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Games Web When-in-Ireland

Is this living?

Is this living?

I spotted this on a large advertising hoarding on the Western Road in Cork this afternoon and snapped it to remind myself to look it up. It’s right by UCC and in the perfect spot to attract the attention of webs savvy students. URLs on hoardings are like honey to a bee with me. I will snap off a few shots of the sign as a reminder and visit later. When I did visit thisisliving.ie I was presented with the following page.

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I have to ask, if I’m visiting thisisliving.ie what country do you think I’m in?

After selecting Ireland and hitting “Enter” I was brought into a nice animation of a resort or hotel which built up and zoomed away again, and then repeated with another 2 locations before being brought to a hotel reception. I signed in and clicked around for about 5 minutes before getting bored of all the loading. It reminded me of the days spent loading C64 games from datasette. At least then I had the cool Ocean or Thalamus loading music to entertain me..

The copyright notice at the bottom of page identifies “Sony Computer” and a quick search took me to this post which has the following tv ad for the Playstation 3. Apparently this advertising campaign has been running all over Europe since January. I’m sure I would have come across a games console somewhere if I had persisted!

Game footage in the above trailer does look pretty. Anyone bought a PS3 yet? Someone told me they’re going for about €600 or so. That correct? You could buy a reasonably specced “home PC” for that much! Supposedly Ireland has a less than healthy obsession with everything Playstation so I’m sure they’re selling like hotcakes!

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C64 Games Movies

Youtube feeds my C64 Nostalgia

It’s all Mark’s fault. He mentioned Codemasters, then Dizzy, then he posted this movie of Magicland Dizzy completed in super-fast time. I had to search for more.

The following post contains several Youtube videos so click more if you want to see Gyroscope, Ghosts and Goblins, Barbarian and other Commodore 64 classics brought to life again!

Continue reading “Youtube feeds my C64 Nostalgia”

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Games Linux

TuxKart 3D racer!

apt-cache search racing returns a number of interesting looking games, one of which is TuxKart by Steve and Oliver Baker. A quick “apt-get install” and I was up and racing!

The game itself is simple, and if you’ve played any of the other kart games around it’ll be familiar. I laughed when Tux first ran over a fish and heard a big gulp sound but it might get annoying to those around you, so turn the volume down!

Check out the homepage linked above for screen shots!

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Games

Frank Miller's SIN CITY – Flash Game

Frank Miller’s Sin City provides the inspiration for this game. It’s simple but addictive!
(via)

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Games

Flash Arcade Games

Play classic games such as Tetris, Pacman, Space Invaders and more!

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Games Humour When-in-Ireland

The Eddie Hobbs Game

The Peoples Republic Of Cork present a game featuring Eddie Hobbs battling Bertie Ahern, Mary Harney and Jackie Healy Ray!

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Games

The Ninja Game

This game is making the rounds on delicious right now. In this Flash game you play a ninja who must dodge various nasties and collect the gold.
It didn’t run too well on my machine, probably because I had too many FF tabs open but the demos are fun to watch although quite disturbing to see a small matchstick figure blown to bits or fall to earth with a big crunch!

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Games

Tontie

Tontie – great little Flash game! (via)

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Games

Heavenly Sword: Diary of a Game

This diary is a good read. The best one ever was the Zzap64! diary of Creatures by the Rowland’s Brothers.
Via /. a few days ago.

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Games

Planarity

Planarity – simple but maddening Flash game!

Edit! The game has since moved to here.