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3 Different Fun & Free Things To Do Online (One Of Those Is Free Slots)

So you are bored at home, have some free time or need a short break at work. The World Wide Web provides many paths to popular culture. Whether you strive for self improvement by learning a new language or you just wish to be entertained, you can find great web sites to help you pass the time and enrich your life at the same time. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:

Listen To A Wide Variety of Music:

Check out Pandora.com or Yahoo Music, which allow you to select a category (everything from rock to Latin jazz to stand-up comedy) and stream to your heart’s content. Like regular radio, you get unlimited play for free, with occasional commercials. You can also listen in to actual broadcasts from stations across the country. Please note that these websites are all great places to listen to free music online however many are advertised based so you’ll need to listen to ads every once in awhile. There are also sometimes rules on how often you can skip songs within a playlist or radio station. Be sure to read each website’s FAQs to find out all the details.

Learn A Brand New Language:

Ever wanted to parlez-vous francais or habla espanol? Learn a handful of essential phrases in 36 different languages — including Icelandic, Chinese and Catalan. Or take a 12-week course in French, Spanish, German or Italian via computer, complete with lessons, weekly e-mail tips, an “end of course assessment” and a certificate when you’re done. It’s all courtesy of the BBC. Learning a new language can increase better job prospects, enhance your brain health, add to your travel experiences and improve your understanding of thw world around you!

Play Free Slots At Your Leisure:

Why pay to go to a casino when you can play free online slots games with no download or registration required. Choose from over 500 video slot machines, 3D games, progressive jackpots and more. You don’t have to wrry about money because the games are free and you still get the thrill of slot play from the comfort of your home or office! Go here for the best slots games! When you decide that you want to play for real cash prizes, you can use your exclusive bonuses to get you started at some of the best casinos online.

These are just a very small sampling of fun things to do online. Other suggestions include taking online cooking classes, watching movies online, testing your IQ with brain games, etc. The sky is literally the limit! So log on and enjoy! Please comment below with suggestions of your own on how you like to pass the time on the web?

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LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens Video Game Arriving On June 28, 2016

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm announced LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, marking the triumphant return of the No. 1 LEGO videogame franchise, allowing players to relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in a fun-filled, humorous way that only a LEGO game can offer. Launching on June 28, 2016, the game will introduce brand new gameplay mechanics to build, battle and fly through the galaxy like never before, as well as new story content exploring the time between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, providing additional insight about the new movie and its characters.

The game will be available for PlayStation4 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStationVita handheld entertainment system, Xbox One, Xbox 360, the Wii U system from Nintendo, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and Windows PC.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will offer an amazing gaming experience covering not only the movie but also exclusive content with all the fun and humor you would expect from a LEGO game, while delivering the epic Star Wars adventure fans expect. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes players deeper into the new film than any other game with all of the heroic characters from the movie, including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and BB-8, as well as Kylo Ren, General Hux and Captain Phasma, while also exploring iconic Star Wars locales, such as Jakku and Starkiller Base. This action-packed adventure introduces new gameplay features, including the enhanced “Multi-Builds” system, where players can choose from multiple building options to advance the game. Gamers will be able to engage in intense new Blaster Battles for the first time, utilizing surrounding environments to drive back the First Order. Fans can also experience the thrill of high-speed flight gameplay through arena-based battles and dogfights in space, while utilizing a multitude of vehicles along the way, including the legendary Millennium Falcon.

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The Top Four Fantasy Games of 2016

The end of 2015 is fast approaching and a new year is beginning, that means one thing: a new year of fantasy gaming. 2016 looks to be another great year with plenty new and highly anticipated RPGs and unfettered action RPGs. No matter what console you play the most, 2016 promises not to disappoint. The following are the top for fantasy games to play in 2016. There will be more unfolding throughout the remaining months of 2015, but these are the games that will get you through the long winter.

A New Kind of MMORPG: The Secret World

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The Secret World online game is unlike any MMORPG you’ve played. In this fantasy title, you’re pitted against foes in a modern-day setting, and you have the “unparalleled freedom of character progression.” Although the setting is modern, it’s nothing like our current world. It’s the real world if every “myth, conspiracy theory, and urban legend was true.” And, you can be anyone and anything you want.

The Immersive and Expansive Fallout 4

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While officially released during this calendar year, Fallout 4 is still considered a 2016 game (probably because it will take until then to fully explore the Commonwealth). Fallout 4 builds off the success and great gameplay of the previous titles. You’ve just escaped a vault and you’re on a mission to find your son, Shawn. The Commonwealth is incredibly detailed and expansive, so it’s a long time before parent and child are reunited.

