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Interesting, unusual and obscure items from gaming's past and present

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It's been awhile...

I plan to resurrect this ol' gal from the dead. Not that I really had any fans, but hey . Plan on seeing some new articles in the near future!

The Sage of Sega

The Sage of Sega

 

YS Flight (PC)

Among the glut of budgetware "arcade sims" and complicated civilian aircraft games, YS Flight shows true ingenuity and delivers a truly fun and engaging experience. The freeware sim, developed by a group of Japanese programmers, is neither too difficult nor too simple; instead, it strikes the perfect chor of playability and realism that designers strive to achieve. I admit, I'm not very good with modern flight sims; the one sim I can truly say I'm skilled at is EA's classic Chuck Yeager's Air Co

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Spiderman's Obscure Endeavors

"What? Spiderman isn't friggin' obscure!" Is that what's running through your mind right now? Well, of course he isn't! It's not like I'm THAT stupid. Spiderman is probably one of the most well-known comic characters out there. However, in the world of videogames, Spiderman has both well-known and not-so-well-known works. Of course, you've probably played most of the more mainstream games, especially the ones published by Activision, but the wallcrawler has been in far more than just those. Here

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Action Biker (C64)

Action Biker is a quirky, interesting Commodore game that has been largely overlooked. Released in the UK by Mastertronic (famous for their "two quid" pricing), the game puts you in the shoes of a motorbiker in the middle of a small town. The game has a GTA feel to it; you can basically do anything you want, including riding around a roller coaster and trying to manage your way on top of a building scaffolding. Although the map is not too large, it wraps around, meaning you can ride on the same

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Life & Death (PC)

A cult classic that garners a lot of respect from both the PC and Amiga community, Life & Death is one of the few fun medical games out there. As the new specialist doctor in a busy hospital, you're charged with diagnosing and possibly operating on the various patients that you encounter. The game medically focuses on the abdominal area throughout the game, which is nice considering the most complicated thing you'll have to do is an appendicitis. Your responsibility is to diagnose your patie

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Suggestion Pot

Got suggestions for any games you want featured? Post them as comments on this entry and I'll do the rest!

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PC-to-PS2 Ports: Part 2

So here it is, folks! Part 2 of "PC-to-PS2 Ports". After taking some suggestions from a good friend of mine, I've been able to dig up four more ports that deserve some attention. For all the PS2 fanboys out there; this is your chance to play some great PC games that would otherwise be relegated to the bargain bin.First up;Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force. Developed by Raven, this Trekkie game is based off the Quake III engine. Raven has been licensing id Software's engine technology ever since the

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PC-to-PS2 Ports: Part 1

When the PS2 came out in 2000, publishers who were late to join the development bandwagon needed to have a published presence on the console to establish a stake. Most companies already had a full stable of intellectual property from the PC, but most were at a loss for games that would be PS2-worthy. Enter the 3rd-party publisher; most of these games weren't published or ported by the same company that did the work before, but in any case, they made it to the console soon after the release date,

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Mad Maestro! (PS2)

Quirky music games always seem to find a cozy home on Sony hardware. Whether it be Vib Ribbon, Parappa the Rapper, Frequency, Taiko Drum Master, or hell, even Karaoke Revolution, music games have an undeniable presence on both the PS1 and PS2. However, a vastly overlooked and fun PS2 game called Mad Maestro is one of the most interesting music-oriented games to come out in quite a while.Published in 2002 by Eidos under their Fresh Games label (the same brand that spawned Mister Mosquito), Mad Ma

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Super Pachinko Fan 2 (SFC)

Pachinko is undoubtedly one of the most popular parlor gambling games in Japan, so it's no surprise that versions of this Japanese pastime would eventually make their way to home consoles. The game featured here is "Super Pachinko Fan 2", only one of the dozens available for the Super Famicom (the Japanese equivalent of the SNES). I got this game for a song from a Japanese retailer on eBay; let's just say the shipping was more than the actual game, which is usually the case online.The game featu

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