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  • Saving a Squirrel by Eating One

    01/08/2009 1:19:30 PM PST · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 939+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 6, 2009 | MARLENA SPIELER
    RARE roast beef splashed with meaty jus, pork enrobed in luscious crackling fat, perhaps a juicy, plump chicken ... these are feasts that come to mind when one thinks of quintessential British food. Lately, however, a new meat is gracing the British table: squirrel. Gamekeepers like David Wiggins, and others in England, hunt more gray squirrels to save the reds. Though squirrel has appeared occasionally in British cookery, history doesn’t deem it a dining favorite. Even during World War II and the period of austerity that followed, the Ministry of Food valiantly promoted the joys of squirrel soup and pie....
  • "Sock and Awe" pits players against President

    12/18/2008 11:46:46 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 9 replies · 803+ views
    Can you out-shoe al-Zaidi? Shoe-wielding Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi, who was catapulted to international prominence after throwing his shoes at President Bush during a press conference in Iraq, is now the star of the latest in viral Web games. "Sock and Awe" -- named after the military doctrine employed in the US operation to remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq -- allows players to throw shoes at a figure of President Bush, as he ducks behind a podium. Al-Zaidi missed both his attempts before being dragged off by Iraqi security forces, but players of "Sock and Awe" have a...
  • Obama battles pigs in lipstick and Sarah Palin on a skidoo in novel new computer game

    11/13/2008 7:36:23 AM PST · by BGHater · 5 replies · 538+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 Nov 2008 | Claire Bates
    Since Senator Barack Obama was elected President of the U.S he has kept a low profile, appearing briefly on his way to the gym or on an official visit to the White House. But it appears all this time he has been battling pigs in lipstick and collecting American flags in Alaska. The 47-year-old is the hero of a new computer game called Super Obama World - a side-scrolling platform game in the style of classic 1990’s games such as Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. Obama is pitted against Russian soldiers and greedy oil-company executives In the first installment you guide...
  • Eyeball Game

    11/12/2008 9:43:40 AM PST · by SLB · 64 replies · 2,185+ views
    Woodgears ^ | Unk | Unk
    Try it and then post your score
  • A Happy Holloween to all the Freepers

    10/26/2008 8:34:56 AM PDT · by Klepto · 5 replies · 394+ views
    From a friend ^ | 10-26-2008 | Klepto
    In that politics is driving every single one of us insane, I am sure you can handle a Happy Halloween game. So . . . HAPPY HALLOWEEN:
  • Arrested: Virtual wife who murdered avatar husband

    10/24/2008 8:46:27 AM PDT · by Goonch · 12 replies · 767+ views
    itwire ^ | Friday, 24 October 2008
    For many people, a 'second life' can become just as real as the first one. Take the Japanese woman who killed her virtual husband after he divorced her in a game called Maple Story, and now finds herself under arrest in the real world. Maple Story is a free to play South Korean MMORPG which has been tailored for an international audience via country or region specific play portals. The 2D side-scrolling game is hugely popular, with some claiming as many as 50 million subscriber accounts around the world.
  • New Accelerator Pedal by Continental Warns of Hazardous Situations

    08/12/2008 7:51:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies · 149+ views ^ | 08/12/2008 | Author(s): Bettina Merkelbach
    Now being installed by a Japanese car manufacturer, the Accelerator Force Feedback Pedal (AFFP) gives warning of dangerous situations by vibrating and exerting counter pressure in the accelerator pedal. This should make the driver take his foot off the pedal and brake. With the aim of reducing accidents and CO2 emissions Continental's AFFP reaches market production for the first time. The system relies on warning the driver through sensory stimulation. The hazard warning is felt directly by the driver's foot, making him aware of the situation so that he can react. The pedal can also help to drive at...
  • New FR drinking game - one snort whenever the Messiah Hussein Obomber says, "uh"

    08/01/2008 8:39:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies · 170+ views
    Hydrogen Is The Answer ... Uh, Isn't It?
  • jDome Offers Unique Experience To Gamers

