Back when I was still in 7th grade, the one thing that most people play is Counter-Strike 2. That was on the PC and many people were compelled to play it because of its multiplayer action.
But, a lot of people, including me, want a game that has a backstory behind everything. I want a game that has a deep and compelling story; something that would entice me to play for hours on end.
In this article, I will talk about the Killzone 2 Game for the Playstation 2. This is one of the best overall games for the game console and I have to agree.
The game’s plot revolves around the events that have transpired after the first title. The main character, Tomas “Sev” Sevchenko, is a battle-hardened elite that was tasked to go to the planet Helghan to stop Emperor Scolar Visari, the main antagonist of the game.
Sev is accompanied by the Alpha team, a group of highly trained military personnel that follows the commands of Sev.
The ISA along with Sev’s Alpha team was deployed to capture the capital city of Helghan called Pyrrhus. Because of its anti-air defenses, the group was forced to go to the city by land.
After their successful invasion, a piece of an arc tower was recovered and was studied by Evelyn Batton, one of the ISA’s top scientists. Dr. Evelyn said that the piece of the arc tower is powered by some sort of foreign element they call as “Petrusite”, so the Alpha team was assigned to escort Dr. Evelyn to retrieve some.
Just when everything went smoothly, Sev’s group was ambushed by Colonel Mael Radec, a ruthless commander of the Helghan army. He has successfully captured all of the group but Sev and Rico Velasquez was able to escape.
Radec interrogates the captured Alpha team members and made them spill the beans on how to launch the nuclear weapons that were recovered from their battle in Phyrrus.
Sev told Velasquez to wait for the proper time to rescue, but Rico was eager to rescue them immediately. Then, a battle ensued, injuring Garza in the process.
After the rescue, all of the captured Alpha Team members and doctor Evelyn said that the only way to end this is to stop Emperor Visari.
Killzone 2 Game for the Playstation 2 has an amazing and compelling storyline and that has made this game one of the best in the Playstation 2 game console arsenal.
This game is pretty similar to other FPS games with the exception that it has a unique game mechanic. That game mechanic is the “lean and peek” system.
The lean and peek system is much like real-life shooting scenarios wherein you take cover under an object and you peek to see where the enemy is. You can then shoot at the enemy while you’re still hiding. This makes it easy for you to stay alive even during the heat of battle.
There is also a multiplayer mode where you can connect via WiFi, allowing you to challenge players from around the world.
There is also a class system where players would choose what they want to specialize. The class you will choose will ultimately help you win games.
All in all, the Killzone 2 Game for the Playstation 2 is a great game and one that I would highly recommend to anyone who is itching to play FPS games on the game console.
Mobile phone companies create different “lines” of their products that cater for different consumer markets. There are their usual flagship models and there are also models that cater for the midrange and even the entry-level market.
Today, we are going to talk about a midrange offering from HTC. HTC has created a lot of good midrange phones for quite some time one, but does this new phone we are going to talk about another good one from the company?
The phone I am referring to is the HTC One E9+. You’ve probably noticed the + sign in the name. That is because this is a slight upgrade from the original HTC One E9 that was released a little bit earlier in 2015.
Let’s start first with the design of the mobile phone. Before talking about what this phone looks like, I just want to point out something important: the “One” phones from HTC is actually their flagship models, but I’ve been told that the HTC One E9+ is actually a midrange offering.
What that out of the way, the HTC One E9+ actually looks premium (and the “One” flagship moniker is befitting with this phone). It’s made of an all-metallic chassis with curvatures along the sides for easy gripping.
The power button is situated on the top of the phone while the volume controls are placed on the right side, which is its typical placement. Power buttons that are placed at the top is nothing new as Asus has been going with this design concept for many years now.
At the back side of the phone, you will see the rear camera which has a slight protrusion. Other than that, the back cover is pretty bare and it only comes with the color that you choose (either black or white).
The display of the HTC One E9+ is actually quite good. It comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display and it’s got a whopping pixel density of 534ppi. If you’ve never tasted QHD resolution before, it is actually a visual treat. Colors pop out, images are sharper and crisper, and watching movies on it is like a dream come true.
