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moments in gaming: The Barrens

I first signed up for World of Warcraft in the early months of 2006. The Burning Crusade expansion had just been released and I narrowly missed the pre-expansion days, what we now call Vanilla. However, back then the early levelling process was pretty much unchanged from Vanilla. So I think i’m well versed in what was […]

You live too close to the edge!

Hi there. We have DOS-based kart racing for you tonight, with Wacky Wheels from Apogee.

moments in gaming: WHIRRR

Today marks the start of an occasional series where I look back on particular gaming experiences that have made a strong impression on me, over the years. Mostly I’ll write about positive memories, but they don’t have to be exclusively so. They could be moments of appreciating real excellence in game design, or frustration at […]

And the bowlers have declared duck-hunting season

Hi there everyone. Welcome to A Force for Good, where phrases like, “we’ll cover it one day” could mean a wait of several days, weeks, months or years for a planned review to materialise. Anyway, tonight’s game is Cricket 96.

I’m Ian Botham, and you’re not

A recent non-existent survey of this site’s 12 readers revealed general disquiet about the amount of coverage of old football games. Well, we heard you loud and clear, imaginary reader – obviously cricket is more your thing. When we were a bit more organised, it used to be possible to plan reviews around real life […]

He’s nothing but a show-boating loser

Hi there. We’re back with the Need for Speed series tonight, in our review of Need for Speed: Underground 2.

10 quite bad adverts, 1996-2006

Hi there. Happy New Year to you! I haven’t quite decided whether we published enough reviews this year to actually bother doing a round-up [it hasn’t stopped you in the past – FFG reader] so I’ve come up with another way to cynically reheat some content from 2017. I guess our major feature this year […]

ScummVM update

Here at FFG, ScummVM is our emulator of choice for running old adventure games. To be fair, Dosbox works fine too. I just prefer ScummVM since it has a built-in GUI; I never got around to finding one I like for DOSbox. It’s been around for about sixteen years now. Originally developed to run Lucasarts […]

Sean Dundee’s World Club Football

Long-term readers may be familiar with our love for the largely-unknown football game Puma World Football ’98 (ancient review here, more recent discussion piece here). At various points during the late 90s/early 00s we occasionally wondered whether the game ever actually existed or was in fact the product of some kind of collective hallucination, such […]

Les grandes équipes…the champions

Hi there. Our ongoing mission to rake through the bins of retro football gaming history continues tonight with a look at a Champions League tie-in from Krisalis.