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Why the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the best for gaming

May 3rd, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Games

The Samsung Galaxy S4 launch was a little understated, and the phone has received a certain amount of criticism in the popular press, though most of that criticism was nothing more than nitpicking and concerned mainly the amount of memory used up by preloaded software and apps and can easily be fixed by adding some extra memory to the phone’s basic 16GB. However now that those things have settled down a little and people are beginning to realise that this new device from Samsung is one of the best smartphones on the market, the phone is receiving glowing reviews in the technical press and it is being acclaimed widely and especially for its abilities as a high end gaming device.

The display on the S4 blows you away. It is the clearest display ever. Although just as in the S3 it employs Super AMOLED technology, this has been upgraded to full HD (1920 x 1080) and the difference is apparent. If you think that the iPhone 5 display is really cool, then check out the Galaxy S4; it is clearly superior. The colour cast which could give the S3 display a blue tint if you viewed it really close to has completely gone, the contrast ratio has been increased, and the brightness level is very good (though possibly not quite as high as the iPhone 5).

The UK version of the S4 has a quad core processor while versions launched in other countries boast an 8 core processor. However there seems to be little difference between the two in terms of raw speed and both are ideal for playing even console type multiplayer games. They are certainly more than adequate for playing online slots games for which the S4 is the perfect device. The Android mobile casino from Jackpot City is the perfect companion to the Galaxy S4, the best phone in the world for gaming.

Top casino games for your tablet

April 30th, 2013 | Comments Off | Posted in Games

Online casinos have long been popular vehicles through which gamers have been able to access casino gaming from their homes. However, as technology has improved, the devices through which people use today have different needs. In order to keep up with the times and offer products that their consumers need, online casinos have begun to offer versions of the casinos for these devices. For instance, one popular device today is the tablet. Given its different dimensions as well as touch screen capabilities, online casinos have developed versions of their casinos games that are tailored for the best possible performance on these devices.

A top casino game that is available for play on tablets is the slot machine game, Pub Fruity. This particular slot machine features traditional symbols found on classic machines. These symbols would include lemons, oranges, cherries, watermelons and grapes. A special symbol, known as the Pub Fruity symbol, is also included. This symbol can help increase one’s winning. By getting at least three Pub Fruity symbols, players can receive a payout of up to 250 times their original bet.

Tablet users will find that the Pub Fruity slot machine, found at www.luckynuggetcasino.com/online-slots, comes with special features that aren’t often found with this kind of casino games. For example, there is a hold feature on this game. This means that if on two reels, you get the same symbols you can opt to hold those two. Then the third reel can be respun to get another symbol. A second special feature would include the nudge option. If you have two of the same symbol on two of the reels, and you see that a third reel is close to the same symbol, the nudge feature can be used to try to “nudge” it into place. These special features are some of the reasons why Pub Fruity is a popular casino game for tablets.

Far Cry 3 Review

April 4th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Games

The hype behind the latest Far Cry game has been massive. Well, the reviews are in, and all seem to unanimously agree that Far Cry 3 has lived up to it. The environment, the gameplay and the story are all stunningly impressive, and it stands a chance to be regarded as one of the greatest first-person shooters of all time.

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Setting

You play as Jason Brody, a tourist who accidentally lands with his friends on an island in the Indian Ocean that’s been dominated by pirates. The pirates kidnap all of his friends and plan to extort their parents for money and then sell them off into slavery.

Jason escapes and teams up with the island’s local natives, who live in fear of the insane, unhinged pirates. Jason transforms from a gap-year college kid into a hardened, brutal warrior who has no qualms about killing pirates.

Gameplay

The game is open-world, like its predecessor – and you have access to the entire island. The sandbox-type setup is great, and the details the developers have applied to the settings are simply breath taking.

Although it’s an FPS, the game features elements of role-playing games, like experience points and skill-building. The action has been enhanced to the level where you can duck behind cover and break your enemy’s line of sight.

The size of the map is absolutely enormous – ten times the size of the maps featured in the old Far Cry games. You can plan your takedowns with lethal precision and even tag your enemies with a camera so you can track their movement.

Verdict

Far Cry 3 is utterly incredible. It’s not so much of a surprise, given that Far Cry 2 was pretty damned awesome as well, but what makes this one stand out is the fact that it has a real emotional punch underneath all the gloss and sheen of its graphics and engine.

In fact, the emotional substance of its script is really what makes it a truly great game. There’s no chance of zoning out during the ‘story’ parts just so you can get to the part where you kill pirates. It’s seriously engrossing, not just as a video game, but as a tale of a man who picks up a gun and doesn’t look back.

New XBox Update Offers USB Support

April 17th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Games

While the Xbox 360 from Microsoft may have by far the largest contingent of online players for a console system in its generation, one thing has been true of the system and that is that it came with less at the start than Sony built into their rival machine, the PS3. Thanks to a recent update, the Xbox 360 will now offer USB storage support to make it easier for archiving fans to be able to save any data they like onto a memory key or external drive of their choosing that offers more than 1 Gb of data storage space. The storage device may also not exceed 16 Gb which is something baffling to many online gaming experts. This can lead to hassles for many users who are looking to save their data on memory keys ranging from 64 MB to 512 MB, sizes that the XBox 360 has no plans to support. The reason this has frustrated so many players is the fact that most of the data they would like to save from their games is mall in nature and usually has to do with extra images they can download for their XBox Live dashboard.

The typical price for memory keys usually runs around $40 for an 8 GB stick to $70 for a 16 GB model as long as one chooses the official SanDisk versions that are sanctioned by Microsoft. The move has frustrated many of the XBox Live system who have proven especially loyal among online console gamers and lead many in the gaming media to speak out against what they see as non courteous conduct towards subscribers.