Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Violent-laden video games, which include those that belong to the ego-shooter or first-person shooter genre - are always under close scrutiny by parents and advocacy groups who are worried about the ill-effects of such games on growing kids and teenagers. Majority of the researches and studies about this phenomenon indicate the need for us to focus more on the personality of the player instead on the general content of these video games.
Ego-Shooters and other Shooting Games and Violent Traits
There is no reason to worry that your kid would turn into a sociopath or a serial killer when he or she gets hooked on video games, particularly those with extremely violent and gory content. However, psychologists suggest that parents be on their toes and observe any palpable changes in their kid's behavior, and if they become impulsive, moody and anti-social, then they may have to take necessary action and reduce the time spent by their kids playing their favorite shooting game.
The psychological impact of video games is a complex issue, and there are simply a lot of misconceptions and confusion about the real effects of video games with violent themes on the psychological and mental disposition of growing kids and teenagers. We cannot simply label an ego shooting or first person shooting game as either good or bad. There are several variables that need to be taken into account when assessing the real impact of such violent-laden games on the personality and behavior of an individual. For instance, a person with a specific disposition may exhibit ill-effects when playing this type of games.
Hostile Tendencies of Video Game Addicts
A team of psychologists recently noted a slight increase in the hostile tendencies of their study group and such hostile tendencies were linked to specific personality traits. The experiment showed that video players who tend to manifest hostile behavior were those who have abnormally high levels of neuroticism and excessively low levels of conscientiousness and agreeableness. The research divided the participants into 2 groups - one group played video games with violent theme and the other group played games with non-violent theme.
According to the proponents of the research, the hostile tendencies are largely influenced by the level of competition of the game and not by its violent content. Irrespective of the theme of the game, highly competitive games tend to trigger aggressive responses from the players.
Video gaming has continually grown by leaps and bounds. Some sectors are raising the red flag and insisting on the potential link between aggression and the level of violent content of games. However, there are also studies that disprove this claim. Amid these conflicting positions, parents and advocacy groups should be more vigilant in monitoring and guiding kids about the potential ill-effects of video games with extremely violent content.
Posted by shuandhoz at 1:30 PM
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The game industry has experienced a considerable shift in the past few years. Online and social games have emerged as massive markets showing explosive growth. But what has really taken off is mobile gaming. It's highly dynamic nature has influenced not only the structure of the video game business, but consumers' attitude towards gaming as well.
Traditionally, we know people have been playing video games in the bedroom and lounge room. Nowadays due to the mobile industry development, games are delivered anytime, anywhere, and across a wide range of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. Increasingly, the gamer expects to access his games from any device of his liking, rather than limiting himself to consoles or PCs. Moreover, mobile gaming does suit our busy life style; therefore our appetite for it is growing.
And mobile gaming meets our expectations. The rise of underlying forces such as smartphone sales, tablet sales, mobile internet subscribers and applications downloads point out to a rosy future for the industry.
A few years ago mobile gaming was dominated by two companies: Nintendo with its Nintendo DS handheld and Sony with its PlayStation Portable. However, with growing smartphone and tablet markets and increasing advances in mobile device development, Android and iOS devices are becoming the systems of choice for many handheld gaming enthusiasts. Hundreds of volunteers are working in mobile development.
Android and iOS smartphones, portable media players, and tablets have most of the essential features of portable gaming devices - touch screens, motion sensors, accelerometers, and fast graphics, in addition to functioning as phones, contact managers coupled with wireless interfaces for Internet access. One more advantage is that Android and iOS users don't need to go to a store to get titles they can browse and download games anywhere from either App Store or Android Market.
One may point out that smartphone and tablet games cannot compete with well-designed titles for specific gaming devices. However, it's becoming clear that a large (and growing) portion of the consumer marketplace is satisfied with general-purpose smartphones and tablets.
