The game of softball was invented in 1887 in Chicago. Because it was originally played indoors, it was referred to as “indoor baseball” until 1926 when the game was officially called “softball.” The name suggests that the ball is soft but, in reality, a fastpitch softball is as hard as a baseball. Slow pitch softballs can be slightly softer.

If you want to teach more complex card games to younger kids, Slapjack is the perfect vehicle. The object of Slapjack is to acquire the whole deck of cards by matching and slapping pairs. Kids like to slap stuff, and the game can be played over and over again.

The game is Combat archery played by using the top cards in the pile to build a sequence of cards regardless of their suit from King to Ace. If all of the cards in a tableau have been removed, then any grouping of cards can be moved to that spot. Only one card can be moved at a time unless there is a grouping of sequenced cards, which can also be moved. If there are no possible moves that can be made from the face up cards, the left over cards can be dealt onto each pile. After all of the cards are dealt, no redeal is possible. The game is finished when there are either no plays available once all of the cards have been dealt or the player wins by making 8 complete sequences.

Peggle – This is by far the most addictive game I have ever played on the Blackberry and one of the few that I have actually beat. This is puzzle game where you aim a ball to clear the screen of orange pegs. Trust me it is more exciting than it sounds and this game definitely has the element of “just one more level and I will put it down” that all the great games have. Good soundtrack as well especially when you clear a board.

Although the events above are completely fictitious, you probably know someone who has experienced the heartache of a missed shot. It may even be very similar to one of your own moments of despair.

The Little Big Planet 2 game is an adventure game that allows you to make use of the Move. You don’t actually have to use the Move but it does add a new dimension to the game. Because the game is customisable you can choose which actions are made using the new controller.

So what do I think about Battlefield 3’s beta running on the Xbox 360? It’s a gorgeous game with great sound design. I do like the Operation Metro map, it’s not a great map but it’s a solid map. The game does have glaring issues relating to glitching, stuttering and freezing. Thanks for reading.