Best Gaming Laptops Of 2011

Maybe it can be said of any year, but 2011 has been extremely important for gaming laptops. We saw the improvement in overall processing power with the introduction of second generation Intel Quad-Core (Sandy Bridge) processors. Not only more powerful, but these processors are supposed to be more graphically intelligent, switching power where/when it’s needed, which means you have better battery life. In addition, we saw the introduction of faster GPUs such as the Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M and AMD Radeon HD 6990M – paving the way for DirectX 11 graphics.

Now when considering the best gaming laptops of 2011, some consideration should be given to the different versions of Clevo-based laptops, such as the Clevo x7200 modified by the big name Boutique makers like Falcon Northwest, Sager, Origin, Rockdirect… but as many experts have pointed out, these are overpriced and usually come with one or more inferior design flaw such as crappy keyboards or simply less value for the money you have to spend. Instead, here’s a short list of a few gaming notebooks you should consider before you make your final choice.

The criteria for picking these powerful laptops can usually be summed up along the following features or specs:

1 – powerful discrete or dedicated graphics card(s) with its own fast video memory
2 – fast high performance processor(s)
3 – plenty of RAM and a full HD 1080p display

Plus, many gamers like to have a Blu-ray Optical Drive to fully round out their ideal gamer’s laptop. With all these factors in mind, here are some of the best gaming laptops of 2011. (Prices may change without notice – shop around and you will find many of these laptops at cheaper prices than listed here.)

Alienware M18x – Starting Price $1,999

Alienware always produces some of the best gaming laptops on the planet and the Alienware M18x doesn’t disappoint. The powerful i7 2920XM (Overclocked Turbo Boost to 4.0GHz 8MB cache) processor is just for starters. The basic version comes with 1.5GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M but those gamers with money to spare can upgrade via SLI to dual 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M. Regular model comes with 4GB of Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz but you can upgrade to a ridiculous 32GB of RAM. For the hard drive(s) you have plenty of options… all the way up to 1 TB 7200RPM Solid State Hybrid. The M18x also comes with dual layer Blu-ray Reader and has just been further empowered by the Bigfoot Killer Wireless Adapters.

Solid gaming laptop with plenty of options and features. Some find the over-the-top custom design a bit too flashy, but the components underneath all that flash does deliver the goods. Fastest gaming system you will get in a laptop at the moment.

Toshiba Qosmio X775-3DV78 – Starting Price $1,900

While many people don’t necessarily associate Toshiba with gaming, their high-end Qosmio series of performance laptops do deserve some respect and your consideration if you’re in a market for a gaming laptop. Especially, the top of line models like the Qosmio X775-3DV78, which has been described by some as “ugly as sin” but still sport some of the most impressive specs for a 3D enabled gaming laptop. Empowered with the Intel Quad Core i7-2630QM processor and the new GeForce GTX 560M with 1.5GB GDDR5 memory – this machine can handle most modern games.

Powerful gaming rig with true 3D and full 1080p display with Blu-ray and Harman-Kardon stereo speakers. Give the Qosmio X775 more than a passing glance in your search for a gaming laptop – you won’t regret it.

Asus G73SW-3DE – Starting Price $1,999

Most gamers have heard of Asus and their popular ROG (Republic of Gamers) series of laptops. The Asus G73SW-3DE with its Sandy Bridge Intel Core i7-2630QM 2.0GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz processor and 8 GB of memory is no exception. Further powered with the Nvidia GTX 460M Graphics with 1.5GB GDDR5 and large storage sporting a 1TB (500G 7200RPM + 4G SSD x2) HDD. Fleshed out with full 1080p LED 17.3-Inch Display, including 3D at 120HZ and Blu-ray drive.

Running quiet and cool, the Asus G73SW-3DE should be on everyone’s list, since it can play just about anything thrown at it. Solid choice for a great gaming laptop.

MSI GT780DXR – Starting Price $1,999

The MSI (Micro-Star International) company has been around for over 25 years and has a long history for producing very innovative products over the years. Their GT780 series of high-performance laptops have been especially noticed by gamers. The MSI GT780DXR sports the Intel i7-2630QM (2 GHZ) Processor with 16 GB of RAM and dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M graphics with 1.5GB of fast DDR5 VRAM. In addition, you have the 17.3″ Full HD 1920 x 1080 display, “One-Touch Overclocking” and “MSI Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) Technology”, and MSI cooler boost technology.

Powerful DirectX 11 gaming with impressive performance numbers such as the record 12,475 points in the 3DMark Vantage run-through. Another solid contender for your gaming notebook of choice.

