Going on hiatus…

September 18, 2009

Unfortunately, whoever is reading this blog has noticed that I have been on hiatus and haven’t updated in nearly two weeks. That’s the single longest stint to date, sadly with work, school and other obligations I have not had the time to read as many comics as I do regularly, a trip to the comic book store is long overdue. Also, this blog has slowly been evolving inot incorporating more and more of my gaming interests. Therefore, I  have decided to dedicate time to my new gaming blog: http://mmorpgchronicles.blogspot.com which is being sponsored by google. This one focuses on fantasy role playing games which I really enjoy.

Who knows, this blog may be back if I get more time, or I may incorporate comics reviews later, but for now it is going bye bye…

My favorite old school PC games

September 1, 2009


Lately on my free time, such as it is, I have been playing MMORPGS and other computer games. I have always been a PC gamer, going back to the days of old DOS based games, even before Windows.

I am probably dating myself too much with this post, but you know what? I fondly remember playing a lot of these and even though most gamers are console crazy I bought my PS2 to play dvds and rarely even used it for gaming, it got most of its use when my nephews came to visit.

However, PC gaming is another story, so I thought it would be fun to reminisce about the old games I used to play and remember fondly, in no particular chronological order but starting with the original Fallout (circa 1997) I vividly recall going out to Target and plopping down $50 for the original Fallout by Interplay software when it was brand new and I played it for hours on end.

I think what was most appealing was its in game story, its genious intro and its superb graphics which were top of the line for its day. Killing mutants, exploring a post apocolyptic world was never as much fun as it was during the good old days of this futuristic RPG. In comparison to today’s Fallout 3, the original, with its clunky turn-based system and old school graphics probably feels ancient, but if you never played this futuristic post nuclear game back in the day, I truly feel sorry for you and have to wonder, what did you waste your idle non-working hours doing?? The o.g. Fallout is a classic and it probably inspired such future games like Bioshock and others of  its ilk, and as such is one of the best PC games ever, in my opinion. I rate it 4 stars out of 5 for its playability factor