Archive for the games Category

Katamari Man

Posted in animals, art, balls, games, japan on December 4, 2010 by John

Nice! Keita Takahashi, the man behind Katamari Damacy, and his wife Asuka Sakai have started up a blog, Uvula.

Via the Bygone Bureau’s Best blogs of 2010

A Set of Boccini

Posted in games, italy, san francisco, WEST COAST with tags , on November 23, 2009 by John

The bocce court in Aquatic Park always seemed like one of San Francisco’s best open secrets. There’s a shed in the corner that’s always locked up. If you take a look inside, there are vintage photos of bocce teams past, and some of the most beautiful balls you’ll ever see.

This all led me to wonder if there actually was a bocce community in the City, maybe just below the surface. Thankfully, the Bold Italic, a sort of locals tourist guide, answered the question for me in the best bocce article you’ll read all week.

The answer is not really.

But there are still some hold outs. The best bocce players in the US are in San Francisco, so that’s something.

If you want to see the rules for the official Volo Bocce, they’re here.

And thanks to friend and photog-blogger of all things San Fran, Ashleigh, for the pic.

Oregon Fail.

Posted in friends, games, horror, nostalgia, the past with tags , , , , on March 12, 2009 by kevin y.

In the spirit of cliche nostalgia, I found a site where you can play Oregon Trail for free.  I used to think I was quite the wagon master, but here is what happened on just my first river crossing…

Apparently, oxen and my friends cant swim.

Apparently, oxen and my friends can't swim.

I lost 75% of my food, some best friends, and worst of all, 3 of my 4 oxen!  I mean, its no Donner Party, but still, ouch. Here’s the link, if you want to play.

Bikini Samurai Squad

Posted in 2009, asian people, casual sex, games, japan, women with tags on February 15, 2009 by kevin

It’s always good to see that video games are constantly breaking new ground. Oh, and the enemies are zombies.

The Italian Alps

Posted in games, hearkening back with tags , , on January 12, 2009 by John

Most of the internet flash games you find don’t really live up to your hopes of keeping you entertained for more than a few minutes.  They’re usually too short, too confusing or too dumb.  Frost Bite 2 isn’t any of that jazz.

In fact it feels like an old SNES game.  The controls are simple and intuitive, the levels are well designed and its fun.  It feels like one of the good 2D Mario games.

And I still haven’t gotten to the peak, yet.  Anyways, play it here.

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I probably got to this via a series of links that started at Jay is Game, which blogs on flash and downlowable games.  The thing gives me at least above average games and I value that enough to blogroll it.

Word Vine

Posted in games with tags on December 12, 2008 by Nick

Micah…here’s that game….

Word Vine

*double click*

Literary (Video) Games. The Chameleons, Again

Posted in games, music on December 3, 2008 by Shiv

Finally, readers of books do something with their free time. Here is a Italo Calvino themed video game. Thanks Buzzfeed.

And:

Here’s The Chameleons UK – Strange Times album that I tried to post a few days back. It’s an amazing album. Hope you like.