Games

Wauw, op MetaFilter een link naar een bericht op Reddit van iemand die al 10 jaar aan dezelfde Civ II game speelt. Respect! In de comments trof ik een link naar het mij onbekende Gog.com: [..] is like crack though as it has all these classic games for 6 to 10 dollars, updated to work on modern pcs, usually with expension packs too; worse most weekends there are sales and suddenly you find yourself buying Baldur’s Gate, Fallout 2 and Total Annihilation for three dollars the piece, plus a dozen other games you have no time to play…

Word behoorlijk nostalgisch bij het bekijken van de lijst met spellen. Veel klassiekers waar ik ooit aardig wat tijd in heb gestoken, zoals Blood, Nox (niet al te lang geleden nog eens helemaal gespeeld, nog steeds geweldig), Populous, Thief en natuurlijk diverse Quest spellen. Hou me tegen!

Keen

Trof op Metafilter de thread Goodbye, Galaxy! over de Commander Keen reeks computerspellen. Heb even last van wat gevoelens van nostalgie. Die spellen heb ik behoorlijk vaak gespeeld vroeger. Eens kijken of het mogelijk is die op de iPad te spelen. Haha!

Classic gaming

Browsed a few abandonware sites, where I found the classic King’s Quest III: To Heir is Human. This part used to be my favourite of the series. Spend ages on it. Can’t believe I ever made it as far as I did, especially without the Internet. This time around I got stuck after a short while, and the temptation of a walk-through was to hard to resist. Ah well. Here are some more goodies I stumbled upon.

Screenshot King's Quest

Civ I

Fired up the original Civilization for a spot of retrogaming earlier today. Though I’ve played most later versions of the game, this one still remains my favourite, despite it’s now clunky interface. To quote why it was chosen the #1 of the 150 Best Games of All Time in 1996:

While some games might be equally addictive, none have sustained quite the level of rich, satisfying gameplay quite like Sid Meier’s magnum opus. The blend of exploration, economics, conquest and diplomacy is augmented by the quintessential research and development model. [..] Just when you think the game might bog down, you discover a new land, a new technology, another tough foe – and you tell yourself, “just one more game,” even as the first rays of the new sun creep into your room…the most acute case of game-lock we’ve ever felt.