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The Fallout Series

The Fallout series of post-apocalyptic role-playing video games were first created by Interplay Entertainment and currently handled by the Obsidian Entertainment. The first Fallout game was released on September 30, 1997, while the latest version of Fallout, Fallout 4, was released last November 10, 2015. If you want to know more about the series, you should visit Fallout’s official site by clicking here.

About the Game

Fallout is set futuristically. The game is set in the period where nuclear weapons were exchanged from place to place which drained the entire world. However, there are people who survived this tragedy. These people hid in vaults buried underground. The character that you will play is one of the survivors, who spent their lives in the vaults. Your character will go in the wasteland because the water system in your vault was damaged. You could find the things in the wasteland to fix the water system. In the wasteland, you will encounter different characters like struggling survivors, gangs, mutants, and other strange creatures. You could only control your character; however, you could also convince the NPCs to join your quest. You could not direct the movement of the NPCs but they will definitely help you in the game. Since this game involves fighting and solving problems, it will require your critical thinking and various strategies to ace the game. You cannot survive in the game if you do not think of your movements well. This requirement is not only present in combat but even when you are still modifying your character and attributes. The game has always been praised for the consistency of its storyline and graphics, which definitely reflected the imagination and creativity of its game developers. The game developers are also detail-oriented when it comes to the packaging of the game. There is a manual for the game called the ‘Vault Dweller’s Survival Guide’. You could find a treasure chest of tips inside the manual, so you should definitely read it before jumping in the game.

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Modify Your Character

Base Attributes: These attributes are constant throughout the game because they are innate. These can also be affected by drugs and can be altered by conditions like wearing of Power Armor, the presence of NPCs, eye damage received in a critical hit or by using items or adding perks.

– Strength: Row physical strength. A high strength is good for physical characters. Modifies: Hit Point, Melee Damage, and Carry Weight.

– Perception: The ability, see, hear, taste, and notice unusual things. Perception is important for a sharpshooter. Modifies Sequence and ranged combat distance modifiers.

– Endurance: Stamina and physical toughness. A character with a high Endurance may survive where others may not. Modifies: Hit Points, Poison and Radiation Resistance, Healing Rate, and the additional Hit Points per level.

Charisma: A combination of appearance and charm. A high Charisma is important for characters that want to influence people with words. Modifies: NPC reactions and barter prices.

Intelligence: Knowledge, wisdom, and the ability to think quickly. A high intelligence is important for any character. Modifies: the number of skill points per level, dialogue options, and many skills

Agility: Coordination and the ability to move well. A high Agility is important for any active character. Modifies: Action Points, Armor Class, Sequence, and many skills.

Luck: Fate, Karma. An extremely high or low Luck will affect the character – somehow. Events will be changed by how lucky (or unlucky) your character is.

– Optional Traits like:

Gifted: You have more innate abilities than most, so you have not spent much time honing your skills. Your primary statistics are each +1, but you lose -10% on all skills to start, and receive 5 fewer skills point per level.

Night Person: As a night-time person, you are more awake when the sun goes down. Your Intelligence and Perception are improved at night but dulled during the day.

-Skills like:

Steal: The ability to make things of others your own. Can be used to steal from people or places.

Sneak: Quiet movement, and the ability to remain unnoticed. If successful, you may be much harder to locate. You cannot run and sneak at the same time.

Unarmed: A combination of martial arts, boxing, and hand-to-hand martial arts. Combat with your hands and feet.

Small Guns: The use, care, and knowledge of small firearms. Pistols, SMGs, and rifles.

Melee Weapons: Use non-range weapons in hand-to-hand, or melee, combat. Knives, sledgehammers, spears, clubs, and so on.

First Aid: General healing skill. Used to heal small cuts, abrasions, and other minor ills. In game terms, the use of first aid can heal more hit points over time than just rest.

– As you level up, you will earn Perks like:

Awareness: You are more likely to notice details about people. Awareness will give more detailed information about them when you perform Examine.

Healer: The healing of bodies comes easier for you with this Perk. Each level will add two to five more hit points healed when using First Aid or Doctor Skills.

Heave Ho!: Each level of the Heave Ho! Perk will give your thrown weapons an additional +2 Strength for purposes of determining range only.

More Criticals: You are more likely to Critical Hits in combat if you have this Perk. Each level of More Criticals will get you +5% chance to cause a critical hit. This is a good thing.

Mysterious Stranger: With this Perk, you have gained the attention of a Mysterious Stranger, who will appear to help you from time to time. If your ally is lost in combat, do not expect him or her to be replaced.

Night Vision: With the Night Vision Perk, you can see in the dark better. Each level of this Perk will reduce the overall darkness by 10%.

Quick Pockets: You have learned to store your equipment on your person. With each level of this Perk, the AP cost to access Inventory in combat is reduced by one.

Rad Resistance: You are better able to avoid radiation and the bad effects radiation causes. Each level of this Perk will improve your Radiation Resistance by 10%.

Ranger: You are better able to avoid unwanted attention while traveling through the wasteland. Your chance of a hostile random encounter is lowered by each level of this Perk.

