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The Most Important Video Game… Ever. IMHO, Of course…

Features, Games and Gaming

There’s been a bit of discussion of late on the MeFightClub board about the Most Important Video Game Ever (thankfully no one insisted on going all meme-ish and spelling it Evar).

Easy, I think, it’s got to be the first video game ever made, right? So off I pop to Wikipedia and start looking around. I was surprised by what I found. Did you know that the first video game was made in 1947? Neither did I…
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Microsoft increases price of XBox Live Gold

Features, Games and Gaming, News

With a gentle beep the email arrived in my inbox, to approximately the same welcome as viagra-sales spam. Worse, in fact, as it wasn’t blocked by my spam filter at the server before being served to my desktop like a freshly-laid dog turd.

“Thank you for being a valued member of Xbox LIVE. We want to let you know about an upcoming price increase for Xbox LIVE Gold subscriptions…”

Now there’s one significant problem with a price increase for XBox Live Gold – actually, there are several, but let’s start with the fact that I let my subscription lapse a couple of months ago and have been on the fence about renewing ever since. Looks like Microsoft have made my mind up for me. So from a US perspective (the price rises and the benefits of a Gold subscription vary depending on where you are in the world), let’s take a look at what $60/year buys you…
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The Lost Starfighter: X Wing

Features, Games and Gaming, Retrospectives

Hi, and welcome to The Lost Starfighter – LevelsOfDetail’s retrospective on that much-mourned loss to the PC gaming scene, the Space Combat Simulator.

For the first column, an intro-retrospective not about my first Space combat sim, but probably my favourite: X Wing.
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