Wow. More traffic than a busy highway.

February 28, 2009

As the graph suggests, the last 3 days have been a bit busy at JOMG headquarters.

So far my little BackGames meme has been mentioned on B3TA, Offworld, Blues News & Nodwick. (Just to name a few)

BackGames has been played on Twitter (#backgames)
and people are having fun with it on multiple web forums too.

So – if you’re a new visitor to J-OMG, welcome.
If you’re a longtime reader, thanks for your patience during this busy time. You’ll get some great new stories in coming weeks.

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Thanks again for your support.


BackGames = Videogame plots in reverse

February 24, 2009

Over the past few days, there’s been a fun little game running on Twitter called “#backflick”.
As John Gushue explains, it’s a challenge to summarise the plot of famous films, if you saw them in reverse.

Until recently, research by one of our commenters (thanks Kniffler) suggested it originated in this reddit post. But then it was suggested “it all started on 4chan”. Now, it appears it all came from a FilminFocus article in November 2008 by Jonathan Carter.

Here are a few of my faves:

The Wizard of Oz:
Three friends escort girl & dog from fancy dress party in green city, so she can fly house back to Kansas.

Friday the 13th:
A magic hockey player heals a bunch of injured teens, so they can go home from camp.

Godzilla:
Revived by missiles, a giant lizard goes on a civil construction spree in downtown Manhattan before retiring to its island home.

And I love this one….

Superman:
A guy who flies around, putting people into precarious situations, then hiding.

Ok, now it’s time to start the next challenge..

I’ve written the first 15…

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There’s a bomb in the pinball machine! Tell me where it is!

February 20, 2009

A quick update for 24/pinball fans wanting more pictures…

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Retro Remakes – Category 3 winner is…

February 19, 2009

Well here it is – the 3rd of SIX category winners.

Category 3 is “Sequels that weren’t”.

Entrants were challenged to write a sequel to a retro videogame.

Simple concept. Hard to do well. After all, with a remake, you merely duplicate someone’s work & improve on the execution. With a sequel, you need to duplicate their work, and extrapolate/improve on the design. That – is a challenge.

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Ultrasound reveals… “player 3″ is…

February 19, 2009

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Retro Remakes – Category 2 winner is…

February 17, 2009

Well here it is – the 2nd of SIX category winners.
And this result – will be very different to every other result this year…

Why…?

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Dammit! Tell me where the extra ball is… NOW!

February 12, 2009

My wife & I are big fans of 24, so we’re excited to see that pinball-maker Stern’s new machine is based on the show.

So far, all we’ve got is this photo of the machine, and a fairly detailed press release.

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