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Check Out the Teva Mountain Games

Check Out the Teva Mountain Games

Televised sporting events have been common place for sports such as baseball, basketball, and football. However, other lesser known competitive sports are making their mark on cable television. Cable television networks such as the OLN are a welcome sight for passionate kayakers. OLN was proud to broadcast the “Teva Mountain Games” this past June. Kayakers, bikers, and rafters were among many adventure athletes that were showcased.
What are the Teva Mountain Games? The Teva Mountain Games is the premier outdoor adventure sports festival. Events include: kayaking, rafting, biking, climbing, trail running, adventure race, fishing, and even a dog challenge. The Teva Mountain Games were first held in 2003. This year’s competition took place in Vail, Colorado. The games consist of amateur and professional athletes. Arts and music are an important aspect of the festival.
The kayaking event has a number of different races that test novice and advanced kayakers. There is the Kayak PaddleCross race where kayakers try to beat the clock and have the fastest time. Another race pits kayakers against each other as they battle it out over 200 meters of river. Kayaking fans will assuredly have plenty of kayaking events to experience. Attending the Teva Mountain Games can boost your enthusiasm for the sport as you admire the skills of professional kayakers. If you are unable to attend the games, then don’t worry because OLN cable network has you covered.
Fans at the Teva Mountain Games can choose from seven other outdoor adventure sports to satisfy their sports craving. Whether you are an aficionado of rafting or trail running, the games have spectacular events for you to enjoy. The outdoor sporting events are the mainstay of the festival, but art and music events are also offered. There are concerts and nightlife parties that will entertain you until the wee hours of the morning.
The Teva Mountain Games is also geared towards families. There is an event guide that will be of interest to families. For example, there is a list of events for each day. Families can figure out which events to attend by reading the tips and insights offered by festival officials. If your family has trouble deciding which events to take in, then the family information available will be a welcome guide. Plus, you’ll know where to take the kids for dinner. Finding a family-friendly restaurant is a major plus.
An outdoor sports festival wouldn’t be complete without offering clinics to the eager spectators. The games offer clinics in climbing, kayaking, adventure racing, fly fishing, trail running, and mountain biking. The clinics are geared for participants of all ages and skill levels. The clinics are free, so take advantage of them.
Set your sites on attending the next Teva Mountain Games or watching it on the OLN cable network from the comfort of your own home. It is thrilling to watch professional athletes in action. You might learn a thing or two about your favorite sport and have fun in the process.

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Designs for online gaming

Designs for online gaming

The arcade games happen to be first an coin operated machine. The use of arcade games became very strong because it was based on a new type of technology, which soon became a commodity.

The coin operated games have custom made hardware inside, but it is also powered by many CPU’s so that you can get the special sounds and the great graphics.

The design simplicity of these games enabled the programmers to spend more time into enhancing the basics of game play. When it comes to the conception of a great game, you will find that it is based on mostly how the graphics are perceived.

Often, the first games where very clever, because they could hide their graphic limitations in many ways. A fine example is Atari’s Night Driver, the first racing game to deliver a ‘first’ person perspective, and also showing the road as seen from the cockpit.

Often the night theme was one of the best ways to hide some of the images that were not created or not created well. It gave the perception that the need for complicated images wasn’t necessary. The Night Driver’s concept of ‘scaling’ flat images called ‘sprites’ to stimulate a 3d movement was a cult design basis for most 3d games.

Once these games were ported to PC, they were designed with Flash, Java and DHTML. Then there are online arcade games that happen to be programmed on flash, but the graphics are in a file format.

The design was very simple, but that didn’t take away the need for playing time and did not hinder the success of the game. This was, perhaps, the most probable reason for the immense resilience in these games.

Keep in mind that the newer arcade games have now began to seek newer gadgets to improve the appearance of the game. You’ll find that light guns and even some dance mats have now been able to draw the crowd in and you’ll find that the old joystick has become outdated.

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The Internet’s Largest PSP Game Download Site!

The Internet’s Largest PSP Game Download Site!

