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1 4|v| t3h 1337 h4X0r!!!

It's Friday, and you don't want to work. You want to practice your hacking skillz instead.
posted by Melinika on Sep 26, 2003 - 35 comments

Push. No, pull!

Dyson telescope game. Fiendishly addictive. Don't ask me what it has to do with industrial vacuum cleaners. (Via Bifurcated Rivets)
posted by gottabefunky on Sep 25, 2003 - 29 comments

rockface rescue

rockface rescue [note: flash]
posted by crunchland on Sep 23, 2003 - 5 comments

Monopoly Odds

Monopoly Stats. Now you can play the odds [via boingboing.net]
posted by srboisvert on Sep 19, 2003 - 11 comments

Guess the Name

Guess the Name - Apparently I was the 10th person to think of Turner & Hooch.
posted by Witty on Sep 15, 2003 - 82 comments


catchThirtyThree - a simple little diversion to drive you to distraction. flash
posted by madamjujujive on Sep 9, 2003 - 16 comments

Four fly games

Four fly games: be the fly, flysui, fly eatin' and Mimi La Mouche. (flash alert)
posted by madamjujujive on Aug 30, 2003 - 11 comments

pingpong ball cannon

Use the Ping-Pong ball cannon to shoot Ping-Pong balls into the goldfish bowls. If you shoot a Ping-Pong ball into two different bowls, you will win a pet goldfish software program!
posted by crunchland on Aug 28, 2003 - 27 comments


Ars Magna hosts The Anagrammy Awards, a monthly anagram competition. This got me thinking that we could "rearrange" the big acronym thread from a few weeks ago so that the first word or phrase of a comment would be an anagram of the last word or phrase of the previous comment. Sort of like this.
posted by coudal on Aug 22, 2003 - 25 comments


Lemmings! Do you miss sending hoardes of helpless little buggers into pits, and trying to free them from their own suicidal helplessness? Then this is for you!
posted by christian on Aug 15, 2003 - 24 comments

Your Own Private China Syndrome

Now you too can run your own nuclear plant in this online simulation. Try to avoid a Three Mile Island situation. Friday fun? Via Blue's News
posted by WolfDaddy on Aug 15, 2003 - 10 comments

Brand New, You're Retro!

ABA games makes some of the coolest free games available. I especially like rRootage and Noiz2sa [OS X ports], whose wireframe graphics initially remind you of oldies like Tempest and Asteroids, but whose gameplay is much closer to recent twitch classics like Raiden and Ikaruga. If you want a little preview of how these games play without making the commitment to download a ZIP file, you can check out a slightly simplified Noiz2 in your browser [java].
posted by britain on Aug 10, 2003 - 12 comments

On Wings of Parchment

Glider PRO, a Macintosh game created by John Calhoun nearly ten years ago, was an innovative and one-of-a-kind title — a refreshing alternative to typical video games of warfare or board game translation. In the game, the player controls a small paper glider through a perilous household, catching updrafts from floor vents and gliding swiftly though the household collecting items, making sure never to touch the floor or the dangers abound. The long-time software publishers of Glider, Casady & Greene have recently folded, and have since returned the distribution rights to Glider back to Calhoun, who is now graciously offering the game as a download on his Web site, free of charge. The game remains as fun and unique as when it first appeared. (Mac only.)
posted by Down10 on Aug 9, 2003 - 24 comments

They were just like the Beatles...

In their day, Trilobyte was at the height of the computer gaming world. Their first title, 7th Guest, made them an instant success, and their follow-ups, 11th Hour and Clandestiny, were equally well-received. But as the saying goes, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Haunted Glory, from the GameSpot archives, documents the rise and fall of Trilobyte.
posted by ewagoner on Aug 7, 2003 - 18 comments


Whatever you do, don't touch anything, especially the walls! [note: flash]
posted by crunchland on Aug 3, 2003 - 25 comments

Fable - a gothic tale of good and evil

Fable ...There once was a boy with a mind of his own. Alone in a dangerous world, his destiny, the paths of good and evil... Built like a children's book with tabs that you toggle, choose your path in this gothic tale. The site is a beautifully designed promo for the upcoming xbox game release, but worth a visit for the illustrations and execution alone. (caveats: flash site that opens in a pop-up window, contains sound.)
posted by madamjujujive on Aug 3, 2003 - 11 comments

Natural Selection

Half Life 2 may be postponed, but there's something here to keep you going - Natural Selection. The site is currently sporting a spartan look because they just released a new version of this essential Half Life mod, which combines games such as Command and Conquer with that of action shooters. Visit The Ready Room for more info.
posted by Orange Goblin on Jul 31, 2003 - 17 comments

Plastic Balls

Plastic Balls - addiction alert. Flash alert. (via random abstract)
posted by madamjujujive on Jul 31, 2003 - 11 comments

Cuteness. Kitties. Japan. Games. Flash.

ece4co - nine cute little kitty flash games from Yoshio Ishii.
posted by madamjujujive on Jul 29, 2003 - 3 comments

