PES Games - A History Of Pro Evolution Soccer Part 2

In 2003, Pro Evolution Soccer 3 was released and included a big game play engine update, introducing new features such as the advantage rule and much improved long-ball passing techniques. PES games were now starting to get their hands on lesser European licenses such as the Dutch Eredivisie, but at least this was a start or inroad into FIFA's dominance by Konami.
Pro Evo 3 was the first PES game to be programmed for PC via Microsoft and it was popular, but the lack of online mode disappointed. Further enhancements to the licensing agreement occurred over the next few PES iterations, with many more official teams and players included, but the big one, the Premier League, always eluded Konami - not something FIFA was willing to give up. The Master League (career mode) was expanded and editing options improved, making likenesses even closer to reality.
In 2005 Pro Evolution Soccer 5 finally cemented Pro Evo online, allowing players to play against other PES gamers anywhere in the world. Jubilation reigned in online forums as we finally got real English teams, albeit only two - Arsenal and Chelsea, but again it was a start.
At this point in history PES was still dominant over FIFA, generally getting higher review scores, despite the lack of complete licenses throughout the game. PES stood up so well against the FIFA machine because of the superb two player experience.
Playing against a computer can only ever be so good, as computer AI is still no match for the gaming experience of another human being. It was this sense of randomness and downright fun that kept Pro Evo at the top of the footy charts and this position was further solidified in Pro Evolution Soccer 6, which for many PES fans was the finest hour for Konami.
Pro Evo 6 or Winning Eleven 10 had most of the best elements that have survived to the present incarnation. Fast, fluid, attacking football, a combative tackling mechanic and a slew of new tricks and flicks. To go along with the ever present official Japanese strip, the England National team were now decked out in their official kit as well as other nations. The Xbox version even had next generation high-definition graphics and this would be the last version before Pro Evo made the transition to PS3.
There was no Pro Evo 7, the next installment would arrive in 2007 and the naming convention changed into what remains to this day - Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 or PES 2008. This was the first version to debut on PS3, but still remained on PS2 and the other consoles. High definition graphics enhanced the gaming experience and PES started to move away from FIFA in the player likenesses stakes, although at the same time the complacency led to FIFA closing the gap and it was around these years that FIFA for the first time started to achieve higher review scores, as ironically, it was likened to the PES game play of old.
Even though many things improved, PES games started to struggle during the versions 2008-2012. Improvements in graphics, master league, competitions, licenses and online play, were negated by fussy changes to game play, that made Pro Evo harder, but sometimes less fun. It seemed that the game almost had a cheat mode in player versus computer games on harder skill levels, as it could be almost impossible to win the ball back or keep it against the computer. Keepers would inexplicably parry weak shots straight back out to unmarked strikers for easy tap ins and referees could be incredibly harsh, sending players off for minor offences, whereas it seemed computer controlled players could get away with murder!
The last few years have been repeated 'overhaul' fixes for PES as they've tried to regain top spot. Shingo Takatsuka known as 'Seabass' has come up with multiple buzz words every year as Pro Evo innovates and pushes the limits of the high-definition consoles and what PS3 And XBOX 360 can handle. The online play has improved on PS3 as it struggled at first to catch up to the online system XBOX had in place and now the edit modes, coupled with the skill and efficiency of PES fans means that the lack of licenses is almost irrelevant.
PES games will have their latest blockbuster out in October 2012 and by all accounts, online rumours and playable demos, PES is back. The review scores were close to FIFA last year and although the FIFA machine now exudes a high level of polish and superb game play, if PES 2013 regains some of that magic from the mid noughties, it'll be top dog again this autumn.
In this second part of my PES history article I have written about the changes in PES games and how the game has evolved into the high-definition era of PS3 and XBOX.
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Skyrim The Sandbox

Today we are going to be talking about Skyrim. Yes, again. Skyrim is that cool that it gets another article. What is it about Skyrim that makes it so cool? Well, look at what Skyrim is. It's an amazing medieval Western Fantasy RPG. It's not only that it's a sandbox in its truest and ultimate form.

Think about it. The game starts out with some exposition then you're let loose into the world all on your own. You're given a main quest arrow but you are not required to go that way. You can go right back into the tutorial cave if that's what you feel like doing.

You're character grows based off of how you play and what you do, and you're entire destiny is shaped by how you play. Want a house? Buy one. Want to murder guards everywhere? Do it. Get caught? Pay up or go to jail. Want to just wander the countryside killing bandits? You can. You can do anything. Quest, steal, rescue, kill, you can do anything. And the NPCs are semi intelligent. One quest I was on, I went and rescued someone from an elven fortress and they couldn't go back to their family for fear of his family's safety. When I went to break the bad news? Bam, they didn't trust me. I needed a special password in order for them to trust me.

This all leads to role playing. Most role playing games especially JRPGs mean that the character in the game has an epic scripted destiny to uphold. Now this is sort of role playing except that your character has already been created for you. Personality and all. There's really no pretending. In this case role playing game just means you choose which abilities the character gets throughout the game. There's no true role playing.

What is true role playing? The same stuff you do with pen and paper and your own imagination. Most people don't do this anymore, but D&D is the pinnacle of true role playing. Where you sit down with your friends and just create an epic story for yourself. No cut scenes no shuttling to the finish no prescripted events. Just your imagination an own free will to shape the experience.

And this is where Skyrim shines. You can do the main quest. But you don't have to the game wasn't built for that. No one finishes the main quest. Because the goal in Skyrim is to get distracted by the world itself and for you to go off exploring and finding your own path.

The ultimate goal of Skyrim isn't to be an experience. The goal of Skyrim is to give you the tools and allow you to make your own goal. If that means stealing all of the cheese in the world then fine that's what it was created for. I wish more games gave people the freedom to do that instead of railroading players everywhere. But then again there's a time and place for railroading.

