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STEPS TO GET STARTED IN HEARTHSTONE

So, you’ve decided to get into Hearthstone. Maybe you’re a World of Warcraft fan who wants to experience the card game based on the series, perhaps you are a card game fan who wants to try something new, or maybe you just came across this article and I’ve enticed you to play. Regardless, welcome to the club.

There are several things that you will need to do as you get started. If you go through the following list, you’ll learn the first actions to take as you begin your Hearthstone adventure. With that in mind, let’s learn:

4 Steps to Get Started in Hearthstone

1. Complete the Tutorial: Assuming you’ve already created an account at battle.net and logged into the Hearthstone game, your first move is to fire up Hearthstone and complete the tutorial. You’ll play five simplified games as a mage, during which you’ll learn the basics of the game, like how to play the cards, monitor your mana, and see what minions on the board. If all that sounds tricky, don’t worry, the tutorial makes it nice, simple, and pretty entertaining to boot.

2. Unlock the Other Classes: When the tutorial is over, you’ll be in the game itself, but can only play as the mage. If you want to play as any other classes, you’ll need to unlock them first, which should be your first step regardless. The easiest way to do that is through the Practice mode. Just click Solo Adventures, then Practice, and then Normal, and you’ll be able to select your deck and which opponent you want to fight. Complete a battle against each class to unlock them, and when you’re done with all the battles (including one against another mage), and you’ll be able to play as any class, plus get the Ready to Go! Achievement and 100 gold for your trouble.

At this point, you’ll unlock several new modes of play, including the Arena and Adventures. We’re going to hold off on those for a while; they cost gold/money to get into, and you need more experience with the game before you hope to do well. First, you should rank up your heroes to (at least) level 10, by:

3. Beat the Expert Level AI Opponents: With all of the heroes unlocked, you can try to take on the Expert level opponents. They are, as you can guess, much harder, but yield more experience to your novice heroes (when they aren’t below level 10; you’ll need to switch to a new hero at that point when facing AI opponents to gain more experience). You can (and should) create custom decks for these battles; while the basic decks can hold their own against Normal opponents, you’ll need to improve your holdings when facing harder opponents. When you defeat all the Expert level opponents, you’ll complete the Crushed Them All quest and net yourself another 100 gold.

4. Fight Human Opponents in Play Mode: By this point, you should have all the basics of the game down, so it’s time to try your hand against some human foes. Go into the Play section and you can select Casual or Ranked to choose your preferred style of play. In Ranked, each victory will get you a star and improve your ranking, while each loss (when you are at rank 20 or above) will cause you to lose a star. Casual doesn’t, although don’t let that fool you; the players can be just as rough, especially once you get over rank 20.

A good approach for new players to take is to play Ranked until you are at Rank 20 (since you can’t lose any ranks until that point), then switch over to Casual mode; you’ll get plenty of practice, plus, getting to level 20 gives you a new card back each month. You’ll achieve the First Blood quest (and a pack of cards) for your first battle against another human, and The Duelist quest (and 100 gold) for winning three victories against real people.

Play each of your characters until they get to level 10 and you have all the basic cards in the game. The first character you get to level 10 will net you the Level Up achievement and a pack of cards, while getting them all to level 10 will achieve the Got the Basics! achievement (since you have all the Basic cards that you earn by leveling up) and 100 gold. You’ll also get 10 gold for every three victories you get in either Ranked or Casual mode, which can add up pretty well.

At this point, you should have a fair amount of gold, a few card packs, and a decent understanding of how the game works. Where to go from here will depend greatly on what you hope to accomplish in this game, but hopefully, this has helped you to get the ball rolling on your smashing Hearthstone adventure!

ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE GUIDE FOR NEW GAMERS

So you’ve never been big into computer games, but your best friend, or your kid, or your co-worker, talked you into giving Elder Scrolls online a try. Modern video games can be pretty confusing for people who aren’t familar with the way they work–especially MMOs like Elder Scrolls online. Don’t worry, you can actually pick it up pretty quickly. Here’s a short Elder Scrolls online guide to get you started.

Elder Scrolls online is an MMO, which stands for something no one can ever remember, but basically means a video game that thousands of people can play at the same time. There are three ways to play an MMO.

Solo play–you play by yourself, interacting with other players only when you want to. You get quests from non-player characters (think of them as the supporting cast). Follow the instructions for the quest to learn about the world, gain experience, and do neat stuff. You can also just explore the world, learn how to make things, and other extras.

