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The History of System Shock 2

Irrational Games' System Shock 2 is a cult classic hybrid game that straddles several genres: FPS, RPG, and action adventure. It also boasts an amazing science fiction story and some seriously spooky ambiance. In this episode, I offer the history of the game, showing how it can trace its lineage back to Ultima Underworld, a game with which it shares some very intriguing parallels. Like UU, SS2 was not originally conceived as a sequel, nor did it sell very well despite becoming very popular and influential later on. See below for info about getting the game working in Vista 64.

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Matt Chat 31: A Rockstar Ate My Hamster

This week, I decided to cover one of those games that "are so bad they're good," namely, Colin Jones' A Rockstar Ate My Hamster. If you're into tabloids, parody, chiptunes, and British wit--this weird "bargain bin" title is a must-play. Check it out!

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Matt Chat 30: Fallout

This week's Matt Chat looks at one of my favorite CRPGs of all time, Interplay's Fallout from 1997.

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Matt Chat 29: Wizardry!

This week, I cover Wizardry, one of the earliest and most influential CRPGs ever made! Enjoy! Also, don't forget to subscribe to Armchair Arcade's new YouTube video feed!

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Matt Chat on Maniac Mansion!

Here's the "Matt Chat" you've all been waiting for! Lucasfilm Games' 1987 masterpiece, Maniac Mansion!

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Matt Chat 26: Ghostbusters (Activision)

Hi, everyone. I'm back with another Matt Chat - this time looking at David Crane's Ghostbusters for the Commodore 64. If you're a fan of the movie or game, be sure to check it out! I think you'll like what I put together for this one.

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Matt Chat 25: Knights of the Old Republic

Hi, folks. This week I look at another of my favorite CRPGs, Bioware's Knights of the Old Republic.

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Matt Chat on Star Control II

Hi, folks. This week I look at one of those great DOS games from the early 90s--Star Control II.

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Matt Chat 22: ICOM Simulations' Macventure series

At long last, here it is. Matt Chat 22: Deja Vu, Uninvited, Shadowgate, and Macventures. I was finally able to get my classic Mac emulator (mini vmac) up and running, so please enjoy--a lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into getting this footage! :)

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