Video Game News and Media

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Anyone who’s played a video game knows they can be addictive, and this guide will help you support your habit. Read about new games and consoles, get reviews and cheat codes, connect to other enthusiasts via blogs and forums, find arcades and play games for free online.

Video Game News and Media

The video game industry is a booming one, and there are thousands of sites devoted to the topic. The following links will help you navigate the Web’s many sources of video game information. You’ll be able to locate general information about the latest games, hints and cheat codes, and blogs and forums.

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  • Although you’ll find some cheat codes in the sites below, delve into the “Tips, Hints and Cheat codes for Video Games” section for more comprehensive assistance.
  • The picks below offer some reviews of video games; if you want to read reviews of consoles and systems, see the following section of this guide, “Video Game and Console Reviews.”

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Video Game and Console Reviews

There are four major video game systems that dominate the market: Nintendo’s Wii, Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Sony’s Playstation 3 and the Nintendo DS Lite. Each system and console has its pros and cons, and each allows you to play different types of games. Which one’s the best? It’s really a matter of opinion. This section of the guide will link you to a number of points of view.

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  • Compare prices online to get the best deal! The best prices are not usually at the manufacturer’s Web sites; instead, head to more standard online retail stores for deals on bundles and financing.
  • Some game systems are more suited to kids and less advanced players, while others are more suited to hardcore gamers who want amazing graphics.

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Buying and Renting Video Games

Buying and renting video games online is very easy and convenient to do; you no longer have to hop in your car and drive to the local Blockbuster or video game outlet store. Some sites allow you to rent three or more games for as little as $9 per month!

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  • You’ll find reviews of video games in the previous section of the guide, “Video Game and Console Reviews.”

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Tips, Hints and Cheat Codes for Video Games

Sometimes, beating a video game requires a little help! Luckily, the Internet has a wealth of sites devoted to providing gamers with tips, hints and cheat codes for almost every game imaginable. If you’re ever really stuck, you can be almost certain that a solution exists online.

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  • A “walkthrough” is a document that literally walks you through each part of the game; for example, it tells you where to go and what to do. These are great online resources for gamers who get stuck on a particular aspect of a game.

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Games and Arcades

Video game arcades are a haven for those who miss those “old-fashioned” games of the 1980s and early 1990s. Arcades are slowly becoming a thing of the past but luckily, the Internet has some sites where devoted fans of video arcades and arcade games report sightings of their old favorites.

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  • Many of these types of sites allow users to update the information with their own findings.
  • Before you visit an arcade, check to see what games they have so that you’re not disappointed when you get there; many of the older arcade games are quickly disappearing.

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Online Video Games

There are dozens upon dozens of sites that offer free online video games. Most of these free games are nowhere near as complex as the ones you buy for consoles, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less fun, either. Free online video games are a great alternative for those who don’t want to pay the $30–$70 price tag for console video games.

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  • Be wary of sites that require you to pay for a subscription after a certain amount of time; there are plenty of sites that offer truly free games.
  • In many cases, you have to download the games in order to play them. Make sure your computer has enough memory.

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