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Links tagged "videogames"

2013.06.19 Gunpoint


Looks like a really entertaining game (be sure to watch the video in full screen), with my main draw being the puzzle aspect of rewiring the systems/lights/whatever to complete the task. I can do without the punching/shooting, but whatever. $9 on Steam, with a free trial available - PC-only for now. #

2013.06.13 FEZ


I know FEZ II just got announced today, but I'm still stuck on the original, because I've never played it. "...You play as Gomez, a 2D creature living in what he believes is a 2D world. Until a strange and powerful artifact reveals to him the existence of a mysterious third dimension." I've had a tab in my browser open to the trailer for this for weeks, and I re-watch it every day, trying to wrap my mind around this. Thankfully, they also released this game for PC and not just XBox, and it's just $10. Now to find a PC I can play this on (and to convince my wife I can buy it...) #

2013.04.12 Zelda - Clockwork Empire

Zelda - Clockwork Empire Zelda - Clockwork Empire

"Inspired by Anita Sarkeesian’s Video Game Tropes vs Women, I wanted to pitch a Zelda game where Zelda herself was the hero, rescuing a Prince Link."

I love the idea, and the sample artwork and write-up are spot-on. I'd love to play this game (although I doubt Nintendo would actually do it - which is a shame). #

2012.12.03 Enjoy - OS X

Enjoy - OS X

This handy little OS X application will let you use that non-standard gamepad (like an old school SNES gamepad, along with one of Retro USB's USB Super RetroPort), and use it in any application. USB Overdrive can too, but it's too much for my purposes. Now don't get me wrong, Richard Bannister's perfect Emulator Enhancer is all you need for SNES9X, Nestopia, or Visual Boy Advance. One of its best features is the ease of being able to turn it on/off, and to have different profiles for different programs… and you can't beat the price. #

2012.11.17 Spelunky v1.3 (and Source)

Spelunky v1.3 (and Source)

I'm clearly late to the game on Spelunky, but I have don't own an XBox, nor do I intend to play games on a PC… but on my Mac? Absofruitly. The controls are a bit weird to get used to, and there is no doubt that the game is hard, but I agree with Andy - it feels fair. To keep you interested, I love that the levels are random. I'm just trying not to get my butt kicked. Maybe this next time I play that won't happen. #

2012.11.12 Retro Game Crunch - Kickstarter

Retro Game Crunch - Kickstarter

It's no secret I pretty much have a man crush on Shaun Inman. Now he's gone and come up with a Kickstarter project involving the same two collaborators as he worked with for Super Clew Land. You should back it. $25 for 6 7 games from him is a bargain, though that $75 tier sure looks appealing. #

2011.04.18 Unplayed // ShaunInman

Unplayed // ShaunInman

A super simple way of keeping track of your video games in their various stages (Unplayed, Unbeaten, Beaten, Abandoned). Already installed this for myself, and updated my own (incomplete) lists#

2011.03.30 Pica Pic | retro handheld games collection

Pica Pic | retro handheld games collection

You know you remember one or two of these old school handheld games. They're still pretty entertaining (but it helps that I'm miles better than I used to be at them). #

2010.12.31 Lost Levels: The Legend of Zelda Prototype

Lost Levels: The Legend of Zelda Prototype

Somehow these guys got their hands on an early prototype of The Legend of Zelda, and posted it for us all to play with our favorite emulator. Reportedly it's easier… but you can read about all the changes as well. Impressive find. #

2010.06.23 Original Pac-Man Illustrations

Original Pac-Man Illustrations

Toru Iwatani shares some of his original Pac-Man design illustrations. Pretty interesting and cool to see. #

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