Sunday, August 14, 2011

Captain America

To nobody’s surprise, Captain America—the world’s first avenger—has a tie-in game on every console associated with the blockbuster movie that just hit the big screens. Is it time to don the blue suit and take on the evil forces of Hydra?

Captain America: Super Soldier acts as a side story to the main movie. Instead of directly going after Red Skull, you’re going after his minions and underlings. It’s a good move on the developer’s part, as nowadays movie tie-in games seem to focus more on their own story, rather than the short one the movie is conveying. It works for the most part, as dialogue scenes are voiced, and it generally helps to get to know the Captain a bit more during his heroic adventures in the 1940’s.

Much like Thor on the DS, Captain America is a 2D side-scroller/platformer that has you moving at a steady pace from room to room. Instead of an entirely open level, each part of the level is sectioned off into smaller rooms that usually requires the Cap to dispatch all of the enemies and use his shield in some form to solve an environmental puzzle. The platforming is fairly decent as far as scaling the level goes, but be prepared to suffer some unfair deaths jumping over gaps.

The enemies, however, are what make this experience feel cheap and unfair, and bring the overall experience to a frustrating halt. As Captain America, you’re expected to kick all kinds of ass, yet these enemies jump on the screen, surround the Cap, and juggle you between their punches leaving you almost entirely defenseless. It’s one thing when a game is challenging, but another when you’re being unfairly tossed around between enemies, only to see your health bar quickly deplete.

Throughout each level, there are various medals to find, dossiers to pick up, hostages to free, and vials to acquire. Finding these requires a bit of searching, but the payoff is usually worth it, as the vials raise your health, and freeing hostages unlocks some sweet, new costumes for the Cap.

To break up some monotony—though not by much—there are running segments that play much like the addicting Canabalt app. You’re constantly being thrust forward, dodging gaps, jumping over obstacles, kicking down enemies, and collecting medals. It’s a fun diversion, but the odd jump mechanics, mixed in with the delayed kick attacks, will cost you many frustrating retries.

The overall aesthetics of the game are somewhat muddled, which at this point is almost inexcusable. Many games have proved by now that they can look great, despite the systems limitations, yet Captain America seems to be going for the bare minimum.

Captain America on the DS isn’t your top notch, go-to, superhero game that many Cap fans were hoping for; the cheap enemies will make you want to throw your DS across the room. Spare yourself the frustration, and buy another Captain America movie ticket instead.

Download Mirror
Posted in

Monday, June 6, 2011

BookWorm Adventures 2

PopCap Games today announced the immediate availability of Bookworm Adventures, Volume 2 for the PC. The sequel to the 2007 original takes players into three new literary landscapes with a bevy of new features and lexical challenges. Players can now once again take on the role of the brave and charming Bookworn, Lex, and lead him through a new series of books on a fresh, vocabularious adventure. The three new books, “Fractured Fairytales,” “The Monkey King” and “Astounding Planet,” each offer a complete story and 10-chapter adventure.

“Bookworm Adventures Volume 2 is the long-awaited sequel to one of the world’s most popular word games,” said Ben Rotholtz, VP of Marketing at PopCap, “and in this new collection we’re delivering dozens of hours of entertainment to delight even the most seasoned vocabulary aficionados.”

New Features in Bookworm Adventures Volume 2 include:

PopCap Games

*3 all-new books of ten chapters each: “Fractured Fairytales,” “The Monkey King” and “Astounding Planet”!
*All-new infinite Replay mode! Pick a book, fight foes and score big points!
*6 mini-games, including all-new “Mutant Words,” “Golden Coins” and “Word Up”!
*Battle more than 130 ferocious new foes while wielding over 20 terrific new treasures!
*Companions – Literary figures join Lex and battle by his side including Mother Goose, the Cheshire Cat and author H.G.
Wells, each adorning Lex with their own unique gifts.
*Rainbow Tiles – New potent wild card tiles allow you to build the gigantic words of your dreams!
*Arena mode – Spell quickly to defeat your toughest enemies!
*Achievements – earn trophies, points and badges!

Save 25% on the the extremely popular Bookworm games.Get It Here

Sunday, June 5, 2011


TRION worlds attempts to up the ante and displace Blizzard entertainment’s World of Warcraft as the undisputed champion of MMORPGs with their new Rift MMO (previously called “Rift: Planes of Telara”).

Telara the game world setting for Rift might seem at first to be somewhat of a clone of other games in the genre. However, by design the feel of the game is comfortably familiar and still fairly addictive, but players will quickly discover that they aren’t in Azeroth anymore, which for some would be considered a very good thing.

Rift: Planes of Telara builds upon classic good design of past MMOs and RPGs and gives players enough new content to make the game world seem unique and new. The graphics are beautiful and the world is fairly fleshed out.

