GamerSciz http://www.gamersciz.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:44:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Arcades: Past, Present and Future http://www.gamersciz.com/arcades-past-present-future/ http://www.gamersciz.com/arcades-past-present-future/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:30:24 +0000 http://www.gamersciz.com/?p=4145 image001The Golden Past of Gaming

Gaming has developed dramatically over the past few decades. During the “Golden Age of Arcade Gaming,” roughly between 1978 and 1986, the best way to enjoy the latest, greatest video game releases was to go to the crowded video game arcade.

These social gaming communities appeared all over the country in just a few short years, drawing in huge crowds of children and adults, all vying to destroy a high score or try their hand at the newest challenge. Stiff industry competition resulted in the release of new video games almost monthly. While arcade games have been around for a while, this really was their peak.

Unfortunately, the Golden Age of Arcade Gaming was not destined to last. There were a few issues with the model that ultimately resulted in obsolescence. Too many games were being developed too quickly, with myriad “copycats” saturating the market. Gamers would master the latest craze quickly, and move on to the next challenge, making investing in a home gaming system a more practical way to play.

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The Next Chapter in Arcade Gaming

In the early 90s, the video game arcade got a second wind. Gaming companies noticed a consumer trend toward violent video games as opposed to the strategy-based games of the past. Until the late 80s and early 90s, most video games had not been particularly “violent,” with the obvious exception of the myriad games centered on blowing up an alien spaceship. The excitement of competitive hand-to-hand combat in the arcade, fueled by games like Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat, seemed at first to begin revitalizing a dying enterprise.

Nevertheless, even exciting, pugilistic fighting games weren’t enough to save the arcade industry. With the release of the massively popular, (literally) game-changing Nintendo Entertainment System, gamers turned their focus once again towards home gaming consoles. Most of the biggest names in gaming, such as Nintendo, Sega, Atari, and Sony, began to develop more and more advanced gaming systems. The advent of the Nintendo 64 and the PlayStation introduced more 3D games to the market – games that were significantly more realistic in appearance compared with their predecessors.

As a result, arcades simply couldn’t keep up. The industry, which at the height of its popularity in 1982 was a nearly 12 billion dollar market, dropped exponentially and rapidly. Coin-operated systems didn’t die out completely, but they certainly didn’t enjoy the popularity or cultural impact of yesteryear.

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Nowadays, the incredible popularity of arcades seems a distant memory. Coin-op machines were severely negatively affected by the development of iPhones and iPads. Technology has now advanced to the point where most of the classic video games are even available for download directly to your phone!

While this is good, if only in helping keeping the old games alive and introducing them to younger generations, it serves to underscore the fact that those coin-op machines are no longer the juggernaut they used to be.

For enthusiasts, however, there is hope – arcade games seem to be enjoying a resurgence of sorts. Devotees of “old school gaming,” often those who grew up in the 70s or 80s, still love the nostalgia of playing these classics in their traditional form. Some even dedicate rooms in their home to their collection of classic consoles, the “personal arcade” that doesn’t require two bits or a wait in line.

For these older games longing for the classic “arcade experience,” arcades are still around – they’ve simply adapted to the changing times. Many arcades, realizing that their target audience has grown up, provide alcohol and food so that their customers can enjoy a dose of nostalgia while sipping a cold one.

The Future of the Arcade

The future of the video game arcades is, at the moment, a relatively uncertain one. With advancements in technology, the popularity of immersive gaming environments, and the hint of new interest, there’s always the chance that arcade popularity may see a serious uptick. While the West still views arcades as a bit of an antique curiosity, the East – particularly Japan – continues to be popular, with a controlling share of the gaming market. Whether the arcade ultimately goes the way of the buffalo, or experiences a resurgence in popularity as it has time and again over the past 40 years, remains to be seen. Nevertheless, like typewriters and pipe tobacco, straight-edge razors and steam engines, arcade games will no doubt be kept alive by their devoted (if relatively niche) audience.

Author bio: Vincent Bair currently resides in Lancaster, PA, and is writing on behalf of arcade game service and seller M&P Amusement. He enjoys reading novels and is currently working on his second creative fiction novel.

