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How To Choose the Right Video Game For You

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The video game industry has become more massive than anyone could have predicted. As a result, companies release thousands of titles per year across a variety of platforms. With so many titles to choose from, it can be difficult identifying the right game for you. This predicament is even worse if you've never picked up a joystick before. How do you know what to choose? How do you even know what you will like? Luckily, you don't have to feel like a fish out of water when it comes to selecting video games. Here is a little guidance to help you come out on top.

Play a lot of games
A good place to start is just by playing as many free games as possible. Chances are you won't have much trouble finding games that are free to play since these are available in abundance. Playing a large number of games will help you identify those characteristics of games that you gravitate towards the most. Do you like games that are strategy-based, puzzles, first-person shooters or open world games? This is how you will decide what works for you best.

Hop on a streaming channel
This is a good path, especially if the game is not free to play and you don't want to spend money on it just yet. Gaming streams have become an inseparable part of the gaming universe. People love to sit and watch other gamers take on games that they either love or have an interest in. Watching a gamer's stream is a great way to get familiar with the game while finding out what makes it enjoyable. You can then decide if you find it interesting enough to give it a try.

Listen to the experts
Sometimes the best way to learn about the hottest games out there is to listen to experts talk about them. There are lots of experts out there who devote their time to curating and reviewing the best video games available. They will help you wade through the hype and help you decide if a game is really worth your time.
There are sites out there like joystickgaming.io that also do an excellent job of sorting through the thousands of available games and suggesting them to their community of gamers.

Multi- or single player
A good rule of hand is to find out how many players each game allows at one time. Multiplayer games can be lots of fun and this information becomes important if you wish to play with many friends. You don't want to spend money on a game only to find out that multiplayer options are limited or just non-existent.

Authenticate the game
This rule applies to online gaming. Playing an online game on your phone, desktop or tablet can be lots of fun, often for free or very little money. However, it's important to make sure that the creators of these games have your best interest at heart since many games can hide nefarious objectives. Make sure that the online games you choose carry all the required certifications to prevent unscrupulous activity.

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