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MyGamePrices allows you to compare video game prices in online stores, and gives you access to the latest news, reviews, and information on all existing and future game releases. Prices are updated continuously to offer you the best money-saving deals.

Whether you are an avid gamer, a casual player, or just intending to buy a gift for someone, this site will allow to find the most popular products, at the cheapest prices. We are constantly improving the features on the site to make the search process even easier when you want to buy cheap games.

Gaming History

Gaming has matured a lot over the past few years, gradually becoming not only a fun pastime for individuals, but also a group activity for friends and family.

If you look back at the infancy of gaming in the home, you can see how the previous incarnations have paved the way for the current generation of consoles. Many people will have fond memories of the Atari 2600 at the end of the 70’s/early 80’s. It had games such as Space Invaders, Breakout, Pitfall!, Pac-Man and Missile Command. These games were typical single player affairs, and were very simple in all aspects by today’s standards.

In 1986, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was released upon Europe, shortly followed by the Sega Master System. These two consoles brought a whole new generation of games (and gamers) to the scene. One of the most notable games was “Super Mario Bros.” which has not only had numerous sequels and spin-offs, but also resulted in a film, a TV series and untold amounts of memorabilia. Mario is one of the most iconic characters in the games industry.

The early 90’s saw the release of the forth-generation consoles, the most common of which were the Sega Megadrive and the Super Nintendo Entertainment system. The graphics of these consoles was far superior to that of the previous machines. This was the era when Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog became a rival to Nintendo’s Mario.

In 1995, Sony branched into the video games market, releasing the PlayStation. Other fifth-generation consoles were also released, but the PlayStation took the largest market share, and brought a whole new level of graphical and audio gameplay to gamers. One of the biggest changes graphically, was that it displayed 3D style objects using polygons. This had been done on individual games previously (such as StarFox on the SNES, using a special chip in the catridge), but the PlayStation featured this across all its games, giving them a more realistic feel. In 1996, Nintendo released the Nintendo64 which also feature 3D graphics, along with the first Mario game to appear in 3D. Nintendo games still maintained that cartoony aspect for which they had become known however.

Since then, the consoles have further improved the 3D look, supporting more advanced lighting and effects, bringing them closer to a photo-realistic look. There has also been a rise in the use of peripherals to modify the way you interact with the games. Notably this includes various “instruments” such as guitars and drums in games such as “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band”. One major introduction has been through the use of reading the movement of the body, which primarily started with the Nintendo Wii and it’s WiiMotes. These devices allow you to make movements with your body that affect what happens on screen. Both Sony and Microsoft have now also added similar features through their “Sony Move” and “Microsoft Kinect” additions. The introduction of these interfaces, and the types of games they have spawned, has expanded the type of people that play, as well as making it a much more social experience.

What The Future Holds

It’s hard to say where gaming may end up in the future, but with 3D screens which actually give the impression of depth being on the rise, its certainly going to be interesting to find out. Maybe the holodecks of the Star Trek universe are not so far away now. Whatever happens, MyGamePrices intends to help you buy games at the cheapest prices possible.

To do this, we search more than 20 online stores for game prices on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii and PC, as well as handheld formats Playstation Portable, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS.

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