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Review: Colin McRae Rally 3

Hello. Hope you’re all keeping well, under the circumstances. At times like these we might find ourselves trying to go to our respective happy places, trying to find ways to relax or escape, whenever possible, and games can certainly help with that. In my case, I think playing endless racing games from the 00s and […]

Moments in Gaming: Caution, Square Left

Moments in Gaming is where we look back on gaming experiences that have left a particularly strong impression on us over the years: mainly for good reasons, but sometimes for bad ones. At one point in the early 00s, the number of rally games being released seemed greatly at odds with the level of public […]

Vault of Regret: Jagged Alliance 2

The Vault of Regret is a very large place, which houses dusty old game CDs and boxes, untouched digital libraries, and the metaphysical concepts of remorse and embarrassment. Here we write about all the games we should have played but haven’t, or that we have played but didn’t enjoy, among other things. We live in […]

Zug-Zug! – a quick Warcraft summary

I’d say that Warcraft is one of the most important series of games on PC, up there with Ultima, Civilization, Wing Commander and Leisure Suit Larry (just kidding). It’s particularly noteworthy since it’s been active, in one form or another, since 1994. Warcraft started as an early realtime strategy, taking ideas from Dune 2 and […]

Vault of Regret: Aliens vs Predator

The Vault of Regret is a very large place, which houses dusty old game CDs and boxes, untouched digital libraries, and the metaphysical concepts of remorse and embarrassment. Here we write about all the games we should have played but haven’t, or that we have played but didn’t enjoy, among other things. Over at Just […]

Review: Jazz Jackrabbit

Hi there. We’re going back to 1994 for some DOS-based platforming action today in our review of Jazz Jackrabbit.

Vault of Regret: Half-Life 2

This is a strange one. Half-Life was – still is – one of my favourite games of all time: I remember completing it, in league with my long-time friend and colleague, over a glorious couple of weeks in the summer of 1999, with A-Levels completed and a new Pentium III-450 installed as the family PC. […]

Soundtracks: Homeworld

Rik has graciously allowed me to contribute to his new soundtracks series, so today we’re looking at Homeworld, the epic space-based RTS where fleets of starships clash in three-dimensional battles. I’m possibly stretching the premise of these articles a little, as there’s only one licensed song in Homeworld, plus a new recording of a classical […]

Implanted memories and a four year lifespan

A bit late to this, as usual, but as it’s now November 2019, it seems like as good a time as any to mention that Blade Runner is now supported by ScummVM. Until recently, the game was technically playable on 64-bit Windows, and I personally found the jiggery-pokery here sufficient to get things up and running […]

Moments in Gaming: Thumbs Down

Warning: spoilers for Fallout New Vegas lie ahead… The Fallout series is set in various locations around the former USA, a couple of centuries after civilisation ended in a nuclear apocalypse. For New Vegas (the fourth in the series), we focus on the Mojave desert. At its heart lies Vegas itself, miraculously largely untouched by […]