HP Envy 17 3D – Starting Price $1,599

This one is for the old gamers who still remember the Envy gaming rigs before it was taken over by Hewlett-Packard. Granted 3D may not be your cup of tea, but this HP Envy 17 can still give just as impressive 2D numbers with its Intel Core i7-720QM (1.6 GHz) CPU, 6 GB of RAM and powerful ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 graphics. Throw in a full HD 1080p display combined with a Beats Audio system with a Blu-ray drive and you have all the components for a great gaming laptop. Other great features include ATI’s EyeFinity multiple monitor system, HMDI outputs and 3.0 USB port.

It may not have all the firepower of some of the other gaming laptops listed above, but the HP Envy 17 3D will be less expensive and offers good value for your money. Another worthwhile consideration to add to your list.

There you have it, five top rated gaming laptops of 2011 and the upcoming years. Check out these machines if you’re in the market for a gaming laptop, they are definitely worth your consideration if not your dollars.

Happy Gaming!

New Android games you must play in July 2016

July 2016: This month’s top pick

Pokémon Go

“Remember to be alert at all times. Stay aware of your surroundings.” This is the intro message for Pokémon Go. It’s not a message to your in-game character, and it’s not a piece of lore: this is a genuine warning for you, the player. Why is it necessary? Because Pokémon Go takes you outside and into an undiscovered world full of wonder. Pokémon Go is alive.

Pokémon Go… is dangerous.

In this, already immensely popular Android title, you play as a Pokémon trainer who must travel around a map nabbing critters and battling other trainers. Instead of taking place purely in the digital Pokémon universe, Pokémon Go happens in our world.

By combining GPS and augmented reality elements, Pokémon Go plants Pokémon in real locations: and it’s up to you to get out there and “catch ‘em all”.

This is one of the first major Android titles which really takes advantage of the unique facets of smartphones as a medium. Disappointingly few games have managed to capitalize on the technology available, but Pokémon Go is a brave and successful leap in the right direction. And it looks like it’s going to be a formidable force in gaming.

 

 

ABC Games for Kids: Finding the Best Toddlers Games and Kids Activities Online

Parents and preschool teachers are always looking for the best and newest games for the little ones in their lives. While most of the latest toddlers games can be found online via a simple search engine lookup, there are many things that can be overlooked when searching for the right games for your kids. Below we will discuss the old standards as well as the newer school options when it comes to finding the best games and activities for your toddler.

Many of the old school ABC games for kids come in the usual blocks and puzzle varieties which do tend to keep even today’s modern kids interested and focused. While the standard wooden blocks and puzzle boards will always be a winner and tend to be cost efficient, newer and more interactive varieties are available in today’s internet realm. Some of the computer based programs and toddlers games can take a little bit of time to get acquainted to however they provide a much greater variety of play and selections for the youngsters using them.

Computer programs that are available for toddlers to help learn the alphabet are very highly recommended for today’s youngsters seeing that computers are a vital part of their lives even in their younger ages. The ability to customize these programs and use them over and over can be a great tool for your young kids. Most of the available programs will change up the games and activities so that kids can learn their alphabet in varying ways to enhance problem solving skills.

Beyond the puzzles and computer options in terms of ABC games for kids, parents and teachers can also be creative and come up with their own games and not rely on premade products. Need an idea? How about a simple letter recognition game where your child locates letters in a regular magazine and announces them out loud. Why not let your child locate animals or objects then you can write down the letters of that animal to allow verbal and visual recognition on multiple levels? There are many ways to let your kids learn the alphabet better and you can be creative in helping them in the process.

Our best piece of advice in trying to help your child learn their ABCs is to have fun! Your kid does not want to learn via a stale, static method and they need to have an enjoyable experience so they’ll want to come back and do it again.

6 Fun Games Like Summoners War: Sky Arena

If you enjoyed playing Summoners War Sky Arena, here are 6 more awesome games that are quite similar to Summoners War.

6 Fun Games Like Summoners War: Sky Arena

Hello Hero

Hello Hero has been around and the game is turn based just like Summoners War. You get to use 2 different skills initially when you battle and will have access to more as the game goes on. The graphics are very similar to Summoners War and also have tonnes of special events that are hard and requires good items to actually compete and beat them.

Brave Frontier

Now Brave Frontier is a very nice like 2D pixel game. The units are very well designed and they boast 1000+ units now that you can collect. You can assemble a team of 5 units of 6 different elements(Fire,Water,Thunder,Earth,Light,Dark). As you can see they have a very similar setup. Units have special skills called Brave Burst that can deal tonnes of damage to enemies. The graphics are pretty and there is also arena game play. Their arena gameplay is much less challenging though. All you need is a team of full stacked low Brave Burst crystal requirement units and you can own the arena easily.

