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Pre-Order Dungeons & Desktops Today!

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Matt Barton has a new book on the history of Computer Role Playing Games (CRPG) called Dungeons & Desktops, and it's now available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

The book talks about a lot of games, has interviews with various artists and game developers of the day, and even goes into emulation and running these classic games on current hardware.

Haven't read it yet, but I imagine it'll be a nice history lesson for anyone interested, and some of the games, even today, have truly stood the test of time as classic games.

Can't think of anything else to say. Being of the older generation, I remember playing a lot of these games for the first time so I know I'll love this book, but would be interested in hearing from anyone who's never played, The Bard's Tale, Pools of Radiance, or Eye of the Beholder, or whatever. Does something like this pique your interest?

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About Android8675one of us since 12:28 PM on 01.02.2007

First Home Console Game?
Combat (Atari 2600)

Best Game from First System?
Adventure (Atari 2600)

Worst Console?
NES

Worst Game?
Skydiver (An EA "Gonzo" game, back before casual had the right marketing, I think PC Gamer gave it a 13/100)

Most $ Spent on a Console?
PC

Favorite Game?
System Shock 2 (AKA, Bioshock, but better), Portal quickly gaining ground, EverQuest as well.

Best Humor?
Sam & Max, Psychonauts, DotT, Monkey Island, Tim Schafer.

Easiest way to kill a day?
Civilization, or any Sid Meiers game.

Scariest Game?
Silent Hill or Fatal Frame, and Resident Evil.

Best non-Destructoid Website?
https://www.wikipedia.com

Best MMO?
Dragonrealms or EQ1

Most Recent game played for each system owned?
The Last Ninja (Atari 2600)
Adventure II (Atari 5200)
Archon (Atari 800, repurchase)
Sundog: Frozen Legacy (Atari ST)
Earthbound (SNES)
Aliens Vs. Predator (Jaguar)
Lord of the Rings Online: The Shadow of Angmar (PC)
Guitar Hero 80s (PS2) (Sad)
SSBB (Wii)
Rock Band (XBox 360)

Currently hating on?
Halo 3, just about everything Nintendo, Microtransactions, lack of hacking for Microtransactions and lack of easy cheating in MMOs like LotR:O. Where are the free bots people?
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