Picture perfect!!!

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Do you want to know the answers for questions such as “Why friends are for?” and “What is called true love?” - Well this picture will answer you for sure. It’s a rare picture which I had in my mail. The picture depicts the true love he has and his friend helping him for it. Another cute picture but good enough to steal our hearts!!!

Sunday upset!!!

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Freeing myself from the hectic studies , I went to Adyar Gate this Sunday for lunch. I went with my dad, he was involved in business talks with his business partners. I had learnt on how to make dealings with people. Was just awestruck by the big deal my dad got. Fried prawn and fried cauliflower (not gobi) were served as starters. They tasted too good that I gulped in two plates each. Met my friend Preetha there, who was there with here family for lunch. Cine stars Vishal and Shreya Reddy were spotted. I took my plate to dump in food, selected some- mutton biriyani being one of them.The mutton biriyani tasted bad, bad enough to make me emetic. The other dishes tasted too good, but in the end it was a bad afternoon for me. I dint get any sleep. Kept rolling on bed because of the stomach upset. Hmmm…!!! Just giving a caution to those who go to Adyar Gate- Beware of the Mutton Biriyani!!!!

Our College Tour:

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DAY 4:

It was the last day of the tour and it happened to be the most memorable day for me. Awaiting another day of great pleasure and experience we were all set to our next spot-The Meenmutty Falls. This is the most spelt falls at Wayanad after the Soochipura. We have heard this falls to be dangerous. We have heard from other friends that the way to this falls is very hard to track, infact you could get lost. The day started great on hearing India’s win over the CB series defeating Australia 2-0 in the finals. We had a nice breakfast – Bread with butter and Jam and Dosai with Chutney and Sambar. This unlimited food costed just 30 bucks and was pretty enough that it served all stomachs for the whole day. We took the route which we went on our previous day to Edacal Caves. The falls was 18 kms from Edacal caves. That day's fun started in the van itself. I was dozing on the way and just realized that i fell on Jaquiline mam. I had to ask sorry to her all the way :). Our vehicles were parked at the main road. We had to walk 4 kms from the main road to reach the falls. The path was pretty tough to go. But we have to appreciate the Kerala govt. for preserving this area. We hired a guide for 200 bucks just to lead us to the falls. We went pur way crossing by Coffee and Tea plantations. The scene was amazing. We didn’t find any dry leaves, though the period we visited was at summer. We understood what nature was. The place was very quite and you could just have the feel that you were on an adventure trip with Jeff Corwin. As we proceeded we found the path to be sloping down. The path was slippery, making all of us to move with great care. The place soon turned out to go dark as Teak tress obstructed the sunlight from falling. Pepper and cardamom were planted for the first 1.5 kms. We have cross the forest range which was very dense. The path had plants which were as tall as us. Breathing fresh air we had our greatest experience on trekking in a forest area. Surely is Kerala “God’s own Country”. The path suddenly sloped more downwards; we had to rely on each other for moving. We had to catch hold of trees and stones to gain grip. Emerson was the cameraman for that day. It was fun watching GK moving hard. But besides his features, this man was strong enough to cross all stuffs without any help. ATM raced ahead above all with ease, his composure the secret behind him. It was again a day of comedy show by the girls especially from Mythili and Vishnupriya. Two spots on the way were very dangerous. One place just slipped down with no supports and if you had slipped on it then you got to roll for few metres. The other place can just bear only one person at a time. There was no land beneath us. A small rock served as a bridge; we had to cross its help. Just a slip can seriously injure a person. We could hear the noise of the water falling. We were near the falls. We moved on and finally reached. The falls was huge. We were able to get a clear view of it. Actually we were on the second tier. The falls totally had 3 tiers. The 2nd tier was the biggest and the deepest of all. We had to climb down rocks to reach its foot. The falls looked undiscovered. We were very energetic and dropped our clothes for a swim in the little pond made by the falls (I don’t know swimming-it’s another fact). Aashik met his first slip of the tour. He wiped off the algae completely that were on the rocks. His white pants turned green but he had helped Kishore who also slipped on the same place; but dint wet his pants. VJ was at his best outfits- Blue underpants. This man was enjoying to his maximum, it dint last long for him. He tore his underpants. He had to wear another one he brought as spare. That was the greatest comedy of the day. A tragedy too happened. I would write about it in detail in my next post. We had a great time in water. The falls was quaint in appearance. It was time and we had to leave the place. The return journey was difficult, as we had to ascend. At one spot Vishnupriya blocked nearly 7-10 people, the reason was that she was afraid to climb up a steep slope. It was Srikanth who gave courage to her. She finally decided to come up and it was me and Kaushik who had our nerves tight in the end. We had to quench our thirst here and there. We finally reached the main road. We had to reach Calicut at 17.00 hours to catch our train. The drivers flew their way and we reached the station at 17.10 hours. Calicut was 110 kms from Wayanad. The train arrived at 17.30 sharp. We got in and it started in 5 minutes. We had memorable moments in the train just mocking people and playing cards. We reached Chennai safely the next day at 5.30 in the morning and left the station with a heavy heart because that was the last tour of our college life.

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Day 1, Day 2, Day 3....How we escaped Death!!

The Best Cricket Sledges!!!

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This post is one of my long preserved e-mails!

Wiki refers to sledging as 'exchanging words with opposition player(s) which can put him(them) off their usual game; it is an attempt to "psych out" an opponent'. Cricke
t is a very interesting game, and sledging adds to it the extra spice that makes it much more than just game.
Here is a compilation of the best sledging related incidents, witnessed in the history of cricket...

