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You Know You’re a Gamer When

Gaming is big business. It’s huge for the industry, making billions of dollars in revenue and profits, but it’s massive for the millions of fans across the globe who shell out not just money but time, too, on their favorite hobby. It’s hardly a surprise that it’s one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Games are becoming the new movies and as the technology evolves, so too do the games we play and the time we spend becomes more and more. If you’re a regular gamer, check these 5 things out that you will know all too well.

Dreaming in Games

Girls Dreaming

When you spend so much time gaming that you actually dream about the storyline and the characters is when you know you’re spending too much time playing. You’ll tend to live out crazy and unusual events in your mind, even things that make no sense. When this happens, take note. It means that your subconscious self is thinking about the game and the progress you’re making even when you’re not actively putting your mind to it. Which is freaky to think about! It’s time to put down the controller and step away from the console.

Sunlight, What Sunlight?

Sunlight

This could also be called ‘Fresh Air, What Fresh Air?’ as you take yourself further and further away from the real world – literally – and dive into a world of computer graphics and fictional characters. Which sounds awesome, until you realize it’s been 2 days since you last left the house and you’re starting to feel and look a little gross. Open a window, take a deep breath, and go and get some fresh air before you turn into the seat you’re sitting in. And talking about the seat you’re sitting in…

Crippling Back Pain

Crippling Back Pain

You’ve been sat in one position for two days in a row and your back can’t take anymore. Your skeleton is beginning to take the basic shape of a sofa. In all seriousness, it’s never advisable to spend so much time in a slouched and strange position, and you need to fix this. Or at very least find a way to improve your posture while sitting gaming. You could even get a good posture brace to help, and if you’re worried about having to wear it too long don’t. According to Perfect Postur, if you make a smart purchase, you don’t have to wear the brace that long.

This is where getting a Nintendo Wii might actually be helpful, as it gets you moving around more and helps your circulation, which by now may be a medical requirement!

More Online Friends Than Real Life Friends

There’s not much else you can say on this. This is a regular occurrence and every hardcore gamer will have pals they know from the online world of whatever game it is they’re playing. And there’s nothing wrong with this, but it is a telltale sign you’re a huge gaming geek.

A Gaming Fridge

The best part of being a gamer – the gamer fridge. A perfect place to keep your drinks cold and your snacks chilled, while not having to leave to comfort of your awesome gamer chair. I’ll raise a nice, ice cold drink to that!

Create a Gamer’s Lair All Your Friends Will Envy With Lights And Sound

Let’s face it. Hours can feel like minutes when you’re really getting into a new game, and it can be easy to spend an entire day trying to accomplish whatever mission you’re set out to conquer. Considering the amount of time you likely spend playing games, it’s worth consideration to create a gamer’s lair all your friends will envy. With so much exciting technology on the market, it’s easy to create an atmosphere that best reflects your personality.

LED Light Bars

Who says the party has to be kept indoors. Consider setting up a gaming area on the porch or other outdoor area you have available. Using LED light bars, you can set the right amount of illumination to create the mood that best fits your personality. Best of all, you can even choose from a variety of exciting colors. You can best ensure you make the right decision when you utilize sites like Light Bar Liason. Here, you can read reviews that will help you learn the features and benefits of various products to help make the right choice.

Rockin’ Sound System

With graphics and imaging increasing in quality, video games have come a long way since the nostalgic times of Donkey Kong and the seemingly ancient Italian plumber brothers. Today’s games have become increasingly lifelike. In fact, actual professional football players are scanned in action in order to most accurately simulate their avatar on video games.

You can increase the virtual reality experience when you supplement your gaming equipment with a rockin’ sound system. Not only will moments of suspense be amplified, but you can also better enjoy a clear and crisp audio experience that will more closely connect you with your character and his or her environment.

Increase Social Network

Not everyone is into video games, and it’s not uncommon for gamers to feel they are restricted to enjoying their free time primarily with like-minded individuals. This doesn’t make us antisocial, and there is a simple way to ensure your gamer’s lair is inviting to anyone with the spirit to have a good time. There are a variety of additions you could make including:

  • Pool table with an aiming projector to help guide shots
  • Dart board
  • Installation of a custom bar to bring everyone together no matter what game’s being enjoyed

Gamers come in different shapes and sizes. While not all find optimal enjoyment in video games, they all enjoy competitive spirit and the chance to forget their worries for a moment and just have fun.

