Thursday, February 28, 2013

More bombs than an explosives convention.

When you think of MMOs, you usually picture a fantasy RPG populated by angry twelve year olds who spew curses in every sentence that shoots out of their mouths, people with names like XxXSepheroth420xXx, gold farmers who only speak in either Chinese or Korean (South or North, it doesn't matter) fat people who LIVE in the game almost 24/7/365, and erotic roleplayers who range from unsettling to mildly terrifying. You probably wouldn't picture EXPLOSIONS EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME. But you will after you check out what I got for you today!
From the set of Bayformers!
Its a MMO based fan made Bomberman game that you can play out of your browser. But this isnt some eight player deathman like it was on the SNES, Bombermine supports ONE THOUSAND PLAYERS at a time. That means huge maps, power ups everywhere, and bombs going off at all time. While some new additions have been added, the game play is still classic Bomberman.
Dont ask him about his nose or his mouth, he's sensitive about it
Bomermine is still in beta however, so its still every rough around the edges but all of the gameplay is ready to rock and roll. If you like silly browser games to kill time in, like MMOs, or you're just a big fan of Bomberman and are bummed that no one really did anything for the 30th anniversary, then Bombermine might be what you're looking for. I mean can you really go wrong with Bomberman?
Ok that was just the one time. You can play Bombermine right from your browser here

Saturday, February 23, 2013

One year anniversary! (and games)

Got a couple of weird things for you today, something that's actually used to train officers in the Swedish military, and another that's not. "A game that's meant for training army guys?" you say, "So it's like a FPS?" YOU COULDN'T BE MORE WRONG.
Training or screwing around on the clock? You decide
The point of the officer training game is to see how well you and three other guys can solve puzzles and work together under the pressure of a time limit. Obviously the best use for this to see how well you and your three very best can presumably handle whatever apocalyptic/action movie scenarios you can envision. Send you and your friends through the ringer and see who can step up when they need to and who you need to endlessly harass until they get their shit together. If you're trying to pull together a dream time to survive anything that gets thrown at you, you need to go through this ringer at least once.
No, not that kind of Step Up
The other thing I got for you today is a weird little non-typical adventure game that's a a kind of prequel demo for Kentucky Route Zero, an adventure game that ISN'T free, so I'm not going to talk about it. It's called Limit and Demonstrations, its about fifteen minutes long, it's got its own music, and the art is cool, and its free (obviously), so if you're trying to kill time, this might be what you're looking for, it's not like you'll lose much for trying (accept time).
But you lose time when doing anything
So, I've been at this nonsense for a full year now. I had fun with it, and if even one of you found a game you enjoyed here, then it was worth it. I mean, it would be more productive and helpful than blogging about what I ate for lunch.
You can play that officer training game in your browser here, and you can get Limits and Demonstrations here

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Once again, its time to go fast

Haven't done a multiplayer game in a while, that changes right now. You may remember me blabbing about Tribes: Ascend a while back. Some people don't like how Hi-Rez studios runs things. Others say they don't like the new fan base that was brought in from the Free to Play format, which cares too much about going fast and not enough about teamwork.
Look at them, they dont even know the meaning of the word
Is it an actual problem, or just griping? Unless you've played the game yourself, WHO KNOWS? In the face of all of this, the TribesNext project was started. It's a community lead push to revive Tribes 2, the last Tribes game made by Dynamix, the original developers who started the Tribes series, Coming out way back in March, 2001. If you've already played Tribes Ascend then you should know what to expect: flags to capture, going really fast, jets, skiing, exploding frisbees, three different armor types, the works.
Typical Tribes gameplay
If you like fast paced FPS games, team based multiplayer, or just want to be a part of a community revival, then the TribesNext Project might be exactly what you want!
You can snag Tribes 2, the community patch, and a bunch of links to fixes to get the game to work if you need them here

Monday, February 11, 2013

I need 20ccs of free videogames, stat!

THINK FAST. The robot uprising has happened! The deathrobots with chainsaws for arms you've been hiding from just found you and your group of fellow survivors! You fend them off with what weapons you have available to you (Guns, swords, other chainsaws, whatever) but one of your group got clipped by a chainsaw thanks to one of the robots having a tricky backhand swing! THEY'RE GONNA BLEED OUT IF YOU DONT DO SOMETHING! Get to it, hotshot!
Whats binary for "Please go away"?
"Hurr durr I don't have any medical training..." TOO BAD, time for you to learn! Lets start with our game for today: Surgeon Simulator 2013! It's best to jump into this whole surgeon thing with both feet, so forget about all those textbooks, training, and "certification" garbage. "Duuhhh this doesn't seem safe are you sure about this?" OF COURSE I AM! And that's cowards talk, friendo, you best get to doctoring before this guy bleeds out on the table, and you get the blame.
You have fun with that
In Surgeon Simulator, you need to give your patient a heart transplant as fast as possible without accidentally killing him, or yourself. You know what this game needs? INDIVIDUAL FINGER CONTROL! You can either use these sensitive digit controls to gracefully make incisions with a scalpel, or your can make a powerful medical fist and beat your patient into wellness.
This is the best way to doctor
Not only does this game have awesome controls but it also has great music, and voice acting! With a multitude of tools available to the surgeon, and the incentive to continually improve your surgery time, there's some replay value if you're into that. Once that's done, you'll be one step closer to being the doctor the coming robocalypse needs!
Just dare them to mess with you
If any of that nonsense sounds fun to you, you can snag Surgeon Simulator 2013 here