The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

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Bethesda Game Studios is about to launch the fifth edition of its role playing game series, The Elder Scrolls, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. After the grand success of the first four editions, the fifth one too is likely to grab everyone’s attention. It is the sequel to the fourth edition named, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and is likely to be released worldwide, on November 11, 2011.

Game Scenario

The game scenario of Skyrim takes us two hundred years ahead of the time in Oblivion. The name ‘Skyrim’ may sound vague and absurd, but it has its significance within the world of Elder Scrolls. After the execution of its king, the province of Skyrim has broken into a civil war. God Alduin has arrived in the form of a snake with the motive of destroying the world. You have to play the character of the only surviving Dovankiin, which means born of dragon, and save the world from this predicament.

System Requirements

The official system requirements for this game has not been declared as yet. The following tells you about the predicted minimum, as well as, the predicted recommended requirements for this game to run in your PC-

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Minimum PC Specs

OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or Althon X2 2.0 GHz
HDD: 15 GB
Graphics: 512 MB card
Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Supported Graphics Card: 8800 GT

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Recommended PC Specs

OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
CPU: Core 2 Quad 3 GHz
HDD: 15 GB free disk space
Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Memory
Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Supported Graphics Card: Geforce GTX 460/Radeon 5850

So wait no longer! And rush to the nearest store and get your own copy of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, as soon as it is released.

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Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

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Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is one of the best selling and most popular computer games of all times. It is sometimes referred to as RoC or WC3 or War3. Blizzard Entertainment, the American video game developer, launched this game on 3rd July,2002. This “Game of the year“ title winner belongs to Warcraft series of games,  released in 1994.It is named so because it is the third game set in the Warcraft Universe.

The fictional world of Azeroth is the playground of this game. There was a devil force called Burning Legion long back before the events of the game. The main objective of the Burning Legion was to obliterate Azeroth. A tribe called the Orcs was instigated by  Burning Legion to attack Azeroth. The fight went on for years. Now the aim of the protagonist is to defeat  Burning Legion.

How to play Warcraft III:Reign of Chaos
The game of Warcraft III is played on wide plains and fields, featured by rivers, mountains, lakes, and cliffs. The terrain is masked with an impenetrable dark cover in campaign mode. The cover is removed from the explored terrains. The areas which are out of sight are covered blanketed with fog of war. There are three objectives of the players playing the game.
1. To build settlements to acquire resources.
2. To guard against other rivals.
3. To prepare units to explore the terrain and attack competitors.
Food,lumber and gold are the three main resource to be acquired in this game. To construct units and buildings, lumber and gold are needed. Food is required for maintaining the units,controlled by the player.
New Features
A new feature of creeps, belligerent to all players, is introduced in this game. The creeps are commanded by the computers. Creeps’ main job is to protect strategic areas like gold mines or neutral buildings. Another interesting feature of this game is day and night cycle. Most of the creeps nap at night. This feature makes scouting during the night much safer. It also reduces the line of sight for most of the units.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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Eidos Montreal looks to be back in the hunt in 2011. Its first release, ‘The Original’, had won hearts, and is regarded as one of the best games ever. It followed it up with ‘Invisible War’, but it turned out to be nothing less than a disappointment. But with its upcoming release, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, it looks like it is likely to regain its lost ground. The game is likely to be released on 23/08/2011 in North America, and on 26/08/2011 in Europe.

Game Scenario

In this game, you have to get into the shoes of Adam Jensen, who is an ex-SWAT specialist. He has been appointed to look after the security of America’s most empirical biotechnology firms. But one day, a black operation team attacks and kills all the scientists you were supposed to protect. You are badly injured in the process and have to be given mechanical aid. Thereafter, scientific advancements start taking giant leaps, and the involvement of machines become an inextricable part of human life. You job is to think rationally and sincerely, and ensure that humanity follows the correct path.

System Requirements

The following tells you about the minimum, as well as, the recommended requirements for this game to run in your PC-

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Minimum PC Specs:

i) OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 with DirectX 9.0c
ii) PROCESSOR: 2 GHz dual core
iii) RAM: 1 GB RAM (Windows XP) / 2 GB (Windows Vista and Windows 7)
iv) GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce 8000 series or ATI Radeon HD 2000 series or better

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Recommended PC Specs:

i) OS: Windows 7
ii) PROCESSOR: AMD Phenom II X4 or Intel Core 2 Quad or better
iii) RAM: 2 GB
iv) GRAPHICS: AMD Radeon HD 5850

So hurry up! And grab your own copy of Deus Ex: Human Revolution!


