The Xbox game consoles have become a household name. A lot of people have bought Xbox game consoles since its release and even to this day, a lot of people are also buying the new Xbox One.

In the coming months, a slimmer version of the Xbox One, in the form of the “Xbox One S”, will be released and next year, the next-generation Xbox game console will be released called “Xbox Scorpio”.

This just shows you the evolution of the Xbox line of game consoles but did you know that the Xbox has an unusual history?

Xbox is created and manufactured by Microsoft, a leading operating system company. Its CEO, Bill Gates, nearly didn’t give the green light to push the production of the Xbox game consoles, and here’s why:

Bill Gates wanted to venture into the game console niche but he wants the game console to have the Windows operating system as its core.

So, there were two teams that were assigned to create the game consoles. One team is using an entirely new operating system for the console and one is doing the game console with Windows as its operating system.

Ed Fries, the co-creator of the original Xbox game console said that he discussed his idea of putting an entirely new operating system in the new game console. Later, he said that Bill Gates nearly disapproved the idea because of the fact that it was not using a Windows operating system.

In fact, he was so furious as to why Fries’ team ditched the original idea of incorporating the Windows operating system inside the Xbox game consoles.

It was because the Xbox game console concept had a lot of major revisions and at that time, the Windows operating system was still not tailor-made for gaming (at least one that can rival the Sony Playstation).

After shouting at Fries’ production team, one employee finally stood up and said that “if we’re not going to go on with this, Microsoft can lose a fair share of the market as Sony will be the king of the hill when it comes to game consoles”.

After the employee has said that, Bill Gates’ temperament immediately shifted into something more positive.

Bill Gates was then calm and collected and he said to Fries’ team to continue on with the development and the production of the Xbox game console.

And that is how the Xbox line of game consoles was born. But Fries never forgot about Gates’ wish of incorporating the Windows operating system with the Xbox game console.

Later this year and in the near future, Microsoft and Xbox will be fully integrated thanks to the Xbox Play Anywhere system.

The idea is that you can play Xbox games on Windows PCs and you can also play PC games on the Xbox.

In the end, Xbox goes toe-to-toe with Sony’s Playstation in the game console market. The Xbox line of game consoles turned out to be a massive success despite its rocky start.

If there is one thing that can hamper your progress when losing weight, it is hunger. Hunger is probably one of the major reasons why people gain back the weight they’ve lost during their weight-loss journey.

Hunger, per se, is not a bad thing; it is your body’s way of telling you that you need nourishment. Even though we can go for days without food, our bodies will keep on nagging us to eat.

But, even if it is a biological thing, has it ever occurred to you to think why we get hungry?

In this article, I will talk about the 4 reasons why you’re always hungry and always clamoring for food. I hope that this article will open your eyes and hopefully, it will solve your hunger issues.

Let’s get started!

  1. Eating Way Too Many Carbs. Carbohydrates or carbs is one of the most essential macronutrients that our body needs. And rightfully so; carbs give us the energy that we need in order for us to have energy throughout the rest of the day. But, if you eat may too many carbs during nighttime, there is a big probability that you will be feeling hungrier the next day. That is because carbs, or refined carbs at least, contain some form of sugar. When your body’s got way too many sugars, it releases a hormone called Insulin. Insulin regulates your body’s blood sugar level. That is okay as the hormone is doing its job. What’s not okay is that since your blood sugar will be affected because of Insulin, you may experience low blood sugar instead, thus, making you feel hungry. In order to avoid this, limit your carb intake especially at night and focus more on protein and fat.
  2. Not Drinking Enough Water. Most people mistake hunger with dehydration. Although the feelings associated with both are nearly the same, what you’re experiencing is probably just dehydration. To avoid dehydration, drink a glass or two of water. Also, do not drink too much water before meals as it can hamper your digestion.
  3. Watching Food Shows on TV. I am guilty of this and so are a lot of people. I usually watch food shows on TV. This may range from cooking shows or shows that showcase a lot of delectable foods. Since eating is a multi-sensory experience, just the sight of food makes us hungry. To avoid this, just ditch the shows that showcase food and watch something more interesting instead.
  4. You Lack Sleep. Lack of Sleep is another major contributor to your hunger. You see, when you lack sleep, you will severely reduce your body’s production of Leptin. Leptin is a hormone that’s responsible for signaling your brain that you are not hungry and that you’re still satiated. Aim to have at least 6-8 hours of sleep per day.

