Go Gators!

July 25th, 2014 @ 7:50 am
Friday Five: Video Games

X-Wing vs TIE FighterHere are the five video games I loved most as a kid:

  1. Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
    wikipedia, Amazon
  2. EA Sports NCAA Football
    wikipedia, website, Amazon
  3. Age of Empires II
    wikipedia, website, Amazon
  4. B-17 Bomber
    wikipedia, website
  5. Burger Time
    wikipedia
February 14th, 2014 @ 4:40 am
Friday Five: My Favorite Words with Friends Words
  1. SQUAD
  2. JO
  3. ZA
  4. TASTERS
  5. CHAI
March 29th, 2013 @ 6:34 am
Friday Five: Favorite NFLRZ Games

Frankfurter FlingHere are my five favorite games on the NFLRZ:

  1. Frankfurter Fling
    I’ve played this game hundreds of times and never get tired of it.
  2. Safety Dance
    Yes, actually, that is yours truly voicing the penalties.
  3. Blitz Bot Chuck
    I just really like all the explosions in this one.
  4. NFLRZ Bank Heist
    This game reminds me of Thief, which I used to play with my little sister all the time.
  5. Jump Duck
    This game is best when you can play against a competitor.
April 11th, 2012 @ 6:35 am
Caine’s Arcade

Oh, man. I love this kid.

April 4th, 2012 @ 10:32 am
Just One More Game …

There’s a really good article in this week’s New York Times Magazine on the hyperaddictive, time-sucking, relationship-busting, mind-crushing power and allure of silly digital games. (hat tip to @sprokolopolis)

June 4th, 2010 @ 7:20 am
Friday Five: Toys

Atari 2600
These are the games and toys I loved the most for about the first twelve years of my life.

March 9th, 2010 @ 6:02 pm
Nobody Really Likes Farmville

I think I will stab myself in the stomach with a fork if one more person sends me a stray chicken or cat or whatever it is that people keep sending me; but it’s worth reading this seriously fascinating psychological analysis of why people play that annoying game.

February 26th, 2010 @ 7:19 am
Friday Five: Monopoly Properties
  1. St. Charles Place
  2. Marvin Gardens
  3. Park Place
  4. Pennsylvania Railroad
  5. Connecticut Avenue
October 16th, 2009 @ 7:57 am
Friday Five: Risk Territories
  1. Kamchatka
  2. Western Australia
  3. Brazil
  4. Eastern United States
  5. India
August 26th, 2009 @ 10:28 am
NCAA Football 10: Review

I have had EA Sports NCAA Football 10 for about three weeks. (My friend Kelly won it for me in a silent auction at our friend’s charity golf tournament last month.) Since I have had every copy of this title since 1994, I think I am able to provide a decent review of the current […]

July 24th, 2009 @ 5:30 am
Friday Five: Classic Board Games
  1. Monopoly
  2. Risk
  3. Life
  4. Clue
  5. Trivial Pursuit
June 19th, 2009 @ 6:00 am
Friday Five: iPhone Games

The iPhone games that are occupying the highest percentage of my free time right now are:

  1. FlightControl (previously)
  2. Wild West Pinball
  3. Parachute Panic
  4. Wild West Guns
  5. SkyBurger

Continue reading …

January 28th, 2009 @ 4:45 pm
Frankfurter Fling (Flash Game)

In the last two years my company has published almost 100 Flash games. That, my friends, is a lot. It’s very nearly a new game every week. We have a tremendously talented group of unbelievably creative artists and some of the sharpest web developers on the planet. The games we produce are generally targeted at […]

August 12th, 2008 @ 8:48 pm
Frenzic

Crap. There goes the rest of 2008. Take a look at Frenzic (iPhone version), “a fast-paced, addictive game that makes Tetris look like child’s play.”

June 12th, 2008 @ 2:21 pm
More Cowbell

Catch and devour the brains of the living.

January 13th, 2007 @ 12:41 am
Office Supply Movies

Now this is just plain nifty marketing. From a post at meryl.net comes twenty movie scenes recreated using only office stationery It’s a game and you have to guess each one. I nabbed fifteen of them and am kicking myself for not getting four of the five I missed. Give it a go and let […]

May 6th, 2005 @ 9:33 am
Speed Stacks

Are you as surprised as me that this is not on ESPN right after the poker and billiards championships? Apparently there is a new “sport” sweeping the country by storm: Cup Stacking, in which teams attempt to stack — and unstack (maybe that’s the “sport” part?) — specially designed plastic cups. File under: Decline of […]

March 28th, 2005 @ 7:02 pm
The Commonly Confused Words Test

Amazing! According to this test I am an English Genius. It was not a surprise to see that I scored a perfect 100%, actually, on the advanced sections. What was shocking was that I scored in the embarrassingly-low 80s on what were supposed to be the simple sections. That, and the fact that I could […]

April 11th, 2003 @ 9:13 am
The Middle East

All that time spent in Model United Nations in high school did not go completely to waste. It only took me about two minutes to complete this map of the Middle East game. Bahrain and Armenia threw me for a while there, but I got them eventually. This is really a great teaching tool. I’d […]