Wormax IO Boosters Explained and a Short How To Play Guide

At its core, Wormax IO is very similar to another highly popular snake game, the Slither.io. However Wormax comes with quite a few additional features which, arguably, make the game better than Slither in many ways. For one, the game has numerous special boosters that randomly spawn on the map.

These boosters can make the game easier and a lot more fun. In the following article I will give you a quick overview on what Wormax.io is all about. At the end of the article you will find a short how to play guide and as always, if for some reason you cannot access the game directly, you should try the WormaxIO Unblocked website.

Wormax.io overview

Wormax IO Gameplay Screenshot Ynef.Net Review

If you are familiar with Slither.io then Wormax should be easy enough to understand. Both the map and edible glowing food are identical to what we can see in Slither. It’s the special booster packs and your upgradeable snake character that really make it stand out from the rest.

What are Wormax.io Boosters?

As you crawl around the map and look for food, you can occasionally stumble upon booster packs that spawn randomly throughout the world.

Like in any other game, these boosters can help you get ahead and gain the upper hand against your enemies.

Wormax IO Health Boost Kettlebell Icon ynef reviewTake the Health Booster for example. When you eat this your snake will instantly gain +300 in length.

You can recognize the Health Booster by its distinct kettlebell icon.

Wormax IO Health Boost Binoculars Icon ynef reviewThen there is of course the Telescope Booster. Eat this and you will benefit from a 10% increase in your field of view.

You can recognize the Telescope booster by its distinct binoculars icon. The effect lasts for 1 minute.

Wormax IO Toxic Boost Ynef.Net ReviewThe Toxic Booster will make your worm toxic for 1 minute.

This means that if you die while toxic, any other snake who attempts to eat your remains will instead LOSE that amount of length.

Additionally, if you accelerate forward, the pieces that you leave behind are also toxic. However it’s worth noting that a worm cannot die just by eating toxic food. There is a limit of 10 length points from which you cannot go any lower when you eat toxic food.

You can recognize the Toxic Booster by its distinct radioactive icon.

Wormax IO Magnet Booster Ynef.Net ReviewThe Magnet Booster is one of my personal favorites.

Eat this and you will gain the upper hand by increasing the range you can eat food. In other words you will attract food towards you from 20% farther away.

The effect lasts for 1 minute and you can recognize the Magnet Booster by its distinct U-shaped magnet icon.

Wormax IO Mass Conservation Booster Ynef.Net ReviewAnd finally there is the Mass Conservation booster.

This one is especially useful for players who like to turbo boost around the map a lot as you won’t lose any of your length while on the Mass Conservation booster.

You can recognize this booster by its distinct green icon with bits of food crossed out.

How to play Wormax.io

As I previously mentioned, Wormax is very similar to another popular snake game called Slither.io. Your goal as a snake is to eat bits of glowing food and various boosters to eventually be the biggest snake in the game.

Using various strategies like circling your enemy so they can’t escape or quickly accelerating in front of an unsuspecting snake you can beat the game in no time.

Wormax.io Controls

Movement is controlled using your mouse and you can accelerate forward at an increased speed when you press the left mouse button or Q on your keyboard. Keep in mind that you will lose length every time you use turbo boost, therefore it’s wise to only use it occasionally.

Additionally you can STOP for a moment using the W key and transform yourself into a GHOST using the E key. These are two of the most notable differences in the way Wormax is played compared to Slither. As a ghost, you can move through other snakes freely so this skill may come in handy when you’re in a crowded place.

The shop

When you sign up for a free account you get access to The Shop. The Shop lets you customize your snake and add up to 7 artifacts on your body. Each artifact gives you additional bonuses on top of the various Boosts found in the game.

For example some of the artifacts will increase the range of the Magnet Booster while other Artifacts will decrease your cooldown period for the Stop and Ghost skills.

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Run3 Gameplay And Short How To Play Guide

Run3 is an amazing 3D forward running game and a predecessor to Run 4 developed by Kongregate. The game features simple, yet beautiful space-like graphics and the background music is literally out of this world. Because the entire Run game series is one of my personal favorites, the following article might be just a little bit biased. That said, let’s take a closer look into Run 3 and find out what this game is all about. If you are having trouble playing the game, you might want to try the Run 3 Unblocked website.

