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Halloween!

Published October 31, 2014 by Amanda B. Greene

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What fun stuff can you do on Halloween? Well, you could always go trick-or-treating (even teenagers and adults do it) or you could play some Halloween-themed video games. One recent game that just came out is called Costume Quest 2, but there are plenty of others for you to try out.

Plus, I love what everyone talks about! GameInformer did a funny article about the top ten best graveyards in video games, to check that out click here. Nintendo is even celebrating with pumpkin stencils and cut-outs of Mario’s or Luigi’s hats and mustaches, click here for that. 🙂

I decided to dress up as a princess to get into the festive spirit, so I’ll post those pictures soon. I just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Halloween! Have fun today! 😀

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Celebrities Who Play Video Games

Published October 29, 2014 by Amanda B. Greene

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Do you think that video games are just for geeks or nerds who dwell in basements for hours? Wrong. Get that stereotype out of your head because it’s not accurate at all (gamers have good lives too). Anyone can play video games, even celebrities. They’re normal people like we are with the exception of having an immense amount of popularity. It’s a fun hobby that so many of us do around the world.

I thought about this when I came across this article: http://www.therichest.com/expensive-lifestyle/10-celebrities-who-are-addicted-to-video-games/ (10 Celebrities Who Are Addicted To Video Games). It’s an alright article expect for the fact that it would kind of bash video games when it would say things like “he or she confessed or admitted”. The information I took from there is kept brief, so don’t worry about long paragraphs about each star with their personal lives.

So which celebrities play and what do they play? Who likes to play Pac-Man? Find out more… Read the rest of this entry →

Hype For Video Games: Good Or Bad?

Published October 27, 2014 by Amanda B. Greene

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Fans always get excited for upcoming games, but there are just some video games that get people going nuts as they impatiently wait for them to be released. I personally get “hyped up” sometimes for the really big, popular ones like Super Smash Bros. (4) for the Wii U out on November 21st. But most of the time I try to keep myself reserved and calm because they may not always turn out. My brother, for instance, was hopeful yet cautious for Alien Isolation, so when it didn’t do as well as he would’ve liked, he was disappointed but alright.

So is hype good or bad or does it depend on the situation?

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The Dream Gaming Room

Published October 24, 2014 by Amanda B. Greene

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On a boring car ride back home, I just made this on my laptop using the “Paint” tool.

Even if you’re not a gamer, wouldn’t it be cool to have the perfect room dedicated for entertainment? I’ve thought about what I would like to have and then what realistically I could do once I eventually get a house in the future. Do you already have something awesome like your own cave? Or is it a work in progress?

Let’s go through some of the coolest things to have for the most awesome experience. 🙂 Read the rest of this entry →

Special: What’s Your Favorite Indie Game?

Published October 22, 2014 by Amanda B. Greene

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 < Child Of Light is a relatively recent downloadable video game from the Nintendo eShop  (only for the Wii U).

The video game industry is often known for its bigger titles like the upcoming Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Grand Theft Auto V, but others get left out of the spotlight. Minecraft is a rare instance where what was just a small basement project exploded into popularity. That is starting to change as more encouragement and funding is being given to indie teams to continue to support a particular system. But it’s still a tough world out there to get started and become known if you’re truly interested in doing this yourself.

Read more if you’re interested in some of my suggestions and see what are some of my favorite indie games. I think they’re very much worth a look because not only does it take a lot of work to be by yourself or with a small group, but also what they come up with are often things that are unique, original, and fun to play.

I look forward to seeing your comments! 🙂

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Ingenuity & Cooperation Behind Developing A Console

Published October 19, 2014 by Amanda B. Greene

There is a lot that goes into making a console or handheld with all of its features and so on. You can look just purely into just the marketing and promotion and know there is so much going on inside and out.

Not to criticize or compare anyone, but Sony has probably the best when it comes to making sure that everyone is on board and is aware of the hardware with its Playstation 4; they have put effort into learning from their previous mistakes to create a bigger success. The other two major gaming companies, Microsoft and Nintendo, could learn a thing or two from Sony.

Let’s take a look at some of the “behind the scenes” action going on. Read the rest of this entry →

Special: What’s Your Favorite Genre?

Published October 17, 2014 by Amanda B. Greene

Much like how different individuals have various tastes in music, food, and so on, gamers will have their preferences on what genre or genres of gaming they like the most or perhaps don’t enjoy. Do you listen to pop or country songs? Is a first-person shooter better than a third-person shooter? Of course, there are different dynamics to the discussion with all the various art styles and other things.

I’m open to all kinds of games, but I ultimately like role-playing games the best with their length and story-telling. Strategy and puzzle games are a close second because there is nothing like leading an army or solving your way through a dungeon.

What do you like to play? Let’s go through each genre just to have some fun. Read the rest of this entry →