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When you're willing to pay to play a game online, you have lots of great choices. However, if you're not willing to pay for an online game, finding a good game that is also free to play can be a bit like finding a needle in a haystack.
You know what sounds like a good idea? Taking one of the popular and entertaining Dragonball Z fighting games and placing it on the Kinect. Then making the game in the first person so you can feel like your favorite Z fighter. Well they have finally realized this and made it happen. I know it makes you just want to scream "Shut up and take my money!"
Every gamer goes through that phase where they have a sudden outpouring of nostalgia and they decide to go through their old NES games. However, considering the NES was released in the 1980's, it is getting pretty up there in years. Those games may actually be worth something to collectors these days. Sure, some of the Mario's, Mega Man's, and Legend of Zelda's may be worth a nice chunk of change, but some of the true gems for the collectors are not the big names but rather the obscure ones. The following rare NES games are the rarest of the rare. Some of them are extremely unlikely to be found lurking in your attic while others just might be in a box somewhere gathering dust and rising in value.
With the unveiling of both the next generation Xbox One and Play Station 4 there is a lot of news going around. Of course, the positives about the consoles are answered with detailed diatribes, but all those negatives that are rumored are dodged, shifted and answered with vague and noncommittal answers. Both Microsoft and Sony are guilty of doing this. One of the biggest issues is the issue of used games. Will they be allowed? Will people have to pay a fee to play used games? This is an issue that could potentially ruin a lot of companies. However more people will suffer from this than I think Microsoft and Sony even realizes.
Awhile back when I was reporting news for a small gaming site, I wrote a little preview about an upcoming game called Evoland. While I wrote news about a lot of games that did little to arouse my interest, Evoland was not the case. What really woke my thirst for this game was that it had a small little free version of the game that essentially gave the gist of what it was all about. I am always a fan of things I can play for free before buying.
Everybody has heard of big name titles like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Dead Space. However, there are some lesser-known titles that can give you frights with the best of them. These games embrace some of the key themes to horror games that make them terrifying. Even the lesser known Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a big name title compared to some of these.
For as long as there has been entertainment, there have been those that want it for free.
Ah, The Walking Dead, an amazing comic, palatable television show, and what should have been a premise for a good video game. While Tell Tale's alternate storyline telling game was pretty amazing, it lacked the first person shooting adventure that everyone wanted.
The tower defense genre is breathing raggedly and its heart is only primarily kept pumping through flash games, the mobile phone platforms and little else. Dedicated tower defense games outside of the flash game platform are relatively difficult to find. However, Orcs Must Die 2 combines all the fun of endless tower defense with first person shooter elements.
Total War: Rome II is the latest edition to Creative Assembly's long beloved and time-sucking Total War series. For fans of the series, the months, days, and hours oozed by as this game slowly chugged towards its release date of September 3rd, 2013. Now that it is here, it seems as though the game should not have been as anticipated as it was. Those familiar with the original Rome: Total War will feel at home with much of how the game is conducted. The game follows the annals of history, players shouldn't expect a lot of change to the general plot. Much of the same factions are present as in the first game, as well as many of the same mechanics. In fact, much of Creative Assembly's efforts seemed to be making the game more beautiful as well as tweaking some of the gameplay of the original to fix the problems it had and make the end game more manageable. Overall, it feels much like the first game in a shiny new wrapper. Not that that is a bad thing.
With all the innovation that gaming companies are trying to shove down the throats of gamers these days, sometimes they forget to take the time to make sure all those little things we love are also placed in the games. Sometimes we do not even realize that we miss these little things until we find that they are not in the games we are trying to play. However, like the lover we were meant to be with, we miss them when they are gone.
Survival games aren't about saving the world or solving a problem. Survival games are about one thing and one thing only--surviving. The survival genre has been enduring over the years, catering to only a certain sect of gamers. However, a strange thing has been happening in recent years. They have been becoming rather popular.
When Diablo 3 was first announced the rabid fans that had been locked up in their rooms with their level 99 Necromancer on Diablo 2 ran out screaming with joy into the streets. They promptly returned to their caves half blind and their skin bubbling from the sun.
With E3 on June 5th, I feel it's time to do some reflection on all the games I am looking forward to seeing there. The best part of E3 is the surprises that the different companies bring out, but there are always certain things one looks forward to more than others.
Spending time as a couple important, but playing video games is important too. However, sometimes it is hard to balance your time between them. So why not try to combine them. Of course, for a couple that are not already playing video games together, there is probably some reason for that. Someone in that relationship just doesn't have much interest in them. However, try to convince them to open up their world and hop right into a fantasy one.
There is just something so overtly romantic about Japan's history. Their isolationism preserved a culture that is so different from the ones that fell prey to western imperialism. Instead of fighting other countries, they fought within their own county for years until united under one central government. It was a chaotic time full of honorable and skilled warriors, corrupt or noble lords, and epic battles that were made so much more involved without (for the most part) the use of gunpowder. It is not surprising that this period in history transfers well into video games. There is so much you can do with it, whether it is telling the true history, perverting it for entertainment, or just focusing on a lone samurai or ninja.
Square Enix is in a bit of a slump. Sure, they have been pumping out games on a steady basis, but they have almost all been forgettable flops. The release of Tomb Raider in March of 2013 was a decent success selling 3.5 million copies, but Square Enix expected to sell 5 million copies. Even their flagship series Final Fantasy has been disappointment out of disappointment. However, if Square Enix wants to get their sales back on track they do not exactly have to look far. All they have to do is take a peek at their back catalog for inspiration.
E3 time, the time where gamers glue themselves to gaming television and live streams, is almost upon us. With the announcements of both the PS4 and Xbox One, this is one of those "big years" where people are extra excited about the event. This year is the time to showcase the upcoming games for the new next-gen consoles. With that, here are some games your should be watching out for this year at E3 2013.
There are a lot of dead ends in technology, gaming technology is no different. A device often seems amazing and innovative in theory but when that concept gets put to paper the sheer logistics of it seem impossible so it ends up a being a buggy, bulky, broken piece of junk that slinks its way back into the shadows of history. This is what many imagine the Oculus Rift would be when they first saw it. Virtual reality is still a pipe dream after all, right? Seeing as many of the previous other virtual reality device attempts failed and spiraled into obscurity. However, the Oculus Rift has something those other devices did not--Games. The Rift has a surprisingly large amount of games that have already been created or are being created for the device. Some of these games are enough to make any sort of gamer, even the most skeptical, excited about the Oculus Rift.
When Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games were at their peak, subscription fees were all the rage. Games would gouge you out of $60 dollars to purchase the game then pry $5 to $15 dollars a month out of you just to play it. This business model hardly seemed fair, but you endured to play great games with your friends. However, the golden age of MMOs is almost over and many are floundering to stay above the water. With this came a different business model in which the games became free to play for everyone.