Run3 Gameplay

Run 3 Gameplay running through space ynef review

Run3 is very similar to all the other Run games in the series. The goal of the game is to run forward, avoid obstacles and reach the end of the level. What’s notable in Run3 is the fact that you can choose to run forever. The infinite run feature makes it so the game never ends. Combined with awesome, slightly psychedelic/DNB background music, the entire game looks like one big mind trip.

Highly addictive space game

The fast-paced music along with the immersive and seamless gameplay make Run 3 quite addictive. Oftentimes I would spend hours playing the game when originally I only intended to take a break for about 15 minutes.

Run3 offers numerous hidden levels and various other unlockables like different characters and game modes. And when you consider the infinite run game mode, it isn’t hard to imagine why you would spend way too much time behind this game.

Don’t let the cute little alien creature and very basic game graphics fool you. It’s a serious game where levels get incredibly complex as you venture deeper into the infinite space.

How to play Run 3

The controls are rather simple and consist of only the arrow keys and the space key. Naturally you move the character around using the arrow keys and jump over gaps and other obstacles with the space key.

Additionally you can pull up the menu by pressing the esc key. In the home screen you can take a look at the Galaxy Map which tells you exactly where you are and how far you have progressed. Because the game automatically saves your progress you can come back the next day and continue your journey from where you left off.

Obstacles you should avoid

Run 3 Gameplay Running Avoid Breaking Floor ynef review

One of the most annoying obstacles in Run 3 is the breaking floor. These tiles have a grey color with a distinct cracked pattern. Similarly to other games, the breaking floor falls off shortly after you step on it.

What makes it so bad in Run 3 is the fact that if you step on one, all of the other tiles connected to it will start to fall as well. This leaves you with very little room to stand on. Your best chance is to avoid the breaking floor tiles for as long as possible.

In certain levels you will find various blocks and other shapes on the ground. Avoiding these is rather simple, just run past or jump over them.

And just in case you didn’t know, you can walk on the walls as well. Simply move the character against the wall and it will become the new floor as the whole level rotates around you. How cool is that?

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3 Awesome and Unique IO Games from All IO Games.net

Agar.io was the first .io game to gain massive publicity. Shortly after its success someone released an open source clone version of the game. Now IO games have spread across the internet like wildfire. I have already written many reviews and articles about these games in the past and today I found that someone made a website that lists all io games in one place. Neat!

3 Unique IO games from AllIOGames.Net

When I looked around the website I realized just how little I actually know about these types of games. There are a lot of titles yet unknown to me and some of them are actually pretty damn good. Below is a list with three most notable io games I found and a short description on what makes them better than their predecessor, Agar.io

Narwhale.io

A Narwhal is a medium-sized toothed whale indigenous to the Arctic sea. Because their tusk resembles a horn, some people jokingly call them the Unicorns of the sea. In Narwhale.io your role as a Narwhal is to kill your enemies using nothing but your sharp tusk.

narwhale io gameplay screenshot ynef unique io games

As you can see from the screenshot above, someone was just cut in half by the opponent. This is a truly unique game and a great addition to the IO games family.

Hordes.io

Hordes.io, unlike most other io games, is a 3D browser based MMO. The player can take up a role as a healer, tank or one of DPS classes and fight the enemy team.

Hordes.io gameplay screenshot ynef unique io games

In many ways this game resembles Minecraft in MultiPlayer mode. You have the characters made out of blocks and grasslands reaching the horizon. However the ground textures look way better than in Minecraft when you play using the default texture set.

Vertix.io

Vertix.io is another very unique IO game where the goal is to work as a team in order to beat the enemy faction. It’s essentially a 3rd person multiplayer shooter with a retro-ish look. Indeed, the pixel graphics make playing this game a walk down the memory lane. It also resembles Wolfenstein 3D in some aspects, but maybe it’s just me.

Vertix.io gameplay screenshot ynef unique io games

Like any other decent shooter, Vertix comes with different weapons, mods, skins and clans. It has servers on all of the big continents to help you get the most out of the game without lagging out.

In case you get hurt, you can quickly find the medipack to help you recover. Additionally there are lootcrates around the level that help you in times of trouble.

