Have you seen this ad yet? If you’ve been in front of a TV or on the internet, odds are you have (and if you haven’t, you’ve just woken up from a three-month coma and the first thing you did was come to Dorkly! Bless your heart.). This unusually epic, mightily expensive TV commercial is part of a larger ad campaign for a popular mobile app called Game of War: Fire Age – and we’re going to tell you a few things about the game (of war) that will blow your mind.
1. It’s currently running an ad campaign costing $40 million
Well, it’s finally happened – those stupid Evony ads from back in the day have hit the mainstream, as professional breast-haver Kate Upton has started appearing in actual TV commercials for a shitty knock-off game and beckoning potential players to “Come play, my lord” (well, “Come and play with me”, which really is somehow MORE groan-inducingly sexual). And it’s all for Game of War: Fire Age (the actual title, which feels like an SEO analyst vomited out after a long night of drinking and maximizing search engine
5. The Thwomp Stomper Boots From Super Mario Bros.
This is a bad movie. A real bad movie. I remember being a tiny child watching this in the theater, having an existential crisis because my still-forming brain could not understand how I was in a theater, with a bag of popcorn, watching something called “Super Mario Bros: The Movie” and yet I wasn’t having fun. Fortunately, in the confusing miasma of unnecessary explanations, inauthentic grunge fashion, and mountains of slimy prosthetic fungus, one cool idea burned brightly.
No, not that. Sweet merciful lord let’s never mention this ever again.
I’m talking about Mother.Fucking. Jump. Boots.
One of the hugest mistakes that this movie made was cramming every little piece of Mario iconography through a dystopian sci-fi lens that made the Mushroom Kingdom as appealing as yesterday’s shirt. The only cool update were these ballistics-fired ski boots with some shock absorbers glued to sides. It’s actually a fun idea. How does Mario jump to dizzying heights and land with turtle-eviscerating force? The answer is steel-toed empowerment footwear.
4. The Crowd Reactions in Ace Attorney
A very very (very) literal adaptation of the first Phoenix Wright game, this movie
When searching for an internet site . that gives best games, take note on the following signs. It needs to give you a wide selection of games from puzzles to action games to card games, shooter, strategy, match, word games, casino games-slots and the like, brain teasers, kids games, adult games, etc.
When searching for an internet site . that gives best games, take note on the following signs. It needs to give you a wide selection of games from puzzles to action games to card games, shooter, strategy, match, word games, casino games-slots and the like, brain teasers, kids games, adult games, etc. There should be sub games too. For example brain teasers ought to have several games under it like quizzes, puzzles, optical illusions, crosswords, memory games, trivia, and memory games. Games however should have roulette, black jack,and other games that can be played in the regular live gaming facility. This will ensure you that the website is worthy of time that you invest taking a look at their products, not to mention advertisers.
Hot games don’t have to have a hot price tag. Most games are downloaded free in case you still do not know. Eventually you will see
Building a Commander deck is a constant challenge for me. I love variety and trying new experiences, which is why I have some self-imposed rules to make things interesting:
- Pull from a pre-sorted set of cards set aside specifically for Commander. My “Commander Box” might be missing some esoteric options, but with a limited selection I can process from base idea to completed deck much faster.
- Use only one copy of any card across all decks. This means only one deck gets Sol Ring, or Damnation, or Solemn Simulacrum. Powerful cards fit into almost any deck, but using a wider variety of options leaves room for less-used alternatives and wackier choices.
- Kill my darlings. The more successful and powerful a deck feels, the more likely I am to take it apart to repurpose some of its pieces. Good decks are still the goal, but once a deck gets “solved,” it’s time for a new puzzle to sort through.
Roilmage’s Trick | Art by Johann Bodin
The real challenge for me isn’t in crafting something new—I cranked out an Oloro, Ageless Ascetic deck the day before traveling to Gen Con this year—but working up what I want to try out next. There are hundreds of
From “brain games” designed to enhance mental fitness, to games used to improve real-world problems, to games created purely to entertain, today’s video games can have a variety of potential impacts on the brain. A new article argues that it is the specific content, dynamics, and mechanics of individual games that determine their effects on the brain and that action video games might have particularly positive benefits.
The article is published in the new issue of Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) journal published by SAGE.
“The term video games refers to thousands of quite disparate types of experiences, anything from simple computerized card games to richly detailed and realistic fantasy worlds, from a purely solitary activity to an activity including hundreds of others, etc. A useful analogy is to the term food — one would never ask, ‘What is the effect of eating food on the body?’ Instead, it is understood that the effects of a given type of food depend on the composition of the food such as the number of calories; the percentage of protein, fat, and carbohydrates; the vitamin and mineral content; and
Video games are not adequately rated for tobacco content, according to a new UC San Francisco study that found video gamers are being widely exposed to tobacco imagery.
The researchers concluded that a national ratings board set up more than 20 years ago is not a reliable source for learning whether video games contain tobacco imagery.
The study will be published online September 14 in Tobacco Control.
“Parents should stop relying on the ratings to screen for tobacco use in buying video games for their kids,” said first author Susan Forsyth, a PhD candidate at the UCSF School of Nursing.
Video games are a ubiquitous part of adolescent life in many countries. In the U.S., 88 percent of youth 8 to 18 years old play video games at least occasionally, according to a national study. Despite the widespread practice, there has been little research on whether smoking content is present in the games and whether games are being adequately rated for tobacco content.
Previous research has found that smoking imagery in movies can lead youths to begin smoking. In the video game study, the researchers sought to assess whether tobacco content was appropriately labelled. “The presence of tobacco imagery in (video) games
Nintendo made headlines this week when it was revealed that their upcoming system (code-named NX) is already in the hands of third party developers. Most news outlets were focused on getting details about Cabela’s Big Hunt Babysitting Backgammon. I, on the other hand, was more interested in the console. Here’s everything I was able to gather.
An incredible photograph of an NX development kit. Note how the white screen indicates the power is on, and how discs are read one half at a time.The Nintendo NX will be made by Nintendo. Nintendo decided not to have the system designed and manufactured by another company, like Sony or Krispy Kreme.
Its code name is the Nintendo NX. This will be the final name of the system. Or it will change to a different name. Remember, Nintendo has had some funky code names in the past (Project Reality, Dolphin) and they usually settle on sensible, appealing names for their final products (Wavebird, Wii U, GameCube).
When will it come out? Our money is on a date that comes after today, October 21st 2015. To maximize their profits Nintendo will likely put the console on sale within 100 years of manufacturing the hardware. If