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Strategy Games Tips – 6 Tips of Playing Strategy Games

There are so many strategy games for both on line and for game consoles. In today’s games, there isn’t a need to set the setting of the strategy games for half an hour as the programmers had already figured out what actually the gamer needs and had already been programmed into the game.

Most of the strategy games I played needed lots of planning and speed to play well in the strategy games. These games can be those defense games where you need to build towers at strategic areas or points to fight off an invasion effectively or if you are those kind of offensive players, you can be the one building units to crush the computer’s defense.

There is a saying:” Attack is my defense, defense is my attack”. It really depends on how you want to play it.

6 Simple Strategy Techniques For Playing Strategy Games

1) Knowing in depth of the different kinds of units or races in the game. Normally it isn’t going to be more than 10.

2) Follow the basic rules of the strategy game. Some basics strategies are: Use the melee fighters upfront in the front lines as “meat shield” while the ranged soldiers stand behind the melee fighters to support them.

3) When you have gained enough money, do plan some of it for upgrades of your soldiers, towers etc… Normally starting of the game, it can be quite hard to plan but plan out a strategy of your own.

4) Pick up some air units to support your ground troops. It is a must! Next go get a good siege weapon to destroy building more effectively and faster. Siege weapons are a double edged weapon where it can be used for base defense too. By understanding what does what, you will be in a better position to really deploy them well and avoid stupid mistakes.

5) Pay attention to powered attacks too. It is normally in the form of artillery strike with a huge amount of ground troops charging at you, distracting you and using the siege weapons clearing out your base buildings. Use your air units to flank the siege weapons, counter attack them and surprise your enemy.

6) Last tip is to make sure that you don’t save necessary money that is not necessary. This is a common mistake that new gamers make. There is no point in saving so much money in the game and lose in the end and to prove nothing. But if you are going to build massive or very grand, then just do it. Strike a good balance point between having some savings for defense when needed. You will have to learn this in regards to each specific game.

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A New Season in Gaming

A recent study in the U.S. revealed that of the 31.4 million gaming fans, only 30% are female. As a full-time streamer on Twitch, Autumn Rhodes has made a name for herself in the male dominated gaming world. This Toronto based streamer, who started playing games with her dad at a young age, talks about her experiences in an industry not always open to the fairer sex.

1. How did you get into eSports?

I started playing video games at a very young age because of my father and my brother, and ever since then I’ve never been able to stop. When I was introduced to the eSports world I was astonished about how it all worked. Being a very competitive person, I decided it was time to take my love for gaming to the next level, and when I discovered Twitch.tv and all the amazing possibilities I had in front of me.

2. What exactly do you do in the eSports arena?

I am a full time streamer on Twitch. I play games such as CS:GO, CoD, LoL, and so many more. I dedicate hours and hours a day to these games, always practicing, and always trying to be the best I can be. I’ve played competitively in many games and I always have such a great time doing so.

3. What do you think of women in eSports, specifically in your region?

I think the women involved in eSports around my region, which is Toronto, give a good name for all of us. They know how difficult it can be in this industry as a woman, and they work hard to maintain their image as not only a serious competitive player but as a woman who can play just as well as any man. Because Toronto has such a high population there is so much competition in the eSports world.

4. What has been some of your experiences of being in a field that has been dominated by males?

Some of my experiences in this field haven’t always been great, but other times they’ve been fantastic. I remember being in the Cineplex World Gaming CoD tournament last year, and as I walked into the theater the men were just shocked as to why I was even there. The male I faced was so terrified because he never had to play against a girl before and he didn’t know what to expect; it made him so nervous. Meanwhile, some other men at the tournament figured because I am a woman that I would easily be beaten because there’s no way I could be good at any games. Being in an industry where we’re told we “can’t possibly play video games because we’re women” is really disappointing in today’s society. There are just SO many men who hate on women who are involved in the gaming industry, and I don’t know if this is because society has taught people that ONLY boys can play video games or if some of them are just too ignorant to realize that our sex has absolutely nothing to do with our capability of being great at something.

5. What is your favorite thing about being part of the eSports community?

My favorite thing about being a part of the eSports community is how well we all understand each other. It’s such a great feeling going to competitions and events and having so much in common with everyone. We all can relate in one way or another.

6. What is the most difficult part of being in eSports?

The most difficult part about being in eSports as a woman is how so many men look at us. They rarely take us seriously and it’s quite annoying because we’ve worked just as hard as them or harder to get where we are in the gaming industry.

