The Elusive Non Fantasy MMORPG

Remember back when the MMORPG industry really started? There was not a single non fantasy MMORPG out of the original big three: Ultima Online, Everquest, and Asheron’s Call. They each provided the user a different experience with varying graphics, different skill sets and ways to improve your character, unique enemies, but they were all part of the same general fantasy theme. At first glance it doesn’t seem that we have made much headway into the non fantasy MMORPG. As MMOs have gone mainstream we haven’t seen much of a change. World of Warcraft, Aion, and Guild Wars top the sales charts and all of them are a descendent of traditional swords and sorcery. But judging by Google’s popular search queries people are looking for something different.

One of the reasons fantasy settings are so prevalent in the online world is because traditional, popular RPGs such as Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Breath of Fire have all succeeded in that setting. In addition, many of the gamers that enjoy these video games also read fantasy novels so it’s simply a setting that many people are familiar and comfortable with. When the genre was first being fleshed out it made sense to stick with what would have the best success rate. Now that there are over a hundred MMO titles available, why does it seem like non fantasy MMORPGs are still outnumbered by a singular setting?

Over a decade since The Realm and Meridian 59 started the concept of a graphical online MUD we do not see a single mainstream, alternative MMO setting amongst the top five. It’s not that non fantasy games aren’t releasing but it’s rare to see a big budget or big name studio take on such a product. The big money almost always goes to what works based on risk/return.

That’s why the two biggest of NCSoft’s (one of the bigger industry publishers) current games are easy concepts to jump into like Aion and Guild Wars. When they ventured into other unique settings like Auto Assault and Tabula Rasa they got burned because they weren’t high quality enough games to warrant a separation from players’ ideal fantasy worlds. If that leaves mainly independent developers to produce something truly unique then they will face the problems of not having enough resources. That doesn’t mean a good game is impossible though.

While non fantasy MMORPG games aren’t as much in the mainstream there are still plenty that are well produced, fun to play, fully featured, and sometimes even free. One of the best is a science fiction, space opera by the name of Eve Online. There is a subscription fee attached that gives you monthly updates and access to an entire universe where you can pilot dozens of different ships. But even space and science fiction is more closely akin to fantasy.

Top Six Fun Things To Do in Lincoln City Oregon

1. Go Fly a Kite!

Lincoln City is located at the 45th parallel. What this means is you get steady winds pretty much year round. This makes Lincoln City the self-proclaimed “Kite Capital of the World” There are two kite festivals each year in Lincoln City, one in June and one in October. The beaches, all 7 miles of them, are beautiful and provide plenty of room for kite flying! So go and feel like a kid again!

2. Take in a Show!

The Chinook Winds Casino is a beautiful casino, right on the ocean. It’s a great place to stay, and they always have big name musical acts. Of course there is the gambling that is available. The Casino also offers a restaurant, pool and a sauna to relax in. They also offer child care, with arcades, Nintendo and a playground.

3. Watch the Glass Blow!

The Alderhouse Glassblowing Studio is well worth your time. You can watch masters at the ancient art of glassblowing. You can also purchase some of their beautiful pieces, including something called a Witch Ball. You will be amazed at what they can do with glass.

4. View the Mighty D River?

The D River is not all that mighty. It is the shortest river in the world, traveling 120 feet from Devils Lake to the Pacific Ocean. There is a Oregon State Park wayside there, with plenty of parking and access to several miles of sandy beach. Right next to the wayside is my favorite restaurant, Kylios. Great views of the ocean and wonderful seafood.

5. Catch Your Dinner!

There is a lot of fishing fun available in Lincoln City. Whether it’s on Devils Lake (fish for trout, perch, catfish, crappie, large mouth bass), the Siletz River and the Salmon River (fish for chinook, steelhead, trout), Siletz Bay (fish for perch, crab, flounder) or deep sea fishing in the Pacific Ocean. Charters are available.

6. Shop Till You Drop!

If you need to get away from nature a bit, head to the Tanger Outlet Center.

Tanger outlet center has over 60 stores, including Reebok, Eddie Bauer, Old Navy and Pendelton Woolen Mills, an Oregon favorite.

