Netbook Game of the Week – Series Coming Soon

game-1You might not immediately think of netbooks as a game platform. When comes to pure horsepower they are more ponies than thoroughbreds. Netbooks are however full featured PCs capable of a myriad of computing tasks, including running most PC games.

Obviously you wont be playing Crysis at full resolution and max settings, but selecting the right game for the hardware can make for a satisfying mobile gaming experience. Here is the first review in the series: World of Goo.

Handheld gaming platform

Compared to other portable gaming platforms, netbooks have many advantages. You have a larger screen than a Nintendo DS and Sony PSP put together. A huge library of games are available, both new titles and classics. Games can be purchased online and downloaded for instant gratification. And netbook battery life keeps going and going long after other handhelds dim to inactivity.

Each week in this series of articles I will recommend a PC game that takes particular advantage of the netbook form factor. The emphasis will be on great looking, fun game experiences that make good use of features like the track pad, internet connectivity or portability

game-2What are you playing?

I also want to hear your comments and feedback. What are your nominations for game of the week? It can be a brand new title or a closet classic from days gone by. Leave your comments below to start the conversation, or email me; tracy at tracyevans dot name.

Either way, let the games begin!

As president of Tracy Evans Productions, Inc. for over 18 years Tracy splits his time between being an animator, director, producer, stage magician, graphic designer, art director, programmer, editor, consultant, speaker and writer of third-person autobiographical blurbs.

3 Comments on "Netbook Game of the Week – Series Coming Soon"

  1. nina says:

    i have a samsung netbook n110.
    i have recently tryed to download games onto it but the games i try to download wont play.
    is there anyway anybody can help me?

    • tracy says:

      Nina, it depends on the game. Many casual games will work perfectly. Peggle and World of Goo are two that come to mind. Older games often run nicely. I downloaded a demo of The Longest Journey, a point-and-click- adventure game from around 2000. It runs quite well and looks great. 3D characters, voice acting, music and sound effects. It’s ten dollars on the download service Steam.

  2. nina says:


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