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The Virtues of Gaming Conventions

Video gaming is becoming increasingly prevalent these days, which is a far cry (and I don’t mean the Ubisoft title) for decades past, where video games were a niche market and “nerds” were bullied for expressing their interest in games. Now, The Big Bang Theory is a highly rated sitcom. ‘Nuff said. However, it’s still not for everyone, and so it can sometimes seem like a lonely hobby. That said, that’s what conventions are for. Gaming conventions are a great way to meet with kindred gaming spirits and be with your people for a change. If you’re interested in this prospect, you may be hesitant to commit to a convention for various reasons, but rest assured, there’s nothing to be afraid of. Here are some tips to make for the smoothest trip possible.

Assuming you’re going to travel a long way, you’re going to want to book a hotel room and a flight. On top of that, you may need a rental car, depending on where you’re staying. Online services like Priceline to book your transportation and accommodations and save some money in the process. Make sure to book everything well in advance, of course. Make sure to pack the essentials, like enough clothes for an outfit per day and some extras, as well as toiletries like a toothbrush, some toothpaste, and deodorant, as well as feminine hygiene products as needed.

Another element of conventions that can turn many of us away, myself included, is the double edged sword that is any social setting. While you want to meet like minded people, you may not want to meet people. Social anxiety in a nutshell. However, conventions provide a great way to beat this anxiety in the form of cosplay. You can simply dress up as a favorite character to stand out and blend in all at once. This is sure to reduce your anxiety and allow you to have fun.

Horizon Zero Dawn Guide To Got Level Up Quickly

Every player has a different style and way of playing games. Some players like to experience the game and everything it has to offer, while some players try to complete the game as soon as possible. This guide will help you level up your character in the game as quickly as possible. Allowing you to achieve a high level at a very early part of the game. There are several different ways for you to level up faster.

You will level up just by playing through the game, however, this guide will help you reach a high level very quickly. How To Level Up Quickly In Horizon Zero Dawn: In Horizon Zero Dawn, there are tons of ways to level up your character quickly. One of the ways of gaining some XP is by completing tutorials. Whenever you pick up new gear, you will go into a tutorial. You can skip it if you want, but completing it will give you XP.

One of the best ways to level up is by complete all the side-quests. There are several activities, aside from the Main Quests, that can reward you with tons of XP. You can clear the Corrupted Zones, and Bandit Camps which will give you XP. However, before you take on a side-quest, make sure you check the level requirement. Some of these quests can be very tough if you don’t meet the requirements. Another effective way to earn XP is by being versatile in how you play the game. This means that you should always try something new and different.

In Horizon Zero Dawn, you not only get XP by killing an enemy, but you also get rewarded for how you kill it. Killing enemies in different ways can grant you a lot of XP. You might not get tons of XP at once, but this method can earn you a lot in the long run. READ Horizon Zero Dawn Patch 1.02 Is Live, Adds Performance Mode With 30 FPS Lock Hopefully this guide helped you level up quickly in Horizon Zero Dawn. We are just a few hours away from the game’s release on the PlayStation 4.

News Niantic Somehow Found a Way to Ruin Pokemon Go Events

I’ve talked a whole lot about how much I both love and hate Pokemon Go. The app was a literal game changer when it launched back in July of 2016, resulting in millions of people running around, trying to catch digital creatures with their phones. It was a magical experience in a lot of ways, but then everything went wrong. Some of these screw ups were the fault of the developer, Niantic, some weren’t. Today Niantic has found something that keeps people playing and paying for the game: Pokemon Go events. But they’ve also somehow found a way to screw these up.

Pokemon Go events began late last year with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s events. Each of these was fun in their own way, while they often had some minor flaws that caused headaches, while still remaining entertaining. For example, the Halloween event gave us massively increased spawns of otherwise rare Pokemon, such as Gastly and Cubone, along with increased candy for use in the game.

However, the spawn increase was a bit much, and as the Pokemon Go event dragged on for more and more days, players kind of got tired of only seeing the event Pokemon in the wild. Others spawned, but the increase for the event-specific was so high that it got a little tiring. It was still a fun event, and definitely got more players back into the game on a daily basis.