Rift features the Gamebryo engine which was also used in LEGO Universe, Warhamer Online: Age of Reckoning and Dark Age of Camelot MMORPG a decade ago, but don’t for a second think the engine because of its age is somehow not a robust game engine and/or can’t render an astonishingly attractive eleven female, detailed landscapes or cool architecture because it can do it and much more.

Player’s begin by choosing between two opposing factions the Guardians or the Defiant as their preferred path to save Telara from the extraplanar invasions. The Guardians are basically believers in classic old school magic and the Defiant are much more at home using technology with a dash of magic thrown in for good measure.

Players then get to choose their race such as Elves, Dwarves and/or the human-like “Eth”. Afterwards a class/calling is chosen, Rift uses an “Ascended class system” starting with a familiar base class (Warrior, Mage, Rogue, Bard or Cleric). As players progress they can add additional souls which create various related sub-classes. Each sub-class comes with it’s own pool of spells, talents and abilities giving players a couple of hundred combinations to help define and fleshout their character depending what role or personality they wish to play.

After character creation is accomplished there are a few tutorial quests in the starting area to get players acquainted with Telara. Those familiar with World of Warcraft will find the game dashboard and UI layout and presentation will feel instantly at home.

Characters advance by doing quests and even though the visuals are beautiful one can’t escape the traditional grind of kill, and/or collection quests etc. that haunt these types of games. Also there doesn’t seem to be much incentive for players to explore the world off-quest as many of the buildings are just decorative props that you can’t enter.

It is possible for player’s to stumble into a relic in the wild and once all the pieces are collected can be turned into a vendor for various rewards. Rift also features crafting and a PvP systems as well as dungeon instances.

One of the best aspects of Rift (hence the name of the game) are the tears in space/time between Telara and the planes of: Life, Death, Earth, Air, Fire and Water.

The opposing planes of existence are obviously host to some fun drama inducing denizens that our heroes have to be contended with once the invaders decide to make parts of Telara their own private Idaho. Player’s are rewarded for helping to close these random Rifts with valuable loot (equipment, material or tokens) depending upon their contribution to the effort.

The Rifts and their related invasions add a dynamic element to the MMORPG genre that keeps players on their toes. Although Rift does borrow heavily from Warhammer Online as well as World of Warcraft when it comes to some of their player-vs-player and other aspects of gameplay. At the end of the day Rift is most certainly worth a test drive and only time will tell if enough players make the switch to TRION’s Rift from their current favorite MMO.

Buy WoW Gold

Zuma's Revemge

The ribbeting sequel to the ball-blasting classic!

Enter an all-new world of Zuma where evil tiki bosses rule the land! Conquer over 60 levels by firing stone spheres to make matches and destroy the deadly stream of balls, then take on six tiki boss battles and guide your agile amphibian to victory!

Leap into action in four game modes with explosive new features and amazing new gameplay: Slide and hop for smarter shots, hit targets for exotic bonuses, and detonate new power-up balls! Will you succumb to the perilous pitfalls, or can you tame the jungle in this PopCap ball-blasting challenge?

Get Special Offer


PopCap Games’ niche of delivering simple yet stylistic and entertaining games is truly amazing. Rolling off a profound success with Plants vs. Zombies and a handful of other little jazzy titles, it’s not surprising that PopCap Games is the leading developer and publisher for the casual game market.

Their latest creation, Zuma’s Revenge, reinvents the wheel with a ball-blasting adventure. With numerous levels to explore, various bosses to defeat, numerous power ups, and a handful of modes to test your skills, you’ll be stuck to your computer like spilled Pepsi on a movie theater aisle. Read on to find out more.

Players assume the role of a ball-blasting frog who is stuck in a terrible storm aboard a makeshift raft. Our hero finds himself washed ashore upon a Polynesian paradise called Zhaka Mu, where he runs into six different evil tiki bosses who each want to eat him for dinner. In an attempt to stay alive, players have to battle through 60 levels of ball-breaking fun.

Story aside, the object of the game is to prevent an advancing chain of multi-color balls from making it to a specific point on a map. To break these balls, you have to match at least three of them together, which set off an explosion and earn the player points. Points earned in a level fill a tiki vial; once the vial is full, the endless supply of balls stop coming, and it is your duty to destroy the remaining spheres. Once all the spheres are destroyed, you’re either allowed to move to the next level or prepare for battle against one of the tiki bosses.

Most of the time, the game positions a player in a set spot, where s/he has to rotate in different directions to get a clear shot. To change up the style of play, the developers have implemented different strategies throughout each stage.

For example, on a couple of different levels, players will have to leap frog between two different platforms trying to change angles and get open looks. Being allowed to move to different points on the map drastically changes your strategies while keeping the game fun and refreshing.

