Battlefield 4 Review realistic single and multi player war game

 One of the aims that game developers all over the world try to achieve is realism. I don’t just mean the detail of the graphics or the sound effects. Interaction between your character and those around you is one of the things that really makes a game work. With Battlefield 4, there has been a lot of work done on achieving this interaction. Add to this the improved gameplay and the great online multiplayer mode and you have a game that is more than just another in the franchise.

In fact, with Battlefield 4, the line between single player and multiplayer is not that easy to identify. There are a lot of elements of multiplayer that have appeared in the single player world, and this makes for a really enjoyable experience.

Talking again about the interaction with other characters. There are some great examples of banter and jibes between the soldiers. This takes you a little by surprise at first, but then it makes the game feel more natural. No longer are you just another character charging at an enemy position with the commanders voice ringing in your ears. The rapport actually makes you like them and in turn care about their safety. This is I guess one of the reasons that it has been included, but its a nice development.

Its a shame then that the story arc in the game leaves a little to be desired. It isn’t so much the other characters that you are fighting with, but the whole story of why you are fighting in the first place. Battlefield 4 isn’t unique in this though. Other games such as Call Of Duty: Ghosts, also suffer from story fade at times. I guess there are always going to be strengths and weaknesses in any game, and this doesn’t detract from the overall polish of the game.

There are a lot of nice touches in Battlefield 4 that has become the hallmark of the franchise. You are free to do a lot of things including setting up a sniper position or go drive a tank that really make the game enjoyable to play. There are new modes to play that are not just thrown in as an afterthought. They do offer new perspectives on the gameplay and this applies especially to multiplayer.

It’s multiplayer in fact that has always been the best part of games like Battlefield 4. Its nice to do the single player missions, but having others from around the world that you can chat to and fight for or against, is what most gamers love. Multiplayer on Battlefield 4 is quick and responsive and has something for everyone regardless of your experience.

The frame rate for Battlefield 4 has been kept to 60 frames per second, which makes it quick and yet beautifully rendered. The graphics are lovely to watch and there is a lot of detail that you may well miss in the throngs of battle. Of course, you can appreciate the higher capabilities of the next gen consoles here and even though they are not working flat out in this case, they still make a marked difference to the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles.

Overall, Battlefield 4 is an engaging and thoroughly enjoyable experience that you just have to play to understand.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Review – single and multiplayer action

 If there is one thing that many hard core games like, it’s a good first person shooter game. Over the years there has been a number of memorable examples of this genre, and one of those is Call of Duty. This series has seen some impressive action, and the latest iteration, Call of Duty: Ghosts, is the same. It also has new features and detail that will hopefully impress the Call of Duty fans.

One of the first differences is the setting of this new game. Whereas other games of this genre tend to focus on conflicts in eastern Europe, Call of Duty: Ghosts instead looks to South America for its protagonists. This doesn’t mean that the fighting is any less intense or interesting, in fact it makes a nice change to be looking into the whites of a different foes eyes.

The story is patchy at times and there are certain points of the game when it is virtually non existent, but it tries to make you care about the characters. The three main characters are Logan Hesh and Elias. Logan and Hesh are brothers who are fighting for the Federation which is what’s left of the US Military. Elias is their father and between all three of them, you build a real sense of connection to them. This could have been exploited even more, but it is a big leap forward compared to characters from previous games in the franchise.

The biggest change in Call of Duty: Ghosts is the new Create a Soldier system. This enables you to choose from a lot of different weapons, equipment, characters and classes. Overall, there are 20,000 possible combinations which is enough to give even the fussiest of gamers something to pick. Its great to have this amount of choice, although those new to Call of Duty may find it all a bit daunting. It is worth taking the time to really experiment with it though, as you will be surprised at the options available.

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The graphics are clear and detailed, but there is a difference to be seen depending on the console you are playing it on. The new generation consoles do offer a really good look, with the colours and textures a lot less blurry than on the previous generation systems. That said, they were by no means a slouch and offer a very good experience. The only exception is the Wii U, which has a similar visual experience to that of the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3.

There are of course a plethora of weapons, missions and tasks for you to perform. The game falls into three parts, with the middle part being where a lot of the serious missions and action can be found. This is where the story fades a little, but it does wonders for the adrenaline and the kill tally.

Multiplayer has also had a makeover, with added game types along with the old favourites. If multiplayer is your thing, then you will be really pleased with the new additions. Many of them have aspects of the regular game types, but add new elements that make it feel revitalised.

Overall, Call of Duty: Ghosts has enough new content to make it a worthy addition. You can easily find enough things to do to while away many an hour in single player mode. If you add to this the multiplayer action, then you have a game that will excite for a long time to come.

FIFA 14 Review – great AI and fast engine

 It’s a truly wonderful feeling when you culminate a beautifully orchestrated move with blistering volley into the top corner of the net. Having picked your team, chosen your formation and listened to the roar of the crowd as you walk out onto the pitch, all you need to do is to master the controls and put those tricks into action.

For many years, there has been a healthy rivalry between EA’s FIFA and PES. Both claiming that they offer the more realistic experience. Over the last couple of years however, the ball has been firmly in EA’s camp, producing games with more detail and better graphics. The release of PES 14 however has shaken things up a bit and its now a more difficult decision between the two.

The arrival of FIFA 14 has been eagerly anticipated by gamers, especially because they want to see how EA have responded to the resurgence of PES. Well, they won’t be disappointed, EA have made a number of changes to the latest in the FIFA franchise and it has all lead to the game being more intuitive and more realistic than ever before.

The career mode has had an update to its menu structure that makes it far more pleasant than FIFA 13. Navigating the menus is much easier, this makes the career mode a more attractive proposition for me than it used to be. The sometimes criticised Ultimate Team mode is also still here. It has come under some fire from gamers because it puts together a team based on how well they will gel together rather than just on ability or stats. I think this is not doing the Ultimate Team mode justice. For me it makes for a more realistic team that has strengths and weaknesses as any real team would.

And speaking of teams, the choice of teams is a varied at before, so you can play as your favourite team, or just pick a team from many around the world. I have always enjoyed this freedom to explore different teams and countries and I am glad that this is still present in FIFA 14.

The graphics have also had an overhaul with more natural movements of players on and off the ball. Player likenesses are as before, a little bit hit and miss. None are so bad that you can’t tell who they are, but there are some that are much better than others. Player appearance and movement has always been the area of the game that has had the most divided opinions with gamers. Some really want a good likeness, while others are happy with good movement instead.

Improvement to the games physics has meant that there is more emphasis on the position and angle of the players that before. You now have to be more aware of the subtle changes that any movement will make to your players. The margin of error that you have is becoming smaller and smaller so you need to keep your concentration.

Overall, FIFA 14 has everything you have come to expect from the FIFA franchise, but it also has an improved AI and physics engine that will give you even more realism and control than you have enjoyed before. It looks like EA have scored again with FIFA 14.

 

Grand Theft Auto 5 Review including great tips

 When the first Grand Theft Auto game hit the shelves back in 1997 (yes it has been that long!), Rockstar Games began on a journey that would see the franchise constantly evolve and improve. It also provoked controversy from people who were worried about its level of violence and reckless behaviour.

All I remember from that time, is thinking that this was one of the most entertaining and imaginative games that I had played. Over the following years, Rockstar Games have tried to ramp up the realism even further, which brings me nicely to Grand Theft Auto V, which continues in that vein.

One of the best parts of the Grand Theft Auto games is the freedom that you have to go anywhere and do pretty much anything you want. There are a lot of people that you can interact with, some you might not really want to, or at least you wished you hadn’t. Sex, drugs and a whole manner of criminal activity are awaiting you. The whole feel of GTA V is one of improvements over its predecessors and a desire to push the boundaries. Every aspect has been redesigned and the attention to detail improved.

