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POPULAR GAMEBOY GAMES OF ALL TIME

Some of the most popular Game Boy games include;

1. Pokémon series Game Boy games

First Release: September 28, 1998 (Blue/Red),

Considering Pokémon’s very long-lasting success, it is hard to imagine that there could exist a time when people thought this crazy Japanese critter catcher was just a passing craze. Whether one started with original Blue and Red release, or even later with Crystal, Yellow, Gold, Silver, or the myriad several other additions on the series, at a point in your life you have likely felt an urge to catch all of them.

2. The Legend of Zelda Game Boy games: Link’s Awakening

First Release: August 1993

Link’s Awakening might be a rarity in the extent that it does not feature Triforce or Princess Zelda, but that does not detract one from the game’s own overall quality. Immediately after waking up some shores of some mysterious place named Koholint Island, Link starts a puzzle-filled challenge to collect a number of musical instruments that would awaken the huge sleeping Wind Fish and allow him to get to escape the Koholint Island. A 1998 DX version release updated this game’s graphics as well as expanded the quest and challenge with exclusive color-based dungeons. The game was so influential that Nintendo released the title covers as the initial entry in the 3DS’ virtual console.

3. Tetris Game Boy games

Most people would say that Tetris is a wonderful and clever game – and as easy as it is to learn and play it, it’s pretty hard to master. All one had to do was to place some shapes in some certain order so as to complete a kind of line that is automatically cleared, as if you were building puzzles from the very scratch, but each puzzle felt a little different. It was very understandable to new players and made people addicted to such an extent that it invaded their very dreams. Even with several different versions which have come in the past two decades or so, the original portable release was just as playable then as it is today.

4. Metal Gear Solid Game Boy games

No, we are not talking about the current PlayStation title that has redefined most action games; this was the version Konami created and built specifically for the Nintendo’s portable. Having a place in any other alternate timelines, this is a more direct sequel compared to the initial Metal Gear created by NES, plus it takes a more similar approach with 2D gameplay. Still, it got to pick up a few other tricks from the big PS title, including about all of the dangerous weapons plus other new stealth enhancements for instance moving the video camera to look wide and around the corners.

TIPS FOR PLAYING PYRAMID SOLITAIRE

Out of all the card games in the world, there can’t possibly be any that come close to the popularity of solitaire. It has been played by computer users for decades and its popularity is still huge. Pyramid solitaire is however one of the more challenging versions of the game.

The goal of all versions of solitaire has one goal in common: remove everything from the table. The way in which this is achieved differs from one variety to another. Most are however based on making pairs of similar cards or putting together a numerical sequence of cards. Things get a lot more interesting with pyramid solitaire as maths is also thrown into the equation.

Although the concept of the game is fairly easy to grasp, you can very easily paint yourself into a corner and your progress can grind to a halt. Before we get onto the tips, let’s quickly look at how the game is played.

As mentioned before the goal for pyramid solitaire is the same as any type of solitaire in that you should try and remove all of the cards. In a game of pyramid solitaire the cards are stacked in a pyramid formation. Depending on the variety of the game you are playing the pyramid can be larger or smaller. When playing online (which is the easiest way to enjoy the game) the rest of the cards would be stacked face down. A single card is turned face up next to it.

To remove cards you need to make combinations of 13. This needs to happen by pairing cards together that total 13. The only exception is the King, which is already worth 13. The rest of the cards carry the following values:

– Queen = 12
– Jack = 11
– Ace = 1
– The rest of the cards are equal to the number shown on them

As you make combinations of 13, the cards would be removed. If however you can’t remove cards directly from the pyramid, you would be able to do so by taking cards from the stack at the bottom and trying to combine them with the cards in the pyramid.

As you read through that you would have probably thought that it sounds fairly easy. In all honesty it is quite easy, but only up to a point. Improving your scores and also improving your chances of winning depend on these two easy tips:

1. Always play at speed: The game is run on time bonuses. The faster you remove the cards, the bigger the time bonus. If you however run out of options, you would be given the time towards the end to stop the game. You will then earn the points up to that stage, as well as the time bonus.

