Archive for the Musing Category

Yet More Thoughts on Simplicity and Era Contrasts

Posted in Musing with tags , , , , on January 12, 2012 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Yes, yes, I know—at this point, it’s almost like beating a dead horse.  Still, considering how many gamers are to some extent interested in older gaming, the comparisons between retro (and retro-ish) games and their modern counterparts come up often.
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Thoughts on Flash Remakes

Posted in Musing with tags , , , , , on January 11, 2012 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Adobe Flash has opened up a lot of doors over the years.  A few years ago, one of the bigger doors was opened—the ability to recreate old video games.
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Thoughts on the Creation of Let’s Plays

Posted in Musing with tags , , , , , on January 4, 2012 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

I’ve talked about the concept on this blog plenty of times, but it wasn’t until creating my own Let’s Play of Star Trek: The Next Generation – Echoes from the Past that I really understood some aspects of the process, even some things I thought I understood beforehand.
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Thoughts on Another Scandal in the Industry

Posted in Musing with tags , , , on December 29, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Time and time again, I’ve gone on record as defending those on the other side of the video game business from my fellow gamers.  The consumer doesn’t always remember how difficult it can be to just get a video game made, let alone get it into gamers’ hands.  Sometimes, though, the people on that side of the fence don’t exactly help matters.
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Announcement (and Musing Digression): Scoring System Updated

Posted in Announcement, Musing with tags , , on December 28, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Yes, another announcement!  This one, however, is a bit more substantial, as it covers the recent change in review scoring as detailed in the About the Console and Computer Game Reviews page.
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More Thoughts on Sandbox Games

Posted in Musing with tags , , , , , on December 26, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

We’ve talked about sandbox gaming before, where we covered the definition and its application.  This time around, we’re going to dive into another aspect of sandbox games—the world they’re set in.
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Thoughts on Winter-een-mas

Posted in Musing with tags , , on December 22, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Yes, the season is almost upon us.  No, I’m not talking about Christmas, Hanukkah, or the like. No, I’m talking about Winter-een-mas.
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