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...that this site is operated privately and financed completely out of our own pockets? Yet, we've decided against littering the site with advertisements - although offers are actually arriving quite regularly.
So what is this site? To put it in the most simple way imaginable: It's a site about digital games. Not about the latest gaming news, but about the games themselves, and - as you've already surmised from the site's name - specializing in what's usually considered 'classic' these days. Of course, definitions of 'classic' differ widely. However, if you browse around a little, you'll find us covering pretty much everything (with varying intensity) from the earliest home systems (late 1970s) to the end of the last millenium.

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2018-01-14

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Hold on! Why is there an anti-air missile system parading in front of the Roman emperor? Welcome to a world where even slaves have their rights laid out in a union-negotiated contract, where our hero wears a toga, but also sneakers and where you can place prank phone calls to the Praetorian Guard. Welcome to the real (?) Imperium Romanum!
Mr Creosote

2018-01-13

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jeffro11's next move is Brix, a puzzle board game featuring... bricks. And don't tell me you knew it! Looks like this game is an extremely evolved version of Puzznic, because now you can move around bricks and not puzznics. Eh? No, wait, folks... there is actually a little bit more to it!
Vagabond

2018-01-10

My apologies for a little delayed reaction. SB1988 comes back after a short break and shakes us with yet another flamboyant and extensive review on King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride. You definitely got the touch, dude! Incidentally, I happen to be one of those "haters" who don't really dig this new at the time cartoonish (or is it Dragon Lair-ish?) move with still dumber controls. I was never a big fan of icon system to begin with, but that sucker completely killed the experience for me. Now, it's for that very reason I never finished Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail!, it just seemed too dull and overinteractive. Still though, it is nice to know there are people who love Sierra regardless and can appreciate it from many different angles.
Vagabond

2018-01-07

Why wasn't I ever into RPGs? I don't know. Why almost everyone else loves them? Beats me. Perhaps, it requires an RPG mindset. Anyway, SB1988 presents us with a 3rd look on Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos in a very detailed, classy and literary fashion. Mind you, it's exactly reviews like this that people like to steal from other sources, like wiki, etc. Only this time "hoofs" gave you out, so checking wasn't necessary ;)

2018-01-06

Recently we took a look at the return of an adventure game legend, one of the few successful atempts at reliving that good old nostalgic moments. As you might remember overall we liked Thimbleweed Park, but there were a couple of things we could not quite stand about it, one of the main ones was the constant selfpraise. So, why not go back to the source of it and try to shed some light on the reasons why they padded themselves so much on their shoulders? Yes, today I am taking a look at The Secret Of Monkey Island

2018-01-03

It surprises me that even on days like these when people are supposed to keep on partying and celebrating holidays we get more than one contributor within a short time period. This is slightly anomalous for our practice, which makes me think, there is probably more to this global warming sucker than I thought...

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Anyway, whatever the season, we dearly welcome newcomers and their treats. guld here has brought us Crypto Cube, an obscure pre-AT educational game, which includes both review and a disk image. Thank you and welcome!

2018-01-01

Sorry for a little belated announcement. Celebration and all, you know *hick*. We wish you all a Happy New Year and we would like to thank everyone who has contributed in 2017. Particularly: derceto, troublemind, flyers80, fuxxxyfloppy, bjt, Chiochio, perfectnarcosis and others. And last but not the least, Mr Creosote (our great leader) has written 101 reviews this year which breaks his personal annual record! Congratulations!

2017-12-29

Thought this is all for 2017? Not so fast. There is still place for one more review from our very young newcomer jeffro11, and the game of his choice is Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon, which makes a second review. Well done, welcome to TGOD and happy holidays!

2017-12-24

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If you recognize this and this is your kind of humor, you're in for a treat. Welcome to the game of your dreams – or maybe something you never dared to dream of? References to all your favourite old games galore! Stabs at your least favourite games (i.e. those from Sierra)! All presented in true-colour, high-resolution glory which tries to imitate the pixelized look of old times. Can it get any better?

Well, would be nice if inside this nostalgic fluff, there were also a good game, you know. Herr M. and me tried to judge Thimbleweed Park, the "comeback" game from the makers of classics like Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island, by the quality standards we consider appropriate today – including those positive qualities which we believe may have gone out of style along the way for some reason.

2017-12-19

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…and here is a related game, revisited with a fresh review just one year after the original one has been published in this place. Major updates since then warranted giving Dungeon Mercenary a fresh look – you should as well!

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