Friday, November 28, 2008

Watch A Six being hit across the stadium Online!

Technologies have come together to provide their blessing on the leisure time of human beings in many wonderful ways in the past. The present sees the infusion of listening to music and watching TV online being one of the primary ways.

The prevalence of online games is quite a well known feature all over the world and, therefore, needs no introduction or even an explanation as to what it is. The new features which are also quickly becoming well known ones have in themselves, the capacity to harbor the attention of human beings in many attractive ways. Music was once available to human beings only with the help of CDs and cassettes of live concerts. However, it is now easily available in the form of live radio stations. Visuals are also aspects being introduced in this list of wonderful features with the user now being able to watch TV online and view some of his favourite shows without having to use the medium of a television.

Sports have always been a wonderful medium for having fun both by playing them and by watching them being played. Many major sports are now vested with competitions with countries having their teams participating in these activities. These were available before the introduction of online television viewing, only in the form of live broadcasts or recorded ones. Cricket, being one of the major examples, used to have the aspect of crowds being glued to a single TV set especially in the Indian subcontinent where it has hallowed dimensions of popularity. Many things have changed now with one of them being able to watch cricket online and, therefore, have the asset of being able to watch matches whenever he wants to.

This new feature has enabled many dimensions for the user to use in order to have a good time. Most of the websites which have this feature have it in a well managed manner. Therefore, the user is able to watch different channels like ones having fashion shows, or ones which show movies or even ones which show news and that to 'breaking' ones. One is, therefore, able to watch TV online and gain the same degree of enjoyment while watching shows on a normal television channel on a normal TV.

The feature of being able to watch television shows is however not a new feature as one is able to do so using the computer with the help of a TV tuner card. However, this is one of the basic aspects whose absence in the ability to watch TV online, becomes quite an advantage for the user. All that a user is required to do is to gain access to a website which has online television as one of its features. There is no need to install any form or degree of additional software or hardware for being able to watch TV online. Furthermore, this feature is also free on most of the websites, which further enhances its appeal.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A new feature of websites as shown by Whirled online games

A website which allows gamers to earn money using trading activities is one of the new additions to online gaming portals.

This is a website which allows two activities to be conducted. The first one is the enjoyable act of playing free online games. The second one is the act of earning money by selling off games.

Perhaps this can be explained with an example. The most lucid example is that of 'Whirled' which is an online gaming website recently launched by the company called Three rings.

This website allows gamers to create a virtual business set-up in which they sell games and other 'stuff'. They can earn money by selling these games however, the portion of the sales price received by them is one-third. The is because a part of the revenue is taken by the company while the other is taken by the creator of the game.

Thinking differently is a feature of this website, and this is clear in the three ways by which gamers can earn money, The first one is the process of receiving 'bars' upon selling of the games. These bars are, however, acquired in exchange of real money.

They can also earn 'blings' which can be exchanged for money. Another gaming currency given the name of 'coins' is available with the gamers earning it by virtue of their deeds of grandeur being done in the games that they play.

Being different is, therefore, one of the major features of this online gaming portal.

Free online games are also a feature of this portal with wonderful games being present. These games are wonderful due to being advanced in all their features. The overall collection of games is quite mesmerizing.

The world today is full of amazing things to be felt and experienced. Portals like this are one of those things and they should be visited in order to experience the beauty and the variety of their features.

One can play games, sell things and earn money and have lots of fun on these websites. Enjoyment is the major feature of this new form of online gaming portal.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Will the 160 kmph yorker of Shoaib Akhtar find the willow of Sachin Tendulkar in Pakistan at all

It seems that the Pakistan government is in a mood of settling differences in an amiable manner. This is reflective at least in the sport of Cricket.

The recent series between India and Pakistan that is about to be held in Pakistan itself faces apprehension from the Indian government.

The overlying tension brewing between the two countries is a fact which cannot be ignored. Moreover, events like the cancellation of a hockey series in Pakistan, with India being the opponent, has increased the fears of the Pakistan Government.

This happening is turning out to be quite an interesting addition to the field of Cricket news. Many more matches are going on, with many series being played. However, audience is finding it more of an investment of their time in reading Pakistan vs India Cricket News.

Many interesting features have evolved with the evolution of this particular Cricket news. One of them is the decision of the Pakistan Government to have an option of shifting venues to other countries.

