What do we really know about this tablet? All I see is tech savy writers try to outwit each other in insignificant knowledge and speculations about the Kindle Fire tablet.
Two interesting articles about the current state of gaming:
Just read this exercept:
- I leaned patience from rock-hard games like Impossible Mission, Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Thrust (and from waiting for them to load via cassette).
- I learned how to spell from text adventures like Zork, The Hobbit and Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy.
- I learned social skills from multi-player games like Gauntlet, Pitstop 2 and Ballblazer.
- I developed a love of all sports from simulations like Leaderboard, International Soccer and Summer Games
- I learned to appreciate exotic animals from Jeff Minter’s Attack of the Mutant Camels, Metagalactic Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time and Sheep in Space.
- I learned how to think strategically and quickly adapt to changing fortunes from Archon, Boulderdash and Super Pipeline 2.
- And I learned the universe was a really, really big place from Elite.
What are the games that have made you?
Interesting gaming questions there, lol.
Meanwhile here is a list of free online games to kill time with:
(THESE GAMES SEEMS TO BE DOWN FOR THE MOMENT)
Online Games list
Arcane Online Mystery Serial – The Stone Circle (Episode 7)
Pharaohs Tomb – Adventure Game
Uncover the secrets of the Ravenhearst Manor!
Snowy Treasure Hunter 2
Trivial Pursuit Online
Gutterball – Free Online Bowling Game
Classics and others:
A dog which was rescued at sea off the coast of Kesennuma, Japan, on Friday after being found drifting on a roof is believed to have survived for three weeks after being washed away by the killer tsunami triggered by the March 11 earthquake. Coast guard members aboard a helicopter involved in the day’s search for those still missing after the disaster found the dog on the roof drifting along some 1.8 kilometres off Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture. It took several hours to catch the dog and bring him to the safety of a coastguard vessel. The dog’s collar has no clues about the owner such as address and contact numbers.
Seriously, why are games so addictive on computers and/or over the Internet? I’m even hooked on an online version of Trivial Pursuit now! http://free-games-list.blogspot.com/2011/03/trivial-pursuit-free-online-game-six.html
Have either of you ever played that particular version of Trivial Pursuit? I ask, not because of any weird rules or particularly tough questions in it, but because of the opponent – The Teddybear… Well, the teddy bear and it’s moves more precisely.
Who put that in there? Funny as hell though, and maybe that’s why I’ve become addicted to this game?
Coca-Cola, the great producer of carbonated soft drinks simply known as Coke.
Yet what actually goes into Coke has always been a mystery. Until now:
A woman playing golf at her Playstation was shocked to se her “self” tee off TOPLESS in a Tiger Woods golf game.
Jo Eley had “spent ages” creating an avatar to make it resemble herself using face-mapping technology. But when she started playing, her avatar was topless and, wearing only white hotpants.
Eley, who will turn 27 shortly, said she believed a programmer put the hidden strip in as a prank after Tiger Woods famous screw around with pornstars that was covered broadly in the media. Jo, the mother of one likes to play the Tiger Woods PGA 11 golf game with her partner Nathan Oliver, where they live in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK.
She told a tabloid: “We couldn’t stop laughing. Now I can’t get rid of it. It could have been worse, she looks quite good and has bigger boobs than me.”
PG Electronic Arts responded by saing: “We have extensively investigated and have determined that this situation is not possible through a retail copy of the game. The player model is clearly modified as a result of hacking.”
It is not know if Tiger Woods have shown any interest in switching to Playstation golf following these topless news.
Lots of funny Facebook updates, pictures, and posts. Some of these are very clever indeed, or humiliating at least, lol.
Keep them coming. Here are are more Facebook funnies:
Tracey’s little sex blunder on Facebook!
Facebook Bloopers, Part 2 (More than Tracey’s ‘Love Cave’)
Facebook Bloopers, Part 3. The lol continues
Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary tried to take the papers to the TV news reporter in today’s press conference in Oslo, Norway.