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Effect of Violent Video Games on Children

There exist different, controversial ideas about the effects of video games among children in school. Some people believe that these violent games cause aggression in school while other believes that they are not the cause of cruelty in school. Social psychologists support that aggressive video games promotes aggressiveness in children while scientists oppose this argument. Scientists believe that correlation does not mean causation. Following this discussion, I oppose the views from the scientists and support that aggressive video games promotes violent especially among children.
Violent scripts are addictive for they make children spend most of their time playing them so that they can improve their skills. This addiction increases learning because of repetitive practice. Therefore, children in school tend to manipulate others aggressively as a way of practicing what they have been playing. The aggressive videos place the participant in the position of the aggressor thus rewarding him the behavior of being violent. They also permit the player to rehearse the whole behavioral script from aggravation to selecting a violent declaration of conflict.
Most psychologists believe that children gain behavior from coping what others are doing. They argue that kids learn by mimicking, observing and adopting behavior. Exposure to video games may with time make children numb emotionally, make them have sleepless nights and nightmares, have a negative effect on their school performance and make them aggressive. This also applies to playing violent video games. Children tend to put themselves in the feet of the aggressor in the video games making them aggressive in real life situation. Moreover, infants who view a lot of violent scripts have a higher possibility of being violent as a way of solving conflicts. This is because they take an assumption that brutal acts are acceptable behavior.
Violent video playoffs put a perception that the entire world is violent. Therefore, children playing aggressive video playoffs increase fear of being a victim of violence. In that case, they become aggressive for self protection. They also increase the belief of mistrust in others. This makes it impossible for them to interact with other children in an effective way. It is therefore very crucial for parents to monitor their children behavior and the activities they may be engaging in. It is also important for parents to encourage social interaction among children to facilitate learning which is essential during childhood. Adults should set good examples to children by avoiding watching violent video games in presence of children.
Violent video games have a negative effect not only to children but also to adults. Therefore, one should avoid their addiction so as to avoid cases of violence in the society.

Aliens Vs Predator - Talk About That!

The well-known Predator Franchise and Aliens Franchise clash in this epic battle between two of Sci-Fi's most popular characters! Based on the 1999 original PC Game, Aliens Vs. Predator was brought back to the video gaming world for Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 February 16, 2010 in the US, February 19 in Europe, and February 18 in Australia.
Three Breeds of Warriors, Three Brutal Campaigns, and ONE Relentless Battleground!
Aliens - As an Alien, you play Specimen 6, a specimen once kept in a research lab. You must use your finely-honed killer instincts and battle using close-combat tacticts with the Alien's claws and tail. Aliens are faster than their enemies and have the ability to sense their prey through walls, as well as being able to detect a cloaked Predator. In the single player campaign, Aliens can also harvest "hosts" by pinning their prey down.
Predator - As a Predator, you play Dark, and Elite Predator who's main objective is to hunt down and collect humans as trophies for their intrusion on planet BG 386. As seen in the films, the Predator will prefer to hunt and stalk it's prey from the safety of the treetops. The Predator's life is dependent on it's stealth and it's tactics as it must constantly be aware of Aliens since they can easily be detected by one, and must always make sure not to remove it's cloak too early when fighting against Colonial Marines because their weapons and numbers heavily outmatch the Predator. The Predator relies on it's shoulder mounted plasma cannon, it's combi stick (throwing spear), and it's four retractable wristblades on its arm for close combat.
Colonial Marine - As a Colonial Marine, you play "Rookie". You must get the systems back online throughout several locations of the human colony, fighting your way through Aliens and Predators with a wide arsenal of flamethrowers, auto-tracking Smartguns, and pulse rifles and must get the systems back online throughout several locations of the human colony in order to track down all of the surviving marines.
Throughout each of the different campaigns, you play through and a totally unique storyline in which you see everything going on from the point of view of the character you are playing, to discover an intertwined storyline that intertwines with the others to create a compelling cinematic narrative!
Aliens Vs. Predator is a great game for all types of gamers because of it's total uniqueness! I recommend it for everyone who loves video games and would like to try something totally new and different!

Batman Arkham City Pro Review

The single major flaw of Arkham Asylum was that the wonderful and overwhelming thoroughness in which the Batman world was depicted made it hard to imagine how a sequel could accomplish or cover anything more. Every single element that defined the character was spot on, from his gadgets to his combats.

Even his detective skills that he had previously neglected are displayed in the most spectacular fashion in Arkham Asylum. At Rocksteady, the developers featured a few of Gotham City's greatest villains and then added hidden references to almost thirty more as mere fan service. A morbid setting was created with enough detail in efforts to capture the horror of the comic, but with enough scope to fit a Batmobile, Batwing and Batcave.

Rocksteady's developers thought of Arkham Asylum as 'practice' from the moment the Arkham City project was underway. Considered as the best ever superhero game, Asylum was the 2009 Game of the Year. However, in comparison to Arkham City, it seems like a demo - a draft or a blueprint for the most amazing Batman and superhero game ever created.

Improvements to Arkham Asylum

Any questions regarding how much better and bigger Arkham City is from Arkham Asylum can be answered by the sensational list of villains mentioned in the latter, but never seen before.

These names include Ra's al Ghul, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, The Penguin, Two-Face, Scarface and the Ventriloquist, Clayface, Firefly, The Injustice Gang, Professor Hugo Strange, Mad Hatter, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Black Mask, Hush, Killer Moth, Calendar Man, Prometheus, Maxie Zeus, The Creeper, The Ratcatcher, The Great White Shark, Humpty Dumpty, Amadeus Arkham, Martin "Mad Dog" Hawkins, The Spirit of Arkham and the Mystery One-Armed Inmate.

Half of these villains play big roles in Arkham City. In addition to that, all but one of the villains that were introduced in Arkham Asylum makes a return appearance in the sequel.

The developers and writers of the game could barely have done a better job, having successfully developed and justified the place of each character in narratives that make total dramatic and logical sense. The story is something special, blending the Animated Series episodes' humanity, Frank Miller's comics' brutal darkness and Christopher Nolan's films' confident risk-taking.

The innumerable moments of shock, awe and squealing will make a fan overpowered by these emotions in a matter of minutes of playing the game. The incredible quality of graphics makes the characters almost life-like, and the sound effects add to the intensity of the game.

Other features of the game

The magnitude of the game's atmospheric intricacy and epic scale is sure to leave you floored. Each building is unique and countless rooftops with distinct neon signs can be seen. A huge Ferris wheel reveals hidden bodies in each compartment when scanned using Detective mode.

While you may not be able to get your hands on the Batmobile just yet, climbing and diving and leaping and gliding across the vast playground using Batman's tools and cape offers incomparable exhilarating freedom, making Arkham City the best superhero game ever.

Bottom LineBatman Arkham City does everything Asylum did but bigger, brasher and with more freedom.on a whole the game is pretty solid

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Max Payne 3

Max Payne is back! He is older, wiser and more pissed off than ever. The exciting slow motion mechanics that made the series popular in 2001 are back and tweaked to perfection, giving you effortless precision as Max massacres anyone who gets in the way. I applaud Rockstar for bringing us yet another masterfully crafted storyline, breathing new life into the franchise and restoring a level of challenge that we don't see in most next generation games anymore.

