As with everything opinion is divided as to what is the best games system available today. There are two big contenders, Sony’s PlayStation 4 or Microsoft’s Xbox One to choose between and users of each will make a strong case for their chosen console.
Perhaps the first thing you should consider is the games that you will want to play. Both manufacturers have games that are exclusive to their consoles. However you will now find many more of the top games are available on both consoles but if you have a real favourite check first.
The Xbox One is tried and tested Microsoft technology that has evolved over the last twelve years from the original Xbox 360. Whilst it offers digital only audio and video via three USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI input. It also has an external power supply which can add to the clutter in your gaming setup.
Inside your Xbox you will find an AMD chip, two quad-core Jaguar processor modules with 8GB of DDR3 memory. Resolution wise this will usually give you 1,600 x 900.
The well designed hand controller offers good grip with a precise four way directional pad, very little dead zone on the analogue sticks and good force feedback through the triggers. You may wish to buy the optional Play and Charge battery pack rather than having to keep a supply of AA batteries to hand.
The PS4 has a built in power supply and digital only HDMI/optical ports like the Xbox One. It has a good interface so you can easily navigate through the menus.
As regards the visuals the PlayStaion 4 comes out ahead here as it has more powerful graphics hardware giving a better resolution provided by an AMD chip which contains an eight- core CPU and a GPU with eighteen compute units. The PS4’s memory is provided by 8GB of GDD5 memory which compares with costly PC graphic cards. All of this provides a great on screen experience with higher resolutions and smoother frame rates with most games running at a Full HD 1,920 x 1,080.
The hand controller is well designed with the analogue sticks set well apart that are very responsive with hardly any dead zone. The buttons and triggers are also well placed and you also have a touch pad to carry out swipes and other commands. So this is a good example of ergonomic engineering which combined with the built in motion controls and eight hour battery life only adds to a great gaming package.
Before when you wanted to play video games, the graphics weren’t good, unlike today. You could see the difference between the real world and the virtual world.
But thanks to technology, gaming is very different now because the graphics are of such a high quality and high definition that sometimes it may look like the real world even though it is only the graphic world.
Though you might think that gaming technology doesn’t help you in any way you are wrong because, with the advancement of gaming technology, it helps in advancing the technology of other equipment that you will use and appreciate.
Because games today are very different from before, they tend to be a bit more challenging. Because the games are a bit more complex and challenging, you the gamer has to use your wits to ensure that you survive and win the game. You would also need to be resourceful and fast because you can never know what surprises the manufacturers have for you in the game.
Because games now require you to be resourceful, it can also affect your real life. You might be wondering how? Well, if you are always resourceful in your games, then that will also connect to the real world which means that you would unconsciously be more resourceful in the real world because you have been exercising your mind in the game. Besides that, your eyesight might also improve as in games you have to be alert or else there will be surprises that take you unawares.
With gaming technology and the complexity of the games today, you will need to be more strategic when you start playing your game because you wouldn’t want to be stuck on level one forever, would you? That is why if you start playing your game, you have to learn to read the manual for you to understand what the game is all about just like you need to read the instructions in one of your school tests to understand how to do the test.
With gaming, you will have to learn the value of reading and fast comprehension because if you don’t have a fast mind, then you would have a hard time going to the next level of your game. Creating teams and making friends is also one of the perks of gaming technology because there are some people who prefer to play indoors rather than outdoors and you can be friends with them.
Though you might not have thought about it with gaming, it can help you with a lot of things like helping you improve your skills and help you create more friends even if those friends are in the virtual world and indeed another country. With the advancement of technology and gaming, you should help each other improve to better yourself and to better the idea of gaming because gaming is a lot of fun.
Are you a gamer? Do you like strategy games? How often do you play them? What is your favorite strategy game? Well, if you are not a gamer and if you do not know what to do with your life in your free time.
We think that you will become one after you finish reading our list of the best strategy games. Here we show you the best games which are great fun to play and drive players all around the world crazy every day.
This game is one of those good ones in where the lack of opportunities give you a real challenge. You may have only six scan sites which are possible, while they mostly left out the fight encounters in the game. On the other hand, you get to choose what you want to do with this range of options which is very narrow and matters greatly.
You must recruit your rookies (beginners), you will need an engineer who will build a facility which will give you an opportunity to contact a lot more territories. You will also need the alloys of aliens which will upgrade all the weapons that you have. You need to know that you can never have all of them and you can probably have only one. XCOM 2 represents the best Firaxis game ever produced.
