Aug 23, 2007

Decker's Delight Links (23.Aug.07)

Probably (definitely, actually) won't be around till Monday, so here's a selection of some of the finest moments this ..uh.. cyberspace thingy has to offer. In gaming. As is customary.
Independent Gaming got an impressive facelift and also happily discovered Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa a pretty impressive Diablo-esque CRPG. In case you were wondering, yes, it's freeware.

More free games, though of the quasi-legal abandonware variety, can be found over at Ben Kudria's brand new weblog. Just follow the link to The Top 7 Games from Abandonia and see if Fable is the game you've always wanted to play.

The Saturn Junkyard, on the other hand, is offering one of the most famous unreleased games ever: Sonic X-treme. Download a copy, burn a CD and see what the Saturn might have been able to do to the titular yet innocent blue hedgehog were it not constrained.

To study (yes, again, practice makes perfect) the complete, completely fascinating and probably exhaustive History of Zork better follow this very obvious History of Zork link and thank Gamasutra for another top quality article.

Now, readers with a taste for the artistic, the decadent and/or the freebie must absolutely grab the excellent Bioshock free PDF Artbook and glimpse at the demented artistry behind a video gaming utopia turned dystopic. Courtesy of the wise and Elderly Gamer.

Readers with a taste for the hilarious will definitely enjoy Afrotech's Super Megason IV reviewy thingy. It's the only way to discover the true meaning of next-gen post-meta-gaming.

Failing that, better discover the Call of Cthulhu silent movie right from the gutter. It's a brand new production and a fiercely non-innovating movie presented to you in a way only a magnificent gaming blog could manage.

Pen and paper gamers, especially Dungeons & Dragons fans dressed in chainmail and waiting for the 4th edition of their drug, after of course watching the film just mentioned, should a) have a thorough search through the Dungeon Mastering blog b) enjoy 83 free 3rd edition D&D adventures.

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24 comments:

  1. (blushs....) thanks gnome... don't worry the place will be in safe hands... (unpacks sleeping bag....)

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  2. O by D way, the street samurai is exceptional....

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  3. Agree with Elderly on the street samurai, where did that come from?

    Nice links as usual, Ben Kudria's weblog is pretty nice

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  4. ..is he gone?.. right time to advertise the house party on myspace... this is going to be great.....

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  5. Scallywag appears to be shareware, not freeware. Unfortunately, after I installed it, every time I try to start the game, it reboots my computer.

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  6. D & D brings back memories.

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  7. (marvel at the quality of Elderly's housekeeping)

    Thank you my friend. Here, 'ave a Pokemon. As for the Street Samurai you and dear roys! have been asking, well, a google images search with the "street samurai" keywords should help. Must be from an old manga cartoon I guess...

    Gutteralk, I think you're right on the shareware part, but I didn't have any trouble running the thing. BTW, have you tried CCleaner?

    Indeed funnyman, indeed. Though its days are definitely not past.

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  8. (googles street samurai... ) Bingo....

    ?

    can you marry search engines?

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  9. Thanks for the link dude! Sorry there is nothing of quality over at the SJY, I've been a tad slack recently... My blogging mojo is fading!

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  10. Absolutely not Elderly. They are underage.

    (gives FK's mojo some orange juice)

    Better Father?

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  11. It seems that Scallywag costs 30 bucks for the full version...oh well...

    I was wondering if you could do a post about other Diablo style games both free and purchasable...if not no big deal...

    anyways...love you site...keep up the good work!

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  12. Quite steep considering Planescape is usually available for less than 20$... Anyway. Love the Diablo games idea. I'll see what I can find. Thanks a ton JB!

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  13. underage?.. gnome pleas erase my last post... (elderly dons ski mask....)

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  14. (gnome mails E's photos to google's big hairy policeman daddy)

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  15. oh shi...

    (puts on second ski mask.....)

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  16. (e-mails ski-mask wearing photo too)

    Shit! That was pointless...

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  17. (barely able to breath... elderly titters at his clever disguise....)

    titter!

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  18. (looks in mirror...) i barely recognise myself.... wow.. even my mother wouldn't know me.....

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  19. Well, I could appropriately tag you...

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  20. ..okay... tagging that would do it...

    ..erm how will we tag it.. I know

    "This is your son".... not bad huh!

    :)

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  21. Cunnig really. Marketable too.

    :)

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  22. twas nothing.. heriditary you know

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  23. Oh, I know, I know...

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