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About Dreamcast Game Series

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English: A US Sega Saturn console, shown with type 2 controller. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Dreamcast is the first sixth generation game series. Sega,the multinational game developer,launched it in Japan in 1998. Due to it’s unique features, this game series gained cult status in the history of computer games. It inspired many other innovative and creative games,such as Crazy taxi,Shenmue,Jet Grind Radio,etc. The game console was considered a path breaking one. It is still held in high esteem. It is the first game which featured internet support for online play and an in-built modem. Sill today the game console is supported by various independent releases.

Brief History
Sega introduced Sega Saturn, a 32 bit fifth generation game in 1994. Sega Saturn was not very popular and struggled hard to gain market share. To overcome this debacle, Sega of America president, Bernie Stoller urged the Sega’s head office in Japan to developed a sixth generation game console. Thus the initiative of developing the Dreamcast took place.  Two teams were assigned the task. One team was led by Hideki Sato and the other one was headed by Tatsuo Yamamoto. Both group used Hitachi SH4 processor. But Sato’s group selected VideoLogic PowerVR2 graphics processor while Yamamoto’s group chose 3dfx hardware for graphics. Ultimately Sega settled for PowerVR hardware. In 1999, after it’s release in US, over 400000 units were sold within 4 days.


The main hardware parts used in this game series are Hitachi SH4 processor of 200MHz and 128 bit vector graphics engine. The graphics hardware features a PowerVR2 CLX2 chipset which could generate 7 millions/second. Other graphics features also include z-buffering,bump mapping,anti aliasing,order independent translucency,etc.

One of the most popular accessories for Dreamcast is VGA adapter. It allows the user to play Dreamcast computer display and televisions. Apart from that, Visual Memory Unit,which provides different functions for different games, is also widely used. Arcade sticks and light gun controllers are also used for some specific games. A special link cable is used for linking Dreamcast to Net Geo Pocket Color.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Review

Star Wars: The Old Republic

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The whole gaming world seems to be waiting with bated breath for the latest upcoming release of Bioware- Star Wars: The Old Republic. It is going to be a MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game. The news about the launch came out for the first time in October 21, 2008. Till now, no release date has been declared as yet, but reports indicate that it might be released in the latter halve of 2011.

Game Scenario

The game scenario takes us thousands of years back, before the rise of Darth Vader. A titanic war takes place between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire, which eventually divides the galaxy. You have the options to choose your playing character as a Jedi, a Sith, or from a number of other classic ‘Star Wars’ roles. You have to take vital decisions which will ultimately determine your path to glory or downfall. Along the way, you will make friends with valiant compeers, who will fight for you, or betray you, as per your decisions and actions. You will be teaming up with other players as well, and battle together against your enemies in dynamic ‘Star Wars’ combat.

System Requirements

The minimum and recommended system requirements have not been declared officially as yet. As per the news received from Bioware, they are trying to design the game, keeping in mind the majority of users. The predicted recommended configuration has been given below-

i) Intel Processor: Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33 GHz

ii) AMD Processor: Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5400+

iii) Nvidia Graphics Card: GeForce 8800 GTS

iv) ATI Graphics Card: Radeon HD 3800 Series

v) RAM: 2GB

vi) Hard Disk Space Required: 15GB

vii) Direct X: 9

So hurry up! And grab your own copy of  Star Wars: The Old Republic, as soon as it is released. You are sure to have an enthralling experience.

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Black & White:A God Game

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Map of the Khazar Khaganate and surrounding states, c. 820 CE. Area of direct Khazar control shown in dark blue, sphere of influence in purple. Other boundaries shown in dark red. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Since the launch of Populous in 1989, god games have been very popular in the gaming community. God game is basically an artificial game that pits the player against a divine and supernatural power to control the game on a large scale. Black&White is such a game,designed and developed by Lionhead studios. It was launched by Electronic Arts Inc and Feral Interactive for Apple Macintosh and Microsoft. An expansion named Black & White:Creature Isle and a sequel named Black&White 2 followed the original version.

Game Plot

The game begins with a dramatic situation. A new God, controlled by the player, is born by the prayer of two parents. The purpose of the prayer is to save their drowning child encircled by sharks in the sea. The new born God saves the kid from the jaws of sharks. After the successful rescue of the kid to the shore, the grateful parents lead the God to their village.  They plan to construct a bastion for the new God. But very soon it is found that several Gods exist with their citadel and followers. Every God wants to dominate the others. Among the all the Gods, one particular evil God, called Nemesis, wants to end all competitions and reign over the world. When the player’s citadel comes under attack from Nemesis, the player flees through a whirling vortex to a new island.

