13 Small Tips To Make You A BETTER Gamer!

So you want to be a better gamer? This video is for you! Some of us consider ourselves good gamers, but in reality, there is always room for improvement and sometimes we may not be as good as we might think.

So today you’re watching gamerbrain and we have 13 smalls tips to make you a better gamer! #13.) Start at the lowest difficulty Starting at the lowest difficulty within a game can be the difference between a successful play through or an early rage quit. Start off by playing on the lowest difficulty level possible and slowly work your way up once you’ve mastered things like the controls within the game, the level layout, boss patterns and much more.

Starting off easy when playing a video game is definitely one of the most useful strategies to implement when playing, Trust me it works and you’ll thank me later. #12.) Have No interruptions: Now we’ve all been in a very important match of cod, Halo or FIFA and our little brother, sister, mom or dad or whoever the hell else is around us has come into our room telling us to take the trash out, or go to the store and this is pretty frustrating considering you’re in the middle of an online game and probably can’t pause.

But let’s be honest, whoever interrupted you probably doesn’t understand this, so this tip is to make sure you have done anything you need for your family before sitting down for a gaming session to avoid those annoying interuptions. #11.) Ensure you’re using a wired internet connection this one is probably the most obvious tips on this list but for gamers, and that is to have a wired internet connection when gaming online, not only will you have better download and upload speeds, you’ll lower your ping and you’ll also have less chance of getting disconnected during a play session. This is really important for people playing fps games like COD, Destiny basically any game where timing is key.

Wire up that connection and you won’t regret it. #10.) Have lots of Energy: Playing first person shooters, or puzzle games can actually use up a lot of energy in your brain due to your reaction time or puzzle solving skills, so if you don’t have a lot of energy in your body you’re gonna be tired, grumpy and not gonna perform very well while playing a video game. While personally I do not advise energy drinks I advise waiting until you’ve had breakfast and definitely a good night’s rest before playing competitive or against a friend. #9.)

Knowledge: Knowledge, knowing a lot about a particular class or weapon within a game or just knowing a lot about the game you’re playing is a sure-fire way to beat anyone who doesn’t know about the gun or class or the game you’re playing. this tip applies to a wide variety games such as Halo, COD, CSGO, TF2, Pokémon and many many more. Remember, knowledge is power kids, and knowing is half the battle! #8.) Watch youtube videos or follow walkthroughs Youtube game walkthroughs and written walkthroughs can truly be your best friend if you’re a gamer.

Since the early days of video games walkthroughs have been an essential part of the gaming process, sure you may like to figure things out on your own, but if you are really really stuck on a certain level within a game then consulting a walkthrough seems like a godsend. Definetly search up some walkthroughs and you might just find an easteregg you didn’t know about or get through that level that got the best of you. #7.) Know your controls: This one is pretty obvious, but oh so important! Everyone plays video games differently, if you play on console you can choose between a bunch of different controller layouts, or if you’re on PC you can customise every key right down to your mouse buttons to whatever you desire, wanna jump with right click because you play better with it? Go for it!

The way you play can ultimately decide the fate of you, or your foe. #6.) Always play the campaign or tutorial: Playing the campaign or tutorial before jumping online or doing a speed run of the campaign OR a legendary playthrough can ALWAYS help, given you time to learn the basics, the little tricks, weapons, counters, good defence, good attacks and the way around maps (if it’s a game that uses single player maps on multiplayer) #5.) Practice makes almost perfect: Practice in games can go a long way, especially in online, as tuning your mind and senses to the way the game plays can be very advantages. A lot of good players normally have hundreds of hours put into a game. You’ll notice the difference immediately between someone with hundreds of hours and someone who only has dozens of hours.

#4.) Preparation: Stocking up on potions, perks, weapons and armour that will do good against the enemy you’re going to be fighting is key. For example, fighting against Adloin in Skyrim is a VERY difficult thing to do without potions or good armour, or fighting the elite four in any Pokémon game, you’re Pokémon may be strong, but you never know if a move will kill your pokemon and screw up you’re plans. That’s why a potion is always necessary, or even revives preparation is key folks.

#3.) Patience: You won’t get very far without patience. Re-doing the same level over and over again is sure to get on anyone’s nerves but you must remember that in order to succeed you must fail, over and over and over again before you can get it right. That might mean replaying parts of a level you couldn’t beat or just planning moves carefully but This also applies to real life in ways too but this is a countdown about gaming so onto the next, #2.) Variety: Don’t just play one game all the time like FIFA, A good gamer plays all sorts of games, not just one, for instance, someone who only plays Halo all the time is not a good gamer, they are a good halo player, same goes for FIFA and COD or Sims. However, someone who plays a wide variety of games and is good at them IS a gamer as they do not confine themselves to one genre.

#1.) Always save: This tip is most important as nearly everything on this list can be obtained by doing this, it also goes hand in hand with patience. Boss battle? Fighting Karstaag? About to battle a gym trainer or capture a pokemon?

Save your game beforehand. I can’t stress this enough because Then if you fail, you can reload, and do it again and again and again and again. This can help you learn from previous mistakes and help build your patience.

Saving is key guys because depending on the game you’re playing it pretty much allows you to have infinite continues, and really that’s not a bad thing.

Types Of Gamers

Oh so he didn’t betray you yet… -This is the level you die… -That one is not really evil… -Love I’m so glad you didn’t hang out with your friends -Look at that! Aren’t you having fun? I’m having so much fun! -C’mon! Here, come here!

-Go, go! -So you play… -Pc! Just it -Right -I play Wii -It’s good, right? -My favorite game’s ‘Half-Life 2’ -Amazing! The best, after the first one -What? ‘Just Dance : Star Wars’ is the best -It is very good.

It got 9 stars… -…9 out of 10? -…no, 9 out of 100 -But that’s great I swear -Are you really enjoying this game? -Did you take a look at those textures?

The floor looks like the roof -You have a beard! You have a beard and you’re playing that kind of game -Like, really? Your mom coming in every 2 minutes and this couch’s color sucks… -Excuse me! Let me remind you this is ‘My Little Pony’ -If you want to talk videogames, just get yourself a YouTube channel! -Score?

-1 – 1…this one’s for the game -Okay PENALTY SHOOT-OUT -It’s easy for you, I never played PlayStation -Yeah sure -It’s easy for you, I never played XBox -Yeah sure -It’s easy for you…my keyboard wasn’t even connected -You can’t look behind the corners anyway… -You’re right… -You can’t really move it better if you move too…and what the hell are you wearing? -I play it safe! -Why did I buy this horror game? -What’s this game abo… -It’s cool! I played it too -Really?

-My mother? -Your mother! “Your mother you!” -What the hell…Vittorio?

Vittorio? -How long have you been here? -Wait… -In game… -…or real life? -In real life!

NOT CONNECTED -How can people get obsessed with this game? -Kill!!!

Can you feel that? Oh, double kill! -Triple kill!

I’m sure you felt it, didn’t you? -Monster kill! -420 – no scope! I knew it!

I knew it! -Did you get League of Legends? -Stop it! I’m not going to play that game -Please, get LoL! -Mirko, I’m on the toilet!

Please, get out! -Please, pleeeease! -You finally got League of Legends! -Mirko, please stop it!

I won’t play that game -You’re playing it right now -I absolutely agree with you -Mom! I’ll be there in a minute, I’m talking to my friends! -Sorry guys, I gotta go!

-Bye! Piero, see you soon -Anyway I think you should cut your hair Subscribe…c’mon, subscribe…I SAID SUBSCRIBE!

