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Pro’s And Con’s Of Video Gaming With Fibromyalgia

I love playing my video games. There isn’t a videogame in the world that I wouldn’t try once. My favorite type are MMORPG’s or Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. I could play those games for days, and I have. If you aren’t familiar with that style of game, it’s Guild Wars, World of Warcraft, Everquest and games similar to that. In these games, you can choose your character and you are granted quests. As you complete quests, you level up. The higher you get, the more powerful you are. After playing for hours, or even days, it started to get rather painful for me.

Easing Pain After A Long Night Of Gaming

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Gaming is painful, especially if you aren’t sitting in the right position or in the right chair. Playing video games is supposed to be enjoyable, whether you do it for work or for fun, but after a few hours, my back is on fire. There are some people who make videogaming their entire life, but it’s not a good thing. If you’re sitting all day, it can lead to muscle atrophy, which is the weakening of the lower body muscles. Not only that, but it can lead to a great amount of other issues such as:

  • Weight gain
  • Bad back
  • Tight hips
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Risk of cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Risk of diabetes
  • Varicose veins
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Stiff shoulders and neck

If you already have health issues, such as fibromyalgia or back pain, it may be harder for you to recover from a long day or night of gaming. I would suggest taking a look at some mattresses that are built for people with fibromyalgia, that way you don’t have to give up what you love because of some pain you have.

Benefits Of Gaming

As a gamer, I’ve been told that I was wasting my time and that I was wasting my life on stupid games. What people don’t know is that gaming has many cognitive benefits. Playing video games gives you an improved visual contrast sensitivity. A study showed that a person playing 50 hours of an action video game, spread over the course of 10-12 weeks, improved their ability to tell the difference between very subtle shades of gray.

It was also shown to treat amblyopia. Lazy eye is something that happens in early childhood and it is something that makes the eye pretty much non-functional. A study showed that some adults who played action video games with only the bad eye, showed improvements with the eye function.

Video gaming also improves spatial attention, the ability to track moving objects in a field of distractors, reduces impulsiveness, helps overcome dyslexia, improves executive functioning, increases mental flexibility, reverses mental decline that comes with aging, and improves job-related skills.

Conclusion

As you can clearly see, there are definitely some proven pro’s and con’s of video gaming. If you aren’t too overly concerned with the lack of social skills that may come with sitting in a room all day, then I suppose that could be one more pro of this hobby. Just make sure you are easing that pain that may come along with it and that you aren’t letting it completely consume you life.

Flash Game Developer Buys Luxury Home For Sale

The rise of mobile technology has changed the way we see career paths. Back then, kids were sparked to become a doctor or an engineer someday because these were the professions considered as real jobs. But some of the kids in school now when asked what they want to be when they grow up, they come up with a response like “I want to be a mobile game developer”. Then this elicits a skeptical face expression from the teachers.

I encountered this same kind of story line when I attended the career day program of my son’s school. When all other small kids wore tailored pilot uniform and doctor’s white coat, one of his classmates effortlessly wore a t-shirt and pants as his professional attire. He wore something like that because it’s what he had seen being worn by his father everyday to work. He said he wanted to be like his father who is a successful flash game developer. It was an unfamiliar career among all the traditional professions known in school and it made his teacher think that it’s not a real job. Little did the teacher know that this kid’s father has been earning 50,000 dollars out of making mobile games and the kid actually chose an excellent career.

Flash Game Developer Buys a luxury house for sale
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I have known the kid’s father in the same event in school last year. He was once an architect and he decided to set aside his rulers and drafting table a few years ago to follow a different career path. He made a full time career as a game creator in his 30’s. He has always been compelled by video games since he was a kid. When he had the chance to learn programming when he was 16, he took designing simple games as his hobby.

Making a transition from being an architect to a game developer had put him in an odd position.

His parents and his wife were incredulous about this decision. But he never looked back. Instead, he became more driven when the mobile technology industry started to boom.

His job as a game creator never really required him to put on expensive office attire and go to a sleek modern office to work. He just used his home basement in Oxford as his work space. It is where his skills in crafting games were honed. It is where he developed discipline and persistence while being bugged by skepticism and misconceptions of other people.

