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Duke Nukem 3D

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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4 years ago

Feature: Fell out of bed

Libraries And Liquor: A Day In The Life

Alec wrote about some of his favourite gaming moments last week and I was inspired to put together something similar. Ever the structuralist, I decided that I'd string my favourite moments across a fictional interpretation of an actual day. Here is one of many days in my life, from a breakfast of champions to the blurred bottles at the heart of Saturday night.

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8 years ago

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The Very Important List Of PC Games, Part 2/5

Yesterday, as you may have noted, Dr Rossignol began our lecture series on the most important PC games of all time. Much like The Christmas Lectures, The Reith Lectures, and the TED Lectures, this definitive series has been a part of our institution as long as the Earth has borne stones. In this second part Professor John Walker explains the varying importanceness of a second…

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10 years ago

Duke Nukem 3D, 3D

I'm forever in two minds about projects to graphically update olden games. On the one hand, shiny! On the other, snarling hand, there's a risk of messing up or losing the originally intended aesthetic effect - you're replacing the artists' work with that of someone else. Case in point, the just-released update for the Duke Nukem 3D High Resolution Texture Pack. Decide whether you'd snog,…

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Old-Fashioned Misogyny: Duke 3D on GoG

It's always fun to hear about what new retro sweetmeat has found its way to Good Old Games' DRM-free servers - to sigh and think of times gone by, to think of how silly our hair was in 1995 and to wonder whether the Manic Street Preachers would be any good today if Richie hadn't gone missing. Today, it's the turn of Duke Nukem 3D,…

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