England is one of the choices, with the sports authorities having shown an interest in hosting the series between India and Pakistan. Other venues which are considered are also quite favorable with UAE (United Arab Emirates) being another preferable venue.

Any portion of any Pakistan vs India Cricket News article is always interesting considering the political background and the relationship between the two countries. This particular Cricket news has caught the attention of most of the readers.

Furthermore, other events that have taken place in the country have led to the cancellation of many cricket series and championships in the past. The postponing of the 8-nation Champions trophy has led to further fortification of the security fears of the players in Pakistan.

The government, however, assures that all the feasible steps which can be taken are actually being taken in order to ensure security. However, it has added this option so that, just in case the Indian government is not willing to let its players play in Pakistan, then the series will be played in a different country.

The current situation has this piece of Cricket news as one of the most talked about one. Everybody is wondering as to what will take place and whether the series is going to be held in Pakistan at all. The population of Pakistan, especially, is wondering about the fate of this series. They are still waiting for the announcement of the series being held in Pakistan, as the people there, like India, have made cricket into a religion and a passion.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Fine Platter of Games: Big Fish Games (being based in Seattle)

Gaming Companies have a new entry amidst them in the form of Big Fish Games. This company has its base nestled in Seattle and its website is one of the examples of new things that can be done with gaming websites.

The Website of this company is quite a colourful entity in terms of its design and spacing of its contents. The contents are themselves quite innovative. Wonders have therefore become Seattle based. Games have also received new entries which are classified under the tags of versatility and perfection.

The games present here are quite innovative and are always an effective pastime full of fun and pleasure. There are both Macintosh compatible games and the normal PC games. Macintosh oriented games are quite amazing with some of the best examples being games like 'Big Kahuna Reef 2-Chain reaction', 'Azada' and 'Mystery case files: Ravenshearst'.

All these three games are fantastic and, therefore deserve considerable levels of accolades. The last one of the three:'Mystery case files: Ravenshearst' is one of the greatest creations of this company (having the bustle and life visible in Seattle due to being Seattle based). Games are always fun to play, but this one is an absolute clincher with a fantastic story and excellent gameplay. This game has one of the most advanced user interfaces ever in terms of resolution and controls. Gamers get to play detectives and solve the mysterious happenings taking place in Ravenshearst Manor while being helped by hints present in the diary of Emma Ravenshearst.

'Azada' is one of the fantastic puzzle games which has been created by Big Fish games. This game has a character called 'Titus' who gets imprisoned inside his puzzle book (which is of course magical). The person playing this game has to solve all the puzzles in order to free 'Titus'. The puzzles are fantastic and also challenging.

The next fantastic product of this company is a game called 'Big Kahuna Reef 2-Chain reaction'. The overall motive of this game is simple and placid. One has to match items in the group of three. However there are over 750 levels in this game. The beauty of the graphics in this game is evident in the graphics in these levels.

Games are, therefore, an area of expertise for Big Fish games. Most of the games present here are wonderful apart from being innovative. The emergence of this website is a welcome addition to gaming websites.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Psychologists Keeping An Eye on Australian Cricketers

The belief that Australian Kangaroos need psychologist support cannot be completely ruled out. Players such as Symonds and Tait had a record of mental fatigue. Then the episode when Brett Lee's marriage bust up became the latest cricketing buzz. All these have left the players shattered and they are baffled at their mental exertion. Thus professionals who are psychologists are recommended to help players to come out of their mental dilemma. The presence of a psychologist would certainly help Australian cricketers to stay relaxed while they are on a tour to a place.

Though it is also true that employing a psychologist while the team is on a tour would be expensive, but it would definitely help cricketers to have emotional care and remain emotionally stable. As cricketers spend time away from family and friends, so it is actually necessary that they are taken good care of. They should not feel home-sick and deprived. So, a psychologist can truly help cricketers maintain their mental balance. It is good to have someone with a close relationship with players and what else can be better than a psychologist.

It is this close relationship that would make it possible to understand the players better and help them to overcome their mental tensions. So, it is decided that Australia will continue to monitor Brett Lee, Clarke and others in the upcoming Twenty20 cricket series. This would definitely help the Australian cricket to soar higher and players perform better.

