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Hero Worship

Where is Matthew Smith, fans of seminal platform game Manic Miner and its sequel Jet Set Willy [see also...] are wondering (Allegro.cc perhaps?) Missing in the mid-90s, rumors abound of drug habits, mental institutions and sojourns in the Netherlands, he surfaced again around 2000 with the creation of The Good Stuff, now sadly defunct, which included much of the out-there style and humor of his early games. Since last year, the trail has been cold. Interviews are interesting but perhaps reveal less than the games (and their covers) themselves. Level names in Jet Set Willy 2 include the wonderful We Must Perform a Quirkafleeg (eh?), Rescue Esmerelda and NCC 1501.
posted by nthdegx on Feb 24, 2005 - 8 comments

The Wal-Mart Games

Introducing The Wal-Mart Games. Bored college kids have a new pasttime: playing football, relay races, and scavenger hunts in the aisles of Wal-Mart late at night! Oh well. At least they're off the streets.
posted by braun_richard on Feb 23, 2005 - 47 comments

So simple, even my mom could play!

If you liked the streamlined RPG play of Progress Quest, you'll love the simplified puzzle action of Tetris 1d.
posted by Nelson on Feb 23, 2005 - 13 comments

liberated games

Doom, Doom2, Duke Nukem 3d, Heretic, Hexen, Hexen II, Quake, Quake 2, Return to Castle Wolfenstein : Enemy Territory, plus dozens more.
posted by crunchland on Feb 21, 2005 - 20 comments

MIM game reviews

The Maoist International Movement reviews videogames
posted by Tlogmer on Feb 19, 2005 - 43 comments

Soap - 6 points

The first rule of Internet Scrabble Club is that you make a predictable Fight Club reference in any posts pertaining to it.
posted by armoured-ant on Feb 17, 2005 - 66 comments

Rich or good looking? Then 2 of 7 is close enough!

All The President's Hair - Think you might know a thing or three about US Presidents? (Alternately, have five minutes to kill?) Then try identifying some of them by their hair! Be sure to give it a few tries as there are more presidents than hairdos-to-guess per game.
posted by DyRE on Feb 16, 2005 - 15 comments

fnerg has mad skillz!

All Star Skate Park is a fun flash game for a day like today. Go on you know want to do a truck grab followed by an inverted hover.
posted by riffola on Feb 4, 2005 - 11 comments

Good type feels good

Thinking with Type The online companion to the book of the same name offers a nice little online primer on the finer points of typography, including my favourite new online game: Dumb Quotes. Remember kids: only you can prevent poor kerning.
posted by Robot Johnny on Jan 31, 2005 - 15 comments

Ngage self-destruct mechanism!

Introducing the Gizmondo handheld games console from Tiger Telematics. It's like the PSP, only DOOMED.
posted by Pretty_Generic on Jan 27, 2005 - 23 comments

Ludite pilam!

Roman ball games and Roman board games. Complete with literary references, ancient artwork, and instructions for playing the games yourself. So let's all sing: Aufer me ad arenam (to the tune of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame").
posted by stopgap on Jan 19, 2005 - 2 comments

EA locks down candidacy for New Evil Empire

EA Plays Hardball Just in case locking up the NFL license wasn't enough...
posted by ga$money on Jan 18, 2005 - 36 comments

Ripley's IQ Game

Friday flash frustration. Along the same lines as the Hi Q game I used to play as a kid, and equally addictive. I'm not sure what speaks more about my IQ: that I can only get 3 balls left, or that I can't stop playing. Ripley's has several other games as well. There goes Friday.
posted by howling fantods on Jan 14, 2005 - 16 comments

Throw paper in the bin

Throw paper in the bin game. - Satisfying.
posted by kenaman on Jan 14, 2005 - 25 comments

bog leech

BOG LEECH! Game sprite horrors! Lovecraftian nightmares!
posted by jimmy on Jan 13, 2005 - 5 comments

24 hours of online poker

Poker player plays for 24 hours in a row? Yawn. Online poker player plays eight tables simultaneously for 24 hours in a row? Interesting.
posted by bdk3clash on Jan 10, 2005 - 20 comments

Shove It

Shove It is a maniacal logic game. [Flash]
posted by gwint on Jan 10, 2005 - 12 comments

Less than five people in the world know where this is.

How far can a video-game champ go? Ask Matt Leto.
posted by xowie on Jan 7, 2005 - 24 comments

Perfect For MetaTalk!

