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The Hunger Games Film Review

The Hunger Games Film Review

Directed by: Gary Ross Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth “A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it’s contained.’ President Snow This was one of the well-known quotes within the pic “The Hunger Games.” Katniss Everdeen, the picture’s hero, best encapsulated this minor spark that the President was talking about. He might be right in communicating that more than enough hope is hazardous. But he is wrong in positing that even a flash of hope can be contained. Story “The Hunger Games” happened in Panem, a modern city made out of twelve destroyed Districts serving a totalitarian legislature, settled at the Capitol. The people from the twelve Districts once tried to oust this savage legislature, but they fizzled. To punish this disobedience, the government decided that each year, kids from 12 to eighteen years would be taken from every District, to battle in an outdoor arena until only one of them remains standing. Yearly, this rivalry was televised to be seen by the whole country, to the happiness of the occupants of the Capitol. One of the 2 selected for District was Katniss Everdeen. The picture rotates around her experiences. Actors and Characters The picture was full of interesting and great actors and they were brilliant in their depictions. Jennifer Lawrence was perfect as Katniss, radiating enough engagingness. Woody Harrelson was amazing as Katniss’ coach. Donald Sutherland was stunning as President Snow.

Violence For a PG-13, this is violent. It is best to not let kids watch this picture, in my assessment. The director did his best to show less violence in this picture, in any case I still think it isn’t for teenagers. Soundtrack It would’ve been extraordinary to get Taylor Swift’s ‘Safe and Sound’ in one scene, regardless, the music that were utilized were flabbergasting. Here’s the soundtrack list:

1. “The Hunger Games” 1:10 2. “Katniss Afoot” 1:49 3. “Reaping Day” 1:35 4. “The Train” 1:27 5. “Entering the Capitol” 1:28 6. “Preparing the Chariots” 1:05 7. “Horn of Plenty” 1:59 8. “Penthouse/Training” 3:36 9. “Learning the Skills” 1:41 10. “The Countdown” 1:58 11. “Booby Trap” 2:37 12. “Healing Katniss” 3:04 13. “Rue’s Farewell” 5:00 14. “We Could Go Home” 1:15 15. “Searching for Peeta” 1:27 16. “The Cave” 3:13 17. “Muttations” 4:45 18. “Tenuous Winners/Returning Home” 3:25 19. “The Hunger Games”

On the whole, the film is enjoyable to watch.

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Developing Android and iOS Games in the Philippines

Developing Android and iOS Games in the Philippines

Mobile gaming is progressing rapidly in such a short span of time. Each year, mobile devices are being updated with better features to improve user experience. Each day, a new Android or iOS game is being released. It seems like each month, a new game captivates gamers all over the world and immediately becomes a sensational hit. Mobile games have a big impact on the new generation. Toddlers playing with an iPod is a common sight today. But more than that, the popularity of mobile games is instrumental for Filipinos to take part in the exciting game development industry.

Philippine game development is still a very young industry, but it holds a lot of promise. Filipinos are known for their talent and diligent work ethic, two things that are very important in game development. Creativity and imagination allow game developers to create engaging Android and iOS games. Diligence pushes us to produce high-quality games. With so many games saturating the market, game development companies in the Philippines always have to give their best. According to an article from GMANetwork.com, the Philippines has a 0.02% share on the worldwide game development market. But game development companies are confident that the Philippines’ market share will steadily grow. Some game developers are focusing on creating mobile game applications. Games for Android and iOS devices have shorter production time and the market’s reception to the games are also easier to track. Plus, if everything is done right, a mobile game can go viral in an instant. When that happens, it will not only put one company on the map, but the whole Philippine game development industry.

As the industry is still very young, it needs all the support that it can get. The academe is helping change the notion that it’s all just fun and games. Yes, it is fun, but it is also serious work that requires dedication and passion. Major universities are now offering programs that specialize in game design. This contributes significantly in cultivating the talent and skills of game developers. Other corporate sectors are also joining the fun by partnering with game developers to use mobile games to promote their product. Known as -advergames,- companies use it to promote their products using digital media. It has its advantages over traditional advertising – it is cheaper and more dynamic. It is a very new marketing concept, but its use is increasingly becoming popular.

