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Blizzard rejuvenate their orcs and demons

A few pieces of belated Blizzard-related news came to my attention recently. Let’s start with the item that everyone else has known for months: they are working on a new, revamped version of of Warcraft 3. This has me quite excited, ready to lead armies of orcs and trolls once again. WC3 features some excellent […]

Review: I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream

Hi there. For today’s review we have a dark point and click adventure with some literary roots: I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream.

Moments in Gaming: The Laa Laa Goal

Let’s journey back to a weekend evening, sometime in 1998 (or possibly 1999), when a handful of cool dudes are doing what all 17 year-olds should be doing on a Friday or Saturday night: huddling around a beige PC playing computer games. Unusually, virtual football is on the menu, with a shared love of Ubisoft’s […]

Vault of Regret: Quarantine

Occasionally Rik and I like to do discussion pieces, where we team up and review a game together. We take it turn to suggest games, and a few years back he nominated Quarantine. Released in 1993, this was a hybrid of driving and first person shooting. It’s set in a dystopian future city, where law […]

Review: Cyclemania

Hello there! With our coverage of the relatively modern Blackwell series over and done with, it’s back to some proper 90s fare with today’s review of the FMV racing game Cyclemania.

A little beige box

Since the release of the NES classic edition, we’ve seen numerous retro-consoles, all following the same basic idea. A tiny device, dedicated to and shaped just like a classic console or computer of yesteryear, preloaded with a selection of games. So far the SNES, Megadrive/Genesis, C64 and Playstation have all gotten the retro treatment, also […]

Review: Monuments of Mars

Hello everyone. Our reviews here cover quite a few of the games from Apogee\3D Realms, from their platform games of the early 90s like Bio Menace and Commander Keen 4, to their forays into First Person shooters such as Rise of the Triad. I’d like to fill in the gaps eventually, the most conspicuous absences […]

Review: Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon

Hi all. It’s been a shamefully long time since I last wrote a review here, but today I have a new one for you! We’re returning to the realms of the Sierra adventures, looking at Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon.

Moments in Gaming: Ximelez and Castolo

The Master League, Pro Evolution Soccer‘s career mode, was a source of many lost hours during the early-mid 00s. Taking control of the team of your choice (which, depending on your loyalties and the licensing issues of that year’s edition, may be a real club with authentic kits or an approximation with a borderline ludicrous […]

Vault of Regret: Sensible Soccer

I’m not particularly proud of the fact that Sensible Soccer and I have never got on. Even our first, rather negative, mention of the series in the form of a now ancient review of Sensible World Of Soccer (which comes close to being filed under “20-something delights in mildly controversial opinion” or “that thing you […]