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Speaking of butts, here's a little game that challenges you to wash a couple of "fag ends" down the hole at the end of the trough. Good luck, this is my Friday Flash challenge to you!
posted by RevGreg on Aug 9, 2002 - 35 comments

How smart are you?

How smart are you? Are blondes really as dumb as people say? Does an IQ test administered via television/net/SMS have any validity anyway?
posted by dg on Aug 6, 2002 - 9 comments

Save pinball!

Save pinball! "It's an American icon," said Stern, ever the salesman. "Pinball is cool because it is retro. It's a Volkswagen bug, a PT Cruiser, khaki pants."
posted by justgary on Aug 3, 2002 - 23 comments

Robotron: 2084.

Robotron: 2084. Presented is an interview with the creator of the fantastic game from the mid 80s; regarding the design of enemies in the game, he has this to say: "Some of the most interesting and deadly aspects of the enemies were bugs caused by improperly terminated boundary conditions in the algorithms. Often these bugs produced behavior far more interesting and psychotic then anything I conceived of." There are many more interviews of classic game authors in the book which is the source for this interview, James Hague's Halcyon Days. (Link thanks to Glish.)
posted by moz on Aug 2, 2002 - 32 comments

What is an Emu?

What is an Emu?

A source of Food?

An Australian Airline with a since of humor?

A source of an oil with many uses?

Yes, yes and yes. But perhaps more importantly, as today is Friday, you might want to skip the above links and see what happens when you cross an Emu, Flash and the Arcade classic Moon Lander:

Here's some Friday Flash goodness, the Emu*Lander "because Emus can't fly."

[Ignore the rabbit meme, land the EMU.]
posted by DBAPaul on Aug 2, 2002 - 9 comments

Play The Britney Spears vs. Shakespeare Game:

Play The Britney Spears vs. Shakespeare Game: This is more than a bit of fun from The Philosopher's Magazine. After answering a few questions on your definition of what makes a great work of art, you get to choose two artists and rate them both. ( Yes, you can even pit Britney against Shakespeare). You'll then get a final score on who is, according to your criteria, il miglior fabro. Julien Baggini's essay, Who's The Greatest?, is well worth reading beforehand. [I pitted T.S.Eliot against Miles Davis and Miles Davis won hands down...]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jul 30, 2002 - 19 comments

Rockem Sockem Rabbis!

Rockem Sockem Rabbis! Some more Shockwave fun, just in case you had any potential productivity lingering today.
posted by toddshot on Jul 19, 2002 - 3 comments

More friday fun games...

More friday fun games... In the last three days I killed way to much time on this little game. Being that friday seems to be the day to release links to flash stuff and games, I leave you with Marbles.
posted by thebwit on Jul 19, 2002 - 13 comments

It's Friday. How about some insanely cute Flash games?
posted by O9scar on Jul 19, 2002 - 6 comments

It's Friday. Poke the rabbit.

It's Friday. Poke the rabbit.
Er, bunny.
posted by brownpau on Jul 19, 2002 - 6 comments

Beautiful Game

For Friday, a simple & beautiful game :-)
posted by Arqa on Jul 19, 2002 - 14 comments

It's Friday. Deep fry rabbits.

It's Friday. Deep fry rabbits. (Not Flash)
posted by mattw on Jul 19, 2002 - 6 comments

It's Friday. Make Rabbits.

It's Friday. Make Rabbits. (Flash)
posted by Frasermoo on Jul 19, 2002 - 11 comments

Somewhere, beneath the cover of an innocuous-looking retail operation, those with true Power have built a facility to imprison forces man was not meant to know . . . things we were never meant to comprehend... dare you peek inside...
posted by zeoslap on Jul 16, 2002 - 12 comments

Sumo

Sumo Addictive online diversion based on the card game En Garde.
posted by Shadowkeeper on Jul 12, 2002 - 8 comments

"This trend of creating mass media to distribute propaganda methods is particularly frightening

"This trend of creating mass media to distribute propaganda methods is particularly frightening -- usually the government agencies don't participate directly in mainstream media. It's the difference between using commercial airtime to broadcast anti-drug messages and having a nationwide government-run cable channel that runs programs devoted to the subject."

