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Advergaming: Advertising Through Video Games

The practice of using video games to promote a particular product or an organization is known as “Advergaming”. Wired magazine first used this term in a column to describe the commissioning of free online games by large companies, in 2001. There are three categories of Advergaming: ATL Advergaming, BTL Advergaming and TTL Advergaming. ATL Advergaming can be vaguely explained as a promotional video game. The business incorporates interactive video games on their website so as to create m........ Read More

The Hazards Of Making Video Games

Despite some popular beliefs, the people who make video games are not working in a stress-free environment. Video game companies and their employees have to deal with a number of external and internal issues. These issues, inevitably, lead to various disorders and psychological issues. In rare cases, they may even develop early symptoms of arthritis. For major video game companies, or those that already have strong footholds in the industry, the stress can come from performance anxiety. Pres........ Read More

Advice On Buying Video Games

Is the local retailer's game testing system becoming your primary console? Have you resorted to subscribing to game magazines just to play the included demos? Are you having to go on a forced Ready Rice diet because you can not afford to buy the latest games? Now you don't have to, in this article we will examine ways for consumers to save money when purchasing video games. Avoid Buying From Offline Retailers One of the most worst things you can do as a consumer is to buy games, especially if ........ Read More

A Breif Histoory Of Video Games

Video games have become a billion dollar industry. They represent both a pastime and a hobby for both adults and children. Retailers have exploited the popularity of video games and now clubs, magazines, conventions and other social events are all offered with a video game theme. T-shirts, backpacks, lunchboxes, and sweatshirts all come printed with video game logos. These are mostly unnecessary, since video game players have uncanny, radar like ability to find each other at parties and turn the........ Read More

What You Need To Know Video Games

Video games give little boys the opportunity to play major league sports in the comfort of their own home, and fantasize about what it would be like if they donned a colorful jersey of their favorite football or basketball team and took on their opponent in a National playoff game. These action sports are displayed in realistic regulation sized court settings that come complete with the cheering fan sounds that come from a sell-out crowd, or a player might be subjected to boos and hisses from........ Read More

The Xbox 360, Not Just For Video Games

On November 22, 2005, Microsoft released the long awaited XBox 360, the next generation of its popular XBox gaming console. The XBox 360, however, goes farther than any game system that users are currently accustomed to. The XBox 360 is more like a fully functional, broadband connected entertainment gadget that appeals to gamers but is equipped to entertain the whole family. Although smaller than the original XBox (The 360 weighs in at a mere 7.7 lbs), this version packs so many nifty features........ Read More

Are Toys & Video Games The Right Christmas Gifts For Kids?

It’s the age of innocence when their eyes a little brighter and their smile are full of possibilities. Their minds are being shaped by everything around them and it’s important to make sure that those surroundings are positive and promote good character traits. The question is are toys and video games the right Christmas gift for kids? The simple answer - yes. Creative Development Children love toys and they love to play video games. Imagination is the greatest gift that we can give our c........ Read More

Can You Really Get Paid To Test Video Games?

Among the flurry of get rich quick schemes and offers on the internet, you might find one telling you that you can "get paid to be a video game tester." Although a first you might reject this offer, wondering how in the world it is possible to get paid for sitting around all day in playing video games. In the end, you probably end up close in web page in a second of unbelief. I don't blame you for not believe in that you can get paid to play video games. After all, the vast majority of these su........ Read More

Video Poker Games – How Real Do They Play?

Video poker games are the software version of a simulation of playing poker in a real life setting. While nothing beats the real life game, these video poker games offer real fun and lots of winning chances. Another type of video poker games is those that are designed to help you learn and improve your skills in a real life games. There’s video poker games available for just about every type of traditional poker games. Here’s a list of some of the more popular video poker games: Omaha Hold ........ Read More

A Great Learning Experience When Playing Video Games

While many people believe that online video games can increase anti-social behaviors, violence, loss of communication skills, and even health issues, such as obesity, some critics seem to agree that online video games can help the game players increase hand eye coordination. In this sense, it seems to be that most critics have already recognized the beneficial effects of video games in their mind. Online educational games provide game players brain training that can help them become even more i........ Read More

Get Exercise And Lose Weight Playing Video Games

I know what you’re probably saying right now. “Yea, right” or “what is this guy, some kind of a joker”. Well, ordinarily you would be right on the mark with those comments, but there is a video game out there that not only can be a ton of fun, but can also give you a pretty good workout and make you lose weight in the process. If you are a teenager or the parent of a teenager with a “Sony play station 2”, then you likely already know what game I’m talking about. If not, the vid........ Read More

Effects Of Video Games On Children

Video games came into our living room and into our life about 50 years ago. As the technology for the games improved, people recognized it as a business opportunity. With money making as the sole aim, game developers thought it fit to feed the basic cravings of humans - violence, vulgarity and perverseness. And they have been unleashing their despicable fare on the unsuspecting but highly impressionable young minds of children all these years. Researches conducted by organizations like, American........ Read More

Video Games In The Future

A Gamer's Plea With video game technology advancing so fast and so far from where it started, one can't help but to entertain the idea of where it's going to go from here. After all, that is part of a larger creative process and we'd like to think that our writings contribute even in some small way. One of the earliest video games that we can remember is Commodore's "Pong." But never did we think the industry would have reached the point where it is today. One thing is for sure however, and ........ Read More

Getting New Ideas For Video Games (part 1)

A Springboard for Video Game Developers Creating video games is an art, no doubt. The problem is that it isn't easy to come up with ideas for video games. And even when we do get an idea, it doesn't seem as fresh or exciting as we want it to be. The following offers a few ways you can generate some creative ideas to keep your video game as fun to play from beginning to end. 1. Make it funny. Humor has a wonderful way of transforming the seemingly dreadful boring into something that's not o........ Read More

The Realism Of Video Games

Remember the good old days of video games? Where cute, harmless and completely unbelievable and mythical characters would tackle zany adventure in make-believe worlds far away from our own? Those days are long gone, now. Because a great amount of video games now use real world places, events and people as their storylines and settings. Whereas before, video games were a tool used to escape reality through diversion, they are now extensions of the reality in which we live in. And depending on the........ Read More


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