Progressive jackpots confuse many of us and some probably don’t even know what they are. So let’s take a look at progressive jackpots, how they work, where you can find them and most importantly, are they worth playing?
As we all know, a jackpot is the big prize of the slot. It can hit tens of thousands or even a few million pounds, depending on the game. In regular slots, jackpots ranging anywhere near the millions are rare, simply because the slot maker has to allocate the prizes on the assumption that more money will be lost to the game than the total jackpot. Because of this, a regular jackpot will never compare to the mega wins seen on progressive games.
Progressive jackpot games allow for bigger jackpots because the prize grows continuously as the slot is played. A percentage of every coin spent adds to the progressive jackpot for a lucky winner to pick up later. Instead of guessing the chances of a player winning the jackpot, the jackpot simply grows with the number of people playing. This allows them to get much bigger, up to the tens of million, simply because the jackpot keeps growing until it’s won.
Online casinos have made this possible because of their huge popularity and thousands of players. Progressive jackpots are the biggest because every player contributes directly to the pot! Jackpots usually come in 3 forms. You have major, minor and then mini jackpots. The major jackpot comes with the lowest chances of winning, while obviously, the minor and mini jackpots can be won more regularly, with a lower prize. They all tick up as players spend coins, but minor and minis stay lower as they are won more often and less coins are allocated to them, retaining the balance between the major and smaller jackpots.
Progressive jackpots are won through bonus rounds. By spinning 3 scatter symbols, the slot will then open a bonus mode. Bonus rounds come in many forms, such as a pinball style game, or a wheel of fortune set up. From here you can win money as you usually would with any slot bonus. But in addition, you can also win a mini, minor or if you’re really lucky, the major jackpot. Progressive jackpots very rarely simply won from spinning the reels.
So you’re almost always going to see a bonus round first. If you are looking for strategy or tactics, then sadly we can’t help you there. Since the jackpot is won through a bonus round, each bonus mode is different, and since it usually has very little player interaction, there’s no real way to improve your odds. It’s all down to the luck of the spin.
On the brighter side, since a jackpot can be won, even with the lowest wager possible, progressive jackpots still make sense, as you can enjoy them like a regular slot, but with the added chance that a larger jackpot might come your way. It’s like a typical slot, but with more surprises in store. So if you’re a slots fan, there’s no harm in trying them out.
So, which progressive jackpots should you look out for?
The Top 3 are Mega Fortune Dreams by NetEnt, Mega Moolah by Microgaming and the Mega Jackpot Range by IGT. All of these are made by the world’s biggest slot developers. They’re fun, they look great and they bring the biggest jackpots because of their huge player base. Mega Moolah recently broke the world record for the highest online jackpot of all time. So who knows, maybe you could be a record breaker someday too. Thanks for reading our guide to progressive jackpots, which has been provided by Casinoslots.
The senior citizens want to spend time and so often choose different kind of activities keep themselves busy. The women are also wanted to do something to earn some extra. Both the categories like to adopt the casino as their medium of earning money and also to have fun.
But due to lack of information they often put their feet into the trap. The elder people like to play for recreation but ultimately they become addicted towards the casino games and free pokies. They like to spend hours after hours in the casinos. And they even do not bother about how much amount of money they drain out from their bank account.
It becomes an addiction for them and they like to stick with it. They even found themselves isolated from the family members just after the retirement from the work and at that juncture of time they become the victim of gambling addiction.
Sometimes it becomes so worse that they cannot share this problem with the others. They often respond the alluring advertisements of the casinos and blindly follow them up and at the end burn their life.
But they must not finish their hard earned money in this way. There are many other ways to spend leisure life. The seniors are enough mature and educated and they must act wisely.
In the same way the women also become victim of the gambling worlds. They want to earn extra money from the games of the casino and while doing this they lost what they had saved for life. They started to neglect their home, relationship, career, and children.
Sometimes they may be good in the games but most of the time they lose everything in life. They do not able to mix freely with the others. The gambling addiction is increasing as gambling is spreading world wide. It become a serious problem and if the players do not have control; over their action then it is sure that they will dupe very soon.
Posted on September 9, 2019
How are you doing? I’m fine and at full speed. You operate within the online gambling business, which includes casino, poker and various games. How do you distinguish yourselves in that market? What we have done is change the registration process Instead of going to an online casino or another online gambling service, as one has always done, submitting all of your personal information (e-mail address, where you live, your name), you come to our platform, use your own usual bank log-in and make a deposit. Who is the average online gambling gambler?
With this concept it is generally somewhat younger if you compare to the other trademarks, and it has a lot to do with the log in procedure. The technical maturity is different for younger gamblers in comparison to the older ones. The typical user of bank-id is in the age group of 30 to 40.
That is one of the unique selling points for this concept. Another one is that the quality of the data we gather in to the system is very high. We know that the identity of the gambler is correct because we receive it from a registered payment intermediary, in this case Trustly. Trustly have the accurate information from the banks. Since we trust the KYC (know your customer) from a registered payment intermediary, we are able to trust it fully up to a certain amount before we ourselves have to receive a new set of KYC-information.
What this means for the average gambler (who doesn’t exceed the limit of perhaps 2000EUR), is that the experience becomes very smooth. You log in, make a deposit ie: 500SEK, play for a while, win/lose and if you have funds to withdraw, press the withdraw button. If we can then see that this is under the limit we can then push it back to your bank account as fast as the bank can act on it. So you have lowered the threshold for people to bet which is a positive.
But there is a drawback of this. What is your moral stance with it being easier and faster to gamble without these thresholds existing? So called problem gamblers generally bet with rather big amounts. As a whole we are focusing on another target group for this brand and for the platform as a whole.
We follow the same regulations as all other operators and have the possibility to set amount limits for deposits, withdrawals, maximum losses over time and so forth in order to follow authority regulations. A big advantage with this concept is that we know the identity of the gambler right away and can make sure minors cannot access the service. Global Gaming is about to be listed at First North in the middle of October. Congratulations! Thank you. That means you will have a lot of eyes on you and that you will fight giants such as Kindred, Mr Green, Leo Vegas and so on.
What stops these competitors to copy your technique? The technique itself they can copy, but we feel that we are ahead in the process of taking care of the customer, because we offer a complete different customer experience. You don’t have the traditional methods to communicate with customers, you don’t have e-mail addresses and so on. We also need to work on legal issues since this is a new concept.
We have existed for a year and have put in a lot of time and resources on finding how we can take this further, and spread it beyond the borders of Sweden and Finland. My view is that there is a current marketing race in this business, until the alleged gaming regulation in mid 2019. Could it be that companies are now building brands as much as possible, and that the weakest will cease to exist when the new taxes emerge? That is absolutely the case.
There is a disproportionate number of brands that don’t have anything unique about them. I would say there will be a natural clean-up, and those who have a unique offering or have built a very strong brand will succeed. Despite the fact that Global Gaming is rather small still, do you think your unique solution will be the factor that makes you stand tall, while others fall?
If you read the gaming investigation, you will find that it aligns with the path we are on, in that there shall be some sort of strong identification of the customer. You shall have the technical ability to ensure locking out of a customer if needed, a central locking register is proposed as in many other local licensing regulations. It sounds like companies will be forced into your solution? That might absolutely be the case, and with this we have the advantage as the timing for our services is right. What also speaks to our favour is that we are first and will have existed for a considerable time going forward, both on the Swedish as well as the Finnish market. And in time for new regulations, we will have entered a number of other markets too.
Finally, why should one buy shares of Global Gaming? We know we have a unique offering with pay and play. We have a fantastic opportunity to keep growing, both on current and new markets.
A lot of time and funds have been put in to figure out what our next step will be and of course we keep this to ourselves at this point. But we have an exciting 2018 ahead of us, absolutely. We’re in the studio in Stockholm and with us is Redeye tech analytic Kristoffer Lindström. Welcome.
Thank you. You cover many companies in the online casino business and on the 19:th of October Nasdaq First North will see an addition in this sector; Global Gaming. How will they be able to stand up against the established sector players?
Today Global Gaming primarily has one brand, Ninja Casino, that distinguishes themselves from what other business players offers. There is different paths to take for an operator. Ninja Casino and Global Gaming have a concept called pay and play, which means you don’t have to register and you don’t have to deposit money to an account in the casino. Instead you deposit money via an e-id and then you get paid when you are finished betting. Today this is a unique concept. So no other gaming site does this today?
None of the big ones have embraced this yet Today, Global Gaming is the one that offers this and market it distinctly. Speaking of marketing. That has exploded in this business lately, and it feels like every other ad you see on TV is for an online casino.
How are Global Gaming standing up in that area? In the latest quarterly report, Q2, they spent 17 percent of revenue on marketing and still they grew revenue year-on-year by 381 percent. From moderately low levels of about 20MSEK but to 97MSEK. Within this business, is 97MSEK big or small? Global Gaming is not a very small player and they have a big space to grow their market share. The Swedish market in general is commonly said to grow by about 10-12 percent per year.
This shows that Global Gaming is doing something else more than that with these growing numbers. And Global Gaming is mainly active in Sweden? Yes, and also partially in Finland. This has to do with that the pay and play concept requires e-id. Is e-id coming to other countries, is it something that is being worked on?
That is a bit of a different business, but regulations in the financial markets are taking place. For instance banks must open up to third party info, through open API’s etc. People with knowledge of the business say they think e-id will be introduced all across Europe at some time. I think it’s practical, and I think most people would subscribe to e-id, if this kind of solution existed in a lot of countries.
Speaking of regulations. A big gaming regulation comes to action in 2019. What is this about? This has to do with taxation of the betting revenues.
So when these regulations comes in play, there will be a bunch of fixed costs that betting companies will have to handle? You could say that. If you look at the Baltic countries, which are partly regulated companies there can spend a lesser part of their budget on marketing, in order to grow their business.
An interpretation is that with fewer competitors establishing, you can make marketing more efficient. Do you think it will be more expensive for the customers? No, I don’t think so.
This business is still competitive long term and I don’t think that will be the case. Which is the biggest risk for Global Gaming? The fact that their concept seem so profitable might attract other business players, and this the company has also communicated. If you bet at Ninja Casino and are happy with the experience, it is likely that you will go on Google later and search for “no registration casino”, for instance.
Today Ninja Casino would appear as basically the only option. If you search just for “online casino”, you will get a whole lot of hits. And you think this may change in the coming years?
Strictly economically speaking it is likely, because this is so profitable at the moment. It is crucial for Global Gaming and Ninja Casino to establish the brand further and really step on the accelerator, now that they have a certain advantage and have delivered a smart solution. I think that is important.
