Category: Gaming

  • Understandable standards for system and components

    I love this Tech Report article on setting standards for computer systems and components, but don’t have any idea how we could make this reality. Discrete or integrated, nobody knows what graphics solution to choose anymore. No, I’m not talking about people like you and me who actually read hardware reviews. I’m talking about the […]

  • Skyrim best mods?

    I’ve started playing Skyrim again. The kids love it. I love it. It’s just a really well-crafted game. So now I’m looking over the newest Steam Workshop mods available for Skyrim. There have been loads of good community add-ons done since I stopped playing a few months. Anyone have recommendations of the best game enhancements? […]

  • Settlers of Catan gameboard Kickstarter

    If you are a gamer familiar with the Settlers of Catan boardgame, I think you might be interested in this gameboard management kickstarter which allows you to keep all the game pieces better organized. The picture to the left shows a close-up of the board pieces plugged together during play.

  • Bejeweled Twist quick-impression

    I just downloaded PopCap game‘s newest – Bejeweled Twist.  The first couple versions of Bejeweled games grabbed me right away.  This one?  Meh. But then, I decided to start paying attention to what the game was offering.  The concept is simple – spin a set of four jewels, try to get three in a row.  […]

  • CamTrax

    One of the coolest innovations I can recall seeing that would be useful for the computer geek. Oh, the gaming variations this would add.  (via TechCrunch)

  • Disappointing game launches

    The all time 5 worst game launches? Honestly, that’s a list that has to be tough to narrow down to just 5.  Still, 1Up has managed to highlight the worst offenders.  One managed to recover quite nicely and become one of the highest rated games of all time, but the delivery and verification process at […]

  • How to solve Indiana Jones on the Atari 2600

    My brother just sent me a link to a SharkBait article which references an old VHS video series from Vestron Video in 1982 that tells you how to beat a variety of Atari 2600 games.  The article has this Raiders of the Lost Ark game guide, and since I remember so well playing the game, […]

  • CryENGINE2 vs. reality

    See how powerful the CryENGINE2 is, assuming you have a sufficiently powerful machine to drive this. [gametrailers 31022] Not as good as looking out real-world locations, but extremely impressive for a game engine.  Most of the engine driven stuff is flatter or duller than the real-world video, but I’m still looking forward to being able […]

  • Sumotori

    I hadn’t even heard of this game before, but Sumotori looks worth trying just based on these videos and the 96K download size. In fact, if you are still stuck on a 1200 baud modem connection and find 96K too large (psssst – this page is bigger than that), you can instead get a tiny […]

  • Wii-remote head-mounted virtual-room tracking

    This is simply awesomesauce in a little controller.  While catching up on my Penny-Arcade reading for the day (and by the way, might I recommend the PennyPacker extension to you if you are a Mozilla user), I caught this video of a project to make a head-mounted device to give a user the visual sensation […]

  • Gordon Freeman calls Coast-to-Coast AM

    Man, this is hilarious.  Have you ever listened to the kook-show Coast-to-Coast AM?  Well, listen as Gordon Freeman, of the Black Mesa Research Facility, calls in and shares concerns about a mysterious person at his workplace that he and security-guard buddy Barney call the G-Man. That’s just rich, isn’t it? [tags]Gordon Freeman, Barney, Security, GMan, […]

  • Raptor Safari

    I don’t know when this game will be available, but I want it when it comes out. No information available yet beyond the trailer, but watch the Raptor Safari web site for updates. [tags]Gaming, Raptor Safari, Games, Physics, Dinosaurs, Jeep based raptor hunting[/tags]