Philippine game development industry has the pool of talent and resources to compete with stronger players like US and Korea. Creating iOS and Android games is one viable way of attracting a bigger market. Apart from the support of other industries, game developers mainly need Filipino gamers to patronize and be proud of the games made here in the Philippines.

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Online Arcade Games Importance Of Online Games

Online Arcade Games Importance Of Online Games

The technology today has allowed everyone to enjoy bits and pieces of arcade games. They are available for children, teenagers and adults too. The popularity of internet games is increasing at a steady pace. A lot of people play arcade games online as a way to release their stress.

Everything is plausible today. Everyone is logging onto the internet and tries all sorts of game and its even better as they do not need to pay for it. They dont need to waste their money like how they would at an arcade center. These online games are perfect for recreation purpose. This includes Daytona and new games that just keep popping up. These online flash arcade games are kept up to-date and its a real mind relaxer for those who are stressed and its excellent if you just want to get better at it. One of these Arcade site which is Daily updated is Arcade-Portal.com

Online arcade games are so popular because you can build up your level. This basically means you will start at a lower level, improve yourself and move up to the higher level in just a few games session. You will be doing this at the comfort of your own PC so you will be more comfortable instead of being at a noisy arcade and people pressuring you to hurry up.

All online games have a very simple premise. This means their story line is really easy and you can catch up with a few attempts. Its also family friendly and can be a way for you to get close with family members playing games. This can be used as a good bonding moment. Its a also a healthy activity as it keeps your brains alert at all times

An online classic arcade game has been designed for all age groups. The game is so cleverly invented that anyone and everyone will have a thrill when playing the game. The popularity of these online internet arcade games is not likely to vanish any time soon. Some of the Classic Arcade Games are Pac Man Killer.

An online arcade game can be very addicting, and what’s more one can become a master at it with just a few practices. Since its free you can definitely become a master in short period of time. You will have to keep practicing, but you cant avoid from burning a hole in your pocket.

The internet is full of online arcade games that are easy to play. And that would mean you can spend your leisure time doing something to keep you occupied. You probably wonder what happened to the classics like pacman, space invaders, missile command and donkey kong. Well, they are still available, but you will have to play them online.One of the Best and largest Arcade site i ever heard is Arcade-Portal.com.

An Insight Into The Various Versions Of Flight Games

An Insight Into The Various Versions Of Flight Games

Flight game is one of the simplest versions of Flight Games which help to go back into your sweet and blissful days of childhood. No one can forget those carefree days when playing with paper airplane provided such thrill that is still unparalleled. But, if you have an access to internet, you can enhance the thrill even more by playing with the same paper airplane in an advanced mode. Flight game is one of the widely played online games where the players have to hurl the paper airplane with all their might. In order to enable it to reach great heights and distance, you can even purchase upgrades that would help your airplane become more powerful.

If action games have always been your fancy then play Dogfight: The Great War. This is a full-fledged action packed game centered on an aerial battle involving some classic warplanes. This game is a test of your courage, swiftness, sharpness, patience and confidence. You can prove that you are the supreme and no one is born to defeat you. Your winning attitude would definitely take you places in this game but beware of being over confident about yourself. Confidence will act in your favor but overconfidence can go against you. So, prepare yourself to knock down all enemies in this fierce aerial battle and experience the amazing thrill of winning.

For all those nurturing the desire of becoming a pilot, TU-95 is a very apt game. It provides a flight simulation that is full of fun. The player has to accomplish various types of tasks and come out with flying colors in each. It is a great opportunity to prove your talent and skill. If you can accomplish the different tasks successfully then you can be rated as the best pilot. This version of Flight games is very demotic and is seen to be the most downloaded game of internet. Since no downloading charge is required, no one even hesitates downloading this enchanting game.

