Top Rated Video Game Systems That You Should Buy

Top Rated Video Game Systems That You Should Buy

If you played with video games before, then you know how much fun it is to play with. Whether it is strategy, RPG, adventure, or online RPG, these games can provide you with a lot of fun for many hours. If you are planning to get a new video game system, then here are some of the things that you have to remember in order for you to get the best system available in the market today for you.

First of all, there are basically three big names in the video game system industry. These three are considered to be leaders amongst the various video game systems available today and is known to provide some of the best video games in the world.

The three major producers are Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. With Microsoft, you have the Xbox 360 game system, Sony has the Sony PlayStation 3, and Nintendo has the Nintendo Wii. These three video game systems are the most popular in the world and these are the three video game systems that you should choose from if you are planning to buy a video game system or console.

Each system offers a unique feature that cannot be found on the other video game system. This is what makes it hard for people to decide which video game system they should purchase. You also need to remember that each video game system has its advantages and disadvantages. By knowing these factors, you will be able to make the right decision on what video game system you should purchase for yourself.

For starters, you need to consider the price of the console, the graphics capability, the game library or selection, and also other features, such as online gaming feature, portability, and how interactive the game system is for the gamer.

One of the most popular video game systems available today is the Nintendo Wii. Known for its Wii remote feature, you will see that this video game system is highly interactive as it will require you to move various parts of your body in order to play the games properly. Most people who purchased and played with Nintendo Wii said that it didn’t just let them play the game, but it virtually took them inside the game.

The Xbox 360 is another popular video game system. Developed by Microsoft, the Xbox 360 is known for its huge library of games. This means that you have wider game selections, which means that you will virtually never run out of games to buy. Another great feature of the Xbox 360 is the Xbox Live. Here, you will be able to access a variety of other games and also play online with your friends from different parts of the world.

The PlayStation 3 by Sony is also a very popular video game system that you should consider buying. This seventh generation video game system offers online download of games and various forms of interaction while you are playing online with the PlayStation Network. The great thing about PlayStation 3 is that it offers a lot of accessories which can be wired in to the system. You can also connect camera and remote here which you can use when you play online.

One great thing about PlayStation 3 is that it is more than just a gaming system. With this, you can view DVD movies and even pictures from your USB flash drive. You can even play MP3s with this video game system.

These are the three major names in the video game system industry. If you are planning to buy a video game system that will surely provide you with plenty of fun and entertainment, you should consider buying one of these three or if you have the money for it, you should get all of them.

Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games

Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games

The Online Role Playing Game

Massively multiplayer online role-playing game
(MMORPG) is a computer role-playing game where a large
number of players meet and play with each other in a
virtual world. Richard Garriott coined the term
MMORPG. He is the creator of Ultima Online, the game
which popularized MMORPG.

As in most role-playing games, players take roles in a
fictional fantasy world. In the virtual world, the
player takes control of the character and his
abilities. In every game there are different
characters with different traits and abilities. Most
MMORPG characters are categorized into melee, ranged,
and magic users. Players have the option to choose
from these variety characters to match their
personality with the avatar. MMORPG’s Difference From
The Average Computer Role Playing game

MMORPG can be distinguished from normal computer
role-playing games by the number of players and the
virtual world where the game is situated. While
single-player computer role playing games is limited
to one player, MMORPG can host thousands of players at
a time.

Another difference between the two is the world that
surrounds the game. Computer role-playing games are
situated in a setting which is repetitive and
constant. Each time the player plays the game, the
same event is repeated since the game was programmed
that way. On the other hand, the MMORPG’s environment
continues to evolve whether the player is online or
away from the game.

Cost of Online Role-Playing Games

Since MMORPG has become very popular over the world,
revenues have risen dramatically over the years to
keep up with the demand of online gamers world wide.
As of 2005, about half a billion US dollars have been
allotted to MMORPG and about one billion dollars have
been allotted to the western revenues alone.

Economics on MMORPG

Most online role-playing games feature living
economies. Virtual items and currency have to be
gained while playing the game and have definite value
for the players. Such a virtual economy can be
analyzed and has value in economic research and can
even have a dramatic impact on the economies of the
real world.

