Alphabet Blocks for a Geek Baby
"Amateur engineer/designer" Jonathan M. Guberman made his newborn son a set of custom engraved wooden alphabet blocks, with "things that his mother and I were looking forward to sharing with him" on 4 of the 6 sides. (See them all here)
"The only real rule I followed in choosing subjects was trying to maintain an even gender balance" which makes them even more awesome. (Of course, your choices for certain letters may vary)
posted by oneswellfoop
on Jan 22, 2014 -
You've played Pac-Man as a terrifying FPS game in 3-D
(including ominous music), but Pac-Man is so much more: Pac-Man as a Match 3 game
, as a math tutor
, as a co-op game
, as a 404 error page
, as a side-scrolling shooter
, as an endless runner
, as a Google Doodle
, and, finally Pac-Man as an 8-bit roguelike tower defense game
. Also, a niceonline clone of the original
, which famously caused a coin shortage in Japan when it was released
. [some variations from here]
posted by blahblahblah
on Jun 26, 2013 -
But the golden age was destined to be a very short one. Walter Day told writer Tristan Donovan, author of the book Replay: The History of Video Games, that the industry was "off the rails by" 1981, opening more arcades and ordering more machines than its players could ever support. By early 1982, cracks were already starting to show in the newly flourishing industry: that $400 a day machine, Time Magazine reported, was often "sucker bait, dangled to obscure the dreary truths that markets are becoming saturated and that dud games... bring in no money at all."
posted by Horace Rumpole
on Jan 16, 2013 -
To locate Inky’s target, we first start by selecting the position two tiles in front of Pac-Man in his current direction of travel, similar to Pinky’s targeting method. From there, imagine drawing a vector from Blinky’s position to this tile, and then doubling the length of the vector. The tile that this new, extended vector ends on will be Inky’s actual target.Understanding Pac-Man Ghost Behavior [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Dec 3, 2010 -
FFF: Pac Xon
is like Qix
, only with graphics from Pac Man, and the red ghosts eat your territory, and the popsicles freeze the ghosts. So maybe it's not so much like Qix, but it's similarly addictive. [via
posted by scottreynen
on Aug 18, 2006 -
is a large-scale urban game that utilizes the New York City grid to recreate the 1980's video game sensation Pac-Man. Oh yes folks, and it's a NYU grad school project.
posted by archimago
on May 3, 2004 -
Space Dudes is fifty levels of shooting... PacMan ghosts? It's a Java game. Simple but I found it addictive.
posted by bargle
on Aug 8, 2003 -
Pac-Man fever, tis driving me crazy.
It was 1981 or so, I was in 6th grade. I had a mom cool enough to take me out of school for a day, give me a few rolls of quarters and send me to this local bar, where I played Pac-Man all day. I made it to the fourth intermission a few times (which was a damn repeat!), how far did you get?
posted by jeremias
on Jun 18, 2002 -
claims to be the world's smallest web site. And it probably is.
must be spinning in his crypt.
You don't have to scroll, though.
posted by Su
on May 27, 2002 -