Ben Heck continues his reimagining of gaming hardware with this nifty little laptop version of the Atari 800. This is making me seriously reconsider my upcoming iPhone purchase. Too bad there is only one of these in the world.
Shameless nepotism? Probably. But I own the place, so I can get away with behavior like this.
My big brother Marcus’s latest novel, The Amateurs, is available at finer retail establishments throughout the universe today, as well as via the electron sea at locales such as Amazon. I strongly urge you to buy it, because I have read it and it is excellent.
I won’t even encourage the foolish idiocy of a psychologist’s new theory that videogames are physically addictive, like heroin, alcohol, and cigarettes – i.e., quitting them once addicted causes physical withdrawal symptoms that can, in some cases, even lead to death. No, that guy’s a laughingstock without my help. But I must express my outrage over the rape of the English language we see every day. We all have pet peeves. One of mine is …
I can’t decide whether I was mad or overjoyed while making points in this barely readable piece of stream-of-consciousness thinking that tries to connect the dots between amateur anthropology, Japanese fighting games, career advancement tips and beating people up in real life. Since there are repeated mentions of a certain character trait that is for some reason associated with a certain part of a human body, click on the ‘continue’ button only if you’re not …
This has nothing to do with what we normally cover around here, it’s just… well, it’s awesome. It’s from comedy duo Garfunkel & Oates, who have many other funny songs and videos on their website. (Trawling the internet at work is fun!)
Last week, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Playing Games column listed their nine Most Bizarre Video Games of All Time. To limit the list, the authors decided to concentrate on titles that were “actually kind of fun to play” and exclude licensed titles. (I’ve included my impressions for the games that I’ve played.):
I like this. Stop motion is so simple yet compelling. It’s like capturing a magical reality that’s always there but just out of sight.