Happy Birthday Nintendo

The Nintendo Famicom is 20 years old ..... and I (along with may others here I suspect) have owned every single last version. It's oulasted many bizzare offerings from it's now defunct arch rival. There's even a booming market it both retro consoles. It all makes me feel older than I thought I was though.
posted by MintSauce on Jul 21, 2003 - 47 comments


Hipster Bingo is coming to your favorite rock club or coffee shop. [via boingboing]
posted by turbodog on Jul 17, 2003 - 25 comments

The Elliot Avedon Museum and Archive of Games

The Elliot Avedon Museum and Archive of Games. Board games from a thirteenth-century 'Book of Games', Inuit games, card games, row games, puzzles, ethnographical papers on games, etc.
A different kind of game at Streetplay - stickball, hopscotch, galleries, and street games worldwide.
posted by plep on Jul 16, 2003 - 2 comments

Make a pillow dance to the lovely music.

So very silly: Make a pillow dance to the lovely music.
posted by taz on Jul 11, 2003 - 4 comments

Wiener Art

Fun things to do with your wiener. (Totally safe for work.)
posted by Wet Spot on Jun 28, 2003 - 7 comments

Sperm Wars: The Game

Sperm Wars: Extreme sporting's next generation may well be Exo-biotic. What could be first manifestation in this new realm of sport? Taking into account such factors as: simplicity of contest design, ease of sample collection, lots of visible action, and abundant human male competitiveness, the most logical and economic choice would be a sperm competition.

Any volunteers? What do you think the next "extreme" sport will be?
posted by bedhead on Jun 13, 2003 - 17 comments

4D rubiks Cube.

4D rubiks Cube. There's a small (416k) download, but then it's probably the hardest puzzle in the world. It should keep you busy for a few hours.
posted by Spoon on Jun 9, 2003 - 18 comments

Name that beard

Name that beard
Hurrah for stupid flash games.
posted by Mwongozi on Jun 7, 2003 - 9 comments

Atari 2600 Redux -

The Atari 2600 redux This time Jakks TV Games has put 10 old Atari games into the old Atari joystick form factor fo $20US. That's $2 a game. Sure, they're not all terrific games, but hey it's easier than trying to do this yourself. Don't like the 2600? It's OK, they also make Activision and Namco versions.
posted by plinth on Jun 7, 2003 - 22 comments

Mmmmm... Freedom of Speech-y

A Good Day for Video Games. Turns out that video games are protected by the First Amendment, at least according to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, which today overturned a St. Louis ruling that video games do not constitue protected speech. A good quote from the opinion: "If the first amendment is versatile enough to 'shield [the] painting of Jackson Pollock, music of Arnold Schoenberg, or Jabberwocky verse of Lewis Carroll,' we see no reason why the pictures, graphic design, concept art, sounds, music, stories, and narrative present in video games are not entitled to a similar protection. The mere fact that they appear in a novel medium is of no legal consequence."
posted by jscalzi on Jun 3, 2003 - 7 comments

google: the next gardener?

Need a job? The winner of the Google Puzzle Contest might recieve a prestigious spot in the Google engineering labs. So whip out all your old Martin Gardner books and get practicing, because the competition is on May 1st (and registration closes today).
posted by kaibutsu on May 29, 2003 - 6 comments

I wonder if the NetNanny filter will block this research?

Video games are good for you. Now I just need some combination of Half-Life and Dance Dance Revolution and I can become some kind of super-human.
posted by Pretty_Generic on May 28, 2003 - 10 comments

Toys of the 80s

Toys of the 80s
They don't make them like they used to.
posted by Mwongozi on May 23, 2003 - 10 comments

E3 is this week

E3 is this week - This week, geeks, gamers, booth babes, and movie execs gather in Los Angeles for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, the premier video gaming industry convention. As the LA Times reports, video gaming is a US$10 billion a year industry, pulling in more money than movie theater box offices. A US$25 billion global industry, video gaming is shaping culture around the world.

Are video games ready to join movies and music as mainstream art forms with game developers reaching celebrity status?
posted by Argyle on May 12, 2003 - 63 comments

Movies with a Halo

Halo is probably the most well known and successful of games for the Xbox, but less well known are the scores of Halo movies that take advantage of its excellent graphics and physics engines. From the classic Warthog Jump to the cover of Asshole and the Red vs Blue series, the movies are sometimes breaktaking and almost always hilarious. Videogame geeks with a sense of humour? Say it ain't so!
posted by adrianhon on May 1, 2003 - 10 comments


Cow Annoyer. It's just like being back on the farm. Moo. [Flash.]
posted by homunculus on Apr 11, 2003 - 10 comments


Snakeman Steve. Get the jump on Friday!
posted by srboisvert on Apr 10, 2003 - 4 comments

Sick and Callous?

