Crispy Gamer

Michael T. Astolfi's blog

WoW Macros For Your Feet!


Hey WoW players!  All those annoying keys and buttons just too much for you to handle?  Well, now you can spam heals, trigger macros, or let everyone know that despite wiping your entire raid, you at least have chicken - all without lifting a finger!  It's the Word of Warcraft Tap Chat!

You see it's a pedal, and you... well, you step on it... and it does stuff! Cool stuff!  Really cool stuff!  Stuff your hands are too busy to do!

Translating Your Brainwaves to Geek!


InteraXon is the next device promising to let users control computers, and everything else, with their brains.  Similar to other devices, the InteraXon can only get a general reading of your EEG level and, as their website explains, translate your thoughts "to geek." 

We'll have to wait and see how well the device actually performs, but their site claims that the experience is "so seamless, the connected technology seems like an extension of your own body."

Video Game Performance Art

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Video games may or may not be capable of being art, but the Game Play Festival currently running at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is making some great art out of video games.  Reimagine Donkey Kong as an abusive boyfriend, watch Mario and Luigi hallucinate giant turtles and evil plants while high on shrooms, and witness the spectacle that is "Grand Theft Ovid."  Four different transmedial pieces are running at the theater through July 25th.

Rumors of Red Dead Pink Slips

Red Dead Pink Slips

Rumors are emerging of the firing of a "significant" number Rockstar San Diego employees who worked on the immensely popular and critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption.  Rockstar has noted that this is a normal part of their development process, but skeptics point to previous reports by employees of "unfair working conditions" during the game's development.

Read Rockstar's full response

And You Thought Video Games Were Exciting...



If you haven't seen it yet, then do yourself a favor, log out of WoW, and take a peek.  You'll be glad you did, and you'll know what the heck your friends are talking about.  Maybe if you watch real close, you'll even be able to figure out "what does this mean??"

I'm in Your 7-Eleven Advertin' on Your Foods!

Advertin' on your food...

Zynga-branded products have taken over my local 7-Eleven.  Watch out for FarmVille food invading a snack aisle near you!

Zynga is in the middle of a massive promotional campaign with 7-Eleven.  Zynga games are advertised on the packaging of a whole spectrum of the convenience chain's eatables, and in some cases they even have their own products - FarmVille ice cream for example.

First Shot: eversion


Playable Pac-Man Google Homepage


The Quest

As I walked past my gaming retail chain’s local instance I felt something stir within me.  Wouldn’t it be great to pick up a new game?  I haven’t done that in months!  I changed direction and veered towards their menacing Bioshock 2 window display.

Initial Impressions: Cave Story


"From somewhere, a transmission..."

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