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The Dorklyst: 6 Great Homemade Games You Need to Know About By Kevin Corrigan and Lev Novak / July 7, 2011 Not all video games have the benefit of million-dollar advertising campaigns and giant corporate monoliths to shove them forward into the spotlight. And not every gamer has $60 to drop on a triple-A title. But if you look around, you'll find plenty of small scale operations churning out gaming gold at little or no cost to you. Here are six of the best homemade games that you need to be playing. 6. What is the object of Sleep is Death? Hold on. Sleep is Death is a point and click adventure on it's surface, but what you're really doing is working with a friend to create a story. It's hard to even call Sleep is Death a game. Buy Sleep is Death (pay what you want) Every year companies like Capcom put out new 2D fighting games with new characters. When you download M.U.G.E.N. you start with nothing. All the obvious characters are out there. Robocop vs Sailor Moon? Download M.U.G.E.N. 4. That's about all we know for sure about the plot.

Sexisme chez les geeks : Pourquoi notre communauté est malade, et comment y remédier J’aimerais préciser quelque chose. Quand Mar_Lard a publié son article sur Joystick en août dernier sur ce blog, nous avons décidé de publier tous les commentaires afin que tout le monde puisse se rendre compte de la violence des réactions. Je suggère à ceux qui voudraient réitérer ce genre d’exploits (histoire de contribuer à la démonstration de Mar_Lard, merci les mecs) de lire la charte de modération désormais en vigueur sur ce blog au lieu de perdre leur temps. [EDIT] Devant le nombre de confusions, 2ème précision: ce blog appartient à AC Husson mais l’auteure de cette contribution est Mar_Lard. Si vous voulez la contacter par mail, je transmettrai. Attention, cet article inclut de nombreux exemples susceptibles de choquer : images d’une grande violence ou sexuellement explicites, insultes et propos à caractère fortement sexiste/homophobe/raciste, menaces de violences sexuelles et autres. Ce paragraphe a suscité des réactions extrêmes. 1. Le problème est dans l’industrie. Bref. Ouais.

Bricks Of War Is A LEGO Gears of War. And Yep, It Fuckin' Rocks. ​A stop-motion pop 'n stop spoof? I'll take it! You know how you'll have those things in your life and love them, and also recognize that before you knew of them you never knew you needed them? Yep. That's exactly what this is. Anyway. A perfect representation of Gears of War, in LEGO form. Props to the team that made this, called Kooberz Studios. I want to see a Splinter Cell and a God of War version done LEGO. Join The Joystick Division!

Coincher en ligne - Belote coinchée gratuite en ligne et multi joueurs How controllers shaped games from the ground up - Slideshow Throughout the years, myriad factors have impacted video games, how they’re made, and how they’re played. Raw horsepower, bizarre business partnerships, and even the storage media have all played a role in shaping the way games evolved. However, the controller itself might just be the single most important factor in deciding exactly what kind of games are developed for any given platform. The defining aspect of this medium is its interactive nature. Books and movies are inherently unidirectional, but video games have always been focused on offering an interactive experience. The goal of building the “perfect controller” has long eluded engineers, but we’ve seen steady progress from the 1970s up until last year with the release of the DualShock 4 and the Xbox One controller. Paddle controls In the early days of video games, paddle controls proliferated. Next page: The humble joystick, and the miraculous d-pad

Une contre-histoire des internets - ARTE Shoebox Mario: A Side-Scrolling DIY Masterpiece This little side-scrolling game looks like a lot of fun to play, especially if you stumble upon it lying on a table with an inviting "pull me" label. It looks like playing a normal Mario game but in a horrible nightmare featuring a controller so sticky you can’t stop running to the right. The game-in-a-shoebox is made from a Teagueduino board and is effectively an analog version of the classic Mario games. When you goof, the lid drops on you and closes unforgivingly, sort of like it’s taunting you to try your skill again. The company is still in Kickstarter mode as of this writing, and you’ll have to pledge $160 to get a Teagueduino. For those who don’t know, a Teagueduino is basically an Arduino board with an extra bit of hardware. Teagueduino has a tutorial for making your own side-scroller (along with information on other basic projects) on its website, though it doesn't seem to offer a lot of concise details. [Teague Labs on Vimeo via Gizmodo] Like this?