    05/16/2008 8:58:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies · 116+ views ^ | 05/15/2008 | Staff
    Gamers are always after that extra edge or a more immersive experience, and a recent brainwave from designer John Nillson claims to offer both. His jDome increases the field of view of your average game to 180 degrees, offering a far more interactive experience over your average LCD screen. jDome Offers Unique Experience To Gamers May 15, 2008 Read more Games , Home Entertainment , Projector , Technology jDome.jpg Gamers are always after that extra edge or a more immersive experience, and a recent brainwave from designer John Nillson claims to offer both. His jDome increases the field of...
  • Applauding "Grand Theft"

    05/02/2008 2:37:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 238+ views ^ | May 2, 2008 | Brent Bozzell III
    Outrage comes easy at the sight of 15-year-old Disney Channel billion-dollar phenomenon Miley Cyrus -- known to screaming 8-year-old girls as Hannah Montana -- appearing barebacked with a come-hither smile in a photo shoot for Vanity Fair. Did no one understand how the slinky satin-sheet photo would be greeted by the eyes of teenage boys -- or men twice her age? Parents are covering the eyes of their Disney-drenched little girls while their role model has a train wreck. Do we need another Britney Spears Show? But teenage boys are going wilder this week over a more dangerous cultural low:...
  • 2008 Democratic Fight Night: Obama v. Hillary

    04/29/2008 7:27:14 AM PDT · by Huntress · 6 replies · 177+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/29/08 | Unattributed
    Fun boxing game between Obama and Hillary. Not quite as good as "Bin Laden Bowling" a few years ago, but still entertaining. Link only:
  • Save the Earth One Turn At A Time ...

    03/31/2008 5:39:02 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 3 replies · 146+ views
    The Lighter Side Co. ^ | 3/31/2008 | George F. Spicka
    In the mail today, I received a catalog from "The Lighter Side" (Memorable Gifts That Delight, Entertain and Amuse). On page 11, amidst the assorted tidbits that include Betty Boop, Elvis, and John Wayne items, I came across the "NEW! > Save the Earth One Turn At A Time!" Earth-Opoly game. A steal at only $29.98, the advertisement says, "100% recyclable board game teaches easy 'green' tips as players become caretakers of wondrous locations around the planet and increase property values by collecting Carbon Credits and trading them for clean air!" While encouraging a clean environment is good, the link...
  • Face of Defense: Game Show Features Air Force Captain

    03/04/2008 5:01:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 214+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Staff Sgt. Rhiannon Willard, USAF
    ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska, March 4, 2008 – An Air Force fighter pilot assigned to 3rd Wing here will be among the contestants on the March 6 episode of “Jeopardy!” “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek and Air Force Capt. Timothy Bobinski, 19th Fighter Squadron chief of safety, pose on the set of “America's Favorite Quiz Show.” Bobinski was a contestant on an episode of the show taped in November. The episode is due to air March 6, 2008. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Television  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Capt. Timothy Bobinski, 19th Fighter Squadron chief of safety,...
  • Son of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sibelius Designs Raunchy Prison-Themed (Rape) Board Game

    01/27/2008 10:26:49 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies · 574+ views ^ | Sunday, January 27, 2008 | Associated Press
    Son of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sibelius Designs Raunchy Prison-Themed Board Game Sunday , January 27, 2008 The son of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is peddling a board game titled "Don't Drop the Soap," a prison-themed game he created as part of a class project at the Rhode Island School of Design. John Sebelius, 23, has the backing of his mother and father, U.S. Magistrate Judge Gary Sebelius. Sebelius spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran said both parents "are very proud of their son John's creativity and talent." John Sebelius is selling the game on his Internet site for $34.99, plus packaging, shipping and handling....
  • Hey Kids! Shoot Your Favorite Candidate! (Presidential Paintball Game Online)

    01/23/2008 7:27:45 AM PST · by LucyJo · 4 replies · 128+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 1/22/2008 | The Smoking Gun
    JANUARY 22--For the aspiring young assassin, a popular online games site offers kids the opportunity to assume the identity of a leading presidential contender and then shoot their political opponents in a series of armed confrontations in the White House.
  • Video Games Based On 9/11 Spark Outrage