So you think Global Gaming should increase their marketing budget? They have said they will. People often have somewhat of a hard time understanding this business, and argues that the profits are low. The reason for this is that companies invest in customers, to establish the brand. For more traditional businesses, a big part of marketing costs would go through the balance sheet, for instance. So, I don’t think one should worry too much about profits oscillating in the near term in this business.
What’s important is that they are able to attract new customers and grow the top line, and once they reached a steady overall level, the profitability will be able to be very good. So revenue is what’s important? Yes, growth is.
And then I think it is important to keep track of efficiency and marketing efforts; the proportion of how much they need to spend. Global Gaming have said they will accelerate marketing in Q3 and also in Q4, although there has been some delay in the efforts. What you need to pay attention to going forward is top line; that you see a steady growth. Then we will look forward to Global Gaming.
Updated on September 9, 2019
I feel like the genesis of this game was just the developers sitting there playing it and going: “Damn, I can’t even aim at other people. All I can do is hit the map.” And then they looked at each other and went: “(gasp) That’s it! Just shoot the map the entire game!” The game solves this issue by saying: “Ehh, you don’t really gotta shoot a guy to kill ’em, you just gotta shoot TOWARDS ’em.” Congratulations, Sonic Te– Not every multiplayer shooter has to be super hardcore to be interesting, okay?
But on a scale from to Counter-Strike, blackjack, bacarrat, slos, Splatoon. I feel like an playing this. The bulk of the community is probably, like, 7 years old and I’m just sitting here, a grown man, annihilating them into center of the earth. Most of these matches, I just sit in their spawn and kill ’em before they can even play the game. It’s great. It’s really great.
“Splatoon 2!” “is…” “planned for launch….” The Assault Rifle is the good weapon. Uh, if you like to lose, I recommend the Sniper Rifle.
If you like to walk around the map and not even play the game, remember to use the Paint Roller. But watch out for people with real weapons. “But Dunkey, How do I destroy a man’s will to exist?” Simple!
You just kill ’em with the Paint Bucket. If you die to the Paint Bucket, you need to permanently part ways with your self-esteem.
“However, Deadbeat with the lead. 39-57. However, no penalty for Dynameu–” “However, they have a stiff–” “However, Power getting splatted–” “However, just 4 seconds left in that penalty.” “However, Dynameu keeping that timer–” “HOWEVER!
Great defense by Deadbeat–” Splatoon’s aesthetic really is the highlight here. Instead of playing as “A army man with an M-16” you’re this… genetic abomination who covers the walls with glossy squid ink. You inhabit this bizzaro octopus world where pop stars make routine announcements about which maps are in rotation. Look at the black one.
Look at her fake smile. Something is wrong here. Something is very, very wrong here. It’s definitely unique, even if it’s barely thought out. There’s still no voice chat, the weapons are hopelessly unbalanced, you can no longer see the minimap in real time like on the Wii U, this spawn thing– pretty much exclusively functions as a suicide button, (splat) almost none of the interesting mechanics from the single player mode are utilized in multiplayer.
Is it good? Not really. Uh…Is it fun?
Kinda. Even if this game is a cheesy piece of garbage, there’s still something about splatting with paint that is intensely captivating. But hey, enough of what I think. What do you guys think about Splatoon 2? “Splatoon is COOL!” What is that, a little Pokém– “This game stinks…” How do you guys feel about Splatoon 2.
Updated on September 9, 2019
– The tennis, the baseball. There’s no basketball on there. – We played 2K16 a while back and I did not do very… – Yo, put me on NBA Street back on the GameCube. I’ma [bleep] some [bleep] up, though. – (FBE) So, it’s not just this. There’s a whole tournament tree.
We’re trying to find a champion today. – (both) Oh no. – I’ve never won a challenge. – (FBE) We’re doing something a little bit different this time around. The winner with the highest score of all the first round sports betting on basketball games is gonna go straight to the finals, while the other two winners will have to face off in a semi finals playoff. – Oh, okay, okay.
– Oh, snap. So, one of us could throw it, and then just let the other person continue dunking, and then one of us is in the finals. – We could, dude, except I don’t wanna go to the meeting today, so one of us will have to go. – (FBE) So, we’re gonna show you the controls off camera in just a moment here, but you think you’re ready to get into it? – Yay. – All right.
– I haven’t played a 2K game in ages and she’s not showing any signs of confidence, which is making my ego go up. Let’s see what happens. ♪ (electric guitar) ♪ – Cavs or Golden State?
No, I’ll be the Celtics. I love the Celtics. I gotta– I’m Boston Tom.
I have to believe. – You might as well. I’m just gonna do the Lakers, ’cause I’m a noob.
– There you go. Lakers vs Boston. This is rough, because I live in LA now, but I’m from Boston. This is sad. – Wow, dude.
– He throws it up. – What the [bleep] am I doing? – Oh boy, you gonna get crossed.
Ah, skirt! Oh, he’s dunking! – [bleep].
– Oh, sorry. That’s two. – (announcer) Shot from sixteen. – Just dunk it. You’re so tall.
Thank you. Oh, that’s the [bleep] layup I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I know I’m controlling you, and I did the [bleep] layup, but seriously.
Boy. The knowledge of the game of actual basketball does help because you know who’s a good three point shooter, or… – (groans) – (announcer) Over in the corner, Caldwell-Pope to end the drought. – Ah! (groans) – Shoo! Aw. End of first quarter, okay.
All right, not bad. That’s six to zero. – (announcer) Celtics lead by six. – (female announcer) Brown was an idol of mine. – Brandon’s owned at shooting threes.
– Damn it. – There you go. Shoot it, put it up. – Oh, oh baby!
[bleep] you! – Not today, not today. You ain’t getting that. You think I’m just gonna give it to you? Here, whoop. – (announcer) Fires the three.
– Look it. Nice and easy. Oh, look at those pump fakes.
Ah, sorry. – (announcer) Here’s Kuzma. – Bitch, if you don’t [bleep]– about time.
– Damn it. – (announcer) Here’s Ingram. – Ingram. – (announcer) Hits the front of the rim and out two. – He’s got it. Skirt.
Oh, half time, [bleep]. I had a breakaway. – (announcer) Paul runs point with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to his side. – Oh, snap.
– Oh, [bleep]! – Breakaway. How do you dunk?
(groans) – (female announcer) The monstrous wingspan also… – Oh, rims off the glass, okay. – [Bleep] finally, dog. – Okay. Swing it. Oh boy.
Come on, one more. Come on! Ugh, end of the third, Brandon, how you feeling? – [Bleep]. – Oh, Brandon for three. – [Bleep] finally.
I swear to God, if you just come back right now, I’m gonna be so [bleep] pissed. I’m running the clock. I don’t even give a [bleep]. Why’d you have to do that?
– I wanted the ball. – Whoop, whoop. – (announcer) It can definitely be considered a statement win for the Celtics.
– Brandon, Brandon’s just trying to foul out. You’re just stopping the clock, which is an actual basketball strategy, but we’re gonna shoot. – I wanna just steal the [bleep] ball. – Slightly early!
The 64, I make it. – You made it. – Oh, I tried to snag that early.
In basketball, my dad used to call me the mosquito, ’cause I was good at defense and I was annoying and I was really small. Oh, shoot, I– damn it, I forgot– always look at the clock. – That’s it. – Good game.
♪ (electric guitar) ♪ – I’m going with the Chicago Bulls, because one of my favorite artists when I was younger, that’s his favorite basketball team. – I’m gonna go with the Golden State Warriors because they have Steph Curry. I’m sweating. – I’m nervous.
I’m shaking. Okay, okay. – He’s just gonna throw it?
– Oh, you. Okay, I’m defense, right? Okay, I wanna block her, right? Which player am I?
No, no, no, no. Get the ball. – No, no. – Don’t go in the basket. Okay, ooh, where is that?
Did it go in? No! It bounced off.
I was so close. No, no, no. – Why don’t I– oh!
– Aw, damn it, okay. Come on. – Did I foul you?
– I’m disappointed too, number two. – What, you got a free throw for that? – How do I– okay. Yes.
– Good job. – No, block it, block it. – I just think they should be making those. I also get nervous, ’cause I don’t know how to… – Ah, so close. Yes. – Good job.
– That was stressful, thank you. I don’t know what I’m doing. – Thank you? Why are you thanking me?
– You said “Good job.” I was like, “Thank you.” – End of first quarter.
– Okay, no, no, no. – Oh man! Did you see that?
X, I don’t mean square. – No, don’t get in, don’t get in. – What, what? – Yes. – You had the whole basket open to yourself.
– Come on, come on, come on. Come on, come on. That was a bad shot. – I still keep doing that.
Okay, good. Halftime. – (announcer) They really don’t care who gets to score.
– Come on, ugh. – Ooh, good job. – Yes.
I don’t wanna get a foul on the ball. – I think sometimes they need to make it more often. – (announcer) You want to set the tone for the rest of the game, but going one for four, – Oh, good job. – Okay.
– See, I told you. This game, you can really go… – I don’t know what’s happening right now. – Come back really quickly. – I can’t even talk right now.
I’m just like… – I just wanna score a three. Oh no! It takes a while for my eyes to process. – I know. That third quarter went so fast. – (sighs) – Okay, you see?
Now, she’s fifteen points ahead. You wanna foul me in that box a couple times? – (laughs) I did. – In the box, though? – And I didn’t do it on purpose.
– Come on, guys. You can do this. Teamwork.
– I think I just gave you a three point. Good job. – Portis, my man. – Good job.
– Let’s get back in this. I’m feeling good. I can’t make up, but I feel good.
– (announcer) We see the Warriors taking the game. – It was stressful. – I wanted to diss it, but it was pretty fun. ♪ (electric guitar) ♪ – I’ma go with this.
It just says one, one, and second. I’m like, all right. – I don’t play 2K games, so I’ma be pulling off some mad jumpers and hope for the best.
– Wait, am I blue? – I’m blue. – Okay. – (announcer) Favorite rivals to compete against. You know, just growing up… – Eh, who am I?
– Go, go, go, go. – You bitch! Ah! – Look at that layup. – How do I shoot again? – Press circle and square.
– That’s what I’m doing. I did it. Get, get.
– Foul. You fouled. All right. – How do you draw a foul? – By making you hit me. – Does it just happen?
Oh man, I’ma square up with everybody in this team. – (announcer) He’s off on the second. – All right, wait.
Am I supposed to hold it or is it double tap? – (FBE) No, you hold it. – What did I do wrong? – Okay, my shots are gonna start becoming better.
– Why– – What are you doing? – I fight you! Okay. – Oh crap. – “Very late.”
What does that mean? – You still made it. – Yay, I got four points.
Hit the guy. – I don’t know why I did that. – Ah! – Oh, I still got it back! – What?
– Right, cool. – I’m just gonna shoot. Go! No, go. What happened?
– Foul on hoop. That wasn’t me. That was the AI.
– Why? I’m so bad at this. Wait, so why are you on this side now? – ‘Cause we switched sides ’cause of the quarter change. – Oh, get in. Yay.
Got three points out of that. Man, I’m gonna keep doing that. Or try to. Wait, where am I? Go this way, no. Get out of my way.
– Layups. – Pass! Pass the other way. Argh! – Jesus Christ.
Holy [bleep]. – Why did you jump that way? – Ah.
– (announcer) And so, it’s the Golden State Warriors. – Come here. – Oh, crap.
– Let me give you a hug. – I don’t want a hug from you. – I learned how to jump!
Oh my God, this is more convenient and I’m still gonna lose. – Whoo! – Where are you going? – Pass to that guy.
– Ah! – Put it up, aw. – Ah! – Back up.
– Ah! – Thank you. – This is giving me anxiety.
– (announcer) Now, here’s Murray. It’s Ginobli outside. That one’s not gonna go. – Dang it.
– (announcer) So we see the Warriors get the win here. – That was interesting. – You did great. ♪ (electric guitar) ♪ – (FBE) Since Sabrina had the highest score of all the first round games, the winner here in this semi final will face her in the finals.
– I’m ready. – It’s gonna be an interesting game. – It’s gonna be– I heard we scored pretty close.
– It’s gonna be interesting. – I don’t know how this is gonna go. I’m really nervous.
Ah, someone was Golden State? No wonder why they won. – (laughs) – I’m gonna be– I’ma stick with the Celtics. – Ah man, if you go Celt– [bleep], I might have to go back to Golden State. – I knew it! I knew it!
– I want Curry on my starting five. Damn it. You pressed triangle before I did. – (announcer) Ah man, they’re gonna need a lot of ointment after this game. – Come on, look at him! – Ah wait, I forgot.
I’m Golden State, [bleep]! Take it up, take it up. Pass it up. Ah, come on! I had him at the pump fake! Come on, now!
That’s you. No, he was open! Who was leaving their man open? – All right, no one is open right now. – Good. No one should be except for– why!?
– (laughs) I’m just getting layups. – Who was that? – Oh, oh. No one on here. Nice shot, nice shot. – Thank you, Jesus.
– I just wanna be extremely tall. What does it feel like? – It’s pretty great.
– (laughs) It’s pretty [bleep] awesome. – Damn it. I keep going out of bounds. – No, I think that was the end of the quarter. Oh, give me that!
– Give me this! – Oh, [bleep]. – Oh, take me in. – There were four guys in there, too.
– Take in me in tonight. Oh no, no! Brah!
– Break the backboard. – Where is my team at? Oh, take it in, take it in.
– Oh, sit down, sit down. All right, we got it. – How was that not a foul? – Look at– oh boy. – I don’t even see these plays coming.
– Fast break, he’s wide open. – No, no, West! What are you doing? What’s happening right now!? – One more.
– Give me that. Let’s go. Pass it up there. Ah, I was going for the three! – Jumped too early.
Good shot. – Why aren’t they making these easy shots? Thank you. – I’m falling hard, come on. I don’t know who I was covering on that.
– No, yeah. – That’s you. He just got sat on. – Ah, go. Pass that right there. – Oh, it’s a foul.
That was a bad foul. – That was not the person I wanted to pass to. I wanted to give it to Durant.
– Put the burners on, Smart. – No, bitch, [bleep]. – End of third quarter.
– Should’ve stuck with [bleep] Cavs. Durant, why are you so far off your man? – Oh, [bleep]. I jumped way early.
Come on. Oh no, why did I have to [bleep] foul? – Oh my God. – Where’s the foul, ref? Come on, get some glasses.
– Green. Whoo, there we go, baby! – All right, we’re going for the shot. Run it. Speed boost. – Oh, Jesus.
– Ah. I wanted a buzzer beater. That’s all I wanted my whole life. – Should’ve gone Cavs. I knew I should’ve gone Cavs.
♪ (electric guitar) ♪ – I just waltzed in. – Yeah, you just waltzed in, go to the top. I had to claw my way here. It wasn’t pretty. A lot of people got hurt.
I am going to stay with my Celtics, because Boston pride. – I’m gonna go back to my Golden State, because they proved me well. – At least I know which color I am this time. – What? – I didn’t know which color I was. Stop it.
Don’t worry about it. My heart’s racing. – I really liked it. I’m not a gamer at all and it was a lot of fun. – Thanks for watching us go toe to toe on the React Channel. – Subscribe for more great shows every day.
– Bye guys, I’m the NBA 2K18 master. – Hey everybody, Derek here, one of the React Channel producers. The big question now I know everybody’s wondering is whose name do I shout out when I shoot a piece of paper into a trash can. It can’t be Koby. Who is it? Let me know in the comments.
Posted on April 1, 2019
This right here is $800 worth of laptop. Which doesn’t sound like a lot, but Acer (who sponsored this video, by the way, thank you Acer) is particularly proud of what they’ve managed to pack into their eighth generation Nitro 5. So let’s crack this bad boy open and have a look at it, shall we? All right, so while I pack these boxes open, let’s talk the specs of this thing.
It’s got a Core i5 processor (Which again doesn’t sound “gaming” or anything) but if you look a little closer at the specs, the 8th Gen Core i5 8300H, (which is what this thing is equipped with) is actually nearly identical to the last generation Core i7 7700HQ which was kind of the “de facto” standard for gaming laptops. So consider this: Over one generation we are getting slightly better performance actually and at $128 less on the CPU alone so that is a BIG part of why Acer was able to hit this fairly aggressive price point As for the rest of the specs, it’s got 8GB of RAM, which as we talked about recently, for gaming anyway, (you know I can’t say anything for Chrome users) but for gaming anyway, it’s still enough even in current year 2018. It’s got 256GB of SSD storage so we have finally gotten to the point where even for like “value models” like this one, we don’t have to rely on a larger hard drive in order to have enough space to install a few games, with the fact that it’s a PCI Express based SSD being an extra bonus. AND it’s got a GTX 1050 Ti.
So the biggest difference between a 10 Series card, like what we’ve got here, and the last generation 9 series GeForce cards is that it used to be that the mobile version was a cut-down version of what was in some cases not even the same GPU at all, so a 970M, for example, was actually a desktop 960, and then a 950M, which would have been the like, similar position in the product stack to this one, was… (I don’t even know what that thing was). So the 1050 Ti is over 100% faster than the 950M that you would have gotten in an $800 laptop in years past. So the point I’m trying to make here is that at this price with these specs, you’re going to get a GREAT experience in eSports titles, like you’ll be able to crank them and I’d be surprised if you ever dropped a frame, and then even in triple A titles you should be able to drive this 1080p panel at its native resolution at like medium settings. So all that’s left here is for us to uninstall Norton… “You may have to download (Norton) consumer product removal tool…” … and go ahead and get some games installed in Steam so we can take it for a test drive. So I had to run and grab a copy of Doom off an external drive because I don’t feel like waiting for 60GB to download, which I guess is a good time to talk about I/O, because…
I like having my mouse over on the left so that it doesn’t interfere with movement on the mouse pad over on the right, and we’ve only got one USB 3 over on this side of the type-A persuasion so I’m gonna go ahead and use that second one right in between the HDMI port, we’ve got an SD card reader… AND a regular wired Ethernet port. YAY! My external drive, and then over on the other side we’ve got power in, two more USB ports (though It should be noted these are USB 2) and then a headphone microphone combo jack. One thing that’s noticeably better is the display brightness. So IPS displays started showing up on value laptops -what about two years ago I guess, but one of the big issues that they had was that while they have IPS qualities like better colors and better viewing angles, they were typically really dim. This one’s actually not too shabby.
No, I don’t want the game bar. Like, barely gives you enough time to tell it to never come back “I’m gonna go with EXPERT bots today!” Alright, so we’re running anywhere from about 80 to 110 or so frames per second- Damn these expert BOTS… Oh crap, they’re all- Yes, they’re better than me, thank you. I guess I could have bought a better gun, or I could just… Okay, enough CS:GO.
Okay, well for Fortnite’s loading, maybe we can just spend a little bit of time with the keyboard actually. Actually, overall impressions of the keyboard are not bad. It’s got a bit of a long keystroke and that does take some getting used to so I found myself missing a couple here and there but if you’re a heavier typer you probably wouldn’t even notice. Not bad! Really quiet, too.
Lets apply the best settings for our system here. Battle Royale, Of course. Does anyone play the other one? Okay, motions are off because it’s terrible.
Yeah, I was not expecting all high, too, and- Oh, Okay, it kind of settled in there. So, I’m kind of a view distance guy. I don’t really care about any alias use so let’s go ahead and have a look at how that looks. Wait. The ones with arrows are on my team, right?
I don’t remember. No, that’s not bad like, if your goal is: you know, do some schoolwork and you’re not expecting crazy battery life because it does have a dedicated graphics card, and then play Fortnite in your off hours, this is not a bad experience. Can you harvest a car? Evidently you can!
Yeah, you build stuff. See, I’m harvesting brick right now. This is rock solid now. It’s not doing any of that dipping or anything. It’s actually not that loud either. Like, it’s, you know, it’s not silent or anything, but it’s very tolerable.
So there you have it. That’s pretty much the latest gen Nitro 5. Overall looking pretty good for 800 bucks if you get it from Best Buy. We have really come a long way actually.
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Hey, how’s it going? Dave2D here And this is the Asus ZenBook Pro for 2017 This is the UX550, and this thing was announced quite a few months ago I think was like March at Computex when this thing was revealed and I finally been able to spend some time with it It’s a very powerful machine It’s one of those thin-and-light work-oriented machines that also has a GTX 1050 Ti So if you want to play some games, you can… And this is the type of stuff that gets me excited. These are the type of laptops that I’m most interested in because I mean, they’re kind of stealth like, they don’t look like, they’re not designed for gaming, but because of the video card, you’d think they’d be able to bang if you really want them to This one… Errrgh, you’ll see the end of the video as to why it’s not so much of a gaming laptop but it is a very good laptop for what it was meant for. I want to talk with the design first.
First thing, black. This is the first Asus laptop that I’ve used that is black, so fully black finish, black top, black bottom There is a silver chamfer as you go around the edges But the whole idea of this thing is black. The build quality on this thing is… Good, better than expected and let me explain.
The UX501 from last year and the year before had… okay build quality, not amazing, as the panels were a little softer when you press down on them. This thing is… definitely more rigid. It’s definitely better build quality than the UX501 but, it’s still not perfect There’s still a little bit of flex on all the panels, the top, the bottom, the keyboard deck.
