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Retro Gaming With A Twist

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I’ve been a gamer all my life, and have played all the popular retro games when they were popular.  DOOM, Quake, Wolfenstein and many more were a daily staple of fun for me.  Well, someone thought it would be a good idea to bring a couple of these retro games back into play, but in a different way.

How about some Tomb Raider – Play here.  Lara Croft at her finest, guns blazing and taking out the bad guys while deep in the forgotten depths of some ominous cave; those were some of my fondest memories.  You can relive those memories playing Tomb Raider slots…get that treasure!  After you’re done being rough and tumble in the jungle, why not play a board game? The game is a classic 5 reel, 25 payline slot game with a dynamic story that will keep you glued to your chair.

If you’re not familiar with Lara Croft then maybe you’ve been living under a rock :) Seriously though, she is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Square Enix video game series Tomb Raider. She is presented as a beautiful, intelligent, and athletic British archaeologist-adventurer who ventures into ancient, hazardous tombs and ruins around the world.

Monopoly – Play here, is one of the most fun games there is.  Who needs Park Place, when you can ride the gravy train to success in this intuitive slot game? This version of Monopoloy is a 5 reel slot developed by IGT with a pretty good storyline.

It has all the old icons you’re familiar with from the boardgame that you move around the board with. Plus it has bonus rounds and a Level Up Plus feature that lets you save your progress.

While you’re having your fill of gaming, hang out over at Slacker Radio and listen to some of your favorite tunes to keep the excitement alive!

Entertainment, Games

In UFO News…

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Was Roswell UFO Crash A Secret Nazi Aircraft? [Huff Post]
A film, supposedly called “UFOs and the Third Reich,” is promoting another theory about the Roswell UFO crash: A 10-foot-wide, 12-foot-high, anti-gravity, bell-shaped craft, combining rocket and helicopter technology, created by Nazi Germany, fell into the hands of the U.S. in 1943, who further developed the project. An alleged test of the Bell resulted in its crash, which became the event that started the Roswell UFO saga.

Author investigates 200-year-old UFO sighting [Zanesville Times Recorder] Almost 200 years ago, Morgan County farmer Thomas Inman was walking home from Philo when he had what one researcher believes could be one of the earliest accounts of a close encounter of the third kind.

Why the French state has a team of UFO hunters [BBC]
Thousands of UFO sightings are reported every year but not many countries are willing to spend money investigating them – there is just one dedicated state-run team left in Europe. Is France onto something?

Conspiracy

Bringing it Home

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Casinos are bursting at the seams with a variety of slot machines, and virtual gambling machines that are a blast to play.  When it’s time to go home, the fun ends…or does it?  Who says you can’t take that fun home with you?   Besides, it’s a hassle to make the trip out to a casino sometimes, when you can just have the same excitement in the comfort of your own home on your computer.

An excellent example is Pixies of the Forest – Visit this site, an online version of a very popular land-based slot machine, Secrets of the Forest.  Tons of options, offering varied payouts, and fun play strategies in many different mystical themes.

This mystical themed slot features 5 reels and a whopping 99 pay lines with a 2,000 coin Jackpot just waiting to be won.

Pixies of the Forest is the online version of “Secrets of the Forest” which you’ve probably seen on the casino floors. The game performed so well in traditional casinos and gambling venues that has decided to meet the demand and offer players the same exciting gaming experience online. This magical slot game transports players into a mystical dream land with big winning possibilities.

It also features “Tumbling Reels”, providing players with multiple chances to win on a single spin and more potential wins. Hit 3 bonus symbols to trigger the free spins round in which you are awarded up to 11 free spins.

And if you like jewels, Play Starburst Touched Slot here.  It’s like playing Bejeweled with a payout!  A great ambient soundtrack with lots of shiny jewels and good clean fun.  All this fun can be had sitting in your own comfortable chair, at your home computer.

I can’t get enough of this game, the simple but effective multimedia in the game reminds me of Candy Crush and Bejeweled. Visually, this game is a real treat. It’s probably going to be at or near the top of the list of popular slots for a long time to come.

Head on over to Kotaku – The Gamer’s Guide if you get the chance, to find some other gaming ideas too!

Games

New Clock Keeps Perfect Time for 5Billion Years

At the heart of this new clock is the element strontium. Inside a small chamber, the strontium atoms are suspended in a lattice of crisscrossing laser beams. Researchers then give them a little ping, like ringing a bell. The strontium vibrates at an incredibly fast frequency. It’s a natural atomic metronome ticking out teeny, teeny fractions of a second.

Listen to the NPR story…

Science