History

Sledging has always been a part of cricket. Even the great WG Grace did it. Once in an exhitbition match given out leg-before, he refused to walk and told the umpire: " They came to watch me bat, not you raisng your finger". And the innings continued.
Grace's ability to stand his ground would have done Sunil Gavaskar proud. Once, when the ball knocked off a bail, he replaced it and told the umpire: " Twas the wind which took thy bail orf, good sir ."
The umpire replied: "Indeed, doctor, and let us hope thy wind helps the good doctor on thy journey back to the pavilion ."
The best WG Grace sledge was on him, though, not from him. Charles Kortright had dismissed him four or five times in a county game - only for the umpires to keep turning down his appeals. Finally, he uprooted two of Grace's three stumps. Grace stalled, as though waiting for a no-ball call or something, before reluctantly walking off with Kortright's words in his ears: " Surely you're not going,
doctor? There's still one stump standing."

*The Prasad Vs Sohail Incident : Hero to Zero in 3 easy steps
Chasing India's score of 287-8, pakistan got off to a flyer of a start, Amir Sohail and Saeed Anwar went about tearing the Indian bowling attack. Pakistan looked all set to win as they reached 110 odd for the loss of just 1 wicket within the 15 overs.
1. Play a Great Shot: Amir Sohail was completely bent on demolishing the Indian bowling to pieces, charging down the track to the faster bowlers (if u can call Prasad that) in this particular cas
e he came down the ground (a good 4-5 steps, anymore and he would have hit Prasad too) and slashed the bowl over vacant off side area... the ball disappeared into the fence in a flash ... what followed has since been etched in the memories of every cricket fan in the subcontinent.
2. Act Oversmart: Amir Sohail is no Miandad. But he tries to be,and fails miserably. Sohail after hitting the shot pointed his bat the area where the ball had disappeared and then towards Prasad apparently gesturing where he will send the next one .
Its not everyda
y that you see a batsman sledging the bowler, and Sohail was about to learn just why.
3. Get what you called for: Sohail attempting to repeat the shot (albeit with his feet stuck to the ground this time) made room and exposed his stumps, and his weakness, and in return lost his wicket and his face.
As the wicket lay uprooted, Prasad returned the favour to Sohail, pointing to the pavilion this time.
The comeback was truly remarkable, almost a miracle .... Prasad has bowled thousands of deliveries and taken hundereds of wickets in his career but, it was this one granted him a place in the History of Indian Cricket .. for ever... the ghost of Miandad's last ball six was exorcised, once and for all.

*Steve Waugh Vs Curtly Ambrose Episode.
It r
eally does not get any bigger than this, the two legends of cricket came face to face, literally and engrossed in a verbal duel in a test match in Trinidad. All the juicy details were not to be known until Steve Waugh came out with his autobiography.
Ambrose repeatedly stared Waugh down during a searing spell, and Waugh, who sized up the towering Ambrose, said: " What the f*ck are you looking at? "
Ambrose was stunned because, as Waugh says (in his Autobiography), "no one had ever been stupid enough" to speak to him
like that.
Ambrose replied, "Don't cuss me, man", before Waugh's response, which had nothing to do with bowling.
"Unfor
tunately, nothing inventive or witty came to mind, rather another piece of personal abuse: 'Why don't you go and get f*cked.' "The Windies skipper Richie Richardson had a hard time keeping Ambrose from hurting the Aussie.
*McGrath Vs Brandes (the Best one till now)
In a showdown of best pacers of two countries, Brandes made up for his complete absence of batting skills by some displaying some great sense of humor and presence of mind.
Aussie paceman Glenn McGrath was bowling to Zimbabwe number 11 Eddo Brandes who was unable to get his bat anywhere near the ball. McGrath, frustrated that Brandes was still at the crease, wandered up during one particular over and inquired: "Why are you so fat?"
Quick as a flash, Brandes replied: "Because every time I make love to your wife, she gives me a biscuit ."
Even the Au
ssie slip fielders were in hysterics.

*Viv Richards v Greg Thomas
Thi
s incident took place during a county championship match between Glamorgan and Somerset.
Glamorgan
quickie Greg Thomas had beaten Viv Richards' bat a couple of times and informed the legendary West Indian ace: " It's red, round and weighs about five ounces, in case you were wondering."
The very next ball was given the King Viv treament and smashed out of the ground, into a river at which point Richards piped up: " Greg, you know what it looks like. Now go and find it."

*Merv Hughes and Viv Richards:
Merv Hughes usually never short of a word while on the field, rarely keeps quite. During a test match in the West Indies Hughes didn't say a word to Viv, but continued to stare at him after deliveries.
"This is my island, my culture. Don't you be staring at me. In my culture we just bowl." Merv didn't reply, but after he dismissed him he announced to the batsman:
"In my culture we just say f*ck off. "

*Sachin Tendulkar Vs Abdul Qadir
The year was 1989, the little master had recently made his debut in Pakistan.
Sachin not even old enough to get a driving licence Sachin Tendulkar was facing the best bowlers in the business. As the Pakistani crows jeered and mocked Sachin holding out the placards saying "" Dudh Pita Bhachcha ..ghar jaake dhoodh pee", (hey kid, go home and drink milk), Sachin sent the then young leg spinner Mustaq Ahmed hiding for cover (he had hit two sixes in one over. The frustaded mentor of Mustaq Ahmed the legendary Abdul Qadir challenges Sachin saying " Bachchon ko kyon mar rahe ho? Hamein bhi maar dikhao` (`Why are you hitting kids? Try and hit me.`).
Sachin was silent, since then we all have come to know that he lets his bat do the talking. Abdul Quadir had made a simple request and Sachin obliged, and how. Sachin hit 4 sixes in the over, makin
g the spinner look the kid in the contest. The over read 6, 0, 4, 6 6 6, David had felled Goliath ... and a legend was born.

