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How to Get Discworld Noir Working on Windows 10

Lewton

…or potentially any modern computer, for that matter! You might have noticed that there’s a project page on this website devoted to one specific game, the third game based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series of novels. Discworld Noir is practically unplayable on modern computers, having been one of those…

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June 15, 2017 at 10:30 pm | Articles, Video Games | 6 comments

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The Beginning of the End – a Review of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

MGSV

My name is Big Boss. It’s night time and I’m skulking through a village in Afghanistan occupied by Soviet forces. At least, I think I’m Big Boss. I’ve just come out of a 9-year coma and there were some strange things that went on at the hospital when I woke…

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April 30, 2017 at 12:00 pm | Reviews, Video Games | No comment

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Random Guesswork: E3 2015

E3

E31 took place this week, and it was probably the best in terms of announcements for the last two or three years. Game critics are remaining sceptical about some of the announcements, but that’s their job – allow the rest of us to revel in the joy of some of…

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June 20, 2015 at 11:39 am | Random Guesswork, Technology, Video Games | 2 comments

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James Bond Isn’t a Timelord

Bond 50 Lineup

As a die-hard James Bond fan, one of the biggest struggles is coming to terms with one of the larger ever-present issues the franchise has: continuity. If that’s a foreign word to you, it refers to how a work of fiction progresses as a whole. For example, Doctor Who has…

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May 23, 2015 at 10:00 am | Films, James Bond, Video Games | No comment

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Game Guides for Non-Gamers: Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus is the video game representation of the classic fantasy archetype – a hero fights and slays a huge monstrous beast. No guns in this one, then? No, you’re not playing as an assassin or a secret agent, you’re just some have-a-go-hero out to save a damsel….

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December 7, 2014 at 3:53 pm | Game Guides for Non-Gamers, Video Games | No comment

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Pulling the Plug | Creepypasta

Item Batch #562

I don’t play video games anymore. Some people grow out of video games, saying it’s kids stuff. I used to know a guy who was the complete opposite; his name was Jerry and he was into video games in a big way. He had this collection of video games that…

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October 31, 2014 at 12:00 am | Halloween, Video Games | No comment

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Murdered: Soul Suspect – as Lifeless as the Ghost That Stars in It

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Note: I actually wrote this about three weeks ago, but through laziness it’s been sat in my draft pile for a while. I figure that October is a good month to publish an article about a game that concerns ghosts, possession and demons. I’m sat here watching Dan Bull’s rap…

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October 11, 2014 at 12:04 pm | Reviews, Video Games | No comment

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Game Guides for Non-Gamers: Metal Gear Solid

The Two Snakes

Metal Gear Solid is a long-running action/adventure series which focuses on sneaking around and hiding rather than shooting lots of people. It is notorious for having a dense storyline, one which is mostly based on thrillers but has dashes of cyberpunk, science-fiction and fantasy (with some emphasis on fantasy given…

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August 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm | Game Guides for Non-Gamers, Video Games | No comment

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Game Guides for Non-Gamers: Hitman

Agent 47

So you don’t really “get” video games? Perhaps it’s a generational thing, or maybe you’ve never seen the appeal. That’s fine, I’m here to lend a helping hand. I know that sounds patronising but I’m being honest, there’s a lot of people out there who just hear about games whenever…

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February 8, 2014 at 11:00 am | Game Guides for Non-Gamers, Video Games | No comment

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SPORE – Part 1: Birth of the One-Eyed Monster | Game for a Blog

A creature that looks like a penis.

Recently I had the massive urge to replay SPORE, mostly because that funny Canadian chap Sips of the Yogscast has been giving it a go and it did look damned fun. I thought I’d chronicle the birth and growth of a species of my own design, just for kicks. What…

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September 21, 2013 at 2:35 am | Articles, Video Games | No comment

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