Well, my best friend bought a cheap little tablet for her ten year old nephew. It is a Nextbook Ares 8. It is absolutely cute and versatile. The wifi works amazingly well for a tablet that costs so little. The graphics are amazing and it plays games like no tomorrow. He has downloaded dozens of games so the storage is really good as well. He plays with it constantly and is happy as a clam with it. For a child, I would say that this is a fairly good investment as it costs very little, especially if you catch it on sale.
There are however a couple of problems with it that I assume Nextbook will or has fixed in their next models. Firstly, and most important, you cannot allow it to “sleep.” If you do, it triggers something inside and you have to remove the back and disconnect the battery. You then have to wait ten to twenty seconds and reconnect. Then you can turn it back on and it will work. It get a bit warm when you use it a lot and really it shouldn’t get that warm but as it isn’t a high end tablet, getting upset over it would be ludicrous.
So a friend sent me a gift they thought was hilarious. It is the Xbox game, “Alice in Wonderland.” Turns out. I love it ! This Alice is so far different from the soft spoken girl in the books and movies it is not even funny. Your first job is to escape from an insane asylum and turns out you’re crazy as a bed bug. Traversing the psychedelic world of this game is a lot of fun and kind of hard, at first, as well.
You are able to upgrade throughout the game and use other characters to help advance through the various stages, as well as to kill the red knights who are mad difficult to kill. The higher and further you get through the game, the more difficult these knights are to kill.
The effects of the game are ingenious, and you will love watching it unfold, even if it is difficult. I spent a tremendous amount of time in battle though, so be prepared for that. My fingers began to get a bit tired from hitting the buttons to much. I still have not reached the end – and I am not sure I ever will. However, I will persevere and continue trying whenever I have the chance to play.
The first of April is celebrated in America as April Fool’s Day. I have no idea what the history is for this holiday. I think it is just one more good reason for a party and having some fun.
I like the idea of playing harmless jokes on people. It is fun to get people out of their comfort zone for a few moments. There have been some really creative practical jokes concocted over the years.
If anyone has ever played a joke on you on April Fools Day, please write a comment on my post and share the story. I’d love to hear it!
Could exclusive games on mobile networks influence a persons decision to buy a contract? I think this question is being answered now and the results are something I am looking forward to seeing in the coming quarters of profits and new customers for various mobile networks. Of course content will always be a deciding factor for most people when they choose a cell phone and a service provider but games could have a huge impact.
Getting songs is something any phone can do even trailers and videos but games that only play on certain phone networks is sure to have a big impact on which new customers decide buying because they are the teenage and youth market and they play video games more than you average Joe who is in his 40s compared to a 16 year getting there first cellular phone.
Should be interesting to see is Microsoft one day releases Halo on a certain network or if Nintendo does the same with its big hit games, like Sony did recently with Verizon Wireless and its blockbuster game Metal Gear Solid which is exculsive to the Verizon customers only.
Well I have been anticipating this new social network with gaming for mobile devices ever since I first heard about it. I read a story that says it is going live yesterday, but I have yet to be able to get in and check it out. I signed up to get an invitation and more information, and I am still eagerly waiting. The main page looks cool, but how are they they going to implement the social network? Will they be using the open ID that nearly everyone else is getting on board with? Inquiring minds want to know!
There is talk about an itunes like music section, photo and video collaboration sections, and more. It sounds great, but how will it really play out?