Video Games Information

Power Ups – The Video Game’s Own Reward System Power Ups – The Video Game’s Own Reward System

When you have a command and mastery of a video game, it is possible to play from... 

Gaming On Your Cell Phone – A New Generation Gaming On Your Cell Phone – A New Generation

Early cell phones or mobile phones came with pre-loaded games, of which the most... 

Take It To The Next Level Take It To The Next Level

It is often said that video games are more similar to films than to the games of... 

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Video Games Tips

Why Not Pick Up A Classic? Why Not Pick Up A Classic?

“Classic video games” is a term which in itself is probably enough to set alarm... 

Cheats Never Prosper – Except When They Do Cheats Never Prosper – Except When They Do

Completing a video game from start to finish used to really mean something. In fact,... 

The Video Games That Become Movies The Video Games That Become Movies

The technical term is “cross-platform”, and it applies both to games which have... 

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General Video Gaming

The Days Of “Bleep, Bloop” Are No More The Days Of “Bleep, Bloop” Are No More

As children, many of us will have played video games that relied entirely on gameplay to make them popular. Some of the earlier video games had absolutely no incidental music, and any sound that they did include was (theoretically) made by the onscreen character, the weapon they were using, and the characters in hot pursuit. Where games did have music,... [Read more of this article]

Obligatory Merchandising – Where Would We Be Without It? Obligatory Merchandising – Where Would We Be Without It?

Not so long ago, when a movie was completed and released for the public to watch, there was a very simple pattern to things. The movie was scripted, then edited, then recorded and directed, then cut and shown to a test audience, then tidied up and released to a waiting public. Now, pretty much no blockbuster movie is complete without a tie-in video... [Read more of this article]

Testing Your Mind – The Video Games Where No-one Gets Shot Testing Your Mind – The Video Games Where No-one Gets Shot

The popular view of video games seems to be that they entail someone sitting with a controller in their hands, shooting people on a screen. Of course, this is a simplistic view, and there are several other kinds of video games. However, the ones which fit in with a stereotypical idea of what the games entail tend to involve controlling someone’s physical... [Read more of this article]

The Controversy Angle – Selling Newspapers Through Video Games The Controversy Angle – Selling Newspapers Through Video Games

It is hard to talk about video games for a long time without mentioning Grand Theft Auto. And it is hard to mention Grand Theft Auto without talking about the controversy about the game, a controversy which is whipped up every time people have a difficulty in trying to sell newspapers or attract viewers or listeners to topical talk shows. You know how... [Read more of this article]

Virtual Reality – The Games That Got Away Virtual Reality – The Games That Got Away

Some time around the middle of the 1990s, there was a widely held belief that the future of video gaming was the Virtual Reality headset. In the future, we were assured, there would be a lot less watching a screen while playing with a video game controller which made things happen about ten feet from your face. No, you would play games that happened... [Read more of this article]

A Gym For The Mind A Gym For The Mind

Hands up if you have heard someone say “those video games are no good – they rot the brain and poison the mind”, or something that approaches that attitude in terms of an emotive response to video games. Now, put your hands back down. Put your hands up if you regularly play video games and have found that the game frustrates you because it poses... [Read more of this article]

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