Downloading and playing games on your PSP is a very simple process. You will be able to download games that are exactly like the UMD version, with no quality loss whatsoever. The games will be loaded and played directly from your PSP memory stick. Download from thousands of games. Our database of games are updated daily.
Action Games
Metal Gear Solid – Sonic Rivals – Grand Theft Auto – Justice League

Role-Playing
Marvel Ultimate All – Dungeon Siege – Valkyrie Profile – Moster Hunter

Racing Games
Need For Speed – ATV Offroad Fury – NASCAR – Burnout Legends

Sports
Tony Hawk’s Project 8 – NFL Street 3 – Madden NFL 07 – NBA Live 07

Instantly access millions of PSP ready files, along with a Free PSP Software Package and Free PSM Magazine Subscription!

The PSP is a very versatile piece of equipment. It allows portability for playing games in the form of small UMD disc that you can easily carry around. However apart from UMD disc, there are other ways of storing your PSP games i.e. in your memory sticks.
This is a simple guide on how to download PSP games from your computer to your PSP.
Homebrew PSP games are custom design games developed by programmers. Some of the feature of these homebrew PSP games is that it emulates other gaming console so that you will be able to play wide variety of games from platforms such as Nintendo, Supernintendo, Megadrive, NeoGeo and much more.
This makes the PSP a very powerful gaming console not to mention that these homebrew PSP games are available all over the internet.
What you will need is sufficient PSP memory stick. I would always recommend memory stick of at least 1GB, but if you do not have the sufficient resources (i.e. money) a 256MB Memory stick should be alright.
Note: for a brand new memory stick you will need to format it.
The other thing that you will require when installing a game to your memory card is your PSP Firmware version 1.5 or less.
Later firmware version will not work. If you do have a later version of PSP, please consider downgrading you PSP.

In simple terms its this; you will download your games from the internet into you PC and then transfer your game files to your PSP via a USB cable.
When your computer is connected to your PSP, your PC will recognize your PSP as a detachable memory (similar to a USB drive). It will assign a drive (usually f: ) and you will be able to drag and drop you PSP games file to your memory stick.

These are some of the step to download PSP games:

Step 1 You must copy your PSP games file to the correct path or the games simply will not work. The correct path is PSP>GAME (all the folder names are in caps)

Step 2 After the PSP games are fully transferred to your memory stick, disconnect the PSP from your PC. In your PSP main menu, scroll to GAME and then select Memory Stick option. Press X, and list of available games in your memory stick will be displayed. If you find any error on your PSP, you might want to check your firmware version.
This is a simple guide on how to download PSP games from your computer and it is a proven techniques and been done countless of times. Most important of all it allows you to enjoy wide variety of games from other gaming console.
PSP Blender Facts

What is included with a PSP Blender Membership? With your PSP Blender Membership you receive instant access to millions of files ready to be transferred to your PSP. This includes but is not limited to movies, television shows, video games, music, and PSP software.

Are the downloads full version games and movies? The downloads are the full version games and movies, exactly like the original.

Are there any additional fees after a membership is purchased? There are no additional fees ever after a membership is purchased. Members receive unmetered, and unlimited access to millions of files ready to be downloaded to their PSP.

How long does my membership last? There is a one time fee for lifetime access to the PSP Blender download Database.

What firmware versions are supported? All current firmware versions are supported.

How do I download movies/games/music to my PSP? The files are downloaded to your computer then you simply transfer the files straight to your PSP using a USB cable or compatible memory stick reader. We offer all software needed and complete step by step instructions making the process simple even for a child.

Do you offer PSX/PS1 games that can be played on my PSP? Absolutely! We are the only PSP download service to offer this option at the time. Download all of your favorite PS1 games and play them on your PSP.

