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iPad FIFA12 …

During the most recent Chinese New Year, I called home and spoke to almost everyone of my family members except my big brother who was not at home at that time. My second elder brother seemed to have lots of things to ask and the first thing came to his mind was his computer, as always; without even asking how was I in the UK and not being able to go home for the celebration. Anyway, I am used to it already. He then asked about the FIFA97 CD which I don’t think I have it. The FIFA97 was installed on my home computer but there’s a hack where we can run it without the need to have the CD. Gosh, it’s been a long time since I did an actual computer game installation and I already forgot the proper term for it. Come to think of it, I have played about 10 – 15 years of FIFA games. I am now playing FIFA12 on my iPad and I think my current desktop computer has FIFA10 installed. Wait till I show my FIFA running on iPad to my brother and he will be very impressed by it. Honestly, the controls are comparable to computer though there are still some minor details which are being overlooked. I am pretty sure that FIFA13 will be great.

At the end of the day though, both my brother and I might agree that FIFA97 is still the best one of all. After all, it is the version where we still play every time we are at home even after 15 years. The way we play is to each choose a team. Should our team meet, the one with the home team will play while the away team will be set to AI. The AI is not great as we have our ways to score from specific angle, even from half of the football field.

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The screenshot attached shows my iPad’s FIFA12 progress. I am at the highest level of the manager mode and the current fame points is at it’s maximum. I still stick with the same team and I might start another game where I will start from the bottom of the English Football League and work my way up while collecting trophies. It should be fun!

Little but huge iPad2

It’s been almost half a year since Mee bought me an iPad2. It’s a great device and I am not sure if I will ever be going back to gaming on my Sony PSP. I will try that someday but it might not be as pleasing to the eye as iPad2; well, gaming on a 9.7″ compared to 4.3″. Loading time is significantly shorter too. I have to admit though, holding my iPad2 with both of my hands at the bottom corner and playing Fifa12 does look weird. In addition, I bought a Fling iPad joystick to enhance the gaming experience. It works really good but I just hope that there will be a better and sturdier joystick developed in the near future.

Unlike my Macbook Air where it’s battery drains quickly when performing intensive tasks, I can play games for a day without the need to charge my iPad2. iPad2 doesn’t seem to be affected a lot by the types of apps or games that it runs and the WiFi is connected all the times. My Sony PSP now lasts about 2 hours I think.

I think of iPad2 as a gaming device now though it’s also very handy for browsing, checking emails and social networking. Just unlock it and fire away. One thing for sure, I don’t think I will categorised it as e-book readers as I don’t read a lot of books. Reading e-magazines is a better experience but they usually come with a cost.