Your favorite characters from the Madagascar films are running wild in a whole new way. In Madagascar Kartz, you'll join Alex, Marty, Gloria and others as they engage in thrilling, high-speed kart racing that will send them zipping across a series of wild and crazy tracks. Get ready to unleash your own inner wild animal as you careen your way around a variety of challenging courses and demonstrate your most over-the-top moves.
Take the wheel of any of several crazy karts as you race into action across 18 zany tracks based on hilarious scenes from the Madagascar movies. Perform awesome moves like high-flying jumps, flips and rolls, earning points for your most daring maneuvers, and take advantage of a variety of fun powerups that amp up the excitement. Compete against your friends in head-to-head multiplayer gameplay, and unleash additional fun by unlocking secret bonus characters and tracks as you play.
Race to the finish line in wacky arcade-style kart-racing action featuring characters from the Madagascar movies, including Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman, King Julien and the crafty penguins
Zoom into action on 18 crazy tracks inspired by hilarious movie scenes, including the New York City Zoo, the plane wreck and the volcano
Unleash your wildest impulses on the track to earn special rewards for over-the-top maneuvers
Take advantage of exciting power boosts, obstacles, projectiles and more to help you speed your way toward victory
Unlock secret bonus characters and tracks from throughout the DreamWorks Animation universe
Blast past your friends in exhilarating head-to-head multiplayer
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.