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Cavesweeper has been released!

QUIMDUNG Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:48 pm

Will you please care to enter this dungeon? Minesweeper RPG awaits.

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Antiquated Game Player

jjsimpso Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:28 pm

So, I decided to make a magazine. I'm doing it mostly for fun but I hope someone else gets some enjoyment out of it. I just released my first issue, the theme of which is Computers and Dragons. I mostly discuss D&D and computer games. In future issues I hope to cover simulations and other such things.

You can grab a free PDF at magcloud. Print version is $7.50.



Here's the blurb:

Antiquated Game Player is a magazine for the old school game player of both electronic and paper-based games. Journey back to a time when games were made to target niche audiences: role players, history buffs, wargamers, trekkies, and various other minorities. Featuring game reviews, genre surveys, historical explorations, game design analysis, and more, Antiquated Game Player is your source for in depth coverage of the past you
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Podcast Episode #67: Now and Then

another coma Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:24 pm



December, 2006

We take break from THE LATEST IN GAMES COVERAGE for a selectbutton.net retrospective. We reflect on the inception of our own website, do a bit of introspection on where we were as a community circa 2006, and where we've come since then. All of this leads to some pretty serious revelations about The Drunken Samurai. Um no really!


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Select Button Podcast 67, ft. adilegian, boojiboy7, diplo, Felix, Schwere Viper and Tokyo Rude

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Podcast Episode #66: Countryside Romp & Stomp

another coma Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:29 am



Protip of the Day: Make due with tactics and strategy and being a soldier.

A bit different from our last mech-related podcast, here. This episode we talk about games that nail the feeling of being at the controls of a giant, massive, sludgy, hulking machine. We also talk about a bunch of games that don't feel at all like that! There's also an excellent tangent about the downhill slide avalanche that is the Xeno series. Don't miss it!
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Select Button Podcast 66, ft. Felix, Ni Go Zero Ichi, secret character, and Wall of Beef

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Podcast Episode #65: Rear Shield Adjustment

another coma Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:51 pm



Looking out of the window of a yacht and seeing lots of dogfights.

Fashionably late selectbutton.net podcast returns to discover that that actual flying in space is pretty flippin' complicated, it turns out. So in our space sim episode we talk about which games draw the line between fun and outright simulation. We also talk about people who have a dangerous interest in EVE Online, the influence of Star Wars in pretty much every space dogfighting game, Wing Commander, and why no game has really given you the feeling of being on the bridge in Star Trek. Something something Colony Wars!

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Select Button Podcast 65, ft. bza, cubalibre, felix, flylighter, gary oldman dwarfism, GrimmSweeper, Lainer, Oh God Spiders No, Takashi, and Wall of Beef

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Podcast Episode #64: 9.9.99

another coma Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:35 pm



Rare Sega Saturn powered by a Phoenix Mirror and 16 watch batteries.

Slightly overdue selectbutton.net podcast returns in a hilarious special episode where Sonic has a misunderstanding at the office, Ryo gets in trouble with the principal (again) and Uncle Sega bets it ALL ON BLUE. Tune in for nearly three hours of tears on the 13th birthday of the Dreamcast!

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Select Button Podcast 64, ft. deets. felix, Persona, Renfrew, Schwere Viper, Texican Rude, and Wall of Beef

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SB Game Club - red

Mr. Apol Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:16 pm

Time for another SB Game Club! And it's another Megazeux game, by superstar Lancer-X, called red.



You can download red here: http://vault.digitalmzx.net/show.php?id=2031

You'll need Megazeux itself to load and play the game, all the versions you could possibly want are along the top bar here: http://vault.digitalmzx.net/

Just unpack megazeux and run mzxrun.exe, choose the folder red is in and load the game!

You can set controls up in the main menu, though I found the default arrows+z+x to be fine, considering that's what I use for emulation and the such anyway.

About the game itself: red is a classic style JRPG done brilliantly in Megazeux. I'm really not kidding when I say this is probably the most impressive looking Megazeux game I've ever seen. The battle system is pretty standard fare, but it's zippy. A lot of the little graphical touches are delightful.

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HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY, SEIKLUS !!

L Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:54 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEIKLUS



In 2003, a small indie game was released that charmed hundreds and inspired a multitude of quiet, confident exploratory indie games in the decade to come, among them Knytt and An Untitled Story. That game is Seiklus! And today is the 10th anniversary of its release!



YAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEIKLUS



Eudaimon wrote:
Looking back, Seiklus really was something of a revelation to me at the time. The simple beauty of the world, the relaxing "gamelessness", and of course the dreaminess were really different, unique to my experiences.


Rud13 wrote:
But I hated Seiklus. At the Karaoke party I told Aderack it was like, "A recent Castlevania where you didn't fight anything."


Toups wrote:
The reason I enjoyed Seiklus was less because
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Podcast Episode #63: What Goes Up

another coma Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:48 am



Asses primed for destruction.

Before we got accustomed to pressing a button to duck behind things in dang near everything, jumping was the most common verb in gaming. We explore it in depth: double jumps, triple jumps, floaty jumps, fatal jumps, first person jumps, useless jumps, wall jumps, rocket jumps, and heck, why we jump at all.

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Select Button Podcast 63, ft. cubalibre, deets, esc, diplo, felix, Lick Meth, MattCD42, notbov, and Toptube
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