7. Why do you think it’s so important that women be represented in eSports?

I think it’s very important that more women are represented in eSports because we need to break the stereotype that it’s only a man’s world. SO many women avoid the gaming industry because of the fact that so many get harassed and bullied for showing an interest in gaming. It’s nice to see that people are finally starting to shed light on this topic and speak out about it.

8. What are your hopes for women in eSports?

My hope for women in eSports is that one day men won’t judge us for being a part of the gaming community and that they will realize we can play games just as well as them and even better. I can tell over the past couple of years more and more people are opening up to females in the gaming world, which is such a relief because it isn’t fair to the women such as myself who put so much time and dedication into competitive gaming to just be shut down because society says we can’t be good at games.

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Are E-Sports Really Sports?

Competitive gaming has been around a long time on the PC with professional Starcraft leagues or tournaments for games like Quake and Counter-Strike. The Xbox 360 has made competitive gaming much more popular in recent years with the pro-gaming console league Major League Gaming, or MLG for short, and has begun to be classified as a sport by many gamers. Even sports news coverage, such as ESPN, have bought into this new fad called E-Sports (electronic sports) and now covers MLG games on their website and even sometimes mentions it on Sportscenter. But is this attention justified? Are E-Sports really sports? The answer is no and here are reasons why this is so.

Lack of wide innate skill gap

I thought I would start off with this reason so that any gamers who think this is the sole reason for this article can be settled right off. I’m not saying that I could beat a Halo 3 player such as Tsquared. He is better than me. A lack of innate skill gap means that, with dedication, almost any gamer can become a pro at the game they want to compete in. This is not true for everybody and here is an example. When I used to play SOCOM II, a friend of mine had over 2,000 hours logged onto the game online. I had less than 50 hours, but I was far and away a much better player than him. I think that no matter how much he played, I would have always been better. But, on the other hand, there are many players such as myself that are just naturally good at video games. I have a 2.5 K/D ratio on Halo 3, but I rarely play the game and do not take it seriously. I don’t even like it. I have a feeling, though, that if I played 8 hours a day or more with the intent to take it very seriously, I could probably compete at the MLG level. I have a feeling a majority of the players on Halo 3 that are dedicated to it, could compete at the MLG level.

This is not so with sports like hockey, basketball, baseball, even golf or tennis. I used to play hockey as a kid but no matter how much I played, there is a 99.999% chance I would never make it into the NHL. I think the same can be said for thousands, maybe even millions of athletes in major sports. But not gaming. You have a very good chance of being able to compete in the field of gaming simply by training and staying dedicated to it.

Perhaps I could never beat TSquared but because gaming does not involve physicality, the difference between us would be only dedication. He is a lot more dedicated than I am, and has been for a very long time. The professional gaming plays video games as his life. I chose a different career path. Just like I wouldn’t be as good a forensic investigator as someone who has 20 years experience, I wouldn’t be as good a gamer as TSquared if I competed against him right now.

There is no scouting combine

In most major sports leagues like the NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLB, there are minor leagues or college level play. This is how players make it up to the majors, they play through college and then get drafted to a team or play in the minors, prove themselves, and are called up. In E-Sports, there’s no minors. You don’t have to prove yourself to compete, you just pay to enter an event. I can’t tell you the number of times I have watched a sports game on TV to hear an announcer say something along the lines of ‘You’re in the Majors, you should be able to make that play’ or something similar. There’s no prestige being an MLG player, it’s meaningless. Anybody can become one at anytime. Now, you might get badly beaten if you’re no good, but it’s because you’re competing at a level you shouldn’t be. There’s a reason when major league players in MLB are sent down to the minors on a rehab assignment or something that they dominate or that a player who might dominate at triple A or the AHL for hockey might suck in the NHL or MLB, it’s a completely different level of play.

E-Sports don’t have levels of play like this (sure there’s the CAL and CPL but it doesn’t work the same way). Either you are competing or you’re not. I think to be considered a sport, MLG should remedy this by incorporating a minor league where players are farmed from to competing in the majors. This would be the only way to get into the majors is to be invited, not simply sign up and paying a fee.

