If you are looking for a good deal on a game that you have been waiting to buy for a while, then Black Friday is the best day of the year for all you online gamers.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is the day after Thanks Giving in the USA. It is almost like boxing day after Christmas where there are hundreds of sales. The much-celebrated Thanks Giving is always on the 4th Thursday of the month of November and is well-known for the beginning of the Christmas Shopping spree in preparation for the festive period.
Many shops both online and offline open earlier and close later. They also put on discount sales because year after year this has been know as the busiest shopping day in the US. Other countries also celebrate or observe Thanks Giving, such as, Canada. The UK has a small following and also countries like south Africa will partake in Thanks Giving.
What Happens Online on Black Friday?
For anyone that conducts business online, Black Friday is a mega discount day for them. Nearly all their competitors will be placing bargains on their products and services, and so to stay in with the mega amount of sales on Black Friday, the attitude seems to be “If you can’t beat them, join them”.
Buy Your Games at a Bargain Price
As an online gamer, it means that you should be able to browse online gaming stores and find new releases and other games you were thinking about getting at a bargain price.
Celebrated in multiple countries
Even in countries that do not celebrate thanks giving, online stores generally acknowledge Black Friday. If they don’t this is no big deal for online gamers because so many of the online gaming sites where you can purchase games from are from the USA anyway.
Check out your gaming website to see if you can find your favourite game at a knock down price!
Unreal tournament is a classic multiplayer first person online line shooter. When I say classic, I mean the quintessential FPS.
It’s the ninth installment in the Unreal series and is set in futuristic Sci Fi battle running man environment.
The level consists of various weapon pickups, power ups and game modes. The games engine has been used and replicated in a host of other games and there is reason for that…. It’s fun, addictive and will keep you glued to the screen as you try seeking revenge on that asshole on the other side of the world who just flanked you and stole your weapon.
Unreal tournament is hectic. Once you spawn into the level. It’s game on. Keep moving and shooting because if you don’t you’re a sitting a duck. The game runs smooth and has a wide array of weapons to keep you coming back for more punishment.
Now you play unreal tournament online for free, so you battle your friends and foes from all part of the globe in team death match or play everyman for himself in the classic death match.
The games graphics are simplistic and smooth. The textures and lighting are visibly appealing and maintain the simplistic style of unreal that you’ve come to know and love. It’s a bi blocky in comparison to modern standards. But that’s Unreal tournament and they must be doing something right because the fan base hasn’t stopped playing since its inception.
The sound, playability and levels are the real draw card. The games sound is great and really draw you into the futuristic environment and the in-game commentator lets you know when you are on a killstreak.
The fast-paced nature of the game will have your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping. The weapons are varied and functional each has their own special effects in the form of the secondary function like the minigun that drop mines in secondary. A handy tool for bating your energy in and blowing them up. The classic rocket in launcher is there for decimating you enemies and spraying their blood over the walls.
Don’t forget to collect the power ups such as armor and mods like the grapple hook to get you out of those sticky situations. The levels are well designed, and users can upload their own level onto the online platform. The game also records all gaming data and has a ranking system based on kills and deaths. The better the ratio
There’s classic death match where every mans for himself. Or why not team up with buddies and take on some foes from across the world in team death match. Another fun little option is capture where the idea is to take over and defend command post until you gain control over the whole level and defeat your enemy.
Another game mode is last man standing and it’s basically just that. Be the last one alive and you win the game.
This classic game is back and its online will have you hooked in no time. I racked up 35hrs in my first week and I have a day job.
What a question! There are thousands of articles out there debating this point and rightly so. Now, if you are a console player, then you may or may not agree with what I sat in this blog. That is simply because I am bias as hell due to be purely a PC player.
Saying that, please don’t let the fact I am PC boas put you avid followers of console off reading this article. I’ll tell you why – because console players should have fun ripping my viewpoints apart.
