Madden NFL 15 Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Madden NFL 15 RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network What to Buy With Your Tax Refund https://www.gameskinny.com/8rhvm/what-to-buy-with-your-tax-refund https://www.gameskinny.com/8rhvm/what-to-buy-with-your-tax-refund Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:21:04 -0400 Venisia Gonzalez

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Games

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If you're looking to stock up on games, whether it be for the PC, Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo, GameSkinny certainly has lots of reviews to help make some of those decisions a little bit easier. Check out some of these recent releases:

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What ideas do you have in mind? Did you like our suggestions? Let us know in the comments.

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Gaming Chair

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Have you ever dreamt of splurging on the ultimate gaming chair? I know I have! This may be your perfect opportunity to provide yourself with the ultimate companion from the expensive to the even budget friendly variety. There are various types of chairs on the market for kids and adults whether you're on a PC or console. Choosing one for your child may not exactly be suitable for you, so keep that in mind--one size does NOT fit all.

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Amazon is great place to start looking, along with Best Buy, Newegg, Staples, Sears, Target, Walmart, and even bizrate. Shopping online is a great way to shop, check customer reviews, and find the best price that won't give the wallet a heart attack.

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Gaming Keyboard and Mouse

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Well, who doesn't need a great gaming keyboard and mouse? Keyboards like the SteelSeries Apex, Razer BlackWidow Ultimate (2014), Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. TE, and the Roccat Ryos MK Pro are great options.

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When looking for the ultimate mouse, options such as the Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse, Corsair Vengeance M65, Roccat Tyon, SteelSeries Sensei Wireless, and the Razer Ouroboros are pretty sweet.

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Gaming Headset

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A killer headset definitely comes in handy when you want to fully immerse yourself in your game. PCmag.com has a great review on their Top Gaming Headsets. On this list you'll find reviews on the Razer Kraken Pro, Skullcandy PLYR 1 Gaming Headset, to the ultimate Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset.

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Here's a great review on the Corsair H1500 Headset by our own D.Slater.

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Gaming Desk

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Perhaps it's time to replace or get a new gaming desk. Sites like Amazon are a great place to start looking for various types of desks to meet your needs and budget. Take a look at some of these extreme gaming desks and these expensive gaming desks if only to dream saying "I wish."

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This Atlantic 33935701 Gaming Desk here is a great option thanks to its features, dimensions, and price of $90.89 with shipping included.

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  • Fits 27 inch flat panel monitor up to 40 lbs
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  • Charging Station
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  • 26.5 inches x 50 inches x 40.25 inches; 37.4 lbs.
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Wii U

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Getting your hands on the Nintendo Wii U system is always a wonderful idea for the entire family. The Super Mario 3D World Bundle is available at $299.99. It even includes Nintendo Land.

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Don't forget to include extra controllers, Mario Kart 8, and Super Smash Bros. These are a must-have!

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PlayStation 4

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What about upgrading your PS3 to the PS4 console? Whether purchasing in-store or online directly through Sony, you can get your hands on some great bundles starting at $399.99. Pick from The Last of Us Remastered, Destiny, Far Cry 4, NBA 2K15, or Little Big Planet 3.

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Xbox One

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If you haven’t already, how about purchasing an Xbox One console? You can purchase at various stores locally or directly online via Microsoft. Bundles start at $399.99 and up like the Madden NFL 15 without Kinect. The Assassin's Creed Unity and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag bundle with Kinect is $499.99. It also includes Titanfall for a limited time.

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New PC or Laptop

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Dell has some great deals on Windows 7 PCs and laptops right now on their website where you can customize according to your budget. Deals starting from $379.99 and up on desktops; and $229.99 and up on laptops is not a bad way to go.

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It’s that time of year again for W2s, 1099s, and a trip to H&R Block. If you’re lucky, some of you will get to stay indoors, hop on your trusty computer, and file those taxes online. Not having to pay the IRS is a Godsend and receiving that refund check is like Christmas (or any holiday gift). If you have a kid like me, you’ll even get a Child Tax Credit which will add some extra dollars to that check.

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Throughout the year, so many of us gamers put off buying things we’d love to own for various reasons. Now with tax season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to purchase those long-awaited for items.

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So what should you buy?
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5 Games to Never Purchase at Full Price https://www.gameskinny.com/nbo9n/5-games-to-never-purchase-at-full-price https://www.gameskinny.com/nbo9n/5-games-to-never-purchase-at-full-price Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:33:53 -0500 Stan Rezaee

Gaming is an expensive hobby as new releases on average are being sold for $60.00 or more (depending on what version a player purchases). A gamer has to limit what they want to buy during the Summer and Holiday season unless they want to go broke.

A gamer has to make the hard choice of what to get and what not to get on day one. However it helps to know that some titles are worth getting on their release date while other title are better off until its available at a discounted price. Here are five types of games to never purchase at full price.

5. Party and Kart games

Not every co-operative gaming experience is limited to murder and mayhem, like in the world of Grand Theft Auto V. Sometimes a gamer wants to get with a few buddies and play some Mario Kart or Mario Party. Every gamer remembers these good times from back in the day and there is nothing wrong with keeping the memory alive.

These games do create great memories and are fun to play, but they are not really worth the $60 price tag. At best one is better just picking up a used title at GameStop when you actually need a party game. Also not all party and kart games have the same appeal as Mario Kart; most of them have been quick cash grabs of a dying brand.

