The best video games of all time

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There have been so many great computer games, that it’s hard to pick the best ones, but I’ve compiled a list of my top ten. Sure you may have very different opinions!

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All about RPGs

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RPG stands for roleplaying game and can be played either around a table by from four to six people or on a computer or video console. The game is all about collaborating to produce an interesting story and to have lots of fun doing it. It is not a game where there are winners and losers. Continue reading ‘All about RPGs’

Synapse – RPG game

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Here’s a review of Synapse, which is a universal system type of RPG created by the games developer Greg Christopher. There is a big emphasis in the game on the character that you develop, and the personality that they have, and this is all done really well and in great detail. Continue reading ‘Synapse – RPG game’

Dating when you are a gamer

Sometimes it is possible to encounter another person that is also a gamer. This is rare, but it is possible. You may have to test the waters by simply asking someone what their hobbies are. If they are into gaming it is okay to discuss this topic. The key is to be familiar with more than video games.

Develop Your People Skills

A lot of people that are into gaming are not really going to naturally interact with people well. Sometimes a gamer may have to practice their people skills by reading books on how to interact. A gamer should know about more than games when they are planning to go out.

They need to have a plethora of conversation ice breakers when they are going on new dates. It is pertinent to find out what a person is interested in when you are dating. Developing your people skills means gathering information on a variety of topics. This gives you the opportunity to talk about entertainment, news and life without getting bogged down with video game talk.

Make an Effort to Minimize Your Game Time

When you start dating there is going to be a need to minimize your game time. If you are dating you have to play fewer gamers and make more time for the relationship. This means putting down the controller when you call someone you are interested in. You may even want to hide the game console when your date comes over. You can avoid the temptation to play when you have a date at your home. You also avoid the judgement that a date may have about your extensive gaming interests.

Step Outside of Your Tech World

At the end of the day you have to realize that you cannot date and remain completely involved in your world of technology. You have to make a conscious effort to curb your slang. Some gamers get caught up with using slang words that are not part of everyday language. It is a lot better to stay away from any terms that will require an explanation. Dates that are not into gaming are not going to be interested in the history of games. They are not going to want to know about characters and various levels of games. Don’t fall into the trap and rely on your knowledge of games to be your source of conversation. Avoid the temptation to pull your dates into your tech world and step out into their world.

Master Other Activities

When you are a gamer it is easy to stay in your comfort zone. Don’t let your love of games make you a couch potato though. It is a good idea to engage in some other activities. You may want to consider sports or exercising. This will give you the ability build common interests easier.

There is nothing wrong with being a gamer. People that are fond of technology just have to make sure that they can communicate on more than games.” – Kezia Noble Relationship Expert.

Dating Made Easy In A Highly Technological World

The technological world has made it so much easier for people to interact together without much pressure or too much effort. In the past, getting to know a lot of potential dates could take a while. You would also have a lot more pressure of possibly being rejected over and over again.

Today even a shy man or a shy woman who does not have enough courage to physically approach someone can get a response from a person they are attracted to online.

Facebook for example, has made it easier for people to browse a number of potential dates in their community, it allows people to view hundreds if not thousands of potential dates. Today, it is possible for a guy to just message a girl they like online, they can say hi and just view the online profile of the girl to get clues on what they could say in order to spark up a conversation.

This was not possible before, because there is not enough information for people to start a conversation, there were no ice breakers before unlike now. Now you can look at several photos of someone to decide if they are physically attractive and if you want to approach them.

Dating sites like OKcupid and Tinder as well as other dating sites have also made it easier for people to connect worldwide. It is possible to browse more than a thousand potential dates by just using these online dating tools.

OkCupid for example, allows the users to answer questions and would determine if they match a certain person anywhere in the world. The person can just sign up, provide a bit of information about themselves like their favorite book and movie, and they can be matched with potential people who are nearby or who are residing on the other side of the world.

Even Geeks, who are constantly online can find potential partners and would be able to get a date just by chatting online. There are a lot of computer and video games addict, who are able to get decent dates due to the dating options provided to them by technology.

Finding a partner with the same likes, views, and interest is easier to do. Nowadays mobile apps for dating have already been created. You can find a date wherever you are at. This is great because you are not just limited if you don’t own a computer, because just about everyone owns a smart phone now that can have apps installed on it.

People can just install apps like Plenty of fish, Match.com, OkCupid, Tinder and other dating sites and change their dating options at any time. Just by simply signing up guys can find girls who are near the vicinity, they can be sitting on a train, a bus or just at home and they can view the profiles of potential partners they can chat with and date eventually.

Some dating sites would even offer options for bisexuals, transgender, lesbians and homosexual, even asexual who just want to have someone to talk to.

The dating sites have been socially engineered to make it easier for people to connect. People are given different ways to connect, they can message the person, select a like button, select a number of heart options in order to show that they like a person, or the user can be given statistics on how many people like them if they provide a certain profile picture.

