocking stuffers.

It’s a good idea to buy video game accessories that are compatible with different gaming systems so that you can use them more efficiently. Be especially careful about the sound quality of headsets or audio devices because this ensures that you really enjoy the game. It is good to look for durability as well since these accessories come in for rough use.

Modern Childhood

Different Options and Opportunities

Today, entertainment and learning options for kids are very different and significantly wider. There’s a whole market dedicated to children apps so they can play great games and broaden their knowledge without even realizing it. Apps can even help take care of their health. The last group is probably the most important one – busy parents can stop worrying because their kids’ smartphone app can remind them when to take their medication.

Are the “Modern Kids” Missing Out?

Pets usually are one of the greatest childhood memories. Having a living being that grows up alongside you and loves you no matter what is an irreplaceable experience. But that’s not just a one-way street – pets teach you what it’s like to care for someone and worry about other people’s needs.

Virtual pet games really changed this. Your kid can simply download one or several different pet games and play with them on the screen. This new experience can be confusing and many parents are in two minds when it comes to virtual pets. Despite many studies and research, the question of the quality of life the “new age” kids have still remains unanswered and we often wonder whether the little ones are missing out nowadays.

Actually, It’s the Other Way Around

Yet, it appears that not all the games are bad for the kids, or at least not in their entirety. Has anyone ever told you how much he or she wanted a pet but the parents couldn’t afford one or the living arrangements didn’t allow for it? Thanks to smartphone apps, every child can have a pet. We’re not talking just about cats and dogs now, but fictional pets like dragons and even protected species like pandas, as well.

If you give them a try, you’ll realize that some of these virtual pets tend to be more serious than what you might have expected. When it comes to most of them, you do need to take care of a virtual pet like you would of a real one in order for it to be happy. So, feeding it, taking it to the bathroom, and playing with it are a necessity for a virtual pet to be happy.

Fire Pro Wrestling Returns

There are no drastic changes to the core Fire Pro game play. It’s the same solid grappling system long time fans have grown accustomed to. Those who are new to Fire Pro will need to spend some time getting used to the timing. The fighting system punishes button mashers. I would advice newbies to set COM difficulty to 1 and work their way up to a harder level. This is one of those games where appreciation is only gained after learning the ins and outs.

The series’ trademark features are tight game play and a huge roster. FPR boasts a total of 327 real life competitors. To avoid copyright issues, everyone has been given a name modification. Vader is named “Saber”, Kenta Kobashi is “Keiji Togashi”, etc. Feel free to rename everyone accordingly. You also have the option of changing the attire for default characters. You don’t have to sacrifice one of your 500 edit(CAW) slots when your favorite wrestler changes gimmicks.

FPR’s all-star roster features wrestlers, boxers and mixed martial artists from around the world. Puroresu legends like Giant Baba, Satoru Sayama(original Tiger Mask) and Jushin “Thunder” Lyger are selecible. As always the default roster is dominated by Puro wrestlers. Some of the fighters well known to American wrestling/UFC fans include Bret Hart, Sting, Andre the Giant, Petey Williams, Mirco Cro Cop and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

A new addition to the series is a “corner to center” attack. When your opponent is knocked down in the middle of the ring, you can hunker down in the corner to set up a spear, super kick or a few other maneuvers. This adds a bit more drama and accuracy to matches that feature characters who set up these attacks a certain way. Because of this new feature, you can create an accurate Shawn Michaels or Bill Goldberg if you were inclined to do so.

A traditional steel cage match has finally been added. Players can use weapons like barbed wire bats, or the cage it’s self to inflict pain upon others. Other match types include S-1(boxing, punches only), Gruesome( a 12 sided UFC inspired cage) and the Electrified Barbed Wire Exploding Deathmatch. While the has Hell in a Cell, The Japanese hardcore wrestlers hurl each other on electrified boards covered in skin shredding barbed wired. It’s different, but fun none the less

Buzz worthy features include Ref edit, Belt Edit, and Ring/Logo Edit. There is a GM mode called “Match Maker”, but is it very limited. All you do is set up matches between fighters and get graded by the percentage of crowd reaction of the match. There strange special events that happen during match maker do very little to expand beyond it’s limitations. For some inconceivable reason, created wrestlers are barred from use in Match Maker.

Presentation is nothing special. Menus are serviceable, but accessing some features can be a chore at times FPR’s 2D graphics remind me of arcade games like Wrestlefest. Character sprites are not hi resolution, but they are large and detailed. Spike could have easily recycled graphics from Fire Pro Wrestling Z. They instead created new sprites and reanimated some pre existing moves. Some animations seem a bit robotic, but are pretty smooth.

I’m sad to say Spike has once again mapped the pick up weapons button to the run button. Want to get a fluorescent tube from the corner while playing in an exploding barbed wire match? Make sure you are close enough to said tubes. Otherwise you’ll go running into the barbed wire ropes, thus end up looking like a complete fool. It doesn’t ruin the game or anything, but such neglect of the R2 button has me dumbfounded. Overall that is one of my biggest gripes with FPR.

