Video games plus Movies = Perfect Combination

Video games have been extremely popular this 20thcentury. We have seen the rise of video games and when it comes to entertainment. And it is no wonder why, as anyone who has played one will be able to tell you how entertaining these games are. That is why it has been incorporated into movies to provide the ultimate entertainment for people of all ages. Below are few of some famous interactive games turned and interpreted into movies.

  1. Hitman

This movie has received more lukewarm response than most. Though it was not met with a good critical review, it has been true to its video game source, Eido’s stealth series; Timothy Olyphant (Hitman, lead actor) gave justice to the material from the game. A story of a trained killer since his young age, Hitman has given amazing fight scenes and entertaining plotline, together with Olyphant’s cold demeanor and piercing gaze, which can make you believe the character’s anguish and dilemma as he came to terms with his feelings and the real world.

  1. Resident Evil

This is one of the most successful movie franchises based on video games. The beautiful and alluring Mila Jovovich plays the lead, battling the forces of the Umbrella Corporation. Directed by Paul W.S Anderson, the movie is a cross between a horror and an action movie, which proved to be successful in some parts and a failure in providing enough entertainment on most. After several films under the franchise, the movie has yet to provide any clarification and viable explanation when it comes to the story plots. However, it has proven to be a winner on giving the audience the creepy feel of an apocalyptic world and kudos for Mila for playing the lead which much enthusiasm and dedication. The film also featured several characters that stayed true to its video game source and the visual effect especially for the main monsters and villains has been nothing but astounding.

  1. Lara Croft

The most favorite sexy tomb raider, this is one of the successful video game adaptions that have lead to other movies on the same genre. This is also the movie that catapulted AngelinaJolie to stardom, as she was the perfect choice to play the role. Jolie has managed to play the role with the intelligence and candor the Lara croft on the video game was supposed to be. Although the plot was albeit forgettable, it was just fun to see Angelina outwit everyone on the two films, including the then newly recognized actor Daniel Craig, which will later moved on in playing James Bond.

  1. Prince of Persia

Most people consider the film as one of the best video game to movie adaptation. The very lovable lead character chosen to play Dastan, Jake Gyllenhall, has not taken itself too seriously, making it one of the success points of the film. The fun aspect of the video game was greatly incorporated on the film, and the two lead roles have been chosen greatly as evident by their chemistry on the whole film. A very enjoyable movie experience indeed.

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Bitcoin: A Look in History

Bitcoins are digital coins that are sent over the internet for transactions all over the world. These transactions are easy, efficient, and hassle-free, but how did these digital currency start? The legend began a long time ago.

The Legend Begins…

The legend began in the year 2007, where the concept of Bitcoins was carefully organized by Satoshi Nakamoto. Though unstated, it is speculated that ‘Nakamoto’ is actually a pseudonym for more than a single individual. On the 15th of August of the year 2008, an encrypted patent application was filed by three individuals; namely, Neal Kin, Vladimir Oksman, and Charles Bry. A patent grants the holder exclusive rights to exclude others from using, importing, and selling the patented innovation for a limited period of time. All three denied a connection to the supposed owner of the Bitcoin concept Satoshi Nakamoto. Three days later, Bitcoin.org was born. The domain was registered at a public domain site that currently accepts Bitcoins.

Bitcoin Rises

On the 9th of January of the year 2009, the first version, version 0.1, of Bitcoin was released. It comes with a Bitcoin generation system that would create a total of 21 million Bitcoins until the year of 2040. After three days, the Bitcoin software was tested in its very first transaction. The transaction happened between the originator of the idea and a cryptographic activist. A few months later, the exchange rate, starting at 1USD=1,309.03BTC was finally established.

