Blast From The Past Archive

Blast From the Past: Jet Set Radio (2000)

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A game that featured renegade skaters skating all over the city and covering up each other’s graffiti, while a mega corporation tries to put a record together to summon a demon. It’s out there, alright. But it was the right kind of out there for the time and system,

Blast From the Past: Autoduel (1985)

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There’s a joke about driving in Boston. “Most places, driving is a Noncontact sport. Driving in Massachusetts is a Contact sport. Driving in Boston is a Combat Sport”. And that makes me very glad that we’re not living in the future envisioned in Autoduel. Because in the future, driving can

The Star Wars Video Game Retrospective: Part 2

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So, when we last visited a Galaxy far far away, the console crash had killed the home market, and the arcade boom was slowly dying out. So where do we go from there? How about attaching themselves to the Nintendo boom and then some of the best PC games ever? The

A Star Wars video game retrospective: Part One The Early Years

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The history of Star Wars games goes back nearly forty years at this point. And the first game in the series? I know what you’re thinking, but the arcade game was neither the first game in the series, nor the second, Let’s take a walk down memory lane…

Sunday Blast From the Past: Sword of Aragon (1989)

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I decided to break out a part of my SSI retrospective to talk about one of my favorite games from SSI, Sword of Aragon. I did a bit of playing it the last couple of days, and I felt like I was a teenager again. Why so much nostalgia?

What’s On Deck (Week of Jan 3-9)

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Got a lot to write about next week, including the first of a new series, “Blast From the Past”. Here’s what’s on deck…