ReBlog: The Video Game Critic’s Halloween Hall of Fame

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys some scary retrogaming that runs from the Atari 2600  video game system to today’s PlayStation 3 powerhouses, The Video Game Critic’s Halloween  Hall of Fame is for you.  The games are reviewed and rated in their “Fright Factor” (measured in  tombstones), with a wide range from “Ain’t no thing but a chicken wing” to “Unbearable – why am  I doing this to myself?”   Well worth the read!

 

Ghost Manor for the Atari 2600

 

ReBlog: PCMag.com Reveals 12 Forgotten Online Games

PCMag.com recently featured an interesting article uncovering 12 “lost” online games that you can still play today.  I was stunned to discover Meredian 59, Sierra’s The Realm and SSI’s original Neverwinter Nights continued to survive, albeit some with name changes and/or diminished user bases.  Reading this article was like stepping into the hot tub time machine and heading back to a simpler age in the online universe.

You can read this amazing article here: 12 Forgotten Online Games

Neverwinter Nights is still alive!

Hey, is that Sierra's The Realm?

Atari 2600 Enthusiasts Rejoice! Halo 2600 is Here!

Halo 2600 by Ed Fries Atari Emulation

(Links Below)

Now Halo is not just an Xbox phenomena – Halo 2600 by Ed Fries brings the smash console hit to the Atari 2600 gaming system (or an emulated version of it).  Mr. Fries was the head of Microsoft’s gaming studio until 2004, so he is intimately familiar with the Halo experience.  Players actually play Master Chief on a series of missions through 64 levels of Atari-style pixelated gaming goodness.

Thumbs up!

Play the game HERE

Get the code HERE

Warrior Labs Forgotten Classics – World of Aden: Thunderscape

Here’s another post in the Forgotten Classics series on the great PC games you might not remember at the Warrior Labs website. This entry’s subject is the SSI classic steampunk RPG, The World of Aden: Thunderscape. You can read it here:  CLICK ME

Front cover of World of Aden: Thunderscape

Warrior Labs is a gaming website devoted to PC Gaming. Their goals are:

  • Create a strong community of PC Gamers.
  • Get inspiration from each other.
  • Tell tales about our favorite games.
  • Encourage creativity and gather people around original projects.


ReBlog: The Commodore Amiga – 25 Years Later


Hard to believe, but the Commodore Amiga computer system is 25 years old this year.   For a great read on some of the history of this classic computer, visit the following link to Harry McCracken’s “Amiga: 25 Years Later” article at Technologizer, located HERE


Shameless Plug Alert! And for Commodore related games & accessories, check out magisterrex.com!

ReBlog: Planescape Torment Graphic Upgrade

For anyone that loved Planescape: Torment as much as I did, you need to check out this graphic upgrade mod.

Having only played a bit of Planescape Torment ages ago and having finally grabbed the DVD re-release of the game, I’ve decided to properly play through the whole thing and let myself enjoy the delights of this apparently delightful game. Cunningly, I also decided to be all modern and contemporary about it and mod, patch and update the thing to perfection….Read More

via Gnome’s Lair

More on the classic retro game (really!) Planescape: Torment can be found here: Retro Game of the Week – Planescape: Torment

New Forgotten Classics Post at Warrior Labs: The Immortal

Here’s another post in the Forgotten Classics series on the great PC games you might not remember at the Warrior Labs website. This entry’s subject is the Electronic Arts classic PC adventure RPG game, The Immortal. You can read it here:  CLICK ME  (Note: WarriorLabs has gone the way of the Dodo, so the link now takes you to an updated version of the original article right here at Recycled Thoughts From a Retro Gamer)

Front cover of The Immortal (IBM PC version)

Warrior Labs is a gaming website devoted to PC Gaming. Their goals are:

  • Create a strong community of PC Gamers.
  • Get inspiration from each other.
  • Tell tales about our favorite games.
  • Encourage creativity and gather people around original projects.


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