Absolute Tetris

tetrisOne of the most popular video games in all video game history is Tetris.

Originally, the game was a Russian tile matching puzzle that was engineered and programed by Mr. Alexey Pajitnov. It came out on June 6, 1984. The game also has the historic distinction of being the first game coming from the then, USSR to the United States. It was published by Spectrum HoloByte for the then Commodore 64, and the IBM PC. It uses tetrominoes, four element special case of polyominoes.

From there the game went to other platforms including arcade. This simple game that calls for observation, strategy planning to place the shapes so that they fit as they slowly descend fro the top of the screen so that each piece leaves no open spaces, was and still is a major hit amongst video game players. There are contests, fan sites, and more still dedicated to the game and its variations. It has no wild special effects, violence, blood and gore, just spatial relationships that calls for the player to be quick in their analysis of the screen and applying the puzzle pieces to gain the next more difficult levels.

So popular was the game that in 2007, Electronic Gaming Monthly’s 100th issue stated that Tetris was the “Greatest Game Of All Time”. The game has sold 100s of millions of copies over the years and is now a top favorite for the smartphone markets.

In the game “Absolute Tetris”, we have a version of Tetris that stays faithful to the original but with a 3D twist. The game is played just like the 2D version but has an environment that is 3D instead. It has a floating frame that is immersed in a flow medium with the addition of sci-fi elements. Now the gameplay calls for the falling game puzzle pieces to be aligned and blown up as they are arranged in even layers. As this is achieved, the player gains points. Each level will have various falling speeds as well as bonuses. The goal is to gather as many points as possible.

There are two characters in the game named, Pryamish and Krooglish. They follow the player throughout the entire game.

This is just one of the many alternative versions of Tetris on the market and developers are working on many more. The reason being, people just can’t get enough of Tetris.

The challenging part of it is the time allowed to make a decision. The shapes are simple, the operation is simple, but the challenge is in how quick one can observe the shapes as they descend from the top of the screen, and then be able to place them so that a straight line of shapes forms at the bottom. The cool thing about Absolute Tetris are the two main characters that you use to blow up the tiles that align and give you more space to play. That, and the lively animated background that is serene and colorful.

The makers of this version of Tetris didn’t go overboard and with it available for mobile, even more people are enjoying the game, on Android especially.

So if you’re a die hard Tetris fan, or are looking for a simple, fun game that is intellectually challenging, then this is the game for you.

Where Can I Download Video Game Files?

video game libraryMore and more people are playing online games an searching relentlessly for games to download. Some are free and others cost, but finding that one place that has both games and a look at the gaming business is GameFilesLand.com.

At this site, you’ll see a list of thousands of games, many of them classic and available for free. Just about every niche and genre is covered at the site and being able to search and find your favorites is easy. They’re all categorized and ready for perusal or play.

One of the best things about the site are the classic games. The games that have become legend. Today’s kids might not know of them but parents and grandparents that played the games as teenagers have a fondness for these classic games and want to share them.

At GameFilesLand.com you’ll find a list of niches like:

Online Games
Sword And Sorcery

And a ton more.

These categories list the number of games and is alphabetically indexed as well.

Sometimes it’s the simplest games that bring the most joy. At GameFilesLand.com, those simple games that have brought delight to millions of people for decades are easily found.

There are also several versions of the games available. Games like Missile Command, the classic trackball game. You’ll find several version of this as well as the popular Tetris game. Developers like to “make their bones” so to speak and test out and show off their skills by making various versions of a game that you can play for free. This helps them to establish a name for themselves in the industry so they can move on up to the big leagues.

There are also modifications or “mods” whereby an entire game can be converted into more dynamic gameplay. New weapons, costumes, maps, and landscapes as well as characters can be added to a game. Sometimes a full game conversion will transform a relatively bland game into something quite dramatic. Many Star Wars and Star Trek modders do this to whatever game they can get their hands on. You will often see that a specific game will have a link to a mod that might add anything from design to music.

Most big time mods are for games for the PC, however. Just download and install them. So getting the basic games like backgammon or the slider puzzles and having modifications where they turn into Starfleet Lcars or anime themes is common and fun.

