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  • GameSpy's 25 Favorite PC Games of the '90s

    GameSpy's 25 Favorite PC Games of the '90s

    24th February 2024action, adventure, puzzle, racing, RPG, shooter, strategy, top games and awards
    "The 1990s were landmark years for PC gaming, giving rise to three of the most deeply ingrained genres on the platform, and delivering memorable classics in the role-playing and adventure genres that the PC had long been known for. To celebrate this monumental decade we've put together some reflections ...
  • Raiden: from the arcades to DOS

    Raiden: from the arcades to DOS

    17th February 2024shooter
    Raiden is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up game developed by Seibu Kaihatsu and first released in arcades in 1990 and later for many home computers and consoles. Raiden follows the classic vertical scrolling shoot 'em up format. Players control a spaceship known as the R-9C "Red-Ray" and navigate vertically ...
  • Dungeons, Dragons and pixels: videogames inspired by D&D

    Dungeons, Dragons and pixels: videogames inspired by D&D

    10th February 2024adventure, RPG
    Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is a tabletop role-playing game (RPG) that combines elements of storytelling, strategy, and chance. It was first published in 1974 by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson and has since become one of the most popular and influential role-playing games in the world. Dungeons & ...
  • The fourth King's Quest: The Perils of Rosella

    The fourth King's Quest: The Perils of Rosella

    3rd February 2024adventure, remakes and sequels
    King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella is an adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1988. It is the fourth installment in the popular King's Quest series created by Roberta Williams. The game was originally released for MS-DOS and Apple II computers and later ported to other platforms. ...
  • GameSpy Greatest PC Games of All Time: The '80s

    GameSpy Greatest PC Games of All Time: The '80s

    27th January 2024action, adventure, RPG, simulation, sports, strategy, top games and awards
    This is a special feature of the popular (and old!) video games site GameSpy. These games were handpicked by the GameSpy staff to be part of the best PC games published in the 80s. GameSpy Online, often referred to as GameSpy, was a division of IGN Entertainment that provided a ...
  • Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy

    Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy

    20th January 2024adventure
    Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy is a fantasy/steampunk adventure video game developed by Virtual Studio and released by Microids in 1999 for Windows, Mac and Playstation platforms. Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy is an adventure video game developed by Microïds and released in 1999. The game was created by Benoî...
  • Seek and Destroy

    Seek and Destroy

    13th January 2024action, shooter
    Seek and Destroy was a shoot'em up published by the well known Epic Megagames in 1996 that tried to change the usual shoot'em up gameplay for the better. Instead of wave after wave of enemies to shoot down, you are given short missions to accomplish with your helicopter or your tank (...
  • The shareware business model

    The shareware business model

    6th January 2024action, adventure, puzzle, racing, RPG, shooter, simulation, sports, strategy
    Shareware is a type of software distribution model that allows users to try a program before purchasing it. It's a marketing strategy and distribution method that was particularly popular in the early days of personal computing, primarily during the 1980s and 1990s.Shareware games were released for free with limited ...
  • Dungeon Master: a RPG classic

    Dungeon Master: a RPG classic

    2nd January 2024RPG
    Dungeon Master, released in 1987 by FTL for Atari ST and later for Amiga and DOS, is a classic dungeon-crawling role-playing game (RPG) that holds a special place in the hearts of many nostalgic gamers. Dungeon Master is considered the father of first-person, 3D, grid-based dungeon crawlers.
  • Abandonware DOS in 2023: demos, applications and we're on Patreon!

    Abandonware DOS in 2023: demos, applications and we're on Patreon!

    30th December 2023Abandonware DOS updates
    Greetings everyone! While 2023 may not have held any particular significance for Abandonware DOS, it marked a significant milestone in my personal life. After 18 years, my fiancée and I decided to share a home, and so far, everything is going smoothly. This shift means I now have more time ...
  • Dreamweb: a top-down cyberpunk adventure

    Dreamweb: a top-down cyberpunk adventure

    23rd December 2023adventure
    Dreamweb is a top-down point and click adventure set in a dark, cyberpunk city. You play as Ryan who has strange, violent, dreams. A top down perspective and the sheer number of items your character can pick up are just two of the peculiarities of this game. Dreamweb was ...
  • GDC Spotlight Awards - 1997

    GDC Spotlight Awards - 1997

    16th December 2023top games and awards
    In 1997 Princess Diana died in a car crash, Hong Kong returned under China rule and the stock markets crashed (again). The first Harry Potter book is published in United Kingdom, scientists cloned the first sheep (Dolly) and Microsoft released Interet Explorer 4 (yes, four).Cinemas were full of people watching Titanic, ...
  • 2023 GOG Winter sale

    2023 GOG Winter sale

    14th December 2023deals and free games
    Good Old Games is hosting the usual Winter sale (right before Steam does...). Head there to get some giveaways and buy some good old games too. Some of my favorites are already on sale, but I have to admit that I succumbed to the charm of Cyberpunk 2077 right away... not ...
  • Secret of the Silver Blades: a GoldBox RPG

    Secret of the Silver Blades: a GoldBox RPG

    9th December 2023RPG
    Secret of the Silver Blades is a fantasy RPG set in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons universe, developed and released by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. in 1990 for DOS, Macintosh, Amiga and Commodore 64 systems. Secret of the Silver Blades is part of the Pool of Radiance series and uses the same "...
  • God games: from Populous to Black and White

    God games: from Populous to Black and White

    2nd December 2023simulation, strategy
    A god game is a genre of video games where the player assumes the role of a deity or god and has control over various aspects of the game world. In these games, players typically have god-like powers and influence over the environment, characters, and events within the game. The ...
  • CODiE Awards 1999: Starcraft, Unreal, Lego Loco

    CODiE Awards 1999: Starcraft, Unreal, Lego Loco

    25th November 2023shooter, sports, strategy, top games and awards
    In 1999 we surpassed 6 billion inhabitants in the whole world. In Europe, the new currency - called EURO - replaces national currencies. In the USA, Napster is released, and if you don't remember it, go looking for it on Wikipedia! Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 5 (five!).Movies released in 1999: Star Wars: The ...
  • GOG Black Friday sale 2023

    GOG Black Friday sale 2023

    21st November 2023deals and free games
    Good Old Games is hosting a Black Friday sale. It's call Black Friday, but it lasts a whole week! And there are giveaways too. Some of the bestsellers are Heroes of Might and Magic 3, Empire Earth, The Elder Scrolls Morrowind GOTY, etc.
  • Roller Coaster Tycoon 2: a classic simulation

    Roller Coaster Tycoon 2: a classic simulation

    18th November 2023simulation
    Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 is a simulation game developed by Chris Sawyer Productions and published by Infogrames. It was released in 2002 as the sequel to the original  classic Roller Coaster Tycoon. In Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 players take on the role of an amusement park manager and are tasked with ...
  • Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

    Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

    11th November 2023remakes and sequels, RPG
    Ultima IV is remembered as one of the best Ultima games ever released, designed as usual by Richard Garriott. Garriott took the Ultima series to a whole new level by introducing the eight virtues: honesty, compassion, valor, justice, sacrifice, honor, spirituality, humility. Ultima IV started the trilogy known as "Age ...
  • Metroidvania: half Metroid, half Castlevania

    Metroidvania: half Metroid, half Castlevania

    4th November 2023action, adventure
    Metroidvania is a subgenre of action-adventure video games that combines elements from two popular game series: "Metroid" and "Castlevania" The name "Metroidvania" itself is a portmanteau of these two titles. This subgenre is characterized by several key gameplay and design features: exploration, non-linear progression, upgrades and abilities, ...