divThe road to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is a long and difficult one. But you have dreamed about Little League glory from the very first day you held a bat and threw a ball. Now it's time to make that dream a reality and bring the Little League World Series championship to your home town.
Little League World Series Baseball 2008 brings you all the fun and excitement of the classic pastime. Play head-to-head with teams from across the U.S. and the world, or create a customizable team complete with your own unique star player, playing style and uniforms. Try clever skill challenges, such as Homerun Tourney, Batting Frenzy and Pitching Darts, and unlock collectible achievements that include player cards and trophies. Step up to the plate and make a big splash at the Little League World Series.
Unlock more than 90 collectibles, such as player cards, pins, trophies and bobble-heads
World Series mode lets you compete on authentic Williamsport, PA fields
Play as one of 26 different teams in the Little League World Series, including eight U.S. teams, eight international teams and 10 customizable teams
Create a customized star player for your team using character and team edit functions
Play in different skill challenges, such as Homerun Tourney, Batting Frenzy and Pitching Darts
When it comes to buying video games, many of us can remember making a purchase we later regretted. Video game marketing is designed to encourage people to make quick decisions based on cool graphics or a sensational trailer. But, when you get the game home you find that the game play is not all that great or that the difficulty level leaves much to be desired. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying video games that might help you avoid making bad choices.
1. Don't fall into the "gotta have it now" trap
Video game marketers want to fool you into thinking that, not only do you need the game, but you need it the day it comes out. By centering large promotions around a particular release date, companies guarantee good numbers for initial sales. This also ensures that they will get some level of sales even if the game's reviews end up being bad. So don't fall prey to this trap. Even though it's tempting to be one of the first to have the game, it's much more prudent to wait a few weeks after release to get some feedback on the game's quality. Additionally, the price will soon go down from it's release-date sticker. If you can wait it out you'll be able to buy more wisely and economically.
2. Don't buy a game without reading some reviews of it
Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
3. Shop with the long-term in mind
It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.