A lack of unity or organization

There are a lot of gaming leagues out there. There’s the MLG, CAL, CPL, GGL, Gamebattles (actually a branch of MLG), Starleagues, and many others, some more legitimate or popular than others. Sure there are different sports leagues, but I don’t think anybody is going to say that in America there is a football league more legitimate or popular than the NFL or a hockey league more legitimate and popular than the NHL. Why doesn’t gaming have one legitimate league? Why is it so fragmented? If it was a true sport, it should have a unity of organization. Instead, leagues are just privately owned and run which leads to so many different ones. Are players in MLG better than a player in CPL? Who knows, they are different leagues with different games. I can confidently say players in the NHL are better than players in a European League.

This brings me to another point, the organization of E-Sports is nothing like a sport. There is no regular season, there are only events and ladders. Even the leagues that pretend to have seasons are only running ladders for a specific time-frame and call it a season. Ladders don’t work like seasons because you can join or leave a ladder at any time. If you go 0-5 on Gamebattles, delete your team and remake it and you erase your bad start. Teams don’t have the same number of games played. You can challenge other teams at your whim so you never have to play a team that you know could beat you unless you reach the Playoffs. Real sports aren’t like this. There aren’t just a handful of tournament-style events throughout the season.

Making it more sports-like

Overall, E-Sports leagues seem to be trying to make gaming appear to be a sport without actually making it into one. Like the addition of coaches in MLG games like Gears of War and Halo. That seems like a completely ludicrous addition to professional gaming and one that doesn’t even make it more like a sport. Why does a gamer need a coach?

To make gaming into a sport, they should make organizational changes. Let’s continue to use MLG as an example. A Halo 3 team in MLG should have to be sponsored by a corporation or person. A sponsor doesn’t just pay for trips to Meadowlands and give you cool gaming rigs. That person should own the team and they make the roster changes. If Ogre 1 and Ogre 2 don’t like Walshy anymore, too bad. They don’t have a say, the sponsor does. Teams shouldn’t be just a group of friends that got together one day and have played together ever since. They should be solid foundations that will exist years from now, with our without it’s current player roster.

They should implement a regular season. Instead of going to a handful of tournament events or competing in some online ladder, the teams involved in the season are set at the beginning of the season. No more can teams join or leave once the season is underway. Thus, schedules are set for each team. If you are scheduled to play a team, you go to that location and play them. Real sports teams and players travel a lot. It seems gamers sit at home training for the next event. You train during the off-season in a sport, and play during the season. Why would competitive play be held online when you have network issues, potential cheating, and lag? It doesn’t make sense. So there’s no reason they shouldn’t be traveling around the country to play their next scheduled opponent.

Each team would have the same number of games played. After the season is over, playoffs would be seeded and played in the tournament-style events like Meadowlands. That should be how playoffs are done. Right now it seems they have no relevance at all other than winning you money and giving you points.

There should also be a scouting combine. You can’t simply up and join an MLG competition one day. You will have to enter into a separate league and compete there until you are invited by a team owner to join an MLG team. That would give legitimacy to the league and also probably weed out a lot of want to-be’s and posers because they aren’t going to want to compete and travel a lot.

Another idea I had for American professional gaming would be to hold state tournaments which would recognize the best players that live in each state. These players would then be eligible to compete on the main MLG or professional circuit. I think something like this would be more feasible than a minor leagues for gaming. And c’mon, who doesn’t like saying things like I went to states in 2009.’

Physicality doesn’t matter

A lot of people say gaming isn’t a sport because it’s not physical. I’m not saying this because it is debatable whether or not sports require physical activity. After all, NASCAR is considered a sport by some and the driver just sits there. Bowling is also considered a sport and that involves very little physicality. It’s also debatable whether or not gaming has no physicality in the first place. Gaming requires reaction time and motor skills as well as critical and analytical thinking, just like real sports. I think the real reasons that people say gaming is not a sport is because of the ones outlined above. It just seems more like a hobby and doesn’t conduct itself in a professional or sports-like manner.

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Is Gaming Becoming a Sport in the United States?

The amount of video game use we see in society today is arguably inescapable. Mobile games such as; Candy Crush, Game of War, or Clash of Clans, record daily revenues in the millions, and someone is bound to recognize one if not all of these game names. This exposure to gaming in everyday light seems to be bringing in a new and unseen age in gaming, where gaming could be seen as a sport.

