The ultimate handheld multimedia machine is what I call Sonys latest gaming console. It is the best thing Sony has ever come up with so far. You can do almost anything with it!Officially marketed as a gaming console, there is much more to it than that. For one thing, you can download your favorite music files onto the memory stick and voila, you have a portable music player! It also makes use of a new storage device called the UMD. It looks like a CD but is much smaller. Aside from games, you can get music videos and movies. With its wide high resolution screen, you can now watch your favorite movies anywhere, anytime you want to. If you are a high tech bookworm like me, then you will love the PSP even more. You can download e-books from the internet and put them on the PSP as JPEG files and read the latest novels on the go! Do you want to carry precious memories around anywhere you go? Convert your pictures into digital format and transfer them onto the memory stick. Now you can have hundreds of pictures at your fingertips!The relatively large screen size makes for easy viewing of almost any format you use. During game play, the details will just astound you. Watching a movie is like watching it on DVD. You can adjust the contrast so as to suit your viewing preferences.The memory sticks storage capacity might give you a bit of a headache, though. There are large capacity memory sticks available but many of them are a bit pricey. However, I would say that its worth it.It would be a good idea to purchase the headphones that come as an accessory. The built-in speakers of the PSP can be a bit disappointing. They just dont give you the best experience when playing a game, watching a movie, or listening to music. The headphones give a much better sound quality.Another drawback is that there doesnt seem to be enough good games for the console yet. Compared to other handheld gaming consoles, the Sony PSP lags behind when it comes to the release of new games. The UMD disks are quite expensive as well.Then again, I am sure you will be able to find something to do with your PSP while waiting for the next game or movie to come out.
Playing cards made their way to Europe from the East. They appeared first in France and then in Spain. The reason for the belief that they appeared first in Italy is that the design on the cards closely resembles the Mamaluke design. The pack of cards consisted of 52 cards with suits of swords, polo sticks, cups and coins. Cards with the numbers one through ten and court cards that included the King (Malik), Deputy King (Naib Malik), and Second Deputy (thain naib).Persia and India had cards that had 48 cards per deck, four suits, ten numerals and two courts in each suit known as Ganjifa. The number of suits doubled. In Arabia card decks became known as Kanjifah.When playing cards came to Europe the craze took off. In 1377 they appeared in Switzerland. In 1380 they began to appear in Florence, Basle, Regensberg, Paris, and Barcelona. The rest is as they say history.Early cards were hand made. The designs on the cards were also hand painted. They were also very expensive. They were used more at the time by rich people due to the cost. The craze reached the poor classes as they became cheaper.Cheaper versions became available as they were mass produced. These cards were disposed of early. They increasingly became popular across all levels of society. Cards are made of stiff paper and some brands are laminated. They now come in mini cards and large prints for the visually impaired.
False Surrender TrickIf you have an expansion, and one of your bases are under attack, press enter, and type in has left the game (make sure you have chat on send to all), but dont send it yet! Pause the game and then send the message. People will think you have surrendered! This looks more realistic than the Fake Elimination Trick because the color of the fonts are all the same when the game is paused! I actually got fooled by this trick before!Nuke Defense Trick - Submitted by Jesse ShuckIf a small group of your units have been chosen for a targeted nuke, and you cant see where its coming from, simply use statis field with an arbiter and the covered units wont even be scratched.Invisible Supply Depot - Submitted by SnakeabIf you are a newbie or you know youre gonna lose, and your terranWhen you get money to spare send an SCV behind a mineral patch and build a supply depot right when he starts building it, click on the SCV (not the supply depot) and press cancel. It will almost look as if it weren't there. Then when you lose all your buildings (except the supply depot), your opponent will think the game is messed up and leave. You should probably build a few all around the map. Try to build one behind your enemies minerals.Invincible Tank Glitch (Does not work with 1.08!)This trick is used to make your siege tank have the hit points of a building! To do this, first hotkey a tank, and put it next to a building that is capable of flying. Lift off the building, and land it. While its landing, get your tank, move it under the landing building, and siege it. You must do this VERY QUICKLY. The tank will now have the life of the building and be invincible to melee units! With practice, you can get 5+ tanks hiding under 1 building!Critter TrickA VERY easy and cheap way to see your opponents base!This is very simple to doall it requires is a map with critters (preferably Kakarus because they fly) and you being Zerg. Get a Queen with 75 energy and look for a critter. Parasite the thing, and you can see what it sees! Once the critter walks (or flies) into your opponents base, enjoy the view! This is really cool because your opponent will not automatically attack the critter! This is because its a neutral unit! This neat little trick will help A LOT in a game.Note: This will not work very well against comps because comps always kill critters. But most humans just ignore them!Tips from the Pros:- ALWAYS expand! Do not be afraid to!