Edward Castronova, one of the early researchers of
MMORPGs, demonstrated that there is an existing
supply-and-demand market for virtual items, even
crossing over with the real world. Some of the
crossover requirements are the following: The player’s
ability to sell in-game items for virtual currency,
trading of items which have the similar value, the
purchase of game items with real money, and the
exchange of real money with in-game money.

The idea of exchanging real currency virtual currency
or in-game items has had a significant effect on both
the players and game industries. Some people even make
a living out of the virtual economies. These people
are termed as “gold farmers” and can be employed
through the game shops or private forums. Game
publishers usually prohibit the exchange of real
currencies with in-game items or virtual money
however, these exchanges are hard to control and due
to the necessity of an item or virtual money, many of
the players offer real money exchange. There are some
online games which offer a direct link between virtual
economy and real-world economy. A perfect example is
the game “Entropia Universe”. In this online game,
real money can be deposited for game money and vice
versa.

Sacramento Kings “New Star” suspended

Sacramento Kings “New Star” suspended

The Sacramento Kings will head into their Thursday night game against the San Antonio Spurs without their new star forward, Ron Artest. Artest, the NBA’s 2003-2004 defensive player of the year, was suspended today by the NBA for one game without pay, according to officials.

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The suspension was the result of Artest making forearm contact to the head of Manu Ginobili, a guard for the San Antonio Spurs, during the first game of the series. The timing couldn’t be worse, with Sacramento heading into game 2 of the series with one loss under their belt already. The Kings lost to San Antonio during Saturday’s game, 88-122, in the first round of the playoffs.

Ron Artest joined up with the Sacramento Kings this season and he is considered an extremely valuable asset to the program and to the team. The numbers Artest puts up every game will be greatly missed in game 2 against San Antonio. There will be many disappointed Sacramento fans who will not get to see Artest play in the upcoming game.

During the 2005 regular season, Artest averaged 16.9 points per game for Sacramento, with a field goal percentage of 40.1%. In addition to his high scoring ability, Artest continues to be one of the leading rebounders for the Kings, averaging 5.2 rebounds per game. Artest set his career goals high for the number of rebounds per game this season with the Kings: 14 rebounds in an earlier season game against Chicago. These are the numbers that Sacramento will be missing during his one-game suspension.

Artest, who is considered by many to be one of the best defensive players that the league has to offer, has brought great talent to Sacramento. He is currently ranked #18 in the NBA for steals, #10 in the NBA for minutes per game played, and #4 in the NBA for steals per 48 minutes. He is extremely talented on both sides of the court, making him a very important player for the Kings.

Despite not having Artest, the Sacramento Kings are far away from just handing the game over to San Antonio. Sacramento will be looking for Shareef Abdur-Rahim to play a strong forward position in Tuesday night’s upcoming game. Abdur-Rahim, who is no stranger to the NBA, has put up a strong 12.3 points per game and an average total of 5.0 rebounds per game this season with the Kings. Shareef Abdur-Rahim has played in the NBA for the past 10 years and he is no stranger to a little pressure.

Sacramento was counting on having Artest for the entire series and some people fear that losing him for one game could be detrimental for the team, since they are already one game down. However, the Kings will attempt to remain in good spirits for game 2 of the series, on Tuesday night, with the tip-off scheduled for 6:30PM local time, San Antonio. The game will be covered on television, nationally by TNT and locally by News 10.

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The Online Role Playing Game

The Online Role Playing Game

Massively multiplayer online role-playing game
(MMORPG) is a computer role-playing game where a large
number of players meet and play with each other in a
virtual world. Richard Garriott coined the term
MMORPG. He is the creator of Ultima Online, the game
which popularized MMORPG.

As in most role-playing games, players take roles in a
fictional fantasy world. In the virtual world, the
player takes control of the character and his
abilities. In every game there are different
characters with different traits and abilities. Most
MMORPG characters are categorized into melee, ranged,
and magic users. Players have the option to choose
from these variety characters to match their
personality with the avatar. MMORPG’s Difference From
The Average Computer Role Playing game

MMORPG can be distinguished from normal computer
role-playing games by the number of players and the
virtual world where the game is situated. While
single-player computer role playing games is limited
to one player, MMORPG can host thousands of players at
a time.

