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Rave In The Redwoods Tips:

here are some tips that will help you while you are playing this zombie mode.

First tip that we will give you is to make sure that you conserve your ammo, this can be scarce in later stages and if you want to get further make sure that you start good practice conserving ammo. This means of course, make sure that you focus on accuracy.

Make sure that you know where each pet machine is as these will come in handy as you progress. Don’t use them all up early but make sure that you know where they are so you can get them when you need them in later stages.

Make sure that you have a plan before you begin, get to know the map and don’t opening up too early as it will become overwhelming. Get to know an area and have a place where you will take a stand, you will of course need to move as you go along but having backup retreats along the way it will help you last longer.

Other than that, for a general tips make sure that you play with a friend where possible so you can get to learn the map and you can also get help. If you are playing online you want to make sure that you are cooperating as that will help get you further in the game.

The main thing that will help you with this mode is remembering where all the good stuff is, conserving your ammo and making sure that you go easy. You also want to make sure that you don’t unlock too much of the map all at once and that you know where everything is such as the perks machine.

There are of course more tasks as you go on but we will cover them in a new article.

These general tips should help you become a better player when you are playing zombies in the new Rave In The Redwoods map.

Tips to Nnegotiate Capture Persona

Persona 5 bring back negotiations with other enemies Persona, which can be a tricky process since you need to answer a variety of questions in order to negotiate with them leading to their capture. There are a variety of ways using which you can negotiate with a Persona or capture them in the game and they all deal with your knowledge of the personal traits of the Persona in question.

How To Negotiate Persona And Find Their Weakness If you don’t have the skill unlocked that allows you to see the weakness of each Persona, you will have to test you luck with the Persona by performing the elemental magic attacks or guns to see which move can cause the Persona to achieve a ‘weak’ state. If you already know the weakness of each Persona, then you can simply press the R1 button to use the move that makes the Persona enter a ‘weak’ state. Once all the Persona in a battle are in the ‘weak’ state, you can approach them and either perform an All-Out Attack or talk with them to negotiate and recruit them, or ask them for money and items.

Negotiation process will result in a variety of questions that have to be answered correctly in order to get the Persona. You need to see the personal traits of a Persona before answering these questions as they are helpful in determining their personality. How To Easily Negotiate With A Persona If you are having trouble determining the correct answer during a negotiation, you can spend some time to level up the Sun Arcana which will help with the negotiation process.

If you manage to reach the max rank for that Confidant, you will gain the ability to let the Persona join your party without having to rely on negotiation. READ Persona 5 Beginners Guide: Best Confidants, Social Links, Powering Up Persona, More How To Make Persona Panic And Fear You There is another trick that allows the Persona you join your party and this can be done by killing a group of Persona to leave just one of them alive with little help left.

This will result in the Persona panicking with fear and they will approach the player asking for forgiveness. This option lets you either ask them to join your team or get money and items from them. It is the same as the default negotiation except you won’t have to answer any silly questions for them and they will join automatically without much trouble.

Tips To Get More Salvage To Craft Custom Weapons In Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

How To Get More Salvage Fast:

Custom weapons and crafting is a great addition to call of duty infinite warfare, the problem is you will need salvage and that can be hard to come by so we have some tips that will help you get there quicker.

The simplest way of getting the currency in the game which is called “Salvage”, this is what you will be spending to create custom weapons; and you will get more by ranking up and playing the game. However, to speed the process up to spend all of the crypto keys that you get and open all of the supply drops. The amount of salvage you get will depend on the rarity of the box.

The other way to speed this up is to focus on the challenges that you get when playing multiplayer. So of course there are different game modes and you will have a main aim in the game, you will also see challenges such as getting a certain amount of head shots with an assault rifle; you can see them all in the top right corner when you are playing the game.

To earn more salvage faster make sure that you keep the focus on completing these challenges even if it means changing your loadout or your weapon temporarily to complete the challenge.

This will not only cause you to rank up faster as you will get more XP, but of course with that you will be able to get more salvage points as well and certain challenges a limited to different types of weapons.

To be able to craft any weapon you will need to unlock the base model before getting access to it is prototype version, you will also need access to the prototype lab.

Getting Started::

This is where you REALLY want to dominate! We show you how to become a force online and start dominating with a complete written guide to all game modes, maps and the tactics you will need…

Mastering The Basics:

Starting with the basics let us show you how to make yourself competitive in the game fast…

There is no getting past the core skills but there are some ways to speed up the learning curve. We have you covered with the basics section in the guide.

