Madden '96

With great-looking graphics and realistically modeled player movement, EA has hit the sports mark with Madden NFL.

Electronic Arts' John Madden Football for the Sega Genesis became an instant hit, and has found its way to just about every console machine around. Though the endorsement of football great John Madden probably had something to do with the game's success, it was most impressive for the way it mixed arcade-style action and near-perfect playability. Madden just felt right, and created a football experience few other titles have been able to match.

That tradition of football excellence continues in Madden NFL ‘96 for the PC. With over 100 teams and more than 600 players, there are almost unlimited possibilities for custom football action.


John Madden and Pat Summerall chat it up for Madden NFL '96.

EA Sports wanted to throw in all the extras they could for this PC version of the classic, so there's plenty of entertaining full-motion video, pre and post-game shows, and commentary throughout. The animated movement of the players was created by capturing the actions of professional football players in their respective positions, so the on-field action looks remarkably realistic from kick-off to the point-after.

With a playbook made up of more than 250 different offensive, defensive, and special team plays, and true-to-life stats for all the players, this is the football sim of choice for armchair coaches everywhere.


[...]

Minecraft for Free - Obsession of a Mediocre Gamer

Minecraft is so addictive that my kids want to play it all day long, and my wife and I often find it extremely difficult to limit game time for our two kids. I think one of the reasons why parents have such a difficulty handing the Minecraft obsession is that parents themselves never play the game, especially when it is free. They never know what's so addictive about the game and why their kids want to spend all day playing the game after all.

The game lets your kids be creative and lets them express themselves by creating a personalized world of their own. They can spend their time in that world and feel alive outside the real world, and this can often lead to complex behavior problems. You should start getting worried and take a step forward to help your kids when you see any of these signs:

- Your kids start behaving differently with family and friends. They spend a lot of time playing the game and even when they are around other people, they keep thinking about the game.

- Your kids start lying to you about their Minecraft play time. Ideally, you should have some way of monitoring game time even when you are not around. If your kid tells you something else and see that they have actually spent a lot more time playing the game, it is time to start getting worried as the game has started altering behavior of your kids.

- When you start seeing symptoms of withdrawal in your kids, it's time to be serious about this addiction. You will notice that your kids have little or uncomfortable sleep, they have frequent headaches, they suffer from depression and they are irritated easily.

- If your kids are out of their zone and start behaving differently when playing the game, it's time to put limits on their screen time. It is a clear indication that Minecraft addition has taken them over and you need to act.

Look at this Minecraft video! It has 14 million views and sometimes I still can't understand why.


[...]

Most Awaited Game Events in Clash of Kings

Beside your kingdom’s castle is the events calendar, here you will find different events that you can participate in order to receive rewards, points and even gold coins. It could be a daily or a weekly event while some are just really much awaited within the Clash of Kings community. Everyone who plays the game are automatically part of the event, however, there is no guarantee for any winnings as there are criteria and points to earn to be able to receive the prize.

Daily events would flash on your screen every time you go back to the game, weekly events on the other hand is decided by your daily events ranking until you are hailed the strongest lord in all kingdom and be awarded with 40,000 gold coins. However, if you are a beginner, chances are you may not be able to reach that point yet, most of the time the winners are those who have higher rankings or level in the game and most probably already playing for the longest time. On the other hand, you can always get a good cheats online to get unlimited resources first, until you are ready to compete with the other players as well.

Other events that you would see are gathering event where in every player should be very busy gathering resources, to which your storage should also have plenty of space in order to do so. Kill Monster event is where you kill monsters preferably those with high levels. There is also an event for upgrading your building and castles, so make sure you have your resources ready by the time this event starts so that you have more chances of getting in to the top 100 players who will be rewarded with gold coins and much more.

[...]

Time and Money

"Money, it's a gas..."

Having a regular job as a single person helps you explore so many things around you especially when you know how to manage both your time and money. I usually make it a point to reward myself every year of travel leisure which I have saved from a year at my work. My salary is not too high to start with but I’ve learned to save at an early age since this is what my parents have taught me, and I’m glad that I was able to do so until now.

I’ve know some people who loves to do payday loans most of the time to advance their salary a week ahead, while I’m proud to say that I’ve only done this once in my life, I try not to do the same as the interests are really high, but it’s true that you get instant approval provided you do not have any bad credit records.