Can I download imported or foreign games? We offer games from all countries. If you are looking for a Japan import, we will have it.
Do you offer PSP emulators and ROM games for Gameboy, Super Nintendo, ect? With a PSP Blender membership you will receive access to emulators and thousands of PSP compatible ROM games from the following systems:

Gameboy / Gameboy Color
Neo Geo CD
Super Nintendo
Sega Genesis
Neo Geo Pocket
Turbo Grafx 16
Nintendo (NES)
Sega
PC (Windows)

What video format is used on the PSP? We show you how you can play almost any type of video on your PSP this includes the following video formats.
AVI
MOV
MP4
OGM
MKV
NUT
ASF
WMV

What audio format is used on the PSP? We show you how you can play almost any type of audio on your PSP this includes the following audio formats.
MP3
M4A
WMA
OGG
WAV

Can the downloads be played on my computer, TV, or iPod? There is no limitation on where you can watch the movies. Watch them on your computer, burn them to a disk and watch them on your TV, watch them on your iPod Video etc..

How fast are the downloads? Our recent speed tests indicate the following data.

Is PSP Blender Macintosh compatible? PSP Blender is now fully compatible with Macintosh Systems . We include step by step guides and instructions specific to Macintosh users.

Is PSP Blender compatible worldwide? PSP Blender is fully compatible with all versions of the PSP.

What are the minimum hardware and software requirements? At a minimum, you will need the following items:
Operating Systems
Windows® Vista/XP/2000/98/ME Macintosh OS X
Processor (CPU)
A Pentium II 300 MMX or equivalent as a minimum
Memory (RAM)
At least 64meg memory
Hard Drive (HDD)
Hard drive on your computer with at least 4 gb, but preferably 10 gb FREE space in one partition.
USB Cable
PSP USB Cable or memory card slot on your PC
PSP Memory
At least a 256MB-512MB memory card. 1GB or larger cards are preffered

Is PSP Blender Legal? PSP Blender is 100% legal as we do not condone the illegal downloading of copyrighted material. By joining PSP Blender you agree that you have read and understand our safety agreement.

How can I connect to the internet using my PSP ? The PSP can connect to existing Wi-Fi hot spots. Hot spots are areas with Wi-Fi service and are either accessed for free or for a fee. It is possible to purchase access using a metered system or passes good for a certain time frame, such as day, week or month. There may be metered access or with a pass for, for example, a day, month or year. Access can be for a complete chain of locations or just one hot spot. Hot spots can be in bookstores, cafes or airports. Using the below website you can search for local Wi-Fi hot spots.

Do you offer a money back guarantee? We provide full support and can help with most technical issues. If you have met the minimum requirements but still have trouble because of hardware issues we will offer a refund. A refund request must be made within 60 days of the date of the purchase.

Is there any support available if I am having problems? We offer full technical support to members via email, our PSP members forum, and support tickets. We also send out a weekly mailing detailing all of the updates to the PSP scene as new types of downloads are constantly available.

Can I connect my PSP to my PC? The PSP can function as a USB Memory Stick Duo reader. Using this functionality, you can copy pictures, audio, and other content to and from your Memory Stick Duo. To access the Memory Stick Duo in your PSP from your PC, you’ll need a USB cable that has a "Mini-B" connector (common for digital cameras) and a "Standard-A" connector (common for printers, etc). Plug the Mini-B side into the top of your PSP and the Standard-A side into your PC. From the PSP software, navigate to the top of the settings list and select "USB Connection." Your PC (Windows/Mac/Linux) should detect a new "Removable Disk Drive" that you can then access.

What is UMD? UMD (Universal Media Disc) is a new, proprietary, high-capacity optical medium enabling game software, full-motion video and other forms of digital entertainment content such as movies and music, to be stored. The newly developed UMD is the next-generation compact storage media and at only 60mm in diameter, can store up to 1.8GB of digital data, making it perfect for a portable entertainment player like the PSP™ system. UMD stores a broad range of digital entertainment content including games, music, movies, and more.

Do I need to use a wireless hotspot or wireless access point to play against people? No, you can also connect up to 16 PSP systems in the vicinity directly through ad-hoc mode for gameplay without any additional hardware. PSP Blender game downloads fully support multi player options.

Where can I buy PSP transfer cables, and Pro Duo memory sticks? We highly recommend Ebay for the best deals.
For more information and resources on PSP games download.

