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Computer World and Sony Dream World in Paris

Today we will go back in time and remember one of the best gatherings ever, it happened in Paris, 2003! 

This was one of my first interviews and it happened with nobody else but Pekka!? 🙂

A Senior Manager Of Mobile Game Development at Nokia? That was huge back in the days!

At the European Games Developers Conference (European Games Developers Conference) held in London, UK…

Vesa-Pekka Kirsi, a senior manager in charge of mobile game development at Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer, said:

The future R&D strategy for the mobile phone premium game market will attract more consumers, which may break the current situation where the mobile game market mainly targets young consumers.

Kirsi said that with the development of communication technology, large-scale game development companies are now beginning to expand in the mobile game field.

For small game companies that previously occupied a certain space in this field, they are in the mobile game market.

Shang had to fight for survival.

Kirsi also said:

“It is foreseeable that the ‘survivor game’ in the game market will continue, because game companies large and small are trying to find the best living environment suitable for the company’s development.

Compared with 12 months ago, it is currently entering mobile market.

The game market is much more difficult, because many well-known video game manufacturers are now focusing on the mobile market, such as Electronic Arts, Sony, etc.

And some small game companies are not far behind and are still Survival is struggling.”

Kirsi said, the current mobile game market has nothing to compete.

However, competition among game manufacturers can give birth to new game markets, like Rise of Kingdoms Homepage.

For example, small investments can be used to attract specific game players, such as female game consumers, because in Europe, more than half of women have their own Mobile phones, so there must be a huge potential market here.

Kirsi also said that Nokia has achieved a leap in the field of game development by acquiring the game originator Sega this summer.

Nokia is currently trying to consider simplifying all its mobile game development procedures to encourage its game developers to launch newer game ideas, thereby attracting more consumers.

In addition, there are other ways to achieve the growth of mobile games.

For example, the current wireless game played between two players often requires an ordinary wireless connection, which requires high communication costs.

The Nokia 6600 launched by Nokia supports the Bluetooth function, which can help groups in a room to achieve joint games.

The price is low and I believe it will attract some consumers.

Nokia will launch a gaming phone called N-Gage in October of this year.

N-Gage looks more like a gaming device.

Nokia said that in order to make the mobile game cake bigger, they have set up a publishing department to develop game software for N-Gage.

Kirsi finally said, “Of course, the mobile game market still has to endure that the image of mobile games has a certain gap in clarity compared with dedicated game consoles and PC games.

But we believe that with the continuous development of mobile communication technology and the increase in network transmission speed, I think this will not become an obstacle to the development of mobile games.”

Sony Group held its annual “Sony Dream World” in Paris, France yesterday (2003).

During the conference, its subsidiary Sony Ericsson simultaneously released three new mobile phones, T230, Z200, and Z600.

Among them, T230 is the brand’s first gaming phone with a specially designed control panel, showing that Sony is facing Nokia’s scheduled global launch of the N-Gage gaming phone in October, and is ready to prevent Nokia from aggressively attacking the mobile gaming market.

Taiwan’s Sony Ericsson General Manager Ye Shun-fa pointed out that according to GFK’s statistics of Taiwan’s mobile phone sales in July, Motorola leads Nokia by 24% with 28%.

However, the two major brands have succeeded because of the success of Korean, OKWAP and BENQ.

The drop below 30% also highlights the popularity of Korean-style clamshell shell machines in the consumer market.

Sony Ericsson sees that the shell machine is currently sweeping 49% of the Taiwanese mobile phone market and decided to launch the first shell machine Z600 in GSM/GPRS in October.

The Z200 color screen mobile phone is scheduled to be launched after October.

It is a new type of mobile phone commissioned by Taiwanese OEMs.

Ye Shun-fa emphasized that the current market share of camera phones with built-in digital cameras in Taiwan has not exceeded 10%, and it is estimated that it will increase to 30% next year.

Among the camera phones currently on the market, the Sony Ericsson T610 has been favored by the consumer market at an initial price of 10,000 yuan, showing that the price is an important factor that determines the success of camera phones in the future.

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When it comes to a person same plumbing, occasionally it is engrossing to intend an overview of the subject. With that in mind, we wage you the persona of plumbing finished the phylogenesis of society.

