Games

Stupid plnky game

Music Catch is the most stress-free game I’ve ever played.

Another kind of game room

A recent Metafilter post featured some neat little Flash games. You don’t have to shoot anyone, whack any balls, or bounce lasers. All you need to do is escape from a room. Seems simple enough…

[six hours later]

Arghhh! What do I do with the fifth marble? How do I solve the Roman numeral thing? Where is the key for that last desk drawer? Who put me in this stupid room, anyway?

Clearing up misconceptions

Top 15 Misconceptions about Evolution – 14 is a biggie for me — evolution is not about realizing some kind of organic master plan. Either you can survive in your own environment, or someone else does it better. That’s it.

What Social Media Isn’t – 10 Misconceptions: It’s not easy, fast, a substitute for a website, something your interns should be doing, or a system for achieving instant popularity.

 

Top 5 Misconceptions about Dungeons & Dragons:

You learn about as much about “real life” magic from a D&D game as you do about aquatic life from watching Spongebob Squarepants.

I think I’ve been watching Spongebob for all the wrong reasons.

Dispelling 8 Misconceptions of Organization: or, “good luck with that!” Even correct conceptions about organization are difficult to implement.

Six misconceptions that appear in literature about vaccination: and let’s add “vaccines lead to high rates of autism” to this.

Seven Common Misconceptions About Atheism. I kind of agree with “Atheism implies life is absurd.” Life is often pretty absurd (especially with 4 cats and a toddler) but that’s okay. Absurd keeps us on our toes.

Guess he rolled a 1

Geeks on the death of one of their own:

Order of the Stick

Something Positive

Wil Wheaton

DnD kitteh morns loss of Gary Gygax

Seth was more terse: “Another one bites the dust :(

I’ll take “Whoops” for $800, Alex

You need to have at least some what of a clue to even make the cut, but that doesn’t stop some contestants from providing some really Stupid Game Show Answers.

Friday night link dumping

Found … um… I can’t remember where:

20+ Tools For Creating Your Own Games
In case you have a lot of time to make games.

keybr.com
Type better faster!

BabyCenter Top Baby Names of 2007
Unique names everyone will have.

Another five-year-old on the no-fly list: meet Sam Adams
Headdesk.

Healthy Children: The Parent Blame Game
What are we all doing wrong now?

Davenetics* : The Best Peanut Butter in the World
He seems pretty serious. I think I’d take him at his word.

Flickr: The Gingerbread House Showcase Pool
Yum!

Edit: slightly improved title.

If you don’t have too much free time on your hands

Factory Balls is a fun but quick little game. Drag a ball over a tool to change its appearance to match the goal on the box. Watch the pretty ball bounce. (and that’s it).

Do you know your world?

Ann F found this addictive game: Know your World? It gives you a city, you locate it on a map. And you’ll be timed. Good luck!

Play Time

Seth got me Mass Effect for the holidays. It’ll be a race to see if I finish that or Aunts and Butlers first (though the latter lacks customizable characters and pretty graphics).