Five little segments regarding video games are here for you to enjoy in this ten minute clip:
* Here Comes the Champion: Highest score possible on Ms. Pacman.
* Super Mario Speed King: The fastest completion of Super Mario Brothers.
* NBA Jam: The Game That Almost Wasn't: Lessons in licensing.
* The Unlikely Origin of the Easter Egg: The very first one.
* The Soviet Past of Tetris: Fascinating little facts.
Monday, Feb 12th 2018 (12:00am)
This project isn't really a game, I just wanted to offer people the opportunity to slam dunk on Donald J. Trump. I'm not a game dev at all, I hardly know what I'm doing, but much like Donald Trump, I didn't let ignorance or lack of technical competence get in the way of my dreams, which is to let people vicariously dunk on Donald J. Trump.
The old-school arcade game of pinball is resurging in popularity.
Interest has skyrocketed over the last decade or so, with the number of players and competitions growing worldwide, according to the International Flipper Pinball Association. There were 500 players in 50 competitions worldwide in 2006, according to the IFPA. In 2017, there were nearly 4,500 competitions and more than 55,000 players.
Thursday, Dec 28th 2017 (12:00am)
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The Internet Pinball Machine Database — also known as the IPDB — is a comprehensive, searchable encyclopedia of virtually every pinball machine ever commercially made. The database currently includes 67,330 images of 6,104 games, 4,667 other game related files, and links to other pinball websites, grouped by machine. The database also includes pitch & bat baseball games, cocktail table machines, bingos, and payout machines ... when they have a pinball theme.
The data in this database has been laboriously gathered by the Editors over many years, from books, photographs, flyers, web sites, pinball manufacturers, collectors' personal records, and of course the pinball machines themselves. Most of the actual photographs in the database came from various collectors – over 2,392 different contributors to date.
Sunday, Oct 1st 2017 (12:00am)
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Fire up the ol' nostalgia machine and while away your day with some in-browser classic PC pinball gameplay. Go fish some virtual quarters out of your digisofa and crank up the Epic Pinball, Pinball Fantasies, and that timeless Windows classic, Space Cadet!
Thursday, Jun 15th 2017 (4:07am)
The programmer of Atari's 1976 arcade game Starship 1 placed the first Easter egg in a video game, and then promptly forgot how to trigger it. Now, 40 years later and after a lot of experimenting, he remembered the right sequence of coin-dropping and control-whacking needed to set it off. HI RON!
Hmm. Does this go under the GAMES topic or the MUSIC topic? Whichever I choose, Dave will swap it.
Anyway, the guitarist for the rock group Queen, Dr. Brian May (astrophysicist) has announced that they will have a Queen themed version of the classic board game.
Tuesday, Mar 21st 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Shavon
Listen, son, we need to have a talk. This isn't going to be easy for either of us. You are not my son. I'm sorry, I know this will come as a blow to you. But the fact is, no son of mine plays Oregon Trail like you do.
Thursday, Mar 9th 2017 (12:02am) | Thanks: birdy
Quick, Draw! is a 'game' by Google Experiments. Can a neural network learn to recognize doodles? See how well it does with your drawings and help teach it, just by playing.
You are tasked with sketching out six different objects per game. The neural network has 10 seconds to figure out what the thing you are drawing is supposed to be.
Who remembers in the early 80's when the first laser discs came out and there was an arcade game named Dragon's Lair? The graphics were akin to a Disney cartoon and the game was very challenging. Well, some arcade owners cranked up the difficulty but others made it pretty easy to complete.
I must have wasted a roll or two in quarters on this bad boy before I finaly completed it but here is the complete playthrough of the game.
Bonus! Shortly thereafter, Space Ace came to the arcades. I never finished that game but now I can watch the playthrough for that one also.
Thursday, Sep 29th 2016 (12:00am)
The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is a recently announced a miniature version of their console preloaded with Dr. Mario and 29 other classic Nintendo games. The system is modeled after the original NES, but is smaller and has updated HDMI output. Each system will include one controller, and additional controllers can be purchased separately when the system is released on November 11, 2016.
Saturday, Jul 16th 2016 (2:37am)
YUP | 1 French Designer and Friends Transform a Standard Set of Pool Balls Into Whimsical Rolling EmojisWhen his employer Fred & Farid in Paris received a pool table for the office, design creative Jean-Baptiste Le Divelec, creator of the incredible "2001: A Gif Odyssey" and a few of his friends transformed a complete set of standard pool balls into a wonderfully whimsical set of rolling of emojis.
Tuesday, Jun 28th 2016 (12:00am) | Thanks: Squid
Questionaut is a short educational game. It's a point-and-click adventure game where you have to control an aeronaut who tries to get with his balloon as high as possible to get a hat which belongs to his friend.
You have to solve a simple problem and then answer questions. When you give the right answer, the balloon gets some air but if you give the wrong answer the balloon loses its air. Journey through strange worlds and test your knowledge of English, Maths and Science on this magical mission to recover your friend's hat.
When you're stuck and want to know how the story evolves, there's a complete walkthrough available.
The goal of Send Me To Heaven is to throw your phone as high as you possibly can and then catch it again. If it seems like a clever ploy to make you smash your phone, it totally totally isn't. Honest.
Monday, Nov 16th 2015 (12:04am) | Thanks: mattrmcg
It's Wednesday. Waste away your day with this productivity application and your workweek is perfectly divided into two more manageable pieces.
Keep clicking on the penguin to keep him going up. Collect Turbo Boost power-ups to really send the little guy skyward. This game is great fun and terribly addictive.
Wednesday, Oct 21st 2015 (12:00am)
Your most productive day of the week?
Nothing! Player's off!
Patriots Day (2016)
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