Finally, a Final Fantasy 7 Remake

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Final Fantasy 7, the popular game dating back to the 90s is being remade. PlayStation 4 will be the only platform on which this game will be available. Based on early details, this release will not disappoint. It will feature many of the same characters and storylines that have been prevalent throughout the franchise; however, the graphics, gameplay, and overall gaming experience will be greatly improved. Square Enix has said that they are planning to add a few surprises to the game rather than just simply updating the exact same title.

Doom

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Doom is expected to be released some time in 2016, and will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The original Doom was a pioneer in terms of creating first-person fantasy shooter games. This game will continue to feature the same familiar gameplay, but will also include better graphics and highly improved gameplay compared to the original (which was pretty great considering its age). So if you enjoy intense first person combat games, that allow you to destroy a variety of monsters and demons, this is definitely the game for you.

Each year as technology becomes more and more advanced a new crop of games are released. 2016 will be no exception. 2016 will feature many great new games as well as remade or updated versions of the classic titles that got everything started. So get ready for some intense, high quality gaming sessions in the coming year.

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You Can Battle Stormtroopers In This Epic Lightsaber Escape Star Wars Game

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Ever wanted to turn your smartphone into an elegant weapon for a more civilized age? Your wish has been granted.

In the final days leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Google and Disney have unveiled Lightsaber Escape, a free dual-screen browser game in which players swing their phones to control a glowing blade on their laptop or desktop.

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First users log on to the Lightsaber Escape website via computer, at which point they receive a personalized URL to enter on a smartphone. Once the two devices are in sync, it’s time to battle the First Order for the fate of the galaxy.

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Man Spends Two Years Building The World’s Largest Arcade Machine

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Chicago-based network engineer and arcade fan Jason Camberis spent two years creating the ARCADE DeLuxe, a massive arcade system that was declared the “Largest Arcade Machine” by Guinness World Records. The machine measures approximately 15 feet tall, 6 feet wide, and 3.5 feet deep.

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The fully functioning arcade machine has over 200 classic arcade games including Pac-Man and Dragon Spirit. Players can use the giant buttons and 16 inch glass track ball to recreate the excitement of old school arcade. The super-sized arcade machine is so big players have to climb stairs that come out from the bottom to reach the controls!

A self-confessed arcade fanatic, Jason builds and sells custom home arcade machines and security systems for a living. When he decided to build the giant arcade machine he wanted to recreate the excitement he felt in the arcades of his youth, making the machine big, tall, loud and with plenty of flashing lights!

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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes Announcement Trailer

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First announced at this year’s E3 with minimal details, EA and Lucasfilm have now debuted a trailer for the upcoming mobile title Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.

Test your skill and master the hologames in a cantina far, far away! Collect your favorite heroes across the Star Wars universe and form powerful teams. Upgrade each character’s unique abilities and strengths, devise the perfect strategy, and dominate the competition. Fight in memorable, RPG-style turn-based battles across iconic locations to become the most legendary hologamer in the galaxy!

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Complete epic missions on Hoth, Bespin, Tatooine, Coruscant, and beyond. Unlock special characters to play through in light and dark side campaigns. Collect characters from the original trilogy and prequel films, plus animated TV shows like Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, and more.

Build powerful light and dark side teams with heroes and other characters from the Star Wars universe. Make strategic choices and pick characters with complimentary abilities to construct squads like never before.

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes will be available for iOS and Android devices later this year.

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These Simple Yet Addictive Games Will Keep You Entertained For Hours

There are so many video games out there in today’s market that are visually stunning and superbly complex. These games are often built around incredibly detailed environments and backed up with exceptional storylines and plots. However, for many modern and retro gamers alike, there’s something very comforting about playing a game that oozes unpretentiousness and simplicity. We’ve searched the internet high and low to uncover 4 such games but be warned, they’re highly addictive!

Mario Kart

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There is a reason that there just so happens to be a version of’ Mario Kart’ available on pretty much every single console and gadget that Nintendo has ever released. This incredibly addictive little racer classic reflects Nintendo at its best; fun for all the family and simple enough for anyone and everyone to pick up. From the basics of Luigi Circuit to the frustrating difficulty of Rainbow Road, this is a game that has kept generations entertained for many, many years.