Another difference between the two is the world that
surrounds the game. Computer role-playing games are
situated in a setting which is repetitive and
constant. Each time the player plays the game, the
same event is repeated since the game was programmed
that way. On the other hand, the MMORPG’s environment
continues to evolve whether the player is online or
away from the game.

Cost of Online Role-Playing Games

Since MMORPG has become very popular over the world,
revenues have risen dramatically over the years to
keep up with the demand of online gamers world wide.
As of 2005, about half a billion US dollars have been
allotted to MMORPG and about one billion dollars have
been allotted to the western revenues alone.

Economics on MMORPG

Most online role-playing games feature living
economies. Virtual items and currency have to be
gained while playing the game and have definite value
for the players. Such a virtual economy can be
analyzed and has value in economic research and can
even have a dramatic impact on the economies of the
real world.

Edward Castronova, one of the early researchers of
MMORPGs, demonstrated that there is an existing
supply-and-demand market for virtual items, even
crossing over with the real world. Some of the
crossover requirements are the following: The player’s
ability to sell in-game items for virtual currency,
trading of items which have the similar value, the
purchase of game items with real money, and the
exchange of real money with in-game money.

The idea of exchanging real currency virtual currency
or in-game items has had a significant effect on both
the players and game industries. Some people even make
a living out of the virtual economies. These people
are termed as “gold farmers” and can be employed
through the game shops or private forums. Game
publishers usually prohibit the exchange of real
currencies with in-game items or virtual money
however, these exchanges are hard to control and due
to the necessity of an item or virtual money, many of
the players offer real money exchange. There are some
online games which offer a direct link between virtual
economy and real-world economy. A perfect example is
the game “Entropia Universe”. In this online game,
real money can be deposited for game money and vice
versa.

Business Is A Game

Business Is A Game

As a business coach on occasion I find it helpful to remind my clients to lighten up. I’ll say something like “It’s a game; this won’t matter on your death bed.” As business owners it can be tempting to lose ourselves in the issue of the day, week or month. We forget that it is not a life or death situation. Okay, we could be on the verge of losing our business or maybe a really big account but these are the moments that perspective may be our most powerful edge. Remembering that business is a game could give you the mental and emotional acuity needed to get you through the rough patches we all experience.

Let me say more about business being a game. Just like a game there are rules, lots of them, your rules, industry rules, cultural rules, government rules and more. In regards to keeping your perspective, your rules are the ones that matter the most. Here are some rules that I recommend;

1. Play the game of business to win “as if” your life is at stake and then toss your head, smile and laugh when it doesn’t work out.

2. Have fun whenever possible, smile a lot.

3. Keep your physical, spiritual, emotional and mental reserves full for the game by exercising, praying, reading positive books, nurturing your relationships and getting rest. Of all the rules, this is the most important. Would a world class athlete show up exhausted, spent and mentally unprepared?

4. Learn basic business principles in the areas of finance, marketing, organizational development and operations. Then master the basics.

In business we are essentially playing two games at once, the internal game (the real game) and the external game (the worldly game). The external game is your daily business practices and your business model. The internal game (invisible) is about being positive, having integrity, being focused; present and aware, expressing your vision and being mentally clear about what you want. As you can see, the rules I recommend are for both games.

The first three rules are for the internal game. Rule number 4 addresses the external game. If we play the external game and forget about the internal game we will be reactive, experience stress, get stuck, neglect our bodies and our loved ones and lose complete sight of the fact that it is a game after all. If we only play the internal game and forget about playing the external game we will neglect to master the basics of business and be very happy but unsuccessful in business. Unfortunately, I have noticed very few people have the latter problem.

So how do you start applying the principles above? I recommend that you sit down and write your rules for the game of business. You will want rules for the internal and the external game. Then create your ideal day, week, month and year on paper or in your calendar. You want to be able to see how a master would operate. This is your gap. Now what? Get a coach, mentor, teacher, guru, whatever is right for you. These concepts are simple not easy.

