Archive for the ‘Games’ Category

612th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC/Xbox/Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2001 Developer: Gray Matter Interactive Publisher: Activision Wolfenstein 3D is certainly a notable game. It was amazing to see 3D done at the time, as a first person shooter. Horribly dated now, of course, but the technology was amazing at the time. […]

611th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 1999 Developer: Irrational Games/Looking Glass Studios Publisher: Electronic Arts System Shock is an influential shooter, in part because it further develops the open world setup that we will in the future encounter in the Ultima Underworld series, but also because it leads into […]

#121 Super Sprint

Posted: 16th June 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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610th played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Atari Games Publisher: Atari Games While earlier we played Portal 2 for its appearance in Lego Dimensions, Super Sprint instead appears in the game as a not-really-cameo. Nevertheless, I’ve probably played the game more that way than I ever would have otherwise. […]

#56 Planetfall

Posted: 12th June 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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609th played so far Genre: Interactive Fiction Platform: Various Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Infocom Publisher: Infocom It feels like the arcades dominate these early years of gaming, and my mind, when seeing a title like Planetfall, automatically assumes it’s some action gamer or shooter once again with a space theme. The space theme is […]

#619 Unreal Tournament 2004

Posted: 8th June 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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608th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Epic Games Publisher: Atari One of my big early FPS experiences was the first Unreal game, one of the early games in the genre to play with story telling and audio logs. It was a new experience that I wasn’t used […]

607th played so far Genre: Stealth/Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Playstation Portable Year of Release: 2007 Developer: SCE Bend Studio Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment It’s time to start covering some more stealth games – Metal Gear Solid had filled our quota for a while, while we added here and there, but now it’s time to actually […]

#1008 Portal 2

Posted: 31st May 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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606th played so far Genre: Platform/Puzzle Platform: Various Year of Release: 2011 Developer: Valve Corporation Publisher: Valve Corporation I’ve been simultaneously looking forward to the sequel to Portal, and been holding off on it as a possible final puzzle game. In the end, the determining factor was that we got Lego Dimensions (part of the […]

605th played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: Game Boy Advance Year of Release: 2003 Developer: AlphaDream Publisher: Nintendo I’ve been holding off on covering the Mario & Luigi series for a hwile until we started running out of Mario series games a bit… I really love the Mario RPGs and these are the ones I […]

#425 Faselei!

Posted: 23rd May 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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604th played so far Genre: Strategy/Role-Playing Platform: Neo Geo Pocket Color Year of Release: 1999 Developer: Sacnoth Publisher: SNK Faselei! is a game that I’ve spent a lot of time trying to find out more about, but one that’s quite tricky to do so. Released for the rather small Neo Geo Pocket Color, this strategy […]

#307 Guardian Heroes

Posted: 19th May 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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603rd played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Saturn Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Treasure Publisher: Sega The genre of fighting games is pretty broad as used here, and has a tendency to overlap with the action genre. Here it isn’t the one-on-one fighting you might get from, say, Street Fighter, but it’s closer to the […]