- Sunday, February 1: Leo's Pick: The Pyramat PM300
- Monday, February 2: Leo's Pick: There
- Tuesday, February 3: The All Seeing Eye
- Wednesday, February 4: Trick Out Game Boy and Game Boy Advance
- Thursday, February 5: Play Video Formats on Your Mac
- Friday, February 6: Which Console Should You Get?
- Saturday, February 7: Twisted List: Video Games
- Sunday, February 8: Goodies That Won't Break the Budget
- Monday, February 9: How to Cheat at Solitaire
- Tuesday, February 10: Classic Arcade Gaming
- Wednesday, February 11: Games for the Graphically Challenged
- Thursday, February 12: Twisted List: Alien Games
- Friday, February 13: Ultimate Gaming Machine 6.0
- Saturday, February 14: UGM 6.0: Benchmarks
- Sunday, February 15: Twisted List: Top Five Free Arcade Games
- Monday, February 16: Sub-$500 Gaming PC
- Tuesday, February 17: Small-Time Gaming with Linux
- Wednesday, February 18: Help Yourself: Game Peripherals
- Thursday, February 19: NVidia GeForce Chips Explained
- Friday, February 20: Wil Wheaton's Favorite Games
- Saturday, February 21: Are Emulators Legal?
- Sunday, February 22: Warcraft III Strategies and Tips
- Monday, February 23: Twisted List: Dinosaur Games
- Tuesday, February 24: My Cheating Heart
- Wednesday, February 25: The Commodore 64 Is Alive
- Thursday, February 26: The Commodore 64 Is Alive (continued)
- Friday, February 27: Hot Wheels
- Saturday, February 28: Patrick's Favorite Free Games
- Sunday, February 29: Xbox Mod Chips
Monday, February 9: How to Cheat at Solitaire
We all like to win, but why do we bother when we're competing against ourselves? Man's battle against himself is the noblest form of competition, but it's often debased by our wish for the easy victory. We must ask if it is human nature that makes us revel in this self-deception. We must ask if we merely crave some visceral satisfaction that comes from achieving even a conspicuously empty victory. The moral questions involved, however, are yours alone to answer. I merely give you the tools you need to cheat at Solitaire.
Open Solitaire. Go to Game and then Options, and choose to draw three cards.
Any time during gameplay, if you hold down Ctrl+Alt+Shift while you click the deck, you will draw one card rather than three. High scores will be yours every time!
When you get stuck in Freecell, hold down Ctrl+Shift+F10.
When the user-friendly interface appears, choose Abort.
Make any move, and you will automatically win the game!
Bonus: Freecell includes some hidden games. Press F3 or choose Select Game from the Game menu; where it asks you to select a game number between 1 and 32,000, enter 1 or 2. You get two strange new Freecell games to play.
Site of the Day: 3D Tetris
The classic puzzle game enters a new dimension of fun. (http://www.andre-michelle.com/old_studies/tetris3d.htm).
Do Video Games Fry the Brain or Sharpen the Senses?
Ever since kids started pumping millions of quarters into Space Invaders stand-up arcade games in the 1970s, worried parents and pundits speculated on whether electronic games were going to turn their brains into action-addicted sludge.
Surprisingly, many have claimed that video games are beneficial to players' brains. Dr. Margaret Chotton suggested in the now out-of-print Computer Addiction? that video games increase a player's manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination, and speed up the activity of neural pathways.
So when you or someone you know sits down to play a video game, what do you think is the main effect? Do you believe that brain cells are being challenged and enhanced, or simply being boggled and blasted into stupor?
Do video games fry the brain or sharpen the senses?
Fry the brain 18%
Sharpen the senses 82%