 

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Skyforge Announces The Cryomancer Class http://www.gamersciz.com/skyforge-announces-cryomancer-class/ http://www.gamersciz.com/skyforge-announces-cryomancer-class/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:01:19 +0000 http://www.gamersciz.com/?p=4125 sf_cryomancer

The Cryomancer!

“If fire is the creative energy of the world that shapes the future, then cold is its memory, the unchangeable past. Cold is primordial and infinite, and therefore invincible. It is an inexhaustible source of power, and there is nothing surprising in the fact that many of the immortals are turning to it to achieve their goals.” – Asterius’s Encyclopedia of Divine Powers

It is time to get better acquainted with one of the starting classes in Skyforge – Cryomancer!

The Cryomancer is a dangerous opponent capable of inflicting massive amounts of damage, which allows him to quickly dispose of his enemies. And even though he would rather keep them at a distance, the Lord of Cold can deliver a chilling rebuff to anyone who gets too close. Allies will benefit from both the Cryomancer’s powerful offensive abilities and numerous crowd control skills.. There is always a place for this versatile class in groups engaged in combat against monsters and other players.

Ice Crystal is an integral attribute of any Cryomancer. They are  transformed using the cryogenerator into the freezing energy that the Cryomancer uses to fuel his abilities.

Let’s take a closer look at  the Cryomancer’s abilities.

Basic offensive abilities of this class have two charge levels:

sf_cryonicPulseCryonic Pulse. Depending on how long the player holds down the mouse button, one of the following abilities is activated: Shattered Storm (moderate damage to a single target) or Freezing Gale (damage to multiple enemies within a specific radius of the target).

 

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Icy Missile. Just like with Cryonic Pulse, the effect of this skill depends on the time you hold down the mouse button. Short clicks will activate Icy Thorn that inflicts considerable damage to a single target. Holding down the mouse button will trigger Icy Dart that will add a damage over time effect to your base damage.

And now on to more spectacular abilities!

sf_snowballSnowball. This ability is primarily used for crowd control at a medium range. It knocks down the enemies and takes them with it as it rolls along. Eventually it breaks apart, sending the enemies flying and stunning them.

 

sf_icyStatueIce Statue. This ability is a diversionary tactic; the Cryomancer slides back, leaving an ice statue in his place that distracts opponents and applies Intense Cooling effect to them. The effect can be stacked until it completely immobilizes them.

 

sf_whiteoutWhiteout. Affects several targets at once. An ice storm rises from the ground that slows down and inflicts damage to all enemies that get caught in it.

 

sf_northernBreezeNorthern Breeze. This is a finishing ability that becomes available when the target has a small amount of health left. It inflicts fatal damage, turning the enemy into a block of ice.

 

sf_frostshacklesFrost Shackles. The Cryomancer’s ultimate ability! It creates an icy dome around the character that rapidly increases in size, and the enemies caught within it take great damage and are turned into ice statues. The ability is also effective against bosses immune to other types of control.

 

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We have listed only a few of Cryomancer’s abilities. Later, we’ll be revealing a more a detailed list and description of all the abilities in a special section on our website.

Those who plan to play as Cryomancer will have plenty of abilities to choose from! As you develop your character, you can focus on inflicting as much damage as possible or on crowd control – making the fight difficult for your enemies. You can also combine both. Whether your character creates trouble for several opponents or directs all their attacks against one target depends on the set of abilities that you can choose to fit a specific situation, or play style. You should also carefully consider passive talents, as they affect the power of attacks and their cooldowns, as well as the cryogen cost which is very important.

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If you choose this class, you will not have to pay a lot of attention to combo attacks and abilities that require considerable time to charge – most abilities can be used instantly. This allows you to keep moving around the battlefield and stay at a safe distance from your targets. Even if enemies do get close to the character, the Cryomancer has enough tricks up their sleeve to easily get away, and that more than makes up for a weak defense and a smaller amount of health.

Players who will enjoy prefer constant movement rather than fighting in one spot will enjoy playing as Cryomancer. This class is highly dynamic and combat proficiency is easy to learn, but it’s development contains enough depth and variety that it will require a lot of skill to truly master, which is why it is recommended for most beginners in Skyforge!

If you want to try out the Cryomancer sign up for the Skyforge Beta now!

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Tribal Wars 2 Closed Beta Starts Today http://www.gamersciz.com/tribal-wars-2-closed-beta-starts-today/ http://www.gamersciz.com/tribal-wars-2-closed-beta-starts-today/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:40:13 +0000 http://www.gamersciz.com/?p=4119 Today InnoGames launched the Closed Beta to its strategy-MMO Tribal Wars 2. The successor to strategy hit Tribal Wars will start with a moderate number of players to first ensure server stability – over the course of the next days, the game will gradually allow for more participants. In order to join the beta as one of the first, pre-registered players should check for a mail containing their beta key. InnoGames is also handing out keys via various social media pages. Those keys can then be activated by logging in or registering on beta.tribalwars2.com. The Closed Beta will start with the browser version of the game, iOS and Android will follow at a later date. The Tribal Wars 2 team also published a new video, calling all players to arms.

In Tribal Wars 2, players find themselves as leader of a small village in the midst of a medieval world. Tasked with growing and expanding their empire within a war-torn landscape, they have to fight in order to survive. The MMO’s focus is real-time strategic battles with and against other players. Army size is not all that matters – political alliances and military pacts are crucial for success. Team play is a key  aspect of the game. Compared to its predecessor, Tribal Wars 2 offers a significantly enhanced set of features, with a total of 17 buildings, 26 technologies and 13 units. Tribal Wars 2 will be released as cross-platform game for Android, iOS and all browsers.

Tribal Wars was developed as a hobby project in 2003 by the three founders of InnoGames, Hendrik Klindworth, Eike Klindworth and Michael Zillmer. Even though financial success was not the goal, the game grew to a size where it was impossible to maintain privately. Today, Tribal Wars has more than 50 million registered players and celebrated its tenth birthday last year with a big in-game event and a video saying thank you.

With about 120 million registered players, InnoGames is one of the world’s leading developers and providers of online games. Currently, the Hamburg-based company employs 300 professionals from 22 nations. Next to Tribal Wars, the Hamburg-based company has scored major successes with games such as Forge of Empires and Grepolis.

 

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3 Tips to Find the Trade in Price for Games CDs http://www.gamersciz.com/3-tips-find-trade-price-games-cds/ http://www.gamersciz.com/3-tips-find-trade-price-games-cds/#comments Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:31:04 +0000 http://www.gamersciz.com/?p=4114 There are several ways by which you can make money from your old games, DVDs and CDs. But you are not sure how to get the best deal? Nowadays, it is an art to find the right source to sell your products. No doubt this is a time consuming job and involves checking several websites and scan the barcodes of your items.

Nowadays, several efforts are working in the direction to increase awareness of general populace towards environmental protection and because of the awareness people are working for the ecological conservation. Among the best ways to reduce the carbon footprint, is to recycle DVDs and get cash, you can also sell old games like Wolfenstein on InstaCodez. The consumption of paper, glass and plastic has increased the wastage in manifolds. But the best part of this is that you can recycle these materials.

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That is why no need to throw them as garbage. Why to use this material as landfill when you have the option of recycling? How better this option is to get some money for your rejected items and at the same time protecting the environment? A little awareness by every one of us will sum up in saving the planet. Other items like iPods and mobile phones are also in the same category for recycling. Now we have to put our emphasis on spreading the awareness as well as reducing the garbage on earth.

Tip #1: You have to organize them before you make them easier

It doesn’t matter, which method you have selected but you have to be organized. You have to note down the barcode and other necessary details. Keep all these things in the right order and keep them on the basis of priority and popularity. Remember that all websites don’t take all the DVDs but you can get a good value of them few years later, if you cannot sell them. In future when you find out that you can get good return by selling those item then you can make a deal. You can also give them to your friends.

Tip#2: Find a website for the comparison of rates

There are ways by which you can find the right price for your items. Try these methods before you start, you don’t have to check several websites every time you sell an item. Internet has facilitated the things a lot, now you can find a comparison website. You just have to enter the barcode in the box or other details. And the comparison website will compare display the results. With the use of this technological advancement, you can perform the task of getting better price in comparatively lesser time. These website provide genuine results as they are in direct touch with the database. And every time you search they will display the answers of your query by checking with the concerned website updated database. This not only saves your time but also plays an important role in fetching the better price.

Tip #3: Check the rates of auction sites

When you are searching for the trade in prices for your various items, you can check different auction websites, trade in sites and marketplaces. When you are doing this you will also have a reference point to sell at good rates. You can get a clear understanding of the price and a point of reference will add value to your items. You will save your lot of time and money. By using the above method strategy you will come to know as, which method works better and how you can sell your old CDs and DVDs.

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Have A Superb Gaming Experience with Nintendo 3DS http://www.gamersciz.com/have-superb-gaming-experience-with-nintendo-3ds/ http://www.gamersciz.com/have-superb-gaming-experience-with-nintendo-3ds/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:37:48 +0000 http://www.gamersciz.com/?p=4103 Nintendo 3DS has set its breakthrough that involves excitements of millions of game fanatics. This innovative ultramodern technology of 3D that has immensely contributed towards science fiction movies now has found its way to the video games through Nintendo 3DS. This Nintendo 3DS would come out with never-before experienced 3D graphics of a typical handheld console.

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The development of this 3DS technology with the Nintendo games has taken place in Nintendo 3DS UK Company that comprises with the latest innovations of this hand held gaming experience. Going through this post will definitely lead you with lots of excitement and fun that one meets while playing through these devices. Let us have a look on that:

ü  Exciting features of Nintendo 3DS:

The Nintendo 3DS could be more exciting when it comes to enjoy the favourite games with the graphics that feels like it would leap out of the screen without being using 3D glasses. This typical game could be enjoyed with everyone despite of having 3D glasses. This Nintendo 3DS is being equipped with the couple of outer cameras which makes the images clearly visible and that too have a feeling of larger-than-life.

ü  Highly Crispy Image Quality:

The Nintendo 3DS expels out 800X240 pixels through the widescreen top while 320X240 pixels are being projected from the LCD touch screen below.  The top display has being designed to project up to 400 pixels for each eye that delivers 3D effect. Also, the Nintendo 3DS has the capacity for rendering the images up to about 16 million colours to get best quality of gaming experience with an accurate precision and vibrancies.

ü  The Analogue Pad:

Nintendo puts up on new face when it comes to different controls while featuring the Circle Pad, which is popularly known as Analogue Pad. This could be seen at the extreme left side of the controls above the D-pad. This could help you in exploring more areas of the game, still having the convenience of the exact up-down navigation that is met through classic D-pad.

ü  Switching Over from DS to 3DS:

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Along with enjoying new range of 3D games which has been specially designed for Nintendo 3DS, one can also enjoy the games particularly coming up to the Nintendo DS. The Depth Slider that is found on the right side of the screen could be adjusted up to the level so that one can switch between 2D traditional games as well as the classic 3D games. Thus, one can enjoy both the games on a single device without any hassle.

ü  Connecting with other 3DS Players:

Another major factor that contributes to make Nintendo 3DS more popular among game players is called StreetPass through which one can choose sharing of the game data. This includes your scores as well as customized characters during the Sleep mode. Besides that, there is SpotPass feature that allows one to download free software from the Nintendo and thus allows playing along with other Nintendo 3DS gamers all round the world while connecting through Nintendo 3DS Wi-Fi connection.

Thus, this Nintendo 3DS is the latest innovation that could help various players to be part of this game. Along with enjoying latest 3D games, the players could play their 2D favourite games too in the same device. Along with that one can easily access the latest news from the same device through the most compatible internet connection.

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The Best of the Best Slots Games for 2014 http://www.gamersciz.com/best-best-slots-games-2014/ http://www.gamersciz.com/best-best-slots-games-2014/#comments Tue, 20 May 2014 19:16:50 +0000 http://www.gamersciz.com/?p=4094 Online gaming is now as popular and sophisticated as traditional console gaming and it is easy to see why. There are some truly sophisticated games available online and one of the most in demand formats is the humble slots games. If you have ever visited a casino, then you will understand the format of a slot machines and they work in exactly the same way online….just much more fun. Developers are working tirelessly to up the quality of our games, upping the production levels, offering us better gaming experiences using the latest in graphics, sound and animation technology. So to celebrate the fun we can have, here are the best of the best slots for 2014.