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Playing Outside The Sim Box – Independent Video Gaming

Playing Outside The Sim Box – Independent Video Gaming

Once the economic analysts and social pundits got over the shockwaves from the assault of video gaming on our culture, they began to look at the nuances of the industry. For several years, there wasn’t much product variation to see outside of shooters, fantasy role playing, and sports games. The Sims brought some variety and expanded the player base to more mature "casual gamers," but for the most part gaming has been for the young.

That’s beginning to change. Independent game developers who cater to a more dedicated gaming community have functioned under the radar, for the most part. They are beginning to get the recognition they deserve and that, in turn, is expanding the number and complexity of game genres that are finding their way to the marketplace. The big game companies such as Electronic Arts and Nintendo continue to turn out sequels to their big money-makers such as Madden’s NFL Football and Zelda. Their sales remain huge, but as their audiences mature, the market is finding room for games that go beyond sports, war and wizards.

"Indie" games are developing their own distribution channels. Valve, the company that had a huge mainstream hit with Half Life, now distributes its games over its own online service, Steam. It sells directly to the gamer, and provides the servers for their game users to play either singly or in multiplayer format via the Internet. Their games come from an assortment of developers and range from cartoon-noir mysteries to empire building to more standard fare. Steam provides an outlet for some independent games to reach a wider audience.

Manifesto Games is a website dedicated to the support, promotion and distribution of independently produced video games. The site has game reviews, provides a sales mechanism for the various producers, provides a "top ten" list of current indie games and has a Soapbox forum for comments, recommendations, gripes, etc. from active gamers.

Manifesto’s game review categories include some standards such as Adventure, Role Playing Games and Sim/Tycoon games. But there are also categories such as Schmup and Turn-based Strategy, categories the major producers don’t promote – and in the case of Schmup, probably don’t understand. It’s a term that seems to refer generally to games that recreate the early space-ship shoot-em-ups but with far cooler graphics and actual plots to them.

Many of the games found on Manifesto follow mainstream game profiles such as war games and role playing wizardry, but they interject some element of reality or human complexity that isn’t readily found in standard game fare. There’s a sim game available on the site called Democracy. Not a concept that matches the testosterone-based video game standard.

By virtue of distribution channels such as Manifesto and Steam, indie developers have a shot at commercial exposure and hopefully, some commercial success. This foot in the door of an enormous commercial monolith has generated some outrageous creativity in expanding game genres into more original and complex formats.

It’s like good new bands that blow past the record companies, introduce themselves through YouTube and MySpace and sell their CDs online. The indie game producers have created a market that allows for creativity and product honesty.

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All About Video Games

All About Video Games

Many kids across the country are enthralled with their new video games that they received as Christmas presents from family and friends. These children need very little instruction to help them get started playing fun and exciting video games that focus on sports events, fantasy thrillers and cartoon characters to provide hours of uninterrupted entertainment opportunities.

Some of these video games can be used on home computer systems but for the most part, these video games are operated on handheld game consoles, multimedia consoles or multimedia platforms. There are a variety of handheld controllers that are attached to the gaming consoles using cords or are powered with wireless networking technologies that allow children to play a video game from anywhere in the room.

The Xbox 360 multimedia platform is one of the latest operating systems for playing video games on. It features a game playing environment that allows the user to rotate their viewpoint in a 360 degree radius, and the visual aspects in each video game is very realistic for even the most seasoned of video game players.

Some video games are compatible for use on other gaming systems. The Nintendo Wii game system will play single or double-layered optical discs or 8-centimeter Nintendo GameCube video games too. The Game Boy Micro will play all video games that are made for the Game Boy Advance SP models.

The Nintendo DS has the capability to allow up to 16 players to network together and enjoy the same video game action and chat with each other as they enjoy their video games. The Nintendo DS will also play all games currently used by the Game Boy Advance and those made specifically for the Nintendo DS game system.

The Sony PlayStation Portable is commonly called a PSP by video gamers all over the world. This handheld video game system serves double duty as a video game player and one that will serve as a portable video and photo viewer. MP3-encoded songs can also be played when they are stored on the Memory Stick Duo that comes with all game consoles.

