is a new FPS game where single-player and multiplayer modes meld in one. At any point, any Non-Player-Character might not be an NPC at all, but another Player. It is likely that, as in a game of tag, players will just take turns to be "it" like Agents in the Matrix, but... wouldn't it be great if we could all be "it" at the same time? Quantum Gaming
might just be the way to model such a swarm of gamers. [more inside]
posted by kandinski
on Sep 23, 2007 -
In the grand tradition of Killer
comes Humans Vs. Zombies
, a campus game that's growing in popularity. From its origins at Goucher
, it's spread to a reported two dozen colleges. An interview with the game's moderator is here
, and you can watch the 45-minute documentary from one of the games on Google Video
posted by Pope Guilty
on Jul 12, 2007 -
] is a 2D fighting game engine, originally developed by Elecbyte and released in 1999. The engine is highly customizable; characters
, and sound files -- whether from existing games or original works -- can be easily integrated. Some examples of the engine in action [youtube]: Homer Simpson vs. Peter Griffin
, Ryu vs Popeye
, Green Power Ranger vs Osama Bin Laden
, Fat Albert vs Juggernaut
, Marvin the Martian vs. Duck Dodgers
. Also, game crossovers: Homer in NES Land
, Thunder Force III vs. Duck Hunt
. [mi] WARNING: some of the videos are very loud.
posted by milquetoast
on Jun 17, 2007 -
- a retro-arcade-style shooter for Mac OS X. The author's page
describes how it was written in 3 weeks for a contest - it's entertained me for considerably longer than that.
posted by ikkyu2
on Apr 22, 2007 -
An Open Letter to Devs:
"Minigame compilations. How many of these games can we possibly be expected to buy? On my Wii alone, I've already gone through Rayman Raving Rabbids, Super Monkey Ball, Warioware and Sonic, with Mario Party and who knows what else on the horizon. As for the DS, just about every other game I own has some kind of mini-game compilation."
posted by SansPoint
on Apr 6, 2007 -
The Hamster Ball for Gamers
is a fully immersive virtual reality sphere that enables free movement in any direction for military and first-responder training (gaming), tourism (gaming), education (gaming), real estate walk-throughs (gaming), the possibilities are only limited by your imagination (gaming). You can run, jump, walk or otherwise locomote (i.e. roll a wheelchair) through an endless virtual world. And look like a total dork
doing it but who cares? The videos
make it look totally badass and fun and great exercise too! Though I do wonder what happens if/when you trip and biff.
posted by fenriq
on Feb 19, 2007 -
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. With just a week to launch, the PS3 and Wii are almost here and there is plenty of help out there if you want to try scoring one on launch day. For the Wii, read up on this guide
, or try this one for the ps3
. The Wiiseeker
will tell you exactly how many units your closest Target, Walmart, and Gamestop will have ready to sell. Ask MeFi also offers help: 1
. And the latest
MeFi Project helps those that are sticking it out at Console Camp
posted by mathowie
on Nov 10, 2006 -
. "Dine, shop, live, work, and be entertained in a unique and alluring environment," says the Time Warner Center
website - all without ever stepping outside your gleaming Manhattan skyscraper. San Jose's Santana Row
, which at first glance seemed no more than a Beverly Center
you can live in, is now being compared favorably to urban European living. And MGM-Mirage
's new, mysterious
and costly ($7 billion!) Project CityCenter
brings the trend to Las Vegas - with gambling, of course. They're not Arcosantis
- and they don't, as yet, require an Oath of Fealty
- but by all accounts they're thriving
. What do they have in common? Wealthy tenants, megacorporate sponsors, and a shared desire to integrate efficient, conspicuous consumption into every aspect of civic life. Paolo Soleri
may have been right after all - maybe he just forgot to account for the effects of capitalism
posted by ikkyu2
on Aug 28, 2006 -
The Smell of War
-- the Institute for Creative Technologies preps Quake-happy teens to become first-person shooters in the non-virtual war on terror. Now in Odorama.
posted by digaman
on Jul 25, 2006 -
- The complete soundtrack to Super Mario World, covered by one man using dozens of instruments. Roughly in game order, faithful to the originals, with some bizarre artistic license thrown around. A private hobby made public. Dedicated to Koji Kondo.
posted by Pretty_Generic
on Aug 13, 2005 -
Wanna make money playing games?
In certain Asian countries, workers are paid just cents an hour to camp virtual spawn points to collect gold or items that will then get sold for real currency. Owners of these companies are making tens of thousands of dollars a month whereas their workers are barely earning over $100.
'Sell is a recent graduate from Nanjing University. At 24, he's a manager for Vpgamesell, a large SWG Chinese farming center that wholesales to popular resellers. He started off by selling gil in Final Fantasy XI, but his farming days are over. He's moved up to manager status, helping with marketing and delivery. His many farmers work 10-hour rotations and are paid $121 a month. Sell gets $180 a month and works closer to 14 hours a day because he lives at the office, which is a fairly common practice at farming centers - if you lose your job, you also lose your home.'
Absolutely amazing, this human ingenuity thing...
posted by jcterminal
on Jul 6, 2005 -
This game rated JC for eternal salvation, curing of the sick, and excessive scourging at the pillar.
Ok, this is getting ridiculous...a Christian videogame about the rapture and the tribulations?
WTF? I guess I know which side I'd be on.
Seriously, though, do these people realize that every single new Christian-centric product is nothing more than a honeypot for harvesting names, addresses, and email addresses? Just like the GOP, people realize there's money to be made in marketing to Christians
. But, the second you sign up, I'm sure you get added to one of the GOP's
direct mail providers and sold to the appropriate politicrit or ideological demagogue.
Just to show you I'm not full of it, look at who's in the databases of the Omega List
and Response Unlimited
...Advance Ticket Buyers for the Passion of the Christ
, Peace Frogs
(what?), Y2K Preparedness Buyers
, the current
(68k) and former
(19m) subscribers to the Washington Times (aka Moonie Times), and of course, the Terri Schiavo Donor List
Take a look at who else is in there - Limbaugh
, Fortune Magazine
, Human Events
, Guns and Ammo Magazine
, Oliver North
, the Heritage Foundation
, Linda Tripp donors
, G. Gordon Liddy's Toughguy Database
, and the buyers of the Left Behind Video Series
. No wonder we always lose...every single rightwing entity is in there! Via BoingBoing
posted by rzklkng
on Jun 30, 2005 -
Death sentence for online gamer SHANGHAI: A Shanghai online gamer who murdered another player because of a dispute over a "cyber-weapon" was given the death sentence with a two-year reprieve yesterday at Shanghai No 2 Intermediate People's Court.
Qiu Chengwei's death penalty will be commuted to life in prison if he behaves well in jail, and no other crimes relating to him are uncovered.
Not to condone the murder, but is cyber theft or isn't it? Acording to the DMCA if I download a song or movie from cyberspace I am commiting a crime. Yet if someone steals your item in a cyberworld and sells it for real world cash your left without recourse. I feel China had a chance to establish new law and balked. (more inside)
posted by Trik
on Jun 8, 2005 -