Gamers Guide 2016

On December 1, 2016 by Josh

Video games provide hours of fun and entertainment for people all over the world every day. The layman may seem rather confused when trying to dip their toes into the gaming pool for the first time. When stepping into a retail store the stacks of video games that line the walls may leave consumers wondering where to start. This handy guide can provide a beginners crash course to the three main systems and the games that accompany them.


In the early 2000’s Microsoft came out with a console gaming experience using their long standing knowledge of computer gaming. The resulting system provided a fast paced gaming experience that is highly tailored towards online gaming. The Xbox is the only system that requires its users to pay for its online services. Subsequently the gaming experience received is one of the highest available. Xbox live runs eight dollars a month or sixty dollars a year. Popular titles are Gears of War, Halo, and the Dead Rising series.

Play Station

Sony’s Play Station was the first of the modern consoles to provide a gaming experience on a disc. Now almost twenty five years later Sony Play Station is in its fourth model and has a wide array of games to choose from. Gamers typically choose Play Station for its high quality graphics and smooth visuals. Online play is free on the Play Station Network but expect issues with lag and server problems. Popular titles on Play station include God of War, Uncharted, Heavenly Sword, and Fallout.


The Nintendo Wii stands in a category of its own amongst modern consoles. From its inception Nintendo sought to build a console that provides a truly unique gaming experience. Using motion sensor technology built directly into the controls gamers use full body movements to engage the Wii and move their characters across the screen. Wii games tend to be tamer and family centered to provide a wholesome gaming experience for all ages. Popular Nintendo titles include Mario Brothers, the Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Wii Sports, and Wii Fitness. Shoot on over to Groupon’s Consumer Electronics Wii to browse their selection of awesome coupons and deals.   

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