Thursday, October 23, 2014

What Is The Best Video Game Of All Time?

This is a tough topic to tackle, but I'm going to go ahead and break the ice for a little bit. While I won't actually mention what my favorite video game of all time is, I will mention one that is definitely in the top 10 of video games. And the answer might surprise you.

Top 10 Video Game of All Time

Controversy and all aside, one of the top 10 video games I've ever played in my life time is The Last of Us. I'm going to get hate on this decision purely because it came out just over a year ago, but it truly is one of my favorite games I've ever played.

Not only is it fun to play, it also engages you and makes you have an emotional reaction to the story. Not a lot of video games can do that, much less the retro games people always talk about that don't have any story to it whatsoever.

I played this on my Playstation 3, and to me, it was the last hurrah! of the gaming console's life time. Only bad thing I can say about this game is that I wished I could have played it on my gaming PC instead of a console that was on the tail end of it's lifespan.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Should Gaming Desktops Cost Less?

I know this blog is all about gaming desktops and saving money while playing video games. But, I am curious on the subject of whether or not desktops should be cheaper for us consumers.

Now, we all know how much companies rake in with all their technology sales. Companies like Dell, Lenovo, ASUS, etc. all make huge amounts of money selling us gaming products.

Should Gaming Desktops Be Cheaper?

In my honest opinion, yes they should. However, with that said, I don't think the value of these pieces of technology go any lower than what they are now.

I just think it's better for the gaming industry as a whole if gaming PCs were a lot cheaper than they are today.

Not only does the video game industry get more exposed, but game companies have the potential to make a lot more than they already do right now.

Further reading: my blog's homepage and why I don't like Valve's free to play video game.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Why I Don't Like Team Fortress 2 on my Gaming Desktop

Hello again readers,

Today I'd like to discuss Valve's hit free-to-play game, Team Fortress 2. I personally do not have any bad feelings, negative energy, or hatred towards the game. Plain and simple, however, I just do not enjoy the game. And I'll tell you why.

But first, if you haven't already checked out my gaming experience with the best gaming desktop under $500 then click here.

Why Team Fortress 2 Doesn't Suit My Fancy

Team Fortress 2 is designed to be a fun game for all ages. I know a lot of teenagers play this game, and a lot of adults play this game too. It's a game to wind down on stress.

However, it's not my cup of tea. Why? Because I'm a competitive player. Valve just doesn't implement any sort of tactical strategies or a competitive spirit in their video game.

I love to play against other players and compete for the "Best Player" title. However, I just don't feel like I get that kind of gameplay in TF2.

More reading: My blog

Saturday, August 23, 2014

My Experience With Budget Gaming Desktops Under $500

Greetings, and welcome to another article on my blog ($500 Budget Gaming). The theme of the blog, if you couldn't tell, is saving money on playing video games, my favorite hobby of all time.

My Story On Gaming PCs Under $500

It's an expensive hobby, to say the least. One day, many years ago, I couldn't afford to buy a full fledged gaming desktop. My only options at that point of time was either a very inexpensive desktop (not suited for gaming but my sole purpose was just that) or a Playstation 3. I already owned the Xbox 360 and heard that the graphics were almost identical to a PS3, so I didn't want to buy another gaming console.

That left me to purchase a cheap desktop. I could have gone second hand and bought a gaming desktop under $1000, but even that was too expensive. My budget had to go lower.

So I chose to purchase a gaming computer under 500. I didn't know it at the time, but that was one of my top three greatest purchases of all time.

I had custom-built my own desktop, which one of my own friends Kwame would tell you about in his blog. I thought it would be a terrifying to do, since I had little to no experience back then creating and building my own hardware.

It only took me a half hour to get all the parts I need, and then another hour to assemble it. Within 2 hours I already built a great and cheap desktop that had some power in it.

Why You Should Buy a Gaming Desktop Under $500 And Nothing Higher

Gaming Desktop Under 500Gaming is expensive. Sometimes in life, we have to go with what we can afford and not try to push boundaries. When purchasing a sub-$500 gaming computer, you're doing both ideas.

Not only do you save yourself money -- scratch that, a lot of money --
you also play it safer than going all in with your cash. 

For example, when I made that budget gaming purchase years ago, I contemplated if I should save myself the hassle and just buy hardware that will last me years to come.

I was right to choose the cheaper option. My gaming desktop that cost me less than 500 dollars still runs perfectly today, years after the initial purchase.

Sure, the $1000 gaming desktop could also last me years, but I saved myself a full half-grand in the process.

Budget Gaming Is Here To Stay

I believe budget gaming is here to stay and will be here until gaming dies, which by the way, I hope is never. Here's why:

The gaming industry fluctuates in price. Games get more expensive to purchase and more expensive to make. Game developers continually ask for more salary for the hard work they put in.

If we all save money together, we're doing the gaming industry a great service. 

So if you love gaming like me, you'd go ahead and buy the best gaming PC under $500 that money can buy. Happy gaming everyone!

Introducing $500 Budget Gaming Blog!

Welcome to my blog, everyone!

If you haven't already viewed my Google Plus page (to the right sidebar), my name is Ms. Hollie Hungrallie. I love to play video games, but I love saving money while doing it even more.

Here in this blog, I want to share my experiences in budget gaming with you guys, and show the rest of the world that saving money doesn't necessarily put a dent into the experience!

Enjoy the blog readers! Just to know a little bit about me, I've decided to embed a YouTube video of my favorite game so far in 2014. It's not my video but I do love the gameplay of it.