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Dungeons & Dragon Online released on Feb 26 2006 is slowly becoming one of the biggest mmorpgs. Of course any big mmorpg has a big secondary market of DDO gold & platinum that are waiting for players to buy.

Why Players Buy DDO Gold & Platinum

Why Players Buy DDO Gold & PlatinumFrom time after time, many publishers still does not approve of players selling DDO plat but of course many players will continue to buy DDO platinum as long as they are available. It has not even been more than 2 weeks since its release date and sellers have already been flooding the market with all the D&D gold on nearly every server. So you must all be wondering where all this gold is coming from and how its affecting the game play?Well, for start, there was a long beta period. With all that time many players have spent hours and hours perfecting the fastest way for them to farm DDO gold. Along with that, they have probably made several characters for trials, finding the fastest ways to level up to 50(currently the maximum level allowed). This is a very profitable market for Chinese players. They can easily run this service for Americans and make a great deal of Yuan.Normally in any MMORPG, if youre rich and have all the gold you need then you can more than likely buy all the gears & skill points necessary to help you level and make you the most powerful player possible. Well, guess again. In DDO there is a restriction to the items you may use, if youre low level you cannot wear certain items above what you currently are. Ive heard it takes approximately 2 months for an average player to hit 50. If you decide to purchase DDO gold, I believe you may be able to hit 50 faster than the average. For the unfortunate players who didnt make that purchase, they will probably be left behind.Many players find this market to be rather unfair. However many players does not have the time to devote 8 hours of their day into gaming and would like to be just equally as strong as those who spend more time playing. Fact is, even if you have all the items you need, what makes a player good is still their skills they have in microing their own character. Along with that, a lot of the players would rather skip through the boring leveling process, especially if its very repetitive. It is pretty hard these days to be 1 of the top players with out buying DnD gold from stores or other players.

Becoming A Game Tester

Becoming A Game Tester

We have seen a record number of requests at Skeptic-Reviews from people wanting to know if this was for real and could any of these products really help someone to start making money while playing video games?After doing our own independant research, joining some sites and reviewing the information, the truth is, there is a huge explosion in the need for game tester jobs. As video game sales skyrocket year after year, game developers need more and more "game tester" s to go through levels, try out new characters and just play the game. Most games today have a multiplayer aspect to them and this requires extensive game testing to fine tune for release. For this, game developers will pay good money per hour to have these projects tested and re-tested again. The hard part is getting in with these groups to be a part of that labor force for the developers.We discovered the game industry does these things in a certain way and they also have sources they go to for hords of game testers. Being a member of one of these clubs or joining a group of game testers is how you get your foot in the door to start making money for testing "video games" . After some initial research we were able to aquire the information on dozens of products and clubs that claim to help you get started as a game tester. Only three made it to the review, the others were deemed to be scams and not worth any mention. We will save you the heartache and frustration of being ripped off by following our recommendation to one of the valid services we discovered below.The following sites offer the best possible opportunities for becoming a full or part time "Game Tester". We reviewed each one and the following is what we found:Product 1 - Game Tester GuideWe were impressed by this program because the founder of this group is a game tester himself and has been making money doing this for some time now. His expert guidance was very helpful.Game Tester Guide is a little different because it offers a one time membership fee of $44.95 but, that gets you in for life. This seems like a pretty good deal, then we dig further.This program basically does it all for you! From the initial setup of your gamer profile to getting you submitted for the video "game testing" jobs. Then, you receive the games in the mail to play. Once you play them, there is a survey that you have to fill out and return. After you submit the review, they send you a check for your time!We really liked Game Tester Guide because it had a lifetime membership, it was easy to get started and was realistic on the amount you will actually get paid to do this kind of job. We gave them an 9 out of 10 score for their product. If you would like to sign up and take advantage of the lifetime membership, see if you qualify by viewing our full review at our site below.Product 2 - Gamer Testing Ground Gamer Testing Ground is a another great program that provides all the information, support and hook ups to get started at game testing in a short period of time. We liked the access to unreleased game titles and the broad selection of game assignments. The game copies are a nice bonus to the game tester job.This program provides a ton of inside resources that will help you become a game tester in short period of time. The insider contacts and information here are invaluable to someone seeking a tester position. This information is impossible to aquire by yourself and with the right contacts and resources this plan gets you the job! We liked it and within a week, with a little effort, we were actually playing games for money!This one also seemed to have access to some very popular game releases and the most unreleased game titles out of the three. If your in it for game diversity, then this one is for you.We gave them a 8 out of 10 for their product. If you would like to sign up and take advantage of the special offer they are running, please follow the link at the end of this article.Product 3 - Only For GamersThe initial reaction was good. We thought the webpage was good and we were excited to see what the difference was with this one.Once signed up and looking for how this one compared, we were hit with a decent 3-step plan to get paid to play games. We followed the steps and sure enough we started getting in on some unreleased games that needed game testers, we followed the plan and we were hired on to test a game that has a new version coming out next year. After a week of testing, we got our first check!Only 4 Gamers had a different approach than some of the others and is geared to the person wanting to start right now. We found the information great and it did help us get some awsome gigs playing games. We also made some nice cash doing it. We gave them a 7 out of 10 score for their product. If you would like to sign up with this one, and get started in this business right away, please click the link to our site below.