It’s time that people embrace the fact that technology has allowed a remarkable shift in the job titles in the world. Being a game developer is something he and his son are proud of.

Flash Games Won’t Work Even On An Unlocked iPhone

Flash Games Do Not Work On Apple Products

I could be punished by karma for laughing at my friend yesterday, but his story just made me laugh so hard. I do not wan’t for my readers to be laughed at for the same reason, that is why I am going to tell you what he told me so that you can avoid falling victim.

My friend got a new iPhone 5S for his birthday. He was so happy about the gift, who wouldn’t be? As he was discovering the tricks to maximizing the use of his new Apple product, he bumped into a scary reality – iPhone products do not play flash games! The horror.

Even with the long history of Adobe and Apple as business partners, Apple did not allow flash products into the app store. Apple says its a professional call, since the source and codes of Adobe’s flash do not work well with the iOS system. Apple has opted to use JavaScript and HTML5, instead.

No matter what Apple’s reasons are for not using Adobe Flash, it is a heartbreaking news for us who love Flash games. This was extremely felt by my friend, who had tons of games with high-level accounts, that are only accessible with Flash. His iPhone not being able to access those games could only mean that he woulds till end up playing the games on his desktop. This is sad because he can’t access his games whenever he is on the road.

Maybe it was frustration that led my friend to search and see if there was any way around his problem. However, he only ended up with more problems.

He found a site that fed him with the lie that his problem can be solved by learning how to unlock iPhone 5S and other iPhone gadgets. In the site, you could read that the information was written in very technical terms, regular people would not understand it instantly.

The only part understandable was the process of inputting payment data and other information relevant to the “sale” of service.

Little did my friend know that everything was a scam to get his credit card information. It was already after he made his “purchase” that he came across a website, saying that Unlocking iPhone 5/S/C only has the purpose of allowing the user to change carrier, nothing more. Those who claim to unlock software to allow other programs into Apple products are just scams that fish for credit card information.

I felt sorry for my friend but I must admit that I did laugh at him for being so gullible. I know he should know better. Us gamers are techie people, and he was not being critical during the whole ordeal, which caused his mother so much trouble. Yes, he used his mother’s credit card for the “purchase,” so it is his mother that has to deal with informing the bank and following the necessary procedures.

This should serve as a lesson to everyone. Knowing that not everything you see on the Internet is real is a good thing, but actually being able to see which are real and which are not, is a different story. We should all take some time to invest a little knowledge on how to avoid getting scammed.

Getting Flash Games on to Your Computers

war-chess_3_bigDo you ever like to play flash games online? Do you want to download these flash games so you can play anytime and anywhere you like? Are you having troubles downloading these flash games to your computer and play them on to your desktops? These are some of the questions these flash games addicts commonly ask. If you also have these questions on mind, we’ll help you figure out ways to solve these problems. First, we need to know one best way to help us in getting the latest flash game online. It is based on the results we see in SEO results when we typed in the games.

 

How to Download Flash Games

Downloading these flash games to your computers is really not that hard, it’s a fast and easy process and there are simple ways to do it the right way. One effective way in getting the game file is to search inside the source code of the page and look for the direct links to the game file on the site where you located in. Another effective way is to wait for the flash game to load in your specific browser and then later get it from the files folders that are temporarily placed on your browser. Also, if you want the easiest way, you can simply go to the site, which is called File2HD and let it download the game file for you.

images (1)This site, which is known as the File2HD is very powerful because it can help you download the game easily without facing any troubles along the way. Moreover, it lets you play these flash games from most of the famous online gaming sites you can see. Although it doesn’t work with all the files, at least, this will not give you a hard time downloading and playing the flash games.

Best of the Best – The Top Five Addictive Flash Games

So what was the last Flash game that infuriated you so? I bet you went back to playing the same game over and over and over again until you finally cleared the level that pissed you off, right?

That is the power of addictive gameplay. You feel that your day is incomplete without playing THAT game. You feel angry whenever you fail at completing the game and at times, you get distracted at playing the same game again and again until you realize that you weren’t able to finish your work because of the game. Sure, it might sound reckless and silly, but it sure does feel good when you finally beat the game!

