Games

Gas Station Simulator

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There is no shortage of simulator-style games this year, but Gas Station Simulator is one of the most interesting ones to come across my radar. I do need to tell you that over on Steam there is a ...

NBA 2K22

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Please note that as I write this NBA 2K22 has only been out a short while so these are my early thoughts on the game. I thought that NBA 2K21 was a decent entry in the series, but I would also say ...

Bus Simulator 21

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As the sixth game in the series and a direct sequel to the 2018 game, Bus Simulator 21 is offering more of the same, but better. People who get a kick out of the idea of being behind the wheel of a ...

MAME 0.235

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I have been using MAME for years and even to this day, it is the best way to emulate the arcade experience at home. MAME has just gotten better and better and more user-friendly with each update. ...

Star Stable

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What we have here with Star Stable is an MMORPG that is aimed at a much younger audience. This game is designed for little gamers who love horses and it is more aimed at girls than it is boys. Hey, ...

WeMod

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If there’s one thing that’s always distinguished PC gaming from its console brethren it is the modding scene. But this isn’t just about aesthetic changes or making new games using existing engines - ...

Skyrim Together 1.0.6

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It is kind of crazy to think that Skyrim is over 10 years old. Even crazier than that is the number of times it has been released, including Skyrim VR, I own four versions of this game! Skyrim ...

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.

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