Almost anything in life could be socially engineered, and techs and geeks have made sure that computer addicts and users will have a fair chance in the online dating world“- Kezia Noble Relationship Expert.

Video Game Review: Greg Hastings Paintball 2

The biggest name in paintball gets back in the game with the release of Greg Hastings Paintball 2 for the latest Xbox, PlayStation, and Wii video game consoles.

Built for fans of both the game of paintball itself and first person shooting games, Greg Hastings Paintball 2 is the second follow up to the 2004 Xbox cult classic Greg Hastings’ Tournament Paintball, following the 2005 sequel Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball MAX’D.

The original game was featured on Xbox Live Director of Programming Major Nelson’s Top 25 List, reaching as high as number nine.

This time around players have the chance to compete in 12 different paintball locations each offering as many six different fields and giving users the opportunity to gain some valuable global paintball experience all across the United States and Europe. In fact, the game allows users to get their game on in some of the best real world paintball fields on the planet.

Multiplayer is back featuring seven game modes and allowing users to compete against as many as 19 other paintball players. But other gamers aren’t the only thing you’re up against in Greg Hastings Paintball 2. The game also features a wide variety of constantly changing weather conditions including rain, wind, fog and mud.

Greg Hastings Paintball 2 also features an improved map editor allowing users the chance to create and build their own paintball fields. Plus, the controls have improved immensely allowing gamers to switch weapons and gun hands even faster than previous incarnations of the game.

Speaking of weapons, gamers can now equip themselves with all the latest and greatest paintball weaponry including pistols, pump guns, paint grenades, and the ultimate paint rocket launchers. Shooting the different markers feels realistic enough that it almost feels like I’m out shooting my real life Tippmann Gryphon.

Plus, goggles, jerseys, markers and a wide variety of other gear and accessories are available.

For the first time, users will also have access to an all-new cheat meter that can help them wipe away unwanted paint splatter and avoid being eliminated from the game too soon.

Of course, players can also build and manage their own teams picking from the cream of the crop of more than 100 pro and amateur paintball legends. The best teams can earn big cash by winning events and use it to purchase new gear, improved players and upgraded skills.

Greg Hastings Paintball 2 offers three brand new event branches including Tournament Speedball, Recball, and Tournament Woodsball allowing users to compete in as many as 40 different events. Gamers can compete in a variety of Elimination, Single Flag, Capture the Flag, Point Capture, Assault, Sniper, and Recon missions.

Also brand new to Greg Hastings Paintball 2 is a player trading card system where you can browse through the skills of your teammates or peruse the stock of potential running mates for the future.

The more you play, the better the game gets as players have the chance to earn achievements and unlock new skills all the way along.

Greg Hastings himself is a former US Navy Sailor who picked up the game of paintball in the late 1980’s while stationed in San Diego, California. He went to become a legend in the game both competing in tournaments and developing some of the most innovative gear and weaponry the industry has ever seen.

The bottom line is that if his name is on the game you can bet it offers nothing less than an authentic paintball experience.

Developed originally by Super X Studios, the game was released by publisher Majesco on September 28, 2010 and is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and older with warnings about the both the language and level of violence.

Latest Update On My Upgrades

It’s been a big week for world of technology, well for me it has. Last Friday after work I decided to get the iPhone 6. This wasn’t just for personal reasons because at work they decided to install a new phone system. Work said I needed to have a good phone to be able to receive forwarded calls, so I decided to go a little overboard and get the best cell phone on the market. My old phone was way too old so I definitely needed a phone but it’s been about a 5 days using the new phone and it’s working well. I also went and bought a new SSD for my PC and the boot speed is incredible. Never knew it could be that fast, especially with my computer being 3-4 years old so it’s definitely worth it if you’re thinking about it. What I’ve done is loaded my Operating system on the SSD and left the rest of the files and stuff on the normal hard drive and that seems to work best. If you wanted to you could put some files or games on your SSD as well and they would load at the same speed but it’s up to you. I decided to go down take a little trip to see a few of my old friends who I grew up with. We all hadn’t spoke in years but it was like we were never apart. I spent the weekend and caught up with them and came back on Tuesday. We’re definitely going to keep in contact and plan on meeting up soon, I’m not sure why we didn’t do this sooner. Life just gets hectic sometimes and we forget to stay in touch.

I haven’t been playing many games this week because I had to buy a new controller for my PlayStation. Once I got that sorted and I was back I played with some of my buddies. I was looking at getting the new Call of Duty but a new trailer came out for GTA 5 for the PS4 which shows some of the new features and graphics which I have to say looks awesome. I’ve decided I’ll probably go for that. I’ve already got it for the PS3 and it looks amazing. They have a new feature of a first person mode which is brand new to GTA and hasn’t been on any of the other Grand Theft Auto games. Hopefully it’ll be as good as the trailer is. I don’t really have the time for another game I’d say with Destiny and The Shadow of Mordor currently taking over my life. We’ll have to see how it goes. I’m sure I could fit it in because I always do. Who needs sleep anyway? So a lot has changed really with the new phones and hardware and I’m not sure why I didn’t do it sooner. It’s made everything so much easier and better. I think I might look into a new monitor next, that’ll make the PlayStation and the computer look better and everything will have been upgraded. I’ll be able to chill out and not have to worry about fixing anything anymore. That is a rarity for me.