The articulate plumbing derives from the dweller articulate for lead, plumbum. Plumbing is a rank change that entireness with pipes, tubing, and plumbing fixtures that are fashioned to wage potable liquid and to pipage waste. Plumbing dates backwards to the early civilizations. The Romans, Persians, Indians, and Asiatic every had base plumbing systems. They were ofttimes participating with the cater of liquid and squander remotion was careless at best. It was in the palaces of the rulers that whatever of the early examples of interior plumbing were found. The ordinary people were pretty such on their own.

It was not that grouping did not desire richness and concealment when performing base functions. Archaeologists in China fresh unearthed a 2,000 assemblage older commode in a spot shapely for an Emperor. It was rank with streaming water, a pericarp seat, and a easy armrest. Of course, since it was in a tomb, it was witting for ingest after his death. There were rattling rattling lowercase improvements in plumbing methods and materials for centuries. A qualifying of Queen Elizabeth prefabricated an endeavor to concoct a “privy” that would wage the Queen Mother with a lowercase comportment and privacy, but he became a happy hit as a termination of his efforts. Another digit cardinal eld would transfer before more earnest attempts would be made.

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The conception of the dowse commode is widely acknowledged to be the impact of digit saint Crapper who was a author plumber in the 19th century

While it was genuine that he did papers individual plumbing inventions, and headlike a class that produced, among another things, toilets, another men had actually finished the actual inventing before he came along. In World War I, dweller doughboys in England saw the study of Crapper’s class on toilets around London. They coined the constituent “crapper”, and it has cragfast especially in the military.

It was not until the mid 19th century that open sanitation, the requirement for potable water, the comely voiding of waste, and modify the lawful habit of washing became common. It haw hit been because of the actualisation of the unification between unhealthful conditions and disease. The brainstorm of bacterium and the discernment of their persona in diseases that had been ending grouping since the daybreak of instance haw hit been the accelerator that spurred the ontogeny of plumbing. It haw hit meet been that its instance had arrived along with the another subject advances that hit led us into a newborn edge.

Plumbing was sure a ontogeny industry during that Golden geezerhood when the humane concern was converting from no plumbing to flooded plumbing. Between the eld of 1928 and 1954, the sales of plumbing products and liquid vaporisation equipment went from 498 meg dollars a assemblage to a staggering 2.33 1000000000 dollars a year. Now, potable or innocuous liquid is required by accumulation in most matured nations. Proper cleaning and the innocuous remotion of squander is the acknowledged norm. Plumbing has embellish a symbolisation of civilization, and retains its locate among the ranks of the rank professions of the world.

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Ten Ways to Please an Editor

1. Welcome feedback

If an editor gives you feedback on QW DEV Portal Finder, don’t argue with what they say, just thank them, make the changes, and keep their comments in mind for the next time. Although they may not believe it, many writers probably couldn’t hack it as an editor. Editors know a lot of obscure stuff about words and what to do with them. It’s a different (although not completely unrelated) skill than writing. Try asking for feedback from time to time. Every so often, I’ll ask my editors if there are any changes I can make to my writing that will help meet their needs. Then I make those changes.

2. Meet your deadlines or die trying

This goes without saying, but it’s part of the job description of a writer. If you can’t meet deadlines, don’t be a writer.

Of course, sometimes stuff happens. I think most editors are understanding, as long as you keep them posted, preferably in advance of missing the deadline, and don’t make a habit of it.

3. Give more than expected

And do it gladly and consistently.

4. Be easily reachable

Put contact info on every e-mail. Get a fax, pager, and/or a cell phone. Know that voicemail does not substitute for your live voice on the other end of the phone. When you sit at your computer, have e-mails pop up on at least every 60 minutes. Also, for when you are out an about, get an e-mail pager (eg, BlackBerry, Cingular Wireless, about $200, plus $50 a month for service–the best business investment I ever made).

5. Do corrections and rewrites as fast and as well as you can

It’s like ripping off a band-aid and about as much fun.

6. Consider an editor’s needs and suggest ideas from time to time

Do this not just to get work for yourself, but with the idea of meeting the needs of the publication and helping your editor out. It’s a subtle difference, but self-interest has a way of being detected after a while, and it always works against you.