The government in question? The American one. The Game? America's Army.
posted by jcterminal on Jul 6, 2002 - 34 comments

Pixeljam

Pixeljam is a "celebration of the pixel." Tiny GIF animations are resized to fill your browser window, resulting in giant blocky washes of color. Make sure to read the info, as there are some potentially important notes in there.
posted by Su on Jul 1, 2002 - 9 comments

Create your own Monopoly Game

Create your own Monopoly Game Surely the perfect customised gift? You can change the name of the game, the theme, the name of the properties/stations, and also the rules. Apparently it uses a 'What You See Is What You Get Realtime Interface', which allows users to personalise the game completely to their requirements, and then print out and proof the new design. What I find most interesting about this product offering is that the whole process is completely automated. Once you've designed and ordered your customised game, it goes straight to print/production, and is then sent out to you. No human intervention is required. This appears to me to be pretty ground breaking stuff (well in the Toy World anyway), or am I just way behind the times? (via the Ecademy discussion list)
posted by RobertLoch on Jun 28, 2002 - 28 comments

Get Your Bloodthirsty World Cup Vengeance Here!

Get Your Bloodthirsty World Cup Vengeance Here! A cruel, violent and xenophobic little game. And not a moment too soon, either![Shockwave required.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jun 27, 2002 - 15 comments

Lego fun
posted by Spoon on Jun 21, 2002 - 4 comments

Neverwinter Nights is out!!!

Neverwinter Nights is out!!! After waiting 4 long years and wading through a fetid quagmire of let-down rumors and whatnot, I finally have a copy installed on my laptop right now! Run, don't walk to your local Software Etc. and see if they have a copy. Our local WotC didn't have a copy, and neither did our local Electronics Boutique or Best Buy.
posted by crankydoodle on Jun 19, 2002 - 27 comments

Tired of Fantasy Baseball/Football/Basketball? Then it's time you tried Fantasy Fugitive Recovery!

"Fantasy Fugitive Recovery (FFR) is an internet game similar to other sports. You pick a roster and are awarded points based on your players performance. In FFR, the aim of the game is to pick five escaped convicts from the master list and gain points based on if your escapees are captured."

Anyone want to start a league (ehh, prison system?) with me?
posted by Yelling At Nothing on Jun 17, 2002 - 3 comments

The Internet Pinball Database

The Internet Pinball Database has shots of backglasses, playing tables, and promotional flyers for just about every pinball machine ever created. I loved pinball. Now, it seems impossible to find a machine to play on. Back when I worked at a local pizza shop, we had a rotation of some great machines. I really enjoyed the Addams Family, Star Wars, Lethal Weapon 3 (which i remember as being really easy), and especially the Twilight Zone game, with the special white power ball. A walk down memory lane that served me well. Find a place near you to play some pinball here. Or, you could just go pro.
posted by Ufez Jones on Jun 12, 2002 - 34 comments

You can spray anti-military graffiti

You can spray anti-military graffiti as you frag in Counterstrike. This really appeals to the peace- and fun-loving multiplayer FPS fan in me. Sometimes you need to remind yourself as you play these military-themed games that's it's all just a game. For most of us, anyway.
posted by mjane on Jun 7, 2002 - 6 comments

The Accidental Video Game Porn Archive.
I don't really need to say anything else, do I? Didn't think so.
posted by Su on Jun 6, 2002 - 7 comments

Hexxagon

Hexxagon, yeah, so its not friday flash, but it's sure a good way to waste a few hours on a tuesday afternoon or a wednesday morning. great game with some real strategy involved.
posted by sixtwenty3dc on May 28, 2002 - 11 comments

