Tokyo Show Quiet Too

With Nintendo saving themselves for their own Shoshinkai show, there weren’t many surprises in Tokyo either.

Coming hot on the heels of the Spring Game Show, and in the wake of E3, there were very few ‘first looks’ at the Tokyo Game Show ‘97 Autumn (sic), held in Makuhari Messe exhibition centre at the beginning of September. But there were one hell of a lot of people. 120,000 in fact, with 104 exhibitors, making it the biggest game show in Japan. A few games did, erm, ‘pop up’, however. (Aero Gauge, anyone?) There was a promising-looking golf game from T&E called Augusta Masters 98, 70% complete and slated for a December release. And Hudson showed a glimpse of New Japan Pro Wrestling and gave me a go on their Virtual-On clone, Last Legion. Konanii had their tricky but fun Ilyper Olympics in Nagano 64, looking cool in all respects and coming out at a suitably cool Christmas (as are the other games).

Originality, though, was not the name of the game. Show, sorry. Here’s a quick run-down:

Surging forth

Looking good were Ubisoft’s Tonic Trouble on video and Konami’s Hybrid Heaven. Very enticing. Then there was Hudson’s Bomberman 64. I had a quick go in four-player mode, and the ability to harass your opponents as a ‘ghost’ when they’ve supposedly finished you off is an excellent (and infuriating) inclusion.

Hanging back

Top Gear Rally didn’t look exactly dazzling (Nonsense. It’s great. — Ed), and neither did the tongue-vaulting Chameleon Twist, Hudson’s seen-it- all-before Dual Heroes and Konami’s (last) GASP!!. NBA Basketball only marginally challenged my old Mega Drive version, and Imagineer’s Fighting Cup (previously Struggle Hard) beat-’em-up wasn’t drawing huge crowds.

Limping along

Sonic Wings Assault from Video System has been delayed till March 1998. And I can’t say I’m looking forward to ASCII’s Aero Gauge, bringing us shocking pop-up AND fog in a dismal Wipeout clone, and, please God say it ain’t so, Tamagotchi for the N64 from Bandai. Nooool

No show

Nintendo are saving themselves.
So, the show presented a very mixed bag. I’ll admit that I left before the ‘companion lady’s costume contest’, so it would be hasty to pass too harsh a judgement. But Top Gear Rally! Heavily promoted by the requisite bevy of babes, and looking very accomplished, with four courses (a jungle track making it one more than MRC), I was ready to be wowed. Not to be, I’m afraid. I won my first race in an unmodified car, taking 1st place on the 3rd lap, and maintaining the lead despite rolling the car onto its side, getting ‘restarted’ by being dropped from a great height where I’d fallen off, and executing a couple of hairy powerslides. Once you’ve passed a car, you never see it again. It was a lonely drive with no sensation of speed, frankly. And to cap it all, the entire game plays more like ice- hockey, with the lightest touch on the analogue stick causing high drama. (Fear not, readers. Spend more time with Top Gear Rally and it turns out to be really good. We’ll explain all in our review of it next month. — Ed) But at least there’s no pop-up. Did I mention Aero Gauge?

How to Play Minecraft For Free

Minecraft is one of the most popular PC games available right now. This amazing building game can be played on a variety of different devices and has a huge amount of mods for making it more challenging or for expanding the type of building that you can do. If you have ever wanted to try out Minecraft for yourself or you would like to try and play for free it is important to consider some of the free options that are available to Minecraft players. While the PC version of Minecraft is usually listed from $20-30 online there are a few ways to play Minecraft for free:

  1. Browser Demo Mode: Minecraft has a demo mode that you can download for free to see if you enjoy it. You can try out the browser demo on the official Minecraft website but you will have to register for an account in order to access it. The browser version of the demo is an older version of the game but it can at least give you a taste of what the game is like.
  2. Download the Demo: The downloadable demo for Minecraft for free features 90 minutes of unrestricted gameplay that you can enjoy on your PC. After 90 minutes in the game however the game will lock and you won’t be able to create anything new. The good news about the downloading demo is that it’s just a few mb and once you uninstall the game you can keep trying the demo.
  3. Play Free Minecraft: The free version of Minecraft ( is available for play without many of the features of the latest version, but it still has all of the single player modes and supports multiplayer. It runs on a Java platform and you can play it with unrestricted access from your browser.
  4. Steal it: There are plenty of torrent and cracked versions of Minecraft available for free play but this isn’t an option you should consider as it could potentially lead to criminal charges. Rather than get a hacked torrent version of Minecraft for free you may want to consider getting the full pocket version. This app full version of Minecraft can be played on your android or iOS device for just $7-8 which is a considerable savings on the full version.

