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When I first got a Computer in 1998, I hadn't discovered what types of Games I liked best. My brother and a mutual friend of ours really liked Driving Games. I did too as it was relatively easy to use the arrow keys on a keyboard and press another for the gas and go. Some of the first ones we all enjoyed ( not on Steam or GoG presently ) were the Microsoft series of Games:

Motocross Madness ( 1998 )
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motocross_Madness_(1998_video_game)
Motocross Madness 2 ( 2000 )
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motocross_Madness_2

Monster Truck Madness ( 1996 )
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Truck_Madness
Monster Truck Madness 2 ( 1999 )
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Truck_Madness_2

Midtown Madness ( 1999 ) Chicago
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midtown_Madness
Midtown Madness 2 ( 2000 ) London & San Francisco
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midtown_Madness_2
Midtown Madness 3 ( 2003 ) Paris & Washington DC Xbox only
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midtown_Madness_3


The Motocross Madness 2 ( 2000 ) & Monster Truck Madness 2 ( 1999 )
were the superior products I was introduced to. Monster Truck Madness 2 had some great tracks and hypnotic music. The first Midtown Madness was fantastic. Being able to have "free play" was a new concept to me over the other racing Games we tried that were very linear, forcing the Player to a specific track and having to be victorious to advance. I just wanted to drive and create my own mayhem.

I would gladly pay money for modern digital versions of these Games.

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  23:08:18  29 July 2019
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I've had PCs since 1995, but wasn't until 2001 that I bought my very first game, Ghost Recon. And what a great game it was, nothing else even came close. I still remember my disbelief trying out other FPS and realizing that they used corridors --I thought all FPS used open levels like Ghost Recon.
I didn't buy another game until Crysis was released six years later.

Here's an excellent video review: https://youtu.be/x74yN22J7OI?t=81
  09:47:59  30 July 2019
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My first FPS shooter. Changed my life.

LucasArts "Outlaws" (1997 video game)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaws_(1997_video_game)


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Outlaws features one of the earliest examples of a sniper zoom system. Unlike many modern shooters, which switch to a full screen zoom, here only the scope itself is affected by the zoom.

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Outlaws + A Handful of Missions ( $5.99 )
https://www.gog.com/game/outlaws_a_handful_of_missions

Outlaws + A Handful of Missions ( $5.99 )
https://store.steampowered.com/app/559620/Outlaws__A_Handful_of_Missions/

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  17:06:00  1 August 2019
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Motocross Madness 2

flawed, but fun:

while I am fairly certain that within a week, I'd probably be able to assemble at least 15 people on-line to play with (there's a lot of retro-gaming going on out there, behind the curtains), I simply don't have the time, patience, nor burning desire to do so and as such I've been enjoying Motocross Madness 2 on my own, trying out the various modes

first of all, the way that 'tournaments' and such are handled in MCM 2 (abbreviation used for future reference) is that it leaves things up to the player to decide, i.e. 'how many opponents', 'what course', 'what mode', etc. and playing a 'tournament' doesn't necessarily mean that there are any pre-set track-configurations, or similar, but rather it's up to the player to 'mix & match'

sound-effects are sparse, but they do the trick (remember to switch to 16-bit audio in the menu) and the graphics are 'decent enough', but there's also quite a few sliders to increase/decrease draw-distance, etc. - actually being able to push further draw-distance than a lot of games throughout the 2010s on-wards (although admittedly there's not as many details to render, it still feels helluva lot more immersive than walking around Skyrim and having buildings literally pop up in the distance)

the physics are all over the place, making this for an excursion in patience and if ever you hit a tree hard enough, you'll send your biker flying across the map and you won't be able to re-spawn until he's hit the ground, which sometimes can drag on for quite a bit

there's plenty of stuff [to] drive into as well, but the game also allows you to turn collisions with trees off, which might make it more fun for some

apart from that, what you got here is basically a 'Freeroaming Motocross Paradise', with lush hills to ascend (and fly over), plenty of tricks to learn, awesome vistas to explore and a sense of freedom seldom matched (Fuel, by Codemasters come close) and there are plenty of maps to choose between, giving you different biomes (from green hills, to arid deserts to wooden highlands) - certain levels even features different cars driving around (for little to no apparent reason, given there's trucks, jeeps and what-have-you-not), providing you with an excellent arcade-like racing-experience

the various modes offer some degree of variation, but not much, perhaps because I have been spoiled by nearly two decades of 'progress', maybe because I like more structured races, or maybe it was just a plain dumb idea from the onset; nonetheless MCM 2 remains a fun, entertaining title that you can easily boot up and play (even in Windows 10, with little to no finicking - apart from downloading a file from Microsoft) and it feels nice and responsive to play with a joystick, offering plenty of variation [within] the maps themselves, in terms of just 'driving around and doing crazy stunts', if nothing else
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Great moments in PC gaming: The Shalebridge Cradle in Thief: Deadly Shadows
https://www.pcgamer.com/great-moments-in-pc-gaming-the-shalebridge-cradle-in-thief-deadly-shadows/

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  00:23:51  1 September 2019
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Some madman has already hit level 60 in World of Warcraft Classic | PC Gamer
https://www.pcgamer.com/some-madman-has-already-hit-level-60-in-world-of-warcraft-classic/

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In defense of World of Warcraft's worst area | PC Gamer
https://www.pcgamer.com/in-defense-of-world-of-warcrafts-worst-area/

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  23:46:04  17 October 2019
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How Dead Space's Scariest Scene Almost Killed the Game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ3iqq49Ew8

Dead Space creator Glen Schofield talks about the classic space horror game, and offers inspirational advice on game development in general.
  02:17:56  20 October 2019
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Retro Review: STAR WARS: Dark Forces
http://gametyrant.com/news/retro-review-star-wars-dark-forces

Retro Review - Star Wars: Dark Forces PC Game Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu1cO2B76UE

Star Wars: Dark Forces
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_Dark_Forces

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  08:44:39  23 October 2019
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How Blade Runner Reinvented Adventure Games
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