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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. Please keep in mind that in order for these apps to properly work you’ll need a good phone service provider. Visit https://www.eatel.com/residential/phone to get more information!

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Online multiplayer Gambling flash games

Any Online Casino game could take your money if you’re not careful, but these are the games with the best odds—and the ones that will suck your wallet dry.

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Good odds: Blackjack

Gambling can be fun, but it’s designed to part you from your hard-earned cash. If you’re going to hit the tables, stick with blackjack, aka twenty-one. The exact origins of this game are as mysterious as the hand you get dealt at a table. The game’s popularity has grown to include various versions and live online games, which isn’t surprising when you consider that, it’s the only beatable casino game—if you know how to count cards without getting caught. Counting cards isn’t illegal per se (unless you are using a phone or some other device), but casinos are really sore losers and might ask you to stop playing if you get too good. If counting cards (or getting thrown out of casinos) is not your thing, blackjack still gives you an edge over other casino games because you can strategize to win. But not all blackjack games are created equal.

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Good odds: Poker

While casinos scrutinize players in every other area of the casino, poker players get more leeway because casinos don’t have as much money at stake. That’s because players are betting their own bucks, and the house gets a cut no matter who wins. So casino employees can relax—the poker players tend to police themselves around the table. What’s more, dealers are the experts when it comes to “tells”—they excel at reading people and their actions because it’s a key strategy to the game. If you’ve mastered a poker face and you’ve got the cash to ante up at the table, you might have greater success at poker than playing other casino games. On the other hand, if you think Texas hold ’em and Omaha are, say, names of convenience stores, you might be wise to avoid the physical poker tables while you’re still a novice to the game, because the competition can be tough. Even if you are a novice or veteran player it seems virtual tables to be the most fair in terms of gambling, read more about Pkv Games sites.

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Good odds: Video poker

The quickest way to empty your pockets is playing slots. Losing money is never fun, and it’s even less so when you skipped the magic show just to watch your money disappear into a machine. The easier the game, the worse the odds to win. Whether you’re pressing a button or pulling a lever, figuring out how to play the slots is fairly simple, which does not bode well for your pocketbook, and the quick rate between each play means your wallet empties fast.. Derk Boss, a licensed Nevada private investigator and casino security surveillance expert, agrees. “That’s a game where there are strategies you can study,”

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Good odds: Craps

Over a ten-hour period betting $5 a round, you’ll lose about $30 playing craps. On a $1.50 a pull slot machine, you’ll lose upward of $630 over the same amount of time. Plus, craps is far more exciting than pulling a handle all by your lonesome. It’s one big party at the craps table—you can easily spot them by looking for the area where a crowd is hooting, hollering, and clapping. Beware, though, the energy and excitement can be contagious and you might end up betting more than you anticipated just to stay at the table.

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!

Robot flash game

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

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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, check klicka på den här länken här. 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)

CS and Diablo ll are 2 of the games I spent all my childhood and most of my teens playing. If you are a Diablo lover, click here to find out more on which is the best one amongst Diablo ll classic and its Expansion LOD. 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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