I have 3 categories of gamer friends:
Those that own an Xbox, Nintendo or PlayStation
Those that own a PC
Those that have both
I should add a few further sub categories. I have a few friends that have all the above. One of those friends has all the consoles and a gaming PC because he works in the financial industry. Naturally his flash ass has bundles of cash and simply buys everythi8ng he can get his hands on because he can – “Oh the envy!’ lol…
There are friends of mine that are still living with mom and dad. They have brothers and sisters that all own one or other. The sister likes the Nintendo, the brothers like Xbox and PlayStation, so they agreed to buy a different console and swap consoles when they feel like it.
Then they have the family PCs and work laptops – to which one of the brothers is self-employed, and so for tax reasons he invested in a super fang dangle Alienware laptop.
What is Alienware?
For those that don’t know what an Alienware gaming laptop is, then check out this link for more info. You will surely be impressed.
Me personally, I have an Alienware PC, which is truly out of this world – but let’s not boast.
And Now Let the Debate Begin!
As I have so many friends with all the consoles and games you can imagine, I’ve regularly tested them all out. I do like to smoke a little herb, so sadly rather than barring it up on the weekends as any mid-twenties male should be, I tend to enjoy the relaxation of a smoke and game play with friends or on my own.
Let me tell you that there is not a console I have not played on. The end result, I still love my PC and believe PCs are better than consoles. I’ll tell you exactly why in the next section.
Now my friends don’t have a blog, so they can’t really argue back at me, unless of course my blatant reluctance to endorse consoles sparks some anger or competitive spirit that just maybe they do decide to start their own blog. Let’s see – and I’ll be sure to let you know if they do.
PC Gaming is Far Superior to Console Gaming (Don’t shoot me!)
Consoles are simply a gimmick to pilfer cash from people on a regular basis for several reasons. These reasons pertain to the reasons for me avoiding them.
They upgrade the console every 1 or 2 years so you must buy the new one
These constant upgrades may be due to new technology, smaller more effective computer chips, but it is also taking advantage of consumerism much more than PCs do.
When a console is upgraded you need to buy the same game again to be compatible.
I mean how ludicrous is that. You have to buy the same game twice. That really takes the biscuit. Not only did you just fork out a small fortune on a new game, you have basically committed yourself to buying more expensive games that you already have on your old console.
Arguably a lot of the games are still compatible with the older system on occasion as long as the way the game is inserted can fit the style of the new console.
You cannot upgrade a console like you can a PC
What I love about PCs is that no matter how old they get (within reason), you can upgrade certain parts of it. Now, you may say, isn’t this the same consumerism that I was talking about when covering the topic above on upgrading a console.
I would have to agree and disagree with that point. Of course the PC market is not short of its own tricks when it comes upgrades. Despite that little set back to my argument, I am not having to replace my entire PC system.
If initially I purchased a PC with decent motherboard, then I will probably not need to replace it for years. There again there are components that do need replacing here and there are:
The hard drive
Graphics card upgrades
These are components together can cost as much as new a console if you replace them all at the same time. However, you rarely need to, and so the cost in the long run of upgrading PC performance is far cheaper than having to go out buy a whole new console.
PC Games are Cheaper
Before console games were an annoyance because you could not download them like you could on a PC. Now you can, so that wipes that part of my argument. On the other hand, PC games don’t need upgrading just because I purchased some new hardware for better gaming performance.
In fact, many PC games need you just to install and add on or upgraded version of some games every so often which is cool.,/p>
PCs Can Simulate Game Consoles
Ok so this is not strictly ethical, but you can get PlayStation or Xbox games to run on a PC. All you need is a simulator and then you can download that game. The control functions may be a little harder on your PC games controller or keyboard but PCs even solve this problem.
Just by knowing where to look, you can buy a PlayStation or Xbox controller and use a convertor so you can attach these to your PC. The legality of it I have never been quite sure of, but it can be done.
The Low and Short of It
PCs are the much better investment. I can play all the console games I want from Xbox and PlayStation using emulators. Admittedly, there are times that the console games stop working because there is some block, but eventually there is always a work around.
Then, I have all my PC games to play on top of this! My PC lasts longer in terms of technology, it is cheaper for games, and with the graphics card I have, it kicks the ass of any console.
Like or not, I have spoken my mind. I hope you enjoyed the read, and I really hope I have stirred the honey pot between the argument between PC gaming and console gaming.