Top 10 Video Games That Will Get You In The Halloween Spirit

Hello Internet – and welcome back to Top 10 Gaming – you might notice something’s a little bit different, and yes – I’m unfortunately not Kelly, but considering the title of this particular video – the powers that be thought they’d get someone a little scarier involved. What’s going on guys – my name’s Jack Finch – and today I’ll be your host as we compile the greatest video game titles out there that will get your skin scrawling in a seasonal fashion – in the Top 10 Video Games That Will Get You In The Halloween Spirit. Roll the clip. Fear not guys – I’m only passing through – this isn’t a permanent thing – but before we begin this video, I’m sure you all know the drill by now – if you’re a fan of Horror Video Games or just Top 10 Gaming in general, then be a champ and hit that thumbs up button – and make sure to ding that subscribe bell so you can stay up to date with our latest and greatest gaming content. So, in no particular order – flying in at our Number 10 Spot – online blackjack nz.

And what a classic to kick us off at – yeah, we’ll probably skim over the ending because a DLC conclusion absolutely sucks – but we can’t forget that 2010’s Alan Wake from Remedy Entertainment was a pretty ballsy game on release. The plot plays out like a Stephen King novel – as we take up the mantle of best-selling thriller novelist Alan Wake – who retreats to the small Washington town of Bright Falls to cure his writers block and get over the fact of his wife’s strange disappearance. As we slowly pull back the layer of this strange, sleepy town – the events from his latest novel – which Alan can’t remember writing – start to come to life. Yeah – it’s kind of 2spooky – but this psychological thriller actually stands up to its promise of being a considerably dark gaming experience. For one, the soundtrack of this game is absolutely stunning – and the small, atmospheric nuances really add to that strange, otherworldly – almost Lovecraftian vibe. If you enjoyed the Max Payne series, then Alan Wake is a horror step in the right direction.

Climbing through our window at Number 9 – Five Nights At Freddy’s Goddamn this game and my fear of lifelike inanimate objects. If you’ve ever been to a Chuck E. Cheese or something similar – and stared into the cold, dead, lifeless eyes of the animatronic entertainment – I say that lightly – and wondered why the hell anyone would ever think that this was a good idea to entertain small children – then you’ll be pretty safe and sound with the Five Nights at Freddy’s Franchise. I say franchise, because – they’re all equally worth a playthrough. In the majority of the series, you take up the mantle of a security guard at ShowBiz Pizza Place – a strange, terrifying pastiche to Chuck E. Cheese – and guess what, you’re locked inside with a bunch of homicidal mechanical maniacs with essentially only a flashlight and a series of security cameras to defend yourself with. Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie the Bunny, Chica the Chicken – Foxy the Pirate Fox – yeah, it only gets worse from then on. Scary shit.

Coming in at Number 8 – What Remains of Edith Finch This perhaps may be a much needed departure from the nature of our other games, but What Remains of Edith Finch makes this list purely for its capability to deliver genuinely creepy moments – with very little technical output. Also, it’s a video game that features my last name – so you know, family ties and that. It plays like a classic horror tale – almost fairytale in its execution – and it does a lot with very little. Admittedly, this game isn’t for everybody – as I appreciate that magical-realism can put a lot of people off – but atmospherically speaking, this game does a lot to unsettle the player – particularly the story of Barbara. You take up the role of Edith Finch – dubbed America’s most unfortunate family – at her American family home in Washington state, as you peel back the layers of death and bad luck that has befuddled your family. Yeah, it’s a walking sim, yeah it’s a simple plot – but its atmospherically gorgeous, and it delivers a great twist.

Next up at Number 7 – MediEvil. Not gonna lie – I absolutely love this game, mainly for nostalgia’s sake – but there’s no better way than to get into the Halloween spirit that to watch a gangly skeleton skip around a graveyard with an arsenal of medieval weaponry. Yeah, this game is pretty camp and outdated – and probably falls short as a bit of a mindless hack-and-slash extravaganza – but it ticks all the box for me when I think of Halloween – so that’s why it’s making the list.

