A fun interactive map of Game of Thrones. Plot characters paths through as they travel through the series/books.

So, this year at Global Game Jam, I decided I wanted to do something with VR. I've had an Oculus Rift DK2 for a while, but I never really got around to using it. I sat down for about 24 hours and made a fun little retro throwback to Duck Hunt on the NES. Check it out!

By Joseph Delgado.


[gadgets] [the good ol' days]
VimGolf
Posted by clu in fun & games 2 years ago
Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you? Pick a challenge, fire up Vim, and show us what you got.
"Then there’s the problem of sheer weight. ... A mature wild Hawaiian bull could weigh up to 2,000 pounds, about half of which might be edible meat. ... Carrying out 800 pounds of meat is the kind of problem hunters don’t usually have to deal with. Very little about hunting wild Hawaiian cattle is like hunting other animals."
1080plus
Posted by LinusMines in fun & games 2 years ago

...1080plus is an interactive simulcasting platform which allows you to watch your favourite Youtube videos in real time with your friends and family as well as other people from around the world...right now you could visit the site, enter the global chatroom and select people that are simulcast broadcasting so that you could view and watch with them what they are watching. You could also go to the control panel and turn on simulcast broadcasting yourself to become a video DJ entertaining your watchers. (source: Patreon)

Imagine a retrograde version of a 21st-century social music site (or better yet, the LF chatter designed for the space-age future of the 1990s).

Hat tip to Andy Baio for bringing this brilliant beast to my attention.

More than you ever wanted to know about the Landlord's Game, the predecessor to Monopoly which Monopoly "inventor" heavily ripped off to create the game we all know today.

The first phase would play similar to Monopoly, with as much money accumulated through collecting rent, but the second phase would involve a Georgist land value tax that would equalize everyone's wealth.

An online interactive musical instrument modelled on the classic Moog Theremin.

In JavaScript/HTML 5 by Luke Phillips. Use Chrome or Safari for best results.

HTML5 Drum Machine
Posted by LinusMines in fun & games 2 years ago

Nothing sounds quite like an 8-0-8... -- Beastie Boys, 1998

Online interactive simulation of the vintage Roland TR-808. Supports two patterns, and recording/download of loops. Playback lag may vary depending on browser (Chrome or Firefox).

By Jamie Thomson.

Goat Simulator
Posted by LinusMines in fun & games 2 years ago
Disclaimer: Goat Simulator is a small, broken and stupid game. It was made in a couple of weeks so don’t expect a game in the size and scope of GTA with goats. In fact, you’re better off not expecting anything at all actually. To be completely honest, it would be best if you’d spend your $10 on a hula hoop, a pile of bricks, or maybe a real-life goat.  
 
For Xbox, Steam*, Android and iOS.  
 
* (holiday sale, 75% off)
Official site for the mobile game Ingress, my obsession for the past 2 years. An augmented reality game, Ingress is played by traveling to physical locations and interacting with the virtual objects found there. Warring factions struggle for control over territory and cooperate within factions to organize, strategize, and socialize. Resistance is obviously the good faction; the Enlightened are a bunch of thugs. Hit me up to connect in-game.
Path of Exile
Posted by FoolProof in fun & games 2 years ago
A Diablo-like dungeon crawler action RPG. Free to download and play. Very high quality! This is the game that's been eating up my time over the last year or so.
CoalCares.org
Posted by j d ess in fun & games 7 years ago
Why Free Inhalers? Because COAL CARES.  
 
Coal Cares™ is a brand-new initiative from Cloud Peak Energy, one of America's proud family of coal companies, to reach out to American youngsters with asthma and to help them keep their heads high in the face of those who would treat them with less than full dignity. For kids who have no choice but to use an inhaler, Coal Cares™ lets them inhale with pride.
Poker-faced
Posted by dorian in fun & games 7 years ago
Is Poker “a gambling game, pure and simple”, as a judge in Louisiana called it in a much-cited 1910 judgment? Or is it a game in which skill plays an important role? The answer may help determine whether online poker games should be covered by a law that prohibits Americans from gambling over the web.  
 
So far, judges have tended to agree with the 1910 precedent. Future rulings will determine the prospects of a $6 billion industry. Yet there has been very little research into this subject, in part because of the paucity of data.  
 
A new study by an economist, Steve Levitt, author of “Freakonomics”, and Thomas Miles, his Chicago University colleague, uses data on those who took part in the 2010 World Series of Poker, an annual contest in Las Vegas. Last year it attracted over 32,000 players and gave out more than $185m in prize money. Because the tournament is open to anyone who pays the entry fee, its participants have varying levels of experience and differing records of success or failure.
That rabbits like to hop is hardly a secret. But now European rabbit enthusiasts have harnessed their bunnies' natural talents to create a new spectator sport... rabbit showjumping.  
 
cc: woodgie woodgie woodgie
To promote Namco-Bandai, the creators of the arcade classic, an Australian firm has created what it's calling the World's Biggest Pac-Man game.  
 
And it's letting users make it even bigger.  
 
Soap Creative, which designed the official Pac-Man website, rolled out the online game last week. Since then, players have gobbled up nearly 270 million dots and sacrificed the life of video-game history's hungriest golden orb more than 1.4 million times.  
 
Maybe more impressively? Fans have helped created more than 12,600 interlocking mazes. Players can play on multiple mazes in a single game. The exits that let you zoom to the other side of a maze in the original version of the game transport you to the next maze in this one...
 
 
Works in Firefox and Chrome, despite the Made for Internet Explorer 9 label. Facebook login needed to create custom mazes.