They learned from this mistake though, and later events, such as the one where more starter Pokemon were spawning, were fantastic all around. So how could they mess this up? By making Pokemon Go events rely on where you live.

The recent Valentine’s Day Pokemon Go event was the first to see this problem. With past events where spawns were increased, the increase happened worldwide, regardless of if you would normally see Pokemon of this type. This was not true for Valentine’s Day, where rare Pokemon like Chansey and Porygon were supposed to be more available. They were for areas where they would normally spawn, but if you had never seen a Chansey or Porygon before, you likely still hadn’t once the event ended.

This issue is being repeated once again with the Pokemon Day event, which gives players a chance to catch a party hat wearing Pikachu. Pretty much everyone expected this to follow the trend set by the Christmas event, which saw similar Santa hat wearing Pikachu spawning everywhere. Maybe they were a bit too common, but that’d be better than what we have today. If Pikachu was rare for you before, he’s still rare for you during this event, and the chance of you catching one is minimal, unless you go specifically hunting for him at a verified nest or something.

“But Pokemon Go should make you work!” Sure, fictional person whose argument I just made up, you’re right. Pokemon Go is all about making you, well, go somewhere. But near me and millions of other players Pikachu is a rare sight, usually warranting a sprint across the park if he shows up on the still abysmal tracker. With only a week to get one of these guys, I’ve all but given up hope on catching one. And if I do, he’ll likely have terrible IVs, making for a Pikachu that’s not worth the candy investment to turn into Raichu.

Overall this Pokemon Go event is a dud for me and many other players. Others have been great, leading to me getting back into the game in a big way. I’m just hopeful that this and the Valentine’s Day events are exceptions, and not the new rule.

Now Avatar Game In The Works By Ubisoft And Massive Entertainment

Ubisoft has now announced that developer Massive Entertainment, known for their work on 2016’s The Division, are now working on a new game based in James Cameron’s Avatar universe. The developer is spearheading this project in collaboration with James Cameron’s production company Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Interactive.

According to Ubisoft, this new game will be heading to both the PC and consoles, and will make use of Massive’s Snowdrop engine, the very same engine used in The Division and the upcoming South Park: The Fractured But Whole, to bring the unique atmosphere and wildlife of Pandora to life. In fact, it was after seeing a Snowdrop-run prototype of the game, that James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment even agreed to the partnership in the first place.

James Cameron himself had this to say about the project, “What impressed me about Massive were the group’s passion for this project, and the power of its Snowdrop engine. With the power of [Snowdrop], and the team’s passion and obsessive focus on detail, we know they’re the right group to bring the beauty and danger of Pandora to life.”

As of now though, not much else in known about the game except the brief announcement trailer released by Ubisoft.

The Horizon Zero Dawn All Power Cell Locations

In Horizon Zero Dawn you must find all 5 Power Cell Locations and bring the Cells to the Ancient Armory to get the secret Shield Weaver Outfit.

Doing this unlocks the trophy “Got the Shield-Weaver outfit” (Recovered an ancient technology and put it to use).

The Power Cells are found in mission areas but you can go back and get them later. The missions areas are locked until you reach a certain point in the story. You can still free roam after beating the story and collect everything after the game ending.
To save some time it would be best if you pick them up during the main quests. If you die you must pick them up again, they are not saved instantly (must reach next checkpoint). The power cells have a green icon which makes them easier to spot.

If you have trouble reaching a location there’s an easy trick: Hover over the area on the world map and press D-Pad Down to see the different layers. Put a marker by pressing X at the same location as the video shows. Now in Game Settings (press Options-Button) turn on “Waypoint Pathfinding”. This makes it so you get a new waypoint every few meters to guide you through buildings. This is especially useful for the second Power Cell on the 12th floor of Maker’s End.
If you get them during the story just follow the main quest markers and you’ll get to the areas automatically.

#1 – Area: All Mother (Main Quest: The Womb of the Mountain) – 0:05
It’s in a side room on the right side after waking up in the mountain (1st floor). Crouch through the hole in the wall to reach it. If you miss it this area gets locked until beating main quest “The Heart of the Nora” which is at the end of the story.

