advanced video game graphics or horrible nightmare?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — stanleylieber @ 2:59 pm August 5, 2010



Filed under: cheapo games — Will @ 10:00 am August 4, 2010

Game: Blackout!
Purchased from: The iTunes Store
Price paid: $0.99
Platform: iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch

It seems to me that the iDevices are fairly well suited to puzzle games you can just pick up and play for a few minutes at a time, so I like to pick up a few of the cheapies… also, it turns out that I like to try lots of cheapie games.

Blackout!, exclamation point and all, is a game where you have to match colors (*gasp!*)… sort of. You have a series of grids full of gems, ‘starter’ pieces, and a light source. You have to use your wits (and your finger!) to clear gems away and create paths through the dirt so that the light flows through your tunnels to the unlit lights. You do this by rubbing your finger over the gems you want to get rid of, and by using two fingers to scroll the screen around. Pretty straightforward stuff.

But I ran into one big problem with this game: I don’t have a transparent hand. As you can probably tell from the video above, when you’re dragging your hand across your iThingus, trying to make your clears, your hand gets in the way, making it kind of difficult to string together anything longer than about four pieces. This also comes into play when you’re trying to scroll the screen around looking for clears. It’s kind of tough to see through your hands to the game board.

Other than that, the game’s pretty unremarkable. It tries to be clever by adding more colors or unclearable stuff that you have to work around. Pretty standard stuff. I’d probably get more play out of the thing if I could somehow make a clear hand to play with, but as it is, it’s not too awful.

This one goes out to Jacen and Jaina

Filed under: Potant Potables — Cameron @ 1:27 am

This one comes from ….but they wouldn’t let me embed their video so I embedded the one form another guys youtube page.  I’m such a hacker.

I usually don’t like to give any publicity, but this is a classic so I’ll give them their props this time.  I’m not sure you can beat a rapping Darth Vader and Princess Leia set to that Jay-Z song that the radio played way too much of a few months back.  So enjoy!

CJ has died of Dysentery

Filed under: Potant Potables — Cameron @ 1:16 am

And to honor his life we should all sit back and enjoy the Oregon Trail movie trailer.

Remember folks, always take the ferry and watch out for snakes.

Line Game Orange

Filed under: Web Games — Cameron @ 9:58 pm August 2, 2010


The Line Game Orange edition is one of about a million different guide the dot through the maze games.  Your goal is to make it to the finish area by avoiding the walls and the red obstacles.  This game is not very unique to the genre other than the graphics being a bit better than most. 



There are also oranges you can collect, but i have no idea what they do and I don’t care.  Just guide your little orange line through the maze and fail at it like I do, it’s fun i promise.  Also, here’s another picture…


Oh yeah there are also rotating black parts of the stage that you have to stay in, as seen in the picture above.  Don’t get out of them or you will curse and stop playing the game and then I’ll be to blame for your terrible experience.

Play it here at

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