Top 10 Natural Wonders of the World to See

The Earth is an incredible planet that holds many spectacular places to see. From snowy mountains to the heated air of the desert, this world pulsates with life and never ceases to amaze us.

8 Autombiles That are Forbidden Fruit in America

Whether safety restrictions, marketing plans, or distribution issues stand in the way, American auto consumers can’t get some of the hottest cars drivers around the world enjoy. It doesn’t mean they aren’t worth a look (or a little lusting after). Here are eight automobiles U.S. consumers would love to have but don’t even have the chance.

The Most Anticipated Geek-Friendly Movies of 2015

Looking at this year's calendar of premieres, here's what I'm most excited about over the next 12 months:

10 Best Xbox Games of 2014 That Nobody Can Forget

2014 was a bizarre year. It was a year of HD premasters and “Conclusive Editions” on Xbox One, or more heaps of cross-gen games discharged on both Xbox 360 and Xbox 1. Few games genuinely emerged – especially on 360 – so making our yearly Game of the Year list in the not so distant future was troublesome. So here is the list of 10 best Xbox games of 2014 that no buddy can forget.

Problems Only 90s Gamers Could Understand

With the PS1 turned 20 last December it’s got us thinking about gaming in the 90s. We complain a lot these days, but there were a lot of problems with gaming back then that we all seemed to ignore. If you were a gamer in the 90s you’d know all about these particular problems…

Monday, June 27, 2016

Top 10 Fallout 4 Mods Week 32

In no real particular order as we're not ranking mods here are the top 10 mods for week 32 after release of Fallout 4 after the viewership of the lists which I hope you enjoyed. The mods have continued to evolved offering some far better high resolution texture and general mods for Fallout 4.

#10: The Bottle Filling Station

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Time to put those empty bottles to good use with the bottle filling station, fill your empties with delicious liquids and never run around with piles of empty plastics again.
Fallout 4 The Bottle Filling Station Mod

#9: Arturo's Shooting Range

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Sometimes you need to get some practice in order to sharpen your shooting skills and blindly running out into the wasteland isn't smart. Now you can head over to a quiet area to take practice shots on moving targets without the annoyance of crazy radiation inflicted creatures.
Fallout 4 Arturo's Shooting Range Mod

#8: Springtime Trees

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Despite having a number of nature enhancing mods I'm still never satisfied with the ugly trees in the wasteland, this cleans up the textures while also adding a number of lovely birch trees into the mix. Be cautious on performance though, couple versions available.
Fallout 4 Springtime Trees Mod

#7: XCE: Xenius Character Expansion

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Greatly adds to the list of facial options for making your characters completely unique with over 140 customizations including paints, scars and general beauty tweaks for ultimate customization.
Fallout 4 XCE: Xenius Character Expansion Mod

#6: Vivid Weathers

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The wasteland naturally already has a wide selection of weather variants that look great, this basically throws the vanilla version out the window for 75 custom weather effects ranging from any sort of real weather you could imagine, it's amazing.
Fallout 4 Vivid Weathers Mod

#5: Valentine's Detective Agency Clean Up

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Ya, Valentine's is somewhat of a dump. Now you can call the cleaning agency up here and have that place looking like an actual respectable place of business. It's a real wonder they ever got any work done in that place of clutter.
Fallout 4 Valentine's Detective Agency Clean Up Mod

#4: Blood Rose

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We've started to see a number of options for custom companions come up, but none quite like the beautiful Blood Rose. She comes with a few hundred lines of tweak Piper dialogue for a completely new personality of the wasteland.
Fallout 4 Blood Rose Mod

#3: Alien Companion

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Become a bit Perfect Dark as get an alien companion for your adventure with some powerful weapons and mystic insight, should definitely be completely different from anyone else you've travelled with.
Fallout 4 Alien Companion Mod

#2: Quicksilver

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If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing I'd like to do is manipulate time like Quicksilver. Now we can in the wasteland, just like in those two videos of Quicksilver in Fallout and it even plays the song.
Fallout 4 Quicksilver Mod

#1: Episode 1 - Family Problems

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The first in a two part series that adds unique dialogue, stories and adventures for what's down to be an exciting adventure in the wasteland! Head to Diamond City, meet a girl in a bar and let the quest begin.
Fallout 4 Episode 1 - Family Problems Mod

Hope you found this 32nd week of Fallout 4 mods helpful in living your wasteland life.

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Nintendo 64 is now 20 years old

Happy 20th birthday, Nintendo 64!

The pioneer of 3D gaming was released on June 23rd, 1996 in Japan and became one of best selling gaming consoles in the world (over 33 million units sold).

