Gaming is expensive. New console games for Playstation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 are usually priced over $50 each. Online multiplayer service costs can also add up to hundreds yearly. On the Mac / PC side, its not much cheaper. Game costs, hardware costs and online service costs are similar. Piracy is rampant, ever invasive protection schemes are defeated within weeks, stopping only the paying customers.
An interesting way to take some of the cost away from gaming, and the piracy element without ruining the developer’s bottom line is to use an ad-supported model, like radio and television. But does it work?
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Gaming and gamers bring the average (and professional) user all sorts of innovations. A serious gamer is like a hot-rod racer when it comes to tweaking a computer for performance. Even a regular mouse won’t do, gamers use special gaming mice. There’s a little secret about gaming mice – they don’t have to be used […] Continue reading →
Now that everyone’s thinking about saving money and spending less, a monthly fee to play World of Warcraft looks tougher each month to spend. For those of you who had to cut back and stop playing WoW, here are seven free alternatives to keep you sane. Continue reading →
Gaming is challenging for busy people. Sometimes you don’t have hours, days and weeks to pour into installing a game, playing it and getting good at it. You just want to play quickly, casually and then get back to your life. In this case, online Flash and Java based games are perfect for a quick […] Continue reading →
One of the advantages of the gaming experience on consoles (XBox, Playstation, etc) is the special controller. Ever wish you could use a real controller when gaming on your Mac? As long as the game supports joysticks, its possible to use Microsoft’s XBox 360 USB controllers with OS X. Continue reading →