How To Brighten Up Your Home With These Flower Arrangement Ideas

Written by Gina Stathopoulos

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Basket Arrangement

A basket flower arrangement brightens up your favorite room very well. They make perfect gifts for a housewarming occasion, birthday, or to send and cheer a loved one who is sick.

Baskets come in all sizes and shapes and if you are designing your own basket arrangement, you can findrepparttar one that will be perfect for you. There is so much you can do with flower baskets - let your creativity run wild!

Garden Arrangements

Don't these flower arrangements look like you've picked them from your garden?

After years of living inrepparttar 116210 city in an apartment block, I have nowrepparttar 116211 great fortune of living inrepparttar 116212 suburbs and I've taken great pains to create a heavenly garden filled with white and red roses, carnations and lilies. With greenery surrounding their flower beds, my little garden looks like a little paradise.

Centerpieces And Table Arrangements

The trick for a successful centerpiece or table arrangement is not to make them too tall as to obstruct views across your dining table. Choose or createrepparttar 116213 piece to generaterepparttar 116214 mood you want to achieve. Flowers at your table will enhancerepparttar 116215 dinning experience. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Copyright © Gina Stathopoulos & Nick Vernon

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How Did Nintendo Lose In The Console Wars?

Written by Kevin Scripter

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Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII (the first Final Fantasy game released onrepparttar Playstation - and Sony made everyone aware of it with ads that claimed ifrepparttar 116209 game were created on a cartridge, it would have cost $1200) went on to sell an outstanding 7.8 million copies!

Nintendo releasedrepparttar 116210 Nintendo 64 (fortunately their last cartridge-based system) in 1996. The high production costs of games on cartridges andrepparttar 116211 lack ofrepparttar 116212 many quality game titles seen on previous Nintendo consoles doomed this console for most of its life cycle (there was not even a Metroid game forrepparttar 116213 N64). Nintendo slipped out ofrepparttar 116214 number one spot for console market share for good and has yet to ever return to that position.

The N64 sold 32 million units, which consideringrepparttar 116215 lack of numerous quality titles likerepparttar 116216 SNES possessed, is a solid number sold, but pales in comparison torepparttar 116217 Playstation One's sales figures. In May 2004, Sony had shipped its 100 millionth Playstation One console. Sony easily wonrepparttar 116218 32-bit/64-bit console war.

The Xbox, GameCube and PS2 console war has been fierce. Sega's 128-bit Dreamcast was pulled fromrepparttar 116219 much crowded console war and stopped producing consoles altogether. Companies have offered different prices, different bundles, but inrepparttar 116220 end,repparttar 116221 Playstation 2 is number one with a record-breaking 70 million units sold as of May 2004 (and will likely breakrepparttar 116222 100 million mark faster thanrepparttar 116223 original Playstation One console). Xbox is number two andrepparttar 116224 Nintendo GameCube is close-behind at number three.

Nintendo has been able to bring backrepparttar 116225 much needed Final Fantasy franchise (in some limited capacity however). The GameCube finally switched to disc gameplay, but Sony had a one year head start withrepparttar 116226 PS2 and has never looked back. Nintendo claims their next console, code-named "Revolution," will be released along with its competitors.

Can Nintendo ever be number one again? Even with quality franchise titles such as Metroid Prime, The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker, Super Mario Sunshine, all ofrepparttar 116227 mega-popular Pokémon games, Nintendo is still only in third place in console market share.

To think that if Nintendo had not ticked Sony off withrepparttar 116228 development ofrepparttar 116229 SNES CD add-on, Nintendo and Sega may still be fightingrepparttar 116230 console war along with Microsoft. But if that happened, more than likely many more game publishers would have been backing Nintendo's console and all of those terrific Final Fantasy games would have been released on Nintendo's console instead of a competitor's game machine. Nintendo may never be number one again unless they acquire games like Castlevania, Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Solid and incorporate online gameplay in more games for their future game console.

Kevin Scripter is the site owner of, an online retailer of video games and DVD movies

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