"Murphy was an optimist!"
DeadRising Wii Feedback Needed May 31, 2009 12:53 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, Games/Puzzles, Noah, Of Being Dad, Of Interest
Noah just upgraded from 12 years old to 13 years old. He went into Target with his birthday money and came out with a Wii game called "Deadrising – Chop Till You Drop" The kids play first person shooters but Tommy brought one home from a friend’s house once that had so much foul language that I had to ban it from the house. I like to keep violence in check with the children. I am realistic about it. Play acting or gaming violence is part of being a kid. Today’s games do have the opportunity to be far too graphic. This one is rated M for mature and says 17+. The element are "blood and gore," "intense violence," and "language." I have more hesitation on this one because the Wii is in the common area, it is likely to be seen by the 4 and 7 year olds.
So, my gaming friends, do I let the 13 year old keep this game or force him to return it and buy something less violent and graphic? Having the Wii spewing out profanities is probably my biggest concern.4comments
Your next Internet addiction December 12, 2008 10:26 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Games/Puzzles, Of Interest
Presidential Campaign as a D&D Game October 22, 2008 9:50 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Games/Puzzles, Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States
I want to thank grog at the DailyKos for his interpretation of the presidential campaign as a Dungeons and Dragons game. It was funny until the gazebo reference..then it was hilarious!add a comment
Right brain left brain February 11, 2008 10:47 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Games/Puzzles, Health, Mental, Of Interest, Philosophy
I can make her spin either direction at will. So they call her a dancer? Must be a mighty cold dance room!2comments
Flashback to the Arcade July 8, 2007 11:51 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Games/Puzzles, History, Medford
Thanks to Instapundit, I just had a little flash back to hard earned quarters being sucked into the video game vacuum cleaner Dragon’s Lair with its exceptional graphics and somewhat kludgey game play. I spent a lot of time and a lot of money on that game!2comments
Trying out video during a stress break May 20, 2007 5:25 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Games/Puzzles, Of Interest, Publishing, Video
This challenge as demonstrated in the video is to hold two corks as if they were interconnected rings and then pull them apart without letting go of the corks.
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Bored? No glue? Got some change? May 17, 2007 4:21 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Games/Puzzles, Health, Mental, Of Interest
As a child, I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by creative people who always had a challenge at hand. Naturally, I didn’t have hand held video games (well there were those led football games dweet dweet dweet), iPods, and other such fancy things to keep us occupied. So, when we found ourselves with a long wait, like at a restaurant, I would be handed 65 cents and challenged to balance a nickel upon a quarter then a dime on the nickel and finally a second quarter upon the dime. This challenge still amuses me today and I find it both relaxing and rewarding to succeed with the balancing act.2comments
Has anyone won anything on Blingo lately? April 13, 2007 1:54 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Contest, Cool Sites, Daily Life, Games/Puzzles, Of Interest
Our household use to average a Blingo movie ticket or iTunes gift card at least once a month. We haven’t won anything for about 3 or 4 months now. Did PCH destroy Blingo (which now claims to have $1000 Thursdays) or has it just become that popular that the odds of winning dramatically reduced?
On a side note, you can sure tell it is a Friday afternoon in the blogosphere. Comments on No Silence are dwindling down. Of course, it looks like Michael might have two simultaneous threads running. I suppose all that needs to be said has been said but I don’t believe that.1 comment so far
Heed this caution! January 13, 2007 11:48 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Games/Puzzles, Of Interest
Don’t play this game! You’ll lose days! (let me know if you need hints)add a comment
And the fifth one went wii wii wii all the way home empty handed… November 27, 2006 2:56 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Games/Puzzles, Hardware, Of Interest, Technology
Looking for a wii? At the time of this posting, only eBay has them "in stock"3comments
Irritating Game October 28, 2006 8:58 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Games/Puzzles, Of Interest
This game (click the British flag for English) has two balls and two paddles. As you move your mouse left and right the short paddle moves horizontally while the long paddle rocks left to right. The goal is to keep the ball on the long paddle from rolling off while not letting the bouncing ball past the small paddle. Very challenging!add a comment
Tetris with words October 11, 2006 4:57 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Games/Puzzles, Of Interest
Seeking MMORPG recommendations August 10, 2006 11:34 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Games/Puzzles, Of Interest
Can you give feedback on the following? Assume you are a 16 year old boy that likes rules and repetition and are a Starcraft junkie.
- City of Heroes
- Second Life
- Dawn of War
Thank you for your feedback!11comments
Rock Paper Scissors is so passe June 1, 2006 3:44 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Games/Puzzles, Of Interest
Now children can drive from New York to LA and never be bored unlike the mere 2.5 miles traditional Rock Paper Scissors gets you. Introducing RPS 25! Even explanations on how to read the chart is presented.
Thanks to Cathy for the link!add a comment
A game Americans will hate May 26, 2006 11:58 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Games/Puzzles, Of Interest
I bet Americans just do poorly on this.1 comment so far