December222010

Free Flash Games: The Gun Game

The Gun Game is a shooting game that provides players with hours of excitement. It is considered one of the most fun and simple games on the internet. And the best thing about this is that it’s free. It is a game that is so easy to figure out that anyone would be able to have a good time playing, but at the same time, it’s very challenging to beat so it wouldn’t seem too easy no matter how much experience you have. This game will surely hold a special appeal for those who love guns. It will get them very excited as they have many guns to choose from.

The idea of the game is that both the player and the computer have a gun. Both are represented as a hand holding a gun, and nothing more. They are facing each other in a shooting field. They can shoot at each other, but only from their designated firing area, which is to the far left and right, respectively. The player should move the gun up and down, in an effort to shoot the computer’s gun while avoiding getting hit at the same time. They can move to the middle area to try to avoid being hit. However, they can’t fire from there, and have to go back to the designated area to take a shot.

One of the great things about The Gun Game is that you can choose from many different types of guns. There are pistols, revolvers, SMG’s, rifles, assault rifles and shotguns. The player has to work on accuracy in order to win.

The Gun Game also takes gravity and distance into account. The bullets don’t fly straight, but fall slightly as they go, like real bullets do. This means that the player has to tip the gun upward or shoot from a point that is a bit higher than the computer player. The computer player is moving up and down as well, so this is challenging.

As a whole, The Gun Game is great game. The player has to master all of the different weapons. They also have to get used to the strategy and physics of the game. It is the kind of game that you can start playing with success right away, but  can take a pretty long time to master.

Source: Shooting Game Blog

December32010

Why Play Online Shooting Games

Do you need to put off a little bit of aggression during your lunch break? Are you thinking of improving your aim so you can improve your performance in virtual shooting matches? Have you just got a few minutes to spare and want something that’s going to be easy and enjoyable? Then you should check out how to play online shooting games.

Experience the Fun

If you’re interested in how to play online shooting games, you will find a lot of options available. Some of them even closely resemble the classic arcades games of the past. These are the same kind of games that had players pretending they were hunters and virtually shooting at their TV screens. You can now re-experience all of that excitement while just sticking close to your computer.

Competing in a Different Way

While other types of shooting games put players against each other in direct competition, you can also find a kind of competition with Flash versions of these games. When you play online shooting games, your high scores are recorded and that means you can contend against other players to get the top scores. The good thing here is that you don’t have to think about dealing with players who are going to cheat or who want to spend more time showing off their skills than competing in a board. You play your game and that is all that matters.

Affordability & Accessibility

The best thing is that you can play online shooting games for a fraction of the cost compared when you buy console games or games that needs to be installed to your PC. Also, the Flash technology behind these games makes it easy for the average computers to use them. There is no need to upgrade your system when you want to play a game.

Source: Shooting Game Blog

November272010

PS3 Shooter Games For Christmas 2010

When it came to choosing the right games to include in this article as my top picks, the first choice was really an easy one. Call Of Duty: Black Ops is already smashing sales records within a week of its release, and it is indeed looking very likely that it will end up being the best-selling video game of all time once the Christmas shopping season for this year is over and done with, so there is definitely no way that this one could be anywhere but in the top spot for shooting game recommendations. If you missed all the anticipation, excitement and advertising for it then Call Of Duty: Black Ops is a first person shooter game that is set in the time period of the cold war, and in which you play as a special forces soldier using stealth as well as your sharp shooter skills to go up against the forces of communist evil around the world.

Second choice is a bit more difficult. One of my favourites, and one which offers a really good contrast in style with Call of Duty as it is all about maximum damage and head on action is Battlefield Bad Company Ultimate Edition. This game is very expandable with new maps and so on which you can download once you’re done with the basic game.

My third choice is the limited edition version of Medal of Honor which has been recently released and which includes new weapons and other new features.

And with the release of the PlayStation Move controller in time for the Christmas shopping season for 2010, it is worth looking into purchasing this with a gun attachment accessory, which would be a great gift choice for any PS3 FPS gaming fan that you are buying for this year. I can’t recommend any specific titles that are compatible with PlayStation Move, but there are a number of games being released just in time for Christmas to go with the new controller.

I hope that this article would help you decide what to buy, and may you have a great Christmas!

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November252010

Tips to Get Better at FPS Games

Not doing well with shooting games? Here are some tips that could help you get better:

Have decent computer specs and internet connection. Increasing your FPS will immensely help you in your game, seeing how many bullets your weapon fires per second your computer can handle. Having a high-end computer isn’t necessary for this, however you don’t want to be the one lagging up the whole room.

