Yer a bird. Flap. Don't Flap.
Flappy Bird's removal from the app store has propelled it even more solidly into cultural phenomenon status, which has caused a lot of silly knockoffs that are quickly growing redundant. Some have taken it upon themselves to turn the original game into an MMO and an old school text-based game, and they're kid of more fun than the original.Read More
Space is dangerous. On Earth, I just get angry phone calls when I forget my rent.
Outer space is dangerous—even in video games. A record breaking player vs. player war broke out in the game EVE Online yesterday, because someone forgot to pay rent on their space station. Yeah, well, some of us can't even afford a space station to fight over, especially when it reportedly costs the equivalent of $300,000 in battle damage.Read More
The other day, web comic genius Randall Munroe of xkcd unleashed a comic that was a different sort of amazing from his usual dose of amazing. Called "Click and Drag," the comic was able to be explored manually using the titular action of clicking and dragging, and hid many jokes, fun references, and emotional moments. The Internet quickly took to the comic, creating various maps and methods of interaction, so users could more freely explore and see everything Munroe shoved into the enormous, sliding panel. Now, with the help of GitHub user n01se, "Click and Drag" has been turned into an MMO.Read More
Nintendo has always stuck by the notion that they'd never make a Pokémon MMO, and judging by all of the amount of available Pokémon MMOs, we find that Nintendo sure is good at sticking by notions. Because of this notion, some fans took matters into their own hands, and heavily modded the Game Boy Advance Pokémon Fire Red into a PC MMO.Read More
The BBC and developer Three Rings, who are best known for the oddly fun Puzzle Pirates, have teamed up like a Time Lord and a man of the 51st century and announced they'll be developing a free-to-play MMO based on Doctor Who, currently titled Doctor Who: Worlds of Time. Three Rings promises to divulge more details next week at GDC 2011, though the rest of us already know the details since we hopped in our fake police boxes and time traveled to the conference to get the details. No, none of us time traveled to the release date and played the game, because we all enjoy anxiously waiting in anticipation rather than playing actual games. From the press release:
"The game allows players to enter the TARDIS and be set a challenge by the mysterious Time Lord to help him defend civilized culture against infamous Doctor Who enemies."
Apparently, the Doctor will be getting even less discriminating with the way he chooses companions, i.e. anyone who signs up for a game account.
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If you spend much time on the internet, you've probably seen them. The ads for the free-t0-play strategy MMO Evony that, instead of featuring, you know, gameplay or review quotes, feature boobs. And more boobs. I know I'm not the only one who first assumed that it was some kind of fantasy themed sex game, porn site, or social network.
Well, Evony has apparently volunteered to clean up its own act. In a statement to Gamasutra, they said:
Moving forward – based on community feedback as well as an in-depth look at advertising effectiveness – we are employing an ad campaign that focuses on the gameplay and features of Evony: Age II.
Has online gaming's biggest player finally turned itself into Farmville?
Blizzard has long been in the practice of selling "pets," which are ornamental creatures that follow players around the gameworld. But the Celestial Steed is the first "mount" (read: ridable animal friend!) which must be acquired through grubby lucre rather than honest-to-god in-game effort.Read More