To some, video games are simply frivolous, wasteful by-products of the digital age that stop people from achieving their full professional potential. The counter argument is that wasting virtual zombies with a virtual bazooka is about as awesome as it gets. Fortunately, the Middle East tends to fall in the latter camp: there are about 8.5 million consoles in the region, with the local gaming industry worth up to Dhs9.5 billion.
And all this despite the fact various well-known games are banned for nudity or violence. Fortunately, the following top examples are all available in the UAE and ready for you to play right now. Thumbs at the ready! Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters Nintendo Wii
When the Wii was first released, a flurry of golfing games were rushed out to make use of the console’s motion-based controls. Sadly, they were almost all terrible. A few years on, though, and they’ve got it down to a (ahem) tee, meaning swinging your controller in this latest Tiger-endorsed instalment is a pleasure. Key to the game’s success is its accessibility – there are caddy tips to help with shot selection, while hardened swingers can plug in a Wii Balance Board to hone their technique.Get this if you liked:
Wii Sports, King of Clubs, We Love Golf!All games available at Geekay Games, various locations including The Dubai Mall, www.geekaygames.ae (04 330 8066).