Motorola’s Droid: A Smarter Smartphone?

Released as yet another “iPhone killer,” the Motorola Droid smart phone aims to take over the world of smart phones. What the Droid does well it does exceedingly well, and what it is only marginally good at becomes the major pitfalls.
The Good: Let us start off with the strengths of the Droid phone. The first thing that you will notice when you pick the phone up at your local Verizon store is the phone’s sharp, black and gold style. This pseudo industrial look works for a phone that promises to change the smart phone game. The next thing you will notice is how crisp and beautiful the screen is. With a 267ppi pixel density, this screen simply blows all the competitors out of the water. Combine that with the fantastic letter rendering which makes text messages and even e-books a pleasure to read you have a new industry leader. In addition, the touch screen feels responsive and clean when interfacing with the reworked Android 2.0 operating system.

The Bad: And now come the two major pitfalls of the Droid: the camera and the soft touch buttons. The camera on the phone has a longer start up time than would be found on phones that are a year or two old. The focus system also takes longer than expected and there is a noticeable lag between hitting the shutter button and actually taking the picture. All these would be less of an issue if the Droid took fantastic pictures but sadly they are run of the mill at best. Soft buttons in general have issue, and the Droid is no different. Not only are none of these soft touch buttons devoted to hanging up a phone call or unlocking the phone, but also they (like all soft touch buttons) lack feedback. Wanted to use four dedicated buttons on the face of the phone they should have been physical buttons that had definition.

The Ugly: Once you move on from the love affair with the screen you can start to find the parts of the phone that are less than stellar. The first issue that is readily noticeable with the Droid phone is the slide-out keyboard. Because the Droid phone is so skinny, the keys are necessarily flat and undefined. This lead to never being able to use it as intuitively as I would have liked, I found myself always having to recheck what key my finger was on. In addition, the multimedia functions on the Droid feel clunky compared to those on the closest competitor: the iPhone. It is just not as simple to access or transfer music and videos.

In short, the Motorola Droid is a solid new competitor in the smart phone market. Is it the long prophesied iPhone killer? Only time will tell, but a cursory guess would say ‘no.’ Will it help Verizon at least compete with AT T; in the smart phone market? Absolutely. This is a solid phone with solid features and reliable software.

Google’s Android OS Closing in on the Market Leaders

The Google smartphone operating system Android shows its strong impact on the smartphone segment through its increased sales and new available features in the past year.
The number of buyers of smart phones with the Android operating system increased considerably compared to purchasers of smart phones with other operating systems in the first quarter of this year (2010). According to data from the U.S. market researcher NPD Group, the Android operating system takes the second place at 28 percent of market share behind the market leader RIM (Blackberry) who was able to accumulate around 36 percent of the total market share. According to this sales statistic Android was able to outperform Apple’s operating system. Apple was able to gain 21 percent of the total market share and now ranges at third place behind Android.

Android was developed by the Open Handset Alliance including its founding members Google, eBay and Intel Corporation. Today the consortium includes 65 companies involved in developing the Android operating system.

Currently the Android OS is available in Version 2.1. According to the developers the release of version 2.2 will be in the near future. Basis of the operating system is the Linux kernel 2.6. used on traditional desktop PCs. Compared to the Apple operating system the Android solution is free and open source which has given this operating system additional market share gains.

A few weeks ago some details regarding the future of the Android operating system were released from the Android project leader Andrey Rubin in an interview with The New York Times. Besides a few side blows against the rival Apple he also promised additional features like for example full support for the Flash Player in the near future. He also laid open that the operating system will work quite well on Tablet PC’s like the iPad and multimedia TV’s. When asked about the interest overlap regarding Google’s Chrome OS Rubin stated that it would only benefit the consumer if they had the freedom to choose between Tablet PC’s with either the Chrome or Android operating system. The future will show if Google’s twin-track approach will be the right way to gain operating system diversity and consumer satisfaction at the same time.

For owners of an Android smartphone another interesting appearance is the first version of the Firefox browser for Android. Since it is still in Beta, the current version may still have s minor bugs but none the less this is a clear sign of the rise of the Android operating system in recent times. One may be curious how far the smartphone market will change in the near future.

How to Use and Counter the Executioner

In Clash Royale, the executioner throws his axe and it comes back like a boomerang. This guy does 140 damage as he throws his axe and another 140 damage as his axe comes back. He has less health than a bowler and has about the same health as an Ice Golem. He can do up to a 1000 damage to a tower.

