Month: November 2019

Amazon Prime Twitch Digital Gaming

Twitch is a subsidiary of Amazon; it is owned by Twitch interactive, I love all of the free entertainment which, come from my Prime Membership. Twitch, which lets users watch and share game videos. Now, thanks to the recent addition of Free Games with Prime, you can play some of those titles instead of just watching them. There many free games and loot with an Amazon Prime membership. For non -members Twitch is free for 30-days, after that it is t$12.99/mo. An annual plan is also available for $119 which includes an Amazon Prime membership. Amazon Prime, this year alone we’ve offered members more than $1,000 worth of games and loot. Each month gamers get four games free, exclusive badges, monthly channel subscriptions, free two-day shipping and access to Prime Video and Prime Music. The four new free movies for October are:

  • Dark Siders: In this game you will battle against Heaven and Hell.
  • Sanitarium (WIN) In Sanitarium you play an amnesiac person. After a car accident, you wake up to find that instead of lying in a hospital, you’re in an asylum with your head wrapped in bandages. Who the hell am I?
  • SOMA is an unsettling story about identity, consciousness, and what it means to be human.
  • System Shock: Enhanced Edition (WIN) is a first-person fight to the death in the depths of space! Twenty one years after its first release,
    https://amzn.to/2NiGNWR
  • Free in-game loot for popular games: Get your hands on rare outfits, vehicles, items and even exclusives for popular games. Check out twitch.tv/prime for updates.
  • Exclusive emoticons
    Access emoticons such as KappaHD, ScaredyCat and others, reserved only for Prime members.
  • Expanded chat color options
    Set a chat color by toggling a set of 3 sliders (RGB). These options can be changed at any time by going to your Prime Settings.
  • Member-only Prime chat badge
    Reign supreme with a unique chat badge, which can also be toggled in the chat settings on any Twitch channel.
  • At press time, for example, you could score five free games (including the super-hot indie title Superhot) with a combined value of over $100. And next month promises five more, including Telltale’s popular Tales from the Borderland.

All you need is a free Twitch account that’s been “enabled” for Prime and the Twitch desktop client. A free channel subscription every 30 days. Support your favorite streamer, plus get exclusive emotes, more chat colors, and crown yourself with the chat badge of royalty. Member discount on pre-release box games on Amazon
Plus get pre-order price guarantee and release-day delivery. Watch thousands of movies and TV shows


League of Legends

Influence Points

While playing the League of Legends, the players use Influence Points as the chief currency. The total earning depends on quite a few factors, which include the summoner level, the game result plus the quantity of bots during the game. Players can also use influence points, known as IPs, for buying in-game items, like runes and champions.

Riot Points

This is an alternate currency offered to the players, and it can be procured through PayPal, prepaid Riot Point Game Cards and debit/credit cards.

Riot Points may be used for unlocking champions, rune pages, and different kinds of boosts, but they can’t be utilized for buying runes. Players can also earn Riot Points for free from other activities, including recommending this game to their friends.

Runes

Runes bring in a kind of customization to the League of Legends. Players are allowed to amplify an assortment of stats, like health, manna regeneration, movement speed, damage and a number of other stats, thus allowing them to play without changing the champion, but in different manner, depending on available options for mastery and rune.

Champions

Players get the option of selecting from a large number of champions, which keeps going up every week.

The players have to use Influence Points or Riot Points to unlock the champions before using them. Nevertheless, every week many free champions are available for playing, thus giving summoners an opportunity to test the champions before buying them. Different types of champions are offered. These include assassins, bruisers, casters, janglers, tanks and support.

Ranked Matches

There is not much of difference between ranked matches and the regular games, but depending on the outcome of the game, players are awarded a rank. It is called an ELO ranking system.The system has shaped what is called the “ELO Hell”. It refers to a situation in the ELO system that gets packed with broke players. It is quite challenging to escape this part of ELO structure due to the design of this game.


About eSports

There are so many options now available that players can play in many different tournaments and competitions. The key is to play the game type that you enjoy most or are best at.

Almost all game types are accommodated in eSports and we found that the most popular types were first person shooter (FPS), sport and MMORPGs. We expect much more to be added to this list in the near future.

Currently, eSports are mostly consumed and enjoyed by males with 85% of males making up participation of events. Industry leaders are actively trying to encourage female participation and we feel we will see some progress on this as we progress. Additionally, the eSports market generated £258 million and we expect this to be around £391 for 2016 which is pretty crazy!

