Choosing the Right Video Game Consoles for You

If you don't have a video game console from this generation, well, shame on you. But if you are looking into buying one for yourself or for someone else, you'll want a good idea of which one to pick. It's not as simple of a decision as it may seem, especially for those unfamiliar with the technology.

When it comes to major consoles, you have three to choose from: Nintendo's Wii, Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's Playstation 3. There's also the option of instead going with PC gaming, which can mean buying a pre-built gaming rig or building one yourself. While the consoles may be seeing upgrades soon, it probably won't be for another couple of years so it's still a good idea to get in on buying now.

The Wii is the cheapest of the three consoles, so if you are going solely for budget, it's a good pick. The games are all the same price across the board, unless you find sales and promotions going on. But the Wii is good when you want to get the initial system cheap. Video games for the Wii consist of major franchises that we loved as kids, like Zelda, Metroid and Mario, and a lot of party games as well as family friendly titles. It's the console to choose for the family entertainment system or for the pirson who has been gaming since they were young and love the nostalgia of the old franchises that keep on trucking.

The Xbox 360 is the kind of console for the hardcore gamer. It's for the person who wants a system solely for games, with just a few bells and whistles. It carries many of the same titles as the Playstation 3, so if you are looking at it for its offer of games, it won't set itself apart much except for a few exclusives, like Mass Effect, the popular sci-fi RPG.

The Playstation 3 is an overall one stop for entertainment, with its built-in blu-ray player encouraging use beyond just gaming. It also has its own exclusive games, like the Uncharted series and Heavy Rain, which may sway a person to pick one up. It's a good choice for the household with a lot of adults or the person who just wants to have a multitude of things to do in one place.

PC gaming is a pretty niche choice. This is for those who really love having the best graphics, being able to mod games, pick their own peripherals and accessories and like the option of being able to download new releases right to the computer instead of getting a hard copy.

Fight Night Champions Bundle Bumped Out By Xbox 360

If you personal an Xbox 360 and Fight Night Round four, you may have downloaded the Champions Pack 2 via the Xbox Live within the event you did, probabilities are you are pissed off. Electronic Arts has now pulled the update from the about the net store, based on technical problems that had been leading to the game to freeze. Luckily, EA has suggested a way to fix the issue and it seems like their method does the trick (click perfect here to find it).In case you haven't downloaded the update yet, you will require to wait "more than several days," according to EA. That still probably beats owning a copy with bugs, but it is annoying. Especially because PS3 users are experiencing no difficulty whatsoever. Oh appropriate, what's inside of the pack you ask? Nicely, 3 new basic boxers - Evander Holyfield, Sonny Liston and Bernard Hopkins, in addition to Ring Rivalry mode and Aged School Principles mode. The Ring Rivalry choice lets you recreate traditional matchups of the past, whilst the Old University Principles mode is exactly how it appears... You will fight under the Aged, Old rules of boxing, established before today's suggestions had been written inside the 1860s. As for any quality, the fighters look pretty correct, with Liston potentially a bit too small. But all round, it's a wonderful addition to Fight Night Xbox game, with even more great options to pick from. And it's quite cheap too, at just $10. Have the update? Tell us how it's. Angry you can't download it? Vent a small... you will really feel greater. If not, head to Fight Night Round 4 gaming arena and beat the crap out of the live opponent. Trust me, if that doesn't make you feel better, practically nothing will.

Gears of War – Judgment Xbox Review

In case you own an Xbox 360 gaming device, you simply must have Gears of War game in your favorite collection. As a matter of fact, if you truly believe that you are a real gamer, you probably own all three Gears of War sequels that have been released up to this date. But whether you already are a fan of the series or not, the upcoming 4th addition to the series, named Gears of War: Judgment, is sure to be of interest to you. According to both rumors and official sneak-peaks and announcements, it seems that the Gears of War: Judgment is aiming to become the best game of the series. That would be no small feat, considering that Gears of War 3 has set very high standards, with most game critics awarding it with scores north of 90 points (out of 100).

To quickly introduce the series to those who are unfamiliar with it, Gears of War is a third person shooter which takes place on a fictional planed called "Sera" which in many ways resembles planet Earth. The storyline focuses on a war between humans and "Locust"; violent creatures that previously lived underground until one day, they found their way out to the surface and wiped out a large portion of the human population. This day became known as the "Emergence Day". Ever since then, a war has been raging between the remaining human population and the Locust, with each group attempting to eliminate the other.

