Benny Agra
Buy a baboon from Benny Agra today to make an unusual meal. Hmmm... tasty. I'm not sure if this is a disturbing joke, or very disturbing reality [subbed by peter k].

Entry 1426, Sunday, October 2nd 2005, Filed In Stuff
Comments(5)

Shop Lifter
What could be better for some light hearted entertainment than a bit of Shop Lifting? Hang on. What am I saying? Shop lifting is naughty kids. Don't do it. That's unless it's in this on-line game. And even then try not to enjoy it. And certainly don't get a taste for it and go out and try it for real. You're bound to end up with more than just a *slap*. Stay good [subbed by tia].

Entry 1425, Sunday, October 2nd 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(38%)Comments(30)

Spy Academy
The new series of Spooks (one of my favourite Television shows) is now airing on the BBC, which means there's a new version of Spy Academy on-line. Anyway, remarkably I haven't mentioned it so far (as I have in the past), and I hadn't even played Spy Academy until Allegra stumbled accross it and dropped me a note. I'll hand over to her for the description as she does it quite well:

A very very well made, nice-looking game about a British spy show I've never seen (being American myself).

The basic gist is that you've enrolled in Spy Academy and are training to become an M15 agent. Wait, this is not as corny as it sounds! You have to go through basic training first, which consists of a series of 10 minigame-type-things, each one measuring some meter of logic, speed, or reaction (they're called the SLR tests, I believe...).

Once you've completed those, you can move on to the real missions. So far I've only done one real mission because I can't figure out why the spy man won't let me play more of them....

The game is styled nicely, with some tough little mini games in there, and even comes with a "screen saver" if you sit there long enough!! (Don't ask how I found that one out...)

Oh and I almost forgot to mention, the game comes with a very nice little host video, a man, I forget his name, who leads you through the process.

Also:: You do have to register if you want to save your data, which I highly recommend and only takes like 2 seconds to complete, and as an added bonus when you've finished registering they bring you right back to the game, which is nice and not done by enough sites now a days.

All I have to add is that the host is Harry, as any fan will tell you, and that if you haven't seen the show I encourage you to try it as soon as possible. The current series of Spooks is currently airing in the UK on Thurday nights on the BBC, and can be seen in the US, re-titled as MI-5, on A&E. In the meantime Spy Academy is a great game that will keep you occupied for a while.

Entry 1424, Saturday, October 1st 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(48%)Comments(48)

Blog Flux
As a little experiment I've signed up to Blog Flux. The reason? Well their MapStats feature looks like it might be quite interesting. It tracks visitors locations and plots them on a "Google Maps" map of the world, so not only can I see who is using the site but where they are in the world as well. I've tracked site usage on LL from nearly the begining of the site, but I really like the tie-in with Google Maps on this - it makes the experience very visual and interactive. Since I've started to notice site visitors from more and more unusual places, I'm hoping the map should make interesting viewing. Anyway we'll see how it goes. I'm going to leave the tracker on this post for now as an experiment - if I like it, it'll become a permenent site feature.

PS. While I'm on a techie note I thought I'd mention that I've finally fixed the problem with my space bar - thanks to Tara for pointing out the obvious to me. Take the key off and blow under it. Fixed the problem instantly! If only I'd done that earlier...

Update: I'm really liking the mapstats - they're now a permenent feature! The link is at the bottom of every page.

Entry 1423, Saturday, October 1st 2005, Filed In Stuff
Comments(45)

C4 Hamster
I could spend (er...have spent) hours playing C4 Hamster. A fantastic game for a Friday. The premise is, er, simple. You play Death Jr. (a younger kind of Death), and your task is to hurl hamsters with C4 plastic explosive strapped to their backs at the large red monster, and see how far the resulting explosion flings the monster's flaming head around the landscape. Bonus points for distance and hitting other monsters along the way. I know the idea isn't new, but it's very well done, is really quite funny, and looks great. I might even have to get the PSP game it's advertising if it has half the sense of fun this does.

Entry 1422, Friday, September 30th 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(40%)Comments(46)

Unplugged
Find the six objects, to help you solve the six energy related problems, in under nine minutes, in "Unplugged". An educational point'n'click game designed to teach Canadian kids how to save energy. I kid you not. To win you have to switch off your PC, and turn off the lights in your house. I kid you. Anyway game play-wise this is meant for kids so be very ashamed of yourself if you get stuck [subbed by tim, jackie & karlee].

Entry 1421, Friday, September 30th 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(51%)Comments(43)

Napolean Gates
Bill Gates meets Napolean Dynamite. WTF? [via geisha]

Entry 1420, Friday, September 30th 2005, Filed In Stuff
Comments(11)

Polly Wants...
Well you have to point, and you have to click, but "Polly Wants..." is hardly an adventure, but that's not a bad thing once in a while. Is it? You play Polly, a parrot with a passion for pinching things from his perverted possessor. Steal as many items as you can from your owner while he's distracted by Baywatch. Bizarre.

Entry 1419, Thursday, September 29th 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(50%)Comments(24)

Siegburgspiel
The graphics for Siegburgspiel are fantastic - this is one good looking point'n'click game. Unfortunately there's a lot of writing, and that writing is in German. Thus while it might look great, I don't know what you are meant to do! Could be the greatest game ever but I just can't work it out. If anyone out there can speak German and translate what is going on that would be great. For now I'm just wondering around and taking in the view.

Entry 1418, Thursday, September 29th 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(55%)Comments(67)

Candy
OK, OK, Okay... I know I'm being a bit slack in posting anything this week, but I have a life you know (you wouldn't believe it would you?) and I've barely been home for more than five minutes at a time which makes things tricky. Even as I type I'm not at my PC so I only have access to my webmail, which means I don't have access to all your great game link suggestions, I only have my last 100 mails or so, which are pretty much all requests for copies of submachine (nice work murtaugh!).

However I do have a link to Candy, an excellent, if a little pre-emptive, flash movie for Halloween, from the same people that brought you Forgotten. Cute but a little skary [subbed by Flooor].

PS. If you're looking for games in the meantime try raiding the lazylaces archives (links at the bottom of the page).

Entry 1417, Wednesday, September 28th 2005, Filed In Stuff
Comments(29)

Submachine
Some people just play the point'n'click games I post here, some people are nice enough to leave a comment or two to help others, and then again some people, like murtaugh , go that extra mile and write a game of their own, and post that. Most commendable. Submachine has some eerie music, cracking sound effects, and I haven't been able to work out any of the puzzles yet - which means it gets a big thumbs-up from me. Leave your impressions in the comments, I'm sure murtaugh will appreciate any feedback you have.

Entry 1416, Monday, September 26th 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(51%)Comments(386)

Thief
Maybe I've played too many point'n'click games, (what am I saying? Surely there's no such thing as too much point'n'click?), but I could have sworn I'd posted Thief before. I can't find it in the archives though, so I guess something in the game is just ringing a bell in my head. Anyways... You're a Thief (hence the name) in a scientist's house, and you have to find the code to gather the atom bomb secret from the safe before the 15 minute time limit runs out.... Just a regular Monday night then [subbed by deenoa, debra & lennart].

Entry 1415, Monday, September 26th 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(53%)Comments(166)

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