Console gaming has become worse than PC gaming

ConsoleGamingI love console games. I was utterly enthralled when I first picked up the Atari 2600’s joystick and played Asteroid. I kept playing games ever since.

What’s not to love? Pop any game in and you know it’ll work. I can relax on the couch and enjoy a console game for hours on end without any problems.

I like PC gaming too. I started playing PC games during the 1990s during the heyday of Diablo II and Counter-Strike, but I noticed that PC gaming is quite bothersome. I had to deal with driver updates, hardware configurations, overall compatibility, and the cost of the PC itself.

Unlike a good gaming PC, which cost an arm and a leg, the video game console itself is more affordable. Console games may not be as pretty as PC games, but I can easily start playing without any hassle.

And then the current generation happened.
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NBA Live 13 cancellation shows what’s wrong with sports sims

 

NBA Live 13You’ve probably heard by now that NBA Live 13 has been cancelled, making it the third year in a row without an NBA basketball sim from EA Sports. This means it’s the third year in a row that 2K Sports has no competition in the basketball sim subgenre; not that NBA Live was worth playing since 2006 anyway.

This also means that for the third straight year, EA is willing to keep working on a sports game that’s costing them a huge amount of money, not only in development costs but also costly licensing—and they have nothing to show for it.

Think about this for a moment.
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Dead Space 3 doesn’t seem like its scary old self

So you liked Dead Space and its sequel. Many people do. Present company included. But what about the upcoming Dead Space 3? Do you think it’ll be as creepy as the first two? Have a gander at some gameplay videos to get an idea.

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Game Release Dates for 2012 That You Should Pay Attention To

Assassin's Creed 3If you’ve been paying attention to the calendar, October is fast approaching. And you know what that means: the last quarter deluge of highly anticipated console games are coming. Yes, it’s going to rain console games, so there’s a good chance your wallet is going to remain empty (or short) for the rest of the year.

To help you prepare for this year’s console games onslaught, here are the game release dates that we think you should pay attention to:
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Top 10 Things to Do In Skyrim after the Credits Roll

 

Dragonborn1Here are a few things to do in Skyrim after finishing the main quests. I’m sure there are more, but you can start with these.

  1. Start a new character with a completely different playing style.
  2. Go after the Platinum trophy/achievement.
  3. Turn into a werewolf.
  4. Turn into a vampire.
  5. Better yet, get the Dawnguard DLC and become a Vampire Lord—but only if you’re playing the Xbox 360 version.
  6. Study magic at the College of Winterhold.
  7. Ask all innkeepers about all rumours in every town.
  8. Join the Dark Brotherhood and get paid to massacre people.
  9. Clear all the dungeons, especially the ones that you missed.
  10. Massacre everything that moves. Good luck slaying polar bears, though.
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Buy Mass Effect 3 for 50% off at Amazon

 

Mass-Effect-3-shooting1If you haven’t purchased your copy of Mass Effect 3 for one reason or another, like you’re concerned about the ending or you’re just short on cash, then great news.

You can buy Mass Effect 3 at half the price in Amazon. Yes, it’s now worth $29.99 for all platforms (i.e. Xbox 360, PS3 and PC). Remember, it’s called “Deal of the Day” for a reason.

Oh, and if you’re still on the fence because of all the negativity about the ending, fret not. The free Extended Cut that Bioware plans to release this summer will add cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, so maybe the ending won’t be that bad when you do finish Mass Effect 3.