    01/09/2008 9:03:58 PM PST · by americanophile · 17 replies · 97+ views ^ | January 2, 2008 | Roseanne Colletti
    NEW YORK -- A company has created a pair of online video games based on Sept. 11, much to the chagrin of those who lost loved ones in the terror attacks. "I find it very disturbing," said Lee Ielpi, whose son was a New York City firefighter who died at ground zero. In one of the games, "New York Defender II" ("New York Defender" is its predecessor), a handful of jets roar over a map of New York City. Circles around the planes piloted by terrorists change from green to red, and they dart toward some of Manhattan's most prominent...
  • Bin Laden's Liquors game- (glock training) -Vanity

    12/12/2007 8:55:39 AM PST · by RDTF · 12 replies · 312+ views
    mission objective: Launch a successful counter terrorism attack on Osama Bin Laden's Liquor store
  • Black Knights, Midshipmen Drum Up Support Before Army-Navy Game

    11/30/2007 4:20:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 221+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2007 – Army and Navy drummers, buglers and cheerleaders stormed the halls of the Pentagon over the past two days, rallying or roiling soldiers and sailors in their wake before tomorrow’s Army-Navy football game. The Navy Midshipmen, who enter the game with a 7-4 record, will try for their fifth consecutive win against the 3-8 Army Black Knights in the 108th year the teams face off on the gridiron. Despite being 14-point underdogs, the indomitable Black Knights, on hand at the Pentagon today, are poised to soldier on at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore tomorrow. Lifting a...
  • Navy to Play at Fifth Straight Bowl Game Dec. 20 (Poinsettia Bowl )

    11/19/2007 4:53:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 255+ views
    NAVY newsstand ^ | Naval Academy Athletic Association
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (NNS) -- The Naval Academy football team will play in the third annual San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. (PST) at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, against a Mountain West opponent. The Poinsettia Bowl game, which will be televised nationally by ESPN, is Navy's fifth straight bowl game. The Midshipmen are 7-4 after defeating Northern Illinois University, Nov. 17. "A beautiful setting in a Navy city at one of the finest football venues in the country has everyone excited," said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. "Five bowl games in...
  • Garden Defense - Tower Defense Game

    11/18/2007 6:27:38 AM PST · by PureSolace · 4 replies · 2,586+ views
    Right Now | Me
    This is my Vanity post of the year, so bear with me. :) The Game project I've been working on for the past few months has finally been released, so I thought I'd share it with all my free republic buddies. It's called "Garden Defense" It's basically a Tower Defense game geared towards a casual market, and its fun for the whole family. So if you love video games and have an hour to kill, I'd love it if you could check it out and tell me whatcha think. It's over at So download it, give it a shot,...
  • Bad Box Office? Blame 'Halo'

    10/16/2007 2:22:22 PM PDT · by Cripplehawk · 11 replies · 159+ views
    Advertising Age ^ | 10-15-2007 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    The joystick has brought Ben Stiller nothing but sorrow. Industry expectations for "The Heartbreak Kid," the date movie that re-teamed him with the Farrelly brothers (the duo who made him a megastar in "There's Something About Mary"), called for a $20 million to $25 million opening for the film. Instead, "Kid," which cost north of $60 million to make, managed only $14 million in the U.S. and Canada -- heartbreaking, indeed.
  • Chimps Don't Mind Being Chumps In Raisin Game

    10/05/2007 7:19:43 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 503+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10-4-2007 | Roxanne Khamsi
    Chimps don't mind being chumps in raisin game 19:53 04 October 2007 news service Roxanne Khamsi Unlike humans, chimpanzees will gladly accept a rotten deal from one another, suggesting they have a very different concept of fairness, a new study shows. Experiments reveal that chimps are more focused on the immediate outcome of a transaction than the overall fairness of the deal. By contrast, people generally place a huge emphasis on equity in deal brokering – so much so that it will cause them to make irrational economic decisions. This is demonstrated, for example, in what's known as the...
  • Halo: The Future of Gaming [humor]

