Remote-control helicopters look like fun. They can go up, down, front, back, and side to side, just like a real helicopter (watch through to the demo):
Not enough Lost? Wake up every morning to the Dharma Initiative Alarm Clock:
I can't believe
this is an actual thing you can buy for $49.99. I'd pay that much for the retro keyboard and green screen alone.
Update: Heh, of course it isn't. I wasn't fooled for a second. Not exactly sporting of ThinkGeek to include this item in their June paper catalog, which is where I first saw it. Nor is it entirely sporting that they have an active "buy" button on the page, though clicking on it does give them good data on whether a crazy prank could actually be a marketable product.
Manufactoria, a game about state machines. Pretty good for a game in the "programming" genre, though a little bit too much like my day job at the moment.
That lovely excerpt of symphonic music is coming from the game. Unusual for a web game.
Google-doodle Pac-Man now has a permanent home. I love this thing to pieces.
I jokingly asked its creator what happens when you reach level 256, and he said, "Only one way to find out!" Now I want to devise and document board patterns for Google Pac-Man.
Martin Gardner has passed away at the age of 95. A personal hero of mine.
OMG OMG! Today only, the Google logo is a playable Pac-Man game, in honor of Pac-Man's 30th birthday. Click "Insert Coin" for single player, and click twice for multiplayer (WASD and cursor keys). Remember coins?
Why We Turned Microsoft Office into a Game. Danc continues to explore and evangelize this compelling premise.
This Portal for Mac update includes a fix for the black portals. Steam auto-patches games, so all you need to do is restart the Steam client and wait and the fixes will be downloaded and applied.
So you've downloaded Steam for Mac and have taken advantage of the fact that Portal is free for a limited time to finally try this awesome little game. If you've never played Portal before, you might not notice that there's a slight problem with the Mac version's portals. You're supposed to be able to see what's on the other side of the portal through the portal. This is both a fun visual and an important tool in solving some puzzles (though I believe without it the puzzles are just harder, not unsolvable).
The black portals on the Mac are a bug, but an easy one to work around. Start the game in "windowed" mode, then go back to full screen. To do this, set the game launch options to include
PC users: Portal is free for you too!
At long last, a complete version of Metropolis has been found and restored, and will have a limited run in theaters and a DVD release this year.
The cumulative result is a version of "Metropolis" whose tone and focus have been changed. "It's no longer a science-fiction film," said Martin Koerber, a German film archivist and historian who supervised the latest restoration and the earlier one in 2001. "The balance of the story has been given back. It's now a film that encompasses many genres, an epic about conflicts that are ages old. The science-fiction disguise is now very, very thin."
The Spiderman Show intro implemented entirely as a CSS3 animation.