Scout: You have improved your ability to see distant locations, increasing the size of explorations on the World Map by one square in each direction.

Sharpshooter: The talent of hitting things at longer distances. You get a 2+ bonus, for each level of this Perk, to Perception for the purposes of determining range modifiers. It’s easier than ever to kill at long range!

Summary

Overall, the game is one of the best role-playing games with futuristic appeal. There are a lot of things you could in the game, which is also interesting for players. It will always be an example to other games that are created and will be created with related features and genre. There are lots of games with futuristic themes, but Fallout will always be one of the best. There are also other games that were praised for their consistency; an example of this is Nuclear Eclipse Online. Click here to read about this game.

ELEX

Have you ever wanted to fuse two or more ideas in a game? Have you ever wished that there could be a game that is set in the future, but is also somewhat medieval? Have you ever imagined a game with magic and machines combined? All of these questions can be answered with one word, yes. Yes, all of these are possible because of the game developer Piranha Bytes and the game publisher THQ Nordic. Piranha Bytes and THQ Nordic decided to have a collaboration to introduce a game that is a fusion of many elements. Electic, Lavish, Exhilarating, Xenial (ELEX) is a game released worldwide on October 17, 2017. The game is clearly described by its name. However, ELEX is not only the description of the game but is an important element that is often mentioned in the game too. It is a science-fiction action role-playing game. It is a game with a plot full of twists and new concepts. It is available on the following platforms: Play Station 4, Xbox One, and Windows.  It a single player game with a third-person perspective. If you want to know more about the game, you could visit its official site by clicking here. If you want to purchase it on Steam, you could click here.

How the Story and the Game is Connected

The ELEX is an element that is found in a meteor that struck planet called Magalan one hundred fifty years ago. The meteor almost wiped out the planet, so only a few survivors from the highly advanced civilization were left. The survivors continued to battle and struggle to decide the fate of Magalan. The ELEX is a precious and limited resource which could heighten the senses of human, remove emotion, give magical powers, and fuel machines to become stronger than machines without ELEX. It also has the capability to transform humans into mutants. Magalan is divided into several factions with different philosophies and ideologies, especially when it comes to how humans should deal with the ELEX.  The main factions are the Albs, the Berserkers, the Clerics, and the Outlaws

The game is centered on a soldier named Jax. He was a Commander in Albs. He was sent on a mission to find the head of the Berserkers who use the ELEX for magical purposes. The spiritual head of the Berserkers is Thorald the Pilgrim. Little did he know that it was a fake mission to remove him from his position and to kill him. On his way to find Thorald, his glider jet was shot by an unknown enemy and crashed over a mountain. He was able to survive the crash and was hunted down by the Albs, with the lead of his brother Kallax. As they were fighting, he fell off a cliff and into a small forest. His condition was bad and he fell into a coma for several days. An Outlaw found him and stole his armor and his ELEX. When he woke up, he realized what state he was in, and he started feeling things he never felt before. He began to experience emotion for the first time. He was filled with the desire to take vengeance and set on a journey to find out exactly why those things happened to him. Jax will meet the three other factions he formerly fought with, which means that he should conceal his former identity.

Duras, a Berserker told Jax that there was an Outlaw named Ray who was wandering near the area a few days ago. Jax sought Ray because he thought that maybe it was him who stole his things. Jax was able to locate Ray in an abandoned motel. Ray was disappointed upon seeing Jax because he did steal Jax’s equipment, thinking that he is already dead. As he confessed his deed, he told Jax that he already sold the equipment to somebody else. He joined Jax on his quest to compensate for what he did. Jax, together with his new companion will face enemies like mutants or other survivors that yield guns, swords, and magic. He will also gain new weapons and other equipment from the people that he will meet along his journey.

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The Different Factions in the Game

– The Albs: The Albs were born long ago from the Clerics. They directly use the ELEX in their bodies to make them strong and emotionless, enabling to make decisions out of pure logic and reason. The aim of their faction is to attain the next stage of evolution and rule the entire Magalan. They believe that the way to achieve this is by living in a world where there are no emotions at all. They harvest ELEX from other survivors and compete with the other factions.

– The Berserkers: They will look like as if they came from the past. They use medieval armors, swords, and bows and only live in huts. This is because they do not want to use technology. They only use mana (magical power) from the ELEX and some spells. They use mana to upgrade their weapons, summon ghosts during fights and cast magic spells. They aim to restore the former beauty of nature, especially how the planet looked like one hundred fifty years ago.

– The Clerics: Their main enemy is the faction of the Albs. They detest the idea of consuming the ELEX directly into the body. They believe in their god Calaan. They also have the goal to restore the planet on how it was a hundred fifty years ago, before the meteor struck the surface of Magalan and brought the ELEX. They use the ELEX to strengthen their weapons and other machines. They use advanced technology and PSI powers, which they use to teleport from place to place.