From riding motorcycles to hijacking planes, interacting with all manner of vehicles has always been one of the best bits for me. Grand Theft Auto V has made the whole experience even better than in previous versions. The controls are much better, far more accurate and reliable. There are also improvements to the handling of cars and bikes which allows them to respond in a more realistic way. I need not mention the graphics which are as always crisp and clear. Detail is improved which could make some of the bloodier scenes a little too much for the feint hearted.

Of course it isn’t all about wandering around aimlessly, there is a plot to the game and in Grand Theft Auto V more than ever, this is given a real emphasis. There are three main characters that you will interact with. There is a middle-aged former con-man called Michael, a young downtown dude called Franklin, and Trevor, who is what can only be described as a completely off-the-wall criminal type.

The writing in this new game is really impressive, it gives these main characters some really entertaining dialog that is both funny and well thought out. If there was any way to excuse or explain some of the real sadistic and violent elements to the game, then the storyline tries its very best. Its great that along with everything else, Rockstar Games have also gone to the trouble of having a strong story to underpin the whole game.

The Grand Theft Auto franchise has always exaggerated and exposed the seedier side of life, while making fun of the established order of things. It has never tried to water down or apologize for this and for its legions of loyal followers, thats exactly how they like it. Overall, Grand Theft Auto V is all that you have come to expect and love from the franchise and a whole lot more.

Datehook Up: The Free Online Dating Ticket

Dating Sites in the US have become the go-to places for singles looking for love and companionship. Today, there are countless dating sites offering the virtual matchmaking feature. Even with a large number of date sites, there are specific names that have become a brand name in this context.

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One such US dating site that provides solutions for searching singles is DateHookup.com. This is uniquely a free site with no subscription fee. Whereas many people think it may be useless to link up with a free dating site, the contrary is true. Free sites such as this one will offer services that pay for use sites may not provide. Notably, Datehookup offers more away from the profit mindedness associated with subscription date sites. This makes is possible to get a memorable experience as you search for your dream mate.

The Datehookup Experience

Unlike conventional pay sites, Datehookup comes with free options for on-site forums, custom profiles, and access to friends. The site interface stands out from many others, given the user friendly interface, and high quality blogs for all users for free. Users are able to save their search history, and get ideas on the best date partners to look out for. This is apparently one of the sites that allow members to send unlimited messages to other users again without paying a dime.

The Datehookup experience is one to die for. There is easy navigation and simplified linking, with leading social media networks. It is possible to get more hook ups through the DateHookup Fan Page on Facebook and Twitter, together with the site’s hookup Blog. For users who have a thing for mobile devices, there is more to it through the DateHookup.com apps for Android and iPhones.

Since the site rolled out in 2008, it has managed to attract millions of top hits on leading search engines. The number of users runs into millions and keeps growing, all from the fact that it is easy to use and free.

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Overview and Membership

Date Hookup has been proven to offer some of the best free on site features known to exist only in paid sites. The experience is fairly uncomplicated and discreet for singles willing to mingle virtually. The ease of navigation even for non users makes it a site worth the risk. One off visitors can get to browse through the site without having to sign up. When it comes to building the user profile, the process is almost effortless.

Customized Matching

Once onboard, it is easy to send or receive emails which are not regulated or limited by a minimal character requirement as seen in other sites. With Datehookup.com, you can write up your interests and hobbies and filter them out to a match that complements your list. It is possible to narrow down to a specific match pattern according to your profile info and proximity.

Communication Tools

Dating sites that offer creative options for communication are preferred by users looking to get a grasp of their prospective mates. At Datehookup, you will benefit from use of photos that can be customized to fit your profile. There is an easy to navigate inbox feature where you read your emails. The Datehookup blog offers an extended version of communicating making it easier for interested users to get to know you better.

