Our natural cycles as mammals dictate that we are naturally more sedentary during the short cold days, but why use that as an excuse to put on the annual “winter coat”? Instead, consider all the advantages of picking up a lifestyle regiment now while it matters most.
Autumn is about to give way to winter, and it may be a humdinger this year, so get prepared ahead of time for some possible cabin fever. In the interests of keeping everyone happy, sane, and active, indulge in some classic board games and some all-ages make-believe, and even incorporate some new technologies to brighten up the cold, dark days. Here’s a great list of reminders and introductions that can keep the family occupied.
In the hopes of an abundant snow year, do some fun prep to get your blood pumping and gear up for winter sports. Even though snowboarding is a relatively young sport, it has a colorful history. As you get ready, keep some of these helpful safety tips in mind too, so you can have an injury-free and fun season on the slopes.
It’s so easy to get swept into the madness of cooking, shopping, and attending holiday parties that we miss the downtime with family and friends, which after all, isn’t the whole point. To break out of the old patterns this winter, consider some not-so-standard activities that can lend an atmosphere of spontaneity and specialness to these important occasions. Doing something a little out of the ordinary as the year draws to a close can serve to mark the time and make some really fun memories.
These games combine all the engagement of classic role playing like Dungeons and Dragons, but the way the CGI graphics, narrative, and gameplay have evolved, the adventure is all that much more convincing. Plus, the fundamentals of these games goes from very basic to very complex, so now kids in a broader age range can assume an avatar, customize their attributes, and go on a continued journey with their friends. The MMORPG genre has captured kids’ attention because it offers some unique features that allow players to flex some different gaming muscles.
Last Hope, now enabled for All in One devices powered by Intel® Core™ processors, is an arcade Zombie Sniper 3D Shooter game placed in the desert. The story takes you on a journey through a changed world, exploring soccer fields in the desert, a sad wilderness, small villages, and infected canyons. It’s all about surviving the zombies as much as earning high scores and reaching new experience levels. Players need to find out which combinations of skills and items work best in order to survive and climb the ranks in becoming the best sniper in Last Hope. It’s easy to catch onto, but hard to master..
Introducing BigHut Games' app Alien Jump – Lab Escape. This game, for participants of all ages, features non-threatening, cute aliens that were captured by evil scientists, and the players’ challenge is to help them escape from the lab. The three highlighted characters are alien Zippy and his friends, and they are involved in a daring get-away adventure, using the scientists’ own inventions against them. The app, now optimized for Intel devices, offers beautiful and colorful graphics, and over 60 levels filled with dangerous traps, and challenging twists and turns. Alien Jump is completely free to play, but also offers items that can be purchased; this feature can easily be disabled on individual devices based on preference.
Apocalyptic themes have always captured the collective imagination, but it certainly seems to have taken hold in a new way. The film and gaming industries have seen scads of end-of-days stories where chaos reigns and society disintegrates into a mass of flesh-eating monsters. Thanks to advancements in digital technology, we can now experience the fear with shocking realism.
Something sinister this way comes. It’s that time of year to don a disguise and get scared out of your skin. Halloween leaves some treats and tricks at your doorstep, but watch out! All the creepy creatures, monsters and mysteries come out of hiding in these new apps for your Intel-powered devices.
Halloween is a time when we collectively let our fantasies and worst fears loose, where fun and terror seem to blend together. One of the archetype backdrops for this special brand of scared is the carnival. What is it about amusement parks that make them so ripe for mystery and horror? Last August, vigilante artist Banksy created a whole installation called “Dismaland” in Somerset, England that used the carnival theme as a backdrop for some biting social commentary.