Posts Tagged: games

Damsel in Distress: Part 1 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games

The first video from Anita Sarkeesian’s kickstarter project “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games” is up and running, covering the “Damsel in Distress” trope. You might remember that when Sarkeesian started this Kickstarter project, there was a huge surge of harassment directed at her for even starting the research, before she had even expressed her

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Weekend Update – My Fair Lady, Roller Derby and Canasta

Stephanie and I went with our friend Elizabeth to Bloomington, Ind. this weekend to visit Joe and see My Fair Lady performed by the Cardinal Stage Company at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. I’ve never seen the show onstage; I’ve only seen the movie musical and that was when I was young, so I didn’t have full

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links for 2008-03-15

SF0 SFZero is a Collaborative Production Game. Players build characters by completing tasks for their groups and increasing their Score. The goals of play include meeting new people, exploring the city, and participating in non-consumer leisure activities. We (tags: urban games gamesPublic community) Avant Game: The Lost Ring – the alternate reality game for the

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links for 2008-03-14

ยป wallpapers (tags: wallpaper) David Lanham : Hi Gloss (tags: wallpapers) Tubbypaws – papercraft ceiling cat! This is why I love the internets and the people that use them. People are awesome. (tags: papercraft lolcats) YouTube – Mr. Boddy Is Dead Yes, he is. And it’s your job to find who killed him. (tags: clue

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links for 2008-02-25

GOOD READ GAMES + It Was A Dark & Stormy Night Definitely want this, but can’t bring myself to spend the $50 right now. Cool board game for literature geeks (tags: games gamesBoard)

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Pack Rat

my utter lack of blogging lately has been entirely due to playing a Facebook game called pack rat. It’s a card trading game and is completely addicting. I’ve completely neglected numerous obligations to friends and household maintenance due to this game. In other news, my eye doctor says my eyes are healing exactly as expected.

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Weekend Update: 2008-01-06

Dunno what my last journal entry covered, so let me start at the top – we rang in 2008 at the traditional party at Dan and Doug’s, which is always fun and pretty low-key, and thankfully a few blocks away so we don’t have to risk life and limb. I got really toasted, but managed

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Rumor: Katamari for Wii?

The rumor is flying on all the gaming sites out there on the interweb tubes, but the article has been pulled from the original source: Beautiful Katamari is set to be released in the USA on October 17th for $39.99 on the PS3 (with SIXAXIS support) and XBOX 360. The Wii version will arrive shortly

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Interoffice Games

A list of games to play at work, shamelessly cribbed from Jane McGonigal’s gaming blog, but she received it in e-mail from her mom, so fair sharing must apply. I recognize some of these from some of my other lists of pranks you can play. How many points can you rack up in a day?

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Video Games I’d Love to Play

I’ve picked these up several times in the store, but they’re PC games, and I have a Mac, so I haven’t bought ’em. I wish they made more games like this for the Xbox — I tend to not be interested in the “kill kill kill, die die die” shooting games, but that’s most of

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Video Game encouraging killing gay people

A description of the new “Left Behind” video game, based on the series of books, the game will be release in October 0f 2006, just in time for Christmas. The synopsis is from the “Talk to Action” website. The game has been previewed at video game exhibitions. Imagine: you are a foot soldier in a

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Destroy All Humans

EB Games finally had the Xbox game “Destroy All Humans” on sale used when I went in there this weekend, so I got it. It’s loads of fun. You’re an alien tasked with invading the planet earth and gathering human DNA, which contains the pure DNA pattern for your alien race, which has degraded over

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Pillow Fight Club

More public game ideas — Pillow fight Club is where strangers arrange to get together and have a giant pillow fight, with some specific rules: Tell everyone about Pillow Fight Club. Tell everyone about Pillow Fight Club. Turn up at the arranged Pillow Fight Club venue with pillow hidden in a bag. At the exact

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World of Warcraft and GLBT Guilds

Interesting… Blizzard Entertainment, the company that produces the World of Warcraft MMORPG is penalizing players for identifying themselves as gay in the game, saying that they are doing it for the “protection” of gay players: While we appreciate and understand your point of view, we do feel that the advertisement of a ‘GLBT friendly’ guild

