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How To Play Quake 1 Like It’s 2011 (not 1999)

Features, Games and Gaming, Retrospectives

Seeing this recent post on RPS got me in the mood to do some singleplayer QuakeOneing. Just thinking about it gave me a shiver of anticipation, and I could hear the shotgun pow-tch-chk, the hiss and growl and roar and the clank-wobbleboom of grenades. That was it: the itch needed scratching. As soon as I got home from work, I got to re-installing.

But if you’re anything like me, you like a little modern gloss on the old warwagon. Leave the gameplay mechanics alone, but the shiny? I like the shiny!
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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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This Is A Post About Rocket Arena 3

Games and Gaming, Retrospectives

I have a deep and abiding love for Rocket Arena 3. I believe that after all these years, it remains the pinnacle of pure, unadulterated deathmatch play, stripping away everything extraneous to get to the equisite, zen-like, blood-soaked core. The perfect meld of simplicity and depth, strategy and reflex, skill and ballistics. And, my love for Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 in recent times notwithstanding, RA3 remains the sweet stratospheric Everest of my long, long computer gaming career.
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