Saturday, 10 March 2012

Best Uses of Casinos in Video Games

One of the main areas of growth in gaming is the use of video games. Not everyone simply
wants to log on to a casino site and play the games that are on offer there. Casino games
have been successfully incorporated into a number of video games over the years. Playing
games as characters and trying to reach the different levels while enjoying the casino aspects
of the games, can give the game a whole new perspective.

One of the earliest products to use a casino theme as one of its levels was Sonic the
Hedgehog 2. Casino Night was just one of the levels that were available to players, alongside
Mystic Cave and Emerald Hill. This is one of the game’s multi-player levels, so that more
than one player can take part and they are able to compete against each other. The casino
level has also been used in other Sonic games.

Hard Rock Casino was launched for the PlayStation 2. Players have a choice of properties
and can opt for one of 22 different casino games including different types of poker, slots
and roulette. The player is able to create an avatar and by winning games and tournaments
unlocks different style options for the avatar. Tutorials can help the player along with certain
games if they are unsure of the rules or the skills needed.

A scene in Fallout: New Vegas

One of the latest games to incorporate casino technology is Fallout: New Vegas. This is a
futuristic game that is part of the Fallout series and the player is trying to retrieve a platinum
casino chip. There are various levels and challenges and the setting is a post-apocalyptic
Las Vegas, with a number of casinos still in place in the city. The player is able to go into the
casinos to take part in several traditional casino games including roulette, blackjack and slots.

PlayStation Home has also announced plans to add a variety of new games. There is to
be a casino game space included there which will allow the users to play more games like
Casino War and standard casino games such as slots, poker and blackjack. By playing these
games in PlayStation Home the user can win rewards such as avatar outfits and furniture for
the Home space. The aim of this casino is to give gamers the atmosphere of a real casino at
home. It is an alternative to an online casino as there is no money involved, it is simply the
opportunity to play and learn skills while having fun at the same time.

Multiplayer options are becoming increasingly popular, as both video and online games have
gone way beyond the single player format. Options such as party poker are ideal for those
who want to get together with friends and have fun while doing something a little different.
Not everyone can stretch to a night out at a traditional casino, and with these modern
alternatives, we can have a go without the need for dressing up and splashing the cash.

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