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
Do you think that this game sounds a little sacrilegious? That’s what we thought at first as well. It’s been over one decade since their last game (the Homeworld game), and it was obviously going to take some game which would be remembered for the different 3D movement and spaceships. So, it was supposed to be turned into RTS which is ground based and has tanks? Do you think this is a prequel?
We are aware of all the ways that this game could’ve gone so wrong, but Deserts of Kharak surprised us and succeeded in every single way. We think it’s incredible what RTS and Homeworld achieved and we want to see more of their magic.
Do you want to see a 4X fantasy? Do you want to have one of the best hits when it comes to games? Well, Endless Legend is a 4X fantasy, and people confirmed that it is simply the best game in this genre since forever (Civ 4 was the best before this one).
This game is very deep, diverse, it contains a lot of different fascinating factions (which are asymmetrical), then hero units, sub – races, investigation, discoveries and many other things. We think this game sounds amazing and we want to try out all the great things it offers.
XCOM: Enemy Within
This Firaxis game is essentially an action game in which you must care about your squad most of all. It doesn’t matter if you get there by moving them, giving them names after people you know, this game Enemy Within is definitely above all strategy games you’ve already seen as it is one of those which will make you think and care about your decisions.
Video games do not have a very long history, and the beginnings of this phenomenon only go back a couple of decades.
However, the history of gaming is filled with exciting moments, and the progress of technology and innovation has left clean marks for us to be able to follow the most important moments in the development of gaming.
Even though gaming was practiced in the ancient times as well, which can be seen from several artifacts found in Egypt and similar civilizations, video gaming had to wait for the invention of electronic computers, and that is why video games have less than a century of tradition.
However, gaming has expanded beyond all expectations, and people now spend more than $33 billion annually on playing video games. The fascination with virtual worlds and characters grows stronger by the day, and 4 out of 5 households in the United States have a gaming console.
The overall gaming industry is enormous, and the total worth of this business is estimated at more than $100 billion. With such impressive numbers, it is easy to forget “how it was in the beginning” and that humble origins of video gaming are responsible for what was to become of this addictive “pass time.”
The first video games started to appear in the 1950s and 60s when simple simulations were developed for big computers that were found in research facilities and big corporations.
The first games and programs were focused on research, not entertainment, which slowed the progress and we had to wait several years before the first gaming consoles were invented. 1962 saw the appearance of “Space war!”, and five years later, in 1967, Ralph Bauer developed “Brown Box” – the first home gaming system.
Bushnell was the founder of Atari, a well-known gaming company, and their console called Atari 2600 was the first console to reach industrial production and massive numbers of sales. 1970s and 80s were especially productive and fruitful when it comes to video games, and arcades were a cultural trademark of this period.
Games like “Space Invaders”, “PacMan”, “Mario Bros”, “The Legend of Zelda”, and so on, have marked this era, and they have left a strong influence on adolescents and anyone else who ever played these titles.
Later on, during the 1990s, gaming continued to grow and evolve, and the appearance of Windows and the subsequent Internet revolution brought major changes to the ways in which people were playing their games.
Nintendo and Sega were active in that period, but Play Station and Xbox appeared at the start of the 2000s, and they dominated the gaming world ever since.
However, mobile gaming is also becoming an important force on the gaming scene, and the experts predict that smartphones and tablets are going to be even more important in the future. Virtual reality and artificial intelligence are also improving, and all of this is leading to better games and more fun to the gamers.
Since CD Project Red released the first Witcher game based on Andrzey Sapkowski’s books, players were able to enter a magical world filled with monsters and people in medieval times as a witcher, a mutant specialized in exterminating monsters of any kind.
How Andrzey explains this character, witchers were professional monster slayers with a neutral way of thinking about factions, kingdoms, and races. Their sole purpose was to eradicate every monster that appears as a result of conjunction spheres.
The game followed Geralt’s story from part one to part three. After the 3rd release of the game, developers stated that there will be no extensions to the original story as they are not planning on releasing anything new from this title.
Changing the decision.
After the huge success and increase in popularity of the game, especially of Witcher 3 in 2015, game developers changed their decision by releasing the first expansion pack called Hearts of Stone. It was supposed to be the one and only expansion.
After numerous requests from fans of this franchise, game developers again started with the development of another expansion called Blood and Wine.
This time, the famous Witcher Geralt travels to a new area untouched by war and human conflict called Toussaint. The colorful forests and regions of this new unexplored area seem like everything is in perfect order, but as always there is something sinister that can be revealed beyond this mask of utopia.
The expansion will feature more than 30 hours of gameplay as there will be more than 90 quests, over 30 points of interest and around 100 pieces of armor. This will include the new Witcher sets that were released as add-ons after the 3rd part.
But this is not all as there will also be 14000 dialogue lines, over 30 weapons to acquire and more than 20 new monsters to exterminate.
New monster mutagens are available in this expansion, providing extraordinary effects and even better abilities to our favorite protagonist.
New mutagens effects will consider damage immunity for a certain period after a player’s energy is depleted, a critical effect of any sign that as a finishing move makes enemies explode and other effects that we will leave for you to explore.
The user’s interface is changed in a few ways, providing more colors and better management of abilities.
Every Witcher fan is even more excited by this new expansion’s release as there is an option to continue from your story and import your save from previous parts and expansion.
This way all the equipment and accessories will be available for you to continue with the exploration of enhancing Geralt’s abilities and powers.
As an addition to new sets of armors, there is also an option to change the color of Witcher’s armor. This dye can be purchased from merchants, collected as loot or rewarded by character after completing various side quests.
Another great thing that comes with a new patch 1.20 is that Geralt can be rotated in the menu, providing a better look of equipment and armor.
Gaming has always been interesting because of its wide range of games that cover almost any topic you could imagine.
From puzzle games that are designed for six-year-old kids, to the complex FPS games – anything you like.
Somehow, I stuck with stealth games because I like sneaking around and avoiding trouble. For this occasion, I have prepared the top 5 stealth games that are absolutely must have in your collection.
For the sake of the article, I will say a few words about each one because we don’t have space for detailed reviews. Let’s start with the fifth choice.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Although this game is action/stealth, the game often forces you to sneak around and avoid guards and shooting enemies. This is a cyberpunk FPS action RPG stealth game by Eidos Montreal that was released in 2011.
The main themes are globalization, espionage, human advancement and poverty, which are incorporated in an outstanding way, putting the biotechnology in first place.
You can see and mark enemies through the wall, engage the cloak mode (enemies can’t see you), put down enemies in a non-lethal way and so on. In a nutshell, this games offer tons of secrets in a form of different tactics, outcomes and rewards, especially if you play the game stealthy.
Styx: Master of Shadows
Styx is a game that is made of a combination of several games – like Dishonored or Thief. The story is set in the world of Humans and Elves basically, and Styx, while trying to comprehend his origins, uses stealth, thievery and murder techniques to discover the real truth.
The game offers a wide range of tools that you use for navigating through the game. It is highly important that your goblin Styx reaches objectives in a stealthy way. Styx can clone himself and trick enemies very easily. Wide levels are non-linear, although sometimes it looks like that, but if you are fan of stealth games, you will like this one.
Dishonored is a stealth-action adventure game released in 2012, but despite being 4 years old, this game is still one of the best stealth games in the last 5 years. Cyberpunk themed, this game usually offers assassination missions, which can be performed in many ways, depending on your style.
The game implements huge open-world levels with non-linear gameplay, which provides different experience every time you play a mission. In a combination with excellent perks (Bend Time for example) and gadgets, the game is more than interesting.
The perks or powers are the trademark of this game – Blink perk is important, due to its power to teleport to at longer distances. It’s definitely the game that will nail you to your PC until you finish it to the end.
Splinter Cell : Conviction
Splinter Cell series is famous for its stealth structure, which incorporated intriguing themes like conspiracy, espionage and national security. Sam Fisher is the main protagonist through the whole franchise.
The game’s main objective is to render an activity of a covert-ops agent who is usually betrayed at the end. The design is more than excellent – the color and atmosphere change according to the situations and the outcome.
Simple platforming gives an extra taste of covert-ops missions, while the gadgets enhance the agent’s abilities and will to serve justice and kill the bad guys.
These are my four of my favorite stealth games, although there are many more I enjoy. Like I said, If I listed all the stealth games I play, the article would be 5 pages long at least. So consider this article as an introduction – I will write about stealth games again on some other occasion.
If you want to triumph in the awesome DomiNations game, you must have a strong and reliable army. It is true that this is a game about resources, you need to collect them, you need to use them, you are going to war to collect additional resources, but it is also a game of strategy and tactics.
Sooner or later every player in the game asks the same question – What troops should I use? Some people recommend using DomiNation cheat codes to learn possibilities of each troop, since you have unlimited resources for production of troops.