Ever since the first two people booted up “Pong” on the Atari 2600, gaming has been competitive. When you think about it, playing a game of soccer and playing a video game aren’t all that different. The object is always to win the game but the level of competition and players in the game can vary. Growing up I played Call of Duty on a fairly competitive level but I had no idea how big the competitive gaming industry would grow to be. The growth in this industry can be traced to a number of factors. The financial growth in the gaming industry has been incredible. The recent stance that “nerd culture” has taken in the popular media through means such as The Big Bang Theory. The push by people who genuinely enjoy gaming culture and want to see it get a spot in the limelight has brought gaming into everyday life for the general public.

So what is causing video games to turn into a source of entertainment that people would watch from home like they would football or soccer? The answers might surprise you. In July of 2014 “Defense of the Ancients” or DOTA was played by teams around the world for a community raised prize pool totaling $10,923,980 U.S. dollars. Teams of five would play against one another and eliminate the competition as they moved towards the grand finals and the ultimate prize of first place. While this was the fourth tournament of this type hosted by the games creators, it was the first time it was televised by ESPN 3. ESPN was pleased so much by the results of the coverage they agreed to follow up the next year. It is crazy to think that within the next few years we might see coverage of video games on Sports Center. Unlike ESPN which is only showing you content on competitive gaming during big tournaments, streaming is available all the time. Twitch TV being the main website that comes to mind. Streaming sites allow content creators to show what is happening live on their computers to audiences who can join in the conversation with a chat group function as they watch their favorite steamers/players play live. The potential for growth through an avenue like this is enormous. Just think, you could watch a TV show and chat with fellow fans of the show from all around the world with great ease, all while being able to communicate with content creators.

We know what is bringing gaming into the sports arena, but what is keeping it out? Well it is just not quite time for electronic sports (E-Sports) to become a household name, at least not in the United States. South Korea may be an example of what is to come in terms of E-Sports in the United States. Say the name “Star Craft” and nine times out of ten, a Korean will know what you are referring to. The game Star Craft is practically a national past time of South Korea. The game is featured on cable television and is even featured on a few apps offered by Microsoft’s Xbox, which is a direct competitor to the PC gaming market that Star Craft belongs to. Players in Korea are treated like celebrities, signing autographs, taking pictures with fans, and appearing on talk shows from time to time. Now if I were to tell this to the average American, more than likely the response would be along the lines of “Are you serious?” It’s that big of a deal over there?” Yes, E-Sports in Korea and to a lesser degree, China and Japan are already booming industries. So why hasn’t gaming already become a large industry in the United States where most of these games are made? Americans tend to like different games than the Asian players do. Americans tend to like fast paced shooters, such as Call of Duty or Counter Strike, while Asian players tend to favor strategic games such as Star Craft or DOTA. The problem with shooters is that less strategy is involved. Think of the two genres as an approach to an American football game. While both genres have a well-defined goal like in football the strategic games feature ways to counter movements of other players or their choice of how to move toward their goal via tech choices or character choices. In football, if the defense sends a blitz, you try to counter that blitz by getting the ball to a receiver who is open, or run the ball in the opposite direction of the blitz. There is no correct way to approach the defense’s strategy, and the offense can still make choices on how to approach the situation. The same cannot be said about shooters, there simply isn’t enough depth in gameplay to give watchers new ideas about how they can apply techniques used by professionals into their own gameplay.

Professional gaming is on its way to becoming a real sport in the United States. With air times on ESPN and through the popularization of gaming in everyday life within five or ten years we might see a good chunk of people walking around with E-sport’s team jerseys. Due to the trends of gaming in the U.S. it will likely take radical changes in gameplay to keep viewers watching and to get more of the public interested, but it is feasible. It will take the work of dedicated fans of the sport to push gaming further into the public eye but from what we have seen in the past few years it’s clear that gaming will be considered a sport in the near future.

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Top 20 Games Of All Time

20 – Mass Effect

I have never understood the appeal of Star Wars, at least not until I played Mass Effect. The complete immersion into a world a universe that Star Wars fans feel is what experienced after my first two missions.

19 – Minecraft

Yeah, someone’s trying to recreate Game of Thrones continent of Westeros in Minecraft. Yes, someone else made a to-scale replica of starship Enterprise, but I think there’s more fun in making a more humble thing in your private or shared world.

18 – Half-Life

Half Life 2 managed to both create the blueprint for the modern single player shooter and be the genre’s high water mark. It was first and, arguably, still is the best at what it does.