The Xbox features unbelievable graphics and an amazingly powerful hard drive system that some people compare to the hard drives found in their own personal computer systems that they have at home. Many of the XBOX video games are suitably rated for Teen and Mature audiences, and some of them may contain very graphic violence and adult themes that are not suitable for viewing by children.

The Xbox can be used as a home entertainment system too. The Xbox is well equipped to play many musical compact disks that are sold at major retailers around the country with brilliant sound qualities that might be found in more expensive home entertainment systems. The family can enjoy DVDs of their favorite movies and build a home library that is second to none.

Many of these game systems are equipped with wireless technologies and feature USB 2.0 connectivity. Video games can be played with surround sound features or through built-in speakers on many of the video gaming consoles. These video games will be shown in vivid digital screen colors and in sizes that are perfect for traveling, or for use by many players when attached to a home television unit.

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Soccer Games

Soccer Games

Soccer games are played with two teams. On each team, there are eleven players allowed on the soccer field during game play. The objective of the game is to score as many points as possible through the opposing team’s defenses by using a single round ball called “football”. In every soccer game, be it recreational or competitive, has one primary rule: the goalkeeper alone can hold or touch the soccer ball during game plays. Other players on the field are only allowed to hold the soccer ball during “throw in” restart. The other players on the field may use any part of their bodies except their hands during game plays.

In most soccer games, the players will attempt to score through the opposing teams’ goal by passing the soccer ball from one teammate to another or by taking shots at the goal, which is being guarded by the opposing team’s goalkeeper. At the same time the opposing team will try to take control of the soccer ball by means of interception of a pass or by tackling the opposing team’s player who has control of the ball. However, any harsh physical contact towards another player is not allowed.

Similar to other team sports, soccer games have a number of player specializations. The Laws of the Game, a set of rules that is used on almost all soccer game tournaments and competitions, do specify player positions. The player specialization on the position of soccer players on the field are classified into three main categories. These are the strikers, defenders and midfielders. Strikers or forwards are players on the fields whose main objective is to score points or goals. Defenders are the ones who specialize in preventing the opposing team from scoring on their goal. While midfielders are the ones whose main duties are to repossess the ball from the opposing team and keep possession of the ball and pass it to their forwards or strikers.

Soccer games are played at almost all levels all over the world. A large number of these soccer games are played on the amateur level. The simple rules and minimal equipment requirement made soccer games popular all over the globe. In some parts of the world, soccer games play an important role in the lives of individual fans, local communities and nations. Soccer games give great excitement for a lot of individuals. Some say that soccer games (especially international levels) help secure truce among warring nations, while there are others who say that soccer games make tensions worse, thus starting a war.
All these said and done, one thing is for sure; soccer games make our lives more exciting.

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Integrate Fun and Learning with PC Games

Integrate Fun and Learning with PC Games

Children are always up for a good game. Well, who isn’t? Pretend that you are back in school. For the rest of the class period you have two choices as to how you can spend your time. Option 1 is to struggle through endless arithmetic and English worksheets without any feedback except for a stamp that says "Great Job!" Option 2 is to work on the same arithmetic and English content, but on a computer. Yes, you can play a computer game to learn your numbers and verbs. Which option would you choose? Which option would children most likely choose? Option 2 of course!

Using computer software in education is not a new concept. Computer games have been used as a learning tool for the past two decades because they help students with basic skills, logic, problem solving, and various other academic skills. The Oregon Trail was a popular computer game in the 1980′s. This game helped students to work on their planning and problem solving skills. If you have ever played that game you might have realized that it was difficult to complete the trail. Everyone in my wagon always died of Cholera.

Parents and educators that are unfamiliar with computer game technology may automatically dismiss the use of computer games for learning. They view computer games as nothing but "shoot ‘em up" and mind numbing entertainment. As avid computer gamers we all know that they are way off base. Just think of all the problem solving, logic, and planning that goes into working on a team in a computer game, playing a puzzle, or figuring out a code.

There are computer games that are specifically based around educational learning standards. These games explicitly include counting, grammar, etc. They range from learning software that has a battery of tests to mimic standardized testing to fun, interactive learning games such as Caillou Magic Playhouse. This game allows a child to learn about numbers, patterns, spelling, phonics, and many other skills.

