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
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I've read a few articles recently written by gamers who've become parents, recommending games that could still be enjoyed even when your time is increasingly demanded upon.
They were all very interesting, but tended to focus on providing a list of specific game recommendations. I'm going to try this from the opposite direction, by first defining what would make a game suitable for a parent, and why.Read more
Like, did Batman just get shot in the stomach? Oops, er... spoilers.
Seriously, it really looked like Batman just got shot in the stomach, but apart from injecting himself with something (Bat-anti-bullet-wound spray anyone?) there's been no further mention of it. He's been in a lot of fights since then too, so it'll be annoying if they return to it later.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: Dawn of War 2 on PC.
Dawn of War 2 is a very serious game. It's full of serious sounding men, with serious names like Cyrus and Thaddeus. I was given the option at the start of naming my character, so to lighten the mood a little I named him Billy.
It did not make the game any less serious.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: Aliens vs Predator 2 on PC.
There's a rule in horror movies. The less you show of the monster, the more scary it is. As soon as the audience sees what they're supposed to be afraid of, they stop being afraid. The fear of the unknown is far worse than a man in a rubber suit.
Aliens vs Predator 2 uses this technique to great effect in the first level of the marine campaign. It was almost terrifying.Read more
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.Read more