If you have ever read the UK newspaper, the Daily Mail, you will know that it is forever printing stories of things that will either increase or decrease your chances of cancer. And as this quiz shows, one year something may increase your risk of getting cancer whilst the next year it may decrease the risk.
Canabalt is an addictive platform scroller type game that's available both online and for the iPhone. The idea of the game is to see how far you can run across buildings. What makes the game harder is that each level is slightly different.
This is Street Fighter IV, in practice mode. Both players are handicapped so they have a pixel of health, and both have selected Rose as their character. They are playing best of 9. At the beginning of each round, one of them “serves” by performing Rose’s “Soul Spark” move - a half-circle towards on the joystick, and a punch button. Then, they take it in turns to perform her “Soul Reflect”, which can reverse projectiles; this is a quarter-cirlce away on the stick, with a punch button. Whoever fails to time the parry correctly will get hit by the “ball”, and the other player will win the round.
So: they’re playing Pong, inside Street Fighter IV.
The only Mahjong I've played is Mahjong Solitaire, which I've only ever known as Mahjong. I didn't realise that it was based on the original Mahjong which I have no idea how to play. This Wikipedia article explains the tiles.
In PIzza King you are the owner of a pizza restaurant in charge of daily operations. You need to decide what new recipe to serve, whom to hire or fire, new decorations, etc. Your objective is to make the most money and gain best reputation within the time limit. [via]
I-Pilot is a unique game in which you pilot a droplet of water around a kitchen. The water interacts with all objects and just like in real-life, hitting a cloth will mean that your droplet will be absorbed and hitting more water will mean that your droplet increases in size.
The game is for PC only and you can download a demo here. The demo of the game is below. [via]
To promote N-Gage, Nokia has launched interactive gaming site - Get Out And Play that features a human version of breakout. The game feature human blocks, a human ball and a human paddle. The site also has a video of the game Snake featuring 1,000 extras. The video is recorded entirely in stop-motion.
The site does take a while to load but they've turned the loading screen into a game of breakout with the progress bar substituting the paddle. [via]
If you are unfortunate enough to be in work today, why not pass the time away with WeDigTv. The site has a collection of interactive quiz shows like Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Countdown, Bullseye, Catchphrase and The Price Is Right and are all really well produced.