When people think about a game like Minecraft, they tend to focus most on what imagination went into making it and what technology helped further realize it. But Minecraft fans rarely talk about just how important the game servers are to the way the game plays. A bad server means lag, it means problems with draw-in and distance, and it can cause an over all headache and make the game you are playing a mess. So is there any draw for hosting a server yourself? While it can be a lot of work, there are some things that can make it a whole lot easier and worth looking into. [Read more…]
So a good friend got me a modded console recently. What that means is, I have a (bleep) system that was filled with every ROM from every game made between the N.E.S and the Nintendo 64, including Sega machines. While this is particularly cool, it is not particularly rare. Many people know how to do this and end up having one system that houses all their old systems. What I have found strange is, there are tons of games I could beat as a kid on this console, but I can’t seem to beat them anymore. Is it that games have gotten so easy that old-school games are impossible to us now, or is just the simple fact that, as we age, we get suckier at game and less patient?
It’s actually a little of both.
It’s not society’s proudest accomplishment, but hacking has become a major part of internet and gaming interactions. Did you know that 97 percent of companies will experience a data breach, and hundreds of thousands of cyber security attacks happen every week? The interesting thing is that video games can actually teach you the art of hacking, and you can use that knowledge to protect yourself – and maybe even mess with your friends every now and then. If learning the art of hacking is your goal, here are some games you should definitely try. [Read more…]
When we were younger, all games were pretty tough. If you were to bust out your Nintendo right now, you would see that most of the games that you learned to beat over the years you have no skills in now. Whereas a game you could beat at 7 years old, you may get only ten minutes into now. But what you need to understand about old N.E.S having very difficult games is, they kind of had to do that. If you played through most Nintendo games, you could beat them in 2-3 hours. Programmers made games harder to thwart that exact problem. But now that developers can make games that go on for forty hours, why are they still making games that are punishingly difficult?
Do people enjoy playing one section of a game over and over and over? Because as an adult geek, I sure as shit don’t. I have a couple theories why difficult games still exist, and they will be unlike anything you have ever heard.
And not just simply because it is awesome on its own, but also because it will burn a hole the size of meteorite in your pocket.
The Fallout 4 T-45 Power Armor Collectible Figure is a project of the threezerostore, where of course, you can buy this badass collectible. [Read more…]
We are spoiled as gamers. With each new gaming generation, we push the last one aside. If you were to compare Nintendo games to PS4 games, you can see why most don’t wanna step backwards. But the thing is, there are still old-school video games that are STILL better than some new games that come out. How so? Well, gameplay. Problem is, some 8th generation games just want to be shiny and have no substance (Yes, I am looking at you The Order: 188sucks). Problem modern game designers have is they put so much into the game looking good, sometimes the end result is a game that just plain sucks.
That being said, here are 5 old-school video games that are STILL a blast to play (and probably always will be).
Whenever a new year comes along, you can bet there are going to be tons of sites making tons of lists about the best and biggest video games to look forward to in 2016. Hell, we even have one here. The fine print is, with all those lists, you tend to see the same ten games, mentioned over and over. Yes, all you geeks know, everyone is excited about No Man’ Sky. To say that again is just repeating the same things over and over. So what about the under the radar video games coming out in 2016? What we mean by under the radar video games are video games that look like they are going to be fantastic, but might be smaller or have less “buzz” than some of the bigger games slated for release later this year.
Let’s just jump right into it….
When most people think video game movies, they roll their eyes and with good reason: most video game movies have sucked and have done the source material great injustice. This is understandable to most because just because a story lends itself well to a 20 hour game does not mean it will lend itself well to having that same story crammed into 90 minutes. From Super Mario to the Hitman movies, it is like no one can get the video game movie right. But right now we have our eyes set on the World of Warcraft movie and feel like this might finally be the flick that ends the “video game movies suck” curse that has followed this genre for so long.
I remember watching the movie Her and being really intrigued at the game the main character in that movie was playing. I will talk more on that in a bit, but that also got me thinking. How many fake video game have turned up in movies and on TV only for us geeks to wish they were real? Since the beginning of the video game and arcade revolution, fiction has been creating fake video games as part of their stories. But which ones look like they would translate into the real world the best? Well, after watching every movie and every TV show ever made, I have found the 6 fake video games that many of us gamer geeks wish were real so we could play them right now.
Note, The Last Starfighter is not on list because they ended up making a game based off it.