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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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2018-05-21

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Our adventure addict and dedicated Sierra fan beranmuden is back with a brand new review on Police Quest II: The Vengeance! As usual, a very detailed and comprehensive work. Perhaps, nailing the rest of Sierra games is, indeed, only a matter of time for this enthusiast. Oh, and NEC PC-9801 anime-like port? Wow, that's wicked!
Moebius

2018-05-19

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My childhood wasn't just computer games. I also loved playing board games! Sitting around the living room table with the whole family, but of course only after long discussions what to play. Setting the board up was already part of the fun, admiring the tangible, small objects. Some games, I think, we never really played to the end. That wasn't even the goal. It depended on the game. Scotland Yard was indeed one which we did follow through to the end each time. Even if Mister X always won. Every single time. But wait… although the name and even the typeface matches, this isn't the same game, is it? Still, I know it, we had this one sitting in our cupboard, too!
Mr Creosote

2018-05-12

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Warm up the TV? When he is already wearing pyjamas and she'll slip into a red bit of nothing? Is this one of these "spot the error" sort of challenges? If so, it's neither a very hard, nor a particularly funny one. In any case, the guy on the right takes it literally and has to pay for his naivety: his Altered Destiny dictates he has to spend the evening stumbling through mazes and meeting weird aliens instead of cuddling with his girlfriend. Serves him right, he should have known TV is bad for his health!
Mr Creosote

2018-05-05

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Welcome to the forest. A fabled land where nobody ever laughs. Since, you know, animals are all quite serious in their nature and talk in very roundabout, stilted ways. Because, you know, that's how it is. The humans may have given the animals the ability to talk and walk upright, but they didn't give them a sense of humor. Which seems to be a big deal in Inherit the Earth.

2018-04-30

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It's LostInSpace's turn again. As you can easily recognize, he has been moving in the point and click adventure genre. Alien Incident is a genre entry which virtually nobody has ever heard of. One reason may be its origin, having been produced by a Finnish software company. I mean, who has ever heard of Finnish software being used anywhere? Oh, wait…

2018-04-29

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Put on your sunglasses and the white suit! Phew… wait, maybe dust it off first. Done? Then let's go – Miami Vice is back and we're right in the middle of it. It is what we always dreamed of, isn't it? Isn't it? Isn't it? Oh well, maybe 30 years ago, it would have been. Though whether you believe it or not, in spite of coming from Ocean, this game can actually be seen as the seminal precursor to what has become one of the most commercially successful video game franchises by now. Now I've got you hooked, eh?

2018-04-28

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Space, monsters, smoking guns. You just can't get enough, can you? Welcome back to sanguinary martian inferno and once again prepare to meet your... Doom! A thrice celebrated FPS classic covered by a young newcomer TheBattleCat. Welcome!

2018-04-23

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Trugg is game #3 coming from casmith, and it isn't completely dissimilar to the previous two. This one comes with a custom gameplay video, though! On a related note, have you ever noticed how 3 is the exact number of game entries which many contributors have attributed to their name? Losing interest a bit too quickly, it seems.

2018-04-22

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…and the million dollar question is: who recognizes this movie poster? Not just the two protagonists, that's easy. Right, it is the movie with the colourful beach buggy! Not that anyone can tell the titles of those films apart. Unfortunately, one of the two idols pictured has died in the meantime. Posthumously, he now receives additional recognition through this brand new fighting game called Else We Get Mad!

2018-04-21

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casmith again, following up with a game which is not as pretty. Not even close. Yet, Micro! Deluxe is another puzzle game, a genre severely underrepresented on our site. Still plenty of empty space to fill there!

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