Posts made in February 20th, 2012

Few basic facts about computer games

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 in Browser Games, Online Games, Skill Games

On the list below You can find some facts about computer games, that everyone should know:

1) Computer game is a computer program used for educational or entertainment purposes.

2) The beginings of computer games are the 50s and 60s, but they have become popular since 70s.

3) First game designed by Thomasa T. Goldsmith Jr. i Estle Raya Mann was created in 1947.

4) The most common types of games are: browser games, skill games, adventure games, role-playing games, sports games, racing games, logical games and strategic games.

5) Next to the single games, on the market there are many multiplayer games, which in addition to an entertainment are a social experience.

6) The average age of player is 33 years (he is not a teenager as it is commonly believed).

7) The three largest computer gaming markets are: the USA, Japan and the United Kingdom.

8) Computer games not only entertain us but also develop our skills.

9) Not only guys play computer games, girls also!

10) In recent years we can notice growth in the popularity of the online games.

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Cataloguing games

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 in Online Games

I must say that I am very impressed by the number of browser games available in the Internet. I do not know if you knew that, but there are plenty of methods of cataloguing all this stuff – it shows only about how big number of online browser games are we talking about. The criteria can come from gaming style – like skill games, strategic games, platform games etc – some of them can be mix of a few of those types, due to what we can create multidimensional matrix of game origin. Can you think of all those possible combination  - especially in times when it is hard to come up with any new idea of game scenario.Believe me  or not, but that is not all! Games can be also divided into their theme types, especially when we focus on browser games – and so we have Christmas games, Easter games, Valentine games, Holiday games etc. You probably know and tried to play some of them – distributing Christmas presents, collecting Easter eggs, shooting people with amour’s arrow or simply picking up girls on the beach – depending on time you played. So, did you play? If yes, I know have to skip of topic and beg you – GET A LIFE, try to live it in real world. Ok, but getting back to the topic, there are plenty of more methods of dividing online browser games and normal games also. My very favorite is smart-stupid methodology, and I use it to create my personal ranks of my favourite skill games. I am happy that I do not own any of gaming portals in the web – it would be very hard for me to write professionally about games, cataloguing them in more professional way.
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