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Office 2013 Preview

Posted by Allen Howard on July 17, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Microsfot has released the Office 2013 Preview to the public.  You can freely download and install it on up to five computers or tablets.


To get the instructions on how to install it, go to the Computers and Program section.


Catching Fire Review

Posted by Allen Howard on June 25, 2012 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

As the second installment of the Hunger Games Trilogy, Catching Fire is a book that immediately capturesthe reader’s attention.  Building right off of the first book, Katniss Everdeen is beginning the victory tour of the seventy-fourth Hunger Games.  Along theway, she sees that the districts are in bad shape.  From starving citizens, to strict peacekeepers, the entire country seems to be falling apart.  Only once she gets back to District Twelve, does she see that th...

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Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Review

Posted by Allen Howard on February 21, 2012 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 is the second game in the lego harry potter series.  The first game was very good and highly recomended.  I wish i could say the same for this game.  First of all, all of the controls have changed from the first game.  In the first game, you drew symbols on the touch screen to make the spells happen, now you just select a bubble.

The graphics in this game are worse than i remember the first one.  I really don't know how the game becam...

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Rachet and Clank: All 4 One

Posted by Allen Howard on February 10, 2012 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Racthet and Clank: All 4 One is the latest in the Rachet and Clank series. It is only for the PS3.  The game starts out just like all other games, you have to run to escape an attack.  However, this time, you can play as one of four characters: Ratchet, Clank, Qwark, or Nefarious

The overall feel of the game is multi-player.  There is no traditional saving, when you go to play single player, you choose the planet and location and then from there the game is "started"....

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Spiral Knights Review

Posted by Allen Howard on February 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Spiral Knights is a game made by Sega that is free to playon Steam.  Having recently getting a Steam, I decided to take the game for a spin. After downloading it, I started it up and made a new knight.  The game starts you out on a basic run to a rescue camp from which you go to Haven.

A few things about the first part of the game, it isn’t easy at first.  You need to learn the controls and the game play is a bit odd.  It is an unusual style of MMO (Massiv...

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Portal review

Posted by Allen Howard on January 28, 2012 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

A few months ago, Steam offered Portal as a freegame.  My brother downloaded it and started playing.  He told me that it was a great game, but I never downloaded it. Regretting it later, I persuaded my brother to play it on his account.

                Portal is a puzzlegame where the player must make portal between two places to follow the objective.  It is a great game to challenge the brain...

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Posted by Allen Howard on January 15, 2012 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (1)

          One major game I wanted this holiday season was The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.  Well, I got it and immediately started playing.  To begin, it asks you what you want your name to be and it uses that name throughout the rest of the game.  At the start of the game, it gives you a brief overview of everything that is going on.  It then takes you to the present day, in a place called Skyloft.  Skyloft is an island...

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Happy New Year!

Posted by Allen Howard on January 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone,

It has been a while since I posted anything to acidplanet or figment.  I have been busy doing things with the family and other holiday things.  I got a guitar for christmas, so my music will soon be having guitar in it as well.

I have a few plans for the new year.  First, i will be starting a journal on figment, it is going to be about my actual life, but it will have a touch of fiction in it.  All names and locations will be fake.

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FBLA Victory!!

Posted by Allen Howard on December 23, 2011 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi everyone,

I got the results of the FBLA contest the other day.  I won FIRST!!!!!!!!!  I get to attend the State Leadership Conference in April.  All in all, as of right now, 8 of our members will be attending with another two probable.  Congratulations to all the other members that quallified!

FBLA and Testing

Posted by Allen Howard on December 6, 2011 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

So, as president of my local chapter, it is my responsibility to ensure smooth operations of the Future Business Leaders of America.  Today was test day, where for an hour, the group of us that joined would take a test for the regional Competition.  I am doing computer problem solving...  As an A+ Certified technicain, one would think that this would be an extreamly easy test.  Well... parts of it were, but there were some parts that made no sense (even to my teacher who i...

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