Soul Seeker

Soul Seeker is a game made by Com2us as well. If you didn’t know, they are the makers of Summoners War as well. This game is a action strategy game though with the monster collection element. Scenario maps are quite similar to SW and also has arena gameplay. However, their arena game play also doesn’t require much strategy, except using skills at a specific time. If you are looking for a good alternative to kill time when you don’t have energy on SW, you can try this game!

Final Fantasy Record Keeper

Also known as FFRK, this game has all your favorite Final Fantasy characters that you can collect and use. Relive all the memories of all the different series and start fighting the battles over in 2D style. This follows the classic turn based FF1-4 battles, where you control pixelated FF characters. You are allowed to equip 2 abilities. The classic fire,ice and lightning spells can be crafted and you can farm the materials required to make them. If you are a classic FF fan like me, you will find this game extremely fun to play.

Heroes Charge

Heroes Charge follows the Dota model and has collectible heroes that resemble Dota heroes. You assemble a team of 5 heroes as you battle against evil. The story has nothing special but you get to collect heroes that can use special skills to aid you in battle. The arena is also very competitive just like Summoners War and you will be addicted to it if you are a big fan of PvP. Try it out and you won’t regret!

Crusader’s Quest

This game is fairly new. The graphics is 2D and resembles FFRK, but the fun part is that it requires a bit of strategy and you will have to match the different blocks to unleash special skills of your units. The units also follow the star system and a 5 star unit is always much stronger than a 4 star or lower. All units can be acquired if you play long enough and is not pay to win if you want to be good at this game.

FIFA 16 UT Mobile vs FIFA 15 UT NEW SEASON Mobile

this year ea has released two version of fifa on android and ios to today i will be comparing the two games FIFA 16 UT and FIFA 15 UT NEW SEASON i will put this comparson into five parts the Look and design, Feature, Gameplay, Experience, and my conclusion

 

FIFA 16 UT Mobile vs FIFA 15 UT NEW SEASON Mobile

Look and design

FIFA 15 new season has a new makeover it looks like FIFA 16 everything has been change from the game logo to the packing opening animations the colours look vibrant the animations are very smooth the new player cards look like FIFA 16 on consoles When I first saw the new season I Ford it was FIFA 16 for Android EA has done great job on the game. But when FIFA 16 came out on android it looks likes a hold new game and that’s what we want. The colours looked nice not amazing the game was new but it didn’t look new the game looked kind of rush the player cards look old and the pack animation just show your highest rated player and that’s it. so FIFA 16 mobile even do is a new game i feel like EA just rush it on look and design but I can understand that because they were on also FIFA 15 NEW SEASON but I hope that EA updated FIFA 16 mobile late in the year.

Features

In FIFA 15 NEW SEASON there isn’t anything you haven’t see before the only new featured would be the single player tournament. The new season only brings a new season  new interface, new kits, new boots, new transfer players from 2015/2016 some bugs fixes and a more stable gameplay. Overall in terms of features their isn’t anything new. In FIFA 16 MOBILE  you are introduced a hold lot of features the biggest is now in FIFA 16 mobile you will be able to play online season after so long EA has finally brought online season to android but the featured am most existed for is now on FIFA 16 mobile you will be able to play with an xbox or PS controller. In FIFA 16 mobile EA has brought a feature call PLAYER EXCHANGE you pretty much trade the players or items you don’t need any more for a change of getting a player you need or a high rated player. And also single player tournament FIFA 16 MOBILE brought a tons of new features and EA say that their will updated the game every 8 weeks so we might see even more new features.

Gameplay

FIFA 15 NEW SEASON has a smooth gameplay everything runs nice and smooth if you played the before is pretty much the same there hasn’t been a bing change the players are the same and the graphics so really on gameplay side nothing has been change. In FIFA 16 MOBILE there is a new engine which the game runs on the gameplay is extremely smooth the graphics are stunning the players looks amazing the game feels every balanced. When you scored you will be able to do celebrations the game feels like on consoles it is just very very good the new engine runs every smooth. Overall the Fifa 16 has a better gameplay better graphics more control and everything is just well balanced EA has done a great job on the gameplay. It definitely beat FIFA 15 new season.