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He makes quick work of swarm units and eliminates them with one throw. It is a good strategy to use an Executioner with a giant or another tank. This prevents you opponent from being able to defend their tower. The Executioner resets the attacks of small units like the Mini Pekka, Hog Rider or Musketeer. You need to, however, time it well or else if these units are attacking a tower the outcome will be the same. The Executioner can take down a balloon with the help of a tower, but not without the balloon landing on the tower. You’re going to need either a fireball or rocket when the balloon is with a tank in order to get rid of it with an executioner. That’s how unique the cards are in Clash Royale.

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If the Executioner is alone then the barbarians will be enough to take him down, but they lose almost half their health. You can also use the ice wizard to take down the Executioner; even though he does not survive you still have a positive Elixir trade. The Mini Pekka can also take down the executioner with two hits and you get another positive Elixir trade. The best way to deal with the Executioner, perhaps, is to distract him with an Ice Golem as the tower takes him out. You can also distract the Executioner with a building as the tower deals with him and as the building also does damage to him. It’s interesting how different combinations of cards are used in ways that they were not originally intended in Clash Royale.

What is Hay day and why you must play this game at least once!

The world of mobile gaming is advancing each day at an incredible speed. Individuals today have got an unlimited variety of games to play with ease. Moreover, the instructions provided help the beginners to get on peak within no time. Hay day is one of those games which have completely changed the genres of games prevailing in the world. Earlier where fighting games were on the peak, today such immersive games like hay day has gained the highest level of popularity. This game is usually compared with Farmville that is also farm based game; however, both largely differ from one another, especially if you use http://thehayhack.com/

Why play hay day?

To all those individuals who are tired of their day to day routine and want something interesting to do, hay day is a perfect platform for them. This game was initially launched for the iOS device users, however, with the increased popularity; the game was also launched for the Android platform. The game lightens your mood with its various levels that involves your complete mind and provides relaxation. Such games are largely preferred over the ones which feature violence, as people wish to involve their time in something entertaining and useful at the same time.
What are the various things that you are supposed to undertake in this game?

There are uncountable things that the player has to perform within the world of this game. It is a farm-based game where you as a player have to take care of the overall operations that take place within the farm. The owner of this farm will be an uncle who will hand over the land to you. Now you are supposed to undertake the following activities in it-

⦁ You have to cultivate your farm with various crops like wheat and other products
⦁ Now you are supposed to trade these crops and all the other fresh goods with your friends, neighbors and at the roadside shop as well
⦁ Now you have to fulfill all the available order through steamboat or truck
⦁ Gain more resources at the course of your game which includes coins, diamonds and experience points as well
⦁ The game is available for free download on iPad, iPhone and in all the android devices.

Why is the game recommended?

Hay day is one of the most successful games ever released by the team of Supercell. It is not only advanced, but it has got amazing tools that let you enjoy a real experience in such an incredible virtual platform. You can play it for the-
⦁ Twisted plot- the plot is really amazing where you just have to perform all agricultural tasks along with gaining more points at each level. As you keep on advancing the game also lets you learn the basics of fishing, and you will get a real-life experience with such a game.
⦁ A new genre- in the world full of such gamed which include high paced killing and violence, this kind of games not only enhance your internet in a peaceful genre, but they also let you gain immense knowledge, they are fast paced, attractive and challenging at the same time.
⦁ Boost up your ranking- a lot of you might be interested in LAN gaming or online gaming. With the help of such games, you can easily increase your ranking and performance over the online platform. In fact, you can earn more profit in the form of resources and can gain immense benefits at every stage.
Thus, people, who are willing to find some time for themselves and enjoy their weekend, the best way o do it is through playing hay day.

Portable Electronics – Do They Offer to Much Information for Our Own Good?

iPads, iPods, iPhones, Smartphones, and laptops, they all have one thing in common, they are all able to keep us connected to the world. News, sports, weather, status updates, you name it, turn on the device and it is information overload. Our dependency on these devices is at a point where I do not think society could function without them.
Information at the speed of our finger tips.

Societies need for information ‘now’ has taken over everything. Mobile devices control our lives more than you think. We have the ability to turn on a portable device and see stories, look at pictures, watch movies, check the weather, and read about our favorite sports teams, all while being in the middle of nowhere, at the office or on the beach. The choices we have are endless and I would say it is nigh on impossible to switch off, and disconnect from the world around us.

It was bad enough to come home from work only to switch on the TV and hear about the latest bad events in going on in the world, now those events follow us everywhere we go. I wonder just how much of an effect our inability to switch off is having on our health. Are we too connected for our own good?

