Do you wish you could relive the carefree days of childhood? Now you can with EA Playground, a nostalgic and entertaining way to celebrate the fun of youth, no matter what your age. Using the Wii Remote, you'll simulate the actions of running, jumping and kicking in fun-filled games without the risk of skinning your knee. Participate in Dodgeball, Tetherball, Wall Ball, Kicks, Slot Car Racing, Paper Racers and Dart Shootout to earn the respect of your playground peers. Just pick up the intuitive controls and start enjoying hours of active, side-splitting fun.
In single-player mode, unlock and explore new areas and take on tough playground bosses who don't always play nice. That's all right you can show them who's the real boss by earning sticker powerups. You'll also stumble upon marbles to collect and hilarious mini games to test your skill. Run, fly and race your way to playground victory while keeping an eye out for much-needed items. Unleash your aggression in Dodgeball, maneuver a paper plane through a hallway in Paper Racers and win other amusing contests to prove you're the Playground King. With EA Playground, a fun time awaits for kids of any age.
Features many familiar childhood games: Dodgeball, Tetherball, Wall Ball, Kicks, Slot Car Racing, Paper Racers and Dart Shootout
Simulate in-game actions using the Wii Remote and play by yourself or as part of a group
Encounter playground bosses who aren't interested in making friends
Collect marbles as well as stickers that serve as powerups
Discover mini games as you progress through the game for even more entertainment
For 1 to 4 players
Tablets have grown immensely in popularity over the past several years. This has caused a variety of manufacturers to begin making them. At the same time, it has made buying one a more difficult task as there is more to choose from. With some simple tips for buying a tablet, however, you can feel more confident about your decision.
1. What will you use it for?
Tablets are very multifunctional devices that can be used for a variety of different purposes. For example, some businesses rely on tablets to make inventory-taking a much easier process. And some people buy tablets just to watch movies in bed. Knowing what you'll use your tablet for will help you to decide what features are important to you. For example, is constant access to the internet a necessity? Will you want to someday increase the storage capabilities of the tablet? When you shop with the answers to these questions in mind, it can make ruling out tablets that won't work for your purposes much easier.
2. What apps does it have?
Although the answer to this question is constantly changing, if you have certain apps or types of apps that you know you'll want to use, make sure they're offered on the operating system your tablet uses. More apps can mean more functionality from your tablet, so go with an operating system that has a wide selection. More isn't always the best, however, so you shouldn't simply choose the manufacturer with the most apps (Apple, right now) and go with them. Just make sure you have the variety you need in the type of apps you plan to use.
3. Price doesn't always predict quality
As is the case with most products, just because you pay more for a tablet doesn't mean it's of the highest quality. Some companies, like Amazon, have been able to offer tablets for a low price because they know they'll make money from additional purchases (e.g. books, apps, etc.). Yet their tablet is still a very high-quality product.
4. Size matters
It will matter to you in one way or another, whether it is that you want a tablet of a certain size or want to pay a certain price for your tablet. The smallest tablets are around 7 to 8 inches across. They are very portable and lower-priced than larger models. Medium tablets range from 9 to 10 inches; most tablets fall into this size category. They have higher resolutions screens than the smaller tablets and are better for watching movies or television. There aren't many tablets over 10 inches available now but they are becoming more popular. Many manufacturers call them hybrids because they offer the processing power of a PC but the touch screen of a tablet.
5. Screen resolution
The highest resolution available right now is 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, but you don't need to go that high to have a clear picture. You should test your tablet out, however, and make sure the resolution is to your liking before you make the purchase.