Text Based Adventure Games – A Lost Art

Text Based Adventure Games – A Lost Art You are standing on a trail. The grass has almost hidden what is left from lack of use. Tall trees block the sun on your left and to the right you see a green hill that leads down to a running brook. A limb hangs by a sign that reads, “Townstead North”. You see a small boulder that looks as if...
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Venture – the Game I Hate but Kinda Like : Atari 2600 : RetroReview

Venture – the Game I Hate but Kinda Like : Atari 2600 : RetroReview From 1982 blah blah. I want to like this game. I want to like it really bad. It had everything to make a great game, but it was always plagued by being balls difficult. I hate this game. Since I was just a young lad, I remember trying to play this game, but the stand up arcade version was ridiculously tall...
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River Raid by Activision : Atari 2600 : RetroReview

River Raid by Activision : Atari 2600 : RetroReview Born in 1982 by perhaps the first female video game developer, River Raid offered so much for its time.  Activision was known for its superior graphic, River Raid didn’t disappoint – actually bringing in the next generation of video games.  If you could upgrade weapons, you would have had 1942...
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The Stand-Up Arcade Video Game and Evolution

The Stand-Up Arcade Video Game and Evolution Stand-up arcade games were an icon of the early 80’s. You could not go anywhere without a few meeting you at the entrance of any establishment. Grocery stores would have several lined up at the front, fast food restaurants offered them to all dining patrons, and gas stations became local hang-outs....
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Fans Keep Ultima Alive

Fans Keep Ultima Alive The Ultima series (created by Richard Garriott) was revolutionary and has permanently impacted the gaming industry. For many of us, it gave us our first opportunity to explore unknown territory and escape from reality for a while. Naturally this site has attracted many ultima fans, or at least 2D RPG...
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40 Years of Atari [infographic]

40 Years of Atari [infographic] So this is a very interesting stroll down the Atari memory lane. The Atari 5200 was left out of this unfortunately, and I think this could definitely be built upon. Still a fun chart regardless. I also forgot that Steve Jobs was actually a big part of Atari history. Be sure to check out my Atari 2600...
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Video Games Killed My College Grades

Video Games Killed My College Grades It was 1992. I was enrolled in the Computer Science program at UTA (The University of Texas Arlington). I lived in a dorm with my best friend from high school. And my college grades suffered due to video games. Throughout high school, my friend and I  lived on opposite sides of Dallas. We actually met at a...
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Rock’em Or Sock’em : The Robot Legacy HD (2012)

Rock’em Or Sock’em : The Robot Legacy HD (2012) This video was done 100% on my iPhone. The Rock’em Sock’em Robots Legacy (2012) – two boogie bots wanted to do only one thing – Rock’em!  It was only a matter of time until they had to fulfill their destiny....
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