Despite being able to put bold checkmarks next to enjoying videogames and movies in the “geekyness” column of my personality, I never got into comic books. Not sure why, but I do know that for a long time I fell prey to the old stereotype that comics, even today, consisted entirely of hackneyed plots and [...]
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Let me just reiterate something. JGR, in general, is a learning experience. I’m past the point where I’m reviewing my beloved classics, and Static and I both are now spending more time in uncharted territory. I truly am playing the King’s Quest series for the first time, each in order, with little foreknowledge of what’s [...]
I’m going to assume you speak English. And if you’re reading this, let me inform you that you do. Hi, literate English-speaker! Say, remember when you first discovered adventure games? (NOTE: If you haven’t, go do so. Then come back. -Ed.) Wasn’t it great? It’s all sunshine and daisies for a while. The genre was [...]
In Extremis has skillfully eluded me for going on three years now. It was made by a little French house named Blue Sphere, with a scant four titles to their name. I don’t remember where or when I picked it up. The problem I encountered was that a combination of obscure developer and obscure game [...]
You’re the Special Agent in Charge for the FBI offices in Los Angeles, roused from bed at three in the morning to the worst kind of news. A DEA raid on a suspected meth ring uncovered something far more sinister – a makeshift lab where a nuclear bomb has been assembled. All signs point to [...]
Despite being a pretty good shooter, Shadow Warrior was ultimately too late to market to have any success. Like the Build titles before it, a whole series of expansion packs were on the drawing board, or already in production; all dropped when SW’s unimpressive sales confirmed the 2.5-D era was over. The story goes that [...]