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…It’s TGI Friday: Karoshi Suicide Salaryman?

Karoshi Suicide Salaryman

Karoshi (Japanese for “death by overwork”) Suicide Salaryman is definitely not your usual Flash game.

In this game many things are not what you’d expect and the goal of each level is counter-intuitive: you need to die.

There are 50 levels (and a boss fight at the end), and each level presents a new challenge. There will be several objects around you that you can use to get the job done, but their exact use won’t always be apparent. Plus, as the game progresses, it starts to break its own rules to keep things interesting.

Can you help your character to his ultimate demise, or will his survival signal your failure?

[Armor Games – Karoshi Suicide Salaryman]

[Via: Kotaku]

…People will die in strange and unusual ways this year?

Death Skull

Despite my best efforts, I can’t find an original source for this fantastic infographic about the “Number of men in the United States who will die in 2008 as a result of…”

The facts and figures themselves apparently come from the Disease Control and Prevention’s WONDER database, and cover unfortunates such as fireworks accidents, falling from a building, spider bites, falling down stairs, shark attacks, and plenty of other ways to accidentally leave this Earth.

[Via: LikeCool]

…Paper Pong is a slow game?

Apparently classic video games never die; they just get reincarnated in a variety of strange and unusual ways.

First, there was Pac-Txt, a text based Pac-Man game.

Now, there’s Paper Pong, a Choose Your Own Adventure style game that makes you choose a new page to move your paddle up and down.

If you thought Pong was boring before…

[Via: Kotaku]

…Team Fortress 2 has been Gold Rush Updated?

Team Fortress 2 Gold Rush Update

The Team Fortress 2 “Gold Rush Update” has just been unleashed by Valve, and it includes a new Gold Rush Map, a new Gameplay Type, a unique Item System, and 36 new Medic Achievements.

    Gold Rush is an entirely new level featuring a new gameplay style called Payload. The level is split into three separate areas with intermediate capture zones inside of each major chapter. The teams are split between offense (Blu) and defense (Red) similar to Dustbowl. The goal for the Blu team is to push the bomb payload through the level until it reaches the next capture point, eventually destroying all three of Red’s major bases. Blu pushes the cart through the level by standing near it, with the cart moving faster when more people are close by. If no one has pushed the cart forward after 30 seconds, the cart will begin to move backward until it is pushed forward again.

The new item system is going to be rolling out over the next year, and players will be able to earn three new and unique items for each character by earning some or all of that character’s new achievements.

The new medic achievements are quite varied, and range from Quadruple Bypass (Heal a teammate who’s taking fire from 4 enemies at once.) and Play Doctor (In a team with no Medics, be first to switch to Medic after a teammate calls “Medic!”, and then heal 500 health.) to Big Pharma (Assist a Heavy in killing 20 enemies, where neither of you die.) and Bedside Manner (Be healing a teammate as he achieves an achievement of his own.)

Lastly, if you haven’t yet played Team Fortress 2 (and you really should) then you can try it out this weekend from May 2-4, during which you can play the entire game for free through Steam.

Sweet.

[Team Fortress 2 – Gold Rush Update]

…The Orange Box is racist?

Team Fortress 2

Buyers of Valve’s The Orange Box quickly discovered that Team Fortress 2 is one of the best multiplayer games out right now.

Using class-based warfare, players assume a role that they must follow until they die. If they want to be a medic, they must spend their time healing other players. If they want to be a pyro, they’re armed with a flamethrower and they must spend their time burning everything in sight.

Though it makes for great gameplay, it does bring up one question: Why is the only black character in the game a grenade launching drunkard?

Games aren’t necessarily known for their racial sensitivity, but this seems to go a bit beyond mere oversight.

What do you think? Was the black player’s role intentional, or did someone just press the black button at the wrong time?

[The Montoya Herald – Playing Offensive]

[Valve – The Orange Box – Team Fortress 2]

[Wikipedia – Team Fortress 2]