The only quirk I do have to note about the display is that it doesn’t have nice outside viewing angles. This means that whenever you look at the phone in well-lit environments, it can be hard to see what’s on the screen (the solution to this is by manually ramping up the brightness to the fullest, but this is at the cost of increased battery consumption).
As for the performance, the HTC One E9+ is indeed one of the best out there. It comes with the MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor which is clocked at 2GHz. Coupled with the PowerVR G6200 and 3GB of RAM, and you will have a great phone that doesn’t know what lag is.
If you’re looking for a great mobile phone with a very good camera, the HTC One E9+ does not disappoint. It comes with a 20.7-megapixel rear camera that is capable of recording 4K resolution videos. Just be sure to add a hefty microSD card to place all of the 4K resolution videos as they are of hefty file sizes.
Lastly, the HTC One E9+ is 4G LTE-enabled. I know that this phone is more than capable of handling it but it would still be wise to get a mobile phone signal booster to ensure that you will not run into any problems with regards to your mobile phone’s signal reception.
The HTC One E9+ is indeed one of the best midrange phones out on the market today. For a price of only $350, you get a mobile phone powerhouse that will kick any midrange mobile phones out to the water.
Xiaomi has been pushing the envelope when it comes to budget mobile phones. Today, we are going to take a look at a recent release from the Chinese mobile company that packs a punch without asking too much money from you.
The Xiaomi Mi 4C is one of their newest mid-range mobile phones and it has great features with a very inexpensive price.
Let’s start off with the design. The Xiaomi Mi 4C mobile phone has a polycarbonate plastic body. Some people might be put off because of the word plastic, but the Xiaomi Mi 4C boasts of a polycarbonate one that is much sturdier than other plastics. Furthermore, the phone is not glossy but rather, it has a matte finish so gripping the phone is easy and without any issues.
This mobile phone has a height of 138mm and a thickness of only 7.88mm which is a pretty compact mobile phone with a 5-inch screen.
Speaking of the screen, the Xiaomi Mi 4C has a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1080×1920 and a pixel density of 441. Again, Xiaomi outdid other mobile phones in the mid-range market because of its vivid 1080p display.
I personally think that 5-inch mobile phones are the norm nowadays because people consume a lot of media on their portable devices now more than ever.
The Xiaomi Mi 4C comes with a SIM tray on the left side of the mobile phone and this is actually a Dual-SIM phone. This is a standard among Asian-made phones and I think it is pretty good. But, if you want to make use of the 4G connectivity, however, you need to plug your SIM on the first slot for it to work.
On the top of the phone lies the 3.5mm headphone jack as well as an IR blaster that acts as a universal remote for your other gadgets such as your TV or Radio.
An interesting thing to note here is that the Xiaomi Mi 4C comes with a USB Type-C connector that is located at the bottom. The USB-C connector allows you to plug the cable either side and it offers faster data transfer speeds than the previous USB technology.
The Xiaomi Mi 4C comes with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop but they’ve also incorporated the popular MIUI version 7 interface on top of that. The MIUI has been criticized a lot mainly because of its semblance to the Apple iOS interface. Still, the interface provides a cleaner look and all of your apps will populate the home screen instead of having to press the app drawer to access them.
As for the performance, the Xiaomi Mi 4C mobile phone is packed with goods such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon Hexa-core processor with Quad-core clock speeds of 1.44GHz and dual-core clock speeds of 1.82GHz. Furthermore, it also comes with the Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
The camera of the is also pretty impressive. Gone are the days where mid-range phones have mediocre phones; the Xiaomi Mi 4C has a 13-megapixel camera with a phase-detection focus and dual LED flash. It can also record 1080p videos with crisp, visual clarity.
And lastly, the battery life of the Xiaomi Mi 4C is also quite beefy with a 3,080 MaH. It is non-removable, though, so you may want to bring your charger with you at all times.
The Xiaomi Mi 4C breaks all barriers when it comes to mid-range mobile phones. I am quite surprised with the quality that the Mi 4C provides. If you want to buy this phone, this just costs $270.
Breakfast is arguably the most important part of the meal. What we eat during breakfast time will ultimately help us with our day to day lives. Here is an interesting tidbit of information: according to numerous studies, people who do not eat breakfast typically gain more weight than their breakfast-eating counterparts.
