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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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2019-10-15

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There is a certain visible pattern to the games LostInSpace covers. This particular one wasn't even out at the time this website has been launched. Unbelievable, has it really been that long? And nevertheless, the review talks about how old Space Taxi 2 is already. What does this tell about us, still here doing the same old thing?
Mr Creosote

2019-08-30

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magicman continues his obsessive quest to complete all those SSI (A)D&D games with an entry which definitely is not among the well known titles. Shadow Sorcerer actually seems to be based on quite a sound conceptual idea. Execution may be lacking, but nevertheless – this makes it a much more interesting candidate for re-discovery from a historical perspective than the nth solid, but almost identical standard RPG, doesn't it?
Mr Creosote

2019-08-16

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Passing the ball back to magicman, we carry on with Dragon Wars. Sporting one of the most laughable title screens in gaming history. But no real complaint here, as it fills another gap in the severely under-represented RPG genre. Lately, it has been catching up quite well on this site, thanks to the various contributors. Yay for variety!
Mr Creosote

2019-08-15

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nobleEightfold continues his activities as well, with a console-style game, but ported to the IBM PC. Thexder is not exactly the sort of game one associates Sierra Online with these days, but back in the 1980s, the company was actually acting as a publisher with a much more widespread portfolio.

2019-08-14

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Fast forward to the 25th century, still riding along with magicman. Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed, in my view, is an amazing title for work of fiction! The game attempts quite a bit of fan service – an appearance of Killer Kane to name just one. Nevertheless, it doesn't have the best reputation. Probably because it was released near the end of the Gold Box series, when it was already seen as technologically outdated etc. These days, we don't really care about that anymore, do we?

2019-08-12

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Next in the line of newcomers is magicman. He takes us back to explore The Secret of Inner Sanctum, i.e. the first part of the Might & Magic series. Historical importance does not always equal good playability by today's standards. Nevertheless, it seems he enjoyed it.

2019-08-09

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Emperor of the universe, eh? Good for you! Don't think I'll treat you any differently for it, though. All weapons: fire!

Silpheed arrives in our collection from nobleEightfold again. It's the last of his contributions. Thank you, it's been a nice ride!

2019-08-08

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Sure, a Math Rabbit, why not? nobleEightfold seems to have quite a bit of nostalgia for this one. Which may be necessary, considering it's one of those CGA games which are at least strongly suspected to cause eye cancer ;) Anyway, none of this should deter you from finding some good gameplay inside, of course!

2019-08-07

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Welcome to our newest contributor nobleEightfold who, as his very first task, took it upon himself to cover quite a complex roleplaying game. Curse of the Azure Bonds comes from a time when those were still really, really hard and required almost endless patience to play. That's not how you remember it? Well, when was the last time you actually played one of those SSI games? Now's your chance ;)

2019-08-03

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LostInSpace is currently responsible for the majority of all our new contents. His latest pick is a freeware amateur game from the beginning of our millenium. Also… let's say… "inspired" by a better known commercial game already found in our collection. You should be able to guess which one by the name alone: Airtaxi.

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