Burning Skies is also a game that literally burns the skies with the continuous use of fire power. Your mission as a player is to attack your enemy’s defense system by using the great armory you are supplied with. You have a good supply of firepower and you must use them to their best advantage. You can play any version of the Flight games to learn some aviation skills and also thorough enjoyment.

Play Flight games now, and have an amazing game play experience.

Cool Puzzle Games Spin and Set (Beauty & Avatar) Specially Designed for BlackBerry by iMobiLife

Cool Puzzle Games Spin and Set (Beauty & Avatar) Specially Designed for BlackBerry by iMobiLife

iMobLife announces newly release of Spin and Set (Beauty & Avatar) Version 1.2, cool puzzle games specially designed for BlackBerry users with beautiful girls and amazing pictures from James Cameron’s 3D movie -Avatar’. Enjoy the great fun when spinning and setting puzzles, unveiling a set of beautiful girls’ pictures or capturing the visual appearance of the Avatar movie.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) Feb. 1st, 2010 – iMobLife Inc, a leading company of mobile software development, officially announces newly release of Spin and Set (Beauty & Avatar) Version 1.2, cool puzzle games specially designed for BlackBerry users with beautiful girls and amazing pictures from James Cameron’s 3D movie -Avatar’. Enjoy the great fun by playing the cool puzzle game -Spin and Set (Beauty & Avatar)- on your BlackBerry, unveiling a set of beautiful girls’ pictures and amazing pictures in the 3D Avatar movie!

Spin and Set (Beauty) is a cool puzzle game with beautiful girls’ pictures, while Spin and Set (Avatar) is with amazing pictures from James Cameron’s 3D movie -Avatar’. Players can get lots of fun by unveiling a set of beautiful girls’ pictures or capturing the visual appearance of movie -Avatar’ when spinning and setting puzzles.

Here are some main features of Spin and Set (Beauty & Avatar): — 10-stage puzzles to unveil images of beautiful girls and amazing pictures in the Avatar movie — Delicately designed user interface with beautiful fonts and stylish background — Relaxing background music while playing the game

Instructions about Spin and Set (Beauty & Avatar): Each image is cut into 24 pieces, and each piece is randomly rotated. Players need to spin the pieces correctly to reproduce the original image in a limited timeframe. Simply tap on the pieces to spin it to the right direction. Player who recovers the image quicker gets higher scores.

Supported Devices: Spin and Set (Beauty & Avatar) fully supports BlackBerry touch screen (currently only available for the Storm & Storm2). Price and Availability: Spin and Set (Beauty & Avatar) is released on Jan. 28th , 2010. Currently, 50% discount is offered for Spin and Set (Beauty & Avatar), so the prices of both Spin and Set (Beauty) & Spin and Set (Avatar) are $ 2.99. For more information about Spin and Set (Beauty & Avatar), please visit the company’s homepage at www.imoblife.com.

About iMobLife: iMobLife, founded in 2005, is headquartered in Beijing, China, with five offices in North America and European Union. iMobLife develops easy-to-use and intuitive mobile software to help cellular phone users improve their health conditions, access online information, browse news and blogs, view online pictures, access live stock quotes, and tracking portfolio value through their handhelds. Products of IMobLife have been used by thousands of customers in over 60 countries.

Contact: Jessie, Director of Public Relations iMobLife Inc Website: Evaluation Copy Available on Request ###

Revving Up With Car Games

Revving Up With Car Games

Car games are probably some of the most popular video games of all time. Even those who don’t know how to drive a real car yet are often eager to get behind the wheels of the virtual ones and compete with their buddies. And so, here is a quick look at some of the of the most popular games that has many gearheads excited.

Arcade games
Arcade style racing games ar considered the grand daddy of all racing games that are in the market today. This are the huge machines that you would often see in the shopping malls and entertainment centers, which has a complete mockup of a car’s controls. Many gaming aficionados love this one as it gives a somewhat realistic feel to the game, which also ads to its excitement.

One of the most popular titles in this one is Daytona USA introduced by Sega in 1993. This one is well loved as it simulates one of the most popular racing events, the Indianapolis 500.