Unable to disconnect

During a recent vacation, a time where I was supposed to disconnect, unwind and have fun, I constantly found myself reaching for the phone so that I could check out the news, email, and Facebook.

Looking around the beach it was obvious that everyone around me was having the same problem of disconnecting from the cyber world as well. It was not just on the beach though, at restaurants, on the bus, train and even in cars going by, I could see people on their smartphones.

Needless to say it was hard to relax and unwind when I was reading about the people suffering in Japan, reading about wars in far off lands, and reading about murders back home. During a time that should have been nothing but fun and a huge upper, the ability to connect to the world was depressing and a downer. Don’t get me wrong I had a great time, it was fun, but having the ability to connect and read about current events from the beach was distracting.

It’s Harder than you think

Sure, I could have left the smartphone at home or back in the hotel room, but that is easier said than done because there are some great aspects about portable technology. Not only that, I challenge you to see how long you can go without jumping on Facebook, email, or the web while you are out and about. Mobile devices have taken over everything we do; our dependence on them really is unhealthy.

Our ability to switch off from events in the world, our ability to completely unwind and relax, and our ability to be content without information at our fingertips are all taking huge hits. Could you survive without your smartphone or iPad?

Will it stop us from buying the newest iDevice? Absolutely not, people will still continue to use smartphones and portable devices everywhere they go, but maybe we should all back off just a little bit and unwind, relax, disconnect, and enjoy the simpler things in life for just a little while, it will do your mind, spirit and body a world of good.

Top 5 Playstation Greatest Hits

Sony’s first console, the Playstation was one of the best selling videogame systems of all-time. Accordingly, the Playstation was home to some of the greatest games ever created. The games that sold well were repackaged with the “Greatest Hits” label and sold at a discounted price. Here are the top ten Greatest Hits games for the Playstation.

10. Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
Publisher: SCEA, Developer: Naughty Dog, Release Date: October 31, 1998, ESRB Rating: E
The Crash Bandicoot series was to the Playstation what Mario was to the Nintendo systems. In an era where most platformers focused collecting stuff, the series was all about fast-paced, action-packed gameplay. Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped was not only the best in the series but also one of the best Greatest Hits titles for the Playstation.


9. Tekken 3
Publisher: Namco, Developer: Namco, Release Date: April 29, 1998, ESRB Rating: T
For its time, Tekken 3 was the most revolutionary 3D fighter ever created. Even today, many gamers still consider Tekken 3 as the best in the series. In addition to the intense fighting, Tekken 3 also offers great graphics and robust modes. Without a doubt, this Greatest Hits title is the best fighter on Playstation.

8. Ape Escape
Publisher: SCEA, Developer: SCEI, Release Date: May 31, 1999, ESRB Rating: E
Requiring a Dual Shock controller, Ape Escape took full advantage of the controller’s capabilities like no other games before (and after, as a matter of act). The innovative controls coupled with the ingenious concept of using various creative gadgets to capture monkeys make Ape Escape one of the most innovative and freshest Playstation games.

7. Gran Turismo 2
Publisher: SCEA, Developer: Polyphony Digital, Release Date: November 30, 1999, ESRB Rating: E
The original Gran Turismo set the standard for a racing simulator; Gran Turismo 2 not only managed to surpass the original, but it also took the racing genre to a whole other level. Packed with unprecedented content along with incredible attention to detail and ultra realistic handling, Gran Turismo 2 was by far the best racing for the Playstation.

6. Resident Evil 2
Publisher: Capcom, Developer: Capcom, Release Date: December 31, 1997, ESRB Rating: M
Arguably the best game in the series, Resident Evil 2 set the precedent for action and survival horror games alike. The intense action coupled with jump-out-of-your-seat scary moments makes Resident Evil 2 a thrill to play from beginning to end. Although the game is a little short, it is highly replayable with two playable characters and branching storylines.

5. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Publisher: Konami, Developer: Konami, Release Date: October 2, 1997, ESRB Rating: T
The best game in the classic Castlevania franchise, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night made sure that 2D games are here to stay despite the arrival of 3D. With non-linear gameplay and RPG elements, firsts for the long-running franchise, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is an old school classic that all gamers should appreciate.

4. Silent Hill
Publisher: KCET, Developer: Konami, Release Date: January 31, 1999, ESRB Rating: M
One of the scariest games of all time, Silent Hill took the survival horror genre to the next level with eerie atmosphere (which had become the series’ trademark) and compelling storytelling. Venturing through the abandoned town of Silent Hill, this Greatest Hits title is a haunting yet unforgettable experience that no Playstation gamers should miss.