It all sounds pretty exciting, doesn’t it? The industry is predicted to continue its exponential growth in 2017 and engagement is at an all-time high due to the media platforms available. You can view eSports on so many different platforms and websites. Twitch and YouTube are the most obvious ones with ESPN and Yahoo also having their own dedicated eSports sections. Additional sites that you may not have heard of are similar to Twitch and provide some great content. These are Azubu and MLG so check them out for some quality eSports streams.

Such is the growth of eSports that traditional sports websites (we use ESPN above as an example) are beginning to cater their content to eSports fans. This is pretty cool and really emphasises to us how seriously sports broadcasters are taking the eSports industry. We can honestly see other media giants such as BBC and Sky getting involved in the future and launching their own eSports brands and content. We really do expect to see some big developments.

In general, consumers will consume the eSports product in a way that they are comfortable with. This could be just about spectating or if you have a game that you are particularly adept at then you may want to participate in competitions! Check out the sites we listed above and these will give you a better idea of how you can get involved.


Playing Cricket Games Online

Virtual Cricket World is Awesome

You can find out the same intricacies in the virtual cricket world as you see in the real one. In 3 dimension games, you get a chance to experience the unmatched thrill and excitement. When you play any cricket match, you feel like you are present on the real playground. It’s really exciting to hit the balls, protect your team against the loss and make a good score to win the trophy of the tournament.

You as a cricket fan will surely enjoy virtual gaming world in the highly rated games. Browse through an extensive list of popular online cricket games and choose the one that even experts suggest for you.

Not as Much Tricky as You Thought of

Although best cricket games look realistic and filled up with many challenges and obstacles. They come with the complete instructions and indications on how to control your bowlers, batsmen and fielders. Check and decide which matches you want to play – test matches, one day matches or t20. With the available information associated with each game, you will find it convenient to hit the best shots and make a good score for your team. Bowl perfectly on the pitch when your bowling turn comes. Play with confidence to beat your opponent and bring the trophy to your home.

Huge Game Choices

Cricket fanatics are lucky enough to find out an extensive variety of games over the web. These days people seem to be pretty excited to explore IPL or t20 cricket games online. Some prefer to purchase highly advanced graphics enabled games, while several opt for free online cricket games. The online market is flooded with a number of flash cricket games that are incorporated with detailed graphics, easy control, fabulous audio and video effects and fast response times. You can choose from 5, 10, 15, 20 overs or more matches to play and have great fun.


Free To Play

Even a short few years ago the idea of downloading a game like Candy Crush for completely free was a mostly unheard of practice. Today a plethora of titles particularly Massively Multiplayer Online games and those released on to mobile platforms offer themselves up for free electing to sell players optional extra’s later via micro transactions – a sort of extended demo, the so called Freemium pay model. Freemium’s growing usage is thanks in no small part to the rise in popularity of social networks like Facebook and smartphone platforms where they thrive. Even monolithic publishers like EA have begun experimenting with free to play mechanics applying them into home console releases; recent titles including Dead Space 3 and Mass Effect 3 have included optional micro transactions. Despite its success the movement has found itself the victim of harsh critical backlash from traditional gamers, the group that is least partial to straying from traditional onetime payment models.

To understand the success of free to play models and their current upward trajectory you must first realise that gamers; therefore the market, are split primarily into two very distinct audiences – the so called core and casual. The core are traditional gamers, typically opting for devoted gaming hardware like PC’s and consoles as their preferred platforms; they rarely have more than a fleeting interest in either MMO or mobile. Regularly buying numerous games a year ranging from blockbusters to smaller indie titles they are the market whom publishers traditionally target. On the other hand are the casual, they’re pretty much everyone else, those who don’t devote tens of hours to exploring Skyrim. They primarily game on devices they own for other purposes, like smartphones, tablets or Facebook. This audience rarely buys devoted gaming machines unless they can offer something unique – like Wii’s motion control, PS2’s DVD player or Xbox360’s Kinect. The two groups are polarised on almost every front: including free to play.