17- Half Life 2: Episode 2

Episode 2 just does everything perfectly. You have an adventure in a mining complex with a hilariously tame Vortigaunt companion, a frantic last-stand against hordes of antlions, an ambush where Combine troops destroy a mansion around you, and finely a battle with a legion of Striders.

16 – BioShock

To this day, horror games remain little more than jump scares and sudden sound blasts, Bioshock’s submerged tomb of forgotten dreams and broken promises consistently cranks out an ambiance far more discomforting than any blood-drenched wall or hulked-out zombie could ever hope for.

15 – Diablo II

I love Diablo II’s esthetic, which makes me feel like I’m living in a miniature model world like the kind once used to create film effects.

14 – Portal 2

It’s funnier and even more endearing than its predecessor, and invests several new types of puzzle that make the Porta gun seem even more amazing.

13 – Quake

Quake isn’t, it’s a phenomenon. Without it, TF2 wouldn’t exist. Perforating Fields with Nine-Inch nails and blasting Shamblers with quad-rockets is every bit as fun now as it was in ’96.

12 – Mass Effect

It’s been two years, and still cannot hear Shakerspeare’s name or any reference to his work without the voice of an Elcor reciting the most moving lines in hamlet popping into my head.

11- Counter-Strike: Source

It’s one of the few modern multiplayer shooters that doesn’t jangle with bells and whistles when it walks-there’s no cover system, iron-sights, kill-streak rewards, air-strikes, vehicles, or unlockable anything-just you, some ballistic weapons, level geometry, and a few grenades.

10 – Star Craft II: Wings of Liberty

The way armies animate and express players’ intentions shows Blizzard’s careful thinking and Frankensteinian craftsman-ship; they imbue life and true personality into unit models. Without 5C2’s ease-of-spectat-ing, it’d simply be a game, not a rising culture that anyone can participate in.

9 – Civilization 4

. It remains the pinnacle, and it is every bit as good today thanks to two things: several satisfying paths to victory, and the moddability that gave us gems like Fall From Heaven. As Civilization V proved, Firaxis broke the mold after making this one.

8 – Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead

What’s more PC than an open sandbox that honors your ideas? Arma loves freedom as much as Minecraft, demands more synchronized teamwork than Classic Rainbow Six, and-with a native mission editor-is more moddable than Half-Life.

7 – Elder Scrolls IV

There’re those that boast about freedom and player choice, and then there’s Oblivion. Freedom” is putting it too lightly. Wanna ignore the main quest and butcher every single person in Cyrodill? Go for it. Wanna spend 300 hours collecting Daedric weaponry to display in your corpse-rugged mansion? No problem.

6 – World of Warcraft

There was a time, during the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, where raiding was the most fun you could have in any game, ever. Delving into Ulduar-still the best dungeon the WoW team have created, was an adventure you looked forward to all week. The fights felt hard but the mechanics understandable. One had you split your team-half to hold a gladiator’s arena, the other to run a gauntlet of baddies to knock a boss off his pedestal.

5 – Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age took all the clich├ęd fantasy motifs and twisted them up delight-fully. Instead of beautiful castles filled with nobles, we got filthy, racist cities populated by selfish elves and morally corrupted dwarves-and it was amazing. Each of your party’s companions had their own agenda and motivations, and I’d often field opposing characters just to hear them banter and prod each other.

4 – Fallout 3

Most people watch the puppet show, but all I see are the strings. Fallout 3 put the magic back in games for me It gave me this giant, personality-packed universe to just live in. I still go back and wander the landscape when I need an escape. Most importantly, though, it taught me a very valuable life lesson: Tunnel Snakes rule.

3 – Team Fortress 2

TF2 is Valve’s invincible lab rat. It launched as an expensive reboot. Since then, valve has made it free, quintupled the game’s armory, added item crafting and trading, opened it up to community-designed items, hosted two Australian Christmases and updated it an astonishing 267 times.

2 – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Skyrim is a role player paradise. My corrent character kind of insane, and loves punishing NPCs. I love the way Skyrim feels like a collaboration in immersion between me and the world.

1 – Portal

Many games can be described as having “innovative puzzles” but Portal’s clever mechanics aren’t the crux of its greatness. It exploits the unique qualities of interactive media to tell a perfectly-paced story with an original aesthetic and a nuanced mix of humor and gravity.