Titanfall for Xbox

Don’t get me wrong, Call of Duty and Battlefield are great games. I’ve enjoyed many years of service with those games. When I started playing Titanfall to write a Titanfall review, however, I remembered the good old days with extreme physics, crazy weapons, and cool, futuristic battlegrounds. For so long I had been confined to a military-based games with weapons based on real weapons, battlegrounds straight from Iraq or eastern Europe, and actual physics. As soon as I started I started jumping high and throwing grenades 100 yards, I thought to myself, “Oh yeah, video games don’t have to be real. They’re actually really great when I can do things that I can’t do in the real world.

Once you break out of the military standard for a arena-based shooter, I found when play for the purpose of writing a Titanfall review, I loved the machines and the weapons you get to play with. Just having a larger gun and big mechanical suits that the game makers balance very well. Having a Titan load and dropping down into the battle is great fun and flows seamlessly during gameplay.

There are a few things that Titanfall doesn’t have that were large reasons why I enjoy some other games like Call of Duty or Battlefield like branching objectives, evolving maps or destructible scenery. The game play is great and fluid but even a few more maps would have been nice.

Overall, however, Titanfall was a joy to play. It made me step back and appreciate a first-person shooter that wasn’t based in my reality. I got to play in a new, although not interactive, maps and pilot large machines that flowed nicely from player-to-machine gameplay. All-in-all, Titanfall is a must have for any fan of arena-based gaming. What it may lack in features like interactive maps, game modes, and objectives it makes up for in shear fun and entertainment.

Action Adventure Games

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 of the simplest action games. The thing that sets this one apart from other options is the bonus feature included. The graphics of this gaming event are astonishing. The fluent and smooth nature makes it popular among the players. Another special feature is that the player cannot beat the game by using the buttons as most often they have to block the enemies and escape from them. Environments in this game are similar throughout the event and the boss fights are funny but not as memorable and creative as the boss fighting involved in other action games.

Devil May Cry: When this action amusement play was invented, there was no other action game that could compete with it. This one has a good storyline and includes a perfect combat system. The surroundings in the event were not different but the boss battles involved in Devil May Cry were memorable and exciting too.

Devil May Cry 3: This is probably the most popular among the various action adventures because it is a combination of many action games. The story is well inscribed. This game explains lots of things about the past life of Dante and his brothers that were not known in other series.

Grand Theft Auto PC

The action is divided up between three protagonists and each one has their own style, story and theme. There is Michael’s story about a criminal who achieved the dream of making enough to cash out and the depression that followed, to Franklin’s story of ambition that will eventually lead him to Michael’s fate and Trevor’s crazed madness that embodies the player’s natural destructive tendencies when playing a GTA title.

This is nothing new from the consoles so what sets GTA on PC apart? GTA 5 PC benefits from the new lighting model, post-processing effects, day-to-night cycle and added vegetation of the next-gen console versions and shadow detail that affect everything from the way characters’ faces look close-up to depth-of-field effects, water and grass.

The controls translated well enough to the mouse and keyboard except for flying, which requires use of WASD, the number pad, and the mouse, which means you need three hands to easily pilot aircraft. Driving also takes some getting use to, as slight adjustments are easy on a joystick but difficult on keyboard. Prepare to crash some really nice cars before finally getting the hang of leaving the Los Santos Police in the dust.

The PC version also has first person perspective, which brings crime to a whole new personal level. Walking the streets of Los Santos and seeing the world through the eyes of Michael or Franklin bring the immersion to a whole new level. Gunplay also feels tighter in first person and driving has a completely new thrill.

The definitive addition to the PC version is the new Rockstar Editor and its accompanying Director Mode. At any point, you can start recording your play session in clips of up to 90 seconds in length. You can also use an instant replay function to grab footage from an always-on buffer after you do something cool or crazy. You can then use the Rockstar Editor to edit and montage these clips, changing the camera angle, adding filters, and putting in new background music. This addition has created a tool for those who want to make YouTube Videos but don’t have the sophisticated software to do so.

Worst Case Scenario Game

The game sounds quite simple, but it is actually really entertaining. My wife and I play lots of board games, and this one has stuck around for quite a while even as we have quit playing many others out of boredom.

We usually play several times in a row, as the games can sometimes be quite short. Here are some example questions from the game:

  • How to survive a tornado when in a car
  • How to survive a kidnapping
  • How to proceed if your car breaks down in heavy fog
  • How to detect a letter bomb
  • How to consume moldy food

As you can see, there are some really useful questions, and some that are a bit loopy or funny. I must admit, it can at times get a bit repetitive if you play many games in a row. If you take depend on this for example on a camping trip, be sure to bring other games as well to break things up.

This game was published around 2002 by University Games. University games sells board games in both the US and Europe, and has been around since the 80’s. Here’s a sample of the instructions, showing how to play the game:

Playing The Game

The youngest player’s team goes first. Roll the die but do not move the playing piece.

The other team (Team 2) to the right of the youngest player’s team (Team 1) picks a Worst-Case Scenario Survival Question Card from the Card Box and reads the question and the multiple choice answers to Team 1.

  • If Team 1 answers correctly, they move their playing piece ahead the number of footprints shown on the die.
  • If Team 1 does not answer correctly, they do not move their playing piece and Team 2 moves their playing piece ahead the number of footprints shown on the die.

Play passes to the left.