Matt Fern

Matt Fern

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 11:15

Weekly Time Waster – ‘Lunar Lander’

The last two weeks we’ve focused on a few retro games.

The first one - “Frogger” - saw you running across a street full of dangers, risking your life, just to get to the other side.

The second - “Galaga” - saw you blasting away alien invaders, saving the planet and setting high scores to brag to your friends about. 

However, within these themes, what kind of retro game offers you a dose of reality? Well, how about “Lunar Lander!” 

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 09:10

Weekly Time Waster – ‘Galaga’

Space has a special place in my heart. Whether it’s looking up at the stars and wishing I could embark on a real journey to another planet or simply watching Sci-Fi movies or exploring space in the virtual world of a video game … what I wouldn’t give to cruise the cosmos and be a space trucker.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 12:49

Weekly Time Waster – ‘Frogger’

In the build-up of the new “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie being released, I want to take the next few editions of the Time Waster, to go into a retro game “series.” To start it off, we launch with “Frogger.” 

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 11:21

Weekly Time Waster – ‘Drag Racing’

"I live my life a quarter mile at a time." Those are the infamous words – and mantra – spoken by Dom Toretto in the first “Fast and Furious” movie. Almost 16 years later, the series is going strong. However, what can one do if they want a “Fast and Furious” 10-second car, but don't have the funds to get such a thing? Well, there is always the free mobile game called "Drag Racing,” developed by Creative Mobile.

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 10:53

Weekly Time Waster – ‘TypeRacer’

Ever wonder how your keyboard skills stack up against the rest of the typing world? Think you’re a hotshot at the office because you think you can type at 100 words per minute? Did you ever think you could play a video game, and actually brush up your typing skills?

There is a saying; “There is nothing certain but death, and taxes.” So with tax season here, I only found it appropriate to find a game with a tax theme! 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 12:54

Weekly Time Waster – ‘Motherload’

What will happen when we someday complete our journey to Mars? Will we colonize it and explore? Maybe discover life? Well, the simple game of “Motherload” says “Why not just mine it for its precious resources and become rich beyond belief?”

Thursday, 09 March 2017 01:41

Weekly Time Waster - 'Tiny Tower'

When I was a kid, there were a lot of cool games making their way into my childhood from the '90s. The fondest memory of them all was a game called "SimTower."

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