The Video Game That Destroys Your Social Life – World of Warcraft!

World of Warcraft is one of many games which are considered to be a “massively multiplayer online role playing game”, or mmorpg. These types of games tend to get people addicted very quickly, and most people have a very difficult time to stop playing.
People will keep continuously playing, trying to gain a level, complete a quest, get some gold… There’s always one more thing that you want to do. I know because I’ve played hundreds of these types of games, they’re all based around the same common concepts and objectives.

The reason that these games are so addictive is because of the way they’re set up. You unlock new things every hour or so, and it’s a very rewarding experience. You get addicted to this experience, and you’re only interested in playing more and more.

World of Warcraft is the most popular massively multiplayer online role playing game around, because of a few reasons. For one, the graphics and gameplay are great and extensive. People never really get bored of this game. The characters look awesome, there are so many things to do, and you can usually find friends to play and compete with on the game, making the game possess even more addictive qualities.

I personally have never played World of Warcraft for a long period of time, I’ve only tried it. It’s true that the game is extremely addicting. You’re always tempted to play all night, stay home from school and play, etc. I have friends that avoid some social situations on a daily basis just to “raid” or kill things in the game and gain levels with his friends.

So is my title an over exaggeration? I believe it to be more true than you’d believe. People’s social lives can be easily ruined by this game. They’ll stop going to parties, only talk to their friends that play World of Warcraft, and typically want to talk about the game all the time.

Most people will avoid any social situations that take away from their time on the computer. They’ll also typically stop working on their homework, and you’ll typically see quite a decline in the grades for players.

The only way to avoid the negative effects of this video game is to never start playing. Of course the game looks awesome, and your friends may play it. But don’t forget that you’re going to become so addicted that your social life may suffer in the end. You may become excessively lazy. Don’t let this happen. Find an alternative. World of Warcraft addiction is similar to that of a weak drug. Just do something more healthy and constructive!

Video Games to Buy a Teenage Girl this Holiday Season

Video games are a perfect holiday gift. If you are looking to buy a game for a teenage girl, you may think to look for something frilly, with flowers and puppies. You will be thinking wrong. Teenage Girls are just as adept at Gaming as boys are. That means all games apply. Find out what platform she is playing on; Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS. Also see what games she might have already to get an idea about what genre she likes.
Girls love massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG). You might find, she is already playing WOW World Of Warcraft. Then don’t miss out on a perfect chance to get the newest expansion to the game “WOW Cataclysm”. ESRB Rating:Teen and made for PC and Mac. This expansion is adding two new races, Goblins and Worgens and the level cap is increased to 85.

Xbox 360 Kinect amp; Games

Kinect is a new sensor that makes you the controller. You can control movies , music, and play games by the motion of your body. No controller necessary! You can also connect with friends through Video Kinect.

Dance Central
Dance to over 600 moves and 90 dance routines while listening to today’s current pop, hip-hop and R B; artists. Needs Kinect sensor for Xbox 360.

Your Shape Fitness Evolved
The game creates a personalized workout based on your fitness levels and goals. You can take a yoga class, Marshall Arts class, Tai Chi, have a serious workout routine or just play for fun. Needs Kinect sensor for Xbox 360.

Nancy Drew games for PC and Mac
This game has come out with there 23rd addition to the series with Nancy Drew “Shadow at the Waters Edge”. These games are just like a book, you never walk away with out learning something. The story takes place in Japan where you learn more about the hauntings at Ryokan Hiei. Two sisters and grandmother think the dead mother is a “grudge” like ghost.

Rock Band 3 made for several different platforms, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, even the DS.

Play as one of the band members with great new gear: microphone, drums with symbols, guitar, and the new keyboard. There is even a “MIDI PRO-Adapter” the allows you to use your real MIDI keyboard or MIDI drum set to play Rock Band 3.

The Sims 3
Rated T for Teen for the PC and Mac. A game that has endless creative possibilities that allows you to create, customize and control the lives of your simulation.

OK, just one frilly, flowers and puppies game,

Zoo Tycoon 2
This series has 4 expansion packs. You create and maintain your own zoo with features like: African Adventure with African animals, Jeep Vehicle tours, Endangered Species with Sky Tram Tours, Marine Mania where you can train animals to perform in shows. Extinct Animals allows you to dig for fossils and bring back life to extinct animals. A very fun, entertaining and educational game for the PC and Mac.