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Vice City Multiplayer: The Glitch Hunters from Ankeborg’s Playground

GTA Vice City Multiplayer or VC-MP for short is well known for its numerous bugs and glitches. Oftentimes all you have to do in order to glitch into a wall, for example, is to jump towards it at a right angle and let the game’s crappy physics take care of the rest. With a couple of tries you should find yourself stuck inside a wall of a building in no time!

Back when me and Comendante were regulars in the Ankeborg RPG server, we started a group called The Glitch Hunters. The goal of the group was simple: seek out and document all the glitches and bugs in Vice City.

We would upload gaming screenshots and post them in the forum with a brief description that explained how to replicate the glitch.

It didn’t take long for the group to gain popularity and soon enough most of the regulars like Sprinter, Falcon, Tuntis, Bandit, Feron, etc. were all glitching into things and posting their screenshots on the message board. Man, those were the times.

Too many glitches!

After we discovered the first couple of glitches we were naturally excited and wanted to share them with everyone else. However we soon realized that pretty much every building, tree and dumpster could potentially be glitched into.

This grim discovery was one of the reasons why we eventually decided to just stop. I mean come on, the whole game was one big glitch!

Noticeable Vice City Multiplayer glitches

While most glitches in Vice City Multiplayer just make you disappear into the wall from the other guy’s perspective, there are some that actually look kinda cool. Here’s an example where I successfully glitched into a booth in Escobar International airport:

GTA Vice City Multiplayer Escobar International Glitch Booth

Here’s what it looks like from the inside:

GTA Vice City Multiplayer Escobar International Glitch In Booth Inside View

As you can see it’s pretty boring on the inside. But most of the glitches in Vice City are like that. They just look so much better from the outside.

However more often than not, when you glitch into something, you will be able to see through the walls. Take a look at this glitch found Downtown in the Roxor building:

Downtown - roxor building Vice City Multiplayer

I don’t have a screenshot from the outside view, but the other guy can only see your username somewhere inside the walls. They can’t see you at all!

Starfish Island Balcony glitch

This one is one of my personal favorites. It’s located in the middle of Starfish Island, inside a small house with a lot of trees and bushes in the backyard. In single player mode you can find a yellow Stinger near the garage.

The glitch is my favorite because it looks awesome and provides excellent cover from deranged criminals. You’re essentially inside the wall so nobody can shoot you. The bullets just bounce right back. I also love it because I happened to own the house in the RPG server.

Starfish Island - Ynef's house - Vice City Multiplayer

Getting there

If you want to glitch onto the balcony you have to first glitch inside the room below.

  • On the ground floor jump on the railing. Try to position yourself facing towards Little Havana while your head is inside the ceiling.
  • When you jump from here you should end up within the walls of the building.
  • The next step takes a little more practice, but your goal is to do a running jump and get through the transparent wall onto the balcony.
  • Beware of stepping onto the transparent ground as you will fall through the game and be teleported in the middle of the street just outside the yard.

Useful teleportation glitch

While most of the glitches found in Vice City Multiplayer are pretty much useless because you can’t get out of them afterwards, there are some which can be rather useful.

For instance, how would you like to be instantly teleported from Prawn Island to the police station in Little Havana?

How to Teleport from Prawn Island to Little Havana

Prawn Island - Inside The Wall - Vice City Multiplayer

  • While riding any type of bike go into the wall from the side as shown on the above screenshot.
  • Continue riding deeper into the wall on your bike until about 5 bike lengths.
  • Press enter to get off the bike.
  • The loading screen should appear and next thing you know, you’re in Little Havana!

I’m still not sure why this glitch teleports you so far away, but nevertheless it works every single time. Most of the time these types of glitches only teleport you to the closest solid ground.

This glitch can become in handy next time you’re running from the police. Oh and It also works in single player mode!

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3 best games that your loyal netbook can handle easily

Is it just me or are the laptops nowadays just not made to last? Take my old MSI Wind U100 netbook for example. It has fallen out of my bag and onto the pavement. I have spilled coffee on the keyboard more times than I’d like to confess. I have dropped it from a height of at least two to three feet many times. It has lost almost all its screws and the casing is completely busted. Yet somehow it’s still alive!

