Cakes, Games, and da Vinci without a Code

Cake Art: Wow. Do these taste as fun as they look?

Boomshine: In case you need an addictive game.

The drawings of Leonardo da Vinci: art speaks for itself.


You know what’s really irritating? When the holidays come and no one posts in their blogs.


Do you know what else is really irritating? These games.

From the absurd to the “gah, I’m completely stuck”

See, without the Internet we’d probably never come across anything like The Nietzsche Family Circus, would we?

And where else would we find guess the URL games? We’d be stuck reading books or watching MASH reruns or something.

Time for a new issue!

The April Lady Gamer is out. No articles from me this time, but lots of good stuff!

Need to focus on something else

Watch the pretty spinning circles. Best score so far: 1822

And one more –

The latest issue of The Lady Gamer is out — I have a review and another piece on Knights of the Old Republic II. Obsessed, much? Other stories include a great piece on holidays from Nancy, Marinda’s inside scoop on True Dungeon (someday, I’ll get to play that), Lori’s take on “gaming meets Jeff Foxworthy,” and Frances and Marinda’s pretty Capricon photos. Enjoy!

The Lady Gamer

Frances has posted the latest issue of The Lady Gamer, a women’s gaming magazine I write for every once in a while. In this issue, I have an article on games that you can play on the Mac (yes, there are a few here and there). Go read, because even if you don’t have a Mac there’s plenty of other stuff there, like a review of a new German game called My Dwarves Fly (I’m jealous, mine just sit there and eat all my peanuts).

Out of the Mouths of Babes II

Having already introduced today’s kids to old-time game favorites Tetris and Pong, 1 UP is at it again, this time testing their reactions to classics like Adventure and Galaga (and, for some reason GTA I). The kids weren’t all that impressed:

Bobby: A duck ate me.

EGM: What ate you?

Parker: A pink duck.

The Final Hours of Half-Life 2

I’ll probably not play this game (at least not anytime soon), but I still found the story of The Final Hours of Half-Life 2 pretty interesting. I hope the game lives up to all the effort put into it!

The Final Hours of Half-Life 2

Shock and Awe

What’s It Gong to Take

The E3 That Never Was

The Potemkin Village

An Unthinkable Crime

Hello, Gabe

The Scanner Gets It

Part I: Shock and Awe

Gabe Newell is about to make a promise. It’s 11am on an overcast morning in Bellevue, Washington, and Newell, the impresario behind Valve, lumbers into the company’s starkly decorated 10th-floor conference room. He pulls out an Aeron chair, plops himself down, and runs his stubby hands through his reddish-brown hair.

Gabe Newell, Valve’s founder and managing director

“OK,” he says, taking a deep breath. “During any project there comes a time to draw a line in the sand and put a stick in the ground and say, ‘This is it. We’re ready,’” he says. “That moment, I’m happy to say, is right now. We finally know when this game is going to be done.”

The game he’s refer

Now that you have Sims 2, what do you do with it?

Create Bush and Kerry slash, what else? Be sure to add Jon Edwards, Dick Cheney, Sadaam, and Osama while you are at it.

I want this game.