Friday, July 20

Flash In The Brain Pan: No Game Today

by Scott Lydon

EDIT: Today's game was, sadly, set up yesterday, before all the tragedy in Aurora. In light of the situation (and the terrible coincidence) I've decided to take down the game. For the curious I've left a small link inside, but it just doesn't seem appropriate to have fun with a shooting game right after a real world tragedy involving shooting. And to be clear, none of my bosses have asked me to do this, it's just something I want to do on my own. We'll be back to normal next week, I hope.

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Friday, July 13


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.


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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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