As the schools have been abruptly closed around the country due to the prevention of Coronavirus pandemic, many teens are missing outdoor games, celebrations, and social gatherings with friends. The teen-minds are too rebellious to imprison within four walls of the home during the lockdown period. In this situation, virtual games can play a role to keep the teenagers engaged inside the home. Besides entertaining, virtual games can enhance the creativity and imagination power of teenagers in a positive way. Read this article to know about some free online video games for teenagers.
Toontown is a multiplayer virtual game designed for people of all ages including kids, teens, and adults. The theme circulates around the revival of Disney’s Toontown. This virtual playground can finally fulfill your childhood dream of being a cartoon. In this gaming interface, you can create your own Toon and battle against the greedy "Cogs", who are trying to exploit Toontown to flourish their business venture.
The game will amuse you with creative animated colorful cities and exhilarating characters. You can play this game with a unique identity, as an animal species like a trouser-wearing dog or a dressed up crocodile. The virtual city Toontown has been planned with plenty of activities like invading corporate robots. This free-to-play game will give you limitless thrills and amusement without any charge.
RuneScape is an amazing virtual world game designed especially for teenagers. It has both free and premium versions compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. This gaming interface resembles a medieval world composed of multiple cities and kingdoms. The virtual travel through the realm of the ancient world experiencing jaw-dropping visuals, panoramic viewing distance, sprint performance will keep your mind captivated. You can utilize creativity to choose customized avatars. 25 unique skills are available here from which you are free to pick up the desired ones! During the boring quarantine period, teens can really enjoy this virtual game where they can combat crazy monsters, carry out quests, trade with other players, and accomplish goals.
Many of us spent our childhood with the Nickelodeon show ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’. Do you want to play with those characters again? If yes, navigate to TeenNick.com to enjoy the show in a gaming interface. TeenNick is a vast resource of free online animated games for teens. TeenNick games feature Nickelodeon’s favorite teen stars who starred in Nickelodeon shows like Victorious, True Jackson, VP, etc. You can also share your thoughts and tips about the Nickelodeon games.
IMVU is a virtual gaming interface particularly designed to entertain the teens. This universal platform is attained by more than about 100 million users covering about 88 different nationalities. What makes this game exclusive from other games is the inclusion of a virtual chat room. Teenagers from different corners of the world can talk and become friends beyond the boundary of nationality, and ethnicity. This mind-blowing gaming interface surprises the teen participants with a virtual goods catalog offering more than 10 million items. To enjoy diverse fun activities, the IMVU’s virtual players can search for friends and partners based upon diverse criteria like gender, age, geographical location, specific interests, etc.
Puzzles encourage exercising of the mind, and brain in a critically amusing way. Teens can spend their quarantine moments playing a creative puzzle game called ‘The Mystery Box’. As a player, you find yourself trapped! The gaming interface displays a compartment with only one door and no windows. Though the door is locked, under the doorknob you will find a small keyhole. The challenge is you have to find that key! There is a small note mentioning a combination. It is your job to decipher whether the note points out towards the combination!
Targeting teen fans, Habbo has developed a bunch of creative animated games. Each game has been designed with an exclusive theme, magnificent graphics, and surprising quests to thunder teenagers from all over the world. For instance, in the game ‘Hotel Hideaway,’ you get the opportunity to build a room for you in a grand virtual hotel. Though the graphics bear the touch of traditional computing appeal, the pixilation would keep the teens enthralled to these games. Habbo has a premium option if the players want to acquire some exclusive gear.
Do you want to play a game presenting a visual resemblance to Legos and Minecraft? If yes, navigate to Roblox! The vast catalogue of games offered by Roblox can make your quarantine fun. With wide-ranging characters and stories, the Roblox games amuse kids and teenagers worldwide. Downloading the Roblox app from Apple Store or Google Play, you can play these games on mobile. You can create profiles, join groups, and make friends with other teens. What is more? You are allowed to develop and share your own favorite games. Robux is the exclusive virtual currency used in this gaming platform. As the registration process is free, you can acquire Robux through different levels of gaming over time.
