This summer had the release of a great number of video games for all systems, including the PC. In fact there are so many games that are being released every week that it is hard for gamers to keep up with either the finances required or the time to spend purchasing and playing these new games. However, there are a few upcoming video games for gamers to get excited about in the coming weeks and months.First, and quickest, is Halo: Reach. This is the much anticipated “prequel” to the Halo saga. It features a single player campaign that will tell the story of the fall of Reach and leads right up to (storyline-wise) the rise of Master Sergeant, the shining star of the Halo series. This game will also feature multiplayer modes with new weapons and gadgets as well as new vehicles and game modes. Halo: Reach will release on September 14th for $59.99 for the standard edition. Microsoft has also released a special edition X-Box that will come bundled with the game. This game is sure to make a huge splash and if it is a title you wish to add to your collection, you should probably pre-order it to ensure that it is available.If you would rather slaughter zombies instead of fighting in the Halo universe, you will be in luck with the upcoming video game Dead Rising 2. This is the highly anticipated sequel to Dead Rising and will feature a highly interactive environment, where you can take miscellaneous items, combine them and make new weapons out of them. Things like using a rolling trash can to push zombies around or attaching a chain saw to the front of a motorcycle and driving through a horde of zombies will no doubt make for some interesting and hilarious circumstances in this game. The game will release on September 28th for $59.99.If shooters are not your cup of tea, there is another upcoming video game that might be a better fit. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock offers a different spin on the usual Guitar Hero experience. Not only does it feature a new song list for you to work your way through (including Megadeath), but a new feature will bring more of a story. Your goal will be to awaken the warriors of rock, who are famous artists, who will then join you to play more difficult songs. This game will release on September 28th and comes in a variety of styles from just the game to a bundle that will include a guitar, drums, microphone and the game for $179.00.
For most people, weekly trips to the video store are so routine that you may never have to think twice about doing so. But these days, with all of the new technology sprouting up, it should not be too much of a surprise to learn that you are able to buy video games online now. The benefits of this technology are so numerous, it is hard to condense them down into one list. However, compiled below are three of the top reasons as to why weekly trips to the video store are a thing of the past.1. Perhaps the most apparent reason as to why you would want to buy video games online instead of at the store is that now it is almost as if the store is your house. Logging onto the computer sure beats navigating through traffic and clicking a button to instantly download definitely tops waiting in long lines. Additionally, having all of the game titles at your fingertips online means that you will never be disappointed when one store is all out of the newest release. An online source can just ship from a different location or provide you with an download link that has unlimited resources.2. When you take out the costs of running a physical store with full and part time employees, and upgrade to an efficient online database, a lot of money is saved. That money translates to savings on prices for you, the customer. Downloading or ordering online is much more inexpensive than in-store purchases. If you combine your savings for ordering online, you will see that it really adds up, and most of the time you will end up saving over fifty percent off in-store prices why you buy video games online instead.3. Lastly, if you have not been convinced to start to buy video games online, then maybe this will: you get the best support online. Online support teams for online video game stores are much better than in-store staff. This is the case because most of the time you will see inexperienced teens working at the local video store. However, online, you have passionate, trained professionals who know their stuff about gaming and customer service. Even if you have worries about receiving your orders through the mail or through instant download, you can be assured that a staff member will guide you when you need help or have any questions.Ordering and downloading online has proven to be a convenient, inexpensive alternative to video game stores. Always check to make sure you use a reputable source. Happy gaming!
People around the world nowadays live in a very stressful and hectic environment. With this kind of lifestyle, there isn’t much time for them to sit down and relax or even enjoy the fun of gaming. Playing video games has been proven to be an effective way to help reduce stress even for adults.With the increased cost on the production of these games, it can be very expensive to keep buying new games to play. Parents may not afford to purchase these games for their kids and working adult will think twice before they spend their hard earned money on video games.That’s why lots of websites now actually let you play free video games online. These games are created by small and independent group of game developers. They often survive by selling advertisement space on their sites or within their games, but there are also some that go on solely through donations from players.While most of the games you can play for free online are created using Flash, some developers are beginning to use HTML5 as the basis of their games. This allows users more freedom since they no longer have to install Adobe Flash Player on their computer.Free games like this are often very simple, but it can keep gamers occupied for hours without having to spend a single cent. You can also play free video games anywhere as long there is a laptop and internet connection as it is portable, which makes it even more attractive.A popular Flash portal where you can find a lot of free Flash based games online is NewGrounds.com. New games are being uploaded daily and you can check for the top 10 games if you’re lazy to search around on your own.There are a lot of classic games that have now been ported to Flash or Java and are free to play online, like PacMan, Snake and Tetris.Social networking sites like Facebook helped popularize the playing of free games online. Many game developers have also turned to Facebook to promote their games. Facebook games also allow users to connect to their friends who are playing the same game.The ability to play with friends is what makes Facebook games so popular to both players and developers alike. You can start your own farm and then send some of your produce to your friends. Or perhaps you find your friend’s restaurant in a complete mess and you decide to help them clean up – for some benefits to yourself, of course!