Monthly Archives: March 2012

Free Game Fridays: The Elder Scrolls I: Arena & II: Daggerfall

Last year, Bethesda released their classic Elder Scrolls titles for free. These two gems are much like their predecessors but with a little more freedom and a bigger scale to explore. Daggerfall is one of the biggest worlds to explore in gaming, even today.

If you’re not running on a system that supports DOS, you’ll want to use DOSBox (try a Frontend if you don’t like reading). This DOS emulator will allow you to play any classic PC game. If you’re on a Mac, I’d recommend Boxer since it’s even easier to use.

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The IRATE Gamer: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)

I’ve been a fan of retro reviews for a while. Between the IRATE Gamer and the Angry Video Game Nerd, you have a fine collection of retro bashing (and for good reason). Some people probably haven’t heard of these guys so every once in a while, I’m going to host a video by either one of them.

First up is the IRATE Gamer. I’ve seen almost all of his videos and love his animated rage. He’s actually pretty funny to boot. Just a fair warning though: if your children are in the room, you might want to cover their ears. Anytime someone is angry on YouTube, there’s going to be some R-rated language.

Fives Reasons Kotaku Took Dirty Money to Express an Opinion

Jason Schreier wrote this opinion piece about how a world without used games wouldn’t be that bad. Each example was plagued with corporate propaganda and it just goes to show you that you can’t trust mainstream websites anymore. I hope I never go mainstream just so I won’t confirm my paranoia I have about this article and most reviews today. That fear being that game publishers pay websites to write this crap.

I’m going to quote Kotaku’s reader, Shinta, who basically summed up everything nicely without the typical rage you see in a comments section of an article.

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Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 680 leaks for ultra nerdgasam.

It really looks like next generation consoles are going to need to do more than release shooters. PC gaming is proving itself to come back in style. The reason I jumped back from playing PC games mainly a while back was due to DRM. Steam is the only method of DRM I’ll even allow on my computer.

This new Nvidia card proves that gaming on the PC is still the kind when it comes to quality.

Update: Here’s specs from Maximum PC.

Diablo 3 release date is May 15th, per Deckard Cain

Diablo III is finally upon us! Unless the world ends before May 15th.

I’ve been in the closed beta for a couple of months now and I love it. At first, I felt underwhelmed and thought the game was going to be very linear. It’s linear, but before you hit New Tristram, it really felt like they were holding your hand. Then when I hit New Tristram, the town felt like it was more of a World of Warcraft-lite due to the questing and the escort quests I picked up. Before giving up, I played through and really enjoyed myself.

There’s definitely a lot of changes that have been made (maybe better or worst) but I know what I’ll be playing until past August this May. And when this releases again on consoles, I’ll be picking it up again.

Also, I’m glad I preordered my Collector’s Edition a while back. Looks like they’ve sold out.

Review: Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny

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Silent Hill 2 demake “Soundless Mountain II”

Since it’s the month of Silent Hill (I say this due to 3 Silent Hill titles this month), I decided to replace my current Katy Perry wallpaper with something from Silent Hill. Then I came across an 8-bit demake of Silent Hill 2. I haven’t yet played it, but you can play it by download it here for Windows or OSX.

Here’s some footage. Looks promising…

Free Game Fridays: Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun

I haven’t done this in a while but this is a good PC game classic by EA and Westwood. Here’s FilePlanet’s description:

This is the full version of Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun. Set in the early 21st century, Tiberian Sun once again pits the GDI against the Brotherhood of Nod in a struggle for control of the planet. 

With an epic storyline that unfolds as play progresses, players learn the reasons behind the worldwide outbreak of Tiberium and what happened to the notorious Nod leader Kane, who was presumed dead at the end of the first Command & Conquer.

And here’s you a healthy link for the game. Enjoy the NOD Brotherhood!