Archive for the ‘games’ Category

Today’s Google Doodle is a Virtual Rubik’s Cube – How Many Moves Will It Take You to Solve?

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Go here, if you want.

Myself, I have no idea how to do these.

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A Good Christmas Gift for Old People: Sega Genesis or Atari Flashback 4 – Just $39.99

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Man, Sonic was so money back in the day.

Relive your childhood with 80 “built-in games”

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At your local Target…

This Line on Market Proves that Assassin’s Creed III is the Best “Historical Action-Adventure Open-World Stealth” Game Ever?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Eagerly awaiting the midnight arrival of Assassin’s Creed III, amidst all the “For Lease” signs at Fourth and Market:

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OMG, the New Nintendo Wii U is Here, the New Nintendo Wii U is Here! iPhone-ish Lines at Midnight

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

This was the crowd at the 800 Market Game Stop near Stockton and Fourth last night as the midnight hour approached:

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This new Nintendo Wii U is news to me.

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OMG, OMG, It’s “Summer Fun Day” at the Presidio Trust’s Crissy Field This Saturday! Noon to 5:00 PM, July 30th, 2011

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Oh man, after those AM clouds drift away this Saturday, it’s going to be a dreaded sunny day at Crissy Field for you and the fam at Summer Fun Day 2011!

Check it:

“On July 30, Outdoor Nation, The Presidio Trust and the National Park Service will co-host a Summer Fun Day celebration at Crissy Field’s Historic Airfield. The public is invited to participate in an incredible range of outdoor recreation—from rock climbing, to camping competitions to orienteering—that are available close to home. This event is free and is expected to attract thousands of Bay Area residents. More information can be found at SummerFunDay.org.”

Summer Fun Day San Francisco:

Presented by: The North Face, REI Foundation and The Conservation Fund
Co-Host: National Park Service and Crissy Field
When: Saturday, July 30 | 12:00noon-5:00pm
Location: Crissy Field’s Historic Airfield
Address: Mason Street, San Francisco, CA

Calling all Bay Area Residents!
Don’t miss a day of free family fun on Outdoor Nation’s ultimate, outdoor adventure playground!

Highlights of Summer Fun Day San Francisco:

REI Family Camping Fun
Hula Hooping and other Retro Games hosted by Merrell
Biking
Prizes, including CamelBak Water Bottles
Music, hiking and more!

All the deets, below.

Is Crissy Field really still growing? If so, the Continental Drift Theory is proven once again:

See you there!

Outdoor Nation Summer Youth Summits Culminate in San Francisco

Youth-led Movement for the Outdoors Plans Agenda—with more than $100,000 in Dedicated Funding for Youth Project Ideas—to Expand Access, Activity, and Appreciation

San Francisco, California – Outdoor Nation, the youth-led movement championing the outdoors, is coming to San Francisco, the fifth and final stop on the series of 2011 Youth Summits. For many reasons—access, cultural relevance, education, time, budget cuts—America’s youth is losing touch with the outdoors. Outdoor Nation is empowering the Millennial generation to address the issues head-on and develop their own solutions to connecting youth with the outdoors.

The three-day Summit, co-hosted by The Presidio Trust and the National Park Service, begins on July 29 at 12:00pm at the Presidio’s Fort Scott. A diverse group of more than 200 youth leaders aged 16 to 28 is expected in San Francisco, the Northwest Regional Summit. Delegates were chosen from online applications as well as nominations from Outdoor Nation partners.

Delegates will discuss regional outdoor issues and brainstorm project ideas to remove barriers to participation in the outdoors. Youth participants will vote for the top ideas in each region. The Outdoor Foundation will invest more than $10,000 in projects—a total of $100,000 for all the projects that result from the summits—with support from the National Park Service’s Rivers and Trails and Conservation Assistance National Programs.

Delegates will also address the deep budget cuts and unprecedented closures facing America’s State Parks, Outdoor Nation’s national partner and its top cause for 2011.

Ever more deets, after the jump

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The Late-Night Chess Players of Divisadero Street

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

[UPDATE: The Tenderloin Geographic Society takes note - dude's still at it...]

This guy sets his table up out there some knights. Not sure if he’s doing street chess the likes of which you’ll learn about in this bit from Chris Roberts.

You ought to head over to Garden Alley (the driver’s friend, seriously) some evening and see if he’s up for a match.

Never seen him actually playing anyone else tho….

Reminds me of Omega Man, playing chess and looking out for the zombies

[UPDATE: I can now say that I've seen somebody playing with him, once anyway.]

OMG, Nintendo Wii Airstream Trailer! The Free Nintendo Wii Airstream Trailer is Coming to 4 Embarcadero Dec. 11th!

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

It’s coming on Saturday. It’s going to be epic. Deets below.

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See you there!

SAN FRANCISCO CONSUMERS TO PARTY HEARTYAT EXCLUSIVE Wii PARTY TOUR STOP

Interactive Wii Party Airstream West Coast Tour Rolls Into San Francisco on Dec. 11

WHAT: It’s not often that holiday shoppers can gather together for a free, hands-on look at one of the season’s most remarkable games. Families and friends in the San Francisco area will be on their feet and having a blast when Nintendo of America’s extraordinary Wii Party Airstream West Coast Tour makes a stop at
Four Embarcadero Center on SATURDAY – one of only five scheduled stops in the region.

Consumers of all ages and backgrounds are invited to experience the one-of-a-kind social fun of the new Wii Party video game aboard a special Nintendo-themed 15-foot Airstream trailer. In addition to providing a fun-filled break for holiday shoppers, the Wii Party Airstream West Coast Tour will offer area residents a chance to win their own Wii console and a copy of Wii Party.