 

eHarmony: Successful Online American Dating

Online dating has become a darling to many across the globe. In the US, thousands if not millions turn to dating sites to appeal to their dream partners. Most dating sites here come off as free or paid services. In a country teeming with millions of searching singles, the eHarmony site ranks as one of the most popular sites preferred by many.

eHarmony has been attributed with millions of search engine entries as individuals chase the dream of landing the perfect mate for friendship, companionship, and even marriage. At the same time, the site ranks as one of the adored sites by people searching for erotic and intimate escapades. The site strives to make the virtual dating experience memorable. Apparently, this is one site that has received impressive reviews, given the level of success stories from satisfied users.

 The eHarmony Approach

Conventional and unpopular dating sites are likely to leave you with dead end dates. The eHarmony site believes in creating the wow moment for each user who signs up. The site is unique, since it offers more than just profiles and pictures. The site caters for different individuals with varying emotional needs. It is also a popular avenue for both short and long-term relationships.

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eHarmony Membership and Overview

Since its inception in 2000, eHarmony introduced a spectacular matchmaking technique. This made eHarmony the internet pioneer in using a scientifically proven method of matching up site users. Once you sign up for the eHarmony service, you won’t have to sweat it out with your profile picture and bio data. The site is crafted in way that it does it for you. Whereas the sign up procedure may look demanding and rigorous, it is bound to reproduce perfect results for every user depending on the info provided. The intelligent compatibility system will easily provide the best matches, or simply suggest the partners that you are likely to be in tune with.

 Unique Features

Being a Christian dating website initially, eHarmony strives to maintain the highest level s of confidentiality and security to personal data. There are restrictions for profile eligibility and validity. Even though it is perhaps one of the sites which require hefty fees for paid membership status, it is equally successful and reputable. The highly preferred 29 DIMENSIONS compatibility method has been attributed to the high number in membership with over 20 million active users.

Users enjoy the helpful site generated emails that notify them each time a probable match for your profile is identified. The number of couples heading into marriage after hooking up on eHarmony is always on the rise. This means it is one of the best options an individual seeking to find love on the internet can get. The costs on the site will range from slightly above $60 to $250 for one month, to a whole year’s subscriptions. The good thing is that the rates get discounted quarterly, as the year progresses. Individual looking for a one of subscription deal will be required to pay up to $252, with the possibility of getting hefty discounts too.

Perfectmatch: Ideal Matchmaking on the Internet

Millions of Americans find online dating convenient and handy, especially with the challenges fronted by a busy lifestyle. The demanding career-life balance can be attributed to the presence of millions of single citizens. This is where virtual dating sites become the ideal answer to many across different states. Adult Americans infused with the intention of developing romantic or sexual associations turn to popular dating sites, such as the PerfectMatch.com website.

 

Perfectmatch Overview

One of the notable features that set the site apart from others is the unique Duet Total Compatibility model. Since its inception, the site has leveraged on a user’s behavior and personality to churn out the best and most probable partner characteristics. This system puts into consideration a user’s lifestyle, preference, and behavior traits. Perfectmatch was developed with an individual’s value, and ideals set in consideration. The compatibility feature also evaluates a person’s love style, and reviews their taste for affection and money. For any reputable online dating site, this is a high profiled concept which helps narrow down to the best match relative to a users demographic info.

What attracts more users to perfect match is not just the duet concept, but the proven efficiency of the system that makes it one of the most sought after date sites not only in the US but also globally. Once a user enlists for service, there are easy navigation tools and discreet procedure not found in any other dating domain. The site has become a brand within millions of singles since its inauguration in 2003. The continued association with relevant global brand names helps add to the sites reputation and growth.

Any person seeking the long term dating experience is sure to have the site on a bucket list entry of sorts. The site has attracted more following through a progressive media campaign over the years. In the US alone, it is responsible for millions of entries on search engines and the entries are ever on an upward trend.

