Computers have become common in almost every household. Using computer games as an educational tool is not only wise but a convenient option. There are many cases where children are not interested in academics and parents struggle hard to inculcate this interest. Under such circumstances, it is a good option to teach the child through computer games.
The child will therefore realize that learning is fun, and his/her attitude towards education will change. As an example if your child struggles with mathematics, it will be a good decision to get a game that teaches math in an interactive and fun way.
Where To Get Computer Games
Many computer games are available free of cost on the internet. This is very convenient for families who own a computer but have limited finances to buy computer games. The children can also experiment with different games and always move to another one, once they get bored. The games that are purchased have a limited number of activities and become useless once the child has played all of them. The online games are not only free but are also improved with time so that the kids never get bored.
Parents Should Choose The Computer Games
Parents should always supervise their children while looking for computer games online. If that is not possible, perhaps because of a busy schedule, then there should be reliable content filters activated in the computer.
We may have entered this modern world but we still miss our old days when we started our trip with our PCs, playing classic DOS games on our 386 and 286 systems. Interesting thing is, some of those games are still played by many people.
Those who got low memory laptops, Unix-based systems, DOS emulators or low graphics on their PC, would thank God for these classic DOS games that can run better on your computer as compare to modern games. Though the graphics and sound effects sucks, don’t forget these games are quite old.
You can download these DOS games from many sites, for free. So, here are the reviews of some classic DOS games you might want to check out:
Xargon is an epic fantasy plus action game. To advance the game, you have to counter various obstacles on your way on each level and to pass each level, the player must find the exit. It is an intriguing action game and you are provided with lots of weapons, like fireballs, laser bolts and rocks, to kill the monsters. The graphics of this game are better, if you consider other old games.
A grasping puzzle game presenting an array of blocks, which can be moved across the screen. The goal of the game is to finish all the blocks in a level by matching same type of blocks within a time limit. There are over 100 levels in this game, can you believe it?
3. Commander Keen
This classic DOS game is still fun to play. You goal is to find the pogo stick, which enables continuous jumping. You can find ray guns to kill your enemies and don’t even try to touch your enemies- it will kill you. It’s cheating but just to give you a hint; level 1 and 3 contains secret passages. Now, it’s your headache to find them.
4. Captain Comic
It is an adventure and action bearing classic DOS game. The story-plot of the game is to find the three artifacts; The thousand coins of Tenure, The crown of ages and The mystical gems of Lascorbanos. To find them, player has to travel through different stages and the game ends when you succeed.
5. Duke Nukem
It’s a 2D action game with interesting game plot. You have to kill your enemies and pass several obstacles to exit each level. The main goal of the game is to find and defeat Dr. Proton, whom you will encounter on the last level.
It is a real classic DOS game and is still discussed on Slashdot. So, download it in your PC and enjoy this action and run-and-gun game.
Yes, we are talking about the cute little alien ‘Cosmo’. Cosmo is the main character of the game with hands like suction-cup. You player, Cosmo, can make high-jumps and hanging which will help you passing each level.
Jumping on enemies will kill them and you can also collect bombs for that matter. There are also shield cubes which will make Cosmo invisible for some while. So, enjoy this classic DOS action game.
With the passage of time everything has changed and so has the gaming industry, altering the game play, themes, graphics and sound effects. But try asking a kid about his favorite MMORG, 3D shooting or Racing games and ask a dedicated old gamer, the answer will be same in both cases. Here’s a list of top 10 best games, irrespective of the time but the affection of Gamers.
1.Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time
The 1998 classic game, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, is still known as the best hero game, irrespective of graphics and sound effects which are generations behind. The catchy fantasy story, of a young hero and princess in anxiety, leads you into a magical world of adventure.
2.Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
GTA series are ruling the PCs of people but the spectacular GTA San Andreas tops the series. It is the story of a young man C.J, trying to run away from the gangster lifestyle but his mother’s death pulls him back. As the game proceeds, he starts building and stretching his criminal empire until he becomes the indisputable authority of whole state. The action game features every characteristic of a living human, making it distinct.
All those of you who haven’t played Bioshock, First Person Shooter game, just imagine if the game progresses according to your morality? Yes this is what Bioshock is all about and this answers why this game is extremely distinct and addicting, that makes it in this list.
The game involves a series of puzzles which must be solved by the player-character, Chell, who is challenged by Artificial Intelligence GLaDOS. GLaDOS, who later reveals its true evil nature, promises Chell of a cake if he succeeds in completing the puzzles with the help of a portal-gun.
5.Black And White
The game gives you role of a God who has the complete control over an island inhabited by people. You are also given an animal, known as ‘Creature’, for helping you with your duties. The nature of your pet depends on your mortality and how you raise him.
It is an adventure game, based upon Mexican folklore, which takes place in the land of dead- afterlife. The game earns its points when it comes to writing.
Playing games online is an interesting way to keep yourself hooked up. But you need not to waste your time digging and searching a good game which exactly matches what you need, a good entertainment challenging your mind at the same time.
