Posts Tagged ‘games’
This thing was totally fun. It played little math games, and worked as a calculator, which meant you could do stuff like spell out words with numbers. Keep in mind that we’re talking about 1976; technology didn’t have to do as much to seem impressive.
If you’re interested in buying one of these, maybe to show your kids what used to pass for an iPad Mini, this particular calc is listed on eBay for $18.00 plus shipping.
An Amazon Lightning Deal on the PS4 video game inFAMOUS: Second Son. Order quick because they do sell out of these. Basically you get the game for 40% less than the regular price. Details:
You Save:$24.00 (40%)
Not bad, eh? Grab it… son. (Or daughter. Or neither.)
Amazon.com: inFAMOUS: Second Son Standard Edition PlayStation 4: Video Games. (Amazon Lightning Deal, may expire at any time)
Lots of horror video games, and also games that kindasorta are related to Halloween (Plants Vs. Zombies, for example) are being sold at “frighteningly good discounts” during the upcoming Playstation Halloween Sale. (That’s what they said at IGN, and who are we to question?) Some prices are cheaper for Playstation Plus Members. Some games might even be free for Plus members. It’s a big list. IGN has it. Go on. Check it out. Don’t be afraid.
This article about a video game called League of Legends (which I’ve never played or even heard of) intrigued me because the game maker, Riot Games, is attempting to address what is apparently a serious problem within the Legends community.
Apparently many of the players are dickheads.
And as lead game producer Travis George puts it in his interview with Gamasutra, “Nobody wants to play a game with somebody who’s mean.”
Amen to that.
Of course, mean people playing games online is not limited to League of Legends. Which is a problem once your kids want to get involved.
As a parent who grew up playing video games, I’m highly conflicted about the current “social” state of gaming. What used to be a niche element of the gaming world — online play with strangers — has become as ubiquitous as broadband Internet connections. Read more »
I like video games. I’ve been playing them for most of my life, which is also most of their lives. That is, I’ve been playing video games almost as long as video games have existed.
Games have become infinitely more complex as the years have marched on. There have always been games that flat out suck. But now they suck for different reasons. Here’s one. There are more. But we’ll start with this one.
Video Games Suck, Part One — Everything Must Be Online
What’s wrong with going online? Aren’t you blogging? You couldn’t do that offline. I mean, you could. But then nobody would read what you wrote. Hasn’t the Internet democratized everything, eliminated all strife in the world and made the planet a more wonderful place?
Haven’t played this Android app, or its predecessor, which was presumably called Angry Wife. Unless this is a Mormon-themed game where you have 2 wives. We doubt it.
According to the description, this game actually features a wife throwing dishes at her husband. She’s mad at him for drinking too much and being a hero. Or something like that.
Here’s how the development meeting probably went: “Hey guys. I have an idea. What if they had smartphones in the 1950’s?”
Angry Wives 2 (via Dolphin Browser, which I do use and generally like)
It’s not clear to me what is inside this Super Mario Bros.-themed candy. Whatever it is, it apparently has the power to give you energy.
Break open the crates like in the Super Mario Bros. games and find cool candies that will give you the energy burst you need!
Well then. Glad we cleared that up.