    10/05/2007 10:25:18 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 20 replies · 608+ views
    This is quite a funny presentation. I'd discuss it but I'd rather you watch instead. Total runtime--5:52. Safe for work. I was hooting toward the end. Click here or at the link above.
  • This will waste your day

    10/02/2007 11:30:23 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 36 replies · 434+ views
    Air Force Test ^ | unknown | Unknown
    Air Force Test The object of the game is to move the red block around without getting hit by the blue blocks or touching the black walls. If you can go longer than 18 seconds you are phenomenal. It's been said that the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are expected to go for at least 2 minutes. Give it a try
  • Milk a Cow From the Convenience of Your Own Home

    09/14/2007 11:28:12 AM PDT · by toddlintown · 12 replies · 321+ views
    Beer (& More) In Food ^ | 9-14-2007 | Bob Skilnik
    ”Willst du spielen?” Just watch out. These large-breasted German beauties are hiding baseball bats behind them! Click on “Spiel Starten” when you are ready to play, milk a cow or two and pour the pail into the container on the right.
  • The Richard Dawkins Mutation Challenge (A game to play for Evo and/or ID supporters when bored)

    07/15/2007 9:16:10 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 69 replies · 1,443+ views
    MUTATIONWORKS ^ | Malcolm Chisholm
    The Richard Dawkins Mutation Challenge     Learn how point mutations contribute to evolution by crossing swords with legendary evolutionary guru Professor Richard Dawkins of Oxford University. See how quickly and easily evolution can come up with new genetic information as you battle the master at his own game! Here are the rules:   YOU: You have to change just two measly codons that each code for one amino acid into two other codons that each code for a different amino acid. Nothing special - it's just the kind of thing that evolution does every day. We will even...
  • The Lying Game - NYT Kinsley Nutter Barf Alert

    07/05/2007 6:06:53 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 18 replies · 857+ views
    New York Times ^ | 07/05/2007 | Michael Kinsley
    WHEN the Republicans in Congress impeached President Bill Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, they insisted that it wasn’t about sex, it was about lying. Of course that wasn’t true. Even at the height of their power-mad self-delusions (when Newt Gingrich was conducting his own affair with an aide while prosecuting the president), Republicans realized that to make lying an impeachable offense was opening a door no politician should eagerly walk through.
  • Milan airport shut by hare plague

    06/17/2007 1:17:59 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 96 replies · 1,847+ views ^ | 06/17/2007 | Mark Duff
    Officials have been forced to suspend flights into an airport in the Italian city of Milan due to a plague of hares. The animals invaded the runways at Milan's Linate Airport - and affected the operation of vital equipment.
  • Girl dies in boating accident on Lake Travis

    06/10/2007 12:54:02 PM PDT · by P-40 · 40 replies · 2,881+ views
    News 8 Austin ^ | 6/10/2007 | News 8 Austin Staff
    A young girl is dead after a boating accident on Lake Travis Saturday. It happened just after 7:00 p.m. in Paradise Cove. Texas Parks and Wildlife says the girl and her father were traveling at a high rate of speed when their boat hit the wake from another boat. Their boat went airborne and came down hard enough to crack the hull. Both the girl and her father were thrown from the boat. She suffered head trauma. He has a broken leg. Both were taken to Brackenridge Hospital. She died from her injuries. The boat kept running at high speed...
  • Outrage over uni [Virginia Tech university] massacre game

    05/16/2007 7:31:04 AM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 794+ views ^ | 05-16-2007 | Sam Holmes
    A 21-year-old Sydney man has created the first known computer game based on the recent shooting spree at Virginia Tech university in the US, sparking a wave of criticism. The game follows Cho Seung-hui's killing spree at Virginia Tech in April, in which he killed 32 people before turning a gun on himself. The game's creator, Ryan Lambourn, who lives in Sydney's west, says he won't remove the game from his own website or seek to have it removed from amateur game sharing site
  • 'Mind-Reading' Device Could Revolutionize Video Games