There, the player is welcomed by another God, named Khazar. Actually Khazar is the one who sent the mysterious vortex to rescue the player. Khazar asks the player to help him against another God,named Lethys,the subordinate of Nemesis. In return Khazar promises to provide resources to rebuild the player’s village. In the mean time, Nemesis obliterates Khazar. Lethys abducts the player and takes to another land through vortex. There the player is held by three magic pillars. To break free, the player must capture three villages. With the help of creed, the player achieves that and returns to the first island through a vortex. The first island is now attacked by Nemesis with fireballs,rain and lightning. There the player obtains the final creed ,destroys Nemesis and ends the attack forever.

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SeQuEl: Play for the Power of Quantum Marks!

A card game for people that like coins, Trojan warriors, magnets, elements & who ever wondered if we are alone in the universe.

Players of card games, gold coin, Trojan warriors would definitely want to try SeQuel. It’s a game where you play as a Champion or Guardian for the power to bring an alien to Earth, or to stop him and keep us safe. Play cooperatively for the same side, or team up and compete to see which guild wins more power

Sequel is about catching particles from quantum foam which is bubbling all around us and amplifying their power to open a gateway between earth and the next dimension. The game is borne when the wife and children of a space weather scientist named Czarg are lost in a storm that the first nuclear detonation on earth created in the next habitable dimension.

SeQuEl has a turn-based trick-taking game mechanism. Play is simple and begins by dealing 5Q to each player. The core of game play is just comparing card values, as in war; although the leading player calls whether a High or Low number will win and there are 6 Special Forces that modify the players’ options and lots of in your face back and forth. You may notice that there are 118 Q which coincides with the number of elements on the periodic table. Playing SeQuEl players will become familiar with the names of the elements, their numbers, and the structure of the periodic table of elements.

After everyone in the round has had a turn to play the winner is the player who has the highest or lowest Q for the category of play in effect at the end of the round. The winner keeps all the Q played in the round, and the next round begins.

A scorecard is provided on which to track the Q won in each game. You can print more scorecards for free from You will notice that this is essentially a periodic table of the elements! Players keep and score Q they have won in any given round which greatly aids in creating and playing the game. A game of SeQuel is over when there are not enough Q left to deal an equal number to each player. In the final hand players will have fewer than 5Q each. The remaining Q are not used in the game.

Between games all players can track the Q that they won on their way to collecting – by winning in play, their own complete Qi of 118Q after which they can then become full-fledged Guild Members.

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Shogun 2:Total War- The Showstopper of 2011

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Shogun 2: Total War box art (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

SEGA continues to thrill its customers with high definition war games with its latest  release on March 15, 2011, Shogun 2 Total War. It has been reported to have implemented several new, innovative and advanced techniques for advancement in the battlefield. Moreover, with updated visuals and higher graphics quality, Shogun 2 Total War promises to be one of the biggest releases this year.

Game Scenario

The sequence takes us back to the middle stages of the 16th century Japan, when feudalism in the same had taken colossal structure. Several clans have cropped up, which are at cross swords with each other, which ultimately results in the downfall of the unified government. The player has to get into the shoes of a clan leader, called Daimyo. The mission is to re-unite Japan by diplomacy, economics, and military engagements, and become the undisputed leader of a re-united and pacified Japan- the new Shogun.

System Requirements

The following tells you about the minimum, as well as, the recommended requirements for this game to run in your PC-

Minimum Specs:
2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor , or AMD equivalent (with SSE2)
1GB RAM (XP), 2GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (shader model 3)
1024×768 minimum screen resolution
20GB free hard disk space

Recommended Specs:

2nd Generation Intel® Core™i5 processor (or greater), or AMD equivalent
2GB RAM (XP), 4GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
AMD Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series graphics cards or equivalent DirectX 11 compatible graphics card
1280×1024 minimum screen resolution
20GB free hard disk space

So wait no longer, and get your own copy of Shotgun 2: Total War. And get the thrill of the latest SEGA masterpiece.


