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Top 3 Most Addictive Games

865d ago ... Having been a gamer for 10+ years, I've had more than my fair share of games that I enjoyed, that I hated, that stood out, that shadowed, games that I couldn't stop playing fast enough and games that I couldn't put down. I decided to share the top 5 video games overall that I found most addictive. These games aren't just games to me, but life experiences that I still enjoy experiencing time and...

New v. Used :: Benefits and Losses

867d ago ... It's no surprise that purchasing video games whether it be a new, sealed copy or a preowned return, comes with benefits and losses, and it's been prevalent since the beginning of gaming time. To the untrained eye, purchasing new games has its benefits such as included content and everything intact, an undamaged box/disc, and naturally, the fresh smell of unwrapping the plastic sealant. While on...

Preorder Bonuses Already In-Game

868d ago ... Game companies have always had methods of reeling in customers when it comes to releasing new video games; whether it be launch parties, merchandise giveaways, or even store exclusives. It's usually divided up by GameStop, Best Buy, and even Amazon (the latter excluded from the launch party option) in which each store will promote something that would whet the appetites of gamers, and force the...

365 Days of Gaming - Day 20: L.A. Noire

931d ago ... I picked up L.A. Noire on release day and I couldn't be more thrilled with such an innovative and deep video game like this one. I don't know what exactly about the game grabbed me like it did, whether it be the in-depth and well developed story, the stellar graphics, the 1940's noir theme, the compelling gameplay, or even the fascinating ability to play a detective. Either way, L.A. Noire will...

365 Days of Gaming - Day 17: NFS Hot Pursuit

935d ago ... I took a trip to GameStop today to finally pick up Need for Speed Hot Pursuit after selling my unused iPhone 3GS. I was going to pick up either Metro 2033, NFS The Run, or Dead Island, but I decided on just one game for now - no need to get greedy when I still have money to spare. Anyhow, I remember playing the demo and was incredibly impressed with the improvement of driving and general gamepl...

365 Days of Gaming - Day 16: Rant

937d ago ... I don't know what it is, but any and every game I play today just seems to share the ability of pissing me off without major effort, especially Battlefield 3 and Test Drive Unlimited 2. I started off with Test Drive, working on earning my A3/A2 license to open new championships. Well, for starters, they made the driving school this round damn near impossible thanks to giving me a trashy Mercede...

365 Days of Gaming - Day 15: Test Drive Unlimited 2

941d ago ... Test Drive Unlimited 2 is a game of many things, including ridiculous flaws that would make one understand why so many were turned away from this game. I won't focus on the flaws though, because even though they're enough to turn off more hardcore, edgy gamers, the game is overall enjoyable. There isn't much of a story to the game; just a bunch of rich kids competing in a racing event called So...

365 Days of Gaming - Day 14: Flower

942d ago ... Flower is a video game that offers a wonderful change of pace from the common and favoured genres of gaming. From an independent company by the game of Thatgamecompany, Flower is intended to arouse positive emotions in the player, through simple and peaceful gameplay, beautiful and light instrumental music, stunning visuals, and a feeling of accomplishment every time you complete your goals....

365 Days of Gaming - Day 13: NFS Most Wanted

942d ago ... I was pretty skeptical about this title until I watched my friend play it and decided it was not only worth playing, but worth writing about. I find that Need for Speed honours the illegal street racing theme much better than Midnight Club does - mainly because of the simple fact that gameplay is better, in my opinion anyway. I like the customization in Most Wanted but the driving mechanics cou...

365 Days of Gaming - Day 12: GTA San Andreas

947d ago ... When I first heard that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was going on sale for Xbox Live Gold members for 800 MS Points, I nearly fell down due to the excitement. After my account was restored to former glory and my Microsoft points returned, I purchased it right away and after a quick 10 minute download, I started to go through an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia. Despite the ghetto-gangster...

