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For the last year or so, Samsung has been touting a "paradigm shift" in the way it constructs flash memory: from a horizontal to a vertical arrangement of cells, or what it calls 3D V-NAND. Now, judging from reviews of the first V-NAND consumer SSDs, the 850 Pro range, it looks like this shift has...

July 1st 2014 at 4:04am 0 Comments
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Glitch is gone, but it lives on in our hearts, and it makes for a fascinating case study. The game arrived, enraptured, and departed so quickly that a great deal can be extrapolated about the game. A new analysis over on Gamasutra focuses on looking at the game's economy over time, seeing how it...

March 27th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Among our Best of the Rest picks for 2012 was a small, free Flash-based game called Frog Fractions. Now, the game's sequel is seeking $60,000 on Kickstarter to bring more unexpected fun to players. Developed by Jim Crawford (under the guise of the developer name Twinbeard), the first Frog Fractio...

March 10th 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Adobe has released a "critical" update for Flash that addresses a zero day exploit that allows hackers to gain complete control of a Mac or Windows system. And people wonder why Steve Jobs and Apple disliked Adobe Flash so much? In a security bulletin Adobe posted online, it said: Adobe has releas...

February 5th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Scaffold Now provides a unique spin on the classic puzzle game Tetris by turning it into a platformer. Finally, a version of Tetris where the line piece isn't the most valuable and coveted thing. Scaffold Now is a simple Flash game in which you must drop blocks to the ground to help your little mu...

January 27th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Will there ever be a game as visually distinctive and memorable as Glitch? Considering that I'm still getting screenshots in from a game that was canned almost a year ago, I doubt it. Reader Phinneas gave me this maddening puzzle that has consumed my days as I pore over it looking for the chicken....

December 1st 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Fixya is a Q&A website that compiles fix-it requests for a variety of items from cars and chainsaws to routers and monitors. Recently, the site turned its attention to mobile browsers, looking through a total of 61,582 different help requests for the category to determine which browser had the...

October 16th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Terry Cavanagh recently released a new flash-based game, Naya's Quest. The enjoyable little adventure game has players traversing through an abandoned town to "the edge," an isometric world full of puzzling rooms. The attractive, challenging platformer also has a catchy soundtrack, which Cavanagh c...

September 24th 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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An annual staple of the Tokyo Game Show's shopping area, this year's Square Enix/Play Arts booth spared no expense in showcasing the future of its incredibly cute and/or highly detailed lines of action figures and statues. Now, we don't really have room for this sort of stuff in our tiny, hopeless...

September 19th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments