Archive for

Resident Evil 5 Review

Resident Evil 5, the sequel to Resident Evil 4, is the fifth game in the series. It is currently under development but people have started talking of it. What did they heard about it? Not much about the Resident Evil 5 has been yet revealed by its developer CapCom. Few details have been released about the game. The concept is believed to be similar to Black Hawk Down. The gameplay as announced by the producer, Jun Takeuchi, will be similar to Resident Evil 4. Then what else will be included in the Resident Evil 5.

It is the most anticipated game of the year and it is not going to be released in 2008 too. Resident Evil 5 was announced in 2005 but its release date is pushed forward sometime in 2009. Developers had also stated that the darkness concept of Resident Games will diminish. Players can hunt zombies in the sparkling light instead of the dark. This will be a totally new concept in the series to be introduced through Resident Evil 5. Besides zombies, two new enemies will also be introduced in the game. They will be different from zombies and ganados in the sense that they will posses more intelligence and weapons than their predecessors.

The plot of the Resident Evil 5 will be set in an Africa. First human being was originated in Africa. But in game, Africa will be shown as the land where viruses were originated. Resident Evil 5 will also feature improved graphics and lightening effects. Players can go outside at different moments of the day as well as in different weather conditions. Player’s ability to work in light and darkness will be based on the real human ability to work under such conditions. In Resident Evil 5, player will take sometime to adjust accordingly as the humans do.

Resident Evil 5 gameplay and controls are highly based on the Biohazard 4. Capcom will announce latest news about the game at E3 conference that is going to be held in July, 2008. There have been issues associated with the Resident Evil 5. Controversies became part of it before it is released. Resident Evil 5 came under the controversy of racial discrimination. Criticizers concerns about how white man is shown as the hero while black zombies in the African village. They believe that it is not zombie shown as black but the black Africans shown as zombies which really looks to be.

I think Resident Evil 5 like previous Resident Evil games will be a major hit for the Capcom. The game will surely demonstrate itself. Resident Evil 5, after being released, will be acclaimed by many reviewers and criticizers despite of few controversies that will become its forgotten past. I also believe that the issues of racial discrimination shown in Resident Evil 5 will just let the world know what’s all happening in Africa and how the people are being treated there. We all know how dodgy AIDS or HIV could be, and through Resident Evil 5 developers have made the efforts to show the same thing. So I give full marks to the Resident Evil 5 for the efforts that it will be making to raise the personal standards of the people of Africa directly or indirectly. I hope Resident Evil 5 proves to be super hit.

It Takes a Child to Raise a Village

We’ve all heard the saying, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’. There are ways you can begin to teach your toddlers and teenagers to give back to that village and uplift their community with pride. It can be difficult if you don’t take the right approach. Instead of making it sound like a chore, try these creative ways to encourage your child to invest time and energy into your village.

1. Teach by Demonstration. The best way to teach your child good values is by adhering to them yourself. A child naturally develops their morals and values based upon their environment. Children who grow up seeing their Mom active in the community will instinctively identify and want to invest in that same community.

2. Create Fun Ways To Give Back. In general, when it comes to kids, if it sounds fun and exciting they will want to participate. Gear community projects so they sound less like work and more like a great opportunity for fun. Come up with new themes and ways for your children to put on their creative hats and they are sure to want to join in the activity. Getting other children involved is also a great incentive for community youth participation. If it looks like a way to gain new friends it may peak your child’s interest.

3. Make it a Family Affair. When the Thanksgiving holiday rolls around, round up the whole family to uplift your community. During Thanksgiving, spend a day making lunch bags together for the less fortunate people in your community. Pile into the minivan or SUV to drop them off to those in need. Some great, inexpensive things to include are an orange, a juice box, and bologna sandwiches. Essentially, you can feed 20 hungry people with less than $20.00 in groceries (bread, meat, oranges, and juice boxes). Make sure you always check your surroundings for safety on an outing such as this.

4. Senior Soiree. A great idea aimed at the elderly in your community is preparing simple gift bags for the Holidays and distributing them yourselves. Remember, it’s the thought that counts. You can take your teenage daughter to polish nails and meet residents at the nearby convalescent home if she is interested in being stylish. A great way to involve young children is by having them create homemade cards using arts and crafts to brighten someone’s room with original art.

5. A Rendezvous to Remember. Next Valentine’s Day bake a bunch of homemade cookies, package them up simply and let your kids give them out at a local children’s hospital. It’s very important to get permission from the hospital’s administration beforehand for food and handling safety reasons. Never give food to patients unauthorized because it can be very dangerous in terms of diet and allergies.

6. Positive Reinforcement. When you witness your child doing something selflessly for someone else, don’t hold back on the praise and applause. The best way to get someone to do something is to give positive recognition when you witness them doing it. Taking the positive approach gives your children the chance to feel proud of themselves and they’ll want to do more for others.

Why You Must Have a US Bank Account As Non Resident Working Online

Gone are the good old days when we were all living in isolation of one another. Then it did not matter so much what goes on in other places. You were contented with the happenings in your locality. Thanks to the Internet, this is an old gone era. An era we the older generation can remember with nostalgia.

Now not anymore – you are not living in isolation. What goes on in other far lands affects you directly. We are now in a global village, thanks to the Internet and the information age.

In the past, having a bank account in your area of locality was enough. You did not even need a bank account in the next town. But now the reverse is the case.

If you are working online, you can be in one geographical location and be working for a company on the other end. This is all possible due to the internet. You can be living in Europe and be working fro a company in the US.

It now become imperative for you to have a US Bank account in order to get paid faster and cheaply. This is because almost all the Networks or companies you will be working for online are headquartered in the US. If they are going to pay you, it will be via the country’s financial system.

So it is better for you to have your bank account there. If you don’t, the only option to pay you in most cases will be to cut and mail you a check. This can take over 4 weeks to get to you in your country. Plus it has to go back to the US via your local bank for collection. This can take another 4 weeks. In the end you are looking at an interval of 10 weeks just to be able to access the money you have been paid. Plus there are extra financial costs associated with this. And this can easily run into the hundreds per annum. These are monies you could easily have invested in advertisement to even make more online.

If you have a US bank account even as a non resident, it is a breeze to get your payment. You will be paid via the automated clearing house system or direct deposit straight to your US bank account. This takes 2-3 working days to become money in your account, money that you can use for further online promotions to even make more money. Remember the saying that time is money? It is damn true, yes true. Also this form of payment is mostly free. Where you are charged a fee, it will be merely a token, something in the region of $4 – $5 only.

So in explaining the title of this article, you need a US bank account if you are going to be ultra successful online. Otherwise it may just end in frustration for you.

You need a US Bank account to verify your account on eBay, verify your PayPal account, get payment from such Networks as Commission Junction, ClickBank, 2checkout.com, Share-it.com and Plimus.com, etc.

So you can see that the importance of a US bank account to a foreigner or non resident can not be over emphasized.

So go for it wherever you can as a non resident