 

Gonzo’s Quest

Who doesn’t like a game that is filled with legends, twists and heart thumping finales. Gonzo’s quest is certainly the type of game that is going to get you heart thumping and whet your appetite for something more. The game is based upon the legends of El Dorado and its missing gold. It’s obvious then, that your mission will be to find the gold whilst fighting off the enemy that also want to get their hands on it. The game is packed full of fun, as every good adventure game should be, but it is more than this, it also has some of the sharpest graphics and animated sequences of any slots game available online or other live casino games. From the creation of entire cities, through to the tumbling, ancient style reels; this game is a whirlwind of sights and sounds. If you love to play slots and have a story to follow at the same time then this is the game for you this year.

 

 

Heroes War

Heroes war is one game that involves new superhero’s rather than the overused marvel character…if you know the online slots industry, you will know they are the industry leaders in the comic book segment. This game however, takes a fresh approach to games where we have to fight to save the world from being attacked by dastardly villains. You will be playing as 3 superheroes and 2 of their nemesis’ and you will notice straight off that the graphics really hail from the 1980’s comic book era. Muted colour, sound effects that will remind you of watching Batman as a kid and villains who have evil laughs…what more could you want from a slots game…oh well the 25 paylines help as well.

 

The Dark Knight Rises

Film franchises wouldn’t be complete without a game version would they? The Dark Knight Rises had many games based on it and the slots game is one of the most exciting available. Taking still from the film you will see all your favourite characters brought to life and of course have the chance to take down the prominent bad guys. On top of this, you will get cut scenes between plays and at certain levels where you will be able to watch some of the best scenes from the film. Much more realistic than the aforementioned games, this one will really through you right into the action in Gotham City. It you love realistic sound effects, gamplay and graphics, then this is the one for you to pick this year.

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Elsword Celebrates it’s 3rd Anniversary http://www.gamersciz.com/elsword-celebrates-3rd-anniversary/ http://www.gamersciz.com/elsword-celebrates-3rd-anniversary/#comments Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:36:16 +0000 http://www.gamersciz.com/?p=4086 Today KOG Games, publisher of the hit free-to-play action MMORPG, Elsword, Start off the 3rd Anniversary of Elsword with a celebration clad in combat and conflagration!

Elesis will burst onto the scene with her new 2nd Job Paths: Blazing Heart and Grand Master. Once achieving level 35, players can choose to focus the Pyro Knight mastery of searing fire and combat casting with Elesis’ new Blazing Heart Job. Evoke a violent blend of blade and fire magic coupled with the ability to make your opponents vulnerable to fire and then incinerate them all with a blistering array of Area of Effect explosives!

If the scintillating hearth of combustion doesn’t stoke your passion for fire, then you can advance your Sabre Knight to the rank of Grand Master! Wield the Claymore with a level of ferocity that takes no prisoners. Cast a Prelude that buffs allies and then charge, unshakable into the fray with reckless abandon. Grand Master’s engaged, in-your-face attack design empowers players to be use a forceful, aggressive combat style. Charge headlong into enemy lines, and bolster the strength of your entire team with buffs in the process. In a world full of heroes, villains and demons, there is only one Grand Master!

Along with the Elesis Job update, we’re throwing an anniversary bash like no other. Just for logging on during our event, players will receive Lucky Bags. Returning and current Elsword players alike will get some great treats. Do you remember the day you first set foot in Elrios, or how many dungeons you’ve completed? We do! We will host an in-game Memories Album that reveals special milestones that players have experienced throughout their adventures in Elrios. The ever-popular Anniversary Coin makes its highly anticipated, once-a-year return! Will all of these events and more to come… this is going to be the best Elsword Anniversary yet!

To play Elsword for free please visit ElswordOnline.com and keep watching the official Facebook page here. For more Elsword information and assets please visit our press kit here.

In Elsword, gamers can choose from eight specialized and customizable characters as they explore an immersive world and battle rivals to complete dynamic quests. As players progress through the game, they can evolve their fighting styles by upgrading to new job classes, learning deadly new abilities and mastering combo attacks. With intuitive and straightforward controls, Elsword offers players of all skill levels the ability to experience the thrill of victory in combat either on solo missions or cooperatively in a party of up to four players. For those who welcome a challenge, Elsword also delivers action-packed PvP combat.

