Courage The Cowardly Dog
As an antidote to George And the Demon, i.e. if you don't like all the swearing, Courage The Cowardly Dog does the trick. It's a very cute kids' point'n'click adventure. Well actually you have to use the keyboard more than pointing and clicking, but it's the same sort of game. Enjoy [subbed by adam].

Entry 1470, Thursday, November 3rd 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(59%)Comments(75)

George And The Demon
Ok, first up, before I go any further, despite the childish looking graphics George And The Demon has some fairly adult language in it. So if you are easily offended, a bit young, or your boss is looking over your shoulder - don't bother. If you do want to play, George And The Demon involves you controling George after he's summoned up a demon and it's all gone a bit wrong (who would have thought?). George swears, the demon swears, and most people you meet swear. It's kind of a point'n'click'n'swear game [subbed by Kara].

Entry 1469, Thursday, November 3rd 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(50%)Comments(33)

Jamie Kane
Before Adam and (what I assume to be) the BBC viral marketing department do themselves an injury pleading with me to post the Jamie Kane 'mystery', I thought I better comply, so here it is. If you don't know what it is - it's kind of a fluffy, lovely, ARG, wrapped up and presented slickly by the BBC. If you don't know what an ARG is - well you soon will do if you start playing. I don't think you'll be getting books in the post, or hunting for clues in libraries, but there's fun to be had none the less.

Entry 1468, Wednesday, November 2nd 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(56%)Comments(176)

The Quest For Ikambokem
And the award for "worst graphics in a point'n'click game" goes to... The Quest For Ikambokem. Having to go back to the beginning when you screw up is a bit irritating too, but hey, other than that it's ok, and we do like to point'n'click don't we? [subbed by tafkam]

Entry 1467, Wednesday, November 2nd 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(46%)Comments(78)

I've not really had a chance to use it in anger yet, but the Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar (Beta) looks kind of useful for web development - especially for people like me who do a lot of IE centric development for Intranets (I'm guessing you'd need FF and Opera developer toolbars as well to do this thing really seriously). Anyway, what does it offer:
  • Explore and modify the document object model (DOM) of a Web page.
  • Locate and select specific elements on a Web page through a variety of techniques.
  • Selectively disable Internet Explorer settings.
  • View HTML object class names, ID's, and details such as link paths, tab index values, and access keys.
  • Outline tables, table cells, images, or selected tags.
  • Validate HTML, CSS, WAI, and RSS Web feed links.
  • Display image dimensions, file sizes, path information, and alternate (ALT) text.
  • Immediately resize the browser window to a new resolution.
  • Selectively clear the browser cache and saved cookies. Choose from all objects or those associated with a given domain.
  • Choose direct links to W3C specification references, the Internet Explorer team weblog (blog), and other resources.
  • Display a fully featured design ruler to help accurately align objects on your pages.
Not too shabby really. This could possibly join the list of tools I use everyday. Nice.

Entry 1466, Wednesday, November 2nd 2005, Filed In Stuff
Comments(14)

The Last Half Of Darkness
Some post halloween spookiness for you in The Last Half Of Darkness, an eerie point'n'click adventure. I think the supposed spooky atmosphere would be boosted a bit by the addition of some sound, unless it's just not working on the PC I'm at, which is perfectly possible, although I'm guessing to get sound you have to buy the full version which gets advertised alongside this freebie on-line version. I won't be rushing out to buy it I'm afraid. Well, actually, I'm not afraid, more to the point [via nordinho].

Entry 1465, Tuesday, November 1st 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(55%)Comments(49)

Guess-The-Google
I'm totally addicted to this game. Guess what word was googled in Guess-The-Google by looking at google's image results. Points for guessing right, and doing it quickly, up to a maximum of 400 if my maths is right. I'm up to 311 so far, but I'm still trying, what's your best score? [subbed by lynn]

Entry 1464, Saturday, October 29th 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(65%)Comments(102)

Light Saber 2
It's really hard to capture the fun of Light Saber 2 in a screen grab, and as you can see I completely failed, but it really is good, especially if you've ever wanted to wield a light saber and show the world your Jedi skillz. Not that I have. That would be sad. But just in case you want to, here it is [via op-pop].

Entry 1463, Friday, October 28th 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(46%)Comments(77)

Memory
Definately in the category of "difficult", due to the language, Memory is a great looking point'n'click game, I especially like the cut scenes as you move, although there is an incredibly long load time at the begining to get through before you get all this graphical lovliness (and that medusa statue thing is rather to detailed and eerie for my liking). I'm still looking around all the rooms at the moment, but I'm assuming we have to "escape the apartment", I can't tell for certain because of the language thing, but you know how it is with these point'n'click things, you usually have to escape something.

Entry 1462, Friday, October 28th 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(50%)Comments(52)

Death In Sakkara
Death In Sakkara is a point'n'click adventure from the BBC which lets you learn some history while you are playing. It's rather beautiful to look at, but there's quite a lot of 'talking', which I know not everyone likes in these things, but it doesn't bother me too much. I also liked being transported to Egypt because it's a rainy, dark, day here in London today (that link shows the nearest web cam to where I work!). Anyway, enjoy your travels...

Entry 1461, Friday, October 28th 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(61%)Comments(107)

BlivOfficer
BlivOfficer is a point'n'click game, but I'm too busy playing the sub-game, "guess the language", to work out the pointy and clicky bits right now. I'm tending towards something Scandinavian - in fact I'm going to guess "Norwegian", I think they have those "o"'s with a strike through them like old skool computer zeros. Guesses upon language and gameplay in the comments as usual [subbed by derly].

Update: Darn it's Danish - I was wrong - thanks folks.

Entry 1460, Tuesday, October 25th 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(44%)Comments(57)

Triskabiblios : My Book
Just a quick Triskabiblios update for those following the 'game' (good luck catching up if you want to join in - oh so much to read!). I've been away from my 'puter for a while but I've now posted pics of the book that was hand delivered to my flat (and my pics of the Thomas Paine monument from when I was there) - see this photolog entry (click on the individual pics to see bigger versions as normal).

Entry 1459, Tuesday, October 25th 2005, Filed In Games
Rating(37%)Comments(164)

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