I noticed that Kerbal Space Program recently added another Easter egg to the Mun, which was enough reason for me to fire up the game again. (It was given away for free on Epicgames recently, so you probably have it!) I had to reinstall it as it wouldn’t launch with […]
Play the original Monkey Island
A few months ago, news broke that a new Monkey Island game would be released in 2022! I have to confess, I never played any of the Monkey Island games. I was aware of them but point and click adventures really aren’t my thing. Many years ago I bought the […]
My Steam Account Was Hacked
Late on Thursday evening I received an email from an ex-Automattic friend who asked if my Steam account was compromised because he received a message from me saying, [8:34 PM]DOC: What’s up mate [8:45 PM]DOC: may i ask u favor?sorry for disturbing u btw I don’t call anyone “mate”, I […]
Dyson Sphere Program
Build machines to automate building more machines to automate researching new technologies to build more machines and eventually build a Dyson Sphere around the local sun. Rinse and repeat in a new solar system. There’s so much in this early access game but even at this early stage I can […]
The Bohemian Rhapsody Roller Coaster
Just last week I installed OpenRCT2 so I’m glad Youtube showed me this fabulous roller coaster synchronised with Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody!
This tweet reminded me that Retrograde had great loading music. I don’t think I’ve ever listened to the whole tune and the odd stops are jarring but it’s worth it. Steve Rowlands was a master on the C64.
Did E.T. come to Ireland?
I don’t remember E.T. making a big impression on my life in 1982. I never saw the movie back then, and a couple of years ago watched half of it before falling asleep in front of the telly. I guess you had to be there when it was first released? […]
Creeper World 3 – Fortress Siege
This game is ridiculous. I love it. If you’re a fan of tower defense games you’ll love this real time strategy game. Wikipedia describes it as a, mix of real-time strategy and tower defense, where there is only one enemy and it can only be repelled rather than destroyed. The […]
Retro Asylum on Stunt Car Racer
The guys on the Retro Asylum podcast played Stunt Car Racer this month. That game is one of my favourites. A wild roller coaster of a game where you literally drive a car around a roller coaster. I played the C64 version for hours on end and listening to them […]
Solar Jetman on the C64
This is a game I’d forgotten about until recently when I saw someone playing it on Twitch. Solar Jetman came out on the NES in 1991, and conversions were made for the C64, Speccy, Amiga and Atari ST. Unfortunately due to poor sales of the NES original the conversions were […]