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Comment In: [Blog - 03/11/2015 - 12:55]

I recognize that saving is ...

I recognize that saving is appropriate for some kinds of games, especially those that present themselves as an exploration of possibilities. But for games that, for their guiding play metaphor, are about the personal history of a character, I think it 's overused. Not worthless , but, misguidedly popular. r ...

Comment In: [News - 02/02/2012 - 09:50]

Classic Atari Games devs working ...

Classic Atari Games devs working together again hearts hearts hearts

Comment In: [Feature - 07/06/2011 - 04:35]

This is a very interesting ...

This is a very interesting article, because Nintendo released what is supposed to be an emulation of arcade Donkey Kong as part of Donkey Kong 64. I wonder if Ikegami knows about that

Comment In: [Feature - 05/04/2011 - 05:05]

That's such a clever idea ...

That's such a clever idea I may end up using it myself I wish you were around when I was working on the Commodore so long ago....

Comment In: [Blog - 09/06/2010 - 03:58]

In fact the visual style ...

In fact the visual style just sort of happened. I came up with a scheme for making graphics that could be tweaked, or mutated, a little bit of a time to produce different effects. That, and putting some effort into making sure the colors produced in the system work well ...

Comment In: [Feature - 08/12/2010 - 04:35]

Hi all There were many ...

Hi all There were many omissions, not just Diplomacy. I don't write best 20 articles, my intent is to offer ideas and show how other people have designed games, hopefully providing you with ideas and inspirations. I am thinking about a second set of non-computer games and Diplomacy would definitely ...

Comment In: [Feature - 07/02/2009 - 05:30]

I did not know that ...

I did not know that about 1st Edition AD D's use in the early Gold Box games. I didn't even consider checking it was an assumption on my part. I think the assumption came from how the box artwork on the games, which looks 2nd-ish. Now that I know, I ...

Comment In: [Feature - 12/06/2007 - 07:25]

Anonymous 2: Nope, I'm not ...

Anonymous 2: Nope, I'm not that John Harris. Not the first time I've been asked, the guys seems to have dropped off the face of the earth. Jason Pineo: I stand corrected, thanks. Tony Dormanesh: Front Line's an oversight, meant to remove but apparently forgot. Leaving out two-stick mech games ...

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