Game Design Blogs and Why They Are Necessary

There are plenty of sites devoted to video gaming out there, a few of them very professional and are actual institutions. Game blogs can and will be done, there is no way to stop that, but why on Earth would they be necessary?

Most professional websites offer new, previews and opinions, but most importantly they offer reviews. These sites are consumer information sites. They are there to provide information to the consumer of what is coming out and if its worth their time. The news and previews are designed to increase hype and visibility of products. That is all well and good, but in the information age there is a noticeable difference between video games and mediums of old. Movies, novels and poetry were around before information was available instantly at the drop of a hat. One thing that video game lack is an actual critical look at games.

What choices did developers make in level design, story, mechanics, and/or concepts worked or did not work? These are done to an extent in reviews, but there is no look at why this is so. Commercial websites don’t have the time to do this analysis. So we turn to the Blogosphere.

In other mediums people in the industry learn by viewing other people’s work several times to see what can be done and then they could read up analysis on why it worked. Video games not so much because the average game is 5 to 6 times longer than the average movie and requires much more scrutiny than the written word. Also, modern video games comprise the visuals of movies, the possibilities of animation, the story telling of books, and also add in the gameplay mechanics of arcades. It isn’t possible to note everything about a wide variety of games as it once used to be.

Poker Blogs Will Improve Your Poker Game – Top 5 Reasons Why You Need to Read Poker Blogs

Poker is one of the most popular games around. It’s no wonder, then, that many people are looking to start playing it. If you’re a beginner to the game, or even if you’re someone who’s been playing it for a long time, you’re probably looking for ways of bettering your knowledge of the game. There are many ways of doing this, but by far one of the best ones is to simply read all about the game. Blogs are a great source of information for both the beginner and advanced player-and everyone in between. Still not sold? Check out the 5 reasons below.

Reason #1: Free Information

Most blogs are run by players who have a lot of experience with the game. On their blogs, they may be sharing information that you might not otherwise find unless you pay for lessons from a professional player. Indeed, these blogs offer a ton of free information to players of all skill levels. They cater for all games, whether you prefer Omaha, Holdem, Draw, or any other variant. The information ranges from simple techniques to methods of playing that result in a lot more poker wins than you might be accustomed to.

Reason #2: Entertaining Stories

If you’ve ever sat down playing cards in a casino you’ll know that this sport is one of the few in which there are a lot of entertaining stories going about. Since blogs are traditionally places to share funny stories about things that have happened throughout the years, many of these collections of entries are a source for a lot of funny things. This is especially the case with the blogs run by pros who have been in the industry for a long time. When you explore these entertaining writings, you’re bound to find at least something that makes you chuckle.

Reason #3: News about Poker

Because the best blogs are usually updated daily, they’re often a great source of up-to-date information on all things relating to the game. You’ll find news on professional play and, depending on the blog, amateur play as well. You’ll find news about upcoming tournaments that you might want to play in, both online and offline. You may even find news on some of the blogs that you wouldn’t find on any other web site, such as insider news that will keep you informed on all things relating to cards.

Reason #4: Tips on What Online Poker Sites are Worth Using

There are a ton of different online sites around, some of which really don’t do what they say. If you’ve ever looked for the best place to play, but have been overwhelmed by all of the choices, then you know it’s important to figure out which are really worth using. A lot of card playing blogs give recommendations for online sites, so if you read one of them, you’re sure to come away with at least a few different potential web sites to check out where you can hone your money making skills.

Reason #5: Free Lessons

You’ll find that, more often than not, poker is a game in which its players enjoy giving back. That’s why many of the sites run by professional/amateur players feature free lessons. You’ll find lessons ranging from “the basic rules of Pot Limit Omaha” to those that teach you how to beat even the best No Limit Texas Holdem players.

The Golfers Blog – Loyal Friend or Smiling Assassin?

