Blue's News share a Flash game titled "Neonblox -- "Destroy all the blocks in each tunnel using the yellow disk. Like a cross between Tempest and Breakout." Its control is weird due to circular format.
Boing Boing shares a Flash game titled "Mr. Bounce" -- "Neon colors, ball physics, crazy music and highly enjoyable game play -- what else do you need? Mr. Bounce adds new ingredients to the classic formula 'Avoid missing ball for high score': Would you like some trajectory projection and slow motion for a satisfying sense of control? Add a serious amount of bouncing elements, plus blockers, pipes and wind. Let's bounce! ..."
Neatorama shares a funny comic strip titled "Medieval Tron"
Digg shares a six pages IGN article that shares "the latest word on every videogame adaptation brewing in Hollywood. Movie studios have been mining the videogame industry for creative ideas since the early 1990s. Given nearly 20 years to crack the formula, you'd think that Hollywood would have a better track record. Sadly, many game-to-film adaptations haven't lived up to expectations... But there is a bright side... We've seen more than a few successes...
Digg shares a four pages GameRadar article, with embedded short YouTube videos, on "the evolution of Japanese game commercials. 30 years of daft, brilliant and disturbingly odd television/TV/telly skits. Japan has a well-earned reputation for daft, brilliant and disturbingly odd TV game commercials, but it took a long (sometimes painful) evolution along a course signposted by geeky TV celebs in bad jumpers during the 1980s and PlayStation-sophistication in the 1990s, for that rep to be won and maintained.
Digg shares a 27 pictorial Web pages Joystiq article on the history of Batman video games: "Batman has had a long and (mostly) horrendous career as a video game crime fighter. While his big screen adventures have evolved into masterpieces, most of Batman's video game outings have made players want to poke out their eyes with a Batarang. To celebrate the arrival of Batman's latest and (we assure you) greatest adventure – Batman: Arkham Asylum – Joystiq looks back at the rest of the Caped Crusader's games.
Neatorama shares a two pages PopularMechanics article on the eleven (11) things one probably didn't know about pinball history -- "Today, pinball may seem like a harmless, all-American pastime. But the game's history--from its rebellious roots to its nerdy present--is more bizarre than most people would imagine..."
This five pages GamesRadar article on the 40 most repeated game quotes -- "Film and television quotes are so entangled with our language that their origins are irrelevant to most speakers. We use Seinfeld-popularized neologisms and phrases constantly without considering how they became popular ('shrinkage,' 'close-talker,' 'not that there's anything wrong with that'). But games are a younger medium, and for a time were thought to be the realm of only children and socially-inept geeks. HA HA HA. NUH-UH! Hardcore gaming culture is wriggling its way into the mainstream as you read this (it had to make a brief stop at Hipster Town on its way, but it'll get there).