Somebody please put some more X into exergaming. Yet for the first actual release to the people, game makers did a great job. I’m satisfied with Wii Fit’s motion sensing, but there’s some really cool footage we see from movies and sports and a real workout for athletes would be super cool. Having a flaw in my balance due to an unknown stability caused by a weakness on my right side is cool, though. At least I have something to work on. I also think swinging my arms around and seeing a digital avatar I created respond to my moves is cool.
I remember when workouts used to be sweaty, exhausting, painful and riddled with calorie burns. I bet that 10 minutes of sprints used to burn in excess of 200 calories. Only 144 calories exhausted in 36 min on Wii Fit Plus Strength exercises. But, you get to view your digital avatar. Did I mention him before? Be sure to keep your eyes down and wait for the signals while doing push ups. Some of the core exercises provided the most difficult to scoring opportunities for me. I think mostly due to the weakness on my right side that causes the instability…
Games are cool too. As is the Fit Plaza and extras including locker room with many other options. Your pet’s weight can be taken and saved for future monitoring. Video game designers can really bring modern exercise science to the masses. At this time, weight, BMI, calories burned and stats for every move on the balance board are all calculated and charted before your very eyes. Thats cool.
But, what’s the coolest thing about exercising? Advancement. It can be weight loss, a race, looks or simply the gratification of knowing you worked hard. Video gamers need to consider all the above in order to bring even the hard-core a accomplished workout. Similar technology has been tested and used to moniter athlete development in sports science programs around the world. Being able to play games and exercise for real in front of our HDtv’s is something I’d like to see.
Wouldn’t that be cool?
Ever since the Treyarch introduced the latest major installment from the Call of Duty series, millions of fans and video gaming enthusiasts bought their copies of the game. Within the month, Black Ops became everybody’s favorite online game all over the universe!
In Japan alone, it undoubtedly reached the top spot among video games, according to the most reliable weekly sales chart. Actually, it already reached an astonishing figure at 128,922 units for Playstation 3! This is three time the Super Fossil Fighters, the closest rival at 42,829 units. The 7th edition gives you several features that are not available in the previous installments.
And because more and more people are rewiring their thinking into testing out their call of duty within this video game, it is strongly suggested to find out from a Call of Duty: Black Ops Strategy Guide to increase your chances of being successful in the game. While playing the missions, it’s best to possess a general idea regarding the weapons that you can employ. Your perfect guide offers you complete information regarding the submachine guns, assault rifles, shotguns, pistols, sniper rifles, launchers, specific weapons, and even some known facts about weapon camouflages and attachments. An ultimate guide usually supplies the players a whole rundown of all the goodies and trophies to win. Strategies on the correct tactics and techniques ought to be elaborated to guide the player unlock them. For instance, in the Sacrifice achievement, all you have to do is to make certain that your team correctly escapes from Cuba. If you successfully do this, achievement points will be granted as a reward.
Rewards and perks of the game should also be appropriately explained. Players really should have a basic kill streak tactics to use successfully. Their corresponding points also needs to be pointed out. It should be noted that Black Ops has different campaigns. An extensive Call of Duty: Black Ops Tactic Guide must provide you with tips for survival especially for Veteran Campaign, because it is the toughest component in gaming. In reality, it’s that challenging that only serious players can pass through it effectively. Patience is very important while playing this campaign. Allow them to lead the way so you would know the location of the enemies. Make sure to duck for cover.
Weapons should always be aimed straight down; it should be ready to take a shot anytime. Be ready to die. Not only that, to get past hazardous locations, often be prepared with your smoke grenades and supplementary concussions.
With a comprehensive Call of Duty: Black Ops Strategy Guide, feel comfortable knowing that you are just one step closer to properly finishing the quests.
Xbox 360 has become a major hit amongst video game players all over the world due to its awesome HD graphics, ease of use and ability to connect live with other players around the globe. There are many different games to choose from and in this article I will briefly highlight the top 10 exclusive Xbox 360 games around calculated by number of sales.
Halo 3 – 8.1 million copies sold
Halo 3 is a first person shooter and the 3rd title in the Halo trilogy concluding the story arc that began in Halo: Combat Evolved and continued in Halo 2. Halo 3′s story centres on the intergalactic war between 26th century humanity, led by the United Nations Space Command, and a group of alien races known as the Covenant. The player once again assumes the role of enhanced supersoldier Master Chief as he wages war in defence of humanity. The game features new vehicles and weapons not seen in the previous games as well as an array of new features.