Nexon.net offers a range of free-to-play games for teens. Unlike other gaming interfaces, Nexon has designed separate lists of PC games and Mobile games. In Nexon gaming interface players tend to join forces in order to defeat other groups of players which can give you the flavor of the renowned call-of-duty games. Nexon's first-person combat games are rich in graphics, motion, storyline, etc.
It is often told that girls don’t find much interest in playing virtual games. If you are a teen girl who is crazy about virtual world games, don’t miss Miniclip.com. It is a vast ocean of free-to-play games for teenage girls. It won’t be overwhelming to say Miniclip serves like a portal that treasures all kinds of free online games. Ranging from fighting games to arcade games, any type of game you can pick to play during your boring quarantine days. Miniclip.com is accessible from your game console or mobile to play virtual games free of cost.
Amidst the ongoing shutdown over the coronavirus outbreak, Grameenphone customers whose connection validity already expired on April 20 or is set to expire in the first week of May will remain active in-network at least till May 31.
The telecommunications service provider company made the disclosure on Saturday, saying extension of the account validity will be provided automatically during this period of uncertainty when the customers need their services most.
Customers' incoming and outgoing calls will remain active, and they will be connected to their near and dear ones.
The Government of Bangladesh has declared the telecommunication industry as an emergency service during COVID-19. Due to the enforcement of the lockdown, several balance recharge agents' points are not fully operational across the country.
Grameenphone is providing balance transfer free from one user to another as many people are unable to recharge or facing difficulties to rechange.
Moreover, during lockdown scenarios the customers are running home-office and also connected with their near and dear ones through internet, responding to their change in lifestyle and new-normal needs these days Grameenphone has decided to introduce a double bonus in internet offer, 16GB, at the price of 8GB for 30 days, added the press release.
Grameenphone has also extended the validity of its popular call rate offer 48 poisha per min. Previously, the offer was valid for up to 3 days, and now the validity will be extended to 6 days to offer flexibility in daily usage. For the postpaid customers, GP has increased the bill payment time from 15 days to 25 days.
Beside all these various initiatives, GP has also taken steps to increase COVID-19 awareness among all the citizens. The organization has introduced a network bar – Stay Home – to encourage people to maintain social distancing.
NASA has selected three U.S. companies to design and develop human landing systems for the agency's Artemis program, one of which will land the first woman and next man on the surface of the moon by 2024.
The three companies are Blue Origin of Kent, Washington; Dynetics of Huntsville, Alabama; and SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, according to a release of the agency on Thursday night.
The human landing system awards are firm-fixed price, milestone-based contracts, and the total combined value for all awarded contracts is 967 million U.S. dollars for the 10-month base period, the release said.
"With these contract awards, America is moving forward with the final step needed to land astronauts on the Moon by 2024, including the incredible moment when we will see the first woman set foot on the lunar surface," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
"This is the first time since the Apollo era that NASA has direct funding for a human landing system, and now we have companies on contract to do the work for the Artemis program," he said.
NASA's commercial partners will refine their lander concepts through the contract base period ending in February 2021. During that time, the agency will evaluate which of the contractors will perform initial demonstration missions.
NASA will later select firms for development and maturation of sustainable lander systems followed by sustainable demonstration missions. NASA intends to procure transportation to the lunar surface as commercial space transportation services after these demonstrations are complete, according to the release.
Charged with returning to the moon in the next four years, NASA's Artemis program will reveal new knowledge about the moon, Earth, and the origins in the solar system.
The human landing system is a vital part of NASA's deep space exploration plans, along with the Space Launch System rocket, Orion spacecraft, and Gateway.
A hotel in Tokyo is using robot staff to attend mildly sick coronavirus patients, as part of a plan to free up beds at hospitals struggling to accommodate severe cases.
Pepper, a talking robot, greets new guests at the lobby, while Whiz, a cleaning robot, operates in areas where patients pick up meals and other daily necessities to reduce infection risks for human staff.Pepper, wearing a white surgical mask, greeted Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike as she walked into the hotel during Friday's demonstration. Pepper also reminds patients to check their temperature and rest well.
