As a longtime video game playing junkie that picked up video game fever with the creation of the second home video game console ever made, the Atari 2600, I as well as anyone, know a great video game or video game-related product when I see it.
Having said that, this article will give avid associated content video game enthusiasts spanning the globe, all the inside information they need to pick out – and pick up – the latest and greatest video game items that have hit the market in 2009.
With the holiday season quickly approaching – and video game junkies like myself expecting some video game product from good ‘ol Santa, let’s take a look at five of the hottest video game products to hit the market in 2009.
One day, my lovely wife Theresa came home from work going on and on about how one of her fellow co-workers had the King James version of the Bible on her Nintendo DS and movies and so forth and so on.
Well, living in the high-tech computer age we live in, I immediately went online, typing in ‘Bible on Nintendo DS’ in my Google search box. Well, let me just say readers, it was one of the best things I ever did.
One of the websites that popped up was http://www.r4-ds-card.com.
I immediately immersed myself in everything R4-related and eventually went online to purchase on, along with several discs that contained over 3,00 Nintendo DS games – and now, I have just about every game ever made for the Nintendo DS and can get all of the new releases at http://www.romulation.net/.
Simply put, the R4, is a small device that uses a Micro-SD card and allows users to play games, listen to music, watch movies or read books with the greatest of ease.
With both of my children having a Nintendo DS (okay, me too) I now have the pleasure of watching all of my DVD movies, MP3’s or books, which I have formatted using this DPG converter http://www.xilisoft.com/dpg-converter.html to use on my Nintendo DS.
Simply put, I believe the R4, which is also available for the Sony PSP, is the greatest video game product that any parent or child can purchase, particularly with the prices of video games these day.
Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 2
My good friend and super-knowledgeable Schertz, Texas GameStop video game adviser, Kevin Nakamura emphatically says that Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 2, which will be released on Nov 10th, “Is going to be the biggest game ever released.”
Nakamura then went on to animatedly say, “For the moment it’s going to be the pinnacle of video gaming.”
Big words from a knowledgeable video game professional.
Nintendo Wii MotionPlus
For all you Nintendo Wii junkies (like myself) the creation of the Nintendo Wii MotionPlus is a treat that goes a long way toward replicating actually 1to1 actual movement as I can attest to from firsthand knowledge.
“It actually feels like you’re finally fully interacting with the video game,” Nakamura said. “The Wii MotionPlus is the start of the next wave of revolutionary gaming.”
If you think the realistic movements of the Nintendo Wii were ingenious, just wait until you add the Wii MotionPlus, which easily attaches to the bottom of the Wii controller and really enhances the game-play of the Wii system. Of course, Nintendo is making a line of games that is compatible with the Wii MotionPlus, digging in consumers’ pocketbooks even further, but hey, that’s the video game world we live in nowadays.
Rock Band Beatles
Nakamura absolutely gushed about Rock Band Beatles, calling it “absolutely fantastic” while also saying that the latest Rock Band installment would introduce young gamers to one of the greatest bands of all-time.
“Not only are people going to see the genius of Beatles,” Nakamura said, “but it is also going to introduce the younger generation to the greatest band ever.”
If you like the music genre games that have taken off in popularity the last few years, Rock Band Beatles will be an unadulterated smash hit
The latest version of the Nintendo DS, the DSi, is another smash hit according to Nakamura, which is only going to get better with time.
“You can do almost anything with the Nintendo DSi,” Nakamura said. “They’re [Nintendo] releasing applications for the DSi like they are for the iPhone that are easy to use and very fun. The DSi has got it all.”
So there you have it video gamers – or parents of video gamers, the most incendiary video game gifts on the market for 2009.