Have You Picked Up Your New Gaming Chair Lately? You May Be Able to Soon

It seems that more and more these days the electronic games we play are becoming too real. And of course that is the purpose of gaming programmers who work to help suspend your belief system and enter the game as if you were actually in it. It’s not easy to do that, but anyone who has ever played a video game, computer game, or played in online gaming communities knows it is very easy to get so caught up in the game that you forget the real world.

Perhaps, it is this escapism and altered reality that finds humans so fascinated with such activity. What if I told you there is a way, or there might be a way in the very near future to up your gaming experience, capturing the essence of the sounds and vibrations around you while you are playing? Indeed that sounds pretty good doesn’t it? Well, I believe that day is nearly upon us.

There was an interesting article recently in the Wall Street Journal on May 6, 2011. The article was titled “Gyrating at a Theater Near You: D-Box’s Moving Movie Seats” by Michelle Kung. The article had a picture of a captain’s chair style movie seat, which could thrust forward, move backwards, or produce a sensation which would make the person sitting in the seat feel as if they were falling, in case a main character in the movie was jumping off a cliff or something of that nature.

Such a movie seat might be great for 3-D movies, or IMAX theaters, which apparently is the intended purpose of this new technology. However, it is my opinion that this particular type of seat would be excellent for anyone who was sitting in their living room and enjoying augmented reality gaming on a computer or the television, or both. In fact, I fully expect that in the future there will be more augmented reality features and equipment going along with the gaming sector.

It would be terrific for World of Warcraft or other such games, where the operator would feel the explosions as the seat vibrated, or if the gamer was firing some sort of weapon, the seat would vibrate as if they were holding onto a 50 caliber machine gun. Interestingly enough, many of the simulators for the trucking industry, the military, and the aviation sector have seats which are completely integrated into a simulator’s computer system.

If you have any comments, questions, and/or concerns regarding the future of augmented reality gaming in your living room, please shoot me an e-mail, and let’s talk.

Looking For A Way To Get Free Psp Downloads? Here’s The Easy Way To Find New Games For Your System

The PSP has quickly become the best-selling portable game system ever sold. It is packed with lots of features that make it a complete entertainment unit that you can take “on the go”. One of the best features is being able to use PSP downloads to find new games, movies, TV shows and more.

Where can you find these downloads?

It’s a good question, and one of the most common ones we receive by email. Here are your three options to find PSP game for download. Take a look and choose the option that works best for you.

Option #1

There are websites out there that advertise having “Free PSP downloads” and ask visitors to download games from their website. It sounds great at first, however there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind before you click on that ‘download’ button.

Recently a number of these sites have been shut down for spreading computer viruses. It’s easy to get a virus or some spyware from these websites because they aren’t monitored whatsoever.

The other problems you will face are extremely slow download speeds and game files that don’t work.

It’s not uncommon to wait days for a game to finish downloading only to find that it doesn’t even work when you try to play it. As well many of the games are labelled incorrectly so the file you downloaded ends up being something completely different than you wanted.

Typically we recommend staying away from these websites so that you don’t put your computer at risk and waste your time.

Option #2

This is our preferred option of the three because you can find any download any game, movie or TV show without ever worrying about harming your computer.

There are specialized PSP download websites that are run by professional businesses. These companies invest a lot of money in having access to all of the PSP games, movies and other files along with being able to have fast download speeds.

As you can imagine, they charge a fee to become a member but it isn’t expensive. You usually pay about $35-$50 and this gets unlimited downloads for as long as you have your PSP. You are only billed once and will never be charged again no matter how many games, movies or other files you download.

The difference in quality between these websites and the first option is night and day. All the downloads work, it is completely legal and the download speeds are extremely fast. They also provide the software you need to transfer files onto your PSP.

One of the first things you will notice is the massive selection of games and movies you can choose from – including new releases.

This option is our favorite because it lets you any game and download it whenever you want quickly and safely.

Option #3

The last option is very similar to the second, however it is more expensive.

There are websites that offer PSP downloads for a monthly membership fee (usually about $30). They will also sometimes charge “per-download” fees.

Although it really isn’t a bad deal especially if you download regularly, it ends up being a lot more expensive than the second option. You are much better off finding a site that only charges you once for a lifetime membership.

As the PSP continues to grow in popularity it is likely that more and more people will start to use PSP downloads for their system. It’s an easy way to keep your PSP stocked with the latest games and movies without having to pay for each one. Happy gaming!

How to Create a New Game

The easiest way to create a new game is to start with the central idea from an existing game, add some instructions, and build the game around standard game equipment – standard playing cards, standard dice, and a standard checkerboard and checkers. The result could be a variation of an existing game, or a totally new game.

With playing cards, you can start with a trick-taking game like Hearts or Bridge. Or you can start with a continue-the-sequence game like Michigan or Fan Tan. Or you can start with a discard-all-your-cards game like Crazy Eights or Old Maid. Or you can start with a card-combination game like Poker or Gin Rummy.

With dice, you can start with a dice-combination game like Yacht or Poker Dice. Or you can start with a dice-total game like Craps or Close the Box. Or you can start with a single-dice-matching game like Ship Captain Crew.

With a checkerboard, and checkers you can start with a disk-capturing game like Checkers or Chess. Or you can start with a disk-movement game like Chinese Checkers. Or you can start with a disks-in-a-row game like Go-Moku or Tic Tac Toe. Or you can start with a race game like Parcheesi or Backgammon.