This is why an Endocrinologist by the name of Daniela Jakubowicz, MD, made a diet plan appropriately called the Big Breakfast Diet. The idea behind the diet plan is that you need, and I will repeat that, you NEED to eat breakfast every day.
Skipping breakfast meals will not only leave you lethargic, but it will also contribute to weight gain in the long run.
So, what do you need to know before you start on the Big Breakfast Diet? I am glad you ask because here are the tenets of the Big Breakfast Diet:
- Eating Breakfast is a MUST. I cannot expound it enough, but if you want to try out the big breakfast diet, you must absolutely eat breakfast every day. This is because your body’s metabolism will jumpstart the moment you eat within 15 minutes of waking up.
- Protein is your Main Food. Protein is the building block of muscles, and muscles burn more fat than just, well, fat. Dr. Jakubowicz notes that Protein is essential if you want to lose weight.
- The Perfect Ratio. The perfect ratio of foods that you should eat during breakfast is 7:2:2:1. That translates to 7 portions of Protein, 2 portions of Carbs, 2 portions of Fat and 1 portion of sweets (that do not contain starch). Now you know why it’s called the “Big” breakfast diet.
- How About Lunch and Dinner? Now, there are three major meals in a day: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Since you’ve already eaten the majority of the nutrient requirements your body needs during breakfast time, you only eat a small amount of food during lunch and dinner.
- No Sweets after Breakfast. Since you will be eating a lot of foods during breakfast, you have to skip eating sweets any other time of the day. This is to help your body burn more fat as your metabolism has already been kickstarted the moment you ate a breakfast fit for the kings.
- Alcohol again. During the first month of the Big Breakfast diet, you should not consume any alcoholic beverage (that includes wine). After the first month, you can then start slowly adding alcohol again in your diet. In fact, Dr. Jakubowicz says that you must drink at least a glass of wine per day (but do not drink during breakfast).
The Big Breakfast diet is actually one of the most effective diet plans out there. A lot of people do agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Dr. Jakubowicz has created an amazing meal plan that is centered on eating breakfast.
If you want an easy to follow yet effective diet plan out there, you have to try the big breakfast diet.
The hCG diet has been touted by many as a miracle diet plan because of how well people lose weight when trying it. Of course, you need to have a lot of determination to be able to succeed with this diet because of its 500-calorie intake. On top of that, you need to be injecting yourself with the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) hormone as everyday as well.
Now, people might be able to do the 500-calorie diet with no problems, but the latter, some won’t. Some people are just so afraid of touching needles, heck, even injecting themselves just to get the hormone. Fortunately for them, a supplement manufacturer creates a drop form of this hormone’s weight-loss effects, so they won’t have to inject themselves with hCG ever again.
I am talking about the Nutra Pure hCG Diet Drops. Now, a lot of critics say that the hCG drops do not contain any real hCG hormone in them. Well, that is true for this product, BUT, the weight-loss effects of the real hormone is still present in this one.
To put it short, this is a Homeopathic version of the hCG hormone. The hCG hormone can only be administered and dispensed by licensed Physicians. But, Nutra Pure made sure that they will create an hCG product without the actual hCG, but with the weight-loss abilities of the hormone still intact.
As you may have known, the hCG hormone increases your metabolism so that you can burn fat even while you’re resting. The Nutra Pure hCG Diet drops increases your metabolic levels, so the effect of the real hCG is still there.
So, why should you buy the Nutra Pure Diet Drops? Here is the manufacturer’s answer to that:
“Nutra Pure is a safe and effective homeopathic HCG drop that allows you to lose an amazing 1-2 pounds of unwanted fat per day as well as inches from your waistline when combined with a calorie restricted diet. Nutra Pure works by resetting your metabolism to target stubborn subcutaneous fat without losing muscle. Thousands of dieters have used the product through their chiropractor or physician, and it is now a cost-effective weight loss solution available to you online without the need for a prescription. Dieters on Nutra Pure report feeling energetic with no hunger pangs or side effects. Nutra Pure products are made in the USA and are administered by mouth with no injections necessary as with other HCG protocols.
There will be a lot of doubters of this product, so let’s see a review from “John”:
John: “Just wanted to say thanks. I’ve been overweight for about 15 years. I’ve tried exercise plans and low-carb dieting, miracle pills, shake meal plans, nutrisystem, portion control, etc. etc. etc.
