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    Fee Games vs. Free Games

    There's no such thing as a free lunch -- but there is such a thing as a free game, and many of them stack up surprisingly well next to pricier counterparts. Whether you're a fan of World of Warcraft, Sim City, or Dance Dance Revolution, we've got you covered, and at no charge. Check out some of our favorites.


    World of Warcraft vs. D&D Online

    Fee : World of Warcraft

    Free : D&D Online

    Sick of paying through the nose to feed your World of Warcraft addiction? Dungeons & Dragons Online will scratch the same itch, but since last summer it's free to play.

    Buy World of Warcraft on Amazon >>

    Download and Play Dungeons & Dragons Online Now >>


    Hasbro Family vs. Game Night

    : Hasbro Family Game Night

    Free : Risk

    Hasbro's value-packed Wii compilation is one of our favorite ways to spend an evening -- but if you're on your own, you can play Hasbro's epic Risk for free.

    Buy Hasbro Family Game Night from Amazon >>

    Play Risk Online Now >>


    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 vs. World of Golf Tour

    : Tiger Woods '10

    Free : World Golf Tour

    It might not have the mug of 2009's most infamous adulterer on the box, but World Golf Tour still packs plenty of the features you love from the Tiger Woods series, including famous courses like Bethpage and online play.

    Buy Tiger Woods PGA 10 on Amazon Now >>

    Download World Golf Tour Now >>


    Bejeweled Twist vs. Bejeweled Blitz

    Fee : Bejeweled Twist

    Free : Bejeweled Blitz

    Much as we love Bejeweled Twist, it ain't free. Log onto Facebook, seek out Bejeweled Blitz, and enjoy a 60-second slice of adrenaline that's just as addictive.

    Play Bejeweled Blitz now >>

    Buy Bejeweled Twist on Amazon Now >>


    Modern Warfare 2 vs. Battlefield Heroes

    : Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    Free : Battlefield Heroes

    Want to play Modern Warfare 2, but find the price tag too much to stomach? Check out EA's Battlefield Heroes, a free online shooter that's nearly as good.

    Buy Modern Warfare 2 on Amazon Now >>

    View Battlefield Heroes Official Site Now >>


    Diner Dash vs. Penguin Diner

    Fee : Diner Dash

    Free : Penguin Diner

    Still one of the best-loved games of the time management genre, Diner Dash is a true classic -- but there's no need to pay for it when you can get Penguin Diner for free.

    Get Diner Dash on Yahoo! Games Now >> >>

    Play Penguin Diner on NeoEdge Now >>


    Sim City vs. Sim City Classic

    Fee : Sim City

    Free : Sim City Classic

    The Sim City games are timeless, but they're not free. Except this one: an online version of the classic original. Watch out for Godzilla.

    Play Sim City Classic Now >> >>

    Buy Sim City Box on Amazon Now >>


    Dance Dance Revolution vs. Dance Monkey Dance

    Fee : Dance Dance Revolution

    Free : Dance Monkey Dance

    Packing all the fun of the rhythm-game classic Dance Dance Revolution (but with considerably more monkeys), this free alternative will get your feet and fingers tapping.

    Buy Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 3 Bundle from Amazon >>

    Play Dance Monkey Dance on Yahoo! Games Now >>

    There's some great games on our main site too! check'em out here - http://www.netmuslims.com/index.php?...cade&Itemid=60
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    New fitness games go hi-tech

    Remember when Wii Fit was considered the most cutting-edge exergame on the planet? It's hard to believe Nintendo's slickly-executed fitness phenomenon came out a mere two-and-a-half years ago, reshaping gamer waistlines and turning the bundled Balance Board into a must-have piece of tech. Nowadays? It's downright old-fashioned.

    Such is the way of the world in gaming, where technological innovation is as common as an extra life. And courtesy of the motion-sensing systems of PlayStation Move and Microsoft Kinect, fitness gaming has stepped off the scale and into an entirely new home gym.

    Ubisoft's Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Xbox 360) is one such effort. Tailor-made for Kinect, this ballyhooed game -- currently the top-selling third-party Kinect game -- lets you tone and tighten without holding any controllers or jumping around on a scale. It even detects your body size and shape and corrects you when you're out of alignment, a godsend for the game's yoga-like "Zen" modes. The downside? Its detection technology isn't perfect, which can quickly turn a nice, relaxing stretch into an exercise in hair-pulling. But stick with it, and you're bound to shape up.

    Check out Fitness Gaming Through the Years

    If you're a little more serious about your home workout, EA Sports Active 2 (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii) might be the ticket. Unlike Your Shape, the follow-up to the only game that truly challenged Wii Fit is available on all three major home consoles, packing over 70 exercises, straps to hold controllers (unless you have Kinect, in which case no controllers are needed) and a legit heart rate monitor to help keep you in the zone. It also automatically uploads your fitness data online so you can track your progress from anywhere. However, those bells and whistles come at quite a cost: it's $99 -- about double the cost of competing products. Cheaper than a few months at the gym, though.