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Picking A Game Server Provider

Most computer game enthusiasts are hooked onto online gaming. Many popular games can be played online with friends or even unknown gamers on the net. The online gaming experience is an entirely different one and most gamers love it. A great internet gaming experience requires great game servers.

The gaming servers work just like your average web server. Just that, instead of hosting websites, these special servers host computer games that users can join and play. The crucial information related to gaming, like the scores and the rules of the game are in the server and are accessed from there as well. The gamers just log on and play the game that attracts them most.

Even an individual can host a server on his very own computer and play online games. However, such connections can support only a few players and are generally quite slow. If you want a complete online multiplayer gaming experience, you need to go for bigger gaming servers. These server providers have great speed and at the same time, are loaded with advanced hardware. This makes them capable of hosting gaming servers of any size.

The games that rate the highest on the popularity charts are the Battlefield series, Counter Strike, Unreal Tournament and Call of Duty. Most gaming servers provide web hosting, free oral communication and also free support. The amount that you have to pay for playing online multiplayer games depend upon the server and the game you play. Generally, the cost is around $2 for each player. Sometimes, keen gamers make a team and then share the cost of the server. In fact, there are some ardent gamers who dish out the entire amount from their pockets! The gaming servers are usually free but there are certain private servers that demand passwords.

The great gaming servers are a blessing for all game lovers around the world. The players can play against each other and not virtual opponents, as in single player games. This has resulted in the considerable booming in the game server market.

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4 Reasons to Love Being A PC Gamer

PC gaming is found to be much better than gaming consoles. There are several advantages of using PC games. To be frank I have tried using both, the consoles and playing on PC and trust me PC games have won my heart. It is not that I hate gaming consoles, but It Is that I like games of PC more. Even now at this age games do lure me and call me. I feel a certain drive towards them whenever I see anyone playing around.

The advantages of PC games that I have noticed in particular are as follows-

Affordable games

Video contests or the consoles are very much expensive. Hence buying them every now and then for a common person like me is a bit tough. All the games that are set in the PC can be played for free. No extra subscriptions are required to play like in the play stations. This requires monthly subscriptions in the Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus subscriptions. Also if you are playing multiple player games then you don’t have to pay anything for it as extra charges like in the consoles.

Several types of games

Pc support a more lout of contests than the consoles. By this, you can be sure that you would not be missing out on any of the games. A third party game publisher does not have to stake in for a particular platform performance.

Also playing on the PC through keyboard and mouse offer the speed and accuracy that the games require and the gaming consoles cannot match. That is why one finds frequent gamers of games like Counter-Strike and the like much more active on PC rather on the consoles. So, it is natural that the action games have built their niche in the desktops.

Play how you want to play

This is another great aspect of playing contests on the PC. The PC games give you the freedom. After a long day of work and typing of the keyboard, I like to play games with it. The PC games differ here from the video games. They are wonderful options for choice and flexibility.

As real as you want it to be

The hardware inside your PC makes the gaming experience all the more better. While you play on Play Station 4 and Xbox One the resolution is between 720p and 1080p. This is the common range that television sets make use of. So, you can well imagine the quality of pictures you get on the PC. In PC you can actually choose the hardware you want to use and also the software.

All these features of the PC make games easy and better for the users. These are just the primary reasons why one should love PC games. If you can try playing games on both PC and a gaming console and find out the difference yourself.

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Counter Strike Tactics For Realistic Gaming Enjoyment

Any military maneuver, whether real or simulated in a video game, requires planning prior to action. If assault video games are to be realistic, they must simulate planned offensive and defensive maneuvers and attacks. How well you develop your Counter Strike tactics will determine if you are to be a winner or a loser in assault video games.

Some avid assault video gamers have been playing these games for years and have never progressed enough to reflect any improved gaming skills or planning strategies. Most often, this is because of their lack of knowing the right moves to make during an assault and a lack of effective strategic planning. In order to excel at Counter Strike tactics, their skills at some point will have to improve and develop into those that will make them a true competitor.

Most assault video game instructional guides offer useful information to help you improve your game skills, making you a worthwhile competitor. To improve your assault tactics and strategies, you will need to improve your accuracy, your required time of reaction, and all of your overall gaming skills. Another area where you might gain assistance is from game tips offered by other players.

Forums are yet another great place for gaming tips and advice. You can also get feedback on various assault video games and along with demos to see if a particular game appeals to you.