Group play–you get together with a bunch of your friends and go into ‘instances’–special quests that only you and your friends can go into, so you don’t run into other players. If you have friends you can play with, group play can be a great way to learn about the game with people you trust to help you out. Just be sure that your friends are relaxed players. Some serious MMO players can get annoyed with new players making beginner mistakes, and playing with them when you are learning is the exact opposite of fun.

PvP–Player vs Player pits you against other players. In most MMOs, PvP is pretty much a free-for-all. In ESO, every player is a member of one of three armies fighting for control of the capital of the Tamriel, Cyrondil. PvP can be a lot of fun if you want to play with other people, but don’t have friends to play with. Just get comfortable controlling your character in solo play before you try PvP.

Each character in ESO has a race (what species they are), a class (which gives you some special skills) and an alliance (which side of the three-way civil war they are on). The character builder in ESO will walk you through building your first character. Don’t worry to much about the different abilities you can get with different races and classes right now. Just pick what sounds interesting and run with it. Once you start the game, you’ll have the option to go straight to the main game, or start in a beginner area, which will teach the basics of playing the game. Take your time exploring the beginner area, and when finish the quests there you can move on to the main game.

DISHONORED (PS3) REVIEW

Synopsis:

I have recently been able to go into my backlog and finish up a game I have waited to get to for a long time, Dishonored. In this game you follow Corvo, the Lord Protector turned murderer. Throughout the game you will find yourself trying to save the empire as you try to clear your name of any wrongdoing. Be aware though, as you play through this game you will also have to deal with the plague that has struck the city. Choose to either play this game in a stealth way, go crazy attacking everyone, or some combination of each as you decide your path.

Negatives:

The only real negative I was able to gather from this game is that the controls were sometimes fidgety. As in when you would try to do one thing and it would do it to an extreme point. This is not a big deal however and does not ruin the draw or game play of the game itself.

Positives:

This game just oozes creativity. The environment is beautiful. The story is breathtaking. The game just does such a good job of drawing you in that you cannot help but keep coming back for more as you work your way through the campaign. Some of my personal favorite things that I think helped make the game as great as it is, is the game mechanics. Dishonored has these interesting supernatural powers that let you do some really cool things as you play. The semi-open world concept is also awesome. You are able to choose your own path throughout missions and simply wander around in the world that they created for you. The best thing however that was already mentioned above is the story. The story is wonderful and creative, allowing you to become part of this magnificent world they have created for you.

Conclusion:

Overall Dishonored is a fantastic new franchise to the video game space. It creates a beautiful and immersive environment with a well-crafted story line. I would happily award this game a score of 9.0/10, signifying a wonderful game. We highly recommend that you check this game out and enjoy it for yourself. If you do not have a PlayStation 3, do not worry! It is also available on many other platforms. These include the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and of course the PC. Definitely check it out!

A BASIC FAR CRY 4 WALKTHROUGH

As a fan of Far Cry, you know that the most recent version of the game has new features that will make playing a lot more fun. To jump in and get better scores, it helps to make use of this basic Far Cry 4 walk through so that you can continue to enjoy everything about it.

As an overview, know that all the quests that are part of Far Cry 4 are basically the same as they are. They still include diffusing bombs, hunting animals, completing assassinations, hunting for supplies, choosing Golden Paths, going through propaganda centers, and the Pagan’s wrath. Kyrat is a much more complex place in which to get around in this version of the game, so as a quick tip you will want to grab the radio towers first and get yourself a tiny helicopter, too. This will help you get around a lot easier.

The main protagonist of the game is still Ajay Ghale. He is continuing to look for a great spot to spread his mother’s ashes. Her dying wish was for them to be spread somewhere in Kyrat, and as in the other Far Crys, Ajay becomes involved in the civil war and winds up being the successor to Pagan Min as the King of Kyrat. This Far Cry 4 Walk through will now cover the missions and side quests.

You will want to choose your Golden Path. You can decide on Sabal or Amita’s paths. Try both to see how they both end up for you. The quests are found at the Side Quests scattered on the map.

These include all the quests outlined above,

As you complete various missions be aware that one way to keep the protagonist strong in the game is by making sure he has all the gear he can get. A great way to do this is to hunt animals as soon as you get your tiny helicopter. This way, you can cloth him properly so he can comfortably complete the Shangri-La Missions, the Yogi Missions, the Longinus Missions and the Reggie Missions.

GRAND THEFT AUTO CHARACTERS

Top 5 Grand Theft Auto V Characters.

1. Lester Crest

Lester is the mastermind behind all the heists and although he suffers from a wasting disease which has gradually worn down his motor skills during his life and left him wheelchair-bound he is still no less of a threat. He excels best behind his computer screen and is not a person you would like to piss off.

