Saturday, September 11th, 2010 at
The gaming industry is huge, everyone probably knows that much. Gaming consoles and game titles make for hundreds of millions of dollars for gaming giants like Nintendo, Sega, Microsoft, and Sony. Short attention spans and quick adaptation of gaming consumer have led to steep demands for new titles. Gaming companies release bigger, better versions as quick as their designers can develop them. And they don’t come cheap! Gaming enthusiasts spend a large portion of their cash buying titles each month. Some even turn to sports betting sites for a real-time gambling experience, using real cash, too.
However, it is not just cash that gamers are spending. Another precious (and limited) commodity that is spent on games is time. We can tell when spending cash on games is getting out of hand when it begins to run out. Spending of time is not as simple to measure or control as we tend to value money more than time. So the question arises, how much is too much when it comes to spending time playing video games? It is generally advised that a person limit daily gaming time to an hour. However, as any gaming enthusiast will testify, one hour a day is hardly enough for someone with a passion for gaming. Such levels of interest require at least 2 to 3 hours a day for a person to be contented. However, when even this duration of time stops seeming enough, it may be said that your passion for gaming has turned into an obsession and you need to relook at your gaming habits. Try to limit you gaming to a maximum of 3 hours in a day, and indulge in other activities to help you cope with the time spent away from your PC or console.
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 at
While it’s true that there is no such thing as a free lunch, there are several things in life that should never cost money. Avoid paying for the following items and rest easy knowing that you have a good handle on your financial situation.
Ringtones are one of the biggest offenders in the “money for nothing” category. Despite the fact that there are hundreds of free ringtones sites, ringtone-making programs and other applications that can create ringtones for you, there are some businesses who still try selling poorly digitized versions of somebody else’s music. Do not buy into it. If you don’t know how to make your own custom ringtones, ask someone else. Chances are good you are only two degrees of separation from someone who can.
2. Talent Representation
The Internet is flooded with pop-up ads and emails promising “the inside scoop on auditions” for just $19.99 per year. The truth may be that these companies have the inside scoop, however they certainly do not have the pull needed to get you inside the audition. This goes for professional sporting scouts, models and just about anything else for which you can be recruited. The rule is simple: agents and managers get paid when you get paid. Any respectable agent will agree to rep you for free in exchange for 15% of the money you make because of them. Don’t agree to anything more.
3. Extended Service Plans
Preying on the fear of the consumer, these plans cost extra and typically offer coverage that any respectable business should be offering anyway. Not only that, but many of these plans overlap with what the manufacturer already guarantees, which means you are paying for twice the coverage. For this reason, they are not worth it.
While there is no such thing as a free lunch, there are several snacks that don’t cost a thing.
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 at
Even if you don’t want a credit card or a credit score, some of life’s major purchases and investments require them. What is difficult is actually getting a credit card. Some companies won’t give you a card unless you already have a credit score, and you can’t get a credit score without a credit card. Fortunately, there are Prepaid Credit Cards, and they are the easiest and most guaranteed way for you to build a credit score without any hassle.
Applying is easy. First, you will select what level of card you want. The kind of card you want will be dependent on a few key factors. You will need to know how you will want to arrange your pre-payments, via either direct deposit of your work checks or a cash/check deposit at a retail ATM, of which there are over 100,000 nationwide. Depending on how you arrange your pre-payments, you will get the card most appropriate for you. Some have transaction fees, others do not — so make sure you get the right card.
Once you fill out your application and get the right card, the rest is easy and fun. You will have a certain amount of money on your card, so you don’t have to worry about spending over what you have like you would with a debit card. Pay for the things you need and want, and then pay your prepaid credit bills online. The more you do this, the more you build a credit history, and the more your credit score will rise.
When you’re looking for prepaid credit cards and their associate options, you will want to check for direct deposit fees and monthly fees. With some companies, there are fees, and other companies they are free. Generally, free is better, and with a prepaid credit card, you can start living the life you want — free.
Sunday, August 15th, 2010 at
Madden gamers are complaining hard against the strategy pad associated with the demo version of the game. This is a major technical modification which is going to stay in spite of the negative uproar among the admirers of the game.
The reason behind this negative feedback among the veteran gamers is the habitual methodology which they have built up for years. Within hours of launching the demo version of the game, hardcore gamers created an uproar complaining against the dearth of time on changing the defense. However, it will be very difficult to prove whether this point is valid or not as this is entirely situational. It is hugely dependent on the style of gaming of the opponent. It is also worth mentioning that strategy pad is going to take some time before gamers get adjusted with the new development.
The defense behind changing it to strategy pad is the usability. Earlier the inconsistent buttons became a barrier on the way and the user got stuck helplessly. The fresh command set appears to be a complete shock among the veteran admirers of the game.
The secret behind being successful in playing football is the ability to exploit what is visible on the other side of the ball. There is an option of switching Strategy Pad off but it only adds to the misery of the user as deactivates in the pre-snap view. It, however, does never change anything in terms of functionality.
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at
Many video games are adapted for motion pictures and have proved to be quite successful. Onechanbara games have also seen the limelight of that category. The combination of excitement and violence is the key point in these movies and games as well. Chanbara focuses more on the excitement part than violence.