Lincoln City is easy to get to from Portland and by driving the famous Pacific Coast Highway (US Route 101). Come visit Lincoln City, I know you’ll love it.

Increasing Popularity Of Transformers Games

Have you noticed that a lot of games that are created these days are based on popular movies? This has certainly become a very common practice in the past decade. One example of this trend revolves around the Transformers movie franchise. The more popular a particular movie happens to be, the more popular any derivative games that are created based on the movie will be. This helps explain the increasing popularity of Transformers games.

When very few people realize is that major motion picture studios no longer think in terms of merely creating an entertaining movie that appeals to a summer audience. Instead, a lot of merchandising is also factored into the decision-making process. One huge component of this merchandising equation is games. Do you realize that the gaming industry generates billions of dollars in profits? Major motion picture studios will collect a royalty every time a game is sold that is based on a popular movie.

As it relates to the Transformers games, a relationship already existed between the studio and the game developing company. It’s not really much of a surprise that the movie was exceptionally popular — a lot of research and planning went into determining whether or not this is the type of movie that should even be made in the first place. What really surprises many industry experts is just how well coordinated the movie studio was with the game developing company.

Generally speaking, game development companies will lobby for the right to develop a game based on a popular movie. However, this typically results in their being a significant delay between the time the movie is released and when the game is available. The Transformers games are very different because they were created virtually at the same time as the movie. This enabled the game development company to coordinate the marketing of the game to coincide with a lot of the marketing that is being done for the movie itself.

It is important to understand how the game works in order to enjoy it. When we talk about action and adventure Transformer games, we are talking about an action packed journey seen through the eyes of the Autobots. Your journey is to save the world and all of humanity from the evil Decepticon. You play as the Autobot leader, Optimus Prime who has come down to planet earth from his home planet Cybertron. He is a brave, strong and very wise leader whose mission is to protect all life and humanity on earth. You venture through a series of action packed levels where you are presented with many challenges. You will find yourself constantly being attacked by Decepticon robots. With your hi tech armory, weapons and power you destroy your adversaries one by one – bringing you a step closer to saving planet earth. Don’t forget, if the battle gets tough you are always able to transform into a truck and speed your way out of danger.

Not all transformer games are action and adventure based games however, you will experience a variation of games that are available for you to play. They can range from RPG games, racing games, fighting games and even puzzle games. Another popular variation are fighting games. These are two player games where you and your opponent fight against each other until one is destroyed. In these games you are given a time limit for your battle. You have a health bar that will get drained when you are attacked and damaged. Your objective is to destroy your opponent before he can destroy you. You can select your favorite Transformers persona who comes equipped with weapons that are unique to that character. Use your weapons and super powers wisely so that you can climb the ladder to victory.

As you probably already know, the Transformers movie is a franchise. There have been more than one. This creates a situation where even more money is made because the Transformers games can ride the wave of popularity and the buzz generated by the movie itself. So when we look and see the increasing popularity of Transformers games, it’s not some random coincidence. This is the result of careful planning, expert execution, and a dedicated team of professionals.

The Best Action Game Year 2018

Are you lazy person but like to play games, let me tell you that maybe you have bright future for yourself. Today in this world of technology there is two technology which has almost covered this whole world i.e. computer and internet technology and with the convergence of these two technology gaming world has grown to its best level. Today some of the industries are paying or recruiting people for just testing new games and review them. If you like to enjoy some of the games with good machines on your side that’s a good idea. Let me talk here about some of the games which are on top of charts:-

Fortnite

Fortnite was released back in September 2018. In it’s initial period of time there was not much hype about this game but later it got a boom in the gaming industry and now it tops the chart and has an active and expensive fanbase. This is a multiplayer game and the ultimate goal of this game last one man standing and achieve a “VICTORY ROYALE”. Overall this game is fun for all and provides the good challenge for players and each day it’s growing its hype among gamers.

League Of Legends

League of Legend (LoL in short) is a multiplayer online battle video game developed and published by Riot Games. League of Legends was well received upon its release back in 2009 and has since grown in popularity, with an active fanbase. This game is a multiplayer game. It has it’s millions of viewers each day. Overall this game is good competitive game for players.