 

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What’s Yet To Come For Gaming In 2014? http://www.gamersciz.com/whats-yet-come-gaming-2014/ http://www.gamersciz.com/whats-yet-come-gaming-2014/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:50:00 +0000 http://www.gamersciz.com/?p=4081 arkhamnight

2013 was a big year for video games, with great new releases like Gone Home, Don’t Starve, and Papers, Please.  New games from the independents tend to be more innovative, creative, and unique than releases from the big gaming companies. Indies are more willing to take a risk and put out something radically different, and we all benefit from their creative energies. We’re part way through 2014 now, but there are some exciting releases yet to come. Here are some that look particularly interesting.

Stranded Deep

Imagine being stuck out on the ocean after your plane crashed. You are floating around in a little inflatable rubber life raft, in the middle of the Pacific, and there are sharks who are eyeing you for a meal. That’s the setting for the new game Stranded Deep. This is more than a typical survival game, though. The game is created anew each time, with a randomized environment, so that the game is never exactly the same twice. Also, you will be able to leave your raft and venture into the water, where you can explore the ocean floor.

Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman fans will love this new video game that will be released this October. Arkham Knight is the 4th game of the series; the action will take place in the city of Arkham and Scarecrow will be your main enemy. Gather as many allies as you can and fight for justice. Players will have at their disposal lots of gadgets and weapons they can use to defeat the bad guys, including the Batmobile of course.

The Witness

This game was created by Jonathan Blow, whose most recent claim to fame was the highly acclaimed game, Braid. The Witness is his first game out since then, and it looks like a good one. Players can explore a 3D island, and as you go, you uncover puzzles that you need to solve. The storyline does not unfold in a standard manner, and puzzles do not need to be solved in sequence. Instead, as you continue to explore the island and solve more puzzles, the mystery behind this deserted island will gradually become clear, as hints are slowly revealed to you.

Goat Simulator

And now for something completely different, Goat Simulator was never actually planned as a game. It was just a joke that somehow turned into reality. What happened was that the folks over at Coffee Stain Studio were experimenting, and thought it would be fun to see what their games engine could do. They posted some clips on YouTube, and once the public saw this, it took on a life of its own. The result is Goat Simulator, where instead of being a skater doing tricks, you get to be a goat, wrecking stuff right and left.

The Stomping Land

If you’ve ever wanted to live in the land of dinosaurs, you will appreciate this game. You are cast as a small human who has to survive with these monstrous dinosaurs all around you. Your goal is to find dino meat to eat, and you try to scavenge it from carcasses, without being attacked by one of the other dinosaurs interested in that same carcass. What’s even better?  It’s getting to ride on the back of a dinosaur as it goes into battle with another beast.

This War of Mine

This War of Mine turns war games upside down. Instead of being the gun-toting military man shooting the bad guys, in this game, you are a helpless civilian who is surrounded by war. You are in a hostile environment, and you have to try to survive, searching for supplies and evading fighters. Let’s just hope it will become a hit.

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Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.2 Notes – Download is Live http://www.gamersciz.com/final-fantasy-xiv-patch-2-2-notes-download-live/ http://www.gamersciz.com/final-fantasy-xiv-patch-2-2-notes-download-live/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:26:20 +0000 http://www.gamersciz.com/?p=4067 I wanted to make a quick post noting that Patch 2.2 is now live and can be downloaded. However I, like many others, had an issue when trying to download. So I searched the web for an answer and sure enough there was one. However, it was on the Lodestone forums specifically and I can only imagine that not everyone goes to the forums often (if ever). So I figured I would make a single post showing specifically how to fix the issue. Below you will find the fix for what seems to be the main error everyone is encountering.

Note: Patch can be downloaded now. If having trouble (version checker error) follow the instructions below.

go to Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XIV – A Realm Reborn\ open up FFXIV_BOOT.cfg in word pad or notepad.

you should see this

<FINAL FANTASY XIV Boot Config File>

<Version>
Version 2
Language 1
Region 2
EulaAgreement 1
StartupCompleted 1
B4EulaAgreement 1
BootVersionCheckMode 0
ConfigReset 0

the line in bold is the key change the 0 to a 1 and it forces it to check version upon opening the launcher.

Also if you want to check out the latest trailer for Patch 2.2 you can see that below as well.