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Distinctive PerfectMatch targets 

The secrets that keep the site’s popularity growing stem from the emphasis put on key personal attributes and elements, which are requisite for any long lasting relationship. Perfectmatch.com caters for a variety of singles including: widows, widowers, and divorced persons. There is no bias for persons with varied sexual orientation. What’s more, there is no discrimination against race, background, ideology, or religion.

  PerfectMatch Membership

This site requires an elaborate sign up process. There is an advantage in having a well detailed personal info on your profile. Even though this procedure is tasking, it is not as long and dreary like with many other virtual date sites. There is also an ambitious plan, which users can opt for basic or free and unpaid membership. Paid and unpaid members get to enjoy the Duet Compatibility feature. Those who pay up and attain the Platinum status will enjoy emails from potential partners on the site. Other advantages here include: improved search rankings, unlimited search options, emails, and maximum of 8 photos for their profiles.

PerfectMatch Subscription Fees

Once a user subscribes to the site, payments come with different sets with Premium users paying $59.95 monthly, with Platinum users $34.99 a month with low monthly renewal options that cost $29.95.  American Express, Visa, Mastercard, ordinary checks, and money orders are accepted for payments. Check out www.PerfectMatch.com for more details.

Zoosk: The Ideal Shortcut to Your Significant Other

Online dating sites across the globe receive traffic running into millions of adults looking for friendship and love. In technologically forward countries such as the US, popular dating sites enjoy more of a cult following. These sites want their users to take pride in getting a desired partner, thorough their superior matchmaking concepts.

Zoosk’s Outline

Since its inception in 2007, Zoosk has had quite a following. Success stories with trendy dating sites drive more singles with the craving for partners to enlist. For a site such as Zoosk, the scenario is no different. This is one site that boasts of an advanced Behavioral Matchmaking concept, which enables users to get discreet partners without going through the harrowing experience of filling out long questionnaires. With this site, all you need is a specific online behavior pattern, and a unique preference pattern to get a potential mate.

Zoosk is not just an ordinary dating site; it strives to engage mostly younger users from 25 to 35 years. Users also known as Zooskers are found all over the globe, with a tentative presence in over 80 countries. The site is a darling to users drawn from over 25 foreign languages globally. Unlike traditional date sites, Zoosk has managed to enlarge its user base into millions by integrating an ambitious social media drive to foster a creative matchmaking process. The integration done with virtual dating apps has made the site a dominant force within the online dating fraternity.

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Distinctive Zoosk Features

Notably, there are dating apps which cater for Facebook, android, and iPhone users. The site is also visible across leading social networks including Twitter and Google. Additionally, the Zoosk blog and the YouTube platform has helped boost the site’s reputation. The popularity of this site is further boosted by the possibility of signing up from mobile devices. The short sign up forms also gives the experience a classy outlook. If you sign up, there is the Zoosk chat option which makes it easy to chat with other Zooskers across the globe. Zoosk’s interface is relatively easy to maneuver,when searching for possible mates.

The good thing with Zoosk is that you will always get notified for your daily match. This makes it easy to identify a partner who you would be interested in almost effortlessly, but subject to paying the subscription fee. Zooskers stand to benefit from using Zoosk coins, which can be earned from executing different tasks on the site. Getting your profile linked up with social media networks such as Facebook or Twitter gets you more coins. Eventually, your profile gets to the top of search results, if you have collected more coins. There are virtual presents, which also increase the amount of attention for your profile. Zoosk coins can also be bought from virtual banks including PayPal from as little as $5.

Zoosk Membership Fees

Getting a dream partner on Zoosk is made easy by the option to link with email programs. This way it is easy to find more friends. Even though there is the free membership option, users can choose from the paid program, which entails renewable monthly payments of up to $29.95. There is a three month subscription option that costs $59.95, a six month subscription at $74.95 all acceptable via PayPal, credit cards and ordinary checks. For singles on the search, there is more to the site that was nominated for a best Dating App category in 2011, and its memberships continue to swell by the day. For more info check out www.zoosk.com

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Top 10 Internet Fax Services 2015

If you are searching for the top 10 Internet Fax services for 2015, look no further! We took a look at all of the top services available online and selected the 10 that offer the best return on your investment. Not all of the services are equal, but all of them offer specialized options that may be ideal for you and your business.

