Saturday, March 26, 2016

Diner Dash PC Game Review

Diner Dash is a popular PC Arcade game that follows young Flo in her quest to build a successful chain of restaurants. The game is a combination of strategy, arcade, and time management. Players progress through 50 increasingly challenging levels, upgrading their restaurants and moving on to new restaurants as the tasks progress.

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Family Game

Diner Dash has not violence, no mature themes and no strong language. Game play is suitable for all ages, although younger players may have trouble when the levels become more difficult. The graphics are colorful and play progresses quickly enough through the various levels to remain interesting. The music is repetitive but not too irritating.

Game Interface

Tasks are completed with the mouse in a simple point and click play mode. Click and drag customers to a table, click on the table when they’re ready to order, click on food and then a table to serve. Although the interface is simple, play becomes very challenging in the higher levels as players must struggle to complete numerous tasks in a limited time frame. Players can succeed by meeting minimum daily earning requirements or earn bonus points and a gold star for the level if they surpass expectations.

Game Options

Diner Dash is limited to two play modes, Career and Endless shift. In Career mode Flo must fix up each restaurant as she earns rewards through each shift. Flo can earn upgrades to the restaurants in each shift and players get to choose their decorating and upgrade options. In Endless shift, Flo can serve tables forever in one restaurant which gives players a chance to practice their point and click play and time management skills.

Purchase Options

Diner Dash can be purchased on CD-Rom or Downloaded from numerous game sites. Average price is $19.99, but the demo version is offered for download with a 60 minute time limit. The game can sometimes be found on sale in computer stores like Fry’s and Best Buy for $9.99 or less.

Diner Dash is an addicting and challenging game yet extremely simple to learn. The reviews for it by players on the web are stellar. Yahoo Games users rate it an average 4 ½ out of 5 stars, with over 32,000 users rating it. The 60 minute demo versions provide just enough time for the player to get addicted and want to buy. Overall it’s definitely worth the $20 price tag.

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Left 4 Dead 2 Achievments List, Avatar Rewards

Left 4 Dead 2 is the sequel to Left 4 Dead, the post-apocalyptic zombie FPS developed by Valve Software. Left 4 Dead 2 enhances its predecessor with new special infected, guns, campaigns, melee weapons, weapon attachments, characters, a new competitive game mode called Scavenge, and a new difficulty level called Realism mode.

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Valve also updated the AI Director to increase the difficulty, meaning players must work together with greater cooperation and teamwork to take down the horde. Below is a list of achievements to unlock for Left 4 Dead 2, along with a few avatar rewards players can earn to trick out their Xbox 360 avatars.