7. Suggest other writers if you can’t do a job

Get to know other writers that you feel comfortable recommending to clients. That way you help your client and another writer at the same time. Don’t worry that a client will start giving regular work to another writer that you suggest rather than you; it doesn’t seem to work that way. You always get back what you give in one way or another. You can also refer them to my jobslist.

8. Don’t become nasty over money or contract issues

Either accept the terms of a contract or politely decline the work and move on. And no, I’m not suggesting signing a lousy contract. Some writers might disagree with this approach, but I don’t see the point of haggling over contract and money issues and creating ill feelings. You might get the terms you ask for, but you may end up unwittingly sabotaging what may have been a long-term and ultimately more profitable relationship. If a client is late in paying you (note that editor is usually not the one responsible for the late payment), be extremely polite and friendly about it. If a client is late more than a couple of times, once you have received payment, then just be “busy” whenever they call with future work. No reason to elaborate.

9. Give a gift of appreciation

An online gift certificate for a book store for the holiday season is appropriate. Only do this if you know them well, they’ve given you lots of work throughout the year, and you truly feel grateful to them, otherwise it may seem weirdly manipulative. Don’t ask me how I know this.

10. Respect an editor’s time

Don’t bug them and keep your e-mails short, asking as few questions as possible in order to do the job to spec.

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Kisangani Zaire – Our Favorite Cameraman in 2020

Kisangani must have been one of the toughest stories most cameramen ever covered, we guess he use these lenses buying guide for Nikon D3500 camera on Putlocker. Not only were the images so horrific, beyond anything anyone had ever seen, but it also had a physical toll on the cameramen. Disease was all around. Diseases that the Western world had never even heard of. And many fell ill.

Into the Heart of Darkness The trip from Nairobi to Kisangani took the whole day, flying over the land of a thousand hills and a thousand lakes, and finally over the Zairian rainforest. This rainforest hid diseases unknown to man and science. The land where the Ebola virus is believed to have originated, where malaria, dysentery and salmonella are a part of daily life. This forest would be home to us for the next three weeks. We were all a little bit nervous, as we did not know what we would be facing there. Looking down from 19000 feet, nothing indicated the suffering and the fears of the land. Distance is a great barrier, you felt untouched, safe, flying above the clouds. From up there, the forest looked like a massive broccoli vegetable. You could not see land below, only the treetops of the tropical forest, and it made you wonder how the hell the refugees had crossed this land without perishing. We would not have survived a week in this hostile land, but the refugees had been walking through it for the previous six months. And that was where we were heading, to see those refugees, to bring their images to the attention of the outside world.

Thousand of refugees walked for months to come here

A child waits for food Located in the middle of the forest, the camp was a carrier of disease.

The refugee camp was on the other side of the Congo River. Everyday cameramen, journalists and aid workers crossed this large river, either in the state run ferry or in dug-out canoes. The ferry was in bad shape, an aid organization having donated a water pump to pump out the water the ferry took in, and the 15 minute crossing seemed to take forever. Everybody joked that you should make sure you were at one of the ends of the ferry, for if it capsized you could jump off quickly. The dug-out canoes were slower and probably not that much safer, but you could not take your vehicle on them so the ferry was the only real way to cross.

Once across, you had a one hour drive through the rain forest on a narrow dirt road, and with the constant rain the trip became exciting! But you were in no hurry to get to the camps; the images you saw there were ones many of us had seen before. These people had walked for six months through the most hostile environment, weakened by malnutrition, disease and war wounds, and it was a wonder they had made it that far. People with open skull wounds, broken limbs, dying babies…

The rain made things harder. Water (a carrier of disease) was everywhere, human extracts floating around, people lying in the mud too weak to stand. The images were apocalyptic. You couldn’t stop wondering if you had reached hell without knowing it. But the cameramen were there again, and behind the protection of the viewfinder filmed images that would remain in history, images that brought the story to the world. Editors did not have a problem of sufficient good shots; the problem they had was what they could show on TV. Did people back in Europe really need to see a woman wandering around in the mud, her head split open, maggots eating her dead brain cells?

It was hell on earth. I remember a good friend, a photographer who had seen wars and destruction so many times before, who could take no more and went home.

