[games] - Stop-Motion Human Space Invaders
mouse dexterity game: The Missile Game 3D by Damien
cute, violent, snake clone: Snake
[games] - Arcade racing brought to life
Gaming now and then, nostalgia trip for some.
Voet Cranf :: Saltacol v1.0 web-game.
YouTube - SuperMario Sleeping, 1997. capital A art.
GameSpy: The 2006 Independent Games Festival Finalists with some very intriguing looking entries, like Rumble Box on page 2.
[games] - Vib-Ribbon "Vib-Ribbon is a rhythm video game in the style of PaRappa the Rapper and more recently Amplitude. The game was unique in its execution, the software loaded into RAM enabling the user to remove the game-disc and insert a music CD. The game then generated a unique level on the fly based upon the current track." The official site VibRibbon.com has movies and screenshots. See also this movie of the sequel: mojib-ribbon (.asf - streaming windows media video)
I sank 27 hours into Jade Empire whilst borrowing an xbox. A great mix of genres, and a well told tale.
[games] - in my past - part 2
Then I was old enough to leave the house by myself, and found the arcade: Hard Drivin', Final Fight, Golden Axe, Street Fighter II, Paperboy, Operation Wolf, Out Run, Smash TV, Mercs, Rampage, Super Sprint...
After outgrowing the atari (ie getting jealous of my friend's computers) i discovered the continuing joys of hardware upgrades, with the pc. 386, 486, 586, 686: SimCity, Lemmings (play online!), Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max: Hit the Road, Monkey Island series, Freddy Pharkas, Prince of Persia (play online!), Myst (oh myst..), Syndicate (video and game!), Grim Fandango, Descent, Dungeon Keeper II, The Sims, Wolfenstein 3D & Doom & Quake and other first-person shooters (serious sam, tribes 2, no one lives forever, quake3, return to castle wolfenstein, ut2004, counter-strike, half-life), IL-2 Sturmovik, Darwinia, with a brief foray into MUDs.
with the occasional stab at a friend's console system: GoldenEye, Wipeout XL, Herzog Zwei, Klax, Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt, Pilot Wings, Return Fire, Road Rash 2. (and watched a friend (hey Justin!) play most of The Secret of Mana, and The Ocarina of Time)
and finally i bought my own console, a Playstation2. most enjoyed so far: Katamari Damacy & We love Katamari, God of War, Ico, Rez, GTA: Vice City, Spiderman 2, SSX 3, The Simpsons: Hit & Run, the Burnout series, Mad Maestro, Resident Evil 4, Sky Odyssey.
[games] - in my past - part 1
The Escapist - The Left Behind "I know I'm not alone. I've seen entire tribes of refugees during my travels, people fixated on one dead game or another."
the first game i ever played, was Space Invaders on my mom's greenscreen amstrad.
possibly the second, on the computers at her office, was Leather Goddesses of Phobos (a text adventure, that came with a scratch-n-sniff card, and a "lewd" setting...)
then for christmas one year, i got an Atari ST: cue hours of Dungeon Master (play the clone!), and more...
Altered Beast, Another World, Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh, Attack of the Mutant Camels, Battle Chess, Buggy Boy, Elite, Flood, Gauntlet, Gods, Ikari Warriors, International Karate plus, Ivan "Iron Man" Stewart's Super Off Road, Joust, Kick Off 2, Magic Pockets, Marble Madness, Mega-lo-Mania, Midwinter, North & South, Populous, Powermonger, Pirates!, Super Hang-on, Speedball 2, Stunt car racer, Super Sprint, Wicked, Wizball, Xenon 2 Megablast,
if you're feeling masochistic, download this emulator, Steem Engine, and games.
[games] - the sequel to (the best ps2 game ever) katamari damacy comes out tomorrow in N.America: We Love Katamari (official site). here's some fan art that the original inspired.
Katamari Fantasy Night cosplay.
Katamari Damacy iPod sock
Katamari Da Vinci
more Katamari cosplay
lots of pictures at the katamari-club gallery(bottom of page), and at
Flickr:katamari including sculptures, cake, toys, and more cosplay
some great katamari wallpapers
some discussion from kottke
Custom Magnetic Katamari
and finally some words from/about the creator of the game, Keita Takahashi, on the game's design, games for the elderly, his keynote at the GDCE, and some of his other art.
[toys] - The ultimate football table
funny trick shot video (wmv)
GameSpot: Beta Test Center.