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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Terraria + Dungeon Defenders 2 = Awesomeness.


Terraria was already crazy awesome, but now someone had the brilliant idea to do crossover content with Dungeon Defenders 2......and it's badass.  Use an Etherian crystal to summon waves of DD2 baddies and fight them off for loot.  



Thursday, October 6, 2016

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) - 10 Minute Gamer

Incredibly well done, story-driven platformer set in the snow filled wastes.  Unique focus in indigenous peoples and their story.  Definitely pick it up if you catch it in a bundle or Steam sale!



Monday, October 3, 2016

NeuroVoider - 10 Minute Gamer

Very cool rogue-like shoot-em up, robot builder, 4 player co-op, and an amazing soundtrack.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Quite Possibly the Best Bundle Ever


Attention retro gamers: if you haven't gotten this bundle yet, you're doing it wrong.  Get this bundle.  Space Quest, Police Quest, Kings Quest, Quest for Glory, Gabriel Knight, Phantasmagoria, Caesar, Arcanum.  Holy crap. Go now. 






Saturday, August 1, 2015

GenCon Inspired 1 Day Strategy Sale on Amazon!




Amazon has a 1 day sale for TONS of great strategy board game for just 1 day.  Great titles here, check it out.

 GenCon Inspired 1 Day Strategy Sale!




Thursday, June 4, 2015

BEHOLD! THE GOG SUMMER SALE

Not a fan of Steam? Then you should be a fan of GOG.  All games are DRM-free, come with loads of extras, and they now have their own standalone game client.  They just kicked off their Summer Sale with up to 90% off tons of games, unlockable free games, cheap game bundles, and new deals TWICE daily.  You go now!





Thursday, May 7, 2015

DOS Games Playable in Your Browser...2400 of them.

I'm always on the lookout for easy ways to experience older PC games without having to spend any money.  Archive.org has released 2400 classic DOS games playable completely through your browser (Chrome seems to work!).  Couple drawbacks: Can't save at all (Doesn't matter for some games, however, you can still try the game out, then head over to places like Abandonia.com and get the game, if it's available), some games may not work right with some browsers, and performance may vary on some systems.  I tried a couple out and they all seem to work fine, with just a little choppiness in Wolfenstein.  Just a couple minutes of scrolling the list and I found dozens of games I always wanted to try, but never got around to them.



Friday, May 1, 2015

Can't figure out what board game to buy next? Try this handy flowchart.

This is pretty amazing.  While I don't mind reading up on player's comments about how a particular is good or bad, the fact that it's still a subjective opinion still weighs on my mind.   Here we have objective ideas and game mechanics that will help me pick my next game.  Major props to whoever took the time to do this.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ultima VIII...for free...why are you still here...

While it definitely had it's share of criticism and troubles when it came out, I actually enjoyed Ultima VIII very much.  It was completely different from every other Ultima before it (yet still had that Avatar-y feel), but I thought it had some really good ideas, a great story, and a damn good soundtrack.  Origin is offering it free right now through it's game download client.  The Origin client isn't Steam quality, but they do give out some great free games every month or two, and the account is free. 


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Latest Humble Bundle Has Total Retro Goodness

Retro Humble Bundlers rejoice! The newest Humble Bundle from Origin just added the Complete UltimaVII, Wing Commander 3 and 4, and Simcity 2000 SE!  All this and 9 other games for Steam and Origin for less than $5.  Incredible.




Saturday, April 18, 2015

More Star Wars awesome!

Found some more retro Star Wars titles for the Atari 2600 playable right in your browser at Virtual Atari. Enjoy!
(must use Internet Explorer due to Chromes new way of handling Java)









Thursday, April 16, 2015

Celebrate Star Wars!

Today we celebrate the release of the 2nd teaser trailer for The Force Awakens! (HOLY SH#$%T!)  I know not everyone is crazy about Star Wars, but I am, and I know I'm not alone. Here's some awesome Star Wars gear and old school games to satiate you till Star Wars Day (May the 4th!) and hopefully till December 18th (the now holiest of holy days).


Amazon has a ridiculous amount of Star Wars stuff on sale from now till May 4th, adding new items all the time.



If you've been living under the rock or are a Star Trek purist-heathen, then you should already know Star Wars has finally been released in HD as digital copies. The future is now!



FREE GAMES!
The original  Star Wars Arcade Game, available at abandonia for free download.  The ultimate in Star Wars fan nostalgia.




Much less well known, but a fun little game called Star Wars Chess.   I played the hell out of a game called Battle Chess, which was very similar, without the SW theme.  I wish I had known about this.  Also free at abandonia.




Remastered Classic Games!
Being a huge Star Wars fan, these three games had the biggest awe factor when they came out.  There simply wasn't anything like them at the time.  It didn't matter that they were all space simulators.  Playing a Rebel in X-Wing and then turning right around and flying in a TIE Fighter was a drastically different experience.  These games should not be passed up at GOG.









Thursday, November 13, 2014

Free games at GOG and awesome retro sales



GOG is having some pretty incredible sales right now.  Also, they're giving away Mount and Blade for a few more hours (VERY underrated game IMO), and there's a stamp collecting game that will earn you another free game during the sale.  



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sims 2 Ultimate for free!

