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Video Game Day

Video Game Day Playing games is one of our most popular leisure time activities in America and Video Game Day (always on July 8th) is the perfect excuse to kick back and enjoy your favorite titles. Know you’re in good company playing video games, according the Entertainment Software Association, more than 65-percent of US households play video games in some form or fashion – on a handheld devices, gaming consoles and personal computers. And it’s not just fun limited strictly to the kids – 75-percent of the players are over 18-years old! Banish an otherwise boring day by dressing up as your favorite game character and celebrate the fun of gaming. One of the most popular video games of all time is Halo (an all the other sequels in the franchise) and the trademark character, Master Chief. Believe it or not, a video game costume of Master Chief can be bought right of the (cyber) store shelf and will instantly transform a couch potato into a weapon-wielding warrior. Since 2004, World of Warcraft and its expansion packs have be the world’s most popular massive multi-person online role-playing game where participants get to assume an alter personality and live a virtual…

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Sonic and Mario Games

Mario was first introduced in 1981 in the Donkey Kong game that was available in the arcade. At that point he was known as “Jumpman,” however he looked exactly the same as the Mario we have all come to know in the Mario Bros. franchise. The Mario game that brought the character to its popularity was the first “Super Mario Bros” game that was introduced for the Super Nintendo and is now known as the best selling game of all time. It was known to be the best developed side scroller of its time which opened its doors for the developers to enhance its development for future Mario games. Mario’s development into the 3D world helped excel its brand to the Nintendo 64, which today is still known as the best 3D platform game that has ever been created. There have been many other clones of this game but none have ever reached the level of success as Super Mario 64. In competition with Nintendo, Sega wanted its hands on the Mario Brothers fame. They created Sonic the Hedgehog who would help market the Sega Genesis to compete against Mario and the Super Nintendo system. Sonic was built as a…

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Super Mario Crossover 2, A Remarkable Twist On An Old Classic

Are you ready for a version of Super Mario Brothers that you’ve never played before? If you’re into the world of Mario like millions of other people around the world then Super Mario Crossover is a must play game for you. Super Mario Brothers is one of the most popular video games of all time and there are so many gamers out there that can’t seem to get enough. Nowadays you will even find a lot of the gamers playing this game are adults. This is because Mario came out in the 80’s and that’s when they were kids. Today the new programmer minds of the day are resurrecting these old classics and adding a new feel to them. Once they have their latest version available we then find access to it online for our enjoyment. Super Mario Crossover is by far one of the best remakes of an old classic to date. The game was developed with care and not much was overlooked. The reason for the word Crossover in the title relates to the added characters that can be played in the game. Some of the more famous characters from the same time in the 80’s like Megaman…

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How to Play Super Mario 64 Walkthrough

Introduction to Super Mario 64 Most people cannot now do without the Super Mario 64 Walkthrough. Super Mario is one of the oldest classics in the gaming world and is still as strong today as it was in the 1980’s. The pretense of the game has stayed the same, Mario must rescue the princess and then is somehow transported into a different world and he has many battles to fight and challenges to contend with. The huge change from the old platform style game of the 80’s is that Super Mario 64 is in 3D. This is a huge improvement in respect of the graphics and makes the game a lot more fun and interactive. There are also many more collectables to grab along the way too. Super Mario 64 Walkthrough for finding some collectables • Power Star: There are 150 to collect which allow you to unlock a surprise • Coins: You need to collect 50 coins to gain an extra life • Star Switch: In order to get these you need to press the button to make a star appear in the box. • 1-up mushrooms: The most common collectables in the game, they can be found easily…

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Video Game History – Do You Remember Pac Man, Space Invaders, and Super Mario Brothers?

Of all the things that the 1970’s produced, there are few that made as big of a cultural impact as video games. There’s no question about it: video games have been a significant force in society and one of the most popular leisure pursuits. Chances are if you’re under the age of 40, you played them, some of us a lot. There was Atari, Intellivision and Colecovision. Don’t forget Sega and Nintendo. Today there are web sites that allow you to download free online games. And if you remember those days of the late ’70’s and early 80’s, you recall that the games relied on graphic improvements and better ways of shooting the enemy. It was more or less a solitary pursuit. With the rise of the Internet and online games however, lots of things changed, including the ability to download games and playing online games, making games a more social activity, with lots of players, or opponents playing each other from different countries. This may be the biggest change – and the latest benefit that games have offered the world. But what about the early days? How did it all start and what were the video games that defined…

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Good and Bad in Gaming

Gaming is one of the biggest hobbies and even careers in the world. People play games for fun or learning while others record videos about the games. In this article, I will focus more on gaming itself and not so much the side of how to make gaming videos. Gamers come in all different ages, genders, religions, locations and shapes. The backgrounds of people who are gamers make gaming that much more fun. Backgrounds of gamers can play a part in the type of games that people play. There are all kinds of combinations for different categories relating to the type of games and type of gamers. You really need to look at the game’s website to get all the pertinent information prior to buying. There are many online platforms where you can buy games from such as Steam or Humble Bundle. Those sites will give you the description, videos by the company, pictures, user and non-user tags, reviews, website, company and their social account(s). Be aware the game’s website might not show you everything you need to know. As a minimum, a gaming company will show a short sales pitch description, small amount of pictures (5 at best), one…

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Learning About Video Game Company Logos

A logo is a graphic representation that visually creates a brand identity and reflects the credibility of a company. It is oftentimes considered as a significant marketing tool through which consumers are able to make an impression of the business. In the realm of video gaming, numerous companies have definitely put their marks on the minds of the people over the years through the help of their respective logos – each of which is distinctive from the other. Let us name some of these video game company logos that have notably been catching the attention of consumers: Atari Originally designed by George Opperman, the Atari symbol appears elegant with the use of a stylized letter ‘A’ that was later labeled as the Atari ‘Fuji,’ resembling the shape of the Japanese mountain. It has been the accepted and used symbol of the corporation founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell. It was representing one of the first arcade games to be launched ever, Pong, signifying two opposing players battling across the Pong court in the middle. It has become an iconic symbol and a ceaseless signification of Atari’s mode of gaming. Also, the stylized ‘A’ is connoted by few as a race…

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Mario Games

When I think of what to write about Mario games, I can’t help but think about just how much they actually define a new kind of culture driven by groups of people who are motivated to a certain degree by self-fulfillment, nostalgia, and a desire to experience something old being made new. They do this by using their talents to accomplish their dream of creating new games with the help of an old friend who is constantly and faithfully being made new with the passing of time and the development of new gaming technology. We live in a time when Mario games are no longer confined merely to consoles and cartridges but can now be found anywhere there is an Internet connection and can be created by anyone motivated enough to learn even the basics of game design or computer programming. Today, many gamers take advantage of existing graphics, sprites, and game engines to put there own twist on their favorite games and game concepts. Of course, you will find varying styles and quality depending on the preference and skill of your respective gamer/developer, and while this gaming format does not guarantee that you will always find the best game…

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