Category Archives: Gaming

VidHD and “Total Replay”: Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together!

Over the past few months I’ve been enjoying my Apple IIe in a few new ways, and that’s something that feels pretty nice to be able to say, here in 2020. Back in 2018 I became part of the hardware … Continue reading

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A Progress Update From a “No Man’s Sky” Time Traveler

Early in the year I posted A Few Words from a “No Man’s Sky” Time Traveler, detailing my decision to put my 1,600-hour No Man’s Sky journey on hold and jump back-in-time to late 2016 and the Foundation (v1.1) release … Continue reading

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A Bit of History Regarding “Tunnels of Armageddon” for the Apple IIgs

In 1989 I wrote a letter (envelope, stamp, and all) to game publisher California Dreams asking a technical question about the game Tunnels of Armageddon for the Apple IIgs. But, they never wrote back. I was thinking back on this … Continue reading

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A Baker’s Dozen for High Score Week

The subreddit r/Retrobattlestations is one of my favorite vintage computing project outlets on the net. The sub runs frequent competitions, and last week’s compo was High Score Week. During a High Score Week, members pick a game for their favorite … Continue reading

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A Few Words from a “No Man’s Sky” Time Traveler

As those who follow me on any of my social feeds are quite aware, I enjoy the game No Man’s Sky. Actually, that’s something of an understatement. I’ve written quite a few words about the degree to which the boundless … Continue reading

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Did You Hear About That Nutter Who Dropped $4K $6K on No Man’s Sky?! [Updated!]

People who know me both online and IRL know that I’m a pretty big fan of Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky. Actually, that’s something of an understatement. I’m about 330 hours in so far (405 planets across 128 systems). I’ve … Continue reading

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Procedural Planetary Exploration Across the Decades

Regular readers are surely aware that I’m rather addicted to the space exploration game No Man’s Sky by Hello Games. I recently detailed my love for the title and gave an account of the high-end gaming PC I built specifically to … Continue reading

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The Year that ‘Starglider’ and the Atari ST Saved Halloween

(The U.S. presidential election took place yesterday, and today I am greatly in need of some serious distraction, so I thought I’d write a post about a particular computing memory from decades past that’s been on my mind lately, but is not … Continue reading

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My Skylake Gaming PC Build [Updated]

A month ago I shared my feelings about Hello Games’ space exploration game No Man’s Sky. (Spoiler: I loved it — and still do, about 150 hours in.) In the post I mentioned that parts were in the mail for … Continue reading

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A Few Words About the Best Game I’ve Ever Played: No Man’s Sky [Updated]

[ This post is now hosted over any my No Man’s Sky blog, NMSspot. Please have a look at it there.) [ I want to note that this post was written prior to the major Foundation 1.1 update released by … Continue reading

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