At an unknown point in time, Lester met and became affiliated with Michael Townley and Trevor Philips, becoming a regular member of their heist crews since the start of their partnership.

2. Lamar Davis

Lamar is the best friend of Franklin Clinton they both went to Davis High School together when they were teenagers. Eventually, the two men became involved in crime. Now going about stealing (or “repo-ing”) cars for the dealership where they work. Lamar always has something intelligent to say, even if he doesn’t have the eloquence to really say it, and he shows that there is more to a small time gangster than meets the eye.

Fun Fact: Lamar was originally supposed to be the character that Franklin ended up being but due to a last minute decision by Rockstar his role was altered.

3. Micheal De Santa / Townley

Michael Townley used to be part of a big time gang, pulling off bank heists and getting into ferocious shoot-outs. After he is shot by the police, however, he decides to take the way out; witness protection in exchange for information.

Michael is a great character to balance the three protagonist structure. He strikes a balance between Franklin’s cool, collected attitude and Trevor’s crazy. Michael can be as reasonable as the next guy, but when he’s in a bad mood, he can almost be as manic as his old partner. Michael is about as far away from the stereotypical GTA protagonist as you could get, and it seems rather fresh to start off the game as a success this time round.

4. Franklin Clinton

Franklin is a small time gangster, working for a crooked guy who wants him to boost cars for a living. Franklin is the first playable character in GTA V (discounting the prologue) and is our first introduction to the sprawling world of Los Santos.

Franklin was born in South Los Santos in 1988. Following his mother’s death, Franklin moved in with his grandparents. Despite being constantly spoiled by his grandmother, Franklin had decided to take on the role of a street hustler. One of his first jobs was selling cigarettes with Bradshaw however, it isn’t until Franklin jacks Michael’s son’s car that he is promoted into the criminal world of high risk, high reward.

5. Trevor Philips

Who else could it have been? Rockstar’s newest psychopath is different because he’s also a protagonist. Trevor Phillips is wild and unhinged. His company, Trevor Phillips Industries, seems to only have two things on its business plan – kill everyone and sell some meth. As the story progresses, Trevor carries out torture, brutally murders people, takes a man’s wife hostage and continues his one man rampage.
Trevor is an unbelievably complex character, and will go down in GTA history as one of the wildest characters ever.

CHOOSING AWESOME WII GAMES

Lately in the gaming world many new consoles have been introduced. Choosing one can be difficult but one of the most popular and most chosen is the Nintendo Wii. The Wii is chosen for many different reasons such as its ability to be played online, its motion and wireless allowed play and most of all the awesome games that you can get for the Wii.

Exercise Wii

Everyone likes a great workout that gets them up and moving and the Wii system was built with that in mind. Several Wii games out there include fitness routines that can help you stay in shape and feel great. The Wii Fit has been very popular as well as games based on karate and zumba. Many people are amazed that they can find great quality games with the Wii that can help them to make sure that they exercise and get up off the couch. When playing your Wii make sure that you exert caution and have the Wii controller around your wrist as in difficult exercise routines your Wii remote could slip out of your hands.

Fun for the Wii

If you are interested in Wii games you should take a look at some of the fun games out there. One of the most popular is the Mario series. Super Mario, Super Mario Galaxy as well as Mario Kart. There are many others in this product line that are extremely fun to play. If you prefer more games you can find some of every different genre. If you like fighting games you can find those and if you like army games or even children’s you will have no trouble finding the perfect game for you.

If you love sporting such as baseball, basketball, soccer and archery there are many different kinds that you can get to play on your Wii. One of the most popular is the Wii Resort Sports. Filled with many awesome tasks such as bowling and tennis you are sure to have fun.

Where to Purchase

There are many locations as to where you can purchase Wii games. If you want to purchase used many stores will sell these for a fraction of the price and you can also find them online. Keep in mind though the games are used and if they do not work chances are you will not get your money back. You also run the risk of the game being scratched and not working well. So always check the game out thoroughly before you purchase that game.

Another option is to purchase your Wii games new. Purchasing your games new will allow you to make sure that you are getting a quality game that will work and if something does go wrong with it you will have no trouble returning it. You can purchase your games online at many different gaming stores or in local retail stores in your area. Be sure to shop around so that you can find the perfect price for your particular game.

With the invention of the Wii the gaming industry has been revolutionized. You can now find games to play that you would not ordinarily purchase so if you are interested in gaming, purchase a Wii and get all the Wii games that you are interested in. You will not be disappointed and will spend hours playing your favorite games.

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.