3. Final Fantasy Tactics
Publisher: SCEA, Developer: Square Enix, Release Date: January 28, 1998, ESRB Rating: T
Although is not a main game from the series, Final Fantasy Tactics is one of the best games with and without the name of “Final Fantasy.” Featuring a limitless job system, this turn-based strategy game is as deep as they come. With an intriguing story and great music, Final Fantasy Tactics is easily one of the best Greatest Hits titles for the Playstation.

2. Final Fantasy VII
Publisher: SCEA, Developer: Square Enix, Release Date: September 3, 1997, ESRB Rating: T
Although any of the three main Final Fantasy games could have been on the list, Final Fantasy VII had the most impact on the gaming industry. Featuring cinematic graphics and memorable music, Final Fantasy VII completely evolved the RPG genre. Not to mention that it plays great too with the patented Active Time Battle system the series is known for. One of the greatest RPGs of all time, Final Fantasy VII should be in every Playstation owner collection.

1. Metal Gear Solid
Publisher: KCEJ, Developer: Konami, Release Date: September 30, 1998, ESRB Rating: M
There is no better game to represent the Playstation than Metal Gear Solid. It was the game that really legitimized videogames as a real contender against other entertainment industries like movies and television. In fact, the story of Metal Gear Solid stacks up well against the ones in Hollywood. Additionally, the voice acting is still also among the finest in the gaming industry today. Without a doubt, Metal Gear Solid still remains one of the most cinematic games ever created. Gameplay wise, Metal Gear Solid set the precedent for the stealth and action genre with its innovative gameplay and incredible boss battles. With outstanding production value and great gameplay, Metal Gear Solid is the best Greatest Hits game for the Playstation.

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PS2 Games to Watch Out For: Chulip

The era of the Playstation 2 is over. It has kicked the bucket. It has ceased to be, so why am I writing an article about a PS2 game that you have more than likely never even heard of? Well, if you, like me, aren’t always satisfied with newer games and continually hunt down strange and rare games; well let this serve as a warning.
Chulip is a dating simulator of sorts developed by Punchline and produced by Natsume. Any Harvest Moon fan will instantly recognize that last name, for those of you that don’t: Natsume has created the most popular dating/farming simulators ever. The Harvest Moon games are filled with strange, yet lovable characters, romance options, and a farm to cultivate into a success. Chulip, should be the same, right? Wrong.

Chulip takes place in Long Life Town, a strange place that looks darker and grubbier than most towns in Harvest Moon. Long Life Town is inhabited with strange and deformed looking characters that matche the game’s strange concept and art style.

So, I know what you’re thinking. What could possibly be so strange about this games concept? It’s produced by a game company that makes farming simulators. Well, Chulip is not a farming simulator. In fact, I can’t really tell what this game is supposed to be simulating. The whole point of this game is to kiss as many people as you can in order to impress your dream girl. You level up, gain health, and earn money by kissing people.

Sure, strangeness can be forgiven if the game is fun right? Well, it’s not. Chulip is tedious to play. The controls aren’t all that great and you are given no in game help or direction. In order to know where to go, you’re going to need to find an online walkthrough or use the game’s manual, but even it gets a few puzzles wrong and only gives vague ideas on how to woo the town’s residences.

This in itself is another problem. Citizens of Long Life Town can only be kissed at certain times and by doing certain actions. This brief time window occurs whenever you see hearts floating above that citizen’s head. However, if they aren’t ready or if you hit triangle a little late, they will slap you causing an insane amount of damage.

This is a big problem because save points are rare and healing items are either bought or obtained through dumpster diving, the latter of which can actually hurt you. Obtaining money is also a pain. You get two options: kissing and selling things. Both can be hazardous to your health and most items don’t sell for much.

This game offers nothing. So even if you like strange games, this is not one you want. Ignore the cheap prices and strange, but intriguing graphic style. This is not a game you want. Run away from this game and run fast.

Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links’ Storyline

The duel links features the characters from the yu-gi-oh duel monster anime. The visual reality is created by the Seto Kaiba in the name of the “Duel World” and the player need to collect the optimum duelists so that they can fight with the other games developers. The players of this game have the option to play as either Seto Kaiba or Yami Yugi. As the players continue to win the duels then they can unlock the other characters including the character the player did not choose at the beginning of the game. The game uses the original rules of the trading card game with the few modifications. Players have the following. They are.

  • 4000 Life points
  • Main phase 2 is removed in the game
  • Number of monsters is there and the sell places are reduced
  • The characters present in the game have their own skills which will affects the game in different manner

At the early stage of the yu-gi-oh duel monsters anime they released the card sets. As the player wins the duels they get the level up and they receives the variety of rewards including the coins, gems, stones and the new cards. The players can exchange the coins and stones for getting the new cards through the card trader, while they can use the gems in the store for purchasing the new card packs. It also has the tool named yu-gi-oh Duel Links hack where you can download the unlimited gems and the coins for purchasing the rate cards and for unlocking the character.

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Batman Begins (Xbox)

Let me first begin by saying that I am a huge Batman fan. I’ve been worshiping the caped crusader ever since I was a kid running around in gray and blue underoos, with the bat logo on my chest, and a batarang that I made out of cardboard and scotch tape.

I’ve seen the black mask worn by actors named West, Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney and now Bale.

I loved the new Batman Begins movie directed by Christopher Nolan. It is definitely the best Batman film ever made, and has opened up a new window for telling the Dark Knight’s story, as well as selling a lot of Bat-merchandise.

EA Games has just released a virtual adventure tie-in for the movie, appropriately titled BATMAN BEGINS, for the X-Box, PS2, and Gamecube. I just finished playing the X-Box version, and though it’s not the greatest game, it is the best Batman video game to date. Unlike his costumed partners in fighting crime, Batman has always been jinxed in the video game world. Every other Batman game before it has fallen flat, making even the Dark Knight himself feel defeated. But this has to be the most ambitious entry, glowing with bells and whistles, but very little thrills.

The game attempts to follow the storyline of the movie, and includes the voice talents of stars Christian Bale, Liam Neeson, Michael Caine, Katie Holmes and Morgan Freeman. Clips from the movie are also inserted into the game to move the story along. ( I recommend that you see the movie before playing to game if you don’t want anything spoiled for you).

Graphically, the game looks beautiful, displaying detailed backdrops of Gotham City’s gritty streets, dark alleys, gang infested piers, the creepy Arkham Asylum, and of course stately Wayne Manor.

In many ways the game plays like a watered down version of Splinter Cell, with Batman taking the role of Same Fisher. Stealth style, Batman hides in the shadows watching his prey, and then at the right moment he steps behind them and POW!!! The game also uses a fear feature, allowing Batman to use various scare tactics, which causes thugs to become so afraid, that he can just swoop down and take them out easily.

Having more cool toys than James Bond, Batman uses a variety of gizmos such as batarangs, flash bombs, grappling gun, and his super-fly cape. Batman can use his cape to silently glide from rooftop to rooftop, out of the view of thugs, which is one of the most satisfying features of the game. The dark one is also given his pimped-out Batmobile, where you can race through the streets of Gotham causing total destruction. Because this game is made by EA, who also put out the superb BURNOUT 3, these driving levels feel like an unpolished version of the take-down mode featured in that game. The driving level is simple and totally missing the cool factor it should have had.

Besides nameless goons, Batman also has to fight a variety of villains such as Ra’s Al Ghul, the Scarecrow, and the evil Henri Ducard. But there’s nothing challenging about these boss battles. You simply kick and punch your opponent until he falls down. (Yawn.)

The major problem with the game is that it is so linear. You basically just keep moving from point A to Z, and never get the chance to color outside of the line. You have to do everything the way the game wants you to without options. It would have been nice to simply slam a thug in the head with my batarang, instead of climbing all the way up a building, jumping over to another rooftop, and knocking over a scaffolding, just to get him. Variety in defeating your foes would have raised the stakes for this game in every way.

The game is also very short. You can easily knock this one out in about six hours. Finishing the game unlocks certain special features, such as interviews with the film’s cast and the game’s designers. You can also open up a Batmobile mini-game, or have the option of replaying the game with Batman wearing either his classic comic book costume or the Dark Knight gear.

Yes, there were a couple of moments when I did have fun playing the game, but the repetition, linear aspects, and weak Batmobile mode left me feeling cold. As far as movie based games go, the goods are delivered, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement. Maybe the next Batman game will be the killer app all of us Bat-fans have been dreaming about. Let’s pray.

To the Batpoles!

Graphics: 8
Sound: 7
Gameplay: 5
Cool Factor : Cape gliding
Let Down: No Batcave

Overall Score: 6.5 (out of ten)