Calling all virtual sportsmen! Tell your kids to scoot over and hand you a game controller. Now you can enjoy hunting all year round and come face-to-face with prey right in the comfort of your living room.With the expertise of Activision Inc., a worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment, and authentic gear from Cabela's, a renowned hunting outfitter, "Cabela's Deer Hunt 2005 Season" is taking the hunt to an all-new level of realism on the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.The game features 18 action-packed missions that include challenges of both skill and strategy, a variety of deer species - from whitetail to fallow - as well as a vast array of Cabela's gear to assist you in your hunt.The game also captures the essence of the wilderness by using advanced graphics to recreate the great outdoors, from glistening waters, running streams and moving grass to swaying trees and ambient wildlife.Experience some of North America's most diverse and popular deer hunting locales, including British Columbia, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska and more. Players must learn the hunting regulations of each region before tracking their trophy. Once the goals of each region are accomplished, you can earn the right to hunt for exotic species of deer, including fallow, sika, axis and coues, on private property ranches where there are fewer restrictions.The two modes of game play are Quick Hunt and Career Hunt. In Quick Hunt mode, players get tracking and shooting practice without having to worry about the time or money elements. For a full hunting experience, there's Career Hunt. In this mode, players progress through various regions, unlock missions, have shooting challenges and accumulate trophies.If you want to take time out from deer hunting, you can test your skills in a variety of clay shooting mini-games that include trap, skeet and sporting clay options."Cabela's Deer Hunt 2005 Season" has raised the bar for the sports/hunting genre. While offering new features and retaining the best aspects from the 2004 version, this title is sure to keep hunting fans on their toes.
Video games may be nothing more than evening diversions to most Americans, but the industry as a whole is a multibillion-dollar heavyweight. And now enthusiasts can play for free if they know where to look on the Internet.NetFree Direct LLC, an Internet marketing company, provides a way for anyone who participates in advertisers' offers on its site to get a free Xbox 360. Microsoft broke new ground in the video game business when the Xbox launched in 2001, and came back swinging last year with the wildly popular Xbox 360.Simply by visiting NetFree Direct's Web site, people can sign up by entering an e-mail address, answering a few simple questions and responding to advertisers' offers. NetFree Direct works with leading sponsors such as BMG, Blockbuster, Netflix, Discover Card, USA Today and Disney.And if you're looking for a flat-screen TV with which to hook up your Xbox, NetFree's site offers those for free, too. In fact, the site also offers free laptops, desktop PCs, mobile phones, PlayStations and other game consoles, digital cameras, gift cards and other popular electronics - all sponsored by leading advertisers. The Xbox 360 offer is featured on the home page of the site with directions on how to become a member. After completing an advertiser's survey or subscription, signing up for a free trial or applying for a credit card offer, the member is eligible to receive the free reward.The trial offers or subscriptions can be canceled without obligation, but members will still receive the Xbox or other giveaways.
Although Microsoft's Xbox was able to sell millions and millions of units worldwide, it was still considerably outsold by its competitor, Sony's PlayStation. In this day, wherein another revolution in video and gaming technology is at hand, the Xbox360 is more promising than ever.What difference does the Xbox360 hold against its predecessor? Well, just like all gaming consoles, it is basically a computer that is designed to run video game programs. The difference is that they focus specifically on this function alone.So how does the latest model from Microsoft differ from any other gaming console. As was mentioned earlier, the Xbox360 is a computer designed for playing video games. But aside from this, it was also designed to perform as a complete stand-alone entertainment system. To break it down, this new console can allow users to connect via a network, it can copy, stream, and download all sorts of media. This would, of course include in its arsenal, the ability to download and play HD movies, audio, as well as digital photos and games.Now, since we know that all gaming consoles are simply computers designed for playing video games, let us take a look at the heart of all computers the CPU. Just the same, video game consoles have a processor that would, of course, 'process' all the information being fed into the system. You could think of it as similar to a car's engine it is the one that powers every function of the whole system. The latest innovation in the Xbox360 is that, they modified the engine to be able to deliver optimum performance for players.Traditionally, CPUs process information via a single path. The more technical term for this is a thread. Now what the latest edition of the Xbox is bragging about is that under its hood, is a processor, or a core, that is able to process two threads simultaneously. This means that all the information that is being fed into it, is processed more effectively and efficiently because the brain is multi-tasking. Meaning, information about sound could be processed via one path, the other for the video graphics, etc. If you've ever noticed, past video games would either pause a bit or stutter occasionally. This is because the system is being bombarded by too much information, and it takes time for their 'brains' to be able to cope with the demands.In addition to this, Microsoft has incorporated with this technology, a multi-core system that allows them to integrate more than one processor into a single chip. This is by far the latest innovation by hardware manufacturers and yes, Microsoft has included it in their new Xbox game console. Having the ability to perform multiple tasks at the same time, it allows the game developers to come with strategies on how to maximize the potential of the machine, to deliver optimum performance.This is the heart of why the Xbox has evolved to become even more powerful. There are a lot of other features about the new Xbox360 that definitely boosts its performance. But the heart of all of this, is of course the core that runs everything in it.
