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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Next Generation Console

The PlayStation 4 is the most technically advanced of all three consoles. It is able to play in 1080p, 1080i but is not set up for the rarely used upcoming 4k resolution. The Xbox One on the other hand can’t always do 1080p but is set up for the 4k resolution. The 4k resolution is an resolution that hasn’t quite been used in TVs (due to the expense) but are used in movie theaters. As of now though the PlayStation 4 has the best graphics of all three systems (if only by a small margin). PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both have about the same amount of exclusive games as well. Nintendo overall due to its long running history has the longest list of exclusive games to its console.

The Xbox One was designed for an overall entertainment console and entertainment hub. It also has many services, such as Twitch and upload studio so that gamers can upload their gaming clips and sessions to the internet much easier. Both the Wii U and PlayStation 4 both have a lot of these applications as of now as well. All three have a number of entertainment and social media applications such as Facebook, Netflix and Hulu as well.

The Xbox One has the best motion controls of all three systems, with no peripherals needed like the other consoles. It has also been greatly improved upon over the last Kinect motion control system, with a much better video capture and voice capture system. With the new Wii U gamepad and Wiimotes the Wii U does have a unique motion control system but not quite as advanced as the Xbox One. The PlayStation 4 does have motion control and voice control similar to the Xbox One and are also developing a Virtual Reality prototype called “Project Morpheus”.

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition

Start Small. Many Dungeon Masters want to create their own worlds and narratives, but crafting elaborate adventures and campaigns is an immense task early on and a rudimentary understanding of the rules can hinder the momentum necessary to drive a complex story and result in a disheartening first experience.

Whether running the introductory adventure The Lost Mine of Phandelver – found in the 5th Edition Starter Set – or an adventure you’ve made yourself, it’s important to start small and allow yourself plenty of room to make mistakes.

Read the rules found in the Player’s Handbook, pick an environment, choose a setting, read up on one or two types of monsters, and send your adventurers on a short quest that requires them to traverse this environment in order to interact with these monsters in this setting. Give them some gold and one or two pieces of equipment if they successfully complete the quest.

Leave Room for Improvisation. It’s impossible to prepare for everything that your players are going to think up. Time spent fleshing out intricate backgrounds for the good people of Daggerford is wasted when your adventurers decide that they don’t want to go to Daggerford, but instead would rather sleep in the woods on the outskirts of town. In order to save yourself from wasting hours, or even days, of preparation, you should avoid going into too much detail when creating non-player characters, locations, monsters, etc.

Give every non-player character you make a name and one or two defining features (such as a big scar on their right eye or six fingers on their left hand) so that players can easily identify them, but let the finer details come out while you’re actually playing the game. Once a character, location, monster, etc. has shown up in your game, keep an index card with their name and key features – as well as what happened to them in the game – on hand for later sessions.

Stop. Collaborate and Listen. Often times new Dungeon Masters confuse their role as a litigator with that of a tyrant, but Dungeons & Dragons is a collaborative storytelling experience, with both the DM and the players contributing to what’s happening in the narrative. Being responsible for creating the entirety of the world that your players inhabit is intimidating, but remember that you are all gathered together to play a game and have fun – yes, even the Dungeon Master.

Get into the habit of asking your players questions about their characters, such as “Having been here before, what’s your impression of Baldur’s Gate?” and “Have you fought bugbears before? If so, how did that go for you?” This gets players in the mindset of thinking about the world from their character’s perspective and allows them to contribute to the world-building, taking some of the load off of you.

If you’re really comfortable with your group, you can even field them questions like “What’s a good name for a nervous shop owner?” and work together at the table to come up with a non-player character’s foundation. The more you include your players in your world, the more invested they will become.

Slot Gaming Machines

Classic Slot Machines

The classic slot machines have 3 reels and only one payline. The machines are the traditional machines used in playing the traditional games. They first appeared in land based casinos. While you will find unique symbols in the machines, you will come across common symbols such as oranges, cherries, and melons.

Some of the popular games that you can play with the machines include: wheel of fortune, cash wheel, deluxe, diamond solitaire, and triple Zesty Hot Peppers.

Bonus Machine

These ones have bonus features such as bonus games. Other special features that you will find in these machines include gamble features and free spins. For you to play the game, the bonus game has to be triggered by 3 bonus symbols. To reveal the prizes you should select 3 items on the second screen.

There are many bonus games that you can play using these machines. The modern games that you can play include: winning bid, Neon nights, terminator, monopoly and top gun. If you like fishing games you can play Bearly fishing.

Loyalty Machine

They operate on the popular theme and you will find them in both land based and online casinos. For you to play the game you have to collect 5 pink star symbols. Every time that one of the star symbols lands on the reels, one of the greyed out rectangles at the top of the reels is illuminated. When all the symbols are illuminated you will have won a loyalty jackpot.

Real-Life Pokemon

Created by Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori, Pokemon (originally called “Pocket Monsters”) were adapted from real-life animals in the early 1990s. In the original video game, the player must capture Pokemon using specially design Poke Balls, and use them to fight fictitious competitors, collection various specialty badges with every defeat. Pokemon taps into our human instincts of companionship, competition, and journey. As a result, Pokemon became one of the largest pop culture trends throughout the work in the 90s.

Millennials grew up playing Pokemon video games, watching its cartoons, and playing its card games. As technology advanced, Nintendo, which publishes Pokemon, updated versions of the video games to play on advanced hardware. As smart technologies progressed, Niantic, a San Francisco Software company specializing in augmented reality, worked to create one of the most successful smartphone applications in history: Pokemon Go. Tapping into the public’s nostalgia of this cultural phenomenon, combined with new technologies, Pokemon Go allows users to catch their own Pokemon in their community through their smart phone.
Although Pokemon Go integrates novel technology to create a fundamentally unique experience for users, it has more than just software to thank for its success. At the core of its appeal to consumers is its connection to human psychology. Humans have always had an affinity for animals because they have shared our spaces since the development of our species. Because of this, our ancestors told stories and created mythologies around animals and the symbols they represent.

If we skim through history, we will discover countless interactions between humans and animals, and stories based off of them which relayed important cultural messages. For example, lions represent authority, power, and dominance; lambs and snakes are often symbolized in religious texts, and eagles are seen as heralds of freedom.
One culture that was particularly influenced by animals was ancient Greece, which based a large portion of their religion on mythological creatures. One of the most famous storytellers of Ancient Greece, named Aesop, was famous for incorporating animals in his anecdotes which were used to convey important moral tales. These were used by politicians, religious leaders, and teachers to explain to audiences life-lessons in easy to understand ways.