‘A young man was admitted from prison to a psychiatric facility after reports that he had been acting in a bizarre manner. He had been arrested for stealing motor vehicles and assaults with weapons. At interview he was found to be experiencing the delusion that he was a player inside a computer game (adult-certificate game, widely available) in which points are scored for stealing cars, killing assailants and avoiding police vehicles. Psychotic symptoms had emerged slowly over two years. His family had noticed him becoming increasingly withdrawn and isolated from social activities. He developed delusions that strangers were planning to kill him and also experienced auditory hallucinations, constantly hearing an abusive and derogatory voice. Previously a computer enthusiast, he began to play computer games incessantly. He felt that the games were communicating with him via the headphones. In a complex delusional system he came to believe he was inside one of these games and had to steal a car to start scoring points. He broke into a car and drove off at speed, believing he had `invulnerable’ fuel and so could not run out of petrol. To gain points he chose to steal increasingly powerful vehicles, threatening and assaulting the owners with weapons. Later he said he would have had no regrets if he had killed someone, since this would have increased his score.’
Posts tagged as: games
Monday, July 2, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Another one of those cool Tower Defence type games.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
‘Playing videogames is a great workout for your eyes. In a recent study at the University of Toronto, videogame players consistently beat nongamers in timed searches for targets in both simple and complex visual environments (spotting the b in a field of ks, for example). The scientists say that videogames—which reward rapid searches for hidden targets—boost quick, efficient eye movement and improve scanning skills that can enhance your reading and driving. You can’t find exercise like that at the gym.’
Thursday, June 14, 2007
‘Gekisen is a game with limitless posibilities and strategic depth that will challenge your mental and decision making skills.’
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
‘The Church of England today asked entertainment giant Sony to apologise and contribute a large donation for featuring a prominent British cathedral in a violent video game.
Church officials had earlier accused Sony of using the historic interior of Manchester Cathedral, where memorials for gun crime victims have been held, as the backdrop for parts of the new Playstation 3 game, Resistance: Fall of Man without permission.
David Marshall, the cathedral’s spokesman, said the church had received many emails supporting its stance and added that officials were set to meet tomorrow to discuss further action against Sony.’
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
‘A virtual land dispute in Second Life will be resolved in federal court after a judge’s ruling. A lawsuit filed in May of 2006 by Pennsylvania attorney Marc Bragg accused Linden Lab and its CEO Philip Rosedale of wrongfully seizing his virtual land and unilaterally shutting down his Second Life account—intellectual property that Bragg says is worth thousands of (real-life) dollars. Linden Lab filed two motions to dismiss the suit, arguing that Bragg came into possession of his land wrongfully, but the Pennsylvania judge denied those motions.
Linden Lab has long maintained that virtual “property” owned by its residents in Second Life belongs to the players. Therefore, things like virtual clothing, buildings, and land all legitimately belong to the residents who created or purchased them, and the burgeoning trade of such is legitimate. Linden Lab sells “land” to residents directly—which translates in real life to server space for the land and things that are built on it—and does so through online auctions. Bragg purchased the land in question through an auction offered by the company, which he argues is the company’s fault for selling it to him if he wasn’t supposed to have it.’
Thursday, May 24, 2007
This is a choose your own adventure type game.
Watch out for the manticore.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
This is a little puzzle game. 36 levels, find the star in each one.
There’s a walkthrough if you get stuck.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
‘The internet giant Google has plans to compile psychological profiles of millions of web users by covertly monitoring the way they play online games.
The company thinks it can glean information about an individual’s preferences and personality type by tracking his or her online behaviour, which could then be sold to advertisers.
Details such as whether a person is more likely to be aggressive, hostile or dishonest could be stored for future use, it says.’
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Moses seems to have some sort of magical frogs.
Jesus is no match for magic frogs.
Friday, May 11, 2007
‘Second Life is being investigated by German police following allegations that some members are trading child abuse images in the online world.
The investigation follows a report by a German TV news programme which uncovered the trading group and members who pay for sex with virtual children.
The police are now trying to identify the Second Life members involved. [..]
Under Germany law possession of “virtual” child pornography is punishable by up to three years in jail.’
