Games

Gloomhaven

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I have to admit that I am coming into Gloomhaven kind of ignorant. I thought this looked like a cool dungeon crawler-style RPG, but I would then learn it is based on a very popular tabletop game. It ...

Call of Duty: Vanguard

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I have to be honest, Call of Duty: Vanguard I was less than enthused. I thought Call of Duty: WWII was fantastic, but I was not sure I was ready for another World War II COD game. I was going to not ...

Ready or Not

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The best way to think of Ready or Not is that this is probably what SWAT 5 would have been like! With a heavy emphasis on realism and clear nods to the SWAT and the early Rainbow Six games, it is ...

Deathloop

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Before PS5 was released, Deathloop was probably the game I was most excited about. While it was delayed the better part of a year due to the pandemic, Deathloop when it was released in September 2021 ...

Aliens: Fireteam Elite

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Thanks to just coming on Xbox Game Pass I was able to spend a bit of time with Aliens: Fireteam Elite on the Xbox Series X. Now, there are actually way more good Aliens games than there are bad ones. ...

Saiko no sutoka

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I have to say that I am surprised that Saiko no sutoka did not gain more of a cult following from the Twitch streaming crowd! This is a fun survival horror game where you are being stalked by a ...

Emily is Away <3

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Emily is Away <3 is the third entry in the fantastic visual novel series. This time we are ditching the world of instant messaging (well kind of) in favor of social media with Facenook…. That is ...

Arboria

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There is no shortage of rogue-lite-style games these days, but Arboria is one of the more fun games the genre has to offer. It is a game where you play as a troll (trolls actually) and are trying to ...

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 the 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 the 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. The player’s attention needs to be focused here on controlling the athletes or managing a team from a manager.

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