Bitcoin Network Flourishes

On the 18th of February of the year 2010, the filed encrypted patent was approved and published. The first transaction in the real world which involved the use of bitcoins was made on the 22nd of May of the year 2010 by Laszlo Hanyecz, a programmer from Florida, who offered to pay 10,000 bitcoins in exchange for a pizza. After two months, the exchange value of Bitcoin increased ten times from USD0.0008/BTC to USD0.080/BTC. On August of 2010, an exploit generated 184 Billion Bitcoins. Slush’s Pool mining mined its first block at the 18th of September of 2010. Several users worked together to mine and share the awarded Bitcoins. Five months after, the domain name Weusecoins is registered and built into a Bitcoin resource. They created one of the most watched animation videos about Bitcoins. After about four months, BitPay launches the first mobile wallet for Bitcoins. On the 6th of September 2011, Mike Caldwell begins turning the digital Bitcoins to physical coins, called Casacius Coins. At 2013 of April, Bitcoin hits a USD266, up from only USD13 at 2012. The next month, the first ATM Bitcoin was established in San Diego, California. On November of the same year, Bitcoin currency value reaches USD503.10 on Mt. Gox.

Dated 28th of January of 2014, Vice Chairman of Bitcoin Foundation, Charlie Sherem resigns from his position.

Bitcoin Continues…

Despite everything that happened in the Bitcoin community, they managed to recover. In every game, there are ups and downs. What matters is how they recovered from their down moment. This is why Bitcoins remain until this very day.

Top 10 Most Played & Popular Online Slot Games

Looking for slot games to play? This list of the most played Online Slot Games on the Market just might help you find the next game to try. From traditional casino games to the innovative online slot games, the casino experience has been taken to the brand new heights!

Lord of the Rings Slots

From a blockbuster movie, Lord of the Rings has made its way to online gaming slots. This game is usually made up of 5 reels and 243 pay lines with free spins and 2 expanding wilds. Gamers will totally enjoy this online slot game with cool graphics and backgrounds that surely can’t get enough of!

Iron Man 2 Slots

Iron man 2 excites not just movie goers but also online casino gamers! This slot game based on the marvel comic super hero is a 5-reel, 25-line game. It has the Marvel mystery jackpot that is randomly triggered at the end of the game, just like other marvel slots out there!

Deal or No Deal

Deal or No deal has made way to online slot gaming. It isA 5 reel game with 20 pay lines and progressive jackpot. Playing this online slot game evokes the excitement of real participating in the game show!

X-Men

We can’t all be members of the X-men team, but we can play the online X-Men slots game with 5 reels and 25 pay lines. Features include Heroes vs. Villains mode, bonus free spins, and free games. It also has the X-Feature, the Marvel multilevel Mystery Progressive Jackpot where players can instantly win a whopping 5x multiplier!

Incredible Hulk

With this game, get ready for an astounding 4 progressive jackpots, expanding hulk, scatter and bonus symbols, and free games featuring 3x multiplier! Get as mad as Incredible Hulk and win some cash!

Beach Life

Feel the excitement of slots gaming with this multi-million dollar jackpot slot game! This 5 reel, 20 pay line progressive slot machine game is jam-packed with fun-in-the-sun themed graphics. You’ll love venturing out to our virtual beach and spinning the reels in search of riches!

Circus of Cash

Due to its unique and innovative bonus feature round, Captain Cannon’s Circus cash is one of the most widely played slot games there is. This online slot game also attracts gamers with its quirky ‘bearded women’ trademark.

Jacks or Better

Featuring a mixture of spinning reels, 52 card deck and standard poker hand rankings, this slots game will give you tons of chances to be a winner.

Thunderstruck 2

Are you into mythology and legends? This marvelous machine comprises of 243 pay lines and a series of marvelous features as you journey through the Great Hall of Spins! Play to unlock the mystery behind it!

A Night Out

This online slot game is packed with fantastic extras like beer symbol wild, bartender bonus, dance floor scatter symbol and a shining shimmering progressive jackpot, Dollar Ball. Get ready for loads of action and fun!

If you need a little variety in your casino slots gaming, give the games in this list a try.

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