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Gameboy Games of All Time

Tetris Game Boy games

Most people would say that Tetris is a wonderful and clever game – and as easy as it is to learn and play it, it’s pretty hard to master. All one had to do was to place some shapes in some certain order so as to complete a kind of line that is automatically cleared, as if you were building puzzles from the very scratch, but each puzzle felt a little different. It was very understandable to new players and made people addicted to such an extent that it invaded their very dreams. Even with several different versions which have come in the past two decades or so, the original portable release was just as playable then as it is today.

Pokémon series Game Boy games

Considering Pokémon’s very long-lasting success, it is hard to imagine that there could exist a time when people thought this crazy Japanese critter catcher was just a passing craze. Whether one started with original Blue and Red release, or even later with Crystal, Yellow, Gold, Silver, or the myriad several other additions on the series, at a point in your life you have likely felt an urge to catch all of them.

The Legend of Zelda Game Boy games: Link’s Awakening

Link’s Awakening might be a rarity in the extent that it does not feature Triforce or Princess Zelda, but that does not detract one from the game’s own overall quality. Immediately after waking up some shores of some mysterious place named Koholint Island, Link starts a puzzle-filled challenge to collect a number of musical instruments that would awaken the huge sleeping Wind Fish and allow him to get to escape the Koholint Island. A 1998 DX version release updated this game’s graphics as well as expanded the quest and challenge with exclusive color-based dungeons. The game was so influential that Nintendo released the title covers as the initial entry in the 3DS’ virtual console.

Pro Gaming Products

There a two kinds of controller sticks you can use; concave and domed. Concave is where the center of the stick is caved in and the domed is where the stick is in the shape a dome. They do not necessarily make you play better, it is just your preference for what you would want to use. The paddles are designed for button mapping. By this I mean having the paddle replace a button so you do not have to use that button.

These go on the back of the controller. For example let’s say that the A button is used to jump, when customizing the controller paddles you can assign one the paddles the A button. So instead of always having to press A to jump you can just push the paddle instead. Now the paddles can be assigned to any button you want, just do what fits your style of play. You can have up to four paddles, which means you can have four buttons remapped for the paddles.

The next thing you will want to get is a gaming headset. The top two companies are Turtle Beach and Astro Gaming. These headsets allow you to hear game audio and chat audio in the headset. It is up to you to figure out what levels you want each audio at. Each person has their own preference but majority of the pro players use Astro gaming. Also, each person will say that one is better than the other based on what headset they have. I have had a Turtle Beach headset before but now have an Astro Gaming headset. I personally think Atros are better because they are designed better, and I think they have better quality.

You want to have one of these brands because they will help you in-game. It will help you hear things at a distance and it helps you hear people coming up behind you. Do some research, look at reviews, and talk to your friends about them and buy what you think is best. The last main thing you will need is a monitor. There are a lot of companies who make monitors, just like headsets each person has their own preference of what brand they use. Major League Gaming uses BenQ monitors. They even have a specific monitor that is used by the pros at events. You can find these by just Googling them. These have the best quality and the lowest lag response time. The picture is so clear, colorful, and is nice because there is no lag which means everything that happens, happens in real time with no delay. Another thing that I would recommend is a recording a device to record your gameplays. You can get an El Gato or and Hauppague HDPVR.

These are the only two that I know of, but I am sure there are more. Before purchasing one these make sure your computer or laptop reaches and or exceeds the specifications of the device. These are not necessary to be a pro gamer, but it is nice to record your gameplays and makes videos out of them and post them to YouTube. Basically every pro player makes YouTube videos from their games. You can get fans to watch and subscribe to your YouTube channel. This is not necessity but it is a nice thing to have to show to others. These are the products that players in general and pro players use. I highly recommend looking into all of these. Theses would be an investment, a one time purchase that would last a very long time. I hope that these help you guys out. Happy gaming.

Play on High-Quality Gaming Laptops

Cuphead

Cuphead is quite possibly the most visually endearing game you can play on a laptop! The hand-drawn, classically animated 2D graphics are nothing but vibrant and whimsical. Although its multi-stage bosses are intimidatingly challenging, it’s still conquerable thanks to the learnable tells and patterns. Not to mention the sensational soundtrack and visuals alone are already worth the time spent on a laptop! Buy gaming related laptops now and start enjoying this phenomenal piece of art!

Undertale

There’s no better reason to buy laptops belonging to games than playing Undertale! In this charming role-playing game, you’re an innocent child fallen into a monster-filled underworld where the only way to survive is quick thinking! What makes this laptop game interesting is that you have the option to befriend or fight the bosses. Your actions will determine how the bosses react! The fact that it can be played on practically any gaming laptop is a huge bonus. Undertale is the kind of game that easily makes you sit in front of your gaming laptop for ages. It’s almost impossible not to buy gaming laptops and start playing this game!

Papers, Please

You won’t believe working as a border control officer is fun until you play Papers, Please on your laptop! Set in a fictional corrupt communist country, your job is to process refugees from an unfriendly neighbouring nation. Check passports and visa papers to see if they meet entry requirements and detain refugees with false documents. Your pay will be docked if you make mistakes, and your family’s lives will be endangered! This engrossing indie game is perfect to be played on gamers laptops thanks to its tiny 50MB size and pixel-art graphics. Looking for excuses to buy laptops? Look no further!

Hearthstone

One cannot neglect Hearthstone when it comes to the best games you can play on a laptop! A collectable card game set in Blizzard’s Warcraft universe, you’ll be fighting against other players with magic spells, weapons, minions and special abilities. It is one of those classic, addictive games that makes you end up sitting in front of your laptop a lot longer than you planned to!

Play Online Flash Games

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.