Game On! Learning How To Beat The Kids


Being a parent used to come with a lot of benefits when it came to games. Before the rise of video gaming, most of the things people would play involved a physical sport or cards and a board, giving experienced parents the chance to unleash hell upon their children in the occasional game. Nowadays, though, things have changed. With video games dominating the market, a lot parents don’t know where to start, and it can be hard to find the right path when you’re trying to improve. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the easiest ways to get better at one of the most popular types of game; first-person shooters.

This sort of title is much more skill-based than a lot of games, and this is why people find it so hard. You may have some natural talents, but nothing will beat experience when it comes to being good at an FPS. Thankfully, you don’t have to wait, though, as you have the chance to start using other people’s from the start. To achieve this goal, you’re going to have to do some watching. Going through some professionally played games on sites like Youtube can be a great way to improve your skills, though it will be important to only focus on the game you’ll play.

Your learning isn’t going to stop here, as there will still be a lot to do, and it will be time to look into the idea of doing some practice. Using a controller isn’t anything like another control device you will interact with on a daily basis. Having a range of buttons and thumbsticks, they can be daunting at first, but get easier as time goes on and you find your own flow with it, and are designed to be used by anyone. With the controller mastered, you will be ready to play against some robots to test your ability to get headshots and other precision maneuvers.

Finally, as the last step you’ll need to take, it will be worth learning about the game which you’re playing. A lot of people ignore this aspect, and will have no idea how the game will react to different circumstances. In a game like Overwatch, for example, you have to know about all of the different class’ abilities, even if you only play on character. This enables you to perform counter plays when you hear the right voice lines or see visual cues. With companies like TKO hacks out there, though, you could also consider playing dirty to defeat the little ones. They will probably be a little angry if they ever find out, as cheating can take the fun out of a lot of games.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to pick up the controller and start destroying some competitors in the games your kids love the most. As time goes on, this sort of industry is only set to grow, and there are new games coming out all the time.

This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.


My name is Richie and I am a 39 year old father of two, a daughter and son. I am married to a beautiful woman named Destiny. She is the foundation of our family, and without her, none of this would be possible. During the day I work as a network security administrator for a local school district. At night I can be found illustrating books, working on websites, or creating music, but more than likely though I am spending time with my kids.

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