Never before has it been easier to announce yourself and your golf game to the world. Seems the explosion of social media in recent times has enabled more and more players, be they aspiring pros or enthusiastic amateur, to share their game in such a variety of formats. In previous times, the web was the domain of the business owner, displaying their bespoke website and fancy links. Now, just about anyone with a tiny piece of virtual knowhow, can launch blog pages, fire up their Face book ‘friends’ or share Tweets with their chain of anonymous followers. At last, golfers of all standards can blog away merrily, safe in the knowledge that somebody, somewhere can ‘feel the connection’.

The golfing blog for me represents everything that’s good and bad about the world of social media. At its best, it’s a fantastic opportunity to share information, discuss new strategies to move your game on and connect with people who normally you’d have no chance of ever ‘meeting’. At its worst, it’s become a vehicle which is covertly destroying potential golf games. Even more alarming, is that the smiling assassin is the player themselves.

Don’t get me wrong, used with precision, the golfing blog is a fantastic resource which can propel your game forward quicker than ever before. The shared knowledge and insights you can collect makes for powerful reading and there are some unbelievably creative blogs doing the rounds. Half a dozen sit in my ‘favourites list’, from pros looking to climb the career ladder, to amateurs on a quest down to scratch. They are fantastic examples of how a blog can be a loyal friend and ally to your game.

Unfortunately, within my remit of mental coach, all too often I see the majority of blogs contain the Smiling Assassin, masquerading as everyday commentator and general golfing authority. Of course, the player writing the blog doesn’t see it in quite the same way as I do, but then isn’t that the way of the Smiling Assassin, delivering the fatal blow only after stalking its prey! No, the player sees it as just ‘telling it how it is, being honest or just a bit of friendly banter’.

Take a trip onto Facebook or Twitter and you don’t have to wait long for the Smiling Assassin to appear. Pre competition he likes to adopt the friendly banter approach, covertly running their own game down first before ‘spreading the love’ to ensure others get the full force too. This can range from telling everyone they are going to rip up the front nine in 28, to playing down their chances, likening their game to something a complete novice would be ashamed to own. But of course, it’s just friendly banter right?

And why wait until after the competition is over! No, the Smiling Assassin wouldn’t be playing fair if he didn’t exert a little more covert pressure at half time. He feels compelled to relive the appalling round he’s just played, just to ensure the state of mind ahead of round two is suitably kicked to the kerb.The Smiling Assassin does run the risk of being exposed at this point but he knows what he’s doing, after all, the player isn’t even aware the game is almost up.

The golfers blog for the majority, has become counter-productive. In fact it runs deeper than that, it’s now become as destructive to a player’s game as that niggling hook or poor pace control with the putter. The Smiling Assassin is gathering pace and has plenty of takers. Consider this. If you are a pro player seeking exposure and promoting yourself to a potential sponsor, ask yourself how it looks to someone looking in. Are you a good prospect if all you do is throw around criticism (under the guise of banter) and talk your game down whenever you have an ‘indifferent’ round? Would you invest in someone like that?

I use the word ‘indifferent’ because invariably the reality of the players effort is almost always, never as poor as the Smiling Assassin likes to paint out. But then his mission is to mislead you before striking.

Too many players have created blogs, fan pages, post tweets etc, but have lost sight of why they are doing it. If you’re aim is to never fulfill your potential and waste time writing about a version of your game that doesn’t exist, then carry on as you are. Invariably, the reality of our game is never as good, or as bad, as we’d like to think. Ask yourself what’s the real purpose of documenting your game?

Surely the aim of the golfing blog is to plot the progress of your game, report honestly on what’s really going on for you, seek resources to improve and embrace other player’s success along the way. Sure you will have ups and downs, report on both with a fair and balanced stroke of your ‘virtual pen’. The Smiling Assassin is closing in on the majority of golf game blogs, which are written by players who appear to have little awareness of how destructive the power of their words can be. It’s time for all players who construct thoughts on social media to realise that it forms part of your golf game preparation and analysis. Get it wrong and the golfing gods will forever view you in the clutches of the Smiling Assassin.