Investment Worth Making

You only live once, and you should ensure you’re able to fully appreciate the moments doing what you love the most. Whether you’ve never changed spots since you used the original Nintendo in the corner of your bedroom or have long been considering the establishment of an official spot, there are endless opportunities available to help you personalize your ultimate gamer’s lair. The investment is well worth making considering the countless hours you’ll more thoroughly enjoy.

Ensuring Security for Future Arcade Store Business

I plan to set up my very own arcade store sometime soon. I am actually in the planning stage and I have been working really hard to make sure that every detail of this personal project is fully covered and studied, before I actually put it into action and start with the expenses.

One of the things that my family and I had to unexpectedly discuss in great length is the security measures of the facility.

I argued that I will be on the shop so there is not much need for a guard. But of course, my parents disagreed. They want to hire a security guard, complete with security guard clothing and all the works.

At first, I thought this was a useless part of the plan. I mean, it is an arcade store that I plan to put up, are bad guys really going to hit it? However, after hearing the reasons that they gave me, I was convinced that hiring a guard would be for the interest of everyone, including the customers.

See, when I thought of hiring a security officer, I was just thinking about me and my earnings and my shop. I forgot to consider that the customers also need protecting. And, since it is an arcade shop, my target market are the youngsters. If parents can see that my facility is well guarded and security is of priority, they will feel safer and would entrust their children to go to my shop, no matter the time of the day. This would then mean that more people will come to my shop, compared to unguarded shops.

After hearing all these valid points, I was convinced that indeed, I would need a security officer for the shop. I know now that a CCTV camera is not enough to make sure that no harm comes to me and my customers.

I approved of the plan and found the time to check the website for police jacket apparels that I can purchase and have my guard wear.

Thankfully, the Internet is a great help and I was able to find good reviews for a tactical jacket that everyone voted to be the perfect wear for the guards in the shop. It is obvious enough to make the security personnel stand out and let customers know that he is there to protect them, but is also comfortable enough for the guard to move about with ease.

Indeed, putting up a business is not an easy feat. I did not expect that I would even have to dedicate time, effort and money in order to make certain that my business and customers will be protected. But, no matter how hard this venture may be, I know that my passion to bring joy to people through games would soon pay off, and enduring a few stress factors along the way is nothing that I cannot handle.

Helping A Friend Acquire A Proxy Site To Gain Protection Against Hackers

I recently had a short catching up with a friend who is also an avid gamer. While it was fun that we had the chance to get together, her news in a recent event in her gaming life saddened me.

She got hacked.

As someone who also is an avid fan of gaming, especially flash games, I totally sympathized for her. There is no greater demise for a gamer than to have his or her gaming account stolen. It may just be a virtual persona that has been robbed, but it is something that real gamers pour their hearts and soul into. Some even have their gaming accounts as a main source of incoming, because this era has welcomed so much ad benefits from streaming and whatnot.

So really, it was not just a game account, it was a part of her life. She worked hard to make that account reach the highest level, and some good for nothing hacker just gets to it to abuse it or make money out of something that they did not even work hard for. I asked her how the account was hacked to begin with, but she said that she is still trying to figure that part out.

As a consolation for her sorrow, I advised her to acquire a proxy site so that she can be protected from hackers, or from anybody who would attempt to connect to her IP and find a backdoor to access her accounts.

She acknowledged the idea and found it a perfect solution to prevent future hacking of her accounts. She is aware that the hacker could strike again anytime, considering that it was already able to gain access to one of her accounts. But with a proxy site, she won’t have direct contact to outside sites, as well as anybody trying to get to her will also be led to a proxy instead of directly to her. It is indeed an added wall of protection.

I have also been using a proxy for quite some time already, especially when the rumors of flash-app related hacks were rampant. One can never be to sure and it will never harm to have an added layer of protection.

So for everyone out there who has been a victim, or is afraid to be a victim of hacking, consider acquiring a proxy website.