Why use an online fax service?

Using an online fax service can save you time and money. You don’t need to purchase a fax machine or have a landline in order to send or receive faxes, as most businesses or personal users use their fax machines every so often. If you do require access to a fax machine on a daily basis, chances are you will need your online fax services to be available to you when you are out of the office. All of the following Internet fax services can be accessed via any compatible mobile device with an internet connection.

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Top 10 Internet Fax Services of 2015

Following are the top 10 Internet fax services of 2015. When picking your online fax service it is recommended to not go by price alone, but rather look to see which service has the features and resources that you imagine you will need most.

#10 – GotFreeFax

Don’t be fooled by the name, GotFreeFax isn’t free. True, there are no monthly fees, but you do have to purchase page credits and those page credits are good for one year. The price for the page credits is $9.95 for 100 pages, $19.95 for 300 and $49.99 for 1000. They do not store faxes and there is no dedicated fax number assigned, however, if you are looking for a pay-as-you-go option, then GotFreeFax is a solid choice.

#9 – eFax

eFax is probably one of the better known online fax services of 2015. The service offers only one type of membership plan which costs $12.95 a month. Customers will also receive a personal fax number, as well as lifetime archiving of all of your fax records.

#8 – FaxZero

FaxZero is a very user-friendly online fax service. There are no monthly memberships and you don’t buy page credits, you pay per fax. Each fax costs $1.99 to send. You can send up to 15 pages and there is an option for a cover sheet. FaxZero does not assign dedicated numbers. Pages are archived for up to one year with this service so you can download them to your own storage directory in a few quick, easy steps.

#7 – MyFax

MyFax allows you to use a toll free number to receive faxes, which can be a bonus for your business listings. There are three different membership tiers, all of which charge on a monthly basis. The tiers are 10, 20 and 40 US dollars per month. You get to send 100, 200 or 400 pages per month depending on your membership tier. Each additional page costs 10 cents per page to send or receive.

#6 – FreedomVoice

FreedomVoice allows you to send up to 2500 monthly pages per month with their specialized membership subscriptions. The service includes a free local number or free toll free number with each membership tier. Subscriptions run from $9.95 – $59.95.

#5 – TollFreeForwarding

TollFreeForwarding provides customers with flexible, and affordable pricing plans and memberships ranging from $7.00 – $74.00, and including up to 2500 monthly pages per month. The service is easy to use, and high dependable, but does not offer any fax apps for your mobile devices.

#4 – SRFax

SRFax offers great accessibility in the form of a fax app that can be accessed from any compatible mobile device. Also, the service is very affordable and membership subscriptions range from $3.00 – $7.35, for up to 500 monthly pages. The service, however, does not offer a money back guarantee.

#3 – Nextiva Fax

Nextiva Fax offers low cost monthly fax allowances. The memberships come in 500, 1000 and 3000 page credits. The page credits expire each month and can be used to send or receive. The costs for the memberships are $4.95, $12.95 and $29.95.

#2 – Fax87

Fax87 guarantees the best prices and subscription rates range from $3.00 – $7.95. There is a generous allotment of monthly pages of up to 500 free pages per month. The service is easy to use and has an instantaneous setup. File formats, however, are limited to PDF, TXT and DOC.

#1 – RingCentral

RingCentral has some of the lowest prices of all of the online fax services. They also do not pre-determine the number of pages you can send and receive and instead assign you a set amount of pages that can be used either way. The tiers are $7.99. $19.99 and $49.99 per month cost. The number of pages allotted to each are 500, 1000 and 2500 respectively. The cost per page over the allotted amount is 5.9. 4.9 and 3.9 cents respectively. Members also are given a dedicated fax number.