It’s amazing where video games have gone today. They started with large consoles which took cartridges and looked vaguely like hand-drawn cartoons. Today, they include HD video, react to the movements of your body and even allow you to show up on-screen. Read on to find out some tips towards being a better gamer.
Buy wireless controllers for your video game systems. Playing video games can get pretty exciting. Many gamers jerk their controllers at one point or another. Some may even get so into a video game that they throw their controller across a room! In instances like these, it is disastrous to be tethered to a system. Wired controllers have been partly responsible for the destruction of many gaming systems.
Don’t take the word of a minor on whether or not a game is appropriate for them. If a game is rated M for mature, there is usually a good reason for it. Do your homework on the hot new game your kid is begging for. Make sure it is something you want them playing before you spend money on it.
If you are finding a control scheme difficult to use, optimize the settings in your game. The default control scheme is not always for everyone. Some people prefer a brighter screen, a set of more sensitive control or even an inverted layout. In many video games, you can control these in the setting’s area.
If you are buying a game for your children (or another child you know) discuss the purchase with them first. Don’t just buy on a whim. Sports games are quite different from RPG games, so if they have a particular interest, you want to make sure that you know what that is.
Parents should remember to check ESRB ratings. Sometimes the covers of games can be deceptive. They may look like they are for young children when they really are not. Look at why it has the rating it does and buy it if it meets your needs.
Parents should take the time to look in the game console’s settings for parental controls. Consoles will have these controls within their setting’s menus. These can allow you to control games by ESRB rating, the amount of time on the system and limit online access. With these controls set, your child can play games more safely.
Rent before you buy! It is not uncommon to buy a new game, take it home and then play it only to realize that it is nowhere near the fun you thought it would be. It may not appeal to you in any number of ways. Rent it first and find out if it truly offers what you want.
Whether you like to play on a console or your cell phone, video games appear to be everywhere today. You no longer have to go to the arcade to play the best titles, instead you can just play they at home. You don’t even have to go to a store to buy them! What a world we live in.