Indeed, the MSI Wind U100 is one resilient beast. While all my other laptops have eventually worn out and died over the years, this ancient netbook still works. While most of the time it’s only useful for simple tasks like browsing the web or writing articles, I still find myself occasionally playing certain old-school games for pc on it that have low minimum system requirements. Continue reading to find out three of the best games you can play on an old netbook.

Max Payne 1Max Payne 1

If you like action packed third person shooters then you will absolutely love Max Payne. The entire game is essentially a flashback where the player finds out what happened to the main protagonist, Max Payne. A former NYPD officer who comes home one night from a hard day’s work to find his wife and their newborn baby brutally murdered. He also learns that the killers were high on a new designer drug called Valkyr.

Max gets transferred to the DEA shortly after the funeral in hopes to find the killers responsible and maybe, just maybe put an end to the Valkyr craze which has escalated into a full blown epidemic throughout New York City.

Three years later, as luck would have it, he finally gets assigned as an undercover agent with a mission to infiltrate a notorious drug trafficking ring, the Punchinello family. Unfortunately the mission goes south and he finds himself wanted by the NYPD for killing his colleague. He must also run from the mafia because they now know his real identity.

Tomb Raider 1 Lara Croft Core Design

Tomb Raider 1

Wow. I still can’t believe that this epic third person action-adventure game is two decades old already!

In 1996 a British video game developer, Core Design, did what nobody had ever done before. They managed to gracefully combine beautiful scenery and landscapes with violence and gore typical to action games of the era.

On top of everything they stuffed the gun in the hands of a sexy female! With complex puzzles to solve and tombs of long forgotten kings to uncover, this game is unlike any other.

The plot revolves around a young woman, Lara Croft, who is on a mission to retrieve a mysterious and powerful artifact from the tomb of Qualopec somewhere within the mountains of Peru.

However shortly after she finds the artifact, she realizes that there are two more hidden away in different parts of the world. Additionally the rich businesswoman, Natla, who sent Lara on her quest seems to have her own hidden agenda.

GTA Vice City Tommy Wrecking CarGrand Theft Auto: Vice City

Released in 2002, Vice City is the 4’th edition in the GTA game series. For all the open world game fans out there, Vice City will probably stand out the most for many years to come.

The plot revolves around Tommy Vercetti who is a former member of the Forelli cartel. He arrives in Vice City to take care of a cocaine deal which unfortunately ends badly and he loses both the drugs and the money to unknown thugs.

Now he has to answer to Sonny Forelli, the head of the Forelli family, and recover the lost merchandise. On his quest for finding the cocaine Tommy makes contact with various criminals until he climbs high enough to find out who ambushed the deal.

As the game progresses, Tommy quickly becomes one of the most feared and respected men in Vice City. A fictional place that closely resembles Miami in the 80’s.

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Haunted Motel is a VR Horror Game For Android (Google Cardboard)

Virtual reality horror games have quickly gained popularity among gamers after Google introduced their first VR headset prototype, the Google Cardboard, back in 2014. Now, for the past two years developers of vr horror games have been busy working on their projects and we can already enjoy some of the most insanely terrifying games like Silent Home, 11:57, House of Terror and Sisters, just to name a few.

These games, coupled with my overall fascination in virtual reality technology, have inspired me to start developing my own vr horror game for Android phones. The game is called Haunted Motel.

VR Horror Games Haunted Motel Android Cardboard

Haunted Motel – A work in progress

I don’t remember the exact date any more, but I think it’s safe to assume that I started developing Haunted Motel somewhere in the second half of May, 2016. I know this because, earlier that month, I had published a very basic how-to guide on virtual reality game development.

On a side note, I didn’t intend to give the game a lame name (wow) such as this. At first, I was considering a fancier name like the Lakeview Motel, but because it’s a demo, I figured Haunted Motel will work just fine for the time being.

That, and I was just too eager to publish it on the Play Store to bother with the tedious name picking process.

horror games vr virtual reality haunted motel screenshot

Why do I say the game is still a work in progress?

Because I don’t plan on ending the game any time soon! In fact I’m hoping to get enough feedback and NEW ideas from gamers themselves and implement those directly into the game as we move forward.

