Monday, January 25, 2010

Your Now Connected

Online gaming is huge on all devices, from cell phones and laptops to game systems. The thing about them in my opinion is the ability to keep connected with friends and family, as well as being able to meet people from all over the world. Who are all having fun doing the same thing you are and that’s playing a game. Most online games like these are awesome to play with friends and others, for your no longer limited to a story line most of the time when games are online. You can form alliances in some with your friends and lead campaign’s to control territory. Or in the case or a shooting game, form a squad and strategies how to take down an enemy that you couldn’t alone.

You also have people using online gaming to hold competitions at conventions for games like halo. They play with certain rules in order to win prizes like money, other games, controllers and many other things. I’ve never competed in anything like that but I had a friend in high school that did. For things like that though you really have to be good at the game.

The most resent online game I played was with my dad called “Sacred 2 Fallen Angel”.

It’s basically no more than another version of “Dungeon and Dragons”. I really like it though, for you get to battle many creatures and ride a horse as well. It kind of reminds me of “World of Warcraft” for the computer.

You’re set in a gigantic world of Ancaria, where there is a dark and light side to the game and six characters. The characters are a Seraphim, High Elf, Dryad, Temple Guardian, Shadow Warrior, and an Inquisitor each with their own unique abilities.
“No matter which character or path you choose, Ancaria’s unique world will continuously surprise you with its many dangers, adventures, and wonders. It is a living world with peaceful inhabitants and abysmally evil creatures. The courageous and lucky hero will find power, respect, and riches beyond their imagination. But for those who waver, there will be only death. It could come from anywhere – around the next bend, in dark crypts, deep woods, or icy caverns…” (Introduction from game).
Any way hope you enjoyed this post.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Do you think video games are the cause of violent kids? You hear all the time from parents that you shouldn’t play games more or less the ones that are violent. Some complain that video games are the cause of violence in schools and at activities. You all so hear that “those games are going to rot your brain” and many other negative things that you can just imagine.

Well I say that’s what they think, for games have never really been bad for you and now more and more people are coming to realize this. I was reading this article and this lady is right, for don’t we let are children play with cap guns and other violent things. What is the difference?

Well deference is that there isn’t any really. For a kids imagination will wonder where it wants to know matter what you do. I mean I’ve played video games all my life and I’m not a violent person. I use video games to relax, like Call of Duty and God of War. As well as guitar hero and I’ve just recently gotten to use a wii their amazing. Games are getting to the point where you can learn things from them. Look at leapster made by leapfrog. That’s a video game for children where all it was meant to do is teach them. So not all video games can be considered bad. If anything it should be parents faults for letting their children play the violent games when there to young anyway. For that’s why companies put labels on the games with ratings.

Even most violent games aren’t that bad really for there is a lot of strategy in the games. For in some you have to solve puzzles in order to continue playing the game. Plus I was playing the latest metal gear solid for the ps3 and after so long it makes you take a break from the game. The only thing I can see being caused by games maybe, is obesity. With the wii now, even that is being taken care of. For you have the wii fit games and others that make you get up and move. Sooner or later I feel all systems are going to require that you make movements for it won’t be long before virtual games are reality, but in the case of games causing violence I think it’s all bologna.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Winning wars with games

I remember watching on a TV special on how the US military uses combat games like "call of duty" and "Ace Combat" to train soldiers. I looked some stuff up on it and found one that is called “America’s Army” although it’s not made for the play station 3, its pretty cool. They integrated it into a Javelin missile training system and CROWS or (common remotely operated weapons system) which apparently is a remote-controlled gun on the new humvees. Their basically a simulator for all switch’s and sounds on it are all realistic. For the general public games like "Call of Duty" are pretty realistic as well and they run you through many different types of situations in battles. They can be very difficult at times and others are not so bad. Your main goal though is the same of the militaries and that is for you to not die. So games like these can be good when people say their bad. For they provoke violence in our society today with our younger generation. This is why there are ratings on games so unless the parent buys the game for their kid they can’t get it.

For me the best army style game I like is “Call of Duty World at War”, for on the game is a two player bonus game on it called Nazi Zombies and it’s just amazing. You and your partner are trapped in a two story, four room house, with boarded windows and many weapons but you have to purchase them as you get enough points from killing the Nazi zombies. You start out in one room with a hand gun there are two rifles on the wall that can be purchased and around five windows to guard. The zombies come in waves and with each wave more come at you at a faster pace. So to add to the mayhem you can at a cost move a couch to go upstairs or open a door. I prefer the door because on the other side is a chest that you can open which will give you a random weapon, and you hope for the best. My favorite is a laser gun that only takes one shot to kill them.

That’s just one of many that I have played and I look forward to the future of fighting games for who knows they could be virtual sooner than we think.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Starting Post

To whom feels like reading this. I'm a student at Newark OSU and I'm in English 109.02 a writing based class. Where for this class I have to blog, something I never thought I would be doing because I really don’t see all the purpose in it, but I have to do it since it’s for a grade. So wish me luck please, in getting a good grade. I'm going to be doing this for the next ten weeks on how video games can be good for you and I like the Play Station 3 system.

I'm not exactly sure what all I’m going to be able to write on. Maybe someone can give me some ideas. I'm not a big fan of writing so good comments on them will make me feel great. I've been a gamer for almost all of my life; well it feels like it any way. At least since I was about six years old, Yay! I can’t wait to see the systems of the future and how detailed there going to be. For right now though the main game of 2010 for the PS3 that I’m looking forward to right now is "God of War III" I haven't got to play the demo yet but I hear its awesome. I've played and beat both God of War and God of War II. I thought they were both awesome, which is why I’m looking forward so much to the arrival of the new game.

Most of the games that I play are either racing, role playing or shooting. Shooting is one of my favorite types of games to play when I’m really irritated after having a bad day. Like "Call of Duty World at War" so I can go after some Nazi zombies and take out as many as I can till I die from being overwhelmed. Although I’ve never made it passed level sixteen with my friend. It's still as fun as can be, like when you snipe them and take their heads off. :) Anyway hope you like my future writings and that you leave some good extras that I could use for my next entry.