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Gaming on a Budget

Gaming isn’t a cheap hobby. One of the main “excuses” used for piracy is the cost of games and with rising production costs at the developer’s end, price increases are often considered during annual shareholders meetings of even big production houses like EA.

So what’s the frugal gamer to do? In this article I want to briefly point out a few great ways to feed your hobby on a small scale budget.

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All of the major consoles have services that allow for alternatives to $50+retail titles: Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network, and Wii Ware. With prices ranging from $8 – $15 the selection is quite vast and as of late the quality of these games has really picked up. Usually you expect only a few hours of entertainment from an arcade title but multiplayer games like Battlefield 1943 can provide literally endless hours of gaming. In this post I’m going to list a few of the games I got for next to no money. Continue reading

EA Sports NHL 09

A couple of weeks back I asked my buddy Heekwon if he was interested in buying NHL 09 so we could play some hockey games over Xbox Live together. Before I even had a chance to buy it myself he went out and got it. What a friend!

I felt a little bad because it took me until yesterday to buy it myself but I’ve finally got it! I’ve only played one game so far, won the game 2-0 and also won 2 fights 🙂

So far it looks awesome and I can’t wait to start a club in EA’s online league and get some good gaming in! I’m just hoping now that I can get a one year Xbox Live Gold membership for Heekwon. I owe the guy!

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NHL 09 Box Art