Jason Johnson

Minecraft

'Minecraft' Data Mining Reveals Players’ Darkest Secrets

A Minecraft fan is using data-mining techniques to retrieve players’ in-game journals and correspondence, some of which is inspiring, depressing, and absurd.
Jason Johnson
2.9.18
checkmate

The Story of 'Hyperchess,' a 3D Chess Game Inspired by Star Trek

Max Chappell spent a lifetime developing an outlandish 3D chess game and selling it at Star Trek conventions.
Jason Johnson
1.19.18
s-s-s-satire

What if Every Game Was ‘Snake’ on an Old Nokia?

'Shadow of the Colossus,' 'Super Mario Bros.,' and 'Papers Please' get the absurd Snake demake they never deserved.
Jason Johnson
12.18.17
Hyperbible

This Code Is Remixing Translations of the Bible to Find New Meanings

A work of computer-generated literature is translating the Book of Ecclesiastes infinitely.
Jason Johnson
12.11.17
Screensaver Subterfuge

This Windows 95 Tribute Traps You Inside Microsoft’s 3D Maze Screensaver

For all those who ever dreamed of playing Microsoft’s iconic screensaver, here’s your chance.
Jason Johnson
11.17.17
Dark Roast

How to Order Starbucks Coffee with a Commodore 128

On Thursday, Paul DeCarlo became the first person to order a Starbucks Dark Roast coffee from a Commodore 128.
Jason Johnson
11.6.17
Skelux

Nintendo’s Old Flash Games Are Being Rescued from the Bowels of the Internet

These web games were abandoned by Nintendo. A modder is bringing them back.
Jason Johnson
11.3.17
traffic

This Game Simulates the Absurdity of Designing Freeway Intersections

'Freeways' probably won’t solve traffic congestion, but it’s a good time.
Jason Johnson
9.20.17
VR64

This Hack Brings Virtual Reality to the Commodore 64

What’s next? VR for graphing calculators?
Jason Johnson
9.14.17
Sega

This Tiny, Fully-Functioning 'Out Run' Arcade Cabinet Is Too Adorbs

This brilliant modder built a version of 'Out Run' into a 'Tomy Turnin’ Turbo Dashboard.'
Jason Johnson
8.30.17
GS2

We Want This One-Of-A-Kind Portable PlayStation 2

This prestigious hardware mod places PlayStation 2 games in the palms of your hands.
Jason Johnson
8.29.17
zachtronics

This New Version of Solitaire Is Being Released on Floppy Disks

This is how you do a retro revival in 2017.
Jason Johnson
8.29.17