Enter the wizarding world of Harry Potter, and experience a new twist on the famous story of "the boy who lived". Experience the magic of the first four stories under the spell of LEGO-style gameplay. Build the adventure from the cupboard under the stairs to the Triwizard Tournament as Harry, Hermione and Ron master their magic, mix potions, soar on broomsticks and earn house points while trying to save the wizarding world from the return of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Explore iconic locations like Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest, Hogsmeade and Hogwarts complete with the LEGO treatment. Relive these best-selling stories with the classic humor and creativity that is common to LEGO games.
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1 4 lets you experience the first four stories from the Harry Potter series Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire with LEGO-style gameplay. Play as more than 100 characters, including Harry, Hermione and Ron on your quest through the wizarding world. Attend lessons, cast spells and mix potions to master magical skills that help you on your adventure. Explore the immersive 3D universe as you travel to iconic locations, including Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest, Hogsmeade and Hogwarts castle. Begin building the adventure that you love and become a part of the wizarding world.
Experience the first four stories from the Harry Potter series with LEGO-style gameplay
Play as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger or any of more than 100 characters
Cast spells, mix potions, soar on broomsticks, attend classes and complete tasks to earn house points and win the House Cup
Explore favorite locations from the Harry Potter series like Hogsmeade, the Forbidden Forest and Diagon Alley
Wander the halls and grounds of LEGO Hogwarts Castle an immersive 3D environment that is the largest and most-detailed LEGO game location ever constructed
Minimum PC System RequirementsPC Processor TypeIntel® Pentium® 4 processor, Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, AMD Athlon XP 2200+PC Processor Speed1.8GHzPC System Memory512MB RAMPC Video128MB Shader Model 2 video cardScreenshots
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.