Depending on loans would only make it harder for a person be able to cope up with their huge interest rates as you may be paying off your entire debts your whole life, this is why learning how to manage your expenses well is a big factor to start with at an early age.


[...]

Things to Consider in an Epilator

Removing unwanted hairs in some part of the body has been a common problem to most women and even some men; this is why epilators are made in order to make it easier and more convenient for people to do so while in the comfort of their home. Some epilators costs about $30, which is quite cheap if you think about the service it could give you, while some other can reach up to $150 depending on the manufacturers brand and some better usage and functionality that has been used with the electronic device.

If you have decided t get the more expensive brands, make sure that you make it last longer so that you don’t have to feel bad getting a new one when it has broken. Cleaning your epilators every after use is very important so that nothing gets stuck inside the disk which may cause problems on your next use. The best epilator should feel comfortable to hold and use, as it gets close to the skin, you shouldn’t feel any abnormal pain than the usual which is like tweezing you hairs, as if you are in a waxing salon, this determines the quality that you can get too with better brands as well.

[...]

Taking Care of My German Shepherd

Taking care of your German Shepherd is not at all difficult but has to be done regularly, thank goodness that I have a cousin who is a veterinarian and lives nearby so that any problems that I may encounter with my dogs I just bring it to her right away.

When I got my new puppy, I got so excited that I got stuck on thinking about names that I would like to choose from, they said that every name has a meaning and the same thing applies to your pets but it just so hard to decide so I just asked a few people to give suggestions.

Whenever I bring my dogs at the clinic, it would usually be for grooming, bathing, trimming their nails and some health check up. They also have scheduled vaccines to take which my dogs are very brave about. They love to socialize with other dogs too, never did I have an experience where in they got into a fight, they just wanted to play outside and eat their treats whenever we play fetch or some tricks at the park near our place. My dogs are my best friends, they make me happy when I’m sad so I make sure I keep them happy and healthy too so that we would have more years of being together.

[...]

Getting Rid of Tinnitus

At times where in you are not feeling well, you immediately try to find the reason behind it and search for remedies right away, especially if it’s interfering with what you are currently doing. While some have instant solutions, some do not. Let’s take the case of the tinnitus for our example: people who are suffering from it have been looking for ways on how to get rid of tinnitus that would actually work for them. However, it is imperative that you understand that what worked for the other person might not work for you, and here is the reason why.

Tinnitus is only a symptom and not a disease by itself. It could have different causes, and that is what you want to find out as early as possible with a specialist the moment you hear that ringing sound inside your ear more often than the usual (especially when you are in a quiet surrounding).

Most of the time it has to do with hearing loss, but things can still be worked out if you take matters right away and act as fast as you can. Consulting a doctor should be your first move; just ask about what could be the possible cause of your tinnitus and find a way to remedy it. If it is connected with hearing loss, you should consider getting a hearing aid to normalize and bring back your normal hearing rightful to the sounds around you. This way, it would also lessen the ringing sound that you hear from inside of your ear. Some people with tinnitus are fine since they are not really bothered at all, and lucky for some, it goes away without doing anything. But if your condition is severe, don’t wait for it to pass, instead, find ways to know its cause.

[...]

Family and Video Games

Every time I visit my nephews at their home, which is once a month, as much as I can squeeze it in my time, I would always bring them something like their favorite food or toys. I usually bring food since it’s easier to do so since they almost have the same liking when it comes to food, pasta or pizza, but when it comes to toys, it’s a little bit time consuming since they have different toys that they collect and there’s 4 of them.

The eldest loves computer gaming, he’s into Minecraft and gmod, which I believe is a Garry’s mod game that most of the time I find it hard looking for stuff that has those characters. The second one loves dinosaurs, his room is filled with different types and sizes of dinosaurs that it really gets scary at times, but he loves them so much. The third one is into collecting cars, remote controlled cars, model cars, different sizes he has them and he just love to drive his toy cars around the house. Lastly the little one who loves to play basketball, balls everywhere in his room even rings on the doors in most rooms as well.

Sometimes I ask my sister how she manages everything, having 4 boys at home looks tiring and not to mention the husband who usually plays with his kids during his free time. Luckily my sister was able to teach her kids to always sort their stuff after they play with it, and to keep everything neat inside their room. I really admire her patience and perseverance to her family and would really want to be like her by the time I get to settle with my own, but having 4 boys is something that I should really think about I guess.

[...]
  • 1
  • 2