Tetris

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This classic Russian pastime is one of the simplest games ever created and for more than 30 years it has gripped many players around the world. Tetris is a tile-based puzzler than requires you to shift and drop various shapes into place in order to eliminate lines before you get overrun with the shapes and the construction mounts too high. What makes this game even better is its ability to be played on a diverse number of platforms ranging from consoles to smart watches and everything in between.

Minecraft

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Whilst Tetris wet the appetite for building block games, modern-day construction amusement Minecraft has raised the stakes even further. The brain child of Swedish programmer Markus Persson, Minecraft was originally only developed as a sandbox game but grew in popularity and now exists across most major gaming platforms. Ask any fan and it’s much more than simply building structures using 3D blocks, it’s a chance to immerse yourself into a captivating world of mining, exploring and even combat.

Bingo

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Picture bingo and many people often visualize a game unfolding at a social club or church but you might be surprised to learn that actually bingo is quickly becoming one of the most popular mobile games in the country. Owing to the emergence and penetration of the smartphone, and the corresponding improvements in mobile gaming, there are now more variants of this classic number title and more new bingo sites in 2015 than ever before. Most apps allow you to play for free and in some versions cash prizes are up for grabs.

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Limited Edition Star Wars PlayStation 4

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A limited edition Darth Vader-inspired PS4 system was revealed at D23 Expo that will be available as part of two “Star Wars” bundles on November 17th, including either Star Wars Battlefront or Disney Infinity 3.0. The bundles will include a custom 500GB limited edition PS4 system and DualShock 4 Wireless Controller inspired by Darth Vader. The fully customized PS4 features an image of Darth Vader, as well as a repeated Star Wars logo across the top of the system. The Darth Vader edition DualShock 4 is inspired by Darth Vader’s chest panel and features the repeated Star Wars logo on its touchpad. Each will also feature a digital voucher to download four classic Star Wars titles – Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter and Star Wars Bounty Hunter – playable for the first time on PS4, and sporting enhanced graphics and Trophy support.

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The Best Superhero Video Games of All Time

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

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These creative little plastic bricks have certainly had quite the comeback in recent years. Now they spawn popular video games and even number one box office movies. One such gaming effort from the LEGO realm is ‘LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes’. The action-adventure game was praised very highly by gamers and critics alike and takes place in an open world environment. The game allows you to play as the caped crusader as well as other popular DC Comic characters. There have been many Batman-based games released such as the the Dark Knight Rises slot game, and LEGO Batman 2 is definitely amongst the very best.

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

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Theatrically the Marvel universe has swarmed cinemas over the last few years with a constant flow of Marvel-based releases. And with each release comes the opportunity for a video game spin-off. However in ‘Marvel: Ultimate Alliance’ a whole host of famous faces come together to give us one heck of a showdown. The game features over 140 Marvel comic book characters and allows players to pick a team of 4 offering total team customisation. Players can also control the fate of the Marvel universe with the decisions they make.

Batman: Arkham City

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The Batman makes it on to our list once more with the incomparable sequel to 2009’s thrilling ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’. Arkham City from Rocksteady Studios picked up a number of awards for its gameplay, music and action all brilliantly honed to give players a real intense gaming experience. In this all new storyline more Gotham-based characters come out of the woodwork for the Dark Knight to tackle. The incredible FreeFlow combat aspect as well as the typically atmospheric environments and characterisations help make this stand out above the rest.

The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction

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Ultimate Destruction is an often overlooked superhero classic that was perfect for those wishing to cause a bit of virtual mayhem. In this open world environment the green Hulk was able to break away from his particular missions, if the player so wished, and was able to go off and quite literally smash things to smithereens. You could even break things in order to then use the leftover pieces to batter your enemies long the way. The storyline is engaging enough but it’s the freedom of rage and destruction that makes this effort stand out, and is the perfect solution for letting off a little steam.

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Funko To Release Batman: Arkham Knight Pop! Vinyl Figures In September 2015

Funko announced a new series of Pop! Heroes vinyl figurines based on the Batman: Arkham Knight video game. This series will consist of four figures: Batman, Scarecrow, Harley Quinn and the Arkham Knight.

Like most Pop! vinyl toys, these figures measure about 4 inches tall and carry an MSRP of $10.99.

This isn’t the first time Funko has tackled the Arkham franchise. Last year they released a series of five figures based on Arkham Asylum (Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Killer Croc).

Look for the Arkham Knight series to hit stores in September 2015.

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