The One Wherein I Grovel Some More

28 04 2009

 

This (for about 15 minutes tops, at a time) has been consuming nearly all my gaming time.

This (for about 15 minutes tops, at a time) has been consuming nearly all my "gaming time".

Hey all… I apologize sincerely for not updating in a very very long while.

 

The truth is, I haven’t played a lot of games. Or rather, I’ve had only about 5-10 minutes to game in any given time, so I’ve not been able to play anything substantial. Just some browser games (nothing AMAZING, but some good), and a little time with the 360 playing (and failing often with) Mega Man 9. (Which I love and hate simultaneously. Perhaps a story about why you should buy that game, if you haven’t, is in order in the near future.)

That, and what else… once I played “Worms” on the 360 (a series of which I’ve loved since the PSOne), and a little Geometry Wars 2. Other than that, nothing special.

I’ve got Left 4 Dead, and I’ll probably play that this week, if I can, and write about the new Survival mode soon. I’ve also gotten a beta key to Battlefield: Heroes, which I’ll have to check, but I’m pretty sure I can talk about the things they’ve publicly talked about on the blog. I’ve also gotten a beta for Sony’s FreeRealms, but it hasn’t been working so hot for me lately. I’ll let you know about that if it works. So plenty to talk about, once I can get a chance to actually play some stuff for any substantial period of time.

To those of you who’ve stuck it out and checked regularly to a couple times, since my last real article…I first of all thank you, and secondly, apologize. Please forgive the tardiness, and while I can’t say when to expect something, definitely DO expect something. 🙂

I hope to blow you all away with my next post. (No pressure there, self…just put that on out there…that’s cool.)

Thanks for paying attention, and I’ll catch up with y’all soon!

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Flash Week – Don’t Look Back

5 03 2009

This one’s a little different.  It’s a great use of Atari-style graphics and using the minimalist nature to focus on the gameplay and the “story”.  This one is an artistic masterpiece, in my opinion.  Give it a try, all the way to the end.  (Took me, about 10 minutes, tops.)  “Don’t Look Back” is an excellent use of the medium!





Flash Week – Don't Look Back

5 03 2009

This one’s a little different.  It’s a great use of Atari-style graphics and using the minimalist nature to focus on the gameplay and the “story”.  This one is an artistic masterpiece, in my opinion.  Give it a try, all the way to the end.  (Took me, about 10 minutes, tops.)  “Don’t Look Back” is an excellent use of the medium!





Flash Week!

2 03 2009

No, not that kind of flash, you perverts!!!  Browser-based games!

Since it’s been a while since I’ve updated my “Humpday Flash” posts, I figured I’d highlight a game every day of this week for your freeloading gaming pleasure.

Today’s game is quite complex and long for a browser game, and had me hooked well past the “badge” achievements over at Kongregate (and if you play it today (March 2) you can get a possible entry into a contest where you can win a copy of Halo Wars!!!)

I present thee with Battalion: Nemesis!

It’s a strategy RPG (in the hex-based tradition) with land, air and sea units available to you.  While it’s complex for a flash game, it’s more of a time-sink than a truly deep game.  It’s definitely fun, (and the dialogue is snarky and pokes fun at the genre) but the latter stages are really more wars of attrition than actual strategy sessions.  But overall, a great game for free and one I’d recommend checking out, to be sure.  Enjoy!





Humpday Flash – Dodge!

14 01 2009

Dodge!
Dodge!

Dodge takes on the visuals (albeit hand drawn, rather than the digital shimmer) of Geometry Wars and places them in a game where all you can do is dodge the bullets  from enemies and use those to kill the other enemies.  It’s a very simple game, that’s difficult to master.  These types are often the best!  Enjoy Dodge, over at Kongregate.com





A Very Humpday Christmas Flash

26 12 2008

For your (belated) Christmas Humpday Flash selection, I bring you the latest in the WarBears saga: “WarBears Adventures: An A.R. Xmas,” from Kongregate.

Its a Very WarBears Christmas Special!

It's a Very WarBears Christmas Special!

The WarBears series has always meant good old-skool puzzle-solving, of the point-and-click-adventure type, and this shorter, holiday themed game is no different. There’s a couple of cheat-y moments that you just have to kind of hunt around, but that’s par for the course for this genre of game. I highly recommend playing all of the series (They’re all good, and well written) but to whet your appetite, definitely try out this Christmas episode! Merry Christmas everyone!





Humpday Flash #4 – PowerPool

18 12 2008
PowerPool By NinjaKiwi

PowerPool By Ninja Kiwi

For this week’s flash goodness, I humbly give you PowerPool, presented by Kongregate and developed by Ninja Kiwi.  It’s a familiar game to anyone who has played pool on a console or web browser before, but with the square playing field, as well as some interesting “special balls”, it’s got some variety to it that is refreshing.  I was hooked!  Hope you enjoy it!  You can play PowerPool HERE, or by clicking the image above!