Video games for your kitty

Video games for your kitty "Cyberpounce - The world's one and only computer cat toy!" Cat lovers take note.
posted by betobeto on May 23, 2002 - 7 comments

US Army Introduces "America's Army" PC Game

US Army Introduces "America's Army" PC Game Developed by the U.S. Army and Department of Defense experts in simulations and virtual environments, America's Army blends two simulations: Soldiers, a role-playing portion, and a first-person action game, called Operations. The Army will distribute America’s Army for free through distribution partners that include leading computer game magazines, Army events, recruiting stations, and through internet download.
posted by Stuart_R on May 23, 2002 - 24 comments

Dibblez

Dibblez is a really cute and fun game. Yeah, it's not time for Friday Time-waste, probably, but I love when people create amusing stuff like this. If only someone would do a (better than scorch2000) networked version of Scorched Earth...
posted by twiggy on May 22, 2002 - 19 comments

Relive all your favorites from the demoscene.

Relive all your favorites from the demoscene. This project, headed up by nearly all of the team that maintained the old hornet.org demoscene archive, is committed to bringing those old classic demos ... to a DVD player near you. Now you no longer have to fret because you gave up your Gravis Ultrasound and DOS! Can I get a w00t from ya? I knew I could.
posted by WolfDaddy on May 14, 2002 - 11 comments

There goes the rest of the week.

There goes the rest of the week. The 100 best online games. Ever.
posted by Spoon on May 13, 2002 - 19 comments

welcome to "fat b' midget tossing"

welcome to "fat b' midget tossing"
your target is to reach 100 points whilst hurting as few little people as possible... or whatever

more shockwave insanity. * link found at analog cereal
posted by bwg on May 7, 2002 - 5 comments

Congress Woman requests Flash game removal

Congress Woman requests Flash game removal on NewGrounds.com. The game is not being removed for its violent content, or depection of blood and gore. Instead it is the subject matter of the game that has raised the spectre of censorship.
The game in question, Kaboom!, is about suicide bombers, the object being to blow up as many people as possible.
Do you think that a game about a Palestinian captured by the Israeli army to act as a human shield would warrant the same type fo request?
posted by DragonBoy on May 7, 2002 - 34 comments

In the vein of bejeweled, tetris, and various other incredibly addictive games, comes Collapse. Mmmm, Friday flash.
posted by monju_bosatsu on May 3, 2002 - 21 comments

Fly The Copter You think it's easy flying a radio-controlled helicopter into somebody's head. My hi-score is 418. See if you can beat it.
posted by sahrens428 on May 2, 2002 - 20 comments

Just fun here.

Just fun here. Pick your favorite Arcade game and comment on why it is your favorite. Just a little distraction from all the doom and gloom. Mine is Robotron, so much so that a few years ago I actually bought one. It was first released in 1982 and it claimed many quarters from me. Very exciting game that really tested your hand/eye coordination. So, let's hear it for your favorite blast from the past
posted by a3matrix on May 2, 2002 - 45 comments

The Try Group's site uses a simple Flash "game" to deliver their central idea: that children should be encouraged to look at the world in different ways. There's a little more info at the developer's site.
Neat concept, and also just fun to poke around in for a little while.
posted by Su on May 2, 2002 - 6 comments

Five Finger Fillet.

Five Finger Fillet. Pick up that knife and play the game. Shockwave required.
posted by Spoon on Apr 30, 2002 - 8 comments

World of Awe

World of Awe -- Through a portal on 419 East 6th street in Manhattan, a traveler passes into the Sunset/Sunrise--a desert terrain locked into the mindframe between night and day, in search of a lost treasure. The voyage is documented in a journal found on a laptop evidently built by the traveler in Silicon Canyon, which is a graveyard for old computer components. The journal contains letters to an absent lover, travel logs and descriptions of the unique navigation tools. Following a hi-tech/lo tech, double-sided map (Eep & Moo), the traveler describes a search for a treasure that keeps relocating. The only remains found are crumbs fallen from the body of the treasure that surprisingly resemble candy sprinkles.
posted by boltman on Apr 30, 2002 - 6 comments

Insaniquarium

Insaniquarium is arguably the most fun and addictive game I've played online since Bejeweled.
posted by PWA_BadBoy on Apr 28, 2002 - 6 comments

The "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" Infocom game online!