The Good
- Amazing story and Dialogue
- Challenging
- Superb graphics, minus the artefacting filters
- Great controls

The Bad
- The constant filters that distract from gameplay
- Repetitive
- Slow motion diving is more of a gimmick
Exemplary Storytelling and an Unforgettable Anti Hero

The game takes place in Brazil, with some flashback treats for fans of the series that take us to the city of Hoboke, New Jersey where Max moved after quitting the NYPD. Max Payne 3 is both emotionally exhausting and thrilling. Rockstar did a fantastic job of making Max relatable and likable, despite his grogginess throughout the campaign.

Max is desperate in trying to escape the memories of his past. He gets involved in the private security sector of a wealthy family in Sao Paulo,Brazil and expectedly, things take a turn for the worse. The story escalates into a rollercoaster of shadowy conspiracies and warring factions. The pacing of the story, as well as the action, is reminiscent of 90's movies like Lethal Weapon, minus the humor. The script is brilliant. Rockstar raises the bar with the narrative once again, making each character feel and sound like a real, believable person. We hear Max's inner dialogue throughout the entire game, accentuating his inner turmoil and agony.

Dirty, Gritty, Retro

The visually striking environments are a real tease. For years, Rockstar gave us massive, open world environments to traverse and explore, but the detail packed levels of MP3 are largely linear with only a few secondary routes to your objectives. Nevertheless, the indelicate details of the Sao Paulo slums are awe-inspiring. Accompanying the gritty yet beautiful world are the meticulously rendered character models. Every bystander, every thug, every encounter feels authentic. The populated streets and alleys radiate with life and history. Everything feels lived in and realistic, thanks to an impressive graphics engine.

Unfortunately, the entire experience is marred with frustrating artefacting filters that are overdone and extremely distracting during gameplay. While a nice stylistic touch at first, it soon becomes an unbearable nuisance that begs for an off option. It is unfortunate such a small element hinders the overall experience.
The cinematics, while beautifully directed, interrupt the gameplay too often. A cut scene lies around every corner: for opening doors, walking through an alley - absolutely everything. They're designed to cover up the loading screens, but it could have been handled better.

I shot the sheriff, but then his thugs gunned me down

Max Payne 3 will kick your butt. You will run into frustration within the first few missions. Hoards of bad guys will shred you to pieces if you're not using cover strategically. The shootouts go from exhilarating to unforgiving early on, but that's what makes the game so fantastic. There is a high level of difficulty, even on the normal setting, that makes each completed mission feel like a merited victory.

The gunplay is precise, fast, and excessively violent. The last kill launches a special bullet time cinematic which lets you pump endless amounts of lead into your enemy, while pieces of flesh and blood paint the screen. The shooting feels smooth, the guns have nice weight to them, and the variety in the death animations is stupendous.

Where the gameplay falters is the dive mechanic. It feels clumsy and useless. It looks cool to dive in slow motion and pick off baddies, but considering the erratic, stampeding enemies, there's little use for it. The variety in guns is also lacking. There are handguns, SMGs, shotguns, assault rifles and the occasional sniper rifle, but in my entire playthrough, I relied on only a few effective weapons. Enemies can also toss grenades at you, but you can't throw them back. Bummer!

My biggest disappointment in the gameplay department is the repetition. What you do in the first two hours of the game is no different than the last two. Each objective consists of your typical run, cover, and shoot structure with a few sniper sections tossed in. The creative level designs and challenging enemies save the day, but those looking for innovation in their third person shooters should look elsewhere.

A Time Well Spent

You will spend between 8-10 hours with Max Payne's main story. It's definitely worth replaying for the great narrative, but the biggest surprise is the addition of an Arcade Mode. This mode is strictly for accumulating points, earning medals and climbing the scoreboard. The Arcade mode takes the story missions, tosses the cinematics, and lets you lose to gun down enemies as quickly as possible. Throw in an exciting multiplayer mode into the mix, and you have a ton of value for the money.

Max Payne 3 does nothing ground breaking to the genre, but it provides relentlessly addictive shootouts, gorgeous graphics, superior voice acting and a smartly composed narrative that gives the franchise content closure.

Final Score: 8.5/10

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Assassin's Creed 3 Editions Guide

The Assassins Creed 3 "Editions" range depending on the region. In Europe we have the "Join or Die Edition" and the "Freedom Edition". Across the pond in the US they have the "Limited Edition".

Each version of the game obviously comes with a full version of the game. This is where ALL versions having the same content stops. The US version has a Colonial flag; this is very similar to the US Flag which just wouldn't be as popular here in Europe. It is clear why it is exclusive to the US Edition then. Also each Edition comes with its own Box to contain the contents of its respective edition.

The next item of interest is the figure of Conor complete with revolving knife, tomahawk, twin guns and bow and quiver. This is in the US Collector's Edition and the Freedom Edition.

The Join or Die Edition does not have the statue of Conor, it has an Assassin's Medallion instead. Unfortunately this is not available in any of the other editions.

The Freedom and Join or Die Editions both share the same "George Washington Notebook" - featuring art and the "Sharpshooter" online content.

At the time of Assassins Creed 3 official announcement, in the US when you pre-ordered the game you received a steel case designed by comic book artist Alex Ross. These are in short supply and are extremely limited while stocks last. Most major retailers in US are have run out of these. In Europe the only way to get this Steel Case is in the Freedom Edition.

Lastly there are exclusive DLC missions with some Editions. In the US Limited Edition they get the Mayan Ruins Mission and in the Join or Die Edition there is the "Ghost of War" extra mission. The Freedom Edition has both of these missions included making it the most attractive edition for those interested in additional content.

It is clear to see that the Freedom Edition has the best of both worlds here with the best overall must have content.

Of course these various editions are not everywhere with retailers securing exclusives on particular editions in the territories that they operate in. Ubisoft also sell these editions directly via the Ubistore.

It is also expected the individual retailers may pick up additional exclusive DLC items closer to the time of launch. The official Ubisoft website has some information about the various editions also including some images of the products.

PES 2013 - The Only Video Game For Footy Fans

PES 2013 by Konami launches on PS3, XBOX 360, Wii and PC this autumn and will give FIFA 12 a run for its money this year if the online rumblings are to be believed. The PES franchise has been around for 16 years and progressed through many iterations both in title and game play style, so what makes Pro Evolution Soccer so popular?

If you live in North America, the chances are that unless you are a die-hard 'soccer' fan, this event will simply pass you by, but if you live in the rest of the world, most specifically in Europe, then as every PES fan knows, the football season starts in August, but you only get to play out your own footy fantasies come October, when the latest and greatest version of PES hits the video game shop shelves.

It all started way back in video game time, actually 1996, when Goal Storm was released on the Playstation. Since then, PES has moved through several naming conventions and the latest update will be called PES 2013. It will go head to head like it has for the past 16 years with Electronic Arts (EA) and their masterpiece - FIFA (12). There are really only these two games vying for gamers' hard cash every year and if anything that makes the competition even more fierce.