*Ian Healy Vs Ranatunga
Ian Healy's made a legendary comment which was picked up by the Channel 9 microphones when Arjuna Ranatunga called for a runner on a particularly hot night during a one dayer in Sydney... " You don't get a runner for being an overweight, unfit, fat c*nt!"
*McGrath to Ramnaresh Sarwan:
Sarwan, the West Indies vice-captain, and McGrath went toe-to-toe in an ugly shouting match in Antigua in May 2003, The incident was sparked after Sarwan, on his way to a match-winning second-innings century, reportedly reacted to lurid taunts from McGrath by telling him he should get the answers from his wife, who was recovering from radiation therapy for secondary cancer. The details :
McGrath: "So what does Brian Lara's d*ck taste like?"
Sarwan: "I don't know. Ask your wife. "
McGrath (losing it): "If you ever F*&king mention my wife again, I'll F*cking rip your F*fing throat out."
*Mark Waugh Vs Adam Parore
Mark Waugh was standing at second slip, Adam Parore relatively new to cricket came to the crease played & missed the first ball.
Mark Waugh- "Ohh, I remember you from a couple years ago in Australia. You were sh*t then, you're fu*king useless now".
Parore- (Turning around) "Yeah, that's me & when I was there you were going out with that old, ugly sl*t & now I hear you've married her. You dumb c*nt ".

*Ravi shastri v/s Mike Whitney:
Its common knowledge that Indian's usually don't resort to sledging, and the Aussies swear by it. In this rare ocassion the tables had turned and it was the Aussies who were at the receiving end.
Shastri hits the ball towards Mike Whitney (the 12th man in the game) and looks for a single, this guy gets the ball in and says
Whitney: "If you leave the crease i'll break your f***ing head"
Shastri didn't bat an eyelid before replying : " If you could bat as well as you can talk you wouldn't be the f***ing 12th man"

*Merv Hughes Vs Cronje
Merv Hughes was one of the greatest exponents of the fine "art" of sledging. Once during a tour game in South Africa Hughes was bowling to Hansie Cronje . It was an especially flat wicket and Cronje was hitting Hughes for fours and sixes all over the place.
A
fter the umpteenth boundary, Hughes headed down the pitch, stood near Cronje, let out a fart and said: "Try hitting that for six." It was five minutes before the guffawing stopped and play could resume.

*Robin Smith and Merv Hughes
During 1989 Lords Test, Merv Hughes said to Robin Smith after he played and missed: " You can't f*cking bat".
Simth replied, both with the bat and with words, he smashed Hughes to the boundry and said " Hey Merv, we make a fine pair. I can't f*cking bat and you can't f*cking bowl ."

*Team mates Sledging:
Engla
nd were playing Pakistan and, at what turned out to be a crucial moment later on, Frank Tyson managed to get an outside edge off a Pakistani batsman after the batsman had been frustrating them on a hot sweaty day. The ball went right through the hands of Raman Subba Rao who was standing in first slip and through his legs. After the over Raman heads over to the bowler and says, "Sorry Frank, I should've closed my legs." Frank Tyson, who didn't find any of this amusing, quipped back, "No, you bastard, your mother should have ."

*Ian Healy Vs a Short chubby batsman:
In one of the tour matches in South Africa, Australia played Hansie Cronje's province. Cronje was at the non strikers end, there was a short chubby batsman on strike.
Ian Healy yelled to Warne, " Bowl a Mars Bar half way down...We'll get him stumped"
The Aussies and Cronje were all in hysterics, all this was before a classic reply from the batsman.
The exact words: " Nah, Boonie (David Boon) fielding at short leg will be onto it before I can move."
*Miandad Vs Lillee: The 'brats' clash:
Miandad played Lillee to s quare leg and completed an easy run, with a collision taking place in the center. According to Miandad, Lillee had tried to block him in the path. After a verbal exchange, Lillee went ahead and kicked Miandad on his pads. Miandad, started charging towards Lillee with his bat lifted high above the head, as if to hit him. The umpire's intervention prevented what could have turned out to be a real assault had Miandad gone head with his plans. However, the picture of Miandad hurling his bat at Lillee made the whole incident look even worse, and was promptly declared as the most indignified incident in the history of Cricket.
Lillee's version, to this day, had Miandad first hitting him with the bat, and then swearing at him. He maintained that there was no contact from his side throughout the incident.


*The Frog Jumping incident, 1992 India Vs Pakistan:
India vs Pakistan matches are always a treat to watch, and if its the World Cup its stakes are even greater. Javed Miandad, the Bad boy of cricket, at the receiving end for once. Miffed by the verbals from Kiran More, he complains " Insaan khel rahe hain janwaar nahin" (Human beings are playing not animals). And after a sharp run out chance, where Miandad closely survives Miandad starts jumping up and down, face distorted imitating Kiran More's appealing. A sight to behold. Pure comedy. Pakistan loses the match but go on to win the cup.
'I did it instinctively
', Miandad later told. He added, 'Hey, is this the way you appeal for everything? Don't appeal like that '.

*Dropped the Cup?
Perhaps the most famous sledge in a World Cup match took place the epic Super Six clash between Australia and South Africa (in 2003).
South Africa looked on course to a routine victory with Australian captain Steve Waugh at the crease and on 56. At that stage, Waugh clipped the ball in the air straight to South African fielder Herschelle Gibbs. In his haste, Gibbs dropped the ball when attempting to throw it in the air in celebration as he had not fully controlled it. As he passed him, Waugh is said to have asked Gibbs: " How does it feel to have dropped the World Cup?". Waugh carried on to make an unbeaten 120 and Australia posted an unlikely win and won the World Cup a few days later.
Waugh has however denied that quote, instead claiming that he said " looks like you've dropped the match".

*Hughes Vs Miandad
The inimitable Merv Hughes has forgotten more about sledging than most people will ever know, so he was more than a little miffed to be on the receiving end in the 1991 Adelaide Test against Pakistan. Hughes and Javed Miandad almost came to blows after the Pakistani batsman dared to call big Merv a " fat bus conductor". But revenge was sweet for Hughes. A few balls later he finally got his man and as Miandad walked past, he could not resist shouting " Tickets, please!"

*Dennis Lillee Vs Sunil Gavaskar
Dennis Lillee and Sunil Gavaskar, were involved in a war of words in the 3rd Test, MCG, February 1981. A historic win for India in that Test would definitely not have taken place had Sunil Gavaskar forfeited the match.
He clashed with Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee, who Gavaskar claims abused him after claiming his wicket and the Indian captain asked non-striker Chetan Chauhan to walk off the field, forfeiting the match. Gavaskar was batting on 70 when Lillee appealed for a leg before decision. Gavaskar showed his bat to the umpire, indicating he had 'nicked' the ball before it hit his pads. Angry words were exchanged between the batsman and the bowler, and Lillee even went to the extent of pointing to the batsman the spot where the ball had his pads. The decision went in favour of the bowler and as Gavaskar started his long, dejected walk back to the pavilion, Lillee turned around and abused him. That was it. Gavaskar snapped, and decided to forfeit the match.
Later, Gavaskar was to write in his book 'Idols': "That (the walkout) was the most regrettable incidents of my life. Whatever may be the provocation and whatever the reason, there was no justification for my action and I realize now that I did not behave the way a captain and sportsman should ."

*Flintoff Vs Tino Best
Best, never short of a word or two when he is bowling, was done up like a kipper by the England all-rounder as West Indies slumped to defeat in the first Test. Flintoff saw his opponent preparing to face Giles' off-spin and shouted: " Watch the windows, Tino!" The wind-up had the desired effect, causing Best to come charging out of his crease like a man possessed. He took a wild swing at the ball, missed and was promptly stumped by Geraint Jones. Not a broken window in sight. Flintoff could not contain himself and spent the next five minutes giggling like a teenager, as Best sat on the balcony rueing his stupidity.

*Viv Richards to Gavaskar:
Gavaskar had decided to relinquish his opening position and come in at no 4 for that test. But, Malcolm Marshall fired out Anshuman Gaekwad and Dilip Vengsarkar for ducks, setting the stage for Gavaskar to walk in at 0/2.And he thought there would be less pressure! Viv Richards says " Man, it don't matter where you come in to bat, the score is still zero."

*Steve Waugh and Parthiv Patel:
Amidst all the hype surrounding his farewell match, Steve Waugh had to contend with an unexpected dose of his own medicine from a player half his age.
As Waugh fought a grim battle to stave off defeat in the series-deciding fourth Test in Sydney, 19 year-old Indian wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel tried to unsettle the veteran batsman through some banter. The baby-faced Patel egged on the 38 year-old stalwart to play one of his sweep shots one last time.
The India 'keeper was saying
, 'Come on, just one more of the famous slog-sweeps before you finish'
Waugh replied: 'Look, show a bit of respect. You were in nappies when I debuted 18 years ago' .

*Rod Marsh and Ian Botham:
When Botham took guard in a Ashes match, Marsh welcomed him to the wicket with the immortal words: " So how's your wife and my kids?"

*Trueman and Aussie batsman
In an England v Australia Test during early 1960's Trueman was fielding close to the gate from the pavilion. As a new batsman came out he turned to shut the gate, Trueman said " Don't bother son, you won't be out there long enough."

*Daryll Cullinan and Shane Warne:
As Cullinan was on his way to the wicket, Warne told him he had been waiting 2 years for another chance to humiliate him. " Looks like you spent it eating ," Cullinan retorted.

*Adam Parore and Daryll Cullinan
Because Cullinan is well known for being Warne's bunny, New Zealand keeper Parore greeted the South African, carefully playing the first ball from kiwi Chris Harris, with a cry of: " Bowled Warnie!"

*Malcolm Marshall and David Boon

Malcolm Marshall was bowling to David Boon who had played and missed a couple of times. Marshall: " Now David, Are you going to get out now or am I going to have to bowl around the wicket and kill you?"

*James Ormond and Mark Waugh
James Ormond had just come out to bat on an ashes tour and was greeted by MarkWaugh……..
Mark : "F*ck me, look who it is. Mate, what are you doing out here, there's no way you're good enough to play for England "
James: "Maybe not, but at least i'm the best player in my family"

*Waugh Vs Jamie Siddons
In a Sheffield Shield game between NSW and SA, a Waugh twin (not sure which) was taking an enternity to take guard, asking the umpire for centre, middle and leg, two legs - the whole lot. Then he steps away towards leg side and has another look around the field, before re checking centre.
Jamie Siddons is at slip, and decided enough is enough. He yells out."
For christ sake, it's not a 'f*cken test match."
Waugh
replies: " Of course it isn't ... You're here. "

*Mother (in law) of all sledges:
In the 1980's Ian Botham returned early from a tour of Pakistan, and on radio joked " Pakistan is the sort of country to send your mother in-law to ." Needless to say the Pakistanis did not find this amusing, and when Pakistan defeated England in the 1992 World Cup Final, Aamer Sohail told Ian Botham " Why don't you send your mother-in-law out to play, she cannot do much worse."

*Barmy Army Vs Shane Warne
England's "Barmy Army" recently decided to sledge leg spinner Shane Warne musically, and it has been described as boorishly personal, but effective.
The sledge was based on Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep - the "Where's your poppa gone?" Song. It has been converted to " Where's your missus gone?" (Warne had recently been divorced ith ife)

*Special Mention:
Inzamam-ul-Haq once told Brett Lee to " stop bowling off spinners".
In the recent Karachi Test when Irfan Pathan came to bat in 2nd Innings Afridi shouted two times
"O mera Shehzada aaya!" (Oh! my prince has come).


********NOT THE END********


For the Non-Gamers....

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Hi visitors i have been literally giving u so much reviews about games(thats what everybody says but have given only 6 of them!) but i get most of the feedbacks as "Ur review is good but i dont know anything about games"!!!!?????


So this post is all to those non-gamers who wanted to know wat gaming is all abt....

Well gaming is all abt playing urself through a given mission or task with a given set of equipments and stuff which helps u in completing the mission.
Basically there are 2 popular type of pc games today and those r the action and strategy games.

Action Games:
An action game is a game that challenges a player's speed, dexterity, and reaction time. Action games often include tactical conflict, exploration challenges, and puzzle-solving, but these are not defining elements. Action games are the broadest and most inclusive genre in gaming, encompassing many diverse sub-genres such as first person shooters, beat-em ups and platform games. Basically even action-adventure games are present in which the player needs to solve puzzles and find out hidden paths in order to go on to the next level with action present in the game.

*First Person Shooters:
The First person shooter or also called as FPS is a action game type which shows the view of the game as viewed by the gamer playin the game.Some of the most famous examples of FPS are Medal of Honor, Call of duty, IGI, etc.(These are game names....)

*Beat-em ups:
The beat-em games are nothing but hand to hand combat games tat are takin against a wave of enemies either by hand or some melee weapons such as clubs, rocks, sticks, etc. Some famous examples of these types of games are Mortal Combat, Turtles, etc.

*Platform Games:
Platform games are nothin but games tat are
played on single platform with changing scenarios tat mostly depend upon the jumping tactics other than shooting and killin enemies in the game. Most famous platform games are Contra, Mario, Club fighters, Ninja, etc.

Gameplay:
While the objective of an action game varies from game to game, it generally involves advancing through stages (or levels), eliminating hordes of enemies, and solving puzzles. Many games include one or more Bosses, often preceded by Mini-Boss. A Mini-Boss is usually the climax to a level or series of levels, with a Boss encountered either at the end of the game or periodically throughout the game, leading up to an "End-game Boss", whose defeat is the objective of the game.U must have witnessed these type of gameplay in platform games like Mario.....

But other action games such as Medal Of Honor, Call Of Duty, etc are war based games and the player is given a war field arena to battle with enemies with a limited source of weapons and thus the player has to complete task or mission given to him. These are shoot and kill games tat require ur quick hand co-ordination and eye movements all throughout the game screen.Usually these types of game are played either in Joystick or combining both the mouse and the keyboard.

Strategy Games:
Games tat require a strategic plannin and execution leading to a victory over a battlefield shown from a satellite view of the game world or map in which the player and the enemy battle for their majority place in the map. the one who gets the majority portion of the map by beating the other enemy with troops of his advancement wins the game and claims the territory and later like this a story mode is formed and further new maps are given for the gamer to play the game.

Eventually a minimum required resources for the player is given in the start of the game itself and further requirement of resources required by the player can be taken from the map in which the player plays. For eg:If a player needs wood for buildin houses he must find a tree in order to fulfill his required resource.

And in this strategy game a main city is formed which is know as the capital city and in the start itself a capital city will be given to u from which u can generate citizens for recruiting them in various works such as Food harvesting, Lumbering, Mining, Defending the capital by training in the Barracks(a bulidin for creating trained troops) etc.So a mission objective will be given to u and u have complete the objective in a given time. In most of the games the mission objective will be to capture the opponent territories land and defeat them. So in order to do this u got to defend urself from the opponents invasion and also in the same time create huge army of needed size to destroy the enemy.This is all wat strategy game is all abt------Strategic Plannin!!!!!!

Some of the examples of these types of games are Age Of Empires, Rise Of Nations, Empire Earth. Lord Of the Rings, etc.

So non-gamers if u still have any difficulty in understanding gamin pls post ur queries!!!!
Will be reviewing more....

Call Of Duty-4 Review...

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They say war is hell. Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare takes you to the very depth of wat hell is all abt!!!!!!!!!!!

Actually i bought the game and was surprised to see the game in a pack of 2DVD's---thought it would be another WW-II game of this series.But to my surprise it was not!!!This game is actually a game played in todays world with modern warfare techniques and more modern weapons with scintillating audio and visual effects !!!!Actually was bit sad three days ago coz i completed the game with a weeks time nearly within 7-8hrs....Actually the game is almost excellent in alllllllll ways and is a treat to ur eyes and ears....Even a non gamer will get a bit game lunatic after seein r playin this game as it happened to a dear friend of mine namely GUJAKO!!!!!(Praveen)

If you played the original Call of Duty or its sequel, then you will hv little trouble gettin into COD4. Infinity Ward maintains its smart system of rewarding players for aiming down the sight before firing.You can run from cover to cover (an absolute necessity to survive the utter insanity in some of the levels).You have melee attack too. There are a few highlighted spots that require a button press to interact with and yes you can once again pick up live grenades and throw them back at the enemy.You wouldn believe me, u can even break or twist the head of the dog wen it pounces and grounds u to the ground!!!!!!

The real change comes in the combat. This is one intense shooter, mainly because there are just so many enemies. And they are smarter thanks to some refined AI. Enemies usually know to stay in cover. And they also know that you, being a well-trained soldier, aren't going to fight in the open. That's why they fire RPGs and toss so many damned grenades. They are trying to flush you out. And since most cars explode and will kill you if you are standing beside them, quite often you'll be forced to move.

Also, the enemy has access to perhaps the greatest weapon in modern war: dogs. Yes, there are dogs in COD4 and they can be real bitches (get it?). Dogs are a major pain in the ass. They don't have fear.....they don't worry about flanking you or dying by your bullets. They want one thing: to rip out your throat. Often they will. Dogs move fast and attack sometimes before you turn to see what all that barking's about. If a dog attacks, you will hit the ground and enter one of the shortest mini-games of all time. You have perhaps two seconds from the moment you hit the ground to perform a melee attack and break the dog's neck. Otherwise, the dog will rip out your throat. That means you die.You should have seen the face of my
friend(GUJAKO--Praveen)wen he got killed by a dog in the game!!!!!












Fortunately, you have some things going for you. First and foremost are your squadmates. Call of Duty 4 does not have a single squad command. You won't tell your buddies to frag and clear a room or move from cover to cover towards the enemy's position. You don't have to tell the AI what to do in Modern Warfare, because your allys' AI is outstanding. These folks look, move, act, and react like their true military counterparts. In fact, were you to have the ability to issue commands, you'd likely end up doing more harm than good. The AI takes care of itself (and you).

Also to your advantage when taking on enemies in the battle field there are smarter ways to finish them of with smarter bullet physics. When you shoot at a wall, your bullets don't necessarily stop dead in their tracks. The caliber of the bullet, distance and substance of the wall all determine how much the bullet is slowed. Wood and drywall won't usually stop a bullet. So you can shoot through walls to hit enemies taking cover. This isn't just a fun little gimmick!!!!!This is a fairly significant element woven throughout the single-player campaign.Well this type of bullet physic is carried out in sniping stage where u try to snipe down a enemy bitch where wind effects have to be taken care of, indeed the travellin of the bullet from the sniper is based on the winds direction and Coriolis effect(Caused by rotation of the Earth!!!)!!!!!!!!!!!!!U get all Ghillied(a suit of leaves and stuff worn by snipers to get unnoticed in a terrain) up in this sniping mission which is my one of the favourite moments of the game!!!!!!And u have to carry ur higher officer wen he gets hurt and drop him off certain places were there are enemy movements....U have to safe board him and urself alive in a transport helicofter after fighting nearly some 50 soldiers which is truly awesome!!!!!!!!!!!





COD4's single-player is made great because it is such a white-knuckle experience. That would not be possible if the sound and visuals weren't impeccable. This is a gorgeous game from top to bottom. It runs almost perfectly, with only a few rare frame rate hiccups, and offers rich details, great texture work, excellent animations for your allies, awesome particle effects, and some stellar lighting. The sound is equally impressive. Combat is loud. The shouts of your allies, the curses of your enemies, the ominous clink of a grenade falling at your feet, all go to creating an immersive experience. You may well lose yourself in combat, drawn in by the visuals and the sound. This is a technically excellent effort that won't disappoint.

In one mission u get to drive a great 3interchangeable guns in a very modern aircraft providing air support to our troops below.......this mission is also equally one of the best mission in COD-4 comparing with other few of those excellent ones...

Finally Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a fantastic game. The single-player experience is easily Infinity Ward's best work to date. Calling it intense may be an understatement. The overall story is standard action movie fare, but the relationships built over the short seven hours of play are surprisingly strong. Though the single-player lacks length, the multiplayer should keep you invested in COD4 for the long time. This is a truly fantastic multiplayer offering that's as deep as any other online game available.

Infinity Ward has done it again. Call of Duty 4 is not only a winner but a achiever too!!!!!!!!!!


Main Advantages:
100% Everything!!!!!!!!!!!!

Main Disadvantages:
100% Nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rating according to my view abt the game:9.8/10
Will be reviewing more......

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HTC Touch Dual- In a nutshell!!

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The HTC touch Dual smart phone is a sequel of HTS Touch. Longer and thinner than the Touch, it does not support Wi-Fi. This is a major drawback for the phone but it has HSPDA to compensate. The HSPDA is similar to Wi-Fi but works well only if data connection is established well. It sports two 2 megapixel cameras – one in the front and the other at the back. The front camera is used in attending video calls and the back camera is used to take pictures and to capture videos. It has two key versions- 20 key version and 12 key version. TouchFLO technology has been used along with 3G. 2.6" TFT LCD Touch screen enables easy usage. Bluetooth and miniUSB ports are ordinary features extended. Released in November 2007 in countries like Japan and Taiwan, this phone is all set to land up in US markets in a few days. It weighs just 120 grams. Internal memory is 256 MB and the memory can be extended to 1 GB.

