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Windows 8 - issues resolved?

Windows 8 you either hate or love it, it's hard to somehow be in between. I've discovered it works great on a media center PC as well as a tablet but it just won't work well on a desktop PC or a Laptop/Notebook where you are using various programs in a multi tasking environment. On a productive system the Metro (I somehow keep calling it Metroid in the video :P ) interface keeps getting in the way.

I found a solution. Read more below.

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Quick Peeks: The Soul of Dracula

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It's Wednesday... And that can mean only one thing.. Ok, maybe not just one, but it _is_ time to take a Quick Peek at a title that will help you muddle through you tryptophan induced stupor this Thanksgiving.

This week we are taking a look at an indie title that pays homage to one of gaming's classic platformers. So before you fall asleep on the couch, pop on in and check out The Soul of Dracula...

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Three for the Road: Knytt, Frogatto & Friends, and Digital: A Love Story

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·  · ·· November 21st, 2010: Knytt, Frogatto & Friends, and Digital: A Love Story ·· ·  ·

Another week and another three great freeware games for you to check out. A couple of them are even cross platform, so you Mac and Linux folks can also have a go. This week I've included two great 2D platformers into the mix and the third game is an exceptional work of interactive fiction created by Christine Love which explores topics oft not explored in many games.

Chip Hageman's picture

Quick Peeks: The Hoard

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The HordesI've been on a shooter kick recently so today we will be checking out a fun freeware shoot'em up called The Hordes. This particular game was created in the classic shoot'em up style and has a fairly linear stage progression with deceptively difficult game play.

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Three for the Road: Space Clusters, Star Guard, BrainSplode!

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·  · ·· November 7th, 2010: Three Great Freeware Games for the PC ·· ·  ·

This week I've got three great indie gems lined up for you to take a look at. Among their ranks are: Space Clusters (a shoot'em up), Star Guard (a platformer) and BrainSplode! (an artillery game).

A little something for (almost) every taste.

Chip Hageman's picture

Quick Peeks: Annihilation

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AnnihilationToday I've got a great arena shooter for you all to check out. It's been around for a few years.. However, with things being as they are on the net, it's easy for a few games to sneak by. Well, that's what I'm here for- to shine a spotlight on some of the gems that may have slipped your notice.

Today we will take a look at Annihilation.

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Quick Peeks: FooBillard

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FooBillardI don't know about you guys, but it just seems that billiards/pool is a game that's supposed to be played face to face... normally while imbibing sufficient quantities of alcohol so as to help "randomize" your spatial acuity. That being said, I'm still a sucker for a good computer simulation of the sport.
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Three for the Road: Three Great Remakes for the PC

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      Ok folks, sorry about getting this edition out a day late.. I actually overshot my bandwidth quota mid-week (for the second time in six months) and had to lay-low. Next weeks edition should be out on time.. barring getting the boot by Comcast.

      Anyway, This week we are going to look at three remakes / reinterpretations of somewhat classic games. I've tested all of these under Windows XP SP3 and they worked fine.. so your Vista/Win 7 mileage may vary. If no one posts compatibility updates in the comments then I will try to test them out under Win7 Ultimate 64bit in the coming days.

Now, let's get to the games...

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Quick Peeks: Super Human Cannonball

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Super Human CannonballSo I was kicking around on the net recently and I stumbled across this little gem from 2006: Super Human Cannonball is an artillery game created by Luke Twyman.  Game-play is sort of like Worms but using the control mechanics of a golf game.  e.g. The power slider goes up and down, press space to lock in.  The cannon angle moves up and down, press space to lock in and fire.

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Three for the Road: Three Great Freeware Games for the PC

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·  · ·· October 24th, 2010: Three Great Freeware Games for the PC ·· ·  ·

Greetings! This is a new blog series I decided to create to showcase some of the great games I've stumbled across for various platforms.   This weeks topic is freeware PC titles.. future posts will include different subjects.  I'm going to try as much as possible to keep the content retro, classic, or indie development related.  However, I did diverge a bit from that on todays post. :-)

-Gandalf42

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