Sony is attempting to trademark the term "Shock and Awe" for a computer game. having scored a hit with its original PlayStation game, Conflict: Desert Storm. It is among a swarm of companies scrambling to commercially exploit the war in Iraq (which has killed thousands of civilians and soldiers on both sides).
posted by MintSauce on Apr 10, 2003 - 51 comments

Hamlet 2471

Film Mogul is an online RPG that's "a simulation of what it is like to be a power player in the movie industry today." Take on the role of studio head, agent, producer, critic, or journalist and make virtual movies every bit as crappy as the ones that the real Hollywood churns out!
posted by MrBaliHai on Apr 6, 2003 - 5 comments

Mystical Knights of Tyr Na Nog !!!

The Virtual Toy Chest is a collection of mostly action toys from the 70's through the 90's, from The A-Team to Zybots.
I found it after reading Pretty_Generic's great cartoon post while searching for pictures of old M.A.S.K. toys. Does anyone remember Madballs? A monster in my pocket? The Infaceables?. How about Visionaries with their cool holographic staffs?
posted by Espoo2 on Apr 2, 2003 - 3 comments

Fiendish bouncing snake game

Fiendish bouncing snake game. Requires Java and lots of spare time.
posted by Spoon on Apr 2, 2003 - 6 comments

Chuckie Egg

Chuckie Egg It’s not quite a Friday Flash Game, and it’s not quite a discussion of the great 8-bit games we played when we were young, but it seems to fall neatly between the two camps, so I thought I’d post it. For those of you on the other side of the pond, Chuckie Egg was one of the biggest selling games here in the U.K. For those of you who hanker for the old days of your BBC Micro, here’s a little bit of ‘80s magic. PC only, but it’s less than 200K of download, and as an extra bonus, it allows you to create your own levels.
posted by seanyboy on Mar 28, 2003 - 9 comments

Playing Politics with Video Games?

Electronic Arts released it's latest in the popular "Command & Conquer" series, "Command & Conquer: Generals" C&C are strategy and warfare games, that have bloodless and non-explicit violence. But this month the German government listed the game on their index of media that can not be advertised or displayed on shelves in Germany, although they may be kept under store counters and sold to adults. Most video games on this list show "especially brutal acts of violence," unlike C&C [more inside]
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Mar 27, 2003 - 23 comments

Life's a Game

If life's a game, how do you win? We've been mapping our paths through life for centuries, but it took an American Civil War-era publisher to turn it into a boardgame (after Lincoln's new beard killed demand for his line of clean-shaven presidential portraits). In the age of the PC we can find the answer to life in games, live parallel lives in games, simulate the evolution of life in games, and search for everlasting life in games - but can they beat the dusty old box and dice? And what life lessons are all these games teaching us?
posted by rory on Mar 26, 2003 - 14 comments

8-bit gaming forever!

8-bit gaming forever! I've been thinking about the old days lately; back to when I was a young lad sitting in front of our families huge 19 inch TV and spending a good 10 hours or more with my trusty Atari 2600 playing Pong, Combat, Pac Man, and whatnot. I'd say I had a good 50 or more games for my 2600, and I played that thing until it just fried to death, begging for mercy as I whipped the joystick to and fro trying to find the chalice in Adventure.

So imagine my surprise when I head over to ThinkGeek and see a swanky little controller with 10 Atari games harcoded into it. Just, um, "Plug and Play". Heh heh... anyhow, they also have an Activision version as well. I love the idea of one of these. I think it'd be great if it could be upgraded to handle more games as well. I wouldn't mind playing some "E.T., the Extraterrestrial" right about now.
posted by crankydoodle on Mar 25, 2003 - 18 comments


Build and evolve your bioBlocs creatures. There's even a french version.
posted by spazzm on Mar 23, 2003 - 3 comments

FFF - 3D Chess

Fancy 3D Chess, pinball or crosswords? It's all just more of that Friday Flash Fun!
posted by twine42 on Mar 21, 2003 - 9 comments

Geeks without Borders?

Chasing the Wish was one of those websites that people suspected of being everything from another 8march2003 to another Push Nevada or Cloud Makers. What it turned out to be however was a announcement for a free ARG or Alternate Reality Game as hosted by such groups as the ARGN, Unfiction, Collective Detective, to name a few. Mentioned in this BBC article and this NYT article, as potential ways to study collective problem solving dynamics, it would seem that this type of crossover treasure hunting could yield some very real world knowledge. I bet the folks at Princeton will have an eye on this one. It's already spawned a funny parody site too.
posted by metameme on Mar 16, 2003 - 4 comments

R00l da sk00l!

"Sissy" fights on the playground, at least when I was a kid, were always the bloodiest. Now you can apply the smackdown without hurting anyone. Much. Friday Flash Shockwave Fun
posted by WolfDaddy on Mar 14, 2003 - 14 comments

Are you happy now?

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.
posted by Inkslinger on Mar 13, 2003 - 18 comments

Save the Goldfish

Save the Goldfish! Friday Flash Fun.
posted by essexjan on Feb 28, 2003 - 4 comments

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