We have a fantastic holiday treat for your guys. Here's a huge gaming guide for your holiday pleasure. Now, after you've eaten your fill of holiday food and opened all of those presents, you can entertain yourself while everyone else is playing cards or watching holiday TV. This gigantic list includes a ton of great games on sale on the Google Play Store!
The first few are some of the top twelve games (or series) available to enjoy this holiday season.
Modern Combat 5: Blackout - On sale for: $3.99, down from $6.99 - Android
XCOM: Enemy Within - On sale for: $6.99, down from $12.99 - Android
Final Fantasy | Final Fantasy 2 | Final Fantasy 3 | Final Fantasy 4 | Final Fantasy 4: The After Years | Final Fantasy 5 | Final Fantasy 6 | Final Fantasy Tactics - On sale for: $3.99 / $6.99 - Android
Godfire: Rise of Prometheus - On sale for: $0.99 - Android
Want to talk about this concept termed comfort foods. Wikipedia defines comfort foods as traditional foods eaten that provides a nostalgic feeling. These foods are normally high in carbohydrates (and also sugar). The term was first added to Webster's Dictionary in 1977. The problem with this mindset is we are tying too much emotions to food and this has become a dangerous path for humanity. When one tie in happiness to food, money, clothes, or processions they tend to lean on those at a time of sorrow, sadness, or depression.
How many people do you know turn to a certain food when they are depressed (normally foods high in sugar)?
To answer that, probably many and here is why. As we discussed in a previous article, sugar has a cocaine like effect on the human brain so it provides a sensation of happiness. It is why people who are hooked on drugs like cocaine (or crack cocaine) will struggle to overcome that addiction if they do not confront the sadness (or issues) first. I say this to those struggling with weight loss and discipline to look to understand why you eat certain foods. Look within yourself and begin to deal with the areas of your life that cause sadness and/or self-disappointment. This is hard because this means doing the opposite of what society teaches which is to move on. But you can not move on until you first deal with your issues (your issues of low self-esteem and frustrations with missed opportunities). This is not easy and...
Amazon announced today that over 10 million people tried Prime for the first time over the holidays this year. The online retail giant said it delivered 10 times as many same-day items this year compared to Christmas 2013, including an order placed at 10:24 p.m. on Dec. 24 that was delivered at 11:06 p.m.
In a statement, the company touted its record growth and also teased plans to expand its new Prime Now one-hour delivery service to more cities next year:
The $99 a year service offers free two-day shipping, unlimited listening to more than 1 million songs, streaming of movies and TV shows and cloud photo storage.
Amazon could make as much as $990 million from new Prime subscriptions purchased in the 29 days since Thanksgiving. Shares of Amazon are up more than 1% in morning trading.
The latest intel from Google's Project Ara modular smartphone project is rather juicy. Apparently, the phone might have a great deal more power than earlier reports suggested. Supposedly, Google is working with NVIDIA to offer the new Tegra K1 as the primary processor of choice for the main component of the phone.
Here's a quote with a few more details,
What do you think of Project Ara? Is it just another weird idea from those crazy Googlers or are they on to something...
The Nvidia Shield tablet is the only tablet outside the Nexus line to get Android 5.0 and it turns out Nvidia isn’t slowing down anytime soon, as it has now started updating the SHIELD Tablet to Android 5.0.1.
Nvidia added a couple of it's own features to this update like new effects for the Camera Awesome app, OpenGL 4.5 graphics, and some memory and performance improvements. This update to should be rolling out to your devices as we speak so check your software updates from the settings menu and see if the OTA is waiting for you.
Here's something that is both enlightening and scary at the same time. It's an interactive map and timeline infographic of all of the biggest data breach hacks across the globe from 2004 to the present.
The scope and volume of the hacks is increasing intensity which should be very worrisome to the corporations and governments of the world. Cyber-crimes is quickly becoming the biggest wave of illegal activity in the world.
If you are a fan of turn-based tactical RPG games and are looking for a fantastic game to play this Christmas, then you owe it to yourself to check out Shadowrun: Dragonfall the Director's Cut from Harebrained Schemes. It's available for Android now on the Google Play Store for $6.99, and it's one of the most unique and enjoyable RPG experiences ever to grace a display interface.
This game was designed by the original creator of the pen-and paper tablet-top version of the Shadowrun game, Jordan Weisman, and got its start on Kickstarter. The unique genre of the Shadowrun universe mixes swords & sorcery with the cyberpunk possibilities of the near future. You have magic, dragons, elves, and more, but it's all set in a near-future setting in which you also have computer hacking, cybernetic enhancements, mini-guns, drones and more. It's a brilliantly executed mix of themes from Deus Ex and Baldur's Gate, yet set in the year 2054 here in our world.
We've included the full description taken directly from the developer's website in the thread below, and here are links to the developer's website and the Google Play Store. Happy Holidays!
It turns out those Samsung Flagship Showcase retail stores that Sammy created to copy Apple may not have been such a wise investment after all, at least in some ways/areas. Due to Samsung's big sales decline last year, they have been forced to close their London based Samsung flagship store.
It makes you wonder how long the rest of them will last... not because Samsung is doing so badly they can no longer afford them, but simply because at some point they aren't cost effective. What do you think?