– The Outlaws: The Outlaws do not restrict the faction from freedom. They use stimulants to increase their physical abilities. Each of the members of the Outlaws follows their own set of rules and lives their life without the dictation of a ruler or any other person in the higher level in the hierarchy. They do not display a desire for the ELEX and only uses regular weapons like grenades, rifles, and other firearms.

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Since you cannot return to the Albs, you can only join one faction among the other three. If you join a faction, you will only accept quests from them, to prove that you have the desire to be a part of them. Your actions in every quest will affect the decision of your chosen faction to let you join or not.

Summary

Overall, the game was praised by game critics and players for its detailed storyline and graphics. The unique characteristics of the different factions are definitely visible throughout the entire game. You could also feel the personality of your character Jax, as you portray him. You could sense that the game developers really put their attention to bring out each personality and trait of the characters in the game. It has a style that is enough for it to stand out among other action role-playing games. If you want to read about another game that will give you different challenges to accomplish, then you would probably like the games here.

Detention

There are lots of types of horror games, but the most frightening among all is the type that triggers you psychologically. These horror games often have a longer effect on players compared to those games that only frighten players during the game. The game about to be introduced is a type of game that challenges and scares the players psychologically. The game was praised by lots of game critics and players about how it is deeply rooted in the history of Taiwan. The game developers did a good job in inserting historical and religious references in the game. Games with references become successful if the research and exploration done with the topic that it is related to the game are thorough. The history that will be used as a reference should be strictly studied too. The game developers were successful in connecting the game with the history in Taiwan as well as the spiritual and political aspects that they have touched. The game included points on Taoism and Buddhism. The Taiwanese and Chinese culture and mythology could be seen clearly in the game. The game also presented some historical and political facts that you should not miss out. The game is called Detention. It is a game developed by Red Candles and was released on the thirteenth of January 2017. It is available on platforms like Play Station 4, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Nintendo Switch. It is a survival horror adventure game and is set in 2D point-and-click. You will find it easy to navigate in the game because it is mostly composed of narrations and conversations to fill up the story in the game. This game would cause you psychological terror, so if you are interested in playing the game, then you should start preparing yourself. If you want to explore and know more about the game, then you should check out its official website by clicking here.

History in the Game: The White Terror

Martial law is a period of the imposition of direct military control involving the suspension of ordinary law. When martial law was implemented in Taiwan, it lasted for thirty-eight years and fifty-seven days, which was the longest imposition of martial law by a regime anywhere in the world at that time. The martial law in Taiwan also known as the White Terror followed the 228 Incident.

The 228 Incident (occurred on February 28) happened because of an occurrence that happened on February 27. A cigarette vendor was selling illegal cigarettes which were confiscated by the Tobacco Monopoly Bureau. Her income from selling those cigarettes was also confiscated. Her head was hit with a pistol while she was being arrested. This incident triggered the crowd to swarm the agents. One of the agents opened fire which took away a person’s life. On February 28, mass protests occurred, demanding the agent who opened fire to be executed and the director of the bureau removed from the position. When the protesters spotted two Tobacco Monopoly Bureau agents, they beat them to death. Other protesters who gathered near the Government-General’s office were shot and several were killed. This led to further uprisings which erupted all over Taiwan. The dissatisfaction and resentment of the people towards their government grew together with their protests which alarmed the Kuomintang. The Kuomintang or Nationalists in English is a major political party in Taiwan.

To silence the revolts, the Kuomintang imprisoned or murdered anyone who posed a threat to their rule. This cycle continued up to the Order of the Martial Law. Strict political censorship was implemented and no other party was allowed to form except the Kuomintang. Soldiers executed lots of people, including the innocent ones. Women were raped, some people were beheaded. Almost every citizen in Taiwan had all of their rights stripped away from them. Taiwan was deeply traumatized by all of the things that occurred and has left scars up to the present day. After the martial law ended, no one knew exactly how many people died. This tragic incident left a huge mark in the history of Taiwan. This incident is not only known in Taiwan but also throughout the world because of the extreme violence that was involved during that period. To know more about this period of history in detail, please click here.

How the Story is Unraveled in the Game

Wei Chung Ting falls asleep during his history class when an instructor comes to talk with the lecturer of the class about a book list. As he wakes up, the campus is already empty because the students are asked to evacuate due to an incoming typhoon. As he roams the halls, he discovered that there is still a student left with him too. It is Fang Ray Shin who is asleep that time in the auditorium. The bridge in their village has been washed away by the harsh flood so they cannot go out of the campus to go home. They went back to their school called Greenwood High School and decided to stay in Wei Chung Ting’s classroom. Wei Chung Ting went out to look for a phone. After this, the game shifts from Wei Chung Ting’s perspective to Fang Ray Shin. Fang Ray Shin awakens again in the auditorium but with an eerie feeling and environment. Wei Chung Ting is dead and hanging inverted from the ceiling. Fang Ray Shin wanders the school to discover the mystery that surrounds the entire Greenwood High School. As she wanders around the campus, she will encounter puzzles, evil spirits, and clues that will lead her to the answer. Later in the game, the player will realize that the character is actually Fang Ray Shin’s spirit traveling with her memories.