Cricketers after the completion of a series take back home millions of dollars. So, it is also necessary that they play well for their country. The performance of a player can be expected to be good only if the player is mentally and physically stable. Thus is the need of a psychologist in the Australian team. The person employed for the purpose should be able to keep a good relationship with all the members of the team and help them to overcome their mental exertion. This would certainly help the Australian cricket to become better in the future. The aim of this is not to increase expenses, but to ensure that the Australian cricket is devoid of any flaws.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Yuvraj Singh blasted his second consecutive century and grabbed four wickets

INDORE, India, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Yuvraj Singh blasted his second consecutive century and grabbed four wickets to guide India to a comfortable 54-run win over England in the second one-day international on Monday.

The 26-year-old hit 118 to lift India out of trouble at 29 for three and to an imposing 292 for nine before denting England's fightback, putting the hosts 2-0 up in the seven-game series.

England collapsed to 238 all out after Yuvraj ended a 96-run second-wicket partnership by removing Owais Shah (58) and Matt Prior (38) in successive overs before returning 4-28 bowling slow left-arm spin on a sluggish pitch.

He returned to dismiss Andrew Flintoff (43) and skipper Kevin Pietersen (33) in the same over after their racy 74-run fourth-wicket partnership had kept alive England hopes before they lost four wickets for eight runs.

"At 29-3 we definitely felt we had a chance (but) we probably slipped there," Pietersen said. "And after the Power Play I think Freddie and I took it quite nicely to get the momentum back but unfortunately we lost ourselves to Yuvraj.

"He again played a fantastic game today, scoring a 100 and taking four for nothing, I mean the boy is playing good cricket."

Yuvraj, who stroked 138 not out to set up India's crushing 158-run win in Friday's first contest of the seven-match series, took over after young paceman Stuart Broad's triple strike left the hosts reeling at 29 for three.

He struck his 10th one-day hundred and added 134 runs for the fourth wicket with opener Gautam Gambhir, who made 70 for his second fifty of the series.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates

Crystal Chronicles introduced some interesting ideas in terms of multiplayer role-playing, and Ring of Fates looks intent on continuing this. Gamers can decide how well it does this when the game is released in a couple of months.

When Crystal Chronicles first appeared on the Gamecube, it got quite a bit of praise for incorporating multiplayer gameplay into a Final Fantasy game, not to mention it was pretty neat to see the series make an appearance on a Nintendo console after a lengthy hiatus. Now Crystal Chronicles is about to get itself a new instalment, but this time on the DS, all while centering on something called the Ring of Fates.

Like its predecessor, Ring of Fates will support up to four players in multiplayer mode, as well as sporting the option to go it alone in single player. In the event one decides to play with some friends, everyone involved votes on a group leader, and then they get down to business.

While going through multiplayer, there will be five classes to choose from: Warriors, Archers, White Mages, Black Mages, and a support class. Warriors are the melee fighters for up close combat, while archers rain arrows from a distance, and black mages bombard enemies with arcane attacks. All the while, white mages take care of healing. The support class appears to fill a micromanagement role where it creates special orbs that magic users need in order to cast their spells.

Generally, the action will take place on the DS' top screen, while players issue commands and sort through menus via the touch screen. However, it is possible to swap the screens, allowing players to attack enemies simply by poking them with their stylus pen. Going this route is also expected to open the door to special combo attacks.

Single player mode will follow the adventures of twins Yuri and Chelinka as they unearth the mysteries of a red crystal. Along the way they will meet new characters like Meeth, the spell caster Alhanalem, a lad named Gnash, and the twins' father, Ratov.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Neopets Puzzle Adventure - Liittle Bit Tough But Interesting Game

Neopets Puzzle Adventure is a tough game to put down once you get into it. Like chess or checkers, Reversi is about thinking ahead and anticipating your opponent. Once you get that down, you'll find yourself itching to move ahead and beat the next challenge. There is also a multiplayer mode where you can play head-to-head with a friend. In-game achievements will unlock a code that you can redeem on the site for special items. Look for this puzzling adventure when it is released on the DS November 25.

It's a very simple game, but it's one of those games that can take a lifetime to really master. Lucky for you, it only takes a few tries to get the hang of it, and you'll eventually adopt your own strategies to outwit your opponent. You begin the game with four tokens on the gridlike board, with two blue and two red tokens in the center. As the blue player, you want to surround your opponent's red tokens with your own. Your goal is to box the red token in--either horizontally or diagonally--and once you to do, the token(s) will change to blue. You take turns with your opponent and can only place tokens down on areas that will cause the opponent's token to flip. If you wait a few seconds, the game will show you what moves you can make.

