Tomb Raider – A new face in town

Tomb Raider – A new face in town

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Games |

top imageLara Croft Tomb Raider: it’s a name we’ve been hearing for a long time. I first fell in love when I saw Angelina Jolie Ricocheting bullets off of cave walls and diving off cliffs in the Cradle of Life.

Of course others know the Tomb Raider series from the popular video games that had a major hand in making the Playstation popular in the 90s.

Since then the series has gone through two reboots after the disastrous Angel of Darkness installment and the need to redefine the character as a whole.

The new game series beginning with a title simply called “Tomb Raider” portrays Lara as different to the original one as possible. She isn’t the fearless, agile master of martial arts she was shown to be before.

She’s vulnerable, afraid and acts more out of necessity and desperation for survival rather than a sense of duty or her own goals. Last year on the 10th November, the sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider, was released and showed more of what we’ve come to expect from the reboot.

Instead of relying on her stellar combat skills and intense survival training, this Lara is out on a limb, literally. The gameplay reveal trailer shown her climbing a mountain that reminded me of the climb to Caradhras in Lord of the Rings.

There was thunder crackling, avalanches and intense cold, almost as if Saruman was commanding the wind to impede Lara’s journey.

This version of Lara Croft seems more Assassin’s Creed 3 than God of War 3. She’s surviving a vicious terrain, scouting for food, setting traps and running for her life.

There’s none of the old gun slinging acrobat we’ve come to know and love. However, as the trailer progresses, we see her realizing her purpose and feeling that she’s now sure of what she has to do.

img twoThe shorts and the ponytail and the sex appeal also don’t appear to the be the focus of the games anymore, though they are still present because of their trademark appeal.It’s more about a sense of desperation, fear and survival rather than being a badass.

This version of Lara seems more natural and real than her predecessor because she’s shown to slowly be coming in to her own rather than being born a badass.

Also, the survival activities such as foraging for food and setting traps for enemies and traversing a perilous terrain adds more to the experience than clearing a room full of bad guys.

The Rise of the Tomb Raider was released for the Xbox on November 10, 2015 as a timed exclusive. The game was also released for PC and many people confirmed that a PC version is much better than XBOX version (and PS4 also).

The reason is probably because they had time to fix the bugs that were present in the initial version. Thus, the overall gaming experience is a lot better on PC than on the consoles.

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An In-Depth Review Of The Bike Race Game

An In-Depth Review Of The Bike Race Game

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Games |

main image 1Created by Top Free Games, Bike Race is a mobile game that attracts millions of players worldwide, and they all enjoy riding their motorbike’s through the colorful worlds of this gaming edition.

The popularity of this game is rising day by day, and players can play Bike Race on Android and iOS devices.

The game has also recently been optimized for Facebook as well, which further boosted its visibility and availability for people who want to try their skills and guide their bikes successfully to the finish line.

The demand for game even directly influenced creating Bike Race Level Creator which speaks enough about the popularity of the game.

 As we all know, simplicity is usually a good thing in life, but it is not always easy to achieve a proper level of simplicity in many areas of human activity. However, Top Free Games based the entire concept of their new game on this aspect, and this made Bike Race a really straightforward game.

The gameplay of this title follows one main idea – to ride your bike as quickly as you can and to reach the finish line in the fastest manner. This is not so easy to accomplish if you do not know the track by heart and if you are not 100% familiar with all the quirks and obstacles “down the road.”

Therefore, Bike Race Hack online can significantly help you in your ambition of becoming the best motorcycle rider in the world, or at least in the virtual world of mobile games.

 It is an addition that comes with no viruses or bugs, but it brings many rewards and benefits, such as unlocking all bikes and all tracks, and so on. Sensitive controls make Bike Race a tough game to master, and helpful programs such as Bike Race Cheat Tool can significantly improve your results and playing experience.

2nd imageThe game is set in colorful and visually attractive worlds, and there are four thematic environments. From the dry desert, over the cold arctic tundra to the grassy savanna – many geographical areas are present in this game, and each of these worlds has eight different stages. With so many levels, it is easy to understand a player’s desire to go through all of them and to collect as many stars as possible.

Since this is a physics-based game, the controls are designed in a way that demands a precise understanding of the fundamental laws of physics and knowledge of how inertia or the G-forces operate.

Many hills and valleys will give riders an opportunity to perform high jumps and loops, and additional bonus points are awarded for every successful wheelie, back flip, front flip, or any similar stunt.

Bike Race has a very entertaining multiplayer mode, where you race against your opponent and try to beat his or her time on the track. With the use of a Bike Race Hack, you can have all the bikes unlocked, and this will mean that your starting position will be the same and that your opponent will not have some unfair advantage.

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Things you didn’t know about gaming

Things you didn’t know about gaming

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Games |

gaming facts imageFrom their first appearance video games were always interesting and entertaining to people; first, there were simple low-quality video games which were equally enjoyable as the ones we have today.

With time video games and technology got a lot better, and now you can even experience virtual reality.

Playing video games is a big part of everyday life nowadays, it has become almost impossible imagining life without it. No matter the age, everyone from toddler to pensioner can find the perfect video game for themselves.

During their development, technology and gaming passed through many different phases that led to the video games we have today.

During that development, many exciting gaming facts were discovered (such as the fact that gaming has multiple benefits for your psychological, social and overall health) and many anecdotes were written.

The sensitivity to movements you acquire throughout playing games can help you a lot in the real life. Fast decision-making possibilities, multitasking and navigating, are just some of the stuff gaming can improve.

Parents usually love to blame video games for their children’s unusual behavior, but you will be glad to know that it wasn’t always like that. When video games weren’t so popular, parents found something else to blame, one of these things was Dungeons and Dragons.

Some video games were developed according to real life events. Assassin’s Creed is one of them, every main character you kill is based on a real life person, just as the time and place of their murder.

Laws and regulations affecting gaming aren’t a common thing, but South Korea considers gaming a far-reaching activity, this is why it is unlawful for kids under 16 to play games after midnight. Which might be a good idea, that way kids can play games, but they will still be ready for school in the morning.

Brazil also has an interesting tax law concerning gaming; this country determined 120 percent taxes for any video game played since an old legislation considers it to be gambling.

gamers image 2Gamers are often emotionally connected to the video game characters. Some can even fall in love with those attractive female characters, some, however, love them as their kids. Robin Williams loved gaming so much that his children carry the names of game characters. Zelda and Cody, unique names for sure.

Whilst we are speaking of Robin, game designers found a way to fight depression. SPARX is a video game created to help fight this insidious disease, and recent studies showed it has better results than counseling.

Many parents are worried that gaming can cause violence; however, it isn’t entirely accurate. Gaming is said to have stress-relief benefits, making gamers calm and reasoned people.

However, we cannot say that gaming never caused violence, just the opposite, a 46-year-old man attacked a 13-year-old boy for killing him too many times in Call of Duty, and this happened not so long ago in 2011.

This case isn’t the only one, but we can surely say that games weren’t a trigger for this kind of behavior, so enjoy your games and don’t worry, violence cases like this are very rare.

 

 

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