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Galaxy Life Pocket Adventures » 148Apps » iPhone and iPod Touch Application Reviews and News

We’re finally in an age where games made and designed on Facebook make for high-profile releases on major platforms. as incredible as that may seem, when playing Galaxy Life Pocket Adventures, it’s not hard to see why. this makes for a perfect iOS title: full of charm, style and replayability.

Players assume control of a tribe of slightly demented Starling aliens who have an insatiable lust for building vast, rich colonies from scratch. Fortunately for them, they’re also pretty good at combat, and are as good at repelling an invasion as they are at causing one.  GLPA places players into a living, breathing universe, filled with ambitious AI and the inquisitive, unpredictable nature of real-life opponents from all over the world.

Players are guided by a war-torn general who teaches them the basics of base building and survival. They will learn how to build compact houses and banks to accumulate coins, and mines and silos to help harvest minerals. these are the core elements needed to develop a stronghold and establish an army.

As players progress, inhabitants of their base will also offer out mini-quests to take on and complete. these will help the player learn the basics of the game, but also help them earn extra money for their efforts. Eventually, when the player is suitably prepared, they’re invited to travel to other planets, spy on their opponents and even start a war. GLPA is one of the first massively multiplayer strategy titles on any mobile platform, and it works seamlessly. What’s more, because other people are playing the same game all over the world, things happen even when the player is not logged in. Hypothetically, one night the player could build a base up to perfection, and the next morning, it could be ransacked, pillaged, and razed to the ground if not suitably defended.

It’s not all squabbling however, GLPA also encourages players to message one another, exchange strategies and even combine their forces to take down a common enemy. Players will also be able to craft items for battle and defense, and will be able to exchange strategies with their new-found buddies.

While this is all great, the problem with Galaxy Life is that, after only a short period of time, the inevitability of having to spend real money in order to make any sort of progress becomes clearly apparent. With buildings taking several hours to be built and a minimal workforce thinly spread, it’s an ultimatum that, unfortunately, creeps up far too quickly. while you never have to pay a cent to keep playing, as a freemium title, Galaxy Life does little to reward the impatient.

Outside of that though, Galaxy Life is an extremely polished, entertaining excursion. It controls well, looks good, and has a great game play hook. a rare combination of addiction and pleasure combined.

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    Posted by admin - July 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm

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    Fisher Must Play For the Tacos Crowd

    Lakers must play for the Tacos Crowd in Staples Center in order to ensure its trip to the NBA finals. By doing so, they must limit their opponents below 100 points and make sure they win the games.

    The crowd at Staples Center gets promotional free tacos from Jack in the Box whenever Lakers limit their opponent’s score to 99 and below.

    The Lakers could not just rely on its offensive game to carry them to the Finals. they badly need to work on their team and individual defenses.

    The recent loses against San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday by a margin of one point (112-111) and against the Orlando Magic on Friday by a margin of six points (109-103) reflect the lack of intensity of the Lakers on defensive end particularly in the fourth quarter. On both games, they were not able to contain the point guards of the opposing teams from distributing the ball and making plays.

    The onus is on Derek Fisher – the main man entrusted to stop or slow down his counterpart in the opposing team. Fisher, who is 34 years old, could no longer catch up with the speed of the young point guards in the league today like Tony Parker, Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul. Most of the times, he loses his man and ends up standing across the floor away from his assignment.

    The game against Magic saw point guard Jameer Nelson made uncontested three-point shots and his last one with 35.7-time remaining gave Magic a one point lead, 104-103. Fisher was on the other side of court leaving Nelson wide open for the shot.

    Fisher is an offense-minded player, not a defensive specialist. in his young days, he was a positioned-type player in the defensive end – meaning, he would position himself in front of the opponent and would readily takes a charge from him.

    Phil Jackson must cut Fisher’s minute and give the rest of the time to either Sasha Vujacic or Trevor Ariza who are sure to play for the Tacos Crowd.

    With the sidelined of Jordan Farmar, Fisher has logged-in many minutes and the toll on his body is now gradually showing. This also affects his decision-making that often translates into crucial mistakes.

    Against Spurs, Fisher committed a silly foul against Roger Mason with 10.5 seconds to play who converted it into a three-point play. This sealed the Spurs win.

    The Lakers management should consider finding a defensive-oriented guard to fill in the 15th spot in their roster. He would be handy down the road during playoffs, especially in the Finals – if the Lakers really want to win another championship.

    On a side note, the lost to Magic on Friday spoiled Kobe Bryant’s 15th triple-double of his career. Kobe tallied 28 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.

