Category: Survival games

Fortnite Battle Royale – Maze Run Halloween Update!

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You know what October means, right? It’s the time when everything gets just a little bit spookier, but with a touch of unbridled merriment and the promise of candy for your sweet tooth! There are costume parties, trick or treating adventures, horror movie binges, and endless cycles of scary pranks. It’s a time to enjoy being a kid as well as being a kid-at-heart.
In the spirit of the holidays, even your favorite games are also gearing up for the holiday. Events, limited availability items, and even overall looks are reflecting the festivities. Most MMOs even have new bosses or dungeons for the occasion. For example, there are limited edition Fortnite Items and skins available right now. Even single-player games are getting in on the fun, activating extra levels or scenes at certain dates.

Maze Run is no exception.

Halloween Celebrations

Judging by the teaser picture, Maze Run will have Halloween-themed mazes and new skins for its characters. The sleek female character wears a purple top hat and a yellow-green domino mask. She still wears the crop-top and skintight pants combo, just in different colors and her top has a skull and crossbones design. As for the male, he’s still wearing his old duds, only in darker hues such as navy blue and black. Also, he gets a deer head for some reason.

Pets may get the same treatment, in adorable pumpkin lantern costumes or similar designs. These costumes differ depending on the pet. At any rate, the graphics will have a makeover as well, reflecting the spirit of the holiday. We’ll have to see if there are Halloween-themed rewards or items in the game.

Enjoy Maze Run

Maze Run: Pets and Parkour  is a maze running game. The twist is that you have to get to the treasure before the dome of death gets to you. Good thing you get a pet to help you navigate through the twisting paths. Pets can come in the form of an adorable dog, fox, or peacock. They provide necessary boosts or power-ups that make the task of running around a labyrinth a much easier one. These power-ups come as perks such as Speed Boost, Way Finder, and Medikit.

It’s impressive that this game was only made by 5 people. Not only that, one of those five is actually a 10-year-old kid. They draw up maze layouts on Unity and subsequently made sketches for the UI. So if you have the time and talent to help, lend a hand to this small studio! Otherwise, you can take the time to point out what works and what doesn’t for you as you play along. That’s another way to support the game, other than playing it.

Download Maze Run, and go run for the best treasures now!

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Classic PC Titles That Continue to Withstand the Test of Time

Classic PC Titles That Continue to Withstand the Test of Time

Timelessness is the one characteristic that separates a classic title from games that come a dime-a-dozen. For a game to truly stand the test of time, however, it needs constant innovation. Moreover, it needs to do so without compromising the core qualities that made it such a standout in the first place. It doesn’t matter if a game may seem dated because of grainy graphics or its mechanics are somewhat passé. It all boils down to the gaming experience that people can take from it. From niche crowds, right up to the mainstream, the world of gaming is strewn with titles that embody the word longevity.

Today, we’ll take a look at a few classic PC titles that continue to stand up to the test of time–80s and 90s PC games that embody versatility and longevity. While there are certainly others that fit the bill as well, we narrowed our choices down to the top three most relevant titles in terms of overall impact in gaming culture and current mainstream relevance.

Ultima Online

The Ultima series had already had numerous iterations—with each release proving to be more successful than its predecessor—under its belt before Origin Systems finally decided to hop on the online bandwagon. The result was Ultima Online which was rolled out way back in 1997 as one of the most highly-touted Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games. To create a buzz, the game was kicked off with the assassination of (producer) Richard Garriot’s avatar during a stress test.

With multiple Guinness records and a rich history to boot, Ultima Online certainly fits the bill as a timeless masterpiece. While the initial subscriber expectation was set at a meager 15,000, it actually reached an excess of 120,000 subscribers after a year. With such numbers, it’s should come as no surprise that it still has steam.

Starcraft

Released all the way back in 1998, Starcraft is amazingly still being updated even two decades later. Though when you think about it, it really should come as no surprise. Gaining a solid fan base right from the get-go—to the tune of 1.5 million copies sold in 1998—it still rides high after 20 years. Starcraft’s appeal and cultural impact is undeniable as it is far-reaching.

A timeless game needs to change with the times while retaining the key components that made it appealing to the masses in the first place. With all the updates over the years, Blizzard Entertainment managed to make Starcraft as relevant today as it was back in the Nineties.

Genesis

Here’s the oldest of our trifecta of classics that refuse to succumb to Father Time: Genesis. In fact, Genesis is so old-school, it’s actually a text-based game! Back in 1989, very few people—if at all—knew about the internet. It was during such Jurassic conditions that a group of savvy Swedish students created the game. It didn’t stay a humble game, though. As the internet grew, so did the game. As a result, there are over 60 guilds for players to join, and a sprawling expanse of the world—including Middle Earth and the Forgotten Realms—to explore.

A great game can be found practically anywhere. You don’t even need to get in on the latest releases to enjoy a fully immersive experience. Do yourself a favor and indulge in these retro games before time finally catches up and snatches them away from us. Enjoy!

Basic But Helpful: PUBG Tips You Should Keep In Mind

Basic But Helpful: PUBG Tips You Should Keep In Mind

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) has become big with 10 million players. With a huge player base, how will you have a competitive advantage over the rest in this every-man/woman-for-him/herself battle royale? Well, with a few simple but useful tips so that you’ll last longer in combat. Heck, you might even be the last one standing.

The Speed You Are Falling

The start of a PUBG match is a race to the bottom. You’ll go faster and one of the first to hit the ground running to get items and a gun. So, how do you do that even though players are falling at the same rate? Simple: by pointing your character straight toward the ground. You’ll be able to achieve the maximum of 234 kilometers per hour.

The Building Dilemma in PUBG

The first thing many players do right after landing on the map is to enter a building to look for stuff or ambush players who are looking for things. Always assume that someone else is already in a building, even if the game has just begun. However, it doesn’t mean that you’re no longer going to enter buildings. Entering places is important, especially if you feel like you’ll manage to get the loots and weapons inside. Just be on your toes so that they, not you, will be the one that gets surprised with an ambush. Another thing to keep in mind is to avoid confrontation is the plane’s flight path. By taking note of where the plane flew over, you’ll be able to know which areas (especially buildings) are going to have other players, and which ones won’t.

Running for Your Life

Aside from getting weapons and items, it’s essential to be fast in open areas. The faster you’re, the likelier you’re to secure items and get away from danger. If you’re on foot, go unarmed, or with a pistol or a grenade in your hand so that you can sprint. The best option is to go with a pistol since you won’t be empty-handed in case someone attacks, or you encounter someone that can be taken out easily.

Another way to get around the map quickly is by car. Don’t be too enthusiastic about getting one. There might be players that are using cars as a trap to ambush you. If you think that the coast is clear, get yourself a ride. Similar to driving a car in real life, you shouldn’t get off a running car. In PUBG, if you get off a car running above 20km/h, it’s going to hurt or even kill you. On the other hand, getting off from a car driving below 20km/h could give you a second chance at life and with fewer scars.

When running is not an option, hide. The question is if you’re out in the open, where should you hide? Simple: the grass because it will be harder for the enemies to spot you. Plus, if you have a long-range weapon, you can take out opponents without them seeing it coming.

All right, this is a small fraction of the tips you can and should use to come out of PUBG on top. Something is better than nothing. In a game battle royale, baby steps can make an impact.