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Alpha Protocol Review

Alpha protocol is a third-person role playing video game based on espionage. The developers of the game are Obsidian Entertainment and it has been published by well-known brand Sega. The game revolves around its protagonist Michael Thorton, who is a field agent, and his adventures. The game was scheduled to be released on 27th October, 2009, but its launch was later shifted to 27th Ma, 2010 in Australia, 28th May,2010 in Europe, and 1st June, 2010 in North America.
The game designed by Chris Parker (project designer) and Chris Avellone (lead animator), was released for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 and uses the unreal engine 3 game engine.


Alpha Protocol is a third person game, therefore it allows the player to see the main character and his surroundings. Thorton being a CIA operative, the players get to use a wide range of fire arms and melee combat using a martial art form known as Kenpo, along with many spy gadgets.

In addition to the elements of action , the players earn certain points , known as advancement points which can be used for upgrading skills from a choice of ten skills, for example one the skills allows the player to scan group of hostiles in slow motion, before dashing out of his cover and blasting them with his gun, much faster than he normally does.


The game features numerous non playing characters with whom the players can interact.

The conversations which take place in real time allow a limited time frame for the players to respond at decision points, during the conversations which are important for the storyline and the players character. The dialogue system of the game allows the player to choose from 3 options, which are loosely based on characters like James Bond (suave), Jason Bourne (professional), and Jack Bauer (aggressive), sometimes a fourth option is also available , which terminates the conversation in between, and each NPC responds differently to these options. Since each conversation occurs once per playthrough, a number of playthrough will be required to experience them all.


The game allows the players to customize Thornton’s looks by editing facial hear, head wear, eye wear, eye colour etc. The weapons and gadgets are also customizable with options like adding silencers, bigger magazines, etc.


The game, priced at $52-$64, (depending upon the country where it is being sold), got average reception from gamers and gaming sites over the world.

The game bagged 7/10 from Eurogamer, which said the game lacked finishing and polish.

Other less forgiving game review sites such as Destructoid gave it 2/10. The game received 6/10 from Metacritic. The story line of the game is very impressive but the gameplay and combat is not appealing enough, and thus, the game is recommended only for RPG fanatics, who like to explore the intricacies of the game rather than its gameplay.

Top Fall 2010 Video Game Releases for RPG Fans

Video games in the RPG (Role-Playing Game) genre are among the most popular with hardcore video gamers since they offer a lengthy, deep gaming experience often taking at least 20 hours to complete with plenty of sidequests and other incentives to continue playing long after the final boss has been defeated. With winter and the holiday shopping season right around the corner, video game publishers are starting to push out their crop of great video games for fall 2010. Check out our guide to the top fall 2010 RPG releases.
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (Nintendo DS)

The Golden Sun series started off on Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance. At the time, it seriously pushed the handheld’s graphical limitations with quality 3D graphics seemingly on-par with console RPGs of the PlayStation One era. Battle scenes featured graphically-intensive summons that could blast away an entire party of monsters in a single blast. Other unique quirks included the ability to use magical abilities outside of battle to solve environmental puzzles. Since 2003, however, the series has remained dormant. On November 29, 2010, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn will bring the RPG series to the Nintendo DS with a whole new cast of characters. You’ll play as the children of the original protagonists’ in a world set 30 years after Golden Sun: The Lost Age.

Fable III (Xbox 360 and PC)

The third iteration in the Fable series aims to do what its predecessors have set out to do along: create a fantasy universe where the player has a real impact on the storyline and the world through a series of complex moral decisions and character growth. Players can rule as a benevolent, kindly king or a cruel and greedy monarch with no regard for his people’s well-being. While the beginning of the game is spent seizing the thrown from another corrupt king, the bulk of the game will focus on your role as leader and making important decisions for the progress of your kingdom.

Fallout: New Vegas (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC)

Fallout: New Vegas will be the fourth game in the Fallout RPG series. Unlike traditional RPGs, Fallout doesn’t take place in a fantasy setting filled with mythical beasts, deep dungeons, and mysterious forests. Instead, it places you in the middle of a post-apocalyptic, wartorn setting. In the case of Fallout: New Vegas, you’ll be exploring a desert wasteland, the center of which is the ruins of Las Vegas. In addition to typical RPG elements like upgrading abilities and leveling up, Fallout: New Vegas features an extra-challenging hardcore mode which challenges players with tasks like consistently eating, sleeping, and drinking to avoid fatigue or death as well as limits on ammunition and cash carried.