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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:02

Weekly Time Waster – ‘Deep Space Barrage’

Written by Matt Fern

I’ve been on quite a science fiction binge lately. Between watching all the “Star Wars” movies over and over, the “Alien” franchise again, “Blade Runner” coming back and now “Valerian,” I’m in a head space where I think I want to do a little sci-fi game series over these next few weeks.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 12:26

Weekly Time Waster – ‘Touchdowners’

Written by Matt Fern

Football starts in less than a month. You might have forgotten, but the preseason for the NFL is almost here. What better way for us to get into the mindset of good ol’ American football than with a game called “Touchdowners,” right?

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:14

Weekly Time Waster - 'Crossy Road'

Written by Matt Fern

Ever wonder what the true answer was to the question "Why did the chicken cross the road?" I think the answer might be “To get as far as he can to the other side without being flattened and rack up a super high score.” 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 09:44

Weekly Time Waster – ‘Chicken Scream’

Written by Matt Fern

“Chicken Scream.” The only game I’ve ever found, that makes you shout at delicious poultry.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 12:14

Weekly Time Waster - ‘Hill Climb Racing 2’

Written by Matt Fern

A few weeks ago, I presented to you the highly addicting game “Hill Climb Racing.” I won’t lie; I played the crap out of it. Then I stumbled upon its sequel in the app store - “Hill Climb Racing 2.” Without hesitation, it was downloaded onto my phone. I unfortunately now know what it is like to waste hours of time playing a sequel to a game that I already wasted copious amounts of time playing. 

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 09:48

Weekly Time Waster – ‘There Is No Game’

Written by Matt Fern

I’m sorry folks, but this week, there is no Time Waster. There is not even a game. There is no article to read. So I hope you aren’t still reading. There is nothing interesting here, just some text in a little blue box with a title and a picture.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 10:15

Weekly Time Waster – ‘Sky Burger’

Written by Matt Fern

Ah, summer. How you are so rapidly approaching. You have teased us with your warm temperatures, sunny days and - for people like me - premature sunburns.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 11:19

Weekly Time Waster – ‘Wire Defuser’

Written by Matt Fern

Remember every single action or spy movie that had that scene. You know the one where the main character has to defuse a bomb? The “which wire do I cut” scene. The timer ticks down and through some process of elimination, the red or green wire must be cut. The timer ticks close to zero, a random wire is snipped and the day is saved. 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:10

Weekly Time Waster – ‘Hill Climb Racing’

Written by Matt Fern

What do you get when you mix physics-based driving, a bouncy four-wheel drive vehicle and large amounts of hills and jumps to drive on at high speeds? It almost sounds like a weekend at an off-roading club, doesn’t it? Or maybe we’re talking about a game called “Hill Climb Racing.”

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 11:15

Weekly Time Waster – ‘Lunar Lander’

Written by Matt Fern

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!” 

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