Similarly, the tiki boss fights are the most exciting experience. Bosses have a set amount of health where players have to land direct hits in order to deplete their life bars. Between the boss and you is the winding trail of balls. Players have to create open gaps in the chain in order to get open shots. All the while, the tiki bosses will shoot a projectile at you, which will have a negative effect on your performance if hit by it.

Once a player has completed the adventure, there are several other modes that open up. There is a survival mode where players have to fight through numerous levels without dying; there are a handful of unlockable challenges where players have to complete a certain criteria in order to advance. And also, there is a heroic mode where players can play the adventure on the highest difficulty. The combination of it all provides a thoughtful and entertaining experience.

Graphically, the game is very aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The lush environments, the bright colors, the 3D atmospheres and all the power up effects deliver a game that is outstanding in visuals.

While the graphics are outstanding, the sound serves its purpose. When the chain approaches its end point, there is a faint heart beat that begins to beat faster and faster signaling your impending doom. Similarly, the clad sound of the balls colliding into one another and acquiring power ups deliver unique chimes and whistles. One thing I would have liked to hear is a quirky, catchy song that is unique to the game (similar to “There’s a Zombie on Your Lawn” in Plants vs. Zombies).

All in all, the game is challenging as well as entertaining. The hardcore PC gamer may be turned off to its simplicity, but the casual gamer and players of all ages will defiantly find that there is no shortage of play here. At $19.99 via Steam, it’s a great investment, and in my opinion, PopCap Games has made itself into a reliable development company that only delivers high quality titles.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

World Of Warcraft Gold Secrets.

100% Game Legal.
No Hacks or Cheats.

When you use Gold Secrets you’ll never risk your WoW account. Every tip, strategy and secret are totally legal within WoW rules. We NEVER encourage scamming or hacks of any kind. Gold Secrets is YOUR ticket to honest riches on your realm.

Secrets for Levels 1-85 Included.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a top-geared level 85 raider or just starting out, there’s something for you when you get your copy of Gold Secrets. Even if you’re just getting started with only a fistful of silver, we can help.

Works for both Alliance and Horde.

You might be a crafty gnome or a towering tauren, but either way you know you need gold to get what you want in WoW. Gold Secrets takes the mystery out of generating massive amounts of gold on YOUR server.
These strategies work for both Alliance and Horde.

Totally Profitable.Totally Portable.

Through convenient portable document format, Gold Secrets goes where you do. No need to worry about accessing membership websites or paying monthly fees. Once you have access, take these secrets where you want, when you want.

Using Gold Secret Is easy (Even an Orc can do it)
The Gold Secrets guide is a breeze to use. If you can play WoW, you’ve certainly got what it takes.

Unlike other "guides", Gold Secrets is not an illegal addon or confusing script. These can become outdated and break forever or cause game instability. (and even get you banned)

Instead, Gold Secrets is available in the universal totally digital Portable Document Format. It can be read on both Mac and PC and can even be used on many portable devices.

This means you can learn the best gold-generating strategies and secrets even when you’re not playing WoW.

Once you download Gold Secrets you’ll have instant access to your digital guides- even if it’s 2am!

100% Risk-Free

We’re so certain you’re going to make serious gold once you grab your copy of the Gold Secrets Guides that we’ll guarantee it!

Simply grab your copy of the Gold Secrets guide today and put it use, if you’re unhappy we’ll refund 100% of the sale price. Simply write us and detail three strategies you used that failed to make you gold and we will issue a prompt and courteous refund. You have nothing to lose and massive amounts of gold to gain!

Don’t Get Left Behind.

You’ve seen the powerful benefits of the Gold Secrets guide and bonuses. You know it’s guaranteed, and you’ve read the success that other WoW gamers have had with it.

If you want to win the admiration of your guildies and the fear of your PvP enemies you know it will take all the gold you can get. Gold Secrets makes it easier than ever.

If you don't grab your copy of the Gold Secrets Guide today, the only question you'll have to ask yourself is, "how much gold have I missed out on?"

Download Gold Secrets today.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Flying A Flight Sim

Master the art of flying an aircraft virtually - Flight Sim Software & Hardware

You must have heard about the flight simulator hardware. With the help of it, you can definitely have a realistic flying experience, right in front of your computer. If you are actually looking around for the best RC flight sim, then you need to actually spend some time understanding about various features of various software that are available in the market. The best thing about the RC flight simulator is that you can definitely have the flying experience and learn a lot about it without spending a lot of money. This is the reason why many people who are actually into the aviation academy, tend to prefer learning some basics of flying through the flight sim hardware.