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In the end, the player is left with two choices: to accept Fang Ray Shin’s guilt or to deny them. If the player will choose Fang Ray Shin as not guilty, then Wei Chung Ting, Chang Ming Hui (Fang Ray Shin’s lover), and Yin Tsui Han (Wei Chung Ting’s history teacher) will appear to warn her that the cycle would repeat. On the other hand, if the player will choose Fang Ray Shin as guilty, an origami airplane will be found with Chang Ming Hui’s letter to her. The game ends with the spirits of Wei Chung Ting and Fang Ray Shin sitting together in his classroom.

Overall, sadness competed with the frightening feeling expressed in the game. You could feel and empathize with Fang Ray Shin as you discover the truth behind her story and the entire mystery of the Greenwood High School. The game highlights lots of issues, including the mental health issue which was seldom discussed by the players and game critics. The game developers were able to tackle lots of issues and ideas in just one game, and all were elaborately shown and expressed. Another horror that you could realize in the game is how a single problem and violence could grow and affect a bigger population, like a school or a country. If you want to know another horror game with a great narrative like this one, then you should read Huntsman: The Orphanage to find out more.

11 FPS Games That You Should Know About

 

If you’re into playing as a shooter and always wanted to play in a first-person perspective then you must be quite familiar with the list of games about to be introduced. But if you’re not familiar with them yet, then take your time to know each of them so that you could pick the next game to play. All of these games definitely involve action. Most of the games that will be mentioned are known to be the best games in the first-person shooter (FPS) genre. Here are the eleven FPS games you that you should know about.

  1. Battlefield 1: Turning Tides

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This game was recently released worldwide last month on February 13. 2018. It is developed by DICE. The Battlefield series is set in the World War I. The game will start with the player on the frontline of the Harlem Hellfighters. The player will be the last survivor among his comrades. There will also be another survivor but is from the German side. You will point at one another with your weapons but both of you are too exhausted. Know more about the game by clicking here.

 

  1. Call of Duty: Ghosts

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This game was released worldwide in November 2013. Call of Duty: Ghosts is developed by Infinity Ward. It is available on platforms like Microsoft Windows, Play Station 3, Play Station 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Unlike the other COD games, COD: Ghosts is set futuristically following a nuclear destruction in the Middle East. The Ghosts are the main characters of the game. They are from the special forces of the US. The game features a playable dog named Riley, who is also a part of the team. The best feature of the game is its multiplayer gameplay. If you are interested in playing the game, you could click here to find out more about it or read about another COD game by clicking here.

 

 

  1. Crysis 3

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Crysis 3 is developed by Crytek and was released on February 19, 2013. It is available on the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, Play Station 3, and Xbox 360. The game is centered on a group of military force with advanced technology. Their suits allow them to increase their physical abilities and conceal themselves when needed. They are attacked by a group of North Korean soldiers, and aliens known as the Ceph. If you want to know more about the game, then you should visit its official site by clicking here.

  1. Doom VFR

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This game is developed by id Software and was made available on PC last May 13, 2016 and on Nintendo Switch last November 10, 2017. It is available on the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, Play Station 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The game is set in a research facility on Mars. Earth already has its energy depleted which is why the research facility is drawing energy from Hell instead. This allowed them to study demons and other related stuff from Hell. If you are interested in buying this game, then click here.

 

  1. Halo Wars 2

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Halo Wars 2 is the latest game in the Halo series. It was released last February 21, 2017. It is developed by 343 Industries and Creative Assembly. The game is set in the twenty-sixth century. The crew in the Spirit of Fire awakened from cryosleep and received a signal. The Spartan Red Team was deployed to trace the signal. A conflict arose and this will be the problem that the player should solve. If you are interested in knowing more about this game, then you should visit its official site by clicking here.

 

  1. Killzone Shadow Fall

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Killzone Shadow Fall is developed by Guerilla Games and was released in North America on November 15, 2013, and on November 29, 2013, in Europe. It is only available on a single platform, the Play Station 4. The game is set several years after the construction of the Wall. Michael Kellan together with his son Lucas was sneaking through New Helghan to The Wall. Sinclair, a Shadow Marshal helped them to make it through. However, they were spotted by Helghast forces which cost Michael’s life. Sinclair fought with them and won. He promised Lucas that he will take care of him. Lucas was trained to become a Shadow Marshal until he became one under Sinclair. If you want to play this game, then you should click here.

  1. Last Man Standing

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Last Man Standing is developed by Free Reign Entertainment. The game was released last March 29, 2017, and is available on Windows. It is a multiplayer death match game where you are only allowed to respawn with the number of lives that you are given. Once you have spent your last life, you can no longer respawn and you will only become a spectator until the game ends with a winner. The aim of the game is already stated in its title, to be the last man standing. If you want to download the game on Steam, then please click here.