You play as Sir Daniel Fortesque – an unfortunate, unwitting hero who lived his life as a lie, before being reanimated as the only skeletal hero who can save the kingdom of Gallowmere. It takes a huge amount of artistic influence from Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas – and manages to squirm out a soundtrack reminiscent of Beetlejuice – but it definitely hits the mark as a Halloween horror slasher. Sliding in at Number 6 – Dead Space. Alright – let’s be serious now – you guys want some genuinely terrifying horror masterpieces, right? Well – unless you’ve been living underneath a console shaped rock, then you’ve probably played Dead Space in some shape or form – be it on your own in a dark room – or watching someone else behind a pillow. In terms of gameplay – then Dead Space 2 should definitely make this list over its first title – but Dead Space, while being a little clunky in the controls – makes the grade down to its genuinely edge-of-your-seat horror-thriller moments.

This game is creepy as hell, and delivers it in bucketloads. It plays into the same vein as what the early Resident Evil series managed to capture – that bleak feeling of hopelessness, balanced on a knife edge by the curiosity of what the hell is that at the end of this corridor? Jumpscares, invincible necromorphs, and a killer soundtrack. I’ll say no more. Popping in at Number 5 – Grim Fandango Alright guys – I get it, this game isn’t scary at all – but Halloween is a time for the dead to stretch their legs and have their moment in the spotlight – and what better way to remember and appreciate the souls deceased than with the absolute masterpiece of a game, 1998’s Grim Fandango by LucasArts. Seriously – this is one of the greatest games of all time – testament to its 2015 remastered version for pretty much every platform, and its planned remastering for the Nintendo Switch.

There’s a reason that this game keeps cropping up. It’s a mish-mash of film noir and Mexican Aztec beliefs, choreographed effortlessly by Manny Calavera – skeletal travel agent turned sleuth as he journeys through the Land of the Dead. Also, I don’t say this lightly – but this game has possibly the greatest soundtrack of all time – if I haven’t convinced you, then play it purely for that reason. Next up at Number 4 – Until Dawn. Yeah – probably the last game I’ve played that genuinely scared me.

Not for it’s particularly original plot – or groundbreaking mechanics – but because there’s just so much that you can get wrong. Until Dawn is oppressive in its player punishment, and the anxiety of making the wrong decision in a split second scenario feeds that gnawing fear throughout the game. Also, just a genuinely great polish to this game – simple yet effective gameplay – and a well executed premise that plays as a love letter to the horror genre. Admittedly – it’s probably too short, and it gets pulled down by some of the visual patchiness – but if you want to feel like a teen in a slasher movie – then play Until Dawn, because it delivers.

Coming in next at Number 3 – Luigi’s Mansion. Alright, alright – I hear you, Nintendo can’t do scary – Luigi’s too goofy. But that’s not what we’re getting at here – we’re talking about atmosphere, and what better way to get into the Halloween spirit than to play a vacuum welding plumber – crawling through a creepy house and cleaning up poltergeists?

Well – with the best selling Gamecube title of all time, that’s how. Also, it’s just a great game all in all – and is testament to Nintendo’s enjoyable simplicity. Yeah, I heard its shortcomings – It was criticised on release for its minimal length – but I think that plays into our advantage as a Halloween title – and an atmospheric classic that you can complete in an entire October evening.

Next up at our Number 2 spot – Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Yes – yes – yes. A truly, truly terrifying modern Horror classic. For me, the 2010 title from Frictional Games delivers on so many levels that it’s hard to discern what actually makes this game so scary. Again, like we’ve seen with titles like Resident Evil and Dead Space – it has that hallway element of complete futility – and even darker still, Amnesia pits the player with completely zero weaponry. Our only armor against the horrific nightmare is light itself – a rusty lantern, a spare match – a tinderbox – why did we just walk down this corridor, we’ve just ran out of oil – oh shit, what’s that noise.

