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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Battletech and “irreduceable complexity” (Completed)

I spent 120 hours on Battletech.  It felt like 40.  That should tell you everything you need to know about this game. Oh all right I suppose you want to know WHAT kind of game it is, and WHY it was so good.  I will assume that "WHERE"  and "HOW" are self-explanatory.* Battletech is a …

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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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GOG Summer Sale 2018 – top 5 games you’ve (probably) never heard of

Ah, it's on again.  The last time I wrote about the GOG Summer Sale I wrote about the games that were on sale that I had.  This time I'm going to write about the games that I don't have but want, despite the chances of being able to play them being about zero. So with that, my …

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