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    Grampy Life Begins When the Kids Move Out and the Dog Dies
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    Metacritic is Showing a Wii Bit More Balance of Late

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 14 June 2009

    As a Wii owner, I don’t tend to hang around on Metacritic all that much…well actually not at all for a long time. All those red boxes hurt my eyes and the numbers depressed me. It was the sort of feeling I might get if I wandered into a biker bar by mistake; nice place for them but it’s no place for me. Well I dropped in for an overdue visit and my oh my, they’ve changed...

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    Who has the most games? By Console? By Generation? By User Base?

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 15 March 2009

    I was curious which console had the greatest number of games. I'm referring to sheer number, not getting into the important but contentious question of quality. If our listing of games here at VG Chartz is accurate, here are the, possibly surprising, results: The Wii has the most games this generation with 807. The Xbox 360 has 568, 70% as many despite an extra year on the market. The PS3 has...

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    Nintendo Should Make Computers - As Least the Bluetooth Would Work

    in PC Discussion, last active on on 20 February 2009

    Excuse the rant but why doesn't Nintendo build computers or put another way, why can't anyone make a computer that works like a Wii. Sony builds computers (more about this later) and Microsoft builds computer accessories (let's NOT get into that software OS thing). Like right now I'm having to use the touchpad on my notebook (which I hate) because neither my MICROSOFT 8000 Bluetooth mouse or my...

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    Are All Super Gamer PCs Born Equal? Not by Price They're Not!

    in PC Discussion, last active on on 17 February 2009

    The other day I posted some specs for my dream computer and got some valuable input from several members like Squilliam.  So armed with their suggestions, I went back online to seek out by dream computer  v2.0. I found this Gateway FX6800-09  which seemed to fill the bill. I've owned Gateways in the past and been satisfied and I like the quality and style of the FX line. The...

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    Requesting Your Input on My Dream Computer/Workstation

    in PC Discussion, last active on on 12 February 2009

    I'm near to retirement and I plan to make extra money freelancing in digital imaging, graphics and web design and I'll probably play the occasional computer game ;-). I set out to make the most powerful computer I could for under $1500. I explored commercial sources, upgrading a commercial computer, or even building it from individual parts from Newegg. I finally decide to order a custom...

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    Social vs Solitary Games- Is split-screen going extinct? Is online better?

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 05 February 2009

    According the ESA (Entertainment Software Association),  more video gamers (59%) play with other gamers in person than play online (44%). Both numbers are rising although online gaming is rising faster. Even though these statistics were gathered by a consortium of leading game developers to help in planning, local split-screen game support seems to be an endangered species. The one exception...

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    Is Call of Duty, World at War Wii starting to do that Wii Stealth move?

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 30 January 2009

    I finally got time to really look at the Jan. 10 US game sales and I noticed something interesting. While still far behind the HD versions in absolute numbers, CoD WaW Wii is really starting to roll. A month ago it was 77th, last week it was 41st , this week it is 25th in game sales at 32K. That puts it ahead of Wii Music and only 200 behind Animal Crossing and less than 1K behind SSBB. Quite a...

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    3D Gaming is Here! All it takes is a super PC and $$$$

    in PC Discussion, last active on on 22 January 2009

    NVIDIA has announced a 3D kit that will work with "hundreds" of Direct X games. It requires a fast Core 2 Duo and up computer and an Nvidia 9800+ GPU. They have a handy downloadable utility that will see if your machine is up to the task. NVIDIA 3D Information If so all you need is the glasses for $199 or a glasses and monitor bundle for $600. The glasses appear to be liquid crystal shutters...

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    Trends in the NPD Top Twenty Games 2005-2008

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 18 January 2009

          PS2 PS3 Xbox X...

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    2008 Sales, Demographic and Usage Data by ESA Entertainment Software Assoc.

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 18 January 2009

    2008 Sales, Demographic and Usage Data by ESA (Entertainment Software Association)  The average game player age is: 35Gamer age: 25% under 18 year, 49% 18-49 years, 26% 50+ years In 2008, 26% of gamers were over the age of 50. The average age of the most frequent game purchaser is: 40 60% Male 40% Female WOMEN age 18 or older represent a significantly greater portion of the game-playing...