  1. Quake

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The game is released on May 31, 2007. It was developed by the game developer of Doom, the id Software. The game is centered on your character a hero tasked to go into a portal to fight the Quake. The player will go through multiple levels throughout the game. Your objective is to fight and survive to make it to the next level. Once you will finish the levels, you will meet Quake for your biggest battle. The game is available on Steam and you could purchase it by clicking here.

 

  1. StarCraft: Remastered

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This game is released on August 14, 2017, and was developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It is available on the following platforms: Microsoft Windows and MacOS. Its gameplay is the same with the original game. The difference between Starcraft: Remastered and the other version is that its graphics are more elaborate and upgraded. Visit its official site to explore the game more.

 

  1. Titanfall 2

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Titanfall 2 is developed by Respawn Entertainment. The game was released on October 28, 2016. The game is available on the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, Play Station 4, and Xbox One. It follows the story of Jack Cooper who aspired to become the Titan Pilot for the Militia. From here lots of things will happen as you push through the game. This game could be found on its official site, just click here to find out more.

 

  1. Wolfenstein: The New Order

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The game was released worldwide last May 20, 2014. It is developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game is available on the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, Play Station 3, Play Station 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The game is played from a first-person perspective. The character of the player will have battles on multiple levels and use a variety of weapons. The game is praised for its narrative and for its graphics. The player will also face choices that will affect the progress of the game. You could purchase the game through Steam, just click here.

 

There are lots of games that use the FPS genre but only a few stood out. All of these games are worth your attention and time. You will probably find your favorite FPS game on this list. There is also another FPS you could discover here at Game Launched; it is Nuclear Eclipse Online. If you want to know more about this game, please click here.

PES is back with PES 2018

Just when you thought you can’t play soccer with your hands, Konami just released its latest installment in the game series Pro Evolution Soccer, the Pro Evolution Soccer 2018. Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2018 was released worldwide last September 2017. The game is available on platforms like Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, XBox 360, and XBox One. The newest version is smoother to play and has upgraded graphics and sound effects. The way the characters move make it seem like you are watching a live game because of how intricate the movements are. You could see that Konami really made sure that the characters would move almost the same as the real players that inspired the characters in the game. The game received almost perfect scores from video game critics and players, just like what its previous versions have been receiving for the past years. To know more details about Pro Soccer Evolution 2018, see Konami.

The cover for the Pro Soccer Evolution is the Barcelona team which includes Gerard Picqué, Leonel Messi, Luis Suárez, Andrés Iniesta and Sergi Roberto. To know more about the Barcelona team, see Official FC Barcelona.

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The Random Selection Match is probably the best feature of PES 2018. RSM allows you to make a team from different countries with random lineups. You can also compete with your friends and take turns with the players.

Leagues with Official License

  1. Ligue 1 Conforma
  2. Domino’s Ligue 2
  3. Eredivisie
  4. Serie A – aside from Juventus and the league’s own official name
  5. Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
  6. Liga De Chile
  7. Liga De Argentina
  8. AFC Champions League

Best Players per Position

  1. Forwards
  • Lionel Messi
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Luis Suárez
  • Neymar
  • Robert Lewandowski
  1. Midfielders
  • Luka Modrić
  • Toni Kroos
  • Paul Pogba
  • Arturo Vidal
  • Mesut Özil
  1. Goalkeepers
  • Manuel Neuer
  • Gianluigi Buffon
  • David de Gea
  • Jan Oblak
  • Thibaut Courtois
  1. Defenders
  • Sergio Ramos
  • Leonardo Bonucci
  • Marcelo Vieira
  • Thiago Silva
  • Jérôme Boateng

How to Play

  1. Make sure to practice.

Just like any other game, practice is the key to success. Never underestimate the training games and always perform as if it’s a real match. If you maintain a competitive spirit, then you’ll be able to get the gist of the game in no time.

  1. Know when to use tricks in the game.

You can’t always use tricks, especially if the timing is not right. Remember that tricks could be risky because you might give the opponent the chance to steal the ball if you failed to execute it. This is why use tricks only when the time is right. If you really want to use tricks, then you need to practice them so that you’ll get used to them.

  1. Master free kicks and corner kicks.

These kicks are now common in the latest PES and it’s even easier to make them because you could adjust the camera according to the angle that is favorable for you to make the shot.

  1. Learn about the player you’re using.

Each player has a different role. You need to consider the roles so that you could play efficiently and use the player’s abilities to your advantage.

  1. Explore the other teams too.

You don’t necessarily need to always use the best and famous teams to score a goal or to win a game. It all depends on how you handle the player. Try using the other teams too, if you could master using them, then it is easy for you to adapt to any player.

  1. Have an in-depth understanding of the game.

This is vital in every game, especially in games like PES 2018. Learning to play efficiently and knowing when to use tricks and being aware of your position makes you an intelligent player. Mastering all of these would make you an excellent player.

  1. Learn to use techniques.

This can be different for every player because each player has a different role. This can be controlling, dribbling, passing, and tackling the ball. Studying the techniques for each role, lets you know how to move in the game.

 

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  1. Be patient.

