For realistic football action and touchdown exhilaration, you don't have to run drills with the NFL pros or even spring for tickets to the next big stadium game all you have to do is step right out into your own backyard. Out here, being a rookie doesn't mean you don't have the skill it just means even more in-your-face football fun. Suit up, lace up and hit up 12 rough and rowdy backyard fields for the type of tackling, tumbling, passing action you can only get from a rambunctious game with the neighborhood kids.
Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush brings you back to the lawn in a non-stop football adventure, complete with new tricks and surprises, enhanced game graphics and visuals that are as striking as the tackles. Join the roster of your choice, as your very own character, and pick from old friends like Pablo, Dmitri and Joey, as well as a crew of new buddies, to create a killer team. Play through Story, Season, Tournament and Quick Play modes to take your pigskin career to new heights, and dominate the field in five addictive mini games. You're one tough rookie are you ready to tackle the big challenge in your own backyard?
Return to the lawn for an all-new, action-packed football game, as you play with Pablo, Dmitri and Joey, plus a group of new friends
Play the way you want in Story, Season, Tournament or Quick Play modes, all designed to keep you on your feet and on the field with more than 20 hours of gameplay
Practice like a champ in five addictive new mini games, including Sack Attack and Target Practice
Discover advanced tricks and surprises that will power you up and help you dominate the field
Dive into the bright colors of 12 interactive fields and the stylized graphics of every movement, and feel the realistic football action
Create your very own character and pick your dream roster from a list of familiar friends and new faces
Challenge family and friends to the backyard brawl in multiplayer games and Family Fun mode
Nowadays, buying a new television is a fact of life every 3-5 years. Not only is it necessary to replace old TVs, but with the way technology is progressing, a TV from more than five years ago may begin to seem obsolete. That rapid pace of technology can also make buying a new TV intimidating, however, as every time you shop you will hear new terminology, encounter features you're not sure that you need, and run into pushy salespeople trying to rush you into a purchase. To ease your mind, here are some tips for buying a TV that might make your shopping a little bit easier.
1. Don't be afraid of HD
High-definition TVs used to be expensive and considered luxury items, but that is no longer the case. Now most new TVs are being produced with HD capabilities, and the prices for HDTVs are generally reasonable. HD programming also used to be difficult to come by, but now all the major networks broadcast in HD. And, if you're a sports fan, HD is a must. In general, the addition of HD won't cost you an arm and a leg, and you probably won't regret it if you go for it. It won't be long before programming on a non-HDTV will look downright prehistoric.
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.
4. If you can go big, go big
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.