Game reviews? Oh no.

Posted: June 14th, 2011

If you know me at all, you probably know that I’m a giant nerd. And part of my nerd-dom is that I love playing games. I’ve been intending for years now to blog about some of my favorite games—not in any serious fashion, no sir, but more of a “here’s a general feel for what I enjoy.” And if I turn someone on to a new game or two, well, I’m not sorry.

An important note: While I own both a Wii and an XBox 360 (as well as the computer on which I’m typing this), the majority of the time I spend gaming is on iOS—specifically on my iPhone. Thus, these occasional posts may be less than interesting to you if you’re not an iOS user.

Without further adieu, I give you Edge (developed by Mobigame).

Aside from having a fun 80s-esque look to it (seriously, I’m a huge sucker for slick aesthetics), Edge is both fun and maddeningly frustrating. I finished the game a few years ago, pre-Game Center, and have since lost all my scores. I downloaded it again tonight, and can report that it is most definitely re-playable.

$2.99 on the App Store.

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Getting Dressed

Posted: June 9th, 2011

While this is the sort of thing I would typically put on my tumblr, somehow given its subject matter it seems a little more appropriate here. This is one of my favorite ads of all time—and astonishingly, it’s for LYNX, which is just AXE, except overseas. I feel like I should give credit where credit is due, and say that I’m pretty sure it was Kevin Roddy who first introduced me to this ad, way back when I was still an undergrad. In any case, this is a beautiful example of how important writing is, even when there are no words to speak of.

Lynx “Getting Dressed” from Spot Welders on Vimeo.

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