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The Evercade: A Cartridge-based Modern Retro Handheld

07/2021

In 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, Brittany-based company Blaze came with the solution: it is not vaccine jabs, but cartridge jabs we require!

E3 2021: a Retro PC Gamer's Perspective

06/2021

The summer of 2021 is here: not only the sun, but also hope is in the air. Most conferences are still mostly virtually presented, but at least this time E3 isn’t completely canceled.

Wizardry 8 Playthrough Blog

05/2021

Wizardry 8: the Adventure Blog! I’ve been keen on replaying the whole game for old times sake - on a ‘real’ retro Win98 PC. After finally convincing my friend to install the game, we were ready to go through it together/alone, since it’s a single-player adventure. In the same fashion as other adventure blogs on this site, I thought it would be nice to do a short write-up after making a bit of progress.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Adventure Blog

12/2020

It is a fresh breeze indeed as the Island unfolds, buildings appear, and I sweat my ass off trying to collect enough lumber and clay to satisfy even the most grumpy of Tom Nooks. Welcome to the latest installment of Animal Crossing!

The Best and Worst Retro Hack & Slash Games

12/2020

A selection of retro Hack & Slah games, ranked. Which ones stack up to Diablo 2? A summary of the best and worst action RPG games from 2000 to 2012.

Super Mario 64 aged badly

10/2020

Super Mario 3D All Stars, the sneaky compilation release Nintendo bestowed upon us in the previous month, contains high definition remakes of three classic Mario 3D titles: Super Mario 64 (N64), Super Mario Sunshine (Gamecube), and Super Mario Galaxy (Wii).

Reviews from 2001 revived!

09/2020

Good news everyone! Futurama might not be back, but old PC gaming previews and reviews from UnionVault.NET, one of Jefklak’s Codex ancestors, have been revived.

The Gaming Setup, a 2007 Flashback

08/2020

While digging through an old archive, I came across pictures of my gaming setup in 2007. CRT gaming and the ultimate game boy - it's all there! Recollecting once owned but now lost games has become an expensive undertaking.

A Look At the Evolution of Retro Shooters and Their Engines

06/2020

I'm feeling nostalgic. Why don't you join me so we can marvel at magnificent achievements of the FPS past?

31 Animal Crossing GCN Features that (never?) returned

05/2020

Which features from previous Animal Crossing games do you wish were present in the Switch one? Some features never made the jump to a new iteration. Let us take a closer look.

Experiencing the Enhanced Baldur's Gate

07/2019

We move from one tree to the other, carefully glancing towards the ever so black fog of war. Imoen investigates things for us, while we prepare for the inevitable.

Diablo III: Diablo for Kids

11/2018

Ever wanted to play a real dungeon crawler but got held back by the possibility of a carpel tunnel syndrome? Did Diablo 2’s skill tree make you dizzy and the hard decisions on where to dump attribute points net you an increased blood pressure?

'Switch'-ing to the definitive nostalgic console

06/2018

The Nintendo Switch has been on active duty here for longer than I can remember myself playing on any of my previous home consoles.

Wario Land: a Retrospective

05/2018

It’s been over 20 years since I last touched any of the Wario Land games. I vaguely remember them being one of the most exciting platformers I’ve ever played as a kid.

Baldur's Gate 2: Mage Talk

04/2008

Ever wondered whatever the heck those crazy Arcane spellcasters say every time they unleash one of their spells upon you? It’s actually very simple and stands for the chosen spell’s spell school (abjuration, evocation, …).

BG2 Solo Blade: A Report

04/2008

Report Content Soloing - the Introduction The Blade Kit explained Used Baldur’s Gate II Setup Part 1: Irenicus' Dungeon Part 2: The Circus Tent & Slums Slaves Part 3: A Tanner & More Slaves Part 4: The Astral Prison Part 5: Daystar & Mae’Var Part 6: Some Beholders & a Lich Part 7: Druid Grove & Guarded Compound Part 8: Planar Sphere & Kangaxx!

BG2: Cleric/Ranger Guide

04/2008

Guide Content Introduction to the cleric/ranger Basic progression guide Picking your equipment The cleric/ranger’s spell picks Introduction to the cleric/ranger Since little non-playable and joinable characters are as good in healing as Viconia is, you might end up creating your own cleric.

Wizardry 8: Classes Guide

04/2008

### The Bishop Race Best Races: Fairy: best INT & SPE. Downside: low PIE and almost no weapons/armor usable. (go for sprite daggers if you want close-combat) Elf: good INT, PIE & DEX.

Wizardry 8: General Tips

06/2007

Legal notice: Most tips, tricks, howtos and guides are - not - originally created by me. They are scattered throughout the Internet, and this site contains a bunch of information found on other sites.

The Hype Train

06/2007

I’m pretty sure most of you know the feeling. A new game has been recently announced, maybe with some additional gameplay footage or early concept art.