Various Video Games Using Bows and Arrows

Archery is getting more and more more popular nowadays. Although there are still no updates with regards to adding bows and arrows as a weapon option in Left 4 Dead (argh), you can still find various video games that can offer this kind of experience to gamers like you.

One of the most famous games you have ever thought of playing Skyrim (The Elder Scrolls V). This game shows a redundancy when it comes to bows and arrows. So, those who are into archery in video game can surely enjoy this type of weaponry option in this game. Skyrim is capable of featuring as much as 50 bows having its own special features as well, just try to make an awesome recurve bow like this. With this weaponry feature, the gamer can now shoot as much arrows needed as they wish to be unbeatable in this game.

Another video game option to consider is Far Cry 3. They have this simple bow option where you can opt for upgrades allowing your bow and arrow to release fire and turn out to be an explosive weapon to be added to your collection of firearms. The bow and arrow weaponry may seem to be a simple addition to make your character more powerful in this game, but it can definitely help as a tool of destruction against your opponent.

Every gamer is aware of the Legend of Zelda Series. One of the many adventures that you can encounter in this game will involve the Hylilian a bow which comes in many forms. This particular type of weaponry aids the character to complete puzzles as well as achieve victory in combats which makes it one great addition to the adventure scenes of the game.

Another one exciting game that video gamers enjoy playing is Assassin’s Creed III. In this game Connor’s bow is what makes it more interesting when it comes to hunting and when on stealth mode. The use of the bow is relevantly seen on every adventure of the character in this game. Although you may find a few upgrades when it comes to this type of weaponry, there is still an option to change to another type of firearm depending on the type of encounter or battle.

Archery is gaining popularity in most of the video games that you can find nowadays. Some games have added some features with their bow and arrows and some have enhanced their graphics for a better gaming experience. Although, bows are somewhat less lethal as compared to ammunition, it is quite a good addition in your collections of firearms to endure combat and adventure games.

Discover the Technology Behind L4D

If you are looking forward to playing games that are more concentrated on battling with the undead, you may want to consider playing L4D and discover the technology that run behind the game scenes. What makes this game that exciting is that it complements the other zombie games that we play where you have to shoot the undead until all of the body parts fall apart. However, there is more to this game as compared to any other undead games you’ll find available.

This game allowed players not only to shoot zombies but they as well can be zombies themselves, which made the game a lot more interesting. What made Left 4 Dead more fascinating for its fans is that it now gives the gives the chance for its players to play in a more interactive way either if you play the game online or offline.

There are different campaigns that you will enjoy playing with this game. Although it may take hours for you until you’ll find yourself moving on to the next, you will find one campaign from the other exciting.

The characters in this game differ from each other which make it more interesting to play. And since you can as well play the game online, you will be able to find other interesting campaigns to accomplish once you login.

What you will love about the game itself is its mechanics. Since we keep on saying that there is an interesting technology behind the game itself, you probably want to know what it is all about. Just like a new found technology on motorbike helmets having Bluetooth technology installed (which you can find on HelmetAdvisor), you can as well make use of a similar functional feature you can use for this game.

There is this feature that you will love about L4D and not all players are actually making use of this. Since this is a tactical game and can be played by several players, you can make use of its voice features. Through using this you can easily inform your team about your playing tactics without taking time to type and chat with them. To be able to use this tactical feature of the game, it is essential that you and your team players should get access to a mic especially the leader who will lead his team players to victory.

Technology in gaming nowadays varies from one game to another. You should start exploring your options and start with a new adventure in this virtual gaming world.

Playing Video Games – The Pros and Cons

It is true that playing video games is not only addictive for kids but for adults as well. This is one of the major reasons why most of the video games we play nowadays posts their own warning if they find the game to be highly addictive for any type of individual. However, like in every side of the story, we are aware that video games can have advantages and disadvantages to offer.

What are the Pros?

In playing video games, one can learn beyond what is being taught from regular school. Since these video games are created to play with the fantasies running in our minds, it is bound to create a more creative world which can be absolutely interesting for people who are more engaged with exploring things.

Video games can be a part of the interactive learning process of kids or even adults nowadays. Because of these games, we now have a more fun filled option when it comes to learning things without having to hire an expert to teach us. Through these video games, we can now discover things on our own and at the same time have a little bit more entertainment while learning.

Physically, one can as well benefit from enhancing motor coordination skills through playing video games. Eye and hand coordination are most likely impacted with the the video games that you can play with.

Also, don’t forget the lulz:

What are the Cons?

What makes video games somewhat negative to a certain perspective is that it can be highly addictive. If a person engages with it at a certain point of time and eventually neglects his or her responsibility as a human being, that is the time that it becomes destructive and gives that negative impact to the person engaging in this activity.