While the first three sequels have focused on the events after the Emergence day, rather surprisingly, Gears of War: Judgment will take the player back in time to the most critical moment of the whole story - the immediate aftermath of the Emergence Day. According to the trailer first shown at E3 in June 2012, we can look forward to playing along characters that have accompanied us since the first sequel, such as Augustus Cole and Damon Baird, but we are also going to be getting to know three new key characters.

According to the developers, some of the most exciting new features are the completely new multiplayer modes. One of them is a thrilling, class-based competitive "OverRun" mode, in which the players (known as COG in Gears of War terms) will battle Locust head-to-head in a way "unlike anything Gears fans have experienced yet" (taken from official GoW statement).

The game is planned to go on shelves on March 19th, but can be pre-ordered already on sites such as Amazon. As is the case with the Gears of War series, with the exception of the first game which was also released for PC, it will be available exclusively for Xbox 360. So if you are an owner of a PC or Playstation 3, you are unfortunately out of luck.

Regardless of whether you are new to the series or a veteran player, 19th of March 2013 is a day that you certainly want to mark on your calendar. Perhaps even consider taking a few days off work and stockpiling on food. Because if Gears of War: Judgment meets its expectations, we will without a doubt have a serious contender for the game-of-the year award for 2013!

iPlayiTrade review: Trade games directly with players instead of trade-in at store.

As players, we usually trade-in our used games in store (Gamestop/EB) and buy used ones from them. However, there is a huge price discrepancy between how much retail stores sell for games and the trade-in value they is obviously not in our best interest. Retailers make huge profits over used game profit they made is the amount we could have saved.Actually, the first option is just an online version of trade-in, you can only get just a few bucks for most games.

The Second one seemed OK to me: You list the games you have and the games you want, the site matches you with people that have that games you want and want the games you third one is my least favorite given the process is fact is, it may take a very long time to trade your games for some points.Forums doesn't work too well either as your post might get lost in hundreds of threads.

Finally, I find a better solution, it's . The name speaks for itself, it's built for players to iPlayiTrade, you can buy, sell or trade games directly with other players.Unlike other sites where you have to pay $1 dollar for each trade, iPlayiTrade is free for players to sell or trade their games, and free to list wanted items. It's a combination of classified and auction site. If you are unable to trade your games for what you want, you can still sell it for cash. iPlayiTrade supports most of the online and offline payment methods. It also has options for you to arrange a local pick-up deal.Rating/feedback systems are in place so you know with whom to avoid trading. Furthermore, there is no final value fees.

iPlayiTrade is more flexible than other options I have mentioned above. Let's take Call of Duty 4 as an example, if you trade-in a COD4 in store, you may get $20(cash or credit); at the same time, another player is paying $40 for this used COD4. The store made $20 profit in total. You can certainly do better than this. At iPlayiTrade, you can sell your COD4 directly to player who wants it; $30 would be a reasonable price for both of you. In this way, you get $10 more, and the buyer save $10. If you trade this game at a trading site for points, you have to toss the game into your offers queue and wait until the system finds a match. It may not take long for a popular game, such as COD4; on the other hand it may take a very long time for unpopular games. If you're lucky they'll give you the points immediately. Otherwise, you could end up waiting more than weeks for the system to automatically give you the points. The situation is different when you trade at iPlayiTrade, because you can trade directly with other players, there is no need to wait the system to find a match for you.

By using the advanced search, you can easily find the video games you want to buy or trade, and quickly find players who want to trade games with you.There are many search options, you can always combine two or more options together to get a more accurate example, you can search who wants to sell or trade a "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2". You can find a player who wants to trade a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (COD6) for a "Bad Company 2" in your can also search the lowest price for a game you want with online payment (PayPal) available.

One of the nice benefits of iPlayiTrade is that they also providing trading/swapping for PC game, Movies and Toys. It makes possible for you to trade a used game to a Blue-ray movie. If you want to get the most value of your used games, iPlayiTrade is your best choice.

What I love most about iPlayiTrade is: you can trade games directly with local players. Once you find a player who has the game you want to trade for, you can just contact him/her and arrange a time and a place to meet. If you select "yes" for Local Pickup Available, the search result will show the players who are available for a face to face deal.

So, let's Google and explore what other alternatives we may have. What I found was a variety of types of trading sites and options:

Sites that pay you cash for your games, such as Amazon.Sites that are. more-or-less, online swap meets.Sites that allow you to trade games for points and redeem points for trades, such as goozex.Forums where you post what you have/want.