Network games: replacement of reality?
April 24, 2011
The life of modern man, fully included in the existing civilization and in the framework of its principles, has been at least fifteen years consists of two realities - the real, everyday, "live" and virtual software, the one called "internet". And one of the most notorious and popular among the younger generation uses of the possibility to be in this virtual reality is a passion for online multiplayer computer games.
Multiplayer games - a lot of players, a lot of games
Network computer games - a kind of multiplayer computer games that are any games that can simultaneously engage two or more players. We know that the very first multiplayer game, Tennis for Two, dates back to 1958. It is natural that with the development of computer programs developed and improved computer games, and their development became more and more refined and popular multiplayer games. And it would not correspond to any logic, if it became public in the nineties information and technological innovation - the Internet - would have gone past the multiplayer games. Internet and walked past, moreover, made a network multiplayer games one of its main functions, and for many, the main purpose of its existence.
For the first time over the network started playing back in 1983 with the help of the game Snipes, but a revolution in popularization of network multiplayer games made in 1993, the legendary game Doom
. From that moment began steadily increasing pace of insanity gamers in the online battles, which is understandable: there is no competition with the computer program is no substitute for competition with the person, even within the same computer program
. In addition, for each genre of computer games (role-playing, shooter, strategy, racing simulators, and so on) has its own classification of online games, depending on the specific product
. The common for network games is a division of the type of communication between the players and the basic rules
. As for the type of connection, the network games are in communication with the help of local networks, online mode, via e-mail, via a special web site of the game through network applications for mobile phones (SMS, Bluetooth, etc.), etc.
. Under the rules of the online games can be divided into the game with a "life" (one attempt to pass the mission of each player), cooperative games ("live" players together with the aim to defeat the program), individual competition, team competition, the game with the absence of restrictions ( on the principle of "all against all")
Landmark online games
Today, almost every computer goes on sale the game has a multiplayer mode for the game on the web. However, there are several game projects, which have become iconic for network multiplayer games and their popularity largely contributed to the spread of this format. The first is, of course, Doom, a project to determine the direction of development not only online games but also games in the genre of "shooter first person shooter." Seeing the light at the end of 1993, the game has gone through a series of expansions and continues to be popular. A textbook became the plot, representing a need for a player Space SWAT survive in confrontation with the monsters and zombies. In the multiplayer mode was provided for two options of play: cooperative, joint destruction common enemies, and without restrictions, that is, all against all, the so-called Deathmatch.
In the late nineties players received new luxury gift in the form of a series of team games-shooters under the title Counter-Strike, which for a long time have become virtually synonymous with multiplayer online games for the simple reason that at the turn of the century the game "were cut" almost all and almost exclusively in it
. In this case, the principle of command was implemented a competitive game in which the two confront each other armed groups, terrorists and conditional conditional commandos
. The project acquired such a scale since the beginning of the 2000s, were held numerous tournaments in the game of Counter-Strike and even established national league conducting similar competitions
. Somewhat less noisy in terms of management and advertising, but no less respected players, is another massively multiplayer online game, military shooter Call of Duty, the thematic content of which are the events of World War II
. The game is a countdown to the end of 2003, and over the years managed to become the most popular on-line project in which there are several game modes: team competition, all against all, the game with the implementation of the specific conditions in scoring, search mode and destruction of the designated target
Being a real woman: Is there any canon?
June 4, 2012
"She's a real woman" - this phrase, or the same, but with the particle "not" we hear quite often. It sounds convincing and compelling, but too vague. And yet, what it means to be a real woman?
- Make their own decisions. Formulate your own opinion about politics, family life, interpersonal relationships, faith, and other issues that are important to you. The opinion of this woman must not depend on the views of a spouse, father, mother, friends, or anyone else. It is able to make their own conclusions; On the other hand, it is quite open to new ideas and opinions.
- Know your priorities. Learn to see the difference between what is merely urgent matter, and what is really important. This woman knows how to sweep aside all that has no real meaning and to give their full time and attention to the most important. She understands that what other people feel important, does not have to be so for her, and vice versa.
- Learn to trust others and deserve their trust. It is not necessary to constantly monitor everything and everyone, and sometimes you can relax and shift at least some of their responsibilities to others. This woman trusts her friends and she deserves their trust.
- Take care of yourself. This means - to take care of the mind, body and soul. Exercise, never stop learning. Real women know that it is not selfish, and very important for the well-being - as some of her own and her family.
- Give and receive love and sympathy with gratitude. Do not hesitate to ask for help, support or something else. With the willingness to respond to the request; help others with joy and all their energy.
- Release your creative energy. Each person in a present my degree creativity, or creative streak. This woman is using the creative energy of happy and productive. Do not be afraid to share the fruits of their creativity with loved ones or with a large audience of strangers on the Internet.
- Do not be afraid of hard work and sweat. Women do not want to be weak, delicate, pampered creatures. They are not afraid to get dirty, sweaty and fight off a finger with a hammer. And after the hard work they reward themselves rest - and not necessarily prepared three-course meal.
- To be beautiful. This woman looks good. She does not walk around the house in his dressing gown, and does not appear in front of home uncombed. She was always well-groomed, knows this and enjoy myself.
- To maintain the dignity of this woman does not need diamonds, a spa and a subscription to the beauty salon. They, of course, she could be, but without them, it feels great. This woman knows that she is in itself - worth and external attributes does not affect this belief.
- Obey, but not to be doormats. The real woman is able to set aside their own interests for the sake of another person, but only on their own. It does not allow to force yourself to anything else. Freedom - one of the most important values for it.