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1 year ago

William Shatner’s Tekwar lives again… for some reason

William Shatner's Tekwar, released way back in 1995, was exactly the sort of game you'd expect to see from a meeting of minds as brilliant as Ol' Bill Shatner (baffler of evil computers, aspiring writer of words) and Capstone Software, the studio behind such classics as Surf Ninjas and Terminator 2: Chess Wars. It combined stilted FMV Shatner monologues, incoherent level design and more bugs than you can shake…

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Death Wish is a huge infusion of goodness for Blood

One last shot of Halloween retro FPS goodness for the road, before we begin our dark descent into November/December and the obnoxious hellscape that is Christmas marketing. We listed Blood as one of the best horror games of all time, celebrating the action and tongue-in-cheek humour making it more Sam Raimi than John Carpenter. Despite largely falling from memory, the venerable horror FPS has one…

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Feature: Is #1 A Jump Scare?

The 25 Best Horror Games On PC

To compile a list of the 25 best horror games on PC is to look into the void for so long that the void not only starts to look back, but shakes you by the hand and takes you out for coffee. It is to fight with monsters until you become a monster and then go on a European railtrip with the other monsters, and…

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2 years ago

3 years ago

Feature: 2.5D remembered.

Blood, Sweat & Laughter: The Beauty Of The Build Engine

When I think of gaming in the mid 90s, I think of a unique kind of grunginess. It’s like my mind’s got its finger on the Shift key with its left hand, and the Up arrow with its right, gliding swiftly through the sordid corridors of crematoriums, porn cinemas, hillbilly backwaters and dojos. But despite their muted tones of muddy browns and tombstone greys, these…

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5 years ago

Feature: Come Get Some

Interceptor On 3D Realms, Gearbox, Blood, The Future

It hasn't exactly been "business as usual" for Interceptor lately. First the Rise of the Triad necromancer stealthily didn't quite reveal a new Duke Nukem game, and then Gearbox *did* entirely sue them for it. But while the Borderlands creator is flinging around 87 bazillion pieces of supposed evidence to the contrary, Interceptor believes it's in the clear - especially in light of the fact…

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6 years ago

Cauterised: Atari “Decline To Proceed” With Blood Update

Monolith founder Jace Hall has been attempting to organise the release of an updated version of the company's gloriously gory Build engine FPS Blood for some time, as we mentioned last August. At that time, confidence was high: “I certainly will be able to and will get all the support I need from all/any parties that may have legal interest in the game.” Unfortunately, one…

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7 years ago

Blood Remake For The Blood God

It's been all too long since Monolith did anything that made me want to camp outside their premises waving a banner reading 'I LOVE YOU! YOU MAKE GAMING A BETTER PLACE! NO-ONE LIVES FOREVER FOREVER!' Who knows which staff left, what parts of the company were sold to which other companies, who got cold feet about risk-taking - all I know is that the all-too-ordinary…

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Feature: The Second Eldest Scroll

Mods And Ends: Daggerfall & The XL Engine

I haven't been adding to the well of words about Skyrim, mostly because I haven’t actually managed to play it yet. Every day I think that I’ll put aside part of my evening for it but what I really need is a 48 hour period with no commitments so that my exploration can properly begin. Being a contrary entity, I have been thinking about Daggerfall…

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