If you are one among the ordinary gamers, you probably do not want hundreds of copies of the latest big hit among the wide selection of video games. However, if you have a video game business, this will surely be on your priority list. Video games wholesalers are the best options in that case that can provide you with thousands copies of the same game and probably at a fraction of their original prices, you just need to have a little patience. Though even budget-conscious gamer must also be aware of such wholesalers of video games. Wholesalers normally purchase the aging game supply from stores where gamers usually visit to purchase their entertainment.Some of the small wholesalers purchase in bulk and resell it further for lucrative deals at eBay, Amazon.com and Half.com. It is common to find unethical sellers, so if you want to purchase video games via wholesaler or auction, it would be better to check out the seller thoroughly and scrutinize well his/her reviews and ratings. GoGamers and Overstock sell the latest games, but their seasonal specials featuring their mailing list on the older games are available at surprisingly low prices. This is what Overstock has been known for, for providing discontinued products at discounted prices to the public. So, wholesale video games are not simply to stock them in warehouses. Being aware of your surroundings for wholesale opportunities might prove to be of great help as you may be able to strike a good deal on the game that is very spicy to keep your gaming nights warm.Speed is very important when you are a video game wholesaler. If you are willing to sell any of the game, do it right them rather than waiting for the most lucrative deal and rejecting the less profitable ones. Always remember that the value of the game decreases as the popularity of their title decreases. It is also advisable not to list your game at various places immediately as this may lead embarrassing and ugly situations. Instead of listing your games online, it would be a good idea to ask your friends who love or deal in video games if they want to purchase your game. This is a faster and easier method as compared to listing them on the Internet. As a wholesaler of video games, you may also participate in good forums of video games, search for or ask for “Buy, Trade, Sell” thread. This will help you to interchange games among other buddies at the forum and thereby reach a lot of gamers without any charge. Make sure to read trading rules as the transactions take place among gamers only without intervention from any third party. Here generally, you can crack a good deal for your games, as all gamers are aware of their business.If nothing works, you can trade-in used games at any online source or local retailer. Small cash compensation or simply little store credit is better than dusting games on shelf. Bre-games are among the best trade-in web sources and must be given a try.
Do you want to know how to get paid to play games? As in get paid to play video games? Well you’ve come to the right place if the answer to that question was “yes”. The way that people that get paid to play video games make money is by becoming video game testers and working for game companies to make sure game releases are top notch. But how can you become a video game tester and actually make money by at home video game testing? Here are five simple tips that will keep you on the right track:Work your way up from lower companies, like indie developers and online Flash game makers, to the big dogs like Insomniac or Bandai. It’ll take a while, for sure, but you should just keep trucking away until you’re fairly well respected. And after you’re well respected you will really be raking in!Don’t expect a big payday right away- you can certainly earn $30 per hour when you get the hang of it, but initially you’ll be working for lower rates at about $10-$15 per hour. That may not sound too exciting, but what other job lets you sit back and relax doing something you enjoy to make money like being a video game tester? What other job will let you get paid to play games? Video game testers definitely have it made when you look at it from this light, no?You might also want to expand your resume in another way. Work a little elsewhere in the field. By this I mean simply try your luck at learning C++ or another programming language. Having the skills of a game developer will give you a better shot at getting hired to get paid to play games.Be well prepared for rejection. The simple fact is that game developers don’t particularly have a need for beta game testers and at home video game testing is so scarce because of this. But if you are really persistent and keep heading out there to find the jobs instead of waiting for them to come to you, then you will almost certainly be getting paid to play games in no time!Do it for the love of the game. Sounds lame or cliche, but the truth is you really do need to have a passion, a great passion, for all thing gaming before you seriously consider becoming a game tester who will get paid to play games.
Various published articles and research projects have looked at some of the negative effects of video games. Although the writer’s concern is primarily with the fact that our children are certainly exhibiting evidence of spending too much of their time on gaming, both on video games consoles and the computer, it would be wrong to ignore the fact that, used properly, video games can bring certain benefits to their users. Although there undoubtedly are some recognised detrimental effects of excessive gaming, including violent and aggressive behaviour, poor socialisation, educational difficulties and certain adverse physical effects, we should not lose sight of one important fact. Video gaming is now such an integral part of the lives of so many children, young people and even adults, that it is important to take a balanced view of its advantages and disadvantages. The perceived benefits of playing video games has been researched and recorded in a number of projects that have been undertaken during the course of the last few years. Some of the general findings contained in the reports from those research projects are set out below.1. Hand/Eye Co-ordination and Manual DexterityGames machine play has been shown to help in the development of hand/eye co-ordination and fine manual skills in children, as well as in the improvement of their visual accuity.2. Enhancement of Learning AbilitySome of the specific educationally based games, can improve the ability of the child player, particularly in regard to the development of their skills in language and math.3. CreativityChildren who spend time playing on games machines can enhance their creative sides and find that they have an improved understanding of and interest in technology.4. Self-Confidence/Cognitive AbilitiesPlaying on video games can enhance the ability of children to reach decisions for themselves, which can then assist them in the development of their confidence. Cognitive ability can also be similarly enhanced.5. Taking the mind off negativesPlaying on games can, for temporary periods, distract children from feelings of pain, caused by injury or illness, or from other worries that they may have.6. Recuperation from illness or injuryThere are some video games that can be used to help children during the period of recuperation or to constitute one element of a physiotherapeutic programme for children who have suffered an injury.7. SocialisingSome children, who have problems with their ability to enter into new relationships with their peers, may be helped by playing certain video games, which give them an idea of the meaning of engaging with another person, in partnership, to the benefit of both, and the value of working in a team.8. Achieving GoalsVideo games that provide a reward, within the context of the game itself, for a player who has attained a certain level of competence, can engender a heightened feeling of self-worth and an enhanced sense of self esteem.The fundamental factors that are associated with ensuring that the potentially beneficial effects of video games do not become overwhelmed by the negative effects is the amount of time that children spend on the games consoles and the particular type of games that they are allowed to play. Key to both of these matters is the control of parents over both. As in many areas of life where over indulgence can result in detrimental effects, the vital factor is moderation. Children are, by the very fact of their age and relative lack of control, which will only come with maturity, unable to achieve moderation without the intervention and continuing involvement of their parents. It is up to the parents to be the ultimate games controllers and make sure that their children can enjoy the advantages of video games and avoid the disadvantages.