Wednesday, 28 August 2013

What are the games offered to play on the Smart Television

Ongoing its policy of integrating basically everything into itself, the Smart TV has a incomplete number of games, available as downloadable apps, for our playing delight.

Now, the times of downloading ‘Tekken Vs. Street Fighter’ or this years ‘Resident Evil’ directly to your Smart tv are some distance away indeed, so you’ll still require your Playstation 3, Xbox 360 or Wii for the time being. In addition, none of those games available (with the possible exception of that massively addictive ‘Angry Birds’) will equal the gaming experience already available on your consoles, but that does not signify that the choice of games available on your TV come in any way incomplete. You can find sim games, puzzle games, card games and lots more also. Again, Smart TV is making great improvements to a versed area of TV (as anyone who ever enjoyed the old ‘Teletext’ games will confirm).

An additional much-maligned type of amusement regularly patrolled by ‘fun police’ is video games (see our first article for particulars). Which began with a simple mistake, one stating that console games were solely for kids.

Now, this wasn’t initially true but it is not true nowadays, but there is a period where consoles and peripherals were principally aimed at children and juvenile teenagers. Then naturally, the cultural watchdogs backlashed against gaming in much a similar way they did against movies in the 70’s, music in the 60’s and comic books by the 50’s.

For the Hardcore gamer is aware implicitly that a number of games are designed with adults at heart (these are usually the ones that have the title spelled out in blood, or the options to gut hookers for additional points) while some are made for children (it has a hint if no one actually tries to kill you over the course of the game and you’ll finish it in a matter of hours) just like movies, books and anything else you can imagine, most are catered for. The games you’ll find on your Smart TV are typically pretty innocent plus the wonderful thing about downloadable apps is, if you have any difficulty whatsoever with lurid game content available, then simply do not download it.

Right next, let us have a look at some of the games you are able to download on your Smart TV (NOTE: Please do be aware that not all games are compatible with all models, therefore the games mentioned here are just a selection that I find fascinating. If you’re after a particular game for your Smart TV, be sure you buy a TV that will be able to play it).

‘Texas Holdem’ is the poker sim that permits you to play games of virtual poker, either against the machine or your friends. So far as I know, no actual money changes hands in TH, but it’s advisable to double check that before you bet your mortgage (even if you possess a straight flush). One more game that’s great fun to experience with friends is ‘Dynamic Bowling’. DB is another sim that permits you to, yep, you guessed it, go bowling. This game can be played alone or with friends. My advice would be to practice at home and dazzle your mates by bowling a perfect game. ‘Bejewelled 2’ is the sequel to that trendy ‘Bejewelled’ a game that has enthralled and addicted my very own father for about 3 years now. Bejewelled (which I will not break right down to initials for evident factors!) is addictive, stimulating, challenging and, above all, fun.

So there you go. I’m certain that, when the months and years go on, a great many other gaming apps can be added to Smart TV’s options. Watch this space!

Friday, 2 August 2013

95th birthday of Nelson Mandela celebrated

Nelson Mandela has marked his 95th birthday. The previous South African Leader, still seriously unwell following a returning lung infection, is said to be making progress towards a stable condition.

Current South African President Jacob Zuma is alleged to be “encouraged” by Mr. Mandela’s progress. “I’m able to say ‘happy birthday’ and he was able to smile,” said Mr. Zuma in a statement.

Mandela’s birthday is also Worldwide Mandela Day, one day declared by the U.N in honour of the Man’s contributions to racial equality, as well as to South Africa and the world.

South African artiste Paul Blomkamp will unveil a large painting of Mandela in New York’s Times Square and various commemorative concerts shall be happening in Melbourne, Australia.

In Africa, school children might be singing a synchronised rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ for our President, while President Zuma will oversee the donation of houses to poor families within the Pretoria area. In Johannesburg, residents and well wishers might be forming a Human chain that’s expected to stretch from the Fashion District much of the way to the heart of the city.

Meanwhile, volunteers around the world (including British Entrepreneur Richard Branson) will donate 67 minutes to charitable action or community service, to be able to mark Mr. Mandela’s 67 years of public service (some time which has his prison sentence, as well as his time as the lawyer, an campaigner and South Africa’s first black President).

Mr. Mandela’s daughter Zindzi was quoted as saying that her father was making “amazing development” reporting that he has been viewing hospital TV with headsets on. “We look forward to having him back in the home soon” she said.

Mandela’s partner, Graca Machel has said she is “less anxious” about his health than before. Today also marks the couple’s fifteenth wedding anniversary.

Mr. Mandela is mostly communicating together with his eyes and hands, but visitors often repeat that he’s smiling a great deal also.

Following a gift-giving ceremony with the Mamelodi Township, Mandela’s children will share a unique birthday lunch with him. The family have prepared 95 cupcakes in his honour.