Shocking Autopsy

Shocking Autopsy, the Game

I don’t understand a game where you cause yourself actual physical pain. Especially one where you shock yourself. But then again I’m not a masochist like that. And besides, they tried ECT with me and it didn’t do a lick of good.

But anyway, if that is your bag, then you might want to check out Shocking Autopsy, which is what would have happened had Chuck Palahniuk invented the classic children’s game of Operation.

You click here to buy it at Amazon. We found that via Green Head.

By | 2017-09-24T23:24:10+00:00 December 9th, 2007|Games|0 Comments

Pac-Gentleman: Talk About Retro Gaming…

Pac-Gentleman

Doktor A, who we’ve mentioned before, has outdone himself this time: he’s created an 8-inch replica of Pac-Gentleman, an arcade game from 1880.

Of course, the interesting part of the Pac-Man saga is that Lady Pac-Man was introduced in 1901, followed by Mrs. Pac-Man in 1911. It was not, however, until 1982 that Ms. Pac-Man was released. This is because it was still, for Pac-Women, considered unseemly for them to be running around mazes chasing and being chased by ghost-monsters…if they were unmarried.

You’ve come a long way, baby.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:25:13+00:00 November 5th, 2007|Games|0 Comments

Rollercoasters vs. Innocent Bystanders

Once upon a time, sick, sadistic bastards figured out how to imprison their Sims and eventually have them expire. This made us think of two things. The first was obviously “What kind of twisted freak would do that?” The second was, following hard upon, “Who has the time to figure out how to do that crap?”

Now, with newer, more intricate games, like Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, these same tormentors have figured out they can unleash their wrath on many, many fake people at once.

Morbid whimsy, with the whimsy provided by They Might Be Giants. It’s okay to laugh, they’ll just add it to your tab in hell.

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Found via Web Zen.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:25:48+00:00 October 30th, 2007|Games|0 Comments

Second Life For the Uninitiated

In other words, it’s a lot like your day to day existence, and yes, I’m including the lag time and the slow boot up speeds. And the way you have to download an update for a few minutes each time you login. I don’t know about you, but my days always start like that in real life.

Anyway, about the only improvement upon your first life is flying. So.

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Found via VideoSift.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:26:21+00:00 October 16th, 2007|Games|0 Comments

Minesweeper the Movie: Don’t You Ever Forget That

You know, you can laugh. But the Law of Relative Development demands that Minesweeper the Movie is actually in development somewhere in Hollywood. Same thing with Tetris. Same thing with Pong.

Hell, Oregon Trail almost got made with Adam Sandler in 2002.

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Thanks to Debaser for pointing it out.

And okay, yeah, the Sandler thing was a lie. But you thought about it, didn’t you? Good.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:28:31+00:00 August 7th, 2007|Games|0 Comments

Arcade Games From the USSR: In Search of the Soviet Chuck E. Cheese

An example of an arcade game from the Soviet Union

Faaaascinating. I never even considered that the Soviet Union would have an equivalent to the old arcade that used to be at my hometown’s shopping mall, the Play Palace. Some folks at Moscow State Technical University are trying to find and restore these Soviet arcade games. One of them they don’t even know what the hell it is. Check out the whole deal at Wired. Don’t miss the gallery.

Doesn’t this make you want to see a Soviet version of Starcade? If that hasn’t already been a comedy skit, it should be.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:31:09+00:00 June 8th, 2007|Games|0 Comments