All the same console gaming still rules nowadays, followed by online and PC gaming. But as hardware continues to evolve, mobile gaming provides a very rich user experience. 3D technology, motion detection and smart gesture recognition are becoming commonplace allowing developers to harness the potential of gaming. In short, the mobile games development has only just begun. The age of new mobile games has started.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Do you have trouble installing on windows 7 and vista
If you have any problems during installation on Windows 7 or Vista machines, please use the following steps:
Run the installer file in XP compatibility mode.Follow the tips below:
Right click on the.exe installer file and select properties. Then select the compatibility tab and choose to run it in Windows XP compatibility mode. Check out the full step-by-step guide on how you do this.
One key point to mention is you must run the installer file as "Administrator". If that's not possible, you will receive permission errors. To ensure you have that enabled in Windows, please follow the step-by-step instructions
Disable all firewalls and anti-virus software that may cause you problems by blocking the installation process. Then install again.
I cannot download the files
Please be aware that these files are large. Your ISP might have cut you off halfway resulting in an incomplete file. Make sure that if the full file is not downloaded correctly you will automatically receive an error when you try to install the file. Make sure you Check the file is the correct size, if not please re-download the file again.
The best way in which I found to sort this is to "RE-DOWNLOAD" the whole file again. A very good tip: Make sure you use a download accelerator to increase the download process and to prevent any partial download errors. I recommend an excellent free download accelerator called DAP and you can download it for FREE at Speedbit.com
Problems while downloading aircraft
For the files in the aircraft and scenery section - I found that you may only download 1 file at a time but it a lot of hassle but well worth it. Make sure you don't try to download multiple files, as you will be rejected, and you will have to go through the password process again. The reason for this is because the server does not accept multiple connections. If your server is very slow I recommend too opt for the 4-DVD edition in the Members area.
Look for a flight simulator that:
* Allows environment change without distorting its graphics
* Has clear graphics to save your eyes
* Incorporates beauty and attractiveness
The flight simulator should allow you to improve your skills and have a taste of various equipment and abilities. The flight mechanism should, for instance, be sophisticated with a variety for you to choose from. Since the PC game is supposed to keep your heart racing, and your urge demanding for more, choose the flight simulator that provides you with many different aircraft such as combat jets, helicopters and even passenger aircraft. It is important for the flight sim to capture some reality for your own personal development in flight skills. For instance, the basis of the software used for controlling the equipment, and the equipment itself should capture the reality in the aviation field.
Friday, May 4, 2012
The industry of gaming continues to grow in appeal and following among interested people around the world. There are many different companies in existence that create this type of entertainment experience, for interested consumers, in the form of various consoles and systems, as well as specific games that are created for playing purposes. Anyone interested in this type of position should understand the known benefits of game testing jobs.
Industries that are as closely followed and ever expanding like this one is known to have quite a few options available to people that are interested. Many companies are in existence today within this industry that are continually expanding and offering up a tremendous opportunity for people that join their teams. There are now an overwhelming number of people around the planet today that are filling various positions within this field of technology with varied layers of success.
The people that are hired to actually sample newer games that are created are actually filling a vital role. These are the people that are able to demonstrate any weaknesses with any new design before it is marketed to the general public. People that understand the benefits of this type of position are usually able to partake in a very rewarding career.
An initial and popular benefit of performing this type of job is the ability to actually keep the games that are being sampled. There are many people that actually seek out these types of positions for this very reason. This becomes a foundational source of allowing people an opportunity to get paid for amassing an enjoyable collection.
A significant number of positions that are filled of this kind are home based in creation. People that fulfill this type of role are known to merely require a computer or television in which the new creation is able to be sampled. This helps make the entire job prospect much simpler and more appealing, in general.
Simplicity and fun are definitely benefits of this type of position. Most people find that positions of this kind are very simple to fill and easy to work within which makes them quite powerful to anyone interested. This usually provides quite a bit of excitement for anyone involved.
Game testing jobs are finally beneficial in that they are generally well paid. These are positions that are offered at higher wages which provides a great quality of life for people involved. Many positions allow people unlimited earning potential throughout the course of their workmanship.
Posted by shuandhoz at 5:00 AM