Sandbox video games allow players to take their own time and explore the world according to their will. While some games have explorable levels, other games have explorable worlds that have optional levels.
In any case, the option of giving the player freedom to do whatever they want is what makes open world games so enjoyable. Games like Grand Theft Auto and Elder Scrolls have redefined the genre, paving ways for better experiences. Here are some of the best sandbox games in recent memory.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
CD Projekt Red has done little wrong since their inception, and The Witcher 3 was only the amalgamation of everything they have learned since their humble beginnings as game sellers in 1994. Witcher 3 follows Geralt of Rivia, who is asked to find Ciri, the last of her line in an Elfish bloodline with powers of space-time manipulation.
The game features a dense world filled with quests, monsters and idyllic sceneries that are beginning to be explored. Although the story can get a little confusing at times, that shouldn’t stop you from experiencing what this game has to offer.
Bully: Scholarship Edition
What sets Bully apart is the fact that the game is set in a school environment. Players can go around school causing as much chaos as they want.
Created by the now defunct Rockstar Vancouver, Bully follows the story of a young boy named Jimmy Hopkins who’s dumped into Bullworth Academy on his newlywed parents’ way to their honeymoon. From then on, Jimmy meets many people who antagonise him and want him gone from the school.
The game features many school equipment that you can use as weapons such as a ruler, slingshot, stinkbombs that you can make in the chemistry lab and bags of marbles. Although there aren’t many vehicles to explore the town of Bullworth, different parts of town house different cliques that attend Bullworth such as the Prepies, Bullies, Nerds, Greasers and Jocks. Most of these cliques have a rival clique as well.
Saints Row IV
While the gameplay of Saints Row may have changed from the grounded approach that we’ve come to expect from Saints Row II and Saints Row III, Saints Row IV is quite possibly the greatest superhero game ever to be created.
With a wide array of superpowers, the players can choose such as super speed, gliding and wall running, Saints Rows offers a deep player customisation option as well. Not limiting the customisation to just players, Saints Row IV also provides car customisation as well.
While there is no choice for some people, taking supplements to meet the daily nutrient requirement can be either beneficial or risky for some. These supplements include vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and other products. There are even supplements for calcium and iron that are popular among women after the age of 30. But have you wondered if the supplements that you take are harmful or beneficial? Let’s find out.
Risks of Taking Dietary Supplements
The most significant risk about dietary supplements in the United States is that they aren’t regulated which means that the makers of these supplements do not have to vouch for the product’s safety. Although the FDA does have a public list of supplements that are unsafe, standardisation is still only optional.
Non-regulation of the drug doesn’t mean that the manufacturers do not have to follow the rules. They have laws regarding the claims they can make and label. The usual offenders of the list include supplements that do this and more such as weight loss, bodybuilding and sexual supplements, which is why manufacturers are mandated to include a line that says the drug hasn’t been evaluated by the FDA.
Apart from this, dietary supplements taken in large quantities can be unsafe. Supplements such as Vitamin A or D, taken in large amounts, can lead to the build-up of toxic levels. Vitamin C supplements’ usage in heavy doses can also cause diarrhoea.
The Benefits of Taking Dietary Supplements
If you are someone who doesn’t get the right amount of nutrients from your daily food intake, dietary supplements, taking in adequate amounts, can help balance this fact. But this doesn’t mean that all your nutritional requirements can be met through dietary supplements alone.
Multivitamins can be used for specific vitamin deficiencies. But individual nutrient tablets can also be used to treat people with a certain deficiency and people with health conditions as well. Some supplements, like the calcium or the vitamin D supplements can help maintain strong bones and avoid bone loss.
Dietary supplements like vitamin B, when had after a meal, can help absorb the nutrients from the food. It can also prevent skin disorders, joint pains, and anaemia, diseases that stem from the deficiency of Vitamin B.
Some nutrients are also responsible for the prevention of cancer. Vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C. They are responsible for the neutralisation of the free agents that promote cancer development within cells in our body. These free agents cause harm by oxidative damage to the cells.
Home improvement projects can be extremely pricey, especially if you hire handymen who’ll work by the hour. But some ideas wouldn’t cost you a lot, and if you’re experienced enough, you can even do these yourself. Here are some home improvement ideas that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
You can replace the bathroom tops with a natural stone so as to get that elegant and high-class look. Order or buy granite top and do not start unless you have enough tools in your hand. Before you begin, make sure the top is perfect and flawless. Inspect to see if it has any flaws.
Start by tearing out the old fixture and mending the walls if that is required. You can always store the old installation or refurbish it by painting. Paint the walls and replace the old mirror with a new one.
After fixing the mirrors, fix the faucet in place and install the brand new granite top with all its plumbing.
Increase kitchen storage
A significant improvement for the kitchen is to increase the storage. This will become handy in the future when selling the house as well.
You can start by looking for spaces that are free or corner spaces that can be shelved up. This will increase the capacity and hence, you’ll be able to add more dishes and cookware. You can always add a plain shelf that is decorated with brackets so as to add personality.
A wine rack can also be added beside the cabinetry if you have a few bottles lying around the house.
If you’re too lazy to paint, you can always add snazzy wallpapers to the walls. With wallpapers coming back as a trend, there are plenty of great wallpapers that you can choose from. They are cheap as well!
But do keep in mind; covering each and every wall with wallpaper isn’t advisable. You should start with just one wall to see if it matches the tone and lighting of the room. If you have rooms with plain walls, considering adding wallpapers to these rooms instead of rooms that already offer great interiors.
An excellent way to determine if the wallpaper will go well with the room is to take a photograph of the room and bringing it to an interior designer or a wallpaper store. See if there are specialists that are willing to help you work in great looking wallpaper that will compliment your room as well as the furniture.
Wallpapers are also great if you’re looking to cut corners with your budget.