You’ll find some hilarious games at the site too, like “Stop Bush”, a game where players try to stop the Bush Administration. A political satire and comical to say the least.

For chess and checkers players there are a plethora of games based on these historical board games. You can play against the computer or go online to play with others. The same with the card games too. Play against the computer or play with others online.

All sorts of new and popular games are indexed as well such as the Chicken Invaders games. Chicken Invaders 1 and 2 is a sci-fi series where chickens from another galaxy invade Earth.

Some games like Star Storm, allow you to add the game to your own website so that surfers can visit and play.

For the literate folks out there, games like Thesaurus Tangle Jr. will pit your wits against this word game that gives you a challenge to find the synonyms for a word before the timing runs out.

Overall, there are no shortages of cool games to download and play at this site.

If you’re traveling and it’s a long journey you can visit the site and download a game you want to play. This will pass the time away.

Video games have become such a major part of our lives as well as a multi billion dollar a year industry employing millions of people worldwide. Every new movie, television show, game show, even celebrities and sports teams seems to have a video game franchise. Not only that but they often cross universe so that you may find your favorite sports star appearing in a combat shoot-em-up or your favorite rock star appearing as a ray gun toting super hero battling alien menaces from outer space.

So sit back and enjoy GamesFilesLand.com and tell your friends about it too.

Star Wars Battlefront

star wars battlefrontOne of the most anticipated games in a long while is the upcoming third installment of the Star Wars Battlefront franchise.

Fans are literally chomping at the bit for this latest in the series as it boasts the most compelling graphics and gameplay in recent memory. So far the teaser gameplay and graphics show a leap, a real raising of the bar so to speak and that’s going to do fans big time justice.

With the December release of the newest Star Wars movie, Star Wars VII, this is definitely the year for the Star Wars universe and its fans. Classic characters and new ones will be premiering in both the video game and movie, and to top all of that, release of a teaser for the Star Wars: Rogue One movie due out in a year or so which is a stand alone adventure taking place between the The Clone Wars and A New Hope which started it all.

No word if the new Star Wars movies are going to be featured in the video game, but it’s a good bet some vehicles and references and characters will abound here and there. If the PC version is modifiable, we’re talking a juggernaut of a game that will keep fans and industry pros talking for years to come.

The teaser trailer is so spectacular it looks better than most of the theatrical releases. Clear and detailed graphics that are just as good as any move and more.

The game is due out for November 17, 2015 for platforms, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and on Origin for PC.

Along with the outstanding graphics it boasts an impressive immersive gameplay with unprecedented access to the original Star Wars props and locations. There’s ground based combat on a galactic scale, where players finally get to fight on the planets Tatooine, Hoth, Endor, and a new planet, Sullust. You’ll be able to operate speederbikes, AT-ATs, and snowspeeders too.

Best of all you can choose to play as a classic good guy or bad guy. Imagine playing as Darth Vader or Han Solo or the bounty hunter, Boba Fett? This is looking like the ultimate Star Wars experience.

You can pre-order the game now, and no word about any bonus DLC as of yet.

You may have to tie some fans down as the game also boasts that players can fly around in the X Wing fighters, TIE fighters, and of course, the Millennium Falcon, as you do battle amongst the stars.

You’ll also be able to switch between 1st person and 3rd person. You can hook up with a buddy in the massive online multiplayer which is sure to grow to massive proportions.

This game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE and published by electronic Arts is definitely going to be the talk of the year going neck and neck with the latest installment of the Batman Arkham series. It has the Frostbite 3 engine and is characterized as an action/shooter.

There is talk of a DLC the Battle of Jakku, but we’ll have to see where that goes. It was a battle to get this game developed but the team at DICE reportedly lobbied to get the game going. History has now proven them right as the buzz for this game is astronomical. It’s more of a reboot to the game than a third installment although some would differ.

The fan forums are abuzz about this game and there is so much chatter going on it can be difficult to separate what’s true and false. The bottom line is that fans will have to wait for official word on the game from reliable sources. The fact that the Star Wars community online is os excited means that the game will have to meet or exceed their expectations. It will be compared ot previous games and Stars fans are very particular regarding which products they like.