It will bring you more enjoyment in playing any assault video game when you can communicate with other players of the same game, compete in online contests, and get information and maneuvers that might give you the edge over your gaming friends. When you improve your gaming abilities and Counter Strike tactics, you become a feared competitor and no longer will your fellow gamers think of you as an easy target.

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Why I Love Counter-Strike/How to Play Counter-Strike

Today I like to talk about an integral part of my computer/technology career. Unexpectedly, it is my skill on the game called Counter-Strike. I would like to impart to my readers my knowledge which helped me to be regarded as sort of an “expert” on the field of the said game. More than anything, I want to teach you how be the best on it. Also, I would like to discuss the significance it has in my life and the potential it has to touch others’ lives too.

I can’t imagine life without Counter-Strike (specifically the version 1.3 one). Needless to say, you can tell that I am nostalgic about it. I heard about the latest version that the makers of Counter-Strike are developing right now, which is Counter-Strike Global Offensive. I can already see the importance of your experience on playing Counter-Strike 1.3 on becoming good on that latest version; which can become handy especially now that on the tournaments of these stuff, you can get something over a million dollars as a prize.

So, let’s go into the heart of it: how to be good on counter-strike 1.3? Number 1, Brightness. Enemies are hard to see with the default brightness of the game. Meaning, if you are not the server of the game this is a necessity (this might seem unnecessary but trust me it is. It sounds senseless but it is not). So, to be able to do it, type “map de_dust” on the console. Wait for the console to take you to (guess where) de_dust. After, click ~, and type and enter on the console “brightness 999.” After that, enter “map de_dust” again. Wait until it gets you to de_dust again. Just now, it has the perfect brightness which will surely help you differentiate someone who is your enemy and friend on the game.

Number 2: Controls. Before even starting to play the game, go to the controls part. Click defaults. After that, change how you can buy with F1 instead of B; and how to buy bombs with F4 instead of M. For those of you who are curious, this would make you buy weapons, ammunition, and bombs faster which will make you more efficient on the game. Note, buy ammunitions with F1 + 6 and F1 + 7, instead of the alternative version. Trust me on this.

Number 3: Don’t be the server as much as possible. This is quite crucial. The most important reason why is that you would not be able to use technique number 1, which is the brightness part. There is simply no way of doing it. Plus, if you are playing in an internet cafe, which is what most likely is the case (because that is the easiest way to play it with other people; trust me), you cannot quit just anytime that you want because you would annoy other players. When you quit the game, other players will be disconnected to the game too. I would not worry so much on this certain technique, but I just thought you should know something about it.

Number 4: Weapon choice. Let’s face the elephant in the room. The only best weapon choice for the game is the sniper one. Pair it with pistol F1 + 1 and you have a perfect combo. The key here is practice. Train using the sniper one so that you kill enemies precisely as fast as possible and you would always be good to go. Plus, if you master using your pistol to kill enemies with headshots that would be a plus. Not that I am overselling, you can try other weapons but this would always be the perfect combo/one.

Number 5: Strategic positioning on the game. This is about where you go on the game (the path you choose). The trick here is choosing maximum efficiency. What I mean here is choose your position on the game so that you balance your safety and ability to kill enemies in the best way. Players on this game are very vulnerable. You can get killed in literally an instant. Protect yourself as much as possible without losing your ability to kill enemies. Since you already chose your perfect set of weapons, this would be like a walk in the park. With a sniper, choose a place where you can use it such that you are hidden but at the same time has the vision to hunt your preys.

Number 6: Map choice: you only have three options for this: cs_deathmatch, de_dust, de_dust2. Why? It is really tempting to say just because when you are already into the game, because it is just the way it is. However, for beginners out there, it is just the way it is because it would make the game fairer if you know what I mean. There is no special treatment and/or unfair advantage for either teams. Therefore, players equally enjoy the game (which is always a good thing).

Needless to say, it has a significant impact on my life. More than anything, it taught me how to be a team player and accept defeat graciously. It is a game where you can be yourself, make mistakes, get defeated or win with no pressure or someone judging you. Personally, it is a good environment to be in as a child. It might also added to my tech-savvyness. Despite it’s violent connotation, I disagree that it has negative impacts on anybody. So far, it didn’t lead me to be violent to other people. Contrary, it made me more compassionate, warm, and social.

I hope this helped you become better on Counter-Strike. Otherwise, if it made you curious about the game, great! Good luck playing it! I promise you it would be worth it. Try it as fast as possible now!