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January 14, 2007

IEatGames.net is now ready for your perusal.  I hope you enjoy the new look!

Also, if you’re subscribed, you should not have to point your feed anywhere else.  Thanks, dearies.


An update

January 11, 2007

The site redesign and uploading to a new domain (!) are nearly done.  This site should be up and running by Monday, with a new review and (hopefully) a clean design that everyone will enjoy.  Thanks again for putting up with this.

To Tide You Over

January 5, 2007

Visual Acoustics

In the next week or so, I will be messing around with the domain-hosted version of this site. Please bear with me. I don’t know when I’ll get everything up, but I will try to post a game for all of you at least once a week until I do. Your wait should be about a week and no more than two weeks.

So here’s a game for you… one that will, as the title says, tide you over in the desert of posts that will be next week.

Okay, so Visual Acoustics is not really a game. More like a strange hybrid of classical music and a Flash programmer’s acid trip. What ensues is a neat activity that basically allows you to “paint” with brushes that are not colors; rather, they’re musical instruments. It’s fun to mess around with; one of the cooler things on the Internet. (If I do say so myself).

My Game Eating Resolutions [Update]

January 2, 2007

Here are some of the things I hope to accomplish starting after January 8 (I’m home right now, and I’m taking a break, since my home is over 5,000 miles away from college):

  • Move to a hosted domain
  • Make my own theme
  • Publish one review a week (on Wednesdays)
  • Post at least four times a week
  • Answer all my comments
  • Start interviewing gamers and programmers
  • Write and record a podcast

Anything else you would like to see on I Eat Games in the coming year?

Gorgeous Time Consumer

December 27, 2006

bells.jpgWinterbells is an absolutely gorgeous flash diversion. It falls into the same category as the other flash games that are unbelievably simple, but, at the same time, will devour your time as you find you are addicted to bouncing around on gorgeously rendered bells.

This mouse-driven game has you guiding a bunny as he hops from bell to bell. Each acts as a sort of trampoline to get you to the next one. You don’t technically need to bounce on the bells, you can bounce through them, too. Oh, and using birds as springboards earns you double points.

The game also records your high score, so you can, in effect, try to beat your own best score. Unless, of course, other people are also playing on your machine. Then you’d be competing against them.

happy.jpgThe graphics make this flash game stand out, so much so that the first time you play you’ll be drooling. And the gameplay makes it stick.

Winterbells is from a website by Ferry Halim called Orisinal.  Her other games are equally beautiful and playable. Thanks to Carina for the tip!

Happy Holidays!

December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas to everyone that reads this blog.  Take some time off for your family.  Be happy.  🙂

Best Undownloadable Games for under $20

December 20, 2006

Beyond Good and EvilChristmas is on Monday. Today’s your LAST chance to get anything by Dec. 22 if you order from Amazon. So get your last minute on-line shopping done and over with. Here’s my suggestion of fun, yet amazingly cheap, games playable on any home or handheld console. (In no particular order, might I add).

Escape from Monkey Island — Windows ($19 from Amazon Sellers)

This jewel case version for Windows (it works on XP, if anyone’s wondering, although it’s made for older versions) is a little wonky with the controls, but still has that genuine Monkey Island humor to it. You play as Guybrush Threepwood (Mighty Pirate) as he wanders (erm… sails) through the Caribbean trying to bring his wife back from being legally declared dead. And other mishaps leads him back to that place he was before: Monkey Island. Fun all around.

Sidenote: Okay, fanboys, eat me up now, since I know you think this is the worst of the Monkey Island series. Read the rest of this entry »