Finding the Best Video Game Prices Video Game Stores and Vintage Video Games Some of us are old enough to remember the first video games – pong, Atari systems, Space Invaders, etc. They were pretty impressive back then. It’s hard to believe that it was just a few decades ago when they were cutting-edge entertainment. Now the video game industry has blown wide open, with more variety, better graphics, and better playing than anyone could have imagined back in the eighties. From Frogger to Skyrim, many people love all video games, for different reasons. The good news is that you don’t have to pick one kind of game to enjoy. There are vintage game collectors, new game only players, and everything in-between. In fact, there is so much going on in the various corners of the video game world that it’s hard to stay abreast of all of the info available. Fortunately, there are resources on the internet that help video game players and collectors stay on top of new developments, choose games wisely, and find great bargains. So many video games are released each year that it can become an overwhelming task just to sift through them all, trying to wade through the hype to find good games that you will actually like. One of the simple but important benefits that new online gamer-support sites have offered is good, unbiased, fair reviews of games. The better sites give in-depth reviews that compare the games to similar games, discuss the game in terms of several reasonable criteria, and address different types of gamers who may react differently to the game. These sites can also make their visitors aware of rare and imported games that they may not have even heard before, and provide reviews for those. Either way, these online resources really enhance game collecting and playing. They can also give useful reviews of the video game stores in various areas, based on prices, variety, service, etc. Vintage video games are becoming a big hit among collectors, and big business as well. Flea markets and garage sales all over the country have stack of games in various conditions. Now, through the magic of the internet and smart phones, savvy collectors can go to video game collector sites and look up the fair value of games while they are out in the field shopping. Some of the very best video game collector sites also offer a huge amount of other useful information on a wide variety of topics, ranging from hardware repair and maintenance to suggestions for movies and anime that gamers tend to enjoy. Sometimes you can find write-ups about the history, story development, and trivia about the making of different games. Walk-throughs, cheats, gaming tips, and other bits of gaming information are also common on these sites – anything and everything a video game enthusiast could want, including videos of game play. These sites are a great resource to help people find what they want to know, buy, and play, without getting ripped off or frustrated. About the Author The author is a university professor and game enthusiast who teaches classes that include discussions of pop culture, the significance of video games, and changes in video game stores over the years. He works with students majoring in Game Art and Design to find new approaches to gaming.
Published on Apr 8, 2012
Published on Apr 8, 2012
Some of us are old enough to remember the first video games – pong, Atari systems, Space Invaders, etc. They were pretty impressive back the...