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October 29, 2006 by simpilot
Life can really be hard sometimes. I haven't written anything here in a few months as I didn't really think anyone was reading. But now I just need to write some things down. I swear, if 2007 is even half the year 2006 has been, I'm punting!

Right now I'm going through a divorce. Someone once said going through a divorce is like walking through Hell. He was wrong. It's like wriggling on your stomach through broken glass through Hell. We started this (at least I did) with the intention of it...
August 13, 2006 by simpilot
The next in my definitive list of best games of all time was another no-brainer. It's one of the few games that I played from start to finish with no other games taking up my gaming time. When I was playing this one, it's all I wanted to play. And it's also one of the best examples of why games from the past should stay in the past, no matter how nostalgic we may feel.



Wings from Cinemaware was one of the first arcade flight sims for the Commodore Amiga. I had an Amiga 2000 with 40-meg ha...
August 2, 2006 by simpilot
Not one of the greatest of all time, but I'll also mention Xbox Live Arcade games from time to time. They are generally very good with excellent price points. The latest to come out is Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting. And if I ever needed a reminder of how much I suck at games, this is the game to do it. The graphics look pretty spot on although, like most demo versions, it takes up only a small portion of your screen. You need to pony up the 800 points for this bad boy, and that's about 400 t...
July 31, 2006 by simpilot
This will be my new blog on the greatest games of all time. I expect to do about one a month or so. Maybe more, maybe less as time allows. I'll start way back in the mid-80's and work my way forward. If you disagree with a selection, then write your own blog. I'm old (45 on August 5th) and cranky, so leave me alone. So without further ado, here is the first of the Best Games of All Time!

In 1985, Electronic Arts was just a sliver of the massive corporation that it currently is. It occupied a ...