Is it game time? Got your friends together? Snacks ready? How about that latest video game? Are you playing online video games? Don’t do it! This article will give you the ins and outs to make your gaming experience a great one.

Be sure to use the subtitles. Are you having a hard time hearing dialogue over all that gunfire and background music? Check for the subtitle option on the game’s option menu. Many video games have an options menu which allows you to change the audio settings. Such menus generally offer a way to turn subtitles on and off.

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It is important to understand how video games are rated. Video games are no longer just for children, so not every game is safe for all ages. Each game is marked with a rating, based on age, and ranges from Early Childhood (Ages 3+) up to Adults Only (Ages 18+). If you plan to purchase a game for another person, you should certainly verify that the game is suitable for the age of the individual.

If you are getting a game as a gift for a child, always ask for several options before you head to the store. You will use a lot of variables in making a decision on whether or not to purchase a game for kids of a certain age, so make sure you have some titles to choose from.

If you do not know whether or not your computer meets the requirements to play a game, you should look up the ‘Can You Run It’ website. You can find out if your system can handle the game! Remember, after you use it, you can delete it from your computer if you wish.

Now you are prepared to start beating everyone! With these hits you will be able to beat your competition easily. Knowledge always equates to power, and that’s definitely true in the world of gaming, too!