(Freedoom was supposed to be tonight’s Saturday Night Freeware, but thanks to an unreliable Internet connection, I wasn’t able to test it.) Freedom is a collaborative project to create a complete game based on the Doom engine. The makers of the Doom, iD Software, released the game engine as free software under the GNU GPL […]

A gaming shopping list

Over the past year or so, I’ve been rediscovering my gaming feet. So far that has involved returning to some old favourites (Sims 3, The Hitman series, Deus Ex, Deus Ex: Invisible War, Call of Duty 1 and 2), looking wistfully at older favourites (the Myst series, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Diablo/Diablo […]

Souls sold

How carefully do you read the small print when buying something online, signing up for a service, or registering for any sort of online forum? For that matter, do you read the tiny text when you fill up forms in hard copy? Or do you just blindly tick the box that says you have read […]

Games going free

[NOTE: The following was originally written for my Financial Chronicle (Edge) column, but they only used part of it in their games section, so here’s the whole of it.] Name five gaming classics that can be enjoyed for free? Impossible, you say? Hmm…: Wolfenstein 3D: Help BJ Blazkowicz outwit the Nazis and escape Castle Wolfenstein. […]

Gaming golden ‘oldies’

This might be the age of the PS3, the Xbox 360, the Nintendo Wii, and thanks to developments like accelerometers, virtual-reality-like motion gaming is no more the domain of science fiction. But that’s no reason to forget some golden oldies that may not have had the spit, polish and realism of current-day games, but each […]

The Sims 3

So it’s been about a week that I’ve been messing with Sims 3 and about time I came up with a verdict. Well, it’s a difficult one — perhaps being preoccupied with other things keeps me from enjoying it like I should, though that is not to say I am not liking it. Sims 3 […]

Joy, fun, and seasons in the sun

My Sim-land now has seasons! Yes, that’s right, I finally took the plunge and bought another expansion pack: Sims 2: Seasons. After the fiasco that was Pets, I was a little apprehensive how my ageing laptop would handle Seasons. But I admit, I should have believed Marie — it’s playing quite well. I see no […]