Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Top 10 Reasons For Buying An Xbox 360

Gamers and techies have waited with bated breath for advancements and innovations in gaming. To set the pulse racing and the mind thinking one needs to be challenged. This has become possible by computer technology and the wonderful world of gaming. Just as adventures and wars would have done in yester years these days it is technology that offers to quench the thirst for adventure. Microsoft has created a challenge in the form of the Xbox 360-- a visionary, super powerful, multimedia console that brings to you the GenX gaming world. Of course, the markets being competitive present so many choices.

If you need to be convinced here are a few reasons why you must buy the Xbox360.

1. There are games galore for the thirsty. Kameo elements of power, Project Gotam 3, Perfect dark Zero, and many more. All unique, with great effects and gaming wizardry.
2. The Xbox360 has wireless controllers as well as internet connectivity. The premium pack presents great delights offering freedom of movement and a superb range of over 30 feet. Ergonomically designed the controller has skip wires, tangles and boomerangs.

3. With an aim to please even the most discerning palate, the Xbox360 has an amazing variety of games. Some are exclusively designed for the box like Condemned, and Dead or Alive. Titles that have been widely acknowledge by expert gamers are: Call of Duty 2, Project Gotham Racing 3, Kameo, King Kong, and Condemned.

4. Amazing and most welcome is the fact that over 200 Xbox games will be backwardly compatible with the Xbox360.

5. Xbox 360 brings with it the arcade marketplace. Imagine free games, cheap games, and addictive non-stop games. The possibilities are endless and thrilling.

6. The Graphics are stupendous and bring to life the games in virtual reality. Xbox360 has three 3.2 GH processors that run with a 500MhzATI graphics processor. Whew—let’s bow to power.

7. Endless possibilities with the Xbox360. Games, CDs, movies and customized music. It even connects to the Microsoft media center for a complete media sensation. You can let your creativity and innovativeness take wing.

8. The Xbox 360 is more than an everyday console. It is interactive and you can buy many things like bonus levels, episodic content, gamer specials, and gamer tag images.  You can download demos, and bonus packs from game developers. A live platform with no limits marketplace for developers and publishers.

9. The Xbox360 is a keeper of records. It creates history. The gamer card becomes your identity with name, image, scores, games you like, and your aims and mottos. This takes online fraternities a step closer to one another.

10. Fulfils many dreams and fantasies. The games are the best, interesting, mind stimulating, and exciting. The Xbox 360 takes the gaming world forwards and offers options like downloads, online plays, movies, as well as a touch button marketplace for games.  

The Xbox360 is a must for serious gamers. It indicates your dedication as a gamer and reflects your tastes and reputation in the cyber gaming universe. Opens up endless possibilities and takes you to the next generation gaming delights.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Zynga's "Adventure World" - Tips & Tricks for Base Camp

Adventure World is Zynga's latest Game released in October 2011.

Here are some of the hottest Tips & Tricks for Adventure World that you must use while on your Base Camp in the game:-

  • Build some dig sites from your initial money in order to get extra coins every X hours. Choose your dig sites wisely, depending on how often you can log in and play! My personal recommendation is a "Curious Dig Site". If you can collect from it regularly, it will start making a profit in less than 3 days!
  • Get as many Neighbors as you can. More neighbors are definitely the key to all Social Games.
  • Upgrade your Tool Shop quickly so that you can upgrade your tools, BUT do not spend Adventure Cash for it. Instead, get help from your neighbors.
  • Visit the neighbors that you have added. You will gain extra XP but even more importantly, you will get more Food, Fuel and Water – which are resources required to start various expeditions!
  • Expand your land as soon as possible towards the new buildings. Extra buildings mean extra goodies and you must get them quickly.
  • Start one expedition at a time. Go to the next expedition after completing the first one. 
  • Do not invest in decorations. Keep your Adventure Cash and coins safe in the beginning!
  • There is no need to clean the bushes and stones on your Base Camp. Spend money on necessities and not on luxuries.
  • Use the boats to get goods but do not overdo it. 
  • Keep sending free gifts to your neighbors.

In short, we can say that striking a BALANCE is of prime importance in Adventure World. Do not spend too much and sit empty handed. Build dig sites, upgrade tool shop, upgrade tools, and complete quests but save your precious money instead of buying useless decorations!

Is "CityVille" a better Facebook Game than "The Burbs"? How?

Social games are a new trend in this ever-changing world but Facebook gave a new meaning to these games. In the simplest terms a social game can be defined as, “A social game is the one that is most fun when you play with your friends”. In fact I believe that true social games are those that cannot be played alone.
Social games exploded like a bomb in 2010 with the launch of the Facebook platform and a new era of social gaming started. “Zynga” is undoubtedly the most successful developer of social games on Facebook. They launched games that took the audience by storm and within days they gathered millions of people around them. This new breed of social gamers included those who had never played a computer game in their lives. They included fathers, mothers, housewives, office workers, students and even grand-parents. Games like FarmVille, PetVille, Mafia Wars, FishVille, Treasure Isle, CityVille, etc are some of the examples of Zynga games.
While Zynga was improving their own records daily, there were other game developers that were striving to get a foot hold in the social gaming arena. “Digital Madhouse Studios” is one such company, who has launched a couple of successful games like The Burbs and Xeno World.
As far as I remember “Sim City” is one of the earliest and the most famous games in which you are tasked to build an energetic and vivacious city with all the pre-requisites of a big city including houses, community buildings, business houses, airports, parks, etc. With the increasing popularity of social games, a number of different games were launched on Facebook. Apart from CityVille and The Burbs, the list of such games included Social Empires, Kingdom Saga, Social City, etc.
In this blog post, I shall be comparing “CityVille” and “The Burbs” and see how they differ from each other. Here are some of the major differences in these games:-
  • Popularity.     The basic aim of social games is to bring people closer. These games are easier to play when you have more players in your community playing them. CityVille is more popular because of its relevance with Zynga and the reputation of the developer, while The Burbs is one of the initial games by Digital Madhouse Studios.
  • Number of Players.   CityVille is one of the most-played games on the planet these days and has more than 88 million active monthly users. On the other hand, The Burbs has only 61,062 monthly active players. It is a gigantic difference in terms of social gaming.
  • In-Game Graphics.     The game critics and players have always criticized The Burbs for its very complex graphics and dark color scheme. CityVille has a very light and soothing color design and simple graphics. One of the simplest examples can be an experience bonus. Whenever you collect money from a house or harvest a field, you get an experience bonus. In CityVille it is a simple light blue-colored star while in The Burbs it is a complex design. Similarly CityVille has light colored houses/ buildings which are appealing to the eyes, while The Burbs has dark colored houses/ buildings which definitely need improvement. However I like the steam coming out of the chimneys of the houses in The Burbs. You can see the designs of XP bonus and the colors of the houses in the following screen-shots:-

  • Bugs and Issues.         In order to get a great gaming experience, a smooth game play is very important. The Burbs players have always complained about the game going “Out of Sync”, which is not the case with CityVille. Although there are still some “Out of Sync” issues with The Burbs but I believe that the game has greatly improved from its initial launch, where there were uncountable such issues.
  • In-Game Concepts.    The Burbs needs some improvement in the concepts too. In the start of CityVille, a player finds himself with a house, a cottage and a railway station which can be accepted for a very small town even. However, while starting The Burbs, I found it very strange to have a huge airport in a town with one house only. I was even more flabbergasted when I saw three huge planes standing on the airport, while the town had a population of 40 individuals.   
  • Font Design.   CityVille has a simple and clear font while The Burbs has a slightly weird font and even the messages written in All-Capitals are teasing for the eyes. Here are the screen-shots from both the games:-

  •      In-Game Experience. Moving your buildings and other items from one place to another is very easy in CityVille, but In “The Burbs”, when you plan to move an object, a “Move Pane” opens which makes it difficult in the beginning and you have to close it before moving ahead in the game.

  •     Overall Gaming Experience. More than 88 Million active players make CityVille an overall great gaming experience. It is supplemented by the simple fonts and soothing coloring schemes. I would easily grade CityVille as 4.8 out of 5. On the contrary, The Burbs cannot be graded more than 2 out of 5, because of all the complexities and “Out of Sync” issues and definitely needs improvement.

In short, CityVille is the top-of-the-line building game while “The Burbs” is an average game. It is very difficult to play it for a long time. The game does have some unique items/ decorations but generally it seems to be an amalgamation of CityVille and Social City. Any player would recommend CityVille to others but The Burbs still has to go a long way before it can challenge other social games online.

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