I think it would be epic if this project would turn out to be a kind of social vr horror game where anyone can add a piece of their imagination.

Of course I am going to add more content to the game on my own as well, but that requires time and being “in the zone” which is, unfortunately, kind of rare to happen these days. Come to think of it, adding other people’s ideas will require the same amount of work, if not more. Damn. Anyone willing to lend a helping hand?

At this point, I am still unsure where the game will “end up” as I am planning to, eventually, leave the building altogether and get the player on the streets. You know, Silent Hill style, but as a vr horror game.

Haunted Motel’s Storyline

As of right now the game doesn’t have a decent storyline. Instead it’s meant to kind of show off my skills as a game developer in general.

The only real story that I have added into the game so far is the note which you can find under the main staircase. In the note the motel’s administrator briefly welcomes a newly appointed janitor.

Short walkthrough

That said, the game starts after you’ve entered the motel building. To your right you can see the administrator’s office (locked) and to the left there’s a small storeroom with a bloody newspaper on top of some shelves.

As you move forward, you’ll eventually find yourself in the center of the building with stairs going to the 2nd floor (unfinished) and two narrow corridors leading both left and right.

virtual reality vr horror games android haunted motel cardboard headset

At the end of these corridors, on both sides, there’s a small room where people can hang out and smoke a cigarette, for example.

Each corridor leads to two additional apartments so on the 1st floor there are a total of 4 apartments. But since it’s a demo, you can currently only enter one of them.

It’s up to you, the player, to figure out how to enter that room. All I can say at this point is that you will first need to enter the administrator’s office where you’ll find (surprise surprise) a key. It’s not really that difficult.

The hauntings

In the demo the player has a chance of meeting a ghost. Well, sort of. While you can’t interact with it directly, it is supposed to scare you from afar. For those afraid of jump scares, you’re in luck because right now there aren’t any. Promise.

Haunted Motel vr horror game virtual reality cardboard android

While not directly hinted throughout the game itself, the ghost is in fact a burned man who died in a fire a few years earlier. The 2nd floor is still unfinished, but *spoiler alert* there will be a room completely burned down. This is where the guy used to live. Anyone care to tell his story?

Future plans

For the more observant bunch, I’ve added a few subtle clues on the noticeboard in the main hallway. These should give you an idea on what to expect from the vr horror game in the future. You will have to actually play the game though. I’m not going to reveal anything else.

And, as I said earlier, I am eventually hoping to be done with the motel building and put the player on the streets where they can wander around and enter other, more interesting houses.

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Why hoverboards explode and how to choose a safe hoverboard

The Self-Balancing Scooter, or more widely known as simply the hoverboard, has quickly become one of the most popular toy-gadgets for both kids and adults alike. It’s fun, promotes outdoor activities and is an excellent alternative for public transport in the city. However with hundreds of seemingly identical hoverboards for sale on the internet, how can we be sure that ours is indeed safe?

In this article I will explain why most hoverboards have exploded so far as well as share a couple of tips and tricks on how to avoid buying a potentially dangerous hoverboard for yourself or your family.

Why do so many hoverboards explode?

Why can a hoverboard explode Ever since hoverboards caught the attention of mainstream media, there have been countless of reports of hoverboards either exploding or catching fire.

While most of the time these faulty self balancing scooters have ended up causing just minor damage to people’s homes, there have been some, more extreme cases where people have gotten seriously hurt because of these expensive toys.

So what’s the deal? Why are these things so prone to spontaneously combust?

Short answer: It has to do with the Lithium-Ion battery packed inside.

A faulty battery

When a piece of technology becomes popular enough, other, smaller companies will eventually build cheaper knockoff versions of said product in order to make a quick profit from the hype.

However the lower price isn’t an act of kindness on their behalf. Nope! The low price comes from using lower quality parts within the gadget itself and the vast majority of exploding hoverboards have had a bad battery stuffed inside of them.

Battery Cathode Anode SeparatorHow Lithium-Ion batteries work?

Generally speaking, all Lithium-Ion batteries work the same way.

When you charge the battery, the positive electrode (cathode) gives up some of its Lithium Ions to the negative (anode) and when it’s discharging (when in use) the Ions move back to the positive electrode.

