Category: Gaming

Hunting for xbox achievements with XBdash tracker

If you’re a gamer chances are you’ve heard about achievements or game secrets that may or may not reward you for completing them. Perhaps you’ve even tried to do a few on your own? The majority of xbox achievements are unlocked simply by playing the game, but there are certain harder to reach achievements that require you to do something out of the boundaries of the game’s normal “flow” or storyline. These types of achievements range from not turning left throughout a level or killing 10 zombies with a single chainsaw slash. You don’t have to pull these stunts to beat the game, but in order to fully complete it along with all of its hidden secrets you’d have to do some crazy stuff.

A little bit of history

Nowadays almost all games that get released have some form of an achievements system implemented into their code, but it wasn’t always like this. The idea behind achievements in various games goes back to 1982 in the form of “high score patches” given out by Activision. These were actual physical iron-on patches that resembled boy scout badges in many ways and were sent out to the elite gamers who managed to get a very high score in their games. And because nobody had the internet back then, you had to take a photo of your television screen displaying your high score and send it to the game company as proof. (source)

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Hunting achievements with XBDash

XBdash is an xbox achievements tracker website and a close-knit community of truly passionate gamers and xbox achievement hunters. The main goal of XBdash is to help you track down and manage all of your game’s achievements in a single well organised environment and to spice things up a bit they hold numerous contests and challenges with prizes ranging from free games to live codes and much more. In fact they’re holding a contest right now where the grand prize is a fancy Custom Engraved Xbox® One Controller. How cool is that?

Easier to manage your achievements

The achievements in XBdash come from the actual xbox games themselves and your dashboard gets updated as soon as you unlock a new achievement in your game. In order to make managing a bunch of achievements easier and of course to add more of a competitive feel to the act of hunting them down, the achievements are divided into four different categories: common, rare, epic and legendary.

The common category consists of achievements which are unlocked the most often by XBdash members. To be exact more than half of the community has those unlocked. Next in line is the rare category with 26%-50% and the epic with 11%-25%. Finally we have the legendary section with achievements so hard to get that only about 10% of the entire XBdash community has been able to complete.

Get on the leaderboards

One thing I did notice about the website is that one of my favorite games, Silent Hill Homecoming, has all of its achievements set to legendary which can only mean one thing- nobody in the community has played that game yet because even the most basic ones ie. “defeat a nurse” etc. are all set to the legendary status. This of course presents some new and interesting opportunities for gamers who enjoy having a position on the top of the leaderboards. Just pick a game that nobody is playing!

Of course as more players join the easier achievements will eventually fall into the common category for most games, but that’s a good thing because if you still happen to have a few legendary ones in your name, you’re serious business and deserve respect from the noobs.

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Best Left 4 Dead 2 Server Hosting Companies

Left 4 Dead 2 is a sequel to the original Left 4 Dead with the action taking place one week after the events in the first game where the zombie infection has reached the southern parts of the United States. Left 4 Dead 2 introduces brand new maps, monsters, weapons and of course four new survivors as well. While the game does have a single player option, the majority of gamers enjoy the multiplayer co-op mode making Left 4 Dead 2 one of the most popular multiplayer zombie survival games out there.

Left 4 Dead Characters

Top 3 Left 4 Dead 2 hosting providers

Below is a list of three most widely recommended Left 4 Dead 2 server hosting providers as seen on Nazeboo, a website which compares the most popular server hosting companies.

GameServers is without a doubt the best hosting provider on our list because of their global reach, highly competitive pricing and additional features like the ability to switch your server to a different location any time. Unlike with other hosting providers, your game server will be instantly available to you after payment- there’s no waiting time involved. The price for a public server with 8 players is around $18 USD per month.

Xenonservers is another well established brand however it’s servers are currently only located in New York. On the other hand they do offer DDOS protection which can become quite handy in the event where either an angry player or a competitor tries to shut you down. The price for a public server with 16 game slots is $15 USD per month and you will get free DDOS protection for up to 5 incidents. You can use the coupon code “Nazeboo” to get a 15% discount on your first order.

Branzone is a suitable game server provider for anyone looking for a decent EU/US based host because they have servers in United Kingdom and Germany as well as New York, Washington California, Texas and Illinois. They also offer DDOS protection and the price per month is just $16 USD, give or take a few cents.

