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...that everything you see here has been coded from the ground up? We're not using any generic Content Managament System - those things never fit any specific purpose anyway. The same goes for our forum which has even been released under a Free Software licence in its current incarnation.
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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2017-09-21

derceto keeps bombarding us with reviews as they come in pairs now. Another RPG gem he rated 6/6 which is Death Knights of Krynn and technologically boosted Civilization launched into outer space which is broadly known as Master of Orion, which he also rated 6/6. And a big halleluja to that!

P. S. Just a few tips if you are reading this. Please, do not indent your lines, it is done so automatically with each new paragraph, and refrain from extra spacing in-between the words. Thank you!

Vagabond

2017-09-20

It wasn't long before derceto's 3rd review, and now on another classic RPG game Champions of Krynn. As usual, good work.
Vagabond

2017-09-18

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After a short break, back to more 3D shooters which you never knew existed. Testament is even still available for sale from its original publisher! A welcome exception on these days of always running after the next smash hit.
Mr Creosote

2017-09-16

derceto makes his move again and covers Pool of Radiance, a classic RPG game, which like a multitude of other 80's RPG and AD&D games is not very attractive on the outside, but its internal characteristics may well be rewarding.

2017-09-13

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Whenever I plan a theme of updates, there is a pretty big decision to take. What to include? Just some thematic highlights or try and be as exhaustive as possible? In this case of Amiga 3D shooters, I went for the latter, given that there is a fairly limited selection to begin with. Of course, this approach is much better for documentation/archival purposes. Though it also forces me to wade through some games playing which is about as much fun as… well, imagine some attribute here. Here is my attempt to document Project Battlefield.

2017-09-11

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Believe it or not, but it seems like somebody actually read what I wrote here last time. Shortly after I had put my thing about Deluxe editions here (and I mean very shortly after), a new submission comes in discussing Transport Tycoon Deluxe. Which isn't just a "Deluxe" version, but has also been alluded to in the earlier RRDX review. This actually feels quite good. Thank you, Seppo007!

2017-09-09

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It's Railroad Tycoon Deluxe! You know what the good thing about these non-extended "Deluxe" versions which had a brief moment in the early 1990s is? They give us the chance to give those games a second look without feeling too bad about treading where somebody else (or even yourself) has already gone before. You get the feeling of actually covering a fresh, new game, even if it's not fully true. Very good for motivation!

In this particular case, things are even stranger. I originally reviewed Railroad Tycoon for the site myself. This was in the very early days of the site and when we actually set some standards later on, that review didn't meet them anymore. Wandrell stepped in and provided a new one. Time for me to strike back… using this Deluxe trick ;)

2017-09-07

And dogchainx is in the spotlight again, this time sharing his Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss story. As usual, solid, extensive and very enthusiastic.

2017-09-06

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dogchainx strikes again with another remarkably detailed and stylish account of Falcon 3.0, a game which he deems the most complex, merciless and realistic of all early flightsims from DOS generation and playing it without a joystick alone is a complete no-go and self-abuse. We'll just take your word for it, man. Thanks for another great review!

2017-09-04

And we receive a second review on the legendary survival horror bestseller Alone in the Dark from derceto. Though, not exactly a newcomer, he's been around since 2014, this is, in fact, his very first review and as such pretty well composed too. Compliments and congrats on your first contribution points, my friend.

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