The ions move through the separator between a cathode and anode and its purpose is to keep the two electrodes apart to prevent electrical short circuits.

Low quality batteries can cause short circuits

In cheaper batteries the separator could be misaligned or it may have small micro holes due to the impurities of the materials and therefore electrical short circuits can occur.

When this happens a lot of heat is generated inside the battery cell which leads to electrolyte boiling, the rupture of the cell casing and eventually (surprise surprise) a fire.

How to avoid buying a bad hoverboard?

Unfortunately there is no sure way of telling whether a board will explode or not because you have to actually use the device for a little while in order to “wear out” the battery.

That said, there are still a couple of things you can consider:

  • It’s a good idea to choose a reputable manufacturer who isn’t trying to hide the source of their batteries.
  • Another recommendation is to avoid anything that costs less than at least a couple of hundred bucks.
  • While you don’t necessarily need the IO Hawk that goes for more than a thousand dollars (unless you’re a show-off), you should still avoid cheap Chinese replicas that sell for just $100 on ebay, for example.
  • From my own research I can say that $300-$500 seems to be a reasonable price range for a safe hoverboard scooter.

*HoverBoardScooters.net is a reputable source for various self balancing scooters and hoverboard accessories. Their office is located in California and you can ask for more information simply by dialing this number: (323) 617-3657

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Silent Hill 2: Who was Maria and what was her purpose in the game?

Silent Hill 2, despite being more than 15 years old, is arguably one of the best old school psychological horror games ever developed with a solid, well written and highly engaging storyline. I could go on for hours at a time trying to dissect every aspect of the game’s twisted plot and I’d still be merely scratching the surface!

Below is a spoiler filled article which mainly talks about Maria and her role in the game. Bare with me as I try my best to explain who she was and, more importantly, who she was to James, the main character of Silent Hill 2.

Silent Hill 2: Introduction

Silent Hill 2 Director's Cut CD Cover For PC

The game begins with the main protagonist, James Sunderland, 29, arriving in a town called Silent Hill after receiving a letter from her wife who apparently has been dead for the past 3 years.

In the first scene we can see James talking to himself in front of a mirror in a run down public restroom. Naturally he is confused about the letter he got from his supposedly dead wife, but at the same time he’s hopeful that perhaps Mary (the name of James’s wife) is in fact alive thanks to some sort of a miracle. And so James begins his journey to find out exactly what happened.

Maria from Silent Hill 2Who is Maria?

Maria, a 25 year old former dancer at a club called Heaven’s Night, is the second most important antagonist in the game alongside James’s worst nightmare, the Pyramid Head (more on that later).

When James first meets Maria in a local park, he is stunned by how similar she looks to his late wife, Mary.

At this point it’s worth noting that the town (Silent Hill) draws upon the psyche of its visitors and ultimately creates alternate versions of itself for every character.

The fact becomes more clear later in the game when James meets a runaway teenager, Eddie, who experiences all of the same creatures that James sees as horrific monsters, as people laughing and taunting him towards violence.

Maria’s personality

While Maria is almost identical to Mary in every way (physically speaking), she has a much more sexually extroverted personality. She dresses in bold and revealing clothing and is found flirting with James throughout the game. She’s sensual, caring and more dependent than Mary.

Silent Hill 2 Maria Sensual Pose

In fact the game’s instruction manual describes her as being the complete opposite of Mary: a more fun, energetic and overall cheerful woman, albeit with a more clingy and intrusive personality which eventually leads James to reject her later in the game, at which point she tries to kill him by transforming into the final “boss” monster.

But… is she even real?

When you consider all of these personality traits in Maria and the fact that occasionally she seems to possess Mary’s memories of James and her being together, it becomes apparent that she is in fact a manifestation of Jame’s lonely subconscious mind that is desperately looking to fill the void left behind after his wife passed away.

In many ways Maria seems to be a “better” version of Mary, at least from a guy’s perspective, as she is much more easy-going to downright slutty, for lack of a better word.

Furthermore, we never actually see her around when James interacts with other people who are also lost in Silent Hill and coupled by the fact that she is desperately trying to remind James how “real” she is, all confirm the theory that Maria doesn’t exist in the first place.

For example when James first meets Maria in Rosewater Park, she says: “I don’t look like a ghost, do I? See, feel how warm I am”.

And then later, after being killed in front of James and then miraculously resurrected, she tells James that “It doesn’t matter who I am. I’m here for you, James. See? I’m real.”

She also happens to know James’s name almost immediately after meeting him for the first time even though he never told her his name. Of course James, being completely engulfed in his own delusion, doesn’t seem to notice it.

Not your typical “monster”

Silent Hill 2 Maria Smiling EerilyMaria, even though considered to be one of the two main antagonists in the game, is not necessarily malicious towards James (except for the part where she tries to kill him in the end), but she is definitely trying to keep James from leaving Silent Hill.

For example, in the Rebirth ending (yes, the game has multiple outcomes depending on your actions throughout the game) Maria says to James:

What?! But I’m what you wanted! Mary’s dead. Don’t you understand? She’s not coming back! But I can be yours… I’ll be here for you forever… I’ll never hurt you like she did! So why don’t you want me?!

Is she trying to keep James from learning the truth?

In the beginning of “Born from a Wish”, a prequel to Silent Hill 2, she mentions that she’s scared of being left alone and afraid of being in pain and in the main game seems to be highly bothered by the fact that James is more interested in finding out what happened to her wife instead of protecting and taking care of her.

At one point she lashes out to James and accuses him of being rude and selfish for only caring about his dead wife and not her by saying:

Why didn’t you try to save me? All you care about is that DEAD WIFE of yours!

Maria’s purpose in the game

Before we can start to understand the purpose of Maria in the game we have to dig a little deeper and figure out exactly what’s going on with James because, believe me when I say, It’s not all what it looks like!

James’s guilt

As James ventures deeper and deeper into the “rabbit hole” he eventually comes to terms with the fact that he was directly responsible of Mary’s death by suffocating her using a pillow some time after the doctors said there was nothing they could do to cure her illness.

Pyramid Head Abusing and Raping Two Helpless MannequinsSo he’s a hero then? No. James didn’t do it out of compassion. Instead he killed his wife mainly due to sexual frustration. There are subtle hints about this throughout the game, for example the infamous scene where Pyramid Head is seen abusing two mannequins.

Another reason for killing his wife was, of course, the sickness itself as it gradually changed Mary’s personality. In the end she was having constant mood swings and she would lash out at James in bursts of anger for no reason.

As Mary’s illness progressed, James started to resent her in almost every way, yet he still felt love towards her which in turn lead him on a downward spiral of self destruction and self pity. It took James 3 years to finally snap and end Mary’s life.

James’s delusion

After losing his wife, James’s life took a turn from bad to worse as he was now in complete denial of having killed Mary and so he created a story in his mind that she had been dead for 3 years because of her illness.

It’s very likely that the letter he received, which led him to Silent Hill in the first place, was just a hallucination and because of his numerous irrational and reckless actions throughout the game, it’s safe to assume that James was, in fact, suicidal and went to Silent Hill to kill himself.

Maria’s purpose becomes more clear

When you consider all of the above, it would make sense that Maria, being a figment of Jame’s imagination, was there mainly to provide comfort.

I guess, deep inside, James knew that he had killed his wife, but because what he did was so awful, he chose to ignore it and instead created Maria in the image of Mary so he could be together with her, oblivious to reality.

Silent Hill 2 – True [Remix by Ynef]

Almost a year after I published this post I decided to make a remix out of one of my favorite Silent Hill 2 music tracks, “True”. You can listen to it below and hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as me.

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Animal Keeper (animal clicker) Game Review and Getting Started Guide

An incremental game is a type of video game in which you are required to click or tap on the screen in order to acquire in-game currency. You can use that currency to upgrade various aspects of your game (usually the environment, tools used for clicking, etc) which in turn help you gain even more currency for every single click or tap that you perform.

While there usually isn’t a lot of action in these kinds of games other than having to furiously click or tap on the screen for long periods of time, they can still prove to be quite fun and have the ability to reduce stress mainly because of the short and simple repeating input from the user that doesn’t require a lot of brain power.

Animal Keeper

Ynef is killing it in Animal Keeper Clicker game Take the Animal Keeper, for example. It’s a free game available on Play Store and a great example of what an incremental game, or in this case, animal clicker, is like.

