So all of your friends have either just started playing Magic: the Gathering or have picked it up again or else admitted to having played it continually for twenty years now, and eyes are glazing over as they discuss bomb rares and 2-for-1s and mana flooding and drafting. You're not sure if you actually want to immerse yourself in this but you can't know for sure without, well, immersing yourself in it. We've all been there.
Thankfully, Felicia Day's Geek & Sundry
channel has a show for you - Spellslingers! [more inside]
This is the diary of me attempting to play Skyrim using only Illusion magic: I'm not allowed any weapons, armour, or magical items, and I can't attack anyone directly.The first entry is here
, or you can see all entries to date here
A duck has an adventure
, a story game. (requires Flash) [more inside]
for the SNES. (SLYT, sadly not a real game. via tor.com
Battlestar Galactica RPG
contains spoilers for Battlestar Galactica (the good one).
Game of Thrones RPG
contains spoilers for Game of Thrones (season one).
Man vs Wild RPG
contains spoiled meats.
Jersey Shore RPG
spoils our cultural legacy.
Previously, RPG Heroes are Jerks
Wade Boggs is known to like his beer
. Well, now a Tapper
where Boggs drinks beers, throws away girlie drinks, and eats burgers to sober up has been created. [more inside]
Sure you consider yourself a retro 8-bit gaming geek, but have you played Udon Boy in Ramen Land, or Kung Fu Psycho Rider? Don't feel bad, they're from Japanese culture store Meteor's annual Famicase
, an exhibition of imaginary games
So you'll be ready the next time MeFi goes away for awhile, Keep Busy
. This is a site with thousands of games
and that'll leave a mark
for the kid in you.
is a collection of recreations of classic video games.
Or is it? [more inside]
A fairly accurate recreation of the World Cup final. Also, ze headbutt explained
Which Way Adventure
, a weird-ass choose-your-own-adventure-type "game" with several different endings and some manticores. A few scenes are not safe for work.
The other game on the site, Hunter of Vampires
, is completely different in that it's cute, it appears to have a point, and it has a gizmo to toggle the sound off. (Both in Flash.)
McDonald's: The Videogame
. A scathing critique of lousy corporate and environmental practices, or an entertainingly complex little game about the fast food industry? A little from column A, a little from column B. Torch diseased cows with the flamethrower, corrupt politicians and environmentalists, plant genetically modified soy in what used to be the rain forests of South America, force your employees to smile all the livelong day, and try not to bankrupt the company. Be sure to read the tutorial first. (Flash.)
A Case of the Crabs
, and its sequel, The Goat in the Grey Fedora
, are a couple of point-and-click black-and-white Flash games that parody the old Sam Spade-type noir films. You are Nick Bounty, private detective, and it's up to you to solve the mysteries of the counterfeit crabs and the miniature goat statue, respectively. Very, very jokey; guaranteed to induce eyerolling. Look at everything, talk to everyone, and pick up everything that's not nailed down. Hints are available, but they're crammed with jokes too.
Ever wanted to play The Rapture: The Board Game?
Well, thanks to Kirk Cameron, now you can. And it's now on sale!
Not safe for work
: Shoot Your Wad
(warning: Flash, porno music, and John Holmes
). "You are Johnny Wadd, the hottest private eye/cocksman in America. You need to distribute your own unique brand of justice by sharing some loving with your adoring female fans." Avoid trannies and skanks, and say no to drugs; power up with Spanish Fly.
This is what happens
when you put some of the best writers in UK
comedy around a table to discuss videogames. Needless to say even the above average videogame writing gets a deserved hard time. Via the Spaced Out forums
tru_m4n: NUKES! HOLY **** I GOT NUKES
-- If World War II were a multiplayer real-time strategy game.
Christian Video Games set to make comeback?
Tired of destroying the same old cliched monsters, day in day out? Want to engross yourself in a more morally sound, Religious video game experience? Well if the Christian gaming community has their way, we'll soon all be playing them (or at least a few % of gamers):
"As believers in Christ, we pray that God will be glorified through our work and that each of us draw nearer to him as we develop and grow as a business,"
the Christian game company says
is coming to your favorite rock club or coffee shop. [via boingboing]
A 100-ton mech is the ultimate fishing machine.
With upcoming titles like Steelhead Battalion
and Cthulhu Karts
, it's possible that Schadenfreude Interactive
might be the next game industry juggernaut. Or they may be an April Fool's prank spotted in the pages of the April issue of Computer Games
Got that 1st of January champagne hangover? Ease your pain, go for world domination by referring URL.