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“A heisenbug (named after the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle) is a computer bug that disappears or alters its characteristics when an attempt is made to study it.”

10 Must Have Apps for the new Apple iPhone 5

The all new iPhone 5 was launched on September 12, 2012 (watch the keynote here). With a better processor and a bigger screen, iPhone 5 offers few more opportunities to app developers to harness the new hardware features. Although the iPhone 5 (which comes with the new iOS6) has a native integration with Facebook and Twitter, there are a host of other apps (free + paid) that are definitely a must have for the iPhone 5. This article lists out ten must have apps for the iPhone 5. Although the article is particularly directed towards the new iPhone, all of these apps are also compatible with iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4S.

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Online multiplayer flash games

After the previous list of single player flash games, here is a list of online multi player flash games!!

5. Artillery Live:  You have to destroy the battletank of your opposite team before they destroy yours! The game features vs. computer mode and also lets you form your own team

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artillery

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5 addictive online flash games to play

Let me warn you in advance that these games might be addictive and consume your time!! Don’t say I didn’t warn you!!

6. Bonus only for movie lovers – Whatthemovie – This site shows you screenshots from various films and you have to guess the movie name. Simple right ?

5. Light Bot: Interesting game especially for programmers as you have to write steps for a robot to light bulbs in the given number of steps!

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Robot flash game

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Download popular games for Free!

Great news for game lovers seeking freeware stuff! Electronic Arts has released its classic strategy game Command & Conquer as a free download.

FilePlanet has released free (advertising supported) versions of following four popular games:

  1. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon
  2. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
  3. Far Cry
  4. Rayman Raving Rabbids

Happy Gaming!

LAN over Internet

You can access an alternate version of this post Lan over Internet using Wippien

Being just out of college I realised that one thing I am gonna miss is the LAN and how easily everyone was just a net send away. And the main thing the GAMING experience you share with friends is never the same. With everyone being behind a NAT and some even behind proxy’s direct connection is out of question. When I thought all was lost I remembered a software – Hamachi ; DarK had referred to me earlier and there was my answer a VPN (Virtual Private Network) over the internet which gives you alternate IP’s for your private LAN and you can now do anything you want just like it was a real LAN (of course the Read the rest of this entry »

Games at Work


Key :MMO = Massively Multiplayer Online Games
MMORPG = MMO + Role Playing Game


Games I suggest you should try once are

  1. TrackMania Nations
  2. http://evolution.neondragon.net/
  3. http://www.kingsofchaos.com/

Here we will discuss 2 types of games.

  1. The browser based games & flash games. Basically lightweight games, which doesn’t require heavy installations or are comparably lighter on network and PC’s
  2. The online games (typically MMO’s), they require some client to be Read the rest of this entry »

Kquery – The Game Server Browser

Do you have to search in text files, notes for the Counter-Strike game server address you played on yesterday, or you just pass out a day’s game because you cannot find out any non empty server in huge list of servers. Here is a solution for you.

Kquery v 4.0 is must have freeware tool for gamers not only on LAN environment but also all those on the internet.

Kquery is a game server browsing tool (reporting players, rules, maps, server settings and more)

Games supported are

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Counter Strike – Making it work on old PCs

I’ll use CS as abbreviation for Counter Strike and we are talking about CS 1.6 (v 21)

If you play Counter-Strike (to know more about CS visit Gotfrag) and you own a old PC these are few tips that might help you get a decent frames-per-second or FPS. The platform for testing is a PC with 256MB RAM, no grapics card and 1.6 GHz processor, 15/17 inch CRT Monitor (yeah it’s an old config nowdays), and we are trying to get a FPS of about 60+. For decent game you need a steady FPS of about 90, but hey if you play only for fun then 60 FPS is still playable.

These commands are to be executed on the game console and are tested on servers with ping less than 50. So open up your console and start typing the commands. Read the rest of this entry »

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