Nothing matches the peace and tranquility of the majestic woods unless it's the rumble of chainsaws and shouts of "Timber!" as lumberjacks begin to cut down trees. In this exciting interactive game, you'll take on the role of one of 15 hilarious lumberjacks and engage in a daring competition for ultimate timber-hewing supremacy. When it comes to sawing, chopping, climbing and more, do you have what it takes to cut it as a lumberjack?
In Go Play Lumberjacks, you'll use your Wii Remote as your all-in-one tool for timber cutting and more. Select one of 15 wacky lumberjack characters, including chainsaw-toting beauty Jill, ninja assassin Nozawa and peg-legged pirate Bart. Lumber your way into competition against up to three additional players. Challenge your chopping, sawing, axe-throwing and other lumberjack-style talents across five categories and 15 individual events as you do your best to chop up the competition.
Compete as one of 15 wacky characters with unique animations and tools, including giant lumberjack Jack, ninja assassin Nozawa and medieval knight Lance
Wield your Wii Remote as an all-in-one timber-cutting tool, and step onto your Wii Balance Board for additional fun (Wii Remote and Balance Board not included)
Vie for lumberjack supremacy in five event categories Sawing, Axe Throwing, Climbing, Chopping and Water Events that will have you demonstrating your talents in 15 individual events
Watch the sawdust fly in cutting events like Solo Cross, Hot Saw, Underhand and Springboard
Maintain your balance on the water in events such as Log Roll and Boom Run
Demonstrate your strength in axe-throwing contests like First to 1,000 and Time Limit
Soar to the top in climbing events such as Pole Climb and Tree Top
Unlock use of your own Mii for more lumberjack excitement
Win trophies that will let you unlock additional gear pieces, including saws and axes
For 1 to 4 players
With the holidays just around the corner, many people will be shopping for new desktop and laptop computers. However, computer shopping can be an overwhelming task. It's difficult to know where to start, how to make your decisions, or what to avoid. Below are some tips for buying a computer that might make things a little more manageable for you.
1. Do your research
Before you go shopping for a computer, you should be willing to spend some time online getting information about brands and models that might work for you. There are several different places you can get information, and you should utilize all of them. The first source is user reviews. Although it will be very apparent to you when you begin reading user reviews that some are useless, don't let that discourage you from looking for the valuable ones. Often a legitimate problem or positive experience with a machine can be more informative than hours spent shopping in the store.
Another useful source of information is editor's reviews. Editor's reviews allow you to get an opinion from someone who should be a non-biased expert in technology. Their insight can be valuable, but they haven't spent as much time with the machine as a user. So, their perspective is limited at the same time.
Finally, read the manufacturer's description of their machine. Although your won't find out about flaws, you'll get accurate specifications for the computer; this can help you decide if it matches what you're looking for.
2. Get more RAM
When someone complains of their computer being slow, the problem often is that they are short on memory. When the computer runs low on memory, it starts using extra memory called virtual memory. This really is just part of the hard drive and, although it keeps the computer operating, it slows things down considerably. While the hard drive space on most new machines is usually sufficient, RAM may be low because many people aren't focused enough on it when they buy to make manufacturer's beef it up. Most users find RAM between 2 and 4 GB to run the smoothest.
3. Use specials to your advantage
New computer models hit store shelves on a regular basis, which leaves stores with little option but to get rid of their old models as fast as possible. If a new model appears while their inventory is still high, they risk a significant loss when the old model's price takes a nosedive. Thus, specials on computers are a regular occurrence, especially around the holidays. After you've done your research and have a brand and model in mind, look for a discount on it. If you plan your shopping ahead enough and are patient, you're bound to find one.
4. Look for good customer service
A broken computer is a frustrating occurrence, but even more so if you don't have good customer support to rely on. Get some feedback from others who have the same brand computer and find out how their customer service experience was. It can make the difference between a happy and disgruntled computer owner.