Fun for Playstation 2

The weather, lack of resources, and proper venue should not be seen as immovable obstacles to your fishing goals. If you truly desire to bait, hook and catch fishes today, then so you should! But this time, you’ll be doing it on TV.

Wear your favorite fishing outfit if it makes you comfortable then take the best seat in the house. Choose one from the reviewed below, hook up your PlayStation 2 to the TV, and you’re all set to have one of the most exciting fishing challenges in your life!

Reel Fishing III

Nowadays, individuals with busy careers and hectic lives are forced to spend only a few minutes fishing and do so in artificial settings. With Reel Fishing III, however, you can fish anytime, and feel like it’s the real thing. Reel Fishing III provides its users with an incomparable experience of nature fishing; a few minutes into the game, and you might forget you’re not really out enjoying the beauty and peace that only Mother Nature can provides us.

There are several great features to look forward to with Reel Fishing III:
User-Friendly – Even if you’re not an expert fisherman, you still won’t have problems playing Reel Fishing III. But fishing veterans need not fear that playing Reel Fishing III would be a piece of cake; it won’t be!

Choice of Settings – The game provides players with a variety of nature settings to choose from, so you won’t get bored fishing in the same scene over and over.

Amazing Sounds – Dolby Surround Sound Pro Logic II was used in this game to give players the most realistic fishing experience.

Freshwater Fish Variety – Look forward to catching all 25 freshwater fish used in the game.

Rapala Pro Fishing

If nature fishing is too tame, then you’ll probably love to join the fishing tournament brought by Rapala Pro Fishing. This is, however, a one-player game so any team efforts will be restricted to the background.

Features to Look Forward to:
Choice of Settings – If you want a virtual taste of how it is to go salmon fishing in Alaska and win the tournament, this game will provide you the means to experience it.

Fish and Lure Variety – Lots of fish to catch in this game; some are easy to bait while some will challenge every fishing trick you have

Boat Driving – Unlike some , Rapala Pro Fishing will allow you to steer the boat

Ease of Play – Even your five-year-old grandson will have no great difficulties playing Rapala Pro Fishing, which makes it a great way to bond with your family. Kids may opt for an auto-cast function if they find manual baiting too hard.

Viewpoint Options – You can choose to see how you bait those beautiful fishes with the underwater or top water lure camera mode.

Fisherman’s Bass Club

If none of the previous games have whetted your appetite, then maybe you’ll enjoy the tough lake challenges provided by Fisherman’s Bass Club. The 3D realistic fishing experience brought by this game will make catching the toughest freshwater sport fish even more rewarding.

Features to Look Forward to:
Quiz – Are you ready to put your fishing knowledge to test? You have 10 seconds to read and answer the questions.

Tutorial Mode – Beginners can hone their skills in the tutorial mode until they’re sufficiently able to join a tournament and become a winner.

Customize Settings – You can choose what type of weather and time of the day you wish to compete

Try these games out, and you may realize indoor virtual fishing is not as bad as you thought it would be!

Online Educational Games In The New Millennium

The future of higher education will involve:

A) The same traditional classroom structure we’ve had for hundreds of years;

B) It does not matter- dolphins will take over the earth;

C) Robots will teach us all; or

D) The use of interactive software in combination with distance learning to supplement current programs

Okay, so you probably don’t think that artificial intelligence will advance so rapidly that robots will become our primary teachers and you probably don’t even think dolphins will take over the earth! What you might be aware of is that the internet is changing the way that education is being administered. You may have taken a distance-ed course or you may have even taken a class that came with a nifty little software package that let you work with the material.

The problem, however, is that not all subjects can be administered through a computer. Sure, one could argue that programs such as accounting, history, or statistics could be completely learned from a distance. After all, these subjects do not necessarily require any face-to-face interaction, but what about programs that do? Clearly, learning a language without face-to-face interaction would be like training for a marathon by running on a treadmill. Marketing and communication programs require face-to-face interactions so that students can learn to make persuasive arguments and presentations. All of the science labs require the presence of students. After all, how many of you would want a doctor that had only practiced on a virtual human. So if the computer cannot solve all our educational needs, what is the answer?

The answer is an integrated approach. If you are anything like this author, you learn 100 times better when you are engaged in the material. Thus, a really well done CD or internet site with interactive games and quizzes will force the students to interact with the material. This distance learning approach must be used as a supplement to traditional classroom methods as it cannot be a substitute for team building, face-to-face questions and answers, or building oral communication skills. All that said, many things currently done in the classroom can be moved online. Group discussions and question sessions can be accomplished via forums and chat sessions, certain scientific concepts learned in lab can be learned through interactive video, and even certain grammar basics of languages can be learned through interactive voice recognition software.

In high school and even some college courses, I was bored out of my mind as long-winded, verbose (yes, that was redundant on purpose) lecturers would go on and on about historical battles or the biochemistry translation process. At the time, I just figured such subjects were inherently boring. After all, how excited could one get about the battle of 1812 or the process by which proteins are formulated? But as I grew older, I became interested in things that I thought I disliked! A movie or an interesting article might turn me on to a subject I previously thought was about as interesting as paint drying. What the heck was going on? I was more engaged in the subject matter, that’s what! And so my crystal ball tells me that even though professors may be going nowhere, fun, educational, interactive games- well, they’re coming!

Flight Simulation Game

It just got to the point where the programs on the TV in the evening where deadly boring. You can only jog so much without losing your sanity and I needed some sort of diversion from the pressures at work; an escape of some sort, or excitement that did not involve huge expenditures of money or a huge investment of my time.

That was when my son suggested I try some of his games attached to his computer. Shooting the characters over different terrains was not my thing. Then I went online and looked around and found what I had been looking for.

I came across Flight Simulation games. I had messed around with one of these games about ten years ago and had good fun with it back then, but boy have things moved on since then. There was an accurate terrain, to fly over (or into), a big selection of aircraft, (in the old days I had a choice of three) planetary alignment and detailed features such as car headlights etc. It makes a big change to be able to be involved with a program and not feel you are too slow or not quick enough on the uptake to know the little tricks required to get you to the next ‘level’.

One thing I did not take into account was the family involvement. We ended up having ‘family competitions’ with typical ‘bendy’ family rules and a good time was had for us as a group and as individuals.

The layout of the instruments impressed my wife and she now has a pretty good idea of how things have been when we have taken trips abroad. The cloud presence is also realistic and of course the thrill of flying over well known landmarks or even your own house is awesome.

Of course the big thrill is to take from a particular airport and fly off to a new destination, there are hundreds of airports to choose from in these games. There are no restrictions to types of aircraft. Jet, propeller, old, new, helicopters and just about anything you could wish for. Shame I could not play with this in the office.

The real thing about it is the escape into a world of adventure right in your own house at minimal cost and time investment. The World of Flight Simulation has opened new doors for me and decreased my stress levels I hope it could do the same for you. If your circumstances were similar to mine.