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Broken Benjamins- What To Do When Money Is Tight.

 

Times are tough, these days. The economy is still rough, jobs are still sometimes uncertain, and things are only slightly looking up for our wallets after a long time of being down. However, we still have hobbies and free time, so we still want games. (Not to mention the sheer amount of games coming out.) So how do I, Gamebeast stay in games without being financially dumb? Here's a few suggestions...

Don't avoid free flash games...

I admit, sometimes I feel dirty when I play flash games. I'm supposed to be a *hardcore* gamer, so what the devil am I doing playing Crush the Castle or Doodle God? I'm getting entertainment, for less. Sure, Flash games don't provide nearly the amount of satisfaction of normal titles, however- they're fun time wasters, and some of them can be really deep and fun. Line Rider is great- don't hate, appreciate (yes, I borrowed 'don't hate, appreciate' from one of Saint's blogs... What of it?

App Store is Not Evil...

Once again, the *hardcore* gamer impulse may take over while considering downloading Angry Birds on your iPhone. Ignore it. These games can provide hours of entertainment, for a cheap price. *NBA Jam and Tiny Wings are awesome!*

Digital Distribution is a friend...

Like the forementioned App Store, services like XBLA, PSN Store, Steam, etc., are really great for delivering fun experiences for a cheaper price. Not only can you download really great Indie titles for next to nothing, you can also download classic games that you love from yesteryear to your current console, often with updated graphics and some gameplay additions. (But really, PSN, where is Overblood?)

Go Retro, Bro...

About three weeks ago, I purchased Final Fantasy X for my PS2. It was fifteen bucks, and I wasn't expecting much. I got a lot, though. The game is still amazing, and I'm still waiting for a time when I have three or four free hours to delve further into it. Drive to your local gamestore, and look through the PS2, GC, or Original Xbox games. Many of them are still awesome.

Be Careful About Your Purchases...

 

Of course all of these suggestions probably won't make up for the hole in your heart left from the lack of new games on your shiny, this-generation console. If you are reading this blog, you most likely have internet access at your Batcave. If so, look up a new game you want to buy on Metacritic. But DON'T, I mean DON'T just look at the numbers. Use the links provided to tell whether or not your purchase is worth your time of day! Don't buy games blindly, unless you are completely ready to get burned.

I hope that, following these simple suggestions, you can get some more gaming into your life, with a little less money exodusing from your wallet.

Hey, don't leave just yet! It's PA time!

Have you heard about Rising Radiation? Wait- you haven't??!! C'mon, man! Your killing me, dude! *Sigh* Okay, if you really have no freaking idea, here is a link to the dev blog...

http://projectinjava.wordpress.com/

This is a project thats becoming important to me (the writer) and I'd like for it to be important to you, too. If you want to help out with RR, email me and Jake Auditore at RisingRadiation@gmail.com  our project email adress. If you don't want to do anything, at least pimp the project- we'd be really greatful.

Gamebeast out...

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