Free to play’s rise in prominence is easily attributed to the increasing number of casual gamers – the relation is distinct. Years ago there was no casual audience, gaming was something only the enthusiastic core did – no one’s mom bought a NES (*ahem* apart from mine). The advent of the internet and mobile phones changed that, suddenly games were accessible; anyone could play them as a mere side effect of owning another device. Even the ancient, by today standards, Nokia phones foretold this eventuality, after all who didn’t play snake? Later still Facebook started offering up games, in unprecedented volumes people who’d never bought a console in their lives started playing Bejewelled against their friends online. What did these games have in common? They were all free as part of a device bought for other reasons.

They were free for an obvious reason too, because they had to be. Think about it, imagine trying to sell the average person a £40/ $60 retail game on top of a devoted video game console, it’s a hard sell- yet, for core gamers that’s fine. Now imagine they’ve already bought a smartphone for another purpose, following the traditional model selling them Candy Crush for £10/$15 would still be very hard. You could perhaps get them to buy it if you utilized a Trojan horse, say like offering it for free. Trojan horse tactics are powerful tools, just look at Nintendo Wii. Initially Nintendo targeted the core who showed the system to their casual friends and family, effectively allowing them to demo the Wii’s capabilities for free. Afterwards if they wanted it they could buy it, which they did in millions. Nintendo effectively Trojan horsed their way into casual’s lives selling them something they didn’t know they wanted until they played it. Sound familiar? It should, free to play utilizes that same tactic, put it in their hands for free; they’ll pay later.

Sadly Wii was doomed to the life of a fad, despite it’s incredible hardware sales software sales began to slouch as disillusioned core gamers departed from the system and the casual failed to move a significant amount of software in their stead. Another similar story and, more relevant to the free to play experiences of today is that of one time immensely popular Facebook game Farmville. Farmville as you probably know was a farming simulator. Players grew their crops and harvested them on a real time clock. The game could be played 100% for free but players who didn’t pay would start finding themselves at a disadvantage as their friends who did pony up cash farms expanded much quicker – exemplifying the worrying “pay to win” problem whereby those who pay are tactically better off resulting in free players being treat as second class citizens. Over the course of a year vast numbers paid for micro transactions earning billions for publisher Zynga – like Wii though the fad burnt out as quick as it lit and Farmville is largely forgotten.

Farmville pioneered the freemium model that is now widely used and, like all fads it raked in a phenomenal amount of money during its brief time in the spot light. Now that everyone owns a smartphone, iPad, tablet, android or has a Facebook account, getting an audience to pick up a free to play game is easier than ever and therefore the chances of being lucrative are increased. Saying free to play fads only last for finite amount of time is something of a null argument anyway. Traditional full retail games have a shelf life as well – a less prolonged one too, whereby on average approximately 80% of a games sales is done in the first week. Both free to play and the traditional onetime payment methods can only be sustained for so long – each just works better on one audience.

Unfortunately we live in a world where people need to be paid; games aren’t made out of the kindness in developer’s hearts. It’s integral that both they and their publishers make back their investment and turn a profit so they can carry on producing the games we love. The decision to release a title using a freemium model or including micro transactions is a business one and when targeting a casual audience it’s a wise choice. If only one in ten players pay the bite size amounts for optional content then you’ll still be turning a profit thanks to the astronomical size of the market – in theory that’s very appealing. Everybody wins right? Free games for players more money for the publishers. However, whilst entirely possible to complete a game like Candy Crush without ever spending a penny it’s incredibly hard and time consuming to achieve.

It’s not traditionally difficult mind, no rather free games tend to set up pay walls that players need to pay to overcome. In Candy Crush’s case it limits the number of lives players have, after a couple of failures – a relatively small period of time – they’re presented with a choice: buy some boosters or more lives for a small price or wait it out twenty minutes for them to replenish. To that end the game sells time and convince but, logically to sell convenience one must first accept inconvenience is a core pillar of gameplay design. How can you save the player time without first wasting it? The game appears to actively step in your way forcing you to break down and spend money. It’s not irregular either in free games for it cost more to buy all the content than it would to purchase a one payment comparative retail version.

For casual gamers who’d never pay for a full game that’s fine. For the core though this is a bit concerning, generally intelligent and notoriously difficult to trick they click on rather quickly realising the game is simply trying to make more money in small instalments than it could in one big lump up front. At best that’s a deal breaker, like many core gamers feeling on Plants Vs Zombies 2, at worst it’s an insult. Mostly the core would simply rather buy the game upfront never hitting pay walls or paying as they go, core games are a form of escapism; who wants to escape to a world where they have to think about real life money?

