Great white shark becomes Twitter star
BOSTON — They’re gonna need a bigger Twitter.
An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention after one of the creatures they’ve been monitoring started gaining a loyal social media following. @MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for a very real, nearly 3,500-pound great white whose movements can be tracked online and in real time.
Time Waster - ‘Kill the Plumber’
The concept of this game is great, and it’s really hilarious when it works. And it does work most of the time, but due to some buggy mechanics (or ineptitude on my part) some levels are borderline unbeatable - and basing it on not just my experience but others who have commented as well, level 12 will make or break you.
It broke me, which was a shame, because up until then I’d been having a great time and even laughed out loud on several occasions. The premise is, an insane plumber can’t take “no” for an answer, and it’s your job to get rid of him by any means necessary. But you’re limited by the kind of actions you can take – all based on a popular Nintendo game that featured pipes, plumbers and an inordinate amount of mushrooms.
How the hardcore help the casual
The post-arcade world has had a gentrifying effect on the tenacity of the majority of gamers. Once the hardcore players started leaving the battlefield of blinking screens and started bringing home the games that they enjoyed, suddenly people forgot their roots steeped in pursuit of the leaderboard.
Marketers look to entice millennials via e-sports
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — The latest ally in competitive gaming’s fight for mainstream awareness just might be marketers.
At an intimate, invite-only gathering this week at a seaside resort, executives from corporations such as AT&T, State Farm and McDonald’s were looking to electronic sports to potentially capture new consumers. While e-sports now regularly draws tens of millions of spectators both online and in person, the genre continues to battle for broader recognition in North America.
Time Waster - ‘The Adventures of Red’
This is a challenging puzzle game that is the perfect balance of difficulty and fun. In “The Adventures of Red,” you play as the cute little yellow guy named Red. You are on a mission to get your chocolate muffin. The muffin has been hidden in one of the towers of a castle that is filled with locked doors and hidden keys.
Ever since “Myst,” puzzles in games have been seen has either a cool challenge or an infuriating roadblock. The puzzles in “The Adventures of Red” manage to balance the difficulty very well. Each room has a puzzle, but there are clues hidden about the room to aid you on your journey, making the puzzles as much about your powers of observation as they are about being able to tease out the mechanics of the puzzle itself.
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