If you’re continuously feeling hungry, read this article. I hope that the knowledge I’ve imparted here will help you treat your hunger problems.

Do you love the game of basketball? If you’re like me who loves to watch and play the hoops, then you will love this article’s scope.

In today’s article, we are going to talk about the NBA2K16 Game for iOS mobile phones. As you may very well know, NBA is the most popular basketball franchise in the entire world.

There have been a lot of NBA games that was created over the course of the years and the NBA2K16 is the latest one to join the fray.

Before I talk more about this game, here are the core features of the NBA2K16 Game for iOS:

  • Full MyCAREER, Blacktop, and Season modes.
  • Improved graphics and game performance
  • New controls for smoother mobile gameplay
  • Earn and enjoy more Virtual Currency
  • Euroleague teams now available
  • NBA 2K Store offers equipment, courts, VC, updated content, and much more.
  • Physical Controller Support

The first thing we’re going to talk about the NBA2K16 Game for iOS mobile phones is the MyCareer mode. In the Mycareer mode, you’re going to choose a basketball superstar of your choosing.

You will control only this main character throughout the rest of the season. During the course of the season, you will earn achievements and awards as you progress towards the championship.

If you choose the season modes, you will be subjected to 82 games and 16 playoff games culminating in the finals to win the championships. The only difference with the MyCareer mode and the Season modes is that the latter allows you to play with the whole team as opposed to just a specific character that you can do on the former.

The graphics of the NBA2K16 Game for iOS mobile phones have also been vastly improved. It now takes advantage of the iPhone’s graphical and specs prowess and it really gives you an immersive and a highly aesthetic gaming experience.

Aside from the graphics, the onscreen controls have been optimized as well. Sometimes during the heat of the game, you might press buttons that you did not intend to. That was rectified in this version of the game. The controls are now spread a little bit apart to avoid that from happening. You do not want to shoot the ball when you intend to pass it, right?

During the course of the game, you will earn in-game currency to buy different stuff. The stuff I am referring to may be new superstars, new rosters, accessories, among others.

One major addition to the NBA2K16 Game for iOS mobile phones is the inclusion of the Euroleague. The Euroleague, much like the NBA, is Europe’s biggest Basketball franchise. There are many teams in the Euroleague and you can also choose then if you want to in this game.

And lastly, if you want to use a physical controller, that is supported as well. You may have to dish extra money to buy the gamepad, though, but it really is worth it.xD

The NBA2K16 Game for iOS mobile phones is a great hoops action game. This game costs $8 and can be downloaded on the Apple app store.

The Donkey Kong franchise is yet another big gaming franchise that is published by Nintendo. The Donkey Kong game already spanned a lot of years. I remembered when I was still in 5th grade where I played my first ever Donkey Kong game on the Super Nintendo.

Today, we are going to talk about a particular Donkey Kong Game specifically made for the Nintendo Wii U, the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is centered on the Kong family where they celebrated Donkey Kong’s birthday. Their birthday celebration was abruptly interrupted when a conjured Snow Dragon ravaged the land and turned it into frost.

Lord Frederik, the leader of the Snowmads, was responsible for creating the Snow dragon using his powerful horn. The Snow dragon did not only cast ice and snow on the Donkey Kong Island, but Donkey Kong and his family members were cast out because of the strong winds that the Snow dragon has created.

Upon crossing 5 other islands, Donkey Kong and the rest of the gang were back in Donkey Kong Island where they defeated Lord Frederik for good. Donkey Kong dealt a huge blow on Lord Frederik blasting him towards the area where the Snowmads’ ships were located.

Donkey Kong later found the powerful horn that was used by Lord Frederik to conjure the snow dragon and he used it again to create a bevy of flowers. Donkey Kong and his family now sits back and rejoiced as the Donkey Kong Island returned to its former glory.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a 3D side-scrolling adventure game featuring Donkey Kong and the rest of his family. Other than Donkey Kong, you can use Diddy Kong who has a barrel jetpack that allows you to cross large gaps of land. There is also Dixie Kong who can spin her ponytail so she can jump a great distance and slowly descend afterwards. Her special ability is especially useful when there are certain items that cannot be accessed by any other Kong.

Then, there is Cranky Kong which has a Cane that allows him to bounce off dangerous terrain such as spikes, for example, and he can use that cane as well to defeat certain enemies that other characters cannot.

