Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers
 

Shadowgate 64

What's a halfling?

 
Haunted House (Atari 2600)
 

Haunted House (Atari 2600)

Who turned out the lights?

 
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord
 

Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

FIGHT-FIGHT-FIGHT-PARRY-PARRY-PARRY

 

Shadow Man

To understand the genesis of Shadow Man, you must first understand why Acclaim suddenly became so interested in comics. Shadowman was a title of Valiant Comics, that Acclaim pretty much bought up to convert into a video game – same trick they pulled with Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. Why? Not sure; part of wanting to branch […]

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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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Deus Ex 

Deus Ex

I’ve been wanting to write a review of this game for a while, as it was certainly a favorite of mine when it was released. Its genre-blending style and captivating plot certainly left an impression, not just on me, but on plenty of others heaping similar praise (which you likely have already heard or read […]

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MicroCosm

In the far future, two mega-corporations battle for supremacy, and one game company needs a gimmick for their new game. Our buddies at Psygnosis, responsible for the quirky Sentient, came up with a solution. The mega-corporations would battle it out inside the body of one of their CEOs, and Psygnosis would create “Fantastic Voyage: The […]

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The Lawnmower Man

Remember virtual reality? What pretty reasonably looked like the future of modern computing ended up being little more than a 90s fad. But what a fad it was. I remember playing at a mall kiosk, goggles, gloves and all. I bought a book/CD combo filled with examples of up-and-coming virtual reality engines. You’d load the […]

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