To this central idea, add game instructions. For a trick-taking card game, will a player try to take a declared number of tricks, or to take or avoid specific cards? For a dice-combination game, how many dice are rolled, and how many can be rerolled? For a disk-movement game, can a checker move over another checker, or must it stop or turn? If the game will be similar to an existing game, you can start with instructions from that game. Then you just need to add, modify, and remove instructions.

There are lots of games using playing cards and dice to borrow from. Creating a game with a checkerboard and checkers can require some extra thought. For a race game, you can use the outer squares of a checkerboard as a racetrack. You can use one or two dice to determine how far to move your checker on a turn. Or you can use the numbers on playing cards do the same thing. Seven cards from Ace through Seven will take a checker completely around a checkerboard.

I have found that token-placement games on a checkerboard work well. (Tokens are small objects such as coins that are substituted for checkers when too many checkers would be needed.) For instance, you can place five tokens on the board to form a cross with a token on one square and the other four tokens on the squares on each of its four sides. Two players alternate placing crosses on empty areas of the board until one player places a final cross, and the other player cannot find space on the board to place another one.

And look for connections between playing cards and dice and a checkerboard. The Two through Queen from a suit of playing cards can be mapped to the throw of two dice. The throw of two dice can be mapped to the six-by-six area at the center of a checkerboard. The four sides of a checkerboard can be mapped to the four suits of playing cards.

A new game can be created by beginning with a central idea and adding some instruction using standard game equipment. It requires thought and effort, but it is easier than starting from scratch. I will follow this article with several more articles showing examples of creating new games.

Copyright (c) 2009 – Paul Hoemke. All Rights Reserved.

Book Review: The NEW Game Of Business

If you think you’ve seen and heard everything there is to say, The NEW Game of Business brings new distinctions and a fresh perspective to the world of business.

This slim, easy-to-read soft cover book is so good that it should be required reading in business schools around the world. Every entrepreneur and every company employee, from the janitor to the CEO should read and reread this book.

The author’s quote in Chapter Five quite nicely summarizes the topic of this book. Mitchell Axelrod says this “I help you get from where you are, to where you want to be.” The new game in town is that of reciprocity and no longer does the businessperson with the most toys win.

Consumers are tired of turning on the television every day to more bad news about badly run businesses. Corruption and scandal seem to rule the day and all this negativity takes a toll on the economy and well being of those who sell and those who buy. Mitchell Axelrod advises that thinking outside the box is so outdated that businesses need to throw away the box entirely and begin playing “The NEW Game of Business.” This game is inclusive rather than exclusive and it is based upon service. Reading this book will help teach you the value of throwing out the old rules and writing a new script for a new game. A game where everyone wins.

The chapters of this book include: Play by the New Rules… “Caveat Vendidor!” Design a New Strategy… It’s NOT just Business; It’s Personal!, Practice New Economics… Good Deals are Good Business!, Seek a New Mission… Put People Ahead of Products and Profits!, Send a New Message… What Business Are YOU In?, Chant a New Mantra… “Serve, Deliver, Serve Some More!”, Find New Solutions… Don’t Fall in Love with Products or Services!, Acquire New Skills… Master the Tools of the Game!, Build A New Model… Integrate or Disintegrate! and Generate New Money… Profit is EVERYBODY’S Business! The material covers everything a reader needs to know about generating a profit while gaining lifelong customers and keeping loyal and happy employees. Apply these proven principles used by companies such as Nordstrom and Starbucks and you will find your business growing exponentially while you achieve your dreams!

Mitchell Axelrod is a consultant, professional speaker, talk show radio host and frequently published author on the topics of marketing, sales, entrepreneurship, life skills and playing the new game. For over twenty-five years Mitch has been consulting with Fortune 500 companies, banks, insurance companies, small businesses and individuals on how to boost income, increase sales and profits while deriving more fun, fulfillment and satisfaction from work. You can purchase The NEW Game Of Business at http://www.TheNewGame.com

(c) 2004, Davis Virtual Assistance. All rights in all media reserved. Permission to reprint granted to all venues so long as the venue is opt-in only.

Guitar Hero 3 – A Brand New Gaming Experience

The game comes equipped with a guitar that is wireless with buttons to push near the neck. You are able to play the games with eight players if you like, and then you can go on the Internet to have worldwide guitar hero competitions. You can just rock out to the music if that is what you want, or you can have awesome competitions between you and your friends. You can customize your own characters to give Guitar Hero 3 and feel of your own. The new features on this third of the series video game make it worth getting even if you the previous two games and you will simply love it.

 

There are eleven new songs that really rock added to Guitar Hero 3. For anyone that has owned the other two games, this is like getting a brand-new game because although it was based on the previous games, with the new songs it offers a brand-new challenge. You may have gotten bored of the other songs on the other versions and this is like adding a spark of life to your guitar hero passion, because it comes with eleven new songs that are sizzling.

 

Guitar Hero 3 has eleven brand-new songs added and this is great for people that have become bored with the previous versions, and these songs are mind blowing. When played in hyper mode they are just crazy! There are three new characters added including Slash from Guns N’ Roses, and the graphics are powerful and realistic. You can create your own rock stars and customize them to be totally awesome including being able to customize the accessories as well. You’ll be able to download more songs from the Internet, and you’ll be able to play your with your friends in high intensity competitions.

 

Guitar Hero 3 will not let you down. It is in fact much more mind-blowing than the first two. Anyone that has played Guitar Hero 3 has given it rave reviews, and with the new features such as the ability to compete with a friend on the same console, or with other gamers on the Internet, it is definitely a game you need to have. It makes for a great game at a party, and comes in handy for any time you need a great game to put some excitement in your life.