Posts Tagged ‘flash’

Headspin Storybook – To flip or not to flip, that is the question.

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

June04 I’m doing this a little different here, I’m going to tell you what I think of the game Headspin Storybook by State of Play Games first:  It’s simple to play, fun, and challenging.  Next we’ll read a brief history of the pop-up book.  Why a brief history of the pop-up book?  You’ll see why if you Read More below the fold.

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A Case of the Crabs: A Nick Bounty mystery!

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

May15 It was a dark and foggy morning.  The fog was so thick you had to cut it with a knife.  The morning was so early, even the moon hadn’t gone to bed yet.  It was so dark, a blind man could see better than I could.  I stumbled into my office, and sat down to a breakfast of Johnny Walker red.  I sat around, for hours and hours.  I sat around so much I wore a groove into my seat.  I drank so much that I fell asleep until the next morning.  That was when SHE walked in.  All curves, not a straight edge or corner to be seen.  I had sworn off women ever since a man hired me to find out if his wife was cheating on him and I learned that his wife was my secretary and the man I was investigating was me.  In fact I lit out of town the instant I figured that out.  I decided I was going to be alone forever.  That is until she walked in.  She didn’t walk in again, I simply said it again to emphasize it.  The woman turned out to be my mom, and she had baked me some cookies.  Cookies so good you would have shot Betty Crocker just to taste them.  She also brought me the newest Nick Bounty Mystery, A Case of the Crabs.  Okay maybe it was the first, how was I to know?  Actually maybe she brought me the website address of Pinhead Games developers of the Nick Bounty games.  I don’t really remember, see I was drinking.  In fact this may have just been some creative wordplay because Nick Bounty is a comedy adventure mystery type game.  Now that I had wasted some space talking about myself in the third person I was ready to start the review.


Retroshoot – “SHOOOOoooooooooOOOOTTT!”, Grig from the Last Starfighter.

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Apr24 What is with all this retro stuff anyways?  I mean it’s pretty big, you have all the compilations out there, most recently the Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection, not to mention Namco Museum, Midway Arcade Treasures 1, 2, and 3, Atari Anthology, Intellivision Lives.  There was the Sonic Mega Collection.  There was even all the Megaman games for the Gamecube.  There was one with a bunch of Activision classics on it.  Emulators are pretty big, the biggest is the arcade emulator MAME.  What’s the deal with this anyways?  Why are so many people into games that are old, or pretend to be old.  For instance Geometry Wars was made to look like old vector graphics games.  Puppy Games try to make theirs look like they belong to some oldschool game compilation or something, yet still with modern sound, and cool effects that you couldn’t get.  I think there’s a lot of reasons.  For me I get a chance to play games that were fun to me when I was a kid, and still are.  Also some new games aren’t as fun as games used to be.  They try to make it hyper-realistic, or accurate controls.  Some first person shooters just have too many darn controls.