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I Had That! #19: Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore 64

By 1983 I couldn’t take it anymore. I was begging for a computer. My dad relented and somehow didn’t get me a Radio Shack one; I have no idea how that could have happened, and can only assume they were … Continue reading

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Stay A While, And…Hey, Where Are You Going?

A year ago on this very blog I was worried that Diablo 3 was overheating my computer. I hadn’t done any current-era gaming on this machine before and had no idea if this was okay or not (it was okay). … Continue reading

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My 2012 in Video Games

Something wonderful happened this year: I rediscovered videogames, which I had long since abandoned. Having moved from a desktop computer to a laptop several years ago I had given up on the idea that I’d be able to run any … Continue reading

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Loading Up on Videogames Before NOBAMA Takes Them Away

Spoiler: turns out he was just misunderstood all along. I finished Borderlands 2 last week. It was a grand time, and I ultimately gave in to my natural urges and started sniping again because dammit, I’m a sniper and I … Continue reading

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Bioshock: Left Behind by Rapture

My tour of videogames from several years ago continued last week with 2007’s Bioshock. Wikipedia describes the game as a “survival horror” FPS, which I guess is accurate, but I didn’t really get the same sense from it as I … Continue reading

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The Post-Post-Apocalyptic World

Saturday afternoon I finished Fallout 3. The end of the game came upon me abruptly, largely because I abruptly decided to head for it. I had been ignoring the main quest and instead wandering around exploring, doing side quests, and … Continue reading

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I’d Like to Thank All Those DC Subway Workers Who Keep 5.56mm Rounds in Their Filing Cabinets

And now, the screenshot you never thought you’d see me post: That’s me, playing a first-person shooter, Fallout 3 (thank you again Curtis!). That’s me playing a first-person shooter and loving it. Seriously, I played the hell out of this … Continue reading

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More Like FAILout, Amirite?

Launched into Fallout 3 last night. Well, tried to. I tried three times to play and each time the game locked up while I was still creating my character. Looks like my computer just can’t do it, or vice-versa. So … Continue reading

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