I've been thinking recently about video games and accessibility, after watching my Dad trying to play Lego Lord of the Rings for the first time.Read more
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Skyrim is a study in procrastination. I stopped playing it after 93 hours, after which I still didn't feel like I was close to completing it. My in-game todo list just kept getting bigger - there were always new side quests, or dragons to fight, or interesting caves to explore.
In the end, I stopped playing simply because there was too much to do. But I didn't like to leave it unfinished. It's been a while, but I think it's time I completed Skyrim.Read more
Spintires: MudRunner doesn't have the most intuitive interface for setting up a multiplayer game. If you're finding it troublesome, here's a step by step guide, including how to play the game with mods.Read more
Overdue Reviews is an occasional series in which I appease my younger self's brief desire to be a videogame journalist by ranting or raving about part of or all of a game I've played in the past. This week: Lego Jurassic World on PC.
Whenever positive things stack up against negative ones in a game it's difficult to decide where the tipping point is. If there are more good points than bad points, is it a good game? Or does the severity of one of the bad points cancel out all of the good ones?
Take Lego Jurassic World, for example.Read more
Overdue Reviews is an occasional series in which I appease my younger self's brief desire to be a videogame journalist by ranting or raving about part of or all of a game I've played in the past. This week: Little Big Adventure on PC.
Oh, Steam users. You don't know how privileged you are. Content and bug fixes delivered directly to your computer, often without you even noticing. The smooth machinery of the digital future, working tirelessly in the background for your benefit.
It wasn't always like that. When I purchased my copy of Little Big Adventure on CD-ROM in the mid-nineties, it had a bug. There was no automatic downloading of patches back then. Instead, there was a mysterious note in the box.Read more
I use DOSBox for Windows so infrequently that I keep forgetting how to use it. So here's a list of all the things I often need to remember.Read more