Saturday, 31 October 2009

Plinxenstein's Monster.

BOO. Yeah, it is Hallowe'en and as such, I am bringing you a spooky games arcade to keep you entertained/cowering in fear, depending on how much of a sissy-pants you are.

First up: Some shooting courtesy of the ever-reliable Nitrome. Graveyard Shift is as close to a lightgun shooter style arcade game as you're likely to get in your browser. It requires you to shoot and zombies and other assorted nasties, rescue defenceless maidens and block incoming fire. All in the charismatic Nitome pixelly style. Fun Times.

Now no plinx gamestravaganza would be complete without a little physics puzzle game. Oh lordy how I love 'em. So here's Pumpkin Remover. A spookified version of the previously plinked Red Remover. The premise is the same, click the rotting pumpkins to get them off the screen and preserve the fresh ones. Go.

Lastly, an entirely insane action game about a killer shark terrorising Miami. It's... Miami Shark and is frenetic lunacy. Jump out of the water and bite people, boats, planes and anything else you can get your fearsome jaws around. It only has a tenuous connection to Hallowe'en but hey, bite me. No, not you Miami Shark. AIIIIEEEE!

Monday, 26 October 2009

What's Yellow And Runny?

I am!

Yeah, I may look a little bit goofy but that there is the look of a man victorious!
Another Great South Run in the bag. Managed to get a new personal best for running ten miles. Did it in 1 hour, 38 minutes. 7 minutes quicker than last year.

I also have raised somewhere between £250-£300 for Help The Hospices. So thanks to everyone who sponsored me!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Hey, Internet. Sponsor Me Please!

i'm doing the Great South Run again. It would be most excellent if you would sponsor me. You can do so here:

That's all. Thanks for your time and hopefully... cash!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Not The Kit-Kat Kind.

Hey! So today I'm pointing you at another blog. It's called 'takeaweirdbreak' and it compiles all the most insane headlines from coffee-table magazines like Take a Break, Chat and... erm, those are the only ones I know.

Anyway, if you're unfamiliar with these periodicals, they're pretty hard to explain. On the one hand, they look like harmless bits of flim-flam. Lots of bright colours. Always a picture of a smiling non-celebrity model on the front surrounded by a few harmless headlines like 'Last Laugh of the Child Poisoner' and 'Erm, has anyone seen my headless corpse?!'.

Ah, now yes. Do you see what I'm getting at? They're incredible.

Anyway, takeaweirdbreak collects all the best examples. Here are a few:

Yeeeeaah... See the full blog Here.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Holy Crap, You Guys.

It turns out that after my thinly veiled advertisement for World Of Goo, it's actually a year old TODAY! So 2D Boy, the makers are offering to let people choose their own price for it.

In case I need to point this out...


Seriously, this is amazing and you should take full advantage. Do it now!

Goo Goo Ga Joob.

Ever played World Of Goo? Oh man, it's so great. It's a downloadable game that you have to pay for but it's pretty cheap and loads of fun. I recommend it wholeheartedly. The basic premise is that you use different blobs of Goo to build structures by joining them together. It's a simple concept but executed really well.

Anyway, the point is; There's a new(ish) flash game called Huje Tower which is so much like World of Goo that people are calling it a rip-off, which basically it is.

HOWEVER, if you give it a go and like it, you should definitely get World of Goo as it's the same thing but with acres more style (the offial unit of measurement for style is the acre, by the way. Tell your friends).

So yes, play Huje Tower, and then buy World of Goo. Got it?

Thursday, 8 October 2009


Dang, I'm kind of falling behind a bit. I think I'm getting old. Now I'm 25, it's a wonder I can still work an internet, let alone contribute to it in such a strapping, handsome way.

So today is a borrowed plink. Borrowed from Andy to be precise. So thanks, dude.

It's an article about an instrument called an Eigenharp. It's wholly remarkable and capable of making a vast number of different noises, but rather than trying to describe them onomatopoeia-style, check it out for yourself. There's a video and everything.

The best quote though is this:

"Described by its developers as 'the most expressive electronic musical instrument ever made'.

One of my colleagues calls it more simply 'a sci-fi bassoon'."

So yeah, Looky Here.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Rosie Lee.

Hello! It's my birthday tomorrow. I'm supposed to be sorting out the house 'cause a few people are coming over, but I'm on the internet instead. Shh, don't tell anyone.

To buy your silence, here's a video. An eccentric, yet moving tribute to that finest of beverages. The Cup of Tea.

Mmm, lovely.

Now get a brew on. Quick smart.