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.