Four of the Most Popular Video Game Characters

Diablo III is undoubtedly one of the biggest gaming releases to come out in quite a long time. Blizzard Entertainment, www.directstartv.com, usually puts out amazing titles that sweep the gaming world by storm. However, Diablo III has been the brunt of critical comments by many online. The biggest critique that people have about Diablo III is the real money auction house. In the past, games that feature an auction house have priced them in game currency, not real money. Diablo III takes the angle of a real money auction house, meaning that your real US dollars are being used to purchase virtual items. It has been said that they are cashing in on what third-party markets did to Diablo II, where some people made hundreds of thousands of dollars by selling items online. A secondary critique is that it seems too much like Diablo II, with not enough new features being added to the game. Many players believe that Blizzard is simply trying to cash in on the hype and excitement for the game without actually putting the time and to create a worthy title, which is a huge disappointment for people who have been waiting for this game for years.

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The Best New Features in Warcraft’s Mists of Pandaria

The newest World of Warcraft expansion is more than an increased level cap and the introduction of a few new raids. "Mists of Pandaria" opens up a completely unique territory to players, a riveting new class, and an increased story focus that will leave players finding pleasure in the grind of leveling once again. Pandaria is one of the best Warcraft expansions in years and boasts an amazing array of new opportunities for players, so let’s get into it. Here’s what best to expect from "Mists of Pandaria:"

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Mass Effect 3: Game of the Year

If your television service happens to be http://www.expertsatellite.com/direct-tv-channels.html or you have access to MSNBC, then you might have heard the news regarding the third and final installment of the Mass Effect game trilogy starring Shepard.

The announcement came less than a year after the release and, despite how polarizing the conclusion was, people still agree that Mass Effect 3 was the game to play in 2012.

For those who don’t know, Mass Effect was a sprawling trilogy (although a fourth game is allegedly in the works) that spanned five years and grabbed the hearts and minds of gamers and sci-fi enthusiasts everywhere. Taking on the role of Commander Shepard, players were tasked with making decisions both diplomatic and on the battlefield in order to save the galaxy from a seemingly unbeatable threat.

The real draw to the game, though, was the concept of choice and how your decisions could carry over into other games – sometimes with disastrous consequences. Turn your back on someone in need in a previous game and they could try to shoot you in the back in the next.

Blending both the immersion of a massive galaxy teeming with life and some of the best gameplay we’ve seen, Mass Effect 3 is certainly deserving of such a distinction.

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From Pac-Man On: A Brief History of Games

Video game history was made when Toru Iwatani stared into a pizza box at an almost whole pizza and got the inspiration for Pac-Man. Over thirty years later, the big yellow circle with a mouth remains one of the most distinctive and enduring icons of gaming. From humble beginnings, Pac-Man became the most popular video game of all time, revolutionizing video games by attaining main-stream.

Great arcade games preceded Pac-Man, remaining largely niche hits for hard-core, self-styled gamers; none managed [...]

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Buzz about the Upcoming Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 is a highly anticipated MMO coming out soon. Guild Wars 2 picks up where the first one left off in both art style and the idea that you should not need a subscription to enjoy an MMO.

With this game they are changing how people quest in an MMO. They are eliminating the traditional quest givers and allowing players to change the world in real time with their actions. Such a concept makes it easier for groups of players to accomplish tasks together without having to share quests [...]

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The Sims Franchise: Getting Better with Age?

The Sims started out as a simple simulation game that centered around a single family. It mimicked real life in that the family members get up, ate breakfast, went to work, and upgraded every aspect of their lives as they were able to. There were a number of things to micromanage, such as what food to eat, where to work, and which neighbors would become friends. For many, this was a very engrossing game, even though the content itself was somewhat thin.

Over the years a number of expansions and sequels have been released. At present, [...]

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Five Reasons Why the Nintendo Wii Endured Critics

For many generations, gamers have been stereotyped as the 30 year old nerd living in the parent’s basement. The Nintendo Wii changed that. The Wii introduced video games to people who never would have considered playing other games. Because of this, Nintendo Wii is considered a gateway console.

Critics who have issue with the Wii feel it is too simple. That simplicity is one of the things that make people flock to it. In this society of instant gratification, people no longer want to play a game for hundreds of hours. People also don’t want [...]

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Diablo III: What the Critics are Saying

Diablo III is undoubtedly one of the biggest gaming releases to come out in quite a long time. Blizzard Entertainment, the producers of games like WarCraft and StarCraft, usually puts out amazing titles that sweep the gaming world by storm. However, Diablo III has been the brunt of critical comments by many online.

The biggest critique that people have about Diablo III is the real money auction house. In the past, games that feature an auction house have priced them in game currency, not real money. Diablo III takes the angle of a real [...]

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