I tried out Google’s new Second-Life clone, Lively. Never having played Second-Life, I’m not so sure what all the fuss is about, but just for kicks, embedded below is my Lively virtual room. Update: Lively has been shut down.
Here’s a fun distraction for your Friday: Sign in, wait for the green light, and type as fast as you can. Typeracer.com. I did pretty well with my average 65wpm speed.
Even better than the homemade touch screen hack, Johnny Lee has come up with a head tracking hack that could certainly be turned into many REALLY cool games. [Head Tracking for Desktop VR Displays using the WiiRemote – YouTube]
Using a couple of homemade infrared pens, a Wiimote, and some software he wrote, Johnny Chung Lee of Carnegie Mellon University has come up with, what must be, the coolest Nintendo Wii hack ever. Since the Wii tracks IR lights, Lee found that practically any surface — a projector screen, a tabletop, an LCD screen […]
Would you like to see something that looks like a trick, but is actually not a trick? [Dice Stacking – YouTube] [Dice stacking – Youtube] Yes, it’s real. (via)
Paul Preece, creator of Desktop Tower Defense, shares some inside info about his tremendously popular game in a recent interview. He claims to be making nearly $100,000 a year in ad revenue.
Check out the top ten best 8-bit games as rated by the Game Trailer Countdown. A couple of my favorite 8-bit games, Tetris and Excitebike, didn’t make the cut, but the GT list does have some classics.
Think you know the world around you? Try naming all 53 countries of the African continent in 10 minutes, in my latest naming game: 53 African Countries in 10 Minutes. Good luck.
I think Desktop Tower Defense is the most fun and addicting flash game I’ve ever played. It’s awesome, but be warned, don’t even start if you have work to do, because the addictiveness is off the charts.
I’ve been interested in learning more about Game TheoryÂ (wikipedia)Â lately and in particular The Prisoner’s Dilemma. One very interesting example happened on the Jeopardy show last Friday (March 16th 2007)—for the first time in 23 years, Jeopardy had a three way tie. The tie was an anomaly in large part because one player didn’t play the […]