Boom-shaka-laka the beloved basketball arcade classic is back. Grab the round ball and step on the court for more of the over-the-top, two-on-two basketball action that made this game a hit. Defy the laws of gravity and physics as you fly through the air to slam, jam and rattle the rim with backboard-shattering dunks. Feel yourself heating up while sinking shots from beyond the arc, and see if you can get on fire to become an unstoppable force on the court. With even more ways than ever to play the game including online play NBA Jam will keep you jamming without the need for quarters.
The excitement and button-pressing intensity of classic arcade basketball action comes alive in full HD on the PlayStation 3 with NBA Jam. EA Sports has re-invented the high-flying hoops game for the 21st century. Play NBA Jam like never before with the brand-new Remix Tour that features thrilling game modes, awesome powerups, Boss Battles and more. Earn and unlock more than 100 cheat codes, secret characters and legendary NBA stars. For the first time ever, take the high-octane basketball excitement online as you compete in Classic two-on-two action, Co-op Team Play and Remix games with a progression system, unlockable challenges and numerous rewards. Get ready to spin to the basket with furious ankle-breaking moves, soar into the air as you flip, spin and unleash rim-rocking and backboard-smashing dunks. Step behind the line and rain threes from downtown until you hear the announcer say "he's on fire."
Brings the arcade classic basketball game into the 21st century
Classic, high-flying, action-packed gameplay looks and feels better than ever in HD
Defy gravity and physics by soaring through the air and unleashing powerful, rim-rattling, backboard-shattering dunks
Take the excitement online as you compete in Classic two-on-two, Co-op Team Play and Remix games with a progression system, unlockable challenges and numerous rewards
All-new Remix Tour features thrilling game modes, electrifying powerups, Boss Battles and more
Compete against NBA stars by yourself in Solo mode, team up with a friend in Co-op or challenge friends in Versus mode
Pick-up-and-play controls allow rookies to shoot the rock and slam down dunks, while allowing veteran players to seek out challenges while playing
Updated over-the-top gameplay, revolutionary visuals, exciting game modes and tons of unlockables make NBA Jam a high-octane video game that's fun for everyone
Unlock more than 100 cheat codes, secret characters and NBA legends just like in the arcade classic
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.