Still game? Raptor

The original Raptor CD and case

Or to give it its full name, 'Raptor - Call of the Shadows'. But we won't call it that, because even the cover illustration on the box didn't.

But anyway, Raptor! A vertical scrolling shmup from 1994. Let's see if it's still any good.

Thursday 7th of June 2018

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How to enjoy Spintires: MudRunner

A big truck in some mud.

Spintires: MudRunner does an excellent job of simulating mud and water but feels very much like a tech demo looking for a game. There's fun to be had in its vast muddy expanses, but it requires a little bit of creativity to find it.

It helps to remember that MudRunner is a simulation and not an arcade game. Forget for a moment that the main aim of it is to deliver logs. That's fine for a time, and you'll need to come back to it in order to unlock more levels and vehicles, but the real point of this game is driving off road.

Thursday 17th of May 2018

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Things that happened today - lift

Some lifts. Or possible elevators. Image credit:

Today I had a new experience - I got stuck in a lift. I was genuinely trapped in a confined space for some time - long enough to be uncomfortable, but not long enough to need a peeing strategy.

It was quite interesting. And a little bit horrible.

Thursday 12th of April 2018

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