Thursday, August 30, 2007

Unwind, it's FRIDAY! Half an hour of fun, guaranteed, and a game!

I wish I had been a kid after the year 2000. I would have tried to make something like this: Demented Cartoon.

CAUTION: You will need a half hour and a minute or so. Toss your projects out the window, polish up your blow-off excuses, and sit yourself here during your 15-minute coffee break (or lunch, if you really need to play it safe. But hey, it's just a job).

And if you need something more (or less) do to, check out Holo Holo. It's a smooth little game that leaves no mental aftertaste to clog up the rest of your work day.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Office Allegories & Destructo Tanks

I've never seen Just Jack before, but here's a good song I got after typing out "Writer's Block":

And for some furious tank combat action, try Destructo Tanks.

I've got to bank on the previous extra post I did, but see you tomorrow with more cool stuff!

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Working Overtime Just For You.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The "I Need Bed" Version: Just Click The Links :D

Hexiom: A truly original puzzle game. Pretty easy the first few levels.

Features autosave, and makes a great game if you load up your cubicle with co-workers (not that you have any work to do... :D ) Embedding disabled -- but if you've every had a manager who can't count, this is for you.

And for those of you having a "why bother" day... :D

And last of all, a little psychological cruelty, with (I hope) no lasting scars.

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Battle Garden and Dating Losers

If you need a quick fragfest to clear your head, try Hostility: Battle Garden. Great if you're tired of people with goofy pants.

If you're feeling down at the office, I think this self-esteem brigade may just be able to help you out:

I just did a search for Lost Skeleton of Cadavra to add some clips, but I burst out laughing when I came across this:

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Bean and Bowling For Bosses: Hilarious Video and New from Newgrounds!

Bowling for Pam?

If you have a half hour to kill, try Bowling Alley Defense. Fairly quick levels, easy controls. Not too complex, but try slugging it out against Joe DiMaggio and you're in for a fight! :D

And, Sandwiched In... Some Major Laughs

This YouTube clip features one of my favorite entertainers, Rowan Atkinson, also known as Mr. Bean or Blackadder.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Tune in, zone out, smash blocks: Noidzor

I just got my first comment from a Mr. M, who's at a library and can't make the most of the sound. So here is a flash game for all you people at libraries who need to keep it sounding respectable: Noidzor.

The author explains a little bit about the game here:

"A mystical and dark twist on the 'Breakout' concept. We've taken the concept and made it relatively unique, with features and game-play never done before. The game features skill advancement, health and mana, strategy, power attacks (that you can upgrade), and much more. You also play as a monster, and instead of trying to keep the ball (orb) from falling off, your main objective is to break the seals and avoid the attacks. It was a fun game to develop and I'm sure you'll love it and maybe even become addicted :P (my emphasis :D )"

Play Noidzor at

And for all you angry librarians out there:


Wednesday, August 22, 2007



What is Red Ring of Death? An evolution from Windows' "Blue Screen of Death" to XBOX of the "you're screwed" indication that a major hardware fault has occurred.


This may seem like a short post but no lost productivity was lost in the making of this game; Eyezmaze actually has a lot of games on one uchi-buchi site.

A weird series of games with a Japanese flair to them.

And if you're really disappointed by the brevity of this post, okay. I'll add in a demo of my SecondLife invention, Collide Go Boom. See you tomorrow!

If I only had some volume

Hey Bubber,

Thanks for letting me post on your blog, too bad I'm stuck in the library right now and can't crank up the volume on some of the cool flash stuff and YouTube you added!

Cutting-Edge Gameplay: Retro Edition

"There's Rations In Them Thar Tunnels"

Back when my brothers and I were kids, we had a godawful TI-99/4A computer. It had only 16K (!) and a power adapter with a plastic lump on it the size of a loaf of bread. That adapter would heat and then start to make a humming sound like a small electrical transformer after only an hour of use. The only thing our computer was good for, besides typing out godawful magazine-bought programs that didn't work was... playing Tunnels of Doom, a game we bought for $60 off the Roy triplets in cassette and cartridge form (and all that for one game).

