This is pretty old, but then the subject is even older! It’s a fun look at the (mostly) 80s video games.
How many video games can you identify? There were sadly quite a few I didn’t recognize.
If you want to see some other stuff, check out Grand Master Peter’s Flash movies.
. . . → Read More: Jump through classic video games
Over on The COA we’ve been talking about gaming experiences. To us geeks, that typically means video games, in case there’s any confusion. Though this wasn’t planned, throughout the articles and comments there has been a thread about the social aspect of gaming, and a sense that the rest of the world sees gaming geeks as hunkered down in their parent’s basements eating Cheetos with only their computer for company.
Sure, there are times when . . . → Read More: The myth of the solitary gamer
Am I awesome?
Well that’s sort of a silly question. Of course I am. I’m me, after all.
But is it possible that I’m getting more awesome?
I can’t say for sure, but the fact that I’ve joined together with an international cadre of bloggers recognized for their awesomeness can only be a good sign.
So far our awesomeness is primarily self-proclaimed, but we’ve got the title to put us over the top as the . . . → Read More: Am I getting more awesome?
I’ve got one year to make up my mind. Maybe it won’t seem like as big of a deal then. But for right now? I must have it.
I haven’t been this excited about a video game in years. Yeah, there have been games I’ve really wanted, and those that the trailer got me excited for, but for each of them, if it wasn’t a PC-compatible game, I didn’t even consider them beyond thinking, “maybe . . . → Read More: Could this be the one?
Oh, great… another cause to spend our research money on.
Star Wars: Gaming | Swords and Lightsabers Clash in Soulcalibur IV
(Wow, that’s a weak post title … sorry)
Go to the link above for a news release and trailer for a cross-over from Star Wars to head-to-head battle game SoulCalibur 4.
I have a hard time getting the trailers to run smooth off the Star Wars site for some reason… lots of jumpiness… so if you’d rather see it smoother, try this page (though . . . → Read More: What calibur is your lightsaber?
Wired News: Orson Scott Card Builds an Empire
The above link is an interview with multi-award winning [tag]science-fiction[/tag] author [tag]Orson Scott Card[/tag] on plans for his Empire franchise. [tag]Empire[/tag] was conceived from the beginning as a multi-media endeavor, with the story told in different ways through a novel, comic books, film, and [tag]video games[/tag].
By the end of the interview, he has made some comments about video games and how he doesn’t play them anymore . . . → Read More: The Multi-media Empire of Orson Scott Card (or How To Save the Video Game Industry)
SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel
As previously reported, Fox and Universal Studios have backed out of their deal to finance Halo. While not ideal, [tag]Wingnut Studios[/tag] were going ahead with their part of the production anyway. Well, now they’ve quit too. Here’s their statement:
“As was previously confirmed, we deeply regret that both Universal and Fox did not choose to move forward with financing the [tag]Halo film[/tag] under . . . → Read More: HALO movie – on pause
Variety.com – ‘Halo’ pic loses its studios
[tag]Fox Studios[/tag] and [tag]Universal Studios[/tag] have backed out of their deal to finance the [tag]Halo movie[/tag], based on the popular [tag]video game[/tag] by [tag]Bungie[/tag] and [tag]Microsoft[/tag].
The studios exercised their option to back out right before a deadline that would require an advance payment to Microsoft, who also would receive 10% of the movies profits.
While the exit of two studios would seem to imperil “Halo,” . . . → Read More: ‘Halo’ – Game Over?
I am really impressed with this game. It’s engaging, the graphics are great, it has a cool adventure environment, and it teaches math. Seriously cool.
As you (a small monster) run through the world, you meet up with puzzles that teach you multiplication. For example, you have to get the question right in order to open a door. It’s not timed, it’s not threatening, and you have a sense of achievement when you . . . → Read More: Fight trolls with math!