    They might not enjoy the same level of marketing, but a slew of branded fitness games are also getting a technological upgrade. The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout (Kinect) moves the popular weight-loss show from the Wii to the 360, and based on the reviews, got a bit fitter along the way. Featuring virtual versions of show trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper, it should keep you on track. Actually, the former stars again in Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2011 (Wii), the latest in her commercially successful fitness series. PlayStation Move gamers, meanwhile, can opt for Get Fit with Mel B (yes, the ex-Spice Girl), who will tell them what they really, really want to hear about their fitness levels.

    Are you planning on shaping up with any of these new releases? Still stepping up to Are you planning on shaping up with any of these new releases? Still stepping up to Are you planning on shaping up with any of these new releases? Still stepping up to Are you planning on shaping up with any of these new releases? Still stepping up to Wii Fit? Or do you prefer to work out away from the console? Let us know in the comments.



    Beyond the screen: Non-game gifts for gamers

    Holiday shopping for gamers should, in theory, be an easy affair. After all, with so many titles on the market, itís just a matter of choosing the best one, right?
    But there's a good chance your gamer already has a copy of what youíre buying. Or, perhaps, he or she isnít a fan of the blockbuster that GameStop or Best Buy employee assured you was a surefire winner. And gift cards? They're just so impersonal.
    Video game culture, thankfully, extends beyond games themselves. Here are a few alternative suggestions you might want to consider:

    Gunnar Optiks computer glasses
    Ė ($79-$189)

    Hardcore gamers can spend hours staring at their monitors. Gunnar Optiks glasses not only relieve the eyestrain that comes with that, they do so in style. Using proprietary lens materials and coatings, these specs will cut down on the headaches and dry eyes that come with marathon play sessions Ė whether itís on the PC or TV.

    Astro MixAmp 5.8
    Ė ($100)

    Good audio is an important part of gaming -- unless it keeps the house awake at two in the morning. The MixAmp 5.8 gives you a fully wireless audio solution, letting you use your favorite wired headphones or earbuds while playing any console game. Itís done via a transmitter that integrates with your console and sends signals to a special receiver that you plug your headset into. The sound quality is astonishing and the set-up is easy. Itís a truly canít-miss device for people who prefer their Black Ops in the wee hours.

    Accell Green Genius Smart Surge Protector
    Ė ($30-$35)

    Gaming equipment can suck up a lot of juice, but if youíve got a Green gamer on your list, this will thrill them. Accellís power strip eliminates stand-by power loss, saving energy Ė and money Ė in the process by automatically powering off idle devices. Want to keep a device on all the time? The strip has four outlets that let you do that as well.

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    10 best video games of 2009

    It was a difficult year for the industry, but a great year for gamers

    The last year has been a difficult one for the game industry. Hardware and software sales have been on a downward slide. Jobs have been slashed and development studios have been shuttered.
    And yet, 2009 has still managed to deliver a bumper crop of truly excellent and even inspiring games. When it came to the difficult task of whittling down our list to a mere 10, we selected the games that were not only engaging and well-crafted, we selected games that dared to do something different. In the end, it was a combination of innovation and artistry that inspired us.

    Dragon Age Origins

    'The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks'
    Rating: Everyone 10+
    Platform and price: Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DS Lite: $34.99

    “The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks” proves the old adage that great things come in small packages. This absorbing and epic adventure game for the handheld Nintendo DS rivals any that can be played on the various stay-at-home systems.

    In “Spirit Tracks,” you play as famed Nintendo character Link, an average, everyday boy about to graduate to the position of train engineer – all that’s left for him is to be ceremonially appointed to the position by the lovely Princess Zelda. But Zelda is attacked by evildoers who rip her soul from her body and, once again, young Link is called upon to become a hero and save the land of Hyrule.

    While the “Zelda” franchise is known for epic adventures and battles, it’s the puzzles in “Spirit Tracks” that keep us coming back for more. This game is full of great brain-twisters that will keep players entertained for many hours on end.

    Rating: M
    Platform and price: PS3, Xbox 360: $59.99, PC: $49.99

    “Borderlands” does a lot of things, and it does the vast majority of them extremely well. This genre-bending game blends guns-a-blazin’ first-person shooting action with splendid looting-and-leveling role-playing, slathers it all in super-stylish graphics and builds in some awesome multiplayer options to create one thoroughly winning game.

    Set on a post-apocalyptic planet alive with all manner of creeps and critters, “Borderlands” finds four fortune hunters on a quest for a stash of alien technology. Players will shoot a massive array of guns, find tons of booty and level their way up through gritty, action-packed quests done in cel-shaded graphics. Up to four players can take on this adventure together, and the game allows players to freely join each other’s games at any time.

    'Dragon Age: Origins'
    Rating: Mature
    Platform and price: $49.99, PS3/Xbox 360: $59.99

    Once you start playing “Dragon Age: Origins” don’t expect to stop for a very long time. Simply put, this role-playing game is epic.

