Your Relationship: It Plays Doom

Mingle2 has posted a fascinating comparison between being in a relationship and playing Doom 2 in full-on nightmare mode.

I want to cheat on you
I’m trapped in this relationship and IDDQD and IDKFA are starting to sound very appealing. I’m a man of ethics, however, and I’m going to endure this masochistic adventure as honestly as I can. (Plus, the sex is still great)

It’s honestly downright frightening how accurate this can be.

Found via Digg.

By | 2017-09-24T23:33:30+00:00 April 11th, 2007|Games|0 Comments

Adult Swim’s Five Minutes: My Life, Reduced to a Flash Game

Five Minutes flash game

A spiffy flash game from those Adult Swim whackjobs in which you, cubicle galley slave, decide to kill yourself after receiving one too many meeting notices. Trouble is, you’ve only got five minutes in which to take the eternal dirt nap and thus avoid meeting hell.

In other words, it’s Widgett Walls vs. the Day Job Virus: The Game. Find it here.

Found via del.icio.us.
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By | 2017-09-24T23:34:10+00:00 April 1st, 2007|Games|0 Comments

When the Worlds of Gaming and Espresso Collide!

This guy modified his espresso machine so that he can control it using a Nintendo controller. Very nice.

Of course, it’s a bitch when you have to defeat a giant turtle in order to start a shot brewing–especially first thing in the morning.

Found via MAKE Blog.

Update: Speaking of coffee machines and modding them, MAKE Blog also has a round-up of other coffee machines, both modded and original. Enjoy.

By | 2017-09-24T23:37:08+00:00 December 20th, 2006|Games, Stimuli|0 Comments

Four-Color Fisticuffs: The Good, The Bad, and The Budget

With holidays fast approaching and the next-gen console arms race now well and truly joined by all parties, there are, no doubt, those who are still looking for some quality last-gen game goodness. As long as you’re shopping to soothe your geek tendencies, look to double up and indulge in multiple dorktacular obsessions simultaneously. To assist you in the endeavor, we offer a glimpse of three comic-driven videogames available on hardware that won’t require camping outside your local Best Buy or selling a kidney on eBay.

The Budget – Teen Titans (PS2, Xbox, GC, GBA)

As a comic property, I was always a bit lukewarm on the Teen Titans. Miniature versions of real heroes with an occasional sidekick thrown in for good measure just didn’t really compel me to pick up issues (though George Perez did his damnedest to compel my pre-pubescent self to buy them with Starfire and Raven). That aside, the animated series has been pretty consistently entertaining and provides an interesting bit of levity that the comic stories never managed. The heavily anime-influenced Titans ‘toon was a no-brainer for translation to the console realm.

Unfortunately, the game just isn’t that much fun. Combat is extremely repetitive after the first hour or so, and the total storyline can be played through in a dozen hours, tops. The versus mode is a good bit of fun, especially with the absolutely massive number of playable characters, but even it gets stale pretty quickly. Fans of the series will dig the game’s light-hearted story and approach, though, making it a solid rental for even casual fans of the beat-em-up game genre. The other huge point in the game’s favor is its budget price. There’s a lot of game here for $20.

Buy it from Amazon for the PS2, or the Xbox, or the Gamecube, or the GameBoy Advance.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:37:12+00:00 December 15th, 2006|Games, Reviews|0 Comments

MobZombies: Get Off Your Ass, Barbara, They’re Coming For You!

What is MobZombies? Basically it’s a handheld game where you’re being chased by zombies. No, we mean it. You’re being chased by zombies–as in run or they’ll catch your ass on the screen and then it’s all final reel of Day of the Dead. Well, albeit on a pixel-art scale, but flesh-feasting is flesh-feasting even if it’s not photorealistic. But yes, the game keeps track of your movement as you try to hightail it to relative safety, or blow the piss out of the approaching horde.

Knowing my dumb ass, I’d be head down looking at the handheld console and not notice the concrete column I was headed for until I had rendered myself unconscious with it. Talk about a stupid way to greet the apocalypse.

Found via Boing Boing.

By | 2017-09-24T23:37:43+00:00 December 10th, 2006|Games|0 Comments