PS3: Whats the New Console on the Block Going to Be Worth?

PS3: Whats the New Console on the Block Going to Be Worth?

Originally designed to be released in March of 2006, but delayed until November to work out some kinks left to work out with the new Blu-ray technology. Still, the PlayStation 3 is one of the most anticipated gaming consoles in years, and the promise is of a system that will simply blow the competition out of the water. Of course, all the gamers, as well as normal consumers, have heard this song and dance before with about every other games system that has ever come out (anyone remember Sega CD or the Dreamcast?). So what is true and what is hype? Is the PlayStation 3 really going to be worth all the hype (and rumored extra price), or will it be a let down?Based on the early showings at gamers conventions, the PlayStation 3 does appear to be one of the most promising systems to ever come out. The PS3 is designed to be more than just another video game console, but an all in one amazing multimedia breakthrough, and the PS3 should include some amazing multimedia features, such as video chat, internet access, digital photo viewing, digital audio and videoall this in addition to taking video gaming to an entirely new level. For those of you who have invested large amounts of money in the old PlayStation systems, dont worry: all PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 games will be instantly compatible with the PlayStation 3. This was one of the first pieces of information leaked out before the PS3s initial release at a gamers conference, was that the PS3 would be completely backwards compatible. This has been one of the main knocks on the new X-Box is that they are still working out to make a lot of popular X-Box games compatible on the X-Box 360.In addition to all these benefits, there are some definite technical aspects that are worth noting. The PlayStation 3 has a stunning 256MB of XDR memory and 256MB of GDDR3 memory dedicated to graphics. In addition to this, the designers seemed to go nuts with giving the PlayStation 3 the ability to store a wide variety of data storage and transfer abilities. Whereas the PlayStation 2 only supported a memory card, the new PS3 is supposed to support multiple forms of portable media. The PS3 has 6 USB 2.0 ports, a memory stick slot, an SD slot, and the system supports compact flash. Sony even saved a space for a removable 2.5 hard drive! To the video gaming tekkie, this system appears to be a dream come true, and well surpass the hype that came with it.

Avatarbook - Facebook Meets Online Gaming.

Avatarbook - Facebook Meets Online Gaming.

For those of you who dont know, the Sims Online is undergoing a revolution. Having been left standing for the last few years with little to no input, EA are at last re-shaping the game, and the world of multiplayer gaming as we know it. Sound like hyperbole? Perhaps, perhaps not; check out their latest addition to the online gaming experience: AvatarBook.Facebook made fleshSo what is Avatarbook? Well, the clue is in the name. What is one of the largest social networking websites on the planet at the moment? Thats right - Facebook. With over 58 million users, Facebook is the primary reason that many of us log on in the morning. But, as we all know, it has its limitations. As do online games.One problem with online games is that they can be too divorced from reality - you have your online friends, and your real-world friends, and the two remain firmly divided. Ditto Facebook - your user-circle is limited by who you already know, and its hard to get to know people outside of that circle on a one-to-one basis without sharing all your private data or being introduced by a friend of a friend.All that is set to change, with a new application that could change our networking community forever. When Linden Labs made Linden Dollars (the currency of the hugely popular game Second Life) exchangeable for real-world currency, they opened up the world of online gaming by bringing it into the real world. Now EA want to do the same thing, by allowing users of the Sims Online to link their Avatars' accounts to their Facebook profiles.Sharing InformationAvatarbook has two faces -- the in-game version and the Facebook version. In-game you can use it much like Facebook, in that you can find other Avatars and view their limited profiles. For friends the full profiles are visible, with walls for people to write on and updatable status. Your profile will also show if your lot is open or not, and the application an be used to quickly make your way around EA Land as you jump from friend to friend.In Facebook, the application shows your Avatar's details (unless you have chosen a private setting) and picture, and whether or not you are logged on to the game. This is a useful way for players to find out who is online without having to log in themselves. You can also invite other users of Facebook who are not already Sims Online players to download the application and see your Avatar profile -- a move that EA hopes will attract more people to the game.For the time being, then, the bulk of information that can be shared is Avatar-related. Their skills, properties and friends can all be viewed, and their Wall. The identity of the real-life person behind the Avatar is kept private, at least for now.PrivacyPrivacy is a major issue as far as EA are concerned, so at the moment Avatarbook is fairly limited in how much information can be shared. In the Sims game you can add people to your friends list, which will provide them with a link to your Facebook profile rather than making a direct link, though that is set to change as the application grows. Also, nobody in EA Land (the Sims Online world where the application will be available) will have access to your real name - you will be searchable only by your Avatar's name. EA have stated that they intend to allow players to lower their privacy settings so that more information can be shared, but at the moment they're playing it safe.The FutureThis application obviously shows great potential, and it is something that EA are going to continue to develop as they gain feedback from users. The Sims Online game is going through a revolution at the moment, with their free trial set to become permanent free play in the very near future (with limited gameplay for non-payers, much like in Second Life). For years now Second Life has been leading the pack in terms of innovation and social interactivity, but if EA keeps this up then we could be looking at a new contender for the crown. After all, they did come up with the two most popular games of all time (Sims and Sims 2), so some would say that this is less of a surprise than a belated homecoming. Certainly one to watch, at any rate.