Gears of War – 5 million copies sold*
A third-person shooter game, Gears of War concentrates on the troops of Delta Squad as they wage war against an unrelenting subterranean enemy known as the Locust Horde on the fictional planet of Sera. The player assumes the role of Marcus Fenix, a former prisoner and war-hardened soldier. The game is based on the use of cover and strategic fire for the player to advance through the scenarios.
* Gears of War sales may include the PC version of the game.
Gears of War 2 – 5 million copies sold
Gears of War 2 is the 2nd game in the Gears of War franchise and players take control of Marcus Fenix who leads Delta Squad against the Locust Horde, who this time are attempting to sink all cities on the planet Sera by using a giant riftworm to eat the ground beneath them but instead they discover the true intent of the Locust actions. New guns and gameplay mechanics such as “hockey fights” and the ability to use defeated foes as “meatshields” were incorporated into the game.
Halo: Reach – 3.7 million copies sold
Halo: Reach is another first-person shooter in the Halo universe. Humanity is locked in a war with the alien Covenant in the year 2552 as players control Noble Six, a member of an elite supersoldier squad, during the battle for the world of Reach. As the Covenant start their assault on the planet, the UNSC begin their heroic yet ultimately futile effort to deter the alien invaders.
Fable II – 3.5 million copies sold
Fable II is an action role-playing game & takes place in the fictional land of Albion, 500 years after Fable’s original setting. Weapons are still primitive, and large castles and cities have developed in the place of towns. Unlike the original, the player may choose to be either male or female, while also choosing a character’s sexuality, allowing for marriage and sexual liaisons with male and female NPCs.
Forza Motorsport 2 – 2.6 million copies sold
Forza Motorsport 2 is a realistic racing simulator and the 2nd title in the Forza Motorsport franchise. Including downloadable content, there are 349 cars available in the game which are divided into 6 production classes and 4 race classes with the races a car is eligible for being limited by its. All cars have multiple settings for damage and physics characteristics and most of the cars can be visually customised with both aerodynamic parts as well as graphics. 1000 layers of graphics can be created to draw shapes, letters and pictures onto a car. Forza 2 contains real world tracks for circuit racing including – Silverstone, Laguna Seca, Sebring International Raceway, Suzuka Circuit, Road Atlanta, Tsukuba, Mugello Circuit, and Nrburgring Nordschleife which are all licensed and included.
Forza Motorsport 3 – 2 million copies sold
Forza Motorsport 3 is a racing game and sequel to Forza Motorsport 2. The game includes over 400 customisable cars (Over 500 cars in the Ultimate Collection version) from 50 manufacturers and over 100 race track variations with the ability to race up to 8 cars on track at a time. New additions to the game include a rewind feature, an in-car driving view, updated physics engine which includes tyre deformation, one button assisted driving, vehicle rollover with detailed undercarriages, real-simulation drifting and drag racing. Also new to the series is the addition of stock cars, albeit generic and the inclusion of some SUVs. The new single-player season mode puts the player through a completely tailor-made racing calendar that includes more than 200 different events, including circuit, oval, drag, drift, and timed events. New circuits added to the series are the Circuit de la Sarthe and Circuit de Catalunya tracks, with these joining the already impressive list from Forza 2.
Mass Effect – 1.6 million copies sold
Mass Effect is an action role-playing game which takes place in the year 2183. The titular mass effect is a form of inertia-suppressing technology; allowing faster-than-light travel for the player, who assumes the role of Commander Shepard, an elite human soldier who sets out to explore the Galaxy in a starship – the SSV Normandy. Mass Effect 2 (not an Xbox 360 exclusive), was released later and takes place two years after the events that transpired in the first game. The sequel directly uses players’ completed save data from the first game basing certain events and narrative threads on decisions and actions that the player made in the first game.
Dead Rising – 1.6 million copies sold
Dead Rising is a sandbox, action-adventure, survival horror game and centres on Frank West, a photojournalist who ends up trapped in a shopping mall infested with zombies. Frank must rescue survivors, contend with crazed psychopaths, defend himself from zombie attacks and stay alive while still attempting to uncover the truth behind the incident. The player controls Frank as he explores the mall, using any available object as a weapon and can complete several main or optional missions to earn Prestige Points to gain special abilities. The game features several endings depending on decisions the player makes along the way.
*A Wii remake was released in February 2009 titled Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop.
