Saturday, January 21, 2006

Guest Publication #3 - Great New Software, Obsolete Hardware

There has been a steady rise in the number of Flash pop-up advertisements since Flash was first invented. I still don't understand why these happen - most people simply close them down and are more irritated by the company selling the item than they are interested in the item themselves. If you knew where the owner of Tribal Fusion lived you'd go round to his house and deliver a free iPod to him, preferably sidewards and anally.

However, the point if this rant is that you shouldn't hate Flash for the demons who program using it. There has been an equally large rise in online games programmed in Flash and some of them are very good.
One such game is Mansion Impossible. This little game is addictive and I mailed it around some of my colleagues in work to see what they thought of it. We are now a little overly competitive, with my record time of 10 years and 10 months not likely to hold for much longer.

Another great game is Raiden, based on the popular console game Raiden. It requires a good computer to play well, but is absolutely great fun.

With games like this coming out, how long will it be before we start to see Flash versions of GTA or Quake? Personally I look forward to the time when mobile phones can do this sort of thing - my mobile already has a NES and GameBoy emulator on it, and newer ones are coming out with live streaming TV on them. My phone is aging faster than my computer, which has already reached the ripe old age of 2. Will advancement always leave us with great software but obsolete hardware?

I guess only time will tell...

[Article by KA. PA is busy destroying the publics hopes and dreams but will return Monday with stories of his soujourn]


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