Thursday, December 3, 2009

Alphabet 2.0

Today's time wasting project is the alphabet in favicons. I have tried to stick to well known brands, and web or tech based companies where possible. Now you can teach your kids the alphabet with pretty colours and technological relevance.

Hardest letters to find were D, L, N and X. You can try and guess them all if you want, or just look at the list below (in order):
Amazon, Blogger, Comcast, The Daily Show, Dell, Facebook, Google, Hulu, Infinity Ward, Joystiq, Kotaku, LA Times, Microsoft, Nintendo Australia, Opera, PayPal, NASDAQ, RealPlayer, Skype, Twitter, urban dictionary, Verisign, Wikipedia, Xanga, Yahoo, Zune.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Electron Deficient Entertainment - High Voltage Edition

I haven't done a lot of reading this month, so instead here's the games I've been playing over the last thirty days or so.

Borderlands - One of the main issues I always had with Diablo was that there was no actual gameplay. Borderlands addresses this by being a shooter but has every other attribute of classic dungeon crawlers. It would also have been nice if a game that touts its four player co-op as one of its main selling points had functional four player co-op. We got it working in the end, but the entire process was very custom modem connection strings circa 1996.
Batman: Arkham Asylum - I'm about a third of the way through the story I would say and so far it's not too bad. The combat system is a little odd and it takes a while to get used to just how sneaky Batman is walking around in brightly lit areas.
Modern Warfare 2 -  Shortest game I have played since Portal. Good fun and with the traditional level of polish one expects from Infinity Ward. I wish games came with some sort of indicator of the multiplayer/single player balance so that I could make a more informed choice about whether it's worth the outlay if I'm not really interested in the multiplayer.
Dragon Age: Origins - Barely started it despite having played it long enough to have finished the Modern Warfare 2 single player campaign in its entirety. It honestly feels like a throwback to the days that are maybe not quite as Halcyon as people might like to think. I hear it's very good though, so I shall return to it once I finish playing through all the games I have at the moment that are fun.
Eufloria - A very chilled out almost painfully indie game that reminds me a lot of fl0w while at the same time being a completely different game. Would be better if it didn't randomly crash midway through levels.
Brutal Legend - A wonderfully created world with endearing characters, a well-written story, a proper horn-throwing soundtrack, and Lemmy from motorhead. And isn't ruined by Jack Black, which deserves some sort of special award. It's a real pity about the game part of it.

Then I also have Trine, Assassin's Creed 2, and a few others that I can't remember right now. My eyes should be totally shot to hell by Christmas.