Friday, 18 May 2012

Za Za Zoom.

Friday game!

This one is called, simply 'Zoom' and it makes my job very easy by being the kind of game which is more rewarding to discover on your own. So I'm just going to shut up and let you get on with it!


What I WILL say though, is that if you like this, check out the other, equally impressive games by the same people Here. It seems they really know a thing or two about minimalist games with hidden depths.


Thursday, 10 May 2012


It works like this: Food is good. Art is good. Therefore, art made of food is doubleplusgood. QED.

With that in mind, take a look at this:

Any guesses what medium the artist used? No 'food' isn't a good enough answer. It is in fact comprised of thousands of Jellybeans! Pretty cool, eh? Check out some more works of sweet, sweet art HERE.

While we're on the subject, what do you suppose this is:

It's a cake! No lie.
Made by an artist called Debbie Goard, see some more of her work HERE.

While we're on cakes, I have one more to show you. Even though I'm telling you, right here that what you're about to see is a cake, you won't believe it when you click the link. I'm having trouble processing it myself.


Saturday, 5 May 2012


Sad news today. After being diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago, Adam ' MCA' Yauch (one of the Beastie Boys) has died.

The rest of the band have released an official statement which can be found Here.


Monday, 30 April 2012

Under The Gun.

I must have posted dozens of 'fling ball at blocks to knock them over' style games since this blog took its first quivering steps into the sunlight. So it pleases me to be able to bring you one that has something new to offer. A whole new dimension, to be exact.

Yes, This is Gun 3D and it really adds some depth to the genre. Ho ho.

It's very plain, to be honest. But I'm promoting it because it reminds me of a perennial fave: Boom Blox.

Hopefully this will provide a stepping stone to some exciting new ball-flingers. It's a brave new world.

Gun 3D.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

No Slomo.

After 'Cats Doing Hilarious Things', the most popular subset of videos is probably 'Slow Motion Footage Of Cool Shit'. They're pretty cool but when you've seen one, you've seen 'em all, right? Waterballoon popping. Bullet penetration. Been there, done that.

Well, have you seen Lawnmower vs Creme Fraiche? How about Coke vs Chainsaw? Wrecking ball vs Red Cabbage? Yeah, that's what I thought. So shut up and watch this:


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

BOL - Barking Out Loud.

Right, I haven't had time yet to properly fix my blog so you'll have to put up with this generic template for now.
Doesn't mean there won't be links though!

Today's is a tumblr that is currently experiencing a meteoric rise in popularity. There's bound to be a book deal on the way so let's enjoy them now before the author makes his first million and stops posting so he can focus on golden jetski ownership and caviar & chips.

It's called Text From Dog and it's a collection of text conversations between one man and his pet bulldog. Occasionally a mite heavy handed with the punchlines but on the whole, good stuff. I'll put an example below but please do read the archive.

Tee hee. Oh, I should have said, the language is a bit salty but hey, we're all adults, right?

Anyway, go and read the rest: Text From Dog.

Monday, 2 April 2012


So, hope you're enjoying the redesigned site because it won't let me switch back using the html template I took.

It's a bit embarrassing, but the upshot is that if I can't restore it to its former... glory, I will be forced to redesign the whole thing. Won't that be exciting!

In the meantime, enjoy the ponies, I guess?

Sunday, 1 April 2012

A GIF-t For You!

Here are some animated .gifs to cheer you up!

Which One Are You?!

Hey guys!

I just took the Which MLP-FIM Character Are You? quiz and found out that I am...

While you tend to be a bit of a "delicate flower", you have inner strength just waiting to blossom. First of all though, you need to build up your confidence- because you can be far too insecure with yourself. But there are many positive elements to your sensitive side too; for starters, you're a real sweetheart! Without fail you'll do your best to look after a friend in need and care for them with all the love you have, and with your softness, gentle nurturing and peace-making ways you can help relax anyone in a crisis. Some would say you're as sweet as honey!

It's so right! Why not take the test and see who you are?!

The Real Me!

