At last, a Doom mod for Generation Y

August 26, 2010

No, I haven’t played either ‘Modern Warfare’ game.

I’ve heard the first one’s OK, but I certainly don’t feel the need to buy the second. If a game is famous because of how much they spent on advertising it – something is really wrong.

But here’s today’s question…
How do we encourage players who’ve just started playing FPS games – to try a classic title like Doom?

Answer below…

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Really raving about Raid on Bungeling Bay

August 26, 2010

You might have noticed a recent J-OMG post regarding the final issue of Retroaction. Downloaded the PDF yet? Had a read through?

If you haven’t, let me entice you a bit.

Further down this post, you’ll find a big stitched-together panorama of my ‘Raid on Bungeling Bay’ article. I’ve made it…to give you an idea of Retroaction’s quality of page composition. I think Neil the editor did an incredible job with Retroaction. Many other retro PDF magazines (*including ones that charge money!) could learn a lot.

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Wow, he really is a bit of a Dick Smith

August 17, 2010

J-OMG:  Dick Smith Wizzard

OK, I better explain this one, for our non-Australian readers.

Dick Smith is a bit like an Aussie version of Clive Sinclair or Steve Wozniak. He ran a chain of electronics stores in the 70s and 80s, before selling to the Woolworths group. Actually, he’s much more like an Aussie Richard Branson, in that he loved to do crazy stunts to promote his store, or himself. The most famous one, was towing an ‘iceberg’ into Sydney Harbour to supply our water needs. (It was fake, but looked pretty real)

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Final issue of the best PDF retrogame mag I’ve seen…

August 4, 2010

Yes, sad but true. Retroaction has just released their final issue.

Editor Neil Reive explains the reasons behind this decision, as we have a look at a few of the features inside…

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First video footage: James Cameron’s Avatar pinball machine

August 3, 2010

Avatar Pinball machine - header image

Full points, as always, to the team at Arcade Heroes who are so often first with the goodstuff.
This video appeared as part of their 2010 AAMA distributor expo report… which featured footage of upcoming games like Terminator Salvation (including the monster 100″ cabinet!).

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