Nobody plays single player any more

Left 4 Dead 2 is just one of those games where the single player game mode doesn’t make a whole lot of sense mainly because the AI behind idle survivors is plain awful. Most of the times when I was doing a campaign on single player mode, I just let my team mates (the AI’s) die and finish the game solo because they were constantly getting in the way and being stupid in general.

Left 4 Dead teamwork

But while beating the game solo on “beginner” is easy enough, it’s pretty much impossible on hard mode where even a single blow from the Tank can instantly kill you. So unless you’re Norman Reedus you should go with the next best thing and that’s having a decent team watching your six. After all, it’s a zombie apocalypse and teamwork is vital to your survival.

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Blox VR: A Virtual Reality ‘escape the room’ type puzzle game for Google Cardboard

Shortly after I created my first Virtual Reality “game” which wasn’t actually a game per se, but more like a fan art/virtual reality music video that took place in the room 302 of a famous horror game called Silent Hill 4, I started working on another project because you couldn’t really interact with any objects in the first game and I wanted to learn more about developing VR experiences anyway. In fact the only thing you were able to do was walk around and just look at Henry’s room from a different and new perspective. It was cool, but I knew I could do much better.

Blox VR Virtual Reality Puzzle Game Escape The Room

How Blox VR came to be

The idea for the game came to me one night in a dream where I woke up in a room with no windows, no doors and no apparent way of getting out. In my dream I later found out that I had actually died and this is what “heaven” was like- being stuck in a tiny room in the middle of an endless void where time was standing still (ie. you wouldn’t age, etc).

I had two choices: either stay in the room for all eternity contemplating on the meaninglessness of life or hit a reset button, forget who I was and where I came from for another 60+ years and experience yet another lifetime through someone else’s consciousness. Deep, I know.

What is Blox VR exactly?

Before I start I have to get one important thing out of the way: It’s still a demo! Yeah, the game only has three levels right now because I got caught up in yet another project of mine and I also wanted to hear what other people thought about the game before fully committing myself to it. Unfortunately people haven’t said much. Go figure…

Blox VR Bed and Blocks

It’s funny because thanks to my other project I now know more about game physics and development in general so I might end up doing a complete rework on Blox VR once I decide to continue developing it because while it felt awesome a few months ago, it feels kind of lame and noob-ish with my current knowledge. I know can do much better.

To put it short: Blox VR is a virtual reality puzzle game project that has been put on hold for now, but I will most likely continue developing it once I’m finished with my other projects (they’re going to be epic by the way) and once I feel that people actually like where the game is headed.

What can you do in the game?

Because this is a game for the Google Cardboard headset and as you may know it only has a single action button, I had to make the hard choice and basically “glue” the player to the ground leaving the action button only for picking up and dropping various metal boxes scattered about the room. Therefore you can’t walk around in the room, but you don’t really need to. It’s just a small room. If you were actually there and spread your arms you could touch both walls at the same time.

The puzzle

When looking around the room you will notice something written on one of the walls. A clue? Well, I can only say that it’s somehow related to the various boxes that you find on the floor. Figure it out!

Blox VR Switch and Blocks

After you solve the puzzle you will hear a weird sound that I quickly made in FL Studio and the level resets. Except of course for the puzzle, that one changes to more complex gibberish.

After the final puzzle the writing on the wall changes to “End of demo” so you’d know that it’s the end and wouldn’t spend your precious time figuring out how to escape this level. You can’t. Really. That’s it. It’s really the end. REALLY.

Where to get it?

You can download the game from Google Play Store and currently it’s only available for Android devices. You also need one of those Google Cardboard Virtual Reality headsets that go for less than five bucks on ebay. Or you can order one from me if you like.

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Mobile app to find gamers and challenge them for cash prizes

Famous Youtube gamers like PewDiePie make earning a living from playing video games seem so easy, but in reality there’s just too much competition in the live streaming and Youtube gaming niche and this makes it almost impossible for any newcomer to simply enter the arena without any important contacts and actually gain some significant recognition from the audience. I’m not saying it’s impossible, it’s just very difficult. Mostly because you’d need a lot of free time- a commodity which isn’t easy to come by in our so called “modern world”.