Yeah, it plays pretty simply – yeah, it’s plot may be a little ham-fisted and cliche – but damn, is this game scary. I understand why good horror games are so successful – and why bad ones fall short of the mark, but for me – Amnesia is a completely different beast. I’m not saying it’s the scariest game ever made – possibly far from it – but it’s something you need to experience – preferably alone, at night, on Halloween.

And finally – at our Number 1 spot – Silent Hill 2. Because this one – in fact – is actually the scariest game ever made, and if you haven’t played it – then I highly recommend that you do so this Halloween. Or tomorrow. Or whatever’s best for you.

Just play it. Silent Hill 2 is a game that just makes you /feel/ weird, from start to finish – and doesn’t let up for a single moment, even in it’s down moments. The entire game is just so unnerving – delivering this weird, unexplainable sense of uneasiness where something about this game just feels off. Even down to the way the controls handle – the way the camera can’t quite give you the right viewpoint – or the way that the player won’t move in the direction that he’s facing.

Without spoiling anything from this game – you play as James Sunderland as he makes his way through the strange town of Silent Hill after receiving a mysterious letter from his wife. That’s all I’m gonna say. Just play it if you haven’t. And Happy Halloween. Unfortunately folks, that’s all we’ve got time for today – cheers for sticking around. Normal viewing will return to Kelly tomorrow, but thanks for having me right here on Top 10 Gaming

Advice for Playing Mobile Bingo and App

In this article we will read a few pointers on how to ought to be playing bingo using your smart phone. That is because, depending on the kind of smart phone you own, the bingo games can be played with fun and excitement. The latest models of Samsung and Apple can be lot of fun to own and play these bingo online games.

It is probably safe to say that online bingo games are becoming increasingly popular. The good thing about that is you can find women playing these games from the comfort of their homes as well during their free time using mobile bingo and app. Perhaps, the fact that you can play in your own privacy is making them attracted towards the game. Make use of review zimpler deposit casinos in canada which can help you choose the right bingo online games.

The main reason for mobile bingo games becoming popular is due to the fact that they are extremely simple to download and play at your convenience.

For new players the below things are provided including:

  • The need to deposit during the sign up is not there.
  • There are sign up bonuses offered.
  • Almost 100%, 200%, and even 300% welcome bonuses are provided.
  • Monthly bingo offers are provided.

Play on reputed online bingo websites

It is important that you play on reputed bingo online websites. That is because, these websites are safe to play and make transactions. You need to make transactions and do not want to do it on a website that is a scam. The personal details can get into the wrong hands and cause you unwanted troubles.

Players who have played on mobile bingo games will provide their feedback, which is extremely useful. You will come to know several things like the rewards and gaming features which are the most important for any bingo game.

Depending on your requirements and taste, you will want to choose the bingo games. The competition between online bingo websites is intense. They will not want players leaving from their website and registering on another website. Programs like loyalty bonus, rewards, offers, and others are provided to players of several online bingo websites.

Roulette Tricks

Learn the below mentioned roulette tricks that has been prepared by Lucky Nugget casino.

Trick number 1:

With this trick you never loose, and it’s very simple !!!

You have to play to: Black and Red Even and Odd 1 to 19 and 19 to 36 And the method to win is very simple: If you loose, then double the bet.

Example: You bet $1 to Red Result: Black (your loss is $1) Then bet $2 to Red Result: 00 (your loss is $3) Then bet $4 to Red Result: Black (your loss is $7) Then bet $8 to Red (and do the same until Red comes) Result: Red (You win $8) And that’s all.

Trick number 2:

There is a problem with the trick number 1 – Some casinos won’t let you play like that, then you have to make a method combination.

1st – Remember the last 4 numbers an wait for some 3 repetitions.

Example 1:

The last for numbers are: 30, 8, 14 and 1. You have a 3 repetitions of “1 to 19”, so bet to “19 to 36” using the method number 1.

Example 2:

The last for numbers are: 30, 8, 14 and 36. You have a 4 repetitions of “even”, so bet to “odd” using the method number 1.