Think of this like Boot camp – following this part of the guide alone will have you playing better, faster and get you off to a flying start.

Master The New Combat Rigs …

Sick of trying to work out how to be ‘leet with the new Combat Rigs and which perks to pick? We show you how to master all of them…

There are 6 in total:

Warfighter, Merc, Stryker, FTL, Phantom and Synaptic.

They all behave differently and you NEED to know which one to use depending on the game mode, the map and your playstyle. In this section of the guide we not only show you how to get one that matches your playstyle, as well as tell you which one to use with each map but we will also give you the loadouts and the perks that you need to use to be better FAST!

It’s Not About The Weapons But How You Use Them…

Let us show you how to customize your weapons to make you unstoppable…

Infinite Warfare has changed the way the game used to play!

Let us show you how to make sure you pick the best weapons and know the BEST perks and wildcards to master…

There are also NEW weapons in Infinite Warfare. We walk you through them and tell you which ones to go for to become unstoppable.

Be The Player EVERYONE Wants On Their Team…

Master The Loadouts, Combat Rigs And Perks:

Get A HUGE advantage as we expose every map in the game and how you can have a strategic advantage EVERY time…

We also go through the perfect loadout coupled with the combat rig to suit your gameplay.

We cover every game mode and which combat rig, loadout and perks to use in different situations so you will never be lost on any map and can rock all of them!

Teamwork Made Easy…

Let us show you how you can make the most of your team, the strateiges you need to know how to play based on the circumstances. Once you know how to use the maps to your advantage, chokepoints and your combat rig effectively you will be a force to be reckoned with.

Never Be Last Again…

WARNING: This information will make you a VERY sought after Infinite Warfare player…

Get ready for everyone one to want YOU on their team!

Ready To Dominate Multiplayer?

Play Like A Pro!

Infinite Warfare Guru will show you how you can play like a pro ALMOST overnight…

You don’t have to spend hours practicing!

Simple follow through the strategies in the guide and it is time for some MAJOR payback…

Master All Game Modes!

We run through all game modes whether you want to master Kill Confirmed, Team Deathmatch or Domination it is all here…

Pick The Right Perks & Win

You want to start racking up scorestreaks FAST?

We give you a complete guide to the NEW Perks in the game and how you can have CRAZY Scorestreaks online…

You will master weapons; create a class, all playlists and EVEN how to unlock the BEST scorestreaks bonuses…

Let us tune up those reflexes, skills and most of all give you the edge online…

Get Ready For Some Fun!

If you want to DOMINATE online then Infinite Warfare Guru can help you there! Simply follow our guide and you will be a pro in no time!

How video games are good for the brain

In his speech to America’s schoolchildren last month, President Obama had a clear directive about video games: Put them away. It wasn’t the first time he had sounded this particular alarm, warning of the dangers of days spent at gaming consoles. But the latest science shows that there’s a lot more to video games than their dark reputations suggest.

“There’s still a tendency to think of video games as a big wad of time-wasting content,’’ said Cheryl Olson, co-director of the Center for Mental Health and Media at Massachusetts General Hospital. “You would never hear a parent say we don’t allow books in our home, but you’ll still hear parents say we don’t allow video games in our home.

“Games are a medium. They’re not inherently good or bad.’’

After years of focusing on the bad – and there are still legitimate concerns, for instance, about the psychological effects of certain violent games – scientists are increasingly examining the potential benefits of video games. Their studies are revealing that a wide variety of games can boost mental function, improving everything from vision to memory. Still unclear is whether these gains are long-lasting and can be applied to non-game tasks. But video games, it seems, might actually be good for the brain.

The very structure of video games makes them ideal tools for brain training.

“Video games are hard,’’ said Eric Klopfer, the director of MIT’s Education Arcade, which studies and develops educational video games. “People don’t like to play easy games, and games have figured out a way to encourage players to persist at solving challenging problems.’’

The games aren’t just hard – they’re adaptively hard. They tend to challenge people right at the edge of their abilities; as players get better and score more points, they move up to more demanding levels of play. This adaptive challenge is “stunningly powerful’’ for learning, said John Gabrieli, a neuroscientist at MIT.