If you do not clearly understand what a proxy server is, check out the video below. It is a simplified explanation of what a proxy website is and how it can help anyone who has a lot of online accounts in need of protection and added security.

Remaking The Classics

There have been numerous items in the news today about how some major names in the gaming industry are remaking their classic games.

What do we mean by classic games?

Well, if you were born during the time when the oldest of the playing consoles were first invented, then you pretty much know that these classics are those that hit it big time during the old days, when pixels were still, well, “pixelated,” games were only offline, and no cheat codes were available.

Yes, the classics are coming back, according to major creators like Nintendo and SEGA.

For SEGA, they said they will be bringing back around 100 classic games, the most famous of which is SEGA’s famous trademark – Sonic the Hedgehog.

Sonic the Hedgehog
Image Credit: en.wikipedia.org

I remember playing this classic game that my father showed me. At first I was like “this is all the game you had? How can you have fun with such a game?” I  was not seeing anything fun about it at all. It was not an online game, it was 2-D and it had poor graphics compared to the games I play today. My dad however, just shrugged his shoulders and said “that kind of graphics was already state-of-the-art during my younger years and that game is not as easy as you thing it is.” He annoyingly convinced me to try playing it and so I did.

And was I never so wrong about a game. Sonic was a fun game. It was a very basic looking game and it had basic objectives, yet it was such a difficult game to accomplish because the levels get harder and harder as it goes. My father gave me tips every now and then but he never took away the old family computer game controller from my hands. He said I should do all the work – no walk-throughs, no cheating, no clues, and no other form of help whatsoever. He was determined to make me a fool for saying earlier that it was not a fun game and that it looked too childish for my taste.

It was really a fun experience. And now that SEGA has announced that it will be releasing a much modern version of the game (modern in terms of graphics and compatibility with other consoles), I am more than excited to try it out and play it with my friends, as this time, it would be available online and in multiplayer mode.

Here is a video of the original Sonic The Hedgehog:

Negativity and Positivity of Gaming

Video Gaming Positivity
Image Credit: sharkberg.com

Online computer games take the world by storm. They remained to be the source of entertainment and obsession for many people, especially today’s generation. A lot of people are hard core gamers because the enjoyment they get from the game is beyond compare.

However, there are some negative connotations to gaming that I wish would soon end. Gaming has put in the bad light because many gamers don’t know how to put things in balance. They are preoccupied with games that they tend to forget to focus on other important matters.

Gaming should be fun and enjoyable, but not to the extent of ruining your life balance. As a gamer, you should know how to put things first. If gaming disrupts other areas of your life, then it becomes unhealthy. In this case, gaming becomes an unhealthy obsession. Hard core gamers tend to forget how to take care of their body. Gaming late at night can disrupt your sleep pattern, which has a direct impact to your health. Some gamers even skip meal because they are too engrossed in their game. Little by little, gaming becomes a sedentary lifestyle and you are not even aware about it.

On the other hand, gaming has a positive effect to the brain because it keeps the brain active. However, you have to keep in mind that too much of anything is bad for your health. Do not forget to take a short break at a regular interval. Spend some time doing physical activities so as to keep your body healthy and fit. Sleep as much as you can. Always remember that gaming is good but only if done on a scheduled basis.

Despite the still existing negative connotations on gaming, I know that little by little, people are starting to see more benefits of gaming rather than the negative ones, especially with the rise of e-sports. Regional and world tournaments are already being held and sponsored, giving room for gamers to become professionals and compete like they are real athletes.

I would not mind being part of that scene someday – to be called a professional gamer would be such a big thing for us gamers. Who would not want to earn while playing the games that make us happy and skillful and connected?

This dream is the reason why I continue to be passionate about my gaming. But also, as I pointed out some negativity, I still continue to live a balance life – study, friends, family – because it should also sink into the minds of all gamers and gamer-wannabe’s that online gaming is a positive thing in life so we should do our roles in making sure that it is seen as such.