When you win 2 or 3 times, stop playing and go to another table so they won’t detect your method.

Trick number 3:

This is a statistic method:

Number #01’s positive group numbers are: 02, 03, 04, 05, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 25, 27, 36, 00.

Trick number 4:

This is also a statistic method:

Positive number #01 mostly follows by: 12, 03, 17, 18, 21, 36, and 00.

Trick number 5:

This is another statistic method:

Wait & hunt: 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 27, 36.

Choose 1 to 4 numbers from the above group. Bet the same number for a little bit until scored, maximun of 8 spinnings. After 8 spinning , end this hunting cycle. If dealer changed shift, end this hunting cycle.

Trick number 6:

Yet another statistic method:

Positive number 01 usually associates with Red color, 3rd column and 1st column.

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How to Win a Jackpot on Casino Slot Machines

Put quite simply, a ‘progressive jackpot’ is a jackpot for a gaming machine (such as slots) where the value of the payoff (or ‘jackpot’) increases by a small amount each time another game is played. Gaming machines are commonly linked to ONE of these ‘progressive jackpots’. So, several players, playing at different machines, are in reality playing for the same jackpot AND increasing it each time they play.

System

Usually, slot machines have their ‘jackpot‘ listed as a monetary value and this can only be won by achieving the combination with the highest payoff; whether that’s 4 cherries in a row or a ‘Royal Flush’ at a Video Poker machine. Once the jackpot has been won, the machine resets itself to its preset and designated minimum. The difference with ‘progressive jackpots’ is that each time a game is played on a connected machine, the jackpot increases (progresses . . .) by a small amount. So, instead of individuals all playing to win a $5,000 or $10,000 dollar jackpot at single machines, each player is increasing the jackpot they’re playing for every time they pull the handle. The ‘house’ sets the amount by which the jackpot progresses and is willing to contribute to some of the profit because progressive jackpots attract so many players. In other words, they limit some of their profit initially to make more later because of the attraction that large jackpots have to so many players. Also, progressive jackpots generally require playing the highest credit level in order to be eligible for the jackpot.

‘Qualifying’

Even though, as we said, usually only players playing with the maximum credits ‘qualify’ for the jackpot, all players contribute. So, a game that requires more credits to qualify for its jackpot will generally rise to higher levels faster than one that requires less. To see this illustrated, consider the following example: If one game requires 10 credits in order to be eligible for the jackpot while another only requires 5, more people may play the 5-credit game. Thinking that 10 credits are too much to play with, they’ll choose the 5-credit game. If they usually only play with 3 credits, they may figure that an additional 2 is no big deal and indeed worth it when considering the possibility of winning the large jackpot. However, because there is such a larger difference between 3 and 10 credits, players are more likely to continue only playing with 3 at a 10-credit machine and thus, they’re continually adding to the jackpot without ever achieving the possibility of winning it!

Effect(s)

Well, first of all, and the most obvious advantage, playing progressive jackpots provides an opportunity to win MUCH larger sums of money if one hits the right combination. Although the player has to play with a larger amount of credits than on normal machines, the more people that choose this route, the greater the winnings will eventually be, and basically, you’ll be getting a larger ‘bang’ for your buck. Also, different casinos have different payout processes and different minimum credit contributions. So, as always, it’s worth checking out several different sites to see what each has to offer, what amount the jackpot is at, and what credit amount best suits you.

Conclusion

Playing progressive jackpots vs. regular machines is ultimately a matter of preference. Odds are fairly similar and while there are some methods for improving one’s advantage at progressive slots (such as ‘team’ play – which many casinos prohibit), most of these are either extremely shady (= illegal) and/or simply nothing more than theories. In the end, it remains a game of chance – that’s why they call it gambling.

Learn the Craps Probabilities to win more!