FEATURES:

-Dimensions-107 x 55 x 15.8 mm

-TFT touchscreen with 65K colors

-16-key standard or 20-key QWERTY keyboard

-TouchFLO technology

-3G technology

-256MB ROM and 128MB SDRAM

-Bluetooth enabled

-microSD Card Expansion

-Class 10, 32 - 48 kbps- GPRS connection

-Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional

-Pocket IE and WAP friendly

-Li-Ion battery

-Talk time upto 5 hrs

Nokia in Race with Apple!!!

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Nokia has decided to bring out its first iphone model, NOKIA TUBE 5800, in competition with Apple’s iphone. The device sports a 3.2 megapixel camera, autofocus enabled. The touch screen display with 16 million colors is 3.2 inches in length, just enough to match with Apple’s 3.5 multi-touch display. A GPS enabled iphone, it is slated for a release at the end of this year. Wi-Fi, Internal memory of 140 mb and Bluetooth are its ordinary features. It weighs just 104 grams.

Specifications:

  • 3.2 megapixel camera-autofocus enabled
  • Touch screen display with 16 Million colors (3.2-inch )
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • GPS enabled
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • TV-out port- advancement
  • 140MB internal memory
  • 3G technology

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Spy Camera Pen with Solar Charger!!!

Chasing Dame Luck

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Luck! This is perhaps one thing all the people in the world would like to have on their side when they undertake any task. Many people have their own take on the things which bring them luck. Some believe that wearing a particular dress for special occasions would bring them luck, while the rest have their own lucky charms.


Since luck cannot be seen, felt or smelt, one cannot conclusively prove that there is a thing called LUCK. So, why do many people believe in luck? Is it because one can use luck (Or lack of it to be precise) as an excuse whenever things go wrong? Or is it simply because it acts as a feel good factor?


Anyway, assuming that luck does exist, why do some people get lucky more often than others? Trust me guys, this is true. Some blokes are more fortunate than the rest of us in this regard. For eg, one of my fellow blogger here is a very lucky guy, although he vehemently opposes this whenever we talk on this subject. (No prizes for guessing his name guys.). And how do these “naturally lucky” people acquire this gift? Does prayer bring luck? Or is it a rare gift that only a few gifted (lucky???) ones possess?

Or, if there is no such thing called “Luck”. Then why do many deserving people often fail in their endeavors? Is it due to fate? Then again fate is also an abstract concept which cannot be clearly defined.


Since we cannot decipher luck, take life as it comes. If luck gives you a helping hand, grab it. Otherwise take the hard road ahead. Remember, there are many people who travel the hard road and succeed.

!SURWASTE!

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For a world that’s increasingly becoming lazy, data is digested only in the form of bar graphs and pie charts! For an analyst to perform such functions he needs solid data. Let me share with you an incident which caught me off guard and justified my prejudice!

Our project proceedings were in shambles and hence we opted for a combined study at my home (this has nothing to do with the incident)! We did nothing worthwhile ensuring that it remained in shambles! Wanted refreshment badly and decided to step out for an evening munch. Vadi had other better chores to fulfill and hence it was jus me and blade for the outing. After silencing our stomachs… we were walking back home unaware of the things to come!

Suddenly we were confronted by two ladies who came in from nowhere and started off with a ‘sir’ (Man…. It was nice being addressed like that). They wanted us to be a part of the survey that they were conducting (banking and finance), and one of the ladies fittingly mentioned that gifts would be given on completion (this added to the ‘sir’ effect)! Blade was slightly unwilling but the ladies had enough skills to convince us both!

Date: 10th April 2008 (Thursday)
Venue: A small marriage hall near my house

They escorted us into the hall and asked us to be seated. Was surprised to see that there were already a good number of victims inside the hall! The first thing that they wanted us to do was lie… to lie that we were married! Of all the embarrassments that I had endured in my life this will always be rated high! Both of us wanted to leave but they were again adept in convincing us that the gift was worth lying! The ladies explained us that they were training us (to confidently lie) for a meeting with the original surveyor, who was on the far end of the hall questioning hapless victims like us!

Then came a man towards us and told the ladies that no more victims were required…. The ladies apologized for the inconvenience (they never knew that I wanted the gift and not their apology)… So both of us left the hall empty handed (without the promised gift but with embarrassment worth remembering and sharing with you people) with similar trained liars!

In the time to come… before even interpreting pie charts and bar graphs…. I cant help my memory flashing this incident! Hands on experience answering a SURVEY… sorry SURWASTE!

Our College Tour:

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DAY 3:

Edacal Caves and Kuruva Islands:

