Archive for the Nostalgia Category

Gaming Nostalgia: Full Throttle

Posted in Games, Nostalgia with tags , on March 30, 2008 by Novi

One of Lucasart’s absolute best.

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Gaming Nostalgia: Mech Warrior 2

Posted in Games, Nostalgia with tags , , on January 15, 2008 by Novi

It might look a tad crude by today’s standards, but Mech Warrior 2 is still heralded by many as the best Mech game to this day. All the game mechanics are there. And this is back in 1995.

Elite II intro remake

Posted in 3D, Games, Nostalgia with tags , , on January 10, 2008 by Novi

Brings a tear to ones eye. :) Check out my previous Gaming Nostalgia post to see the original.

Gaming Nostalgia: Elite II Frontier

Posted in Games, Nostalgia with tags , , on January 9, 2008 by Novi

This game had a gigantic universe to travers with millions of individual planets to explore, mine, attack or simply land on and take a quick look. It had space stations, it had huge battle cruisers, it had vast industrial complexes. And it fit on a single floppy disc…

A Quake movie history lesson

Posted in Games, Movies, Nostalgia with tags , , on January 9, 2008 by Novi

10 years the original Quake was the height of gaming technology. A few months after the game’s release a strange phenomenon previously not seen started appearing around what was then the internet. They where called ‘Quake movies’.

They started as simple promotions for multiplayer clans, but some eventually developed in to their very own little art form.

This is one of the first Quake movies that started to plow this new ground, The Artifact. The narrative is shakey at best, but I still find it fun to watch with a scoop of nostalgia.

If nothing else I really recommend watching at 06:20 when a lovely little poem; “The Rocket Room” is being recited.

It’s a little piece of gaming history. Long before games like The Movies where ever conceived …

Blahbalicious and Operation Bayshield are two other, slightly more refined examples of this phenomenon.

Gaming Nostalgia: Alone in the Dark

Posted in Games, Nostalgia with tags , , on January 7, 2008 by Novi

NOT to be confused with the console game “The New Nightmare” or the god awful movie. A Lovecraft inspired game way ahead of it’s time, it created a new genre. It was also one of the very first 3D games.

Gaming Nostalgia: Dune II

Posted in Games, Nostalgia with tags , on December 18, 2007 by Novi

The first true real time strategy game. Dune 2 created a genre.