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Graphic Artist Ian Albert

Ian Albert is an awesome graphic artist who has some interesting hobbies – like constructing huge maps of game worlds by grabbing screen captures. I was fascinated by Super Mario world, which I played with my old roommate back in 1993. He also has some other colossal images, like and enormous map of the world,

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Public Games and “Design Your Own” Games

This improv group gathered a bunch of people, had them stand in the windows of a large commercial building and do a dance routine to entertain people in the park below. Then there’s the Zombie Village Playtest, created by Avant Games. And 20 Exquisite Rules, also by Avant Games.

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DIY Chess Figures

Site that tells how to build your own chess figures out of Nuts and Bolts. Quite a while back I saw a chess set in the background of a TV show that was a chess set made of different sizes and styles of salt and pepper shakers, and I wanted to create that. But when

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Melissa Etheridge and other cool stuff

My friend Amy gave me Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled by Melissa Etheridge a few weeks ago. I’ve been listening to it, but didn’t get around to paying attention to some of the new tunes on it until this week. There’s a very beautiful song called “This Is Not Goodbye” about going into surgery

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King Kong Game for Xbox Day

I should blog about last night’s city-county council meeting, which I attended to view the introduction of Proposal 622 to amend the Human Rights Ordinance. But I’m too excited to do that because the King Kong game for Xbox is released today, and I have to go get my copy. According to the King Kong

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Dance Dance Revolution

Oh, I forgot to mention that Stephanie and I got out the Xbox game Dance Dance Revolution for the first time this Sunday and played it. I am an uncoordinated dork, but it’s incredibly fun. Hopefully the more I play the less of an uncoordinated dork I will become.

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Public Space Games: Ministry of Reshelving

I’m a bit behind on reading Boing Boing, so I’m just now perusing Wednesday’s post about a new city-wide game: the Ministry of Reshelving, by Avant Game, a woman’s personal blog where she discusses some of the public games she’s created and participated in. Basically, following certain rules, you go to a bookstore and take

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blog for city-wide games

I’m going to have to look at this site in more detail later — it’s a site based in New York City that holds city-wide games, such as capture the flag, and man hunt. Sounds like fun. I know there’s a site like it in San Francisco, because Ernie from Little Yellow Different particpated at

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Fable Walkthrough Tips

The Bella Online walkthrough was most helpful in figuring out what I was doing wrong in the archery test. Also, see the comments for another walkthrough that I used to figure out stuff. Also, I used the walkthrough here: http://faqs.ign.com/articles/553/553965p1.html I’m currently stuck in Hobbe Cave, so I don’t know some of the rest of

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Strategic Non-violence Video Game

This is NOT an April fools joke: Sponsored by the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, the game, called โ€œA Force More Powerful,โ€ resembles a cross between a political science model and one of the popular city-builder games. The player represents the chief of staff of a non-violent resistance movement. He gives orders to various characters

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Xbox.com

I bought an Xbox at lunch today. I got it used, but just barely. The guy who had it played it once and brought it back to exchange for the new Playstation 2. It’s the limited edition Halo box, which came with the Halo game and is transparent green. I also got a second controller

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Red Marble Games (Mac video games)

I got a free download of the Holiday Express video game (similar to a Tetris game) with my .mac account through Apple, and because I enjoyed it, I looked up the company that made it, Red Marble Games, and played a few of their other free demos. I ended up buying Digby’s Donuts, which is

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Wild Divine

When I first started looking at this bio-feedback game called Wild Divine I thought it was pretty hokey, (I tend to take Deepak Chopra with a grain of salt) but watching the demo made me think it might be pretty fun to play around with. You have a machine hooked up to your fingertips that

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Betrapped!