Earn money playing video games

Another popular way to earn money by playing video games is to participate in video game tournaments where the prizes can reach to millions of dollars. The trouble with that, however, is that in order to have even a remote chance of actually winning a tournament, you’d literally have to commit your entire life to playing the game every day in order to be skilled enough to stand a chance against your opponents.

When you consider everything I just said, it’s so easy to get discouraged about the whole ordeal and simply give up, crawl back to your dehumanizing excuse of a job and continue living from paycheck to paycheck.

But it doesn’t have to be this way

What if I told you there was another, easier way of making a living or at least earning a little bit of extra cash by playing your favorite video game without having contacts, a reputation or even a very high skill level? What if you could make money right now playing your favorite video game only on weekends, for example? Sounds like a sales pitch? Well, it sort of is, but don’t click away just yet. You’ll want to hear this.

Introducing Level Up eSports

Everyone knows that right now there aren’t a lot of serious tournament opportunities available for the casual “weekend gamer”. Level Up eSports is a new startup which solves that problem by connecting gamers looking to compete against one another from all over the world using a simple mobile app. If you like, you can think of it as Tinder for finding gaming tournaments and challenges.

The concept is simple:

  • Tell the app which game you wish to compete it
  • The app will find other people playing the same game
  • Swipe left or right just like in Tinder to either decline or accept a challenge
  • If both parties accept the challenge, a chat menu pops up
  • It’s game time!

Once you have both accepted the challenge you get to speak to your opponent for the first time in order to set everything up. For example you can tell them in which server to meet and when. Things like that.

After the battle you just need to open up the app once more and answer who won the game and if both parties are in an agreement, the money gets released to the winner.

You can then give each other Honor points which show other people how honorable you are in keeping up your end of the bargain.

If the unfortunate happens and the two parties can’t come to an agreement, the case will be reviewed by both the Level Up team as well as random players who can look at evidence in the form of screenshots and cast a vote on who they think the perpetrator is.

XPER as the app’s official currency

If you haven’t yet heard of XPER then don’t worry because you haven’t really missed out on much. It’s not really that popular just yet, but very soon you will be able to exchange it into other cryptocurrencies and even cold hard cash either through a third party exchanger or through the Level Up eSports system itself.

At this stage of development you can acquire XPER at an amazingly low rate of 10 cents per XPER that’s only going to be available for the very early adopters. In essence, if you buy XPER right now you will be investing in the development and promotion of the app, but the XPER will be yours to use in the future when the app goes live and the team opens up their own online shop where you can buy games and gaming equipment as well as use that XPER to challenge other gamers.

Oh! I almost forgot- there will be a “farming mode” in which you don’t risk any of your own XPER, but whenever you win a challenge you gain more XPER as a reward. That’s pretty much free money right there!

Can we take them seriously though?

Absolutely! I personally believe that this app has great potential because of it’s simple yet powerful concept and the ability to solve one of the biggest problems in the gaming industry today by providing everyone and not just the professional gamers with the opportunity to earn money from playing games.

Level up eSports chartAnd just to put your mind at ease, the guy in charge of Level Up eSports has a degree in business management and clearly knows what he’s doing. Here’s a chart showing you exactly how he is planning on using the money you invest in his startup.

But don’t just take my word for it- go ahead and ask difficult questions from the man by visiting his Youtube channel and make him sweat!

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Pokemon go is so popular because it’s fulfilling some of the basic human needs

I think it’s safe to say that this years most popular mobile game is Pokemon Go because within just one month after it’s release, the game has been downloaded more than a hundred million times from Google’s Play Store alone. Why is it so popular? Well for starters, it has a decade worth of marketing behind it. And by that I mean the TV series and the playing cards among other collectibles and some very popular video games as well. Nowadays it’s hard to find a person who doesn’t know what a Pokemon is. It’s a trademark almost as recognizable as Coca Cola.

Pokemon Go and human nature

While I could go on and on about human nature and argue whether there even is such a thing as an actual “human nature” or are we all born as completely blank slates and sculpted some time later by the environment in which we are placed in, I think we can all agree that Pokemon Go fills at least some of the most basic human needs by providing us with a sense of belonging, making us compete against others in a friendly way and of course giving us the chance to socialize by playing a fun and exciting game.

