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Matt Diamond

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In Topic: The Secret History of Mac Gaming

19 March 2018 - 08:39 PM

View PostCougar, on 19 March 2018 - 02:05 PM, said:

[Seaman] is far stranger than is let on. Leonard Nimoy does the narrating. Angry videogame nerd did a hilarious video on it.

Oh.. my. That game is equal parts disturbing and amazing. (Ok, maybe more like 60/40.) Thanks for that link!

In Topic: The Secret History of Mac Gaming

19 March 2018 - 09:03 AM

View PostCougar, on 18 March 2018 - 02:58 PM, said:

IMO this is like buying expensive china and then letting it gather dust in a glass case. What's the point of owning it if I can't enjoy it?

Fair point! But don't get me wrong: I have opened the shrink wrap. I love to pick it up and read a few pages from a random spot. But I'm reading it straight through on the iPad.

Minor complaint: I don't like the formatting of the block quote paragraphs-- they blend into the surrounding paragraphs too much. (Richard, is there some way to send feedback to the editor/publisher?)

I'm still starting chapter 6. Particular highlights for me so far:
  • MacVentures. Their games are on Steam for a few bucks each. I'm going to play The Uninvited again (with a walkthrough-- as the book notes, that game was brutal.) Plus I have the Shadowgate remake from their kickstarter a few years back. I really should get back to that..
  • The first appearance of Casady & Greene, and the unexpected link between Crystal Quest and Carmaggeddon(!)
  • Recalling the genius of Chris Crawford. (He's still a genius but his single-minded pursuit of something that we don't know how to build and most people don't seem to want have made him a sort of Don Quixote figure. But his early output is amazing!) I bought one of those 5,000 copies of Legacy of Siboot with money I should have spent on food, and I'll never forgive myself for reselling it later.

In Topic: The Secret History of Mac Gaming

18 March 2018 - 02:44 PM

I'm reading it on my iPad just to save wear and tear on the book. Just finished chapter 5.

In Topic: Looking for an mmorpg

18 March 2018 - 02:18 PM

It isn't like any of the other MMORPGS you played, but: I just noticed that Puzzle Pirates is still up and running. I've been meaning to try it for ages.

I wonder if you'd be interested in MUDs (multi user dungeon)? They are patterned after text-only adventures, some are mostly social, some mostly combat, some include areas that are written by the players themselves. Many of the surviving ones date back to the 80s and 90s. Wikipedia has a list: https://en.wikipedia...i/List_of_MUDs.
Disclaimer: I have almost no experience with MUDs myself.

TriadCity is a more recent MUD, and the web page makes it look kind of interesting.

In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

18 March 2018 - 01:15 PM

View PostJanichsan, on 18 March 2018 - 09:12 AM, said:

And I have to admit that I got that stupid "Gene Tonic" pun only now… :glare: