Pick any non-superhero character from a film and put it into a fighting game. What’s it’s special movie? (Accidental pun.)
What kind of match-ups could you come up with?
I’d start with Zatoichi, the blind swordsman. In an online game he could make his opponent’s screen go black, so the player would only see the flash of his sword.
Next, I’d have Lassie. She’d be able to call other characters for help. Or maybe her special movie would be dropping the enemy down a well.
What would you have?
Stick a hose down the side of the buckets and let water flow between them. The gap between the bottom of the buckets will fill. The water pressure will unstick them.
I’ve had two buckets stuck together for months. To make it worse, there was dried mud between them and they were ridged, and the ridges were pushing against each other.
I tried everything. Prizing them apart, bending them and trying to hold one down with my feet while pulling on the other.
The videos I found suggested using a compressed air line from a garage, but I didn’t have that. One day I realise that it didn’t matter what was providing the pressure to push. Water would work.
I first stuck the hose as far down as it would go and cranked the tap. The water spurted backwards and started flowing out, faster than it was pushing up.
When I let the water flow more smoothly and slowly, the gap between the buckets filled and they pushed themselves apart.
Race for the Galaxy is finally on Android on iOS and officially on PC. It’s a good game.
Race for the Galaxy is a card game where you have to build a space empire. On your turn you get to choose actions such as trading goods for points or more cards, concentrating on building up your military, settling worlds and developing factories.
On each turn you pick an action, but the quirk is your opponent can piggyback on that and copy your action. You want to develop a world? He can too.
The theme’s pasted on, but thanks to the artwork on the cards it all works and definitely feels sci-fi.
Games don’t last long have interesting decisions. The AI and game logic was developed by the same guy who did a fan-made version.
I really enjoy it and you should buy it.
Some people are complaining about this being a six-year old game. So what?
I had to return my PSVR because of various issues – the tracking drift and wobble were issues – but the sense of scale.
That’s enough. THat’s enough. Mountains will seem like mountains. Castles like castles. You’ll feel dwarfed by the world.
Oh shit – and the DRAGONS.
Speedrunners is a 2D ‘don’t get caught off-screen’ racing platformer. It’s fun.
Up to four players can play at once, with the host able to put bots in to make up the numbers. You race around Super Meat Boy style levels, doing multiple laps.
The screen scrolls at the pace of the person in front. If you’re in last place and the screen scrolls past your character, you’ll die and have to sit out the rest of the race.
You can hit people with missiles, turn them to ice and even swap places using a grappling hook.
It’s free on Xbox Live Gold at the moment. Play it with friends; you’ll end up calling them effing sees.
Cashier “This is definitely not a robbery.”
The people in front of polling station that ask for your polling card are not part of the election. They have nothing to do the voting process. Ignore them.
They work/volunteer for political parties. They are there to keep track of who voted. This way they can see who is politically active. You can ignore them and still vote.
A woman asked me for my polling card as I walked approached the station. She had no identification on her. She said she was from X party and pointed to her associate who had a political sticker on her coat.
I said I didn’t see the sticker. The first woman then said that her sticker was on her baby – a baby that was on the ground in a box between her legs.
In retrospect, I should have said ‘Am I supposed to have checked the baby for ID, then?’.