Tuesday, 13 November 2018

BeforeGrand Theft Auto there was SCAM: The Game of International Dope Smuggling

quote [ Monopoly recently released a new version of its board game called the ?Cheaters Edition.? It?s exactly what you think it is. Instead of moving around the board purchasing property like society has educated us to do, players are now encouraged to LIE and CHEAT their way to commodity and wealth. Because life isn?t supposed to be fair. ]

No scam too outrageous
[SFW] [games]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:13amGMT] [5 comments]

Monday, 29 October 2018

Atari Asteroids: Creating a Vector Arcade Classic

quote [ Field testing of the game gave feedback that this was unfair, so Logg changed the saucer?s algorithm to miss the player with its first shot, to give a chance to respond. This led to the (in)famous ?lurking? tactic used by players to this day, where a single rock can be left on-screen, and players can pick off 1,000 points a time by shooting down saucers as they appear on screen. ]

This one is climbing the bookmarking charts ?for the retro game aficionados.

[SFW] [games] [+5 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@8:42pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Ten years later, OFF lives ON

quote [ OFF?s plot is a cauldron of metaphors, surrealism, and biblical references that are there just because they sound cool. If the plot has one ?true? meaning, I doubt even Mortis Ghost knows it. ]

People love Undertale, here is its even crazier ancestor.
[SFW] [games] [+2 Original]
[by Paracetamol@8:08pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Konstantinos Dimopoulos ? Gnome's Lair

quote [ Contentwise, if I were you and we were discussing this very blog, I'd expect a slight emphasis on most things free, indie and retro, especially if somehow related to adventures (text or graphic) and the glorious ZX Spectrum, as this particular gnome's favorite games do include Manic Miner, Monkey Island (the first three), Sensible Soccer, Civilization, Grim Fandango, Space Quest IV, The Hobbit, Gabriel Knight 3, Day of the Tentacle and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. ]

For JWWargo: Anarchist greek indie game blogger, urbanist, gamedev, co-founder of the original Bundle In A Box ? nowadays mostly active on Twitter. Here's his original blog going back to 2006.
[SFW] [games] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@7:06pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 15 October 2018

The Classic Adventurer

quote [ A look behind the scenes at some of the greatest ever text adventure games, including The Big Sleaze, Fish!, Doomsday Lost Echoes, The Hobbit and Twin Kingdom Valley.
A raft of artwork ? lovingly restored by hand, badly written articles, features and book reviews. ]

Material and interviews on ZX Spectrum adventure games, available as free PDFs.
[SFW] [games] [+3 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@7:33pmGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 6 October 2018

The Obscuritory

quote [ I?m Phil Salvador. I usually go by Shadsy online. I?m a librarian in the Washington, DC area with an interest in games, their history, and their role in culture.

This blog is my weird little hobby / obsession. I love playing and sharing strange, unknown games, and I love connecting with people who enjoy them too. ]

If you read one gaming blog, make it this one.
[SFW] [games] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:34pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 4 October 2018

History of the health meter in video games

quote [ The health meter in video games wasn?t always so commonplace. It took time, iterations, and various incarnations before it converged to what we know now. ]

British entertainment archaeology.
[SFW] [games] [+4 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@10:02pmGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Telltale Confirms Majority Studio Closure and layoffs. Fate of Future Projects in Limbo

quote [ The Walking Dead's final season will reportedly end after Episode 2. ]

Shame. I thought their Walking Dead and Fables games were better than the original source material.

[SFW] [games] [+5 Informative]
[by cb361@8:32pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 15 September 2018

VCR Plus Dice

quote [ From board games to stunted game systems, the many attempts to turn VHS into a platform for games ran into a big problem: There was only one way forward. ]

Turn on my VCR
[SFW] [games] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:09amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 14 September 2018

Pretend You're Xyzzy

quote [ Cards Against Humanity clone.

This webapp is still in development. There will be bugs, but hopefully they won't affect gameplay very much. ]

Play Cards Against Humanity online!

[NSFW] [games] [+3 Hot Pr0n]
[by rylex@10:31amGMT] [4 comments]

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