I have played games since the days of the Atari 2600, and thus, consider myself an “old school” gamer. I have seen all types and kinds of hardware/software come and go by the wayside wimbledon 2016 live. The one remaining constant has been that a game SHOULD be fun to play. I am going to focus on one area of gameplay fun, the competition and tactics of electronic game players.
Interactivity and competition in electronic games has existed from the time Pong hit the scene. Since then, players have been looking for the best way to defeat their opponents. Games like Pong relied on the skilled hand-eye coordination of each player to determine the winner. In other words, short of getting your opponent drunk before playing, there were no ways to defeat your opponent other than those required to play the game.
Pong may seem a simplistic example, but the truth is, you had to use skill to defeat your opponent. In today’s gaming arena, as the saying goes, “there is more than one way to skin a cat.” It is a given that today’s games are more complex than those of the past. But, this increase in complexity has allowed for an increase in “creative” tactics players can use against their opponents.
As any gamer worth his/her salt, I decided to do some online gaming after recently getting a cable modem. My 56K connection had allowed me to play online a few times, but, the limited bandwidth did not provide quality gameplay. So, for human competition, I usually stuck to playing on a LAN with friends french open live streaming. But now, fully armed with my faster connection and lower pings, I was ready to wage war online…or so I thought.