Game Reviews

We Review: Star Trek: The Video Game

Like a certain sexually transmitted disease, it seems that we’ll never be rid of shameless game tie-ins. Just a few weeks ago, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct was met with some disdain from gamers and critics alike for being dead boring. And now, Star Trek the video game comes under fire. Despite the (best?) intentions of the developers, by the time the last credit has rolled, Star Trek does nothing to stem the tide of tired tie-ins. A terrible movie may be finished in an hour or two but game tie-ins often need to be endured for much longer. Several hours later and I’ve concluded the captain’s log on Star Trek, a video game that does not reach warp speed but sputters into mediocrity.

Arty Awesomeness Flash Games

Play This: Coma

You may notice something different today – the blog is alive again. It was down for most of yesterday, its feeling were hurt when the data centre it lived in decided to fall over. We’re back now and just wanted to send our apologies if you’ve tried to visit but got bitch-slapped by a nasty error. Anyways, back to the normal programming…

Nick the squirrel over at Lazygamer tweeted at me:

@onelargeprawn If you don’t post that last flash game that I just linked to on your website, you are doing an injustice to humanity

You’re in luck my man, I looked at my calendar today and no one has penciled me in for doing any type of injustice to humanity. The game Nick is referring to is an amazing trip into the subconscious. In Coma your character Pete is stuck in the construct that is his mind and you need to help him find this way through this strange, whimsical place.

The creator spent a year crafting the experience and it’s really well executed from the visuals to the soothing soundtrack to the funny quips between the characters. You must play Coma, you must play it now!

[thanks Nick]

Awesomeness Movies Video Clips

Raiders of the Lost Ark Circa 1951

YouTube user whosieyevan wondered what Steven Spielberg’s rollicking adventure flick, Raiders of the Lost Ark, would look like if it were made in the 1950s.

He did a little more than just ponder about it – mashing together footage from a variety of films, he created this most awesome “pre-make” that stars Charlton Heston as everyone’s favourite archaeologist. Take a look at the 1951 version of Raiders of the Lost Ark below.

See two more of whosieyevan’s pre-makes after the jump.

Arty Flash Games

A Quirky Adventure With Windosill

Remember the enigmatic puzzler/interactive art piece, Feed The Head? Now from the mind of its creator, Vectorpark (aka Patrick Smith) comes another surreal point-and-click adventure, entitled Windosill.

The story revolves around a little toy car that yearns to journey outside the confinement of its storage shelf. The shadow box is populated with curious object and creatures, and you’ll need to poke around a little to solve each puzzle. The full games costs USD 3.00, but you can play the first half of it online at

[via Lost At E Minor]

Arty Awesomeness Featured Gaming News

OMG! What An Awesome Uncharted 2 Trailer

If you ever speak to a PS3 gamer and ask them about the fondest memory they’ve had, more often than not, they’ll tell you about their experience playing Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Developed by Naughty Dog and released exclusively on Playstation 3 in 2007, Uncharted featured stunning visuals, witty dialogue, a great musical score – the kind of high production values one would find in summer blockbuster films. Named PS3 Game of the Year (2007) by IGN, Uncharted has sold over 2.6 million copies worldwide.

And very soon, fortune hunter Nathan Drake will return in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, being pulled back into the treacherous world of mercenary treasure hunters that he had sought to leave behind. Giving nothing of the story away, the latest trailer for Uncharted 2 shows what you can expect from this epic action-adventure title. Have a look, it’s awesome.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves drops October 13th in the U.S. and October 23rd in Europe. You don’t want to miss this – sell your kidney (or preferably someone else’s) if you have. ;-)

[via PS3Blog]