My Journey from the Xbox to the Soccer Field

The Epic Online Soccer Skills Program enabled me to learn to play a sport that I had long wanted to try. I’m a gamer, and absolutely love the FIFA Soccer games. I can’t tell you how many hours I have spent playing FIFA soccer. I don’t like to brag, but I’m quite good, in fact you might even say I’m great at it. Unfortunately the hours I spend mastering my gaming skills didn’t exactly do wonders for my health. When a close friend commented to me about my waist line being a little large I was understandably concerned. Then he made a recommendation that I found to be exciting, he suggested I learn how to really play soccer to get back in shape. Loving the FIFA games this seemed like an ideal solution to my weight problem. Unfortunately I would soon find that playing soccer in a video game is quite different than the real thing.

Not the best of starts

Have you ever tried a sport for the first time and been embarrassed at your complete and total lack of skill in it? Well I have, and it wasn’t fun. I was obviously a total novice when it came to soccer, and my lack of skills was apparent. But I didn’t want to give it up. After all if I needed to get in better shape, which I did, then I could think of fewer ways that were more fun than soccer. But one thing was obvious, I needed help. Although I was skeptical at first, the Epic Online Soccer Skills Program proved to be exactly what I needed. Studying it and following along I was able to master many of the skills that any novice soccer player would need. In fact over time I even managed to master some more advanced soccer skills. While online training was no substitute for actual game play, it did help a lot. Having the ability to practice in the privacy of my own home gave me the confidence I needed to become a better soccer player.

I’m not going to give up playing FIFA though!

After taking the time to learn actual soccer, I can say that I will enjoy playing it for many years to come. I’m not giving up on FIFA soccer, but I now realize that I need to be more active if I want to stay healthier. While destroying my opponents in FIFA is great for relieving stress, real soccer is great for the rest of me. I see no reason why I can’t continue to enjoy both types of soccer for years to come. Who knows, maybe with enough practice I can even pull of some of the passes and moves that I do in FIFA in real life? Sure it might take a little time, or even a lot of time, but I love soccer so I don’t see why I shouldn’t push myself to get better at it. Looking back I can’t believe that I was ever skeptical about an online soccer training program, without it I wouldn’t be playing at the level I am today.

The 1 Percent Boost to Beat Someone at FIFA

My long time friend Luke and I have played console soccer (or football if you prefer) for years. From the time we would walk over to each others house to play FIFA to staying in touch and still battling it out from different ends of the country years later via Xbox live.

The older I get the more I want to beat him

As Luke and I get older, the will in us to beat each other at FIFA still thrives in us. It fact, it is as if it seems to grow as time passes by. Each one of us hates to lose; it is just too hard for the both of us to take in. Very hard. In fact, about a week ago, Luke managed to beat me by scoring a goal during injury time of our match. This really got me down; it got me so low that one of my colleagues at work actually felt the need to ask if I was all right. I could not help but notice the shock on her face when she learned that my low mood was because I lost at a console soccer game. She must have been thinking something bad had happened to me. Ever since then, it’s like she keeps away from me, perhaps she felt embarrassed by the fact that such a small thing could mess up with my emotions.

The 1 per cent rule

Anyway, back to main reason for my post. I recently read an article on Dave Brailsford, a former head honcho of the British Cycling team. He had this theory that; as your skills in a sport advance, and get really good, making very small changes could bring a big difference in your performance. This is because there is never really a big difference between competitors in the same skill level, that is why any small change has a significant effect. Brailsford further added that if you manage to make a number of small changes, each would have an impact on your performance, and it would all sum up to a massive advantage over your competitors.

With this information in mind, I began thinking about the next game of FIFA Luke and I had lined up. I started wondering what small changes I could do that would impact the way I play and give me the upper hand over my long time rival. You will not believe this but the first thing that actually dawned on me was to purchase a new mattress. The truth is I had not been sleeping well at the time because my mattress was pretty worn-out. So I bought a new one and even went the extra mile by getting one that was designed to suit my sleeping style.

Did it work?

This may sound incredible, but it actually did. The outcome of our next game was 4-2, in a match of Liverpool against Real Madrid. I had managed to beat Luke. I shared the one percent idea with him and told him how I thought it had given me the upper hand against him.

Last week, Luke called to tell me how his wife had gotten a brand new alkaline water machine and that he felt the oxygenated water he was now drinking would give him an advantage during our next game. At first, it all sounded like nonsense but as I continue to think over it, I cannot help but feel threatened that Luke stands a better chance of beating me. Could it be that it is time to invest in some new pillows as well?