Not quite retro yet, but free is the way to go.  Just have to make a free Origin account (like Steam, but only for Origin), and they also periodically give away other free games for users. Get it before the 31st!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

HumbleBundle Update

2 great game bundles at humblebundle right now.  Grab them soon before they're gone and donate to some good causes at the same time.

Current main bundle with Android only games.

Weekly sale ends midday tomorrow!

Annnnnnddddd nooooooooowwww..

Site revamp and new post kickoff  IIIIIYEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Great Retro Titles at GOG Now

As always, GOG has some great retro and indie titles on sale now till tomorrow night.  

Ultima VII - $2.99
Ultima VIII - $2.99
Bioforge - $2.99
Quest for Glory Pack - $4.99
Police Quest Pack - $4.99
Hundreds more!

Their Summer Sales are changing every day till July 5th! Great time to pick up some of those titles you always wanted to replay or just never got around to.  All DRM-Free and Windows compatible (some Mac too).


Sunday, June 2, 2013

50% Off Classic Activision Games at GOG till midnight 06/03!

Till tomorrow night (06/03), GOG has every King's Quest, Police Quest, Space Quest, Quest for Glory, Gabriel Knight, Phantasmagoria, Krondor, Zork, Arcanum, and more for 50% off their normal price! All DRM-free and fully functional without a DOS emulator.  Great chance to relive some outstanding games for mere dollars. 




Friday, May 31, 2013

HumbleBundle 8 and HumbleBundle Weekly Sale Out Now

Newest HumbleBundle is out with 7 games and bonus soundtracks.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to get some great games for only a couple bucks and donating some money to charity at the same time.




Bonus! Weekly bundle is also out, including ALL 5 episodes of the Walking Dead game.  Pay the average for both bundles and get 14 games (including DRM-free copies AND Steam keys) for less than $15, or get all but the bonus games for 10 cents!




Thursday, April 11, 2013

Know Your Roots: Text Adventures

I'm a believer in knowing the origins and basic history of nearly anything you're interested in, be it music, literature, coin collecting, and yes, video games.  Routinely I find that (even though I grew up on a lot of them), if I play older games that are now considered archaic and even unplayable by some, everything becomes more fun.   Graphics and sound are still important, but aren't deal breakers.  Clunky controls are now just fine.  Even cheesy storylines are OK, as long as it's fun.  Recently, I found a site with a bunch of classic text adventures playable in the browser (no downloads required).  I was never a MUDer or MUXer, or whatever they called it, but I did spend many hours deciphering these adventures.  Try it out!


On the lighter side of it, Homestarrunner.com (who sadly hasn't been updated in several years), made a couple great text parodies.  THY DUNGEONMAN!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Old Style RPG Playable in Excel?!?


Holy hell.  A roleplaying game created and played entirely within Microsoft Excel.  I thought I was pretty good at Excel coding, but this an entirely different level of awesomeness. 




Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Retro Game: XQuest 2!

Ever play Crystal Quest on Xbox Live?  This was originally released on the Macintosh 25 years ago.  XQuest is the DOS port that's lived on through the years with several updates and fixes so it works on contemporary PCs with D-Fend.  It's a great space game where you have to collect each crystal on the board to move on to the next level.  Fans of classic games like Nibbles will love this.  Download it HERE from it's official site and load it into your D-Fend.  Check out our gameplay video!






Saturday, March 16, 2013


10 games.  Bonus android versions.  Soundtracks galore.  Less than $7.  Gogogo!

Save 80% on 5 Games at GOG!


Don't miss out on this crazy deal from GOG.  Buy 5 games from the list, save 80%!  Classic games, modern games,  some great recent adventure games, indie games.  As a bonus, if you're not currently a GOG member, they still have 10 free games just for creating a profile.  Don't miss out!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Awesome Retro Titles on Sale Now

GOG has some great retro shooter titles on sale now! Duke Nukem 1 & 2, Blakestone, Rise of the Triad, and Terminal Velocity, among other great deals.  A meager $2.39 is well worth it to have these DRM free titles forever.  



Also, Retro City Rampage is on sale for half off till the 28th on their site, on Steam, and on GOG.  If you're a fan of the original GTA's, you'll love this.  Dozens of retro video games, movies and pop culture references rolled up into on big game mash up.  





Friday, February 22, 2013

Thief Series On Sale Now!


The entire Thief series on sale for $6.74 on Steam till noon on Saturday. An absolute steal! Pun intended.




Friday, February 15, 2013

Retro DOS Game: Skyroads 3-D

Ever play F-Zero and think, "Damn, I wish all these other racers weren't in my way.  And I wish my car could jump, and the tracks were shorter!"?  That is Skyroads 3-D.  You pilot a small hovering racecar through increasingly difficult space-tracks.  The tracks are relatively short, but can get pretty challenging, really quick.  Different colored tracks have different effects on your racer, so be careful not to hit the bad ones.  Hit up to accelerate  down to brake (like anyone does that), and Space to jump.  Always be sure to go in the tunnel at the end or you'll fly off the edge, and have fun! Here's a video of one of the more difficult ones early on (they still get much harder).



Download Skyroads 3-D HERE and load into your D-Fend.  They also had a special XMAS edition you can get HERE.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Retro DOS Review: Centurion, Defender of Rome




Centurion: a turn based strategy that's still very playable, without the intimidating stats and options of the more hardcore strategies.


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