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May 7, 2010 - 1:05pm

Friday Reviews: Playsushi.com

posted by Session Placeholder in business, The World: By Phil, Friday Reviews.

For the record, I am a geek. Not that this is surprising to anyone that knows me, but if you don’t I want you to understand that simple fact before we move on. Even though I have been running and managing people and businesses my whole adult life, the inner child in me is very predominant. In other words, I love me some comic books, summer blockbuster movies, sports and playing games online. Which is why today I am focusing my weekly review on a site dedicated to geeks like me who enjoy playing web based games: Playsushi.com

Funny enough, I discovered this site while playing on another free gaming site. It was my original intention to write a review on that one, but once I clicked over to Playsushi.com, I decided to stay and check that out instead.

Getting Started: 

The first thing you notice when you get to the main page is that there are a lot of games to choose from. Selection as you know is very important in gaming sites so that you can appeal to a greater audience. I have been to way too many site that are limited in their offering. It gets boring pretty quick.

I was personally greeted by a Batman promo screen as soon as I showed up, which of course geared me right up (Told you, geek), so I clicked on the “Play Now” button and was directed to download Playsushi’s software for free. The process was extremely simple and within a few minutes, I was playing.

 

Game-Play:

Now as you can see this isn’t XBox 360 graphics or anything, but the game-play  is effective, simple to learn and did the job just fine for me. Maybe even a little too fine actually, as my five year old promptly kicked me off to play Kung Fu Panda.

Family Friendly:

Which brings me to my next point. As I said before, there is a nice selection for all ages to enjoy this free service. Games like the aforementioned Kung Fu Panda for the little kids and slightly more detailed games like Quickhit Football for the older kids. (Like me!)

Design:

As far as the design goes, Playsushi is clean, well organized and easy to navigate. The ads on the site are all appropriate, but you have to be careful where you click or you might end up on a some sponsored site like I did. Wizard 101 to be exact. Good times. 

 

Here are the Cons:

Now there are some drawbacks to this that I want you to know about. No matter how much I may like something, I want you to see all sides.  

Nothing in this world is perfect, but somethings are just really too annoying, even for me. If you use Firefox to download Playsushi’s software, then you may get an unwanted add-on called ”PlaySushi TextLinks1.0.0”. You will know if you have it because regular text sites like Wikipedia or even CNN will have hyperlinked phrases that take you back to Playsushi.com.

Remove this at once!

There have been reports of this being dangerous malware, but there is no evidence to substantiate any of those claims that I can find. Regardless I am one to err on the side of caution, so here is the fix that seems to work: http://www.renownedmedia.com/blog/playsushi-textlinks-firefox-uninstall/

In all fairness, I switched to Chrome recently as my default browser (AWESOME by the way) and it hasn’t been there since. This is a Firefox issue apparently.

Overall:

Overall, Playsushi is a cool little site for both young and old kids alike. Outside of that pesky add-on issue there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with it. I won’t give it my full blessing because I don’t like the fact that you have that extra worry; but if you don’t mind and want to give it a try, you’ll probably enjoy it!

Check out more at www.theworldbyphil.com

Until Next Time….

Peter O'Brien
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Do you play TF2 or L4D or L4D2?
heh. I have played TF2 and L4D.

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