#2 – Area: Maker’s End (Main Quest: Maker’s End) – 0:52
At the very top of the tower (12th floor).

#3 – Area: The Grave-Hoard (Main Quest: The Grave Hoard) – 1:52
3rd floor, after solving the ring puzzle to open the locked door. It’s behind the locked door, you’ll walk right into it. You have to open this door and do the puzzle as part of the story, very easy to locate this one.

#4 – Area: GAIA Prime (Main Quest: The Mountain That Fell) – 3:42
3rd floor, after you go through the first part of the building you’ll come outside and have to rapel down. BEFORE you rapel down, jump down to the left on the rocks and it’s in the hidden purple area.

#5 – Area: Ruins (Free Roam) – 4:23
These are the ruins from the prologue of the game, where young Aloy fell down. Now that she’s grown up, one of the doors can be pried open with the spear. When looking at the map it’s on the 1st floor in the purple area at the bottom right corner.

Unlocking Shield Weaver Outfit in Ancient Armory:

After finding all 5 Power Cell Locations head back to the Ancient Armory Bunker. It’s marked as a side quest. Insert the 5 power cells, solve the ring puzzle and take the armor. In inventory open the Shield-Weaver Outfit Treasure Box and equip the armor. This unlocks the trophy.
This armor is extremely powerful and renders you completely invincible until it starts flashing red. It absorbs every type of damage, even falling damage. When it turns red go into cover for a few seconds to make it recharge. You can take quite a lot of damage before it gets red. Makes the game much easier.

Release League Of Angels 2

Each and every day game lovers are on the lookout of exciting games which can provide ample amount of entertainment. However, it is not always possible to store large number of games in your computer due to the shortage of space issues. Therefore it is always preferable to play browser based games and the developers are always dedicated to make more browser based games. League of angels is a similar kind of 2D browser based games which brought forth the amalgamation of action, thriller and the supernatural. Needless to say the League of angels garnered a huge number of fans within a few days of its launch and had become a huge hit. After such a big success, GTArcade has announced the release of its sequel League of Angels 2. The developers have promised that the sequel will have a more intriguing plot line with exciting animation and levels.

The overview of the game

The game League of angels begins with the story of a demon king who has locked up all the angels. Due to his heinous crime, darkness and evil has spread across the land. It is for this reason that angels have come down from the heaven to assimilate a force and defeat the king. Heroes from across the land are chosen and each is guided by his or her guardian angel. In the story you can choose your own hero. Ample amount of choices from both the genders have been provided. You can also choose your angel depending on the type of special powers they can provide your team with. There are three classes of players: Warriors, Mage and Archers and you can choose them according to their special powers. During the course of the game you get a chance to train your heroes and make them take part in combats. Such training sessions make your heroes much more powerful. Even your guardian angels get more powerful with the progress of the hero. In LoA2, even the angels can take part in combats and you can develop their special skills.

How to proceed in the game?

In the game, you will be provided with a lot of features. There are various features and you need to play through each to the levels before proceeding to another level. There is the option of taking part in arena battles. By taking part in the battles, you can test the skills and the strength of your army battalion. When you battle through dungeons and levels, you earn a lot of gold. This gold can be used to buy artillery in the game. Other than gold, diamonds can also be earned in the game. But earning a diamond is an occasional event as diamonds can be got only after accomplishing certain milestones. However, you can also buy diamonds to help in your team’s progress with the help of real world money. League of Angels 2 has a lot of advanced features which will probably make earning the diamonds easier for the players.

League Of Legends Rules Supreme Game

League of Legends was released in 2009. It is 2016, and it is still going strong. Millions of players gather together to play League of Legends online; the game is viciously addictive and almost single handedly turned around the fortunes for its developer Riot Games as well as set the stage and standard for future massively multiplayer online battle gaming.

League of Legends is unique in its approach to the online multiplayer gaming concept. It was the first mainstream game that inducted the ��summoner-champion�� relationship that we see in so many fantasy games these days. The goal is simple: to breach the enemy’s heavily fortified defenses and destroy the ��nexus�� that lies at the centre.