Some computer peripherals are better then others.
posted by Vaska on Jan 6, 2005 - 35 comments

Fighting Tthe Covenant from Baqubah

Gaming in Iraq by US troops. Soon after the battle for Fallujah ended in November, U.S. Marines brought their Xbox consoles, Gameboys and laptops forward and started fighting the Covenant hordes in "Halo," Mario and Luigi's worst enemies and those irksome roommates from "The Sims." Of course such actives during war are nothing new. Iraqies have also gotten in on the action too.
posted by Bag Man on Jan 3, 2005 - 14 comments

Antidisestablishmentarianism

MetaFilter... can you spell it? An exercise in co-operative play.
posted by five fresh fish on Jan 2, 2005 - 73 comments

Super Mario Bolsheviks

Was Mario some Communist propaganda? "If anything can be said about Mario, it is that he seems to wear quite a bit a red . It’s on his name, it’s the color of his suspenders, his super mushrooms, his flag, even his hat." He does kinda look like an 8-bit Stalin, but a more important question must be asked: "Is Mario a drug pusher?"
posted by StephenV on Dec 24, 2004 - 20 comments

Moebius, I Love You

Moebius, I Love You. Even if you will only let me get 384 points playing your game.
posted by jonah on Dec 22, 2004 - 52 comments

Friday Fun - early

Friday Fun Might as well be Friday, really, especially in Texas where we're shutting down the state due to snow. Here's a fun, free online game where you can make penguins dive all day long without getting tired (you OR them). Highly reminiscent of playing too hard for too long doing the same thing over and over when you were a kid, except you don't have to wait for your turn. Or come home in wet, cold clothes crying. You're Everypenguin.
posted by sparky on Dec 22, 2004 - 22 comments

Reflex

Reflex is the game responsible for a significant drop in the scores of my final exams. (Friday Flash)
posted by anomie on Dec 17, 2004 - 26 comments

I am Mr. Roarke, your host. Welcome to Fantasy Island!

I am Mr. Roarke, your host. Welcome to Fantasy Island! The virtual economy gets more interesting. (More inside)
posted by malaprohibita on Dec 17, 2004 - 35 comments

Blair Magazine: The New Heroin

Gay or Eurotrash? This fab game from Blair Magazine one of the early web's greatest zines, the first issue published a decade ago. They also made the Lesbian or German Lady?. Lest you think that all they did was quizzes here are some articles: Goomiliation, Masters of the Universe, How Stella Got Her Jazzy Back and Rock on GoldDust Woman (I don't remember The World Wrestling Federation ever being that interesting). It's all great, and since only seven (plus one) issues ever came out, it'll take all too short a time to read.
posted by Kattullus on Dec 16, 2004 - 14 comments

The New Games Journalism

The New Games Journalism is a manifesto written earlier this year in an attempt to re-shape the way that video game reviews are written, moving away from a stats-based view (these are the weapons, the graphics quality is X, the A.I. is as good as Y), and toward a more narrative approach. The goal, essentially, should be to convey to the reader what it's actually like to play the game. Be sure to follow the link to "Bow, Nigger" as an example. This review of Eve Online (pdf) is another good example. Are other areas of media criticism in need of a revolution?
posted by mkultra on Dec 9, 2004 - 20 comments

Speed Demo Archives

Speed Demo Archives is the Guinness Book of Records for Quake speed runs, but they also have speed demos for other games, including a 2:57:35 Half-Life 2 run (torrent to video here). [Via FileRush]
posted by turbodog on Dec 8, 2004 - 7 comments

Place the State

Place the State. How well do you know the fly over states?
posted by jonah on Dec 7, 2004 - 103 comments

Jumping snail love quest

Saltacol {flash} is a jumping snail who needs your help to reach his mate. Level codes and hints are here. Warning: can be frustrating and addictive.
posted by Cryptical Envelopment on Dec 5, 2004 - 10 comments

Atari BackWater Produces First Page Post

The Atari Games That Never Were -- and then some. A community dedicated to rooting out prototype or unreleased titles such as Alligator People,Monstercise and -- hey cool -- a genre-busting color-field. While all this may seem a tad on the esoteric side, the glimpses into the the art is cool, hey?
posted by undule on Dec 1, 2004 - 15 comments

PuzzleDonkey4 - Are you up to the challenge?

Arghhhhh!!! Aghhhhhhhh! Arghhhhhhh!!!

Cheats for PuzzleDonkey4 Available here
posted by willnot on Dec 1, 2004 - 55 comments

Being games developper is cool... think twice

...when Jesus appears in your texture maps.
Ok, this is old news (been there since 1996), but from my own game programmer point of view, this site is hilarious, in a bittersweet way.
It's been down for a while, only available through the wayback machine, but recently got online again.
It might even be informative for all nerdy mefis, since latest news prove games programming stay as a modern slavery icon.
Might be NSFW if you're working on 'in trouble' game project.
posted by denpo on Nov 30, 2004 - 11 comments

Outwit your opponent in a head to head code-cracking clash to win the Mastermind title

Outwit your opponent in a head to head code-cracking clash to win the Mastermind title, which is not to be confused with this television imposter. The board game was a really simple test of code cracking and deduction. I remember playing this game for hours and hours in my childhood. The new packaging is (of course) not as good as the old - and theres even a story about that old cover!

