This might not be significant to anyone who doesn’t remember the original NES or Gameboy game but in a time when every cartoon franchise had to have it’s own shovelware game, Ducktales rose above the piles of accumulating gaming manure as a truly excellent platform game.
It’s been a very long time since I played it, and I can’t be bothered doing any research at the moment, but if I recall the game followed Scrooge McDuck on a round the world quest to save his three kidnapped nephews. And it was awesome!
For the uninitiated here is a sample of the original NES gameplay:
I don’t think I’ve laughed as much as I did while playing “Cards Against Humanity” in a very long time, I laughed so hard I gave myself the hiccups.
Cards Against Humanity is a fairly simple game, each player is dealt a hand of 10 “White” cards with a random phrases on them like (The expansions give you blank cards to fill in with your own in jokes):
“Being a Dinosaur”
“Stephen Hawking talking dirty”
Players then take turns drawing a “Black” card which has a phrase with one or more blanks in it such as:
But before I kill you Mr. Bond I must show you ___________________
In M. Night Shyamalaman’s new movie, Bruce Willis discovers that _______________ had really been ______________ all along.
Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s_________________
The other players have to play in one or more white cards which are shuffled and then read out. There is a mild element of strategy to this, because the player who played the black card picks the winner, you have to pick not the funniest card but the one that you think will appeal the most to that player’s sense of humour.
Whoever’s card is picked wins that round, everyone draws a replacement card and the next player draws a black card for everyone else to play.
That’s it… There are house rules, some of which are genius, but that is pretty much the game in it’s entirety. It’s a really good way to get to know people and some of the bizarre/sick combinations that people come up with are hilarious.
I liked this game so much that having played it I ordered it off Amazon the next day, I can’t wait to play it again…
I’ve not posted an infographic in a while, so I figured I’d post this graphic about a brief history of Nintendo and Sega. Although I know a lot about the history of Nintendo, having read Game over I don’t actually know anything about the history of Sega.
In fact apart from my bother’s Game Gear and a Saturn I bought a long time after the Saturn was made redundant I’ve never really owned a Sega console. Sure the information here isn’t anything you couldn’t throw together after a half session on Wikipedia, but still it’s a pretty picture, enjoy it…
I don’t often admit to this, but a very long time ago (20 years if not more) I tried to become a wargamer… I say tried because it never happened, I bought a lot of miniatures then discovered that when you live in Saudi Arabia there aren’t very many places to actually wargame.
Anyway, that and the fact that this is a Transformers themed custom miniature are just two of the many reasons I find this piece by “madscuzzy” (Deviant Art Page) awesome, the other reasons mainly have to do with the fact that it is in fact actually awesome…
You can read a full interview with the creator over at Tabeltop Geeks, I’m not going to replicate that here. They also have in progress images of the piece.
On a slight tangent, many many years ago one of my many internet handles was Skuzzy so in a parallel universe you could be reading this on Skuzzy.net…