Lace up those running shoes and head down to the barnyard. Farmyard Games is a zany collection of track and field events that will have you vying for glory against wonderfully grungy pig competitors. Jump, swim and run in the cleats of your favorite swine, but watch out, for each event has at least one wacky twist to trip you up. Stay focused through each hilarious contest and you'll be celebrated as the star of the sty.
Party Pigs: Farmyard Games features seven events that put your chosen pig's skills to the test. Haul over the hurdles, heave the hammer throw and hurl the javelin toss. You can also swim against your fellow swine and brave the heights in high diving. Can you endure the riotous rigors of the tournament? Have troughfuls of fun as you contend for praise from the entire pigpen.
Play as a pig athlete and take on piggy competitors
Compete in seven track and field events: hurdles, 100-meter sprint, long jump, hammer throw, javelin, swimming and high diving
Tournament mode pits you against other sporting swine characters in a series of challenges
Multiplayer gameplay lets your friends in on the frivolity
Lively visuals add extra fun to each sport
For 1 to 4 players
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2. A technology primer
Probably the most intimidating part of buying a TV nowadays is the terms that salespeople bandy about. You might hear the terms LCD or plasma and be completely confused. They'll tell you it's great, bur really what does it mean? Here are some important things to know, and while it's not everything it can keep you from feeling overwhelmed. A standard-definition television is a tube television, which is quickly becoming old-fashioned. Most aren't HDTV-capable and are smaller than 27 inches. Salespeople may refer to them as direct view TVs. Plasma screen TVs are flat-screen televisions, but another flat-screen version, known as LCD, is taking their place as the most popular HDTVs. Although plasma picture quality is better in some cases there are a wider variety of LCD TVs and their prices are reasonable, making them popular with consumers.
3. Take a look in back
When you're shopping for a TV, it's easy to focus on the obvious: size, price, picture, and just overall the way it looks. However, you also want to make sure your TV is going to work with the devices you have. Take a look at the back panel and make sure the inputs are there for your DVD player, VCR, cable box, video game consoles, or whatever you want to plug into it. Don't assume, as a limited number of inputs can be a reason for a lower price.
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If you get a bigger TV, you probably won't regret it unless you take a drastic cut in quality to do so. Prices on bigger TVs are falling, and you might be surprised at the size you can get for the cost of a 27-inch five years ago. Don't be reluctant about going bigger unless there's a real reason not to.