Get Ready For a New Game! Life After Sport

Athletes spend years honing their skills in preparation for competition. They start with the basics and build on these as their capabilities allow. With changes and development of their respective sport, athletes may need to adjust to keep up with competitors.

This approach is also needed outside of sport and a retiring athlete will need to consider what preparation is needed to play a new game in a whole new arena – the game of life.

I am a great believer in perpetual learning and when someone takes it upon themselves to seek more knowledge and skills they will find that the more they know, the more they realise how much they don’t know. With new goals, it is time for the athlete to identify what resource and skills will be needed to reach those goals.

Athletes are often already highly skilled in the art of persistence, the ability to focus, teamwork, problem solving and goal setting. On retiring from sport, it’s time to apply these in a new direction. They may need to strengthen skills such as organisation, time management and leadership.

More importantly, retiring athletes will need to assess their skills in areas that are not commonly associated with sport such as financial literacy, communication, sales, specific skills related to their chosen career, and more. There are several ways to learn and it is generally best to do a combination. Reading books and educational magazines is a start and then there are courses, seminars and longer study. I’m always looking for the latest courses on offer to see what more I can learn to develop my knowledge and personal development.

It is important for an individual to apply the same ‘do whatever it takes’ approach that they would have applied to their sport to now achieve success in a new career. If this means studying for four years at university then they should be prepared to do it. It is better than wasting four years in an unsatisfying job or career.

A champion in sport was willing to learn new skills and then practise, practise, practise. Perhaps it even felt easy to do because of the passion for the sport. When a retired athlete finds a course of study that is in line with their dream and passion, they will enjoy the study too, and then learning will become easy. For a successful transition from sport, athletes will benefit from a commitment to a life of learning in order to continue to grow and develop. Learning is the best investment for the future.

New Gaming Laptop From ASUS

Gaming laptops are special because they need to possess over-the-top performance processors, huge memory capacity, high-resolution displays, and overpowered graphics cards to keep up with increasingly complex game graphics.

With the introduction of their new G750 Series ASUS Laptops, ASUS appears to have stepped up their game to compete successfully in this segment. Look at just a few of the G750′s features:

Style

  • The F-22 Raptor look of the new G750 is no accident. ASUS was definitely going for the sleek, stealth look with the G750.

Ergonomics

  • The G750 comes with a slimmer front-end design plus an aluminum palm rest and inclined surface to reduce the strain on hands and fingers during long game play.
  • The G750′s keyboard was designed with PC gaming in mind with its complete numeric keyboard and isolated directional keys. The keyboard also has extra strength and rigidity built-in to better handle intense game play.

Power

  • The heart and soul of the new G750 is the 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor which provides stunning performance.

Video

  • The G750′s Intel Thunderbolt Technology, found in the G750 Series, combines PCI Express and DisplayPort in one connection and cable to pump data and graphics at nearly double the bandwidth of USB 3.0.
  • The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphics processing unit provides 50-75% faster graphics and plenty of video memory to handle the demands of fast-paced gaming.

Audio

  • With built-in SonicMaster technology and a booming subwoofer, sounds will come through with crystal clarity to enhance your gaming experience.

Screen

  • The G750 displays all of its awesomeness on a wide-view, 17.3 inch, full HD matte screen with wide viewing angles up to 140 degrees and an anti-glare coating that reduces frustrating reflections.

Cooling

  • One of the great features of the New G750 is its dual rear-venting fans that not only look great, but also keeps your laptop’s core components cooler, you cooler, and the noise down.

Power Management

  • The G750 manages all of its power with the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II power management technology which gives you a fast 2-second instant on resume from sleep mode to put you back in the game without delay.
  • Even when the battery drops to 5% charge, your ASUS G750 will provide up to 14 days of standby time and will be there for you when you’re ready to go.

Networking

  • You will be able to use the highest speed connections for fast game play due to the G750′s newest generation wireless, a Gigabit Ethernet controller, and Bluetooth 4.0.

With all these features and striking good looks, the G750 should be high on your list of PC gaming must-haves!

Sell Old Games and Recycle DVDs for Cash to Buy New Games While Protecting The Environment

In recent times, numerous efforts have been made that are primarily directed towards increasing people’s awareness about environmental protection and ecological conservation. One of the best ways to reduce our carbon footprint is to recycle DVDs for cash and to sell old games. The increasing consumption of metal, glass, paper, and plastic has all brought about an unparalleled amount of wastage, but the good news is that these materials can be recycled. So, instead of disposing them off as garbage where they end up in landfills eventually, the better option is to sell CDs and DVDs for cash and preserve the surroundings. Developing some amount of awareness about the environment that we live in and protecting it by supporting recycling efforts will help us address the problem of saving the planet. Valuable items such as iPods and mobile phones are also being recycled, which makes it easier for people to be more open to the concept of recycling DVDs for cash.