Created exclusively for the popular Wii system, Wii Party is designed to get families and friends on their feet and having fun together. The game features 13 party game modes and more than 80 entertaining minigames, some of which take the action from the TV screen into the living room.

For example, “Animal Tracker” challenges players to pick up the Wii Remote making a particular animal sound, while “Hide ‘n’ Hunt” asks players to locate a controller that’s been cleverly hidden by another player. Whether they’re playing cooperatively or competitively, Wii Party gives every player a turn in the spotlight by putting their customized Mii characters at the center of the action. More information about Wii Party is available at http://wiiparty.nintendo.com.

WHO: Kids, adults, teens, parents, game enthusiasts and holiday consumers of all kinds

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Four Embarcadero Center San Francisco, CA 94111

VISUALS:

  • A colorful Nintendo-themed Airstream trailer featuring Wii Party demo stations
  • Kids and adults laughing and interacting in fun ways while playing Wii Party together
  • Holiday shoppers cheering each other on during live Wii Party demonstrations

Yahoo’s Bus Stop Derby – Are they Really Hanging Giant Flat Panel TV’s on the Sides of 20 MUNI Bus Stops?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

I don’t know, maybe you can leave old-school CRT-TV’s on the sidewalks of San Francisco and have them stick around, but I’m not sure if I’d leave a 72-inch touch-sensitive flat panel screens on the streets 24-7. I mean, I wouldn’t expect to get them all back intact.

But no matter, Yahoo! has its Bus Stop Derby game up and running.

See how it works right here.

And here’s a still photo from Steve Rhodes:

But what will happen when your neighborhood wins and the O.K. Go puts on a concert as your reward? Won’t your area NIMBY’s be all “nobody told us about this?”

Oh well.

Let’s let Yahoo! ‘splain what’s up with the BSD:

“The short answer is it’s a two-month citywide challenge that turns bus stops into social gaming hubs.

An even shorter answer is it’s something that makes waiting for the bus fun.

Most of us don’t really love our daily commute. And even though you soon recognize the same faces that get on the same bus at the same time every morning, it’s pretty rare that we talk to each other. We thought we could make public transport a little more fun.

So we put up 20 Bus Stop Derby bus stops with interactive 72-inch touch screens. We developed four addictive games that you can play right then and there while waiting for your bus—and since it’s even more fun to play together (and especially to beat someone), you can challenge players at other Derby stops to live head-to-head games. And you aren’t just playing for personal glory, you’re playing for your neighborhood.

The Bus Stop Derby pits 20 teams (20 San Francisco neighborhoods) against each other. So choose your neighborhood, rally your fellow commuters, and go break some high scores!  The grand prize is a concert with OK Go that takes place in the neighborhood that wins the Derby. Have fun, and may the best neighborhood win!”

“Riders waiting for Muni buses at select stops in downtown will be passing the time playing video games, as well as the opportunity to win a concert by OK Go. The devices are being installed by tech giant Yahoo!.” From the San Francisco Examiner, click here for the full story.

“Yahoo’s involvement was the most interesting to me….is clearly a sign the company is still actively pursuing new and exciting opportunities.”From DailyDOOH , Click here for the full story.

“Games are the most popular type of mobile app, and to promote its own mail and other apps, Yahoo is putting a twist on mobile games.” From ClickZ, click here for the full story.

“Resembling giant iPhones (but 20x the size), these 72″ touch screens have been installed at bus stops in 20 different neighborhoods so that bored commuters waiting [for] the bus can play games and earn points for their neighborhood.” From Muni Diaries, click here for the full story.

“20 Muni bus shelters in San Francisco are getting a high tech makeover for two months as part of a the Yahoo Bus Stop Derby - a giant neighborhood vs. neighborhood challenge that ends with a huge free concert put on by Yahoo.” From Fun Cheap San Francisco, click here for the full story.

“Transit ads drive commuters to get their game on the go, vie for an OK Go block party.” From Yahoo! Advertising Blog, click here for the full story.

TagDis: A New Kind of Free iPhone Game that Lets You Battle Friends with Virtual Graffiti

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

A few people in San Francisco have been working OT to get TagDis ready enough for you to play on your iPhone. Check it:

“In TagDis you can make graffiti, view it through your iPhone camera, stake out a territory and battle your friends over it. You can download it for free from here. If you don’t have an iPhone 3GS You can watch the game unfold online all over the world at http://tagdis.com

Download this app and you’ll be a king or a mayor or something in no time flat.

Check the video from E23 Games, why not?

Sony Plays Video Games on the Biggest Screen Imaginable – See it Tonight at 6:00 PM

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Oh man, it was on last night at Embarcadero One’s LandMark Cinema in the Financial District. But you can see for yourself tonight for just $15 at 6:00PM.

If you are into video games, this is a Good Deal, is all I have to say. I’m not going to spell it all out for you [cough SWAG!, cough MINI  SLIDER BURGERS!], I’m just saying you’ll get your money’s worth for both the experience of it and the takeaways.

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The Sony 4k digital projector’s output is just beautiful. I don’t know much about latency and refresh rates ’n stuff, but this is the best looking “video monitor” I’ve ever seen.

Here’s a photograph of the computer / movie screen. Where are the pixels? No pixelization that I could see. (Don’t try this at home with your own PC screen.)

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And hey, is Uncharted 2 a game changer for Sony?

Only Time Will Tell.