Monthly Archives: June 2013

Genre of Games Part 2

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RPG(Role-Playing Games)

RPGs are considered games where you play along the lines of a certain role and you level up certain stats of your character. It is a genre that has seeped into almost all other genres recently. For example and example of an FPS with RPG elements is borderlands. MMO’s are a kind of RPG. They are Massively Multiplayer Online. These are Guild Wars 2(one of my favorite games of all time), World of Warcraft, Rift and many many others. This genre is very flexible and I believe gives a plyer a sense of customization of their character that makes it their own.

Strategy

There are different kinds of Strategy games there are tower defense games and RTS games(Real Time Strategy) among others. An example of a tower defense is Plants VS Zombies(which I also love), and Defense Grid. RTS’s are more along the lines of Starcraft and Halo Wars. This kind of genre I personally find more difficult but also a ton of fun because of the challenge they present.

Genres of Games Part 1

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Hello All,

There are so many genres of games out there in the gaming community. Everyone has their favorite and the ones they cannot sit down and play. Today, I will go over 2 of the genres and give my opinion on each along with some interesting tidbits. I will try to go through as many as I can throughout the next few days.

FPS(First-Person Shooter)

This has been one of the most played, if not the most played genre in recent years. Between games like Halo and Call of Duty, Battlefield it does seem to be dominating. This genre of game is probably the most difficult for me personally(I have horrible aim). I personally enjoy Halo. I do have many friends that enjoy tons of other kinds of FPS. This genre is basically shooting through a first person view at enemies with some kind of gun. These games can be highly competitive and fast paced.

Action/Adventure(hack and slash)

This genre is one of my personal favorites. It includes games like God of War, Darksiders and Bayonetta, along with many others. This kind of gameplay is usually through a 3rd person view and you press the face buttons to perform attacks and combine them to perform more effective and visually interesting attacks. I personally prefer these games because they can be easier(especially when I put them on easy mode) because you can more or less button mash through them.

Do you have a favorite genre of game? What is it and why?

Blog #20 – Where Technology will be in 20 Years

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This some pretty interesting food for though on the future of gaming and technology.

Scribel

PS4 vs Xbox One compositeSo this week, Technology nerds must have exploded in more ways than one, what with E3 and WWDC and the introduction of next-gen gaming/smartphone technology.

So initially, I was going to do an Xbox One Vs Ps4 article. But I didn’t really think that it would be ideal for me to write because;

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Rift Free to Play

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Hello All,

So a while back I played a trial version of Rift. I really enjoyed it. It was immersive and fun to play with others or on your own! It was, until recently, on a subscription model. So I never continued to play. However, a few days ago it became free to play. So I am downloading it now and am very excited to make it part of my gaming routine. Have any of you played Rift? What do you think of it?