    04/30/2007 9:49:50 AM PDT · by TampaDude · 17 replies · 644+ views ^ | 04/30/2007 | Associated Press
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — A convincing twin of Darth Vader stalks the beige cubicles of a Silicon Valley office, complete with ominous black mask, cape and light saber. But this is no chintzy Halloween costume. It's a prototype, years in the making, of a toy that incorporates brain wave-reading technology.
  • US Health Agency Stages Bird Flu War Game

    04/28/2007 6:05:30 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 549+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4-27-2007 | Matthew Bigg
    U.S. health agency stages bird flu war gameBy Matthew Bigg Apr 27, 2007 ATLANTA (Reuters) - A leading U.S. health agency staged a war game this week to test its response to one of the worst health emergencies it could imagine -- an outbreak of avian flu on American soil. The exercise, which ended on Friday, was designed to simulate how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would marshal its resources, coordinate with other branches of government and, crucially, reassure the public while preparing it for a possible pandemic. "If we were at the beginning of a pandemic this...
  • Money Game Reveals Our Inner Robin Hood

    04/12/2007 10:21:17 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 551+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-11-2007 | Roxanne Khamsi
    Money game reveals our inner Robin Hood 18:00 11 April 2007 news service Roxanne Khamsi Our innate desire for equality prompts us to "even out" the wealth of the rich among the poor – even at our own expense, a new study suggests. In the laboratory games, the poorest players surrendered some of their own money tokens simply to penalise their richer counterparts, without any hope of personal gain. James Fowler at the University of California in San Diego, US, and colleagues recruited 120 student volunteers to take part in the experiment. Each student sat before a computer terminal...
  • A game of chicken, with a side of pork

    04/05/2007 10:03:14 AM PDT · by bedolido · 4 replies · 530+ views
    Townhall ^ | 4-5-2007 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- If you're wondering what happened to all that sound and fury from the Democrats over its troop-withdrawal bills, they took off for an Easter break, leaving their unfinished business behind them.
  • Ultraviolent War Game -- Blow Your Enemies to Bits!

    03/03/2007 10:02:53 PM PST · by gophergas · 4 replies · 638+ views
    Ultraviolent War GameIn this war game, you get to destroy Iraqi insurgents, mutants, demons, and more, with a wide variety of weapons. Blast demons with your shotgun, take out a Japanese gunner with your grenade, toast an insurgent with your flamethrower... and watch the body parts scatter! If you like it, be sure to Digg it!
  • Anger Over NY 'Immigrant Game'

    02/22/2007 11:05:32 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 598+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-22-2007
    Anger over NY 'immigration game' Washington Square Park in New York is the venue for the game A Republican student group in New York has sparked claims of racism by organising a game called "Find the Illegal Immigrant". Students will act as immigration officers in Thursday's game and try to find a student in a crowd designated with a badge as the illegal immigrant. The game has sparked protests from other students with hundreds planning to demonstrate against it. The New York University College Republican club denied it was racist. It says the game is intended to raise awareness on...
  • After the Rapture - [game review of Left Behind: Eternal Forces]

    01/04/2007 12:58:39 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 14 replies · 1,242+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | January 3, 2007 | JOSHUAH BEARMAN
    It begins suddenly: a flash, and they’re gone. Leaving behind just wisps of smoke and personal effects, the righteous are transported to heaven. The rest of us stay trapped on Earth, confused about our missing colleagues, friends, spouses and children, without whom we will enter a period of biblically foretold carnage called the Tribulation. So begins Left Behind: Eternal Forces, a game of interactive spiritual warfare, where the Rapture comes to your PC. It was inevitable, really. Left Behind, the 12-book series of eschatological potboilers by evangelical minister Tim LaHaye and former journalist Jerry Jenkins, has made a huge commercial...
  • Left Behind Games Announces Exponential Sales Curve

