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Nearly every home in the world has some sort of video gaming device. Some play these games for work, while others play them for enjoyment. The one thing you can be sure of is that video gaming is here to stay. These tips can help you if you are going to play online.

Try renting games before you buy them. It is hard to know if you will like a title or not. Therefore, go to a store that rents movies and games. In general, you can rent a game for a few dollars, and the money is usually well worth it. You can figure out if a game is a good purchase or not.

If you have video game rules for your family, get them on paper and hang them up for all to see. A visual guide to the rules has much greater impact on behavior than rules that are simply spoken, but never written down. Place them in a well-trafficked area like on your refrigerator door.

If there is a small map or another icon that is displayed on your screen to help you, consider hiding them. Sometimes a game can be more challenging, and therefore, more fun, if you go at it alone. You always have the option of bringing the icons back if you decide that you need them in the future.

If you are a parent, do not ban video games completely from your child’s life. In fact, some video games contain information that is educational for your child. Rather than telling your child, they cannot play video games, encourage them to play educational and fun games by purchasing the games for them.

While a game’s rating may indicate that it is appropriate for a middle school aged child, the level of violence included may not sit well with you. If this happens, either put the game away or limit the amount of time that your child plays it. While you can’t shield them from everything, you can control how much violence they see.

Always see if there’s a downloadable demo of a game on your console. A lot of video game companies will put out short demos that will allow you to try a game before you buy it. Since most of the games systems have hard drives these days, you won’t have to rent a game just to try it.

Video game systems can use up a lot energy. Make sure to unplug your system when not in use, or buy a surge protector with an on/off switch. Visit this site to learn more about how to save energy outside of your gaming system.

Gaming is a hobby that isn’t going anywhere. It is fun, exciting and is a great way to stay busy. If you like to get into gaming, then learn all that you can and practice it.


Two of the most anticipated Xbox 360 games of all-time are set to be released later this year. “Grand Theft Auto V” will hit the stores this September and “Watch Dogs” will be released a couple months later in late November.

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Gears of War 3

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Rayman Origins hit the shelves late last year to the joy and elation of fans all over the world. The game not only marked the return of Rayman creator Michel Ancel but the return to the classic Rayman style of play – beautiful, 2D animation and challenging gameplay. I was watching Direct TV when I saw the ad and being the rabid Rayman fan that I am, I couldn’t resist talking about it.

For those of you who don’t know, Rayman has no limbs. Sure he has a head, a torso, two hands and two feet that all seem to just float and hover where it’s proportionally correct but nothing connects these extremities. That’s okay, though, because it allows Rayman to literally throw his punches at enemies at a distance, and it’s precisely this level of whimsy and imagination that makes the Rayman franchise so popular. Those who remember the early days of Rayman will find more in common with this game than they realize as it serves more as a reboot AND a proper sequel, but newcomers to the series won’t feel left out.

Ancel’s genius ability to weave emotion and narrative without compromising the gameplay experience is present and a welcome improvement to what was thought to be a dying franchise. If you like a proper challenge and a game that looks, plays, and sounds great then you ought to give Rayman Origins a try.


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