You see the two games have battled it out year on year and this year PES stands a chance of getting back to the top of the pile. It has been languishing behind for the past 5 or 6 years, due in part to complacency, but also the resurgence and downright brilliance of FIFA.

The facts of the case are this your honour;

FIFA (which stands for Federation Internationale de Football Association) as the name might suggest, is an officially endorsed football game, this means that the game comes replete with all the real player names, team names, football kits, competition names and stadia. PES has never had these rights and has had to rely on an editing mode and the ingenuity of the gamers who buy the game to recreate all of the aforementioned details, liveries and stadia. This has fostered a powerful online community purely along editing interests, but when coupled with the obvious game play advantages of PES you begin to see why the popularity of the game is still so high.

So what are these game play advantages?

Well, the trade off in the licensing situation has always been overcome by the sheer beauty of playing PES - it is a game for footy fans. The actual game play has always more closely mirrored the real game, whereas FIFA has traditionally suffered in this area. Playing PES in the first few years was always pure fun, games were high scoring, but varied, FIFA always felt staged and the ball never seemed to behave like a real football, feeling much too floaty. By comparison, PES footballs have always had a weight to them and challenges between players have felt meaty.

An analogy between the two games is to think of FIFA as being a Premier League or Champions League setup, it looks polished and has endorsements coming out of its ears, but it isn't really true football, it's a pre-packaged version of the game designed to ensnare glory hunting footy fans, the ones who shout about how great their team is despite knowing nothing about their own teams history.

Pro Evo on the other hand is jumpers for goalposts, dirty knees and eating soggy cornish pasties on a cold, wet Tuesday night away to Barnsley! The analogy might be lost on many and that to some degree proves a point, football isn't always shiny, multiple step-overs and pink Nike boots, it's about the teams outside the Premier League who still have fans that turn up for every home and away game, despite not having seen their side win anything for years. That is real football and that is what Konami have tried to encapsulate, despite being based in Japan.

To a large degree they have succeeded, but the line has been blurred between the two games in recent years. FIFA has now moved very close to matching the whole ethos of PES, some say their game play is actually better, I still disagree with that statement, but certainly with the online patches available now to PES gamers, they can sidestep the licensing issue and create photo-realistic players, teams and kits - which means the two games are very much on a collision course to meet in the middle.

Konami have cheered up their fans in previous years by securing licence rights to the England National team, two Premier League teams and various other leagues and players around Europe and the world. This has undoubtedly helped, but give me a fake named Man Red (Manchester united) and quality game play any day over the FIFA version of football. At the end of the day I buy football computer games because I like to play games that recreate the beautiful game, FIFA now does it well, but PES does it better and I'm just hoping that the next instalment of PES 2013 will again give me that option to take the mighty Derby County to European Glory!

Pro Evolution Soccer has been a source of constant fun in my life for over a decade now. I've finally decided to write some articles about my favourite football game and I hope you enjoy and can understand some of the English football terminology!

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Diego And Dora Games Can Be Educational While Entertaining

Diego and Dora games, are based on some of the characters in a television series for children.

Diego Márquez is an 8 year old boy, who rescues animals, and Dora is his younger cousin. Baby Jaguar is Diego's companion who helps him when rescuing the animals.

Diego's older sister, Alicia, is a whiz on the computer, who is bilingual. She handles all the calls for the rescue of the animals, and also loves the animals as much as Diego does. Alicia is accountable, with a kind heart and although she not more than 11 years old, she performs tasks that are usually done by adults.

Diego's parents who study animals scientists, appear in several episodes of the shows, but they are unnamed. Diego and Dora also have an older sister named Daisy, who is fifteen years old and appears in three episodes of the show Dora the Explorer which has been dubbed in Spanish and appears on the Spanish speaking network Univision.

The show normally centers around Diego in the rainforest Animal Rescue Center, where he hears the animals' cries for help, and with the help from friends, viewers and available gadgets, he begins the animal rescue.

The original TV show,Go Diego go which spawned may of the characters, has also spawned scores of games. In a popular version called Safari Rescue,children, aged 4 to 6 years old can join Diego in an adventure across the African continent. Diego and his friends embark on a rescue mission, using a magic drum, and magical skills, when the mean magician changes the animals. Diego is able put to the stripes back onto the zebras, he brings stone elephants back to life, and stretches the necks of the giraffes after they have been shortened.

There are versions of Diego and Dora games for Wii and Xbox.

And there may be some benefit noted with the Wii games, because they may be more interactive.

Nickelodeon has conducted some studies that look at the ways that preschoolers could make better use of the Wii controllers. The players are able to mimic the real life motions, such as swimming or digging that are incorporated in some of the games. In addition to developing motor skills needed for coordination, the Diego and Dora games can help to increase communication, as there is very little competition involved. Multiple players can be involved, with an additional remote and even more fun.

The games also present ample opportunities for learning more about animals, and the animations included in many of the games, help to keep the interest of the young players who may have shortened attention spans.

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Great PS3 Games for Kids That'll Spark Creativity

Because the holiday trips will definitely be here before you realize it, parents are going to need anything to keep their children engrossed by having something that's academic. Soon there will be a lot of affairs to carry out like gift buying, fixing up your home, and also prepping for the seasonal entertainment.
The little ones could be kept occupied simply by accommodating them via recommended Playstation 3 games for youngsters that contain zero coercive or erotic material. The outcome would certainly be hours of enjoyment relished that includes games which offers creative imagination as well as discovering hence making PS3 games a beneficial venture amid spare time.
A worthy game for kids that enhances children's creativity would undoubtedly be Create by Electronic Arts. The rating is E which makes things totally suitable for young children in contrast to additional PS3 games. Technically, it is certainly a huge sandbox through which kid's are able to make varying Rube Goldberg style formations. The main mission of the game is to become innovative by producing contraptions or frameworks working with sandblocks.
A couple of alternative PS3 gaming alternatives that come strongly acclaimed with respect to children is without a doubt Monopoly Streets and Family Game Night. They're also on offer throughout additional gaming systems which includes the Nintendo Wii as well as the Xbox 360.
Monopoly Streets is without a doubt a very fun game that can be played smoothly on a console without having missing out on the fun from standard Monopoly. Traditional Monopoly could be a little bit prolonged and extended at times but the PS3 edition keeps you locked in wishing for much more.
Surely, teens would undoubtedly consider Gran Turismo 5 as one of leading Playstation games due to the fact that absolutely nothing exceeds the anticipation of electing from among the loads of rides that comes along with the game. It is truly still looked upon as one of the top driving replica games that delights thousands of players globally.
In the event that your youngster is a dreamer who prefers to eventually be an engineer someday and also get their hands on putting together their own automobiles, Mod Nation Racers perfectly meets the bill.
The game is a platform-jumping title and a kart-racer constructed out of old fashioned styles. Having said that, components pertaining to the game must not be challenged considering that teenagers will have the ability to apply these instruments that can be utilized to institute their own individual courses, characters, and vehicles.
Further, their creations could be placed on the internet so various members have the ability to provide feedback. With respect to that are just starting to play Playstation 3 games, I'd strongly recommend The Sly Collection as an incredibly good choice when it comes to PS3 games for youths. It'll allow them to effortlessly control the character which contains platform-jumping plus stealth. It is simple yet thrilling which prevails as another highly ideal Playstation game for youngsters. is the place where you can get great info on a Cinavia PS3 fix for your PS3. You can also visit to get more information about the PS3 Cinavia in general.