The Kongs will have to defeat Snowmads, Viking-like creatures that have a nefarious plan of taking over the Donkey Kong Island.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has pretty much the same game mechanics as before with a few cool additions: you can now pluck items from the ground to throw at your enemies. Heck, you can even throw away stunned enemies as well!

There is also a Kong-POW meter, that, when filled, allows Donkey Kong and a partner to do a cool move that destroys enemies in the screen.

Funky Kong, a new character, will now run an expanded shop where you can buy items that boost stats, among others.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is an amazing side-scrolling 3D adventure game and it actually garnered a lot of awards. If you have a Nintendo Wii U, definitely get this game.

Motorcycle fairings are very popular nowadays and a lot of people are buying them because of the protection and of course, the aesthetics. Today, we are going to look at another Memphis Shades motorcycle fairing called the Bullet FX.

The Bullet FX is a minimalist, half-fairing that covers the majority of your motorcycle. bulletIt sports an all-black finish, with a smoked windshield and a full torso coverage for better overall protection.

Here is the product description for the Memphis Shades Bullet FX motorcycle fairing:

  • Bold aerodynamic shape with a hint of outlaw styling designed to streamline today’s low-slung cruisers
  • Extends back just over the handlebars and measures about 16″ front to back, 17-1/2″ side to side, and 18″ top to bottom
  • Provides full torso coverage to virtually eliminate wind fatigue while allowing an unobstructed view of the countryside
  • Your head is in clean air
  • Windshield area is smoked
  • The body is opaque black and the outside has a Class-A smooth finish
  • The Bullet Fairing looks great as is or can easily be painted
  • Simply mask off the “windshield” area for a factory cruiser look

The Bullet FX is an okay-looking motorcycle fairing, but if you want to make it even better, you have the option to put decals and other paints.

This motorcycle fairing can be fitted on a variety of motorcycle models. Here is the complete list of motorcycles you can fit this fairing with:

  • Softail Deluxe CVO FLSTNSE: 2014
  • Softail Deluxe EFI FLSTNI: 2005–2006
  • Softail Deluxe FLSTN: 2007–2014
  • Softail Fat Boy Anniversary FLSTF : 2013
  • Softail Fat Boy FLSTF: 1990–2014
  • Softail Fat Boy Lo Anniversary FLSTFB: 2013
  • Softail Fat Boy Lo FLSTFB : 2012–2014
  • Softail Heritage Classic Anniversary FLSTC: 2013
  • Softail Heritage Classic FLSTC: 1987–2000, 2002–2014
  • Softail Heritage FLST: 1986–1990, 2000–2006, 2008–2010
  • Softail Nostalgia FLSTN: 1993–1996

This motorcycle fairing is quite durable as it is made of ABS plastic. This is the most commonly used material in the creation of motorcycle fairings because its durability and it is made to last.

It is surprising to know that a lot of people have bought this motorcycle fairing and were very happy with their purchase. Here are some of the customer reviews:

Devon: “Wanted something different on our Fat Boy… The Bullet FX is exactly that! Very different look! Looks fast standing still… With some minor adjustments and test rides got it just right… Sure is nice being in “clean air” without the touring look on a custom Fat Boy!!!”

Ralph: “Love this fairing. Easy to install and great unique look for my FLSTFB. I’m 5’8″ and wind still comes to my face but torso buffeting is drastically reduced making everything feel more stable. Comes off in seconds and provides a nice space over the headlight to put a nice sized bag that is effectively hidden from view.”

Billy: “The Memphis Shades Bullet FX Fairing fit my Harley Davidson FatBoy as stated. It was easy to install and was exactly what I expected.”

The Memphis Shades Bullet FX half motorcycle fairing costs only $170.

There are several different mobile boosters available on the market. However, they are all similar, which is why these instructions on where you should place your mobile booster is suitable for almost any type of model. First, make sure that you find a sturdy surface where you can place the mobile booster on. For office use, it is recommended that the mobile booster are placed in the center of the room. This will provide access to almost the entire office area.

It is advised that the mobile booster be placed in an area that is central to the office such as a shelf in a cubicle, or on top of a file cabinet whichever is closest to the center of the office. Make sure that the surface on which you place the mobile booster is sturdy.