In this section, we will demonstrate the probabilities of every potential outcome when you roll the dice. As you will see, and if you don’t already know, there are 36 possible end results when you roll. Every gambler who attempts to play any dice game should know the probabilities of each result before you start playing. Study and remember the chart below, and it will greatly improve your chances of becoming a more successful craps player. Also, below the chart is a brief explanation of what all these numbers mean. Take a look!

Starting from right to left is the possible outcome (2 to 12), the number of possible combinations, which will result in this outcome, and finally the odds of rolling this number.

Outcome Combinations of Dice Odds (%)
#2 1-1 35 to 1 (2.78)
#3 1-2, 2-1 17 to 1 (5.56)
#4 1-3, 2-2, 3-1 11 to 1 (8.83)
#5 1-4, 2-3, 3-2, 4-1 8 to 1 (11.11)
#6 1-5, 2-4, 3-3, 4-2, 5-1 31 to 5 (13.89)
#7 1-6, 2-5, 3-4, 4-3, 5-2, 6-1 5 to 1 (16.67)
#8 2-6, 3-5, 4-4, 5-3, 6-2 31 to 5 (13.89)
#9 3-6, 4-5, 5-4, 6-3 8 to 1 (11.11)
#10 4-6, 5-5, 6-4 11 to 1 (8.83)
#11 5-6, 6-5 17 to 1 (5.56)
#12 6-6 35 to 1 (2.78) 6

As you can see, the most frequent outcome is 7. Six of every thirty-six outcomes give you 7. Therefore the chances of rolling a seven are 6/36 (5 to 1 or 16.67%). The rarest outcomes are 2 and 12. There is only one possible combination for each of these, i.e. 1+1=2 and 6+6=12. One out of thirty-six potential outcomes means the chances of rolling either of these numbers is 1/36 (35 to 1).

In order to calculate the odds of winning the come-out roll we must consider the chances of rolling either a 7 or an 11. The number of potential combinations for this are 6 and 2. This means that your chances of rolling either a 7 or an 11 are 8/36.

Naturally you will wonder at the chances of losing the come-out roll. Well, if we add the chances of rolling a 2 (1/36), a 3 (2/36), or a 12 (1/36), we have a 4/36 (1 + 2 + 1 = 4) chance of losing. Therefore, the chances of winning the come-out roll are exactly double that of losing it.

In total, the chances of either winning or losing the pass-line bet are 12/36 (8/36 + 4/36). As a percentage, this is exactly one-third (33.33…%). As the game continues, the odds change considerably.

There you have it – some basic numbers to consider when playing craps. Always keep these percentages in mind. In order to help you become a better player and make the correct decisions, it’s a good idea to have a look at our Craps Strategy page. Happy gaming!

Craps Etiquette

Like all other casino games, and all group activities for that matter, the game of craps has an unwritten set of rules to complement the technical ones. While issues such as betting schemes, payouts, shooter rotation and active dice are all within the scope of the dry rules, other, more ‘cultural’ aspects of the game have also developed into their own set of rules. These are known as ‘craps etiquette’, and are commonly followed by all craps players. Some of these guidelines are related to casino security and are enforced by the casinos; others are attributed to superstition or good manners.

Here are some of the more important ones:

