Keeping Up with Entertainment Formats

The world of entertainment is one in which technology plays an important role. From the strip films and cumbersome cameras of years gone by to the streamlined digital media of today, technology continues to change and enhance the way we enjoy everything from TV and movies to music and concerts. As a result, newer formats will often pave the way and leave some older formats in the dust. This has been most clearly shown recently with the transition from DVDs to high definition Blu-Ray discs. In many cases, classic films are now being released with higher definition and fans have been re-buying their favorite movies and concerts so they can watch them in the higher image definition. The only problem is that buying a newer format can often be frustrating for fans as it means essentially paying twice for something. Luckily, there's an easy way to mitigate this cost while still getting the best technology has to offer.

Letting Your Collection Pave the Way

There are a few different ways people can put their current collection of music, movies, concerts and games to good use in terms of using it to improve their collection as a whole. Older DVDs for movies or concerts, as well as CDs and games can all be sold on the secondhand market. This can be done by people directly or through national dealers like Working with a dealer has more immediate benefits and a lot less hassle as the entire collection is sold as a lot for a set price. Selling each item one at a time may result in higher profits at the end, but will take a longer amount of time and will also require the seller to deal with listing and photographing each item, following up with customers and handling any shipping or returns problems which arise.

Upgrading vs. Consolidating

For many fans, taking the opportunity to go through their entire collection of CDs, DVDs and games through dealers like gives them a chance to have a good long look at their own collection. For some it may be time to simply downsize – after all, how many DVDs do you really need? It can also give fans the perfect opportunity to sell their things in order to upgrade to better versions of the things they truly love. Selling some of your DVDs and then buying better high definition versions won't be a jolt to your wallet and the same can be done by selling CDs or concert DVDs in order to invest in box sets and special collector's editions. Games fall into this category as well, and old games and their systems can be sold off in order to upgrade to the latest and greatest system along with a few games.

Keeping up with entertainment technology can be a lot of fun in terms of enjoying the end product but in an age where CDs, DVDs and games take up space and become large collections, it's a good idea to clear out some of the old in order to make room for the new. Not only does this keep your collection under control, it can also help making buying newer formats and systems easier on your budget.

Kelly McCloskey is a freelance writer who specializes in creating unique web content for a number of different clients. She enjoys doing her own research and especially enjoys looking through websites like when writing about music and entertainment collections.


Five of the Most Innovative iPad Games

Sometimes one might just wonder about the wide variety of functions an iPad can perform. One can use it as an organizer, a calculator, an alarm clock etc. In addition, it can be used to surf the internet and be connected to people.

However, the youth and the kids find the compact gaming features the most interesting in an iPad. There are several games, which one can enjoy on iPad. This article provides information on five of them.

Temple Run

This particular game, is already gaining popularity with the tag of becoming the next Angry Birds. Once you start playing this game you shall get glued to it. The game is conceptually very simple. One would have to make his way through an old temple, saving himself from pitfalls, fire, trees etc. He would be gathering gold coins and power ups on his way. Some carnivorous monkeys would also chase him. The game can be downloaded without any charge.

Mage Gauntlet

Speaking of role playing games, Mage gauntlet is a very exciting one. It is based upon the Retro style of graphics. The game would surely remind one of the Final Fantasy or Zelda games. One would be playing to decide the fate of a character called Lexi, who has anti-magic qualities, i.e. whenever she touches anything magical it explode. However there is one exception, the mage gauntlet, which stores magic. Thus, all she can do is tore magic for later usage and thus the game involves little magic and a lot of swordplay. The game is more in the battle paladin style.

Katamari Amore

Another one of the very exciting innovative iPad games. It is about controlling a ball that is being rolled by a tiny man. The ball is sticky and hence anything it rolls over on will stick to the ball. The items that would stick to the ball, are going to be smaller than the size of the ball, however the with each item getting stuck to the ball, its size would increase. Initially you would get coins, pushpins, candies etc to be rolled on. However as you move to higher levels you would be rolling upon cars, building, people and even whole islands. The soundtracks used in this game are very soothing.

Muffin Knight

Could you ever imagine that collecting muffins can actually be an iPad game? At each level one would need to gather a particular number of muffins to move forward to the next level. You will also have to tackle a number of foes. Make it a point that with every single muffin collected, the character you are playing and its abilities shall change. Funny isnt it?

Tower Madness

One can avail several defense games from the iTunes gallery. However, most of them are rubbish. Only Tower Madness is an exception. You would need to create new types of towers and upgrade them in order to protect your sheep from alien attacks. Tower Madness can be one of the most enjoyable iPad gaming experience.

Author’s Bio: David Anderson is a freelance writer, professional blogger, and social media enthusiast. His blog focuses on telecom bloggers and technology bloggers.