If you cannot find the board game - then you can always play the game online (mind your eyes there) or with a java applet, at least online you don't drop the little black and white pegs down the side of the chair!
posted by mattr on Nov 25, 2004 - 12 comments

Game of no skill

Do you enjoy a game of no skill?
posted by jonah on Nov 23, 2004 - 47 comments

to venture down, they...

What I Did Last Summer --a graphic representation of blog posts generated by a blogbot. Pick Blue or Red, and watch and read (flash, i think)...this one use images from Civilization 3, and content from My War, written by a soldier in Iraq, and Dear Raed. A wonderful idea, from the mind of this guy, Alex Dragulescu
posted by amberglow on Nov 20, 2004 - 8 comments

Human Pacman

Human Pacman in the streets of Singapore. I like the future. via
posted by Tlogmer on Nov 19, 2004 - 19 comments

Eat Poop You Cat!

Eat Poop You Cat! is "a variant on the exquisite corpse family of games... The mutations can be hilarious. You don't have to 'know how to' draw. You don't have to 'know how to' write. Just keep the papers moving, until the space is used up."
posted by sciurus on Nov 16, 2004 - 7 comments

Matrix ping-pong

Matrix ping-pong [Flash]. 2MB better quality wmv here.
posted by kenaman on Nov 11, 2004 - 15 comments

The Dirty Punk Fuckin' Anarchy Machine !!

The Dirty Punk Fuckin' Anarchy Machine !!
posted by mr.marx on Nov 10, 2004 - 15 comments

Just Letters

Someone Keeps Stealing my Letters. (via Davezilla)
posted by Ljubljana on Nov 2, 2004 - 27 comments

"There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge." --Bertrand Russell

"Sam Loyd's 'Trick Donkeys' is one of the most elegant puzzles ever invented... print out the page and cut the figure into three parts along the solid lines. Now, position the strip onto the other two pieces so that it looks like each jockey is riding a donkey. Folding is not allowed. Don't give up -- the solution is really quite simple!"
posted by limitedpie on Oct 31, 2004 - 47 comments

Blowup bears and cell phones?

What do you get when you cross Big Urban Games (see also here) with semacodes? I'm not sure, but it seems to look like this. (via gizmodo)
posted by gwint on Oct 29, 2004 - 3 comments

Take your mind off the election...

Princess Maker 2 - Stressed out from current events? I doubt the game is as much fun to play as it is to be bewildered by, but either might help. "...is basically a perverse sports management simulation where your entire team consists of a single ten year old girl that you have to raise to adulthood. Much like any decent sports manager game you have to keep track of a nearly overwhelming number of statistics that fluctuate based on training. In Princess Maker 2 these run the gamut from the mundane like "strength" and "charisma", to the droll like "cooking" and "conversation", to the bizarre like "sin" and "temper". "
posted by soulhuntre on Oct 28, 2004 - 13 comments

Thinking Machine 4

Thinking Machine 4 explores the invisible, elusive nature of thought. Play chess against a transparent intelligence, its evolving thought process visible on the board before you.

From Martin Wattenberg (with Marek Walczak); they have been noted here before.
posted by e.e. coli on Oct 27, 2004 - 11 comments

Road Blocks

Since you don't have anything else to do today, here's a Flash puzzle game called Road Blocks. (Via Fark, which contains spoilers)
posted by PrinceValium on Oct 23, 2004 - 11 comments

Squares takes the square.

Squares 2. Friday flash fun with circles and squares.
posted by mikrophon on Oct 15, 2004 - 19 comments

World Conker Championships

World Conker Championships
posted by Mwongozi on Oct 10, 2004 - 9 comments

Be Attitude for Gains

In-your-face shoot-em-up action by bedroom-coders/games designers. From Japan: Warning Forever; Perfect Cherry Blossom; Cho Ren Sha 68K; Bullet Philharmonic Orchestra; Score Soldier; rRootage; Every Extend; TKKN / Crazy Game; and Galshell: Blood Red Skies [NSFW]. Be attitude for gains! From the West: Deadeye; Strayfire; Warblade; Mutant Storm; Bugatron; Space Birdz; Spheres of Chaos; Battle of Yavin; Demonstar; 'Troid; Platypus; Gridrunner; Intensity XS; and Tsunami 2010. From the pages of Edge magazine.
posted by nthdegx on Oct 1, 2004 - 9 comments

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