Most games involve a huge number of mental tasks, and playing can boost any one of them. Fast-paced, action-packed video games have been shown, in separate studies, to boost visual acuity, spatial perception, and the ability to pick out objects in a scene. Complex, strategy-based games can improve other cognitive skills, including working memory and reasoning.

These findings fit with scientists’ increasing understanding of how malleable the human brain truly is. Researchers now know that learning and practicing a challenging task can actually change the brain.

Richard Haier,a pediatric neurologist and professor emeritus at the School of Medicine at the University of California at Irvine, has shown in a pair of studies that the classic game Tetris, in which players have to rotate and direct rapidly falling blocks, alters the brain. In a paper published last month, Haier and his colleagues showed that after three months of Tetris practice, teenage girls not only played the game better, their brains became more efficient.

A type of scan that illuminates brain activity showed that at the end of the three months, the girls’ brains were working less hard to complete the game’s challenges. What’s more, parts of the cortex, the outer layer of their brains responsible for high-level functions, actually got thicker. Several of these regions are associated with visual spatial abilities, planning, and integration of sensory data.

“Does this mean that Tetris is good for your brain?’’ Haier said. “That is the big question. We don’t know that just because you become better at playing Tetris after practice and your brain changes . . . whether those changes generalize to anything else.’’

Generalizability to non-game situations is the big question surrounding other emerging games, particularly software that is being marketed explicitly as a way to keep neurons spry as we age. The jury is still out on whether practicing with these games helps people outside of the context of the game. In one promising 2008 study, however, senior citizens who started playing Rise of Nations, a strategic video game devoted to acquiring territory and nation building, improved on a wide range of cognitive abilities, performing better on subsequent tests of memory, reasoning, and multitasking. The tests were administered after eight weeks of training on the game. No follow-up testing was done to assess whether the gains would last.

Now that researchers know these off-the-shelf games can have wide-ranging benefits, they’re trying to home in on the games’ most important aspects, potentially allowing designers to create new games that specifically boost brain power.

“Until now, people have been asking can you learn anything from games?’’ MIT’s Klopfer said. “That’s a less interesting question than what aspects of games are important for fostering learning.’’

Klopfer is currently conducting research to determine how important narrative is in an educational physics game: Do students learn more with a more narrative game? And Anne McLaughlin, a psychologist who co-directs the Gains Through Gaming lab at North Carolina State University, is assessing whether games that are novel, include social interaction, and require intense focus are better at boosting cognitive skills. McLaughlin and her colleagues will use the findings to design games geared toward improving mental function among the elderly.

Other researchers are hoping to use video games to encourage prosocial behaviors – actions designed to help others. (“Prosocial’’ behaviors are, in some ways, the opposite of “antisocial’’ ones.) In June, an international team of researchers, including several from Iowa State University, reported that middle school students in Japan who played games in which characters helped or showed affection for others, later engaged in more of these behaviors themselves. Researchers also found that US college students randomly assigned to play a prosocial game were subsequently kinder to a fellow research subject than students who played violent or neutral games.

Unlike, say, movies or books, video games don’t just have content, they also have rules. A game is set up to reward certain actions and to punish others. This means they have immense potential to teach children ethics and values, said Scott Seider, an assistant professor of education at Boston University. (Of course, this is a double-edged sword. Games could reward negative, antisocial behavior just as easily as positive, prosocial behavior.)

Some off-the-shelf games already contain strong prosocial themes; consider The Sims, for instance, or the classic Oregon Trail, which make players responsible for the well-being of other characters and feature characters who take care of one another. But Seider also hopes game developers consider the prosocial possibilities in developing new games. The challenge for the architects of future games will be figuring out how to wrap virtuous characteristics into an engaging package.

