|Contribution Rating:||1502 (ranked 331st; 9 in last year)|
|Member Since||Nov 28, 2002|
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|Location:||Agoura Hills, CA, United States|
|About myself:||I'm an historian, lawyer and armchair sociologist by training, and a father and teacher of my boys by profession. Combining these with growing up playing older computer games, I have an interest in documenting older games -- both the tangible information on them and the texture and feel of them. I particularly look to find and preserve information on games with high-quality content that stands out from the formulaic stuff so prevalent.|
All Time Favorite
- M.U.L.E. -- I learned some key lessons on real-world economics from this simple but fun game.
- Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed -- Smooth, understated (as opposed to its brash sequels), this and High Stakes were incredibly enjoyable.
- System Shock 2 -- Truly frightening, immersive and compelling -- a masterpiece, except for that awful ending.
- Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines -- An obvious labor of love, sporting intelligent and often deeply philosophical dialogue -- and great fun, too.
- Gothic II -- Germans love their medieval fantasy and they love their Westerns -- ecco Gothic!
- Dreamfall: The Longest Journey -- Deep and disturbing, avoiding the trite formulae and simple morality-tale structure we've been taught to expect
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Game of the Year Edition) -- The true heir to Ultima Underworld's legacy; it's incredible, but wait 'til you see it modded! I love this game.
- Planescape: Torment
- Liero Xtreme
- Universe -- Omnitrend's Universe -- playing it and writing a FAQ -- it CAN be done, believe it or not
- Railroad Tycoon 3
- X-COM: Apocalypse -- Quite deep and well-executed in many places, but was left uncomplete and unbalanced in a few places.
- The Longest Journey
- Star Control II -- I am *expanding*! It is so much *squishy* to *smell* you! -- Can you beat that dialogue?
- System Shock
- IBM PC / Compatible -- A typical modern middle-of-the-line WinXP box (Athlon 64 3000+)
- Mattel Intellivision -- The crappy little white Intellivision II; need to get the good, solid original Intellivision
Used to Have
- Atari ST -- Atari 1040ST, with an unreasonably huge 10MB hard drive
- Atari 8-bit -- Atari 800XL
- IBM PC / Compatible -- From the old 8086 on up