Free to play is a deceptively tricky beast though; although it can be done terribly it can also be done positively in a way the core can support. Planetside 2 is a great example a massively multiplayer PC FPS that puts players at no disadvantages for playing for free choosing to sell customisation options. Sure they’re other options available but none feel like they’re trying to steal money from you, rather they sell permanent content at a fair price. Valve’s Team Fortress 2 is another example of free to play done right, once a full retail game it can now be played for free and players pay for customisation options – nothing more.

I started this article asking is free to play a fad or the future. The truth is it’s a combination of both. During the time that publishers have tinkered with the model it has become crystal clear that whilst it benefits the casual audience it’s less friendly to the savvy core that are more than aware of its Trojan horse ways and actively oppose the model. Regardless of the core’s feelings free to play is a lucrative payment model that is inevitably part of the future – in fact I’d wager it will become the primary mechanism for making money on smartphones, tablet PC’s and social networks – home of the casual – in a the very close future. Even with some good examples of free to play systems in core games it seems like it’ll be a while longer before they’ll be a force within the core market – as long as it takes for the core to get routinely good deals. Ultimately the core’s uncanny ability to avoid being ripped off means they shouldn’t feel threatened by free to play’s success in the casual market affecting them. So is free to play the future? Casually, definitely. For the core? Expect to see free to play and traditional titles co-exist in the future, just not today.


Family Card Game Fun

Well, what I am describing is totally possible, all you have to do is play cards with 5-decks and ditch all of the numbered cards except the highest one. This way you are basically playing with nearly all face cards and aces. It is amazing how excited everyone gets, and every hand is fun. Best of all if you are playing mostly for fun, perhaps with pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters everyone has a good time, no one loses any money and you can give every player some change to start.

You just watch your family members getting into it, and everyone wants to keep going, no one wants to stop, and everyone is laughing and having such a good time, that everyone who isn’t playing stands around to watch. Best of all, it’s easy to have beginner’s luck even if you’ve never played a game of poker in your life. Some might say this is silly and it’s not like playing real cards, but I would submit to you that sure it is, you have cards in your hand don’t you, and you are playing aren’t you. And family card games are supposed to be entertaining and fun right? Well, then all the components you are looking for are there you see.

One of the best ways to start is to deal out the cards before you tell anyone, and then before anyone places a bet, tell them that the game is being played basically with face cards and aces only, with only the highest number cards. Watch everyone smile and say; “I was going to say, something here isn’t right,” or maybe they are the luckiest person on the planet, or at least in this family on this day. Okay so, that’s how you do it, and I wish you all the best, and the most enjoyment too. Please consider all this and think on it.


Wrath Of Nemesis

He is a tough enemy to beat, he runs faster than you, a lot stronger and has a rocket launcher to top it all off. You can knock him out after a couple of handgun magazines, roughly about 40 bullets. Though you may riddle him with bullets, he gets back up after the first knock out and tries a last resort to kill you using his 1-hit kill desolating move. He will bleed purple blood indicating that he is truly dealt with.

Luckily if you defeat him after he gets up, he drops an item but this can only happen in hard mode. The items he drops are gun parts and first aid boxes containing 3 first aid sprays. The first encounter with him in hard mode, for most of us who played it, is the hardest one. Why you ask? At that point of the game you only have a knife, a handgun and a shotgun. The ammunition is limited so when you decide to take him out of commission, make sure you’ve got enough bullets to deal with him.

Fortunately the game has a lot of guns to offer and each one has it’s own advantages. The strongest that you can acquire during the early and middle part of the game is the Magnum that holds 6 powerful bullets and the Grenade Launcher being loaded with freeze rounds. Most people use the Grenade Launcher freeze round combo because it does a lot of damage to him while partially slowing his movement.

At some parts of the game, he has a rocket launcher that he carries around and after using all the rockets that was inside the launcher, the launcher explodes causing damage to Nemesis himself. Jill Valentine, the main character, doesn’t just rely on guns, she has the ability to dodge attacks by pressing the right button during an attack on her and she has the ability to create bullets from the 2 gunpowder type the game has.