Guests can also access health management applications on computers and tablets to record their temperatures and symptoms.
The robots, made by SoftBank Robotics, will also be deployed at other hotels rented by Tokyo's metropolitan government for patients with no or mild symptoms. So far, Tokyo has secured five hotels and aims to increase the number of rooms from the current 1,500 to 2,800.
The hotels are also staffed by doctors and nurses, but officials hope the robots can cheer up an otherwise lonely time for guests who are isolated in single rooms for their weekslong stay. Japan has 14,281 confirmed cases, with 432 deaths, according to the health ministry.
In other developments around the Asia-Pacific region:
— JAPAN TO EXTEND EMERGENCY: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that the coronavirus state of emergency that is scheduled to end next week will continue for roughly another month. Abe, citing a report by a government task force, said the country's medical system is still under severe pressure even though Japan has averted an explosion of infections as occurred in many other countries. "We still need you to continue cooperating, and that's the experts' view," Abe said. The state of emergency is voluntary and only requests social distancing and remote work rather than orders that actions be taken. Health experts worry that the lack of urgency doesn't reflect the serious risk in a country with the world's oldest population.
— INDIA EXTENDS LOCKDOWN: India has decided to extend the lockdown of its 1.3 billion people for two more weeks, with some relaxations. The government has identified "red" and "orange" zones where coronavirus cases have been found, where stricter measures will continue. In low-risk "green" zones, some movement of people and most economic activities will be allowed. Although the number of red zones has dipped since the lockdown, the number of green zones has also declined. Most of India's major cities, including New Delhi and Mumbai, are red zones. India has confirmed over 35,000 cases, with 1,147 deaths. The lockdown had been scheduled to end on May 3.
— MALAYSIA TO PARTLY REOPEN ECONOMY: Malaysia will allow most business activities to reopen from Monday. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says the economy needs to be revived as billions have been lost during the partial lockdown that began in March. Most businesses, including restaurants, can open with social distancing and health screenings. Mass gatherings are still banned, keeping schools, cinemas and worship houses shut and prohibiting group sports. Muhyiddin said Muslims cannot return to their villages to celebrate when Ramadan ends, as inter-state travel will remain banned. Daily infections have dropped to double-digits in the past two weeks, with Malaysia now recording 6,002 infections with 102 deaths.
— FORBIDDEN CITY REOPENS: Beijing's parks and museums including the ancient Forbidden City reopened to the public after being closed for months by the coronavirus pandemic. The Forbidden City, past home to China's emperors, is allowing just 5,000 visitors daily, down from 80,000. Parks are allowing people to visit at 30% of the usual capacity. China on Friday reported 12 new cases of the virus, six of them brought from overseas, and no new deaths for the 16th day. It has reported a total of 4,633 deaths from the virus among about 83,000 cases.
— SKOREA'S CASES REMAIN LOW: South Korea reported nine new cases, raising its total to 10,774 infections with 248 deaths. Its domestic cases have slowed, and infections linked to overseas travel are dropping as well after border controls were strengthened. That has allowed the government to relax social distancing guidelines as it shifts its focus to easing the shock on the economy.
— THAI AIRLINES RESUME SOME FLIGHTS: Domestic airlines in Thailand are resuming some flights as half the country's provincial airports reopen. The Department of Airports said 14 of the 28 airports it oversees reopened Friday. Domestic flights also resumed at international gateways, including Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports and Chiang Mai airport in the north. The airlines include Nok Air, Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air and Thai Vietjet Air. Don Mueang airport plans to handle 150 arrivals and departures Friday, compared to four or five in recent weeks. International passenger flight arrivals remain banned. All airports must implement social distancing measures and passengers must wear masks.
— CHINA BOYCOTT THREAT WORRIES AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS: China's warning of trade repercussions from Australia's push for an independent inquiry into the beginnings of the coronavirus has rattled Australian business leaders. China has accused Australia of parroting the United States in its call for an inquiry independent of the World Health Organization to determine the origins of the virus and the early response. Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye warned this week that pursuing an inquiry could spark a Chinese consumer boycott.
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