Too much attachment to such gaming activities can lead to spending time on less important things and neglecting duties and responsibilities that you should be looking into such as health issues that may occur because of lack of sleep and improper food intake. Even hygiene is sometimes forgotten such as grooming and overall cleanliness.

How to Be More Responsible

What you need to consider when it comes to playing video games is how to develop self-control and remember to set your priorities. If your kids are addicted to playing, you have to set the rules as parents and be a role model. If you are an adult, act like an adult and be more aware of your own responsibilities. Do not make it to the point that you’re already growing a beard and some wicked and unsightly nose hair playing that favorite video game of yours and you have neglected the most important things in life that will make you grow as a person.

 

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Playing Video Games When Pet Dog is Around

Knowing how technology can entertain people and educate nowadays, there is no doubt that more and more people will engage themselves into various online activities such as playing video games on the net. Some may be too much engaged in this activity that they neglect some other important things and beings around them such a pets.

You love your pet dog that much that you want it to be with you wherever you are. However, if you are an avid fan of a video game and you want to enjoy the game that you are playing, multitasking can somehow be challenging for you. Which means chances are, you may have to do away of either one or the other.

Your major concern will be the safety of your pet while you are engrossed with the video game that you are playing as you are trying to level up and hit the scores as you move on. You definitely don’t want to place your pet in a place that nobody can interact with it, but you also want to make sure that your pet stays in a safer area where you can still monitor its whereabouts and activities.

One of the best options that you may want to consider is having a wireless dog fence for your favorite pet from now on. It may not be that easy for you to have your pet around while you are playing a video game as it may get in the way while you are busy learning the tricks that will allow you to move another level higher. Through the use of pet-safe stay and play dog fences your dog will never feel bored or even neglected.

The good thing about these wireless containment systems is that it allows your dog to have the freedom to roam around without having to use a leash to keep it in just a certain place. With the use of these wireless fences, you can now send signal waves to your pet whenever he goes out of the range you have set up to keep him contained virtually.

There are different types of wireless fences, the one that you may opt for to use for your beloved pet is an indoor wireless fence. Through this, you can set a certain range where you want your pet dog to roam and at the same time, you will not be bothered on whether your pet is unsafely roaming around the house while you are playing your favorite video game. This is definitely one cool containment system that you and your pet will enjoy.

What you’re up against in L4D and L4D2

The Common Infected (L4D/L4D2)

These are the more normal looking zombies you’ll see throughout every campaign. They’re generally pretty easy to kill depending on the difficulty, but a head shot or two should do the trick in most cases. Even a good punch to the head or face will take care of business.

Uncommon Infected (L4D2 only)

There are only 7 of these and they’re all specific to one campaign, but knowing a bit about them will be a big help when you find yourself face to face with one.

1. CEDA workers in Dead Center – Wearing a green or yellow hazmat suit, immune to fire, have a chance of carrying bile bombs. HP ranges from 30-90 depending on difficulty, but they’re not too hard to kill.

2. Jimmy Gibbs Junior in Dead Center – He is wearing a white racing suit, fireproof and immune to pipe bombs and bile bombs. If attacked by him, he’ll obscure your vision with an oil slick. He has 1000 HP, so don’t bother trying anything but headshots. 5% spawn chance in the Atrium.

3. Fallen Survivor in The Passing – Wearing a blue, white or green shirt,with bullet belts around his torso. He is known to carry things such as a molotov, pipe bomb, pills or a first aid kit. Has 1000 HP, try for head shots.

4. Clown Infected in Dark Carnival – Looks like your classic creepy clown, 30-90 health depending on the difficulty. He’s an agitator, meaning he lures other common infected to your location (with his big squeaky shoes). Punch him in the face and head shot.

5. Mud Men in Swamp Fever – Basically, they’re guys covered in mud running like an animal. They run faster in water, so try to lure them out or kill them before they get to you. 30-90 HP. If attacked, your vision is blurred by mud.

6. Workers in Hard Rain – Hardhat and ear protection. They are immune to pipe bombs and bile bombs, and resistant to blunt melee. 30-90 HP, just shoot them or hack away with a Katana.

7. Riot Infected in The Parish – Decked out in riot gear, immune to frontal attacks of almost all kinds. shove them or run behind them to attack, or go at them from anywhere with a chainsaw. 30-90 HP.

Special Infected

Boomer (L4D/L4D2) – Covered in boils and extremely large, Boomers vomit bile on survivors, attracting commons. Killing them in close range also releases their bile all over the surrounding survivors, so try to hit them from a distance. They make a sound when they’re nearby, so listen for it and be prepared. Their low health makes them easy to kill and they’re a huge target making it hard to miss a shot.