The flight simulator hardware can actually be connected to your computer and you can operate it with the help of joysticks, controls, pedals and so on. Some RC flight sim programs allow you to do everything from the keyboard. There are lot of these programs that are available in the market and the latest releases have actually incorporated a lot of new astonishing features and graphics.

Most of the simulation programs come with a lot of graphics and scenery such as rivers, towns, cities and roads. Looking at all these things, you feel that your experience is quite realistic. Not only that, if you really want to learn and practice the takeoff as well as the landing of the aircraft, you can do it through this flight simulator hardware. This way, you can definitely enhance your experience day by day with the help of such a program.

The actual aim of any flight simulator hardware is to give you the actual taste of flying up above the sky as a pilot. You can definitely make the whole process of learning quite easy because these programs are designed in a user-friendly way. So this way, you can treat it as training material if you really want to learn how to fly. So you need to have access to the best flight simulator hardware equipment if you really want to master the art of flying in the virtual world. You need to create these kinds of simulators more like training devices than regular computer games. This is the reason why it would be better if you can actually get the right kind of flight simulator hardware like jokes, pedals, controls, flight simulator joysticks and so on. Make sure that the RC flight simulator supports various hardware controls so that you can definitely integrate the whole system according to your needs.

You can use the yoke to raise the aircraft and drop it by pushing and pulling it. This way, you can definitely experience the role of a real pilot inside the flight simulator cockpit. So when it comes to choosing the right flight simulator hardware and software, you need to take the right decision because there are lots of them being released in the marketplace every now and then. The one that you're going for should actually fit and suit all your needs in a proper way. Most of the ones that are available in the market focus more on getting the graphics of the game right but they don't actually give you the real experience of the actual flight. This is the reason why you need a simulator which can really make you feel that you are the pilot. One such program is the FLIGHT PRO SIM which is highly recommended by most of the flying experts.

So if you actually have the dream of sitting in the flight sim cockpit and experience the real take off, then you actually need to go for the right kind of RC flight sim and at the same time you should not forget that you need to go beyond the regular keyboard of your computer and should use the right kind of flight simulator hardware in order to train yourself like a pilot in the real world.

<Find More Detail >

Order Now !

Posted in

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Xbox 360 3 Flashing Red Lights

If your Xbox 360 has died recently, read on to find out what not to do. And at the end, find out what you should do.

Last summer my Xbox 360 died and showed me those notorious three flashing red lights. At the time I had no idea what they meant. All I knew was that nothing worked anymore. So I ran a search on Google for “Xbox 360 three flashing red lights,” and pretty soon I realized I was in trouble.

Three flashing lights on your Xbox 360, I discovered, meant a general hardware failure. And by the sounds of things, there wasn’t a lot you could do except send it back to Microsoft and wait for a repair.

So I was all set to return it to Microsoft. Until I read on the official site that it could take up to 8 weeks for them to fix and return my Xbox 360. There was no way I wanted to be without my console for that long, so I started looking into other ways of solving the problem of the Xbox 360’s three flashing red lights.

Unfortunately for me I found a website that showed you how to crack open the Xbox’s case and perform some do-it-yourself soldering. Apparently the Xbox 360 is known for having weak solder joints, and following the instructions on the website would allow me to re-solder the faulty connections.

Anyway, idiot that I am I gave it a try. When I turned the Xbox 360 back on after my repair attempts the three flashing red lights were gone. The trouble is, so were all the lights. Something I’d done inside had resulted in complete shutdown. The thing just wouldn’t come on at all.

Angry and desperate, I then gave in and sent the thing back to Microsoft for them to repair. A week later it came back to me with a short note attached – the note informed me that due to my breaking the seal the warranty was now void, and that my console was no longer eligible for repair by them.

A week later and I was in a store spending my hard-earned money on a replacement Xbox 360.

Not long after all this I started posting on blogs and forums, warning people not to try fixing your Xbox 360’s three flashing red lights on your own. Any time the subject came up I instantly told people to get their console back to Microsoft right away for a repair.

I’m no longer giving that advice, though.
Not since a friend of mine managed to successfully rid his Xbox 360 of the three flashing red lights. He found this system online called The James Dean 3 Red Light Fix Pro. He gave them a try because they had a money-back guarantee that he would have his console in perfect working order in less than 2 hours.

And it worked just like they promised. He followed their video tutorials and an hour later he was playing Guitar Hero 3 on his Xbox 360...minus those dreaded three flashing red lights.

So now when the subject of the three flashing red lights on the Xbox 360 comes up, I tell people to give The James Dean 3 Red Light Fix Pro a try. And everyone I’ve recommended it to has found that the fix works just as well as it did for my friend.

If your Xbox 360 is dead, isn’t it worth a shot? With the guarantee of getting it up and running again in less than 2 hours, I’d say it is. Click here to fix your xbox 360 now!