Don’t hack! Many players find that they aren’t good at FPS, and will just give up. They don’t actually give up on the game, they decide to stop playing fair and resort to hacking. Hacking is an annoyance and can decrease your reputation or even get you banned in the game.

Practice, practice, and practice some more. Spending hours playing the game is better than any secret out there. Shooting games take time if you’re just getting into them. Having no experience and not much hand-eye coordination can make the experience really hard at first. But playing the game for a while and getting the hang of it will eventually make things easier for you.

Turn your mouse sensitivity all the way up. Why? Because if you master your mouse movements, you can maneuver your character more quickly and precisely, and most importantly, your aiming. Having your mouse sensitivity on high means you have the option to react with a fast turn. If you have your sensitivity on low, it will take a couple seconds for your character to react when you are getting shot at.

For everyone with low-end computers, turn your settings down. There is no use for all the effects and graphics when your computer can’t handle them. As I mentioned in my first tip, you can only fire as many bullets as your computer can manage.

Drink Mountain Dew. It doesn’t really have to be Mountain Dew. Any caffeinated drink would do the trick. All that caffeine will give you a boost and increase your mental alertness, which in turn will improve your reaction time. I’ve read that a lot of pros do this. I highly recommend that you try it too.

Source: Shooting Game Blog

November192010

Western Shooter: Red Dead Redemption

Do you like shooting games? Do you like Grand Theft Auto or a game with an insanely huge environment? Do you like Westerns? Well, combine those into one and you get Red Dead Redemption.

When I first learned about this game I assumed it was going to be just an alright game at the best, but little did I know it was a lot better than the last GTA game. For me, the GTA games where much fun until I got bored with the missions and started killing hookers, pedestrians and all that good stuff. However, this game has succeeded where GTA fell short and kept my attention. When I first played this game I was a little discouraged with the issues with online play, but those issues have now been resolved. In fact, the online play is so much fun.

I have always enjoyed the “Spaghetti Westerns”, such as The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly and Fistful of Dollars. These movies took place in the “Wild West” of the United States, and since they were made by Italians, hence the term “Spaghetti Westerns”. Red Dead Redemption takes out all of the new-age prostitutes and hands you the classy kind, if you know what I mean. Unlike few of the previous attempts at the Western branch of setting, Red Dead Redemption is successful in capturing the idea of the real “Wild West”.

A few things that I noticed that made me enjoy this game all the more was the fact that there wasn’t a moment that it lost my attention. Most gamers compare this game to GTA, and to an extent it is, although this game is much more interesting and in depth. Teaming up with your buddies is pure enjoyment and can last for several hours. There are a lot games that come with mini-games that are simply unbearable, but the mini-games in this game are indeed good. Overall, this game is really fun, and I’m sure to spend a lot of time playing with my friends. Good job Rockstar!

Source: Shooting Game Blog

November182010

Game Preview: Bulletstorm

Bulletstorm is an upcoming shooting game which occurs in a futuristic setting where an elite band of mercenaries known as Dead Echo, protect the confederation. When Dead Echo members Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato find out that they had been working on the wrong side, they abandon their squad commander and both end up being exiled to the edges of the galaxy. Players take the character of Grayson Hunt several years after his exile, who has become a drunken space pirate since. After getting engaged in an interstellar crash landing, he is reunited with his old colleague Sato. They find out that they are surrounded by hordes of flesh eating mutants in an abandoned paradise. Hunt and Sato decide to team up together once again to escape the planet alive and settle the score with the man who sent them there.

Gameplay

Players utilize a huge arsenal consisting of incredibly large weapons and over-the-top combat moves. Bulletstorm also has different kinds of “skillshots” which create intense levels of frantic gameplay. The player gets rewarded by the skillshot gameplay system for creating and instigating mayhem in the most unusual way possible. The more creative the skillshot, the more points players gain to upgrade their character and unlock weapons that allow the player to perform more creative moves and spectacular skillshots.

Development

The title began development in 2008 when publisher Electronic Arts announced that it would be publishing a new Intellectual property from game developer Epic Games. A trademark for the name “Bulletstorm" was unveiled when game developer People Can Fly filed a trademark for the name in December of last year. Epic Games designer Cliff Bleszinski was actually scheduled to announce the game together with Gears of War 3 during a guesting on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on April 8, 2010. But his appearance was rescheduled to April 12, 2010 after his slot was taken by pop icon Justin Bieber. Soon after Bleszinski announced on Twitter, that he would be unveiling two games on the show on April 12, 2010. However the game was revealed even before the scheduled appearance when gaming magazine, Game Informer, published its May 2010 issue cover which revealed the game. Bulletstorm is scheduled for release on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on February 22, 2011.