Here is the list of eight awesome online games shortlisted for your precious time to be spent rightly. These eight online games have definitely something unique and interesting for you to explore. Rankings on game will also help to figure out which game suits you best. Give a try!
1. Falling Sand Toy
A simple easy interface with different materials you can interact with. Basically not a game but will keep you hooked up for hours without you realizing it.
Different materials like sand, water, salt are falling continuously and you have to save them up and interact other materials like fire with them. So this cute desktop toy is for a good time pass.
You will be needing java installed with a processor good enough so the game can run smoothly. Give it a try and enjoy.
According to graphics and gameplay, the rank is 7 out of 10 because it has simple basic pixel graphics with a plane gameplay.
A short challenging game with freakin’ good graphics. A puzzle and adventure game featuring a little own distant space world with a little gnome and animals.
You need to point and do things in a proper sequences to pass a stage. Easy at some places but tough in others. Figuring out a correct sequence is a challenging task which makes this game really interesting. You will really get your mind worked up with a spice of fun.
This game is rated pretty good due to awesome graphics and design of puzzles. This never makes you bored or frustrated. The rank would be 9 out of 10.
3. Polyphonic Spree – Quest For The Rest
This game was basically designed to promote a music album ‘Together We’re Heavy’. A fun little game with cool interface and cool graphics.
The joy of the game lightens with a beautiful music at the background which makes you want to play game and wish it never ends.
What makes the video game addictive is the weapon it offers to the players. They need to be effective and accurate to take down the enemies. Video games are where one can officially flaunt a weapon. In this countdown of top ten video game weapons, the most effective, accurate guns, pistols, swords and cloaks are mentioned. What makes one better than the other is how effective it is to counter the enemy attack.
10. The Sawnoff Shotgun in GTA: San Andreas
Sawed off short gun requires all alert and effective dealing in the game. Ammo is quiet enough to find any battle with the enemy. There is a save option at any point in the game now let it be enemy cars, tanks and airplanes, player of the game is acquainted well to deal with it
9. The Biggoron Sword in Ocarina of Time
One hit is all this sword needs to wipe out the opponent. Now it is not difficult to find even, in the game. The big orange arrow guides you to the sword. player can take all the time in the world because there is no time limit.
8. The Five-Seven in Splinter Cell: Conviction
This pistol has it all it takes to put down number of enemies in a single shot. You get this pistol almost right at the start of the game. From there the show of this accurate weapon begins.
7. Holy Water in Castlevania
Holy water first freezes any enemy it touches. Later it burns them completely. How big the boss is next to you holy water can kill these bosses within a split second.
6. The Pistol in Red Faction
If you are weak with aims, this pistol is made for you. With no restriction on the rate of fire whole of enemy army can put down to death.
If you are a great lover of PSP games then surely you would be worried about your saved games data, that you might not like to lose as in this case, you may have to progress in these games from the start. You can now save all your PSP games data to your computer hard drive. For this purpose, you will need the application “Sony Media Go”. Following is the step by step procedure to backup your saved games and characters of PSP to your computer. Follow these steps carefully and you will end up in a good backup of your PSP games.
Step By Step Procedure:
Here is the step by step procedure of transferring games from your PSP to your computer for backup PSP data:
1. Download and Install Sony Media Go:
The first thing you need to have for the backup process is “Sony Media Go”. Download this application from the internet. Once it is completely downloaded, run the Setup and follow the instructions to install this program in your computer.
2. Connect PSP to Computer:
Once you have installed the downloaded application, the next step is to connect your PSP with your computer via data cable which is already provided with the PSP. Make sure to connect it properly. The most important thing is to connect your PSP with the computer in USB mode. In order to do this, go to the setting options and then select the “USB connection in PSP” option.
3. Open Sony Media Go:
Now when you have properly connected the PSP to the computer, open the application Sony Media Go from the location where you previously installed it. When this application is launched, you will see your PSP device icon on the navigation bar, which is located on the left side of the screen. If your PSP is not listed there, then it must not be connected properly. Check the USB plug, if it is properly connected.
4. Select your Saved Data:
Now select your PSP device from the left navigation bar, and select save data option. You will see all the data that is being saved on your PSP.
5. Select Games To Backup:
Now select all the games that you want to backup in your computer.
Apple has really improved the gaming feature of its product from the past few years. With the popularity of this feature of games in iPad, many other third parties have also released games for iPad. Some of these games are free and some can be downloaded after the payment. Here is a list of the top 10 most exciting games for iPad.
This outstanding game is inspired by the famous “Max Payne” series. 9MM is a third-person shooter game with exceptional graphics. The gameplay and environments of this game are excellent. You will find a number of weapons to play with. The slow motion effect makes this game a very playable thing.
2. Angry Birds
Angry Birds is one of the most popular games on iTunes. Thousands of iPad users have downloaded this game for their devices. This game can be a real entertainment in your free time. The gameplay is excellent with rich graphics. You have to help the birds in taking revenge from the pigs that had broken their nests.
BattleHeart is an action game with the 2D environment. You are the hero who has to kill all the zombies and other monstrous creatures. You will have the option to play with characters like witch, knight and such other cool characters.
