Command & Conquer installation

Why not make the installation process as much of an experience as the game itself?

Way back in 1996 Broken Sword was released on the PC, I remember my computer of the time struggling with the multi-CD install it required!

Adventure games were far more popular back then, with studios like LucasArts releasing many high quality titles.

Games have always been driven by what the technology of the time is capable of. With the early home computers many text adventures were released, because they suited the limited graphics and low CPU and memory available.

As the years have gone by the introduction of 3D graphics accelerators have made it possible to create complex 3D worlds. This in turn has lead to first and third person games becoming more popular.

As touch screen devices (phones and tablets) have come to dominate homes and pockets throughout the world, it’s allowed graphic adventures to make a strong comeback.

So finally, it means that a Broken Sword game in the classic 2D style can be created again! :)

Coloured lighting, volumatic lightning and I’m sure a few other lighting related breakthroughs…

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Classic Console USB Controllers

Travel back in time

  • Old-school console controllers to use with your favorite emulator
  • Choose Atari, Gamecube, Genesis 6-button, N64, NES, or SNES
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac OS

US $14.99 - $19.99 @ThinkGeek

(via:gamefreaksnz)

The cheapest way to enjoy classic gaming, without having to track down the machine and games.

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First impressions.

Memories… :)

A second hand 120GB PS3 with three controllers and quite a few digital downloads for £80. Thank you Chris W! :)

Currently enjoying Uncharted 2 which I picked up second hand for £5. Fantastic game! Graphics which put the PS4 to shame… Until they release Uncharted 4 on The PS4

A second hand 120GB PS3 with three controllers and quite a few digital downloads for £80. Thank you Chris W! :)

Currently enjoying Uncharted 2 which I picked up second hand for £5. Fantastic game! Graphics which put the PS4 to shame… Until they release Uncharted 4 on The PS4

Revolt from 1999, an original game with a fresh sounding title track even after 15 years!

Back when I used to have disposable income and plentiful time (before having children) one of the projects I used to work on was my carputer. That was basically being a PC integrated into a car.

Whilst searching an old hard drive yesterday looking for a ‘lost’ map made by Duke3D mapper Bob Averill I found this old video back from 2004.

I used to have a few games installed on it like Aliens VS Predator which was able to run with the limited 800MHz processor and steam powered GPU. 

It was novel to play old games in a car with the audio coming through the car’s speaker system :) Although not the most comfortable place to play games…

I grew up playing ZZT created by Tim Sweeney of Epic MegaGames, long before the Unreal engine was created.

What really made this game successful was its extendibility, allowing the 56K modem generation to create and share games they’d created themselves.  

A successor designed to address the limitations of ZZT called MegaZeus was later created by Alexis Janson, which although more powerful, never quite caught on to the same degree.

Watching LGR’s latest video on Patreon reviewing the original Thief game reminded me of the distinctive and highly stylised cut scenes used throughout the game.

This video is shown whenever the game starts up and I typically end up watching the whole thing each time :)