Shin Mega Tensei – Strange Journey – A Nintendo DS Games Blog Review

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, released by Atlus, is a niche Nintendo DS game that was released in America on March 3, 2010. The release is a first-person dungeon crawler, like Dark Spire, but with a Shin Megami Tensei taste. In SMT: Strange Journey, the player will direct a silent protagonist as he explores the dangers of a gigantic place known as the Schwarzwelt: a mysterious expanding space found at the South Pole that threatens to consume the whole planet. During a mission to investigate the likely threat posed by the Schwarzwelt, the main character will find himself crashing somewhere within it, and the story begins as the main character is introduced to the idea of fighting monsters.

For the most part, Strange Journey is composed of a navigation system and a battle system, with a central hub place to which the player will report between and during stages. You make your way through the maze-like Schwarzwelt while occasionally being interrupted by a random fight. These battles are standard, step-by-step RPG fare in which the player controls a group of monsters to combat different monsters. What differentiates these fights from those found in different Nintendo DS role-playing games is that they start off challenging in every space, so you will have to plan about resource management while exploring, so that you always have enough supplies to survive the trip back to the central rest area.

A Video Game Blog – Play Games and Get Paid

It actually becomes more than just a hobby. It becomes a lifestyle! Are you one of those people who thought going to work is boring and sitting at home playing your favourite video games on console or PC would be the only way you’d enjoy making a living? Well you start a video game blog and start working from home.

There are a lot of people out there that already blog about video games and the latest movies. I’m positive than some of us have a friend or two who are absolute game junkies and have every single console and still play on PC. Well how about share the fun with the world? With a video game blog, you can do just that.

Did you ever wonder how video game journalists get paid? I’m sure you’ve read those gaming magazines or watched YouTube review channels for different games – did you ever wonder how or did you even know that some of them can make money? Playing games and getting paid for it is half right. Selling stuff on the side of your video game blog is one basic concept that can get you paid for just playing games.

Selling games on your blog is obviously a popular way to go. But a lot of bloggers don’t usually have time or patience to order the games or send them out or even get an eBay account. Make no mistake though; there are a lot of people out there who make a lot of money online from eBay. But that’s just one of the many ways you can make money online with your video game blog.

Another way to do it is through advertising. Imagine loading up your blog with a bunch of ads and you get paid whenever someone clicks the ad. Google AdSense is based around this concept. You basically allow Google to load up your website with relevant ads and you get paid a little bit every time someone clicks on them.

With more popular games, such as World of Warcraft, a lot of bloggers and online marketers alike love to start blogs on specific games and offer tips, items and even e-book strategy guides that they can sell and get commissions from. Through affiliate marketing, these people don’t even have to create or own their own e-book strategy guides and walkthroughs and just sell someone else’s and earn commissions.

Starting a video game blog actually isn’t hard at all. Staring a blog in general is pretty easy. Especially with something as simple and user-friendly as a WordPress blog, pick a theme and start sharing stuff. What exactly do you share? Well that’s all up to you. It’s your blog. You can share whatever you want, however you want to do it. You can post your Gran Turismo lap times on your blog. You can post screenshots of some Easter Eggs for whatever you’ve encountered in Resident Evil. You can post videos of your favourite Call of Duty moments.

Or you can just post your thoughts on how much you enjoyed a particular game or storyline. You can even write about how horrible or difficult a particular game is. The market is so easy because there are a lot of games out there that people search reviews about. Not just that, but people also search for tips, tricks and secrets too. With a video game blog, you can do all that as well as make money.

Start a video game blog and find the best program to promote or a monetization method from the choices above and start earning some income just from playing video games!

How to Blog About Gaming

First order of business is to pick your Subject

This can be as general as PC or console gaming, or more segmented as competitive gaming/eSports or even in a finer niche such as dedicated to just 1 game or game publisher.

For instance, obviously our blog is about the game StarCraft and StarCraft 2. Which is a very small niche comparably in the bigger blogosphere.