Of course nothing worked-and if it did (10 lbs max), the weight never stayed off. I had to dig up a before pic because I didn’t take one. I honestly didn’t think this program would work. I’m down 40 pounds and maintaining finally-using the hcg protocol and your drops.
Since the hCG diet program lasts for a couple of weeks, you can buy the Nutra-Pure 60-day program (Two 2 Oz bottles) for only $109.95.
A lot of distinct consoles are generally supplied by means of the company known as Nintendo. Since there are quite a few consoles, it is not very easy to pick the best. The accessibility of models is huge. Just what are the units? 3DS, 3DS XL along with 2DS.
It’s not at all a secret that newer versions have several gains above older types, yet are they adequate? And also the goal of this post is to reply to this. The data which is provided here is going to help you within the selecting procedure of the most beneficial Nintendo console to match your demands.
3DS edition happens to be more expensive when compared with 2DS. The screens associated with 2DS certainly are a part of just one display and that is the reason why it is more affordable. That display is separated in 2 elements by plastic display. That is why it’s a whole lot simpler to create Nintendo 2DS when comparing it with 3DS and also it possesses a big effect on cost.
2DS is also cheaper than 3DS on account of evident factor – 3DS consists of three-dimensional display screen. 2DS, just as the name hints, do not have the capability to demonstrate three dimensional display. Three-dimensional impact can be turned off if perhaps you do not enjoy it. This can be done due to various motives of your choosing.
The type of three dimensional found in these types of consoles is termed autostereoscopic 3D. It is a glasses-free technology that really needs you retain your head motionless. The actual explanation precisely why 2DS is really so critical is the fact that three-dimensional at times brings about soreness and head pain.
The particular 3DS provides completely new, boosted three dimensional technology, that Nintendo is undoubtedly naming Super Stable 3D. This uses the actual front-facing cameras within the brand-new video games consoles to monitor your head as well as eyesight motion, quickly adjusting the actual 3D effect according to what angle your head reaches in relation to the actual 3DS screen.
3D effect is very good within the newest units. There happen to be many reasons for this. It’s not only a lot more trustworthy, it also offers a far better coloring imitation.
A few men and women are choosing 3DS considering the fact that they believe that 2DS will not be able to run virtually all games yet that is incorrect. It does not matter in the event that you have 3DS or perhaps 2DS unit – just about all online games are going to perform without any problems.
Nevertheless precisely how is it possible, you may ask. Precisely the same sensors and also the identical sort of processor will come in all units – 3DS largest advantage is actually 3 dimensional choice. They are able to just about all perform the exact same thing, about. But the latest units have faster processor chips. Because of this the games are going to load quicker.
A sensible get for a more youthful game player that doesn’t mind about 3D could be 2DS. It’s also advisable to understand that longevity that 2DS delivers is way better as there are much less hardware elements. 3DS happens to be a much better alternative if you actually consider oneself to be an experienced gamer.
With this bad media around the 3DS, one cannot ignore each of the causes to purchase the Nintendo 3DS. First of all, we’ve never witnessed a device such as this before; this is the first of its kind. Nintendo has invested a great deal of time, effort and money into the manufacturing of this system, so we must be expecting it to surpass Nintendo’s standards. With Nintendo focusing on casual game enthusiasts previously, using the DS and Wii, the 3DS is considered to be directed at both relaxed and repeated game enthusiasts, which provides us cause to consider that this device is greater than whatever we’ve witnesses from Nintendo.
When these products hit the outlets, it can be quite challenging to purchase one. The requirement is really at high level that Nintendo is expecting that this could be the most well-known video gaming device ever. With countless new and impressive functions, it’s simple to understand why. If you need to be sure you will have a Nintendo 3DS once attainable then you must pre purchase Nintendo 3DS. With a lot of new and modern functions, it’s simple to understand why.
I will be doing you injustice if I claimed that the Nintendo 3DS was ideal. There are a lot of reasons you will possibly not want to purchase the Nintendo 3DS and I would like to make those factors known. Although I’m a supporter myself everybody’s unique and what’s critical is that you simply select on your own the way you spend your money and if the gaming encounter the 3DS provides is worthy of your interest or concern.