I wanna be the guy I wanna be the guy Aujourd'hui, c'est vendredi ! Et même si mon frère dit que le vendredi, c'est graphisme, moi je dis que le vendredi, c'est PROCRASTINATION ! Yeah ! Si vous avez un peu de temps et un ordinateur Windows (ou Wine), je vous invite à télécharger le petit jeu I Wanna Be The Guy, qui est un jeu plein d'humour, aux graphismes nostalgiques, bourré de référence à la culture jeu vidéo, à la musique 8 bits et où vous mourrez des millions de fois avant de le finir... Il est sorti il y a un petit moment maintenant mais comme je sais que vous aimez les défis... A télécharger ici. Et pour la soluce, allez faire un tour sur Youtube (gaffe aux spoils). Mille merci à Gabriel pour le partage ! Vous avez aimé cet article ?

Addition Trick I must have been in about fourth or fifth grade. I was visiting my grandparents, when my uncle got out a pen and paper, saying he had a math trick to show me. He explained that by magic he could predict in advance what the result of an addition sum would be. Now, I know it wasn't magic at all, but by the end of the trick, it certainly seemed magical. Here's how it worked. First, he asked me to write down a four-digit number, like so. Then, he predicted the final result of the sum, and wrote it down. How on earth could he predict it? He took the pen, and without hesitation, he filled in the next number. It was my turn to write. He smiled, and again with no hesitation, wrote the final number in the sum. He gave me back the pen, and said. In the next few paragraphs, I'll explain how it works, so you can show the fifth-graders in your lives the same trick. First, explain the trick - that you will predict the outcome of an arithmetic sum. Then, it's your turn to predict the answer.

London Philharmonic performs medley of over 20 video game songs – Video Games Reviews, Cheats The sign of a good video game theme song is when the song is stuck in your head for hours, or even days, after you finished playing. True, you might not think it’s the best thing ever when all you hear is the Moon Theme from the Duck Tales NES game or the Kirby’s Dream Land theme. Then, there are songs like the Legend of Zelda theme or the Super Mario Bros. theme that everyone and their moms are familiar with. We’ve clearly reached a point where video game themes must be given the full respect they deserve — we’re talking Philharmonic style. That’s right, the London Philharmonic Orchestra transformed more than 20 video game songs into beautiful orchestral pieces that were performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Friday, September 2. We have to admit, there are a lot of newer games in there, and we’re missing the theme songs that kept us entertained during our childhood. via BBC, London Philharmonic

Teach Students to Effectively Search Google Image Using Both Text and Images March 24, 2014 Here is a quick tip I learned from Daniel Russel on using Google Image. This tip is about using Google Image for conducting a search query about a certain image. Usually, the traditional way of using Google Image is by typing a textual input into the search pane and start browsing through the page results displayed, but how about looking for images you already have? For instance, let's suppose you have a picture on your desktop of a monument from a museum you have visited and you want to know more information about that monument. For this you need to upload your picture to Google Image or simply drag and drop it into the search pane and click on "search". If your search does not return the results you want then try refining your search by adding some words to your query. You can use this strategy with your students to teach them how to effectively search for images and gather information about them.

Great moments in Modern Warfare 2 commentary: "Sandy Ravage is VISIBLY UPSET" | News, Videos Here's a ridiculous kill streak in Modern Warfare 2 by player Sandy Ravage, commentated with hilarious enthusiasm by El Presador. A while back I was singing the praises of StarCraft 2 pro-gaming commentators Tasteless and Artosis - their nerdily smart insights and zealous enthusiasm are perfect to make a frantic RTS comprehensible. I think El Presador's thunderously macho bellowing and hilarious improvised lingo is just as perfect for the merciless bloodbath of instakills that is Modern Warfare 2 online. The next time I'm one-shotted from nowhere, I'm going to be thinking, "You got the beast mad now! "Sandy Ravage senses these boys are gonna quit, so he missed on purpose with that predator missile. "They need to make a patch for this man, because man seriously - how the fuck you gonna combat the uncombatable? Thanks reddit.

Xbox Facts you Probably Didn't Know About ~ Bionic Goodies The original Microsoft Xbox console lost between $100-$125 per console. This means that they lost upwards of about $4 billion. Luckily Microsoft is okay with operating in the red in order to establish itself in whatever industry it tries to branch into. Autonomous Sniper System Space Dynamics Laboratory created a lightweight UAV with gun turret. Israeli Military A subsidiary of Microsoft called Rare developed the Kinect technology. Halo In 2011 Microsoft stopped support for the original Halo game and console. Mike Rowe A student by the name of Mike Rowe bought the domain name Mikerowesoft.com and Microsoft sent the Mike a copyright lawsuit for owning the domain. Dreamcast Did you know that Microsoft first dabbled in the video game business with Dreamcast?

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