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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes You Must Try This Game!

We are talking about an amazing action-adventure stealth video game (which was developed by Kojima Productions & published by Konami). Released for the consoles: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and  also Xbox One (release date: March 2014), and for Microsoft Windows via Steam (release date:December 2014) this game has shaken the players! This one is the eighth in the Metal Gear series and the game’s writer and designer is Hideo Kojima.  

 

The whole story is set in 1975 (this is actually the time after the events of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker) and it follows  Snake. Snake infiltrates himself in Camp Omega – an American dark location in Cuba. He wants to rescue Paz Ortega Andrade (Cipher agent) and Ricardo “Chico” Valenciano Libre (former Sandinista child soldier) and he is doing his best to save them. There are some new sneaking and traversal methods that the game offers. The missions can be selected in any order (so the story events take their places by this selection). The game was originally set to be released alongside The Phantom Pain, but then the project was nevertheless divided into two parts by the director Hideo Kojim. Dividing happened because of the extended development time and it was really necessary. All the criticisms were mostly very positive: mechanics, voice acting, story, and graphics, people loved it! 

GAMEPLAY BASICS 

 

You are the player who leads the main character (Snake) through the game map and you try to avoid all the enemies (they want to destroy you, but you must complete all of your missions!). There is  the threat detection system which is revamped, with the removal of the onscreen meter or gauge to indicate the player that they are in the ‘alert/evasion/caution’ state. Now, there is a visual and audio representations instead (unlike the predecessor’s). His binoculars are also much better in the new game. They are hot keyed to a button, you are not selecting them as an item like before. In the iDroid’s holographic display you can mark your enemies, be aware of their locations when they represent a danger to Snake. And this thing is pretty helpful, yeah. 

 

There are directional cues, made to help players (when an enemy sees them from a distance and is nearby to them, so, so close). A brand new “Reflex Mode” is also in this game. The mode goes ON when your enemy finds you. Then you have a short window of time (and it is in slow motion) to take out your enemy before he fully sounds the alarm. If you decide you can shot out the lights, also. When your main mission is completed, subsequent missions are going unlocked immediately. There are seven missions in total which are locked at individual levels. That would be all basic informations about the gameplay you should know first. 

Helpful youtube videos 

 

We will head you to the gameplay walkthrough video first (made of few parts, one video lasts about half an hour) :

They’ve also made PS4 vs. Xbox One Comparison video for this game. Ycan read the whole article, it’s very helpful when it comes to deciding which console is better to buy now. What are you waiting for? Start your Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes adventure today if you got interested in this awesome game! Enjoy the day! 

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Flurry: Mobile Games Played Less Often, but More Time and Money Spent

New studies showed that nowadays mobile users are playing games less often than before. On the other hand, they are much more money and time on each game.

 

Numbers

 

If we are talking through the numbers, a 10% year-on-year decline in the number of sessions is noticed over the last year. The research was organized by the famous analytic firm Flurry.

This company is following more than 950,000 different applications that are installed on over 2.2 billion devices. The results showed that the average gamer spend 44 seconds more on gaming apps. The revenue has seen a 54% year-on-year growth.

Very interesting thing is that there is a clear divide between the categories of games. There is a big difference among them. Board and strategy, racing and sports games are increasing while role playing, casual, music and arcade games are noticeably declined. If you want exact numbers, this is how they look:

  • Board and Strategy games +29%
  • Racing games +26%
  • Sports games +9%
  • Cards and Casino Games +6%
  • Simulation games +3%
  • Family and Education games +2%
  • Action and Adventure games -5%
  • Brain games -10%
  • Arcade games -11%
  • Music games -22%
  • Casual games -23%
  • Role Playing Games -29%

Devices

 

Genre of the game is not the only important thing. There is also a divide between mobile phones and tablets when it comes to an average time spent on gaming.

If you play your favorite game on tablet you will probably spend about 4 minutes longer on every session than playing the same game on the phone. Average gaming session lasts about 10 minutes on tablets and about 6 minutes and 30 seconds on mobile phones.

The research taken by company SensorTower showed that the combined revenue on Android and iOS platforms increased from $7.8 billion in Q1 2016 to $11.9 billion in Q1 2017. This means that 53% rise is noticed.

 

Geographic predisposition

 

Mobile market is not the same everywhere – some countries are more developed than the others. The US is still top mobile market. 20% of all gaming sessions are played there. Right behind the US is India with 13%. All other countries around the world have a single-digit percentage. The average mobile gamer spends around 33 minutes on playing games every day.

Shocking fact is that heavy mobile users – users that are playing games more than 5 hours a week – in North America are female. More shocking is their age. They are not teenagers as you might expect, they are 38.6 years old. The situation is different and more acceptable when it comes to console gaming. The main console gamers are young men.

Part of the day is also important. Thing are changing every hour. Flurry’s reports claims that there is a steady peak of gaming on tablets in the morning. Later, people play games on their smartphones while they travel to work and they again use tablets in the evening, when they are home.