If you thought that Nemesis was tough already, he then mutates at a certain point in the game where he can use his tentacles as a whip to lash and latch onto you to throw you around. Due to his mutation, he gains more health becomes a lot tougher than usual taking more hits than the previous one did. His name truly suits him for he is the Nemesis of Resident Evil 3. Whether he is a pain in the neck to deal with, he makes the game worthwhile and challenging that you want to play the game over and over again.


RPG Action Game

As a result today a gamer has a lot of options like science fiction, historical, horror, and superheroes, etc. to choose from. RPG games are famous for enhancing creativity and imagination. This action RPG game always keeps the players on their toes, and at the same time forces them to think something different or call it out of the box thinking, which right now by the way is the buzz word. Role playing game is all about problem solving. Action RPG games like Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings are few RPG action games which are in huge demand because conventional games are slowly but surely losing their appeal among today’s youth.

No wonder you will find youth playing this game for hours because they find it more thrilling and exciting. This is the reason why action RPG games online has made its presence felt in the gaming world. Besides that a lot of other factors also have contributed in their success. It would be an understatement to say that action RPG games online have made the whole world your playground. A gamer can play it from anywhere and the best part is that there are specific online gaming sites which allow the user to play it free.

Multiplayer action online role-playing games are famous for improving the team building skills of the player. As a player one has to interact with his teammates so that they can plan the next moves, etc. which in return help them out to understand the nature of the other player, which means they are learning something which will be a plus point for them in the real life. RPG action games also go a long way in improving the technology-related knowledge of the kids.


Benefits of Playing Video Games

Better Efficiency

According to a study of small incision specialists, the players who played video games for more than 3 hours each week are 32% less likely to make costly mistakes during their medical procedures.

Dyslexia

According to some research studies, some signs of dyslexia include difficulty in paying attention. And researchers found that the reading comprehension in the dyslexics patients got better after they played video games for a few hours. Therefore, researchers believe that games feature changing environments where you need complete focus.

Vision

You should not sit too close to the TV. It’s a common advice given by parents to their kids. However, scientists have something different to say. They claim that games may improve your vision. For instance, a study found that video game players find it easier to differentiate between various shades of grey.

Career Boost

Since some game genres encourage leadership traits, researchers noted that video game players get motivated by playing games on computer. So they can choose the right career. Moreover, improvising in video games may help you deal with an office crisis in a better way.

Interaction

Many games encourage a body level interaction, and you can also find some that require an easy handheld controller. These controllers or joysticks help kids improve their physical activity. Moreover, sports games involving tennis, basketball or skateboarding are good for this purpose.

Aging Process

According to experts, brain games help children improve their memory and problem solving abilities. Moreover, they may also benefit aged people. One study found that 10 hours of playing brain games resulted in better cognitive performance in people over the age of 50.

Pain relief

A good way of getting relief from pain is paying attention to something else, and playing games is one of the best ways. Aside from this, playing may help your body emit an analgesic response. The more immersive you are, the better it is.


Play Online Fishing Games

For any reason, if you can’t go out, you can grab your phone to play your desired fishing game. All you need to do is connect to the internet. Some games can be purchased from the Google Play Store while others are available to download for free from different gaming sites.

Most of these games are flash-based that require you to use a computer mouse and keyboard. Some games are single-player while others are tournament-based. In some games, you can go fish in amazing places that you may not get the chance to see in real life. So, fishing games allow you to have tons of fun without leaving your home or spending any money.

The good thing about these online games is that you can use different fishing tools and accessories. For example, you can use poles and rods designed for this type of sport. As a matter of fact, many of these games make you feel as if you are fishing in real life. And this is what makes these games much more interesting.

Virtual fishing is another type of great game that can help you improve your skills as a beginner. Although there are many games out there that fall in this category, we suggest that you try out Bass Fishing. This game allows you to use a real rod to catch fish and practice your skills.

Most of these games require you to use a game controller as you dive into the water and try to catch fish. The great thing about these games is that they feature life-like HD graphics. Due to the graphics, you will feel as if you are fishing in real life. The sound effects are also lifelike. Therefore, you can enjoy the real-life experience while playing the game on your computer or mobile phone.

This is the reason more and more people are playing fishing games online. Today, technology has made our lives much easier and comfortable. Therefore, if you have an internet-enabled device such as a mobile, laptop or personal computer, you can download and play these games from the comfort of your home. There are no time limits as to when and how long you can play these games.