Cat meme let me show you the pokemans

Gotta catch ’em all

For as long as humans have been around, we’ve all collected something. From postcards and coins to cars and bones, pretty much anything that exists in this world can be collected in one form or another. I’m not entirely sure if the creators of Pokemon actually planned ahead and came up with the phrase “Gotta catch ’em all” after collaborating with psychologists in order to really mess with us, but the fact remains that they’ve really hit the spot with it. Show me a person who hasn’t collected anything in their life? You can’t. Yes, even the insides of your piggy bank can be considered a collection of sorts, albeit a small one.

The need to show off and boast to others

Another well known urge for almost all humans (excluding perhaps a holy man) is the need to show off one’s achievements and accomplishments in order to gain recognition from others. It’s just satisfying on so many levels and what better way to exploit this in a game such as Pokemon Go, but to make certain Pokemon scarce and harder to get than others? Found a Rattata? Pffft! It doesn’t stand a chance against my Pikachu.

The need for competition

Speaking of which, people have always wanted to be better than the next guy and while it’s true that sometimes we can go just a little bit over the edge and end up in a blood feud that lasts for decades, it’s more common, in the modern age, to challenge someone in a friendly game instead.

And of course Pokemon Go is perfect for this because unlike in boring games like chess (sorry chess fans) you actually feel the power and rush after beating your opponent because you’ve just worked so hard to get there. (And lost a few pounds in the process).

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Fancy a short Barbie Game to lighten up your day?

Every once in a while there are days where I wake up in the morning, slowly crawl my way to the kitchen, put the kettle on and as it’s drearily whistling away the dream world that’s still lingering at the corners of my mind, I can’t help but feel that irresistible urge to get on the computer and play… well, barbie games. And I’m sure I’m definitely not the only one. Right?

In fact, there’s this one particular game that really gets me going, especially in mornings such as this and the game is called Barbie Stunts. I guess one of the main reasons I’m so fond of this game has to do with the fact that it closely resembles one of my old time favorites, a 2D motorcycle scroller named Elasto Mania.

Barbie Stunts Flash GameBarbie Stunts

Put your fabulous helmet on and hop on Barbie’s pink scooter to rush through the city doing crazy jumps and insane stunts that are guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping in no time!

Well, I might have oversold the game just a little bit, but the goal, nevertheless, is fairly simple: complete the stunts, back flips, front flips and other things this game may or may not make you do and reach the finish line with a high enough score to end the level successfully.

You have to use the arrow keys on your keyboard to accelerate, lean backwards, forwards and to apply the brakes where necessary. Additionally you can do a few other stunts using the NUM keys on your keyboard.

Barbie Memory Match Flash GameBarbie Memory Match

It’s always a good idea to take a break and play a memory game every now and then to keep your brain, especially the bits that deal with memory, in good shape.

I really enjoy these kinds of games because they pretty much teach your brain how to scan for information, like literally. And because I have a pretty good picture memory anyway, I can probably beat you in these kinds of games even on my bad day.

All you have to do in this game is to flip a card, then flip another one and another one until you find a match. Once you do, you need to recall where the matching card was and flip it upside down. If you do it right, you’ll gain a point. In not, well, at least you tried.

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Join the Raze squad and fight off aliens trying to conquer earth in Raze 3

Raze 3 is the third installment of the popular Raze game series which started off with the launch of Raze 1, followed by Raze 2 and on July 10, 2014 Raze 3 was released. It was under development for a mere three months which is quite an achievement for a game of this magnitude. It has a decent storyline which, not surprisingly, takes off where Raze 2 ended, it’s addictive and has a ton of hidden treats that only a serious gamer can unlock. If you are looking to play Raze 3 unblocked, you should visit raze3unblocked.com – these guys are dedicated in bringing the game to you hassle free.

raze 3 quickmatch

Raze 3 storyline (spoilers)

Like the previous Raze games, the plot of this game forks into two different stories as well. One being about the humans trying to save Earth and one of the Aliens trying to conquer it.

After the events that took place in Raze 2, a squad of Raze soldiers discover that the aliens weren’t wiped out completely. What’s more, the aliens are now hell bent of activating a doomsday device called The Harvester.

The Raze squad follows one of the aliens to an underground facility where they uncover a mysterious device that they decide to bring into the lab for further studying. Unfortunately the machine causes many of the specimens in the laboratory to go berserk and kill the scientist studying the device.

It later turns out that the device, also known as The Harvester, is capable of converting various species on Earth into alien life forms. Do you have what it takes to stop this?