Crackdown – 1.5 million copies sold
Crackdown is a third-person shooter set in an open world. The player controls a biologically enhanced Agent tasked with overcoming 3 crime lords and their crime organisations. The player’s abilities improve by defeating the crime lords and their supporters, as well as completing optional activities, such as street races and scavenger hunts. The gameplay is nonlinear, instead of adhering to a set mission sequence, players are free to select the approach to completing their missions and activities as they wish.
N.B. The sales information based on total games sold has been collated from Wikipedia and is correct as of April 2011. The definition of exclusive games in this article is meant to denote games that have not appeared on any other console (i.e. Sony Playstation 3 or Nintendo Wii).
The need to include the sales from the PC version of Gears of War is due to the Wikipedia article indicating it was not possible to distinguish between the sales from the Xbox 360 and the PC version.
Dead Rising made the list as an exclusive Xbox 360 title because a ‘remake’ for the Wii console (which was released under a different name – Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop) had several changes from the original Xbox 360 version and so believe this an acceptable ‘exclusive’ title for the Xbox 360.
PhenomenalAJR has been an avid Xbox 360 gamer since it was released. He put this article together to give gamers an idea of what they may like to play next or add to their games collection. Please visit PhenomenalAJR’s Xbox 360 games website for more reviews, opinions & discussions.
Rave reviews have come about by NBA fans and gamers regarding NBA2K 11 tournaments and game play. The series originally was developed by Visual Concepts, but it is published under the 2K Sports label. The latest releases add somethings but also return to options that were removed from the 2K10 version. These tournaments are a huge hit and have many thousands of dollars of cash prizes being offered.
Many new gamers are not as familiar with game and tournament play. Those folks should take some time and become familiar with them. The game, obviously, is NBA basketball. Each version features a different superstar and this one features Michael Jordan. The Jordan challenges are a great way to build up those skills. Working up from the training mode, it is time to get ready for live tournament play.
The tournament play is for anyone who wants a challenge. Since the game is able to be played online, many companies have sponsored them. Often when signup begins, it does not have to last very long before the slots are filled. There are many open spaces, but even more gamers. The popularity of these has grown over the years and look to be even more popular as they continue.
Some of the prizes that are available include up to fifty thousand dollars for the winner. In other cases, the top few teams divide up the winnings according to their success in the tourney. While the game was already hugely popular, these cash give a ways have made it even more popular.
For those not quite ready for tourney play, the one on one version is a great way to challenge an opponent. There are two modes, exhibition and association mode. The players can also go back in history because this version has included some classic teams playing in classic stadiums.
The My Player options are back. This is part of the overall strategy that the gamers use to improve their standing. By building a player’s numbers and attributes, the skill level is increased. Using the various available modes, these numbers can be racked up. The game does prevent maxing out all of the attributes, which used to be used to create super players in the past. This helps keep the game more realistic rather than creating a player that is just too good to be true.
Going online to challenge an opponent in one on one play is a great way to get ready for the tournaments. There are some great tips and tricks available online as well that help give players ideas on trick shots and strategy in live play. Small mistakes can costs games, so practice and one on one challenges are the name of the game.
There is no better way of preparing for the NBA2K 11 tournaments that to practice and take on challengers. Learning to develop the quick reflexes to be able to react to the live events will come with practice. There are plenty of gamers out there to challenge because this is one of the most popular games on the market.
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Are you an online gamer? I have been playing online for many years now. World of Warcraft is my favorites. The design is good and so is the interface and story line. One thing I like about it is the number of different ways you can play. You can just do quests, play in groups, or play by yourself or a combination. There are lots of events they have every year to do special things and you can talk to friends.
World of Warcraft is one of the better games online since they keep adding to the game and coming out with expansion to continue the quests and levels. Plus you get new character races, professions, and much more so you are always being challenged with new stuff. You never run out of something to do.
World of Warcraft is the fourth in the series of warcraft games. It is the first of the series to be online though in such a way you have to have internet and sign up with their server and pay monthly. At fifteen dollars a month it doesn’t really cost that much since you are always getting updates and improvements to the game.
I have been a video gamer for years and love playing video games. I first started out with “Space Invaders” and “Pong” so I have seen the beginning. The video game industry has come far since the beginning of the video game revolution and I wonder how far it will be going in the future.
If you are a gamer and haven’t yet broke down to go to online games you should really check it out. I think you would really enjoy the new environment and the interaction you get with other players. If you aren’t a gamer you should try the games because they can be a great way to relax and take your mind off the stress and work. Like all things though you have to not over do it like some and go to the excess on playing. It is easy to play the entire day and not realize it.