The strategy changes once you acquire petpets, which are pets for your neopet. These petpets come with a variety of special abilities, so some can help you remove your opponent's token or change its color. Before battle, you are allowed to equip a specific number of petpets, and they can only be used once per fight. There are 25 petpets to discover and collect. Depending on how you play and what board you're playing on, some have powers that are more helpful than others. As the story develops, your challenges will also increase in difficulty. For example, your board will have areas that are blocked out, which will change your strategy.Overall its a good puzzle to puzzle you.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

EVE Online: Quantum Rise expansion

EVE Online is set in outer space, where players command massive starships. Players can travel throughout an online galaxy comprising thousands of individual worlds, and can lead careers as pirates, traders, prospectors, speculators and much more. The game has been available for the Mac since 2007.

Unlike many online games, EVE Online all takes place within a “single shard” system, where all players participate on the same server — up to tens of thousands of gamers play at any given time, all sharing the same experience. That’s led to occasional problems involving game lag and other issues compounded by having many players online together at once.

Quantum Rise, the ninth expansion to EVE Online, is a two-staged release. The first stage has already been deployed — CCP has incorporated “under the hood” enhancements to resolve those problems — the game now uses technology called “StacklessIO” and “EVE64” to help reduce network lag and server overloads.

Newly announced enhancements for Quantum Rise include in-game subscription services; “Assembly Array” upgrades for those wanting to produce very large items; Alchemy; UI changes including a moveable HUD, module recharge timers and weapon grouping; more efficient bomb production; a re-balancing f ship speeds; 10 new music tracks; and upgrades to the Trinity Premium graphics content (which, sadly, is not yet available for the Mac).

Other already-announced feature updates in Quantum Rise include the ability for corporations to distribute custom medals; a newly-designed certificate system; re-balancing of industrial ships and the introduction of a new capital ship called the Orca, new autopilot avoidance options and more.

More details are anticipated at EVE Fanfest, CCP’s annual gathering of EVE Online enthusiasts, which comes to CCP’s home town of Reykjavik, Iceland from November 6 - 8, 2008.

EVE Online requires an Intel-based Mac to play. A 14-day free trial is available for download.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Story Of PlayStation Games

In 1994, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) was founded as the North America division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Taking approximately four years to develop, the PlayStation® game console was introduced in the United States in 1995.

The launch of the PlayStation brand was a sensation. In the very first weekend, more than 100,000 units were sold. In the first six months, over a million were sold. In April 1997, with nearly 4 million PlayStation® game consoles in North America, we found a way to strengthen our bond with PlayStation® owners even more. Our interactive relationship marketing program, PlayStation® Underground, gives us the opportunity to recognize and reward our loyal gamers. Members of the PlayStation® Underground can feel as though they belong to a subculture of intense gamers by experiencing new game challenges and getting the scoop on upcoming games, merchandise, and special offers.

The company next set its sights on development of the PlayStation®2, which became available to consumers in November 2000. With its incredible power and the exciting added ability to play CDs and DVD movies, this new system was unstoppable, making it possible for smooth, lifelike animation to be shown in real time. Then in August 2002, the company introduced the option to play games online with the new Network Adaptor (Ethernet/modem) (for PlayStation®2).

In March 2005, the PlayStation®Portable (PSP™) was launched in North America, bringing an unparalleled gaming experience to a handheld platform. With graphics rendering capability comparable to that of the PlayStation® 2 system, the PSP™ features a 4.3-inch widescreen, high-resolution TFT display.

On November 17, 2006, Sony released the PLAYSTATION®3. PLAYSTATION®3 is the most advanced computer system that serves as a platform to enjoy next generation computer entertainment contents in the home, realized through the combination of Cell and RSX™ processors, in addition to the compatibility of a vast catalog of PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 software titles. With its Giga-bit Ethernet and a pre-installed hard disk drive (HDD), users will be able to use the PLAYSTATION®3 to download a variety of online contents as well as access online games. Equipped with basic input/output ports, PLAYSTATION®3 supports a broad range of displays from conventional NTSC/PAL standard TVs to the latest full HD (1080i/1080p) flat panel displays, offering the joy of the most advanced computer entertainment contents to homes around the world.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Lesser-known PSP Games

If you’re new to PSP, or just haven’t got yourself a new game in a while, you’ll find plenty of hidden classics in the handheld's software catalogue.

