While it’s not long, complex or difficult Little Wheel has a nice atmosphere and a unique charm. As GameSpy‘s Brian Miggels said, Little Wheel may be a bite-sized game, but it is nonetheless a complete package.
…who will probably love it anyway. Like Upgrade Complete, the flash-based Is This A Game? focuses on one aspect of (modern) video games and just runs with it. And like Upgrade Complete, Is This A Game?
I can’t believe I didn’t know about Turbo T. Double until today, when the bbps‘ Dan Zuccarelli posted the “music video” for one of Turbo T. Double’s songs, which is about Balrog’s take on Chun-Li. Yes, it’s a dude rapping as Balrog who’s talking about Chun-Li.
Christopher Hyde of Critical Distance was dissatisfied with a lot of the so-called “AAA games” released last year, on account of them being too expensive and …too long? While Hyde didn’t point out any specific games, and his problem with their length is puzzling to say the least, his disappointment has led him to point out 99 free and “pretty darned spectacular” games that can be found on the Internet.
Haven’t played Left 4 Dead yet because your computer is ancient? Well now you can!.. sort of. Just download Eric Ruth’s 8-bit version of Left 4 Dead. It’s the same maps, the same monsters, and the same characters, except in glorious 8-bit!
Tina Roth Eisenberg – more popularly known around the Internet as Swiss Miss – and her friends recently launched a web-based to-do app called TeuxDeux. Upon creating an account (it’s free for the time being, but Eisenberg admits that they may have to charge a “minimal fee” in the future to cover for upkeep) you’re immediately presented with the days of the week, each with a text box and a row of blanks.
Space puns ftw! NASA recently released a free iPhone app that promises a ton of content for space fans, including mission details, videos, images, and twitter feeds. The mission portion is probably the geekiest part of the app, allowing users to read mission details, view launch or arrival countdown clocks, and even follow the orbit of certain spacecraft.
Nintendo’s wildly popular Smash Bros. franchise is a dimension-shattering, world-colliding crossover in itself, but deviantART member Nakabeast added another delicious layer of nerdity by assigning Dungeons & Dragons alignments to some of the series’ most popular characters, like series newcomer Solid Snake:
If you think about it, Solid Snake can’t really be anything but Chaotic Good.
Let it be known that on this great and blindingly sunny morning I accomplished yet another first here at technabob: I got dibs on the word flowchart. As unbelievable as that sounds this is indeed the first post here that contains that superficially geeky word.
The folks at Cubeecraft just posted a cardboard NES console template, which you can download here, but they didn’t make templates for cardboard NES controllers. Or cardboard NES games.
Or a cardboard power cord. Or a cardboard RCA jack.
There aren’t as many video game apps for the Mac as there are for Windows computers, and even then I have a feeling that there’s no program, Windows or otherwise, that lets you play and play with retro video games the way OpenEmu does.
I just came across this nifty new free app over on the iTunes App Store that lets you use your iPhone or iPod Touch to control video games on your computer.
WifiPad provides you with the ability to control any game that uses the keyboard on your computer over a Wi-fi connection.
If you can surf the Internet and install software without asking for help, then I’m sure downloading torrents is also a piece of cake for you. But of course there are other aspects of downloading torrents that require more knowledge and tweaking, like bandwidth settings or port forwarding.
Bring out your Victorian costumes and steam-powered, brass-colored…stuff: Destructoid are giving away a steampunk PC with specs as awesome as it looks. All they’re asking for in return is a video, photo or art installation of yourself with a steampunk theme.
Deviantartist crzisme saw a Castle Crashers papercraft model on Behemoth‘s dev blog, but he couldn’t find the model’s original template. So he decided to make his own paper model based on the image he saw. This is what he came up with:
The model’s head could be a tad bigger in my opinion, but overall crzisme did a great job.
I’ve seen a lot of programs that scam/trick people or just plain suck, and usually they’re the ones with crappy or generic names. So when I saw IObit’s Game Booster I was really skeptical, but a quick trip to its website assuaged my fears.