Friday, July 06

Flash In The Brain Pan: Burrito Bison

by Scott Lydon

 

Hang on, hang on, we're not done just yet! For our Keep America Weird week flash game, we decided to do the weirdest thing we could think of… pass the choice to someone else! After the jump, you'll get to play a little game chosen by Social Media Coordinator and voice of @Woot herself, Kristy Tye. Here's a hint of what she chose for you…

 

 

See you after the jump!

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Friday, May 25

Flash In The Brain Pan: Epic Combo Redux

by Scott Lydon

Sometimes it's nice when you wake up and find that something you know has changed. Epic Combo Redux proves that a new look doesn't always mean you should immediately panic.

 

Screen Shot 2012-05-24 at 5.07.32 PM

 

Your businessman is much more modern than he used to be, but he's still got the same old plan: hit those turtles and make them go flyin'. Every bounce gets you a point. Every point gets you some money.

 

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With that money, you can buy lasers and machine guns and bumpers and lights. Set them up around the screen and drop the hammer again. Suddenly, you're getting ridiculous combos.

 

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As you can see, the combo counter has a stupid number of digits, and once you get to a certain level, the game pretty much plays itself! It's exactly the sort of thing for when you want to balance goofing off with inflexible time-sensitive deadlines.

 

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We're not saying you'll finish Epic Combo Redux, only that you'll enjoy it while you play… even though it changes the visuals you already knew and loved. See? Sometimes changes can be good! Also, please don't forget to post your high score in the comments. We'll be naming our weekly Quality Post Champion at the top of next week.

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Wednesday, May 23

The Trivial Eye: Vintage Board Game Box Art

by Jason Toon

As with the Atari 2600 boxes we looked at a while back, board game box art is where the game experience really begins. It strikes the proper mood, fills in some of the game's narrative gaps, and can be more enjoyable or intriguing than the game inside. Here are details from the boxes for eight classic games from the 1940s through the 1970s. How many are still gathering dust in the rec room of your mind?

Answers are here. Please post your guesses, speculations, or arguments below! But know this: the Trivial Eye is presented for public amusement and no prizes are offered other than that familiar feeling of aggravation that so much of your mind is occupied by useless trivia.

 

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Friday, May 18

Flash In The Brain Pan: Ghost Trix

by Scott Lydon

Ghost Trix is another one of those movin' stuff around games that looks easy but then turns terribly hard.

 

oh no

 

When you start, you'll have to solve an easy puzzle. If you can't get this first one, just sit quietly and wait for the Soylent Green truck to come and pick you up. But if you can, great! That's basically what you'll be doing for the rest of the game!

 

look out

 

Of course they won't all be as easy as that first one. And there is a puzzle component to the game. Like if you let a falling ghost touch one of those thin South Park people, the person turns into slime and you lose the level. Also sometimes you'll get a puzzle like this:

 

welp

 

and you'll have to take a break for a few hours to stop swearing. But if you like solving things, and moving ghosts around, then Ghost Trix is a challenge for YOU! And remember to post your score in the comments, as the highest post by Monday will be our Quality Post Winner!

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Monday, May 14

An Exclusive Diablo III Preview from Woot

by Team Chuckle!

 Wow. That's all we can really say. We got a special advance copy of Diablo III, the biggest game release in years, and put over 100 hours into it. And now, on the eve of its release, we're going to share with you some of our favorite updates to the classic point and click dungeon crawler. You've heard the leaks, the rumors, and the hints at what may be. But only read on if you're ready to find out just how amazing this game is. Here's our list of our favorite features from Diablo III:

 
  • Intro cutscene plays out a 120 minute movie about the human condition and demands a small test on what you've watched as "copy protection."
  • Deckard Cain no longer asks you to stay, implies maybe you should have visited once or twice in the last decade.
  • New "Atheist" class allows you to smugly deny the existence of Diablo.
  • Integrated Farmville support.
  • Every tree is a unique NPC with a different side quest for the player.
  • New product placement contract means Warriors class regenerates health with Mountain Dew powerups.
  • Hip retro skins ($39.95 each) make the game look and play exactly like "Tapper."
  • To reduce complaints of sexism, all "chicks in chainmail" will be portrayed as 65 years old.
  • Players now capture and utilize small "pocket monsters" in their fight against evil.
  • Hardcore duel mode replaced with "casual friendly" football simulation.
  • Amazing final battle features incredible devil fiddlin' physics engine.
  • "Epic Retro Edition" comes with 6,200 floppy diskettes and a map.
  • Fully engaging dialogue choices determine what color tunic your character wears during the inevitably disappointing ending cut scene.
  • Witch Doctor class is voiced by Morgan Freeman to give him some dignity.
  • Newest "Darkest Circle of Hell" level pipes in audio from Xbox Live "Call of Duty" matches.

 

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