An indie game where you touch the wind but you gradually turn into a monster.

Is just one suggestion made by the Game Idea Generator. There’s literally hours of fun to be had by just going through this and seeing the madness it come up with.

You might want to take notes because out of the chaos some really amazing ideas sometimes materialize.

An MMO where you must obtain collectible princes and princesses to forge the sacred sword.

 

A shooting game where you run away from farms in binary.

 

An indie game where you stop breathing if you don’t destroy baby animals in a laboratory.

 

Pixel Noir Concept Teaser

What is it with retro studios putting the word Pixel before everything in the names of their games? Pixel Noir looks conceptually like a really cool game, all have to go on is the teaser trailer above though.

It’s well worth a watch. And if I’m not mistaken the people making it have named themselves after Cyan from Final Fantasy VII’s signature SWD Tech.

SWDTech Games presents “Pixel Noir” a new take on classic JRPGs giving iOS & Android audiences a unique perspective on classic film noir action, as seen through a 16-bit lens.
Web: http://SWDTechGames.com
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Is Microsoft Saying Fuck-You to Multi Gamer Households?

According to Edge Microsoft’s next X-Box console is going to require an always on connection to play games and games may be linked to a gamer tag to stop people reselling their games.

I don’t really care about the resell market, I’ve got games that I’ve had for over 20 years, and I don’t think I’ve ever sold a game. I’ve bought second hand games before, but I guess I’ll live without that.

Sure I’ll be a little annoyed that I can’t get classic titles that are out of print any more, I recently got my other half K.O.T.O.R. 1 and 2 for the X-Box and she loved them.

But what will make me think twice about getting an X-Box 720 if they do this is that I live in a two gamer household, with two X-Box 360s and I don’t buy games just for me to play, I buy them so I can play them as well as my other half. I already find it really irritating that we have to decide who gets to activate the DLC code for a game when we buy one, this happened when I decided to give Mass Effect 2 a shot 3 years after my girlfriend completed it: I couldn’t use the online features because she’d used the code on her gamer account.

But if I can’t play the game at all… Screw you Microsoft I’m not even going to buy your console.

Sony have a way around this, they have a parent account and all other user accounts are sub accounts of that account, so I guess if you activate a game for the parent account it would remain active for the sub accounts.

Microsoft don’t, as far as I can tell, do this. They have a family version of X-Box Live Gold which allows you to pay for 4 accounts to be gold for less money, but they don’t have a system of attributing accounts to a household.

To be fair to Microsoft previously they didn’t let you log the same account onto two different consoles without importing it over which would stop it working on the old console, so they recognise the people might own more than one X-Box, but do they recognise that more than one person might “Own” a game?

I’m not averse to buying two copies of a game to play multi-player, I own two copies of Halo 3 and Borderlands 2, both so that we could play multi-player over 2 consoles, but I really object to buying a game twice so that both myself and the person I live with can play a single player game.

Street Fighter x Mega Man

I’ve not had a chance to download and play this but I love that it exists. In a world where companies like Square are shutting down ChronoTrigger remakes,  it’s nice to see that Capcom have actually given their blessing to this game.

It’s MegaMan but each of the themed levels is based on a Character from the Street Fighter series of games, you fight your way through their respective levels then fight a MegaMan version of them and take their special power.

Via PC Gamer

Female Armor Sucks

Amusing video by College humour about the ridiculousness of female armour in contemporary fantasy art and games.

Perhaps this is why Steelpunk is not a thing…

Free(?) 20’s Jazz Uploaded to Archive.org

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A Jazz Cat (Photo credit: kelvin255)

If you like the background music in games like Bioshock and Fallout 3 then you should check out this archive of 123 Jazz songs from the 20’s which was ripped from old 78s and  and wax cylinders.

There seems to be some contention as to whether the copyright for these songs has in fact expired, leaving them in the public domain, but I’m sure if you don’t use them for commercial purposes you will be fine.

Check the comments on the post on the Internet Archive for people’s best efforts at associating the various tracks with artists and track names.

Customized Nintendo Themed Roomba Vacs

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This could be the reason I use to get a Roomba, these custom Nintendo Roomba covers were created for the SUPER iam8bit Art Exhibit. Featuring Koopa shells, a Goomba from the super mario series of games and an Octorock from the Legend of Zelda.

I must admit that I’m a little disappointed that there isn’t a blue shell with wings, can you imaging how scary that would be if it started following you?

Via Apartment Therapy

How To Choose The Perfect Board Game

This flow chart reads like a wishlist for me… Although I disagree with BSG taking less than two hours to play.

Some of my all time favourites are in there like the afore mention BSG, Game of Thrones, and Risk. As well as some I’ve had a chance to play but don’t own yet like Dominion, and Pandemic and Carcassonne (I still can’t pronounce that).

I’m going to have to go over this and pick out some to buy, also this has reminded me that I need to write a review of Small World.

Via Silver Oak Casino

Ninjabot Nintendo Pin-Ups

The Peach Pin-Up above and the Daisy Pin-Up below are available from Ninja Bot‘s store for $20 each. It’s good to see Daisey getting her share of prime time, everyone always thinks of peach and daisy just plays 2nd fiddle. That said Daisy has only really been the goal of one Mario game, she just plays a bit part in a whole load of Mario sub-games, she’s not even Luigi to Mario’s Peach. Which is a shame, when peach got her own game where she was the protagonist.