365 Days of Gaming - Hacked

947d ago ... On 12 January 2012, my account on Xbox Live was hacked like many others in order for the hacker to use my Microsoft points to purchase content for FIFA '12 for him/herself. I had about 2200 points stolen, so my balance was wiped clean. I had called Microsoft to report this and they started an investigation. Today, I got an email telling me the investigation was complete and that they provided c...

365 Days of Gaming - Day 11: Battlefield 3

949d ago ... I digress; Battlefield 3 is an amazing game. Despite previous opinions, now that I've finally gotten the hang of it, found a map I enjoy and a weapon that suits me, I find that I enjoy the game so much more. I discovered that with a PP-2000 with a silencer, ACOG, and laser sight or tactical light (assault kit) on Kharg Island is where I shine. Getting at least 10 kills and no more than 5 deaths...

365 Days of Gaming - Day 10: Midnight Club: Los Angeles

950d ago ... I've been a fan of the Midnight Club video games since the second instalment of the franchise, so it's no surprise that I went straight for Midnight Club: Los Angeles when it was released. I however quickly grew annoyed with it when I realized how San Andreas-esque it was in terms of the characters and their ghetto, gangster personalities. Four years after Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Roc...

365 Days of Gaming - Day 9: Skate

950d ago ... I decided to give this game a try; I remember playing the demo awhile back and for under $10 at GameStop, I couldn't go wrong. I spent the first few minutes going through the rather helpful tutorial to understand the basics of how skateboarding works in the game. Being a fan of Tony Hawk's games and only really going to American Wasteland when I'm in a skateboarding mood, Skate was a big change...

365 Days of Gaming - Day 8: Skyrim

952d ago ... Leaving the battlefield for a few moments, I decided to go back into the province of Skyrim and meet up with my wood elf, Volpe. It's been awhile since I actually sat down and explored in the game - I spent most of the time doing side jobs for Delvin at the Thieves Guild; it's a shame some of the miscellaneous assassinations aren't available during the main quest in the Dark Brotherhood like th...

365 Days of Gaming - Day 7: Battlefield 3

952d ago ... I thought this would be a different change of pace than the previous blog entries: Battlefield 3. Let me first start out by saying in order to play this game properly, you're going to need a glass of hard liquour and/or a cigarette, a clear head (which mildly contradicts the liquour recommendation), lots of patience, and time to kill. I spent a good twelve hours of gameplay before I finally got...

365 Days of Gaming - Day 6: Skyrim

955d ago ... Right, well this is what happened. I decided to have a go at the Repairing the White Phial quest given by Quintus Navale of Windhelm with my wood elf, Volpe. I was knee deep in the playthrough with a house in Windhelm and Whiterun, smithing maxed out and a chest full of fancy weapons including daedric, rare enchanted weapons, and I was a good 30 levels into the game. That's when Skyrim f-ed me...

365 Days of Gaming - Day 5: Skyrim

959d ago ... I found myself wandering through the wilderness for most of the time, aside from helping one Quintus Navale in Windhelm and his mentor Nurelion locate the White Phial, the item by which their apothecary store is named. I stumbled upon a witches' den and after killing and looting all whom attacked, I headed to Riverwood to grab the Blades sword from Delphine's hideout before I forgot. It's be...

365 Days of Gaming - Day 4: GoldenEye Reloaded

961d ago ... Right, well setting aside Skyrim for a moment, I wanted to touch on another game that took up a good amount of my time. Recently, Activision released a reimagining of the classic video game, GoldenEye, on the Nintendo Wii. I remember picking it up a few days after grabbing a black Wii that was on sale and I couldn't wait to play it. I understood that it was a reimagining and not a remake - some...

365 Days of Gaming - Day 3: Skyrim

962d ago ... It's been a long and winding road since my initial go of Skyrim back in November 2011. I have been nothing but impressed, pleased, satisfied, and all those good terms with the game. There's been the occasional bug here and there, but nothing too serious that either rendered quests impossible to complete (like those horror stories I've read about) or take away from gameplay. What's really been c...
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