At Home

For the best results, it is recommended that you place the mobile booster in the area where you will be using your mobile device the most, preferably close to a window. While you will get a better signal throughout your home, for the best results you need to be as close to the mobile booster as possible. Also, it is advised that you place the mobile booster in an area where there are no obstruction in sight. We understand that it is not always possible to place your mobile booster close to the window; the good news is that you can still make use of the mobile booster and get the results that you hoped for. By placing the mobile booster close to the window, it only maximizes the level of boost.


The following questions are usually asked by most users when purchasing the device:

Q. Will my mobile booster work if I do not have any windows?

A. The mobile signal booster is designed to work in all areas, even those without windows.

Q. Will I be able to get a strong signal if I’m outside of my home with a mobile booster?

A. It all depends on the size of your home, the place where you mobile booster is placed and if there is any obstructions between yourself and where the mobile booster is placed.

Q. Will I be making a worthwhile investment when I purchase a mobile booster?

A. Yes!

La coque Samsung Galaxy S4 en plastique n’est pas réputée pour offrir une grande protection à votre appareil. Le fameux Samsung Galaxy S4 ne propose ainsi qu’une coque en plastique. Ce matériau ne saurait offrir la protection optimisée indispensable pour la préservation de ce téléphone. Une chute ou une rayure sont ainsi suffisantes pour réduire le plaisir que vous aurez à naviguer sur ce modèle haut de gamme.

Gagner en durabilité avec la coque Samsung Galaxy S4

La coque est un élément essentiel pour prolonger la vie de votre appareil. Elle permettra de conserver l’attrait de votre téléphone pendant longtemps en absorbant les chocs à sa place. Il existe une grande variété de coques Samsung Galaxy S4. On distingue les coques intégrales ou les coques arrière simples. L’essentiel lors du choix d’une coque est de s’assurer qu’elle n’entrave pas l’utilisation des espaces dédiés aux connecteurs et aux boutons de navigation. La coque doit être facilement retirable au cas où vous voudrez changer la batterie de votre téléphone. Pour pouvoir jouir très longtemps des fonctionnalités avancées de votre Samsung Galaxy S4, il vous suffit de lui adapter une coque de protection convenable.

Gagner en style et en beauté pour votre Smartphone

Les fabricants d’accessoires reconnaissent la nécessité de concevoir une variété de coques Samsung Galaxy S4 pour satisfaire tous les goûts. Ils présentent ainsi une grande diversité de couleurs, mais aussi de formes. On découvre alors des coques inspirées de personnages de film, des coques aux couleurs rétrogrades ou encore des coques revêtues de matériaux nobles tels que l’or pailleté. De plus, certains accessoiristes vous accorderont la possibilité de participer à la création de vos coques de protection. Il vous revient alors de choisir le motif, la couleur ou le style de la coque Samsung Galaxy S4 qui reflète au mieux votre personnalité.

The Nintendo DS is the most popular portable gaming device on the market. As a result, there is no shortage of people reporting problems with either the software or hardware for the DS. Thankfully, with so many people using the device, there is a lot of support out there if something goes wrong.


With many people using R4 cards in the DS Slot, a major problem that comes up is that the Nintendo DS stops reading the R4 card. This manages to happen on all models of the DS, and can be very frustrating. Below are a few of the reasons why this may be happening, as well as what you can do to fix the problem on your own. If you are still covered under warranty, then best send it in prior to trying to fix it, as trying to fix it may void the warranty.



Fingerprint on Card


A major reason why R4 cards do not work is that there is a fingerprint on the sensitive part of the cart responsible for relaying data from the cart to the machine. Though the particles may not seem like much, they can cause all sorts of havoc, and normally cause the DS to not be able to read the R4. Take the card out of the DS, and carefully wipe the card with tissue paper until all smudges are removed. It should go without saying that you should not use water.



Debris in Slot


Similar to a fingerprint, debris in the slot will stop the R4 card from coming into complete contact with the port. In this case, do what countless generations of Nintendo owners have done, and blow into the slot to remove any debris you can find. More often then not, this debris will float away.



Destroyed Connecter


A serious problem is if the connecter is destroyed. This means that something may be bent out of place, causing no data to be sent through. Most often caused by someone jamming the R4 card to hard into the slot, it may require taking apart the DS to fix the problem.



Water Damage


The bane of all electronics, water damage can cause the slot to stop working with everything.