Kids Playing on PC Learns More that Playing on Tablets

Whenever I see my phone on the table, I just couldn’t help but pick it up and look at my different social networking accounts and maybe have a few minutes of playing some of my favorite games. However, my kids would always see me doing this and they somehow were able to do the same thing. Playing on my phone for hours if I’m not using it and sometimes watch videos on you tube as well.

I have an eight and a ten year old kid that loves to play on the computer and gadgets most of the time, maybe they see it from us, the parents, since this is where I usually do my work, or maybe they talk about it with other kids from school as well, that I am not sure of.

While I am sometimes scared of the fact that most children may be doing these stuff too early, as I get to compare it with my younger years, I also wanted to accept the fact that technology plays a big role in our society right now. What I sometimes do is to let them play on the computer as they would have proper posture when seated on the table. Also, the screen of the mobile phones tends to be too close to their faces which make me believe that monitors are better. What they usually play are downloadable Time Management games that lets them think of what they have to do in order to reach the next level and also some educational and puzzle games that may also help them with studies somehow.

I try to minimize their usage on mobile phones and tablets lately, I think that they are becoming too lazy since everything can be done with just the touch of the screen and lately, I’ve seen them do some art painting on the PC which I am really happy about.

Classic Car Rentals

When it’s a special occasion, there is nothing like renting a classic car. It will become a memory that will last forever. Classic cars are very popular especially for wedding days, which mean you can easily find classic car rentals and get the car that you always wanted to take on a wedding.

Since there are many classic car rentals out there, you will have plenty of choice. You can find the car you love at amazing low rentals. You can also choose between different colors and match the one according to your wedding’s color scheme.

It is important that you go to a wedding according to your dreams. If you had thought about getting out of a classic muscle car, you should get one. It will help you enjoy the wedding with the fantasy feeling that you always wanted. As a result, you will always remember the event and it will become a special memory down the lane.

Finding your favorite classic car is easy. Just pick classic car rentals of your choice.  Just be sure to book in advance especially if you need the vehicle during the wedding season so that you don’t have a problem getting your favorite ride on your special occasion.

What Bay Club Condos Has To Offer

The bay club condominium is one of the most popular buildings around the Bayside New York. It has a total of 1,037 units that offers one, two and three bedroom units. Although it may not be the most affordable compared to other, bay club condos may be one of the best when it comes to location, amenities and services being offered.

The building has a 24/7 security at work, doorman and concierge services are always available for the residents. Its location is conveniently located near schools, shopping centers, golf, cinemas and even just a short drive to Manhattan and some airports.

The buildings heated, Olympic size pool is one of the main reasons why people loved the place; it has a retractable roof that is most of the time set to open during nice weathers while closed on snowy and cold seasons. A Jacuzzi is also available for those who wish to use them and is just near the pool.

Finding a new friend would never be hard in bay club condos, this is because there is a year round of events and activities that everybody can join such as weekly movies or Sunday brunch.

If you are a sports enthusiast, you can always use one of the 4 well-maintained tennis courts and basketball court. There are also professional instructors that can guide you if you are just a beginner on tennis. Thinking about billiards? There is also a billiards room while your kids can always stay at the playroom and have some new kid friends as well.

Some people, on the other hand, needs to do their work out regularly, and instead of paying a membership to a gym that’s far from your place, bay club condos made one for their homeowners and equipped it with the latest workout equipments such as weights, treadmills, cycling machines and even Stairmasters. This way, you just have to use the elevator to get to the gym and to return home.

If you find yourself hungry or just needed a few stuff for home, you can always go to the conveniences store located in the building as well. Aside from that, there is also a salon and dry cleaning service shop that you might find useful later on.

For those people who might be searching for a good place to live in, considering places like Bayside NY is recommended. The people in this are warm and friendly and almost everything that you need is just within your reach. There are different schools nearby that cater from prekindergarten until college. There are parks all over the place where you can walk your dog and meet some friends. Museums for kids are also present to help them further know about the culture and history while still having a great time while learning.

Prices, however, are somehow more expensive that the other who might not have the same facilities as what the Bay club condos have to offer so better check with your broker for some recommendations and tripping to make sure you get the right place for your money’s worth.

Hung TV Show Review

You are an underpaid high school basketball coach. Your wife left you for a rich, nerdy dermatologist. Your kids won’t listen to you – one of whom, the son, is into Goth and wears makeup and nail polish. The house you just moved into burned down. You are now living in a tent behind said house. You have no direction or prospects. But at least you have a really big penis.

