• magisterrex Retro Games


    I've been gaming since the days of Pong and still own a working Atari 2600. I tend to ramble on about retro games, whether they be board games, video games or PC games. Sometimes I digress. Decades after earning it, I'm finally putting the skills I learned while completing my history degree from the University of Victoria to good use. Or so I think. If you're into classic old school gaming, this blog is for you!

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reBlog: Remastering Grim Fandango

Thanks to @gnomeslair for his tweet regarding the fan-driven remastering of the LucasArts classic, Grim Fandango.  I’ve taken a look at the site showing the before and after pictures, and I can see the improved graphic quality, although I admit that for many that enhancement might seem slight.  Grim Fandango was an excellent adventure game, but lacked the commercial success of its LucasArts adventure brethen before it, and helped usher in the end of the adventure game as dominant player in the gaming marketplace.  Perhaps this fan-based push to remaster a lost classic will bring the attention that this game deserved, but never received.

Find out more about the project by visiting the Residual forum!

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