The morning was beautiful because of the fog outside. We had our breakfast, and was all set for the adventure tour we planned. Our morning was fantastic as India won its first finals against Australia under helped by Master Batsman Sachin Tendulkar, scoring a glorious century (119 runs) with perfect shots and awesome uppercuts. We watched the replays of his innings and it’s pretty obvious that everyone praised him. Edacal caves was 18 kms from Regency hotel. The road was clean. We spotted Elephants on our way. Mythili got very much exited on seeing a male elephant. She wanted to get near it, but we held her back. Vidyazhini was in a white churidhar. She really scared everyone out there. Alan was most affected by this. We had to travel on a road which leads to Edacal caves and Meenmutty falls, you just have to take a left to reach the caves. We reached the foot of the hill and headed towards the entrance. We had to walk some few kms, around 2-3, I guess. The path to the entrance is a beauty. You can find Jackfruits, Betel plants on the way. Few monkeys were playing near a house, and it was good to watch them. The entry fee was 10/- per person. We started to trek up for the caves. The path was just small; it can allow only one person to move at a time. We had to climb rocks that were pretty tough and huge. As the place was very steep, steel ladders were placed here and there to help out people. It was great to see people enjoying themselves trekking. I guess this was their first trek which had caused the excitement. Vishnupriya and Priyanka worked hard to climb; but they did it easily after a few steps. At one point the place offers a great view of a valley below, but that point was dangerous as it didn’t have any barricades. Alan found difficult to breathe, but he got ok a little later. We reached the caves after a trek of about 40 minutes. The caves got its name from a huge rock which rests in a gap formed between two more rocks. Nutti and others had fun with Alan (Mark). They made him believe that the stone was a part of a meteor that had hit earth few years back. Mark was dumbstruck hearing that, but later it found it to be a play. It was a nice to see Mark in his best shooting GOOD words towards Nutti. The cave is 4000 years old. It had inscriptions and paintings, which is believed to be carved by people relating to Stone Age man. A guide there explained very well about the caves. He showed us inscriptions of the tribal head, an ordinary man and an elephant. It’s the first time I see such inscriptions, I was really amazed. Also, there was an inscription which had the name of a king. We took pictures in front of a narrow opening inside the cave; it was very deep. We then started to the top of hill which was some 300-500 meters from the cave. The path was very narrow this time; people have to crawl at some areas. Vishnupriya and Preetha stayed back at the cave, they didn’t want to take any risks. It was fun watching Mythili move up. Priyanka was towed by Rajasekar as she dint have enough stamina. Our guys were very much exited about the trek; they started racing towards the peak. At one point we came across an opening. One must definitely crawl better than a snake here. I shot Powder B a nice snap for him. The path seemed to go mad, sediments on the way the made us move with more care. Suddenly I heard VJ shouting in joy. I saw him at the top along with ATM, Srikanth and Gujako. They have reached the top; remember Tenzing was never here. Jokes apart; I too wanted to reach where VJ was and was amazed at a spot. Wow!!!! I have never been climbing on rock with the help of a rope and now I have a chance. Yes, one big rock was obstructing our way and we have to overcome it. The rock was huge and very dangerous to climb on. Ropes supported on steel pipes were there to assist people. It was great fun to climb it. LG was as the size of an ant when looked from this point (she was below the rock that time). We had to move hard as the path proved tough as it extended. Finally we reached the place. We were stunned on watching its surroundings. I realized I was on top of earth. Boundaries of 3 states-Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnataka, Chembra peak was clearly visible from there. Emerson (Bison) was at his peak, guess he is a fan of Saurav, started to take of his shirts and dance. For an instant i thought he was going to strip, luckily he wore vests which covered his big belly. It was great up there making us to spend 20 minutes there. I need to mention about our staff-Jackqueline Sahaya Pushpam; She was older than us yet she proved to be faster than all girls at all levels during trek. We then decided to descend as it was noon. We had no problem in descending, so we reached our vans in no time. We refreshed and started towards Kuruva Islands which was around 30 kms from the cave.

The Kuruva island was 3.2 kms from the main road and it was off season. The outskirts of the region were very dry. I feared I brought my friends to a useless place. The place was dry just fit for wild animals. As we proceeded the place brought hopes as we could see green trees approaching. At one point vehicles could not go further, we got walk from there. The entrance fee per person was 10 /- and 50 /- had to be paid for the guide. The islands have five rivers flowing through it and its fun crossing all those. The first river was very deep. We have to cross that on a Raft. It was a great experience as we were on a raft for the first time. We went by foot through the islands and it just like experiencing nature's greatness. We then came to the second cross where the water level was little above our ankle. It was slippery but it was enjoyable crossing. GK was little afraid to step in but we guys forced him to wet his legs. The credit goes to our Sir Balasubramanium (Baalsu), for the sudden burst of laughter. He wished Navaneeth would slip and fall in water. Believe me, I saw him floating the next instant. He had his butt wet; we could not be on work for few minutes but just to laugh. Busy Rajasekar made sure that everyone was safe. He had a long n fat stick; he had reasons for it. He explained he was driving Crocodiles away from people. Funny man, he drew everyone’s attention. Then it was Baalsu sir'ss idea again, guys started throwing stones near people crossing the river just trying to splash water on them. Mappi went furious on this; it is always a comedy to see mappi shout in anger. The 3rd and 4th crossing was little deep. The fifth was lengthy and little difficult. Navaneeth recorded the maximum number of falls- totally 4. Vishnupriya known for breaking records started her contribution to the comedy. We were all busy crossing, then suddenly there was a big splash. I wondered whether a meteor or something had hit earth; I was relieved to see that it was Vishnupriya, who was the cause. It was now Mythili’s turn for another big splash, but she held her strong on a rock thereby preventing a a big fall. Vishnupriya and Mythili then took turns to fall and they equaled Nava’s record. We finally crossed all rivers amidst great fun, we then headed back. We took good pics of us over a big log. It was big enough to hold 10 persons. Then we came across a valley. It was the most beautiful place I have ever visited, after Meenmutty falls. It was very long, almost thrice a football ground. Fully green, and with cracked surfaces I was amazed with the scene, I felt I was in heaven. We spent few minutes there, the sunset added more color to it. We went our way back passing by lovely paddy fields and tree houses. We reached our vehicles and started back to our hotel. We reached the hotel by 7. Vishnupriya had previously informed about the UTSAV that is going to be held in the evening the same day. Kishore and I witnessed the festival (at Sulthan Bathery). There were 5 elephants which carried the idol of Hindu Gods. People were in their traditional dresses. It was lovely to watch the women in white sarees with orange and red border. It was their trademark. People gathered in huge, it was a great evening totally.

The day ended, soon. We were very much exited about the adventure trip.

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