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TABLE OF CONTENTS 3. The World of Minecraft 4.

How to become a StarCraft pro

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A closer look at Cataclysm

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Are you Addicted to games?

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The World of Minecraft

The day were May 10, 2009 and a new indie game were released, Minecraft. Since its launch, over four and a half million users have registered at Minecraft official website and over one million people have purchased this indie titled game . And it’s still under development by Markus “Notch” Persson. So why is a game with such a simple graphic so popular? The current version of Minecraft, Beta 1.3 is about one thing, survival. Minecraft is divided into day and night cycles, and the cycle is ten minute each. So during the day light, you spend your ten minutes gathering resources, like searching in caves, mining holes, or planting beautiful flowers. At night you should spend your time indoors, digging underground, building tools for the next day or you would be running outside hoping you’ll find a safe hole in the ground while skeletons, spiders and zombies hunts you down.

game help - leaving you to look at the internet for crafting recipes. The latest update (released 22/2 – 2011) Minecraft Beta 1.3 includes some new cool and useful features. Like a whole new game launcher, three new halfsized blocks, a new item, added bed (yes, that’s true, you could now sleep in game and immediately skip the night till morning), a new better save file save format and a whole new lighting engine in game. They are also making a documentary about the creating of Minecraft and its development. The film by 2 Player Production is set to be released in 2012, if they get at least $150.000 at May 26 by donations. The investment will help 2 Player Production to make this film and allow them to make visits to the Mojan office (Marcus Company) in Sweden, and would also allow them to hire additional crew. Minecraft is a game developed by one guy, Marcus “Notch” Persson, and has gone to be one of the bestBuilding your own house – a dream comes true. selling indie titles of all time. If you don’t have a copy To build a house or a huge palace isn’t really that hard, of this game, you should really give it shot. Minecraft the challenge comes when you want to create sohas a great opportunity to be a good game; it’s the mething you really want. To build the structure, you creativity inside Minecraft that makes this game so have to gather some materials from the environment wonderful. in Minecraft like cutting down trees for wood, get ore SOURCES http://pc.ign.com/articles/113/1133465p1.html from caves or just digging around at the ground for http://notch.tumblr.com/ dirt. The next thing to do is to craft tools which you use to gather resources faster or refine your materials for something more useful. To produce different items you put different materials in a certain section in the crafting system. The crafting system uses 2x2 or 3x3 grid. It’s a great system, but if you don’t know where to put the materials in the grid and there isn’t any in

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How to become a StarCraft pro!

As everybody knows StarCraft is the Korean national sport. But have you ever seen a real Korean playing live? I’ve heard that Koreans are the best StarCraft 2 players in the world. Everybody said that they’re crazy, but I didn’t believe it. But when I finally saw them play I could not believe what I was looking at. The crazy clicking on the keyboard, how fast they were building and producing units. The only thought in my head where awesome! But then I could not stop thinking to myself ,how do they get so good? The answer is APM. According to BitGamer at Bit-tech they’re saying that at the higher levels on StarCraft the level is decided on APM which is Actions Per Minute. The players that are really good at playing StarCraft 2 are able to go up to around 300 APM. It’s just crazy watching them play. They’re never looking away from the screen and clicking on the keyboard nonstop. The average player is clicking around 90 APM and the inexperienced player around 50 APM. So basically a player with 100 APM can’t beat a player with 180 APM. It’s kind of like golf with

handicaps and stuff. The method of calculating APM is a really serious and quite complicated mathematic. I’m going to show you how to calculate your APM so you’ll be able to know how good you are. So first of you have to take the total number of actions of the first 18 minutes. Then divide it with the total of seconds of the game. (18 minutes = 1080 seconds) Then deduce the first 80 seconds and then multiply with 60, converted to minutes. So basically the whole method looks like this. 2,268 The total number of actions / (1,080 The duration of the game in seconds - 80) The first 80 seconds * 60 Converted to minutes ————— 136 APM All the actions isn’t valid if you want to know your APM. There are some invalid commands that don’t count in the APM counting. I’m going to list up the valid and invalid commands right here. Some valid actions include: Highlighting a building Moving a unit Building a structure

