The Temple Of Lost Souls
Help Scooby and Shaggy retrieve the hottest chili pepper in the world (hmm... hot chili) during this point'n'click adventure (well it's keyboard based really - press 'h' to get instructions) around The Temple Of Lost Souls, a spooky Guatemalan location. Just don't get too scared - you have to restart from the begining [subbed by KoKo, BlackWing & Castor].

Entry 1607, Saturday, January 7th 2006, Filed In Games

There comes a point in every point'n'click adventurers' life when being able to translate Japanese into English is essential. Fortunately Mio has found a great on-line translator...

Although it is all in Japanese, it is not difficult to use. You will see 2 big boxes, a list box at the top between them containing 2 items, a button in the middle between them, and a button just below and in the middle of them. From the list box select the 2nd item. This means Japanese to English. (If you wish to translate the other way click the top one). Then click the button at the bottom. This will clear the large boxes. Now copy and paste the phrase into the 1st large box, click the button in the middle and voila, you have your translation.

Also while we're busy translating I've always found the Google translation tools useful, they offer many languages including a Beta version of Japanese translation [subbed by mio].

Entry 1606, Saturday, January 7th 2006, Filed In Stuff

I haven't quite decided if Scoop is trying to advertise a film or some kind of techno jacket, but that doesn't really matter. What does matter is that it's a new slice point'n'click adventure pie. Tasty [subbed by Kelli & Aeos].

Entry 1605, Friday, January 6th 2006, Filed In Games

Personal Google
I might spend most of my time struggling with my compulsive point and click adventuring addicition, but I still manage to find a little time to indulge my g33ky streak, and this week the thing that's floating my boat is Google's personalised home page. I'm loving it. All my favourite things on a web page I visit several times a day anyway - here's a pic of mine. As well showing my gmail inbox, I have a couple of my favourite news feeds, lazylaces hot gossip, my google search history and local London weather. Cool. It reminds me of some intranet work I did years ago, but this is so much cooler. I almost had kittens when I saw what happens when you drag and drop the panels arounds the screen. *coolness*

Entry 1604, Friday, January 6th 2006, Filed In Stuff

Winter Desktop
A long time ago I hooked into the design offerings from pixel girl, great stuff, but just now this winter scene seems particulaly apt for the background on my PC. It's on my desktop right now, what's staring at you on your PC/MAC desktop this winter?

Entry 1603, Thursday, January 5th 2006, Filed In Stuff

The Castle
The Castle is a beautiful master class in point'n'click adventuring, even though it's not really a game in itself, but it is just a lovely way of teaching you that nice things can be revealed by clicking the right thing on screen. If you don't know already, the [TAB] key is your friend here, when you get stuck. If you are totally successful some lovely fireworks are your reward, best of luck viewing them [via nordinho].

Entry 1602, Thursday, January 5th 2006, Filed In Games

With Nekoryokan there's a whole language thing going on that I don't understand, but that doesn't stop you, the avid point'n'clickers, having ago. Good luck amigos [via nitro 59].

Entry 1601, Thursday, January 5th 2006, Filed In Games

Hot Shot Business
It's a new year and I have a shortage of point'n'click games (please submit something people) but "hmd" comes to the rescue with Hot Shot Business :

I think it's a Disney game, I only played for five minutes but it was addictive. You play the role of a new business entreprenuer who opens a shop. You basically choose between a slim choice (I chose a chocolate factory) and then choose which types of sweets you make to fill customer demand. Think, The Sims meets La Bella Romanza. If I had more time I'd have played longer.

Hopefully this will pull you ardent gamers from Quyzzle for 5 minutes. Go business types [subbed by hmd].

Entry 1600, Wednesday, January 4th 2006, Filed In Games

Gate to the Truth II
Remember the Gate To The Truth game from the other day? Tricky wasn't it, possibly you are still stuck on it. I am. Anyway, part 2 is here, but the bad news is that's it's almost impossible to work out what's going on, even to start the thing is difficult, you may even need a code from finishing, the impossible, part 1. Good luck. You'll need it [subbed by Robert].

Entry 1595, Wednesday, January 4th 2006, Filed In Games


After the logo competition you've probably spotted by now that I've updated the site with the new logo, but have you spotted that the icon of me (thanks Scottish Graeme) is on every page now? It's not hard to find, especially for all you point and click fans, even though the tab key cheat doesn't work, and no one has posted a walkthru yet. If you click on the link on me, when you find it, it'll take you to the updated about page. Oh, what a busy bee I've been.

PS. On an unrelated subject, but while I'm doing a personal post, if you're thinking of sending me a link to "The Ugly", forget about it. That game is just too sick for me too post, for reasons I'm not going to dignify the game by going into.

PPS. For the new icon of me on the site pages I haven't been able to test the new site style sheet, that positions it, on a Mac yet as I'm away from home, all seems to be ok on IE, FF & Opera on a PC, but if you see a problem on your Mac please let me know. Ta.

[thanks for extra work chris and scottish graeme].

Entry 1594, Wednesday, January 4th 2006, Filed In Diary

Lazylaces Logo Competition Winner(s)
OK, remember the Lazylaces Logo Competition? First of all I'd like to say thanks for all the entries. I didn't expect to get so many, and I was amazed to see how much superb effort had been applied. I'm truely impressed. Anyway I've now reviewed all the entries and selected a winner, and from what I've seen it's the popular choice too, the clear winner for me was Chris H's entry, which takes the $30 prize. I think I also mentioned at the time that I'd actually like to use the winning entry on the site, which I'm still very keen on doing, but there are a couple of small changes I'd like to make before doing this, which I've asked Chris about doing - so watch this space, or rather the one at the top of the page.

Also, I didn't mention anything about any additional prizes when I announced the competition, but I was so pleased with Scottish Graeme's (no relation!) icon picture of me that I'm also awarding additional prize of $15 to him for his superb work, and the icon will be making an appearance somewhere on the site soon.

Anyway, those are all the winners, thanks once again to everybody who entered, your hard work was much appreciated.

Entry 1593, Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, Filed In Diary

3Wish No.5 Part 3
If I'm righting the wrong of not posting 3Wish No.5 Part 2, I suppose I should really post 3Wish No.5 Part 3 as well, which is the best of this point'n'click trio, or so I'm told [subbed by Hewitt, Miky B, The Wanderer, Jackie K, Lynn, Eb & Toby L].

Entry 1592, Monday, January 2nd 2006, Filed In Games

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