It’s also worth noting that a party game is only worth purchasing if one has plans to play with friends, because there is nothing sadder than playing Mario Party by yourself.

4. Fad games

Once in a while a new style of game comes out and it becomes the talk of the community. Other developers try to mimic it while the original creators try to milk their possible one hit wonder dry. The popularity of these games only lasts for a while before the community goes back to the classics while the casual move on to the next fad.

An example would be how Guitar Hero and Rock Band were extremely popular when they first came out. It’s possible that every gamer had one friend who bought the complete set because they thought it was a cool game. They must feel like a moron now because its available for only a few dollars online or at some retailers.

Every gamer had one friend who bought the complete set because they thought it was a cool game.

Another example is the fad regarding the motion sensors that was made popular by the Wii. While the feature made the console popular, it hardly has caught on with other major titles on different consoles. Its an option on the Xbox One and PS4, but does anyone actually use it? While on the subject, how is the Wii U doing and do they have Grand Theft Auto V yet?

Developers and visionaries are always looking for new ways to push the boundaries of their imagination within the gaming context. However all gamers simply want to do is just sit back and blow each other up. So despite the new trinkets that are introduced during each console generation, in the end gamers will just go back to playing Grand Theft Auto V and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

3. First Person Shooters

Just to be clear, this entry is about basic shooters like Modern Warfare and Halo. Open world and RPG’s like Far Cry 4 or Fallout 3 do not apply to this list since there are more to do than just run and shoot.

Shooters are always fun as they do a great job of pandering to our love of action, but sometimes they are not worth the $60 price tag. Sure titles like Wolfenstein: The New Order and Killzone: Shadow Fall were great, but gamers could have waited a few months for the price to drop.

Shooters are always fun as they do a great job of pandering to our love of action, but sometimes they are not worth the $60 price tag. 

Back in the day titles like Half-Life and 007 GoldenEye may have been worth the price tag, but gaming has changed. Now titles like Grand Theft Auto V and Assassins Creed: Unity offer over 100 hours of gameplay for the same price as a shooter with 30 hours of gameplay.

Given the choice between Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare or Grand Theft Auto V, the gamer is better getting the latter. Shooters may be fun but one game offers more content for the price. Plus wait for six months and Advanced Warfare will be available for a discounted price.   

2. Sports games

Sports games are like iPhones and Call of Duty, new one comes out every year but its still the same thing. Sure there might be a tweaked feature and graphics that have slightly improved, but overall it’s the same thing from last year.

Unlike the iPhones and Advanced Warfare, almost nothing changes about a sports game other than the athletes on the roster. Sure the graphics may get shinier with each new title but they are not worth the $60 price tag. That being said, they also have the biggest price drops after the holiday seasons.

There is nothing wrong with having NFL Madden in your game collection but don’t be stupid enough to buy it on day one. Wait five months after its release to purchase it and limit it to one title per-console generation.  

1. PC Games

Another reason why it’s so great to be part of the PC Master Race is that you rarely have to pay full price for a major game. We never have to drive to a retailer to pay full price for a game because it is likely available at the Steam Store.

Every time Steam has a sale, gamers will go bankrupt and that is not a joke. Major titles that were recently released are available for at least 20% off while on average a game may be 50% off. That is not even taking into account if the game has had a price drop several months after its release.

Why buy one game when the entire collection is available for $30 or less? 

Why buy one game when the entire collection is available for $30 or less? A gamer could have bought ARMA II on day one for $50 or wait a year and by the entire collection for under $30 during a sale. If you're lucky you could get the entire Grand Theft Auto-series (that includes GTA I, II, III, Vice City, San Andreas and IV) for the same price during a special sale.

Steam may be the most well-known of the digital distribution platforms but it’s not the only one thanks to some competition with Origin from EA. The consoles also have their own digital distribution but it lacks the sales and discounts of Steam.

Publishers will try to convince gamers to buy their product on day one with a few extra trinkets. Gaming is expensive so be smart with your mony and wait for some titles to go on sale.

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Battlefield Hardline and EA Sports Coming to First Ever PlayStation Experience https://www.gameskinny.com/k3kgg/battlefield-hardline-and-ea-sports-coming-to-first-ever-playstation-experience https://www.gameskinny.com/k3kgg/battlefield-hardline-and-ea-sports-coming-to-first-ever-playstation-experience Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:44 -0500 Benjamski

Sony's first ever PlayStation Experience, a two-day "community event" put on by Sony for PlayStation users, will be showcasing a bevy of EA Sports games as well a new Battlefield: Hardline demo. 

The Battlefield: Hardline demo will be made up of 24 stations with hands-on demos of Hardline's new multiplayer mode "Hotwire", which claims to "bring the intensity of the high speed chase to the Battlefield."

In addition to showcasing the new Hardline demo, EA will also be showing off some it's most recent sports games such as Madden NFL, EA Sports UFC, NBA Live 15 and FIFA 15

Some UFC icons will also be making appearances to do signings and meet and greets with fans.

  • Chuck Liddel - Saturday, December 6th (1:30 PM to 3:30 PM)
  • Matt Hughes - Sunday, December 7th (12:00 PM to 2:00 PM)
  • Women's Bantamweight Contender Miesha Tate - Saturday December 6th (3:30 PM to 5:30 PM) and Sunday, December 7th (2:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

The PlayStation Experience will take place on December 6th and 7th in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

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