Daytona USA has multiplayer capabilities (a standard feature of arcade racing) which allows up to four people to compete head to head. The game also has great graphics, which was considered as one of the most realistic looking during its heydays.

Console Games
Just like its arcade daddy, the console racing game has also been a familiar thing ever since kids in the ’70’s first got hooked to video games. The earliest console games are actually very crude, with only blocks to represent the car that the player is using. However, as home game consoles got more powerful, the look of the games themselves also became more and more familiar. One of the most popular of the early generation of console racing games was F1 Racing for the Nintendo Entertainment System (more popularly know as the Famicom).

Nowadays, with the power most consoles have, it is very common for racing games to to have that cinematic look that was only common for arcade machines then. Of all the titles released, one game of note is the Gran Turismo series, first launched in 1997. The game started the trend mentioned above , with its lush environment and exactly replicated set of cars. It also introduced the idea of having physical damage to the car, which affects its handling.

Online Games
This one is actually a new trend in racing games that is fast becoming popular. Here, you will get the chance to race with the guys in the next town or even in the next country. Most next generation consoles already offer this one. Racing games for PC’s are also becoming quite popular for casual gamers.

Advantages Of Mobile Games

Advantages Of Mobile Games

Standing in the street waiting for a person to display within a few minutes? Or sit in a smoke-filled conference room Baring a long, boring meeting? Or a short relaxation after several hours of work? All conditions, mobile games should be. Get your pockets glorious on your mobile phone, enter your thumb, choose a mobile game, and then the faster time flies, you make you relax, physically and mentally.
Regardless of where you are, whenever you want, mobile games are always willing to meet your needs. Convenience may explain why play games on your mobile phone is now so trendy.
In addition to convenience, mobile games also have many other advantages compared with other forms of electronic games, such as PC games. First and the volume of mobile phone owners is certainly greater than PC owners, as you know, the global number of mobile phone subscriptions topped 3 billion now. As a result, play board games are more popular than PC games, which mean an ad in mobile games will provide a better commercial than the effect of a PC game.
The second is larger, energy-consuming PCs do something good for the environment. On the other hand, mobile games have done much better, for its small size and give you the same joy and highlight as personal computers. I can not expect what it is like to go without my cell phone. It’s like several years ago many people could not live without a PC game, at least not be able to live happily.
With the same purpose spending time relaxing or yourself, it’s certainly a wiser choice to opt for mobile games to play, with its advantages of convenience, popularity, less energy consumption. So if you want to select an electronic game, select the mobile games through other electronic games.

Best Racing Video Games

Best Racing Video Games

Occasionally, gamers want to take a break from World of Warcraft, Gears of War, Halo, Call of Duty and Battlefield so that they can compete with automobiles. Indeed, racing games are still “in.” And so, what are often the leading auto racing video games of today’s world? On this page, we will present you with our list of the top racing games.

5. Mario Kart 7 – Mario Kart 7 is the newest sequel to the popular franchise. In this video game, for the first time ever, you will get to discover completely new scenarios like falling deep into the ocean or perhaps soaring into the air. This game features new abilities, courses and also easy to customize karts. When your kart goes under the water, a nice propeller will pop out in order to help the kart move alone. You will also have the ability to select your Mii to be a racer.

4. NFS: Most Wanted – Despite the fact that there are many NFSs, most people enjoy Most Wanted, since it is tougher. The video game actually provides you something more to try than simply compete all around the course. In most cases, when you play a racing game and finish, it may possibly become boring because you eventually use the very same automobile again and again, but with this one, you may switch things up. You’ll be able to tune your car in order to gain an advantage over your opponents.

3. GT – Gran is great for expert and typical players as well. Gran features buyable and custom-made vehicles, unique suppliers, mods and also awesome tracks.

2. Midnight Club – In Midnight Club, you can use both vehicles and motorbikes. It has a great soundtrack as well as superior graphics. The story line also is not too bad. It’s one of the top street racing games out there.

