Your heart pounds as you stand tensed and ready at the line of scrimmage. The ball is snapped, the familiar feel of leather hits your hands, as you drop back and scan the field for the open man. Your eyes flit from player to player looking for the perfect opportunity, but find nothing. Out of the corner of your eye you see your right guard go down, opening a direct path for a hefty linebacker to charge you. The pressure is on, you have a fraction of a second to make the play and sweat rolls down your brow stinging your eyes. Will you run, pass, or be sacked? Make the right choice and lead your team to victory.
Backbreaker puts you in the center of intense football action as you play intense 11-on-11 player games. Play with up to four friends to prove who has the best skills or play against others in online multi-player mode. With split-screen imaging you and a friend will have the perfect perspective to make game-changing decisions. The Euphoria Engine adds advanced AI to your opponents providing unpredictable moves and a more challenging opponent. Pick-up-and-play action allows even new players to get into the game as they easily enjoy the immersive gameplay. With extensive team customization you can put together an all-star lineup that is sure to come out victorious. Full exhibition and training modes allow you to follow your team every step of the way and increase skills for more cooperative play. Feel the heart-thumping action as your adrenaline races, just watch out every hit could be your last.
Experience 11-on-11 football like never before with unique hits, stunning graphics and unpredictable opponents thanks to Euphoria Engine advanced AI
Challenge a friend with split-screen views or play against others in online multiplayer mode
Pick-up-and-play design allows users of all levels to enjoy the game
Customize your team extensively for the best players and a winning combination
Full exhibition and training modes let you enhance your skills while building the next championship team
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.