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Joypad Awards, Games of 2010

2010 is over, it’s New Years Day meaning it’s now time to give out awards for all the deserving games of the last year, and the year ahead of us. Any games released in 2010 were legible, and each staff member could make a pick for each award, the one with the highest votes would win, assuming everyone else agreed. With that said, here’s the awards!

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Panorama On Video Game Addiction

I’m going to be looking at the popular BBC 1 program Panorama, and their coverage on addiction to video games. Panorama hears from youngsters who’ve dropped out of school and university to play games for anything up to 21 hours a day. They describe their obsessive gaming as an addiction. Reporter Raphael Rowe, meets leading experts calling for more independent research into this controversial subject, and reveals the hidden psychological devices in games that are designed to keep us coming back for more. Read the rest of this entry

Halloween Feature: 10 Games We Would Add Zombies In

Its that time of year again. Halloween. Once you get older it doesn’t mean anything nowadays but is does to some certain degree. Fancy dress party, having girls in rather short revealing clothing, and just drool all night. Gaming has definitely lived up to the plate which the horror genre has supplied us. Maybe the films executed them better mentally than games do, but games offer the ‘fun’ in huge amount of doses. Zombies are pretty much in everything. So, here at the JoyPads, we took it upon ourselves to create a mouth watering read for you readers.

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JoyPads: Top 5 Best Fighting Games

Fighting games have always been frustrating, competitive and time consuming. Why time consuming you say? I can remember spending hours trying to beat certain characters on numerous of fighting games and on the verge of breaking my controller endless of times. Without fighting games in the videogame industry. There is no purpose to be a gamer. Maybe a bit too strong of words there, but its one genre that I cannot live without. So, I decided to pick the top 5 best fighting games.

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JoyPads: Top 10 Best RPG Games

RPG’s, the games that steal hours and hours of our time, yet we want more and more of the same dose. Over the years RPG’s have grown massively. How we interact with other players, choose the right or wrong path of our character’s fate or genuinely being a badass throughout. There have been great RPG games out over the years and some which are plain dreadful and would bring a tear to your eye for there utter disappointment. So here is my top 10 best RPG games.

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JoyPads: Medal Of Honour Feature

Medal Of Honour has been around for 11 years. Lets take a look which has shaped Medal Of Honour today.

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Today’s Release’s

Welcome to Today’s Release’s, weekly feature which gives you a insight to what games comes out today. Every Friday we will give you the low-down as to what is getting released. We will pick the best and recommend games, and the rest you might want to pick up as well.

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What hit’s the shops this week

Welcome to What hit’s the shops this week, weekly feature which gives you a insight to what games comes out this week. Every Friday we will give you the low-down as to what is getting released. We will pick the best and recommend games, and the rest you might want to pick up as well.

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JoyPads: The History Of FIFA

Rolling back the years of a great footballing franchise to hit the consoles.

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Joypads: Top 10 Characters

Our recent feature proved to be a tough task. Selecting the top 10 sequels was hard enough as there was so many. Picking the top 10 best characters? A lot more trickier as so many iconic characters, and characters that aren’t so iconic but we  got attached to them, and they also proved to be a tough task.

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