Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Social networking

I'm slightly worried by the trend among game advertisers to see addiction as desirable to the player. I understand that all designers want you to keep coming back (Zynga being the prime example, every one of their games is a masterclass in luring you back) but when did players shift to wanting all their waking hours ruled by 1s and 0s?

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Kids these days.

According to the BBC, Alien abduction is one of the top excuses for missing school.
Why are kids so dumb?
Oh yeah, they're skipping school to visit aliens.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Assassins Online

A while back I wrote a post explaining the rules for a little game I found called Assassins, (you can read it here 20-something-nothing.blogspot.com/2010/10/assasins-revised), and even more recently I stumbled across an online version.
Essentially, whenever you and another player are on the same website you can have a shootout, and the winner gets points to level up or "buy" turf, which is a particular website which people pay you game money every time they visit.
If Assassins sounds like fun to you check out metaassassins.com and get your hitman on.