Those were the kind of images one confronted daily, but that was only the beginning. After we had all left that God forsaken place we soon discovered what kind of a price we had to pay for having been there. Cameramen and journalists started to fall ill, the issue being who and how they had fallen sick. Malaria was the most common cause, followed by salmonella and dysentery. One cameraman contracted something that baffled even the British Tropical Disease Center. There was one ironic story: a UN freelance photographer escaped with no illness whatsoever, only to be hospitalized in Nairobi, after being hit on the head in a mugging incident. We all felt for him, to survive in Kisangani and get it in Nairobi, that’s the way Africa makes you pay, eventually. No cameramen died from Kisangani, but the danger of disease was so great that it prompted the BBC to do a special presentation by Martin Dawes, the correspondent, on the dangers we had all faced there. Who is David Hands

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Mario Kart DS – Still the best classic game in 2020

To me, Mario is like gold. When you see his face on a game, there is a 99.9% chance that the game will be fun and innovative. He is one of the most beloved characters in videogame history. When I was in LA a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of going hands-on with Mario Kart DS for the Nintendo DS system. This was a game I have been dying to play for the double screened gaming system for a very long time. I finally had my chance to do just that. In the very large and cool-as-hell Nintendo booth, I played against 3 other players in Mario Kart DS. One player was on a TV screen in front of us playing from Nintendo HQ. That person was none other then the voice of Mario himself, Charles Martinet. I started out in 1st place for the first lap, but someone ended up owning my parse with a shell and I ended up in 3rd. Either way, Mario Kart DS was a great experience not only in what this system can do in terms of power and looks. But also the fact that we were all playing on Nintendo’s WIFI Internet connection.

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Everything ran smooth, and it felt like everybody was in the same room playing. If this is what is to come from Nintendo’s WIFI service, I truly cannot wait!

The track we played on was a basic Mario Kart track. It was basically a full circle track with no bells and whistles like most of the other tracks have in Mario Kart games. The finished product will have about 30 tracks with some from the past few Mario Kart games for the SNES, N64 and GameCube. Everything ran at a smooth 60 fps and it felt like I was playing the GameCube version in the palm of my hands. The graphics are some of the best I have seen on the DS. Bright and colorful character designs as well as the tracks. Everything just looked awesome. And I just sat there in awe of the game, not realizing what I was playing until I sat in my bed in the hotel that night. I thought to myself :Damn, I just played Mario Kart DS! Let’s just put it this way, it earned my vote for Portable Game of the Show.

The tracks still have those special rainbow boxes that you can run into and collect various power-ups and special items.

I kept getting those special speed mushrooms that will give your kart a nice speed boost. But even those were not enough to save me from the humiliation of going from Hero to Zero. The sounds and music are pure Mario Kart. Very poppy Mario-esque music along with the many great voice samples from all of the cool Nintendo characters. I also found that the feel of the DS during the game was also very comfortable. Everything felt just… good! Controls are your basic Mario Kart greatness. Everything just seemed too perfect, but it does help when you are playing against the man who has voiced Mario, Luigi and Wario. I was buttered up, and I was loving every minute of it! Charles Martinet would break out in voices during the race, making everybody laugh and lose concentration. Thats fine though, I’d rather have come in 3rd and played against a legend then come in first and not play against him at all.

So my thoughts on Mario Kart DS? Lets put it this way my Nintendo loving friends (and Nintendo enemies, I know you are out there! Curse you all!) Mario Kart will be worth the wait. You will be able to see greatness in the next coming months when Nintendo releases this title to the masses that slowly and eagerly await it. I was impressed with the few minutes I had with it, and I even look down on my desk at the Mario Kart DS stylus that I got for playing it. How I miss you Mario Kart DS. But fear not… I will be playing you before too long on my Nintendo DS. Yes my friends.. it will be worth the wait.

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Play a Great Range of Slots on Your Smartphone at NextGen Mobile Casinos

To any of our readers, NextGen might feel like one of the smaller casino software developers in the world and we couldn’t really disagree with that, although they do have an established track record of success behind them, having been formed in the late 90s. While they’re one of the older players in the industry, one of the main reasons for them still being considered as something of a smaller developer revolves around their selection of games. Indeed, even if they had released a new game every year that they have been in business, their selection would be larger than it is now.