The company is being sharply criticized for its poor working conditions, including from an anonymous Rygge-employee who stands out in Moss Avis today – several trade unions are even boycotting the company.
NRK Østfold reporter Lars Håkon Pedersen experienced it all up close.
NRK’s reporter showed Michael O `Leary an employment contract that she wanted him to comment on. She tried to view a page that did not show the name of the contract owner. O `Leary took the contract out of her hands and tried to look at it,” says Pedersen.
The reporter was able to pull the document back again, so that O `Leary could not see who owned the contract.
What he saw was that it was not an employment contract, but a training contract for six months, “said Pedersen.
The incident happened at a press conference where Ryanair stated that they will have a fourth based plane in place at Moss Airport Rygge in March-April next year.
Conditions resembeling slave labor in Ryanair
The same day that Ryanair held the press conference, an employee spoke out about what he calls slave-like working conditions. The person who spoke to Moss Avis will remain anonymous. “Ryanair is firing people on the day over smaller issues than this. None of us are allowed to speak with the press,” said the employee, which tells of an hourly wage of 16 euros for the time the plane is in the air.
Ryanair again rejects all criticism
All Ryanair staff can theoretically join a union, but it is true that we do not negotiate with unions. We are instead in a dialogue with representatives of our own employees, “said McNamara to Moss Avis.
He denies that the employees will only get paid for the time they are in the air, and that one gets fired for getting too late, if it is not repeated after the warnings.
When Tiger Woods duffed a shot at the Ryder Cup, the ball zipped directly toward photographer Mark Pain of the Daily Mail. Pain managed to snap an incredible picture, but his good timing isn’t getting nearly as much attention as a bystander in a funny-looking mustache and wig. Yes, that’s all it takes now to become a celebrity.
The “Cigar Guy” has quickly become the new Chuck Norris, inspiring amateur Photoshop junkies everywhere. The Daily Mail says he dressed in tribute to Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez, but who knew Cigar Guy also appeared in Donnie Darko? Or knocked out Sonny Liston? Or watched Jack Ruby shoot Lee Harvey Oswald? Got an idea of your own? The website knowyourmeme.com posted a Cigar Guy template.
But who is he? Time pleads on its Newsfeed blog for the man behind the mustache to identify himself. That would probably be pointless, because he’ll never be known by anything but Cigar Guy for the rest of his life. Or at least for the rest of the month, and then a new funny-looking bystander will dominate the Internets.
Interview with photographer Mark Pain:
Harry Smith: Instead of [the golf ball] going high up into the air and over your head, what happened?
Mark Pain: Normally — 99 times out of 100, or for Tiger 99,000 times out of 100,000 — he would just chip that to within two or three inches of the hole. When we’re working with Tiger we’ve never had any problems getting that near to him because we know that it’s never going to be an issue.
But all the grass had been trampled by the spectators and he just seemed to catch it really wrong, and it just dinked out to his right and it just headed straight towards me, hit my camera and then hit me, and then landed at my feet. And Tiger’s face — he almost couldn’t believe it. He couldn’t believe he played such a bad shot, really.
Smith: Did Tiger or his caddie say anything to you like, “You’re really too close, you need to move back a little bit”?
Pain: They did … and then we all moved back. Tiger’s caddie Steve [Williams], he’s got a reputation for being very very strict with us photographers … but no, we were all in a perfect position, and the marshalls had agreed where we were. … There was a very wide angle for him to play a shot into towards the green.
Smith: Was it just instinct that made you click the shot?
Pain: It’s pretty much instinct. … You totally focusing on Tiger’s expression because once the ball goes past you there are still moments there to capture. He can throw his club away, celebrate, do whatever he does.
Smith: And the camera’s okay?
Pain: Camera’s fine. It’s a Nikon D3S, it’s taken a bit of a knock here but it’s absolutely perfect. … And it’s only a month old.