Next you have to be Passionate

Passionate about said subject, and since we’re talking about gaming that means you have to be HARDCORE about the game or gaming in general. You feel your game, you love it, you could talk for hours about it to just about anymore. You re-tell old battle stories, talk about the community and can bring up big named players, leagues or events. You participated in competitions, events or was part of a fansite/community.

For example I first got into StarCraft by being an old-school WarCraft II player, and was addicted on the spot… for the next 6 years. I got highly involved in the StarCraft community by being a part of several very well known clans (The Soda Clan, SCGALS, Club G), and had affiliations with most of the top American/European players.

Competed and won money in local and national tournaments, posted in forums while writing strategy articles for fansites.

Writing articles help especially if you want to start a blog, which leads me into the next step on this list of tips.

You need to be able to clearly get your point across, spell check, read it over and forget about grammar just make sure to hit the bullseye

This doesn’t mean you have to be the best writer in the world or even a decent one. What this means is check your spelling in word, read over your article at least once before posting, refine and edit, make sure to write captivating titles and summaries.

Most good bloggers are not good writers, but good communicators. And you want to know another thing? You’re in luck because you’re writing about a game or gaming for gamers and we all know we aren’t the best writers. You can tell by visiting the forums of any game out there right now.

Heck we invented l33t speak… in multiplayer online games we invented the txting style of writing way before cellphones was the next big thing among tweens. You’ve got to get your point across fast: “u peon line” = Your workers economy line is about to or is getting attacked by the Zerg enemy, and you need to move your workers out of the way and pull back your forces. “drop his exp at 9” = Take your dropships over to the enemies expansion base at the far left center position on the map.

Gamers will forgive you if you make your content readable and understood quickly, use line breaks, spacing, different font sizes and colors to make certain parts of your post stand out.

Next tip is be a part of the Blogoshpere

Meaning follow other blogs, see what they are doing, how they write their titles, where they place their content. How they modify templates to suit their niche. There are forums for bloggers and social networks which can quickly get your name out there fast, post and comment on popular blogs which can drive a little traffic and provide linkbacks.

Enter blogging contests to further brand yourself, but make sure you never stray too far from your subject.

Gaming is a visual and audio medium. Use Video, Audio and graphics well to enhance your gaming blog

Most of us have A.D.D. and like great graphics in games, cartoons, and sci-fi shows. So it should be to no surprise that we visit sites that look and sound good. Heck even our magazines are slick as hell, any of you subscribe to PLAY magazine? Only Design magazines rival the covers of gaming mags.

If you’re not graphically inclined find graphic designers that love games like yourself to help out or pay for one. Most fansite / blog founders are good at either graphic design or web development, so it helps to have some knowledge in those areas.

Don’t forget Marketing

Being an active member on fansite forums, social networks and blogs is a good way to build up organic traffic(non-paid for) Using Google AdWords is also the most cost effective way to advertise your blog to the right audience.

Post strategies people want and collect gaming videos from around the net and put them in your posts, same with images or interviews. Be that sole source for everything Halo 3 or Mario Bros. Write good articles, top 10 lists or strategy guides and ask friends to stumble it or digg it.

Note use social media sites like stumpleupon and digg with care, you don’t want hard to read bad posts getting attention. You want your best to get out there. Ask friends to blog about you or give you linkbacks on their sites.

Go to local Internet cafes and workout advertising ideas to benefit you both, that could be a link exchange or hosting a tournament at that cafe. Running contests is also a good way to get some traffic in, but the thing is you have to use all these techniques together well to drive traffic. Ask people to bookmark your site on del.icio.us or reddit, subscribe to your RSS feed.

Always remember: Never get discouraged, get inspired

And keep your passion up, plan big things ahead of time like new features or upgrades to your blog/site, find guest writers and/or form a community around your blog. Go outside every once in a while when you’re not pwning people on bnet or killing elves.

Some fresh air is great for new ideas and perspectives. Read even more gaming magazines and study their layouts, how they use graphics, visit kick ass flash sites.

