Fun for Playstation 2

The weather, lack of resources, and proper venue should not be seen as immovable obstacles to your fishing goals. If you truly desire to bait, hook and catch fishes today, then so you should! But this time, you’ll be doing it on TV.

Wear your favorite fishing outfit if it makes you comfortable then take the best seat in the house. Choose one from the reviewed below, hook up your PlayStation 2 to the TV, and you’re all set to have one of the most exciting fishing challenges in your life!

Reel Fishing III

Nowadays, individuals with busy careers and hectic lives are forced to spend only a few minutes fishing and do so in artificial settings. With Reel Fishing III, however, you can fish anytime, and feel like it’s the real thing. Reel Fishing III provides its users with an incomparable experience of nature fishing; a few minutes into the game, and you might forget you’re not really out enjoying the beauty and peace that only Mother Nature can provides us.

There are several great features to look forward to with Reel Fishing III:
User-Friendly – Even if you’re not an expert fisherman, you still won’t have problems playing Reel Fishing III. But fishing veterans need not fear that playing Reel Fishing III would be a piece of cake; it won’t be!

Choice of Settings – The game provides players with a variety of nature settings to choose from, so you won’t get bored fishing in the same scene over and over.

Amazing Sounds – Dolby Surround Sound Pro Logic II was used in this game to give players the most realistic fishing experience.

Freshwater Fish Variety – Look forward to catching all 25 freshwater fish used in the game.

Rapala Pro Fishing

If nature fishing is too tame, then you’ll probably love to join the fishing tournament brought by Rapala Pro Fishing. This is, however, a one-player game so any team efforts will be restricted to the background.

Features to Look Forward to:
Choice of Settings – If you want a virtual taste of how it is to go salmon fishing in Alaska and win the tournament, this game will provide you the means to experience it.

Fish and Lure Variety – Lots of fish to catch in this game; some are easy to bait while some will challenge every fishing trick you have

Boat Driving – Unlike some , Rapala Pro Fishing will allow you to steer the boat

Ease of Play – Even your five-year-old grandson will have no great difficulties playing Rapala Pro Fishing, which makes it a great way to bond with your family. Kids may opt for an auto-cast function if they find manual baiting too hard.

Viewpoint Options – You can choose to see how you bait those beautiful fishes with the underwater or top water lure camera mode.

Fisherman’s Bass Club

If none of the previous games have whetted your appetite, then maybe you’ll enjoy the tough lake challenges provided by Fisherman’s Bass Club. The 3D realistic fishing experience brought by this game will make catching the toughest freshwater sport fish even more rewarding.

Features to Look Forward to:
Quiz – Are you ready to put your fishing knowledge to test? You have 10 seconds to read and answer the questions.

Tutorial Mode – Beginners can hone their skills in the tutorial mode until they’re sufficiently able to join a tournament and become a winner.

Customize Settings – You can choose what type of weather and time of the day you wish to compete

Try these games out, and you may realize indoor virtual fishing is not as bad as you thought it would be!

Online Educational Games In The New Millennium

The future of higher education will involve:

A) The same traditional classroom structure we’ve had for hundreds of years;

B) It does not matter- dolphins will take over the earth;

C) Robots will teach us all; or

D) The use of interactive software in combination with distance learning to supplement current programs

Okay, so you probably don’t think that artificial intelligence will advance so rapidly that robots will become our primary teachers and you probably don’t even think dolphins will take over the earth! What you might be aware of is that the internet is changing the way that education is being administered. You may have taken a distance-ed course or you may have even taken a class that came with a nifty little software package that let you work with the material.

The problem, however, is that not all subjects can be administered through a computer. Sure, one could argue that programs such as accounting, history, or statistics could be completely learned from a distance. After all, these subjects do not necessarily require any face-to-face interaction, but what about programs that do? Clearly, learning a language without face-to-face interaction would be like training for a marathon by running on a treadmill. Marketing and communication programs require face-to-face interactions so that students can learn to make persuasive arguments and presentations. All of the science labs require the presence of students. After all, how many of you would want a doctor that had only practiced on a virtual human. So if the computer cannot solve all our educational needs, what is the answer?

