‘The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay’ is a popular video game that squarely falls in the action and adventure genres of video games. Set in a futuristic world on a desolate planet that houses a maximum security prison called “Butcher Bay”, this is a first person, role play video game that focusses ten times more on stealth and tactics in its game design rather than on fire power. There’s plenty of blood and gore in this video game, and the visual graphics are mind blowing! So if you haven’t given this game a go yet, you’re really missing out.
Continue reading “The Mines, the Triple-Max, and the Final Escape Attempt – The Final Part of Riddick’s Escape in ‘The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay’ Video Game” »
For all those who thought that title meant this article would be glorifying the wonder of video games, sorry to disappoint you, but no it isn’t. (Although, that doesn’t mean we won’t have another article some time that does. Video games are amazing after all. We just have to look at the nutty and gritty aspects of the gaming world sometimes too.) Continue reading “Sometimes Video Games Can Make You Wonder” »
Playing video games is a wonderful activity and one that we won’t give up except due to cruel torture and pain of death. (And some won’t give it up even under those threats!) However, as fabulous as the gaming world is, one sometimes must pause and consider some of the things certain games ask us to do. For they are ridiculous to the point where you wonder what on earth the game developer was thinking!
Here are a few instances alone where we might find ourselves blinking at the game if we paused long enough to think about the question. Continue reading “Questionable And Ridiculous Things That Some Games Make Us Do” »
Video games often get a bad rap from a lot of the population outside the gaming community for its many alleged dangers. (And yes, even many inside the gaming community as well as loyal to the art of playing video games often guiltily concede that their health might be affected in the long run.) And while (unfortunately) many of the health concerns regarding video games might be (and sometimes are) true, it is also true that there are a lot of positive aspects of gaming as well. (Really, why don’t more people talk about that!) Continue reading “Positive Aspects of Playing Video Games: It Actually Helps Improve One’s Concentration and Focus” »
When a person plays a video game, he or she will never be able to tell you or pin point one particular activity that they are engaged with at any point of time during the game. And if you ask, you will often get a series of answers (if they deign to interrupt their concentration on the game to answer you at all, that is) like fighting enemies, avoiding traps, collecting artifacts and points to improve their score or upgrade their player character’s abilities, doubling back to collect something else, performing a series or combinations of moves, interacting with other players, etc. Continue reading “Positive Aspects of Playing Video Games: It Assists and Encourages a Person’s Ability to Process Different Kinds of Information at Once” »
Most non-gamers often fail to realise the appeal of video games (that video game enthusiasts will alternately swear by). It doesn’t help either that most studies regarding video games tend to highlight the more negative aspects of the activity than the positive. It also doesn’t help when people still put a lot of intellectual value on the books one reads (and how many) in inverse proportion to how much time a person spends watching TV or playing video games.
To that end, video gamers often find themselves feeling like they pulled the short end of the proverbial intellectual stick. Because most avid video gamers will find that the task of reading a book is as appealing to them as trying to pull out their own teeth. (Indeed, to get a lot of gamers to read a book is, in fact, like pulling teeth.) Continue reading “Why Avid Video Game Players Find Reading Books to be Practically Impossible!” »
With the domination of zombie apocalypse and fighting games that are available in the video game market, it is perhaps not so surprising that video games are valued for nothing more than their entertainment value. However, video games have often proved to be wonderful teaching tools for a variety of real life skills, applications, and subjects. In that spirit, this article is going to deal with all the ways video games can be a wonderful teaching tool. Continue reading “Video Games – A Potentially Great Tool For Teaching Skills For Real Life Application” »
As a gamer, we’ve all at one time or another (or probably many, many times for that matter) been given the somber speech of how video games affect our health, can be notoriously addictive, have been proven in studies to be very bad for our concentration skills, and can promote violence among its players.
What people don’t seem to consider however, are the positive effects of playing video games. In fact, playing video games have been shown to also improve a variety of skills in gamers that are potently useful even in fields other than gaming. So here’s a shout-out to players of video games everywhere about the positive points of gaming. (Who knows? Maybe these points might even be useful as a counter argument the next time you find yourself in the afore-mentioned situation!) Continue reading “Positive Aspects of Playing Video Games: It Improves Hand-Eye Coordination and Multitasking Skills” »
Socially, there are (at the most general level) two basic types of people: Introverts and Extroverts. Now, for a long time – and even now in the current generation and era – the real life social situation is more or less designed to facilitate the extroverts. Which is why it is really no surprise when we see introverted people cringe, avoid, and generally hide in such social situations. In fact, you can often pick out a person (or persons) that lean towards an introverted nature quite easily in the real life social crowd. They are the people who stand awkwardly alone or cling to a single friend or small group. It is that person who seems physically ill when someone tries to make small talk with them. You will even find some of them hovering near areas where the exit is within easy reach or quick access! Forget that. You yourself might be this kind of person and will often find yourself trying to avoid real life social situations with a vengeance. Continue reading “Online Video Games Are a Lot Like Socialisation Parties for Introverts and Gamers” »
‘No Man’s Sky’ is a open world adventure game whose best aspects are its amazing visuals, the visual effects, and the game world’s ability to build upon itself as the player progresses through the game. It is set to release in the year 2015 for PC and PlayStation 4 gaming platforms. This video game falls firmly under the adventure genre of video games and works as an exploration game as well. Continue reading “No Man’s Sky – Humans Don’t Rule the Planet Anymore But They Can Certainly Explore It!” »