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    How Big is Nintendo Now? According to PinkSheet - FREAKING HUGE!

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 17 January 2009

    Because of a recent thread about Apple buying Sony which I personally think is damned unlikely but it made me wonder about who could buy who. I went to PinkSheet to check out market capitalization. Market capitalization  is a measurement of corporate or economic size based on share price multiplied by the number of shares in issue, providing a total value for the company's shares and thus...

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    Dear Mr. Game Developer, Here's How to Tap Into the Wii - An Open Letter

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 08 January 2009

    It's pretty obvious that there are game developers out there who need the Wii's potential market in order just to survive. I've written an open letter with the advice I think they need to have. I'd like to see your ideas and what you can add to the letter. Dear Mr. Game Developer, I've understand times are pretty rough out there and this video game generation is shaping up differently...

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    Hardcore Gamers Don't Matter Anymore - according to GameDaily

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 04 January 2009

    Seven Signs Hardcore Gamers Don't Matter Anymore excerpted from GameDaily While hardcore gamers may know a lot about games, they are definitely not the ones pushing the video game industry to new heights. Hardcore gamers, the crazies who live on video game message boards and regularly stay up to beat 40-hour games in 24 hours, helped define the video game industry. If you were one of those who...

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    Alright, Already. I know What You Hate. Now Tell Me What You Love

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 03 January 2009

    Things have gotten a little contentious today with everybody hating on everybody else's toy. Obviously we don't all see eye to eye on that one. But the fact that we are all here at all means there must be some kind of video gaming we do love. I'd like to hear you tell us what turns you on, not pisses you off. The idea is simple. Write an early Valentine to the gadget and/or game you love. Try to...

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    For Grownups Only: Think Wii is a Monster - Meet Papa!

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 03 January 2009

    This is not to add fuel to the fanboy flame war which I find childish and boring.  So children go outside and play so grownups can talk.. Obviously I, like everyone else, bought the console that appealed to me. I'm not married to it, Nintendo doesn't send me a check, or even a Christmas card. I just prefer motion control, but so what. You like what you like for your own reason. But here is...

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    New Wii Maketing Scheme - Unbeatable?

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 31 December 2008

    Top this PS360 ...

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    Call of Duty World at War Wii vs PC ; Through the Eyes of a Graphic Whore

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 29 December 2008

      PLEASE NOTE: This is not an effort to advocate or criticize any particular game system but rather thoughts on how two very different systems can produce very different but possibly equally satisfying gaming experiences. Call of Duty World at War is an excellent opportunity to make such a comparison because it was released over all three consoles and the PC with virtually identical scores...

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    Nintendo and the Gaming Press: IS INTOLERANCE EVIDENCE OF FEAR & PANIC

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 30 December 2008

    “INTOLERANCE IS EVIDENCE OF IMPOTENCE.” Aleister Crowley                 The gaming press is reacting predictably to something that they do not like, didn’t want, don’t understand but do fear because it is destroying their version of the gaming world and with it, their importance. That is why I...

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    Wii 2; When Will it Be? What Will it Be?

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 24 December 2008

    I found some information indicating that development of the next generation Wii is further along than anyone suspected. It will be called the Wii HC ; high capacity?, hard core? Some inside Japanese humor? Apparently stung by criticism that their console was too casual, they have pulled out all the stops to make it the mother of all Hard Core, Bad Ass machines. See stolen video of the Wii HC in...

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    Has anybody tried Cobalt Flux's new Wii light gun .

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 20 December 2008

    Has anyone had any experience with this Wiimote  gun. It looks really cool. And the price is right at $19.95"The sleekest looking gun on the market, Cobalt Flux's new Wii light gun gives you full access to all buttons on the remote with one hand while preserving realistic trigger action. Play both with a gun and a free motion nunchuck! Works with –every– game. Comes...

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