Casting a spell Training a unit Initiating the researching of an upgrade All hotkeys Ordering a worker to begin mining Morphing or evolving Zerg structures or units Invalid clicks that are not recorded include: Clicks on the map that are not part of the above list. Clicks on the minimap. F2,F3,F4 keys. Any keys that are not used by the game. Now you’ve got everything you need to become a real professional StarCraft player. All you have to do is keep on practicing. And if you’re getting pawned all the time and feel like you want just give up the playing then don’t. If you do quit, you’ll never get better. Sources

http://www.bit-tech.net/blog/gaming/2010/07/29/you-will-never-be-goodat-starcraft-2/

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A closer look at Cataclysm

December the 7th 2010 the new expansion Cataclysm for World of Warcraft were released. This expansion lets the players to gain five more levels and discover new areas in the World of Warcraft “world” which specifically includes five new zones for leveling. They also added two new battlegrounds for the PvP (Player versus player) and for the PvE (Player versus environment) they have added seven new dungeons and two redone dungeons Shadowfang Keep & the Deadmines. All the new dungeons have both normal and heroic modes and they have also created some new raids Baradin Hold, Blackwing Descent, The Bastian of Twilight, and Throne of the four Winds. When you buy Cataclysm you also will unlock the new races, Goblin for the Horde and Worgen for the Alliance. They’ve also added new race and class combinations, for en example now in Cataclysm you can play as a Tauren Paladin that wasn’t possible before Cataclysm. Cataclysm will return the players to the two continents in Azeroth, both Kalmidor and Eastern Kingdoms for the leveling to 85, after years in both Northrend and Outland. They opened such as the underwater world Vashj’ir, Deepholm, Mount Hyjal, Uldum and the Twilight Highlands. The players will finally be able to use their flying mounts in Kalmidor & Eastern kingdoms for only 250 gold. That is really good, you can travel much

faster then you’re used to and you can see the area from another level up in the sky. There is a new 2nd profession called Archeology that every player can learn. This profession will let players to collect valuable artifacts, from the earth everywhere all around in the World of Warcraft “world” and earn special rewards. There is also Reforging that will allow the players, through a NPC (Non-player character) to convert percentage of their secondary stats on an item to another secondary stat, for an example (Hit –> Crit). The World of Warcraft launcher has been updated to stream the installation and also patch data from the servers while playing, before you had to download it all before you could play. The new launcher is divided in to three stages of downloadi ng: First we have Setup (Red) the game is getting prepared to be able to launch but you can’t enter the game at this time. Then we have Available (Yellow) 70% of the content has been loaded and you’re able to play but you won’t get out the full gaming experience yet. And at last we have Playable (Green) at this time you can play but there still can be some performance issues, but it’s playable. Sources

http://pc.ign.com/articles/113/1138775p1.html http://www.wowwiki.com/World_of_Warcraft:_Cataclysm

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late baths, destroying their sleep pattern and regarding personal hygiene or gain weight. What can you do to prevent video game addiction? What you could go outside with a friend or watch television. The best thing to do is to unplug the power connector and doing something else instead. But the best thing to do is to stop playing games at all. You can start off slowly by playing less and less and within time you’ll manage to stop playing. Or you could cancel the agreement with the company that provides you internet.

Are you addicted to games?

How many is video game addicted? There are around 40% of the players who plays World of Warcraft who is addicted according to this article. The most played and addicting game is World of Warcraft; all around the world people play World of Warcraft daily. Some does it for the fun and some to earn cash by selling fully leveled accounts or ingame money.

What causes video game addiction? What causes video game addiction is probably the feeling when you play a game, if you’re good at the game you will continue to play because it’s fun. Some people play for fun and some to be recognized as a professional player. A reason I found on the internet was: ”In the hypothetical world created by such games, they become confident and gain satisfaction, which they cannot get in the real world.”[50]

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Video Game Addiction Video game addiction means that someone plays a lot of Video games. When someone is Video game addicted they often isolate themselves from the outer life, stop hanging out with friends and family and barely go out on days. This addiction is a common problem among young guys mostly. Is it dangerous? Well that depends if you play a lot and you cannot stop playing because you feel the need to play and win. There are a lot of consequences if you get addicted by video games. The game that gets most people addicted is World of Warcraft. The consequences can be many. You may lose friends, a job, and a lot more. Video game addiction is not included as a diagnosis in either the

DSM or the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.

Possible symptoms Possible symptoms can be psychological addictions. Some may put the game before their life, having

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