PC Games Release Date List April 2017

Tank Assault X – Apr 1

Domina – Apr 3

Evolution Pinball VR: The Summoning – Apr 3

1166 – Apr 3

Feral Fury – Apr 3

Spaceship Looter – Apr 3

Roots of Insanity – Apr 3

Glorch’s Great Escape: Walking is for Chumps – Apr 3

Idle Evolution – Apr 3

What’s under your blanket 2 !? – Apr 3

Armor Clash II – Apr 3

Edengrad – Apr 4

Use Your Words – Apr 4

Survivalizm: The Animal Simulator – Apr 4

Arcane RERaise – Apr 4

Dead Rising 4: Frank Rising – Apr 4

SoulSaverOnline – Apr 4

Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter – Apr 4

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment – Apr 5

Paradigm – Apr 5

Vee Rethak: Deep Under The Mountain – Apr 5

One Hit KO – Apr 5

Farm World – Apr 5

Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven – Apr 6

The Quest for Achievements – Apr 6

Catch a Lover – Apr 6

Shardbound – Apr 6

Crazy Fishing – Apr 6

The Secret Order 5: The Buried Kingdom – Apr 6

Galactic Keep – Apr 6

Steampunk Syndicate – Apr 6

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition – Apr 7

Slime-san – Apr 7

A Gummy’s Life – Apr 7

Trickshot – Apr 7

Missile Cards – Apr 7

Bloody Trapland 2: Curiosity – Apr

Radiant Crusade – Apr 7

Forestry – Apr 7

Win That War! – Apr 7

TMM: Entourage – Apr 7

TANKOUT – Apr 10

Cluckles’ Adventure – Apr 10

Cryptocracy – Apr 10

Cosmic Star Heroine – Apr 11

Yooka-Laylee – Apr 11

A Rose in the Twilight – Apr 11

The Sexy Brutale – Apr 11

Creekside Creep Invasion – Apr 11

Lamp Head – Apr 11

Planescape: Torment – Enhanced Edition – Apr 11

Snow Moto Racing Freedom – Apr 11

Impact Winter – Apr 12

Rumpus – Apr 12

The Wild Eternal – Apr 13

Asura – Apr 14

Hot Plates – Apr 14

No70: Eye of Basir – Apr 14

Bounty Killer – Apr 17

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series – Apr 18

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom – Apr 18

Flinthook – Apr 18

Planet Nomads – Apr 18

Late Shift – Apr 18

The Disney Afternoon Collection – Apr 18

WaveLand – Apr 18

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – Episode 1: Tangled Up in Blue – Apr 18

Army Gals – Apr 19

Wars Across The World – Apr 20

Three Kingdoms: The Last Warlord – Apr 20

The Low Road – Apr 20

Jidousha Shakai – Apr 20

Flatspace IIk – Apr 21

EVERYTHING – Apr 21

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness – Apr 24

Karnage Chronicles – Apr 24

Syberia 3 – Apr 25

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 – Apr 25

Outlast II – Apr 25

Pinstripe – Apr 25

What Remains of Edith Finch – Apr 25

Immortal Redneck – Apr 25

Dragon Quest Heroes II – Apr 25

Insatia – Apr 26

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III – Apr 27

Expeditions: Viking – Apr 27

Geneshift – Apr 27

Under Leaves – Apr 27

Cuit – Apr 27

Super Red-Hot Hero – Apr 28

Viking Rage – Apr 28

Range Day VR – Apr 28

Gold Rush! 2 – Apr 28

Constructor – Apr 28

Higurashi When They Cry Kai: Chapter 5

Meakashi – Apr 28

Little Nightmares – Apr 28

A really awesome modification for Fallout 2

It just came to my (Robin Ek, TGG) attention that DaemonCZ’s “Fallout 2” mod “Fallout 1.5: Resurrection” won the “Fan Creation of the Year” award at the SXSW Gaming Awards, because as you might remember. I wrote that Sergeant Mark IV’s “Brutal Doom 64” won the very same award just the other day.However, I honestly didn’t hear about “Fallout 1.5: Resurrection” until today (I must have missed the mod’s trailer during the SXSW eventdue to the excitement over Brutal Doom 64’s award victory).

Anyways, I just gave Fallout 1.5 a try myself, and I’ll have you know that it’s a freaking awesome “Fallout 2” mod. So much so that I would recommend everyone to give it a try for themselves (you won’t regret it!). Well, I think you got the idea that I like the mod a whole lot, but what exactly is “Fallout 1.5: Resurrection”? Well, this is the actual mod description by the creator himself (DaemonCZ):

“Fallout 1.5: Resurrection is a modification for Fallout 2. Its story takes place chronologically between 1 and 2, hence the name. It takes place in New Mexico. Content-wise, it rivals or possibly surpasses the original Fallout.

Fallout 1.5: Resurrection is a new, old-school Fallout. It’s a modification for Fallout 2 with a completely new story taking place in the Fallout universe. The plot is set in the time between Fallout 1 and 2, east of the future NCR in New Mexico. That means you won’t visit the original places. Instead, you’ll discover entirely new, creative locations that allowed us to have more freedom with the story. The player’s character wakes up, heavily wounded, in a dark cave, not knowing how it got there, or who it is.

