Articles by tag: video game history

Author : Tasha
23 June 2020, 2:04 pm

Who in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

Who in the world is Carmen Sandiego? It's okay if you sang that in your head, I did too. It brings back memories of pursuing a felonious red-clad woman all around the world. Carmen Sandiego came onto the scene in 1985, making her debut in "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" The game was aimed at teaching geography in a fun and engaging way. The Carmen Sandiego series does an excellent job of making you forget that they are intended to be educational. They are also fun and challenging adventure games.

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Author : E. Bolognesi
12 September 2019, 5:19 pm

Brief History of Computer Game Platforms: 1977-1982

If you own a computer today, it’s either a PC or a Mac. Instead, not too many years ago, the world was full of crazy, little - and marvelous - machines called home computers. They had fancy names such as Apple II, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Amiga, Atari ST, and more. It was the golden age of the 8-bit and 16-bit technology.

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Author : E. Bolognesi
17 November 2018, 11:09 am

Heroes of the 16-bit: The Story of Thalion Software

Ask any expert of the 16-bit era about Thalion, and you will always hear the same statement: it was one of the most talented studios of the 90’s. This relatively small company left us some of the best titles ever created for the Atari ST and Amiga, a legacy of games that we will play for a long time.

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Author : E. Bolognesi
22 April 2018, 10:19 pm

The fascinating story of Santa Paravia and Fiumaccio

Did you know there is an old game with a strange Italian title, Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio, set during the Italian Renaissance (1400)? I didn't, but I discovered that it's a fascinating title, with a captivating story that is worth telling.

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Author : E. Bolognesi
22 December 2017, 12:30 pm

Sid Meier's Colonization - One of the best games ever designed

When I first heard about Colonization, I thought: ok, so this is just like Civilization, but instead of the entire world, you only have America; instead of barbarians you have the Indians tribes; instead of the whole span of the history of humankind, you have no more than 358 years. You don’t have technological advancements or scientific research, so that you won’t discover robots or jets. Why should I play it? I was very wrong.

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Author : Henry Blake
9 September 2017, 10:14 am

The Oregon Trail: The Most Successful Educational Computer Game of All Time

The Oregon Trail was developed way back in 1971 on university mainframes then jumped over to early 8-bit home computer systems. Continuing through 4 decades it has reappeared in many editions (at least 10), was a colossal commercial success in its heyday, and remains popular today, though interest is now largely relegated to the retro-gaming community.

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