Archive for the ‘Games’ Category

Game of the…err…time period!

Posted on January 9th, 2008 in Games, Time Wasters | Comments Off on Game of the…err…time period!

Cursor*10 is a VERY odd game. You play a cursor that has to get to the top floor of a building. Moving your cursor in game..moves the game cursor. Each cursor has a life time. When that lifetime runs out, you have to start over again, with one difference. The cursor that died…moves along with you. By the time you have reached say, the 4th level and have died 3 times, you have 3 other mice doing what you did those times. The only way to reach the top floor, is by having those ghost mice holding down buttons, breaking open boxes, etc, while your actual mouse moves along. Its a very innovative game thats quite addicting to win.
Check it out: Cursor*10

Quantum Chess. Schrodinger’s Pawn

Posted on April 13th, 2007 in Dumb Things That Happen, Games, Hands On/Build This!, Science!, Time Wasters | Comments Off on Quantum Chess. Schrodinger’s Pawn

WARNING: What follows is a game only a Geek could love.

Today’s design is a twist on the venerable game of chess, via quantum mechanics (See…I warned you).

The above message was brought to you via Chrome Cow. The idea described below is also from Chrome Cow.

The concept of Schrodinger’s Cat is a widely known one. A cat in the box with a device that has a 50/50 chance of killing the cat. While its in the box, the cat could be dead, OR alive. But you do not know until you open the box or observe it some other way. Thus, through quantum mechanics, the cat is both alive and dead at the same time. Opening the box “collapses” the different states into the actual existing state. Now…imagine that concept, applied to chess. And now….i refer you to Chrome Cow, because honestly, the whole idea is kinda confusing to me, though I did spend almost an hour reading it and trying it in my head. I found a few problems, mainly in some of the fancier moves and checks….but, an overall interesting idea. Maybe we can try this in chess club? πŸ˜›
Thank you Sean Hyde-Moyer!

Time Waster

Posted on March 22nd, 2007 in Games, Time Wasters | Comments Off on Time Waster

Yes….a very good timewaster at that. I wasted a fair bit after i stopped playing some piano, this one is quite well done. Music is good, gameplay is very fluid. If only the controls were slightly better.
You are a tank…made from a bubble. You travel from big bubble to bubble, shooting smaller bubbles. They burst and leave tiny bubbles which you can touch and absorb. THe more you get, the more powerful you are. Later on, bubbles will shoot you, etc. It gets harder, but apparently, its a work in progress. After you get the bubble shield, the writer wants to add more stuff. So get goin, shoot some bubbles in your bubble tank

Halo 2 PC NOT DX10 Dependent

Posted on March 7th, 2007 in Games | 2 Comments »

Yup, PC users will NOT have to buy a crazy 300-600 buck video card to play halo 2 on the pc anymore. Along with that, Halo 2 PC will support cross platform play. Silver subscription will be free, but gold will enable achievements and more functionality. Interesting…
I’ll still be happy when a shiny geforce 8800 arrives at my door though… πŸ˜€

RH-Ray Hound et al

Posted on January 24th, 2007 in Downloads, Games, Time Wasters | 4 Comments »

::::::Addicting Game Alert::::::

Well….actually….

::::::Addicting Game Alert^2:::::

Yes…there are two, and all made by the same person. Scary…he might be onto something. :O

First one is Ray Hound, RH
You are a ship with a shield. You are in enemy territory. Sadly….you have no guns.
But, your shield deflects enemy fire. Enemy turrets are eeeveeerrywhere! Kill them all. Levels get much harder near the end, but i just..cant…stop! Thank you Hikoza’n-Chi: Ray Hound

And then…he comes out with Warning Forever. A very fun shooter that has an interesting enemy system and shooting method.
Warning Forever

Big time wasters here….hehe

Flatland-Timewaster

Posted on December 29th, 2006 in Games, Time Wasters | Comments Off on Flatland-Timewaster

Timewaster of the day is Flatland. A small little game where you move around shooting buggers and collecting the colored blocks that shoot out. When you get hurt, you loose blocks. Its actually kind of like mario and coins…
Play it: Flatland

Addicting Game of the Day (Literally…for me)

Posted on December 17th, 2006 in Games, Time Wasters | 1 Comment »

Yes, so Dan introduced me to Jumper, which, i gotta admit, is fun and addicting, but its FREAKING hard. For some reason, I do better on the redux campaign, which is harder, than the normal campaign. I played that for a good chunk of time today.
The rest of the time, I played Jedi Trainer and read Terry Pratchet.
Jedi trainer…is absolutely addicting. I dont know why…but it is. I mean, all you do, is wave a lightsaber and hope to kill a floating ball. But…its kind of odd. Because, sometimes, you can hit the ball, and kill it. Most of the time, you hit it, and it flies off in some direction, and starts shooting you with it. Oddly, you can hit the thing as much as you want, and it just wont die. Then…it dies. Its really random. But…see how high you can get! I got 12594 SOMEHOW. Play it here

Beta Test Halo 3! December 4th

Posted on November 30th, 2006 in Computer software/hardware, Games, Tech News, Time Wasters | Comments Off on Beta Test Halo 3! December 4th

Staring December 4th, people in North america will be able to register for the opportunity to beta test Halo 3, sometime in spring 2007. The site is halo3.com, it aint up yet πŸ˜›
Right now, i’m wondering how long it takes before the site goes down from lag πŸ˜‰

Info from here

Two Timewasters and a useful App

Posted on November 7th, 2006 in Computer software/hardware, Downloads, Games, Tech News, Time Wasters | Comments Off on Two Timewasters and a useful App

Yes, this is the day of timewasters.
There is QWERTY Warriors, which, I have to admit, is pretty odd, but hey, its great for someone who wants to improve their typing skills. You sit there looking at the screen, each enemy comes waltzing in with a word under him. You type the word correctly, and you shoot him. Type it incorrectly, and nothing happens. Enemies come faster and faster in different forms with each of them getting harder words. Its pretty hectic near the end, and what do you know, theres even powerups. πŸ˜‰
Play it here

The second one…Double Wires is a Spiderman type game. Assuming you’ve played helicopter before, this is like that…only with a spidy guy. You got two arms that are sticky and can extend. Object of the game? Swing around as far as you can. Good luck! Play it here

And finally, TrID the file identifier. You ever see really wierd files that have no extensions on them? And you know you want whatevers inside it? You know you can open it and get the info, only if you remembered the file extension. No fear! TrID can scan the file and tell you the possible identities of the file! It can also learn different file types as you use it, and has lots of uses. Try it here

Another “Physics” Game

Posted on October 19th, 2006 in Computer software/hardware, Downloads, Games, Tech News, Time Wasters | Comments Off on Another “Physics” Game

This one is slightly less addicting that line rider, but still very cool. BallDroppings. A point on the screen drops balls. You use the mouse to draw lines to bounce the balls. WHen a ball hits a line, it makes a certain ping sound. As the situation gets really complicated, you get something that resembles modern music. Very very abstract modern music πŸ˜›
Its pretty cool, but I dont know if you could play this for as long as line rider πŸ˜›
Get it here