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Reviews of software, hardware and everything in-between.
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Quick Peeks: Ten Ten [Vic-20]

Three for the Road
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Ten Ten DualityIn keeping with yesterday's theme of covering indie titles for retro systems, I present to you: Ten Ten Duality. This game also has a few things in common with one of my previously featured Three for the Road titles.

Let's take a closer look at this great little game that almost slipped the radar.

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Quick Peeks: Quod Init Exit [C64]

Three for the Road
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QUOD INIT EXITIt's nice to see new software being written for classic machines. Today we will be taking a look at a new platform game which was released on October 29th, 2010 called "Quod Init Exit".

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Quick Peeks: Cardinal Quest

Quick Peeks
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Cardinal QuestHave you ever been stuck at work with an active internet connection, the boss is out running an errand and the person in the cubical behind you has called in sick? Well then, have I got the game for you!

Today we'll take a look at a web based game by the name of Cardinal Quest.

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Quick Peeks: Annihilation

Quick Peeks
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AnnihilationToday I've got a great arena shooter for you all to check out. It's been around for a few years.. However, with things being as they are on the net, it's easy for a few games to sneak by. Well, that's what I'm here for- to shine a spotlight on some of the gems that may have slipped your notice.

Today we will take a look at Annihilation.

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Quick Peeks: FooBillard

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FooBillardI don't know about you guys, but it just seems that billiards/pool is a game that's supposed to be played face to face... normally while imbibing sufficient quantities of alcohol so as to help "randomize" your spatial acuity. That being said, I'm still a sucker for a good computer simulation of the sport.
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Quick Peeks: Super Human Cannonball

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Super Human CannonballSo I was kicking around on the net recently and I stumbled across this little gem from 2006: Super Human Cannonball is an artillery game created by Luke Twyman.  Game-play is sort of like Worms but using the control mechanics of a golf game.  e.g. The power slider goes up and down, press space to lock in.  The cannon angle moves up and down, press space to lock in and fire.

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Middle-aged gamer's collection #20

Body Special 264 (Sega Saturn)#20 Body Special 264 (Saturn)

I've been a bit middle-of-the-road in my last few posts. Mario Party, Bust-a-Move and Williams Arcade Hits may well have sold loads and given pleasure to millions - but there isn't much to say about them that hasn't already been said by better scribes than I. So I've decided to dip into my obscure games pile for this post and this one is certainly off the beaten track.

Every so often, people talk about games "growing" up and the creation of "mature games". Sometimes folk even mention adult games. But what are adult/mature themed games? To be honest the games industry seems to think that the "adult" gamer wants to play WWII first person shooters or open sandbox style roam-arounds such as Grand Theft Auto. Well for me this couldn't be further from the truth. Responsible adults don't have the time that such games require and to be honest while I'll happily play a bit of Call of Duty from time to time (I have the Wii version which is quite splendid and features some nice online options too) I don't tend to stick at them. Life gets in the way and any mission mode ultimately gets dropped - witness other games I have abandoned - Shenmue (Ryo is still in the first arcade I found!) or GTA Vice City where the novelty of driving around to 80s music running people over lost its sheen quite quickly. I lost interest at the bit where I'm attacked by a bunch of waiters and cooks from a restaurant - quite early on in the game. I keep telling myself I'll go back to these - maybe in my retirement if the hardware lasts.

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Middle aged gamer's collection #16-18

#16-#18. Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits (SNES) / Midway's Arcade's Greatest Hits (Dreamcast)/ Midway presents Arcade's Greatest Hits (Saturn)

Here's another example of me doing a double-dip (or triple-dip in this case) - paying for the same title on a different platform. I can't resist retro compilations for consoles. I have amassed quite a few over the years and the number of retro compilations available for a console has actually been a factor in the purchasing decision for console - certainly for the PS1 and PS2.

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HALO 2600 Unboxing and gameplay sample.

So excited to have received my first Homebrew game EVER I made this unboxing and gameplay sample. One difference I have been waiting for this I did not want to spoil it, though I have the ROM I never played it or watched any gameplay vids, it becomes pretty apparent! Lot's of fun though. I gave credit to AtariAge and Ed Fries as well as links in the description.

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