- Against comp, ALWAYS build defense.- Against human in a no rush game, do not build tower or choke point defense. It wastes time, money, food, and its not needed. Just have anti-air detection towers (eg. Missile Turrets) scattered around your base.- When attacking, ALWAYS leave units behind in your base.- When attacking, go for the workers, supplies, and key production buildings.- As Zerg, build Nydus Canals in your expansions. This allows quick back-up against attacks.- NEVER have more than 2 workers per mineral field, and 4 workers per geyser.- Attacking with a mix of units is more effective than attacking with bunches of the same unit.- Combining spells with attacks can greatly increase your chance of winning a battle.- Go Overlord hunting with Devourers, Corsairs, and Valkyries. Zerg players often put all their Overlords in the back of their bases, near their primary resource area.- Cloaked units work well against humans early in the game.- As Terrans, ALWAYS build a comsat on your first Command Center; NEVER a Nuclear Silo.- Against Zerg, dont bother attacking Larva or Eggs. Attack eggs only if you have strong units.- Trick your opponents by doing a small attack with air, and after he/she spends tons of money on anti-air, do a massive ground attack, or vise-versa.- As Terran, dont nuke buildings unless you have more than one nuke available. If you only have one, go for units (nuking a bunch of burrowed units kicks pompis!).- When playing big money maps, always do frequent attacks on your opponent to wear him down.- Attacking 1 unit at a time is a lot more effective then having all your units attack different things. To do this, use the shift key. Hold down shift while issuing commands, and your units will finish each one before moving on to the next.- A very cheap, but useful, tactic is to parasite critters (especially kakarus because they fly). The critter will walk around the whole map for you, and when near enemy defense, it will not get attacked!
In the age of Internet, E-Games is an irresistible attraction amongst all age groups. The desire to play games has turned children to be more techno savvy these days. E-Games are flexible and intuitive, it's easy to use so you can spend your time creating games instead of programming them.You can increase business effectiveness by easily adding more motivation and challenge to your learning programs. With the advent of E-Learning, even Training Games are transforming. Indeed, because Computer Games and Arcades are commonplace, instructional games may be the perfect candidate for e-learning events. Trainers understand the value of a good game for engaging participants in the learning process, whether as pre-course materials, self-teaching tools, or content reviews. Most games draw on traditional game-show styles such as Jeopardy, or popular boardgames, including Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly. The question-and-answer format of those games proves ideal for self-assessment and memory building. When played in groups, games promote teambuilding and team spirit. More importantly, games alleviate learners' anxiety about being evaluated.A sophisticated programmed E-Game usually includes the following features: Easy, intuitive authoring interfaces. An array of different game types. Detailed Help files, sample games, and demonstrations. Cross-platform playback using the Flash web player. No messy software downloads or installation requirements. Options to create games from your web browser. You can choose from several skins for your games, including a custom skin that allows you to modify the colors. Full customization for any of the game types. Your own online Arcade system that allows you to group your games into custom multi-player arcades and invite players to compete.The average age of an E-Game Player is 29 years and ninety two percent of all games are purchased by adults over the age of 18. 39% E-Game players are women. Computer and video game software sales grew 8% in 2003 to $ 7 billion in the following years and are expected to hike more. However, when compared to the movie industry this segment is still a small player. In fiscal 2004, ended June 30, E-Games' sales rose 11% to $8 million, and profit increased 9%, to $1.7 million, from a year earlier. It did have a loss of $184,000 in its 2005 fiscal first quarter, after sales were hurt when Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reduced shelf space it allocates to low-price PC games, E-Games says. Some very sought after E-Games are as follows:1. AirXonix: This is a 3-dimensional remake of the Xonix game. In the Xonix game you have to control a device, which is moving over the playing field whilst several monster-balls are wandering inside. The objective is to isolate the balls away from as much spare playing field as possible. 2. Buzzing Cars: Buzzing Cars is a totally crazy racing game where you'll not only need to be fast but also smart. You must carry out various missions such as drive robots around, chase flying saucers, electrocute aliens and of course race against the clock. You can buy seven different cars with various properties. In every crash, the cars begin to lose parts, until eventually after enough is lost they completely fall apart. 3. Cross & Word Games: A compilation of three simple puzzle games previously released by E-Games in their early RomTech days. Crossword Mania is a set of 110 crossword puzzles and Word Search Mania has 222 word searches. Both of these pencil and paper to keyboard and monitor translations also have basic design tools for constructing your own puzzles. Word Connect Special Edition is a one board demo of a Scrabble clone where players try to form interlocking words on a board with lettered tiles. 