4. Dead Space HD
This is a third-person shooter game and the game is based on a horror story. You have to save the people from the living dead people. You will find a variety of weapons to kill these creatures. The graphics are cool and the touch controls are really efficient.
5. Infinity Blade
This outstanding RPG game is developed by Epic Games. You will find all the action that you can expect from such genre.
Video games play a very important part in one’s life. These video games give the gamers a chance to experience real life situations and work effectively. Many individuals love gaming as gaming industry is their bread and butter. Games are extremely important and contribute much to the daily lives. However some video games are strange.
Bizarre Video Games – Strange Content
Many video games have been developed which are regarded as unbelievable. However there are some video games which completely surpass the boundaries of being bizarre. Have a look at some of the most bizarre video games of all times. These games have completely redefined the gaming industry with the new theme and gaming play. These games have received criticism by some and appraisal by many.
1. Metal Wolf Chaos – Rogue Politicians
Metal Wolf Chaos is one of the most fantastic yet bizarre video games ever released. The Microsoft made “Metal Wolf Chaos” is available on Xbox and came out in 2004. The theme of the game is unusual and surrounds a couple of politicians and army against one time president Woodrow Wilson. The fictitious storyline is appealing.
2. The Great Giana Sisters – Mario Has Competition
“The Great Giana Sisters” was released on Commodore 64. The video game features three sisters on a hunt. The story of the game is quite similar to “Mario Brothers”. The tagline of the video game made it much more controversial. The Giana Sisters is available to play on the Mobile Phone as well as Nintendo DS.
3. Monster Party – Rock & Roll
NES is the holder of this bizarre video game. “Monster Party” is one game that will definitely enthrall one with the strange story line and mode of action. The video game features many characters through which one has to complete the game. Medusa, Dragons and Grim Reaper are some of the monsters featured in this video game.
4. Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors
“Penn & Teller’s” was originally intended to release in 1995. The video game was released on Sega Platform. Although a bit outdated, yet it never failed to amaze. The entire game is made up of miniature version of video games. These video games feature the most prolific and famous due of Penn and Teller.
5. Revolution X – When Army Goes Berserk
“Midway” is one of the most famous video game developers. The “Revolution X” was released in the year 1994 and had a complete arcade like game play. Read More
There is large number of android shooting games that can be searched while surfing but finding those which are the addictive ones is bit difficult. To satisfy the craze of android shooting games lover the collection of such games readily available is of great worth. Many Android games are quite joyful and addictive. Here is the list of top ten top rated shooting android games to ease the users.
Quake has been now on a Droid. It ran really well. Its developer is Thunderbird2k. It looks better. It supports touch screen. With the frame rate of 30 fps it can jumped to even 50 in smaller parts of a map.
2. Heavy Gunner
It is 3D an action packed game. Controlled by single person accelerometer, can be played with dual stick. With dual, you can blast your enemies from each side & control the aim of your weapons independently. It helps learning controls.
3. Duck Hunt
The Bluefoot Solutions developed Droid Duck Hunt for Android. The classic version of this game has disappointing controls and lacks number of levels. To shoot simply, press on the display screen. The drawback is it moves too slowly also the tree on the right hand side of the screen is too thick so if a duck flies behind the tree it is difficult to see and/or shoot it.
4. Big Range Hunting
For the lovers of hunting, it is like real life experience of world travel to hunt. Follow & fire your target in their natural environment. Each species selected for hunting reacts differently so adapt your hunting strategy earlier.
5. iCommando Android Game
It is a first-person sniper shooting game. The game missions is to abolish all enemies before time runs out and complete the goal by killing the opposition’s leader to go to the next level.
6. Sniper Shot
Using deadly sniper rifle, look at the outer world over the telescopic sight.
Ever wondered who made these cheat codes and why are they easily available on internet? Most of gamers think that these cheat codes are cracked by some hackers, because developers do not want to ruin the fun and curiosity of their customers by releasing their cheat codes. The news you are about to learn will be shocking for most of you. It is known from research that the developers of the games make these cheat codes on purpose and then they themselves release them online. Any rationale person will question that why will a programmer do such silly thing?
If you look upon it with marketing perspective, you will see that there is no stupidity in this act, because it is evident that there are only few serious gamers who love to finish the game on their own, majority of them are just curious about what will the ending look like, so if they can not complete a game on their own they will use cheat codes to finish it. This is the reason why developers create these cheat codes and release them online so that they can also attract the target market who is only interested in the ending of the game.
Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP):
Sony Playstation Portable, which is commonly known as PSP is one of the best gaming consoles in the world, and it is rapidly gaining popularity points because of its smaller size and portability. By keeping in mind the popularity of this console, there are few important cheat codes listed below. You can use them to enhance your gaming experience and jump to the ending without getting frustrated on some level or etc.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Cheats for Sony PSP
Cheat Effect: Destroy All Cars
When: During game
Cheat Effect: Fast Car
When: During game
Cheat Effect: Faster Car
When: During game
How: GETTHEREEVERYFASTIND EED
Cheat Effect: Even Faster Car
When: During game
How: GETTHEREAMAZINGLYFAS T