Experience

I have play on bought of these two games and I can tell that right FIFA 15 UT NEW SEASON has a better experience than FIFA 16 UT. On FIFA 16 the are lots of bugs you will experience some lag the interface is not very responsive it take time for the items to load the game crashed multiple times I don’t experience these kind of issues on FIFA 15 UT. FIFA 15 is very responsive the interface looks great all the animation runs great the game feel clean I don’t experience Any bugs overall the game is well built.

Conclusion

OK here my conclusion FIFA 16 UT it is a good game is not great the graphics are stunning the gameplay extremely well there are lots of new features but the game feels like in beta the interface is laggy their are lots of bugs the game crash couple of times on me I was playing the game on my oneplus one  and I hope EA fixes lot these issue. FIFA 15 UT NEW SEASON is a great game it doesn’t many bugs and issue has a smooth interface the gameplays fine everything runs fine it doesn’t lag it looks great. If you don’t like lag, you want a smooth interface, good gameplay than FIFA 15 UT NEW SEASON is a great game to play. but if you want a the new feature, amazing graphics, great play and you don’t mind some lag than FIFA 16 UT is for you.

what do you guys think of these two games if you have any question or opinion please leave it in the comments below.

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Choosing the Best Gaming Headphones

Knowing how to choose the best gaming headphones will provide you the greatest gaming experience sound wise. There are plenty of headphones in the market today. They range from simple headphones, DJ headphones, and wireless headphones, that all have their specific jobs. For your gaming activities choosing the best headphones will also mean you have to look in depth into the features that makes them the best.

The Importance of A Good Gaming Headphones

Computer games are programmed so that the gamer can adjust the game’s video and audio output. For video outputs, you will have to choose a good and reliable television or computer monitors to perform for your needs. These days most video output devices already provides great high-definition videos, meaning you can expect good animations and graphics all the time.

Speakers and normal headphones however, do not have this capability. To be able to enjoy the best sound performance the best thing that you can do is to choose a high performance headphones. Gaming headphones usually have a 3.5mm jack for output, or you can opt for different headphones which have a USB output so you can use it on more devices.

Advantages of Having Gaming Headphones

Headphones are not for gaming alone, you can use it for a variety of devices that produces audio. That way you will not have to disturb others when you are listening to your own choice of music or movie.

Tips on Buying Gaming Headphones

Gaming headphones typically comes with a headsets and a microphone. The microphone allows you to chat with other users or competitors in a game. There are plenty of online games which allow you to interact with gamers from all over the world. With a good set of headphones you can chat with them in game through audio.

You can choose with a variety of headphones in the market. Some are wired while some uses Bluetooth technology so that you are given more freedom in your movements or if you have other things to do. You can also get headphones that can support 3D video games. This means you get high definition sounds making the experience as real as ever.
When buying gaming headphones you have to make sure that your headphones are comfortable. This is because games can go on for several hours. It has to be comfortable so you will enjoy the game as much as possible without straining your head.

You should also check on the sound quality. This aspect in fact is one of the most important since sounds can make or break a game. Good sound produced by a reliable headphone ensures that you will have a superb game. Additionally, sounds make the games more realistic and fun. You get to hear the sound of the each character and even the background music! Sounds from games also help you in creating strategies for chosen games both on LAN or online.

Nowadays, a lot of headphones are already offering plug and play solutions meaning you will not need to integrate the device to your PC or your sound system. Simply plug and you can start your gaming fun immediately.

The last thing that you should consider when buying a gaming headphones is the warranty. Since your headphones will most likely be used all the time, knowing that the manufacturer provides service and parts warranty will help you save tremendously in case of defects.

There are many other things to consider when buying gaming headphones. You can even check on the colors and design on which ones will suit you best.

Best Gaming Desktop Computers

Even though mobile devices seem to flourish along with gaming consoles, gaming PCs are still a reality. They get tougher and tougher by each passing day with new technologies added and new inventions becoming powerful hardware components.

Gamers are aware that there is no console or other type of gaming device that can truly beat the performance a desktop can bring. But how do you separate the winners from the losers? Which is the best gaming computer the market has to offer?

There are several things that need to be taken into account if you ever hope to answer this question. If you start from the outside and work your way in, the first thing to take into account is the design.

Most gaming desktops come in all sorts of designs, ranging from minimalist to functional to out of this world. Some even look like future machines since they incorporate unusual design lines into their build. Nonetheless, it’s important not get caught up in these details but to focus on finding the best gaming computer you can accommodate at home. It has to look good, but it also has to function properly.

This brings us to the internals. The hardware part of any gaming computer usually drives people away. It seems complicated at first, but once you know what you’re looking for in a specs list, it all becomes clear.

