Month: August 2011

From Darkest Dungeons, to Deepest Space!

I was reading the keynote speech Richard Garriott gave at last week’s GDC Europe, and realized that while I had played some of his more recent titles, I had yet to experience his original claim to fame: Ultima I, first released in 1980, and then later recoded and re-released as Ultima I: The First Age…

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The Secret of Monkey Island

Deep in the Caribbean, the island of Mêlée Island™ – this is how the 1990 classic adventure game The Secret of Monkey Island opens up to the quest of one Guybrush Threepwood to become a mighty pirate. Released under the Lucasfilm Games label, the game was developed by a team headed by industry legend and…

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Oh Panorama!

My camera has always had the ability to line up the current image in the viewfinder with the last photo taken. In theory this allows you to stitch together all the images to create a panoramic 360 view. I say in theory, because my initial experiments with it a couple of years back were less…

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