Category Archives: Videogames

I Played That! #40: Commander Keen (PC)

Around 1990, an interesting thing happened in the videogame world. While large companies battled endlessly against software pirates, a new distribution model appeared that embraced the idea of people copying and downloading their work. It was called “shareware”, and the … Continue reading

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Jumping Too. There Needs to Be Jumping

every person who lives here wants me dead Last weekend I finished Fallout 4. I’ll have more to say on that soon, but it left me trying to figure out what I wanted to play next, other than just restarting … Continue reading

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I Played That! #39: Diablo 2 (PC)

Pound for pound, dollar for dollar, Diablo 2 is probably the videogame I’ve had the most fun with and gotten the most value out of. Longtime readers of this blog may remember my regular updates involving Diablo 2 games, specifically … Continue reading

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Fallout 4: Bomb Craters and Massholes

I’ve been playing Fallout 4 for a week now. Jenny Biscuits crawled out of Vault 111 in search of her kidnapped child and last night made it to Diamond City. If you haven’t played the game, let me assure you, … Continue reading

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I Played That! #38: M.U.L.E. (C64)

Electronic Arts is now considered The Worst, but it started its life as one of the most innovative companies out there, and M.U.L.E. was an early release that showed this innovation. In a landscape of alien spaceships and road races, … Continue reading

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I Played That! #37: Fallout 3 (PC)

I am a huge fan of the Fallout series, but when the third installment was announced, I was crushed. The announcement and screenshot showed that instead of an isometric, third-person RPG, it was going to be a first-person shooter. As … Continue reading

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I Played That! #36: Star Fleet I (PC)

Yes indeed, I paid retail price for a game that looked like the above. What’s more, although Wikipedia says this came out in 1984 (when such graphics on the PC wouldn’t have been too unexpected, I’m pretty sure I didn’t … Continue reading

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I Played That! #35: Ultima Underworld I and II (PC)

As we’ve seen, the Ultima series always tried to be on the cutting edge of gaming. While never sacrificing story and mechanics, they always pushed the graphics to whatever the current limits were. It was tough being an Ultima fanboy … Continue reading

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