2. Think a few steps ahead: The idea here is to give yourself more options. When faced with two cards of the same value you can remove, you should try to avoid removing a card that only covers a single card. If you rather remove a card covering two cards, both of the cards will be turned face up, giving you more options.

3 OF THE BEST GAMES YOU CAN PLAY ON PS4

PS4 or PlayStation 4 as its popularly known is a home video game console that was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment. The console has a number of great features such as AMD x 86-64 Accelerated processing unit and a powerful GPU that has the ability of performing up to 1.843 teraflops.

Over the years the developers have come up with great games that you can play using the console. Some of the best games that you should consider playing are:

Grand Theft Auto V

This is a masterpiece developed by Rockstar North and was released on PlayStation 4 on 18th November 2014. The game is based on three criminals who commit crimes under pressure from a government agency.

The open world nature of the game allows you to freely roam San Andreas which has two sides: the countryside and Los Santos (a fictional city). As a player you have two ways in which you can play the game: from the first person and third person view.

The Last Of Us

This is an action-adventure survival horror video game that was developed by Naughty dog. The game is based on Joel (Troy Baker) who is a single father living near Austin, Texas, with his daughter Sarah.

One night, there is a fungus outbreak that transforms the humans in the city to cannibalistic monsters. Joel, his daughter and brother Tommy need to flee from the chaos. At the same time they need to kill the infected people in order to live in a free world.

Minecraft

It’s a sandbox independent video game that was developed and published by Mojang, a Swedish company. One of the most unique things about the game is that it’s an open world game which means that as a player you have nothing specific that you need to accomplish. This gives you a lot of freedom as you can play the way you want.

You need to save your characters from being destroyed by monsters. You also have the ability of attacking the monsters. The game is made exciting by the many modes that it has. The main modes are: survival, creative, spectator, adventure, and multiplayer.

Tips On How To Stream Video Games

346367-video-games-getty-imagesUnlike before when you only had to play the video games at the comfort of your home for your enjoyment, now you can stream videos online and not only get to interact with other game lovers but also get to make some money from it. To help you out, here are tips on how to go about it:

Have the necessary supplies

To make it possible to stream the videos you need to have a number of supplies in place. The first thing that you need to have is a strong internet connection. There is nothing that turns off viewers like audio drops and lousy frame rate. Experts recommend that you ensure that your streaming machine runs directly into your router. It shouldn’t run over WiFi.

The second thing that you need is a high-quality microphone to give commentary on the game. The microphone also helps you to chat with people in the community. As rule of thumb, ensure that the microphone is clear and you can hear what other community members are saying.

It’s not necessary to have a webcam but to build trust and brand, it’s good that you show your face. People showing their faces have also been reported to receive better reactions. When you show your face, people don’t watch the game for the sake of seeing your skills-they also watch it to have a feel of your personality.

The last thing that you need in your supplies is the streaming service. There are many streaming services in the market, but the dominant player is Twitch. If you don’t like it you can go with Hitbox.

Set your system

Once you have the necessary supplies, you are on your way to streaming your favorite game. Before you start playing, set your system. You should check the audio and ensure that it’s properly balanced. You should ensure that your viewers are able to hear you over the in-game sound. Ensure that the sound that the viewers hear is not only yours.

You should also set the game resolution and clarity. Ensure that the screen casts clearly on the game that you are playing. Also, ensure that you take a good shot of yourself without obscuring any of the important parts of the game.

Play the game

With everything in place and set, now it’s time to show your skills. You should play the game as normally as you do but you should talk more so that the viewers don’t feel as if they are watching a movie. When speaking, don’t censor yourself too much. At the same time, you shouldn’t pretend to be someone that you aren’t. Conduct yourself the way you do in real life. If you have a camera on, ensure that your face is expressive.

Conclusion

These are tips on how to stream your game video. Remember that people can be mean on the streaming services; therefore, maintain your cool even when mean comments are made. With persistence, you will earn your respect and within no time you will be a guru.