    With its intricate story and cast of highly developed characters, playing “Dragon Age: Origins” is like jumping into an interactive fantasy novel of “Lord of the Rings” proportions. Players start the game by deciding whether to play as an elf, human or dwarf and which character you choose significantly affects how the game plays out. Meanwhile, with an evil force spreading across the land, you’ll find yourself engaged in massive battles and all sorts of political intrigue.

    But as you’re faced with one decision after another – who to side with, whom to sacrifice, etc. – decide carefully. The way you choose to behave in the game will affect how this tall tale unravels before you.

    'Left 4 Dead 2'
    Rating: Mature
    Platform & price: Xbox 360: $59.99, PC: $49.99

    Last year’s zombie-filled first-person shooting fest was good. But this year’s “Left 4 Dead 2” takes the undead apocalypse to an awesome new level.

    Like the first “Left 4 Dead” game, “Left 4 Dead 2” finds four survivors trying to run-and-gun their way through throngs of jumping, sprinting, screaming zombies and into the arms of safety. But this sequel adds some excellent melee combat into the mix, enabling players to take down zombies with swords, chainsaws, axes and a whole lot more. The game also adds a new Scavenge mode and tosses in some new types of zombies to scare you right out of your skin.

    'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'
    Rating: Mature
    Platform and price: PS3, Xbox 360, PC: $59.99

    This year has been a tough one for the gaming industry, but thanks to “Modern Warfare 2” this year also saw the biggest video game release of all time.

    It’s easy to understand why so many gamers have snapped up this title. “Modern Warfare 2” is a highly-polished (if controversial) game with lots of replay value. The solo campaign has you play through a thrilling story that takes you from Afghanistan’s badlands to the slums of Rio to the streets of America. Yes, in “Modern Warfare 2” you will defend the nation’s capital from a Russian invasion. Meanwhile, a Special Ops mode lets either you or you and a friend play through specific battle scenarios.

    Then there’s the state-of-the-art online multiplayer. First-person shooter fanatics will find that the multiplayer alone is well worth the purchase price.

    'Assassin's Creed II'
    Rating: Mature
    Platform and price: Xbox 360, PS3: $59.99

    If your breath isn’t taken away by either the story or the combat in “Assassin’s Creed II,” then its amazing graphics will surely knock the wind out of you. Without a doubt, this epic action-adventure game, which improves upon the 2007 original in so many ways, will have you sitting up and taking notice.

    “Assassin’s Creed II” has you play not only as Desmond Miles, a modern-day man trying to break out of a prison-like compound, but also as Ezio, Desmond’s ancestor from the 15th century who is learning to be a stone-cold killer. The game flows between these two characters’ storylines and eras so seamlessly that you may not even notice the switch.

    But “Assassin’s Creed II” shines the brightest when you’re just walking around in its open-world environment. Renaissance Italy is so beautifully depicted that you’ll wish you could visit it. And if that wasn’t enough, you can scale to the top of just about every structure you see. It’s an absolute rush to drop from a rooftop, execute an enemy, and then escape by climbing your way into thin air.

    'Batman: Arkham Asylum'
    Rating: Teen
    Platform and price: Xbox 360, PS3: $59.99, PC: $49.99

    Very few games released this year – or any year for that matter – are on par with “Batman: Arkham Asylum.”

    There’s so much about this game that’s completely awesome. The storyline, which has the Joker taking over the asylum, freeing its criminals, and wreaking havoc on Gotham City, will keep you guessing from the get-go. The non-stop action will have you, the Caped Crusader, hanging from gargoyles and swooping down to crush bad guys. And the graphics will keepyour eyes glued to the screen.

    And then there’s the voice work. The performances by Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill as the Joker are simply incredible. There will be times that you’ll want to put down the controller and just listen to these characters talk. Without a doubt, “Batman: Arkham Asylum” is an instant classic.

    'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves'
    Rating: Teen
    Platform and price: PS3: $59.99

    Sony scored in a huge way this year when it released “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves” – a PS3 exclusive and an all-around amazing video game. Whether you’re shooting, puzzle solving or climbing about the beautifully built environments that “Uncharted 2” puts before you, this action-adventure is simply stunning on every level.

    As players take Nathan Drake on a world-hopping adventure to find a lost city and a powerful stone, the game comes together like the best of the summer blockbuster films. That is, the game offers a thrilling story, lots of witty dialog, top-notch voice acting and some sublime motion-capture work. Meanwhile “Uncharted 2” brings both co-op and competitive online play to the series for the first time.

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    2010 Game of the Year

    ■Call of Duty: Black Ops
    ■God of War III
    ■Halo: Reach
    ■Mass Effect 2
    ■Red Dead Redemption

    Studio of the Year
    ■Blizzard Entertainment
    ■Bungie Studios
    ■Rockstar San Diego

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    slms islamirama, im happy to keep this games thread updated with news if you let me know if its ok and what kind of news you would like here?

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    Go for it!

    Would be good to see popular games online and on the consoles. what is hot and what is best in terms of ratings, prices and what not.


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