Entries from The Gameshelf tagged with 'online games'

Full House Poker vs 1 vs 100

My online-multiplayer itch has been acting up again, so on the recommendation of some of my Xbox Live-playing friends, I recently started playing Full House Poker. Designed by Microsoft Game Studios, it provides a satisfyingly polished implementation of Texas Hold...

Shelf Space

One of the more memorable chapters of Scott McCloud's Reinventing Comics - his somewhat obscure followup to the paradigm-shifting Understanding Comics - is a critique of how much of the comics market (outside of Japan, anyway) is given over to...

Farewell to Megaton

I have decided to spend less time playing solitaire digital games. I won't hold myself to a zero-tolerance limit on this; petit fours indie efforts of all stripes certainly remain fair game, for one thing. (Most recently across my plate:...

Planbeast is live

I can finally announce that web-based service involving games which I have been coyly hinting at in recent posts here: Planbeast, a free scheduling service for Xbox Live games. In a nutshell, Planbeast lets you use the web to schedule...

Help me research some Xbox Live stuff

As I mentioned last month, I'm leading the development of a new, game-flavored, web-based service. We're now very close to launching its first draft, but before that happens, I could use a little community help with a certain aspect of...

Weekly Werewolf at volity.net

The user midnyte007 on Volity's discussion forums has suggested that a weekly game of Werewolf really ought to happen Saturday nights, at 7pm Pacific time. As Volity's principal founder, and a fan of Werewolf (whose Volity version was developed by...

Gleemax Games

The WotC social network for gamers, Gleemax, launched the alpha version of its online games page. The games are all free to play for a limited time (no clue when that time will be up, or what sort of charges...

Pylon online (and other stuff)

Doug Orleans' Pylon, winner of the 2007 Icehouse Game Design Competition as reported in Episode 6, is now an online game! It's hosted on the Volity Network, with art and programming by Doug himself. The user interface is rather basic...

Acquire updates

A couple of updates regarding the Sid Sackson classic Acquire, which we covered in episode 6. (And here's a YouTube review excerpt.) First, I'm happy to report that Hasbro is bringing it back into print, by way of its Avalon...

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