Yearly Archives: 2016

Getting Hold Of Gamecube Games

Posted on December 29, 2016 at 10:03 pm

The Nintendo Gamecube is a favourite among collectors. With its unique miniDVD discs and a large selection of quality games, it’s an enjoyable console to use and play. However, because of its classic status, its games are quite difficult to come by.

You can often find decent prices for Gamecube games on Ebay. Ebay is often considered more reliable than other popular sites such as Amazon, this is mainly because of their more detailed descriptions and photos. There are some other smaller websites such as Estarland, which is highly rated due to their reputation and a wide variety of high-quality games. However, Estarland’s prices tend to be high in comparison to other websites because of these high points.

Also be sure to check if there is a Disc Replay store anywhere near you as they often have a few Gamecube games lying around. Otherwise, there are always garage sales and flea markets.

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PS3 Classics – Ni no Kuni

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 9:09 pm

Ni no Kuni entered the gaming sphere surrounded with an aura of hype. A Studio Ghibli game? That idea alone was enough to warrant the anticipation. While the game itself didn’t quite carry with it the grandeur of a classic Studio Gibli film, it did bring with it some of that Ghibli magic with an interesting collect ’em all style creature system.

The charming Ni no Kuni is described by some as Chrono Trigger crossed with Pokemon, all wrapped up in the Studio Ghibli style. A style which wasn’t copied entirely either, Studio Ghibli actually worked on the game’s animation themselves.

The story revolves around a boy named Oliver, who sets out to become a wizard in the hopes of toppling evil and saving his recently departed mother. The timeless world is rich and inventive whether talking scenarios, enemies, characters, or the surrounding locales and the heartfelt themes and motifs make up for troublesome levelling mechanics.

 

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How To Speed Up Your Gaming PC

Posted on October 15, 2016 at 9:52 pm

When it comes to PC gaming, hardware performance is a top priority. Many of the AAA titles make use of the extra power, so having more power available is only a good thing.

One way to improve your PCs performance is to defragment your hard drive. Over time your computer’s hard drive gets fragmented when you run a program as well as opening or closing a file, and the more fragmented it is the slower your computer gets.

This is why you should defragment your hard disk at least once a month. This can be done with Windows’ built-in Disk Defragmenter utility. Just click Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter and begin defragmenting the drive.

This process can take up to a few hours depending on your PCs configuration. Also be sure to restart your computer after the defragmenter utility has finished.

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Games To Check Out This September

Posted on September 29, 2016 at 7:10 pm

Since the No Mans Sky hype has fizzled out, and since it didn’t live up to its galactic expectations, many people are left with a black hole that needs to be filled. But do not fear, there are plenty more games still floating around.

Fractured Space is something that might fill that space faring void. A MOBA set in space in which teams of 5 players go against each other in a battle of capital ship combat. The game has just come out of early access and there are a few sales on the in-game store to celebrate its release.

You could also take a scenic trip under the sea with Abzu, or go with the reliable gridiron action of Madden17. But there are also plenty of other great games this month that might’ve slipped by unnoticed. Those of you who missed out on Overcooked, Reigns, Hue, or Inversus, there’s no better time than now to check ’em out.

 

 

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Space Run – Trucker Trekking Fun

Posted on August 31, 2016 at 5:58 pm

Released in 2014, Space Run is a tower defence game by Passtech Games. It focuses on tower placement, actions per minute and trial and error, all of which comes across as a very traditional tower defence style game reminiscent of the old Warcraft custom maps like Element TD.

This is both to its strength and to its weakness. The game focuses on trial and error, which is considered now to be an archaic design choice. But if you can stick through it, there is great satisfaction in getting a tower placement just right and blasting through a level at literal warp speed. It gives a solid feeling of ‘yeah, I beat that level’.

However, this leaves little replay value. Once all the missions are completed, there’s really no reason to do them again except to ace them score-wise. Which isn’t a bad thing, once a game is finished its finished right?

 

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