A blog all about old, free, or bargain games I find. Not limited to computer games, either.
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August 15, 2010 by MagicwillNZ
So I've been playing the Victoria 2 demo and I've been enjoying it immensely, as someone who never really "got" the original game.

For those that don't know, Victoria 2 is a Grand Strategy Game like HOI or Europa Universalis. Where Europa Universalis is more focused on discovery and exploration, HOI more on warfare, Victoria 2 is more about domestic politics and economics. I know to many people that sounds boring, but honestly I think domestic politicking and economics is a very underutilized...
June 2, 2010 by MagicwillNZ
June 1, 2010 by MagicwillNZ
So my dad has taken a new IT job. Thing is, it's in Iraq, and he worries he's going to go crazy. The man is not a fan of deserts, he isn't even a fan of the war, but that's an entirely different subject. Thing is, he's going to need something to play in the long hours where he's on base and has nothing to do.

I'm looking for a game recommendation, preferably a solid multiplayer game so that dad has someone to play with. He likes a strange motley of games, so he doesn't have particular "genre"...
April 11, 2010 by MagicwillNZ
I'm trying to move my Dark Republic mod info from the general discussion to the mod forum. So far I've been cutting/pasting, but I felt it might be more economical if there was some way I could move the entire thread, along with other people's responses, while deleting the other thread I have up in them mod thread currently. Is there someone who can help me with this?
February 9, 2010 by MagicwillNZ
What do you think of games like Dragon Age having DLC and Expansions? Don't get me wrong, Dragon Age was stupid fun and addictive... but... don't you think this is getting a little redundant?
December 3, 2009 by MagicwillNZ
So I got fed up with Battlefield Heroes the other day. It's too bad because it was a fun game, but the fact they're selling weapons that give paying players the edge is a little more than I can tolerate. So I loaded up Half-life 2 Deathmatch and all the "team" servers were weird roleplaying games. Not something I really care to do right now.

So I don't know where to get my fix of team fps action. Is there a game that's not too expensive, that people still play, that's fun? Battlefield 2 and s...
October 11, 2009 by MagicwillNZ
Developers, I'd appreciate it if Impulse saved my birthday so that I didn't have to enter it every time I want to drool over Dragon Age: Origins.
June 19, 2008 by MagicwillNZ
Found In: Abandonia.com

Genre: Action.

Cost: $0

Worth It?: Yes.

Ah, Night Raid. This is one of those shareware game you used to play as a kid, where you'd only do the first few levels but you'd do them over and over again. Frankly, even back then, the game was too dumb to consider shelling out $10 or so for. The premise is simple: you are out in the middle of desert inside an adobe hut with a rapid-fire cannon mounted on top of it. Planes and helicopters would fly over...