Tag: games

What I’ve been playing

After last year’s odyssey through the vast lands of Skyrim was completed, I was craving some lighter forms of entertainment. Luckily, it was time for the annual Steam holiday sale, and so I was able to pick up a number of titles that had been on my wish list for a while. Portal 2 Last…

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On Exploring Tamriel

Last week numerous sources reported that Skyrim, the latest title in the Elder scrolls series, does not only contain the landmass for the eponymous province it is set it, but also those of previous titles such as Morrowind, Cyrodil, and Hammerfell. Since the player is normally not able to reach any of these areas, there…

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Not a laughing matter

Since it’s release last Friday I’ve spent the majority of my time ridding Skyrim of Dragons and Trolls. And believe me, it’s addictive. The game is a clear improvement over Oblivion’s repetitive dungeons and awkward NPC interactions. The quests are motivating and diverse, the environment is incredibly detailed. It might not quite match the uniqueness…

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It’s the great pumpkin!

With Halloween practically knocking on our door, Double Fine Productions just released Costume Quest on Steam. While the game was released for consoles about a year ago, this marks Double Fine’s first game on the PC since the much-praised Psyochonauts in 2005. The game centers around a pair of siblings, named Wren and Reynold, and…

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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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