Ever since Flash games started coming out online, the demand for addictive new games have gone sky-high. Not all addictive Flash games require Internet connection, but most of the Flash games I really like playing requires constant online update from time to time. It’s actually one of the main reasons why I made sure I got high speed business internet; so I can play my top five favorite Flash games when I needed a break from work!

So without further ado, let me welcome you to my top five most addicting Flash games:

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Bejeweled – You’ll see this almost everywhere in the Internet. Originally called Diamond Mine, Bejeweled is actually patterned from the old brick game systems. This classic yet addictive Flash game involves moving colorful gems all over the place in order to create sets of three. Quite simple, but extremely addictive. My mother loves playing this game and she has it installed in her smartphone and Ipad!

Chimgam – Surprisingly, this game is extremely gross, but addictive at the same time. It’s weird, it’s crazy, and it’s very funny. It involves a guy trying his best to avoid “droppings” coming from the guy above him. Please don’t ask me why this game was made; you just have to check the game out by yourself!

Bow Man – Now this Flash game is something I personally love. By calculating the correct angle and power of the Bow Man’s bow, you get to hit your opponents with perfectly accurate arrows. Well, that’s actually the purpose of the game; I highly doubt you can hit the opponents accurately during the first try!

Desktop Tower Defense – So what’s the best Flash game to play while sipping a nice cup of coffee in front of your desktop computer? Why, a game of Desktop Tower Defense, of course! You set up your cannons and defenses to make sure that your enemies are blown into tiny bits! Your opponents are a group of creeps, by the way. Therefore, the sight of these guys will give you the sudden urge to smash them into bits!

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Line Rider – One of the oldest Flash games I’ve ever played, Line Rider is considered a legend. Create some of the craziest courses for the tiny, brave, yet foolish protagonist and watch with glee as he tries his best to complete the course!

Flash Games: Join in on the Fun

Have so much spare time just browsing through the internet? Seen all the latest feeds on Facebook? Getting bored feeling like there’s nothing else to do? No need to worry because flash games have long been invented just waiting to be discovered! What’s that, you don’t know what a flash game is? You’re in luck, I’m here to tell you a thing or two about it.

Flash games are basically games on your internet browser that require flash player to be installed on your computer for them to function normally. They are usually 2-Dimensional sidescrolling or puzzle games but recently, flash games have had 3D improvements. Yes, it’s just that simple but what’s to like about them? Flash games are mostly made by game enthusiasts or non-mainstream developers all over the worldwide web.

Flash games offer a wide range of genres that could knock you off of your seat. From simple puzzles to online role playing games with really cute characters of your choice. But beware, even simple 2D games like these may get you hooked for sure.

There are a lot of sites that offer a lot of options for casual gamers such as addictinggames.com and miniclip.com but one site booming right now is Kongregate.com where you can create your own account to record achievements in selected games or even high scores for competitive gamers! It also has a special feature where you get to collect companions every week that are called Kongpanions. These kongpanions are cute pet like creatures that exist only in Kongregate. They are now integrated in a flash game called Sandbox Hero that give out in game bonuses depending on the kongpanions you have.

This feature is unique to Kongregate.com that makes it climb the popularity ladder with regards to flash game platform sites. And did I mention that these kongpanions come in two forms? Yes! Your kongpanions can either be just the normal ones or shiny depending on your commitment to the site. Why, you ask? Well, the achievements in the site are not just for show. they collect points for your experience and leveling up your account, AND achievements for the day reward you with the kongpanions. Keep accomplishing achievements for the day for five days in a week and you’ll get the special shiny edition of the said kongpanion.

Don’t you underestimate the power of these shiny kongpanions. They have better statistics than their normal counterpart that will help you ease out of the Sandbox Hero game. As of current, this is the only game that incorporates kongpanions but the site is openly cooperating with developers world wide to give them opportunity to market their games and at the same time put these kongpanions to good use and not just for display.

So, the next time you feel like you have spare time, why not try these so called flash games. Or better yet, you can make your own flash game and show it off to the world! It’s a fun great way to spend spare time rather than just waiting for the news feed to show new stuff.