System Failure


The final thing to consider is a system failure, where the software got overwritten in some way and the DS is no longer able to connect. In this case, it may be time to get a new DS.




The list of Nintendo DS consoles comprised of the first DS model, the DS Lite, DSi and DSi XL models. nintendo 2ds When the original Nintendo DS consoles were discontinued the successor Nintendo 3DS series took over. There have been many redesigned and upgraded Nintendo DS consoles thereon, including the Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL models.

Here is a comparison of the three Nintendo 3DS consoles.

Before we take a look at the differences among the three Nintendo DS consoles, let us consider the similarities first.
The Nintendo 2DS, 3DS and 3DS XL models, all support Nintendo DS consoles games, have local and online multiplayer, offer downloadable games and applications, records 3D video and 3D stop motion animation, have browser to surf the internet, can take photos with built in cameras in 2D and 3D, have augmented reality compatibility, come with, SpotPass, parental controls and a series of software including AR Games™, Face Raiders™, Mii Maker™, StreetPass™ Mii Plaza™, Activity Log, Nintendo eShop3, Nintendo 3DS™ Browser3, Nintendo 3DS™ Camera and Nintendo 3DS™ Sound.

In regards to the differences, the Nintendo 2DS comes in two variants, supports 2D games while playing and 2D videos playback only. It has 4 GB included memory, a display of 3.53 inches, sleep mode function in the sleep switch, mono speakers with stereo compatibility being available when headphones are being used and it weighs about 8 ounces. The dimensions of the Nintendo 2DS is 127 mm height, 144 mm width and 20.3 mm thick.
The Nintendo 3DS comes in three variants, supports 2D and 3D games as well as 3D videos, has a memory of 2 GB, a display size of 3.53 inches, sleep mode by closing the console and a power saving mode. There are stereo speakers and it weighs about 8.1 ounces, lighter than the 2DS. The Nintendo 3DS measures about 74 mm in height, 134 mm in width and 21 mm in thickness.

The Nintendo 3DS XL comes in four variants, supports 2D and 3D games as well as 3D videos, has a memory of 4 GB, a display size of 4.88 inches (larger than the other two), sleep mode by closing the console and a power saving mode. There are stereo speakers and it weighs about 12 ounces, heavier than the 2DS and 3DS. The Nintendo 3DS measures about 93 mm in height, 156 mm in width and 22 mm in thickness, larger than the other two.
The three Nintendo DS consoles have similar designs, layout and buttons with slight changes to the aesthetics and placements of different keys and touch pads.

The Nintendo DS has been out for about seven years now and its successor, the Nintendo 3DS has proven very successful. However, with the backwards compatibility of the 3DS (and now the 2DS as well), many people may be considering looking back to the ever cheaper DS games rather than buy the new 3DS titles.

For this reason, as much as simply to inform used buyers of the DS, this article aims to take a look at a few of the better DS games.

1) Advance Wars: Dual Strike: If DS games are a throwback, then this game is a throwback to a throwback. Featuring the popular design elements of previous advance wars games on the Gameboy, Dual Strike is a tactical strategy game that puts the player in control of military forces and defenses. The AI in Advance Wars is notoriously vicious, although many of its players enjoy this aspect of the game.

2) Contact: This strange DS title puts you in the role of yourself, but not in a context you are likely to be familiar with. In the game, a professor manages to make contact with you, an interdimensional being that can see the professor through the DS. Your job is then to direct the professor’s assistant through numerous tasks and areas. The game is fairly hands off, but amusing, and unique.

3) Super Scribblenauts: If you do not have a good sense of spelling, you may be at a disadvantage with this title. On the bright side, Scribblenauts may help with that. What Scribblenauts offers is fairly unique. You, the player, can enter words and the game tries to interpret those words as objects. This allows you to enter things like “hat” and see a hat on the screen. The objects can interact with each other, and adjectives can be applied to words to change their features. This can lead to some surprising and interesting consequences. The game’s vocabulary is impressive, but not all words work.

4) The World Ends With You: This impressive Japanese Roleplaying Game became famous for taxing players to their limits. If the other three games in this article were fairly calm and laid back, The World Ends With You is the opposite. Requiring players to pay attention to multiple characters with separate control schemes simultaneously to succeed, The World Ends With You is a good game for players who need to fill involved and love a challenge. For players who can handle the difficulty, The World Ends With You offers an RPG set in a unique alternate reality of modern day Earth.

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