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Final Fantasy VII – Say Hello To The Bad Guys

Final Fantasy VII is widely considered to be one of the greatest video games of all time. Despite being released in 1997, fans of the game still feel a strong connection to it, and with every new generation of consoles, there is a call for a remake of the game.

What makes this game so popular? In my opinion, there are two reasons. Firstly, the complexity of the storyline, which includes eco-terrorism, global corporatocracy, an alien threat, a love triangle, and perhaps the most memorable villain in video game history – Sephiroth. This brings me to the second reason – Final Fantasy VII had an excellent cast of villains, which helped the player become invested in the game.

Along with Sephiroth, there were five other major villainous forces in FFVII, as well as a host of other lackeys and antagonists.

At the beginning of FFVII, the main enemy of the party is President Shinra. He is the head of Shinra Corp, a company that began life as a weapons manufacturer and later became a provider of energy through their Mako energy project. President Shinra is an incredibly greedy man, not content with the corporatocracy he has built, he …

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“Final Fantasy VII – Say Hello To The Bad Guys”

How Nintendo took on the world And won

The latest version of Nintendo’s handheld gaming console has been released in the UK and Europe. The DSi, which was initially reported in The Times in February, was introduced on Friday, April 3. It builds on the success of the DS brand by adding multimedia functions. The DSi is available in black or white, with the white version being shiny and sleek to the touch, while the matt black version has a rougher finish that is more pleasingly tactile.

The DSi is the third revision of the DS system, which is the largest-selling game system yet produced, with worldwide sales of over 100 million units, 9 million of which were sold in the UK alone. Although it looks similar to the existing DS Lite, the DSi represents a bigger jump forward than that between the chunky authentic DS and the DS Lite. The new machine is slimmer, with slightly larger screens, a faster processor, and new features.

New feature one: the DSi has its own built-in operating system, modelled on the Wii system, which is stored on the DSi’s built-in memory. One of the useful outcomes of this is that games are now “hot-swappable,” meaning that you no longer need …

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“How Nintendo took on the world And won”

DirectX 10 Vs DirectX 9 – A Critical Analysis

Video games have sparked a revolution in the entertainment industry, providing instant excitement, suspense, thrill, and the ability to immerse oneself in the story as the game’s protagonist. What began as simple entertainment for children has evolved into one of the most beloved pastimes for adults. With intricately woven stories, stunning graphics, special effects, and the pure joy of battling foes, video games offer endless pleasure to anyone who plays them. Among the many companies creating these engaging games, Microsoft is considered the leading producer.

To address compatibility issues between gaming consoles and PC architecture, Microsoft developed DirectX. While gaming consoles have the same hardware, PCs do not, so to ensure that all gaming consoles could be connected to PCs, Microsoft introduced a popular interface between gaming hardware, operating systems, and multimedia applications. DirectX is the name of this interface, a software piece that coordinates between gaming consoles and multimedia programs.

As hardware and software have advanced, so has DirectX. Currently, DirectX 9.0 is the accepted version, compatible with Windows98. Earlier versions, such as 8.0a and 3.0a, are compatible with Windows95 and Windows NT 4, respectively. With the release of Windows Vista, DirectX 10.0 became necessary. All versions …

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Movies That Should Have Been MMO’s

Okay, so we’re halfway there, aren’t we? The fact is that many people have wrongly accused director James Cameron of ripping off World of Warcraft. Yes, his film Avatar made a lot of money (much like Blizzard does every year), but it’s not really a ripoff. It’s interesting how much the film lends itself to being an MMO.

The main characters in Avatar enter high-tech machines with the objective of inhabiting technologically designed “avatars”. There are giant walking mechs, a vibrant alien planet filled with lush, living jungles, wide floating mountain ranges, and huge trees, as well as tall, breathtaking alien creatures with a distinct and interesting culture. How is this not already an MMO?

When it comes to factions, classes, or races, it’s not too difficult to imagine the Marines being one, the Nav’i friendly people being another, and the Nav’i themselves as the last. Of course, there are still vehicles like the mechs, fighters, and air craft carriers. Oh, and we mustn’t forget about the possibilities for mounts with the wildlife running about. It may be difficult to find a currency or some kind of wow gold equivalent to run the in-game economy, but ideally, …

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Tetris is good for the brain

A research reveals that the most prevalent videogames in history produces beneficial effects found on the mind.

Who said that all videogames are bad ? According to a research by the Mind Research Network, a no-profit business, the favored game of joints, acknowledged in the planet as “Tetris”, will be wise for the mind of young individuals, it create the mind better and make a thicker cortex.

STUDY – To reach a this conclusion, some experts in mental illnesses have observed for 3 months the behavior of the teenage females that love the Tetris game.

The group was formed by females that have twenty-fifth years older. The results were very surprising. Adolescent females, actually, have developed a thicker cortex than regular. Although the link between your 2 effects remains very unclear to scientists, the research delivers a creative theory that mentioned that the mental exercise as the leading element for the maturation of the brilliant notice.

THE GAME – The initial variation of Tetris, tailored in the Cold War, has appeared in the Soviet Union June 6, 1984.

The objective of the pastime is stacking through appropriate rotations, geometric shaped blocks largely square and rectangular that came down in a …

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Cooking And Baking Games Developed For Videogaming Consoles

If you and your kids are interested in learning about cooking, but want to avoid the mess and hassle of the kitchen, then online cooking games may be the perfect solution for you! There are a variety of games available online that can teach you and your children about the latest in hot dishes. For example, the Wii has created a popular game for kids called Cooking Mama.

What is this game like on the DS? One of the unique aspects of this and other cooking games is that there are no points or individual ‘hero’ names required. Instead, the game focuses on building your cooking skills step-by-step. The game includes a variety of cooking techniques, from frying to grating, that can be practiced using a stylus. Once you feel comfortable with these techniques, you can move on to a list of recipes that includes everything from basic dishes to more complex ones.

The online version of cooking games offers even more options for exploring the culinary arts. Players can start with fifteen basic dishes, and as their cooking skills improve, they can unlock more sophisticated recipes. Along the way, players can create their own unique combinations of ingredients and …

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