"Whats Mean 247?" Yet more mysterious teasing from Sega!As Ant predicted, Sega's curious Project Ringo site received an update today, replacing the Flash animation teasing a date with a different Flash animation teasing a different date. Good work Sega!
Date archives for February, 2009
Apologies, but I’ve had a busy weekend so there’s no well-written Blog Carnival this month. To be honest though, there’s enough quality writing here to last you until the next Carnival, coming straight onto your PC screen in four weeks’ time. Enjoy!
Welcome to the February 23, 2009 edition of carnival of video game bloggers.
Neil Devlin presents Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) (Preview) posted at Free PS3 News @ FreePlaystationThree.Com, saying, “I have written a few previews of games that are soon to be released. I hope to be getting more reviews and previews soon as I have friends who work as game testers”
Zohair Zahid presents About Me posted at One Man’s Journey, saying, “It’s a fresh new blog about a street fighter average joe aiming to become the best or one of the best at Street Fighter IV, in the UK. Documents all my steps taken so when this is all over others will realise they can do the same. Provided all goes to plan.”
Scott Davis presents Onechanbara gives us Bakini?s and Zombies – Is there anything better? posted at ZombieChatter.com.
Larry Ferlazzo presents The Best Online Games Students Can Play In Private Virtual â€œRoomsâ€ | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… posted at Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites Of The Day For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL.
Rich Bordner presents Sodom and Gomorrah on Steroids Â« The Pugnacious Irishman posted at The Pugnacious Irishman, saying, “In this post I comment on RapeLay, a game made in Japan that, until recently, was sold by Amazon.com. Be sure to check out the follow up post titled “Malarkey” (there’s a pingback link to it in the comments section).”
Clare Swindlehurst presents Lego Indiana Jones – Put yourself in Indieâ€™s shoes! posted at Cheap Video Games, saying, “What do Lego bricks and Indiana Jones have in common? Theyâ€™re probably fondly remembered by most people as classics from their youth. I was definitely a big fan of both in my younger days. Well now they have been brought together in this fantastic video game which puts you in the shoes of Indiana Jones and his various side kicks as you battle your way through the memorable movie scenes.”
Scott Davis presents Street Fighter Movie with Kristin Kreuk – Seriously! posted at ZombieChatter.com.
Tony Huynh presents Roger Ebert is Right: Games are Not High Artâ€¦Yet at LimitlessUnits.com posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “Some of you may have heard about Roger Ebertâ€™s disparaging comments about video games. This may sound blasphemous, but in a way, I agree with Roger Ebertâ€™s assessment of our industry. Video games are currently not high art and they are an inferior medium to film and literature. I am not saying that video games can never be â€œhigh art,â€ it is that games have not yet reached that point.”
Danny Internets presents Paint the Walls With Their Brains, But God Forbid You Swear posted at CounterfeitCulture.com, saying, “The absurdity of profanity filters in games rated MA containing graphic violence and why our society’s priorities are in dire need of recalibrating.”
Danny Internets presents Blizzard Entertainment: Laziness of Legendary Proportions | CounterfeitCulture.com posted at CounterfeitCulture.com.
Tony Huynh presents Resident Evil 5 Demo Impressions posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “The Resident Evil 5 Demo got released for Gold members on Xbox Live Marketplace. I raced home from work and just finished it. I have written down some of my impressions for those of you interested.”
Margaret Garcia presents 50 Great Learning Tools & Video Games for Nurses & Health Professionals posted at Online Nursing Degree Guide.
Heather Johnson presents 70+ Open Courseware Links for Game Designers and Developers posted at Learn-gasm.
Gene Simms presents Flash Games & Money: The $100,000 experiment pt. 3 posted at Accumulate Profit Margin Invest Destroy, saying, “One mans journey to the sinister world of online casual games business continues in part three. This part covers outsourcing the dirty work to India and ingame advertising experiences.”
Alvaro Fernandez presents Nintendo Brain Age/ Training vs. Crossword Puzzles posted at SharpBrains, saying, “The assertion that something won’t “work” on adults because it won’t “work” on kids makes even less sense than having a “brain age”.”
Nikhil Mahajan presents Falling PC Game Demos posted at Free Full Version Download Games & Buy Games, saying, “There are less game demos releasing now than before. I have pointed out few reasons why deveoplers and publishers are not releasing game demos for the the PC version of the games. Just check out those resons.”
Tony Huynh presents 10 Greatest Video Game Designers Part 1 at LimitlessUnits.com posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “These are the ten heroes of game design. They have been responsible for games that have forever changed the medium and consequently the video game industry as a whole is indebted to them.”
Tony Huynh presents Call of Duty: World at War Through the Eyes of a Game Designer at LimitlessUnits.com posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “I played through the single-player campaign of Treyarchâ€™s Call of Duty: World at War over the long Thanksgiving weekend and again decided to compile my notes. As this is not a review of Call of Duty: World at War and more of a collection of my notes organized in a more readable format, it will contain some spoilers.”
Tony Huynh presents Pimps at Sea err I mean Age of Booty & Gen 13 Cosplay posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “This is a review of the Xbox Live Arcade and PSN downloadable game Age of Booty. Speaking of booty, there are also some really good pictures of Gen 13 cosplay.”
Tony Huynh presents My Student Films 2: EverQuest Documentary and Guilty Gear Isuka Trailer at LimitlessUnits.com posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “This EverQuest documentary was created about a friend of mine a number of years ago. This video was originally shot right after the release of the first expansion for EverQuest, Ruins of Kunark, which places it around September of 2000. He is a charismatic and very intelligent guy (these qualities come across on the screen), who dropped out of high school due to his addiction to the MMORPG Everquest. Please forgive the awful camera work. This was one of my first videos that I had ever shot. I learned a lot in its creation.”
Scott Davis presents Video Game Survey: I?m Not as Big A Geek as I Thought posted at ZombieChatter.com.
Tony Huynh presents Best Games of All Time by Genre Part 2 at LimitlessUnits.com posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “These are the video games that have defined their genre. They are the standard by which all other games in their category are judged. This is part 2 of this list.”
Alvaro Fernandez presents Games for Brain Health – Novelty, Variety and Challenge posted at SharpBrains, saying, “How gaming can be good for your brain.”
Michael Puskar presents Mongo Angry! Mongo Smash!: All Your Free Time Are Belong To Us posted at Mongo Angry! Mongo Smash!, saying, “The beginning of a Five Part Series dedicated to video games of different decades and systems.”
Tony Huynh presents Low Skill Cap and Luck (RNG) in World of Warcraft PVP posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “World of Warcraft is a game built for casual players with enough depth to draw in the hardcore players. When Blizzard designed the Player-Versus-Player (PVP) system for WoW, this design philosophy carried over and resulted in the inclusion of the global cooldown and luck or random number generator (rng) as WoW players call it.”
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