Raze 3 game modes

You can either choose to play the main storyline and progress through the various levels for both human and alien* chapters or, if you prefer, you can do a simple quickmatch by choosing your fighting arena, which weapons or abilities to use and the difficulty of the upcoming match.

*It’s worth noting that you need to complete the game as a human first in order to unlock the alien chapters.

Pros and cons of Raze 3

I really love the storyline and as a small time game developer myself, I can also appreciate the fact that a tiny team of just four people can develop something like this in such a short amount of time- it’s just wonderful!

However I happened to be one of the many players who encounter massive lag in the game, especially when playing the main plot, so I couldn’t really enjoy the game as much as I wanted to.

The quickmatch game mode was noticeably less laggy so I ended up playing that for a good three hours. It’s a fun and addictive game and once you get used to playing it, you’ll definitely enjoy it!

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List of all Diep.io Tier 3 upgrades available at Level 45 (Ultimate)

As many of you already know, Diep.io is a crazy 2D multiplayer tank shooter game which resembles the classic Agar.io in many ways. The only big difference between the two games is the fact that in Diepio you, and a bunch of other players on the arena, control tanks instead of a cell on a petri dish and the goal is to shoot your way to the top by destroying all other enemy tanks.

In my previous articles I have already shown you how to get started in Diep.io if you’re a newbie and listed all the possible upgrades that will become available to you after reaching level 30. But that’s not all! There is a final tier ready and waiting to be unlocked which can only happen if you manage to survive long enough to get to level 45.

It’s a remarkable feat and not many of us can achieve that. If you find it difficult due to numerous high tier tanks constantly killing you, you might want to try your luck in a Diepio private server where there aren’t that many players around and gain more experience that way.

Diep IO Octotank Upgrade at Tier 3 Level 45

List of Tier 3 upgrades

Tier 3 is the final frontier in Diep.io and not many of us can say they’ve been there. Even if you somehow manage to achieve level 45 and upgrade your tank, you can quickly fall victim to the hundreds of envy rival tanks who are now targeting you because of your high rank. It’s glorious to be on top, but dangerous at the same time. Here’s a list of the ultimate upgrades from the final tier.

Octotank

The Octotank can be upgraded from either the Quad Tank or Twin Flank upon reaching level 45 and is the most widely used tank for farming points.

There’s not a lot you can do against a tank so powerful because it can fire in all eight directions and the mere sight of this monster is usually enough to send everyone running in fear.

The only reasonable way to try and attack this beast is by using level 45 Triplets, Destroyers and Overseers with their Penetration ability maxed out. It is also vulnerable against anything with a high Reload speed.

TripletTriplet can be upgraded from Triple Shot and with its massive frontal cannon sided with two smaller guns, it will arguably provide the highest Damage Per Second in the entire game.

You can use the massive firepower to help you escape enemies because as you shoot, you get propelled backwards. The same feature can be a pain in the ass in case you are chasing an enemy and shooting at it at the same time because your cannons will noticeably reduce your speed.

This tank has no further upgrades.

PentashotPentashot is an upgrade from Triple Shot and has a total of five cannons stacked closely against one another.

With its high penetration ability, nothing can reach you and it is considered one of the most powerful tank classes available.

However because it doesn’t have cannons in the back, a smaller tank with higher maneuverability can easily strike you from behind.

OverlordOverlord is an upgrade to the Overseer and just like its predecessor, it can spawn the same amount of minions, only faster.

The minions produced are relative to your Reload ability and if you do not command them, they’ll passively surround you as a form of a shield.

The main weakness of the Overlord are most rapid fire tanks such as the Octo and Triangle tanks.

NecromancerNecromancer can be upgraded from the Overseer as well and like the name suggests, it can summon the dead, in this case, yellow squares, as its minions to aid in battle.

When you touch or kill a yellow square it will become your minion and you can have an army of up to 30 of these which makes the Necromancer one of the most powerful foes in the field.

As a Necromancer, your best bet is to target the Snipers and Destroyers.

ManagerThe Manager is the third upgrade available at level 45 from the Overseer. Just like the Overseer, it controls its minions to inflict damage.

Simply hold down the left click to have your minions follow the mouse and hold the right click to have them repel it.