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Portal 2- Enjoy the challenge

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English: Company logo for Valve Corporation. Extracted from  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Valve Corporation brings to you another heart throbbing first person puzzle platform video game. It is the sequel to the showstopper of 2007, ‘Portal’, named ‘Portal 2′. It was supposed to be released in the latter half of 2010, but the release date was indefinitely postponed. It has been finally released on April 18, 2011.

Game Scenario

In this game, the user can play two types of campaigns- 1) Single player campaign, and 2) Cooperative campaign. In the single player campaign, you get to play the character of Chell; and in the cooperative campaign, you get to play as one of the two robots- Atlas or P-body. You have to ensure that your select player completes its journey safely, through a series of test chambers in Aperture Science facility, amidst all sorts of hurdles and adversities.

System Requirements

The following tells about the system requirements for this game to run in Windows, as well as, MAC operating systems-

Windows System Requirements

OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
CPU: Intel P IV @ 3 GHz or Dual core 2 GHz or AMD64X2 (or higher)
RAM: 1GB XP or 2GB Vista/7
HDD: 7.5 GB free disk space
Graphics: 128 MB Graphics Memory with pixel shader 2.0
Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Supported Graphics Cards: ATI Radeon X800 or higher / NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or higher / Intel HD Graphics 2000 or higher

MAC OS System Requirements

OS: MAC OS X 10.6.6 or higher
CPU: Intel Core Duo 2 GHz
HDD: 7.5 GB free disk space
Graphics: 256 MB Graphics Memory
Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Supported Graphics Cards: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher

So wait no longer! And grab your own copy of Portal 2 at the earliest.

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World Of Warcraft Enchanting Guide

Within this brief guide become familiar with about wow Primary Service Profession of Enchanting. I’ll also provide you with some useful tips that will highlight how you can better employ this profession. You’ll discover some secrets that can help to create Enchanting more effective for you personally. Additionally, you will learn the best way to build an income with Enchanting in Wow.

As with lots of the main service professions in Wow, enchanting is just one of individuals income generating and saving chances that may truly assist you over time if you possess the time for you to devote. Like a primary service profession, it counts towards your limit of two, however with the best class and race, it may be well suited for your game success.

As being a Primary Service Profession, Enchanting does count towards your limit of two Primary Professions. Enchanting provides you with a chance to enchant weapons and armor permitting you to definitely permanently enhance them. This doesn’t involve the development of new products. To be able to make products which are enchanted you initially require products that aren’t enchanted. It’s also essential to disenchant magical products to ensure that you are able to get the reagents that are required to enchant other products. Enchanting may also be used to produce oils that may be put on ammunition to be able to grow it with temporary improvements that may be combined together with permanent enchantments for any greater effect.

What enchanting does is permit you to enchant weapons and armor to boost them for permanent gains. You don’t create new products, but takes existing products and adds new qualities for them. You may also disassemble existing enchanted products to achieve the reagents inside them for crafting new enchanted products. You don’t only start out apart and make brand new ones, but you may create temporarily effective oils and enchantments for accessory for ammunition throughout a fight. These temporary changes can be included to already enchanted weapons and armor for more effect too.

Though you may create new weapons with enchantment, disenchanting will really destroy a lot more products than every other professions in the overall game. Most of the bi-items you obtain from deconstructing products can’t be sold again and therefore are thus pure waste. Marketing these to other gamers or sell the services you provide though, among the prime methods for making gold through enchanting.

Because disenchanting necessitates the destruction from the original magical item, this will make Enchanting a larger consumer of assets than the other Wow Professions. This is particularly so because of the truth that the bi-items for example shards, essences, and mud you get in the disappointed products can’t be offered to suppliers. You are able to, however, sell these to other WoW gamers in addition to offer them the services you provide in return for payment.

At the start, accumulating your enchanting skill is better carried out by grey products and straightforward enchantments. Sell the products to suppliers for any small profit and make your skill gain levels. Once you have been enchanting for some time, begin using instances and greater level arenas to farm reagents and products for disenchanting. You’ll build levels, gold, and products for enchantment in this way.

A great way to keep filled on needed reagents would be to farm instances. This can help you stay provided with products to disenchant providing you with a stable way to obtain reagents.

Make certain that the client has got the reagent required for the asked for enchantment. When they not have the needed reagent however, you have it available yourself, then component that in to the overall cost that you’re charging for that enchantment. Another factor to bear in mind is the fact that you won’t want to come with an selling price that’s so unreasonably high that it’ll scare the customer off. Be reasonable together with your rates.

It may be beneficial to market your Enchanting services inside your capital town.