Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Our Favourite Video Game: League Of Legends


An electronic game is a game that employs electronics to create an interactive system with which a player can play. The most common form of electronic game today is the video game, and for this reason the terms are often mistakenly used synonymously. Other common forms of electronic game include such non-exclusively-visual products as handheld electronic games, standalone systems (e.g. pinball, slot machines, or electro-mechanical arcade games), and specifically non-visual products (e.g. audio games). There are electronic game sets for chess, draughts and battleships
AN EXAMPLE OF A SUCEEDED VIDEO GAME WHICH CIRCULATED IN ALL OVER THE WORLD AND BECAME THE MOST POPULAR AND GREAT IS THE FOLLOWING ONE:
League of legends


League of Legends (LoL) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, inspired by the mod Defense of the Ancients for the video game Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. It is a free-to-play game, supported by micro-transactions. The game was first announced on October 7, 2008, and released on October 27, 2009. League of Legends was generally well received at release, and has grown in popularity in the years since. According to a 2012 Forbes article, League of Legends was the most played PC game in North America and Europe in terms of the number of hours played. As of January 2014, over 67 million people play League of Legends per month, 27 million per day, and over 7.5 million concurrently during peak hours.
Gameplay


League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena where players control a "champion"in order to be matched in a short PvP battle or bot game. As of February 27, 2014, there are 118 different Champions from which to choose. Players gain levels from killing the opposing team's Champions, controlled by other players or bots, and minions that regularly spawn and attack the other team's turrets, minions, and champions. In the classic game mode, the map is typically divided into "lanes", which are paths that spawned minions take, the "jungle", an area between lanes where neutral monsters spawn, and "bases", where players spawn and can purchase items. The primary map, Summoner's Rift, features three lanes, commonly referred to as top lane, where bruisers (partially damage, partially tanky) and tank type champions tend to go. Mid lane, where assassins and burst damage carries tend to go, and bot lane, where the ranged DPS (damage per second) carries and their supports tend to go. The jungle is sometimes considered a lane, where an assassin or tank champion tends to roam in order to collect buffs and assist in the other lanes freely. The player earns a small amount of gold every second passively, but can earn more by getting the last hit on minions, destroying enemy towers (referred to as turrets) that guard the lanes, neutral monsters located in the jungle, and killing enemy champions. With this gold, they can buy a variety of items in order to strengthen their champion for the duration of the game. On the classic Summoners Rift, Twisted Treeline, and Howling Abyss maps, the game is ended by destroying the enemy team's last structure on the map, called the "Nexus", from which minions spawn. Other maps have variations of rules and objectives, such as Dominion on the Crystal Scar map, where each team's Nexus loses health if the opposing team controls at least three of the five towers located around the map


The player is personified as a "Summoner" and acts as the persistent element in the game, to be used to track statistics and scores for each player. Summoners gain experience points and "Influence Points" (in-game currency) for each battle they participate in. Experience points lead to persistent level gains for the Summoner, up to a maximum level of 30. The benefit of gaining levels is unlocking Mastery Points and Rune Page slots (below) which improve the overall strength of the Summoner's chosen champion in-game. The Summoner can also choose two summoner spells. These spells significantly impact gameplay, and have a high cooldown while costing no mana. All spells can be improved by masteries (perks that affect gameplay), which are developed in a skill tree.]All of the masteries are passive effects, although some augment items which can be activated. They are grouped into Offensive, Defensive, and Utility categories. Masteries can be re-distributed at will between battles.


Champions Quinn and Jinx (bottom) face off against Taric (top) in the bottom lane of Summoner's Rift.


Similar to masteries, runes affect gameplay in minor ways. Runes are categorized into Marks (offensive), Seals (defensive), Glyphs (magic) and Quintessences (utility). They must be unlocked in the Store; it is possible to own multiple copies of one Rune. Summoners must arrange their runes in the Runebook to benefit from them. The Runebook has limited number of slots for each rune type, but more rune pages can be purchased from either Influence Points or Riot Points. Combining two equal-tier runes produces a random rune of the same tier, while combining 5 equal-tier runes produces a higher-tier rune.


The League of Legends Store allows players to purchase additional options through Riot Points (RP) and Influence Points (IP). Riot Points must be bought using real money, while Influence Points are earned by playing the game.


Moderation is conducted through a democratic system known as The Tribunal. In this system, player-submitted reports are reviewed by other players on a case-by-case basis. The reviewing players then submit their opinions on the legality of the behavior demonstrated. A consensus renders the decision official. It is notable that players are unable to be permanently banned through this system, since "all permanent bans are distributed manually." Reviewers receive a Justice rating based on their accuracy to encourage thorough analysis of cases.

 
Vlassis Bordenas, Dimitris Kalligas, Venios Andreadis, Kostas Meliopoulos.

 

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

86 YEARS OF OLYMPIACOS FC

Olympiacos FC from the first day of its founding in 1925 was more than just a team. Olympiacos over the years became the symbol of human toil, the winners of everyday life. The red and white striped shirt are worshiped to the edge of the country and the whole world like no other football team or a sports club.

This is an entire movement, an idea and is certainly the largest social reference of modern Greece, since no other feature brings so many people so close. In one family, in one punch .

Over the years the OCFP (Olympiacos Club Friends of Piraeus) characterized by gallantry and bravery. By strength and purity .

Numerous titles in all sports, millions of fans who proudly shout its name made ​​this legendary club. The club was Champion of the first breath, is now indisputably the greatest social force in Greece, while the primacy of identity and pride.

Olympiacos has won 41 Greek Championships, 27 Greek Cups, 17 Doubles, 4 Super Cups and 1 Balcanicc Cup. OCFP has beaent lots of  European teams such as Arsenal, Galataseray, Borrusia Dortmunt, Βenfica and lately MUFC.



                                                                                                                                                 

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Tousist Attractions in Central Macedonia Part 2

Vergina is a small town, located 13 km from Veria. The town became internationally famous in 1977, when the Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos unearthed the burial site of the kings of Macedon, including the tomb of Phillip II, father of Alexander the Great. The finds established the site as the ancient Aigai (Greek: Αιγαί). The modern town of Vergina consists a remarkable archaeological site for every museum-lover.

The golden larnax and the golden grave crown of Philip.




Seli: The National Ski Center Seli is the first organized ski center in the country. It was launched in 1934, when the first Panhellenic ski races were organized. Located at an altitude of 1530 m, it is 24 km from Veria, 95 km from Thessaloniki.

Last but not least…





…The Edessa Waterfalls
Said to fall from a height of 70m in total, the Edessa Waterfalls are definitely the main attraction of the Edessa town.


Alexandros, Spyridoula, Katerina 

Philipos Veria

Philippos Veria

The main Athletic Association based in the city of Veria is Philippos Veria. It was officially founded in 1962 and their colors are red, white and blue.

Male Basketball

The basketball team of Philip Veria was created in 1962. Because it was the only basketball team in the region, they participated in the Second Class Championship of Thessaloniki. The team celebrated the league title a total of six times, namely during the seasons: 1967-1968 , 1969-1970 , 1973-1974 , 1975-1976 , 1976-1977 , 1979-1980 .

During the season 2009-10 Philip Veria took part in the championship of the Third National Men's Class. The win of 2nd place in the final league ensured its rise to the Second National Division. Finally, during the period 2012-2013 the group accompished one of the biggest goals, that is rising in the A2 category for the first time in its history.

Vassilis Galouzis

PAOK: One Team One Story

Establishment

The Athletic Club of Constantinople (now Instanbul) Panthessalonikios or PAOK was founded on 20 April 1926.

The first titles

PAOK won their first title in 1971 and has won the Greek Cup trophy itself 3 times 1973, 2001, and 2003). They have also won two other times the Greek Championship (1975 and 1984) and are always playing in the top division in Greece.

European Route

PAOK Europe has many victories against the most powerful teams in European Leagues. For example the victory over Barcelona 1-0 at Toumba Stadium (1975), and recently the victory over Tottenham 1-2 at stadium (2011)

Present

PAOK wants to write new pages in history by having a major shareholder Mr Ivan Savvides and coach Hubei Stephens.

Nikos Siaraptsis