It’s going to be satisfying to finally be able to play as Han Solo and pilot the Millennium Falcon. Fans have wanted to do that for over 30 years. Just to be able to sit in the ship, wander around, interact with it and just cruise the space lanes is all a Star Wars fan could ask for. Sure it’ll be full of climactic battles, but just the satisfaction of enjoying riding around, joy riding in one of the world’s most famous spaceships is just too much to ask for, but it is coming to a reality.

As for battle, it’s sure the lightsaber battles are going to e epic. Playing as either the Jedi or the Sith is going to invite some awesome gameplay and what DICE does to enhance this is still up in the air, but it’s a good bet, it’s gonna be a step up.

The Star Wars universe is so full of so many favorite characters that it could take years to play each one if it was possible for a game to allow for so many characters. The primary characters such as Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Boba Fett, Yoda, and an assortment of characters like Mace Windu, stormtroopers, rebel scouts, and more will hopefully be in the game but no gameplay showing this has come to.

Will there be a Death Star to destroy? It isn’t a Star Wars game without a Death Star and Star Destroyers to destroy. Fans would love to do a full assault on the Death Star or the second Death Star over Endor and considering the engine used for the game and graphics, this could be a possibility.
Overall, Star Wars Battlefront 3 looks like the kind of Star Wars game that fans have been waiting for since the first movie appeared back in 1977. There has been so many Star Wars games that one might forget which ones they’ve played. Some just meld into one another with no distinction. This game has to really ramp things up to the point that people will freak out all over the place and it looks like it will do just that.

Star Wars Battlefront 3, due out in November or December 2015. Pay attention to this webiite, gamesfiles.com for further news!

What To Expect From Batman: Arkham Knight

batman arkham knightBatfans around the world are chomping at the Batarang awaiting the next installment in the Arkham series of Batman games.

Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins, and now the upcoming final installment in the series, Batman: Arkham Knight.

Some fans will debate that the third installment, Batman: Arkham Origins, was more like a filler game designed on making money instead of fleshing out the Batman Universe. The game was met with the worst reviews of any of the other games of the series, with complaints ranging from incomprehensible story, odd graphics, and a plethora of game killing buts that the company refused to repair.

That being said, Arkham Knight is developed by the original developers, Rocksteady and fans are overjoyed that Rocksteady is back at the helm and not WB Montreal that took over Arkham Origins. If Rocksteady hadn’t come back, it might have been the end for the series, but the day has been saved.

So far, all we know about the story of Arkham Knight is that Batman is going to go head to head with a mysterious new villain, a combat savvy menace called the Arkham Knight. Nothing is known of his true identity, but he’s an original character developed by Rocksteady and DC Comics.

The Arkham Knight is Batman’s equal in combat and weaponry and intelligence. Batman finds himself having to save Gotham City again as the Arkham Knight teams up with Batman’s foe, the Scarecrow to baffle the Caped Crusader and bring the city to its knees. Batman must not only unravel the mystery of the Arkham Knight, but also has to solve insidious traps, fight henchmen, rescue people and all the good things involved that made the Arkham series games so popular.

One big fan hyped change is that players will be able to use the tricked out Batmobile for the first time and kick Batbutt with it. With the semi open world of the Gotham City environment, fans are hoping to be able to just be able to driver through all the streets and use all the weapons to fight crime. If that happens, you won’t be able to tear the fans from the game.

Trailers of the gameplay show it to be beyond expectations but also familiar enough so fans won’t get lost. The graphics are so realistic you can almost smell the characters’ sweat. Batman will of course have his usual bat gadgets and perhaps some new surprises under his utility belt. Of course these gadgets will have to be earned via upgrades.

The game will be released for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC in June of 2015.

We can see so far that the classic rogue’s gallery of villains is back sans the Joker. Penguin, Two Face, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Firefly, and of course Harley Quinn who seems once again to be bent on getting revenge on Batman. The pre-order pack offers a game where you get to play as Harley Quinn. No mention of Catwoman or Batgirl, nor Robin or Nightwing. There’s no telling what goodies await as surprises in this game.

