Strategy Guides For Video Game Players

In the compex world of girls video games, strategy guides aren't considered a luxury any more. If you want to be successful at any girls adventure game, a video strategy guide is a must have item. If you're a hard core gamer girl you more than likely want to be able to win the game on your own without a strategy guide. With today's extremely challenging games, you can get some high fives for facing such a daunting task. Your girl friends will be amazed if you don't have to consult a single video game strategy guide while playing your favourite game.

It's hard to believe but I've been using video game cheats and strategy guides since I had the original 8-bit Nintendo. The game cheats we used back in the day were pretty undeveloped. There were only eight buttons that you could push, so every video game cheat was a combination of up, down, left, right, b, a, select, and start. They were pretty easy to remember, and we were always trading them with my girlfriends. Sometimes we would even find one accidentally.

We also had some video game strategy guides that were published by Nintendo or the maker of the game. They were really useful for games like Pokemon or The Legend of Zelda. The video games would contain many riddles to decipher and adventures that needed completing. Being able to have the video game strategy guide available was great when you got stumped. These guides didn't emphasise cheats so much as explain how to solve the riddles.

Video game strategy guides come in handy for girls PC games that are available in mass quantities too. I remember that I used to relish playing the King's Quest games. The games were so hard it took a video game strategy guide to get your way through. A video game strategy guide for an adventure game like that could be a 10, 20, or even 30 pages long. They were more like books than “guides.” The games were already so many-sided that it was like reading a novel to find your way through the labyrinth.

The trends haven't changed as video game makers produce harder video games for us girls needing more complex video game strategy guides. I remember when I purchased the Empire Earth strategy guide a number of years ago. It was at least one hundred fifty pages long! I've heard that this is not abnormal for video game strategy guides nowadays either. Some of them are even more massive. Still, I guess that's what you need to get through a confusing video game.

If you have figured it out yet you would probably have to have the IQ of a female Einstein to be able to make it through the compexities of today's video games without a video game strategy guide. I would suggest not using them though until you absolutely have to so as not to take away the challenge that your video game offers you. You got the video game in the first place for that main reason didn't you? Break out your video game strategy guide when you don't know what to do next and get to where you need to go. Go girl!

Video game merchandise ideas for Christmas 2008

Christmas is coming, and video games girls everywhere will be stocking up on the latest titles for their beloved gaming platforms. So, what do you get for the diehard gamer girl who has all of the games, all of the consoles and all of the latest add-ons? There's much more to the games culture industry than just the games and games machines themselves, so there are always loads of great ideas out there for video and computer games related Christmas gifts. Let's take a look at a few ideas for different gift items from the biggest games around, all of which would make Christmas 2008 special for the gamer girls in your life. They would certainly make a change from just a pair of sore thumbs…

First up would be the officially licensed action figures that are available. Action figures are a fantastic and affordable item for any games fan, with all of the major releases represented in action figure form via your local specialty stores. 2008 saw the rise of Halo 3 figures and Gears of War figures (individual, box sets and 12 inch versions) storming the video games merchandise scene, but there are so many other games with licensed figures available that there is something out there for most diehard gamers' tastes, and we all know just how discerning they can be.

Final Fantasy is, as always, well represented on the scene. There’s action figures, statues, replicas and other collectibles available from the hugely popular franchise. This particular series of games seems to be the one with the most longevity, with each of the games from recent years proving to be very popular on the merchandise front. The action figures, from Square Enix/Play Arts, are some of the most beautifully made and packaged items on the market, and would make the ideal gift for any fan.

There are even high-end collectibles relating to games and video games culture from companies such as the masterful Sideshow Collectibles, who create some of the most finely detailed and highest quality collectibles on the global market.

Other classic games franchises with items available include Tomb Raider and its legendary leading lady, Lara Croft, God of War, the hit Metal Gear Solid games and more. Of course, as mentioned before, the big two this year are undoubtedly the all conquering Halo 3 and Gears of War, both of which have been immortalised as action figures, high quality statues, posters, calendars, clothing, messenger bags, prop replicas, comic books and more. There is much more out there for female games fans than one may at first think, and as you see, there are many superb ways to find games fans the perfect Christmas gift this year.

PowerLevel Your WOW Death Knight Character

death knight leveling guide

World of Warcraft has a knack for pulling female players in and not letting go. Due to an ultimate treasure of abilities, weapons, skills, spells and gear found in game, there's plenty to keep any gamer busy for quite awhile.

Game developers understand the importance of providing continuous extended content to online multiplayer games because they count on girl players' monthly subscription fees. So to keep the fans happy, game developers offer extended game content in the form of expansion packs, "special" editions to the game of WoW that are purchased separately but played in conjunction with the original game.

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King is set to be the second expansion for the game, and purchasing the package allows gamer girls to buy death knight capabilities. The death knight class is a classic class first introduced in the original World of Warcraft games, and it is the only new hero class planned for the new expansion.

More than just another secondary class, buying death knight capabilities means opening a whole new world. Expect more than a new class but also new dungeons, weapons, spells and quest lines among other game content.

A series of quests must be completed before players can roam freely with their new characters. But these quests will help players learn how to use their death knights and how to master the power of the class, an essential tutorial that will convince more players to buy death knight capabilities.

For those girls looking for new adventure, buying death knight capabilities through the purchase of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, is worth every penny considering the amount of new content promising to offer hours and hours of new game play.

An Xbox 360 Console Review

Right now there are three major gaming consoles on the market for us girls to choose from – the Nintendo Wii, the Playstation 3, and the Xbox 360. I have tested and written about both the Wii and the Playstation, so now it is time for an Xbox 360 console review.

Xbox 360 – A Complete Look

After I set it up I saw the Xbox 360 is a far cry from its predecessor. The original Xbox was big, black and boxy looking. The new unit is anything but. It is far smaller, although not as small as the Wii or Playstation, and white in color. For the first part of the Xbox 360 console review I give it a girly 4 out of 5 for appearance.

While appearance for some people is important, if you are a serious gamer girl then this is the least important thing. So let’s take a look into the next part of the Xbox 360 core console review and look at the titles that are available. This is not a game review, but rather a look at the games you can get. The first thing that stands out for this console review is that the Xbox is the only system that you can get Halo for. While it has been made available for the PC, the game play on the console is far superior. The Halo series is perhaps my favorite of all time and this is a big plus in favor of the Xbox. While the single player is fun, this game truly shines with the multiplayer options, but I will get into that in the next section. For game titles I give the Xbox 360 console review a girly 4 out of 5.

The next thing that is really important when you get a gaming is system is the multi player options. The original Xbox blew its competition out of the water, and while Playstation and the Wii are catching up the Xbox 360 is still leading the pack. You can find games easily; get content, and almost all of the games released for the system offer multiplayer support. The score for its multi player is a girly 5 out of 5. I find it hard to believe that they could improve on this much.

The Xbox 360 in my mind is the best system if you are looking for online action. Without even looking at the graphics or doing a review it shines. It does not have the fun aspect of the Wii and most of the girls games are more adult in flavor. The Wii owns the market in fun, interactive games. For non online girls games the Playstation 3 might have a slight edge, but if it does it is very slight and the Xbox 360 can keep up with in almost every regard.

Well there you have it, hopefully this Xbox 360 core console review has helped you to make your decision. Go girl!

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