Video Game Tester

Video Game Tester

Did you Know?
You don’t need any formal education to be a video game tester.
You can get paid $9 – $80 an hour being a video game tester and get to keep the games you test.
Anyone can become a game tester, all that is required is that you are 15 or older.
You only need one video game system to become a video game tester.
You can work as much or as little as you want to.
FAQ
How Much Can I Make?
You can Make anywhere around $9 to $80 an Hour, right now I make about $65 an Hour. Here is a check I recieved for doing a Week-Long Assignment.
Why Would a Company to Pay Me?
Because your opinion on their Video Game is extremely important to them. You will be telling them what you like about the game, and what you dislike about it, and to let them know if there is anything wrong with the game. This information is crucial to them, to ensure the successful release of the game.
How Much Can I Work a Week?
You can work as much or as little as you want. Just pick the jobs that you would like to complete and they will either have you go into a local testing center, or they will send the game to you.
When Do I Get Paid?
Normally, you get paid upon completion of an assignment. Usually, about once a week.
Are There any Requirements to Be a Game Tester?
There are no requirements. Normally, you just need to be over the age of 14 to get a Game Tester job.
Do I get to Keep the Games I Test?
Many companies allow you to keep the games you test. I have about a 300 XBOX game library from all of the games I have tested.
Here is my Website, it will help you get a Video Game Testing job Fast, with no guess work: Game Tester Guide

Video Game Systems: What Should You Buy As Your Next Video Game Console

Video Game Systems: What Should You Buy As Your Next Video Game Console

It’s not really a question of what video game system you should purchase and what’s the most expensive video game system available, but it all comes up to knowing what you want in a video game system. So, the question that you should ask and answer yourself is what are you looking for in a video game system?

First of all, before you answer this question, you have to remember that there are basically three popular video game systems available for sale in the market today. You have the PlayStation 3 by Sony, the Xbox 360 by Microsoft, and the Nintendo Wii by Nintendo. These three are the latest and some of the most advanced video game systems today. If you are planning to buy a video game system that provides plenty of fun and excitement as well as one that offers the latest titles in video games, you should get one of these video game systems.

You need to remember that each of these mentioned video game systems have unique features that will enhance your gaming experience. It is important for you to find out which feature appeals to you the most as it will really affect the way you plat the game.

For Microsoft Xbox 360, you will see that it emphasizes online gaming. Whatever game you are playing, you will notice that the way you connect to the Xbox Live is the same. Although the online feature is also available on PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 offers a more user-friendly online gaming interface. And, it also offers the Xbox Live Marketplace where you will be able to download game add ons, as well as games. Another great thing about the Xbox 360 is its wide library of games. With hundreds or even thousands of game titles available for Xbox 360, you will virtually never run out of games to play with.

Sony PlayStation 3 also offers unique features that will enhance the way you play the game. This particular video game system offers amazing graphics and it is also able to play high definition DVDs as well as the latest Blu-ray disc. Because of these features, you can easily tell why this is the most expensive video game system of the three.

However, you need to remember that expensive doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s better. It’s a matter of personal preferences.

Another great video game system is developed by Nintendo. Called the Nintendo Wii, this is probably the most interactive of the three popular video game systems available in the market today. The great thing about Wii is that it has a motion sensitive controller. So, instead of just sitting down and let your hands play, you will actually be physically active when you play with this video game system. It will get your entire body involved when playing the game. For example, if you play a tennis game in this video game system, you will actually swing your hands and move your body as if you are actually swinging a tennis racket. The same goes for playing golf in Nintendo Wii.

And, the great thing about Nintendo Wii is that this is the least expensive of the three. This is also preferred by people who want to get their family and friends to join in on the fun.

With these ideas in mind, you will be able to know which video game system you should buy for your home. Whatever you choose, you can be sure that you will have a lot of fun and completely experience something different playing with your favorite video games.