HAI everyone.
I've had enough of pretending to be something I'm not.

I'm a BRONY!

From now on, Plinx will be the MLP fansite I've always wanted it to be!

I hope you'll all keep visiting my site, because remember:

Friday, 30 March 2012

Screw This.

It's Friday!
How about a bottle of wine, to ensure the weekend gets off to a good start?

I'll just grab my corkscrew.

Pretty cool, eh? It was made by Rob Higgs. I want one, even if it means building an extension on the kitchen to house it in.

Monday, 19 March 2012

You Can't Wash Your Hands In A Buffalo.

Game time, plinkers.

This is one of your 'fly as far as you can from left to right, continually buying upgrades in order to fly further' games or FAFAYCFLTRCBUIOTFFs as they're know as in the trade. It's a pretty self-explanatory genre name.

You play as as mexican wrestling bison in a land of living foods (I know, not this old chestnut, right?) and there is some backstory involving a stolen wallet but mainly you're going to be catapulted endlessly through the gameworld, performing rocket-powered elbow drops on some terrified gummi bears.

The thing that really makes this game worthwhile is the presentation. Everything looks amazing, all the onscreen elements, and there are a LOT, are marvellously animated and the total chaos that ensues from the moment you launch your bison bruiser never fails to put a smile on your face.

Give it a go, even if you've never played a FAFAYCFLTRCBUIOTFF in the past, they're easy to pick up, and all you really need to play them is moderately quick reactions.

Burrito Bison Revenge.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Plinx Quickie.

I haven't posted in a while, so have this:


Friday, 2 March 2012

Total Perspective Vortex.

It's not often I get to say this so I'm going to make the most of it with some italics.

This post contains the entire observable universe!

Today's plink is called 'The Scale of the Universe' and it's really quite impressive. It's a sliding scale that starts with objects the size of an average person and can be adjusted all the way down to the level of quantum foam or up to the aforementioned limits of the observable universe. Obviously, there are many, many things in between and as well as the more obvious (planets, man-made structures, creatures, atomic materials) there are some more esoteric items (earth's second moon, the combined space taken up by every instance of Minecraft, etc). Brilliantly, you can also click on anything within the scale to find out more about it. Did you know, for example that the largest recorded hailstone was comparable in size to a basketball?

All these things and more can be found in The Scale Of The Universe.


Monday, 27 February 2012

This Cross'll Make Ya: Jump Jump.

Hey, remember when I plinked the astonishing flash game Super Mario Crossover? Well, there's a sequel now, and somehow, it's several orders of magnitude more astonishing.

If you can't be bothered looking at the old post, Crossover is a game that allows you to play through the original Super Mario Bros game as a bunch of other classic characters.

It sounds simple on paper but the amount of work involved must have been staggering. Well the sequel expands on the original in every way. More characters, more abilities and most disorientatingly, more art styles. Yeah, that's right. You can reskin the game to look like any era of 2D Mario game you like.

It's beautiful madness and it'll trip you up if you're a long-time gamer. I learned that some aspects of a Mario game are completely ingrained in my consciousness and are hard to subvert. Despite being told by the game that it wouldn't work, I tried again and again to stomp on goombas while playing as a non Mario Bro.

Anyway, I strongly urge you to play this game and every so often stop to marvel at how impressive a project it is. Not while you're mid-level though, the timer will run out.

Super Mario Crossover 2!

I'm SO sorry about that post title, by the way. Really I am. It sprouted in like my mind like a weed and I felt compelled to inflict it on you.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Get What You Need.

It's Friday afternoon. Why not get yourself geared up for the weekend with a music video.

OK Go are at it again. Their videos are always worth a watch but this one really stands out due to the amount of work that must have gone into it. In a change of pace, the video is actually a live performance. In a car, hurtling through a stretch of Californian desert, with none of the band holding an instrument. Instead, the car is doing all the playing.

It's probably best if you just watch it:

Yep, they've done it again.

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

SCUMM - A Review.

