Showing posts with label Game. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game. Show all posts

Saturday, May 8, 2021

A New Game Haven For An Old-School Gamer

1:12:00 AM

 

Games! Yes, we're going to talk about games today here in Kwento Ni Toto. I'm not sure if I had published the article that I wrote for a Non-Government Organization's newsletter about video games in this blog. But, whether I have or not, still, this blog is all about Kwento or Stories. And the best story is when you're in it or have experienced it.

I love playing video games! And probably it was also the reason why I somehow encountered unwanted circumstances in my life. That specific part of my life somehow affected me, my decisions, and even my dealings with people, especially online. It is my life, and it's all in the past now. The best part of that experience is I have learned so much.

So, moving on with our story. As I mentioned, the best storyteller is experience. And being in the generation who have witnessed most of the development and progress in technology about video games, I can say that it is a gift to share that experience.

Video games and Game Console Encounters

Drawings and sketches are appealing to my eyes. I don't know why I love different and bright colors, especially if there's a character that stands out of the usual images.



My first encounter with video games is when I was in my first year in elementary school. The console was not ours but seeing those animated figures amazes me. I think I was mesmerized and hypnotized at that time. And that was the start of my fascination with video games. Oh, by the way, that was Atari. Then, when I'm in the 4th grade, I got to experience another game console, the Nintendo Family Computer, which has plenty of games. Some of the famous games from this game console are Super Mario Bros., Galaga, B wings, Rockman, Contra, Double Dragon, and many more. We don't own any game consoles. It was too pricey for our family to own one, so my remedy is to go to the rental shop to play these games for a short time.

Then I meet the Gameboy, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), and Sega Saturn, which display fascinating 2D video games that heightened my interest but still, not owning any of these consoles. The fascinating part is that I get to challenge not only my friends but myself as well. Defeating my highest score or knowing how far I have come in the game. Of course, there's this challenging part with your peers. Later, something new and more than the two-dimensional games, the introduction of the Sony Play Station. It was that time that games started in CD format. A few years after, Microsoft also did make their version of the game console, the XBox. While XBox remains XBox, Sony Play Station started having its PS2, PS3, PS4, and the recently released were PS5. The development from Play Station to now is interesting as if it was almost a real-like view and feeling.

Nothing Beats the Classic

I am fortunate enough to be part of the generation who saw everything, so I asked you how many of these classic 2D games have you played? If you say that you get a hold of some of these, that's good for you because your hand and eye coordination are well-practiced. Imagine looking at a pixelated figure but still manages to hit the enemy or the target. That is something else.


 
Here are some of the classic and iconic old-school video games that you can check out on the internet. It would be even great to have some of these like Pacman, Galaga, Rockman or Megaman, Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Contra, Double Dragon, B-Wings, Twin Bee, Battle City, Castlevania, more of it.

I missed playing these classic video games, and because I don't have any of those game consoles and video games, I tried searching for them on the internet. Fortunately, there were some, but you need to pay to download. There are also somewhat suspicious.

Finding My New Game Haven

With the presence of technology and mobility, you can find plenty of free games online. When I say plenty, it means a lot. You can search the Google Play Store if you're an Android user or App Store if you're using iOS. Take note that these games are more of 3D games now. The only problem with these games is that they all use a large amount of memory from your device.

You can also find some great games on SteamPowered.com and get an option to pay or get the free ones. Of course, we all love free, so here's one website that is the answer to my yearning that offers the best solution to many of the free online games. One. It does not need to eat up most of my phone or laptop memory, as it is all online embedded into the website. It is more of a browser-based game. Two, it somehow has some of the look-a-like games that I wanted to play. Three, it needs no registration and runs no ads to play the games. And lastly, it is all free, all you need to have is a reliable connection to the internet. The site is called Plays.Org.


 
I don't have any idea how long is the list of games that they have. But I know these games are remarkable and fascinating for someone like me who misses playing old-school video games. Their selection of games varies from simple problem-solving games up to complicated eyes and hand coordination. They have arcade games and retro games that for sure will bring back childhood memories.

So far, there are few games that I loved most in these browser-based games. First is the Tank Wars, which is similar to the classic Battle City. Second is the Cyberman V, which is accordingly inspired by the game Rockman. And lastly, is the Flight Sim which is a simulation of being an air traffic controller.

My Final Say

Giving my final say, for gamers, game enthusiasts, and people who love video games, there's only one reason why we play, that is to have some FUN! Of course, there's always the added reason like killing boredom. So, whether you're bored or having fun, keep playing!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Raymond Bagatsing Nag-audition sa Role Ni President Manuel L. Quezon

9:08:00 AM

This is Kwento Ni Toto's coverage of the Bloggers' Conference fo the movie #QuezonsGame. One of the intriguing and interesting movie about our history, the Philippine History and of the President Manul L. Quezon.

