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Clockbusters

movie clue 1

Stock Photo website Veer has put together a great little web game to show the versatility of the images they offer.  It’s quite simple really, they show you 3 images and together those three give you clues to a movie.  You just enter in the movie’s name.  Easy peasy right?

movie clue 2

I manged to get 40 of the 50.  Can you beat my score?  Probably.

{Clockbusters}

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Smash Bros. On a Calculator

Smash Bros calculator

Alright, Alright, I’m aittle late to the party here, but better late then never I say.  Omnimaga user Hayleia has put together a port of Super Smash Bros. onto the Ti-83/84 graphing calculators.  You know, those big bulky things that for some reason are still required for high school calculus even though everyone’s phone has more computing power then that?  Anyway, it’s pretty ace if you ask me.  Too bad I don’t have a use for those calculators anymore…

{Engadget|Tiny Cartridge}

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games the greatest

Cookie Clicker v2

Cookie Clicker hearts

It’s been just about 2 years since I last told you about this game.  Well Orteil has released a new version of it after years of development.  In it there is balancing of the wrinklers and a new prestige system as well as 3 new buildings.  I also hear there are additional features like dragons and stuff.  I haven’t encountered those yet, but hey it could be neat.

new buildings

Play it now

I am not sorry.

 

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Cursor Game

Cursor Game

Cursors.io is a unique interactive browser game.  You play alone for the first few levels, but eventually you will need to employ the help of peers to get you through.  There are certain gates that need to be activated in order to pass.  That means that one person, or many people, need to sacrifice themselves on a gate while the others move through.  It’s very addicting, until people stop playing that is.  I was stuck on the above level for awhile while I waited for other people to come in to click the gates for me.  And before you go saying that I wasn’t helping, I clicked the gates with one other person to let everyone through, then no one else got to this level yet.

{imgur}

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Photons

Photon fun

This is one of those awesome examples of how far web technology has come in recent years.  This is all done in real time by the browser.  You can draw mirrors to reflect rays of light in different directions.  You can control the reflectiveness, and diffusion of the mirrors, it’s pretty fun.  After awhile the rays just clog up the screen, so you need to reset it, but it’s still a good way to waste some time.

Here’s a link to the above image I made.  Here’s a blank slate.

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awesome games internet nintendo video

2 Hours of Game Boy

Well, closer to 3 hours actually, but whatever, you’re not going to watch all of it are you?  This is supposedly the start screen for every original Game Boy game made.  I believe him, mostly because I’m not investing 3 hours of my life watching it and taking notes of every game, and then matching what he put in with what that respective game’s actual opening sequence is.

I will say that there is a surprisingly large variety of music on hand.  Way more then I would have guessed.  There’s also way more games then I ever knew existed, but that’s pretty much a given, have you ever looked in Game Stop at the old used games section, it’s huge, or at least it used to be.

{Destructoid}

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Death Star Trench Run

Death Star Trench Run

Every Star Wars game is required to have 2 specific levels.  Hoth, and The Death Star Trench Run.  One of those levels is finally made for the browser.  Here’s a WebGL enabled Death Star Trench run.  And yes, it is ridiculously hard to play.  Especially when the images don’t load for you.  I have yet to make it far enough to need to use the blasters, but I assume they are there for something, and not just for show.

Death Star Trench Run 2

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games internet science

Cookie Clicker for Smart People

Particle Clicker

Remember Cookie Clicker?  Well, the scientists over at CERN have made their own version of it but with science and stuff.  It’s called The Particle Clicker, and it’s pretty much the same, except it gets boring about 20 minutes into the game.  Things get way to expensive to buy, and you can never accumulate money or data fast enough.  Also, you max out the clicking power at just under 300 data/click, which is almost useless when you need 700k data to buy anything.

It does have one thing The Cookie Clicker doesn’t though, science.  There’s no fake made up fun here, it’s all science.  That leads me to believe that the actual processes needed to make the money, and get the data real true to life, which means that yes, being an experimental physicist really is this boring.

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awesome games google

Smarty Pins

smarty 11

Google has a great trivia game out, Smarty Pins.  They present you with a map of the world (usually zoomed in to somewhere in the area of the answer).   You are given a trivia question.  You answer the question by dropping a pin on the map where you think it should go.  The number of miles off you are from the actual location get deducted from your total start milage, (1,000).  Answering questions quickly gets you extra miles.

It’s surprisingly fun.  However, it’s easy to loose quickly.  I was way off in the answer to one question (wrong coast of the US), and that ended my game completely.

{Destructoid}

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Stellar Mechanics

stellar mess

Well, technically it should probably be called Orbital Mechanics, but I like the ring of Stellar better.  And I’m no scientist, but an American, so I’ll call it what I want.

Anyway, if you want to try your hand at building a stable solar system, go right ahead with the aptly named Super Planet Crash.  With a name like that it would seem that the outcome is to not fulfill the game’s name.  See, you have to try and build a stable solar system of anywhere from 1 to 12 stellar bodies that can last for 500 years.  I’m not quite 100% sure what a year consists of in this game.  I mean, it seems consistent across the couple hundred tries I’ve made, but it’s hard to tell exactly when starts, and where it ends.  Either way, you have to get 500 years of game time.  Which is harder then it looks.

I managed to get it, but with a super boring solar system:

stellar win

As you can see, I only had 4 planets.  And somehow, magically the Dwarf Star I placed didn’t screw everything up as so far I’ve always seen it do.  As you can see from the top picture on this post, crazy things can easily happen to the planets rather quickly.

I don’t know exactly how realistic the science is behind the coding, but I do find it amazing to see those once every dozen years or so alignments of the planets that cause everything to go haywire.  It almost makes you think about when our own solar system lines up like that, and if anything will happen.  And then just remember that there’s not a damned thing you, or I, or anyone could do about it, so stop worrying, and try and beat this game.

{Super Planet Crash}