1. Forza Motorsport IV – Forza Motorsports has been around for quite awhile now and there is no question that it has created it’s mark. Forza Motorsports 4 is one of the very best Forza’s. With Forza, you can try some of the greatest vehicles in the virtual store. You can even go inside the cockpit. Rival mode (released in Forza Motorsport 4) will allow racers to use their talents against gamers online. In addition, it has Xbox 360 kinect integration.

This is our top 5 list of the most impressive racing video games ever made. If you are searching for a fantastic auto racing video game that has a good deal of action, select one out of this selection. We’ve them all and never really lose interest of these. Which one will be your best?

iPhone apps development Stepwise guide to develop efficient games

iPhone apps development Stepwise guide to develop efficient games

iPhone apps are world’s most popular apps widely used by the consumers for vivid purpose. Development of these apps requires sharp skills, excellent knowledge of Java script language and working experience for the same. Basic information and idea is most important thing to develop a user friendly and interesting app for iPhone users. iPhone app development can become easier to understand with the below mentioned steps.

Platform for iPhone apps development: Mac based systems are efficient to develop application for any device runs with Mac operating system. Mac OS comes with inbuilt tool to develop application for iPhone or iPads. Mac minis and units can also be used to develop applications. Minimum requirement for development of these applications are Intel based processor.

SDK (Software Development Kit): There is no need to manage any specific tool because Apple’s SDK is efficient for iPhone apps development. It is easily available at parent site of Apple.

Objective C basics: Primary language require for game development on iPhone is Objective C. It is very much closer to C/C++. In order to develop the applications one must have basic knowledge on Objective C basics.

Code writing: If all above mentioned steps are placed in order then one can start to develop iPhone games easily by drafting the codes using Objective C language. Cocoa and OpenGL are other scripts that can help in efficient drafting. SDK offers simple projects and reverse engineer to know the building process of the same. As a beginner, one can take help of these projects to develop an innovative iPhone game. Compiling the game will complete the development process. Further, you can test the game on emulator to know its efficiency.

These are necessary steps required for the developing iPhone app. Some additional steps are also necessary for professional developers. In order to test the game on real iPhone instead of emulator one need to sign up with the developer program. These are some essential terms and conditions to become official developer.

Basic knowledge and skills are enough to develop iPhone apps if you are dedicated to learn something new. But in order to become an expert developer one must have enough and specialized experience in this field. Dedicated and experienced iPhone app developer can help to develop a personalized app or game. If you are seeking for simple or expert iPhone app for your device then intelligent developers at www.rootsinfosol.co.uk/ can help to complete the goal. Dedicated and expert developers can develop the app in shorter time.

Good thing about these services is that you can access customer support service anytime before, during or after completing the development. Enjoy unique and exciting features of iPhone application on your device with full support.

Aaronmalik is an expert technical writer who likes to share his experience and knowledge through web posts. He has above five years of experience in technical field and Mobile Software Development. This article is based upon Iphone App Developer works.

Watch Nfl Games Online With High Quality Streaming

Watch Nfl Games Online With High Quality Streaming

Due to the constantly demanding work schedules and numerous household responsibilities that have to be fulfilled, one does not always get time to catch up with his favorite TV shows, particularly live football games. Many times, these football games are either recorded or missed completely. But even if the game is recorded, the thrill of watching the original LIVE action drops in half to the repeat telecast (if you are lucky enough to record it!). However, thanks to the internet, you can now watch NFL games online, and never have to miss out on all the great football action, regardless of where you are.

This is mainly because even if you are away from home and don’t have TV access, if there is internet connectivity in your location, you can instantly transform your computer into the perfect sports entertainment device without having to wait for the repeats. Further, this provision to watch NFL games online

Coming to the technology part, the only requirements that are mandatory to watch NFL games online are a computer, a high speed internet connection, and proprietary software from the website that would facilitate this viewing. That’s it! No TV tuner cards or any other kind of hardware installation is needed. This is the perfect option for those often away from home, and those who dont want to fight the hassle of going to the bar to watch their favorite team play. This is precisely one of the main reasons for the popularity of this service! All in all, this is an offering that is too good to resist!