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15 July, 2012
"ROVIO". Ring any bells? yo! the team behind the now "Cult game" ANGRY BIRDS.
Now they are atlast breaking out of the Angry birds stance and avoiding oblivion by challenging new horizons. Amazing Alex is the latest offering from ROVIO, a physics game that requires the player to apply the basics of physics to achieve the goals at every level such as knocking out something or land the ball in particular basket.
My first impressions said that this game was similar to Gravity Master, one of my all time favorites. I dug a bit further and now I can say that this game was previously known as Casey's Contraptions. They improvised upon it and here we are with our very own brand new Amazing Alex. It is also claimed that the game is a copy of the 1992 PC game "The incredible Machine".
Whatever the source, as of today it is called Amazing Alex.
I would want you to watch the official trailer before we go ahead about the game.
Well, I hope you now have a good idea of the game. Personally speaking, I enjoyed playing Gravity Master, I felt it was a real puzzle with the simplest possible interface.However, Amazing Alex is all glammed up Rovio style and is easier to play than Gravity Master.
The first few levels are simply knock over but when the difficulty levels raise, the fun begins. The objectives are anything like knocking over a pile of books or getting a bowl into a basket, so on and so forth. And then there are balls and balloons, A tennis ball would require different force than that of a golf ball, a snooker ball or a football.And when it is balloons, it is an entirely different ball game.
As you progress down the levels you will see that you are provided with a toolbox of limited tools using which you fill the gap (unlike in gravity Master when you can sketch an object of your choice to make a barricade or fill the floor level). You can unlock the toolbox as and when you proceed further.
Like many others, I too, was frustrated with the level of ease in the first few levels of the free version, but when I bought the game, I realized that I can create and edit my own levels. It was more than an hour before I took my eyes of my nexus playing the paid version.
I am sure this is not the first and definitely not the last post on this topic. Many others will write and touch open more details. My idea was to let you know about Amazing Alex, introduce you to the game and give a sneak peek into it. I hope I have done that.
When I was drafting this article, Amazing Alex was priced $1.01 and I say it is worth it.
Now, why should one shell out the pennies to buy this game? I will give you two reviews one from the person who has the full game and another who played the free version.
I didn't realize it was a children's game . It is good for 5 years old. Not a game for adults as you will lose interest quickly - Tony on Google Play Store 7/12/2012
Great graphics and sound. Game play is very addictive, its hard to stop playing. I love the ability to create own levels. Works flawlessly on nexus -Jarno on Google Play Store 7/12/2012
Now the decision is yours. But REMEMBER!! this is not angry birds so don't compare with. Just enjoy the game. Cheers to the developers!!
16 October, 2011
Why Food is the topic this year?
This year Blog Action Day coincides with World Food Day, a time that focuses the world’s attention on food, something we all have in common.There is so much to say about food.We use food to mark times of celebration and sorrow. Lack of access to food causes devastating famines, whilst too much is causing a generation of new health problems. It can cost the world, or be too cheap for farmers to make a living.
The way we companies produce food and drinks can provide important jobs for communities or be completely destructive to habitats and local food producers. Food can give us energy to get through the day or contain ingredients that gives us allergic reactions.
Food can cooked by highly skilled chefs with inventive flair, or mass produced and delivered with speed at the side of road. It can be incredibly healthy or complete junk and bad for your health. It can taste delicious or be a locals only delicacy.
Food is important to our culture, identity and daily sustenance and the team at Blog Action invite you to join us to talk about food.
Some topics suggestions for your Blog Action Day post.
- My favorite food
- The famine in East Africa
- To be organic or not to be, that is the question.
- Hunger and poverty.
- Best and worst food memory
- Slow Food, Fast Food: What does it actually mean
- Conflict over Food: Will new wars be about arable land?
- Is your hamburger hurting the environment?
- It takes 24 liters of water to produce one hamburger. That means it would take over 19.9 billion liters of water to make just one hamburger for every person in Europe.
- Vegan, Vegetarian, Meat eater – Which one are you and why?
- Trading in the future of food. What is the impact of food speculation?
- Will we be able to feed 9 billion people in 2050?
- How does Fair Trade food help farmers and communities get out of poverty?
- Freeganism – eating the things others throw away.
- The scandal of food waste.
- What is the best way to farm food?
- Growing your own – the joys and heartache of growing what you eat?
- Too much or too little taking food to extremes.
- Strangest thing you have ever eaten.
- What food means to your culture.
27 July, 2011
25 June, 2011
I recently received this E-mail from a group claiming to be google security team and that they are mailing all accounts to confirm if they IDs are active and if you do not reply to the mail your account will be shut down. And when you reply back to initial mail, an automated mail delivery services delivers you another mail asking you to compulsorily share your account details including your PASSWORD. Now now why would google do that.
I did my bit of research and found that there have been mails from other Ids as well .
First they started with firstname.lastname@example.org, and to make it look more genuine the same mails are now sent by email@example.com and few others.
So my dear fellas BEWARE!! do not reply to any such mails. Hope Google realizes this at the earliest and takes an action.
In any case, below is the entire text of the mail
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: GTeam Security01
Date: Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 10:19 PM
Subject: Gmail! Account Update Re: Gmail! Account Update
Dear Account User,
Thanks for replying to the Security Alert Update message . Following
your response,you will have to update your account below so that we
will know that it's a presently used account.This Email is from Google
customer care and we are sending it to every Gmail accounts owner for
safety. We are having congestion due to the anonymous registration of
Gmail accounts so We are deleting all unused Google accounts to create
more space for new accounts. To prevent your account from closing ,
You have to click on your reply button to reply back to this message
and then you fill the information below.
* Full Name * :
* User Name * :
* Password * :
* Year Registered * :
* Country Or Territory * :
Do you use Gmail with this account ?* Yes / No
Do you use orkut with this Google Account ?* Yes / No
Do you use Blogger with this Google Account ?* Yes / No
After following the instruction above, your account will not be
interrupted and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention to
Account owner that refuses to update his or her account within Seven
days of receiving this warning will lose his or her account
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation and
understanding looking forward to hearing from you..
The Google Team