Play Boom Town, a free online game on Kongregate

Play Boom Town, a free online game on Kongregate. This is a fun game I’ve been playing. It is harder than normal flash games and requires a strategy. It seems to work best if you use the cheapest explosives.

It takes a long time to play this. I have been playing it for a few hours and I’m only 10% done. Most online flash games you can finish relatively quickly. For that matter many PS4 games have been only a few hours of play compared to the massive investments of time of earlier titles. To me, as wonderful as the Zelda/Final Fantasy universe was I don’t have that kind of time anymore that I had a kid. So I think the shorter game times reflects many things happening in the industry.

  1. More adults are playing games than ever before.
  2. Companies are producing cheaper games and closing divisions.
  3. Games are transitioning to the iPad/smartphones from huge computer based titles.
  4. Its hard to buy a game for $60 when iphone titles are only $5 or maybe $20. Its hard to compete with that.

I know myself that I have enjoyed playing PS games, but the future of the PlayStation looks bleak. With Sony losing money and PS the only division that is making money, Sony executives will find a way to mess that up. It is amazing. Sony which used to have vision is now playing me too. Almost everything it makes is now a me too product.

Hackers Derail Sony’s PlayStation Network

The article below was about the hack that happened to PSN on 12/9/14. A second hack occurred today. The network is still down and the Xbox network is down as well. It is interesting that Anonymous said they will take action against this hacking group when they have been guilty of the same thing. Its like the wild west online isn’t it?

This hack took down the PSN for 5 days over christmas. It was the reason that I have stopped using PSN or supporting Sony. A company gets hacked well that happens. It gets hacked again years later like Sony was again, then you have to wonder what kind of management it has.

via Hackers Derail Sony’s PlayStation Network | Hacking | TechNewsWorld.