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Casual Photos: Walt Disney Personal Computer Software from Sierra for the Tandy Color Computer

Today's casual photos, taken with my iPhone 3G, are three sealed Walt Disney Personal Computer Software titles from Sierra for any 64K minimum Radio Shack (Tandy) Color Computer (CoCo 1, 2 or 3). These titles were created and released during a time when Sierra supported multiple 8-bit platforms before going exclusively 16-bit, until finally pretty much putting all of their focus into PC's, with occasional console detours like the Sega CD. The photos are Mickey's Space Adventure, Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood (note that MobyGames misses the CoCo version completely), and Donald Duck's Playground, all from 1986. Enjoy:

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Matt's Underexplored Game Concept #1: The Shoot'em Down

We've been having a great discussion over on this thread about where the future great game designers will come from. While I love ranting and speculating about such things, I also like to play fun games.

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Finished Diablo

I finally managed to beat the original Diablo after a few weeks of off-and-on playing. I chose to play as a warrior, which probably wasn't the best choice since so much of the latter game is dealing with ranged attacks (warriors are up close and personal). Nevertheless, I was able to prevail, and by the time I finally got to Diablo, I was able to kill him in a few seconds.

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Thoughts on Crysis, Bioshock, Mass Effect, and Assassin's Creed

I've been slogging through a lot of games lately and thought it was time to try to post some thoughts on them. Instead of posting about them individually, I thought I'd discuss them together, comparing and contrasting.

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Your Thoughts on Tetris

What are your thoughts on Tetris? Is it one of the world's greatest games? Why or why not?

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Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest

Dead Man's Chest: Great film, mateys--go see it!Dead Man's Chest: Great film, mateys--go see it!Yesterday my wife and I hiked to the local multiplex to catch the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Dead Man's Chest. Although I've always been a big fan of pirate movies, I didn't see the first one in the theater. It seemed like such an obvious bit of cheesy franchise exploitation (a movie based on a RIDE?) that I waited for it on DVD. As soon as I saw the film, I realized my mistake--Gore Verbinski came out with a highly entertaining and memorable film along the lines of The Princess Bride. Part two, Dead Man's Chest, follows the successful formula, and thus results in another great summer movie. I want to talk about a bit about the film here, and then relate it to videogames.

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