Games

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 games 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 games 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 games 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 of games. These are:

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.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

As a fan of the Souls series of games I was very excited for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. You can tell from the very first trailers that it had that Souls kind of style to it, but the fact you played ...

Fate/Extella Link

Fate/Extella Link

I have spent the last week putting some serious time into the PlayStation 4 version of Fate/Extella Link. This from what I understand is the third game in the series, but it is my first experience ...

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

I must inform you guys that Satisfactory is still in early access as I write this so by the time you read it new features could have been added to the game. Anyway, building an automated factory used ...

Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal

For a company that sometimes gets accused of just releasing the same game over and over again, the downloadable title Far Cry Primal does show that Ubisoft sometimes can take a chance. This is ...

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

I was not the biggest fan of the first Division game, but Tom Clancy's The Division 2 certainly made it look like Ubisoft had learned from the issues that first game had. Please note that as I write ...

One Piece: World Seeker

One Piece: World Seeker

To say that I love One Piece is a massive understatement! So when I heard that there was a new game, One Piece: World Seeker coming out I could not be any more excited. My excitement for the game ...

911 Operator

911 Operator

Released in 2017, is the product of a successful Kickstarter campaign. Originally released on PC, 911 Operator eventually made its way to consoles including the version I checked out on the Nintendo ...