The programmer of Atari's 1976 arcade game Starship 1 placed the first Easter egg in a video game, and then promptly forgot how to trigger it. Now, 40 years later and after a lot of experimenting, he remembered the right sequence of coin-dropping and control-whacking needed to set it off. HI RON!
By: dave
Friday, Mar 24th 2017 (4:23am) | Thanks: digg
Hmm. Does this go under the GAMES topic or the MUSIC topic? Whichever I choose, Dave will swap it.
Anyway, the guitarist for the rock group Queen, Dr. Brian May (astrophysicist) has announced that they will have a Queen themed version of the classic board game.
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, Mar 21st 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Shavon
Listen, son, we need to have a talk. This isn't going to be easy for either of us. You are not my son. I'm sorry, I know this will come as a blow to you. But the fact is, no son of mine plays Oregon Trail like you do.
By: dave
Thursday, Mar 9th 2017 (12:02am) | Thanks: birdy
How did a boring Nintendo game from 1987 become the most coveted cartridge ever? It's a bit of a mystery.
By: dave
Tuesday, Nov 29th 2016 (12:00am) | Thanks: digg
Quick, Draw! is a 'game' by Google Experiments. Can a neural network learn to recognize doodles? See how well it does with your drawings and help teach it, just by playing.

You are tasked with sketching out six different objects per game. The neural network has 10 seconds to figure out what the thing you are drawing is supposed to be.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Nov 18th 2016 (2:37pm) | Thanks: Presurfer
Who remembers in the early 80's when the first laser discs came out and there was an arcade game named Dragon's Lair? The graphics were akin to a Disney cartoon and the game was very challenging. Well, some arcade owners cranked up the difficulty but others made it pretty easy to complete.

I must have wasted a roll or two in quarters on this bad boy before I finaly completed it but here is the complete playthrough of the game.

Bonus! Shortly thereafter, Space Ace came to the arcades. I never finished that game but now I can watch the playthrough for that one also.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Sep 29th 2016 (12:00am)
The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is a recently announced a miniature version of their console preloaded with Dr. Mario and 29 other classic Nintendo games. The system is modeled after the original NES, but is smaller and has updated HDMI output. Each system will include one controller, and additional controllers can be purchased separately when the system is released on November 11, 2016.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, Jul 16th 2016 (2:37am)
When his employer Fred & Farid in Paris received a pool table for the office, design creative Jean-Baptiste Le Divelec, creator of the incredible "2001: A Gif Odyssey" and a few of his friends transformed a complete set of standard pool balls into a wonderfully whimsical set of rolling of emojis.
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, Jun 28th 2016 (12:00am) | Thanks: Squid
Since it's shaping up to be a week of herding cats metaphorically, may as well go the full nine and do it literally - keep all the kitties doing the same thing simultaneously to score.
By: dave
Tuesday, Jun 28th 2016 (12:00am)
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A dozen little brain teasers for you to solve.
By: spam_vigilante
Wednesday, May 25th 2016 (12:07am)
A pretty good recreation of the game but lacking some of the complexities. The price is right, waste away a few hours building your empire.
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, Mar 8th 2016 (12:00am)
Questionaut is a short educational game. It's a point-and-click adventure game where you have to control an aeronaut who tries to get with his balloon as high as possible to get a hat which belongs to his friend.

You have to solve a simple problem and then answer questions. When you give the right answer, the balloon gets some air but if you give the wrong answer the balloon loses its air. Journey through strange worlds and test your knowledge of English, Maths and Science on this magical mission to recover your friend's hat.

When you're stuck and want to know how the story evolves, there's a complete walkthrough available.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Feb 12th 2016 (1:04am) | Thanks: Presurfer
The goal of Send Me To Heaven is to throw your phone as high as you possibly can and then catch it again. If it seems like a clever ploy to make you smash your phone, it totally totally isn't. Honest.
By: dave
Monday, Nov 16th 2015 (12:04am) | Thanks: mattrmcg
It's Wednesday. Waste away your day with this productivity application and your workweek is perfectly divided into two more manageable pieces.

Keep clicking on the penguin to keep him going up. Collect Turbo Boost power-ups to really send the little guy skyward. This game is great fun and terribly addictive.
By: spam_vigilante
Wednesday, Oct 21st 2015 (12:00am)
A little like Dance Dance Revolution, this addicting game only uses the arrow keys on your keyboard.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Jul 10th 2015 (12:00am)
What the 'Grand Theft Auto V' video game might look like in real life.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Jun 12th 2015 (12:01am)
There's really only one reason to play solitaire on the computer, and now there's really no reason thanks to this website.
By: dave
Thursday, May 21st 2015 (12:00am) | Thanks: slorum
Höme Improvisåtion is a multiplayer video game by developer The Stork Burnt Down that tasks players with assembling furniture without instructions in a clear spoof of IKEA. The game was created as part of the Global Game Jam.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Feb 13th 2015 (12:00am)
Naturally, your best advice will come from a Navy SEAL.
By: dave
Monday, Feb 2nd 2015 (12:00am) | Thanks: digg
A card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.
By: Sunny
Tuesday, Jan 20th 2015 (3:26pm)
For about 1:32 in this short clip, Grandma also uses some choice language as she beats up and shoot thugs.
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, Dec 1st 2014 (12:00am)
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A five-part video series examining the history of graphics in video games.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, Nov 22nd 2014 (4:01am)
You see a cat sitting on the back of the couch, licking her paw. Pet that cat.
By: dave
Thursday, Nov 13th 2014 (4:49am)
Everyone's favorite internet resource has done it again - this time they've archived a mad grip of emulated arcade games of the 70's and 80's. Start stacking quarters on your monitor for next!
By: dave
Monday, Nov 3rd 2014 (12:01am) | Thanks: mefi
I spend a fair amount of time playing GTA Online, but I'm not really a shooty killy kinda guy. I spend most of the time in the game skydiving and golfing and tooling around on a jet-ski, and get killed a lot by passers-by. I suck at gunplay in the game and am not interested in getting better at it.

I'm not alone in this approach to the game, but Youtuber goldvision has taken GTA pacifism to an artform.
By: dave
Thursday, Oct 9th 2014 (12:02am)

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