I’m at work right now, so I can’t play this interesting game Betrapped, so I’m saving the link for later. It looks like a combination of Clue (my favorite!!!) and Minesweeper. You have to clear a room of traps (the minesweeper bit) and interrogate suspects (like Clue) to solve the crime. Here’s their synopsis: A

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Review: The Settlers of Catan

At first glance, you wouldn’t expect The Settlers of Catan game to be as addictive as everyone who’s played it claims that it is. For one thing, there are two thick, daunting rule books (“Game Rules” and “Almanac”) and the playing pieces themselves are fairly non-descript wooden block-like house structures and “little rectangles” that turn

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Trivial Pursuit: Book Lover’s Edition

The Book Lover’s Edition is played very similarly to the regular editions of Trivial Pursuit; the goal is to collect pieces of pie representing different categories of questions, and then to land directly on the center of the board to answer a final question in the category chosen for you by your opponents. Unlike other

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My Board Games

I love board games, and have 100+ different games in my collection. So far. General Games Adverteasing – The Game of Slogans, Commercials and Jingles Aggravation Apples to Apples (with expansion packs one and two) Backgammon Bazaar – A trading game Bethumpt’d With Words (with Voyager expansion pack) Bingo Carcassone (with Inns & Cathedrals and

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Bethump’d With Words

My girlfriend has a regular Wednesday night gathering with her friends, and last night they came over to my house and we played the board game Bethump’d With Words, which is a lot of fun. I had never played it before, but I really enjoyed it. Among other things, I learned what “Network Standard English”

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1982 Video Game high scorers…

Boing Boing has a really great post on Life magazine’s 1982 magazine spread on the hot teen craze, arcade video gaming, with the best of the arcade gamers meeting at the Twin Galaxies arcade in Ottumwa, Iowa to battle it out for the high score. The picture they have of the geek kids is pretty

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Weekend Update 2004-03-29

So I spent the whole weekend moving at a leisurely pace, which was very refreshing after months of whirlwind activity. Friday night was Girl’s Game Night at Vic’s/Outword Bound, which is always very fun. I bought The Truth About Jane and Tipping the Velvet on DVD from Outword Bound, which now has an online store,

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Mutual Friends Scavenger Hunt 2003

We wrapped up the hunt on Sunday, with the Mojo team winning with a whopping 1006 points, having answered an amazing number of the questions on the list. They kicked ASS. I’ll post the list of questions soon, as well as some more stats on how the team did, and pictures.

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Trogdor, The Burninator!

To play the Trogdor game, Use the arrow keys to control Trogdor. Stomp ten peasants to achieve burnination. Burn all cottages to progress to the next level. Brought to you by Strong Bad and Homestarrunner. For the origins of Trogdor, check out the Strong Bad e-mail about drawing a dragon. Heck while you’re at it,

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Scavenger Hunt Ideas

http://www.lcm.org/scav/scav.html How not to organize a scavenger hunt Several lists of different hunts Scavenger Hunt Party For My 30th Birthday! Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt (Checklist) University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt of 1993 (urban legend)

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1000 Blank White Cards

1000 Blank White Cards, a game that’s making the rounds of weblogs lately. Basically, you use blank index cards and draw the rules of the game as you go along, awarding points for certain things. Here’sanother explanation of the games rules (or lack thereof). Also, a slide-deck from the creator of the game on Philosophy

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fun with Macromedia Flash

Some people have way too much fun with Macromedia Flash. Damn them for being cool. After you’re done playing with all of the cool games at the beginning, enter the site and look through his links. He’s got some damned cool links you could sit and surf through all day. Which reminds me, I need

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Stuff I haven’t blogged about

I realized that for some reason, there are always major things going on in my life that I for one reason or another fail to mention in my weblog. Why? Hmmm. Major things: 1) I’ve been buying lots ($$$$) of things on eBay. What? Not telling; don’t want to encourage people to bid against me.

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house update, and Sims

Well, that house didn’t work out. I have one more possibility, and then if it doesn’t work, I’m going to just give up and try to build a house in Fall Creek Place instead. I’m going to do an official tour of those tomorrow.

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The Sims

So tonight I get to see another house– maybe the one I’ll buy. Cool! Also, Cate’s in town and she’s coming over to see it with me, then we’re going out to eat.

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