The Manager has a slightly slower minion spawn rate due to its single cannon. Stand still for 3-4 seconds and you’ll become invisible!

Triple TwinTriple Twin is a Twin Flank upgrade that has three double barrels on all sides.

It is mainly used for crowd control just like the more powerful Octotank. With Triple Twin you can simply sit around the pentagon spawn area and spam for more points.

Nobody will want to get in your way because you can shoot at almost all the angles. Each of the three double barrels are as powerful as one Twin Shot.

StalkerStalker is a rather awkward looking tank, upgradable from the Assassin, with a long and narrowing cannon pointing in only one direction.

If you stand still, you’ll become invisible just like the Manager, but you will forfeit the invisibility cloak as soon as you either move or shoot.

Like the name suggests, this tank is great for sneaking up to your enemy and performing a surprise attack or recovering hit points by staying idle.

RangerRanger is another upgrade possible from the Assassin class and it will increase your vision as well as field of view further.

You will be able to see more of the map and nearby enemies. It has even more range than the Stalker, but unfortunately the extraordinary ability to see the farthest is the only thing the Ranger is really good at.

The best strategy with the Ranger is to keep your distance and shoot long range so your enemy never knew who hit them.

FighterThe Fighter is an upgrade from Tri-Angle and was fully released into the game just a few days ago on June 4’th, 2016.

It has a total of five barrels and kind of resembles an Octotank although it isn’t that powerful.

Not a lot of information about this other than the fact that it has a fan-made name.

BoosterBooster is another upgrade possible from advancing the Tri-Angle class and as of today, it’s the fastest tank in the game.

The Booster, just like the Fighter, has a fan-made name and was released on the 4th of June.

Not a lot is known about this tank other than its Boosting ability in which you no longer need to use the WASD keys in order to move because the force from firing all those cannons at the back is enough to push you forward at a high speed.

HybridHybrid can be upgraded from the Destroyer and adds an additional cannon at the back of your tank.

The Hybrid has the ability to summon up to two minions, but unlike the Overseer and Overlord, you can’t control your minions directly. They will simply destroy anything that’s nearby.

The bullets are very powerful, but you’ll find it difficult to aim so the best strategy is try and retake enemy turrets as the target is stationary and big.

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Run 4 is a forward running game featuring a cute little alien creature in space

Run 4 is a game similar to Temple Run and the likes where your character will automatically run forward and you have to either jump or move using the arrow keys to avoid obstacles. I first heard about Run 4 upon visiting the Run 4 Unblocked website which is set up to help players who are unable to access the game directly due to network restrictions or other types of censorship. Good work guys!

In Run 4 you control a gray alien creature who has two cute antennas on its head and the goal is to get him safely at the end of the level without falling off the platforms.

One of the interesting things about this game is that there doesn’t seem to be a “game over” and you can fail hundreds of times without it negatively affecting your gameplay whatsoever.

Run 4 Game review by ynef.net

First impression

I immediately noticed the rather upbeat and positive background music, which kind of resembles a strange mixture of my own experimental music and electronic music from the 90’s, but with a more happier dream/techno kind of touch.

On top of that I was fairly quickly engulfed into the fast paced gameplay and since the first few levels were incredibly easy, I found myself on level 40 in just under 15 minutes which is where things get a little more complex.

Gameplay

As I previously mentioned, your character is a little gray alien creature that you control with your arrow keys (for movement) and the space key (for jumping).

The alien will start running forward immediately once the game starts, but because the first couple of levels are very simple and straightforward, you shouldn’t find it difficult to get your bearings and an overall feel for the game’s physics.

I was a little surprised at how far the creature can actually jump and thought that the game was way too easy at first, but this all changed after I reached around level 40 where things get more… interesting.

Further into the game

Not only do you have to avoid falling into the void by jumping over huge gaps in the platforms at high speed, you must also take note of the walls and the ceiling because these too can be used to run forward.

If you jump towards any wall, the room will rotate and the wall becomes the floor under your feet. Because of this multi-dimensional approach, the game can get quite challenging as the levels increase because you have to consider all the angles and at the same time keep yourself from falling off into nothingness.

Watch out for the falling floor

Just when you think it couldn’t get any more difficult, a new type of floor appears that can only be jumped on once and then it will slowly fall away. It’s nothing serious at first, but at higher levels the falling floor tiles are interconnected which means that half of the floor can simply vanish from under your feet just by touching one tile.