Nintendo 64’s predecessors, such as Super Nintendo Entertainment system, were 2D game consoles. The company upgraded central procession unit from 16-bit to 64-bit, making the console capable for visually more demanding games.

This made a huge impact on the gaming world, especially after the legendary Super Mario 64’s debut. The game became one of greatest hits of all time and it was an archetype for every new 3D game—just like Super Mario Bros was for platform games in 1985.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Important Life Lessons We Learned From Children's Books

Though their spines are slim, kids' books are loaded with wisdom. The books you were read — and then triumphantly learned to read yourself — when you were a kid impart some of the most insightful and worthwhile life lessons. Through them we learned about friendship, love, adventure, acceptance — all the things that still challenge us as adults.

There's a reason some children's books stick around for generations: Their time-tested morals endure. If you find yourself feeling word- or world-weary, books for kids may offer just the right fix. They're chock full of lessons that can give us some needed wisdom and perspective, even when viewed through the lens of our grown-up lives.

"Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself."
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Madeleine L'Engle's fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time is the story of two kids' journey through space to find one's lost father, a scientist who's gone missing. Aside from being a general page-turner of a book, the novel's protagonist, Meg, learns all about love, bravery, how time functions and the importance of defining your own life. Lessons that certainly translate to grown-up life too.

"Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place, but there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around."
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In E.L. Konigsburg's quirky adventure book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, two siblings set up camp in the Donnell Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Surviving on root beer and crackers, they are intrigued by a new sculpture in the museum, which was purchased at Mrs. Frankweiler's auction and may be a Michelangelo. It's an adventure filled with little pearls of wisdom on life and how to make the most of it.

"Life was so interesting she had to find out what happened next."

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Ramona may have been a pest, but Beverly Cleary's feisty little heroine taught us a lot about speaking our minds, enduring change and acting on curiosity. Plus, because of Ramona, we'll never peel an egg by breaking the shell on our heads.

"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."

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The ever-thoughtful bear at the heart of A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh is a very loyal friend to many. Despite his dim-wittedness, Pooh is something of a sage poet, always delivering thoughtful and humble observations about life in the Forest.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

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The Lorax is a classic Seussian tale of wit, sing-songy rhythm and strange creatures. What's more, it's also a fable about the sanctity of the natural world and the need to preserve it. It comes with a pretty profound message: Change the world.

"To the tiger in the zoo Madeline just said, 'Pooh-pooh.'"

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It might not be a needle point worthy quote, but it packs a message worthy of any mind. In Ludwig Bemelman's classic books, Madeline is the smallest of the 12 girls in Miss Clavel's school. She's feisty and brave, though, and very little rattles her — not even an appendectomy. From Madeline, we learn courage and to be proud of our scars — they show how tough we are.

"Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable.”

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The magical girl Matilda faces some considerable foes in Roald Dahl's classic novel — her rude parents, the evil Miss Trunchbull — but she still outsmarts them and pranks them again and again (with help from her telekinetic powers). She's a heroine who demonstrates that with an ally (got to love Miss Honey) and a keen mind, you can overcome even the most unfortunate circumstances.

"The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what's in between."

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It's hard to select just one important lesson from Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth. The book is so packed with clever morals and truths. Milo's fairy tale adventure to overcome boredom and rescue twin princesses Rhyme and Reason is a treasure trove of puns and wisdom about using common sense and enjoying everyday life.

"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

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Arguably as much a book for adult readers as kids, The Little Prince is the touching tale of a young prince who fallen to Earth from his planet and meets a pilot stranded in the Sahara Desert. The novella hosts some pretty profound observations on human nature, beauty, love and ephemerality — too many life lessons to count.

"And the more he gave away, the more delighted he became."

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The initially selfish beautiful Rainbow Fish learns to spread the wealth of his special scales, and by sharing parts of himself with his new friends, he makes the ocean a more sparkly place. Marcus Pfister's book is a gorgeously illustrated story about community and the value of generosity.

"It has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. My mom says some days are like that."

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Through Alexander, Judith Viorst illustrates the straight truth: Some days are just plainly terrible, horrible, no good and very bad. They may be filled with lima beans, accidental tongue-biting and bad stuff on TV, but even when it seems that the universe is against us, Alexander learns that everyone has bad days and that tomorrow will just have to be better.

"To yourself you must always tell the truth."

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Harriet the Spy is the book that kickstarted a generation of youthful sleuthing. Harriet's insatiable curiosity and penchant for observation lands her in hot water when her classmates read what she thinks of them. Her nanny, Ole Golly, is a solid source of wisdom and love and teaches Harriet much about writing, being a friend and hunting down truth.