Pc Gaming: Now & Then

My love of PC gaming started way back in the late 80′s when the console market was still relatively non-existent, and computers were used merely my businesses to word-process or keep files on.

By today’s standards the gaming world was Neanderthal-like, both in the games playability and the crude machines on which they were played. My first experience was with the PC/console hybrids such as the Commodore 64 and the Amiga. I excitedly received a Commodore 64 as a hand-me-down from one of my older siblings as they had gotten into the fast-moving new world of the Sega Master System!

It came with a gigantic keyboard that looked like it could sink a ship if thrown correctly, accompanied by an enormous tape machine on which to load the games. That’s right, the games were on TAPE! Audio cassette sized games that you slotted into this clunky mass that looked like an old D.A.T recorder, you had to hit a combination of buttons, and you could go make (and eat) an entire 3 course meal by the time it loaded. Seriously. Like 20 minutes at least.

At least that’s what it feels like looking back. Now I have a PC tower, with DVD re-writer, AMD Athlon 6400+ 3.0GHz dual core processor, 2Gb DDR2 RAM, Nvidea GFX card, 200GB Hard Drive space, I can fire it up in under 30 seconds, and in another 60 I can be online disarming a bomb whilst someone on the other side of the planet can be trying to reign fire on me and my team mates from an attack chopper.

The Call Of Duty saga, accompanied by the Battlefield and Counter Strike masses make up just part of the absolute phenomenon of online gaming that the PC world embarked on just a few years ago. Not to mention some titles like Half Life 2 and Crysis have been awarded such prestigious titles as Best Game of All Time, regardless of platform or era.

Yes, to say that PCs, particularly PC gaming has come a long way is the world’s greatest under statement. However, the console market has indeed caught up and most certainly taken over in terms of mass gaming, especially with the new generation of beasts such as the Xbox 360 and PS3 being online-ready right out the box. But due to the versatility, the ability to upgrade infinitely and the loyal fans it has accumulated over time, PC gaming will always be a world unto its own.

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Must Have Games For Your Nintendo Wii

While the Wii may lack the graphic quality of some of the other consoles, its ease of play and fun factor puts it right up there with the rest. One of the latest games to be released for this console is Monster Hunt tri. This is a role playing game where you hunt down monsters with mystical qualities. There is a huge amount of self satisfaction at tracking down and slaying one of the biggest monsters. The online play is brilliant and the visuals are quite beautiful.

A long time hero for all Nintendo aficionados is Mario. This little plumber has been with us for many years now, but his popularity shows no sign of diminishing, especially with the amount of starring roles he has in games for the Wii. New super Mario Brothers, Mario Kart, Super Mario Galaxy are 3 big sellers for this console. The game that introduced us to these lovable characters, Super Mario Bros, is available now on download so you can enjoy some great game playing with a touch of nostalgia.

One of the biggest gaming phenomenon’s in recent years has been the call of duty series, or cod as it is widely known. These first-person shooter games have created massive sales around the world, and the version for the wii is right up there with the rest. Cod 4; modern warfare; reflex edition is enjoying great success, and rightly so. There are surprises at every turn, and the online gaming is both addictive and engaging.

A great game for all the family is Lego star wars. This is a mish mash of all 6 star wars movies played out through Lego men. Yes, that`s right; those little play people with the removable head and limbs that were part of all our childhoods. This is fun, engaging, and popular with all ages. Kids love seeing their inanimate play things brought to life and adults find it extremely addictive.
When the Wii first launched, it came with a few games to whet your appetite. Two of these have gone on to become Wii classics. I refer, of course, to Wii sports and Zelda. Nintendo were praised for getting kids off their butts so they got exercise while gaming. Wii Sports was a pioneer, and is one of the most successful games ever released. Whether you want to play tennis, or baseball, or go bowling, the whole family can play together and have a lot of laughs. Zelda transported us to a world where mystery and fantasy became one. There have been several sequels, but many rate the original as the best.
All your favorite past and present Nintendo characters come together to do battle in Super Smash Bros Brawl. Pick a character and fight all the rest for supremacy, great fun for all ages and excellent multi play. Last on our list is the football game FIFA 2010 World Cup – South Africa. Pick a team and take to the pitch for enthralling matches as you strive to lift the prized trophy.

Whether your favorite game is on this list or not, these are well worth having in your game selection and a guarantee you will never hear the dreaded words I’m bored from your offspring!

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Now you can easily buy them at wholesale price and you’ll be certainly surprised! Just enjoy the fun!