Sure, Achewood and xkcd have joked about it, but it took the sadism of Sam Hughes to make Hatetris -- a one-off Tetris clone that spits out the statistically worst possible piece with every move -- a reality.
As it damn well would, it starts with a ton of 'S' blocks -- the bane of every Tetris champ -- but just as you learn patterns to cope with that, it throws something more unmanageable your way.
Hughes has added a replay feature which allows you to view skillful runs -- here meaning those that score over 10 cleared lines -- by other players. Hughes himself has only managed a top score of 5. My own is 3. It really is mean.
Circuitbeard created this adorable and pixel-perfect miniature OutRun cabinet to sit atop their bar, complete with not-a-Ferrari dashboard and original cabinet decal art. Check out Picade for a primer on how the guts work (and to buy similar guts).
My “bee”-obsessed young son will not be delighted to see the addition of bees to Minecraft, as he is still too young to have played Minecraft or, indeed, to have become cognizant of the difference between bees and other winged insects. We’re buzzing with excitement! • Bees are cute, fuzzy, neutral mobs • Don’t hurt […]
Are we done with capsule coffee makers yet? Sure, they’re easy. But they are not so easy on the environment, and it’s debatable whether they actually make a better cup. Luckily, there’s never been a better time to switch back to the good old reliable drip method – especially when drip coffeemakers have quietly been […]
If there’s one thing that stayed consistent through the last decade or so of tech industry turmoil, it’s the love affair between techies and Linux. There’s just a ton you can do with the OS, and its open-source format means you can customize your rig from the ground up. Apparently not content with that level […]
Accidents happen. And when they do, you’re going to want a dash cam for a second pair of eyes. At the minimum, a decent dash cam can save you vast sums of time and money in case of an accident. But a really good dash cam can do a whole lot more. Here are six […]