The screen itself If you try to torque that, it’s super solid. I couldn’t get it twisted very much. The hinges are also well-made.
The laptop on a whole I would consider to have good build quality, not excellent I wish it was better but, it is good. The port selection on this thing is good. There’s actually two Thunderbolt 3 ports and those run on all four lanes of PCIe so If you plug up an external GPU, you’re gonna get max bandwidth The thing that I don’t love is the inclusion of a microSD slot. Now, it’s cool that they have an SD slot at all, but it’s microSD and this is a pro laptop, right? This is the ZenBook Pro and working professionals Very few of them are using microSD’s as their main like, form of data transfer It just doesn’t make sense that they put that there. It seems almost useless because You’re not gonna use that.
I would much prefer to see a regular SD slot, but you’re stuck with that And that kind of bugs me. There’s a lot of good stuff about this laptop. I like the screen I like the speakers. The speakers are actually very very impressive It has the Harman Kardon branding and usually when you have that kind of branding on a laptop It means nothing. This time, There’s four speakers, two on the top, two on the bottom.
The ones on the bottom are down-firing And they sound really good. I was quite impressed with it They don’t sound super loud, but the audio quality is there. The mids, the lows, the highs They’re all present, and they sound good.
Back to the screen up top, this one’s running a 1080p panel They do make a 4K panel if I’m not mistaken But this one’s 1080p. Touchscreen. The color accuracy is there. It’s not super bright… I wish it was brighter, but the overall image is nice And the bezels on the screen aren’t too thick, it’s like, I don’t know It kind of looks like the newer MacBooks in terms of the bezel thickness, but it’s just an improvement over their regular Asus ZenBook Pro line. It’s just a thinner, cleaner looking design up top.
Okay, to get to the inside of this laptop I’ve removed the screws, but it’s pretty simple. There’s ten screws. They all pop off pretty easily, T4 And when you get inside, things get less awesome? So far, it seems like a really good laptop, right? Okay.
On the inside We have a fast SSD which is good We get a great Wi-Fi card, the Intel 1865, which is good The RAM is soldered on and this bugs me This is not like one of those super-thin laptops, right? So, it doesn’t make sense to me that the RAM is soldered on. Now, maybe it was a space issue Maybe it was an energy efficiency issue because you know when you solder on RAM, when it’s built on board It uses slightly less energy, and if that’s the case… Fine, but I just don’t like seeing soldered-on RAM But the thing that bugs me is the thermal design So, we’re looking at two heat pipes to cool a GTX 1050 Ti and an i7 7700HQ, so these are pretty hot components, it’s not like the hottest stuff out there but they’re not cool components and You’ll see in the thermal performance later on that they don’t do great. And the battery down here is a 72 watt-hour cell. It’s getting around 6 hours of battery life with the screen at 250 nits.
So this is probably in the middle of the pack in terms of battery life. It’s because it’s not a huge battery It’s kind of a small chassis so the batteries, there’s only so much space in here But if you’re gonna bring this thing to class or to work, and you’re expecting a full day of use out of it You’re probably gonna have to bring the charger with you Just because it’s a little bit tight. Um… before I get into performance because I know that’s what a lot of people are interested in, I want to talk about the keyboard and the trackpad.
So Keyboard is a very standard Asus keyboard. It’s a good keyboard. The Home, Page Up, Page Down buttons are on the side and I like them there but not everyone does because if you’re not used to them being there, if you’re trying to hit Backspace or Shift or Enter, you might hit those keys But I like them there because if you want to, you can use them And you will get used to their positioning, it doesn’t interfere with my regular typing anymore But for people that haven’t used an Asus keyboard like this before There’s a bit of a learning curve.
The keystrokes themselves are a little bit soft, but firm at the same time It’s hard to describe but basically the pressure that it takes to activate the switch is a little more than your average keyboard, but the spring feels softer So, it’s a different type of experience than I’m used to. I just haven’t used an Asus keyboard for a while but… You’ll get used to it quickly because when I use this thing for like three to four months before, not this one, but a keyboard very similar to this You get used to it, and it’s not a problem. Trackpad, good trackpad Probably its best feature in terms of the inputs It uses Windows Precision drivers, so it’s got accurate tracking and has a fingerprint sensor for quick logins and stuff in Windows Hello. Okay, let’s talk about performance because that’s probably the most important thing because if it doesn’t have good performance, Nothing matters, right?
Okay. The performance on this thing, I got to open her back up to kind of show what I’m talking about, is… good for certain people, and not so good for other people so this is running, like I said earlier, the 1050 Ti and a 7700HQ, the Kaby Lake i7. And… Because the thermal output on these two chips is quite high It’s difficult to cool something like this in a chassis this small and this compact, and with the heat pipes that they have, there’s only two, maybe even one and a half heat pipes You’re not gonna get the best cooling. If you’re doing work stuff If you’re doing like video edits and renders and stuff This is sufficient because You’re not stressing the GPU at 100% all the time and your workload because you’re kind of using the GPU here and there as you do stuff in Photoshop or Premiere. So I ran some video edits and I ran some renders. This thing runs really well.
You’re getting the performance you would expect just on the paper specs. The 1050 Ti is a good card for video editing, but when you start playing games That’s when issues start to rise The temps creep up and after like 20-30 minutes of gaming, you’re gonna notice some serious thermal throttling and you could probably resolve this If you re-paste it, or if you undervolt it and I mean you can, I’m not gonna do it on this unit and I’m positive that if you did, if you repasted this and if you undervolt this, you would get better performance. But I wouldn’t pick up this laptop if your main purpose is to play games It’s a really nice looking laptop, and it’s slim, but because of the thermal issues I can’t just openly recommend it for people who are quote, unquote, “gamers”. The fans don’t come on very often. When it’s idle, it’s actually very quiet, but at full load, It’s a little bit loud, not super annoying or anything, but it can get loud So this is a laptop that was designed for professional users, right? It’s a ZenBook Pro and I think because of what it’s equipped with, because it has a 1050 Ti, because it has an i7, I think a lot of people are drawn to the specs and think, “Hey, I can pick this up and play games really well on it,” but that’s not what it was designed for, unfortunately.
It’s a really nice looking laptop. It’s not super expensive I think the base model starts at 1400-1500 dollars. This unit here with everything I’ve decked it out with, $1700, but… Yeah, if you’re a gamer and you’re hoping that this would be like, the gaming laptop that didn’t look like a gaming laptop, This is not that laptop, I’m sorry. I was disappointed, and I feel like a lot of my viewers were really interested in this thing because it had such potential… But, no, it’s not the one.
Okay. Hope you guys enjoyed this video! Thumbs if you liked it, subs if you loved it! See you guys next time! If you’re curious like, if you’re looking for other options I don’t know if anyone is still sticking around to this part of the video, but, if you’re curious, I’ve been using… the Aero 15X so this is the upgraded model This is not that different in size from the ZenBook Pro.
It’s a completely different price point This is significantly more expensive, but they’ve designed this thing to house a GTX 1070. It’s a significantly more powerful video card, but it’s similar in size But the way that they’re doing is that they have to crack this thing open and like, they’re putting a ton of venting on this thing to make it more viable for gaming and That’s not what the ZenBook does. They try to keep it clean and minimal, and just very nice looking It does look a heck a lot nicer than this. Like, look at this But this thing is where you’re gonna get performance. If you want something that’s built for gaming, look at other options like this Errr, the Aero 15, this is actually the Aero 15X.
Okay. See you in the next video.
Hey Pokemasters, Bird Keeper Toby here. You know, I don’t just collect Pokemon and gym badges. I’ve also explored the nuclear fallout that is the capital wasteland, I’ve saved Princess Zelda from the wrath and clutches of Ganon, I play a lot of video games. I also did a poll on Twitter as to what you wanted to see and you said a top 10 and about something not Pokemon Sun and Moon would be good.
And so I thought as E3 has just passed, and every year that gets me excited about playing different video games, I’d reminisce about my top 10 favorites. These are the 10 video games that, by the way, I think are the best. And not necessarily the best graphically or that have the best story. I’m just saying in terms of my opinion these are the best the video game industry has to offer. And so while many of you all know me for Pokemon, here is my recommendation to you of at least nine other franchises.
Because surprise surprise, Pokemon’s gonna be on the list. So if you have the right consoles and you’re old enough, of course, here are my top 10 favorite video games. And, of course, don’t forget to subscribe to youtube.com/birdkeepertoby for more Pokemon videos. Number 10, Super Smash Brothers 4.
Oh my God, he said Super Smash Brothers 4, not Melee. Here’s the thing, and I know I’m going to annoy a lot of my Smash Brothers playing friends who are out there. To me, Super Smash Brothers 4 is just a refinement on the series as a whole. So where I haven’t actually spent a whole lot of time playing number four, although what I have I actually seem to be quite good, the game is essentially an upgrade on Super Smash Brothers Melee.
And no, we don’t count Brawl. That wasn’t great. Now, I’m not normally into fighting games, but something about the collection of all these amazing characters from various Nintendo franchises coming together to just punch either other in the face. And while a lot of the games I play are usually competitive, which means no items at a flat stage, the madness of throwing in items like Pokeballs, and hammers, and stars, and, of course, baseball bats, makes this franchise just one of the most fun ones on this list. And to be honest, I don’t even see why there’s even Youtube drama, because people getting involved with arguments with each other.
Just go on Smash Bros. and sort it out. But maybe not, but I have found that, historically, Smash Bros is the franchise that’s more likely to ruin a friendship. Still, as much as I love Melee, I love the latest installment and hope they continue to improve in future installments. Number nine.
So, much to my surprise, E3 just re-announced this game as a collector’s edition, Skyrim Remastered. And I honestly didn’t think we needed this. And of course I’m happy with the Skyrim Legendary Edition, which has all the DLC, however, Skyrim Collectors Edition does look like it’s gonna be the same thing but better, so I know it’s gonna immediately swap out with this version for the number nine slot.
And I love Skyrim. I mean, I really love it. Breathtaking landscapes and immersive world. Loads of items. You can become whoever you want to be. For example, in run through number one, I became God of Skyrim.
I conquered all of the various cults and clans, raided dungeons, created legendary weapons, I could summon spirits to fight with me. My companion could do the same. I had a talking demon dog.
And I could ride a flaming skeletal horse. There was no one who could stop me throughout all of the land. And then in my more recent run through, I adopted two kids and got married to Roggi Knot-Beard. Very different experiences, both very fun.
But the truth of the matter is, I may have never even been interested in Skyrim, but I found out about it the day before its release. Of course, I heard people mentioning it here and there, and because I’m a fan of the Fallout series I’ve been told to play Oblivion, which was essentially the same thing, but I always thought nah, Fallout looks better graphically. And then a day before Skyrim’s release, I saw the IGN review and I went that’s Fallout, but it looks better and it’s fantasy. I love it. And truthfully, I’m sure Skyrim won’t be on this list forever, because one day Bethesda will come out with Elder Scrolls 6 and that’ll just take its place. Number eight, Portal 2.
