Friday, May 29, 2009

Hexiom Connect

It's been a while since the last Flash game Friday. I'd like to say that's because my standards are high and I only want to post the best games, but then again there are a lot of lies I'd like to tell.

As a rule, puzzle games are mostly rip-offs of other puzzle games. There's something ironic about the designers in this genre not putting any creative thought behind their games. But Hexiom Connect is different, it's a concept I hadn't seen before. It's sort of like a jigsaw puzzle, with a little more thought put into it. At the lower levels, it's a game of "this piece must be in this space, which means that piece must be in that space," etc. At higher levels, there are 5 different possible pieces that can be put in any given space, so it becomes a tiresome chore of trying every different possible combination until one works. Or using a walkthrough.

Hopefully, they'll make a Hexiom Connect 2 which has more "intentional" feeling levels, but until then this one is worth a play through.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Ellen DeGeneres Commencement Speach

Recently, Ellen DeGeneres gave a commencement speach at Tulane University, which for you geographically illiterate people is in New Orleans. Which is in Louisiana. Which is a state. A U.S. state.

Click on the video to get a bigger version.

Monday, May 18, 2009

It's Vince with Slap Chop!

As I'm sure most of you already know, the entire point to blogging is to steal other people's content and indirectly claim credit. So I hope you all understand the significance of my linking to the actual creator's site so that you can download the mp3 of this song, and how awesome I think this video is.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cheating death

As most of you already know, I plan on living forever. I will be cheating death by telling him his shoelace is untied and then running off. Pure, genius, I know.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Retroshoot is a space scroll shooter type game. The ship follows your mouse as you dodge and shoot things coming down the screen at you. One nice thing about this one is that you don't need to click to shoot, the shooting is just happening automatically all the time.

The powerups are the screwy thing. You'll learn to hate seeing any powerups other than the gun powerup. Don't get me wrong, the other powerups have their uses, and a few parts feel downright impossible without certain powerups. But the problem is how the gun powerups are done. After a certain amount of time after getting your last gun powerup, the level will go back down. Which powerup you get is totally random, so you might get really lucky or you might get screwed. 20 waves in, you could have a level 1 gun or you could have a level 15 gun.

Still a pretty entertaining game.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A simple man

Poor objectivists. For people that do whatever they want, things sure don't go their way very much. Speaking of things not going right, screwy ass Blogger decided to crop this image all on their own, so don't bother telling me what an asshat I am.

Monday, May 4, 2009

What kind of bank is this?

Sure, I totally abandoned you for over a week, but I can make it up to you with this fantastically awesome video: