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How to make video games

Playing a video game gives the feeling of entering another world, in which there are unique sights, sounds and realities. Its popularity is growing with players spend up to four hours a day. It’s a profitable business which influence many players to wonder what’s involved with creating these games. As the matter of fact, many players have become developers. 

Video game developers are the creative masters behind video games which requires many different set of skills, such as the visual imagination of an artist, the storytelling skills of an author, the technical computer programming skills necessary to make their imagination to become reality, at least in cyberspace.

A video game combines numerous elements, including adventure, danger, colorful, interactive characters and a plot with enhanced computer graphics. Video game developers usually use their experience to fulfill the need of players and deliver the most intense and entertaining experience. Video game market is extremely competitive which push developers to think outside of the box and come up with many creative ideas. 

Developing video games is not only fun, but also rewarding as a career which is expected to grow by 32 percent by 2012. If you want to make a video game, it’s not so difficult, the first thing you need is planning a visual art form, then produce a plot, characters and action. One of the best ways to plan those three elements is by using a storyboard which is empowered by programming softwares. The software is specially designed to facilitate the vast amount of computer software code needed to bring a game to life.

Now as you know about the basic concept, why don’t you start with a storyline to begin your career of video game developers.

Don’t miss the next article in which you will find more detailed information assists you in developing an actual video game.

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Top tips for new PC Gamers (part 2)

TWEAK YOUR SETTINGS

If you used to play console gaming, you would be in for a treat as PC gaming allows you to tweak your graphical settings to achieve a perfect balance between graphics and performance. Moreover, you can maximize your graphical performance by:

Play around in-game: In the graphics menu, you can easily find many sliders are available at your disposal rather than the default settings. You can check them and find out what works best for your setup. You see, changing your graphics to provide the best experience is one of the best things about PC gaming. 

Download Nvidia and AMD software: Depending on your graphics card, downloading Nvidia GeForce Experience or AMD Radeon Adrenalin will help you configure your PC hardware with the best settings to achieve the best performance. 

Download monitoring software: If your rame rates are high and the temps are low, all you need to do is download monitoring software which helps get a better view of how the hardware is doing and whether it’s performing as expected.

KEEP IT CLEAN

PCs must be kept up to date to handle all the new powerful gaming experience. Here are some tips on how to keep it clean:

Keep drivers up to date: It’s important to get the best performance out of the hardware as the update usually include a fix to a performance issue that can result in higher FPS. 

Install Windows updates: Although sometimes it’s annoying but it’s a necessary as it keep the system protected from malicious attacks and provide necessary updates to keep the system running smooth. 

Dust the PC: Literally, dust will silently kill PC components; hence you must usually clean them to protect the expensive GPU. 

ENHANCE THE PC GAMER EXPERIENCE

Here are some tips on how to enhance your gaming experience:

Buy a new gaming monitor: Playing on a fast gaming PC while using a slow monitor is upsetting. With a monitor of a high refresh rate, it will take full advantage of your gaming PCs speed and allow you to experience your games in full motion. 

Get some gaming peripherals: Don’t use that old keyboard and mouse, just find the peripherals that best suit your style, needs and also helps you perform better when gaming

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Top tips for new PC Gamers (part 1)

Is that you have just received a new gaming PC for the Holidays and you don’t know where to begin or you are an adult who used to love the game but hasn’t got the time to play for a while? Now you are wondering if you’ve missed something new. Either way, in this article, you will find packed full of helpful tips that every PC gamer should know. Get ready to enjoy the game the way they were meant to be played.

1. DOWNLOADING GAMES 

If you have got your new gaming rig ready, here are some downloading tips:

Download Steam: you can start with downloading from Steam – the ultimate online gaming platform. In which, you will find in their massive library almost anything you were looking for.

Don’t rush to load up on all the games. With patient, you will often find Steam sales anywhere from 15-80% off. Put the expensive game to your wishlist and you will then be notified if it goes on sale. 

Prepare space for a massive library: You obviously know that once your collection expands, it will quickly eats up your storage space. Hence, it’s important to keep the installations organized and configure your installation path. 

2. CONNECT WITH YOUR FELLOW PC GAMER

Play alone is bored, we understand that and this is how to link up with old friends or make new ones:

Add friends on Steam: The platform isn’t only allow you to download games but gives you the option to join a community, be part of a group and add friends to your friend list. All you need to know is their username and you are good to go. 

Download Discord which an all-in-one voice and text, allowing gamers to connect with several people and find others who have similar interests. It’s free to download an app for your phone so you can stay connected on the go. 

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TOP 3 games that you should play on the computer

Game for the computer is a huge library of games from old classics to hot new releases.

Surely because the choice is so rich there will be times when you are struggling to know where to start. So why not take turns discovering the best computer games listed in the following article? One thing is for sure, they won’t disappoint you.

1. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

What can you describe PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – things that have never been mentioned? There’s a great reason it has surpassed the 10 million sales mark as of September and now holds the most current record of most players on Steam (more than 2 million) simply because it is an extremely interesting and engaging game to experience. Like many things in life, you will have a more enjoyable experience when playing with friends.

However, for the game that is still in the Early Access stage, this game has some notable points: optimization is essential (it is continuing to improve), an error occurred leading to a negative score, in-game advertising makes players unhappy and more.

2. GTA V

Two years after launching on the computer, GTA V is still on the list of best-selling games on Steam, with millions of people around the world continuing to enjoy driving, shooting and making virtual money. in the state of San Andreas.

In addition to buying new items and vehicles both in the air and on the ground, the latest major expansion – Smuggler’s Run has introduced the PUBG style mode. While fighting one player makes GTA V the 4th position in the list of best-selling games of all time, its multiplayer updates still make many people crazy. Add a number of great mods available and you can understand how this old title still maintains such popularity and fun.

3. Cuphead

You need to know this from the beginning: Cuphead is a very difficult game to play. If you are a fan of light, simple games, a game without checkpoints, hit points or health points will not be the ideal choice for you.

Don’t be fooled by stylish 1930s style music and cartoon graphics, Cuphead is in the category of the annoying game but drives players crazy like Dark Souls. The game is a combination of the screen-style running and scrolling style with fast shooting style, focusing mainly on the great boss battles. Challenge yourself with this impressive game.

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Bad & Good Effects of Computer Games on Students

Nowadays, students are spending more and more time playing computer games as a normal form of recreational activity. Although there are numerous benefits to playing quality computer games, there are also many known negative effects associated with it. Therefore, it is essential to set a routine allowing for children to play game so that its benefits would not neglect their development.

Health Problems
Spending excessive amounts of time to play game will negatively effect the child’s health such as eyesight, gaining extra weight due to lack of daily exercise and sitting in one position for along time. Thus, children should be encouraged to alter computer games with physical fitness to harness the benefits of both activities.

Lack of Social Skills
Spending too much time playing computer games at home which don’t have much social interaction will lead to lack of social skills such as communication. As good social skills will add in making children feel healthy and happy as well as develop skills for future career. Hence, parents can help advising children in choosing games that contain communication and interactions between players so that children can be interactive; and boost social skills development.

Intelligence Benefits
Playing computer games is not all bad as educational games can assist in educational areas such as management, medicine and science as well as develop better problem-solving skills, eye-hand coordination, the ability to think fast and multiple thinking at the same time. All of this skills may help children learn quickly when it comes to study.

In order to reduce the negative effects of computer games, it is best to develop a few ground rules around the house such as strict time limits for gaming, homework and chores, place computers in public areas such as the living room. so that parent can control both the amount and the quality of the games, and model putting away all screens for family mealtimes.

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Top Games for Girls in 2019 (part 2)

Ori and the Blind Forest is one of the best platforming titles available, featuring pitch-perfect controls, level design with an art style that’s both surreal and magical to watch at the same time. The game is accompanied by a fully-orchestrated score. The game is not only technically brilliant, it also has a lot of surprisingly emotional moments. It’s perfect for female gamers.

My Little Riding Champion is such a fantastic fulfilment for girls who fond of owning a horse. Players can customize their physical appearance, select a race horse, get the player to bond with and look after their horse instead of simply owning it. Furthermore, it is so fun with numerous competitions entering and freely exploring an open-world on horseback. Female players own an Xbox One X will get the most out of this game thanks to the full 4K resolution display.

Life is Strange is an award-winning computer game in which a teenager must deal with her personal drama at the same time trying to make sense of her mysterious power to turn back time. The interesting thing about the game is its focus on dialog choices with other characters to solve mysteries and evolve relationships. In addition, there’s also some enjoyable exploration of the beautifully-rendered environments.
Although the game does have some drawbacks such as the awkward dialog with constant use of the word “hella” by almost every teen character to sound hip and trendy, but overall the game storyline is incredibly solid and creates the illusion of interacting with an actual teen drama on TV.

We Sing Pop! is a musical computer game in which Xbox One or PlayStation 4 console are turn into a karaoke machine. The game is equipped with a large library of popular songs in HD videos, karaoke subtitles in the regular casual karaoke mode, and seven additional modes for competitive multiplayer karaoke sessions. The game allow competition between singers against singers or team against team. Such an ideal game for sleepover parties.

