A hugely popular type of online game of late is that of the tower defense game genre. One of the reasons for this rise in popularity is need for using intricate tactics, to defeat a logic based game, and the slow rise in difficulty making it feel fun but challenging. A tip to defeating these tower defense games is to use the towers which slow the enemy down. Sometimes you’re able to slow them down by placing things on the path. These are usually very cheap, so make sure to use them by placing them in range of your best towers.
At some stage if you have to deal with self healing enemies, make sure to make some towers at close to each other as possible, so they don’t have enough time to If there. You should also learn which enemies are vulnerable to certain towers and make sure you fit the creation into your strategy to beat the tower level. In some games you’re able to see a list of which type of enemy will be released. You can use these tactics in games such as Bloons Tower Defense 4 which, with it’s colorful, vibrant graphics, is one of the best games of this genre.
Rather than using a tower as your defense, there are also the purely defense type games, such as Snipe Down, which fans of “defend the house” style games will enjoy hugely. The objective being to use your trusty sniper, controlled with the mouse, to eliminate all the enemies before they are able to get to your “house”. As you advance through the waves, tougher enemies start to attack, the round length becomes longer, and more weak enemies spawn. To help you defend, every kill helps towards unlocking upgrades to your sniper rifles, automatic turrets and more. Can you survive until the last man standing is dead?
Although not a tower type game, Storm the house 3 is a defense type game which is worth playing. This game is the third in the storm the house series, where the objective is to defend your house from slowly increasing numbers of enemies, for 40 days. As you kill enemies you can upgrade and expand your weapon arsenal, as well as build turrets, or hire soldiers to repair your house, or assist you in defending. There’s also a range of mini-games, ranging from punching jeeps, to playing music by killing enemies. So if you have a spare moment, give these tower & defense games a go!
Perhaps Microsoft doesn’t read Japanese and doesn’t know how to translate six feet in Japanese? It’s said you need at least six feet for your Kinect to use it properly but Microsoft is handing out three feet tapes to measure before you buy? What gives? I own a Kinect and I have at least six feet between me and my television, any closer and the Kinect has a few problems with my actions.
Microsoft did originally say you needed thirteen feet but that was reduced, so which is it? Thirteen, six or three? I guess we will figure it out with all the updates they put out over the holidays for us Kinect users. Let us know of any problems or triumphs you have with your Kinect over the next few months.
Sony thought they had put the kabash on people who jailbroke their PS3′s by putting out firmware update 3.50, sorry Sony it didn’t work.
The team, which started all of the trouble with the release of the original Playstation 3 hack in August of this year, has announced a new workaround for Playstation 3s with firmware versions higher than 3.41. The latest exploit isn’t a true jailbreak, it basically lets you downgrade to earlier versions and then jailbreak.
Following on from our previous post regarding the announcement from Sony letting us know that their latest handheld gaming device, the PSPgo was to be reduced in price in both Japan and the US, we can now update you with the latest news that the price reduction will also occur in the UK.
Prices for the PSPgo will drop from £225 to £160 in the UK, a saving of £65. Of course, that is the recommended price for retailers, there are always bundle deals on offer to sweeten the price a little more.
Good news if you were considering buying a PSPgo – Sony have announced that the prices will be dropped in both the US and Japan in time for Christmas.
Over in America buyers can expect to pay $199 for the PSPgo now, rather than the $249 it was priced at previously. In Japan the handheld is reduced to 16,800 yen from 26,800 yen. Now even I could be tempted by those prices, even if the PSPgo has hardly set the gaming world on fire since it’s release.
One question springs to my mind though – where’s my UK price drop Sony?