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Tips To Find Cheap PS3 Games

You have got a Sony PlayStation 3 and want to make the most out of it by playing as many games as possible. However, for getting this entertainment, you need to shell out hundreds of dollars to get the number of games that you want to play on your console.

Good PS3 games are generally available for around USD 70, if not more. In such a situation there are some good methods to find and buy them for cheap. If you know about the game and have played it before, you can directly buy it. However, if you do not, it is better to first check the reviews on the Internet and also the demo videos if possible, since you may not like some of them, owing to the entertainment they provide.

Discount Seasons in Shops
In case there is a discount shopping season going on in your nearby toy or PC game store, this is the best time to go and look for some good deals. In such times, expensive games are sold at a very affordable price. A good thing about buying directly from these shops is that you get even the new ones at an inexpensive price. Since the original price of these is quite expensive, even a small discount offer attracts many gaming enthusiasts.

Internet Shopping Websites
You also have an alternative of using online shopping websites. Shopping databases like Amazon, eBay, and Craigslist offer good rates even for the best games, which you may find expensive in the local stores. There are both new and used DVDs available on these sites. Even if you get a used one, you will not feel any difference in the quality of entertainment. Along with these, you can even buy accessories for an affordable price.

Websites Which Buy and Sell Games
You will find loads of games available for download at buying and selling websites. However, you would not be able to download them unless you are registered with the sites. These sites not only offer game DVDs, but also music videos, audio, movies, TV shows, and other entertainment. Normally, game websites ask for a certain fee to obtain a lifetime membership. You will be surprised to know that the fee amount is even lower than what you would pay for a single new PS3 DVD from a nearby store.

The databases of these game sites are huge and they are updated daily, which makes the latest releases available for download. A concern for gaming enthusiasts is about the reliability and quality of the service. Make sure that you choose a web service that provides 24/7 customer support. A good thing about these websites is that some may even provide a full money back guarantee, in case you are not happy with the quality of service rendered. However, you may not need the customer support, as the service is absolutely fine.

Buying used DVDs is a good option if you want to play a game, without spending much from your pocket. By following the tips given above, you can surely increase your collection to an impressive and highly enjoyable one.

Find a Cheap PS3 Controller

An extra controller can come in handy, when more players drop in for a game. In this article, we show you where to shop for inexpensive controllers, for the PS3.

Gaming is an expensive hobby, as most of you might have discovered, while shopping for consoles, accessories, and games themselves. Also, gaming is increasingly more addictive and tempting with devices like PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and Xbox 360 released. They have taken gaming to an entirely new level. In such a scenario, it helps if you can exercise some economy in purchasing gaming accessories. Having just one controller for your PS3 is no fun, when you have loads of multiplayer games.

Sony PS3 controllers (DualShock 3 Wireless) cost about USD 44 to USD 50, if you buy them new. You can have an inexpensive one, at an even lesser price, if you only know where to look. PS3 is built to support as many as seven wireless controllers simultaneously. It helps, if you have an additional controller as a spare. It can be put to good use, when there are more players.

Where Can You Find Cheap Ones

The channels for sale of consumer electronic goods are wide ranging today, extending to the online marketplace. People are increasingly preferring to buy and sell on the Internet, as it gives them exposure to a wider customer base and more opportunities. With the global marketplace open before them, online sales are slowly picking up.

Search Online Electronic Stores
There are many online electronic stores like Amazon, that provides most products at discounted prices, with free shipping. New products can be bought at substantial discounts and used ones are also available. You are bound to get used cheap controllers on Amazon. Currently, a used Sony DualShock 3 Wireless Controller is available at a price of around USD 29. There are many other stores like Amazon, that you should check out.

Use Google Product Search
The Google search engine has made it even easier for online buyers to locate goods, by starting a new search feature called ‘Google Product Search’. If you search there, for an inexpensive controller, you will get a list of related deals available on the Internet, with price tags. You can choose from a wide range of deals, that are normally available at any point of time.

Search Online Auction Sites
Another way of cornering a cheap controller deal, is to search on online auction sites like eBay. Some people prefer selling used gadgets and other such accessories, directly through eBay, rather than handing them over to online dealers. You can directly interact with the seller and get a controller, at a low cost.

Online Classifieds
Another place to keep an eye on cheap deals is Craigslist. Here, you may find some deals offered by people.

Buy Alternative Consoles
You always have the option of going for controllers that are not manufactured by Sony, but are completely compatible with PS3 and work just about fine. They are certainly a lot cheaper than the Sony products.