Flash Game Developer Buys Luxury Home For Sale

The rise of mobile technology has changed the way we see career paths. Back then, kids were sparked to become a doctor or an engineer someday because these were the professions considered as real jobs. But some of the kids in school now when asked what they want to be when they grow up, they come up with a response like “I want to be a mobile game developer”. Then this elicits a skeptical face expression from the teachers.

I encountered this same kind of story line when I attended the career day program of my son’s school. When all other small kids wore tailored pilot uniform and doctor’s white coat, one of his classmates effortlessly wore a t-shirt and pants as his professional attire. He wore something like that because it’s what he had seen being worn by his father everyday to work. He said he wanted to be like his father who is a successful flash game developer. It was an unfamiliar career among all the traditional professions known in school and it made his teacher think that it’s not a real job. Little did the teacher know that this kid’s father has been earning 50,000 dollars out of making mobile games and the kid actually chose an excellent career.

Flash Game Developer Buys a luxury house for sale
Image Credit: theglobeandmail.com

I have known the kid’s father in the same event in school last year. He was once an architect and he decided to set aside his rulers and drafting table a few years ago to follow a different career path. He made a full time career as a game creator in his 30’s. He has always been compelled by video games since he was a kid. When he had the chance to learn programming when he was 16, he took designing simple games as his hobby.

Making a transition from being an architect to a game developer had put him in an odd position.

His parents and his wife were incredulous about this decision. But he never looked back. Instead, he became more driven when the mobile technology industry started to boom.

His job as a game creator never really required him to put on expensive office attire and go to a sleek modern office to work. He just used his home basement in Oxford as his work space. It is where his skills in crafting games were honed. It is where he developed discipline and persistence while being bugged by skepticism and misconceptions of other people.

It’s time that people embrace the fact that technology has allowed a remarkable shift in the job titles in the world. Being a game developer is something he and his son are proud of.

Flash Games Won’t Work Even On An Unlocked iPhone

Flash Games Do Not Work On Apple Products

I could be punished by karma for laughing at my friend yesterday, but his story just made me laugh so hard. I do not wan’t for my readers to be laughed at for the same reason, that is why I am going to tell you what he told me so that you can avoid falling victim.

My friend got a new iPhone 5S for his birthday. He was so happy about the gift, who wouldn’t be? As he was discovering the tricks to maximizing the use of his new Apple product, he bumped into a scary reality – iPhone products do not play flash games! The horror.

Even with the long history of Adobe and Apple as business partners, Apple did not allow flash products into the app store. Apple says its a professional call, since the source and codes of Adobe’s flash do not work well with the iOS system. Apple has opted to use JavaScript and HTML5, instead.

No matter what Apple’s reasons are for not using Adobe Flash, it is a heartbreaking news for us who love Flash games. This was extremely felt by my friend, who had tons of games with high-level accounts, that are only accessible with Flash. His iPhone not being able to access those games could only mean that he woulds till end up playing the games on his desktop. This is sad because he can’t access his games whenever he is on the road.

Maybe it was frustration that led my friend to search and see if there was any way around his problem. However, he only ended up with more problems.

He found a site that fed him with the lie that his problem can be solved by learning how to unlock iPhone 5S and other iPhone gadgets. In the site, you could read that the information was written in very technical terms, regular people would not understand it instantly.

The only part understandable was the process of inputting payment data and other information relevant to the “sale” of service.

Little did my friend know that everything was a scam to get his credit card information. It was already after he made his “purchase” that he came across a website, saying that Unlocking iPhone 5/S/C only has the purpose of allowing the user to change carrier, nothing more. Those who claim to unlock software to allow other programs into Apple products are just scams that fish for credit card information.

I felt sorry for my friend but I must admit that I did laugh at him for being so gullible. I know he should know better. Us gamers are techie people, and he was not being critical during the whole ordeal, which caused his mother so much trouble. Yes, he used his mother’s credit card for the “purchase,” so it is his mother that has to deal with informing the bank and following the necessary procedures.

This should serve as a lesson to everyone. Knowing that not everything you see on the Internet is real is a good thing, but actually being able to see which are real and which are not, is a different story. We should all take some time to invest a little knowledge on how to avoid getting scammed.

Ready for Minecraft!!

Has anyone ever asked you what your favorite video game to play? I get that asked a lot actually. There is always one game that people love and always go back to play whenever. That one game that never really gets old to you at all. Well, today I am going to tell you about that game for me. I am sure that many of you guys already have played it or have heard of it. If not. Well, then maybe you just are not a true gamer!

Minecraft is probably my favorite game to play. I have been playing it for years and it yet has gotten old to me. You guys know how certain games can get old to you pretty quick. The beauty of Minecraft is that it just never really gets old at all. After playing it for hours and hours the fun just seems to never end.

I think it never gets old because you are in control of everything with Minecraft. For those of you who do not know what it is about here is a little rundown about the game. Well, you build your own little world. Everything is made how you want it to be. You have total control over your world. Also you can play online and go to other peoples virtual worlds!! That is the best part of the game to me. Also they are coming out with a new one next month that has a story mode. This is a new feature and actually I am a little excited about it to say the least!

Once you start playing Minecraft you will not be able to stop. I bet that you will be looking for a Minecraft hosting site. I recommend Brink Hosting. I have always used them and have never had a problem. Honestly I think they are the best ones out there.

I hope everyone will at least try Minecraft out. It is so addictive. You have been warned!

What To Do During A Gaming Break

Even when we consider ourselves addicted to gaming, and that gaming is all that we do, all day long. That is not entirely true. We also have our lives to live and careers to build and eyes to let rest. So, sometimes, we take gaming breaks once in a while. We have to, to refresh our brains.

What I personally do when I take a break is get a good drink from the fridge (whatever is available) and then get back in front of the computer and check on the different online surveys that I have subscribed to.

There is never any harm in earning a little extra money, and paid online surveys are very accessible. One only requires an internet connection and a few minutes of one’s time to answer survey questions that different companies conduct via the internet.

A paid online survey basically requires you to input a legitimate email address where they could send you notifications whenever a survey is open for participants. In order for you to provide basic information, you have to sign up into different paid survey sites, complete membership profiles, then they direct you to dashboards with a list of surveys, or they send you links through your provided e-mail.

Now, it is just a matter of finding out which survey sites are legitimate and which are scam sites.

To avoid scam surveys, you should NOT participate in survey sites that:

  • Ask for registration fees or any form of payment. Scam survey sites endorse very “cheap” registration fees while promising greater income. However promising the site is, when they require any fee at all, it is a scam.
  • Offer a fixed monthly income. Survey sites cannot offer any fixed rates because most of the time, survey sites pay per survey, and each survey is worth a different amount. Surveys range from $1-$25 for some survey sites. Hence, only the participants can dictate how much they are willing to earn, depending on the number of surveys one can answer in a month.
  • Require too much personal information. Basic information such as name, location, and age are essential for the survey sites to establish your demographics and help them assess which surveys fit your profile. However, when a survey site goes as far as ask for your Bank account number, Social Security Number and even when they require your mobile number instead of leaving it as optional, then best avoid such sites.
  • Do not explain how they will pay you for the surveys you answer. When they keep on endorsing high income from their surveys without telling you the money could actually reach you, the site is a scam.
  • Do not have a privacy policy, or have a fake privacy policy. More often, people tend to neglect reading the privacy policies of different websites. For survey sites, and other sites that could be risky, reading through the privacy policy can help you determine how safe all the information you provide are.
  • Try very hard to convince you that they are not scams. The harder they try, the more likely they are scam. You have to trust your instincts especially when you think what they offer you is too good to be real.
  • Have complaints or are listed at websites like Scam.com and RipOffReport.com

When you do decide to try out this side hobby of mine, you should get yourself a good internet connection because surveys can be a little tricky. If you do not have a stable connection, you can end up wasting your survey slots and you get nothing for the minutes you spent answering their sometimes exhausting surveys.

A piece of advice is to avail of an internet connection that uses the SIP trunking by AT&T. I’m not messing when I say you need to have good connection when you want to earn doing online surveys. You won’t regret gearing yourself with a steady and organized net provider like AT&T. You won’t regret getting one (if you haven’t already) because aside from securing your paid online survey needs, it will more than  satisfy your gaming experience. No more  Ping drops and FPS drops if you get their quality services.