Introduction

In the game you are in charge of managing a farm and in the beginning you only have one chicken on your farmland. This, however, will soon change as you start to unlock more and more animals including cats, dogs, turtles and even dinosaurs! Very soon your entire land will be populated with a horde of animals who you now need to feed and protect from the evil huntsman.

Gameplay

As with any other clicker game, the gameplay itself is very straightforward as you are only required to do a lot of tapping and clicking on the screen.

You can tap anywhere on the screen to earn game currency which can be used to unlock new animals, upgrade existing animals or build houses which will provide protection and food for your livestock.

Getting ahead in this zoo game

The first thing you probably want to do is buy an extra chicken or two so click on the “animals” button located at the lower left part of the screen.

If you happen to have more money, you should definitely invest in more expensive animals as the more you have, the more in-game currency you will earn without having to click that much (also called an idle clicker game).

Protecting your livestock

By now you have most likely already seen the evil huntsman who occasionally wanders around the area. You should really get rid of him as soon as possible because otherwise he will start shooting your animals.

If you have enough, you should definitely consider investing in a guard’s house because when it finishes building, the next time that wicked huntsman comes back to shoot the chickens, your guard house will help get rid of him easily. You can of course upgrade the guard house so it will make even more damage.

Don’t forget to exchange your animals

Building the animal exchange will be very beneficial from the start because you can then exchange your basic animals into more fancy and expensive ones who are faster, have more health points and in the end generate more revenue for you.

Final words

There are hundreds of similar clicker games available on Steam, Apple Store, Play Store, etc. with game themes ranging from erotica to being a youtube star and even mining cryptocurrencies for riches, but this game is the first one I’ve seen that involves managing a farm in a sort of “zoo game” kind of setting.

It’s fun, it’s addictive and it definitely helps to get your mind off of things for a minute or two.

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Doblons.io review and a quick start guide for winning the game

Doblons.io is a fun new .io browser based game inspired by my favorite tank game, Diep.io, and a pirate ships game called Pirac.io. The game can also be considered a more sophisticated and digital version of the classic battleships game that you play with your friend and have to guess where their ships are located on a piece of paper. This article is going to be a quick overview on how to play the Doblonsio game and I’ll also share with you my personal strategy which always helps me climb the scoreboard quickly.

Ynef is winning the game again

Getting started

You start out as a puny and vulnerable battleship equipped with just two small side cannons which cannot fire all that far. Your first priority should be to collect the various gold, silver and bronze coins scattered around the sea as these will be used increase your wealth in order to upgrade your cannons and other features of the ship later on.

About the upgrades

Upgrades such as hull strength, auto repairs, cannon range and reload speed should all be familiar to most of us from the tank game Diep.io. These are the abilities that help your ship become stronger, repair itself, shoot cannonballs farther away and fire them at a much faster rate.

However there are a couple of quite interesting additional upgrades available in Doblons.io that you can’t find in other similar games. For example the fishing boat upgrade allows you to spawn a small fishing boat on the map which will then sail off, but not too far away, and will start to collect money for you.

The Battleship and Man of War upgrades help you by spawning an additional battle ship near you that will attack enemy vessels and protect you from them. The Battleship upgrade is a weaker version of Man of War and they cost 500 and 1000 coins to summon, respectively.

The strategy

My strategy usually relies on upgrading to better weapons as soon as possible and once I’m happy with the firepower (3 cannons on both sides), I start to concentrate more on maneuverability like turn speed and movement speed. I’d say turn speed is more important because most of your cannons are going to be on the sides anyway and with a high enough turn speed you can easily turn your battleship around and aim your weapons directly at the enemy.

By now I have almost always spawned a fishing boat to help me collect the coins. It really does make a difference! After that I start to work on my hull strength and of course the auto repairs which is incredibly useful in case you have just barely escaped from a battle with a much stronger enemy and need a moment to recover.

Final words

I personally found the movement a little annoying and had to spend quite a lot of time just to figure out exactly how the ship responded to the way I moved my mouse. It didn’t make sense to me for some reason and I’m usually pretty good at these types of games. Other than that it’s a great game with a lot of potential, but I still believe Diep.io to be the best .io game that’s currently out there.

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