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Know How To Score A Good Video Game Deal

Video games aren’t a basement hobby for the super-nerdy anymore! Today the gaming industry is as large (and profitable) as other entertainment media like Hollywood or the TV networks. There are video games out there for players of every stripe, from the hardcore simulation enthusiast to the casual gamer who wants to kill a few minutes (and a few bad guys) on her phone.

Put the subtitles on. Is it hard to hear the dialogue above the background noise? Check for the subtitle option on the game’s option menu. Lots of video games have a section for the audio that is located on the menu. This menu will give you an option to have subtitles or not.

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Brighten up the screen. Although the images might look creepier or more realistic in the dark, it will not help your performance. It can be very hard to see your enemies in the darkness, giving them the upper hand as they sneak up. If you turn the brightness up, you may lose some of the game’s feel; however, you will be able to see better. This will help you spot your enemies so that you can avoid them or attack.

Always check several different stores before purchasing a game. Make sure you look both online and in actual brick and mortar stores in your area. The cost of a video game can vary widely, particularly if a game isn’t brand new. By doing a little extra leg work, you can get a game for a steal.

Video games are expensive, so rather than purchase one that you are unsure if you will like, rent them. Many services offer video games for rent for a certain price every month. By renting the video game first, you can test it out to see if you like it and the buy it if you do.

When buying for children it is important to check ESRB ratings. A lot of games look like they are okay for kids, but they are not. Make your purchase decision after you have reviewed what aspects the rating is applied on, like violence or language.

If you are playing a sporting game, and you don’t have any experience with it, set the difficulty level to rookie. This will help you pick up on the unique features of the game and learn your way around the field. If you set it higher than that, you are likely to get frustrated and not have any fun.

Solve puzzles, fly a plane, or fight a war; you can do anything you want playing video games. Video games can offer us incredible escapism. It’s game time!