HACKING THE NEW GAMING TREND

The world is filled with newest technological inventions that connect us to the internet. But what is the loss we bare? The world has been taken over by hackers. Soon they will have the power to contr...

The world is filled with newest technological inventions that connect us to the internet. But what is the loss we bare? The world has been taken over by hackers. Soon they will have the power to control everything. Well that is what is proved by a few games. These games show how hacking changes the way we can think about the evolution of technology. Enter The Matrix We all have watched and loved the movie we all know as the Matrix. The story of Enter the Matrix runs parallel to the events in the second Matrix movie, The Matrix Reloaded. Captain Niobe, played by Jada Pinkett-Smith, and First Mate Ghost, played by Anthony Wong, must embark on various missions, such as recovering covert information, protecting other ship captains in the sewers, and helping out Neo by blowing up a nuclear reactor. Jada and Anthony ham it up during small FMV vignettes.

While it’s interesting to see an event referenced in the movie take place in the game, the manner in which it is done is relatively slipshod. Enter the Matrix lacks a cogent narrative and feels very pieced together. The gameplay shares that same erratic quality with its fusion of third-person perspective meandering maze stages with some very undercooked driving and rail shooting sequences. Syndicate Somewhere between the roomfuls of civilians cowering from his indiscriminate firstperson weapons fire, and his best work pal putting bullets into the skulls of an entire train’s worth of helpless innocents, you’d think Syndicate enforcer Miles Kilo would have worked out that his employers Eurocorp were not entirely ethical. But the silent Miles is either pathologically selfish or as dopey as a biomechanically enhanced brush: he doesn’t care about his company’s inhumanity until it’s directed squarely at him. He just wades through near-future offices, doing the shooty bidding of his bosses, until the story takes a personal turn.

Syndicate’s twist is delivered via flashback, and the message is so gobsmackingly obvious that I wanted to grab Miles and shake him until his brain rebooted. Remember that giant, world-conquering megabusiness that has its security staff root around inside the brains of its rivals’ employees that you work for? Turns out they’re not very nice. Eurocorp send Miles off to infiltrate other syndicates. He seems to hold his morals lightly. He has no problem shooting hundreds of people in the name of a paycheque and a snazzy coat, but when Alyx Vance-lite Lily Drawl alerts him to some repressed memories, he’s just as happy to switch his allegiance and help out a raft of unaugmented types he’s never spoken to.

The biggest difference between these folk and Miles – bar the coat (seriously, it’s a really nice coat) – is in their heads. Half of humanity is as nature intended, whereas Miles’ more upwardly mobile types have had their brains implanted with chips. Watch_dogs In the modern hyper-connected world, Chicago has the nation’s most advanced and integrated computer system – one which controls almost every facet of city technology and maintains critical information on all of the city’s residents. Assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a notorious hacker and former thug, whose criminal past lead to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those people who have hurt your family, you will be able to monitor and hack all who surround you while manipulating the city’s systems to stop traffic lights, download personal information, manipulate the electrical grid and more.

Use the entire city of Chicago as your personal weapon and exact your signature brand of revenge. The game was designed to put control into the player’s hands and it succeeded. We thought the concept was incredibly epic and it didn’t leave me with that “I wish I could do this” feeling we get from some games. The power to play the game how you want is also a bonus. Also, if you’re looking for a game with a ton of replay value, Watch_Dogs will definitely do it. While I figured Watch_Dogs would have been a more sophisticated version of GTA, it isn’t. It can be frenetic at times and sometimes, that’s all you need to have some fun. Let us know about your opinion on this topic in the comment section below.

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