  • When offered the dice to shoot, it’s OK to pass the dice to the next player. However, there must be someone else at the table that has placed a Pass Line or Don’t Pass bet; otherwise there will be no shooter.
  • The shooter should handle the dice with one hand only. If he or she chooses to switch hands before the throw, the dice should be placed on the table with one hand, and then picked up with the other hand.
  • The shooter may not take the dice past the table edge. The last two rules eliminate the possibility of dice switching.
  • In most casinos, the dice should be thrown all the way to the opposite wall (‘the back wall’) and hit it. Otherwise a ‘no roll’ is ruled. This eliminates the possibility of shooters controlling their rolls.
  • Players are not allowed to touch the dealer, so handing money directly to the dealer is prohibited. Players should lay their cash down on the layout for the dealer to collect and switch to chips.
  • Players are expected to remove their hands from the table when the shooter is ready to roll. It’s common practice for the stickman to say “hands high, let ’em fly” or “dice are out, hands high”.
  • In case one or both dice hit the dealer or a player and then roll back onto the table, some casinos will rule a ‘no roll’, while others will accept the roll as long as the person being hit did not interfere with the throw. Follow casino rules in all such situations (you really have no other choice).
  • Place your chips on the table rather than throwing them, so as not to interfere with other players’ chips or the roll of the dice.
  • Never place a bet when the dice are in the air. The dice might hit the chips and the result may upset other players.
  • Don’t talk to (or bump into) a shooter who is just about to roll. Again, some players might blame you for interfering with the outcome if it’s not in their favor.
  • After the come-out roll, it’s considered bad luck to say (or even think) the word ‘seven’ at the craps table. Instead, use the nickname “Big Red”. If you do say ‘seven’ and it appears, some players may count it against you.
  • Even though it makes slightly more mathematical sense than the Pass Bet, players who bet the Don’t Pass bet are considered bad luck at the table. Betting the Don’t Pass bet is also called “betting on the dark side”, and is frowned upon.
  • Changing dice in the middle of a roll is considered bad luck. For this reason, if a die (or dice) goes off the table, the shooter is expected to immediately ask for “same dice”. If the dealer substitutes the dice, bad luck is sure to follow.
  • If a shooter is on a roll, don’t slow him down by delaying the game or he might cool off.
  • It is considered bad luck for the shooter to leave the table after a successful come-out roll.

If you follow these simple rules you will no longer be an observer, but an equal citizen in the exciting world of craps. You will be able to participate in one of the most enjoyable communal events that casinos have to offer.

Call of Duty 3 Graphics

Graphics

Graphically this is indeed a step up from the previous game. The textures are crisper and more detailed and the surroundings have been modelled to a finer degree. At times in the middle of the game (particularly ‘The Crossroads’ level) I actually found myself clearing a house and then retracing my steps back out into the street simply to take in some of the graphical finesse on display! Grass and trees now wave gently in the breeze and the subtle lighting effects by both night and day all add to the realism of the experience.

This added detail is nowhere more noticeably realised than in the uniforms of the in-game characters. Million dollar NASA laser scanners were employed to produce full body scans of the real uniforms on actors and these were then translated into the actual game models you see. Take a closer look when playing and you’ll appreciate the effort taken, right down to the mud on their trousers as your squad dashes through the fields! This same attention to detail was also used for the motion capturing of key events in the game such as the opening sequence as you ride in the back of the truck to St Lo.

The cinematic sequences and scripted events are woven nicely into the unfolding plot and they help to maintain a level of affinity for the characters within the game. The little ‘digs’ in some of these scenes at allied nationalities by each side is quite amusing and you never feel too stalled by having to watch the cinematic as the level loads in the background. The only exception comes once you have finished the campaign and are seeking some achievements, then the restarting of levels becomes a chore as there is no option to skip any of the sequences and get straight into the game.

The burning buildings, explosions, smoke and rubble have all seen a real polish in execution and the overall feeling as you fight though the narrow streets and cellars is graphically impressive. You start to feel the claustrophobic atmosphere as you fight on a much more up-close level than ever before. Likewise the inclusion of destructible cover now plays an important part as you advance. No longer can you sit behind a pile of crates impervious to MG42 fire. Now the crates shatter and break realistically around you forcing you to keep pushing ever forwards to your objectives.

The frame rate as you play through the campaign is consistent and never really falters too much at all although recent reports suggest that the game is actually playing at a slightly lowered resolution than true 720p HD (1280 x 720) which would help to keep the frame rate consistent. No tearing is evident while playing and the game holds up well against all the other current titles available for the Xbox 360. At times I found you can’t help but just sit back and watch the wondrous chaos unfolding on screen before you, although doing so usually sees you despatched rather rapidly by the Jerry hordes!