For those who would like to sell old games that they find when they clean the house, there are a number of avenues to get real cash or quick money. CDs and DVDs are also becoming redundant gradually with people opting in for more sophisticated and convenient forms of storage such as iPods, PCs, and MP3 players. There are scores of renowned and trusted companies that pay people who choose to sell old games and DVDs for cash. The procedure is extremely simple and all it takes is entering the barcode of the game from the disc of the original manufacturer into the database to sell them. A quick and easy registration process helps people set up an account that they can use to sell DVDs and receive a cash payment either via check or wire transfer. Throwing old CDs and DVDs away while clearing out the house is not appropriate when there are better ways of disposing them.

People can trade their video games for cash and use the money to upgrade their gaming consoles while staying eco friendly. When you recycle DVDs for cash, you are also encouraging other people to do the same and this helps you buy new games at no extra cost. For those who would like to know where to sell DVDs, there are present a number of online avenues and brick and mortar stores that are available round the clock and there are neither any access restrictions nor any limitations. All it takes is a little discretion to determine whether you are getting a fair price for your game DVDs and one of the best ways is to consult your friends or check out referrals who can help you get the right estimate of what your DVDs are worth before you decide to recycle them for cash. There are scores of places where you can buy the latest PlayStation 2 and 3, Wii, Xbox and Xbox 360 games using the money that you get from recycling the CDs and DVDs that you have.

Tron Evolution: The New Games

Tron: Evolution is an action-adventure tie-in video game for the film Tron: Legacy by Propaganda Games, is published by Disney Interactive. It was officially announced at the Spike Video Game Awards and is released for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS platforms on 7 December 2010. Additional DLC will be available post-launch.[2] The music in the game was composed by Sascha Dikiciyan (aka Sonic Mayhem), Cris Velasco (God of War) and Kevin Manthei. Two tracks from the film composed by Daft Punk will be included in the game: “Derezzed” and “The Grid”
Gameplay

Evolution is a third-person action game with racing and RPG elements incorporated. The game features both singleplayer and multiplayer modes. The basic gameplay focuses on acrobatics and combat. Player’s movements are heavily parkour-influenced, while combat was inspired by capoeira. The game also features light cycle races. Each cycle leaves a light trail that can hurt or “de-res” any enemy. Evolution features persistent character progression system, that lets players earn new levels and unlock new upgrades, both in multiplayer and singleplayer.

Multiplayer
There will be four different game modes in the game and four maps available. Two modes focus on combat with light discs and two other modes feature vehicular combat on light cycles, as well as a special light tank vehicle. Up to 10 people can play in online matches. Disintegration and team disintegration are classic deathmatch modes. Power Monger is a node control mode and Bit Runner is a capture-the-flag variation.

Tron: Evolution serves as a prequel to Tron: Legacy. It is designed to be an integral part of Tron story, featuring certain characters and settings from the film. The film will also reference the game’s events. Evolution explains the events that led to Kevin Flynn’s imprisonment inside Tron world, as well as tells how Tron world progressed through the years. The player controls Anon, short for “Anonymous”. This name was chosen by the game’s creators in order to allow players to personify the character for themselves. Anon is a program written by Flynn to investigate a conspiracy in Tron world.

Be Ready For the New Gaming Experiences

Holiday season is approaching fast and so is the gaming season. Considered the perfect time to turn consoles and games into commercial market. The biggest companies in the video game console business, Microsoft Corp., Sony Corp., and Nintendo corp., have come up with new games and services at the same time, targeting mainstream users like never before.

Earlier most video game consoles were aimed at serious players who spent the most money and time on games but now the companies are aiming at players who purchase game machines when their costs are reduced and when better arrays of titles become available.

So what are the offers?

Microsoft has clinched a deal with Netflix Inc., an online rental service, to stream movies over the Internet to Xbox 360 game machines. The announcement came on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo Media and Business Summit, a major video game industry trade show in Los Angeles. The Xbox owners will now be able to watch movies streamed through game consoles to their TVs.

Sony is also expected to demonstrate its own service for downloading movies and television shows from the Internet to PlayStation 3s. According to Sony, this summer, its store for buying and renting movies and other video content on the PlayStation 3 should go online.

The credit of all these current moves, by Sony and Microsoft, goes to the sensational commercial success of rival Nintendo Co. Nintendo turned industry rules by going after casual game players with its Wii gaming system right from the day the console went on sale.

Nintendo stressed on fun intuitive Wii games. Instead of the costly and hyper-realistic graphics favored by hard-core players, it has been using the console’s motion-sensing controller. In the U.S., Microsoft and Nintendo are neck-to-neck in selling their latest generation of consoles.

It is slated to release a new video game accessory for its Wii game system, Wii Motion Plus. It will help improve responsiveness and precision in tracking the hand movements of players. The new accessory will attach to the existing motion-sensing controller. The device will enable even slight flicks of the wrist and arm to be rendered on screens.