Game Carnival – December 29, 2007

Welcome to the Twelfth edition of the Game Carnival!

This edition of the game carnival is lucky to be here at all.

They say that stress kills, but they neglect to mention that stress also bites, scratches, and kicks you in the nuts.

Take some time to relax and enjoy some of the great submissions for this carnival.

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Video Games

old_wizard.JPGold-wizard presents

Old-Wizard.com / Top 100 Video Games of All Time (70-61)

posted at Old-Wizard.com

“The next installment of Old-Wizard’s top 100 video games of all time”

Gameguy thinks that one of the best things about hosting a blog carnival is getting to visit cool sites you’ve never seen before, like this one.

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animal_farm.JPGBrian presents

Mass Effect Opinions Revised

posted at The Animal Farm.

“Graphically, I said the game was top-notch, and this is true and false at the same time. During close-ups, when characters are talking, there really is nothing like it; characters were obviously treated with the kind of affection that only true artists can give toward their masterpieces.”

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write_game.JPGK Peney presents

A History of Video Games: The Golden Years

posted at Write the Game.

“Arcade games were the evolution of the Pinball machines that had been a fixture of most pubs and college hang-outs. Many pinball companies, seeing the success of Pong, promptly released Pong-clones. Atari responded by forming a company called Kee Games in order to get around distribution problems.”

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Video Game Production Book

posted at Blue Skelton Publications

“The Gamers Guidebook is a good book on video game production that provides you with a behind-the-scenes view of what it takes to succeed in the game industry with this unique guide written specifically for producers. I just ordered it from Amazon yesterday. I am taking writing for interactive media next semester and would love to write scripts for a video game someday.”

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frey.JPGEric Frey presents

Quake Wars Enemy Territory: Is It Worthy?

posted at Eric Frey Dot Com: Hopes, Dreams, Ambitions And Things of Interest.

“For those of you who have never played a Quake game Quake one started the whole thing and was one of my favorties. Even with it’s outdated graphics it’s still a fun game to play. In Quake you were transported from world to world and fought death knights, zombies and many other strange creatures.”

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sharpbrains.JPGAlvaro Fernandez presents

Brain Training: No Magic Bullet, Yet Useful Tool. Interview with Elizabeth Zelinski

posted at SharpBrains

“Here goes an interview with a leading scientist on healthy aging and cognitive training.”

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gnif.JPGShaheen Lakhan presents

Games to Prevent Alzheimer’s

posted at GNIF Brain Blogger.

“There are many games for computers and gaming systems claiming to help keep your brain young. Is that all hype? There are several ways to keep the brain healthy and active, and these games use a few already known concepts.”


Board Games

health_plus.JPGHelene Zemel presents

Gift Ideas for Mental and Physical Fitness

posted at Health Plans Plus

“Whether you are shopping for holiday gifts or a gift for a special occasion like a birthday or graduation, why not choose a gift that has real educational value—a gift that promotes physical and mental fitness. These gifts will be appreciated by both young and old alike.”


That concludes this eleventh edition of the game carnival. If you are interested in hosting the next edition of the Game Carnival, please leave a comment below. Hosts must have had an article posted in an earlier Game Carnival. The thirteenth edition will be posted on January 12, 2008 at Riding with Rickey, so gather your submissions and let your blogging pals know about the carnival! Any article that deals with gaming is welcome here!

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