World of Subways is a real video game, offering you the chance to experience the world's major subway systems from a driver's seat perspective. One of the recent editions, World of Subways 3: London Underground Simulator, focuses on the British capital's famous Circle Line, including the newly opened in December 2009 extension to Hammersmith. At The Kernel, Ned Donovan reviewed the expansion pack and conferred upon it the rating "bleak."
As the train began to brake, one of the beautifully modelled characters walked onto the tracks, vanishing into the front of my train. Rather than wait for the bureaucracy involved in a “passenger action”, I decided it best the train continue without mentioning it.The game itself is incredibly pretty. It uses an engine that would not be out of place in more mainstream games, and the lighting effects lead to the paranoia that at any moment a zombie could appear as you travel through the tunnels. But the fact is that, most of the time, driving consists of either being stopped, or being in the process of stopping.
For most people, he concludes, "this will not count as fun."
The microgravity of space would really put a damper on your dice games. You roll them and they don’t land. The 3D Printing Professor has a fun solution. Space Dice (via Adafruit)
Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin (aka @ThePieous) writes, “It is National Pie Day in America tomorrow (not to be confused with “International Pi Day” – the cooler big cousin of pie holidays on March 14th…) In honour of this occasion I’ve posted a new tutorial video that is very attainable for any novice pie-geeks out there thinking […]
Rough metal dice, fresh off the forge! Dice so heavy and clunky and sharp you can ruin tables and kill cheats without brandishing a dagger. But is this ren-faire fun fair play? I decided to put them to the test and see how random they were. I’m not great at math, so I’ll just show […]
You know as well as I that writing complex, long-long form text requires significant organization. You’re probably also well aware that Word just isn’t up to the task. That’s why I’m a huge fan of Scrivener, the software suite used by best-selling authors and technical writers alike.Scrivener is much more than another digital typewriter. With a […]
Looking to upgrade your weekend? Here are three randomly awesome products on my mind this week.#3 FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth EarbudsAs more and more phones and gadgets switch to Bluetooth-only compatibility, you’ll need to get Bluetooth headphones like the rest of us. I’ve been super impressed with these affordable magnetic headphones. Pull the magnetic earbuds apart to auto-connect […]
Traditional folding wallets are designed for paper bills—but these days, carrying cash is rarely a necessity. More often than not, I don’t carry cash at all. This Bogui Clik Wallet is the best answer I’ve found for avoiding the hassle of those tight-fitting credit card pockets.This attractive, minimalist wallet features a protective lip, so my cards don’t […]