It is an altogether fascinating experience to play League of Legends online; the game is fiercely competitive but it ensures that beginners can progress by a simple mechanism: the ��champions�� start the game in a quite weak state without added powers or strength at the beginning of each discrete match. This ensures that experienced players with powerful champions not summarily defeat a player who is new to the game. Of course, the experienced player will definitely be more at home with the controls and overall game strategy, but their champions remain matched, thereby equalizing the advantages they might have over a novice.

League of Legends is the most played computer game in the world by number of hours played. Since its release in 2009, the number of players has grown exponentially. With over 8 million players playing simultaneously at its peak, the game is noteworthy for its immense popularity across cultures and countries. Critical reception for the game has also been positive globally, with continuous updates and refinements to the game, its characters and its mechanics. Publisher Riot Games has consistently updated the game over the years, listening to feedback from avid gamers and overall encouraging the community that has made League of Legends what it is today.

While initially the game had several drawbacks such as removed features and a system that randomly matched players together, which would often culminate in experienced players soundly beating newcomers in little time. The developer however heeded to user feedback and quickly added requested features, and that has made the game such a massive success.

The competitive nature of the game and the importance it places on player skill rather than the in-game abilities or weapons of the characters in the game have naturally culminated in a very intense global competitive scene. The publisher Riot Games hosts the League Championship Series in the USA and Germany, where 10 professional full time League of Legends teams compete for record amounts of prize money. Similar competitions are also held independently all over Asia.

These contests reach record amounts of online viewership as well as prize money and many ambitious gamers participate in the home of representing their country on an international stage playing the game they love while at the same having a chance to win millions of dollars in prizes.

Fans Flock To Watch The League Of Legends Pro Replays Online

Watching League of Legends gameplay online is a surprisingly popular pastime for many fans of the game. People watch it as a form of entertainment as well as to learn new tricks and styles. Learning from the commentary as well as the actions and strategy is just one of the reasons why League of Legends Pro replays are so popular these days.

Online gaming is notorious for being a sport without a coach or a mentor. Some might doubt computer games’ credentials for being called a sport altogether; hence the controversy about the term e-sports. However, with online internet video and the rise of gameplay streaming sites and avenues as well as supportive forums and online communities, learning and getting better at your favorite game is now easier than ever. Beginners stand to learn a lot by watching League of Legends Pro replays; game strategy is important in League of Legends gameplay than outright aggression or powerful attacks since League of Legends starts off every match with similarly matched champions. More than learning strategy though, they also see how the professionals play and what they do different than the casual gamers.

Watching League of Legends gameplay online as a form of entertainment has also become a very popular activity. Dedicated game streaming services make live gameplay accessible to fans, and online video maintains records of the best games ever played. Fans of the game enjoy watching the professionals at their craft at the decisive nature of their moves and their well-planned out strategies. Like any other sport, watching a game progressing is often as fun as actually playing it yourself. The internet and online gaming sites have only facilitated that and much more.

Streaming games online is also very much a business prerogative. Professional gamers will often spend a lot of resources and time on maintaining streams since they generate revenue. Many professional players often turn to online video streaming as a means of income after retiring from competitive play. Professionals have often commented on being burned out by playing continuously for six or seven hours daily; it is just as tiring and crushing of a job as any. On the other hand, even television channels are getting into the fray of gaming.

One of the most popular and greatest League of Legends players of all time CaoMei retired from competing professionally at gaming meets and tournaments all over the world. He now streams 90 hours of content each month in exchange for an annual salary of more than $800,000 from a television channel. This often acts as additional promotion for professionals to their online networks and streaming avenues as television still rules the roost for entertainment and market penetration in many developing markets.

Online competitive gaming is here to stay and entering the mainstream faster than ever. Even retired professional sportsmen are getting into the gaming action by buying or investing in e-sports teams who play competitively and professionally in the many gaming tournaments held all over the world.

