Category Archives: Video Games

Geeky side-note

I’m getting ready for some pretty big life-changes, so my posting will continue to be minimal for the next week or so. But for all of you who have been missing the sporadic video game updates, I just watched the … Continue reading

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This job is unsavory, but it must be performed by someone

One of my favorite recent games is Minecraft, designed by Markus Persson, which is basically a giant world of lego blocks that you hack apart and rebuild, all while avoiding cubist zombies and spiders: One of my favorite older games … Continue reading

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Game Mini-Review: The Binding of Isaac

I play a decent number of video games, and I know a few of our readers enjoy them as well, I thought it might be worth it to pass on occasional game recommendations when I find a good one. I’ve … Continue reading

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How We Use Internets

Things are changing: Streaming video content now takes up the majority of online bandwidth, with Netflix accounting for almost one-third of peak downstream traffic, according to the latest study from the traffic management firm Sandvine. The report finds Netflix now claims 32.7 … Continue reading

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Charitable games

Every few months or so, there’s a Humble Bundle giveaway. They get a few cool indie games and offer them up to the public for a limited time for the unbeatable price of…wait for it…whatever you want! The page defaults … Continue reading

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Link’s wallet says bad mother fucker on it

From the very entertaining idrawnintendo tumblr blog:

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Princess Peach and the Prurient Interest

Okay, so the case has little to do with obscenity, but I take artistic license for purposes of alliteration.  The Supreme Court handed down the decision in Brown v. EMA, striking down California’s ban on sale of violent video games … Continue reading

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Roger Ebert is unlikely to consider it art…

When you try to tell someone about a video game, the best way to do it is to describe the experience of playing it. And what really gets me salivating are the games that are completely different that anything I’ve … Continue reading

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Paper-cut silhouettes

Olly Moss has created an amazing set of silhouettes of pop culture figures. They span decades and genres, I would love to see this turned into a test. I suspect you could guess a person’s age to within 5 years … Continue reading

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Shoutout: The Master Theorem

All three of us here enjoy the occasional brainteaser, so I’ve really been enjoying “The Master Theorem.” The site puts up a weekly puzzle, often with a visual component, and the site will keep track of which you’ve solved.  There … Continue reading

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5 days? But I want to shoot someone now!

It’s not news to any gamers out there that the Playstation Network (PSN) has been down for almost a week now with no answers in sight. The outage itself is a bit of a mystery. One interesting bit of speculation … Continue reading

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It’s like an XBox that uses Game Boys for controllers, or something

According to reports at IGN (citing very credible anonymous sources), Nintendo is going to follow the Wii with a high-powered console. Whoopie. Seventh-generation consoles included the XBox 360, the Playstation 3, and the Nintendo Wii. The Wii was by far … Continue reading

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The Commodore Strikes Back

Wow, look at you…you look just the same as you did 25 years ago!!!  You haven’t aged a bit!  God I missed you. That’s right, the Commodore 64 is back.  I wonder if they’ll also bring back Attack of the … Continue reading

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And then Mario kills himself in a mushroom-vision

I respect TNC greatly, but I disagree that this is even something to talk about. He comments on an NYT story regarding Madden 12, in which players with concussions will be removed from the game and the commentators will explain … Continue reading

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