This is the life of Ray Drecker (played by Thomas Jane). After his wife Jessica (played by Anne Heche) leaves him, and his house burns down, he meets friend, and former one-night-stand, Tanya (played by Jane Adams) at a get-rich class. After another night together, in anger Tanya tells Ray to “go market your penis!” He takes her suggestion to heart and becomes a male escort. Unfortunately for Ray, his first client changes her mind. At least she gives him $50 for his trouble. Rock bottom ensues.

Hung is way more than just an endless stream of tallywacker jokes. It’s a well written comedy with a dry witted dark side and a heart.

No Time for the Gym?

Hello Halfsquare readers! First let me apologize for my absence and lack of fitness information. This past year has been quite busy for me both personally and professionally, but as a result many good things have transpired.

That being said, one of the biggest questions I receive from people is regarding exercise and their busy schedule. First of all, if you know me and if you’ve seen my training center, you know I don’t believe in 99% of the training methods and equipment seen in the average commercial gym. I also don’t believe we are so busy that we can’t find 30-45 minutes a day to exercise. I work 6-7 days a week and sometimes 14+ hours a day and still manage to train for 1-1 1/2 hours a day 5-6 days a week.

Let’s consider a worst-case scenario. You are stuck at home, you have no exercise equipment and only 15-20 minutes. Can you get an effective exercise program in? I’m willing to bet you can!

Scott’s minimalist, quick-fix workout:

warm up for a couple of minutes with some stretches, joint mobility exercises like shoulder circles, hip circles and leg swings; then perform the following series:

-bodyweight squats x 50 reps

-push ups x 50 reps

-crunches x 50 reps

-jumping jacks x 50 reps

-rest 30-60 seconds

-bodyweight squats x 40 reps

-push ups x 40 reps

-crunches x 40 reps

-jumping jacks x 40 reps

-rest 30-60 seconds

-bodyweight squats x 30 reps

-push ups x 30 reps

-crunches x 30 reps

-jumping jacks x 30 reps

-rest 30-60 seconds

-bodyweight squats x 20 reps

-push ups x 20 reps

-crunches x 20 reps

-jumping jacks x 20 reps

-rest 30-60 seconds

-bodyweight squats x 10 reps

-push ups x 10 reps

-crunches x 10 reps

-jumping jacks x 10 reps

-Congrats! You’re finished!

I realize that your current level of fitness may not allow you to perform many repetitions per exercise, that’s ok! Do the best you can. Simply decrease the number of repetitions per exercise for each series, the key is – work continuously with very little rest for the 15-20 minute time frame you have.

There you have it, no more “no time” excuses!

Ultimate Subway Surfers Hack and Tips

If you are playing Subway Surfers and you are looking for a Subway Surfers hack, chances are good that your friends are getting massively high score and you aren’t getting anywhere closer to them. But you don’t have to worry. There are tips and tricks that you can use to get scores and make your friends come to you for a Subway Surfers hack. Follow along and you will be topping your friends’ scores in no time.


The best way to get a high score that leaves your friends awed is to improve your multiplier. At the beginning of the game, you get a multiplier of x1 but it improves every time you beat a set of missions. You can continue increasing it until it reaches x30, which is the highest you can go with the multiplier. Think of having a multiplier x30 and getting your coins multiplied by 30 at the end of a run.

To improve your multiplier, you need to complete missions. Missions could include jumping certain number of times or picking up a specific item or collecting certain number of coins and so on. Look for missions by going to Missions screen from the main screen by clicking at ‘missions’ button near the top.


Powerups are items that give you special abilities for specific amount of time. Some of these can help you collect a lot of coins. To make the most of these multipliers, you will need to upgrade these powerups. Once upgraded, you will be able to reap more rewards once you pick one up during the game.

To upgrade powerups, you will need to spend coins that you earn during the game. Make sure you first upgrade your coin magnet so that you collect all the coins that appear during the game. Once you start collecting more coins using an upgraded coin magnet, start upgrading Jet Pack. Jet Pack elevates you in the sky where you can collect a lot of coins.


If there is a Subway Surfers hack that actually works, it’s using the hoverboards intelligently. Hoverboards increase your speed but they are actually kind of a life. When you hit something while riding on a hoverboard, you won’t be caught by the inspector and his dog but you will survive. This is where hoverboards come really handy.

Try not to use hoverboards in the beginning of a run. The game is easy and your speed is slow so you can easily pass through all obstacles without hoverboard. Once you have reached somewhere closer to your previous best, start making use of your hoverboards. You will get a really high score if you make the most of your hoverboards in this way.


More than any Subway Surfers hack, you need Keys to progress smoothly in the game. If you have Keys, you can continue your run even after getting caught by the inspector and his dog. A key gives you a new life, letting you start again from the point where your last run ended. If you are finding it real hard to collect Keys, you can also buy them with real money.