Chanbara Striptease is the movie that will get you in to that titillation that you might have experienced in the gaming as well. The original title in Japanese is “Oppai Chanbara” which is seemingly a more accurate one as the Japanese word Oppai means chest or breast.
There are occasions when the female characters in the movie go on doing crazy things like using their breast to exercise the swords while in a duel. These are the things that inspire things to pass on pretty smoothly. The movie primarily deals Lilli, a twenty year old girl, who is transported to the Japan of the 18th century only to learn improving fighting capabilities while flashing her breast.
Chanbara Striptease is not a direct adaptation of Onechanbara games. The movie consists of a number of curvaceous Japanese porn-stars, current and former. However, this film is not a hardcore porn video.
The first PS2 game of Onechanbara got released in the year2004. It was a part of the “Simple 2000″ series by D3 Publishers. Onechanbara Revolution is the latest entry in the series.
Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at
There have been numerous occasions when we went out of our mind while playing a video game. However, there are a few games that need some critical mention so that you have your emergency number ready with you while you try any of these games.
Alone in the Dark: This is one of the very first ones that rocked the gamers off their seats on a consistent level. The success of this game lead to many more horror games to come in future, the creepiest thing about this game is definitely the ‘first of its kind’ trapped feeling.
Resident Evil: This is one of the very best among what video gaming has ever produced. Everything about this game is creepy, including the scary corridors, zombies and creepy movements. That is what makes it a classic, in fact.
Silent Hill: After Resident Evil made horror games hugely popular, Silent Hill definitely took the horror genre to the next big level. The uniqueness of this game is that, unlike other horror games, it offers you the entire town to get creepy about instead of only a mansion or a house.
Dead Space: So you think you are a tough guy. Get this game in your PC with surround sound and get on with it. You are sure to find yourself back to bed within 10 minutes with new boxers. The charm of this game is the real look of it. Everything around looks very much real and shock comes when you expect it the least.
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at
A game based on the Game Transformers: Cybertron Adventures for PS3 and Xbox 360, this one is made for Nintendo Wii. This game when compared to its original game is downright not worth it. It makes the original game look bad. Has bad content and the quality of the graphics and game play sucks too. It is published by the same publishers who made the Transformers: Cybertron Adventures, the Next Level Games.
Even to call it kid friendly, the game need to be a little entertaining and can fall short of challenges and difficulty, but his one falls in every aspect. It’s just a complete shooting frenzy where you get moving targets and have to keep on hitting with four different weapons and running. Even the running part is done by the game itself and you have to little but keep on shooting, even the ammunition is unlimited. The worse fart is that the Cybertrons in transformers do not Transforms, which is the only thing people look forward to I a transformers game is missing. But in the end it leaves a bland taste with its bad graphics and plane textures. The story too fails to make its purpose known on both the sides. And yeah the game end in less than four hours, let’s see other game developers beat that.
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at
What if you had a choice between going to a movie inspired theme park or a game inspired theme park. Let’s just say that this choice was left to your 8 year old, which one he might possibly choose. Well chances are that he will go for the video game inspired theme park instead of the movie theme inspired theme parks such as Disneyland and Disneyworld.
Looks like the Nintendo-land theme park concept has struck the cord of the Nintendo President Satir iwata who at a recent meeting expressed his desire for such a theme park. The president discussed and debated for the creation of such a park and pushed the idea to the other board members to look into something where the game developers and game console creators are unfamiliar with. The fact is that Nintendo built theme park will certainly be different and it will set standards for other theme park developers to follow in the coming years. Still the prospect of creating such a theme park is in its concept stages and has not been even put to paper and it might never happen.
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at
Electronic Arts has predicted that North America will be its largest selling base of the FIFA 2010 soccer game. The FIFA football series is the largest selling sports and most highly rated video game in the market. This bold prediction is amid the United States success in the football field where it managed to climb in to the last 16 teams and injected a new found interest in people to get newcomers to try out FIFA 2010.
Predictions approximate that the United States will be more buyers than the United Kingdom, which has been its biggest market till now. This announcement was made by the EA games research division where the confident EA team boasts of knowing more about its gamers and soccer fans than any other business. The under developed U.S market has got what it needs to propel it in to the number one place in FIFA game sales in the form of the last minute goal in the match against Algeria. This game is being called the greatest game in the American football history and will create more soccer fans which will only spell good news for EA games sports division. This bold prediction is being made also partly on the results of last world cup where U.S went through two defeats and was knocked out of the competition.
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at
E3 seems to be crating a new record of new releases. Almost every major game developer has announced the very soon release of a prequel to its best seller. Now it the developers of Fable sequels who have announced the next sequel to the bloods series of Fable.
But this time it is going to over come all the mistakes made by the older Fable series. This sequel is set 60 years ahead of the older series of Fable and focuses more on action and game play. This game does away with the process of experience points, instead it has followers, who you obtain by performing quests for them and befriend them. They will help you in the second half of the game when you overthrow the king. Another feature that sets this apart from the Fable II game is the “Expressions”. This feature will help you in gaining followers by doing atrocious things, trust me you will like this part. The game has better graphics and larger map to explore. This game also has feature for better control of your clothing and armaments with the easy to use button. It might also support Xbox 360’s Kinetic motion gaming and this could make things more interesting.