It’s the year 2014, when online gaming is normal. People play first person shooters, strategy games, massively multiplayer role playing games, hell, even farming simulators through the internet, and it’s normal. The internet is a local area network of the whole planet, and gamers can connect to fellow gamers from half a world away. Nowadays these things are usual.
One that is really popular with my crowd is called, Obamacare: The Quest for Subsidies.
No, wait. That one is not a video game, it is a distorted form a reality that is played on computers, but any game console with web browsing capabilities would also allow you to play.
In Obamacare, players from my generation, many of them with a multitude of medical conditions, try to get the government to subsidize their health care by forcing perfectly healthy youngster to purchase health insurance they do not need.
Actually, the true intent of this article is to provide an analogy of how the assorted threats that the younger generations always face change with the passage of time.
When I was growing up, all manner of authority figures from parents to teachers to elected officials and anyone else with a smattering of credibility exerted considerable effort into convincing everyone that the most diabolical threat to ever rear its ugly head was television.
Kids with disciplinary issues in school were often sent home with notes informing their parents that the problem was that little Johnny was watching too much TV, instead of reading books and doing his homework.
The funny thing is, little Johnny grew up and launched himself into a career in the television industry, where he was paid tremendous sums for watching television and creating new shows.
Then, little Johnny became adult Johnny. The threat to his children, he was told, was the untold hours his kids spent playing video games of all descriptions. Johnny’s kids were going to suffer as adults if they did not put down the controllers and go outside to play and breathe fresh air.
One of Johnny’s kids, straight out of college, got a job with one of the big players in the video game industry, and now makes a ton of money for testing and creating video games. He spends a lot of his time taking advantage of free bookie bets and online free bets, and his familiarity with technology means that he is more than a little adept.
I suppose those kids will be hearing something about how their kids are spending too much time fooling around with robots or time travel. Since I don’t know the future, I can’t be certain, but rest assured, it will be something.
Placing bets on your smartphones is becoming ever more popular as the days go by, and for Australians, playing pokies on iPhones is creating a big buzz. There are many reasons why doing this is enjoyable – it’s portable which allows you to play when you want wherever you want. There is no need to travel to a casino or somewhere which houses pokies as you can simply whip out your phone. Because the base of the game will be hosted online, the payouts for winners are likely to increase due to the demand of players. With more people playing pokies online the money within the games will definitely grow. The bonuses of games will also increase because the government does not tax any mobile games, which means any pokies winnings are yours to withdraw whenever you need. These are just some of the reasons why playing pokies on your iPhone is becoming more and more enjoyable.
Due to the increase in popularity of mobile pokies, there are numerous sites popping up that provide a guide on the best apps, reviews of various casinos, and a guide to the huge amount of bonuses available. This can be very helpful, especially as the terms and conditions associated with such bonuses can be rather confusing, especially if you are not familiar to these sort of promotions. We found http://pokiesking.com.au/mobile-pokies/ to be really helpful in helping us select a casino that met all of our criteria, and we were very happy with their recommendations.
Remember, when it comes to gambling, only bet with money you can afford to lose, and don’t ever chase your losses. Gambling is a great form of entertainment if you do it responsibly.
UFC fans will finally have the chance to see Bruce Lee in the Octogan following the upcoming release of EA Sports UFC on the PlayStation 4 this month. Joining a roster of almost 100 real-life UFC fighters, the most famous mixed martial artist of all time will now be able to transfer his iconic talents into a sport he would have undoubtedly excelled in. Anyone who has seen footage of Bruce Lee will be well aware of just what a talented martial artist he was, and now EA Sports have given you the chance to test his skills against the likes of Jose Aldo, Johny Hendricks, Anthony Pettis, Uriah Faber and a host of other current UFC stars.
EA Sports UFC will be the first Ultimate Fighting Champion game release since UFC Undisputed 3 in 2011, and the game is the first game under the Electronic Arts banner. With mixed martial arts as popular as it’s ever been, fans have been eagerly-awaiting the unveiling of this new game since the start of the year – and those fans won’t be disappointed by this fantastic game. While real-life fighters usually fight in a specific weight class, Bruce Lee is capable of fighting at either bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight and welterweight – allowing you to test the icon against a series of current champions.
As well as playing with the greatest martial artist of all time, EA Sports UFC brings you the opportunity to match up any fight you’ve been wanting to see across a range of different range classes. With the highly-anticipated rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson splitting the Betfair odds, you can put the two best light-heavyweights in the world to battle before their scheduled rematch in September. Whether you’re an Anderson Silva fan or a Ronda Rousey supporter, this new game brings the thrill and excitement of the world’s premier MMA franchise into your own living room.
Anyone who plays games regularly online will have come across the ads for bingo sites and there are certainly plenty of ads about bingo on TV these days too. It’s one of the most popular online games out there. But if you’ve never played bingo, you may be wondering why so many people choose to play this simple game over games that, at first glance, offer more layers of interest.
One of the biggest appeals in playing online bingo is that it’s so easy to play. Where some games require great hand/eye coordination and others require mental dexterity, online bingo doesn’t ask the player for either of these. The only thing the player needs to consider is which game they want to play and how many tickets to buy. Then, once the game is in play, the software will mark any matching numbers on their tickets automatically as the number calls are made, and if they have a win, it’s paid into their bingo account automatically too. You don’t even have to be logged into a bingo site to play when the game is scheduled. If you’ve pre-bought your tickets for a particular jackpot game, they will be played automatically. Next time you log in to the site, you may find your account has been bumped by a win, which would always be a nice surprise.
Although it’s easy to play, that doesn’t mean that bingo isn’t entertaining. There’s always a frisson of excitement in the air when you play a game that has cash prizes attached, and some of the prizes at many of the UK bingo sites reach sizeable, sometimes life-changing, amounts. And though the likelihood of winning the jackpot is small, it’s always a possibility, so that’s another draw to playing bingo. Players can share that sense of excitement and anticipation when they play in the bingo chat rooms, where players who have bought tickets for the same games can meet online and discuss how they’re doing. In fact, there’s a whole new language of bingo ‘speak’ on the online sites; where lots of abbreviations are used to type to other players during the games. These include things like 3TG (three to go – before you get a win), GLEV1 (good luck everyone) and BBS (be back soon, if you leave the keyboard for a few minutes). Don’t worry if you can’t make head nor tail of what people in the chat rooms are talking about when you first go online – you’ll soon get the hang of it.
As bingo is so easy to play, it’s also one of the best games to choose when you’re gaming on a mobile. Playing in a public space, you don’t always have peaceful surroundings that you might need for a game that needs strategy – like poker. If you just want to be entertained while travelling, or while waiting for a friend, then playing bingo on your mobile is ideal.
For a game that’s fun and easy, has a social element and costs very little to play, it’s hard to find anything better than online bingo.