Few feet are as famous as the one that stomps from the sky in the opening credits of "Monty Python's Flying Circus." A free online game dubbed Holy Stomping turns that foot into the lead character, letting you smoosh characters that would be right at home in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."
The action starts slow enough. You click on the screen to control where the foot lands, aiming for the medieval maidens strolling along the bottom, with bonus points for taking out a knight. As the rounds go by, the action ramps up, and hazards like unstompable angels and archers shooting arrows appear.… Read more
Super Mario Kart's plumber-driven vehicle is driving into the lives of children as an actual rideable toy car. The brightly colored cart sports the Mario "M" on the front and the exaggerated design features of its video-game counterpart in Mario Kart 7.
The battery-powered vehicle has forward and reverse, functioning pedals, brakes, and a seat belt to keep your little Mario from flying out of the cart. It also makes sounds from the games. You will have to provide blue overalls and a red hat if you want to achieve the full Mario look.… Read more
Long before Sony and Microsoft became the chief combatants in the video game console wars, Sega and Nintendo were kings of the gaming roost. Blake Harris chronicles their rivalry in the upcoming business thriller "Console Wars," which traces scrappy Sega's rebel bombardment against the Nintendo juggernaut during the 1990s. The book is scheduled for release in May.
Sometimes a game comes along that urges you to take your time -- to soak up the gorgeous atmosphere, explore the world, and solve puzzles at a leisurely pace. It's about the journey, not the finish line.
And yet, Tengami isn't quite like any game we've seen. It's based on the idea of a pop-up book and set in a sort of mythical feudal Japan. You control a young Japanese man -- although the actual details of the plot remain to be unfolded as the story progresses, with very minimal exposition and even fewer directions. … Read more
Congrats to Kelly W. of Twentynine Palms, Calif., for winning four waterproof iDevice cases from LifeProof and and Incipio in last week's giveaway. What do you see when you look at this week's prize? Think carefully; your answer might say a lot about you. We're giving away a Kisai Rorschach wristwatch from Tokyoflash.
Like other watches from the purveyor of wacky timepieces, this one takes a circuitous route to telling you it's 5 o'clock. It uses an e-paper display from E Ink to create inkblots in increasing levels of difficulty. … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- If portrait video is wrong, these artists don't want to be right.
- iPhone app invites strangers to eavesdrop and solicit advice.
- Tinder flaw may have exposed members' exact whereabouts for months.
Looking at a bunch of code for the first time can be something of a daunting affair. All those strings and symbols can simply look like a mess to the untrained eye, and can be a bit off-putting to anyone who's toying with the idea of learning how to code. It's not nearly as difficult as it looks, however -- if only one can find the right delivery method.