Left 4 Dead 2 Achievements List

  • (15) A Ride Denied - Kill a Jockey within 2 seconds of it riding on a Survivor
  • (15) A Spittle Help From My Friends - Spit on a Survivor that is being choked by a Smoker
  • (15) Acid Reflex - Kill a Spitter before she spits
  • (15) Armory of One - Deploy an ammo upgrade and have your team use it
  • (15) Back in the Saddle - Jockey ride at least two Survivors in a single life
  • (15) Beat the Rush - Get a medal in Survivor Mode using only melee weapons
  • (15) Burning Sensation - Ignite 50 Common Infected using incendiary ammo
  • (15) Chain of Command - Kill 100 Common Infected using the chainsaw
  • (15) Cl0wnd - Honk 10 Clown noses
  • (15) Club Dread - Kill a Common Infected with every melee weapon in the game
  • (15) Fried Piper - Burn a Clown leading at least 10 Common Infected with a Molotov
  • (15) Fuel Crisis - Force a Survivor to drop a gas can during overtime
  • (15) Gong Show - Prove you are stronger than Moustachio
  • (15) Great Expectorations - Hit all Survivors with a single acid patch as the Spitter
  • (15) Head Honcho - Decapitate 200 Infected using a melee weapon
  • (15) Hunting Party - Win a game of Scavenge
  • (15) Level a Charge - Kill a Charger while he is charging using a melee weapon
  • (15) Long Distance Carrier - Grab and carry a Survivor over 80 feet as a Charger
  • (15) Qualified Ride - Ride a Survivor for more than 12 seconds as a Jockey
  • (15) Robbed Zombie - Collect 10 vials of Boomer vomit from infected CEDA agents
  • (15) Scavenge Hunt - Prevent opponent team from collecting any gas cans during a Scavenge round
  • (15) Septic Tank - Hit a Tank with a Bile Bomb
  • (15) Stache Whacker - Prove you are faster than Moustachio
  • (15) Strength in Numbers - Form a team and beat an enemy team in 4v4 Versus or Scavenge
  • (20) Bridge Burner - Survive and complete the Parish campaign
  • (20) Cache and Carry - Collect 15 gas cans in a Scavenge round
  • (20) Crass Menagerie - Kill at least one of each Uncommon Infected
  • (20) Dead in the Water - Kill 10 Swampy Mudmen while they are in the water
  • (20) Dismemberment Plan - Kill 15 Infected with a single blast of the grenade launcher
  • (20) Gas Guzzler - Collect 100 total gas cans in Scavenge
  • (20) Gas Shortage - Cause 25 gas can drops as one of the Special Infected
  • (20) Heartwarmer - Leave the saferoom to defibrillate a dead teammate in Versus Mode
  • (20) Meat Tenderizer - Grab and smash a Survivor into the ground for 15 seconds as a Charger
  • (20) Midnight Rider - Survive and complete the Dark Carnival campaign
  • (20) Price Chopper - Survive and complete the Dead Center campaign
  • (20) Ragin' Cajun - Survive and complete the Swamp Fever campaign
  • (20) Rode Hard, Put Away Wet - Ride a Survivor and steer them into a Spitter's acid patch as a Jockey
  • (20) Scattering Ram - Smash through the entire enemy team in a single charge as the Charger
  • (20) Weatherman - Survive and complete the Hard Rain campaign
  • (30) Bridge Over Trebled Slaughter - Cross the bridge finale in less than three minutes
  • (30) Confederacy of Crunches - Finish a campaign with just melee weapons
  • (30) Guardin' Gnome - Rescue Gnome Chompski from the Carnival
  • (30) Shock Jock - Revive a total of 10 dead Survivors with the defibrillator
  • (30) Sob Story - Pass the Sugar Mill and reach the safe room without killing any Witches
  • (30) Tank Burger - Kill a Tank with only melee weapons
  • (30) The Quick and the Dead - Revive 10 total incapacitated Survivors while using adrenaline
  • (30) Violence in Silence - Pass the impound lot and reach the cemetary safe room without tripping any alarms
  • (30) Wing and a Prayer - Take no damage at the crashed airliner while defending
  • (35) Still Something to Prove - Survive and complete all campaigns on Expert
  • (35) The Real Deal - Survive and complete a campaign on Expert with Realism mode enabled

Left 4 Dead 2 Avatar Rewards

  • Bull Shifters (Ellis's) Shirt - Win 10 games of Versus to earn this avatar shirt
  • Depeche Mode (Rochelle's) Shirt - Rescue the Gnome from the Dark Carnival
  • Left 4 Dead 2 Shirt - Win 10 games of Scavenge to earn this avatar shirt
  • Med Kit - Beat all campaigns (any difficulty) to earn unique avatar reward
  • Zombie Hand Shirt - Kill 10,000 infected to earn this avatar shirt

Left 4 Dead 2 Achievements and Avatar Rewards Conclusion

Achievements have always been great for bragging rights, but avatar rewards take things to an all new level. Do you have the dedication to unlock them all?

Interested in more Left 4 Dead 2 coverage? Then be sure to check out the Left 4 Dead 2 Demo Impressions of 4-player Co-op.