Archive for the ‘Games’ Category

Wheres Waldo – the Google Earth version!

Posted on April 11th, 2008 in Games, How To's, Labs/Experiments, Photos/Videoes, Picture of the Day, Things we should do more of, Time Wasters | 1 Comment »

“The striking young man – never without his
red-and-white-striped top, bobble hat, walking stick and glasses – had
a habit of turning up in the most unlikely and crowded of places, from
ancient Aztec kingdoms to medieval battlefields.

Satellite image of 'Waldo'
Melanie Coles, the artist, has released this photo of the figure taken from a helicopter

But
now a Canadian artist has brought the game into the 21st Century, by
painting an enormous Wally that can be seen by Google Earth satellites.

The
55ft figure was installed on an undisclosed rooftop in Vancouver last
month, sparking a flurry of interest among internet users keen to be
the first to spot this Web 2.0 Wally.”

. . .

“Coles, an art student who publicised the project on her blog www.whereonearthiswaldo.com, is encouraging others to follow her lead and create a network of Google Earth Wallys across the world.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/10/wwaldo110.xml

Game of the…err…time period!

Posted on January 9th, 2008 in Games, Time Wasters | No Comments »

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

Starcraft. On a Touchscreen.

Posted on May 30th, 2007 in Computer software/hardware, Games, Photos/Videoes, Software/Hardware Reviews, Tech News, Time Wasters | 6 Comments »

Okay, following our recent Starcraft post, here’s another quick one. . .
A Linux mod allowing starcraft to be played on a touchscreen monitor.  No more fumbling blindly for keys, or grabbing for the mouse to command units.  Not even point-and-click.  Just point on the screen, and its done.

I can see a few problems with the idea though.  Right-click is a staple for selecting multiple units, and a keyboard is important for assigning group numbers.  I think the mouse has gotta stay, but I still like the idea.

View the vid here
http://www.gadgetroad.com/technology/how-will-we-play-
games-in-the-future/2007/05/28/

Quantum Chess. Schrodinger’s Pawn

Posted on April 13th, 2007 in Dumb Things That Happen, Games, Hands On/Build This!, Science!, Time Wasters | No Comments »

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? :P
Thank you Sean Hyde-Moyer!

The Making of the Halo 3 Legendary Package

Posted on March 25th, 2007 in Games, Photos/Videoes, Software/Hardware Reviews | No Comments »

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As far as I’m concerned, I’ll be happy when Halo 3 comes out.  Yes, Halo has its downsides, but overall, its a pretty good game.

I found this interesting conversation with two of the creators of the Halo 3 Legendary package, which includes some bonus DVDs, and also an almost life-sized Master Chief Helmet.  It takes more work than you’d think to make a helmet produced in a fairly large number (400,000 or more) that looks and feels like consumers expect it to feel, could feel and look up to collectible standards, and be priced reasonably enough so that people could actually afford it.  (It doesn’t say how much it will cost though……)

Anyhow, read about it here (or just look at the Halo 3 Master Chief helmet that you want but probably won’t get)

http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&link=
ALegendintheMaking

Time Waster

Posted on March 22nd, 2007 in Games, Time Wasters | No Comments »

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… :D

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

Monoface (Sortof a game)

Posted on January 10th, 2007 in Games, Lacking a Category, Photos/Videoes, Time Wasters | No Comments »

I found this game/app/link while doing some random surfing.  It’s pretty much a digital Mr. Potato head, but with real faces, with a few faces of each gender, and a variety of eyes, noses, glasses, and mouthes.  Make it serious, or make it funny.  Your choice.  A good quickie time waster, but done with very high-quality construction.

http://www.mono-1.com/monoface/main.html

Video Game Console Evolution in Pictures

Posted on January 5th, 2007 in Computer software/hardware, Games, Historic Technology, Photos/Videoes, Time Wasters | 2 Comments »

Many of these links that i’ve found have shown maybe 10 or 12 different games.  This list features 71, going all the way back to the original Pong.  The page may take a minute or two to load, but there’s a very long list of games represented here.

http://knuttz.net/hosted_pages/Console-Evolution-20070103