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November162010

Thoughts Before Buying Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops is a first-person shooter game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision for PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360. It’s generally considered the sixth mainstream game of the Call of Duty series after the storyline of the previous title, Call of Duty 5: World at War. Call of Duty: Black Ops was released on November 9, 2010.

CoD: World at War features a more mature theme than previous instalments. The game is also open-ended, as there are different ways to complete objectives. The gameplay shares several features with previous iterations of the game franchise. Players fight with help from AI-controlled teammates. They help during the game’s missions by providing cover fire, clearing rooms for entry and shooting down enemies.

The CoD4 sequel had a lot of expectations since its predecessor is tagged as its enhanced version. However, the graphics wasn’t as good as what was expected. All figures in the game should have looked real or three-dimensional. But what critics weren’t expecting, the trees looked flat as if it was a drawing in the scene. Graphics have a major role in the enjoyment of the game. It makes a game enjoyable and virtually real. Failure to provide outstanding graphics would be a huge disappointment to CoD fans who are expecting to see a more improved game from the previous version.

Some of the fans ascribe the short-delivered graphics from its current developer, Treyarch, who may have used their old graphics from their old games making it short of expectations from the original developer, Activision. Game players which are critic to Treyarch have seen the similarities of some scenes in World at War with some games previously developed by Treyarch. They describe the World at War graphics as refurbished graphics from old Treyarch games making it a big disappointment to online gamers. Some gamers criticised on the gadgets used in the game. The radar described as thermo, was bashed since there was obviously no thermo radars way back in the 1940’s. The guns were distinguished as lousy and nothing new compared to its predecessor, Modern Warfare.

World at War was not as sensational as expected and some there are some doubts about the sequel, Black Ops. With players disappointed at World at War, I just hoped Infinity Ward will regain the good reputation of CoD games and not disappoint as what Treyarch have come up with World at War. But after reading a few decent reviews of Black Ops, I think I’m going to grab a copy of the game this weekend.

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November132010

James Bond 007: Bloodstone Review

Bloodstone is somewhat a hard title to figure out, at least from a business perspective. It is not tied into any released James Bond movie, it’s coming out just as the holiday shopping rush is set to start, and it’s not only contending with the Goldeneye remake but yet another Activision title, Call of Duty: Black Ops. Even if the game was outstanding, it would still have a hard time finding an audience under those circumstances, so the fact that this shooting game is bad just ruins any chance it had.

What’s odd about Bloodstone is that it was developed by Bizarre Creations, who is best known for the recently released Blur and the Project Gotham Racing series (not to mention the addictive Geometry Wars). You’d think with that lineage, Bloodstone would offer solid driving segments, but not only is most of the game focused on third-person cover-based shooting, the few vehicle based sequences are mediocre at best. They are all chase segments where you drive a car and go after a target; staged explosions and near miss collisions add few thrills to the mix, but the repetitive missions need memorization and frequent attempts to conquer. Nowhere does skill come in handy—worse still, the cars all handle as if their tires are coated in melted butter, and the collision detection is absolutely awful.

The third-person cover based shooting segments turn out far better, but I mean that in comparison to the driving segments. It’s not nearly as polished as Uncharterd or Gears of War, but to be fair, the game does feature some astoundingly detailed environments, and there were moments, but rare, when I found myself having fun. Unfortunately, the majority of the game is monotonous—you take cover behind an object, kill some baddies, and repeat that about a hundred times — but one-shot kill mechanic called ‘Focus Aim’ and stealth-based melee kills do what they can to break up the monotony. In an odd turn, James carries around a smartphone that make up as a Swiss Army knife, showing you objectives, letting you hack doors, and pinpointing enemies location, which basically ruins the difficulty. Not that the game is very challenging to begin with — enemies who rely on the same side-stepping move to avoid your bullets makes the game so easy, and any sense of challenge comes from staggering numbers rather than intelligent enemy behaviour.

The game’s plot is nothing to write about either, involving global political intrigue and bio weapons; it’s superficial and over the top, and it’s a typical James Bond plot line. Dame Judi Dench and Daniel Craig turn in solid voice performances, but even their starpower isn’t enough to make you care about what’s going on. There is also a multiplayer mode that I wasn’t able to try, but honestly, I’m not sure enough if people will invest in the game to ensure a healthy community; otherwise, if you’re going to play a multiplayer Bond game, you might as well invest in Goldeneye Wii, and PS3 and Xbox 360 owners will probably be too engrossed by Black Ops to care about anything else for the next few months.

Again, this is why I feel Bloodstone so confusing: Trying to release an original James Bond title that isn’t tied into a big budget movie is risky on its own, but releasing it the same day as the remake of one of the most favourite Bond games of all time, with what will no doubt be one of the biggest selling game of the year in Black Ops waiting in the wings, seems like an unusual business decision.