Present during the bloggers' con is one of the very good and convincing actors, Raymond Bagatsing. During the event he accommodated all the inquiries of all the bloggers present. He even shared some things that he did just to get the role. Get to know how him and how he was able to get the role.


#QuezonsGameMovie #Entertainment #Film #Showbiz

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Visayas Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines Hosted by Dumaguete presented by Alaska

10:41:00 PM


It's summer time, school is almost over, and it's time for some summer sports activities. This year, Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska bring the leagues youth basketball participation program in Dumaguete at St. Louis School of Don Bosco on March 30-31. The Visayas Regional Selection Camp will be the third Jr. NBA Philippines selection camp for 2019 open for boys and girls ages 10-14.

Jr. NBA coaches led by Rob Newson of the NBA and PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso will teach basketball fundamentals and impart the core S.T.A.R. values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude, and Respect to participants during the two-day event.

Set to tip off at 7 a.m. on March 30, Saturday, the camp will provide aspiring Jr. NBA All-Stars a series of skills stations that will test their dexterity in dribbling, passing, shooting, lay-ups and footwork. Top performers on the first day will progress to Sunday and will be coached on advanced basketball concepts, take part in team exercises and scrimmages, and vie for slots to represent the Visayan region in the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp in Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati on May 17-19.

Outstanding athletes selected in the Dumaguete Regional Selection Camp will be part of the top 40 boys and 40 girls from Regional Selection Camps in Lucena (March 9-10), Baguio (March 23-24), Butuan (April 13-14), Metro Manila (April 27-28), and the Alaska Power Camp.

Additionally, the 2019 batch of Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars—as many as five boys and five girls—will participate in the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp, a week-long selection camp in June with top youth players from North Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific region.

In culmination, the top performing 10 boys and 10 girls in that camp will then represent Asia Pacific in the second Jr. NBA Global Championship held Aug. 6-11 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida. The international event will feature talented youth from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, China, Mexico, Africa, India and the Asia-Pacific.

Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 is presented by Alaska, with AXA, Gatorade, Globe, Panasonic, Rexona, and Vivo as official partners. ABS-CBN S+A, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the official broadcasters of Jr. NBA Philippines.

Participants can register for the Jr. NBA program online at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, and follow Jr. NBA on Facebook and the NBA at www.nba.com and on Facebook and Twitter. Fans can visit www.alaskamilk.com to learn more about Alaska Milk Corporation, and follow Alaska Milk on Facebook for more information about Alaska Sports.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Thrill Sips In at the World Poker Tour Bloggers' Night At Solaire

5:29:00 AM





It was Kwento Ni Toto's first time to be in one of Solaire Resort and Casino's suite and honestly it was truly admirable and a jaw-dropping scene. It was on the 16th floor of the hotel suite and it was really awesome. I felt like a VIP that time. Who wouldn't, we got the room for us all though we're not going sleep there, there were buffet table of heavenly, tasty and mouthwatering cuisines like pork puff, charred king salmon gravlax on honey mustard hollandaise, mushroom salpicao, duck liver mousse, lobster spring rolls, and more, to include there were waiters on the side waiting to serve us with our drinks. The luxury and treatment of a first class hotel that will house hundreds of players on the upcoming World Poker Tour. Yes, the whole bloggers' night is about letting us all bloggers feel the hospitality of Solaire and of course the highlight of the event, the Poker game.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Free Trip To Spain To Gilas Pilipinas? Master Game Face Has It!

4:06:00 PM
Kwento Ni Toto shares the latest promo about Master, the no. 1 male face care brand for men, and they are giving lucky Filipino hoops fans a chance to fly to Spain, all-expenses-paid, to watch live the Gilas Pilipinas national men’s basketball team put their oil-free game faces on at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

“Being a basketball-crazy country, we Filipinos are proud to qualify for the FIBA World Championships. Through Master Goes to Spain Promo, lucky fans will have the chance of their lives to fly to Spain to support our basketball heroes and watch them battle and put their oil-free game faces on against some of the world’s best teams.” said Jonathan Pua, Unilever Male Grooming brand manager.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Master Game Face Challenge Launch, Who Will Win

3:43:00 AM

Kwento Ni Toto shares what transpired last April 24, 2014 at Treston International College Gym in Bonifacio Global City, an intriguing face off happens as two of today's stars in the Philippine basketball meet in one event that sure made the court as hot as ever. Master, the country's leading men's skin care and face care brand launched this years Master Game Face All-Star Basketball Challenge where the two clashing basketball stars Chris Tiu and Marc Pingris together with their team from the collegiate leagues like the UAAP and NCAA will meet in an exciting match to win Master Game Face Challenge. The event was witnessed by media people and bloggers. There were raffles and some three-on-three action happened where each media and bloggers were paired to two of the players and held a very exciting match.


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