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
’03/29/2005 at 03:25:55
I go into 2 player mode in fighting games on my gamecube and put one controller down my pants and beat the shit out of the other guy with the other controller to make the one down my pants vibrate. I always end up cumming all over the thing and I have to clean it. It’s a hassle but it’s worth it…’
Thursday, May 3, 2007
‘Carson admitted to police that he had been “making it hard for her to get far in the game.” He said that after repeated online threats from the woman, she sent her husband and friends over to his house to “take care of him.” Carson later said that he had made the mistake of telling her where he lived and “if her husband was man enough to just come meet me to settle this.”
2 weeks leading up to the assault he said he had been harassed by a few characters constantly during game play. “I knew that I might be messed with in the game but I didn’t really expect her husband to come looking for me. I couldn’t have been more wrong.”‘
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
‘Electronics giant Sony has sparked a major row over animal cruelty and the ethics of the computer industry by using a freshly slaughtered goat to promote a violent video game.
The corpse of the decapitated animal was the centrepiece of a party to celebrate the launch of the God Of War II game for the company’s PlayStation 2 console.
Guests at the event were even invited to reach inside the goat’s still-warm carcass to eat offal from its stomach.’
Monday, April 30, 2007
I had a go, got 1535 or so. It’s alright. 🙂
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
‘It’s got suicide bombers, political kidnaps and intercontinental war. It’s got filthy propaganda, rampant paranoia and secret treaties…
… and the Axis of Evil is a spinner in the middle of the board. You can fight terrorism, you can fund terrorism, you can even be the terrorists. The only thing that matters is global domination – err, liberation.’
Saturday, April 14, 2007
‘A sidescroller with a difference. In IndestructoTank, your only weapon against the enemy is yourself – launch yourself at the enemy in this nice little physics based game. Hope you have fun!’
Saturday, April 7, 2007
I was a few percent away at the end of the clock.
Monday, March 19, 2007
A fun little game. Try to keep your ball on the blue square.
Watch out for other balls.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Build a paper plane and see how far you can throw it.
I can’t throw it very far.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
This is a fun little time killing game. 🙂
Monday, March 12, 2007
‘Exactly three months ago I released a thorough prototype of a game called Manufactoid. It was a fresh new take on the engineering puzzle game genre, but was somewhat hastily coded; many puzzles required “stacking” conveyers, something that makes no sense in real life, serious performance issues destroyed gameplay if you had too many blocks on the screen at one time, the programming system was difficult to use and explain, there was no way to save or load your work, and there weren’t enough puzzles!
Luckily for anyone who actually played Manufactoid and found at least one of these issues, I’ve written a new version of Manufactoid!’
This looks a bit interesting, in a nerdy sorta way. 🙂
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
This is one of those games where you have to move the cursor through a maze type thing, without touching the walls.
Some of you may have no trouble when it comes to not being able to touch the sides.. 🙂
Saturday, February 17, 2007
‘In this simple but interesting online game, you have to control the cute dolphin in performing various jumps and tricks and score as many points as possible before time runs out.
In order to achieve this objective, you need to utilize some special skills in landing the jumps cleanly with nose first to gain entry bonus. Try to take off soon after landing to chain the jumps together for the big combos.’
Monday, January 29, 2007
This is a game where you have to forage for food and avoid the militia who want to kill you. Not that easy.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
This guy has had his Xbox 360 break twice. The first time Microsoft sent him out a box to ship it back to them in for repairs. Apparently they’ve changed their policy now and the customer has to provide the box and ship it to Microsoft, and Microsoft will ship it back in the same box.
Unfortunately, this guy isn’t particularly happy about not getting a free box, so he’s soliciting donations to buy the biggest box possible [a cargo shipping container, basically] just so Microsoft will have to pay to ship it back to him.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
`A California radio station has fired 10 employees, including five on-air personalities, after Jennifer Strange, a mother of three, died following her participation in a “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” competition, reports the Sacramento Bee. The 28-year-old died of water intoxication, having consumed an estimated two gallons of water in an attempt to win a Nintendo console for her children. The winner of the contest was to be the person who managed to drink the most water without going to the bathroom.
Strange called into her office after the show and told a coworker that she had a “really bad” headache and would be going straight home. She was found dead in her Rancho Cordova home on Friday afternoon by her mother, who had gone to check on her after being contacted by the concerned coworker.’