One advantage of using computer games in education is that the student is learning whether they realize it or not. Many children sigh when it is time to work on multiplication, but if you bring out a computer game – poof! They suddenly want to go through their multiplication tables. The computer game presents the same academic material, but makes it fun by integrating colorful animations and cool sounds. Plus, computer games allow for instant feedback and gratification. We have become a society that runs on instant gratification. A computer game can provide this feedback and it can also provide a means of competition. You will be stretched to find a student that wants to "beat" their worksheet, but a child who wants to beat a computer game? You will find them everywhere you look.

Computer games are advertised as forms of entertainment, which they most certainly are, but they are learning avenues as well. Gamers of all ages are learning every time they play a game. For example, there are games that work on your business skills. Games like Lemonade Tycoon and Mall Tycoon are prime examples. You are learning the skills to succeed in a business through simulation. Simulation is how many professionals acquire the skills for their occupation. Even though you are in a computerized environment, you can still come across many different business situations.

Computer software is here to stay. Email will one day override handwritten communication and perhaps games will take over traditional education. Granted games most likely will not take over traditional education, but they should become part of the educational experience. A child is learning while playing a computer game. Their memory and reaction time increases. They are sharpening various parts of their brain. The key is to play a mixture of games that range from pure entertainment to ones that are specifically designed for educational skill sets.

If your child or student is having trouble with math, English or any academic subject, set them up with a computer game. Their interest in learning will soar. Computer games can bring any student that is hesitant about school to learning whether they realize it or not. Computer games make learning fun.

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The Five Most Addicting Games of All Time

The Five Most Addicting Games of All Time

Every person who loves games has their favorites. But not all games are addicting games – even those considered classics, like Monopoly. I’m a die-hard fan of addicting games – those that you’ll stay up playing until the wee hours of the morning, or those that get worn out from so much use. My choices for the five most addicting games of all time might not be yours, but if you haven’t played them in awhile, give them a try – you may be pleasantly surprised!

Board Games

Of the classics, Scrabble will always be in my top ten. I love words, and although I’d never make it to the Scrabble championships, I get enormous satisfaction out of coming up with clever words. Sometimes the tiles just won’t cooperate, but I’ve been known to sacrifice points for the sheer pleasure of placing a clever word on the board.

Again, because I’m such a fan of words, I love the game Taboo. It’s a totally addicting game for four players where you have to get your partner to say a certain word without uttering that word – or any form of it – yourself. It’s an enormous challenge, but one that’s an absolute hoot!

Another truly addicting game is called Therapy. It’s one of those unique board games you need to play with people you know – or people you’d like to get to know a lot better! Each player has his or her own couch, and each player has to answer trivia questions about different life stages that are based on psychological research. When you land in a "therapy" space, you’re "in therapy" with the player who owns the space. He or she has to predict how you’d answer a personality question. If your answers match, you’re out of therapy; if they don’t, you have to stay for another session. It’s both hilarious and insightful!

Card Games

I find many types of card games addictive – from hearts to rummy to pinochle – but as far as specialty card games go, I’ll choose Uno every time. My family actually has a much-anticipated Uno tournament every Fourth of July. I love the way alliances quickly change, depending upon who is on the verge of going out, and the utter desperation you feel when you have a fistful of cards.

My second choice of specialty card game would be Uno’s cousin, Skip-Bo. It’s a great kid’s game for the whole family, since anyone who can count up to 12 can play it. It’s been great watching it dawn on my son that there’s a strategy to the game, and seeing him hold back cards so that he could play a greater number of cards in his next turn. When we go to my sister’s house to visit, we all play for hours at a time.

Other Games and Puzzles

I haven’t included any video games or jigsaw puzzles in my personal list of the most addicting games of all time, but they very well may be included in your list. Whatever your personal favorites, but all means, play often and play well!