Adding Games To Your Blogger Blog

As bloggers, our duty is to provide interesting and attractive articles, mostly in the form of texts, images and videos, but what if I wanted to start an online gaming blog, that is a blog that not only informs my audience on the latest games and gaming gadgets but one that allows users to come and enjoy playing games directly on my blog. But is this possible with blogger? Where would I get these games? How would I add them to my blog?

In this tutorial we will answer all of the latter questions.

This tutorial will show you how to add flash games to any blogger blog. Flash games or flash files are files ending with ‘.swf’.

Where can I get free flash games?

There are a lot of sites online that allows you to use their flash games on your blog. A simple search in Google brings up a number of these sites, for example try searching the phrase “free flash games for websites”, you should see a number of these sites pop-up in the search results. Here is a list of these sites:

armorgames.com/free-website-games
freegamesforyourwebsite.com/
kongregate.com/games_for_your_site
mochimedia.com/
box10.com/downloads.php

Most of these sites give you an embed code that you can add to your site, the embed code will add the flash player to your blog and a link to the actual game. This is a common method used to add games to websites. Some of these sites also give you the option of hosting the game on your server, seeing that blogger does not allow you to host flash files, you can host the file elsewhere and use the link to the hosted file in your embed code. However this method is optional it is much easier to use the embed code you are given, the file would have already been hosted for you.

How can I add Flash Games to My Blog?

While there are many variations to how an embed code for a flash file can look all can be embedded with the same code. A simple embed code may look like this:

The attributes you would need to change in the embed code above are:

Height:- This is the height of the flash game

Width:- This is the width of the flash game

SRC:- Where you see flashgame.swf, replace this with the link to the actual flash game.

Now that we know what an embed code looks like let’s go ahead and add our first game.

Step 1

In this tutorial I’ll be using this game as an example:

mochimedia.com/games/play/pyro-jump

Go to the above webpage and scroll down to the section that says ‘Game Embed Code’. Highlight everything within the text-box and right-click copy.

Step 2

Log into blogger; navigate to the blog that you want to add the game to and create a new post by clicking the button “New Post”.

Step 3

Just above the article text editor, there are two tabs one that says “Compose” and another that says “HTML”. Click on the HTML tab, this allows you to add HTML to the post’s body; the code will be interpreted when the post is published.

Step 4

Now paste the embed code you copied earlier into the editor and hit publish.

Step 5

You can now view the post, you should be able to see the game that you added within the post.

If you have decided to download and host the game on a different server. All you have to do is to look within the embed code where it says src=”… swf” and replace this link with the actual link of the game you’re hosting, and also replace the height and width attributes with the actual height and width of the hosted game.

Indie Game Review of Trine

I’ll get started by recounting exactly how I found Trine. Surfing the net, a little bird told me something known as Humble Frozenbyte Bundle. Frozenbyte, a good indie video game firm hailing from Finland, teamed up together with the Humble Bundle. How the Humble Bundle works is straightforward and saintly: you only pay whatever you want, you receive a few video games, and it all flows to charity. You can virtually pay out one penny, and you can get hold of all of these game titles (but come on, 1 penny?). I figured what the heck, contributed some money, and downloaded Trine.

I truthfully didn’t anticipate a lot when starting up Trine for the first time. That’s the fantastic thing about indie games to me, that my mind is really a clean slate entering them. There’s not any buzz or sensationalism swaying my viewpoint on a game before I even place my very own fingers on it. An viewpoint is made solely around the game play on its own, and not really based on if it surpassed my expectations or disappointed. Frankly, I had no clue exactly what I was stepping into. Heck, I didn’t even know exactly what genre Trine fell into.

Starting off the action up and going into the initial stage, I became impressed with what I observed. First off, the adventure turned out to be a side-scrolling platformer (very much to my pleasure). The background quickly grabbed my attention, and I also understood that this platformer was going to have a good deal to consider. The environments are really quite easy on the eyes, and they also give off a really unique, magical ambiance. These, bundled along with the narration, genuinely make it appear like you’re playing through the fairytale.

