Video Games Make a Killing Even in Bleak Season

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279w ago - The economy is in the doldrums, and shoppers everywhere are cutting back on spending. Yet in stores and Web outlets selling video games, times have rarely been better.

Thanks to the spread of video games to older demographics, to the mature product cycle of all three leading game consoles, and to the incredible popularity of the sector-changing Nintendo Wii, the video game industry is bucking the recession.

From harried housewives getting in some exercise on the Wii Fit to teeny-boppers playing along with bands on music games, or hardcore gamers enjoying the spectacularly immersive effects of titles like Gears of War 2, the industry is offering something for everyone at relatively modest prices.

That assertion may surprise those who think that splashing out 50 dollars or more per game and hundreds of dollars for a console is a bit excessive. But when you figure out how long a successful game can hold a player's attention, the investment seems a lot more worthwhile.

The enthusiasm for this most modern of entertainment devices is hardly confined to the United States.

Microsoft reports that November was its biggest sales month in Europe for the Xbox 360 console - sales rose 124 per cent from a year earlier. In the US, the Xbox had its best Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving,...
 

Video: Left 4 Dead - XBox 360 Mods Available

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280w ago - GameTuts has shared a video via YouTube demonstrating how easy it is to conduct various Left 4 Dead exploits on the Xbox 360 console while annoying multiplayer gamers.

To quote: In this video I show you some Left 4 Dead Mods for the Xbox 360! No more tutorial, sorry. Please enjoy and don't forget to subscribe!

The only reason I did this is because it made the game fun for me. I love doing things you can't normally do. I do NOT use this to cheat in versus. I DON'T CARE about winning in versus. If I wasn't able to mod this game I probably wouldn't care about it at all.

I am done with this game. It no longer entertains me. Time to go play a more high quality game like GOW2 is how I feel. So stop giving hate messages about cheating in a game that really doesn't have a competitive multiplayer.




 

New Video Releases on PlayStation Store for December 9, 2008

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280w ago - Per Grace Chen, Senior Manager at PlayStation Store yesterday:

Hi Everyone - We've got some great new releases available for download from PlayStation Network today, including:

• The Dark Knight
• Horton Hears A Who!
• Stargate: Continuum

Check out this bonus clip, "Batman Unmasked - Bats."

Using the real life tools of analysis, we unlock the psyche of Bruce Wayne.




 

Video: Resident Evil 5 - Viral Campaign Gameplay Available

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280w ago - Today GameTrailers have made available a new Resident Evil 5 'Viral Campaign Gameplay' video.

The video's caption reads as follows:

"Chris and Sheva have found themselves in a real sticky situation."

Those interested can check it out below:

Enjoy!




 

Video Game Piracy: The Widening Problem and How to Stop It

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280w ago - iTWire of Australia thinks they have found the best way to limit video game piracy. Upon checking the top sellers list, they found it was dominated by Wii games such as Mario Kart, Wii Fit and Wii Play... all of which come with some kind of peripheral.

So they feel that as the games require the hardware, then people are less inclined to pirate the games. Moreover, special editions can still make a difference with nice little gifts inside such as key rings, extra content discs, etc.

To quote: See a trend? Sure the top three are games for the Wii, but more importantly, four of the top 5 have some sort of peripheral hardware associated with the game. This trend continues when you break it down across platforms - at least at the console level.

Guitar Hero: World Tour and its associated microphone, guitar and drum peripherals hold down two of the top ten Nintendo Wii sales chart positions, features in both PS2 and PS3 top ten and along with the Karaoke game, Lips (and its microphones) also appears in the Xbox 360 top ten.

Nintendo have released a bundled pack with Animal Crossing for the Wii, with the Wii Speak peripheral. I think they have cottoned on to it, avoid game piracy by packaging your software with a new piece of hardware, whether the game actually needs it or not.
 







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