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Integrate Fun and Learning with Games

Integrate Fun and Learning with Games

Children are always up for a good game. Well, who isn’t? Pretend that you are back in school. For the rest of the class period you have two choices as to how you can spend your time. Option #1 is to struggle through endless arithmetic and English worksheets without any feedback except for a stamp that says "Great Job!" Option #2 is to work on the same arithmetic and English content, but on a computer. Yes, you can play a computer game to learn your numbers and verbs. Which option would you choose? Which option would children most likely choose? Option #2 of course!
Using computer software in education is not a new concept. Computer games have been used as a learning tool for the past two decades because they help students with basic skills, logic, problem solving, and various other academic skills. The Oregon Trail was a popular computer game in the 1980′s. This game helped students to work on their planning and problem solving skills. If you have ever played that game you might have realized that it was difficult to complete the trail. Everyone in my wagon always died of Cholera.
Parents and educators that are unfamiliar with computer game technology may automatically dismiss the use of computer games for learning. They view computer games as nothing but "shoot ‘em up" and mind numbing entertainment. As avid computer gamers we all know that they are way off base. Just think of all the problem solving, logic, and planning that goes into working on a team in a computer game, playing a puzzle, or figuring out a code.
There are computer games that are specifically based around educational learning standards. These games explicitly include counting, grammar, etc. They range from learning software that has a battery of tests to mimic standardized testing to fun, interactive learning games such as Caillou Magic Playhouse. This game allows a child to learn about numbers, patterns, spelling, phonics, and many other skills.
One advantage of using computer games in education is that the student is learning whether they realize it or not. Many children sigh when it is time to work on multiplication, but if you bring out a computer game – poof! They suddenly want to go through their multiplication tables. The computer game presents the same academic material, but makes it fun by integrating colorful animations and cool sounds. Plus, computer games allow for instant feedback and gratification. We have become a society that runs on instant gratification. A computer game can provide this feedback and it can also provide a means of competition. You will be stretched to find a student that wants to "beat" their worksheet, but a child who wants to beat a computer game? You will find them everywhere you look.
Computer games are advertised as forms of entertainment, which they most certainly are, but they are learning avenues as well. Gamers of all ages are learning every time they play a game. For example, there are games that work on your business skills. Games like Lemonade Tycoon and Mall Tycoon are prime examples. You are learning the skills to succeed in a business through simulation. Simulation is how many professionals acquire the skills for their occupation. Even though you are in a computerized environment, you can still come across many different business situations.
Computer software is here to stay. Email will one day override handwritten communication and perhaps games will take over traditional education. Granted games most likely will not take over traditional education, but they should become part of the educational experience. A child is learning while playing a computer game. Their memory and reaction time increases. They are sharpening various parts of their brain. The key is to play a mixture of games that range from pure entertainment to ones that are specifically designed for educational skill sets.
If your child or student is having trouble with math, English or any academic subject, set them up with a computer game. Their interest in learning will soar. Computer games can bring any student that is hesitant about school to learning whether they realize it or not. Computer games make learning fun.

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Free Online Games – Will The Bubble Burst?

Free Online Games – Will The Bubble Burst?

Online games are a new rage on the Internet. Everybody believes that there is a lot to be earned with online games. I wonder how? You develop games, or license them create a website and try to make it popular amongst millions of others. Lot of money and effort is needed to get noticed on the Internet. And after all that you offer free games. Where is the money?

Online games and advertisements – Look at this scenario. A player has arrived to your website. He/she has downloaded a game and begun playing it. Some advertisement banners are running around. Do you expect the player to click on the advertisements or play the games for winning?

Obviously the players are focused on the game and are totally unaware about the rest of the web page. I do not believe they will click on the advertisements. If they do that, it means that your games are not good enough. The other method of getting revenue is subscription based website. With so much of free stuff floating around, why should I visit your paid site, pay you and play? Why should I not save money by searching for free games?

Internet is very deceptive in some ways. Most of the people believe that if one subject is very popular there is lot of money in that. But this just is not true. Money does not come from popularity of the subject. For getting, money, you have to make people pay. for that your content has to be extremely unique, your advertising expense huge and your running cost quite big. If after that you make money, you should consider yourself lucky.