The short version of the daily Internet

The short version of the daily Internet
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Friday, October 15, 2010

How to Lose Hours Quickly

If you ever had the internet all to yourself, you may often find that you are at a loss! With the whole world at the touch of your fingers, it can be overwhelming. So, for when you are bored, I present a couple of time-killing game sites!


1. Super Mario Flash
Have you always wanted to play a quality rip-off game? This is one of the best. It is a surefire replica with plenty of original designs, and tons of adventures to keep you playing. Pseudo Super Mario at its finest.


2. CDX: The Game
This game, while resembling other online mystery thrillers, is a pioneer in its genre. It completely forgoes video game animations in favor of a more interactive environment. The game play isn't so much about searching and clicking, but more hunting and gathering. It has a distinct feel of reality that makes it quite a top-notch game.


3. Bloons Tower Defense 4
Stopping the balloons from getting from point A to point B (the fundamental concept of all Tower Defense games) is just the top of the rabbit hole. This game gets dangerously addicting, to the point where I signed myself up for a MochiGames account and did a couple surveys JUST to buy the locked maps! And boy was it ever fun. It is the deepest of the four, with several tower types, all upgradeable to four tiers. Strategic placement is as crucial as ever in the fourth installment of this very popular series.


4. Java Hockey
What appears to be a cute little 8-bit game is actually a very deep sports game. The learning curve is steep at first, but if you're competent and creative, it can be very exhilirating. From what I gather from my research, there is also an online community dedicated to this game! You can start with rookie practices, where new players wishing to join a team go to be scouted. Then, you take part in a draft. From there, you play in a season. Stats are recorded and everything!


Well, there you have it. I tried to cover various game genres. Rest assured this won't be the last time I post a list of this variety.

15 comments:

  1. I love internet time killing games like these, great post!

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  2. Cool, will bookmark in case i'm bored.

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  3. try this : nintendo emulator on java :P
    http://nintendo8.com/toplist/more/

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  4. thanks for informing us how to waste time :)

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  5. Been playing super mario flash for a while now. Pretty damn addictive if you ask me.

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  6. I usually just whack a few out...

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  7. overwhelming is a light way of putting it!

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  8. Cool story bro. Have you tried Amorphous+?
    Bunch of these games on Kongreate.com

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