Civilization III and (failed) attempts to fix the end-game

"Just one chip". "A quiet beer". "One more turn of Civilization" Some things are just impossible. A while back, I had about an hour to kill.  For some unknown reason I had Civ III in Steam,* and I thought "I played a lot of Civ 1 and 2, I'll try this for just an hour".  That …

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Super Specific Normal Happenings

I'm not having a stroke, the title of this blog post will make sense soon enough. In October I'm doing a guest piece for Normal Happenings as part of their  "Games that Define us" collaborative piece in November.  It's a fantastic idea where myself and many other bloggers each write a piece about the game …

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Tex Murphy double bill – Mean Streets and Martian Memorandum

The Tex Murphy series is one I've long wanted to try, which is why I have all 6 of them in my backlog. I've now played the first two, 1989's Mean Streets and 1991's Martian Memorandum.  And so far they're interesting games filled with odd contradictions.  It's an adventure game, with a driving sim in it.  It's a …

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