Tag: Games

Board games this holiday season — 7 Wonders, K2, Kingdom Builder

We always get some board games over the holiday season and have some gamefests. Settlers, Ticket to Ride, Survive have been winners in past years. This year we tried 3: * “Seven Wonders”:http://www.amazon.com/Asmodee-SEV-EN01ASM-7-Wonders-Game/dp/B0043KJW5M/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1357360279&sr=1-1&keywords=seven+wonders. This was the real winner of the […]

I don’t really get Gamification

I love games, online or board. We always have a gamefest at family get-togethers — this year’s mania was “Survive: Escape from Atlantis”:http://theludwigs.com/2011/12/survive-escape-from-atlantis-is-our-board-game-of-the-season/. And if you tracked my minutes of computer use during the week, I’m pretty sure the “game […]

No time to blog, so here’s a link roundup

* “Cutting the Cord on Cable”:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203550304577138841278154700.html. Wish I could get there but live HD sports still keeps me stuck to cable/satellite provider. I’ve tried the streaming options and they are weak — poor selection of games/sources (I need ESPN/ABC channels […]

COD 1st day sales exceed $400M

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sets first day sales record”:http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2011/11/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-3-sets-first-day-sales-record/1. What stunning numbers. I don’t think “Skyrim”:http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2011/11/review-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-a-magnificent-odyssey/1 will do the same but a huge week for online entertainment. There is clearly huge demand for great entertainment content, pretty much insatiable […]

It’s not too early to start thinking about Father’s Day

I don’t need or want any of this stuff actually but am drawn to all of it… * “Car map light”:http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20100526/flexible-map-light/. Ok who looks at maps anymore, but this is nicely designed! * “Multimeter Clock”:http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2010/06/24/multimeter-clock-styled-after-the-simpson-260-multimeter/. Love the reuse of old […]

Christmas Board Games

We always buy some board games for the Christmas period and play them in the evening. Started the practice years ago with Settlers of Catan which remains the gold standard.  This year we tried: Hanging Gardens, The | BoardGameGeek. OK […]

Rogue for iPhone: nerdgasm

CrunchGear » Archive » Rogue for iPhone: nerdgasm. Installed. Late 1982, I am killing myself chasing two degrees at CMU. In the mornings I was at the business school, classmates all wearing power suits and reading the WSJ and the […]

The eyeballing game

The eyeballing game. Angle bisecting and right angling are apparently my special skills.  I pretty much suck at finding circle centers and making parallelograms tho.

Spore is awesome

Quite addictive. And the exchange of creatures online adds a great element. Recommended. Yeah the amazon reviewers are all going apeshit over the drm on the title, but it is fun.

Games Give Free Rein to the Douchebag Within

Games Without Frontiers: Games Give Free Rein to the Douchebag Within: Every time I plunge into a game, I inevitably choose the most Cro-Magnon, “Hulk smash, Hulk destroy” strategy possible. But what happens if the second self you create inside […]

Ohio State Historical Results

BuckeyeXtra – The Columbus Dispatch : Ohio State football results. — nice new service from the Dispatch.  9-11-1 against USC all time, 0-5 in last 5 games.  Let’s hope Tressel can reverse this trend as he has reversed others

Bioshock film?

Verbinski to direct BioShock film — I will run to see this. How many films are about Ayn-Rand-ish Objectivist paradises gone horribly wrong? On the bottom of the ocean? If you haven’t played the game, you should.

Free games, indy games

* ViaCrunchGear ? Archive ? It’s Wednesday, time to waste your employer’s money, play all your old NES favorites online * Top 3 indy games to watch for — and here is the IGF website Not sure any of these […]

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Jhludwig's bookshelf: read

City of Saints and Madmen
Cowboy Angels
Deep State
Cleopatra: A Life
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
A Journey: My Political Life
The Post-Birthday World
The Hunter
This Is Not a Game
Rules of Deception
Denial of Sunlight
Sixty-One Nails
The Glass Room

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