February 23rd, 2010
Farmville is a game created by Zynga which can be played on the facebook.com. It is a fun game. You can do many things in the game. You start by creating a character for the game. The character can be male or female. You can also choose many other things like eye shape, mouth shape, skin tone etc. Once you are done with the character customization, you will move on to the next step i.e. playing the game.
Creating a funky character often takes 5-10 minutes but this time is worth spending. The other players will be visiting your farm in the game and if you have a good looking character they would love it. This is something which comes naturally with all the social games. Who does not want to look good?
Once you start playing the game, you will start liking it more with every day spent on the game. You will find that there are many things which will attract you towards the game. You will find the competition to be a healthier one. You will be competing against your friends to get a higher ranking and make your farm look more and more wonderful. You can also take snaps of your farm which you can post to your facebook.com wall. There the friends will see them and you will feel great about it.
The game can be played either in a little slow mode or in a quick game mode. In fact there is nothing like that in the game. But if you want to play it in the quick mode, you can choose the seeds which only take a few hours to mature. If you want to come back later to the game, you can choose a seed which will take a day or two to grow. In this way you can choose the speed of the game at which it requires you to login. But remember that if you choose the seeds which will take a longer time to grow, then you will be making lesser experience points. You will be harvesting them once in a day where as your friends will have their two crops harvested by that time. This will take them ahead in the game. So if you are really not busy, then you must grow the seeds which take only a few hours to grow and should grow the new ones as soon as the earlier ones are harvested.
It is a very addictive game if you start liking it. There are more players playing Farmville than any other Facebook.com game today. This surely means that the game is really hot and the developers do attend a lot to it. They do keep an eye on the latest trends and the player likings.
February 17th, 2010
Game base learning has been an important topic under discussion recently. The impact of games on kids has really been talked a lot. The researchers have taken this topic pretty seriously with the advent of computer games and popularity of gaming consoles. This has speed up the process of learning in some quarters while has had some real bad impacts on the other quarters. The worst impact has been on the social life of the kids. This has been really an issue for every one especially for the parents.
The games are based on a virtual reality. This virtual world has contributed a lot to the learning of the kids. The kids have a lot to learn from the virtual reality. The virtual reality makes it possible for them to learn a lot. They are able to play various games with different difficulty levels and these different games test different skills of the kids. The kids are clever enough to adapt to the different playing atmospheres. This makes them learn the things really fast. There are many games which are created by keeping the learning aspect in mind. The kids, who play these games, learn a lot quicker.
The games have been seen differently traditionally. The parents and the educators have always been discouraging the kids from playing the games. What they consider is a biased approach. They think that the games are a mere wastage of time. This is not the entire reality. The kids are to spend their time on the creative activities. They used to have different activities in the past which were more of a physical nature. But now, the things have changed. The kids can now have all the fun at home. They can be as creative as they want. They learn new things and they move on to improved difficulty levels.
The kids are not wasting there time only while playing the games. In fact there are many aspects to the gaming. They get a sense of achievement when they accomplish a target. They feel encouraged and this gives them new passion to move on. They look forward to even more difficult and complicated situations. The complexities of these situations which they see in games make them use their mind to solve them. This makes their mind sharp and they quickly learn how to solve even the toughest of the problems. With time, the kid will finish a game and this would be the time when he would be ready to move on to the next game, probably more difficult and more complex.
The great thing about the games is the way they involve the player. The player has to make the decisions and he has to face the consequences of those decisions. This makes them strong and they become ready to face the consequences of their decisions in the real life.
February 5th, 2010
There are so many options available to gamers these days. They have the option to choose from among 6 consoles and 3 handhelds. They can also find all the latest titles on PC. So they have 10 options in total to play games. This means that almost every one can play games and they can do so in every other situation. The handhelds guarantee that you are not going to miss your favorite title while traveling. Even the latest mobile phones have pretty good gaming capabilities.
Ten options also indicate a point of confusion. The people find it hard to make the choices. Most of the people can not have all the consoles to try them and others can not buy every new title being released. So what is the best for all of them? Generally a good thing is to wait for the game to get a little old like a week. Read the reviews and ask the others. Make sure that you are reading and asking the ones who like the games which you have liked in the past. Reading the reviews will let you know more about the game. Most of the games give out a free playable demo before they are launched. You can also try that to know what the game is going to offer.
The two major competitors in the gaming consoles are Xbox and Playstation. Xbox is franchised by Microsoft whereas the Playstation is owned by Sony. They have been competing with each other for some time now. Both the consoles have really helped the gamers all around the world because of their competition. No one can say anything about the winner for sure. Both of them are good and they have special features. The Xbox lovers will never come to the Playstation; at least for now with both of them working hard on their next models. Almost all the good titles are released on both the consoled but there are certain titles which are dedicated to either of them only. So if you are a big fan of these titles, you will have to purchase that particular console.
While picking up the video game either for yourself or for your kids, you will have to keep in mind certain things. Not all the games are suitable for everyone. The very first thing is to look for the rating of the game. The games are rated for violence and other factors. You will know whether a particular game suits your kids or not. Similarly, you will also be able to know whether games will suite your mood or not.
Always look for the story line and the art work in the game. You can easily get an idea about these things while reading and viewing the game tailors. The games with a good story line are always interesting.