Archive for May 7th, 2009

Bloggin’ Upgrade

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

For all of you who have tried to make comments, but have been unable to for a variety of reasons, the most common being that my posts have vanished, or you have been unable to login, I have some very good news. I have updated the blog software to the most current version. Hopefully that means that there won’t be any more missing/phantom posts. I have also changed the way that comments work. Now you just need to fill in the form, my server checks it for spam and blocks it if it thinks it is spam. Hopefully we won’t lose any one comments. It has to be filled with quite a bit of spam to be blocked, so we shouldn’t have any issues. Good luck and thanks to every one who is leaving comments.

Game Review: World of Goo

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

For graduation my grandparents gave me a nice crisp twenty dollar bill (among other things). I was explicitly told that I was to use the money on something that I wanted, not what my wife wanted, not what we wanted, and not something my daughter wanted. I was told to spend the money on myself. Since purchased a Nintendo Wii last year, I decided to get a game for that. The game I got was called World of Goo.

World of Goo is available for download in the Wii Shop channel, it is also available for every other OS out there (Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX). This game, which I heard about a few months ago from some co-workers, quickly jumped to the top of my favorites list. If you enjoyed the old classic games that allowed the player to solve puzzles and think about how to accomplish a specific task, then you will love this game. I feels a lot like a modern version of the Incredible machine crossed with Lemmings.

It has a nice slick UI, has a stellar sound track (that you can download for free), and has some pretty good graphics. The thing that I find most interesting is that this game was created by two guys that doesn’t spend any money and who’s office is which ever random wifi coffee shop they wander into on a given day. This game truly shows you what can happen with a little work and no money. They are truly a success. Check out the game play trailer that I have included below. Come on over to my house and play the game if you desire. This is definitely a game to purchase so that these guys continue to make good quality stuff!

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