So far Rocksteady has been pretty transparent regarding the game but also tight lipped too. Considering how much of a challenge the Arkham Knight is going to be, Batman is going to have his hands full. He will need all the help he can get. He does have Commissioner Gordon on his side, this time hopefully without such a corrupt police department at his back.

Fans are also hoping that the Riddler finally gets his comeuppance in this game. He’s taunted Batman non stop throughout the series and deserves a real climactic Bat Beatdown.

Gamers are also hoping for a more interactive Batcave. It’s every Batfan’s dream to have their own Batcave to hang out in. It would be fun if the Batcave had some interactive options that allows the player to listen to online radio, watch videos, and customize.

Since this is the last of the series, fans will be disappointed but considering the amount of money this series has generated, a call for more Batman games, as good or better will rise up. Warner Bros cannot afford to lose out on the video game market with a franchise this popular, especially with 2016’s “Batman vs Superman” hitting the theaters.

These Arkham series games delivered so many surprises and raised so many bars, they’ll be a hard act to follow. Which company will take up the mantle after Rocksteady steps down is unknown, but whoever it is, they’ll have their work cut out for them.

So far only one DLC has been announced, but you can bet there will be at least half a dozen. Gamers who will have all four games and all DLCs are due for thousands of hours of fun gameplay.

So for now, you can pre-order the game and get the bonuses or wait until June for the official launch.

What’s Up With Gamesfiles.com?

video gamesGamesfiles.com is up and running and it’s going to change a lot regarding the video game industry.

With new guidelines and updated information, you’ll get the heads up on not only the classic games but the new ones hitting the shelves.

Think of all the great video games that have become classics like Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Missile Command, Zelda, Tetris, and finding them all in one spot to download. That’s what GameFiles.com is delivering.

Also the news on the inside and outside of the video game industry such as conventions, new development teams and companies, fan events, and global news.

There’s also the growing mobile game industry. This area of video games is so huge it can’t even be measured properly. Every day new game apps are appearing from developers from around the world. Some become major hits like Angry Birds of Flappy Bird, while others gain fandoms just waiting to blow up in popularity. The various OSes like android, are the target of the developers, but also are the classic games being converted for mobile.

As for the PC, most people go to Steam to get games. You can get demos, freebies, and pay games here at GamesFiles.com. Listed are thousands of games in every genre. From mega space battles to sword and sorcery, puzzle games, and first person shooters. Multi-player games as well.

For the modding community, the PC games is where it’s at. Links to the newest and most popular mods will be listed as well as the source files for them. You can try your hat at developing your own version of a popular game and gain friend and perhaps even get a job with one of the hot companies out there. They’re always looking for talent.

There’s so much breaking news regarding the video game industry, GamesFiles.com will have links to all the hot news sites as well. This way you’ll be up to date on the newest information.

There are also bargains and discounts that should be listed so you’ll not have to spend an arm and a leg to buy that game you so want.

Being a one stop place for all things gaming is a big venture, but with a great list of games with search capabilities, you shouldn’t have a hard time of finding just what you’re looking for.

Have a game you don’t see listed? Just send in the link and it will get reviewed and listed. Keeping this site growing and indexed properly will be a community thing and that would set well with people who don’t like spammy sites with ads plastered all over it trying to get you to buy this or that. At GamesFiles.com you get right to the eat of the matter and can search and find what you’re looking for.

This is great to have the classic games still active and able to download. Often the newer games are so graphics heavy or so complicated that they can take away the simple fun of just playing a game. Kids hear their parents talk about the classic games and it’s good that you have a place like GameFiles.com to send them to,to get the games you grew up on. You know these games to be fun, exciting, challenging, and safe. With the mobile option the kids can play them while you’re on those road trips. It keeps the kids busy and happy and you have the comfort of sharing experiences with them.

Just think about the fun you can have when the kids first play Tetris. They’ll wriggle in their seats as the tiles fall and they have to place them. They will ask for help and you can share that fun with them. Talk about the good ol’ days of video gaming and so on.

So overall, GameFiles.com looks forward to being the place to be for video game files, news, and excitement.