Hunter (L4D/L4D2) – Normal looking dude in a hoodie and (cargo?) pants, pretty quiet. Just before they jump they will growl, and then pin a survivor and start wailing on them. Keep your eyes peeled, their low health doesn’t mean they’re easy to catch.

Smoker (L4D/L4D2) – These guys scream and cough, making their presence known. They catch survivors with their super long tongues and reel them in. Another survivor is needed to save you, as you become incapacitated. Smokers generally stay pretty far away so a bit of accuracy is important.

Charger (L4D2 only) – Chargers are a mini Tank, they’re big and really strong. They will knock down survivors and go for one specifically, rendering them immobile for a second or two. Get all or most survivors to just unload on him, and he’ll drop pretty quick.

Spitter (L4D2 only) – This nasty lady spits a stream of green acid at you, turning into a pool of green goo. Don’t stand in this unless you want to die. She’s pretty weak, so just get out of her line of spit and shoot away. Careful not to get too close, she leaves a pile of the same goo after death.

Jockey (L4D2 only) – The smallest infected, but very annoying. He’s a crouching, bent-back man and latches on to your shoulders to do damage. You can “resist” him by hitting a button making it easier to get another survivor to shoot him off your back.

Boss Infected

Tank (L4D/L4D2) – Tanks are huge and terrifying. They will knock you down with one punch and can incapacitate you instantly, along with throwing large objects at you. They take the whole team to take down, so work together. If you have a molotov, set him on fire so he goes down faster. Unload your ammo on his head if you can.

Witch (L4D/L4D2) – She’s small but extremely strong and terrifying. One hit will incapacitate you, possibly even kill you. She cries from a distance, so at least you know when she’s around. Turn your flashlights off, and avoid her at all costs if you can. The one who startles her will take the most/all of her damage. If you can (ONLY once she’s startled), set her on fire with a molotov. Sometimes she spawns in a place you can’t avoid her, so man up and kill that witch.

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Video Games: Were They Better a Decade Ago or Are They Better Now?

This is a tough one to look at from only one angle. Video games have changed so much over the last decade, I’m honestly not sure where to begin. Over the last 2 decades especially, things have changed so drastically from only side-scrolling games to real life-like FPS and RPGs. Let’s just take a look at the last 10 years or so and see how the newer age of gaming has evolved, and when gaming was/s better. Lets start with the platforms and systems.

In 2004, there wasn’t a heck of a lot going on except for the first generation consoles. The first Xbox , Playstation2, and Gamecube had already come out in 2000-2001, so they was already 3-4 years old years old. Those square, boxy, massive consoles and their controllers to match were pretty cool at the time. However looking back from our current systems, they’re less than desirable. There are some people who prefer a little nostalgia in their gaming, but for the most part, the mid-generation platforms are a bust (comparatively). Thankfully only a year later in 2005 the Xbox 360 came out, followed by Playstation3 and Nintendo Wii in 2006. This generation of consoles was a huge turn around and first step towards what we know best now (most recently, PS4, Xbox One and Wii U).

Not everyone really cares about what a console looks like though. The one thing everyone will notice and generally care about is the graphics. This doesn’t always mean whether it’s realistic or not, there are a ton of cartoony, animated games out there that have amazing graphics too (most games for Nintendo systems). I’m just talking about the quality of the picture, style, and yes, the realism for certain types of games. A decade ago, we were looking at mid-quality, pretty pixely faces with minor but noticeable detailing in characters and landscapes (for the most part). It was pretty cool seeing more realistic gun fire, blood, and different facial features in characters. As games evolved over the years, we’re only seeing more and more realistic and/or smooth graphics in all aspects of game play. Seeing pores and single hairs on your character, trees on the mountains in the background, and the attention paid to the finer details like water and physics is really what sets newer games apart even from 3-4 years ago. So visually, yeah, I’d say games are a step (or 10) above where they were 10 years ago.

A huge change in the last 10 years in gaming is the online/PVP aspect. Playstation 2 was the only thing remotely close to this 10 years ago. There was online play for some games, but not near the caliber we see now. Solo gaming is great, and it really allows you to experience the game in the way the developers intended. However, once you’re done with the campaign, what’s next? Before there was online mode for so many games, we were stuck at the ending credits ready to shed a tear that we just beat our favorite game. Nowadays, you finish the campaign mode and go straight to online play with all your friends (or you don’t even bother playing the campaign). Is this better? There’s a lot of dispute between gamers, but we’re going to say that newer games at least give you more options so you can choose whether or not you prefer to play solo or online/PVP.

So what’s better? This is really up to the gamer. In terms of overall experience though, we’re going to have to give this one to newer games. Those games 10 years ago were incredible when we first got them, and they’re great to go back and play now and then, but current games just have a leg up with more options, better graphics, and more modern consoles.