Archive for April, 2009

29
Apr
09

Funny Video for April 29th.

The Classic Watchmen video game:

27
Apr
09

Sharks Lose in the Playoffs.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I will watch the Red Wings/Ducks series with glee. Die Ducks!

25
Apr
09

“Free To Play” MMO’s, Lesson One: Ads

This is part one of a series of articles I’m writing about the “Free To Play”/Korean/Anime style MMOG’s you see all over the place.

Lesson One: Advertisements.

This is an easy one, just put a half-naked anime chick and the name of the game and you’re pretty much good to go.

(Names blurred out to protect the innocent)

  • Example A:

ftpmmo-5

  • Example B:

ftpmmo-7

Likewise, if you want to market the game to a different, more action oriented crowd, just add scantly clad ‘armored’ anime chicks.

  • Example C:

ftpmmo-3

  • Example D:

ftpmmo

  • Example E:

ftpmmo-2

Finally, if you want to increase your overall ad clicks, just add multiple half-naked anime chicks.

  • Example F:

ftpmmo-6

Remember, the more skin showing, the better the game is. Only thing left is to make the spell effects twice as flashy and annoying as before.

25
Apr
09

Peggle in World of Warcaft

Pass those boring WoW moments with artificialy added fun!

Pass those boring WoW moments with artificialy added fun!

A “marvelous” new add-on for World of Wacraft, now you can play the popular PopCap game Peggle in your World of Warcraft interface.

I’ve said this before with Bejewled and I will say it again, if you need some artificial way to kill time inside of your game because it’s boring, that then is bad… no, horrible design. It’s like injecting a tasty marinade in really poor quality meat. It may have added flavor, but in the end it’s still a bad steak.

Sorry Blizzard, but you get another Fail count.

[WoW Insider]

22
Apr
09

Back in Black.

Melanko’s Gamer Blog is back and with a vengeance. Starting today I am rededicating myself to my personal Gamer blog after a job change and a tumultuous holiday. Expect new material soon!