Hey guys.
I'd like to welcome you to the very first Plinx Book Review.
This doesn't represent a new 'direction' for the blog. It may well even be a one-off but hopefully you'll enjoy it. Anyway, let's crack on.

So the reason for this is that my buddy Edd (who was the animator behind these previously plinked gems) has done what I think we all secretly long to do and written a book. A real, pages-and-everything book!

This would have impressed me enough but it also happens to be a great book. A good, old-fashioned detective thriller set in the world of videogames! It's like he wrote it just for me.

It's called SCUMM (if you know what the significance of this is, you should really read it as you'll delight in the cavalcade of game references contained therein) and it looks like this:

Pretty neat, huh? It's the story of a detective named Richard who is trying to uncover the mystery behind a murder. It was written as part of a yearly book-writing event called NaNoWriMo (or National Novel Writing Month) which means the whole book was written in a month, one chapter a day. As a result, the story unfolds at a rollicking pace, as idea after idea comes tumbling out straight from Edd's brain onto the page (but not as messy as that sounds). The characters are whisked from a crime scene, through a fancy french bar, a mansion and a dingy alleyway to a suspiciously familiar area filled with spikes and springs which just happens to be called Springyard. There's also a marvellous chapter based on a certain cel-shaded, class-based multiplayer online FPS that somehow manages to remain thematically appropriate. It's a consistently surprising book that produces smirks on every page as some obscure game or aspect of gaming culture is referenced.

So yeah, I liked it a lot and I reckon you will too. If you think it sounds like your sort of thing, please consider getting yourself a copy. It's available HERE. Edd is charging the minimum amount he can for it as he's more interested in getting people to read it than turning a profit. In fact, buy a copy before the 19th of Feb and you can get 30% off with the discount code FEBRUARYCART305GBP.

So there we have it. The first Plinx Book Review.

Happy reading!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Intellectual Property.

Got something to show you. It's a collection of artistic renderings of iconic places in popular tv shows. The Simpsons is in there, Arrested Development, The Sopranos and King Of The Hill too. I won't tell you too much about it as the set is accompanied by a pretty wordy explanation. Here's a small sample though:

Neat, huh? Check out the rest of the set along with the artist's commentary HERE.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Stripes & Stars.

There is no context, only...


Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Die, Robot.

Evening, all.
Wanna play a game? 2 games, even? Good, because that just so happens to be the content of this plinx post. What an astonishing coincidence.

These games are the two entries in a series called Crash the Robot. It's a physics puzzler that tasks you with arranging elements of a level so that the end result is the destruction of a hapless robot. Sounds mean, and it is. But it's ok, it's just a game.

The games feature balls, boxes, bombs, balloons, bounce-pads, buzzsaws and err... cannons. Generally the aim is to activate switches in the correct order to spell doom for your mechanical mate. Alarmingly, the switches in some levels seem to make him suicidal, as he'll pull out a drill, a hammer or some other device and voluntarily dismantle himself. Chilling.

Anyway, have fun!

Crash The Robot.
Crash The Robot: Explosive Edition.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012


Learn more HERE and see some sad examples of what the web could be if the webcomics community fell prey to this insidious law:
Dinosaur Comics.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Midas Touch.

Cripes, it feels like forever since I plinked a game. That's what happens when I spend the whole of December posting videos.

So here is a physics puzzle platformer that looks deceptively simple but very quickly reveals itself to be infuriatingly deep. It's called Midas and in between each bite-sized level, it has a pithy statement telling part of the story of King Midas (the dude who turned everything he touched to gold, if you forgot).

Fun times, then albeit tough. Have a go:


Friday, 6 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2012, guys. Hope you had a fun new year experience.

As is customary, I'm going to kick off the year with some pictures of new year festivities around the globe.

First, here's an astonishing picture from right here in our own capital city.

Pretty sweet, eh? Looks like a scene from V for Vendetta.

Bizarrely, in Georgia they have Santas shambling around like zombies!

Even the Vikings got involved in Edinburgh.

All these pics and more, including loads of spectacular fireworks displays, can be found Here.

See you soon!