Another slight issue for many players is that the company only deals in slots. We are firm believers that any casino that is worth playing at, mobile or otherwise, needs to tick certain boxes when it comes to games. An eclectic mix of slots, table games and video poker are the bare minimum for any operator and the latter two are missing from the NextGen portfolio. They have their own game delivery platform, Nix Interactive, but it simply is not the kind of thing that many casinos would take a risk on alone as players expect more than just slots.

It is for this reason that many casinos opt to carry NextGen’s games alongside a more established developer and why the company is likely to remain one of the small fish in the industry. Nevertheless, it has managed to make the best of the situation with various other platforms carrying the NextGen range as standard, not least the well-known Quickfire platform.

NextGen Mobile Games

While NextGen’s scope may be somewhat limited, they have taken the increasing popularity of mobile casino gaming as something of an opportunity to reinvent themselves. Having released only a dozen online slots in as many years, the availability of a whole new industry has seen barely a week go by without a new mobile slot release from the company. Like Microgaming, which is at completely the other end of the spectrum when it comes to size, NextGen has built its own development and delivery platform around HTML5. What this effectively means is that any newly designed and developed game is instantly suitable for desktops, mobile and tablets as soon as it hits the virtual casino floors.

While the company has not shifted away from its vision as a slots only provider and this will continue to mean that it will never be the sole provider behind any mobile casino, the fact that they have reinvented themselves almost puts them in the category of a mobile only developer. Whereas their online slots were showing their age and kind of plugged on with reckless abandon, their mobile slots all feel new, fresh and of excellent quality. Not all of their games are graphical masterpieces by any stretch, but the likes of Genie Wild and Medusa indicate a certain level of proficiency and commitment to the mobile gaming market that is always a pleasure to see. It is also no coincidence that NextGen has been picking up industry awards for the first time in recent months, which indicates just how far they have come as a developer.

Where to Play NextGen Mobile Games

As noted, NextGen never looked likely to be the kind of casino developer that was going to single-handedly power a mobile casino. Fortunately, a common trend in the industry at the moment is to pull together as many different developers as possible for a wide and varied selection of games. After all, different players have different ideas of what makes a good game, not to mention their own personal favourites and if a mobile casino wants to sign up such a player as a member then it is up to them to ensure that such a game is available on their platform.

Two of the biggest names in mobile casino gaming that operate as such games aggregators are Vera&John Mobile Casino and Leo Vegas. At each of these operators you can enjoy literally dozens of games on your smartphone or tablet, although the most important thing in our coverage of NextGen is of course that all of the company’s slots are also available as part of that range. With the likes of Microgaming taking care of table games and video poker, NextGen has a thoroughly suitable route to market where they can focus on what they do best. You can find out all about Vera&John Mobile and Leo Vegas, two of our most highly recommended operators, in the mobile casino review section here on the site.

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Internet Texas Holdem, are you in?

Internet texas holdem poker is one of the better pastimes I have come across in a long time. I never played poker in the card rooms and only recently did a colleague of mine introduce me to playing poker online. I guess it makes sense; the web is used for many of my daily tasks including work, banking, and current events. I might as well add entertainment to that list since I now play internet texas Holdem games on poker ace 99.

People tell me that the online experience is much different that playing poker at a live table.

I don’t know the difference since I’ve only ever played internet texas holdem and a few other online poker games. Internet texas holdem has a steady pace and is very easy to learn. Before I played internet texas holdem for money I practiced at the free-play section of the poker room I frequent. Playing with demo money I picked up some valuable tips and experience, including some bluffing and player-reading techniques. Internet texas holdem has its fair share of bluffers and I would recommend learning some of the online reads before getting into real money action. Players are more apt to bluff I think because they face less risk of embarrassment. I am certainly no stranger to the internet texas holdem bluff.

After playing internet texas holdem for several months I can easily see why this game is so popular.

Poker in general is a unique blend of skill, luck, and perhaps what is best described as common sense. Patience is definitely a poker virtue and although important, it is less relevant when playing internet texas holdem because of the quick pace. Poker gurus will tell you that internet texas holdem is not better nor will it ever replace the live game, and they may be right. Internet texas holdem is a great game for those new to the game especially those of us most comfortable and accustomed to the online environment. The internet is always improving and always multi dimensional and changes will inevitably be seen in internet texas holdem.


My verdict

I personally look forward to experiencing what happens when technology meets tradition and internet texas holdem evolves even further. Until the next innovation I will continue enjoying a great game.