Thus you start from a scratch, searching for your past, which is darker than it might seem on the first sight… We won’t give away any more details about the story, not to spoil your game experience. Though you can count on surprising twists in plot and unexpected finale. As big fans of Fallout, we’ve tried to take the best from all of the classic Fallout games.

Easter eggs and jokes, with which Fallout 2 was literally overfilled, have been folded into the background. Instead, the great atmosphere of decadence and hopelessness enjoyed by so many in the first Fallout game returns. The world is still chaotic, with only a few, small, independent communities connected by tenuous trade relations. The wasteland is an unfriendly place where law is on the side of whoever has the biggest gun.

The name “Resurrection” was chosen for two reasons. Firstly, resurrection is a theme tied closely to the main character who, at the beginning of the game, practically rises from the dead. Secondly, our modification represents the resurrection of good old Fallout. We didn’t want to re-imagine the entire game system. Instead, our aim was to bring back this classic RPG in its original form. Many remember that feeling when they first played Fallout; until you completed the game, you journeyed through interesting locations filled with fascinating things.

Even after several play-throughs, you continued to find new, exciting stuff. Players could really get into such a game, so that’s exactly the kind of game we’ve endeavoured to create”.

5 Most Horrifying Pokedex Entries in Pokemon Sun and Moon

There is no better glimpse into the real world and everyday life of the Pokemon universe than Pokedex entries. These snippets of exposition were a key world-building element in the anime that also guided Ash along his journey. The Pokedex provides a wealth of information about how this universe, its various ecosystems, and even the traits of the various Pokemon species come together to tell a story.

A terrifying, soul-crushing story.

Don’t be fooled by the cutesy, candy-coating of Pokemon Sun and Moon: Not all Pokemon are friendly and adorable. Let’s take a journey through the world of Pokemon Sun and Moon via the 5 most horrifying Pokedex entries.

 1. Bewear (#760)

Aw, he’s adorable. Don’t you just want to hug the big, fluffy bear? Much like bears in real life, that particular course of action has one end result: being squashed to death.  After all, the danger indicator is in this Pokemon’s name. “Bewear” of this adorable monstrosity, because said beast might just hug you to death.

2. Primape (#57)

The early days of the Pokemon anime played up the unstable and inconsolable rage of Mankey andPrimeape for laughs. I hope you got your chuckles in folks, because you were laughing at a creature in eventual life-ending pain. Good job, everyone.

3. Bounsweet (#760)

The mental image of Bounsweet being swallowed whole by a giant bird due to an inability to not be delicious is another reminder that Pokemon are the animals of this universe. That’s fine – circle of life and all that jazz. That said, I don’t need to think about an entire industry centered around forcing a specific animal to sweat out a fluid for consumption.

4. Phantump (#708)

Real talk: Not everyone can become a Pokemon Master. Few ever reach the pinnacle of “catching ’em all.” For every trainer like Gary Oak, there’s twenty losers who stubbed their foot on a dead Metapod, fell into a ravine, and were left behind. What I’m saying is that the woods are probably brimming with loads ofPhantump, ya dig? That Pokemon life isn’t for everyone, kids.

5. Salazzle (#758)

For those that are unaware, the ratio of male to female Salandit is skewed in such a way that the probability of finding a female isn’t in the player’s favor. This must be due to the fact that the females are busy planning their all-male harem for once they evolve. Regardless, it must be tiring being Salazzle. When you aren’t being farmed for gas by the perfume industry, you’re surrounded by a gaggle of smaller, more inferior males all trying their best to get the attention of Senpai.

Tips to Survive Longer in “Battle Field 1’s” Multiplayer

  The violence of The Great War was merciless. Soldiers faced bombs, organ-melting gases, rifles, artillery, and a myriad of diseases. Battlefield 1 can never truly be a simulation of the inhumane terror that the war’s victims endured; but it does try and feed gamers a taste of the chaotic bloodshed in the trenches. When you consider the bloody rainbow of deadly instruments that the game supplies your enemies with, it’s a wonder how players survive more than a minute.

  • Billy Don’t Be a Hero

If you have a vision of yourself in Battlefield 1 as a war hero, solo capping objectives and bayonet charging to break the enemy line, here’s what you do with that thought: You take it out back behind the shed and beat it in with the dull side of an ax. Take it to the river and hold it underwater till it stops squirming. Burn it, bury it and salt the Earth around the grave. If you rush a tank alone you will die. If you try to go head to head with five supports as a sniper you will die.