Patch 2.2 Notes Full Release

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The Pros and Cons of Elder Scrolls Online http://www.gamersciz.com/pros-cons-elder-scrolls-online/ http://www.gamersciz.com/pros-cons-elder-scrolls-online/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:27:11 +0000 http://www.gamersciz.com/?p=4055 As a young adult after working all day you would love to relax with a beautiful game to play. And the game in my mind that will release your tension is elder scrolls online. With the Elder Scrolls Online release date approaching fast there is much expectation towards this mmorpg game. Some avid gamers have even gotten the chance to try it out. From many game forums the  Elder Scrolls Online gameplay has been fantastic as most gamers who played it gave it the thumbs upExciting as this sounds some gamers like some of the features of the game but not all of them. So here are some of the features that the young adults said they like and also some features they don’t like.

Advantages

Video game combat

As a gamer when you are using a melee fighter you will be able to hit multiple targets within your reach. This is because melee attacks are very disorganized giving more chance to hitting the enemy. Melee fighting is a form of very close combat and the chances of you hitting your enemy are very high.

Engrossing

From the beautiful surrounding environment in elder scrolls online you will be captivated by how well it is designed. And the well written plots and tasks that you will be performing are just captivating.

Minimalist

When you are enjoying the elder scrolls online gameplay the user interface is free from any distractions. So you can customize your character with so much ease without too many things distracting you. And that means you don’t have close some unnecessary boxes in the ui as the design is quite great thus making the user interface very effective and easy for gamers to understand. Another advantage of the ui is that as a player you be captivated by the surroundings as there is nothing to distract in the user interface.

Quests with a purpose

With this mmorpg game you will be given quests that will satisfy any avid gamer of elder scrolls online or any rpg games you have played. You will rarely be in a position where you will be doing repetitive tasks as all jobs will have some sort of story line to it giving the game good depth.

The Lore Library

For those gamers that love reading then you will like this feature as every book, piece of paper will be stored in this library. So for those gamers who love reading stuff this will be good for you.

Crafting

As a gamer it will come as a surprise that you will not have to take hours doing boring quests just to move up your skill. So from the get go you will be able to craft items which are at par with the ones found from drop or are much better.

Incredible Freedom of Progression

When you are starting you will have four choices to make. From these four choices you will be able to build your character and also be able to progress in crafting your armour. The developers have taken time in this aspect so that as a gamer you will be enjoying the game months to come.

Progress

As the player progresses during the game your armour and your weapons will progress with you. So if the player is in a higher level his appearance will be different from that when he was at a lower level. In the game there will be a variety selection of weapons but they fall into light, medium and heavy armour.

So do try to have different types of armour as this helps with your progression during the game. So do focus on one armour type as you will be given a bonus. This feature where you can customize your armour makes the game engrossing as the gamer will check to see how each customization of the armour will affect his performance.

Change your appearance

Some of the developers of the rpg game have commented that there will be special spells that will be able to change your appearance. This can be very useful when you have a quest that requires you to go into an enemy territory to kill someone or to do something important.To learn more about changing appearance to this link.

Disadvantages

Elder scrolls online play

As a gamer you will only start to enjoy the Melee fighting after you play like hours. Only after playing more hours will you start to enjoy the game and what it can truly offer. For those who are not the patient types give it a try you will not regret it. The elder scrolls online play will be interesting once you start to progress through the stages and start to do some armour and weapons crafting.

Armour

With the beautiful surroundings that you will explore you thought they would have taken time to improve the graphics of the armour. The armour looks not too refined and minimalist, more like just somebody painted on it. May be to help in loading times but they should have done better.

Slow MMORPG

The game is not that really enjoyable according to some players in the starting stages. You will be swinging that word and doing a lot of blocking in the opening levels. You will only start to enjoy the game when you start to craft your weapons. This might be from level 10 and above so be patient as the elder scrolls online play will start to get interesting in later stages where the video game combat and Melee fighting will be captivating.

Not that Lootable

Not everything from books, barrels to dead bodies can be looted a feature that should have been there is the ability to look into the bag and see if there is something useful for you. So with all these reasons I hope you have weighed your pros and cons and you will buy the game test it for yourself and judge how the game is. Until then, we must all wait for Elder Scrolls Online release date to enjoy the game.

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