If you’re a beginner, it could take time to adjust to the controls, to know how to manipulate the moves of the players, and to make successful goals in the game. It could be difficult at first, but you can improve as you continue to play. Patience is needed when you play PES 2018. If you combine patience with practice and dedication, then you become unbeatable.

The 17th installment of the Pro Evolution Soccer, Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, is probably the best among the other versions. Konami made it easier to control and use the players. It is easier to pass and dribble the ball, because of how smooth the transitions are. If you don’t want to play soccer under the heat of the sun, then you could play PES 2018 instead.

 

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Latest COD: Call of Duty WWII

Most of the FPS (first-person shooter) games today are set futuristically or fictionally. However, Sledgehammer Games looked back and used the past as the setting for their latest Call of Duty game, the Call of Duty: World War II. COD: WWII was released worldwide last November 3, 2017. The game is available on different platforms like Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and XBox One. People were so excited about it that during the day of its release, servers crashed because of the traffic they caused from trying to play the game. With this astonishing feat, let us get to know the game more. To view more about COD: WWII, see Call of Duty: World War II.

Historical Background of COD: WWII

The previous CODs were also based on WWII. COD: WWII is the fifth main WWII title in the COD series. Let us know what really happened during World War II, enough for it to be used five times as a setting in a game.

World War II with more than 80 million fatalities mostly from massacres, genocide, and bombing holds the record in world history for most fatalities ever known.

Allies vs. Axis Powers

The war was all about the conflict between the Allies and the Axis powers. The two groups were composed of powerful countries. The Allies consisted mainly of the United States, Great Britain, Soviet Union, France and China. Other Allies were other countries under the main Allies, or who were harmed by the Axis. The Axis countries are Germany, Italy, and Japan.

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Roots of the War

The bitter emotions that stirred the war mostly came from the previous World War that ended with the Treaty of Versailles. Germany was pushed to take all the blame for the war and was tasked to make reparations to the damage that the war has caused. This took a heavy toll on Germany, their economy suffered and they lost all their glory. When Adolf Hitler came and promised Germany to return its former glory with his plans, he rose to power quickly and influenced a lot of people with his immoral and absurd ideas. He went on talking about how the Jews caused their defeat and promoted antisemitism (prejudice against the Jews). He put the Jews in concentration camps and violated all human rights. He also broke pacts like not invading Poland and Russia, which made the war grow bigger.

 

Three-Power Pact Made Between Germany, Italy, and Japan

Adolf Hitler teamed up with two other countries, the Fascist side of Italy, and Japan, who at that was trying to expand its empire in South East Asia. He formed the Nazi and invaded countries using air force and other military tactics. His actions threatened the other powerful countries (Allies), which prompted them to take action. June 6, 1944, marked the D-Day of the Allies because this was the day when they marched through Normandy (first setting in COD: WWII, and the hub in the Headquarters mode). Normandy was the French area invaded by Germany. This liberated most of France, and the Allies were able to advance in the war. The Allies all pushed towards Germany and weeks after this, Hitler committed suicide. Later on, the Nazis surrendered and the war in the Western side ended. On the Eastern side, Japan was still fighting against the US. The US attacked Hiroshima with an atomic bomb which caused great destruction in Japan. The end of the Second World War was marked when Japan finally declared their defeat after the second bombing in Nagasaki.

What to Expect in COD: WWII

  1. New modes for players to choose from
  • Multiplayer Mode: The multiplayer mode randomly sets the players to play either as Allies or Axis. Then the players can choose which division they want to be in. The divisions are Infantry, Airborne, Armored, Mountain, Expeditionary, and Resistance.
  • Infantry: for mid to long-range combat
  • Airborne: stealth-based gameplay style
  • Armored: division with the heaviest power with machine guns
  • Mountain: long-range combat, best for players who use sniper rifles
  • Expeditionary: shotguns are used
  • Resistance: stealthy close-quarter combat with the use of pistols and tactical knives
  • Headquarters Mode: The headquarters mode is where 48 players could socialize, practice their shooting skills, and duel other players.
  • Zombies Cooperative Game Mode (Nazi Zombies): The story in this mode started with Dr. Straub building an undead army to belatedly change the tides of the World War 2. In this mode, the players have four combat roles to choose from: Offense, Control, Medic, and Support. The mode was said to be similar to Dead Space.
  1. No more health regeneration

Instead of health regeneration, as used in COD: The Big Red One, health packs are scattered throughout the game. Squad mates could also give health packs to save one another.

  1. Unique weapons to choose from

Since the setting is in WWII, the arsenals used in the game are also from the same period. Which is why most of the weapons, especially the guns are unknown and new to some of the players.

  1. Squad abilities unlocked during missions
  • Zussman: gives health packs
  • Pierson: highlights enemies in the area
  • Turner: carries extra ammo for your weapons
  • Stiles: carries extra lethal and tactical grenades
  • Aiello: offers a special smoke signal grenade for calling Allied mortar fire

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  1. Boots on the ground gameplay style
  • Double jumping and wall running were removed
  • Slide
  • Hit-the-deck (similar to dolphin dive): allows players to throw themselves on the ground for cover

This game play style was praised by many video game critics and players.

