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Kids Games and Pool Games

Kids like to spend time playing arcade phase on the computer as much as you do. In case you are able to control this new passion of theirs, it can’t be a bad thing for them. Not all the time they can spend time in nature, breathing fresh air. In this case they must have an activity to enjoy themselves and not get bored. Beside that you can familiarize them with computer and they will be more qualified in using it after they get older. They can even become better than you.

You don’t have to worry about games either. There are many games that can be played on line for free, or ones that requires different amounts. The Internet offers you the possibility to choose from, a multitude of games of all types. Even if they are specially created for girls or for boys, as long as you check on them every time, so you can see what they are playing, everything will be all right. So you can choose from educational games, action games, Barbie games, racing games, puzzles, logic games, space kids games and many others. On most of the sites it is also specified the age of the children allowed to play these games. You can even play along with them and make things even more fun. You know that children gets bored quickly so if you join them they will keep their interest alive for more time.

Another type of games that can be played by grown ups mostly are the pool games. Older children can also be allowed to play pool games. You may not be an expert in the real life, but you can become after practicing pool games on line. There are some games that will teach you the steps right from the beginning. How to hold your cue, or how to strike the balls. Beside that you can learn incredible techniques that will amaze every one. If you like these types of games you can go for classic games like Play Billiard, Play 3D pool, Play 9 ball and many others as well. In case you like to try something more challenging you can for Verti Pool or Uber Pool.

Graphics Cards Take Gaming and Movies to the Next Level

Graphic cards, also often referred to as graphics processors or 3D cards are the tools that can take movies and gaming and many other computer uses to the next level of quality and clarity when it comes to visuals. Although there are standard video cards that are included with computers, many motherboards now include some form of built in graphics processor, many times an upgrade is necessary to get the best performance as well as visual appeal. Videocards are available in a wide variety of types and are chosen based on the particular needs of the user. Someone wanting to get true to life games will need a more powerful models compared to someone who only needs a computer for doing presentations and word processing.

Gamers know that the right graphic cards can make the difference between a true to life gaming experience and something that is simply lacks luster. This is because many of the video cards available on the market enable the computer to produce a visual experience for the gamer that is just like actually being in the game. This is partially why there are now graphics cards that are significantly larger and require more power to ensure they are up to the job and their cooling systems are running at full speed.

Whether it is the laptop computer or a desktop model, more and more people are using their computers to enjoy movies. With DVDs and now BluRays being played on a computer screen the quality of the image is often tied in with the performance of the graphics controller when using a PC for movie viewing. Some more advanced video cards will have features such as better image scaling or able to handle higher resolutions without any stuttering or freezing

Making the choice to upgrade standard graphics cards is a smart choice because it rewards the user with the ability to process necessary graphics, whether for business or for pleasure, in a manner that is fast and compatible with the programs that need to utilize the graphic cards in order to provide the maximum visual performance achievable. The two main manufacturers of graphics chipsets are ATi and NVidia, although these graphics cards often come from a different manufacturer that uses these companies’ parts.

Laptops are typically not as easy to upgrade with the graphics controller built in the guts of the computer, but desktop computers can easily be upgraded with very little experience or skills required.

Ministry Tips: Playing the Game and Using the Gifts

As someone who has a background in Christian Counseling people fascinate me so I find myself “probing” trying to go just that little bit deeper. It doesn’t work with my teenage son who often replies with simple grunts and shoulder shrugs.

I try to understand that there may not be a lot of communication, and I need to go about it in a very delicate way, trying to talk about things he likes to talk about or engaging in activities that can be done “side by side”. A bit like parallel play for toddlers. One activity is playing computer games while my son plays x-box games and responding with a few grunts of my own. This post isn’t about parenting a teenager but a life lesson about ministry that I thought about while playing Lara Croft, The Legend, on the computer tonight.In preparing to play this game I followed all the directions:

  • Installed the CD
  • Opened the game guide
  • Read instructions on keys and controls
  • Discovered what keys to press to shoot the enemy, etc.
  • Kept the manual right beside me as I started to play

I found myself struggling to make it through one area – I was being shot and grenades were coming at me from rooftops and doorways. Between turning the pages, pausing the game, fingers stumbling to find the right keys and pressing wrong controls I became frustrated. To make matters worse, every time I “died” the game reverted back to the last official “checkpoint”. I was getting fed up with repeating the same maneuvers and mistakes over and over again.

At one point my son took pity and within 2 minutes the scene was cleared of all dangers and pitfalls – every enemy disposed of. His fingers nimbly skimmed keys making “Lara” move swiftly, firmly and with consummate skill. Grinning broadly at my compliments he returned to his game while I decided to go make supper.

I began to think how like ministry this is. We think we are prepared and have everything ready – we have the “how to manual”. Yet putting it into practice is not as easy. It is like this computer game, we find ourselves stumbling and fumbling. We begin to feel that we just cannot do this – it is too hard.

Sometimes God requires that we repeat certain steps – learning from our failures. Then there are times we need to ask for help from those that have their skills built up from use. They can steer us through the pitfalls and explain what may have gone wrong and give tips on how to hone our skill. It is also good to step back and evaluate where you are doing well, what needs further work and how can it be done differently.

Don’t let despair settle in as we look at others thinking we can never do that. God may not want us to do what someone else does – but He does require that we step out in what He want us to do. “Lara” faced many enemies and obstacles in this game and so will we – but we keep applying principles that we have learned from God’s manual. If we fail, we get up and try again. God gives each of us different gifts but He also requires that we apply ourselves in growing and honing what He has given. This is done by “playing the game” – by living it out.

I went back to try the game a bit later – I chuckled when the game was loading as it showed the percentage of the game that I had completed successfully – 8%. I have a long way to go but I am applying myself to learn by doing. How about you?