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Press Your Luck

If you’ve ever seen Whammy or Whammy 2000 or whatever in the hell it’s called on Game Show Network, now you know the original from whence it came. If you’ve ever heard the phrase “Big Bucks, Big Bucks, No Whammies,” but never knew the reference – now you do. And now, through the magic (…magic?) […]

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Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark is long-credited with being the first true “survival horror” game. If you’re unsure of what this genre entails, all I have to say is Resident Evil. If you’re not familiar with either game, “survival horror” generally describes a type of adventure where you are alone in some kind of terrifying/haunted situation, […]

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Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards

As I mentioned in my review of the Maniac Mansion NES port, I loves me the adventure games. Exploring a fully-developed world of interactive objects and, more importantly, unique characters (I’m looking at you Myst) while slowly unraveling an interesting story is my idea of the perfect electronic experience. Throw a healthy dose of humor […]

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The Price is Right

In the some 35 years PIR has been on, it has never changed. I mean, they still use the same cards, backlit transparencies, and number lights from the 70s, instead of updated digital whatsits. Even Bob, is still up and looking pretty good, and people still manage to be ridiculously excited when they make it […]

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Blood

Everybody knows about Doom. Even people who have never touched a game in their lives (I’m looking at YOU, current “Reactionist Politician of the Month”) know about Doom. For sheer fact of the press it received, it secured its place in history. But less publicized are the results of the expected corporate reaction to such […]

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The 7th Guest

Anyone who entered into a software store around 1993 has probably heard of, or vaguely remembers, The 7th Guest. Its hype and sales roughly equal those of Myst, and probably would have remained just as legendary, if it hadn’t turned into something of a one-hit-wonder. Otherwise, 7th (I refuse to call it by its cutesy-ass […]

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