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User Game Ratings Go Live

Monday, December 11th, 2006 by Matthew in News

Thanks to the incessant prodding of my brother, I implemented a WordPress ratings plugin. I hacked it into place to support arbitrary post IDs, too, and went through the pains of updating the master physics games list so you can rate games there as well (that’s a static page still, which is both ugly and sad).

After the rating DB has some time to populate, I’ll add a sidebar widget to list off the most popular games and whatnot. So get rating!

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  1. on December 12th, 2006 at 4:59 am

    I don’t get how the related posts thing works. >_>


  2. Jokker said,

    on December 12th, 2006 at 10:40 am

    Long time watcher, not really a poster…

    Anyways, related posts means it searches for keywords that appear in other posts…it doesn’t actually compare the games, just searches for words…

    So, yeah…I would have nagged you the same way if I knew you and I knew you could have installed one of these. =P

  3. Matthew said,

    on December 12th, 2006 at 10:57 am

    Yeah, the related posts plugin does some loose keyword matching. Sometimes it’s accurate, sometimes it isn’t accurate at all.

    It is possible to manually specify keywords to the plugin, though. I used to do that–ragdoll, puzzle, etc–but stopped doing it after awhile due to the extra hassle.

  4. Matthew said,

    on December 12th, 2006 at 5:06 pm

    Added the Top Games widget to the sidebar–that’s dynamic info, so it should change from time to time.

    I’ll swap it out randomly for the most-voted games (regardless of score) at some point too.

  5. Aqua General said,

    on December 12th, 2006 at 10:14 pm

    Cool now we can finaly vote. Weird how the exact day you added user voting to Fun-Motion I had an idea about adding the feature.

  6. Jokker said,

    on December 13th, 2006 at 12:08 am

    Heh, Toribash’s leading. True, true.

    Anyways, couldn’t you have put it…maybe on the right side, or something? Because it’s way down below all the ads, and not that easy to see. =\

    Oh, and if you add this, you should add a ‘Newest games added’ list… >_>

  7. Jokker said,

    on December 13th, 2006 at 12:12 am

    Uh, are you sure you added the voting stuff right? It seems Trackmania Nations opens up a page, with everything on it…except the text and stuff.

    Basically everything below the title is gone, excluding the vote system… =\

  8. Beakless said,

    on December 15th, 2006 at 3:56 pm

    *sigh* so, anyone seen any good physics games around the web recentley, excluding cortex command, toribash, garrys mod and roblox?????

  9. Matthew said,

    on December 15th, 2006 at 5:39 pm

    To be honest I haven’t seen very many new projects lately. There are a few that’ll have reviews (or news blurbs) in the next week, but it’s only a handful.

    On my todo list are canonical physics games that I haven’t talked about yet: Ragdoll Kung Fu, Elastomania, etc.

    Next are games that have been out awhile but I haven’t reviewed for one reason or another–not physics-y enough for the first batch, or games I never really got into, or whatever: N, Bontago, etc.

    After that I’m going to be doing a series of classic physics game reviews–stuff from the earlier console eras and older PC games: Rocket Jockey, Moho, etc.

    Finally, once that is all done, I’m hoping there will be some new games to review ;)

  10. dtor said,

    on December 15th, 2006 at 9:40 pm

    Toblo is lots of fun

  11. Relys said,

    on December 15th, 2006 at 9:43 pm

    You have a brother!… and I thought we knew eachother!

  12. Relys said,

    on December 15th, 2006 at 9:43 pm

    You have a brother!… and I thought we knew eachother!

  13. Jokker said,

    on December 16th, 2006 at 2:51 am

    Ah, Elastomania. I still got it on my computer, registered even. It’s awesome.

    Also, I dunno how you missed Falling Sand Game though. (

    I was sent here by them… =\

    Oh, and I see you fixed the page. =D

  14. fluffy bunny said,

    on December 16th, 2006 at 4:35 am

    I assume you’ve seen Triachnid?

    It’s a flash game, but I think it will probably be of interest to visitors on this site.

    Also, there’s a new TrackMania game out, TrackMania United :-) It will get retail release in most parts of the world next year, for now it’s only available in French-speaking countries and Australia, but it can be bought online (english-language, ofcourse).

  15. Beakless said,

    on December 18th, 2006 at 6:52 am

    Thank you people

    i just think developerss now are so focused on making money, that they forgot about whats really important, THE GAME People!

    this site is completley reserved for games that, for one reason or another, truly stand out, and i haven’t seen many of these games latley, or is it just me…..

  16. Dave said,

    on December 18th, 2006 at 10:21 pm

    Whoa Matt, I just gotta say…

    >> …and older PC games: Rocket Jockey

    Oh YEAH!!!

  17. Sergey said,

    on January 2nd, 2007 at 7:29 am

    Elastomania is a wonderful game! It hooked me up about two years ago when I first played it… And then several weeks of game(re)play. 54 levels of precise actions :)… Yeah, it was a lot of fun.

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