Why We Play Games, Part 2

 
Last week we started to get into the motivation of the gamer. We discussed challenge and its ugly stepsister competition, two of the most common motivators. Today, we look at two more on the way to forming an overall model for what moves us. Perhaps less common than the first two motivators, creativity is nonetheless an important driving force in the gamer psyche. Though at first gaming doesn't seem like a particularly creative act, what with its formalized rules and structured systems, there is much more room for self expression than one might think....
 

Playing Games Like Its 80s

 
Do you miss the good old 80's Amiga and Commodore games? You are not the only one. In fact, creating remakes for popular eighties games is all the rage. Bombardix If you want to have some fun on you lunch recess or just to relax at home, this Bomberman game is exactly what you need. Bombardix is a perfect Bomberman game. In addition to the excellent gameplay, usual for all classic arcade game, in this Bomberman game you get a perfect 2D graphic, which gives you an opportunity to play real bomberman game by placing you into the picturesque surroundings of one of the five imaginary worlds of Bombardix: Deep Forest, Desolate Wilderness, Swamp-Fever, Diamond-Mine, and Southerly Town....
 

Ingredients For A Great Game

 
Set the player in focus The player wants to be in focus in the game, he or she wants to feel that he can control the outcome of the game. It doesn't have to be easy, or it shouldn't. The harder the game is the better the player will feel when he has completed the game and won. For example in Sid Meiers Civilization the player is set in focus and can affect the outcome of the game. She knows that it's up to her if she wins or loose. This concept is seen in virtually all best sellers, Doom, Civilization, The Sims, Sim City, Warcraft, Command&Conquer to name a few....
 

Flying an MAV Through Fan Blades to Attain Target

 
Flying an MAV Through Rotating Fan Blades - It maybe possible to write into the software code of a MAVs Optic Flow Sensor Network an algorithm, which would allow it to fly though a rotating set of fan blades. Now then as difficult as this may sound the idea might not be as complicated as you think. Why is this important? Well you might have to fly the MAV through a giant set of cooling fans or a giant air duct as we often see James Bond try to get through. First off, the Networked flow sensors are able to pick out things which are moving and that which is stationary....
 

Counter Strike, The Beginner of Broad Band PC Gaming

 
This is the world of 21st century, the century of technologies. Every thing is fast now a days and as far as the Computers and games are concerned, they are at the top of all. Every one these days like playing games and some of them love it. Well few years ago PC gaming was not so advance and usually was single user based and if any one wanted to play with any other player then one must have an extra input or any compatible playing device . An era of new technology began after the entrance of Network gaming or Multiplayer gaming which revolutionized the PC gaming world....
 

A Parents Guide to Online Gaming, Part 1

 
The internet touches every aspect of your children's lives. Where you might look up an unknown word in a dictionary, your kids are more likely to use dictionary. com. Where you use the telephone, they use instant messenger. An even greater difference can be found in how they play games. Where the games of their parent's generation may have involved a board, cards, or at their most sophisticated a console system, the games your children play on the net can be far more complex. They mine gold, spread empires, fight dragons and aliens alone or with tens, hundreds, even thousands of their fellow gamers....
 

Terrorism Worries: 10 Ways to Turn Fear into Hope

 
September 11th changed America and chances are it changed you. Images of that tragic day pop into your mind without warning and you have a constant feeling of anxiety. Awful questions come to mind as well. Will the terrorists strike again? Where will they strike? How many innocent people will be killed? You may attribute your worries to news reports reports when they're really anticipatory grief -- a feeling of loss before a death or dreaded event occurs. The stress of anticipatory grief can become unbearable....
 

How to Deal with Suffering

 
Reflect upon the following questions, and answer those you feel might be most important for thosewho are most concerned about this topic. QUESTIONNAIRE ON HOW TO COPE WITH SUFFERING 1- If there is a loving God, why do so many Christians and good people have to suffer so much whereas others don't? What about natural disasters? 2- In suffering, why are some people so sensitive, and others not, over the same event? Give examples. 3- Much suffering is caused by physical pain, so how can one deal with this?...
 

In the Blink of an Eye

 
Today's Quote: "My house is burned down, but I can see the sky." Sally Reed, cancer survivor Thirty five years ago this weekend, my father died. Killed when the Mack Truck Lear jet he was traveling on crashed into Lake Michigan, he died in the blink of an eye. There was no warning. His doctor had announced his perfect health a few days earlier. Yet he walked out our front door the Thursday morning of November 6 and never came back. I was twelve years old. In the blink of an eye, pedestrians and bicyclists cross busy boulevards only to be hit by oncoming traffic....
 

Coping With A Funeral

 
When the death of a loved one occurs, regardless or whether it was expected or not, you will find yourself having to deal with a great number of people. Some you will know closely, others may be complete strangers; all will be claiming some kind of relationship to the deceased. Whilst grieving for your loved one you may find yourself not wanting contact with anybody other than those to whom you are closest. Having to deal with so many people can be very difficult so it's important to understand how to handle them....
 
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