Ruining as very little as I’m able to, the plot goes a little like the following. First beginning the video game, you take management of a thief while she moves inside a sanctuary, wanting to get her hands on various treasure. She finds an interesting object, the Trine. You next take control of a sorcerer, and in addition establish your way to the Trine. Additionally, you adopt control over a knight whom (you guessed it) gets to the Trine and even touches it. The spirits connected with the 3 are joined together, so they consequently turn into one. From then on, you look for a way to turn back combining and also the three heroes get thrown within some thing a lot larger than themselves.

These beginning instances from the video game, while acting as a tutorial for the three characters, sets up the central mechanic of the game. That is, at just about any time you can easily switch among one of the 3 characters. This opens up a plethora of methods that you can solve the variety of hurdles Trine throws your way. The wizard, my favorite of the 3, can easily generate boards, containers, and platforms, and may furthermore relocate materials with magic. He definitely doesn’t possess very much fighting abilities, other than dropping boxes onto naive adversaries heads. The knight, on the other hand, is very good at killing things and remaining living. Having a good shield, he can defend from arrows or falling debris effectively. My issue with the knight is definitely that even though he truly does have his uses, his abilities just aren’t as awesome as the other two different characters. He came off as your main simple hero, without a whole lot flair. You end up making use of the knight quite a lot at the starting of the game, seeing that his shield comes in handy frequently and he’s excellent at killing skeletons. A problem came into being when ever I got nearer to the finish, on the other hand. I actually observed that it had gotten to the position where the thief could eliminate things a lot easier compared to the knight. You could just volley arrows at the enemies from very far without being worried about getting damaged. Because of this, the knight’s function is minimized and I didn’t use him as much as I used to. It wasn’t that utilizing him was in fact any less exciting, simply that he had become less beneficial as the video game elevated. The thief was in fact a powerhouse, capable to snipe NPCs by using the bow, and in a position to get through the particular stages with ease many thanks to her grappling hook. I can’t count the range of situations in which grappling hook conserved my life, or how many treasures it let me get to. Every main character has his or her function, and you can’t stay to 1 simply due to the fact you enjoy them far more. The thing is, each hero is without a doubt in fact genuinely fun to implement. Unique scenarios called for various heroes, and it is a delightful thing.

Very likely my favorite element of this video game is that there are several ways you can go about solving the particular complications Trine has to offer you. It definitely makes you to get inventive at moments. The sorcerer performs exceptionally well in a lot of these situations, as you can certainly create boxes and platforms and work them straight into whatever spots you need. What can make each scenario in Trine much more fascinating is the use of physics. Moving items and swinging about with the thief gives off a good sense of weight, and objects react reasonably realistically according to the particular forces applied upon them. These qualities definitely help to make it pleasurable to simply play about with the environment.

Every single character has different abilities, and the thief along with knight each obtain unique weaponry to work with. As you gain experience, in the shape of green bottles scattered all over the stages, ones heroes level up and also gain proficiency points. All these skill points tend to be used to help update the particular skills of your heroes. For example, 1 of the particular wizard’s skills (as I stated before) was the ability to develop a container out of thin air. This is carried out by holding down the mouse key, and drawing a container wherever you would like it made. From the starting, the sorcerer will be able to exclusively generate 1 container at an instance. Whenever you level upward this specific skill, he can easily have much more boxes in presence at one time. The idea is a nice touch to the game, and offers an Role-playing game sense to Trine. Likewise, you may locate treasure chests throughout each and every stage that hold magical items. You can certainly equip the characters along with these items, which in turn can carry out nearly anything from helping them oxygen under water to giving all of them a lot more overall health. I made it a point when playing to find each and every treasure chest in the game, and several are usually fairly hard to detect.

Game Blogging – 3 Principles for Effective Communication

The vast majority of video game bloggers are focusing on promoting their blogs and forget or simply ignore a very important factor, which is communication. Learn to generate traffic is one thing, good communication skills is another, and both must be complementary.