Forza 4 Review and Thoughts

Forza 3 was a brilliant racing game, with great graphics and brilliant gameplay. Two years later Forza 4 has a tough act to follow, but perform it has and more! From the enhanced visuals to the improved car paint design features this game should not be missed for any car fan.

Forza 4 is like top gear, except you are Clarkson crashing into other cars sending them into the gravel, you are Hammond drifting round the top gear track in a cloud of smoke and you are May when you turn all assists off and spin around in circles going nowhere but having a whale of a time. The characteristics of Forza 3 are here in bulk but have been given a major overhaul with new modes added into the mix including auto vista and kinect features.

Forza''s graphics are nothing short of beautiful. There new engine allows the car to be placed in the environment and show the reflections from the environment. Taking this from a car placed in a track to a car driven in a track. Its not only the cars graphics that have been improved the tracks have all undergone overhauls to make vistas look even more stunning. Married with the new auto vista mode which allows you to get up close and personal with some of the best looking cars whilst Jeremy talks or in some cases rants about them. There's even Halos warthog.

Turn Tens decision to include top gear in this was brilliant. Jeremy lends his voice to auto vista whether it be slaging of cars or worshiping them and then there's the top gear test track. This programme is watched by millions here in Britain and to allow them to drive around it as much as they like in the Kia C'eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed or whatever car you want, which is frankly awesome.

Though it does have its "problems" and when I say problems I don't mean ones that affect your experience, and won't affect you at all if this is your first Forza game. My "problem" is that there are very few new tracks in this game compared to Forza 3 which is a problem considering that's were all the game takes place. However this is the only problem I have with this amazing game.

If you like cars there's no shortage here, with well over one hundred. All made with the same exquisite detail and care. This game is undoubtedly the best racing simulator to date and I can't wait for Forza horizon which lands this fall on Xbox 360.

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Super Mario Galaxy 3: What It Might Offer

Nintendo released the original Super Mario Galaxy back in 2007, just a year after the Wii was released. It was greeted with open arms by loyal fans and brought a style of game-play that we had never seen before. Soaring reviews came, and it became "Game of the Year" by many publications.

Flash forward three years, and Galaxy 2 was released. Nintendo found a way to push the graphical limits of the Wii to its finest. The smooth, realistic look was something completely new to Wii gamers. Galaxy 2 introduced Mario's famous companion, Yoshi, into the franchise. This addition made the already popular games even more popular.

Now, we are approaching the three year mark since the last game and everybody is waiting for the next installment. Nintendo has announced their latest console, the Wii U, so it's only expected that Super Mario Galaxy 3 would be announced by it's side.

But true fans that have been following the series know that it is coming. The question is not whether or not it is coming... The question is rather what magic will it bring to the table?

One of the biggest elements that the Galaxy series has going for it is its soundtrack. Did you know that the Galaxy 2 soundtrack had over 100 tracks? The beautiful orchestra tracks give space such an elegant feel. So the first thing that can be expected is another beautiful soundtrack. And quite possibly a revamp of a couple older Nintendo songs. (The Classics)

Next, we can expect the addition of new suits for Mario to wear. In the original Mario Galaxy, we had just a few suits to play around with. When Super Mario Galaxy 2 was released, we got to use all of the old suits along with three additional suits. So for Super Mario Galaxy 3, it's very fair to assume that the old suits will all be back in play (at least in some respect), and that we will gain a couple additional suits as well. Some suits have been thrown around like the Tanooki Suit from Mario Bros 3, the Penguin Suit from Mario Bros Wii, and the Frog Suit from Mario Bros 3. With the Tanooki Suit is the latest Mario title on the 3DS, I believe that Nintendo will not be including it in Super Mario Galaxy 3. But the Penguin Suit and Frog Suit are certainly up for grabs.

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Playstation Move - A Brief History

Originally known by several names, the PlayStation Move was originally unveiled in June of 2009. There was a huge debate within Sony Entertainment as to what to call the motionless controller. The press had continued to incorrectly refer to it as the Magic Wand or the Wand. Sony eventually called it "The Motion Controller" and on September 2009 the name, "Move" was coined and used as the proper term for the controller.

The controller was in the works by Sony Entertainment as early as 2001. Early prototype versions of the Move were in circulation such as the Eye Toy but these motionless controllers failed to capture people's attentions. By 2008 Sony had finished work on the Move and was ready to launch it to the public.

With the public and media giving the PS3 Move rave reviews, the Move was being applied to all Sony PlayStation wireless games. The first game to utilize this was Dual Shock 3, which enabled a player to use the analog stick of the Move for the use of the sword in game. Rumors also at the time speculated that Sony had developed the Move in retaliation against Nintendo Wii's wireless Nunchuck remote, but Sony denied any of those allegations.

The Move was finally released in January of 2010, being just a bit too late for the Christmas rush but right in time for all those viable game players to spend their Christmas money on this new remote. The logo probably has to be the most innovative thing with the PlayStation Move, a blue squiggly shape which is supposed to be a representation of the light trail left by the Move as you move it about with the lighted sensor sphere within.

The Move was an automatic success which also incorporated a large selection of third party video game support, something very rare for new out-of-the-box designs such as the Move. Even today the Move sells almost a hundred thousand units.

One in three PS3 games is designed specifically to be used with the PlayStation Move in mind. There are a good variety of PS3 Move Games available that are not too shabby as most of the games are quite entertaining and fun. Unlike controller specific games of the past for older game consoles, PS3 Move games don't leave you wanting more. It is no wonder the PlayStation Move is so popular, and has made the PS3 into much more than it was on release. Whether or not the PS3 Move was designed in retaliation to the Wii, it certainly was a brilliant move (no pun intended).

