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Paris 26 Gigapixels

Posted in 5 stars, Curiosity, Random with tags , , on March 18, 2010 by Hol Lucia

What is Paris 26 Gigapixels?

Paris 26 Gigapixels is the name of the biggest assembled panoramic image of the world. It shows Paris in a very high definition. A gigapixel is 1 billion pixels! The image is a stitching of more than 2000 individual photos. Paris 26 Gigapixels was shot on September 8th, 2009 and you can view it here http://www.paris-26-gigapixels.com.

Seriously, this is well worth the visit. The amount of detail is just mind blowing and you’ll soon find your self zoomed in and panning along the many Parisian bedroom windows for a glimpse of life inside. From afar the human race is kind of charming.

If you enjoyed the it you should read the ‘about’ page for more interesting facts about the project.

Robot Unicorn Attack

Posted in 5 stars, Games, Platform, Simple with tags , , , , , , on March 1, 2010 by Ortus

Robot Unicorn Attack has had nearly 2,000,000 plays since Adult Swim put the game up a few days ago on their website. It has gone massively viral part in thanks to the support of one of the internet’s most notoriously hostile websites, where for one day differences were put aside and the constant bickering ceased to allow them to play this game and be in harmony.

WARNING: may result in unexpected tears of joy.

The typical user reaction to stumbling across Robot Unicorn Attack.

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FatCat

Posted in 5 stars, Games, Retro with tags , , , , , on March 4, 2009 by Hol Lucia

Oh wow I’ve been lazy recently. But here it is, another review. Not a H-game this time as it’s a Monday afternoon and tentacles
don’t really appeal right now. Wat? Are you feeling OK? Yes, I’m fine, don’t worry there will be another one but todays theme is
Super Kawaii Neko Flash Madness. So be warned, things are about to get a little bit pinker, and a little bit retro. Intrigued?
I Google searched ‘kawaii flash games’ and found Nitrome.com just what I was looking for..Super-cute web games
in bright colors, playing similarly to old-school video games from the 80s and 90s. Lots to choose from but we want neko games
(Thats Kitty games to any none Wapanese speakers).

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Rapid Fire Round – Bullet Hell

Posted in 3 stars, 4 stars, 5 stars, Bullet Hell, Games with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2009 by bigpoppacreamy

Heil, fellow Flashists. It’s time for another Rapid Fire Round, and this time we’re exploring the weird little sub-genre of shoot-em-ups called denmaku, curtain fire, barrage or simply Bullet Hell. Bullet Hell was originally invented by the Japanese, who decided that videogames should not just be a form of entertainment, but some kind of brain-melting, eye-twitching Herculean goddamned quest. As the name suggests, there’s a lot of bullets on screen. Like, seriously, a lot. So much so that, compared to other shoot-em-ups, the main part of your concentration is not on shooting down enemies, but navigating a way through a ridiculous pattern of bullets. These games sometimes have complex scoring systems, based on combos or ‘grazing’ bullets (sometimes you need to be shot at a point directly at the middle of your ship, and ‘grazing’ a bullet with a wing or somesuch actually gives you more points) and are frequently unforgiving, killing you witha single hit. Unfortunately, this genre is not exactly well-represented in the Flash format, with many of these games being impossible-to-find Japanese PS2 imports that you have to remortgage your house and suck off the guy behind the game store counter in a back alley to get ahold of. However, I’ve tracked down a few that might draw your attention.

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Rapid Fire Round – Running, Jumping, Climbing trees

Posted in 3 stars, 4 stars, 5 stars, Beat em up, Defense, Games, Platform, Puzzle with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2008 by bigpoppacreamy

Heil, fellow Flashists. Ben here again with a new, semi-regular feature, the Rapid Fire Round. A number of shorter reviews all based around a specific theme or genre, in this case the humble platformer. Let’s start, shall we?

Armed With Wings

Black-on-black violence has gone horribly unreported by the Liberal Media

Black-on-black violence has gone horribly unreported by the Liberal Media

First off we have Armed With Wings, a stylish monochrome platformer where you play a nameless samurai, armed with nothing more than his wits. And also a large sword and well-trained eagle. The eagle is the kicker here, you run through each level dispensing bad guys with your sword but can use your eagle to solve puzzles. flying it in front of an enemies face and then behind him can distract him while you sneak up for a sneak kill, or picking up small rocks and dropping them on buttons to render new areas accessible. It’s a good idea that’s carried off with a certain level of panache.
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