Battlefield 1 is all about team coordination even if you are solo-queuing as a scout, working in conjunction with your front line counterparts will bring victory. The pack is where your strength lies. In the game you aren’t the unstoppable force you may be in single player. Each match is a single battle and you play as a single soldier in an army–a cohesive fighting unit.

That’s why the class based system is in place, to encourage cooperation between players. Risky maneuvers are sometimes necessary but if it is the entirety of your play style, prepare for a frustrating count of casualties.

  • The Behemoth is a Giant Fighting Shield

If you’re lucky enough to snag a seat in these harbingers of death, don’t let go. A Behemoth spot is to be guarded like it’s a Red Cross blood drive van driving past Dracula’s castle. The top seat in the Zeppelin should be kept empty, because allies can use it for a spawn point, essentially turning your team into the 101st Airborne.

It will naturally vacate due to weak firepower and lack of targets. When you’re in one of these dangerous daddies almost nothing can hurt you. Enemy infantry will fire everything at you and still your cannons will pound away at them like they’re pizza dough. Parts of the Behemoth can be damaged, resulting in the pilot’s death but the targeted area will absorb unthinkable damage before this happens, and even then your kill count will soar.

This is especially true when playing in the dreadnought, which is out of the range of most counter weapons. A player in a behemoth seat is near unstoppable, with a good pilot and talented gunners, it can really change the tide of battle, as well as it can protect you.

  • Play to your Weapons’ strengths

This may seem like it’s a given, but in many lobbies you’ll find players trying to snipe you with optical submachine guns, firing anti-aircraft rounds at infantry, or getting gunned down as they try to use a revolver for crowd control.

This isn’t to discourage unorthodox weapon combos, but acknowledge that the effectiveness of these weapons are primarily reliant on surprise, and will suffer when enemies adapt, after they notice X_slippersticker_X killed them twice, with a syringe. Each weapon can offer you a powerful strategy for breaking through the enemy line, but only if you use them accordingly.

If you know your weapon and its limitations, you know best how to support and lean on your team, bringing you much longer lifespans, and a much happier gaming experience. For an in-depth view of Battlefield 1 weapons go here.

  • Everything is Cover

This Battlefield is much different than other games in the franchise. Most of the games in the series contain sweeping maps, and gunfights are typically mobile, located in areas that sometimes impact on the outcome of a capture point. WW1 provides the developers with the ability to streamline map focus on the objectives, which is not to say that the maps aren’t massive, but the design seems to encourage firefights around objectives, where most of the cover lies.

The weapons seem to be designed for this play style as well, favoring high impact weapons that take seconds to liquify someone. A combination of all of these factors demand the use of environmental shields. Hug the ground like it was your favorite aunt Cathy that you haven’t seen in years. Laying down and crouching will not only narrow your window of vulnerability to enemy fire, but also keep you hidden from vehicles, if you choose a good hiding spot. The Great War was all about digging in and holding off waves of enemies crashing into your position, remember that as you defend and attack strongholds across the map.

  • Don’t Be Afraid to Spawn on the Objective

It’s tempting, you were sprinting to get the flame trooper kit. Your allies are following you racing for the same prize, but your way ahead. Your heart beats fat. You smile, and even start bouncing your foot out of excitement, then a sniper takes you out right as your about to hit the pickup button. You may be feeling a lot of emotions, anger, disbelief, an itching feeling that the universe gets off torturing you.

You’d like nothing more than to spawn on your squad mate, charge the sniper, and bash his head in with the shovel as he raises a useless hand in terror to defend himself. The position has been swarmed and your allies are dropping. Take a deep breath and spawn on the closest objective. If you spawn anywhere near your allies and they are certainly losing a fight, or if you know they are exposed to fire, don’t spawn.

When you die you’re only going to be mad at yourself for the match’s score. It’s safer to just spawn on the objective and try a new strategy, instead of spawning and throwing yourself in fatal droves at a fortification.

8 Best Games Where The Illuminati Secretly Rule The World

 The Illuminati is the most prominent secret organization that is thought to be ruling the world from the shadows; a series of symbols, such as the all seeing eye and the owl, being associated with it. Even though there is no proof that this mysterious society really exists, the video game industry cashed in on the idea. And because this subject is a highly exciting one, we are going to reveal the best 8 games where the Illuminati rule the world.