Mario's Lovely Ladies

There are a multitude of Casanova's in the video game world; from the subtle, gentlemen types such as John Marston, to the obnoxious, over the top personalities like Dante from Devil May Cry. Most people don't consider the video game's MVP as a top contender in the lady killer category.
Mario, the Italian Stallion himself, puts all the Jersey Shore stars to shame. Not only has he had his fair share of girlfriends over the years, but they have nearly all been princesses! In the words of Kanye West, "I'm not saying he's a gold digger, but he aint messing with no broke...princess".
Mario has been a grounded man lately, loyal to Princess Peach (originally Princess Toadstool) for over 25 years since her debut in Super Mario Bros for the NES. While the pair is still technically an item, their relationship has undoubtedly been strained over the years due to predicable kidnapping followed by lengthy, extravagant rescues over and over again.
Their tumultuous relationship has introduced several other ladies into the mustached master's world, some more interesting and others more worthless than the last. Let's take a look at the women in Mario's life starting with the first ever damsel, Lady aka Pauline.
Name: Originally Lady, later named Pauline
First Appearance: Donkey Kong, 1981
If you haven't heard of Pauline we don't blame you. She's not a princess, just a regular woman who has been captured by a giant monkey. Even though the King Kong scenario isn't the most innovative concept to hit gaming, at least she can say that she was Jumpman's (Mario's first name) first girlfriend, the original damsel-in-distress.
Name: Originally Princess Toadstool, later named Princess Peach
First Appearance: Super Mario Bros, 1985
Mario's most steady girl. Her hobbies include baking, gardening, and being captured more times than we can count. As the Princess of Mushroom Kingdom she rules over walking, talking mushroom men who can't seem to do much other than send Mario to his doom over and over again. Maybe the Toads should take some Call of Duty military training for the next time Bowser comes around. I guarantee the outcome would be very different.
Name: Princess Daisy
First Appearance: Super Mario Land, 1989
Daisy is the tomboy of the pack. As the princess of Sarasaland she loves flowers and...the color yellow? While she isn't the most known or embraced princess of the Mario universe she has become increasingly popular in the past few years due to her playable roles in games such Mario Sports Mix and Mario Kart Wii.
Name: Rosalina
First Appearance: Super Mario Galaxy, 2007
Now here is a "princess" that actually does something. Being the guardian of the cosmos is an intimidating job title. Not to mention that she must watch over an entire race of star creatures, the Lumas, which can transform in to comets, stars, and planets? Out of all the women in Mario's little black book, I wish he would settle down with the queen of the galaxy. She's hard working, powerful, and IMMORTAL.
Mario definitely has an interesting taste in women; his girlfriends range from helpless to all-powerful and everything in between. If you were Mario, who would you choose?
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MW3 Strategies And Tactics - Learn From The Best

The tactics and strategies used in Modern Warfare 3 have changed a great deal since the last game. Now, it is up to you to learn and figure out the best possible striking action to take for your specific style of game play. There are certain techniques that can be taught to beginners and advanced players alike, so sit back and enjoy these free strategy tips I am about to unleash upon you.

As I was saying, and as you probably already know, COD MW3 has changed quite a bit since the last version of the game. For example, instead of having kill streaks, you now have what is called strike chains. This changes the game in a few important ways and that is one of the things we will be discussing in this article. Also, the weapons have changed, and now you will be able to level your weapons, unlocking weapon proficiencies as you go, allowing you to become more effective and powerful the more you play the game. Lets discuss these two topics in a little more detail to help you understand their importance a bit better.

Most people who start playing Modern Warfare 3 pick the assault class as their character, because the think they are just going to run around and "pray and spray" everyone, racking up the kills and points they desire and it's as easy as that right? Wrong! Now with the new implementation of strike chains a better way to rack up points is to use the support class and provide covering fire for your teammates. If you still desire to be a lone wolf however, the best class for you to pick would be a specialist, this class will allow you to run around with your guns blazing and you will rack up more points than just being the basic assault class, not that the assault class is not useful, but if you"re looking to rack up points there are better ways to do it and that is what I am letting you know.

Another great strategy for MW3 is to get your hands on the best weapons available to your class and rack up the kills leveling your weapon skills and unlocking the awesome weapon proficiencies that make all of the difference in the world when you are trying to rack up a bunch of kills and dramatically increase your kill/death ratio.

One of the best little bits of tactical advice I can give you is to get yourself a decent strategy guide. There are guides out there that provide you with all kinds of secrets, tactics, strategies and tips that 90% of other players know nothing about. This will give you a huge advantage and leap in skill. You will discover that you are quickly ranking up there with the pros using the specific tactics laid out for you in a clear and concise manner. There are all kinds of guides out there to choose from. Everything from the very basic class leveling guide to the complete guide that walks you through every aspect of Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 with HD videos and everything, showing you all of the best places to hide and slaughter tons of enemies as well as how to navigate all of the maps while remaining undetected.

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Reasons To Rent Video Games Online

Renting video games online is gaining some serious popularity with hardcore and casual gamers alike. Whether you are just hearing about this industry for the first time or have been on the fence about joining here are 10 great reasons to start renting video games online.

10 - It's Easy. Digging through shelves at the local department store for games can be a nightmare. Especially when you are looking for a very specific title that you are not even sure they have in stock. When you rent online, a few mouse clicks are all you need to gain access to the titles you want.

9 - It's Fun. Braving crowds, traffic, and long lines to grab the latest video game isn't something gamers look forward too. When you rent online, you can rent all the games you want from the comfort of your own home.

8 - It's Organized. The game rental queue, personal rating system, peer reviews, and critic reviews are just some of the amazing tools to keep your gaming life organized. Renting games online lets you easily find and manage the games you want to play.

7 - No Buyer's Remorse. Unfortunately not all video games are winners. No one likes to spend top dollar for a game just to play it for 15 minutes and realize it stinks. What do you do then? Stick it on a shelf forever or return it to the store for a hardly any store credit? With renting games online, if you don't love the game, it can be zooming back to the warehouse within hours.

6 - Unlimited Information. Not sure what new games you want to play? No more guessing at the store, or reading random cases to find out if you will like it. Renting online gives you thousands of peer reviews, critic reviews, game-play videos, cinematic trailers, and screen shots all at your finger tips.

5 - Game Selection. With renting video games online, you have access to over 8,000 titles across 13 platforms, far more than any local store could carry. From hard-to-find classics to all the hot new releases, they will have everything you want.

4 - No Restrictions. When you rent games online there are no due dates and no restrictions. Play the games as long as you like with no late fees. You have the freedom to rent what you want when you want for as long as you want.

