Extreme Gaming Gear: The Best of the Best

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These days, being a gamer means having a number of quality gaming consoles and accessories to choose from. This is true today more than it has ever been in the past. However, if you are a gamer who is looking to purchase only the absolute best of the best, then you may be wondering what accessories and gaming gear are out on the market that you may want to look into buying for yourself in the near future.

For starters, it is important to consider the specific console that you are looking for gear for. For example, Read the rest of this entry »

Mobile Gaming is on the Rise

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Not everyone has the time to sit around their home and play video games. However, most of us are able to take a little time out of the day to check out some games on our mobile phones. Games made specifically for mobile phones are on the rise, as are the amount of hours being spent playing them.

People are engaged with these games as they become more complex and entertaining for the player. Most think of them as a great way to kill some time while waiting to get through the things in life that feel like a waste Read the rest of this entry »

Console vs. Computer: Which is the Best Platform for Gaming?

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For serious gamers, having the best gaming machine is more important than being remembered by their moms on their birthdays. So what makes for the best gaming platform? There are pros and cons on both sides of this argument, so here are some key points to keep in mind:

Consoles

Consoles offer a lot of bang for the buck. For 200-300, console gamers can enjoy some of the best video games available. Consoles are simple to operate and can pump out surprisingly good graphics and system Read the rest of this entry »

Popular Gaming Etiquette, Vocabulary, and Community

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Online gaming “communities” are often not the most civil places. Many players seem to forget that they are playing a game. They will lash out via text and voice at the other players on the server, often shouting racial slurs and vague threats. In this situation, the best thing that you can do is to mute the offending player and report them to the game server operators. In some cases, behavior such as this can get the person’s account shut down. You Read the rest of this entry »

The Big Deal about Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games

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Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games, or MMORPG’s for short, have grown increasingly popular as our lives revolve around the internet in this day and age. Gamers have gone from taking several weeks and months to beating a single player game, to being able to do the same thing in a matter of a day in some cases. That has lead to game designers putting more focus onto the online features of games and, at times, publishing an entire game focused Read the rest of this entry »

The Top Tens of the Last Decade

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Any list of the top ten games of any decade is going to be debatable. This list highlights ten games that have either changed the video landscape or certainly cut their own niche.
1.The Madden Football Series: Every year, this game becomes more realistic, with clever features and simply amazing graphics.
2.Rock Band / Guitar Player: Turned even the most talentless of us into a rock star, at least in our own minds. Also put extra money in the pockets of countless bands and songwriters.
3.The Half-Life games: One of the first “Best-ever” games, this Read the rest of this entry »

Up and Coming Online Titles to Watch For

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Online gaming has never been more popular than it is today. From Xbox Live and its hundreds of titles to MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game), today’s gaming experience is more likely than ever to be played online with others players.

Headlined by the still hugely popular MMORPG World of Warcraft, PC gaming is experiencing a boom like never before. A new expansion “World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria” will be released in late September. As the biggest online game ever, World of Warcraft gamers can expect new adventures and new goals to Read the rest of this entry »

Games That Paved the Way for the Future

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Online gaming is one of the most popular ways that people spend their leisure time in today’s society. Many games from the 1970′s and 1980′s proved to be the inspiration that led to the gaming craze of today.
In 1972, PLATO paved the way for multiplayer gaming. A project collaborated by the Control Data Corporation and the University of Illinois, PLATO allowed students interaction with other devices for the reason of education and learning with a computer. Also that year new interfaces were introduced allowing the students to create Read the rest of this entry »