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Posts tagged “Jason Scott”

2000+ Amiga Games To Play For Free In Your Browser

The Internet Archive has previously made banks of emulated games available to play in your browser - from the DOS era, from arcade machines, from Ataris and Segas and other old consoles - but none of that tickled my thumbs much. That they've just added 2000+ Amiga games, however, has me reaching for my Zip Stick. From Lemmings 2: The Tribes to R-Type, these were…

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Malware Museum: Visit Retro Viruses In Your Browser

This Future Is Disappointing, Part #87: modern computer viruses are rubbish. Back when it were trees as far as the eye could see, a computer virus played silly noises and animations while it wiped your files. Now they silently perv on your webcam, steal your passwords, and use your PC to mine Bitcoins and knock game servers offline. Treat yourself today to some vintage viruses…

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Feature: Can you preserve an MMO?

How Players Revived Star Wars Galaxies And EverQuest

I am standing in a place that shouldn't exist. It shouldn't exist because back in 2011 it was decided that this place and the countless others connected to it were no longer financially viable enough to warrant their own existence. Four years ago, almost to this date, thousands of players gathered where I am standing right now to witness the final moments of Star Wars…

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The Infocom Cabinet: Explore Text Adventure History

If you enjoy digging through video game history, documents, and artefacts, you'll want to have a poke around the archives of Steve Meretzky. Back in the '80s he worked at Infocom, the interactive fiction specialists behind dozens of classics and curious including Zork, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and Leather Goddesses of Phobos. Meretzky sure collected an awful lot of stuff over the years.…

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You Can Get Get Lamp

You can tell advertising is splendid if I'm happy to use it as a story-header. Anyway - it's a good week for documentation of a genre. Following the guide to graphic adventures, Georg Wille brings me news that Jason Scott is now shipping the long-awaited text adventure documentary "Get Lamp". And I do mean long-awaited. I did think we'd posted about it before, but the…

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