* Windows® XP/Vista/7/8 (latest service packs) with DX 9.0c * Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+
* NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better * 1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB (Vista/7/8)
* 12 GB available HD space
* Broadband** Internet connection
* 1024x768 minimum resolution
Like cinema, computer games have as many different genre categories as they do audience groups. Unlike cinema, many of them are known by their tongue-twisting acronyms! Here are some of the most notable:
Advergames: Games developed for advertising purposes.
Adventure: Adventure games involve exploration of, and interaction with, the environment as a main facet of gameplay. Story and puzzle solving are also highlighted and interaction is usually driven by point and click. Fighting plays a minor role. Adventure games include Zork and Myst. Classic Arcade: Classic arcade games refer to games that originally existed on freestanding coin-operated machines. Classic arcade games include Pong and Space Invaders Fighting: Fighting games involves rendering opponents unconscious or dead by using a number of different moves. Gameplay tactics are limited to selecting the most appropriate move in a situation. Fighting games include Tekken 3 and Street Fighter. First Person Shooters (or FPS): are games in which the player has a first-person perspective of their character. FPS shooters include Doom and Quake First Person Sneaker: This is a sub-genre of First Person Shooter, where the focus is on stealth rather than combat or shooting. MMORPG: 'Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games' are multi-player role-playing games that enable thousands of players to play in an evolving virtual online world at the same time. MMORPGs include Diablo and WarCraft MOO: 'Multi-User Domain - Object Oriented' is a type of MUD that allows players greater freedom such as creating new...