The "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" Infocom game online! (Java-based) I think I just died and went to heaven. I played this years ago on a crusty old Mac - this and Fool's Errand. What old games do you remember spending hours or even days playing?
posted by Melinika on Apr 21, 2002 - 33 comments

New and improved crack!

New and improved crack! Now with better hypnotics!
posted by crunchland on Apr 21, 2002 - 8 comments

The origin of "It's not a bug -- it's a feature."

The origin of "It's not a bug -- it's a feature."
Blame the Intellivision.
posted by NortonDC on Apr 17, 2002 - 15 comments

Poke Alex in the Eye!

Poke Alex in the Eye! Disclaimer: This site copyright ©2001 Colby Cheese Works. What does that mean to you, the viewer and eye-poking enthusiast? Basically it means that all images, words, sounds, ideas, eyeballs, fingers, donuts, virtual rabbit's feet, wires with lint on them, spinning heads, soda cans, HTML, PHP, Javascript, varicose veins, 14th century Italian sculptures, battleships, thermonuclear devices, dark matter, wormholes, kittens, interdimensional rifts, temporal anomalies, and/or lost galaxies are protected under federal law.
posted by acridrabbit on Apr 12, 2002 - 10 comments

Shred Session

Shred Session is an addictive online game based on the real-life sport of footbag freestyle. Think of it as extreme Hacky Sack. Try to hit as many huge trick combinations as you can without dropping the footbag. Try to pull off the Nemisis, the Paradox Torque or the elusive Bedwetter.
posted by neuroshred on Apr 9, 2002 - 1 comment

I'm here to tell you about the ultimate sporting clash of the titans-Air Hockey! That's right, the ultimate rec-room sport of the '70's is alive and well. There's leagues galore including one in Austin, Texas(home of numerous MeFite's.), and cool Flash animations of some slick moves. Ever since I bought my first table at age 10 at a yard sale, this has been my game. Nice to know it's still out there. There's even places to buy nifty tables if you're in the market. Me and the missus used to love playing at the local arcade on this beauty with the nifty flourescent puck. Now drop the puck and play!
posted by jonmc on Apr 7, 2002 - 3 comments

9:05

9:05 Remember back in the heyday of Infocom when you would routinely spend four or five days straight (subsisting on RC cola and beef jerky, only taking breaks to visit the john) trying to crack all the puzzles in Zork II or Suspended? Yeah, those were the days. Now, of course, you're a busy guy -- you can no longer devote entire weekends to the joys of text adventuring. That's why, today on your coffee break, you should play Adam Cadre's 9:05. Playing the entire game, from start to finish, should take you no longer than 10 minutes. But set aside a bit more time, because you'll probably want to play it again.
posted by Shadowkeeper on Apr 3, 2002 - 28 comments

Jumping Jesus on a Pogo Stick!

Jumping Jesus on a Pogo Stick! A little program that's fun for about five minutes. Play it with your mouse, and make sure you turn the sound on for the full effect.
posted by Yelling At Nothing on Mar 29, 2002 - 5 comments

Lesbian Tennis anyone?

Lesbian Tennis anyone? Or perhaps a game of Nude Punch-Out is more up your alley. Ok fine, if neither of those turn you on, then you must be a Satanic Freak Brother. (yes some people actually went out of their way to create these games)
posted by kingmissile on Mar 28, 2002 - 7 comments

Lego-lovers

Lego-lovers beware...because this is fun to play with. (I haven't seen this link before, but if it's a double-post, my apologies. I live in fear of making a double-post)
posted by Badmichelle on Mar 28, 2002 - 20 comments

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