Tag Archives | Supplies

…Crates are everywhere?

CratesSince the early ‘80s, game designers have faced one question: Where can I hide health and ammo?

The answer was, of course, the crate! (And the crate’s circular cousin, the barrel.)

Unfortunately, this crate method of hiding supplies soon became the norm, and even great games began to suffer from excessive creating.

To determine which games have the best Start to Crate (StC) number (higher is better), Old Man Murray played through 26 games to see how long it takes to find a crate in each. (The shortest amount of time it takes a player to reach the first crate represents the point where the developers ran out of ideas.)

While one game managed to make it one hundred and twenty seconds without showing a crate, most fell in the five seconds or less category, and many even showed crates from the very beginning.

Thankfully, it’s not a crate emergency, though it is interesting to see just how widespread this problem is.

Can’t they just hide the ammo under a potted plant or something?

[Old Man Murray – Crate Review System]

[Photo Via: peamasher]

…It’s TGI Friday: Sushi Go Round?

Sushi Go Round puts you behind the bar.

As a new cook, you must read recipes, make sushi, order supplies, and clean up plates in an attempt to prove yourself during your first week on the job.

Can you keep your customers happy, or will you serve yourself on a platter?

…It’s Website Wednesday: AfriGadget?


AfriGadget is all about the ways in which everyday problems can be solved with a little African ingenuity.

A lack of power, tools, supplies (and money) are the inspiration behind these creations, and the things that people have come up with to solve their problems are amazingly intricate and well thought out.

Imagine what they could create if they actually had a few dollars to spend…


[Via: The Presurfer]

…Office supplies make great Rube Goldberg machines?

Boredom at the office takes on a whole new level with this office supplied Rube Goldberg machine. Raiding the supply closet has never seemed like a better idea.

[Via: Gizmodo]