Tag: gaming

  • The Gamification Encyclopedia

    [Being a wiki resource on the topic of Gamification:][link] What is Gamification? Glad you asked: >Gamification is the concept that you can apply the basic elements that make games fun and engaging to things that typically aren’t considered a game. Bit of an unwieldy word, but descriptive enough. [link]: http://gamification.org/wiki/Encyclopedia “The Gamification Encyclopedia – Gamification.org”

  • Detailed Longplay Annotation of Gimmick! For The NES

    [Great use of YouTube’s annotations system][link] for a skillfully-crafted NES game. Could this be the start of a new longplay genre? See also: [Gimmick!][gim] on Wikipedia. The ROM is available on the web using a simple Google search. I’ll leave you to that. [gim]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimmick! “Gimmick!” [link]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYcf2yUgblc “YouTube – Mr. Gimmick – Annotated NES…

  • 2d Boy: Results of the “Pay-What-You-Want” World of Goo Sale

    [Great detail and some analysis from 2d boy][link]. Points of interest: * A not-insignificant portion of purchases were for less than 30 cents, which PayPal took all of. * There are a lot of charts and stuff in the post, I love them for the amount of detail they’ve gone into and shared with the…

  • Winner of the Infinite Mario AI Contest Posts Source Code

    [All of the java components][link] that won [the contest][contest]. Watch the slow-mo video if you want to weep for humanity’s eventual end. [link]: http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~rb1006/projects:marioai “Robins Pages! :: projects:marioai” [contest]: http://julian.togelius.com/mariocompetition2009/index.php “Mario Competition 2009”

  • The Worst Super Mario Player Ever

    [An experiment in beating the original Super Mario Bros. for the NES while getting the lowest possible score][link]. This guy managed to do it while only getting 700 points. Just getting one power-up mushroom gives the player 1,000 points, so this is no mean feat. [link]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0E2SCGKtLI “YouTube – Worst Super Mario Player Ever”

  • Activision and Double Fine settle Brütal Legend lawsuit

    [Praise Lemmy, our long national nightmare is over.][link] No longer shall we worry about the release date of Brütal Legend being pushed back indefinitely. [link]: http://www.joystiq.com/2009/08/06/activision-and-double-fine-settle-brutal-legend-lawsuit/ “Activision and Double Fine settle Brutal Legend lawsuit”

  • Modern Warfare 2: Prestige Edition includes working night vision goggles

    [This is getting out of hand][link]. [link]: http://www.joystiq.com/2009/07/13/modern-warfare-2-prestige-edition-includes-working-night-vision/ “Modern Warfare 2: Prestige Edition includes working night vision goggles, original Call of Duty for PSN/XBLA”

  • The Experimental Gameplay Project Relaunches

    [The return of the video game prototype contest/community that spawned World of Goo and Crayon Physics][link]. via [Andy Baio][andy] [link]: http://experimentalgameplay.com/blog/ “Experimental Gameplay Project” [andy]: http://waxy.org “Waxy dot org”

  • Ron Gilbert Plays Through The Secret of Monkey Island

    [20- years on, one of the writers gives it a spin][link]. I’d give a lot for a Valve-style commentary system in the upcoming remake. [link]: http://grumpygamer.com/8280380 “Grumpy Gamer Stuff and Things and Monkey Island”

  • @Play: 2009 7DRL Winners, Part Three

    [John Harris concludes his look at the 2009 7-Day Roguelike competition][link]. [link]: http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2009/06/column_play_2009_7drl_winners_1.php “GameSetWatch – COLUMN: @Play: 2009 7DRL Winners, Part Three”

  • Johnny Chung Lee on Project Natal

    [Johnny’s a crazy smart guy, and this is a fun bit of insight into the project][link]. via [Andy Baio][andy]. [link]: http://procrastineering.blogspot.com/2009/06/project-natal.html “Procrastineering – Project blog for Johnny Chung Lee: Project Natal” [andy]: http://waxy.org “Waxy”

  • Atlus Announces Shiren the Wanderer Wii for Spring 2010

    [This is very good news if you’re a fan of roguelikes][link]. Shiren The Wanderer for the DS is one of my favorite games. [link]: http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2009/06/atlus_announces_shiren_the_wan.php “GameSetWatch – Atlus Announces Shiren the Wanderer Wii for Spring 2010”