The Appeal of Bishojo Games

Bishojo in Japanese means pretty young girl. The Bishojo games center around interacting with largely 2D images of young girls. They could be an arcade game, a puzzle game, an adventure story, or similar game themes. The Bishojo aspect can be incorporated into any computer game and make it a part of the Bishojo game industry.Examples of "Bishojo games" include Gals Panic, Money Idol Exchanger, Strip Mahjong, Tokimeki Memorial, Galaxy Angels, To Heart, Kanon, etc.Bishojo games became popular with the rise of the PC in the 80s in Japan. Beset with very explicit content, guidelines were set in the 90s leading to a more organized set up. The Games were translated into English, but did not enjoy widespread popularity. Many of these were hentai games with more explicit content. Examples include True Love, Season of the Sakura, Three Siosters Story, etc.Today Bishojo games are available in CD ROMs and can be downloaded from the internet. Some of the popular games are Tokimeki Check In, X-change, and Megatokyo. Some of the major companies in the west involved with Bishojo publishing are Jast USA, Peach Princess, G-Collections, etc.Not all Bishojo games contain explicit scenes, though. The western publications however contain explicit themes and scenes. A number of related terms are used with Bishojo and contain similar game themes and representation styles. These include Eroge, Dating Sim, Renai games, Raiser sim, and visual novel.The main impetus behind using cartoons and animations to represent adult content initially came from Japanese laws that did not allow real actors to be used, especially minors. A cursory look at Bishojo pictures would reveal young and pretty girls pampering to the tastes of adults.The main stimulating aspect of Bishojo and other Hentai games appears to be the use of young girls and minors as objects of sexual fantasy. That is what seems to propel the sale, and the lack of widespread popularity in the west appears to be due to this aspect.For more information on Bishojo games, visit Bishojo Games

Playing Online Pool

Many people enjoy the great feeling of playing a good game of pool (or billiards if you really want to sound fancy). Rounding up a good game can be difficult though. You will either have to travel to a bar and pray that you can find someone who's interested in a good game, or you can buy a table and constantly pester all of your friends to play a game. Don't you wish there was some way you could experience pool through some sort of digital or electronic medium? Of course you do. Did you ever think of Internet pool?Many different Internet arcades offer great flash games that can be played for free. These include pool games. You can usually find some format that will let you play your favorite game in a very convenient medium. The controls are excellent and allow you to easily get the experience of playing a good game inside the comfort of your own home.You may think that playing over the Internet will cause the experience to become shallow or less interesting. I won't lie to you. You may miss the feeling of chalking up or the good fun of actually hitting the ball. The difference isn't too great though. You will be able to play with the same thought and skill that youd normally put into a game. Youll still get to think out what your next shot should be, and figure out the angles to pure perfection. Basically, you get exactly what youd think youd get in the terms of control. Everything is virtual, so you can plan out the spin, power, and direction of each shot with a few clicks. You just wont actually be hitting anything.The mode will be the biggest thing to get used too. There are some places that will allow you to have multiplayer games. This means that you and another person somewhere in the world will actually take turns and play out an entire game. You cant be sure of finding this though, and you may just have to rely on a score-based system to get your pool fix. This isnt too bad once you get used to it though. They basically just score you based on how well you played. So, if you take 100 shots to sink the eight ball, you wont do well. Land a perfect break and sink them all, high score paradise. Pool is really pretty easy to score. Even more complicated forms, such as nine-ball, wont upset the system much. A well built flash game will be able to handle just about anything that is thrown at it to reward a good player with the right score.If you are a big fan of pool, you should love to play one of the online versions of it. It is just a lot more convenient. You dont have to go anywhere, you dont have to buy anything, you dont have to reset the table, and you can switch games easily. If you can get past some of the limitations of playing online, you should be able to really kick back and enjoy yourself.

Summary

Dungeons & Dragon Online released on Feb 26 2006 is slowly becoming one of the biggest mmorpgs. Of course any big mmorpg has a big secondary market of DDO gold & platinum that are waiting for players to buy.