Games

Bonnie Simulator 1.3.1

Bonnie Simulator 1.3.1

I am a pretty big Five Nights At Freddy’s fan and one of the best things about FNAF is the vast amount of fan games that are out there. Bonnie Simulator is a fan game that as the name suggests, has ...

RetroArch

RetroArch

Many people make the mistake of calling RetroArch an emulator. This is far more than just an emulator; it is like a big client that keeps all of your emulators and retro games in one easy-to-access ...

OpenIV 4.0.1

OpenIV 4.0.1

If the name OpenIV sounds familiar it is probably because of the controversy that happened a couple of years back with Grand Theft Auto V! This started life out as a way to mod Grand Theft Auto IV ...

Project Wingman

Project Wingman

With many people referring to this as a spiritual successor to Ace Combat, Project Wingman is a game I have been interested in for quite some time. This is not some kind of complicated, stuffy flight ...

Going Medieval

Going Medieval

Today we are taking a closer look at Going Medieval. Going Medieval is the latest colony sim/city building game to come out this year and as of writing the game is still in early access. Games like ...

Citra

Citra

If you have ever wanted to play Nintendo 3DS games on your PC or your Android device, Citra is the program for you. This has been getting worked on for years and it is probably the best 3DS emulator ...

RuneLite 1.7.10

RuneLite 1.7.10

Well, I have to say that RuneLite has certainly opened up a can of worms for me! I was massively addicted to Old School RuneScape, but this client has managed to drag me back in after I thought I was ...

Bejeweled 3

Bejeweled 3

Brought to us by PopCap Games, it is pretty mind-blowing to me that as I write this Bejeweled 3 is actually over 10 years old! This game was and is pretty much available on everything you could ...

Krunker

Krunker

What started life out as a game you can play in your browser has now become a full release on STEAM. Krunker is actually a free-to-play game and while at first glance it may not look that great. This ...

Lunar Client

Editor's choice Lunar Client

There are so many mod packs and ways to tinker with Minecraft that it can be very hard to know where to start. Today we are looking at Lunar Client which is a popular mudpack. Currently, this is ...

Video games form a type of computer software that is designed for entertainment or educational purposes. In the latter case, the player needs to solve tasks that require either manual skills, logical thinking or as it is often the case, a combination thereof  Video games can be played on arcade machines, consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets, and even watches.

Video games have their roots in role-playing and board games, their creators also draw inspirations from sports competitions. Video games began to be produced in larger amounts in the 1970s due to the growing popularity of arcade game machines and homes consoles. According to some research video games, might have a significant impact on our behavior both positive and negative.

The beginning of computer entertainment can be dated back to 1947 when Cathode ray tube Amusement Device was created which was basically a missile simulator based on radar technology. The 1950s and 1960s brought in a couple of academic projects that could be also considered video games. These were, for example, Spacewar and Tennis for Two.

In 1961 an arcade video game Pong was created by Atari and this contributed to the fact helped to establish video game industry. The success of video entertainment was growing bigger due to the appearance of such titles as Pac-Man or Space Invaders which were created n 1970s.

Depending on what genre a given game belongs to, there are various tasks to be performed by the player. It also happens that certain games combine features of several different genres. The simplest division, although not completely full, distinguishes eight basic types. These are:

  • puzzle,
  • role-playing,
  • sports,
  • adventure,
  • racing,
  • simulation,
  • strategy,
  • and action.

Among them, many sub-genres can be distinguished.

In role-playing games, the players control a virtual character (or a party of characters) who develop their skills and become stronger throughout the entire game. The heroes can improve his abilities and learn new ones, and we have full control over what tasks he performs and how he behaves towards other in-game characters.

Simulation games are technical and detailed simulations of various aspects of life. Thus the players can enjoy simulators of spacecraft, submarine simulators, flight simulators but also a simulator of animal life or of a car mechanic

Sports games simulate the gameplay in sports competitions. It can be boxing, basketball, football or ice hockey. Player’s Attention needs to be focused here on controlling the athletes or managing a team from a manager.