Understanding the Mechanics of the Game
To be a successful player or raider in the game, you must understand the purpose of each unit and use it according to that purpose. There are many different troops in the game, from weak soldiers to Ballistas, and they all have a specific purpose in attacking.
In that sense, it is a simulation, similar to real warfare where different soldiers have different duties and functions. So, you need to understand the basic purpose of every unit and use them according to that.
For example, archers are supposed to give protection to melee units, in this case, soldiers. It is not advisable to send solo archers in the raid; they will be vulnerable to direct attacks.
Most Reliable Troops – Basic Troops
There are many different tactics in the game, but in my view basic troops work best! By saying this, I am focusing on farming, or gathering resources, and believe me; it can be done with basic troops, soldiers, archers and horse raiders. You do not need advanced, fancy units to collect resources, simple, but the effective army does work.
Make a small army of soldiers and archers in that way that for every solder you add two more archers in a squad. Yes, it is simple, but it is also very effective.
All you need to do is to find a proper base and collect resources. You need to search for a low defense/high resource base focusing on Mill and Market rather than on Town Hall. However, if you don’t like gathering resources, download DomiNations Hack. This Dominations hack tool gives you unlimited amounts of resources.
Advanced Troops in the Game
After you collected enough resources in the game with this simple method, you may consider upgrading your city and structures to produce more advanced units.
Heavy Cavalry is an extremely reliable unit in later stages of the game; which is unlocked in the Iron Age. You may use them as primary protective units as they can receive a lot of damage from Towers.
Wall Breachers are necessary to take down defense walls, but also do not forget that they are capable of attacking other buildings as well.
However, for building destruction, you should use Ranged Siege, a specific unit made for such purpose. Mortar Infantry will be unlocked in the Gunpowder Age; they are very effective at devastating enemy troops from a distance. As you progress in the game, you will unlock even more advanced units that you can use in raiding.
DomiNations is a real strategy game when it comes to endless army setup combinations; such variety is a challenge for any player – to create a most efficient army. If you are oriented more to war then to economic simulation, you will appreciate DomiNations Hack, nice and safe way to fill your Mills and Market with resources and focus entirely on battles.
If you ever bought any computer hardware or gadget you certainly remember that feeling when you are anxious and excited to see how it works, but you also remember that feeling when it just isn’t the thing you wanted.
Sometimes you will buy exactly the thing you need which works perfectly, and it will be satisfying, but to avoid the feeling of disappointment if you don’t know what exactly you are looking for a little web research will be helpful. Here are few of the most popular computer gadgets that will charm you without emptying your wallet.
- Slide n’ Joy is the perfect gadget for you if you need one or two additional screens when playing games or working on your computer.
It comes in all sizes which means it will be suitable for every laptop or display, it is compact, lightweight and supports 180 degrees’ rotation. It is easy to install, and it will allow you to share the screen with your friends without even moving. Multitasking will never be easier for you if you buy this device.
- Keyboardio – This unique, butterfly-shaped keyboard is the gadget that will amaze every person. Keyboardio wanted to design something unique and suitable for writers, gamers and everyone else who uses a computer frequently.
Getting used to it might be a problem, it might take some time, but it pays off in the end. This keyboard has mechanical switches which are soundless which means you will be able to use them even if everyone around you is sleeping.
Switches housing is transparent, and you can change the color of the LED lights whenever you want. Also, you can always modify the shape of your keyboard by splitting it, tenting it or putting it on a tripod.
- PogoPlug is one of the most interesting and useful devices today. It offers unlimited storage and automatic backup for your computer, laptop, mobile phone or tablet.
Everything you have on your computer or your phone will be automatically saved and stored, so you will never lose it. Every picture, every contact in your mobile phone, every game on your computer, just everything.
The relief this device will provide you with is priceless, but this device isn’t expensive at all, for the price of around 50 bucks you can be sure every file you own is protected.
- iHome IDM8 is one of the best portable Bluetooth speakers out there. It can fit in the palm of your hand, and you can carry it with you anywhere.
It can be a kind of cool gadget for your home computer or your mobile phone when you are traveling. It is rechargeable and wireless, so you don’t have to worry about it at all.
- LG Tone Bluetooth Stereo Headset consist of wireless ear buds and stereo Bluetooth headset, which means you will be able to listen to your music or speak with your game buddies without those cords everywhere around bothering you.
The best thing about this device is that you cannot miss a call since vibration is there to inform you about incoming calls.