Gateway 3DS flashcard was the first one to roll out for Nintendo 3DS consoles. Since then, several other flashcards have rolled out and you do have choices galore at the present point in time. Many experts regard the Gateway 3DS flashcard to be the best. While there are several shortcomings and complications pertaining to this flashcard, there are some benefits that other flashcards don’t offer as yet.
The first major advantage of the Gateway 3DS flashcard is that you can backup your games and you can also play with backups. You may have bought the Nintendo 3DS console in the US, Taiwan, UK or China. Regardless of where you are, you can play games from other regions and you can take backups of original games from other sources, which may be online or from other storage devices and you can play those games on your Nintendo consoles. However, it must be noted that you can only play backups of games that are not available in your region. You wouldn’t get access to the original games which are not available in the region where you have purchased the console.
The backup feature is easily the most stunning advantage of Gateway 3DS. The pack of the flashcard comes in with two flashcards actually. You get the Gateway 3DS and you get an R4i flashcard. The former is the red colored flashcard while the blue colored flashcard is the R4i. The reason why you have two flashcards in the kit is because you are going to need the second one for installation of the exploit. Besides, you also need MicroSD cards to carry out the whole process. You can go through the guide or the manual that instructs you to install the exploits and you will find it to be quite elaborate and exhaustive. The process is not necessarily complicated because the instructions are pretty lucid but when you have to engage for several minutes just to put the settings right and to initiate the whole installation, then it can be very tiring. This is certainly one major shortcoming of the Gateway 3DS. Besides, not many people would like to use 2 flashcards in the kit and additional MicroSD cards to go through the whole process.
Furthermore, the Gateway 3DS is compatible with firmware versions starting with 4.1 and ending with 4.5. Higher firmware versions wouldn’t find the Gateway 3DS to be ideal.
For many gamers, the Nintendo DS is one of the best inventions ever released by a gaming console company. It created a stir when it was first launched and many individuals today still use the Nintendo DS even with newer game consoles have been released. Newer versions or models from Nintendo include the Nintendo DS lite and the DSi. Many have been wondering about the difference between the two, as they look very similar. Closer inspection and actual usage will reveal that the two have unique features. If you are using the DS or the DS lite but are planning to change your handheld game console to the DSi, here are some things you might want to know.
The Nintendo DS lite has almost the same dimensions as the DSi. If you look closer, you might notice that the DSi is actually thinner than the DS or the DS lite. To be more exact, the DSi is 12% thinner than the previous model. For some, that difference may not really have a very big impact and may not even be noticed, but in today’s world where everything must be compact and handy, that 12% really counts. When the purpose of handheld game consoles is to be portable, every centimeter or inch removed is a big advantage. In addition, a thinner console will also mean that it weighs lighter. The DSi is 214 grams while the DS lite is 218 grams. Gamers also adore the DSi for its larger screen. It provides a better display for an enhanced game enjoyment. The screen of the DSi measures 3.25 inches but the DS lite screen is at 3 inches. The DSi’s larger screen also provides a better experience for the user’s web browsing.
Portable game consoles have really revolutionized the gaming world. With its advent, people can bring the fun to any place. Waiting for their dentist, standing in line in the bank, or just sitting in the subway on their way home – they can always play their game. People carry around their DS, DS lite, or DSi and just bring it out when they want instant entertainment. Naturally, portable game consoles needed to have a battery that can last for a few hours at least. If the battery runs out immediately, then it could be disadvantageous. It beats the purpose of having a portable entertainment system. The DS and the DS lite have decent battery life span, however, the DSi is known to have a shorter battery life. Perhaps, Nintendo will improve this aspect in the future.
Other factors that will make you favor the DSi over the DS and the DS lite is that it has two cameras and a built-in flash. The DS lite has no cameras for the user to enjoy. As mentioned above, DSi owners have the capacity to browse the Internet due to the device’s built-in web browser. An SD card is also included in the DSi. The DSi battery charges faster, completing its charging in just 30 minutes. That is approximately 1/6 of the charging time for the DS lite battery. You will really enjoy upgrading your DS and DS lite to a DSi as it has a more elegant interface. The menu of the DSi is a lot like the design of the Wii Channel. Have fun with the DSi programs such as Picto Chat, DSi Sound, DSi Camera, Dowload Carry Out, and the DSi Sound.