TOD was awesome. It was the Everquest of our time. 10 levels of pure mild apprehension and pixels so big you could tile a roof with them. I was thrilled to see this footage of TOD surface on YouTube.

For retrogaming pleasure, I recommend Captain Low-Rez: Blastopod and Thy Dungeonman 3! Enjoy!


I was just about to sign off for the night (it's 6:33 AM) but I just tried Gamma Brothers for the second time... and you know when a video game really takes and you get in the zone? I just spent half an hour on Gamma Brothers in a mad retro shootout. Do check it out... if you don't have a job to go to. Because you won't once you start playing this if you have to be anywhere important. Gamma Brothers

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

YouTube humor I can't keep to myself till tomorrow!

Blogging Like I Only Have Four Seconds Till Deadline: Four Second Fury

This is the perfect game if you have less than five minutes to goof around with, though all the variation in the minigames makes it worth playing a few times. Each game only lasts four seconds or less! It's like being thrown out of bed and asked to make presentations on ten different topics... though a lot more fun. :D

If you have a little more slack in your day, try this out instead.

Interactive Buddy

Comedic License

Bureaucracy meets buffoonery... and with two minutes left to deadline, here is today's Lost Productivity! Enjoy!

And the last-minute Random Lost Productivity Story of the Day: Ransomware Makes Its Ugly Debut, from the BBC

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ten minutes worth of laughs in 9:32: Communications In Our Town

If you like the corniness of the 1950s and the razor wit of MST3K, Romeorhino is the YouTube director for you. He currently has 35 remade shorts from the 1950s and IMO is funnier than MST3K could ever hope to have been.

Awesome shooter: Heli Strike

Don't let the title fool you. This isn't just some kid throwing together another basic shooter where you shoot at dozens of squiggly-drawn planes with banana-shaped bullets. The graphics and physics on this game are about as close as you can get to photorealistic for a flash game. And each enemy unit you fight has its own tactical signature. Collision detection is sweet; you can't destroy enemy helicopters, for example, by firing a missile under their blades like you see in so many games.

Here it is. Hope you've got an excuse for missing the meeting. And wait till you get to the gunship.

Friday, August 17, 2007

New Twist On Old Games Day -- & Oh Man!

I'll have the rest posted later tonight, but check out this game. If you've ever played a defense game from Newgrounds, this will prove quite different. Like original defense games, you have a development budget. But this time, instead of getting money for destroying units, you get money every few seconds while you're sending a unit or units on their chosen paths. Send a vehicle past all the units and you score toward your required goal (number of units sent through successfully) and some extra cash. Put extra cash toward upgraded units. Simple? No. Try it out yourself!

And... Asteroids Revenge III... Keep humans from blowing up all the asteroids!

I added that last link this morning... but I forgot it was Saturday. For your distractionary pleasure I am also offering this Tetris video... but I doubt it's like any you've seen. :D

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Is it break time again?

Yes, it is.

Got a defense game from Newgrounds I hope you like. Fast, easy to learn, pretty fun, features upgrades, and you can save if you really, really, REALLY have to get back to work... nah.


...try your hand against The Impossible Quiz.

Too run-down for games? Here's a pick-up!

And last of all, an office tribute to SecondLife.

Woops, I slacked off! Welcome to Lost Productivity!

Yikes! I had planned on starting this blog, Lost Productivity, yesterday, but I didn't set my alarm and... Anyway, here are a few things to help bust up some stress. :D I will have new content posted every weekday by 9 AM EST, so please come back tomorrow! Newgrounds' City Smasher: ideal if you're on a coffee break. While it's fun, there's a tight time limit at times so you can either get back to work quickly or restart another game. Great audio. :D

Where's an Egg? "Russian" "retrogaming" from the 4-bit geniuses at Videlectrix.

Not a gamer? Check out this awesome parody of Bjork, by Dawn French, star of "Murder Most Horrid", and "French and Saunders".

Anyway, I'm sorry I missed yesterday's post and I promise I'll set my alarm tomorrow :D Enjoy.