Wednesday, 26 January 2011

What's Your Angle?

Hello friends.
I think it's about time we took a fishing trip.

Just, y'know... float out into the middle of nowhere, sling the hook over the side, grab a fish, flick it out of the water and into the air then blow it to bits with a gun.

What do you mean that's not how fishing works? That's how I learnt. Your way sounds boring! I prefer to go RADICAL FISHIN'!


Sunday, 23 January 2011

It's A Hoot Hoot.

Hello all. Hope your weekends were fruitful.
I spent a lot of mine playing LBP2, predictably. It's so great. I'll write more about it sometime in the week.

Today however, I have something that just doesn't feature enough in everyday life:

Hungover Owls.

Yeah. Somebody has dedicated a blog to finding pictures of owls that look like they're suffering after a big night. Once again, it's stuff like this that makes me love the internet.

The blog has an astonishing 14 pages of worse-for-wear owls already, each with a smirk-worthy caption. You should check it out, and you can do so Here!

Monday, 17 January 2011


Hello friends.
I love videogames, I also love the videogames community. Their creativity and the breadth of their commitment to titting about with the games they love is awe-inspiring. It's largely for this reason that I'm so excited about the release of LittleBigPlanet 2 this Friday. This post isn't about that, though. Expect a giddy outporing of fanboyism on that topic soon.

This post is about Grand Theft Auto 4, more specifically a video created by a guy who tinkered with one very important setting inside the game. Specifically the friction of the vehicles. If this sounds dull, well take a look at the video:


Friday, 14 January 2011

Space: The Final Frontier.

Evening all. I trust you're well.

I'm going to really test your mettle tonight, put your skills through their paces. This game is not for you 'casual' gamers, so go back to your Farmville, pansies.

It's called Super PSTW Action RPG, the PSTW stands for 'press space to win' and err... that's all you do. Don't get me wrong, you have to press it a few times.

It's a fun little pastiche of RPG flash games, but the REAL reason I'm drawing your attention to it is because of a review it got from an irate player. As with many places on the internet, affords visitors the ability to comment on the content of the site. Obviously, when you give the general public an anonymous mouthpiece, you get, well... you get utter twats. The above game attracted a real doozy. He spewed out such a malformed chunk of prose that someone else felt compelled to do a dramatic reading of it and then a THIRD person made an animated video for it. It's stuff like this that makes me love the internet.

Without further ado, I present to you 'Dot Dot Dot'.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Pleased To Meteor.

So, it's mid-afternoon. You're probably at work or something. Has the desire to destroy all life on the planet crossed your mind?

Thought so. Well, as always, plinx has got your back.

Way back in the mists of time (april '09, to be precise) I plinked a game called Effing Hail where you used gusts of wind to manipulate hailstorms until they became powerful forces of destruction.

Well, now the same guys bring you Effing Meteors! This time, you use your cursor as a magnetic field to group together rocks whizzing through space in order to send them smashing down onto the surface of the planet, wiping out anything currently living thereupon. YAY! It's a well-implemented gaming mechanic and hey, it's fun to cause enormous explosions.

Have fun destroying life as we know it.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Happy New Year?

Humm, so I suppose I'm a few days late. But hey, after the posting marathon that was the advent calendar, I reckon I deserved a bit of a break!

Anyway, as you may have noticed, it is now space year 2011 and a new year means one thing here on Plinx. Hell it's as close to a 'tradition' that exists on this particular slice of the interpie.

Yup, just like Last Year and The Year Before That, I am bringing you the new year photo showcase.

Much like the 'Christmas Around The World' set that I posted recently, this set focuses on how various chunks of the planet ring in the new year. The photo above was taken in Manila and this next one shows how they do things in New York, New York.

Not bad, not bad, but we didn't do so bad here in Blighty either.

Anyway, there's plenty more where that came from, including vikings, crazy people venturing into the sea, makeouts and some truly spectacular fireworks displays.

So check it out: