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Thursday, April 25, 2002
The Slacker's Guide to Shareware Returns
12:19 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

The Slacker's Guide to Shareware, authored by the wild and wacky Chris Barylick, is back for another run. In this feature, the Slacker looks at four super cool shareware games including Meteor Storm and Moon Lander.

Here's a snippet from the article:

As summer approaches, the Slacker has sat back and pondered the deeper truths of life with the help of some impressive downloads, an oh-so-sexy new Evil Dead shirt and a pile of gray matter made limber by grad school. Having arrived at the conclusions that hip-hugging jeans use a combination of vacuum and adhesive technologies, trampling the feeble is permissible in order to procure a copy of Return to Castle Wolfenstein and an elderly Mr. Rogers teaching kids at the White House seems a bit frightening, the Slacker has decided to enjoy a hard cider and single-handedly try to bring back the 80’s.

Fortunately, some truly great games can always cut through the insanity. The shareware industry has once again earned its stripes as well as your registration fees with four truly impressive games. In the midst of a slew of titles representing the average, the mundane, things you’d never double-click again and a dubious creation that thrashed the Slacker’s screen resolution so hard he had to manually reset the motherboard, a few titles shone above the rest. As for the title that confuzzled his screen settings beyond belief and led to the reformatting of his G4 tower, the Slacker has looked into a team of mercenaries convicted of a crime they didn’t commit that he might be able to hire, if only he could find them…

Be sure to check out the rest of the article today!

The Slacker's Guide to Shareware - Part 2

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