Source: Shooting Game Blog

November122010

My Top 5 Shooter Games for iPhone

Looking for the best iPhone shooter games? We have listed down the top five shooter games for iPhone for you to choose from. Here’s your best list of best iPhone shooter games. Either you get one of them or get all if you’re a die-hard shooter game fan.

iBubble Shooter Pro

If shooting bubbles seems a nice idea of a great shooter game, you’ll definitely enjoy iBubble Shooter Pro. It’s very simple and yet very addictive. The objective of this game is pretty simple just like any other bubble shooter game for iPhone, burst as much bubble as you can to clear the game board as fast as you can. You need to use your fingers to shoot 3 or more of the same colour bubbles to pop them. The game has two modes of play, collector mode where you need to achieve the biggest score possible and sniper mode where you need to clear the board with as few shots as possible. Price: $0.99

Marine Sharpshooter

This iPhone shooter game was based from a best-selling PC game which boasted 1 million sales. For its iPhone version, Marine Sharpshooter got 2.5 million downloads worldwide. The game takes you into different combat environments. You must complete missions involving rescue of hostages, assassinating targets and more. The game also features multiple rifles including the M82, SR25 and more. The game has three play modes – quick play, arcade and story. What makes this game outstanding is the strategy factor. Since you are a sharpshooter, you need to take down every single enemy with one bullet, so aim carefully. Price: $1.99

Call of Duty World at War –Zombies 2

If you had fun with the Call of Duty game series, you will definitely enjoy this game as well. It takes the same action-packed Call of Duty game and puts a different spin on it. This time you will be shooting as many zombies as you can. The game supports up to four players on four different iPhones connected through Wi-Fi as well as 2 players connected through Bluetooth. It’s a type of multiplayer experience on your iPhone. Other features of the game include; 3 different controls, an achievements system, leaderboard, downloadable content and of course the huge arsenal at your disposal. Price: $9.99

Half-Dead 3D Shooter

This first-person shooter has intelligent AI that will surely pose a great challenge to your shooting game skills. The game features a smooth interface and game environment. Eliminating all your enemies as fast as you can is the objective of the game. To do this, you must shoot as accurately as possible as well as use health kits which are strategically located. All these elements make up a great first-person shooter set in a 3D environment.  Price: $0.99

Battle Bears-1

The first time I found out about Battle Bears I did not believe that those cuddly bears could actually be as fierce as the Battle Bears. But what can you do? The game was really fun and hilarious with an added mix of shooting action. Battle Bears-1 features powerups, free range movements, battle various bosses and take a crack at 35 achievements waiting for you. One word I can best describe this game - hilarious! Price: $0.99

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November112010

Detailed Release of Mass Effect 2 on PS3

At GamesCom last August, ElectronicArts announced that BioWare’s Microsoft-exclusive sci-fi shooting game franchise Mass Effect would soon be a multi-console enterprise. Early next year Mass Effect 2 will be released on Sony’s platform following the game’s release on the Xbox 360 and PC in January 2010 and well signifies Mass Effect 3’s eventual distribution on Sony’s platform.

BioWare offered PS3 gamers a glimpse at what they will be able to expect from Mass Effect 2’s Blu-ray Disc debut. The main advantage of the PS3 edition of the game will include contents released in a downloadable form for PC and Xbox 360. This content includes Project Overlord, Lair of the Shadow Broker, Kasumi: Stolen Memory, and Blood Dragon Armor packs.

PS3 gamers who buy Mass Effect 2 will also gain access to the Cerberus Network, which offers free access to more downloadable content ranging from the Zaeed character missions to the Hammerhead hover tank. Used-game purchasers, on the other hand, will be required to purchase access to the Cerberus Network.

BioWare will also offer a make-good to PS3 gamers for the absence of the original game on Sony’s platform. The studio’s Edmonton division will be collaborating with Dark Horse Comics on an interactive comic that will help fill in the story leading up to the events in Mass Effect 2.

While I cannot release all the details about this yet, what I can tell you is that we want to create a stunning visual experience that not only tells the core story elements of Mass Effect 1, but also is fully interactive allowing you to be faced with some of the major choices which will have consequences in your Mass Effect universe”, says BioWare producer Jesse Houston of the comic. He also mentioned that it will be included with the Cerberus Network and initially be a PS3-exclusive.

Finally, BioWare validated a number of additional DLC packs are going to be available for the PS3 edition of the game, of both the paid and free variety. Though the studio didn’t reveal much of the specifics of these add-ons, it did offer the names Recon Operations Pack and Aegis Pack.

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