Summary

The Call of Duty: World War II has been successful ever since its first release last November. It was said to have earned over $500 million three days after its release. The story encompassed in the game was also praised for its consistency and detail. The graphics and sounds effects never failed to amaze the public just like the previous CODs. If you haven’t played COD: WWII yet, then you should try it now. To learn more about COD, visit Call of Duty.

 

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Top 8 Mobile Games That You Should Start Playing This 2018

Most of the Android games that will be mentioned here might be quite familiar because they are based on old games and stories. Some readers might recall their childhood games and fantasies while reading this article. There are also games that are better with their previous versions because of their latest upgrades. The genres are tile-matching, action role-playing, puzzles, racing, platformer, and fighting. You could play with these games as you take a quick break from work or school, or you may play with them for a long time. Below are the top 8 games that you should start playing now.

  1. Angry Birds Match

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Angry Birds Match was released worldwide last August 31, 2017. It is a game of matching at least 3 objects to eliminate the pigs and get a high score. The rule is to play it by swapping the objects vertically or horizontally to finish a level. If you manage to match at least four objects, then you could get a bird which could help you complete the level. This game requires strategic thinking because you only have limited moves to finish a level. There’s also another Angry Birds game that is as exciting to play as this one, Angry Birds 2. To know more about Angry Birds 2, click here.

  1. Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition

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If you’re a fan of Final Fantasy who likes to play games, then you should download Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition. It was released recently last February 9, 2018. It runs with the same storyline as the other versions. Compared to its console version Final Fantasy XV, the pocket edition could be played with a simple tap and swipe. It is also easier to play compared to the other version because of its uncomplicated features. The game is centered on Prince Noctis who became king because his father died while he was on his way for his wedding. His friends join him on his quest to defeat the Empire.

  1. Fire Emblem Heroes

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Fire Emblem Heroes is developed by Intelligent Systems and was released last February 2, 2017. Fire Emblem Heroes is a game about Prince Alfonse and Princess Sharena from the Kingdom of Askr and their friends fighting to protect their kingdom against their enemies. Each character has different skills and weapons. The game has various modes to choose from. There is the story mode which is the highlight of the game, and the others are Training Tower, Special Maps, Arena Duel, and other special events. To know more about this game, see Fire Emblem Heroes.

  1. HQ Trivia

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This trivia game was released last August 2017 in iOS and in January 2018 for Android. It was developed by Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll. This game is played with real money. It goes live on 3 PM to 9 PM EST on weekdays and 9 PM EST on weekends. You only have 10 seconds to answer each question. If you got all of the questions correct, then you’ll receive the prize. If you weren’t able to answer all correctly, then you could proceed to the next game. 

  1. Rules of Survival

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Rules of Survival can be played on three platforms: iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows. It was released last November 2017. It is played online with 120 different players. The game begins with the players being dropped off an airplane and must find weapons and survival kits to continue playing in the game. The game’s principle is the ‘survival of the fittest’. The last player standing wins the game. It is quite similar to the popular game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), only that its graphics are less complicated and of course, mobile-friendly. You could play on your own or team up with three other players, depending on your strategy. To know more about ROS, see Rules of Survival.

  1. Sonic Forces: Speed Battle

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One of the latest games by Sega Europe and Hardright was released worldwide last November 2017.  The game is played online and you will race against three other players. Along the race, you will collect gold rings and use power-ups that allow you to increase your speed. However, you might also lose your gold rings if you can’t dodge the obstacles along the race. The game has seventeen characters to choose from, but you need to unlock them one by one. You could also upgrade each character so that it is easier for you to win first place. The first place has the biggest price among all the players. The game will give you a tutorial before you could compete against other players. To know more about the game, see Sonic Forces: Speed Battle.

  1. Super Mario Run

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Super Mario Run was released for iOS last December 2016 but was released for Android last March 2017. The game has seven playable characters: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Toad, Peach, Toadette, and Daisy. Your character will run without stopping except when there’s a Pause Block. The game has six worlds with four levels each to complete. There are three modes to play: World Tour, Toad Rally, and Kingdom Builder. Your goal is collect as many coins as possible. The blue meter is filled up as you collect coins. Once it is filled, your character can run into enemies to get more coins.

  1. Tekken™

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This game is developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment and was soft-launched last August 2017 in Canada. Now it is available worldwide to pre-register and to be notified of its official release. It includes three modes to choose from Story Mode, Dojo Challenge, and Live Events. Tekken™ will also feature their latest character, Rodeo. The game will have 100 characters to choose from and will be randomly unlocked. Each level is said to be challenging and dynamic. To pre-register and be notified, click here.

All of the games are visually stunning and have detailed sound effects. Most of these games are for free with in-app purchases available. Make sure that if you spend your money on these games, you’ve already deliberated on their pros and cons. If you want to download them you can click on Play Store or App Store.