The much awaited release of the PS3 Games and the new PlayStation console is fast approaching and is just months from meeting the deadline. It is very much anticipated by fans and consumers because of the promising press releases about its performance and new innovations. However, there are rumors about the upcoming PS3 Games and the console itself that are somewhat misleading. It is even making the market somewhat apprehensive of their anticipation.Among these are rumors that PS3 Games would not be allowed to be re-sold by consumers. According to sources, Sony is planning to acquire a licensing system that would hinder buyers from owning the software of the game itself. This would mean that a purchase of a particular game would only mean that the buyer is purchasing for a right to play the game not own it. This may strike people as somewhat infrin... paste your article here... ging, but Sony has quite a number of good reasons for doing so, if ever they really do.Although Sony has not yet released any official comment about the matter, they have made sentiments that this licensing agreement would send a message to consumers that PS3 Games are worth the value that they are paying for. But as of now, this has yet to be finalized and waited upon.Another of the issues regarding the release of the PS3 game console is the retail price that Sony wishes to release the unit at. Statistics show that game consoles that have been priced in the past at over $400, did not do so well in the market as those that were priced lower. This is one of the issues about the upcoming release that would prove to be definitive of the game consoles success, ergo the PS3 Games themselves.However, it would not be surprising at all that Sony has set a great deal of value to its latest model of the PlayStation. There are indeed a lot of technological innovations incorporated into this latest model of the PlayStation series. In addition to that, Sony extended this advancement of gaming technology to the PS3 Games itself.PS3 Games would be created using Blue Ray discs that would enable it to be able to perform much better because of the increase in storage capacity of the disc itself. In addition to that, Sony has worked alongside NVIDIA to provide a custom graphics processing unit (GPU) which would work together with Sony's gaming technology advances to be able to provide gamers with the astounding gaming experience they had been promising.Current rumors that PS3 Games and the console itself would most probably come at a higher price than its current competitors, is due to the fact that they have made certain that consumers would definitely be getting what they actually paid for.Whatever the rumors about the licensing of PS3 Games and the high cost of the PlayStation game console, consumers would simply wait and see for what is going to happen and what they have to offer, once the release day comes. And with all the promising features about the PS3 Games and the console, it has been proven that consumers are actually willing to pay more for something that would really meet their standards.
Who has not heard of online games these days? Internet has opened up a whole new vista for the entertainment and gaming industry which is booming and going strong with huge annual growth rates of 40-45% year on year. All you need to play an online game is a home computer and broadband connection. You dont even need spare time; it sucks you in. Well, if you dont have a computer at home but still want to play, dont loose heart; you can play them on your cell phone.Online Games and Pass TimeInnovative "online games" , apart from the traditional chess, poker and Mahjong, are real brain teasers. While these are games which need two players, who you find always online, there are still more which can be played individually. Games such as solitaire, crossword, sudoku are individual games.Gaming Softwares and TechniquesSome online games require you to download and install their softwares before you can begin play. These softwares help save your personal settings for those games. But mostly, you can play any game without having to download anything at all.When you log on to play a non individual game, you will be automatically matched against someone who is better than you are. It is frustrating to loose a match, albeit against an unknown player. If you wonder, all but you are skilled, take a look here. There are softwares called as game cheat available to help you on the instant! Game cheats level out the playing field and soon you can play with experts without them knowing whether you are using a software aid.How do you benefit from game cheats? Turn on cheats when you begin playing. Cheat predicts obstacles and opportunities and suggests the best move for you. It can also tell you the next possible move of your opponent, with dependable certainty. You can buy them from their websites for charges not big if you are serious on winning online. Some companies give away trial versions which you can upgrade later. These softwares can be availed for games like game cube, X-Box and the PS 2; and are being continuously upgraded.A word of caution while playing online games would not be out of place. Play on trusted websites only as most gaming sites install spywares scrupulously onto your hard disk.