Valve’s hit Portal 2 came out just a few days before my birthday one year, and I have never played a game like this. This amazing game of puzzle solving and comedy writing. These things just merge together so well, and I had never seen anything like it before.
In fact, this was one of my first experiences with Valve as a company. I’d never played Portal 1. And while it was such a short game, I found myself absolutely enraptured and in love with the characters. The British evil villain, who was essentially just 343 Guilty Spark from Halo. The mechanic of the portal gun. Glados, Glados was fantastic.
And what was even better, the moment I finished the story, which was absolutely hilarious, I could jump on with a friend and there was a whole multiplayer story to solve with him as well. One of the sad things I found about Portal 2 though is that it’s not ultimately that replayable, because once you’ve heard the jokes and once you’ve solved the puzzles those things are a little bit less appealing each time. That said, it’s a wonderful experience. If you’ve never played Portal 2 and you’ve got a console to play on, I can’t recommend it enough. It’s less than a day’s worth of your time and it’s going to be time well spent.
Oh, and I’m just really a big fan of Wheatley. Terrible accent. Number seven. Okay, number seven is the game that every year at E3 I hope I hear about.
Sadly, I think the franchise is dead and I don’t think it’s coming back from the grave. But it’s the most amazing video game, and every year at E3 there’s just one title I’m keeping my ears out for that I want to hear them say. TimeSplitters 4, because TimeSplitters 3: Future Perfect is one of my favorite video games ever.
Just like Portal, you’ve just a cast of the most hilarious characters. Cortez is your stereotypical space hero, goes back in time and meets kooky companions and even kookier villains. And the great thing about it is you don’t need to play TimeSplitters 1 and 2.
I played a bit of TimeSplitters 2. I’ve never played TimeSplitters 1. TimeSplitters 3 is its own game, and the premise of the game is this. You have some time shards, these crystals you’re gonna use to go back in time to stop the war that’s happening in humanity’s future. And while you’re on this super serious space mission, you interact with characters who are absolutely out of this world ridiculous. It’s a classic time travel story but with just such a wonderful great twist.
And the story isn’t even the best part, the multiplayer is, and it’s criminal that it never saw an online release. Maps as cool as any Halo or Call of Duty level, that’s for sure. You could select from hundreds of characters, robots, aliens, monkeys, machine monkeys, ninja monkeys, zombie monkeys. A lot of monkeys. Dinosaurs, a lion, the gingerbread man.
I mean, the roster is unbelievable. And when accompanied with all the classic games modes, team death match, capture the flag, a virus, a vampire, it’s just such a fun play. And if you have never played it, grab a friend, go play the story, and then jump into the multiplayer and arcade modes. Number six. ♫ Rolling around at the speed of sound ♫ You hate me.
Sonic Adventure 2 Battle. Or Battle 2. I think it’s 2 Battle.
This game is awful. I mean it’s actually atrocious. Terrible visuals, a sub-par story, and a shooting mode that is just disastrous. So why do I love it so much? Maybe it’s ’cause I was young enough to appreciate it when it came out and I just loved all the amazing characters, and I thought Shadow the hedgehog was genuinely edgy. Or maybe it’s just that wicked soundtrack.
I don’t know, I don’t care. But you can’t deny that this game, for whatever reason, has a massive cult following and I am part of it. I also love the prequel, but because this is the one I played first, this is the one I have the most nostalgia for. And if you are using this list as a list of recommended games to play, I recommend this one the least. With this one, you kinda had to be there at the time.
That said, something you can definitely get into today is the game within the game, which is the chao garden. And like I say, it is a video game within a video game. You raise these chao, you battle them, karate, boxing, racing, and I think that is better than the main story. And I love it. Plus, truthfully, there’s just nothing better than running through the streets of the city.
♫ Trust me and we will escape from the city ♫ Number five. And number five is a zombie game. Oh for Pete’s sake, there’s so many games about zombies.
Left 4 Dead, which is great. Dead Rising, which is also alright. But are any of them incredible?
Yes, and it’s called The Last Of Us. Where to begin with The Last Of Us? Unlike Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, this is one where the story really counts. In fact, this whole game is about the story that it tells, and it is not a story about zombies.
Zombies just happen to exist within the world where this story is taking place. The story of Joel and Ellie. These two characters made me actually feel incredibly powerful emotions for video game characters, something I don’t think I’d really experienced before. At the beginning of the game, Joel experiences the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, the zombie outbreak. It’s a virus. And then you jump forward in time and you meet Ellie, a girl who was just born while the virus was going around.
She’s younger than it. They both experience the world in very, very different ways, and they are very different characters as a result of it. And as you travel with them though the game, you really discover how two people who would be unlikely friends actually have one of the strongest bonds you’ll ever see in a video game, or even in a film, to be fair. When Joel is not in the same room as Ellie, I get worried. Where is Ellie? Is she okay?
And in parts of the game where Ellie is not in the same room as Joel, where’s Joel? Is he okay? You genuinely care about these characters. The story is an emotional one. And please, if you haven’t had it ruined for you yet, and you have access to a Playstation 3 or 4, go and play The Last Of Us.
Number four. Whew, okay, and with that out of the way, let’s remember that the wasteland doesn’t have to be bleak for everyone. In fact, for some people, it can be quite fun. It’s just about how you look at it. Welcome to the world of Fallout, specifically Fallout 4, of which I am a massive fan. This apocalypse tale is very, very, very different to The Last Of Us.
In fact, there isn’t a strict story. It’s an RPG. And much like Skyrim, you create your own character. Developed by the same people.
You explore the world they’ve given you and you decide who you’re going to be. Are you going to be a settlement guy who creates his own village and looks after people? Or are you going to be the ultimate killing machine of the wastes, killing ghouls, deathclaws, and super mutants. One of the main things I love about Fallout 4 is the sheer amount of content and still unexplored to me. There’s nothing more exciting than going to a settlement, talking to someone I’ve never spoken to before, and seeing what options they’re gonna give me.
Are they gonna stick their middle finger up and tell me to go away, or are they gonna ask me for help? How am I gonna respond to their ask for help? Am I gonna stick my middle finger up at them? Am I gonna shoot them?
Am I gonna help them? Am I gonna ask for money to help them? What is good and bad? What I do is entirely up to me.
This game is a fantastic playing experience. And with DLC still coming out, I can’t wait to see what other options the wasteland gives me. Also just the mood and atmosphere of the Fallout universe, this post-apocalyptic 1950s world with bobbleheads, and voltech, and pip-boys, and, of course, Nuka Cola, this gaming world is one that I love the most. Number three.
There was only one real question back in 2012. Did you play Call of Duty or Halo? And for me, it’s always been about Halo, especially the Master Chief. My favorite game of the franchise is Halo 3, although I suppose you can kind of count The Master Chief Collection, because the game I really love the most is Halo 3 ODST, and this is where it gets confusing.
I love Halo 3’s multiplayer, but they released a game called Halo 3 ODST which has, I think, a better campaign, and then a second disc with Halo 3’s multiplayer on it. So it’s two games in one. It’s called Halo 3 ODST. So I could say that’s my favorite game, but I could also say the Master Chief Collection is, which is a game that has the campaigns of Halo 1 through 4, but also Halo ODST, and the whole multiplayer experience. However, I don’t care for some of the other Halos so much, so I’m gonna say Halo 3 ODST. The story of Halo 3 ODST is an invested one.
It’s an intense one. ODSTs are orbital drop shock troopers. They’re not quite marines, they’re a little bit better, but there also not as good as Spartans like the Master Chief. You and your team are scattered across a city, and you, the new rookie, are the last person to wake up.
And so you have to explore the city for clues as to where your teammates might be. As you find these clues, you experience missions through the form of flashbacks, and you play your other teammates. And at the end, you all reunite, and the whole thing happens over the course of one night.
And the sounds are what truly makes this game amazing. The sound of rain and jazz music, that is what creates the atmosphere of Halo 3 ODST. And I can’t recommend you play the story enough. There’s also a pretty fun mode called Firefight, where you take on waves of alien invaders with your friends. You can have up to four friends on one console.
And strategizing with some of my friends over Xbox Live on how to beat these waves of aliens, the alien horde, is one of my favorite things to do. But truthfully, the favorite part of the game comes in the multiplayer disc, Halo 3. Just a variety of fun, colorful maps with powerful weapons.
Reds versus blues, capture the flag, infection. I have strong memories of jumping into custom games with strangers where they’ve set up all kinds of fun game modes for us to play. And despite the fact it came out nearly a decade ago, I’m still playing the Halo 3 multiplayer to this day.
Like literally today I was playing it. And so if you’re not looking to get into the whole Halo franchise but want a taste of what it’s all about, I recommend Halo 3 ODST. Number two. Okay, so let’s face it, you know which franchise number one’s gonna be and I’ll tell you which game specifically after this.
But also stay tuned for some quick honorable mentions. For now, though, number two is the other big Nintendo franchise that I love, the Legend of Zelda. And specifically, if I had to choose a game, Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
And oh my goodness it’s such toss-up between so many of the 3D Zelda titles. But Wind Waker takes it just by a little bit. And mostly because, as a game, it doesn’t age. Lots of the other Zelda games go for the gritty realistic look and Zelda went for this whole cell-shaded thing.
Which means, especially when you’re playing the HD version, it still looks great to this day. A very simply story about a boy who’s sister gets kidnapped. He goes to rescue her and finds himself becoming the stuff of legends.
It’s pretty straightforward stuff, but the characters you meet, the world you explore, the great sea that you sail upon, that is what makes this game, because across this great sea are islands withholding many mysteries, treasures, things for you to do and explore. It’s hard to put into a video which is getting increasingly longer by the second all the reasons I possibly love The Legend of Zelda as a series, but The Wind Waker is one of the truly defining games of that series. But, of course, I love many others of them as well, and so I’m gonna give them an honorable mention. So my honorable mentions are Zelda: Twilight Princess, Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Zelda: Minish Cap, and Zelda: Majora’s Mask, which is probably at the lead of those. In no particular order, Phoenix Wright is the reason that I am on Youtube today. And while I’ve only in full played the first game, it is one of the best I have ever played.
Resident Evil 4 is also on this list and it would be on this list if it wasn’t for Ashley. And of course, one of the Pokemon side games, Pokemon Colosseum. It’s a fantastic entry into an even better series.
Number one. Of course, Pokemon. Hi, I’m Bird Keeper Toby and I make videos about Pokemon on the Internet. That’s what my whole channel is about.
And I don’t know, maybe you want me to do videos about other video game franchises. You’ll have to let me know in the comments. But Pokemon is my favorite franchise, and it’s so difficult to pick a favorite. But definitely the generation four games, Platinum and HeartGold and SoulSiver really stick out. They were the pinnacle of Pokemon, I think. Not to say it’s gotten worse by any means, just those games had the right amount of features, the right length in the story, and the right amount of challenge to them as well.
I think a lot of Pokemon risk becoming a little bit too easy. I think the ones that are the best are HeartGold and SoulSilver. And if I have to pick one favorite, it’s SoulSilver, just because I prefer Lugia. But this game is definitely one of the best games I’ve ever played.
And I’m not saying it’s the best game of all time. I’m not saying it’s better than the other game, just my personal preference. It’s no wonder that I am a Pokemon fan, is that Pokemon SoulSilver is one of the coolest Pokemon games to ever play. If you play Pokemon and never played SoulSilver or HeartGold, make sure you do. 16 badges instead of eight, Pokemon that follow you, and just a really good variety of Pokemon available to you. It’s a re-release of the original Gold and Silver with a mix of Pokemon Crystal in there as well, which was, of course, one of my favorite stories.
I love Pokemon. I love Pokemon Platinum, I love Pokemon Colosseum, but I really love Pokemon SoulSilver. But wait a second, Bird Keeper Toby, you haven’t played every video game that’s out there, how can you know? Well, that’s a good point. This is just my list as of 2016, and my opinion might change, which of course means that someone is going to have to recommend me some good awesome games to play, maybe their top 10 list, in the comments. Oh you.
If you’re interested in Pokemon, make sure you subscribe to youtube.com/birdkeepertoby and soar high, Pokemon Masters. One final thing is that, of course, I want to thank my patrons of the month. The biggest one of which, of course, was Sybronx. Thank you very, very much. Your support allows me to do so much on this channel, including transcribing all of the videos and translating them.
So thank you. – [Voiceover] This is Ash Ketchum. You just watched a video by Bird Keeper Toby. That makes you a Pokemon Master.
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So we’re at the booth of Evolution Gaming here at ICE 2018 with Todd Haushalter. So Todd what do you do exactly at Evolution Gaming? So, I have the best job in the world. I’m the chief product officer here at Evolution Gaming.
What does that mean? It means I get to make games all day long. It’s a ball. Can’t really think of anything better than that to be honest, it’s a hard one. It’s a lot of fun, you just sit around and say what would be more fun for players? And then you get to bring it to life.
So let’s talk about the elephant in the room or, let’s say the screen with the roulette game in the room. You know there’s a lot of buzz about this game. Yeah, there is. It’s shocking how many people are talking about it, what’s the deal?
Well, so it’s called ‘Lightning Roulette‘ and the game of roulette really hasn’t evolved that much in the last thousand years or so, and so you know we did this game called ‘Dream Catcher’ and it was a smash and in that game there’s a chance to have these multipliers that magnify your winnings and if you go on YouTube there’s like millions of views of people posting videos of that and we said, what if we could do a game where there’s multipliers on every single round? So, in ‘Lightening Roulette’, what we do is real simple. Every round, we take between one and five numbers, we strike them with lightning and then they pay between 50 and 500 to 1. Let me say that again 50 to 500 to 1 every single round, numbers are struck by lightning, if the ball lands, you win here: https://casinoslots-ie.com/online-casinos
So, the studio itself is the most beautiful studio we’ve ever done, this is reflecting where players are betting right now, the more the numbers shake, the more people are betting on that number, so you can see what other players are doing, all right? When the bets close, you’ll see the lightning form and then it’s going to strike. He pulls the lever and that starts the action.
I see, so it seems like you added like a layer of competitiveness, you know a subtle a of competitiveness, where you’re seeing like what other people are doing so you have kind of reactions based on that. We have, in other games what we’re seeing is you know it’s a social world out there and I’m not suggesting that gambling is going social, but having a sense of what other players are doing, I think brings a certain level of trust to the network and it brings a certain level of fun and so when you can kind of see that other people are betting on a number, maybe you didn’t bet on it but when you see that other people did and they won it gives you faith that at least there’s someone winning and that’s a good squaring on these games, so, so yeah! So, we’re trying to make everything more like an ecosystem where everybody kind of has a sense of what everybody else is doing. With the chance for huge payouts!
Okay, I see so, what are you watching right now, is this actually happening? Is this live? Yeah, this is not a movie, this is live right now so you can place bets, you can look at number history, you can see everything just like on all of our games. All the bets pay normal, you can see the lightning striking what numbers it’s going to hit; 2, 5, 24 and 27. 27 is going to pay 400 times your bet. So you can see why players are gonna fall in love with this real quickly.
It’s gonna be a powerhouse game and everybody we’ve shown it to like, like you, suggested you know, it’s the talk of the show right now and, and I don’t think that’s gonna change, so right now the next step for us is to get it into the hands of our operators, then they’ll get it out in front of the players and then it’s on to them. So, coming soon to online casinos near you guys and watch for it!
Posted on October 18, 2018
Good evening, my friends welcome to a new tutorial about how to play correctly to win at any casino roulette. You want, in my experience of 16 years now playing professionally from 11 years, but in all my 16 years, I’ve discovered that in the first step, when you start to follow some professional system roulette systems, all your change change or your game change. And what I mean is that in the moment you start playing at Roulette, you are an amateur, so you are playing aggressively. This is the name for the people for the gamblers, 99 % of the gamblers, who doesn’t know to play professionally a roulette. So when we talk about roulette, we need to understand that roulette, implicates numbers fault of that roulette have the D algorithm of 37 numbers.
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Posted on October 17, 2018
I’m the Rules Girl, and this is Love Letter, a game of risk, deduction, and courtship for 2-4 players. In Love Letter, you play the role of a suitor trying to get your love letter into the hands of the princess, while burning those of your opponents. The goal of the game is win, and you win by collecting enough tokens of affection!
There are 16 cards in the deck, representing the Princess and those close to her, each with special abilities that can help you survive and eliminate other players. On your turn, all you have to do is play a card. When your turn begins, you’ll already have one card in your hand, and will draw another.
Choose one of these cards to play, activating its special ability. For example, playing the Guard lets you target another player and announce the name of any other card. If that player has that card, that player’s eliminated.
Eliminated players put their hand face-up in front of them, and are out until the next round. When your turn’s over, the player to your left takes her turn, and so on, until only one player remains. That player earns a token of affection.
If the deck is empty at the end of a player’s turn, all remaining players show the one card remaining in their hand. The player with the highest number earns the token. If there’s a tie, each tied player adds up the numbers on their played and discarded cards, with the higher sum breaking the tie. The winner of the last round starts the next one.
Keep playing new rounds until one player has earned enough tokens to win the game, and the heart of the princess. We already went over the guard, but here’s the rest of the cards. The Priest lets you privately peek at another player’s card. The Baron lets you choose another player to secretly compare cards with. If one player has a lower value card, she’s eliminated. The Handmaid provides immunity from other players’ actions until your next turn.
The Prince lets you target another player. That player discards their card and draws a new one. The King lets you trade hands with another player. The Countess does nothing, but you must play her if you also have the King or Prince in your hand.
And finally, if you play or discard the princess, you’re instantly eliminated, so watch out for the Prince! Ready to play? Shuffle the cards together, and set aside the top card without looking at it. In a 2-player game, take three more cards and set them aside face-up. Now deal one card to each player. The player that’s most been recently been on a date goes first.
If you like Love Letter, you should try Coup, a similar game with a greater emphasis on bluffing and deception. If you liked this video, consider subscribing to the Rules Girl channel.
Posted on October 12, 2018
Matched Betting Explained: Lesson #6 Finding a Good Match – Make Money from Home – Top Tier Betting.
so lesson number six is about finding a good much by this I mean a close match between the backwards at the bookmaker and the layouts on your children exchange this will be useful for both qualifying that’s fun free bets in this example I’ll use coral and markets although it’s possibly the most important lesson in much pain it’s also very simple all we have to do is go through different sporting events checking and comparing the back and lay out as we go lets you jump straight into it go to the College homepage all over do is select the sport if we go football want to click on football on the call home page will take you to the in-plane market which personally I’d avoid because as you can see the odds moves too quickly if we scroll down a little bit and we can see today’s football matches here we have a game between West time and manchester city city are odds of 1.7 these are the backwards if we now go to market we can see that the manchester city game is actually on the homepage is probably because it’s the you know feature game of the day so if we click onto it we can see that the layout for lunch city are 1.75 if we put into the calculator let’s select qualifier to put 10 pounds of the box take just for an example the records are 1.7 and the lay odds are 1.75 the Commission with market to prevent good crack click calculate we can see that the loss will be 37 parents honest but that is more than acceptable on a 10-pound qualifying bet we look to lose less than 50 pence and if we just try and find another example we see this dundee united game here my cards for this team are 1.8 and the layouts are 1.89 we put these into the calculator 1.8 and 1.89 we can see that the odds here are actually too far apart we wouldn’t want to take these odds as we’d be losing more than five percent of our steak we believe more than five percent of our 10 pound steak which is an acceptable loss you’ll notice that for a lot of the officers at the minimum back odds are too so we’ll just find another example odds of two or more if we go back to coral we can see this the bomb much here this team is observed 2.37 if we find them on the exchange we can see that their layouts are 2.44 if we can put this into the calculator 2.37 are the buckets and 2.4 are the layouts we can see this is a qualifying loss on this that would be four pence that is more than acceptable so I’ve said before it really as simple as checking comparing the odds between bookmaker and the exchange hope that this is made it a bit more easy to understand if there’s anything you don’t understand please contact us through the contact page
Posted on February 6, 2018
One of the key factors for the surge in the popularity of Keno in the U.S. is the legalizing of gambling by Nevada. Soon, the game of Keno could be seen in all the casinos, where people came to try their luck at winning money, and the popularity of the game spread. With the coming of the Internet, the game of Keno has become even more popular.
For every game that you play, there is a certain element of strategy involved. This is true even of Keno. Keno is a game of fortune, and there is not much you can do to influence the course of a game, be it in the offline or the online version. However, there are still a few basic things you can do to ensure you do not end up losing more than you could have won.
The first thing to do is check that you are playing in a game that offers the maximum payout. As with some of the other gambling games, the payouts in Keno vary from one casino to another. To ensure you get to win the maximum, make sure you know which casinos have the best payouts and play only in these casinos.
It is also important that you play Keno more to have a good time and relax than win. The randomness of the game, be it the online or the offline version, ensures you cannot adopt any sure shot strategy to win all the time. Do not waste time trying out stuff like breaking the code, thinking through the game, etc. All these are no good as the basis of winning in this game is luck, and not skill.
Instead, try and play Keno for fun. Use the game as a means of relaxation and entertaining yourself, and you will see yourself enjoying it. When you play for fun, the good feeling that comes from winning money gets multiplied many times over.
Thanks for reading this article, I hope, you have learned something new. I really enjoy sharing my passion with you. Be sure to check other articles about games and casino. Stay tuned for new materials. Be responsive with your game and your money, Good luck, and don`t forget to have fun!
Posted on January 25, 2018
A sound rule for bankroll management is this, bring a low enough portion of your bankroll to the game that you can focus solely on the game and not on the money that you have in front of you. The more cautious you are with your bankroll, the more capable you will be of riding out the downswings in variance that are a fundamental part of poker. No one is a winner on every single night at the table, but if you only bring a manageable portion of your bankroll to the game, you can ride out the nights when it’s just not meant for you.
Another aspect of bankroll management which is important is deciding when you should move up to higher stakes or move down to lower stakes from the game that you are playing. Typically you want to play in a game where you are getting the greatest edge but sometimes it is possible that this game will not make the most money in the long run. Most players are drawn to games where higher stakes are involved but it may not be best for you as the player to play in those games. If you find that you have been able to beat a game at a certain stakes for an extended period of time, and feel that you would be capable of handing the mental shift to a higher stakes game, then it might be time to give it a try.
It is important to make sure your bankroll can handle the potential that you will not fare well in the new game. Likewise, if you find that you are unsuccessful in a game it may be time to go down in stakes to a game that you can be profitable in. There is a bit of a stigma in the poker community about moving down in limits, but it is something that a responsible player will do as often as is needed to make sure they are playing with a stable bankroll. In summary, the bankroll you have determines the game that you should play in and quite possibly the level of play you will find in front of you. If you make smart decisions regarding your bankroll, you will set yourself up to be a more successful player.
Posted on October 26, 2017
Why do people become addicted to gambling? Well, lots of factors do play roles and what is more, this is a good way for many to steer clear of as assortment of complications of life. For many people this also happens to be the best recreation under the sun but at the end of the day, it becomes difficult for these people to conquer an obsessive gambling addiction. However, you have to do the same and there is simply no alternative. How can the same be? Well, there is no user-friendly method or process that can relieve you without delay. There are ways but the cudgel of responsibility depends on you. You have to gear up to save your own skin and kith and kin or else none can save you from becoming the worst sufferer.
How should you begin then? Be steadfast and make the decision to bring gambling to a halt, albeit it is for that day. Make yourself engaged with other activities that are not linked to gambling. It’s better if you can transform yourself from a gambling addict to a film buff or adherent of association football or soccer or even baseball. You can also turn yourself to a bookworm and grow the habit (within yourself) of going to the library on a regular basis.
Try to opt for professional help if you consider that you cannot conquer a gambling addiction on your own and this may be a counselor too in close proximity. Try to gain knowledge of practical self-help techniques too, but the counselor who has specialization in compulsive gambling addiction should be your first and foremost choice. Make a comprehensive research in the internet; go through the pertinent websites to find out the best one.
These days, in many areas Gamblers Anonymous groups do exist. You can take the help of such groups too. Group support does play a great role when on earth you are steadfast to put an end to your own addiction to gambling.
If you find yourself down in the dumps all the time about the state of your life, then you are probably feeling spiritually bankrupt. It can be difficult to get through difficult stages in our lives, and it can really break you down emotionally. If you’re in need of support, here is how to move towards emotional health and spiritual wellness.
- Surround yourself with healthy, positive people. If you want to feel a strong sense of health and wellness, then you can’t waste your time with negative people. You want to give yourself a positive outlook on life by surrounding yourself with fun, optimistic people. If you are constantly met with judgment, cynicism and pessimism, then you are never going to feel good about what you’re doing. So don’t let the haters get you down – just get away from them.
- Start a meditative practice. No matter how hard you try to keep things happy and peaceful, life is going to throw you curve balls, and questions that you don’t know how to answer. That’s why it’s important to make a habit of meditating on a regular basis. This will give you the opportunity to really concentrate on your thoughts, feelings, and reactions throughout the day. It will give you a chance to sort your feelings so that you can move forward each day, rather than backwards.
- Treat your body well. If you want to feel happy, then you need to treat your body to good food and a healthy amount of exercise. When it comes down to it, the amount of food you eat each day, and the quality of that food will really dictate the way that you feel. That’s why you should make it a habit to eat three healthy, balanced meals each day, and try to exercise for at least 30 minutes, 3 times per week.
- Treat your brain well. In addition to treating your body well, you want to treat your brain well too. If you’re not getting enough sleep, your brain won’t have enough time to recuperate after each day. If you don’t stimulate your mind with challenging thoughts, then like any other muscle, it will begin to atrophy and you will feel that mental decline. If you look at the information you consume in the same way that you look at the food you consume, you can look at reading the news as eating a healthy meal, and watching TV as eating dessert. If the news is too depressing, however, it might be like eating something very spicy, and if your TV program is too saccharin, then you could find yourself parched with thirst for knowledge.
- Seek support from a wellness community. Another great way to improve your emotional health and spiritual wellness is by seeking the guidance of a seer or clairvoyant. You can find people who will help you to envision your future at the Oranum Spiritual Community. Together you could learn a lot about where you are going in life.
Updated on November 28, 2017
Everyone desires to look and feel good about themselves. Although beauty is subjective, every individual has their own ideals to strive towards. Having said this, one can obtain or improve their beauty. This article will outline some of the many ways one can go about doing this.
Use colors like copper, yellow-golds, or apricots to enhance eye color that is blue or gray. When using eyeliner or mascara, you should look for deep brows with highlights of purple or red. They will draw attention to the blues of your eyes.
Make sure you have Vitamin E around. Vitamin E has multiple uses. It keeps the skin fresh and smooth looking. Vitamin E can be used on the nails to prevent cracking and special creams fortified with the vitamin will soften the cuticles. Also, vitamin E is found in cold pressed oils. So, it is fine to use handmade soap made from cold-pressed oils, like Dobre Mylo (international brand) or other.
Don’t turn the heat up to 11 when taking a bath or shower. The hot water will open your pores and allow oil to get out. Those oils then get washed away by the shower. Instead, use lukewarm water if you wish to have softer skin. You will also save money on energy bills.
Eating one teaspoon of curry-leaf chutney daily will help you ward off gray hair. This feeds your pigments and allows your hair to retain its luster. You may also use rosemary oil on your hair and scalp for similar reasons.
Your beauty routine should include at least one glass of milk each day. Milk is great for your skin, bones and body. Milk is packed with protein which is good for muscle. It helps control weight, too. Drinking milk is among the easiest ways to keep your body looking good.
You could create your own mouthwash at home using a mixture of peppermint oil and purified water. Mix one drop of peppermint oil for every ounce of water. Boil the water first, then drop the oil into a ceramic container. Pour in the boiling water. Keep the container covered with a clean handkerchief or other cloth while it cools. Pour the liquid into a bottle that has a lid that fits tightly. This can now be used as a mouthwash.
Use this beauty tip! You lashes will have more volume if you use a lengthening mascara that is waterproof. There are many types of mascara that claim they will give more volume to your lashes. Try to avoid heavy or oil formulas. They may actually add clumps and bulk to your lashes. Instead of using these specialized formulas, use a simple lengthening mascara that is waterproof. This will add volume to your lashes and help them curl upward.
Makeup brushes are the key to great coverage for your products. Makeup application brushes can get pricey, but the difference they make in how your makeup gets applied is worth every penny. When you can’t afford a lot, check online to find sales and add the brushes to your collection as you can afford them.
A good resource in the bathtub is your average kitchen sponge. These sponges work really well, and they won’t cost you as much money as purchasing another expensive sponge.
If you wish to try out fake eyelashes, be certain you aren’t allergic to the type of glue that is used. To make sure you are not allergic to the eyelash glue, put some on your arm. Apply a layer of plaster atop that, then let be for a day. If there’s no rash, you are good to go.
Make use of Epsom salts. Aching muscles can be treated with Epsom salts. Make a special paste with Epsom salt, water and lavender. Apply this paste to any problematic areas, and leave it on overnight. You will wake in the morning to improved skin.
Try putting some cucumbers onto your eyes to get rid of puffiness. Leave them on for ten minutes. Another thing you can use is a teaspoon that is chilled, a teabag, or a cucumber. This will reduce the puffiness and help you look fresher in minutes.
Your main beauty focuses should included fashion, fitness, posture and skin care. By addressing these main issues, you can create a better, more beautiful person.
If you want your lips to look plump and beautiful, try a glossy approach. For fuller lips without color line your lips with a bronzer. Then use a lighter shade on top of that.
Many women keep using the same dull beauty tricks because they’re afraid to go outside the box. There’s nothing wrong with that, if that’s what you like. However, if you plan on joining the workforce or need to make a good impression on someone, you might want to get a professional opinion.
Two hours before you sleep, add four coats of paint to your nails in the following order: base coat (1), color coat (2), and topcoat (1). You can be a little messy if you wish, and don’t worry about it getting on your skin. When you wake up and next take a shower, the thick nail polish will easily come off by just peeling or scraping it. This will speed up your pedicure and manicure time and save you expensive trips to the salon.
To be attractive is something a lot of people desire to be. Sadly, many of us look at ourselves and are disappointed with our looks. There are numerous options available to anyone who is willing to invest the time and effort into improving their looks. This article has provided you with tips that can help you feel like a beauty queen.
If you are suffering from back discomfort, you aren’t the only one. There are a lot of people who go through each day suffering from back discomfort. This article suggests ideas to treat back pain and its symptoms. Now is the time to put a stop to your back discomfort, and the tips below can help you get started on the road to recovery.
Buy a mattress that has the proper firmness to prevent back discomfort. Most people believe that a soft mattress is not a god choice with back pain. If you’re not sure how firm your mattress should be, ask your doctor. Go to different stores and try as many mattresses as you need to until you find the right one.
To find out how bad the injury to your back is and avoid making it worse, rest a few days. If the pain subsides in that time, then it is safe to assume it was a minor injury. If your pain does not go away or gets significantly worse, go see your doctor to find out what the problems is and how it can be treated. Resting for more than two days really won’t cure the problem and might actually make it worse, as the supporting muscles will weaken even more.
Avoid any repeated stress on your exact same muscles, regardless of which stance or position you’re in. Try to prevent repetitive movements when completing tasks that you perform on a daily basis. You have to remember to move around a different way or stand differently every now and then.
Change your position as soon as you experience back discomfort. Sit with your knees bent at right angles. Doing it this way will alleviate strain on the back more so than sitting other ways. If this does not seem to help you, try experimenting with different positions to find one that works for you.