3 - Endless Inventory. Have you ever gone out to the store to purchase that hot new game just to find they are all sold out? Or find out that you have to stand in line at midnight just to get a copy? Renting games online gives you access to all the hot new releases, guaranteed.

2 - Save Money. This is were the choice gets obvious. It's not unusual for gamers to spend several hundred even thousands on games each year. How many of those games just sit on a shelf now collecting dust? Renting video games online gives you a wider selection, better access and outstanding features at a fraction of the price.

1 - Try Before You Buy. So you rented a game, and you LOVE it, it's got replay value, it's a keeper. No problem. Just log into your account online and select you want to purchase the game for a low used price. They send you out the case, the manual, and anything else along with your next game rental.

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Flash Kissing Games

A person really can virtually do anything online. Talk, buy things, express your feelings, find a mate and of course, play games of all sorts, including the ever popular kissing games. With the advent of kissing games online, it can only be said that kissing has come a long way!
The art of the romantic kiss requires not only being in the same place, but privacy as well. At school it is very common for there to be a rule about public displays of affection. At dances teens skulk off to a remote darkened area to kiss without getting caught. In some countries there are actual laws about kissing in public, so it is no wonder that kissing games online offer the challenge of seeking to have a romantic kiss away from societies prying eyes. This is the idea that has sparked all kinds of kissing games that are popping up all over the Internet.
What is found on these websites is entertaining, and they are all pretty much the same concept; two lovers are trying to sneak in a kiss, but the challenge is that they have to do it without being caught. Be it at the mall, at school, in the office, at the beach or at the end of a date, the goal is always the same; to kiss for as long as possible without getting caught and then do it again until you fill the kiss o'meter and "Love-level up".
These games are created for younger girl audiences, 10 to 14, give or take a year either way. This is the age typically where this kind of exploration and discovery comes into focus, and it is exciting. That is why these websites are all pink and purple and filled with hearts which are innocent enough. From a psychological point of view the need to kiss in private seems very basic, but these games add in a second challenge, which is the "we could get caught" element that adds to the excitement of the kissing.
Is there a challenge to kissing games? It depends on which of the multitudinous games you choose. There is the try to kiss in class game, where the teacher asks math questions and you must answer the question while fighting of male and female flirters, all while trying to kiss your boyfriend. There is the mall, where you are trying to kiss your boyfriend and you have to time it so that people walking past and security guards don't catch you. But what happens if you are caught?
If you are caught you lose some of your acquired kissing time and your eyes bulge-out and your checks turn pink. The consequences of getting caught aren't all that detrimental. It isn't that hard to rack up kissing points without being caught after you play it a time or two, so the real attraction to these games is just the excitement and possibility of kissing. And they are fun no matter what your age. So what are you waiting for? Head over to and try some of these fun games!
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Gears Of War 3 Review

Five years have passed between the release of the original game and Gears Of War 3 and the wait was definitely worth it, if you've been looking for an action packed alternative to first person shooters then you're likely to appreciate what Epic have managed to deliver.

Although you're likely to spend most of your time with multiplayer the single player campaign is superb, you'll take on the role of Marcus Phoenix in an effort to end the war between humanity and the locust horde.

You'll come across Dom at the start of the game who's taking care of tomato plants which seems a little uncharacteristic, you'll quickly meet the other members of your squad and shortly after that the action begins.

Gears Of War veterans will be on familiar ground although newcomers can quickly get the hang of the game play mechanics, the latest game in the series includes that same features such as shooting and running for cover that made the previous games such a success.

It's taken a while but Epic have finally included female troopers in the game who'll back you up during fire fights, Gears Of War has always been about working in a team and your squad mates do a good job of backing you up without robbing you of too many kills.

While you'll mostly play the part of Marcus Phoenix you'll also step into the role of Augustus Cole AKA Cole Train, while the action in the game is good the story is also top notch and delivered by characters with likeable personalities.

Boss fights are superb and you'll come across a vast array of them that are both impressive to look at and totally lethal, for the most part you'll be taking on enemies while you're on foot but you'll also get to stomp around with the armoured fighting machine known as the Silverback.

If you play the single player campaign on any skill setting higher than casual then it will likely take you 12 hours to complete, you can also play the campaign on Xbox live and friends can take on the roles of the various members of your squad.

Deathmatch is probably the most popular of the online modes but I found beast mode to be of particular appeal, in beast mode you can take on the role of one of the many aliens in the game and you'll be tasked with eliminating the humans in their base.

Getting to the humans can be tough as their bases are protected by defences such as barbed wire and gun installations, by selecting characters such as the ticker you can approach the mentioned defences and either scratch away at them or you can explode to take them down.

Later on you'll get to control much larger aliens such as the Berserker that's capable of inflicting some serious damage, the berserker is huge compared to humans and although it's half blind it has the raw power necessary to breach a bases defences in an instant.

Adrian Williams has reviewed Gears Of War 3 in addition to a variety of the latest video games, for videos and further details be sure to check out his Gear Of War 3 Review

Need For Speed - The Run Wii Review

It's fair to say the Wii hasn't had an abundance of decent arcade style racers added to its library of late, thankfully the latest game in the Need For Speed franchise comes to the rescue so if you like fast paced races you could be in for a treat.

When it comes to the visuals the cars in the game look pretty good but the background isn't that sharp, on the plus side the games frame rate is both fast and smooth and doesn't display any noticeable slow down during the main races.

It probably isn't fair to compare the game to the versions found on the PS3 and Xbox 360 as the Wii is quite different, during the games intro sequence you'll discover that your character is a racer known as Matt who comes across a mysterious woman.

The woman who remains nameless during the initial cut scene wants you to take part in a race known as The Run, The Run is a race from coast to coast and on the Wii You'll take part in 26 different races before crossing the final finishing line.

If you've ever played Burnout or Need For Speed Hot Pursuit then you'll be on familiar territory, while parts of The Run involve straightforward races in others you'll need to smash a set number of opponents off the road.

The game is far from being a driving simulator and it's not meant to be as you're able to pull off extreme power slides, features such as the hand brake and nitrous oxide add to the fun and it doesn't take long at all to get the hang of the controls.

Another feature that's been added to the game are the heroic manoeuvres and these can take a little practice, you'll use the heroic manoeuvres to dodge traffic, to dodge falling rocks and also to make insane jumps.

At times the heroic manoeuvres can feel a little tacked on especially then you're using them to dodge objects, other manoeuvres are done with the D pad on the remote and you have enter a specific sequence of button presses to carry them out.

The Wii is to date the most successful console to include motion controls but sometimes they're not needed, although there are exceptions the motion controls aren't always ideal for driving games and thankfully EA are well aware.

You can control the game with either a classic controller or you can use your Wii Remote and nunchuk, motion controls can be fun but in this case you can sit back on your sofa without bothering to point your remote towards your TV.

