Panfu Virtual World Review – Learn Spanish While Having Fun With Friends

In a sea of cookie cutter virtual worlds, Panfu stands out with its focus on language learning and educational activities. While most virtual worlds aim to offer just a hangout zone for kids and pre-teenagers, Panfu takes that concept a few steps further by integrating an active Spanish learning concept within the virtual world, thus making sure that your child will not only have a good time, but also learn a few things.

The protagonists of Panfu are Pandas. These adorable black and white creatures, which captured the consciousness of all kids in 2008 after the success of the animated movie ‘Kung Fu Panda’, are your avatars and guide in Panfu. You start off by creating your Panda, giving him an appropriate name and color (yes, Pandas in Panfu are not limited to black & white). From then on, you can dive into a world of fun filled games and activities.

The Panfu world is centered on interacting with other members and taking part in various activities. Using your Panda character, you can chat up with other kids in a safe environment that takes a lot of care to filter out inappropriate language. You can also earn virtual money by playing games or helping out other Panfu members. This virtual money can be used to buy clothes, pets, and houses for your Panda character. Through this, Panfu adds a collectible element to the virtual world.

The most attractive feature of Panfu, however, is its Spanish learning component. Through a series of immersive activities and games, you can pick up and practice your Spanish language skills. The games are highly effective at helping kids learn the nuances of the language. At the same time, they are fun and amusing enough to retain your attention.

Panfu is ad free and is supported by user contributions and a paid membership. Because of the lack of advertisements, users are frequently prompted to become a premier member. With a premier membership, you can buy collectable items for your Panda, get access to more advanced Spanish lessons, and unlock certain restricted games. The premium membership costs $9.90/month. If getting your child to be strong at Spanish is your aim, a premier Panfu membership is certainly worth exploring.

Panfu is aimed primarily at kids aged six years and up. Hence, the graphics in Panfu are very adorable and cute. Soft edges, bright colors, and interesting characters populate the Panfu world. The virtual world itself has a variety of settings, all of them more beautiful than the other. In other words, the graphics in Panfu are very appealing to kids of all ages.

In terms of performance, Panfu runs within the browser. Since the graphics are completely 2D, the demands on your computer (and the internet connection) are not very high. Panfu does not have as many players online as say, Runescape, and their servers are more than capable of handling the load of their traffic. Consequently, there is very little down time or lag. Panfu runs smoothly even on older computers.

Panfu has excellent parental controls. The language filters within the game work very well at keeping inappropriate language out, ensuring that your kids have a safe and clean chat. You can block out features or games that you think are not right for your kids.

Final Words

Panfu is an excellent virtual world that excels in not only giving kids a great place to hang out, but also a wonderful tool to learn the Spanish language. With versions available in different languages (including Polish, German, and Spanish), your kids will have a great time, while learning new things.

Ashling’s Warhammer Online Leveling Guide Review

Ashling’s warhammer online leveling guide is one of the first guides published for this game. Ashling’s team has been playing Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning every since early days of beta, but don’t let that fool you: the guide is updated and always will be for the latest patches. You won’t find any information in this leveling guide that is outdated or no longer works.

Ashling’s leveling guide features unprecedented leveling path optimized for the casual players, meaning you do not have to play ten hours each day to reach rank 40. All quests, public quests, mob locations and quest items are described in detail, so you will never have to double-check the information on various online database sites. Ashling’s guide is written in easy to understand language, and the leveling path described in the guide is easy to follow and understand even for new players who don’t have much experience with Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, or other MMO games such as World of Warcraft or Age of Conan.

This is not one of those guides which only gives you a list of quests and tell you nothing else. Ashling’s Warhammer Online leveling guide will tell you exactly where to pick up the quest, where the required monster or quest item is, and where to turn it in. Furthermore, you won’t be wasting any time or get lost on any of the maps in Age of Reckoning, because Ashling made sure you always know exactly where you’re going. There’s also a comprehensive list of public quest for each area, which will tell you which of them have useful rewards for your career choice, and which of them are a waste of your time.

Ashling’s guide also includes doing RvR scenarios while leveling up, and that is a big plus. Unlike other guides, with Ashling’s you do not have to resort to grinding mobs for experience or doing low level quests on other areas which are hard to reach.

Facebook Game – Medical Mayhem Review

My parents always wanted me to be a doctor when I grow up! Now I finally have a chance to be one! Here I am, right behind Facebook and in the comfort of my home. Medical Mayhem is actually a tribute to the TV Show Scrubs. Vojoworld put a lot of effort in trying to create a game that can be enjoy by the fans of the cult TV Series and also new comers to the world of Medical practice.

Gameplay

Medical Mayhem has one of the oddest gameplay I have seen in Facebook for a long time. Unlike any simulators that players encounter in Facebook, Medical Mayhem surely is one that you will never forget after sinking your head 2 hours into the game.