God Of War

God of War is an action-adventure video game which was developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment(SIE). This game is well known for its graphics and animation and has millions of fanbase and growing each day. God of War received universal acclaim from critics and was praised for its graphics, narrative, world design, direction, character, and combat system. This game has it’s own fanbase and viewers.

There are some more online and offline games which you will love to play like Counter strike, clash of clans, Battlegrounds (aka PUBG), Splatoon 2… etc.

If you love to play offline games you can try your hands on games like Smash Hits, Monolithic, Badland, Angry birds star wars 2 etc.

I would prefer you to go through these games and enjoy your time.

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Postmodern Film Approach – The Gambler

This is not really a review or an assessment of the film as such but, rather, just a rough collection of scattered remarks.

News of first time screenwriters who pen spec scripts based on their own personal life experiences and actually – miraculously, really – see the film get made and released are always inspiring. The ones that always spring to mind for me are Robert Mulligan with Summer of 42; Douglas Day Stewart with An Officer and A Gentleman; and James Toback with The Gambler. (Even Sylvester Stallone and Rocky may qualify here.) I say they’re inspiring because such news invariably entails something a little more than just a desire to entertain or to make it in Hollywood – the screenwriter believes so strongly in their message, they believe that the truth they have to impart to us is so worth discussing in artistic terms, that their desire to succeed just will not be denied. As a matter of fact, there is a scene from the picture we are very briefly mentioning here, Toback’s The Gambler in which protagonist Axel Freed, a professor of literature, gives a short lecture to his class on this very subject of the will and desire.

Here’s an excerpt from an article Toback wrote for Deadline Hollywood. It gives some background as to how he came to write the script.

“After graduating from Harvard in 1966 I taught literature and writing in a radical new program at CCNY whose additional faculty included Joseph Heller, John Hawks, William Burroughs, Donald Barthelme, Adrienne Rich, Mark Mirsky and Israel Horovitz. I also wrote articles and criticism for Esquire, Harpers, The Times, The Voice and other publications. Most of all, I gambled – recklessly, obsessively and secretly. It was a rich, exciting double life with heavy doses of sexual adventurism thrown in for good measure. Inspired by the life and work of my literary idol, Dostoyevsky, I embarked on the writing of The Gambler intended originally as a novel. Half way in, it became clear to me that I was seeing and hearing the “novel” as a movie and I abruptly decided to turn it into one. When I hit full stride I felt as if I were a recording secretary, simply putting down on paper dialogue and images I heard and saw as if they were not sounds and pictures at all but rather real life action existing in my brain.”

So as we see, the movie began as a powerful personal vision. British director Karel Reisz soon got involved with the project. Reisz, the author of one of the seminal texts on film editing, was a director of realistic films with a “focus on characters on the margins” as his obituary in The Guardian says. Certainly The Gambler qualifies there.

He was also quite unlucky in the way the executives he made pictures for handled them after they were finished and ready. Toback’s article cited above details this as far as The Gambler goes; Steven Bach’s Final Cut, one of the truly classic insider accounts of Hollywood, chronicles how Reisz’s next film, Who’ll Stop SThe Rain? was sabotaged by the very studio he made it for! (Incidentally, the picture was adapted from Robert Stone’s classic novel Dog Soldiers. Stone would go on to write the terrific Hollywood bashing novel Children of Light, and after reading Bach it’s easy to see why.)

The film itself is a bit of a wonder, and the article linked to above is immeasurably helpful in understanding it and the overall gambling sensibility. Lauren Hutton is an almost unreal presence on the screen – why in the world was this woman not more of a star? In the title role James Caan is excellent as an addicted gambler but not real convincing as a college professor. Paul Sorvino plays a role that’s kind of a hybrid of the ones he played in Goodfellas and A Touch of Class. And in small roles we have many actors who would become fairly well recognized over the years – Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Burt Young, Vic Tayback, Antonio Fargas, James Woods. All of them are very capable here.

The script, though very powerful and obviously authentic, is not without some problems – for example, Axel’s girlfriend and mother, both featured prominently for a while, at a certain point just drop off the screen. They literally disappear. And the Dostoyevskian existentialism is highly questionable as a working philosophy, even given that we understand it’s the main character’s principal operating principle.