Adrian Williams has reviewed Need For Speed The Run in addition to a variety of the latest video games, for videos and further details be sure to check out his Need For Speed The Run Wii review.

Wii Games for Health and Fitness

Wii Games were known to feature favorite action heroes, adventure and fantasy plots, and sports. But many are also enjoying it now to tone their bodies with programs like Nintendo Wii Fit and Zumba Fitness. Which would be the best pick for you? Here are some of the features of each game.

Wii Fit is built with the family's fitness concerns in mind. It's a fun core workout program that lets you compare your results instantly. Each Wii Fit set includes a Balance Board that you'll need in learning positions and movements in your sport, dancing, and yoga. Recently added games include Skateboarding and Rhythm Kung Fu.

Since not everyone's fitness goals are the same, Wii Fit lets you customize your training exercises. You can change the duration of every exercise session and spend the exact amount of time you have available. You can also choose the types of exercises to target certain parts of your body that you want to work on. In the comforts of your living room, you can virtually race in a Segway Personal Transporter or challenge yourself in an obstacle course. Just like an advanced fitness equipment, you can also check the estimate of the calories you've burned from the games.

Zumba, perhaps the hottest dance fitness program today, is a set of exercises taking its moves from various Latin dances like cumbia, meringue, salsa, mambo, samba, chachacha, and many more. It also infuses some hip hop moves and belly dancing. This fun fitness routine, which was created by choreographer Beto Perez in Colombia during the 1990s, can now also be enjoyed at home in the Majesco Zumba Fitness, one of the hottest Wii games these days.

The latest version of this game gives you a chance to sweat it out with no less than the creator himself, Beto Perez, plus other international dance instructors. You can choose from the 30 dance tracks to get you into the groove of fitness and Latin dance when you play the game in Single Song Mode. If you want more fun, you can select the Full Class setup or, better yet, the Zumba Party mode. You can also choose the ambience onscreen - from nightclub to yacht club.

If you're looking for a fun exercise program that you can access anytime you want in your home, these Wii games are great recommendations for you. If you're into dancing, the Majesco Zumba would be perfect. But if you want more variety, the Nintendo Wii Fit would be best for you.

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Reasons To Rent Video Games Online

Renting video games online is gaining some serious popularity with hardcore and casual gamers alike. Whether you are just hearing about this industry for the first time or have been on the fence about joining here are 10 great reasons to start renting video games online.

10 - It's Easy. Digging through shelves at the local department store for games can be a nightmare. Especially when you are looking for a very specific title that you are not even sure they have in stock. When you rent online, a few mouse clicks are all you need to gain access to the titles you want.

9 - It's Fun. Braving crowds, traffic, and long lines to grab the latest video game isn't something gamers look forward too. When you rent online, you can rent all the games you want from the comfort of your own home.

8 - It's Organized. The game rental queue, personal rating system, peer reviews, and critic reviews are just some of the amazing tools to keep your gaming life organized. Renting games online lets you easily find and manage the games you want to play.

7 - No Buyer's Remorse. Unfortunately not all video games are winners. No one likes to spend top dollar for a game just to play it for 15 minutes and realize it stinks. What do you do then? Stick it on a shelf forever or return it to the store for a hardly any store credit? With renting games online, if you don't love the game, it can be zooming back to the warehouse within hours.

6 - Unlimited Information. Not sure what new games you want to play? No more guessing at the store, or reading random cases to find out if you will like it. Renting online gives you thousands of peer reviews, critic reviews, game-play videos, cinematic trailers, and screen shots all at your finger tips.

5 - Game Selection. With renting video games online, you have access to over 8,000 titles across 13 platforms, far more than any local store could carry. From hard-to-find classics to all the hot new releases, they will have everything you want.

4 - No Restrictions. When you rent games online there are no due dates and no restrictions. Play the games as long as you like with no late fees. You have the freedom to rent what you want when you want for as long as you want.

3 - Endless Inventory. Have you ever gone out to the store to purchase that hot new game just to find they are all sold out? Or find out that you have to stand in line at midnight just to get a copy? Renting games online gives you access to all the hot new releases, guaranteed.

2 - Save Money. This is were the choice gets obvious. It's not unusual for gamers to spend several hundred even thousands on games each year. How many of those games just sit on a shelf now collecting dust? Renting video games online gives you a wider selection, better access and outstanding features at a fraction of the price.

1 - Try Before You Buy. So you rented a game, and you LOVE it, it's got replay value, it's a keeper. No problem. Just log into your account online and select you want to purchase the game for a low used price. They send you out the case, the manual, and anything else along with your next game rental.

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Niche Game


You know games are top of the line in terms of graphics and sound. However, you get frustrated when one tiny scratch can cause your entire game to stop working. You are tired of games being overused or mishandled by friends or relatives to the point where they break. You don't really want to have to go out and repurchase your broken games again so you have looked into ways to get around this.

How to Backup

Obviously, a standard DVD burning software such as Nero is not going to do the trick. Games are digitally signed and contain copyright protection. You cannot successfully get around this protection to copy with a DVD burner software. Successfully burning will require you to find a software that can break the digital code included. This can be a hard thing to find. Fortunately, many software programmers have noticed this difficulty and have created software that allows you to bypass the copyright protection. The process is simple. First you will want to take your original game and insert it into the DVD drive on your PC. Next you will want to go into your computer and copy the image to your hardware. This step will require somewhere from thirty minutes to a full hour depending on your processor. Once this is done you want to eject the game and replace it with a blank disc.

Know the legality

It's important to be aware of legal issues related to copying. Make sure that you're not using software to break any encryption. If you own the original version and contains no encryption, then it's perfectly legal for you to make backup copies.However, the games must strictly be used as backup copies that you alone use.

Be Wary of Some Hacks

A big point I'd like to mention about is that people think they can get the best method off the Internet through some forum. The truth is that the very best way is by using software that was specifically created to do that. The issue with forums and private reviews is such you don't really know if they're telling the truth.

• People often leave fake methods simply to destroy the consoles and disks of other people

• The information is usually long out-dated, completely useless or nonsensical garbage

• If you touch your console, it voids your warranty, which means no more tech support for you

If you follow their tips and you mess up your system - you're done. Microsoft will not repair your console because it's 'self-inflicted' damage; you damaged it yourself. And you'll lose 500$ for trying to save some money on the 50$ game. Silly situation, really.

I searched the internet and found that the best way to backup games was to get some bespoke game copying software designed to make backup copies of video games. So if you own a number of different consoles you can backup all your video games with the one piece of software, and you can even play your copied PC games too. You should visit this site: