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Rise of the MMOs – Part 2

So far, I’ve discussed a few of the early MMOs that I have had personal experience with. Of course, for every one I’ve played, there’s many more that I haven’t played. Most the games I’ve mentioned have been successful. But of course, what happens to an online game when it is NOT successful? Think about it for a moment. MMO...

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Rise of the MMOs – Part 1

The nineties were a truly epic time for gaming. This decade saw many changes in the home console market. Handheld gaming became mainstream. And of course, PC gaming took off at a rapid pace. With the ever growing popularity of the internet, a new concept in gaming began to rise to the surface: online connectivity. The first online multiplayer game that I ever...

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Review: Quake III Arena

Right on the heels of my Unreal Tournament review, comes my thoughts on its main competitor; Quake III Arena. Both of these titles are similar in terms of gameplay and they were released only days apart. So how does Quake hold up? Let’s see. First, let’s talk about what Quake III is not. It is not a direct sequel to...

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Review: Unreal Tournament

Continuing my dig thru the archives brings me to the ever popular Unreal Tournament. This game is not a direct sequel to the original Unreal, instead it is designed solely around the concept of a multiplayer arena. The nasty multiplayer code from the original game was fixed and enhanced with an in-game server browser allowing players to find live ongoing games at any time. This game also takes...

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Review: Quake II

***NOTE: Many of the technical parts of this review have since been made obsolete with the release of the  Quake II 2023 remaster update.***  Next up in the Oldschool File is another FPS classic: Quake II. After Quake took the Internet by storm, id Software was quick to develop a proper sequel. Quake II takes most of what was popular...

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