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Posts tagged “Raised By Screens”

Feature: A retrospective of torment

Raised By Screens, chapter 17 – Planescape: Torment

Raised by screens is an intermittent autobiography, structured around the PC games I played in my youth. Most instalments are currently only available to RPS subscribers, but I shall compile them somewhere once the series reaches its eventual end.Some spoilers for Planescape: Torment's ending follow.Too many games now, too many websites, too much happening each and every day. I mean only 'too much for me…

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Feature: The dark ages

Raised By Screens, Chapter 16: Dungeon Keeper

Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child in the order in which I remember playing them, and focusing on how I remember them rather than what they truly were. There will be errors and there will be interpretations that are simply wrong, because that’s how memory works.Time to…

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Feature: My heroes

Raised By Screens, Chapter 15 – UFO: Enemy Unknown (2)

Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child in the order in which I remember playing them, and focusing on how I remember them rather than what they truly were. There will be errors and there will be interpretations that are simply wrong, because that’s how memory works.As I…

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Feature: Enemy mine

Raised By Screens, Chapter 14 – UFO: Enemy Unknown (1)

Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child in the order in which I remember playing them, and focusing on how I remember them rather than what they truly were. There will be errors and there will be interpretations that are simply wrong, because that’s how memory works.Here we…

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Feature: United in a tiny, harmless act of rebellion

Raised By Screens, Chapter 13: Doom

Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child in the order in which I remember playing them, and focusing on how I remember them rather than what they truly were. There will be errors and there will be interpretations that are simply wrong, because that’s how memory works.Note -…

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Feature: Celebrating Setting

Raised By Screens, Chapter 12: Sam & Max Hit The Road

Note - this series has primarily been for RPS Supporter Program members-only, which is why you probably can't find most of the rest of 'em, but I unlock the occasional chapter for everyone (along with many of our other initially subs-only features).Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child…

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Feature: Adventure games' imperial phase

Raised By Screens Chapter 11: Goblins & Lagomorphs

Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child in the order in which I remember playing them, and focusing on how I remember them rather than what they truly were. There will be errors and there will be interpretations that are simply wrong, because that’s how memory works.1992-1994 was…

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Feature: And Sonic 2 too

Raised By Screens, Chapter 10 – Fury Of The Furries

Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child in the order in which I remember playing them, and focusing on how I remember them rather than what they truly were. There will be errors and there will be interpretations that are simply wrong, because that’s how memory works.Note -…

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Feature: Winners don't use DOS

Raised By Screens, Chapter 9: Street Fighter II

Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child in the order in which I remember playing them, and focusing on how I remember them rather than what they truly were. There will be errors and there will be interpretations that are simply wrong, because that’s how memory works.It was…

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Feature: He who controls a 486 controls The Spice

Raised By Screens, Chapter 8: Dune II

Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child in the order in which I remember playing them, and focusing on how I remember them rather than what they truly were. There will be errors and there will be interpretations that are simply wrong, because that’s how memory works.The golden…

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Feature: The Sound Of Monkey Island

Raised By Screens, Chapter 7: Monkey Island 2

Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child in the order in which I remember playing them, and focusing on how I remember them rather than what they truly were. There will be errors and there will be interpretations that are simply wrong, because that’s how memory works.Something had…

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Feature: Tanks for the memories

Raised By Screens, Chapter 6: Scorched Earth

Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child in the order in which I remember playing them, and focusing on how I remember them rather than what they truly were. There will be errors and there will be interpretations that are simply wrong, because that’s how memory works.Before we…

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Feature: BBC BASIC

Raised By Screens, Chapter 5: Lies About Fish

Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child in the order in which I remember playing them, and focusing on how I remember them rather than what they truly were. There will be errors and there will be interpretations that are simply wrong, because that’s how memory works.My early…

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Feature: Isolation in green

Raised By Screens, Chapter 4: Alien

This article was originally published as part of, and thanks to, the RPS Supporter program.Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child in the order in which I remember playing them, and focusing on how I remember them rather than what they truly were. There will be errors and…

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Feature: Revenge of the Spectrum

Raised By Screens, Chapter 3 – Double Dragon II

Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child in the order in which I remember playing them, and focusing on how I remember them rather than what they truly were. There will be errors and there will be interpretations that are simply wrong, because that’s how memory works.Until the…

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Feature: Death & The Reptile

Raised By Screens, Chapter 2 – The Life Of Repton

Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child in the order in which I remember playing them, and focusing on how I remember them rather than what they truly were. There will be errors and there will be interpretations that are simply wrong, because that’s how memory works.It was…

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Feature: The first game

Raised By Screens – Chapter 1: The Hobbit

I've written before about the games that 'made' me, but really that refers to a specific type of touchstone, the sort of game which informs the games I most enjoy today. There were many others whose formative effects are perhaps less certain, but at the time they seemed boundlessly important to me. They raised me. They helped fire a young imagination into life. They carried…

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