    Fisher Must Play For the Tacos Crowd


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      Posted by admin - March 16, 2012 at 2:00 am

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      2008 Baltimore Ravens Draft Report

      The Baltimore Ravens is one of the more successful new teams in the NFL and has already claimed a Super Bowl championship, clobbering the new York Giants 34 to 7 at Super Bowl XXXV. However, recently the Ravens have had very uneven success, doing fairly well in 2006 with 13-3 but ending the 2007 season with a 5-11 record. why the losing streak? While there may be plenty to criticize about the Ravens’ performance, the fact of the matter is that this team has one of the most difficult schedules in all of football. their 13th season is no different, since the Ravens have to face opponents from the AFC South, NFC East as well as teams from the AFC West and East. Experts state that the Ravens have the fourth toughest strength of schedule in the NFL based on their opponents’ win to loss ratio from 2007.

      One of the most telling factors for the upcoming 2008 season will be the Baltimore Ravens Draft. Going into the NFL Draft, the Ravens had nine selections including four compensatory selections. The Baltimore Ravens have already signed some promising talent from the draft, including most famously, quarterback Joe Flacco from Delaware. Joe Flacco is currently listed as the highest drafted player ever from the University of Delaware and has already signed a contract with Reebok. Negotiations for a long-term contract have already started and fans believe it could merit at least a five year deal and a starting position.

      Other notable signings for the Ravens include running back Ray Rice from Rutgers, linebacker Tavares Gooden from Miami, wide receivers Marcus Smith from new Mexico and Justin Harper from Virginia Tech. The team also chose offensive tackle David Hale, safety Tom Zbikowski from Notre Dame, offensive guard Oniel Cousins from the University of Texas at El Paso, free safety Haruki Nakamura from Cincy and running back Allen Patrick from Oklahoma Sooners.

      What has the reaction been to the 2008 Baltimore Ravens draft? Obviously, Flacco is an uncontested choice, as he represents the future of the team even if he does need some time to adjust to the big leagues. Experts believe that Flacco must be on guard, as he comes from a small school and has yet to face heavier defenses like he will against teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers (week four) and the new York Giants (week 11). However, fans cite that Flacco has excellent size for a starting quarterback, the newcomer standing at 6’7 and weighing only 236 pounds, which provides good mobility. Haruki Nakamura and Tom Zbikowski have also gained positive mention from fans and the media.

      How will Baltimore fare in the upcoming season? The team is still in the process of rebuilding. However, the quarterback position has been the team’s most desperately needed spot for many years now. The defense of the team has been solid over the past several years (they even upset the Patriots); if they can improve their offense they could be a team to be reckoned with in 2008.

      2008 Baltimore Ravens Draft Report


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        Posted by admin - January 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

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        Braves’ Kimbrel wins NL rookie award

        National League: Braves’ Kimbrel receives honor

        Why he won: Craig Kimbrel, 23, was a unanimous choice among National League voters despite contributing to Atlanta’s late-season collapse by blowing two of his final three save opportunities.overall, though, Kimbrel was magnificent in setting a major-league rookie record with 46 saves while going 4-3 with a 2.10 ERA in 79 games. Opponents batted just .178 against him.Kimbrel’s teammate Freddie Freeman, a first baseman, finished second in the balloting while Philadelphia pitcher Vance Worley was third. Kimbrel was the only player cited on all 32 ballots.there have been 10 unanimous selections in NL rookie balloting, but Kimbrel is the first since Albert Pujols of the Cardinals in 2001. Kimbrel and Freeman are the third pair of teammates to finish one-two. The last were Chicago outfielders Jerome Walton and Dwight Smith in 1989.

        In his words: “It definitely did surprise me, the unanimous decision,” Kimbrel said. “with my teammate Freddie, I expected it to be close. The (collapse at the) end of the year, I can’t say it’s something I’ll get over. but it’s something that will push me and make me strive to do better next year.”

        Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta3200160

        Freddie Freeman, Atlanta021770

        Vance Worley, Philadelphia081640

        Wilson Ramos, Washington0136

        Josh Collmenter, Arizona0125

        Danny Espinoza, Wash.0103

        Darwin Barney, Chicago0022

        Kenley Jansen, LA0022

        The voting panel consists of two BBWAA members from each of the 16 chapters in NL cities. Players receive five points for a first-place vote, three for a second-place vote and one for a third-place vote. Balloting is conducted prior to postseason play.

        Previous winners since 2000

        2010: Buster Posey, San Francisco. 2009: Chris Coghlan, Florida. 2008: Geovany Soto, Chicago. 2007: Ryan Braun, Milwaukee. 2006: Hanley Ramirez, Florida. 2005: Ryan Howard, Philadelphia. 2004: Jason Bay, Pittsburgh. 2003: Dontrelle Willis, Florida. 2002: Jason Jennings, Colorado. 2001: Albert Pujols*, St. Louis. 2000: Rafael Furcal, Atlanta.* indicates unanimous selection. 2011 Baseball Writers award schedule

        Today: AL Cy Young Award. Wednesday: AL and NL Manager of the Year. Thursday: NL Cy Young Award. Monday: AL Most Valuable Player. Nov. 22: NL Most Valuable Player

        Braves’ Kimbrel wins NL rookie award


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