For a computer to run, it needs:

  • a motherboard;
  • a processor (or CPU);
  • RAM (or system memory);
  • a video card (you’ll need a dedicated video card if you wish to get a gaming computer);
  • a sound card (most people get computers with integrated sound cards);
  • a hard drive (SSD is your best choice if gaming desktops are in question);
  • a PSU (short for Power Supply Unit);
  • a case where everything comes together.

Now let’s take these components separately and see what’s best to choose for a gaming rig:

Motherboard

The motherboard is where all the other parts are connected. This is where the processor is inserted into the socket, the RAM and graphics card are inserted into their slots and where all the drives are connected.

Processor

The processor is one of the most important parts in any desktop since it’s the hardware part that does all the calculations. Every modern games needs a powerful processor to run properly and you should target desktops with at least a quad-core processor installed.

Now you’ve got plenty of choices here, but it is recommended you choose a computer with either an Intel Core i5 or i7. These are powerful enough to run pretty much any demanding tasks you throw at them, games included.

RAM

RAM or system memory are small cards which are installed on the motherboard and they help the processor get stuff done (I won’t go into detail here). The thing to keep in mind is that the more RAM a system has, the better it will run, the faster everything loads and so forth.

For a gaming computer you should aim at getting one with at least 4-8 GB of RAM installed. The more you can afford, the better it will be in the long run.

Video Card

The video or graphics card is perhaps the most important component in a gaming desktop PC. It will determine what you can play and at what quality settings. Most computers come with integrated graphics cores which are not recommended since they use available RAM to get the work done, which can leave the processor wanting more system memory.

You need a desktop that has a dedicated graphics card with at least 1GB of dedicated video RAM (or VRAM). You have two options for manufacturers here. One is NVIDIA which produce high-end graphics cards and the other is ATI which some people find to be more affordable. Most people tend to opt for gaming desktops with NVIDIA graphics cards. If you do this, you should get one with a 600 series graphics card installed.

Sound Card

Now most people never even saw what a sound card looks like, since they are fairly rare. It will make a huge difference in the way you perceive a gaming world if you choose to go with a computer that has a dedicated sound card. These cards output on 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound channels and are the best choice when gaming or entertainment desktops are concerned.

Hard Drive

The hard drive is one of those components that often gets overlooked. People tend to opt for desktops with large capacity drives but never enquire about the performance a hard drive has on a system. For a gaming desktop you need to squeeze every last bit of performance so everything runs smooth. This means you need a computer that has a hard drive with at least a 7200rpm disk.

If your budget can take it, you have to get a desktop that carries an SSD drive. SSD stands for Solid State Drive and is just what the name implies – a solid state drive. It contains no moving parts and electronically speaking, it’s basically a large flash drive. These drives are typically more expensive, but they can reach data transfer speeds of up to 12x more than regular hard disk drives.

PSU

The power supply unit provides power to the motherboard which powers pretty much anything directly connected to it, to the hard drives and optical drives, and to the system cooling which consists of either fans or pumps (if you get the newer desktops with liquid cooling).

10 Best Games For Xbox 360

Microsoft Xbox 360 continues to dominate the game console industry, and as a proof, all the game releases for this console always hit the top shelves. The Xbox Live is what makes this console the best. This feature allows the players to compete against other Xbox users through a live network. There are a lot of games for this console that will make your gaming in Xbox Live more enjoyable.

If you are looking for the best games for your beloved 360, this article is definitely the right one for you. I will be showing you some of the best games that can be played using Xbox. These games are also great options when choosing for games to play with your friends and family this holiday season.

1. Call of Duty: WaW
2. Halo 3
3. Modern Warfare 2
4. Call of Duty 4
5. GTA IV
6. Gears of War 2
7. Halo 3: ODST
8. Left 4 Dead 2
9. BioHazard 5
10. Fable II

Most of these games offer a multiplayer mode, allowing you to play with others, hence, making the game more interactive and fun. I personally love Left 4 Dead 2, since I am a big fan of the first installment of the game Left 4 Dead. This game is obviously about zombies, and when there are zombies, there are guns, swords, and even frying fans.

Halo is also one of the best games for Xbox and all of its releases have hit the top shelves. It seems to me that Microsoft won’t let the Halo saga die anytime soon. First person shooting games that can be played with other 360 users using the Xbox Live is what makes this game one of the best games the world has ever played.

So, what are you waiting for? Gather all your family members or friends and start playing one of these games. It will surely make your holiday season more colorful and memorable.