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Webgame Wednesday: Pants or No Pants?
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Oct 23 2013 5:03 PM ]
I love Scotch. Also Will Ferrell's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Who doesn't? It's terribly exciting news that a sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, hits theaters on Dec. 20. Producers are pumping up expectations with a series of nutty Dodge commercials and an online game or two. Check out Pants or No Pants, where you'll be quizzed as to whether your favorite anchorman Ron Burgundy is wearing pants or not underneath his news desk. That's pretty much it: Pants or no pants. But it's good for a giggle or two on a mirthless afternoon at the office.
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Presents: Bad Milo!
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Fri Oct 4 2013 5:08 PM ]
If you grew up on the splatterific ’80s films of Frank Henenlotter (Basket Case, Frankenhooker) and Peter Jackson (Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles) or if you just like your horror flavored with a healthy dose of comedy, you need to get to the Guild Cinema this weekend for the painfully funny Bad Milo! Check out the trailer to see what you’ll be getting yourself into. Alibi’s Midnight Movie Madness screenings will get underway Friday and Saturday at 10:30pm. There will even be doorprizes courtesy of Stranger Factory. Tickets are $8 general admission and $6 students w/ID.
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Presents: V/H/S/2
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Fri Sep 27 2013 4:44 PM ]
October is fast approaching, and we’re already in a Halloween mood. Starting this weekend, we’re unleashing a whole host of horror flicks at Alibi Midnight Movie Madness. Stop by the Guild Cinema this weekend to check out the extreme horror anthology V/H/S/2. Directed by the people who gave us The Raid, Hobo With a Shotgun, Who’s Next? and The Blair Witch Project, this collection of four horror shorts will have you screaming, flinching and hopefully curled up in a whimpering ball on the theater floor. Check out the trailer ... if you dare. V/H/S/2 will screen at 10:30pm this Friday and Saturday night.
Webgame Wednesday: Neonball
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Sep 18 2013 12:23 PM ]
In the arcade puzzler Neonball you must bounce the titular object through a maze toward an exit point, while avoiding lasers and other obstacles. Apparently passing the test gives you the right to live in Neoncity ... or something to that effect. What are you waiting for, citizen? Get to bouncing.
Webgame Wednesday: Pause Ahead
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Sep 11 2013 2:57 PM ]
Pause Ahead is a punishing run-and-jump puzzle platformer with an inventive twist. At any given time, you can pause the game, freezing the assorted deadly obstacles (buzzsaws, spikes, monsters, etc.) in their tracks. Your character, however, maintains whatever momentum he had prior to the pause. The kick is that you can't control him during the pause. He just keeps flying along—hopefully not into the arms of another deadly trap. The objective is to get though the levels as quickly as possible. It's kinda like Super Mario Bros. on speed. Better have your fast-twitch reflexes honed for this one.
Webgame Wednesday: That's My Moon
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Sep 4 2013 1:46 PM ]
That's My Moon has you defending a tiny ball of rock that's being constantly bombarded by meteors and missiles. Sort of a stationary version of Asteroids, the colorful game has you blasting shots, nonstop, into space in an attempt to survive just a little bit longer. Hit the missiles and you can grab up some coinage as well. That's valuable when you want to upgrade your weapons and even your moon itself. An ever-increasing selection of powers keeps this arcade-style shooter evolving and involving.
Webgame Wednesday. Snowden's Leaks: The Game
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Aug 28 2013 3:41 PM ]
Last time we checked NSA leaker Edward Snowden was still hunkered down in Russia doing the political asylum thing. No matter what your political bent on this particular story, I'm sure we can all agree it would be more digestible in video game form. Snowden's Leaks: The Game may not teach us all that much about our government's use of secret internet searches, but it does offer some nifty, Elevator Action-style arcade fun. Download the secrets, avoid the CIA men, toss stuff out windows: Now that's some good whistleblowing.
Webgame Wednesday on Thursday: The Blue Beanie
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Thu Aug 22 2013 1:37 PM ]
The Blue Beanie is a lovely little point-and-click adventure combining photographic backdrops and animated figures. You are a squishy little forest critter whose beloved blue beanie has been stolen. Navigate the odd landscapes to recover it. This one requires some puzzle-solving skills and a tiny bit of arcade action.
Webgame Wednesday: Daymare Cat
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Aug 14 2013 4:14 PM ]
Daymare Cat is the work of Flash game innovator Mateusz Skutnik (the gorgeous Submachine series). In this one, you're asked to enter a lovely, pen-and-ink kingdom.
Webgame Wednesday: Adventure Time Game Creator
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Aug 7 2013 4:39 PM ]
Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time" is the greatest cartoon on TV right now because it totally is. Now shut up. The folks at Cartoon Network have pumped out tons of cool "Adventure Time" games over the years. Now you can actually manufacture your own. The Adventure Time Game Creator allows you to choose settings, backgrounds, characters and so much more to build your own platform-style action game. Each character (from Flame Princess to Ice King) has his or her own set of powers and weaknesses. Set up traps, monsters and other obstacles to challenge them. If you aren't feeling all that creative, you can always try out the hundreds of levels that have been submitted by other fans. Slamacow!
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