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#337776 - 01/10/2010 12:41 Re: Time Wasters for 2010 [Re: Phoenix42]
Tim
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Originally Posted By: Phoenix42
Are there some instruction for Minecraft? I couldn't figure it out.

I think they said there was a Wiki for it or something. I'll ask tonight.

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#337797 - 01/10/2010 17:59 Re: Time Wasters for 2010 [Re: wfaulk]
Dignan
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Originally Posted By: wfaulk
The entirety of the touching edge has to match. So if there's a gap or wall somewhere that is irrelevant to your little dude, it still prevents moving between the sides.

But that's what I'm saying. Early on there were a couple of levels where two "slides" had identical edges, but I wasn't allowed to move between them. Even worse, in a couple instances there were matching drops, but when I'd jump into them I'd die, and that's just bad design. Other than that I had no complaints.
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#337805 - 01/10/2010 20:23 Re: Time Wasters for 2010 [Re: Dignan]
wfaulk
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Strange. I did not have that experience. Sometimes they come close to matching up, but don't.
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#337845 - 03/10/2010 19:41 Re: Time Wasters for 2010 [Re: Tim]
Tim
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Originally Posted By: Tim
Originally Posted By: Phoenix42
Are there some instruction for Minecraft? I couldn't figure it out.

I think they said there was a Wiki for it or something. I'll ask tonight.


http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Main_Page

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#337848 - 03/10/2010 20:45 Re: Time Wasters for 2010 [Re: Dignan]
hybrid8
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Originally Posted By: Dignan
Early on there were a couple of levels where two "slides" had identical edges, but I wasn't allowed to move between them.


Hmmm... I played out to level 11 and didn't notice that. When I couldn't walk it was because the sides definitely didn't match up. A couple of times I caught myself as I thought they matched, but didn't. One of the last levels I played had multiple tiles that matched, yet were all useless, except for one. I liked that little trickery. smile

All in all, really creative - it's actually quite amazing how quickly and intuitively one can move the slides around too.
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#337890 - 04/10/2010 16:15 Re: Time Wasters for 2010 [Re: hybrid8]
Dignan
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I just tried Fruit Ninja since it was recently release on Android. I have one question:

How on earth is this the number one game on Android and the iPhone?

On Android I can understand because gaming on Android sucks, but there are plenty of other games on the iPhone. Fruit Ninja has a single gameplay element and it's just plain boring. I got bored after about five minutes.

Thankfully, Android lets me get refunds on apps...
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#339981 - 30/11/2010 20:09 Re: Time Wasters for 2010 [Re: Dignan]
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Matt, lately you're doing a lousy job of optimizing my time wasting. Shape up! wink

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It's like a 2D Portal, plus Braid, sorta.
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#339984 - 30/11/2010 20:13 Re: Time Wasters for 2010 [Re: wfaulk]
Dignan
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My apologies! I've come across some games, but most of them are pretty dull.

That, and maybe all my casual gaming time was taken up by Angry Birds. There were several times where I'd kick back in front of my computer to take a break and kill some pigs.

But I've unlocked all the golden eggs now, so I'm ready to waste my time with other games smile

*edit*
ps- cool game! My head is starting to hurt, but I'm enjoying the challenge. They did a nice job with the aesthetics, too.


Edited by Dignan (30/11/2010 20:25)
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#339987 - 30/11/2010 20:40 Re: Time Wasters for 2010 [Re: wfaulk]
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There's an interesting list of games here.
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#339988 - 30/11/2010 20:42 Re: Time Wasters for 2010 [Re: Dignan]
wfaulk
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Angry Birds was oddly addictive. The new "theme" for Android, with the fat cardinals, was awful, though.
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#339989 - 30/11/2010 20:45 Re: Time Wasters for 2010 [Re: Dignan]
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And I have been quite enjoying this little flash game: Bunny Flags which has a bit of tower defence as well as a couple of other genres, as well as being full of fingers, thumbs and whole hands.
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#339992 - 30/11/2010 20:58 Re: Time Wasters for 2010 [Re: wfaulk]
Dignan
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Originally Posted By: wfaulk
Angry Birds was oddly addictive. The new "theme" for Android, with the fat cardinals, was awful, though.

The update made their game nearly unplayable. It boggles my mind how they thought they were making good changes there.

I had no problem with the whole ad-supported thing when the app was first released for Android. The ads came up once every 2-4 level attempts, and generally wouldn't stick around. Once every 40-50 level attempts, a full-screen ad would come up, usually with annoying video, but was easily skipped.

After the update, they moved the ads from the bottom-right corner of the screen (which was fine) to the top-right, which means it frequently covers the flight path of your birds! Yes, you can zoom out, but in my experience that decreases accuracy. Even worse, the ads now stay there ALL THE TIME. They never disappear, they just hover over the top-right, sometimes even obscuring your score so you can't tell how well you're doing on a level.

The frequency of the full screen ads has increased to around once every 20 levels attempts (so it's doubled). Again, this wouldn't be so bad if the ads obeyed the mute setting of the game. No, instead I'll be quietly playing a game and all of a sudden an ad will start blaring at me if I can't get to the "skip" button fast enough.

Rovio completely screwed up their game, and they seem completely deaf to their users (though granted, they have a heck of a lot of users).
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#340201 - 06/12/2010 19:58 Re: Time Wasters for 2010 [Re: Dignan]
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I was playing with a friend's iPad at the weekend, and Rock Band for iPad is actually very good. It felt quite natural to me - managed to play Megadeth's 'Peace Sells...' on Expert.

Still not persuaded to get one, but that is the single best thing I have found so far, even beating the ebook reader, which is so much better than the Kindle and the Sony offerings.

If it was 100 then I would get one now.
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