First thing I do notice about this game was the dark humor. The way this game portrays how hospital should be run is really the opposite of what you see in actual life. Highly train doctors are more like mad scientist or doctor quack that has either no idea of what they are doing or just plain MAD. Nurses are highly brainless with hot sexy bodies which flirt with their patients. While playing this game you will wonder at times if you are actually running a hospital or a mental asylum?

Now the game mechanics work rather easy. The tutorial will guide players how to built up your hospital and make sure that it is properly furnish before your grand opening. Rooms and medical research can be upgraded and there is no need to monitor your workers. Everything is done automatically, making it easy for players to manage the game. Players can even leave the game running for days without worrying to check back on the progress.

Interesting part of the game is of course upgrading your hospital. If you read all the small notes that come with it, you will probably rolling on the floor laughing. Upgrading any of the hospital facilities allow player to see how the doctors works and how they utilize their medical practice. Researching on new medical breakthroughs or even training your staff can be a lot of fun in this game.

Aside from tending to your daily management this game also provides players with various types of mini-games which are refresh every 5 minutes you play it. Most of the mini-games are rather similar to what you find in other Facebook games, except that it is more twisted. You have to play to find out about it yourself.

Once done with all the normal routine, if players feel like causing some chaos on your beloved neighbors, Medical Mayhems provide a few small, but devastating ways to ensure that your neighbors will either love you or hate you to death. You can send spies to spy on their progress, use sexy nurses to flirt with their customers or even destroy the way they run their hospitals. This is fun for those who really love to get some revenge on their friends.

Graphic

Not really the best graphic you seen in Facebook. The game is lacking in colors and options to zoom closer to take a look at your hospital in details. One lucky thing is that this game is so funny that you would not really mind how the game looks.

Sound

No sound whatsoever in this game. This is a waste, really.

Conclusion

If you love the TV Show Scrubs and definitely want something that is totally different from the other Facebook games, I would really recommend you play Medical Mayhem.

Rating to this game is 4 out of 5.

Online Game Rentals

There are a lot of choices these days in popular video games, so if the classic Super Mario outwore its welcome some odd years ago, don’t fret. Online game rental services equip the most seasoned gamers or newbies with a huge variety of game titles. Reminiscent of how Netflix invented the Internet DVD rental service, the niche-following of gaming has been revolutionized.

Video game rentals make up around $700 million of market share, boasting ever-growing consumer interest in this new gaming trend. However, many video game rental services still struggle to convert the more traditional bunch, who argue that it’s just as easy to stop by the video store and rent out Resident Evil 4.

6Star Reviews.com reported that one online game rental site, Gamefly, understands this typical train of thought and is molding their pricing schemes and features to fit all kinds of customer needs. The great thing about the Internet is the ability of businesses to offer special perks and bonuses with relative ease. Many services like Gamefly offer introductory pricing, with add-ons like complimentary gamer magazine subscriptions included in the cost of a plan. You can also choose a plan that matches your rental habits-like one out a time or even five or more.

A huge plus in renting video games online is the ability to sort through extensive databases by game console, genre, or even by rating. Popular rental service GottaPlay even has ‘Mom Approved’ games for you parents out there questioning your child’s interest in video games period. For you adult gamers, you’ll appreciate the flexible membership plans and two-way mailers that many sites provide. Entertainment has never been easier.

WoW Auction Mastery by Mayley Winter – A Review

WoW Auction Mastery is a new guide by Mayley Winter. What sets this guide apart is that it is entirely focused on the Auction House, and if your a veteran WoW gold profiteer then you know that you need to understand and master the Auction House to make those huge profits. So is WoW Auction Mastery up to the task?

WoW Auction Mastery consists of 15 videos that you can either watch on the site or download to view whenever you want. The site also has a section where you can download all the add-ons you will need to implement the Auction House strategies you are shown in the guide. We found this to be a convenient feature, sure, the add-ons are freely available anywhere on the net, but it’s nice to have them available in one location, definitely a time saver.

The quality of the video’s is very good, they are in Quicktime format and are available for either browser viewing or download. We recommend downloading, especially if you are fortunate enough to have dual monitors so you can be viewing one while organizing in game. The information in the video’s is very good as well, you will find what you are looking for, that is, if you are looking to implement the strategies that most of the WoW gold profiteers use. The information is easy to follow, all critical information freeze framed and arrows are pointed out to the areas being discussed. The videos are not narrated, the information is actually presented in caption format and image format. This actually works very well and gives you the information in a cut and dry manner, no fluff. Here is an example of how the video’s are presented.

You can find example video’s on the homepage of WoW Auction Mastery, you can also sign up on the homepage and you will receive the first five video’s free.

All in all, a pretty good video guide, especially if you are looking to implement advanced strategies. It is definitely a focused package, and if you are wanting to expand your strategies in the Auction House this will probably do the trick. What’s the downside? It’s bit overpriced. It would be wise to consider this if your on a tight budget, there are alternatives out there that are cheaper but not focused on the Auction House like WoW Auction Mastery is. As always, do additional research before you consider getting any guide.