Thus, you can find a cheap controller through the online marketplace. When you want things at a lower price, you need to be patient. With a large secondhand resale market for PS3 accessories, a device with just the right price is bound to turn up.

Group Games for Adults

Organizing group games are the best way to keep a large bunch of people occupied and entertained. They also serve as good mixers, and help everyone to loosen up and have a blast.

Group games are the best way to get a fairly large number of people to interact. It is customary to start with an icebreaker activity, which helps people to overcome their initial awkwardness and join the fun. It is also an effective way to mix up the group, so that people who know each other no longer clump together but are forced to get to know others. If the group of people belong to an organization, it would be a good idea to include games that teach qualities of teamwork or leadership. Here are a few fun games for adults to play in groups.

Two Truths and a Lie

The basic objective of this game is introducing each person to others. If you have a very large group of people, you can split them into smaller groups and have them play the game within each group. Make each group sit in a circle, and provide a piece of paper and pen to each person. Tell them to write down two true statements about themselves and one lie. One by one each person has to read out what they have written and the group has to guess which statements are true and which one is the lie. The person will reveal the answer after reading out all three statements and once the others have finished making their guesses.

Crossing the Dead Sea
If you are looking for indoor group games for adults, this one is a great option. This is a group game that I recently played and enjoyed to the hilt. Once again, if you have a very large group of people, split them into smaller groups. If the group is not very large, form them into two teams that will compete against each other. Draw two parallel lines with about a 15 feet in between them. Taking the largest steps you make, walk in a straight line and count how many steps it takes to get from one parallel line to another. You need these many rectangular wooden bricks of the measure 8″x4″ for each group. Provide each group the decided number of wooden bricks, and ask them to use the bricks to get across the ‘Dead Sea’. Nobody’s feet must touch the ground between the lines, and all members must cross from one side to another. If a person loses balance and touches the ground, the entire team must start again. A key to increasing the difficulty level of the game is to provide bricks that are rounded at the edges, and thus not very steady.

Story Time with Props
This game requires more creativity than activity, and is ideal when your crowd is tired. You need a group of at least 20 people for it to be a success. It also requires a bit of planning, as you need a varied collection of ‘props’ like a pillow, toy dog, plate, cardboard box, belt, wooden spoon, flowers, picture, scarf, etc. You need approximately 5 props per group. Divide the large group into smaller teams of 7 to 8 people each, and then give them a bag containing the props. Ask each group to come up with a story they will act out and use the props in any way apart from its conventional use. Give them about 10 to 15 minutes to prepare. The team which uses the props in the most creative manner, or the team that comes up with the most hilarious story, wins.

Human Knot
This is one of my favorite group games. It requires a fair deal of activity. If you have a very large group of people, split them into smaller groups. Each group should comprise at least 10 people or more. First get each group to form a circle and then tell them to walk towards the center of the circle. You should have bunches of people standing close together (shoulder to shoulder) with no space in between. Then ask everyone to close their eyes, reach out (this is important) and clasp hands with people in the group. Tell them they get points for not holding hands with the people who are immediately around them. Now walk around and inspect each group. Ensure that each person should be holding hands with two different people, and there is sufficient intermingling. Once you’re satisfied, ask everyone to open their eyes and start untangling the knot without letting go of each others hands. They should eventually untangle into a perfect circle, or maybe even two breakaway circles.

Follow The Lead

This game happens to be the shortest and the most hilarious of all. Like rest of the games, you need to split your guests in smaller groups of 6 to 10 people each. As a host, you might need to make some advance preparation by creating 8 to 10 pieces of paper. Jot down situations like bus travel, classroom, office, etc., on every piece of paper. Fold these papers and place them in a bowl or a bag. Now ask a person from one of the groups to come and select a folded paper. He needs to read and start acting as per the situation mentioned. The rest of the group needs to understand his actions and start playing other characters in the situation as per what they grasped. The total duration of reading the piece of paper and starting to act is just one minute. For example, the situation given in the paper is bus travel. Here the leader might do actions as if he were driving the bus. The rest of the team may follow lead and play out characters like the passengers, the bus stop, the chairs, the ticket machine, etc. Team members lose points if they misunderstand the situation, speak out loudly or if two members of the team play a similar character. For example, when two members play the character of a ticket machine. The same continues for other teams too. The team with the highest number of points wins.

While deciding on the best group games for adults, you need to consider the available space, the number of players and the availability of game supplies. Your group is sure to have plenty of fun playing these games. I wish you all a good time!