How to Compare Video Game Systems

How to Compare Video Game Systems

Video Games are vastly disseminated all over the world. Questions can never be asked regarding their capacity to entertain and the ability to fully satisfy a gamer. In the past researches, it was found out that roughly millions of people in the United States have access to video and pc games. This just means that a majority of the population is looking around and trying to discover what’s available for them.

People or enthusiasts can be leveled into three; 1) beginners 2) frequent gamers 3) experts. These three are bound to one arena where they will meet: the gaming world.

These people have their own questions in mind and are trying to personally find out the answers to their questions.

For a beginner, the question may be something like; what will I do with this game? This question may seem very simple but needs patience to answer. Such question would change and would elevate as time goes by and as the ability of the player improves. From this stage, their focus is neither to look for games nor to discover new game systems or consoles. Their mission is to learn and master the game no matter what game it is regardless of the console they use.

The second level of gamer is something caught between seeking and constantly going with the flow. These types of gamers now actually find some time to discover new things and ask question like, what other games are there for me. This question is embodied with the desire to satisfy the game and not just to play with it.

The third must not be misinterpreted with an addicted player or any other worse negative term for it. These people are actually the ones not just looking for games but also make ways so other gamers may understand them and develop the game further. They do not just play games, they even interpret it. They are expert enough that they would try as many games as they could and try to master it then make some articles or reviews about what they found out with the game. They are actually doing comparisons.

Comparing a video game system is very important for these three levels of enthusiasts. This will help them master whatever they are currently into. In addition, reviews and comparisons aid other gamers in finding out which games are worth looking into and which game consoles to buy.

But how do these people come up with a review and what are the things that they do in order to write one? There are also techniques and procedures that one must follow in order to arrive at a very good comparison of video game systems. Here are some that you may first include in your list of techniques to compare a video game system.

• The very first thing that one must do is to play the video game itself. Play it until you finish the video game. If it is a leveled game then play it until the last level.

• Take note of the effects, the color and the other features of the game that you may share with the readers. All physical observation must be related to readers for their information.

• Relate to the readers the basic information that they need to know about the certain game. They will probably need to know about the console compatibility, the release date of the game, the name, the publisher, the platform, etc. For pc games, it is very important to first relate to the reader the system specification requirement of the game. Try to inflict your own observation on it.

• Give the readers a gist of what the game is. If it is a race, then tell them specifically that it is a race and what kind of race the game is. There are so many types of video or computer games that are now available in the market, all with different ways to play and with variable number of players that can play. These facts must also be included in the review or comparison.

• Give your opinion in the sense that they will agree with you when they will try the game you are comparing. There are so many things that you may want to point out in the game. The scoring system, the level of difficulty, the length of the game and so on, these are just examples of things that you may critic.

• Compare the game with another game with the same playing method. The game that you will compare it with must a game that you have already played with. Give the strengths and the weaknesses of each game according to your observation.

• Lastly, conclude in a manner that you balance things. You may also cling to the other game that is really good for you but do not ever forget the good side of the other game. Compare video game systems in an unbiased way.

The Advantages of Renting Used Video Game Systems

The Advantages of Renting Used Video Game Systems

There are various branded game systems from different manufacturers that have been introduced to the market. However, modifying your existing game systems will depend on the person whom you ask. It is because different areas of the game system might carry different moral and legal questions.

The legality of modifying a game system can be of less importance from the perspective of the users. But modification can also depend on the company’s system you are currently using. So, it is very difficult to have a modded system without taking more than one step that are considered illegal by some companies.

The part being considered illegal are those things associated with making the chips, selling the chips, compiling software, programming software, or copying games in illegal ways. It is a fact that most companies take their stand of saying that they owned the internal parts of your game systems. So, whether you paid it, you don’t have the right to open the system or modify it to run as an open-source. It is very important that the users should be aware of their modifying activities since most courts are agreeing on the parent company’s side.

Well, most users find it very expensive to buy new game systems. Nevertheless, it also depends on the type of game systems you are going to purchase. The user is also defending their side that they have the right to do what they like such as modifying it in some way or another being the owner of an expensive game system.

This conflict has been solved. Used game systems are now available for every video game enthusiasts. The best solution is renting used video game systems. It can be more fun if you own your video game systems but as been said, it is very expensive. This would cause you problems especially if you do not have the time in playing the games. Take note, some games have also a definite time allocation for playing. In this case, renting video game system is more advisable to minimize your game entertainment’s costs. This would also prevent you from modifying the games since you have just rented it.

No matter how affordable and exciting video games are today, it will cost you a lot of money to own one. Even if you have bought your home game system, you need to buy the actual games that will be played on the system. Remember, one game can cost as high as 60-70 dollars or more. By renting used video game systems, you can curb the costs. You can also keep it for several days. Take note of the big difference, if you purchase the game, you will spend a huge sum of money on it and later on just waste it if you will not be using it. But if you just rent it, then it will save you some money.

There is another important reason why renting is more preferred. You have an option to test the game that you would like to purchase. Being the user, you are given the chance to play the game for several times before the actual purchase. In this way, you could make the right decision whether to purchase the game that you would like or totally disregard the idea. If you already purchased it without testing it, then it would be a total loss on your invested money compared to the money you have spent for renting the game.

It is a fact that different games have distinct endings. Some people who are more adventurous will basically disregard the games that will bore them with just a couple of hours of playing it. They find it useless especially when they easily figure out how to win. So, renting used video game systems will help you save a lot of money.

It does not matter a lot for video game enthusiasts if they purchase their own game systems plus the games. But try to consider the advantages of renting used video game systems before finally deciding to purchase.

Moreover, researching the internet for used game systems that you really like is another option. The most important thing is that you can avail its advantage, save you a lot of money, and save you from legal pursuits when you are tempted to modify the game system.

This Game Sucks

This Game Sucks

A Guide To Giving New Games a Chance

It’s hard to get into a new groove once we’ve settled into a favorite pattern of doing something and that includes playing new games or trying a new game system. It’s important to remember however that just because you’re not used to the way a new game plays or the way that a new system runs – it doesn’t mean that there’s something wrong with it. The following offers some advice on how to get over the hurdle of giving new games a chance.

1. Accept the errors of your ways. Nothing is perfect and that includes video games, the system that it plays on, and dare we say – even you! While trying a new game, you’re bound to trip all over the place and make even some of the most goofiest mistakes that anyone could ever make. Try to remember that flaws are inevitable and the even the master of all masters (that’s you) can blunder your way through a new game. Mistakes don’t make you a terrible player. On the other hand, they don’t make the game stupid or dumb. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. If you find yourself making mistakes during a new game, it’s time that to slow down and give this game a second and more serious look. If something in the game tripped you up – you, the master of all masters – then the game couldn’t be as bad as you first thought.

2. Play a new game when you’re “in the mood”. What a fast-paced world we live in! So fast, that we mistakenly expect to understand a game within the first 5 minutes of putting into the console! Then when we’re not sure of what to do, the game becomes confusing, or just dumb. Never try a new game when you’re not in the mood to or when you’re in a rush. New games require patience and a thorough read of its manual.

3. See the positive. There’s something good about every video game – even the more violent ones (although we’re not prepared to defend violent video games). While checking out a new game, think about what you like about the game as opposed to what you can’t quite figure out what to do yet. A positive attitude will carry on to other aspects of the game and before you know it, you’ll be encouraged to carry on with it and make some real progress.

4. Don’t be such a know it all. In other words, don’t be blinded by your own conceit or skills in a particular genre of games that you close yourself off to new ways of accomplishing tasks. The biggest room is the room for improvement and your room is no exception. Understand that the game you’re playing may have something new to teach you about gaming as a whole. Then revel in it.

5. Continue to play. It’s highly doubtful that anyone will like a new game in one day. Keep playing a new game until you’re absolutely sure that you don’t ever want to see it in your console again.

6. Play by yourself. It’s quite possible that if you play a new game with a friend, you’ll be vulnerable to accepting your friend’s feelings about the game as your own. Play a new game by yourself so that you can interpret your own feelings about the game and not anyone else’s.