Archive for January, 2013

#248 Plok

Posted: 30th January 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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213th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: SNES Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Software Creations Publisher: Activision/Tradewest/Nintendo Just as nice as the new games we say we find sometimes, are the blasts of the past we get by playing games we haven’t played in decades. Plok is one of these. I never owned it – […]

#194 Sid Meier’s Railroad Tycoon

Posted: 26th January 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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212th played so far Genre: Management Simulation Platform: PC Year of Release: 1990 Developer: MicroProse Publisher: MicroProse A disadvantage of looking at statistics when determining games to play is that there are genres where we have to wait a long time before we feel (statistically) able to play them. Due to a missed connection over […]

#17 MUD

Posted: 22nd January 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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211th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: Internet Year of Release: 1980 Developer: Roy Trubshaw, Richard Bartle Now here’s a game, despite not ever having played it (being for pay at the time while I didn’t have the means to) indirectly had a major effect on my life. As mentioned , I’m a developer, and […]


Posted: 18th January 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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210th played so far Genre: Puzzle/Platform Platform: PC Year of Release: 2010 Developer: Terry Cavanagh Regardless of your thoughts of the Humble Indie Bundles they have been an absolute godsend for this blog. By being generous (oh we love to give) we have been able to grab a lot of games off of the 1001 […]

#167 Midwinter

Posted: 14th January 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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209th played so far Genre: Action/Role Playing Platform: PC/Amiga/Atari Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Maelstrom Games Publisher: Microplay Software Some games look and sound just a bit different – slightly off, with an interesting concept and mechanics that make you want to try them. Not necessarily a game that will become a favourite, not one […]

#101 Skool Daze

Posted: 10th January 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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208th played so far Genre: Action Platform: ZX Spectrum Year of Release: 1985 Developer: David Reidy Publisher: Microsphere Skool Daze… misspellings intentional, I’m sure. In typical Bully/Canis Canem Edit fashion, you go back to your childhood to play a not-very-holy schoolboy. The difference here is that this game came out about 20 years earlier than […]

#808 Carcassonne

Posted: 6th January 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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207th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Sierra Online Publisher: Sierra Online Time to engage long-winded story. Carcassonne reminds me of the first time Jeroen and myself spent Christmas as a couple… with my mother. It is a tradition in this household to play Trivial Pursuit at Christmas […]

#105 Leader Board

Posted: 2nd January 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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206th played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Various Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Bruce Carver & Roger Carver Publisher: Access Software Golf is an interesting game. It looks incredibly boring to my eyes – hitting balls in a direction and getting it in a hole, nothing new compared to other sports, yet without defenders now, […]