If Ability Akin Wow Mining At Zyy game

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Play Counter-strike game

Today I like to talk about an integral part of my computer/technology career. Unexpectedly, it is my skill on the game called Counter-Strike. I would like to impart to my readers my knowledge which helped me to be regarded as sort of an “expert” on the field of the said game. More than anything, I want to teach you how be the best on it. Also, I would like to discuss the significance it has in my life and the potential it has to touch others’ lives too.

I can’t imagine life without Counter-Strike (specifically the version 1.3 one). Needless to say, you can tell that I am nostalgic about it. I heard about the latest version that the makers of Counter-Strike are developing right now, which is Counter-Strike Global Offensive. I can already see the importance of your experience on playing Counter-Strike 1.3 on becoming good on that latest version; which can become handy especially now that on the tournaments of these stuff, you can get something over a million dollars as a prize.

So, let’s go into the heart of it: how to be good on counter-strike 1.3? Number 1, Brightness. Enemies are hard to see with the default brightness of the game. Meaning, if you are not the server of the game this is a necessity (this might seem unnecessary but trust me it is. It sounds senseless but it is not). So, to be able to do it, type “map de_dust” on the console. Wait for the console to take you to (guess where) de_dust. After, click ~, and type and enter on the console “brightness 999.” After that, enter “map de_dust” again. Wait until it gets you to de_dust again. Just now, it has the perfect brightness which will surely help you differentiate someone who is your enemy and friend on the game.

Number 2: Controls. Before even starting to play the game, go to the controls part. Click defaults. After that, change how you can buy with F1 instead of B; and how to buy bombs with F4 instead of M. For those of you who are curious, this would make you buy weapons, ammunition, and bombs faster which will make you more efficient on the game. Note, buy ammunitions with F1 + 6 and F1 + 7, instead of the alternative version. Trust me on this.

Number 3: Don’t be the server as much as possible. This is quite crucial. The most important reason why is that you would not be able to use technique number 1, which is the brightness part. There is simply no way of doing it. Plus, if you are playing in an internet cafe, which is what most likely is the case (because that is the easiest way to play it with other people; trust me), you cannot quit just anytime that you want because you would annoy other players. When you quit the game, other players will be disconnected to the game too. I would not worry so much on this certain technique, but I just thought you should know something about it.

Number 4: Weapon choice. Let’s face the elephant in the room. The only best weapon choice for the game is the sniper one. Pair it with pistol F1 + 1 and you have a perfect combo. The key here is practice. Train using the sniper one so that you kill enemies precisely as fast as possible and you would always be good to go. Plus, if you master using your pistol to kill enemies with headshots that would be a plus. Not that I am overselling, you can try other weapons but this would always be the perfect combo/one.

Number 5: Strategic positioning on the game. This is about where you go on the game (the path you choose). The trick here is choosing maximum efficiency. What I mean here is choose your position on the game so that you balance your safety and ability to kill enemies in the best way. Players on this game are very vulnerable. You can get killed in literally an instant. Protect yourself as much as possible without losing your ability to kill enemies. Since you already chose your perfect set of weapons, this would be like a walk in the park. With a sniper, choose a place where you can use it such that you are hidden but at the same time has the vision to hunt your preys.

Number 6: Map choice: you only have three options for this: cs_deathmatch, de_dust, de_dust2. Why? It is really tempting to say just because when you are already into the game, because it is just the way it is. However, for beginners out there, it is just the way it is because it would make the game fairer if you know what I mean. There is no special treatment and/or unfair advantage for either teams. Therefore, players equally enjoy the game (which is always a good thing).

Needless to say, it has a significant impact on my life. More than anything, it taught me how to be a team player and accept defeat graciously. It is a game where you can be yourself, make mistakes, get defeated or win with no pressure or someone judging you. Personally, it is a good environment to be in as a child. It might also added to my tech-savvyness. Despite it’s violent connotation, I disagree that it has negative impacts on anybody. So far, it didn’t lead me to be violent to other people. Contrary, it made me more compassionate, warm, and social.

I hope this helped you become better on Counter-Strike. Otherwise, if it made you curious about the game, great! Good luck playing it! I promise you it would be worth it. Try it as fast as possible now!