To communicate clearly, you must follow three steps:

• Give a message
• Create interest
• Provide a way to remember

As a blogger for video games, you must communicate effectively in your blog. Not once, not twice, but every day. Let’s see these points more closely:

Give a message

I think this is something we take very seriously. We always write our articles in order to give a message. However, simply give a message is not enough. If we want our message to pass to the next level, we need to push people to action.

Give a message means we know what we’re trying to convey and what we want people to take at the end of the message. If we do not know what we want people to do, it will be very difficult to get action.

When someone reads your blog, it is important to draw a path for them. Communicate is also giving people a call to action that we want them to take.

Generate interest

• A person interested in what you write is more motivated to act
• An interested person is more likely to share your content with their friends
• An interested person is more willing to contribute via a comment

I think the logic is there, a person who does not feel interested in what you say will not feel concerned, a person who does not feel concerned by your message will not be willing to communicate with you.

Your message should not only be of value, but it must have value for them. They must see that what you share with others can assist them, inspire them and improve their video games knowledge and interest. Your content must be able to touch their motivations, their feelings and values or desires to which they are attached.

Provide a way to remember

Sometimes people do not act for the following reasons:
• They change their minds (sometimes in the last minute)
• They are busy and sometimes they simply forget your message
• They do not feel concerned by the call to action

Let’s focus on the first two reasons, because they are the most frequent, especially if you’ve passed the first two stages. Before they leave your blog, you must give them something that will remind them what you want them to do. At this level, I must admit that there is no magic formula, each one has their own method. Some use photos, videos, free reports, newsletters or social bookmarking.

Video games and Internet are evolving very quickly, whenever you discover new ways, always remember to include these three components in your articles. Keep in mind that communication is the key to success.

What You Know About Game Blog, Glitches And Hacking

The title of most important and significant discovery of this millennium can rightly fully be bestowed upon the invention of Computers. The advent of computers has made a positive impact on every aspect of our daily lives. From speeding up mundane everyday office tasks such as word processing to carrying out a complex and life on the line heart surgery, computers make the process smooth, speedy and virtually error free.

Entertainment industry has also benefited a great stride forward, thanks to computers. The concept of computer games which emerged in the early 80’s has now taken on the form of a full-fledged multibillion dollar industry and has galvanized computers peripheral to more sophisticated and custom made gaming machines called gaming consoles. Developing games, writing game blog, informing playing masses about glitches and hacking are also now considered lucrative businesses.

According to statistics, out of 10 software programs made and sold, 6 are games. So naturally, there is a general craving amongst game playing masses to find out more and more about their purchased version. This is where these game specific articles come in handy!

So, what exactly are a game blog, glitches and hacking?

A game blog is a general article about gaming which can be written by professionals or a group who love sharing information about the latest games in the market. A game blog has not got any prefixed pattern and can be just about anything related to gaming. It could contain release dates of new upcoming games, reviews or previews, opinions of players about a particular game and news.

Even the most well made and highly ranked games developed by the most reputable developers are prone to glitches. These glitches could be in rare cases beneficial to a gamer and in most cases are big nuisances to deal with. A game glitches section is put up by people who have encountered these glitches while playing a particular video game and want to share it with rest of community. Now game glitches could exist as a separate section or be a part of game blog; it tells about specific glitches like absence of texture, hanging frame rates or faulty AI about a game.

If the game glitches are fixable with minor tweaks, it is generously mentioned by the players for the benefit of others in the community or else alternate ways are mentioned to overcome the problem.

In some cases, a gamer feels the urge to turn certain aspects of the game in his/her favor or according to his/her liking. It might be that some part of the game is a bit too generically difficult to overcome and is frustrating the player; in such cases a seasoned gamer usually consults game hacking articles on the internet. Although, game hacking is not officially recommended as it could corrupt the game but that does not stop the community from altering the game source code to suit their own needs and requirements.