Resident Evil 4

Los Illuminados, The Enlightened Ones in Spanish, is an occult group and it is considered the main antagonist in Resident Evil 4. Worshiping a breed of parasitic organisms that could control their hosts, known as Las Plagas, this dark organization first came into being sometimes in the 18th century. An army of Zealots, Villagers and Combatants is used to do the biddings of the cult’s leader: Osmund Saddler, the ultimate goal being to take over the world.

Max Payne

The Inner Circle from Max Payne is a secret society that has influence over the organized crime groups of New York City as well as over the federal government. Acting very much in the same vein as the famous Illuminati, this mysterious organization is ruled by shadowy figures that have ties to the criminal world, the political parties, the church and some other private business sectors. They are notorious for using other people to do their dirty work, even Max Payne gets to be recruited for some of their missions.

Half Life 2

The Half Life 2 equivalent of the Illuminati is most definitely the immensely powerful inter-dimensional organization known simply as The Combine. Composed mainly of an immense variety of both allied and enslaved species, the goal of this influential organization is to build an inter-dimensional Empire and dominate the entire Multiverse. Its leader is a mysterious entity but the alien species called Advisors are doing all the administration work for The Combine.

Samoliotik

Samoliotik is not a big video game that offers an intricate plot and tons of hours of gameplay but it certainly is enjoyable enough to keep you entertained for quite a while. Described as a “stylish shoot-em-up with different enemies, bosses, color palettes and power-ups”, this endearing title allows the players to fight The Illuminati, Adolf Hitler and some other squirmy creatures. Samoliotik is easy to master and it definitely is the ideal title if you would like to gain some fast achievements.

Crackdown

The Agency is the secret organization that controls the futuristic dystopian city where the story from Cracdown takes place. Keeping a low profile, much like the Illuminati, this society’s goal is to completely eradicate the city’s organized crime cartels with the help of their wide resources and genetically modified super soldiers known as Agents. The war on crime is difficult and, in order to succeed, many sacrifices have to be made.

The Black Watchmen

The gameplay of The Black Watchmen really takes things to the next level. This Permanent Alternate Reality Game uses the real world as its in-game universe, heavily blurring the lines between fiction and reality and turning every day interactions into game mechanics. In a world dominated by occult secret societies that plot to overthrow the status quo, The Black Watchmen are the paramilitary task force that has to protect the people.

The Secret World

Three Secret Societies rule the world in the MMORPG The Secret World: The Illuminati, the Dragons and the Templars. Each of them is a playable faction and you can choose to become a member right from the start from the character creation panel, because there are no restrictions based on race, abilities or ethnicity. The Illuminati are a group that is operating in the shadows, acting silently unless the situation really calls for gunfire, they are ruthless and dominate the world in total secret.

Deus Ex

In the dystopian cyber punk society of a future Earth, several organizations compete to gain full control over the world. Of course, the most prominent and constant appearance in Deus Ex is certainly the Illuminati. Dedicated to the spiritual perfection of the individual, this secret organization has a very clear ultimate goal: to establish a New World Order that will allow them to govern the entire planet without facing any kind of opposition.

What to do if Money is Dropped on You in GTA

 The Problem

An increasingly common misconception among GTA Online players is that getting money dropped on you by hackers will result in your account being banned. The ban resulting from the sudden increase of cash you’re carrying around. However, there are a number of ways to minimize any sort of harm that hackers may inflict upon you when and if this occurs. We’ve put together a hacker avoidance guide before, but that touched on different topics than this guide.
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Dropped Money ≠ Ban

First of all, getting money dropped on you won’t get you banned, and it has never caused false bans. Another misconception is that whether or not you bank the cash actually matters. Some claim banking it will save you from a ban, others that banking it is what causes the ban. Neither are true, because banking the cash makes no difference whatever which way. You’re not getting banned for this, period.

Avoid Hackers and Switch Lobbies

One more thing before we proceed: the quickest, safest and overall best way to avoid issues caused by hackers is to simply hop to a different lobby. No method beats this right now. Even though a recent upgrade to the in-game anti-cheat allows for the mid-session banning of hackers, reporting someone won’t insta-ban them since that system would be open to abuseby trolls and griefers, especially considering that absolutely every ban isnon-negotiable.

However, if for whatever reason you decide to risk it all and stay in a lobby with a hacker, there are some precautions to take. Again, we’d just suggest switching sessions, but hey, some of you folk are off your axels. Sometimes you might meet someone who is a ‘nice hacker’, someone who doesn’t crash the lobby with the spawning of infinite Titans, or doesn’t take all your guns away from you.

Nice Hackers Don’t Exist

First of all, there are no ‘nice hackers’. They might not be screwy right now but you can bet that they cocked up other lobbies for kicks before, and will do so again. Any and all forms of hacking are in breach of GTA Online’s EULA and ToS, and bans are issued in these cases.

Don’t Enter the Vehicle

Now, while dropping cash on you won’t result in the banhammer descending upon you, hackers can get you banned in other ways. A golden rule is never, ever to get into a car with a hacker. A number of hack effects, like god mode, are transferrable this way, meaning if you hop into a car with an invincible player, you’ll be invincible too. But without any of the anti-ban precautions these hackers have set up you’ll probably tick off the anti-cheat within seconds.

God mode isn’t the only effect that is transferrable this way, but all of them will get you banned. The thing with hacking is that for all the masking techniques out there, none are fool-proof and even the best can only buy you time before you’re banned. If any of you think it’s a great idea to set up a mask of some sort and hop into a hacker’s car as an easy way to get an unfair advantage, be warned that you’re just signing the death sentence of your account.

Losing Your Weapons and Ammo

A common thing to experience is having all of your weapons taken from you by hackers. This particular problem is quickly resolved with a single loading screen, like going to your apartment or something. However, you’ll reinitialize without any ammo, even though your weapons are back. Not only does this mean that your carefully cherished firework rockets are adiós, but you can waste a bunch of cash on buying it back.

We risk repeating ourselves, but here, session hopping is your best best. Even if you’re stuck it out with the hackers up to this point, unless you want to waste hard earned money on ammo you never fired, switch sessions as quickly as possible. Dallying too much will make the issue ‘set’, but if you’re swift you’ll load into the new lobby with all of your weapons and ammo on you.

Beat the Titan Spawners

Evidence for this next tip is anecdotal at best, but hey, if it works for just one guy out of ten, it’s still helping (and with the number of players playing GTA Online, one out of ten is still almost a million a week). When a hacker begins to crash the lobby with infinite prop spawning, turn your in-game field of view to the ground as quickly as possible and try to switch session before it boots you out.

The idea is that even though the props will exist within the game world, the hardware will be less taxed – this can even be tested on mid-range PCs ambiently. Have an FPS counter on, look out into the distance so many objects need to be rendered. Then look down right at the ground, and you’ll get significantly better framerates due to the fewer objects.

Sometimes, hackers will spawn props into your character model that persist after several lobby switches. In these cases, a full reboot of the system is suggested, though simply switching to singleplayer then back to multiplayer also works most of the time. We have yet to hear of this causing a ban. However there is a likelihood of having an altered player model trip the anti-cheat, so for your safety we’d suggest rebooting your system entirely.

Avoid Their Gear

Another way to avoid bans is to not interact with hacker-spawned vehicles or other items. Occasionally you’ll meet an alleged ‘nice hacker’ who spawns a dozen Duke O’Deaths into the lobby for players to have fun with. Except the hack is kind of like a virus that spreads from carseats. Like sharing a car with a hacker, sitting in a hacked car is like painting a target on your colluding ass.

Don’t Beg

Speaking of collusion, there is one thing that is rarely spoken of but does cause bans. See, people can’t only report hackers, but people who outright ask for cash. Chat-log screencaps of you polishing gizzard for easy money (since money drops don’t cause bans) are all Rockstar Support needs to let loose the dogs of ban to feast upon your greedy shins.

Stay Informed

If you’ve possibly, even inadvertently, done anything stated above to put you at risk of a ban but haven’t been banned yet (and are actually, genuinely innocent), we’d suggest keeping an eye on the forums. Usually whenever there is a banwave, pissed hackers whine about it in drove so they are hard to miss. Ban waves themselves come in smaller sub-waves, and if you’re not caught by the first, staying offline for a while might save your account.

Final Thoughts

That said, none of this is a guarantee. For your own safety, just burn the lobby-hopping suggestion into your mind and use it as your go-to method for hacker avoidance. If you’re ever in a situation where you’re tempted to stay in a lobby with a hacker, just ask yourself whether risking your account, and all progress on it, is worth it all.