 

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Hottest PC Game Today: PUBG

One of the most popular games of 2018 is PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s BattleGround). It has become a hit ever since its early access up to its worldwide release last December 2017. It is available on platforms like Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and recently on Android and iOS. However, its mobile version is not yet available worldwide, only in China. More than thirty million copies were sold with its Steam version and over four million copies on Xbox One. PUBG is a multiplayer online survival game that is developed by PUBG Corporation. The game starts when there are already a hundred players on a server. To win the game, you should eliminate the other ninety-nine players. You could play alone or set up a team with four members. You could also choose to play from a first-person or third-person perspective. If you use a first-person perspective, then it’s faster for you to aim and loot items but it would be difficult for you to see the other players immediately. On the other hand, third-person perspective allows you to have a greater view of the site, making it easier for you to spot enemies but the disadvantage is that it’s hard to aim at the other players immediately.  See PlayerUnknown’s Battleground to know more.

Start of the Game

You start without anything. You don’t have items or any weapon to defend yourself. You can find these items as you drop off an airplane onto a location on the map. If you’re lucky, you could get level-three items and weapons, which are rare to find because they’re highly functional and durable. Level-one items and weapons are easy to find but are not as impressive as the items and weapons with higher levels. You need to be cautious as you loot items because there are other ninety-nine players looking for the items and weapons too.

Vehicles, Safe Zone, Red Zone, and Blue Zone

There are vehicles scattered around the map. You could use them to get to the Safe Zone. The Safe Zone could be seen as a white circle on the map. You need to be careful with the Red Zone, which could be clearly seen as a red spot on the map. A Red Zone appears every minute randomly around the map. There will be airstrikes in the Red Zone but you won’t be affected if you are in a house. If you are in the Blue Zone, it means that you are slowly dying if you don’t take painkillers, energy drinks, or use the kits. This is why you need to be in the Safe Zone so that you won’t waste your life in the Blue Zone which gets smaller every minute.

Basic Things to Know

  1. Familiarize the map features.

You should know how to read the map because your life in the game depends on it. Know where houses are commonly placed, where other players would potentially drop off and where you should drop off. If you know the map well, then it is easier for you to navigate around it and have a better control of the game.

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  1. Familiarize the keys.

There are keys used for switching weapons, picking up weapons and other functions. You need to familiarize yourself with them because this would allow you to be more efficient in the game. If you could switch fast then it means that it is easier for you hunt the enemies as well as heal yourself or your teammate. Your life in the game also depends on how skilled you are in switching weapons and other items. This could save your life in dire situations too.

  1. Familiarize the items.

For you to be efficient in looting, you need to remember how each item looks like. Familiarizing the items allows you to sort them quickly and know which items you should choose and pick up. This could greatly save your time. Instead of putting every item on to see how functional it is, you could simply look around and see which item could give you an advantage.

  1. Choose your items wisely.

You also need to consider what to bring in your bag. If you fill your bag entirely with painkillers, then there would be no space for your weapons anymore. Also, if you fill your bag with weapons only, then you’ll die easily in the game because you can’t heal yourself. This is why you should know how to balance the number of items and weapons in your bag.

  1. Always be aware of your surroundings.

Anyone could smack you at the back anytime if you’re not cautious. Always make sure to find the other players first, because if it’s the other way around, then you’ll get yourself killed in the game. The third-person perspective gives you this advantage however; there are also players who still prefer the first-person perspective. Aside from the other players, you should also take note if you are within the safe zone or not, because you might not notice your life decreasing if you’re too concentrated on looking for items or the other players. This could happen if you are in the Blue Zone.

  1. Play as if it’s real.

PUBG Corporation really did well on making the game close to reality as much as possible. This is why you need to play as if it’s real. You should always be mindful of the muzzle velocity because this affects your shooting accuracy, just like in real life. Where you hide is also important, if you hide behind something so easily destructible, then you’ll get hurt easily too. This is why you should choose your hiding place wisely.

The game could be finished within thirty to forty minutes; however, this would happen if you could stay for a long time. Most of the players often get killed in less than five minutes, so if you were able to stay longer than that, why are you still reading this? Kidding aside, the game has proven to be fun, interactive and addictive.

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Aside from PUBG, you could interact with other gamers in conferences too. Read about the ICE Totally Gaming to learn more about gaming conferences.

 

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  1. How many hours am I allowed to play video games?

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  1. Can playing video games affect my health?

If you only play for an hour a day, then you’ll be fine. But if you play more than an hour a day, you could potentially develop health risks such as overweight due to lack of movement. You may also develop poor sitting posture, and headache.

 

  1. Why is my game force closing?

This problem may have more than one reason. It may be that your game competes with the other running apps for the memory on your device, or the game outruns the memory on your device, which means that it might require a bigger memory than your device could offer. Another reason might be because of a bug in at least one of your installed apps.

 

  1. Why is my game not loading?

If you are playing on a mobile device, this may be because you need to update the app or there may be other running apps that compete with your game for the memory on your device, or you may not be using the correct account for the game. If you are playing on a computer, try to clear the cache memory of your browser or you might need to update your browser.

 

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