How to enjoy life and still keep gaming

Gaming can be balanced

We all have busy schedules, but we all have our favourite gaming hobbies too, so here’s a rundown of what you can do so that you always have enough time for gaming in your life.

Understand you need to create a balance

Back in 2001, the Xbox had just been launched,  I spent most of my time completing Halo, Project Gotham Racing and Rallisport Challenge.  I had a lot of free time so days seemed to stretch forever and I always managed to finish whatever game I was working on and still hand in my assignments on time.

Fast-forward sixteen years and things have changed.  Life has now taken over.  I am married, and I have a cat.  My work life is far busier than my college life was back then so I can only snatch brief moments of being able play my favourite videogame, Forza Horizon 3. read more

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How to choose a game for yourself

Choosing what game you want to play these days can almost be a chore in itself.  After all there are tons of games to choose from, both new and old, so how do you know which game is right for you?

There are several key aspects that you must consider before you can pick the right game for you that we will discuss in this article to help you pick the best game for you.

Measure your time

Playing videogames can almost be a full-time job if you pick MMORPG titles.  These types of games tend to consume much of your free time.  However, there are many mobile games or casual games, such as Flappy Bird, or Pokemon Go, that you can play, usually on your console or your phone. read more

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Busy schedules and video games

Gamers have one common  enemy in mind: a busy life. It’s hard to squeeze in time to play video games when there are dishes to do and money to be made.

With that in mind, developers are now taking time as a big consideration in game design. Here are five things that a time-friendly game should consider

1. Length

If it’s a long game, it takes up a long time. Game length plays a large part when gamers try to consider if they should pick up a game or not. This is one of the core factors as to why mobile got big: they are portable and they showcase short bursts of rewarding gameplay. read more

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Five reasons why you should pick up a video game

Playing video games is a pretty normal activity for most people of all ages these days. People have it on their smartphones, on their homes, and living room. It doesn’t matter if it’s an RPG or an FPS, If you haven’t picked up a controller before, here are five reasons why you should

1.Video games improve decision making

Games are all about choices. They require players to assess situations and make the choices they deem as the best with the hope of achieving a specific goal in mind. Decision making is an integral skill in playing video games as well as surviving life. Video games are great in improving decision making especially during crucial moments. Do you go for an attack and risk it or do you play safe and defend? Do you use your long cooldowns or just gamble it for a possible advantage? A lot of choices in video games are intense with a lot of gameplay outcomes on the brink of one single choice. This makes video games an intense experience that sharpens a person’s decision-making skills read more

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