Do you have back discomfort? Try not to do twisting motions. No matter what you are doing, if you frequently twist your back, you can injure your back muscles and cause pain. When being active, be careful when moving your spine and move slower if you experience pain or tightness in your back.
Don’t slouch when performing household chores like vacuuming. If vacuuming is something you bend consistently over for, then you are inviting back pain later in your day. Stand as straight as possible and push your vacuum with the legs instead of the back.
A good tip when trying to avoid back discomfort is to never pick up a box unless you know exactly what contents are inside. The box could be very heavy, and this could hurt your back. Avoid relying on the box’s label to judge its contents.
Back pain is caused by spasms in the muscles in your back. Relaxing these muscles is key. The best way to accomplish this is to lie on a bed or floor and put heat on your sore muscles. You may also benefit from drinking a lot of fluids and reducing your sodium intake until the pain passes. When you feel dehydrated, your spasm can be even worse.
Although many people believe otherwise, people who have back pain must exercise frequently. Many think that exercising a sore back will make the pain worse, but it can actually help the pain. The stretching involved with exercise, as well as increasing strength in muscles, can ease tension and relieve back pain.
New mothers who breastfeed should feed their babies in a chair instead of on a sofa. The way you sit while breastfeeding can affect whether you get back discomfort. You can also place a comfortable pillow or pad behind you while you breastfeed.
An odd method for dealing with troublesome back pain is drinking a little coffee when suitable. This is great news for coffee lovers, and medical studies show that caffeine found in coffee blocks a body chemical known as adenosine. Adenosine stiffens the back. When you drink coffee, you are facilitating the stretching of the back muscles and alleviating pain.
As this article has shown you, there are various methods for treating your back discomfort. While it may take a while to get relief, applying these ideas to your life can eventually help you reduce your pain. You deserve to be pain free and the information in the article will help.
Summersville Memorial Hospital will conduct two Freedom From Smoking classes for individuals who would like to quit using tobacco products. This program is a cessation program developed by the American Lung Association to help tobacco users at all levels kick the habit.
The first class begins on Thursday, July 10, for the public and the second for Lowe’s employees is scheduled to begin on Monday, Aug. 4. The classes are an hour and a half, for seven consecutive weeks. The July 10 class will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Community Clinic located on the Friends-R-Fun Campus on Highway 41. The Aug. 4 class will be held at Lowe’s in Summersville from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Melissa Woods, Registered Respiratory Therapist at Summersville Memorial Hospital will be the class instructor. Ms. Woods will help you identify why you use tobacco products and help you learn techniques to stay smoke free once you quit. A strong support network that is built in each class helps everyone become tobacco free. Diet and nutrition are also discussed, as some individuals believe they may gain weight if they cease the use of tobacco products.
The condition of degenerative arthritis will inevitably cause pain and inflamed tissues when your cartilage is attacked. While it can be a common disease, it is also, unfortunately, quite painful. The article contains a collection of tips, tricks and advice from fellow arthritis sufferers who know firsthand the discomfort this condition can cause.
Some studies indicate that unlike with other medical issues, alcohol consumption does not increase problems with arthritis. On the contrary, studies have shown that moderate alcohol consumption may even lessen some symptoms.
If you have been diagnosed with chronic arthritis, think about giving acupuncture a try. Acupuncture has been proven to help ease the pain associated with arthritis. Just keep in mind that results will likely not be seen from one acupuncture visit. True relief takes typically takes several courses of treatment.
The last resort course of action in your arthritis treatment should be surgery. If you are still in consistent pain from your arthritis after trying every treatment available, talk to your doctor. This surgery can help to alleviate the effects of arthritis on your joints, giving you much better flexibility and mobility. It has also shown to be highly effective in many patients.
Listening to classical music can relax your muscles and decrease joint inflammation. The tunes will relax the muscles and calm the tension around the joints, thus, lessening the pain and making it all a little easier to deal with. A warm bath before bed may help relieve the painful symptoms of arthritis.
Your best bet is to seek out a physical therapist to work with. A physical therapist can develop workout routines with you that will improve joint flexibly and reduce the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. Follow the therapist’s instructions to get the most benefit out of your plan so you can live a life that isn’t limited or controlled by your arthritis symptoms.
Electrical stimulation is something that you can discuss with your doctor if you have osteoarthritis in the knees. Reduced pain and swelling have been reported from utilizing this method of treatment.
For arthritis pain that makes you feel fatigued, try heat remedies. It is commonly believed that cold packs work best for pain, but this might not be true for those with arthritis. Treatment with heat is great against fatiguing pain, because it restores your energy levels at the same time that it reduces your suffering.
Let other people know what you are going through. Explain what arthritis is and how it is affecting you. Arthritis can hold you back, cause bad moods, make you frustrated and anxious, and just change you for the worst where people barely even know you anymore. Let others understand what you’re going through so they can offer more help.
If you suffer from stiff joints and discomfort, try massaging some castor oil into them. The oil is helpful to your joints, but massaging it into the joints can provide extra relief. The oil will relieve stiffness, and the rubbing will help with the flow of your blood and pain reduction.
The three forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Each of the three types of arthritis requires a different treatment plan.
Speak to your physician about using cold or heat treatments for your joints. You can use ice packs or soak affected joints in ice water to soothe pain. Alternately, heating pads, warm water soaks, and moist heat packs are quite helpful. In addition, it may be beneficial to switch off between hot and cold packs, although this alternation should not be overused.
One way to reduce pain and inflammation from arthritis is to adopt a vegan or vegetarian diet. Adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet can help reduce joint pain, stiffness upon waking and other arthritis symptoms. Green vegetables contain antioxidants valuable in fighting pain associated with arthritis.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Consider working with a therapist using cognitive behavioral therapy. This assists people in changing their bad behavior by informing them of methods to change the way they think about certain people and other events that are in their lives. Having a chronic condition like arthritis can be stressful, and cognitive behavioral therapy can really enhance the quality of your life.
Strength training can provide an advantage when it comes to relieving the pain that is so common with arthritis. Doing moderate or high intensity training with weights will increase your physical capacity, emotional condition and functionality over time. This should not be taken as a quick remedy, but more of a long term solution.
Get guidance from a physical therapist so that you can find a safe, non-destructive workout for your arthritis symptoms. If you learn what exercises are best for you, you can learn how to properly do them to avoid injuries. You will not only build strength but you will build endurance, and you can increase flexibility in joints.
Taking a warm bath or shower is an excellent method of soothing arthritis pain. This heat will help relieve you pain by relaxing your muscles. A heating pad that is moist is a good option too. These pads are inexpensive and you can find them in your local thrift store.
Discard worn, old shoes that have one year or more of wear. If you have shoes that are worn, they can put extra strain on joints, this will not support your joints when you are exercising.
A positive mood will significantly influence your physical health. You will feel your pain if you are always focusing on it. Instead of this, focus on the positive things that are happening in the moment.
The advice in this article represents the best and brightest tips from people who have experienced what it is like to live with arthritis. By following these helpful guidelines, you can be more informed about the nature and treatment of your condition. There are a variety of options available for you and these are only a few.
Summer time is mosquito time. While the vast majority of mosquito bites result in nothing more than an annoyingly itchy, occasionally painful bump, there is a real risk of being stung by a mosquito that carries disease. In Nicholas County, that disease is more likely to be LaCrosse Encephalitis (LAC), and it should not be taken lightly.
“In the last several years West Nile virus has attracted a great deal of attention nationwide,” said Kevin Dickenson, MD, chief of staff at Summersville Memorial Hospital. “While this is a very serious condition, residents of West Virginia are at much greater risk for contracting LAC from mosquito-human contact.” Named after LaCrosse, Wis., where it was first recognized in 1963, the disease is most common in the upper midwestern and the Appalachian regions of the United States, including West Virginia.
Both West Nile virus and LAC are in the class of diseases called arboviruses, short for arthropod-borne viruses, which can affect the central nervous system and cause severe neurologic complications, including seizures. Most people who contract LAC will make a full recovery, with no lasting side effects; however, in rare instances, the most serious cases can lead to death. Immediate medical treatment should be sought by anyone who believes he has contracted LAC.
Symptoms of LAC are fairly pronounced, appearing anywhere from day five to 15. The most common symptoms include a high fever (102° to 105°), severe frontal headache, and vomiting. Lethargy and irritability are other common symptoms, and people with severe disease – often children – may have seizures, coma, paralysis and lasting brain damage.
Those at particular risk for contracting LAC from an infected mosquito include people who live or visit woodland areas, and people who work or spend a lot of time outdoors are at increased risk. Children have a significantly increased risk, says Mark Tomsho, MD, a pediatrician on staff at Summersville Memorial Hospital who has treated more than 150 patients with the disease.
“The immature, pre-adolescent nervous system is much more susceptible to contracting the disease,” Dr. Tomsho explains, noting that 75 percent of cases occur in children under age 12, and the greatest risk is to children ages 3 to 12.
Fortunately, there are several simple precautions that can greatly reduce the risk of being stung by a LAC-infected mosquito. “A significant impact can be made by removing standing water from tree holes, tires, cans or other small, rimmed containers from your property,” Dr. Tomsho says, adding that, contrary to popular belief, LAC-carrying mosquitoes do not live in swampy areas or near swimming pools. “The types of mosquitoes that carry LAC have a limited travel range – approximately 300 feet.
By eliminating water within that range, you eliminate breeding conditions.”
Dr. Tomsho also urges people who are going to be outdoors to apply DEET-containing insect repellant to their skin and to their children’s skin. (Note: The American Academy of Pediatrics says that DEET-containing products should not be applied to infants under two months of age.)
Products with a DEET concentration of 10 to 30 percent are most desirable. Generally, a repellant containing 10 percent concentration of DEET can be expected to provide protection up to two hours, while a 30 percent concentration will provide protection for four to five hours.
Dr. Tomsho recommends against using combined DEET-sunscreen products. “Because sunscreen is easily washed off, people tend to reapply it often. But DEET is absorbed into the skin, so reapplication of DEET is not desirable,” he explains.
Because LAC is a virus, antibiotics are not effective against it. Rather, patient care focuses on hospitalization where symptoms and complications – such as swelling of the brain, seizures and breathing complications – can be treated immediately.
Dr. Tomsho notes that his pediatric practice has seen a decrease in the number of LAC cases in recent years. He attributes this to several factors, including drier weather, a natural shift in mosquito-borne disease patterns, and, importantly, a public health education campaign within Nicholas County to raise LAC awareness.
“This campaign made a real impact in the decrease in cases, but there’s always a chance for an another outbreak. It’s important to be vigilant and take all precautions to guard against infection.”