It’s the way of the world that certain games steal all the limelight when they’re released, while other titles make their way onto the shelves with comparatively little fanfare. Here are five games that you might have missed that are more than deserving of your attention.

Ape Escape P

A remake of the original Ape Escape, which made its debut on PS one, this is perfectly suited to PSP. Your task is to capture the charming little monkeys that have gone on to become PlayStation icons, using a variety of inventive gadgets. This slick platform adventure is perfect, colourful fun for summer.

Worms Open Warfare

Team 17 has been polishing the Worms formula for years now, but the arrival of Worms Open Warfare finally makes it possible to enjoy some top-notch wormage wherever you may be. A turn-based strategy game, Worms requires you to take your team of invertebrates into pitched battle, using a huge variety of comedy weapons.

The game is as enjoyable on PSP as it has ever been, and robust Wireless multiplayer modes make for hours of entertainment.

Bust-A-Move Ghost

Another classic gets updated for PSP – in this case, a timeless puzzle game that’s perfectly suited to the colourful, crisp screen of the multimedia wonder machine. Line up and launch your bubbles to create clusters that pop and create chain reactions. One of the most enjoyable multiplayer games ever created, Bust-A-Move Ghost also features a huge amount of puzzles for single players to tackle.

Gottlieb Pinball Classics

Pinball tables don’t seem as ubiquitous as they once were – but when you can play flawless versions of Gottlieb’s classic tables on your PSP whenever you want, who cares? Eleven tables are included, and the simulation of the silver ball as it pings, bumps and bashes its way around them is spot-on. High-score challenge games are brilliantly suited to the portable format, and there’s no better high-score challenge than a good pinball table.

WipEout Pure

If you’re a more recent arrival to the world of PSP, you may have missed out on WipEout Pure – in which case, you’ve got a real treat in store. One of the highlights of the system’s launch line-up, this futuristic racer combines lightning-speed, cutting-edge visuals with a classy soundtrack and reams of extra downloadable content through this very site. It’s recently become available as a Platinum title too, making it one of the most essential PSP titles out there.

Monday, November 3, 2008

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King builds on the rich foundation established in World of Warcraft and its first expansion, The Burning Crusade, by providing a wealth of new content for players to explore in the harsh, forbidding continent of Northrend, home of the Lich King and his undead minions. To contend with the new challenges found there, players will be able to advance to level 80, acquiring potent new abilities and talents along the way.

Wrath of the Lich King will introduce the death knight Hero class to World of Warcraft. Furthermore, player-vs.-player battles will reach a new level of intensity with the addition of siege vehicles and destructible buildings, along with a new Battleground, Strand of the Ancients.

The expansion will also introduce an abundance of new quests, dungeons, monsters, items, and recipes, as well as a new profession, Inscription. Additional character-customization options will be introduced, such as new hair styles, available in the new barbershops.

In addition, World of Warcraft now has an Achievement system. Achievements are self-contained goals and challenges designed to satisfy goal-oriented players. There are more than 700 individual Achievements covering every aspect of game play, including world exploration, PvE, PvP, professions, and character development. Some Achievements come with in-game rewards such as tabards, mounts, vanity pets, and titles, and other players will be able to see your Achievements. All of these rewards are purely cosmetic and just for fun.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Vampires Beware: Buffy The Vampire Slayer

This action-packed 3D survival horror game sees Buffy using a range of special weapons, powerful spells and martial arts to take out vicious vampires and demons. In addition to these enemies, players also come across recognisable characters from the show, including Spike, Angel, the Master, the First Evil, Caleb and, of course, the Scooby Gang.

Features of The Game:

* Play as Buffy the Vampire Slayer through 24 levels using a third person camera.
* Unlock and use more than 20 types of unique Slayer weapons.
* Fight more than 12 different level bosses and sub-bosses, including First Evil, the boss of all bosses.
* Play “Challenge Mode” in first-person for fast-paced action and an increased difficulty level.
* Solve puzzle missions to unlock new areas. • Collect spells to increase Buffy’s supernatural and physical abilities.
* Explore 12 dynamic environments and search for up to four hidden ones.
* Use breakable objects located within in all environments to battle demons and vampires.
* Unique story set after the climactic seventh season of the TV series, written by Rob Deshotel, one of the original writers of the TV series.
* Explore locations from the TV show, including Sunnydale High, the Bronze and the Hellmouth.
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