The only advice I can give you is that you should try to avoid jumping on those falling tiles until there’s nowhere left to jump and hope that the level ends before all of the floor is gone!

Conclusion

Overall Run 4 is a great game to play at work when you’re on a break because it will help your brain to relax while still keeping you awake thanks to the fast paced gameplay and upbeat music. It doesn’t require long periods of thinking, but fast reaction towards the changes in the environment.

Oh and by the way, if you’re an oldschool gamer, you might find it very similar to an old DOS game called Skyroads which I enjoyed playing on my first personal computer way back in the day.

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Diep.io higher tiers and upgrades explained (advanced)

In my previous post about the latest free to play multiplayer tank game, Diep.io, I mainly talked about how the game works and what to do if you’re just starting out. I also briefly mentioned the first tier that can be unlocked when reaching level 15, but in case you didn’t know, there’s plenty of more upgrades and tiers to gain so in this article I will explain what you can achieve in the game once you reach the pro gamer levels.

Also note that If you are unable to access Diep.io directly due to your host’s restrictions which is very common in workplaces and educational institutions, you might want to check out one of the diepio unblocked websites or simply use a free web proxy like ProxySite, although the connection there can be very slow.

diep io invincible tank

Tier 2 and beyond

There are a total of 4 main tiers in the game starting with tier 0 (the starter tier) and each new tier can be unlocked by gaining an additional 15 levels. For example you will unlock tier #1 when you reach level 15, tier 2 at level 30 and tier 3 at level 45 which is currently the final tier that can be reached.

With every new tier that you unlock, you get to choose an upgrade for your tank. Needless to say, those upgrades make you better, faster, stronger and harder to kill.

Since I already explained the first tier in my other article, I will start with Tier 2, but you should know that you are stuck with whichever upgrade you decided choose at level 15 so it’s advised to think it through carefully in the beginning!

You can only choose an upgrade in tier 2 and beyond based on the upgrade you chose at tier 1 (level 15).

Diep.io Tier 2 explained

This tier will become available to you after reaching level 30 and with it come new upgrades to your base tank model taking you this much closer to becoming an invincible killing machine.

Twin shot upgrades

Reach level 30 with the Twin Shot upgrade from tier 1 and you get to choose between either the Triple Shot, which gives you a triple barreled gun, or the Twin Flank, which acts exactly as the flank guard from tier 1, except you now have two barrels.

Machine gun upgrades

If you chose the Machine Gun from tier 1, you now have the option to further advance it by choosing between the Destroyer, which fires slowly, but packs some serious weapons damage, and The Gunner, which is an advanced form of the Triplet and has two long barrels instead of one.

Sniper upgrades

When you reach level 30 with the Sniper upgrade, you can turn it into either an Assassin, Overseer or the Hunter.

The Assassin will improve your weapons range, damage and bullet speed just like the Sniper, but it’s way more powerful than its 1st tier counterpart.

The Overseer is an interesting choice and one of the most dangerous enemies to be around when you’re a newbie because it can summon up to 8 red triangle minions that the player can control with their mouse and kill almost everyone easily. It can also be used as a type of shield by circling the triangles around yourself.

The Hunter shoots projectiles the same way a regular shotgun does by firing out a bunch of small pellets from a single barrel that spread around the area in front of you. Anyone caught in between the blast will find it very difficult to maneuver between the bullets.

The only downside with the Hunter upgrade is the fact that it can’t be further improved when reaching tier 3 at level 45.

Flank guard upgrades

With the flank guard upgrades, you get to choose between 3 ways to advance your tank:

  • Twin Flank – Has two barrels at both sides of the tank.
  • Tri-Angle – Gives you two smaller barrels at the back and one main barrel in the front. With this upgrade your tank will become faster due to the two extra guns that boost you forward which makes it easier to chase down your enemies.
  • Quad Tank – This one has guns on all four sides of your tank and is one of the most impossible monsters to escape, especially if you’re a small beginner tank. With this upgrade you are guaranteed to crush many foes.

This covers all the upgrades available at level 30 with the 2nd tier. If you are interested in reading about Tier 3, you can subscribe to my newsletter and I will let you know once the article is out, or you can simply read the detailed Diep.io wiki page about Tiers for yourself.

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