    12/29/2006 10:22:48 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies · 344+ views
    dBusiness ^ | December 26, 2006
    LOS ANGELES -- LEFT BEHIND: Eternal Forces™, the PC game from Left Behind Games Inc. , has been selling through retailers at an increasing pace every week, gaining momentum without slowing since its release in early November. "We are very pleased with our exponential sales curve and national, as well as international media attention. LEFT BEHIND: Eternal Forces is one of the world's first high-quality inspirational games which 'discourages' killing and gratuitous violence. Based upon sales so far, we believe this game, which rewards prayer and worship, will very quickly surpass its predecessors and become the most successfully released inspirational...
  • The Intelligent Design vs. Evolution Board Game ( For your perusal )

    01/01/2007 10:06:45 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 12 replies · 633+ views
    Here it is for whatever it's worth .... ------------------------------- At last, a board game that reveals the insanity of perhaps the greatest hoax of our times -- the unscientific "theory of evolution." "Intelligent Design vs Evolution" is unique in that the playing pieces are small rubber brains and each team plays for "brain" cards. Each player uses his or her brains to get more brains, and the team with the most brains wins. It has been designed to make people think . . . and that's exactly what it does.
  • Lines, anger, police ... A Wii story

    12/18/2006 12:26:42 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 116 replies · 2,713+ views
    CNN Money ^ | December 16 2006 | Krysten Peek
    NEW YORK ( -- We all know the new Nintendo Wii is the number one present to give this holiday season. You've heard the stories of those who camp out in front of stores the night before shipments come in, or those who pay double the cost on eBay. It's obvious that people will do almost anything to get their hands on this hot new item. I found myself waiting for a Nintendo Wii one late afternoon. A massive shipment had just come in that morning and the line didn't look too unbearable, so I decided to wait and try...
  • Privacy Experts: Legislation Needed To Curb Video Game Spyware

    12/16/2006 1:14:27 PM PST · by holymoly · 10 replies · 849+ views
    10 News ^ | December 15, 2006 | 10 News
    Computer games are high on wish lists for teens this holiday season. However, some of those games could be hazardous to your computer and your privacy. The company that makes the game “Battlefield 2142” is Electronic Arts, a trailblazer in computerized entertainment. But EA is also blazing a different trail, using this particular game to reach into users’ computers. “It basically said they’re going to be using advertising and data on your computer,” said computer gamer Ryan Arp. Arp learned about the company’s use of spyware in the game after he opened the package, losing his right to return it....
  • Leave 'Left Behind' behind [Video game a little strange?]

    12/14/2006 7:32:59 PM PST · by familyop · 70 replies · 2,627+ views
    Ynetnews ^ | 29NOV06 | Noam Reshef
    New Christian-themed computer game encourages players to help nonbelievers 'see the light' Like the residents of southern Lebanon, computer gaming executives are used to living under fire. Whether the attackers are irate parents blaming American high school massacres on violent games or self-righteous politicians demanding that explicit sex scenes be removed, it seems that each day brings a new controversy. However, this time the computer game industry is facing a brand new opponent: The liberal and secular Left. At stake is a game called “Left Behind”, which is based on the Book of Revelation, or, more specifically, a popular series...
  • 'Left Behind' video game has many critics less than rapt [Christian apocalypse "too violent"]

    12/13/2006 8:36:34 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 6 replies · 235+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | December 13. 2006 | DAVID CRARY
    Christian apocalypse too violent, some say By DAVID CRARY - The Associated Press Targeted largely at conservative Christians, it's a violent video game with a difference: Combatants on one side pause for prayer, and their favored interjection is "Praise the Lord." Critics say Left Behind: Eternal Forces glorifies religious violence against non-Christians. Some liberal groups have been urging a boycott, and yesterday they urged Wal-Mart to withdraw the game from its shelves. However, Troy Lyndon, CEO of Left Behind Games Inc., defended the game as "inspirational entertainment" and said its critics were exaggerating. He expressed greater concern about poor reviews...
  • (GAME) Be the Missile! (Train to become a deadly WMD in this addictive game)