The answer is an integrated approach. If you are anything like this author, you learn 100 times better when you are engaged in the material. Thus, a really well done CD or internet site with interactive games and quizzes will force the students to interact with the material. This distance learning approach must be used as a supplement to traditional classroom methods as it cannot be a substitute for team building, face-to-face questions and answers, or building oral communication skills. All that said, many things currently done in the classroom can be moved online. Group discussions and question sessions can be accomplished via forums and chat sessions, certain scientific concepts learned in lab can be learned through interactive video, and even certain grammar basics of languages can be learned through interactive voice recognition software.

In high school and even some college courses, I was bored out of my mind as long-winded, verbose (yes, that was redundant on purpose) lecturers would go on and on about historical battles or the biochemistry translation process. At the time, I just figured such subjects were inherently boring. After all, how excited could one get about the battle of 1812 or the process by which proteins are formulated? But as I grew older, I became interested in things that I thought I disliked! A movie or an interesting article might turn me on to a subject I previously thought was about as interesting as paint drying. What the heck was going on? I was more engaged in the subject matter, that’s what! And so my crystal ball tells me that even though professors may be going nowhere, fun, educational, interactive games- well, they’re coming!

– A Quick Peek in the History

A tranquil lake. The sound of rippling water. Waves lulling you to sleep as they slap against the sides of your small boat. The sound of leaves rustling in some far off distance. The smell of damp earth. A moment later, a sharp tug at the end of the pole is felt. Man then pits his strength and cunning against one of nature’s most slippery creatures. Ah, the joys of fishing.

But then, not all people have the time nor the inclination to travel a long way to experience said joys. Fear not. I present to you, computer !

With the vast technological advancements we are enjoying right now, the world of the computer fishing game has become more fun, more exciting and more challenging.

Change is brought about by the advent of such features such as a wide variety of fishes to choose from, realistic actions and events, cool underwater scenes and beautiful color displays. The player is introduced to lifelike sound effects and an interesting assortment of game equipment.

The appearance of the life like fishing rod used as the game controller revolutionized the scene. With sensors mounted on the ends, the player can actually feel the vibrations and forces acting upon his line as the virtual fishes struggle to break loose from his hook’s trap.

Indeed, virtual fishing has come from a long way. From the old DOS discs to the dynamic game consoles we have today, the industry of computer may have faltered a few times but for now, it’s still going strong.

Let’s take a look back at the path virtual fishing has taken.

1. Gone Fishing by William Engel

Made by Radio shack in 1977 for the TRS 80 Model I, Gone fishing is the first of its kind.

2. Fishing Derby by David Crane

This game was next as Atari launched the first fishing game with any hint of realism. Using a color display and blocks, the Fishing Derby was played using an Atari Joystick.

3. Fishing by Gakken

LCD/LED was introduced to the scene by Japan. In 1981, Gakken released it’s small, electronic, hand held fishing game.

4. Virtual Fishing (1997)

In the middle of the 1990’s, computer monitors leveled up. They became bigger, clearer and more colorful. Graphics became more and more realistic and appealing. , of course, upped their standards by producing better quality games for the DOS interface.

5. TNN Tournament of Champions

Made for the consoles Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis, the TNN Tournament of Champions was made using help from various professional fishermen and manufacturers of tackles.

6. Sega Bass Fishing Duel

With the release of PlayStation 2, Sega launched the Sega Bass Fishing Duel last 2002. The use of joysticks heightened the fun as vibrations and shakes were included in the features.

7. Wireless

Using their cell phone, the player can choose of lure and a location anywhere in Japan and try to catch the fishes. A ring or a vibration of his phone would signal a catch.

The arrival of newer and more sophisticated game consoles would probably never end. Thus, the market for games such as will always be open for developers as the market demands more from them. The evolution of computer games therefore, from the ancient Gone Fishing to high end virtual simulators, will continue and will still be enjoyed by adult and youngsters alike for a long time to come.