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Top Games for Girls in 2019 (part 1)

Some people wouldn’t imagine that girl do play a wide variety of computer games, there are undoubtedly some titles that have attracted a predominantly female fan base.

Such games are popular because of a connection to a certain girl’s TV series or popular activity that associated with girls. These games both feature strong female characters that girl can relate to or desire to be like.
In this article, we will introduce some games that would make a great gift to any female friend, family member in your life.

  1. My Little Pony: Magic Princess is a free-to-play game based on the popular girls cartoon and toy line of the same name which was a basic city sim where players could build and manage their Ponyville town and welcome some of their favorite characters. Since the initial launch, the game has been upgraded significantly to the latest version with several towns and areas to manage, a massive cast of characters to choose and level up, as well as a variety of mini games from ball bouncing to a dance rhythm.
  2. Overwatch is a popular online shooter game that has been popular since it first launched in 2016. While most shooters games are developed for male gamers, Overwatch has been developed to attract female with characters and supplementary material such as animated shorts, comic books, and even Funko Pop figures. Overwatch is a first-person video game which are bound to connect with other female fans. Overwatch has proved that online gaming is no longer just for boys.
  3. Disneyland Adventures is an amazing computer game for girls who love Disney movies and theme parks in which players visit a digital recreation of the park riding the attractions, talking to and managing different characters featuring in this destination. This is particularly fun for young children who love to travel and have fun.
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The Multi Billion Dollar Industry

Computer games are a multi-billion-dollar industry in the world with hundred thousands of companies developing and publishing games and thousands of companies joining each year. These companies utilize continuous innovation in technology and highly skilled educated gamers to develop new attractive computer games. The demand for computer games are huge just as about everyone has played computer games as a kid, they continue to play computer games when growing up although it is just occasionally. Computer game industry is a highly competitive market which requires workers to have advanced training in skills like computer graphics, animation, software design, or programming in order to fill a vacancy. To survive in this severe industry, companies must be on top of innovation, imagination, knowledge and continuously being able to adapt to new demand.

As a gamer, if you ever wanted to become a game developer, you would need to master one or more of the skills listed above to even have a chance at breaking into the field. Those that have experience developing games of any kind would get you some advantages over other candidate; however, you will still be up against many other talents.

There is, however, a bright future as the industry is continuing to grow stronger than ever before gaining over 1.2 billion in 2015 in spending and that only doesn’t include hardware and accessories spending, only content spending. Thus, it demands to recruit more and more will be available. In the United State only, the gaming industry contribute over $11 billion to GDP in 2016 and the amount is certain to grow in the foreseeable future. The average salary for a person working in this industry is also incredible of over $90,000. No wonder why the competition is fierce.

To learn more about the business side of computer game, don’t forget to check out other articles.

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Benefits of playing computer games

Many parents might feel guiltily allowed their children extra screen time on summer. Luckily, under strict monitoring, computer games can be a vibrant and rich source of learning. With this in mind, here’s some reasons why you should let your children play video games.

  1. Learning rules
    Computer games often have complex rules to be learnt and this is the grammar of language that researchers have developed. So when the kids play computer games, they learn not only the game but also the grammar and language.
  2. Developing soft skills
    The latest technology has allowed children to stay connected with their friends and plan strategy together. It is no longer an isolated game where children play alone. As for this, children would be able to develop problem solving, team works and communication skills. Moreover, playing games requires children to take turns which help them to develop sharing skills as well as generosity.
  3. Reading and telling stories
    Every game needs to have interesting content to attract their audience, especially children. However, that aspect of telling stories is often overlooked while it is actually very helpful in developing storytelling skills of children. It is so fascinating to see how much children can learn, develop and tell stories about the characters, plots, settings and style.
  4. Early engagement with STEM
    Many researches have showed that computer allow early engage with science and technology which can help children interested in studying and working in science, technology, maths (STEM) and engineering subjects. There are various great games featuring strong role models such as Bitz n Bob and Detective Dot who solves mysteries using STEM that children should try.
  5. Creativity
    It is obvious that games are developed based on non-fiction characters and stories which might help in encouraging creativity and an interest in arts, music and construction.
  6. Online vs offline
    Computer game and play in physical ground don’t have to be two separate things as children usually adopt ideas from games in their physical play in the garden, on their bikes and even on the rollercoaster. This might come in useful for their future development and actual learning in school.So ditch the guilt and instead focus on taking an interest and encouraging them to play games that will stretch their imaginations and learn new skills. Of course, some strict rules must be applied as well to prevent adverse effects.

So ditch the guilt and instead focus on taking an interest and encouraging them to play games that will stretch their imaginations and learn new skills. Of course, some strict rules must be applied as well to prevent adverse effects.