Thursday, March 26, 2009

Play Monsters vs. Aliens online games

One of the posters for the 2009 movie "Monsters vs. Aliens"

Monsters vs. Aliens, the latest computer generated cartoon movie from DreamWorks Animation, is released in the US tomorrow. (It's due to be released in Europe and Australia early next month.)

It is the latest DreamWorks Animation offering following on from last year's Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and continues the studio's ongoing "battle" with close rivals Pixar Animation Studios (Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Cars, WALL-E) and Blue Sky Studios (Ice Age, Robots, Horton).

The trailer for the film suggests that it will potentially be really funny, with it being something of a send up of 1950s sci-fi/horror B-movie classics such as Attack of the 50ft. Woman, The Blob, The Fly, The Creature From the Black Lagoon and Godzilla amongst others.

Here are a few Monsters vs. Aliens online freebies for you to enjoy:

  Monsters vs. Aliens: Gallaxhar Invades!

  Monsters vs. Aliens: Panic in the Streets

  Monsters vs. Aliens: Video Game Demo

  Monsters vs. Aliens Online Jigsaws

  Monsters vs. Aliens Movie Trailer

Additionally, here is some Monsters vs. Aliens desktop wallpaper which you can use as your computer background. Everything is in my Free Shrek and Other CG Movie Online Games site, together with more than 100 more great cartoon and movie games.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

YouTube - it's good, but it doesn't always work

In case you didn't know, I spend most of my life living in Thailand, and I am living there right now. And I like to use YouTube quite a lot while I'm here.

However, I find that every single day the YouTube system becomes unstable, and often completely unusable (as it is now, at the time of writing this blog post) between the hours of approximately 2.00pm and 6.00pm Thailand local time (GMT +7).

I have no problems accessing any other websites at these times, so it is clearly just a YouTube issue.

I suspect this might be because YouTube undertakes daily housekeeping of some sort each day between these times, which are late night/early morning times across the US where YouTube is based, and so for US users this daily "outage" does not present any real inconvenience.

Regardless of the actual reason, it's not very impressive, coming as it does from one of the web's and world's biggest companies - Google - the owners of YouTube (and also the owners of Blogger in which this blog is written). So.....

Sort it out please Google! Or are you not really bothered about providing a quality service in Thailand?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cheap but good hotels in Bangkok and Pattaya, Thailand

If you want to stay in Thailand really cheaply (and who doesn't, because it's fine here now, there's no serious political trouble any more), in a room with hot water shower, fridge, satellite TV and air-conditioning, here are a few decent little hotels for you, with room rates between 500 and 650 Baht per room per night at the time of writing - so really, really cheap! :-)

They're very basic, but are fine as long as you don't expect 5 star luxury:


Sukhumvit Soi 4 (200m down the road that Nana Plaza resides in):

Happy Inn, tel: +66 (0)22 526 508

Swan Inn 1, tel: +66 (0)22 529 923

Swan Inn 4, tel: +66 (0)22 510 931


Soi Buakow (500m from the Pattaya Tai Road end):

Utid Court, tel: +66 (0)38 428 221

2nd Road (opposite Tipp Plaza, near Mike Shopping Mall):

Ice Inn, tel: +66 (0)38 720 671

I have stayed in all these hotels, and they are especially good if you want to enjoy the fantastic night-life of both cities!! ;-)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Play Mario, Sonic, Nintendo and Sega games online

Over at the all-new site there are now literally hundreds of free Mario, Sonic, Nintendo and Sega online games, making it one of the biggest and best sites of its kind that there is! Current highlights include:

  New Super Mario Flash

  Ultimate Flash Sonic

  Super Smash Bros. Brawl Flash

The companion Blog carries news of what's going on in the official and unofficial Mario and Sonic gaming worlds. Here are a few recent highlights:

Play new Super Mario Bros. Flash games online

Play new Sonic the Hedgehog Flash games online

Play Nintendo and Sega Flash games online

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Play SpongeBob SquarePants games online

Here are some brilliant free SpongeBob SquarePants online games for you to play:

  SpongeBob: Sea Monster Smoosh

  SpongeBob's Pizza Toss

  SpongeBob: Bikini Bottom or Bust

  SpongeBob: Anchovy Assault

  SpongeBob: Ship o' Ghouls

  SpongeBob: WhoBob WhatPants

  SpongeBob: Dutchman's Dash

  SpongeBob: Delivery Dilemma

  SpongeBob: Pyramid Peril

  SpongeBob: Patty Panic

As an extra bonus, you will find SpongeBob SquarePants desktop wallpaper pictures in the game pages which you can use as your computer background if you like. You can find all of them, plus loads more cartoon related games and wallpapers, at the Cartoons, Movies and TV Fun and Games site.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Play Pokemon games online

Here are some excellent free PoKeMoN online games for you to enjoy:

  Pokemon: Breakdown Blast

  Pokemon: Towering Legends

  Pokemon Match

  Pokemon: Trading Card Match-Up

  Pokemon: Chikorita's Adventure

  Pokemon Trainer Dress Up

  Pokemon Shooting Gallery

  Pokemon Shoot 2

  Pokemon: The Revolution

The game pages also include some awesome Pokemon desktop wallpaper pictures for you to use on your computer if you wish, plus some cute Pokemon animated GIFs, so it all adds up to being a fantastic Pokemon mini-website full of loads of lovely free fun stuff! You can find all the games, together with loads more Nintendo games such as Zelda, Kirby and Megaman, on page 2 of the site.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Play 10-Pin Bowling games online

Here are some great free "10-pin bowling" themed boredom-relievers for you:

  SNK League Bowling

  Toy Story Bowl-o-Rama

  Lilo & Stitch Bowling

  Tom and Jerry Bowling

  The Flintstones Bowling

  Sonic the Hedgehog Bowling

  Puyo Pop Fever Mini-Games

  Super Monkey Ball 2 Mini-Games

You can find them and hundreds more free online games at my fun and games websites here and here. Enjoy! :-)