Thursday, 22 September 2016

UNIVERSE


Two years before Lara Croft first raided a couple of tombs, Core Designs looked to the skies and released a game with a heavily themed sci-fi setting. Universe took what was learned from The Curse of Enchantia a few years earlier and placed them into a large, sprawling and incredibly difficult point and click adventure.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

WARCRAFT ADVENTURES: LORD OF THE CLANS


For eighteen long years, WarCraft Adventures remained the ultimate 'what if' in adventure gaming. It was heavily promoted in coming soon catalogues and magazine previews and then, not long before its release, Blizzard cancelled it. On 9th September, the Holy Grail - a working, almost complete Beta copy of the game - was found and uploaded to the internet for all to play. And play it we must!

Monday, 19 September 2016

STAR TREK: BORG


In 1996 Star Trek: Klingon gave us an educational view of the war-loving race. Later that same year, Simon & Schuster Interactive tried to do the same thing with the Federation's other great nemesis: the Borg. Except this hive-minded species doesn't really deserve an empathetic history lesson.

Friday, 16 September 2016

UPDATES - SEPTEMBER 2016


There's a a fair few updates to grace the Collection Chamber over the last few months. For starters a number of games have been improved (find out which after the jump) but perhaps the most significant is the inclusion of a FAQ. Located on the right-hand-side just below the search bar, you will find many answers to common questions about the download sites I use as well as suggestions for common problems you may encounter. I'll still answer any queries you may have to the best of my abilities, but you may find the answer you are looking for there.


Thursday, 15 September 2016

DK: I LOVE LEARNING


Kids in the UK went back to school this week, lest my Facebook page ever let me forget, so what better way to celebrate parental freedom than an old-school learning game? DK, or Dorling Kindersley, is a renowned educational publishing company that fill libraries everywhere with books about almost anything. They have a great knack for making any subject interesting to all ages, be it engineering, trains or Star Wars. This collection of three titles is their attempt at a multi-media teaching tool for primary school students.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

THE AVENGERS IN GALACTIC STORM


Before Capcom got hold of the Marvel license and pitted them against their own characters, The Avengers had their own fighting game in 1995. Galactic Storm by Data East ushered in a lot of firsts in an over-crowded genre yet for all it's merits it's virtually unknown.

Monday, 5 September 2016

CHASM - THE RIFT


Chasm: The Rift is the first game from Ukrainian developers Action Forms, who are perhaps best known for the still-sold Carnivores series. With a budget price-point and a style that so obviously compares to Quake, can it stand up to that seminal shooter? Or does it deserve the relative obscurity it has ultimately received?