    12/12/2006 2:25:27 PM PST · by gophergas · 8 replies · 977+ views
    Play Be the Missile! It takes a lot of training to become a cruise missile. For example, most cruise missiles have to take classes in theoretical physics, astronomy, aeronautics, and accounting before they can graduate to become the lethal weapons we see on TV. But the most important part of their training is in avoiding obstacles at high speeds. And that's where you come in. Help the missiles fly through the tunnels and avoid the rotating barriers. You'll get five chances to fly all the way through all 9 levels. (I've made it about half-way through level 5.) Be the...
  • Midshipmen Sink Cadets in 107th Army-Navy Game

    12/03/2006 11:56:21 AM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 378+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2006 -- As the sun sank below Philadelphia’s skyline yesterday, gold helmets shone under the Lincoln Financial Field lights while the Naval Academy Midshipmen ground out a 26-14 win over the Black Knights of the Military Academy in the 107th Army-Navy football game. The Midshipmen’s hard-fought victory yesterday before a crowd of 68,000 – including thousands of current and graduated midshipmen, cadets, and their families -- puts Navy ahead of Army 51-49-7 in the overall series record and extends the Midshipmen’s winning streak to four years. Coming into the game, the well-calibrated Navy team had committed...
  • Play a game with Joel Osteen

    11/29/2006 11:36:37 AM PST · by Gamecock · 31 replies · 425+ views
    Houstonist ^ | November 27, 2006
    While we were enjoying our turkey and getting a head start on shopping for the holidays, fellow local bloggers brought to our attention a new board game we can get our friends for Christmas: Your Best Life Now: The Game. Why buy the game of Life when you can buy Your Best Life Now, right? Hmm. The board game takes you through "The 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential." Our favorite is Level 2: Develop a Healthy Self Image. On this level, you have 15 seconds to look into a mirror (included with the game) and make positive...
  • Violent video game effects linger in brain: study

    11/29/2006 10:51:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 35 replies · 827+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2006 | Susan Kelly
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Teens who play violent video games show increased activity in areas of the brain linked to emotional arousal and decreased responses in regions that govern self-control, a study released on Tuesday found. The study used functional magnetic resonance imaging to record tiny metabolic changes in brain activity in 44 adolescents who were asked to perform a series of tasks after playing either a violent or nonviolent video game for 30 minutes. The children, with no history of behavior problems, ranged in age from 13 to 17. Half played a T-rated first-person shooter game called "Medal of Honor:...
  • Killers lose "spirit" in new Christian video game

    11/14/2006 5:46:32 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 11 replies · 489+ views
    ZDNet India ^ | November 08, 2006 | Lisa Baertlein
    A Christian video game based on prophecies from the Bible's Book of Revelation takes a new twist on video game violence -- draining the "spirit" of characters who slay enemies rather than making them stronger. "Left Behind: Eternal Forces," which ships on Tuesday after about four years in the making, is a teen-rated PC strategy game based on the wildly popular "Left Behind" book series created by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. The game is set in New York City after millions of Christians have been transported to heaven in the rapture. Players are charged with recruiting, and converting, an...
  • Your Best Life Now: The Game

    11/26/2006 1:10:24 PM PST · by Gamecock · 9 replies · 398+ views
    Challies.Com ^ | 14 Nov 2006
    So a friend of mine saw a rather strange item on my Amazon wishlist and decided he would, as a bit of a gag I suppose, buy it for me. And so in today's mail I found a copy of "Your Best Life Now: The Game." The box declares that it is "Inspired by the #1 New York Times Bestseller" by Joel Osteen and says, "The 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential." I immediately cracked open the box and set the game up on the parquet floor in my office. I did not have time to really figure...
  • US Congress steps into cyberspace (Money grubbing Congress wants to tax fake money!)

    10/19/2006 8:43:31 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 24 replies · 894+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10/18/2006 | BBC News
    US politicians could soon be rubbing shoulders with orcs and night elves in World of Warcraft. The Joint Economic Committee (JEC) of the US Congress has announced it is investigating the amount of commerce taking place in virtual game worlds. The investigation is unlikely to mean that in-game trading will start to be taxed. Many popular virtual worlds such as Eve Online and Second Life revolve around trade of one sort or another. Cash call In a statement announcing the investigation, the Committee said its probe was prompted by the "dramatic increase in the popularity of online gaming". It said...