I love gaming!
It's pretty obvious the main topic of this blog is not gaming however I feel every once in a while it's okay to mix business with pleasure. At least in terms of blogging. It's like how a serious film or series needs a touch of comedy. The same goes for a serious blog, it needs a dash of fun and I'm filling that gap to talk about a love of mine which is gaming.
Lately I've found myself playing FRIV games thanks to the website PlayFrivGames which I discovered a few days back. These games are absolutely addictive and that is one of the reasons I am super pleased that the new call of duty ghosts has been launched. I figure that perhaps .... just perhaps this new (and awesome) game can allow me to forget about friv.
It may be a bit harsh to say forget about friv, because to be quite honest their games are so damn addictive, however an addiction isn't good, so if I can stop myself playing them 24/7 I will probably get a lot more work done. That being said call of duty can also be pretty entertaining and addictive too, so perhaps this is just as bad.
I find it amazing comparing games like friv to the likes of console games like COD, battlefield, fifa etc. These games on the consoles are masterpieces. They are visually stunning and no doubt have taken millions to make. The friv games on the other hand I'm sure still took some time but nowhere near the time that console games take.
So how is it that simple games that you find on your iphone and on free online gaming websites like friv.com can be so fun to play despite them being technically far from brilliant? I think it's just that. These games are simple and easy to play, and at the same time are fun. Despite console games often being stunning and amazing they are also tricky to play. If you are a game freak like myself you can usually master them pretty quickly, but if I give the controller to my girlfriend she literally won't have a clue what to do. Even my brother takes a while picking up the skill needed for call of duty!
Future of gaming...
I see consoles as being always there. The fact that you can sit in the living room or whereva in comfort playing your favourite game is great and that is something I love to do. At the same time the ease of online gaming such as friv online games makes it easy to play if you want a quick break from doing your work or if you're just playing on a social networking site with friends. I think the iphone and android app stores have actually made free online gaming more popular because more and more people want to play these simple style games on their computers which is incredible, because go back a few years and people would say they are rubbish compared to consoles. What we have found now is that technically yes maybe they are rubbish, BUT and it's a big BUT here... they are fun and isn't that what really matters!