4. Mahjongg Master: Enjoy the classic Chinese game of strategy with this full-featured version! You'll find 18 original tile sets -- everything from classic MahJongg tiles to all new designs! You can also choose from among 70 beautiful backgrounds including scenics, animals, textures, and much more. Plus great music, too! MahJongg Master is one of E-Games best-selling titles. There are millions of players around the world. 5. Marble Blast: In this arcade action game from independent publisher Garage Games, players take the control of marbles. The objective of the game is to race the marble through the 72 levels each containing moving platforms, dangerous hazards, sparkling treasures and power up enhancements, and complete it in record time. 6. Miniverse Minigolf: Two 9 hole mini golf courses for 1-4 players. One course is set on "Earth" and features putting through locations such as a construction site, a war zone, and a casino. The other course is set in space and includes a variety of science fiction obstacles like tele-porters and laser shields. Players can choose to control their putter by pushing or pulling the mouse and can select one of several different colors for their golf ball.7. Pinball: E-Games' Pinball is a 3D pinball simulation with three tables. 3D acceleration is used for all sorts of realistic effects like table glass, light halos, shadows, reflections of the ball on the table, and more. Standard pinball game play applies; knock down targets to light up bonuses, which can be further increased by multipliers. 8. Word Search Mania: A computerized version of the standard pencil and paper word search. Word Search Mania is a collection of 222 assorted puzzles with a variety of strange topics in varying degrees of difficulty. It also contains a tool for building puzzles from your own lists of words.
World of Warcraft is the leading massive multiplayer online role playing game in existence. 10 million players across the globe consistently fill this online world for fun and adventure and have been doing so since 2004. But, just like our off-line lives, the online world of Warcraft requires money in order to enjoy a full experience.World of Warcraft has grown to be the most exciting online role playing game in existence with over 10 million subscribers at the start of 2008! Millions of people, young and old, have been playing this MMORPG since its creation back in 2004. And, like with so much of our off-line experiences, the on-line world of Warcraft relies heavily on money. So what do you do to make more money in World of Warcraft?You can make plenty of money, called gold, in World of Warcraft in several different ways. You can mine for gold. Some players craft objects for gold. Others enchant for gold. You can even kill monsters in pursuit of that shiny metal! The world in WoW is so large and comprehensive, it is possible for your characters to make a good living. But, many people are choosing to save time and energy slogging away gathering gold and buying WoW gold from gold resellers.World of Warcraft has grown to be the most exciting online role playing game in existence with over 10 million subscribers at the start of 2008! Millions of people, young and old, have been playing this MMORPG since its creation back in 2004. And, like with so much of our off-line experiences, the on-line world of Warcraft relies heavily on money. So what do you do to make more money in World of Warcraft?It is possible to make money - or earn gold- in World of Warcraft in many ways. You can enchant for gold. You can craft for gold. You can mine for gold. You can even kill monsters for gold. The game experience in World of Warcraft is so expansive, you can make a good on-line living with these methods. More and more players, though, rather than focusing on a job to make money, are purchasing WoW gold instead. This saves time and effort and allows players to pursue more enjoyable aspects of the game.As you play WoW and start to gather gold, you must have bags. It seems obvious, but many players forget that you are limited in what you can carry by the number of bags you have! The more items you can carry, the more gold you can convert. Trouble is, though, that bags are expensive and made of hard-to-get materials. This is a primary reason why so many serious players buy WoW gold online.Many players use their enchanting skills to make gold in WoW. You can disenchant magical items and get special material from that disenchanted item. You can then use that special material to increase the value of other items. You can also sell that material to others for gold. Perhaps you're looking for some of these special materials and you don't want to spend the time looking for it. What do you do? Buy WoW gold online and then find the items or materials you need in the game. This is just one more way to make your character faster and stronger.You'll soon find as you start playing World of Warcraft that bags are a requirement for generating gold. You can only carry large numbers of items if you bags. You can sell these items for gold. The more bags you have, the more gold you make! Bags present a new set of difficulties, though. They are expensive and hard to make. This is why so many people purchase World of Warcraft gold online through gold resellersWoW is such an exciting game! Some players start their characters at level one and slowly work their way through the levels, gaining experience and gold over a long period of time. Others find this slow questing tedious, or they want to start a new character but become frustrated at its vulnerability in the early stages of development. More and more people are looking to buy World of Warcraft gold online in order to bypass much of this boring stuff.