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Only just recently I found a new site that enabled people to play retro games without all the hassle of setting anything up, it was just a download and run experience. But because many of their games are DOS based and being sold, we cannot mention any of their PC games. However that doesn't mean we can't mention Amiga games and it's today's special treat which may appeal to our avid dungeon crawler fans that was originally from the Amiga. The game we are going to shout about is in fact Eye of the Beholder, the Amiga AGA version which was written by Bertrand/CFou to support AGA (256 colors) GFX with automapping. - For the PC version you can buy it on GOG as well as Eye of the Beholder 2 and 3!
In my opinion the EOTB series 1 and 2 was one of the greatest rpg's ever made, and it was also developed by one of the greatest developers : Westwood Associates later known as Westwood Studios. Released in 1991/92 it came some time after Dungeon Master but it gave us better graphics, better sounds, easier to control interface(spells) and characters you come across that push the story along. It is the type of game that would appeal to a 10 year old as much as an 80 year old, because even now in my late 30's I'm still coming back to it, still crawling the dungeons, slashing at deadly enemies and still trying to find that hidden passage.
And it's those hidden passages which are a so much easier to find thanks to these AGA editions with automapping, something the originals all those years ago didn't have. The only reason I'm not playing the Amiga edition now and only the PC version which has the ASE Automapping software, is because I want to use the same party from Eye of the Beholder 1 all the way to EOB 3, which never appeared on the Amiga. Still though, for those of you who want to play this game as a simple download, run the bat file and play, then this is the version to use. - ( Launcher by Gamesnostalgia, Installer by WHDLoad, FS-UAE for the emulation ).
But if you prefer to use our other more involved guides, you can use the FS-UAE install available HERE, the Amiga Forever guide HERE or the original fully playable NON AGA Amiga edition to PC HERE.
And to end on that note, head on over to Gamesnostalgia and download the Eye of the Beholder AGA (Amiga) edition to your PC and hope he also packages Eye of the Beholder 2 AGA, which if he does will be added to this article.
- Please note we will NOT be mentioning any of the commercial DOS games, only the Amiga ones -
"'Do what you haven't done is the key.' Sir Ridley Scott embodies that quote like no other. With a shining career of 34 years and 19 films stretching over various genres, Ridley Scott is unlike any directors I've featured before. It is with great pleasure I present to you the ninth episode in the series, [the films of] Ridley Scott.
There's some minor violence in this video..."
"This is the Rock-afire Explosion Documentary from 2008."
From http://boingboing.net/2016/02/03/meet-the-inventor-of-whac-a-mo.html ...
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"It's that time of year, 2 of the top teams in the 2 NFL divisions take to the field tomorrow to see who is the best for 2015 in Super Bowl 50. In this let's play of Tecmo Super Bowl 2016, which is a roster updated ROM Hack of the NES classic, I do a predictions video of how I feel the game will go..."
Way back in 1996, Graham Axten (TOKI) made a cool Bolder Dash clone called Rock Maze, in which you needed to guide your character deep into the underground digging through the dirt and collecting all the diamonds without getting squashed. What added to the re-playability of the game was the use of passwords with each level completion, so you could always come back to a level that caused you all that grief in the first place. But putting the original aside for the time being, the news of this weekend and a heads up by Vintageisthenewold, is the overhauled release of ' Rock Maze : Reset Edition ' which has been released by the Reset Magazine Staff from Graham Axten and is also available on the Reset #08 Mix-i-Disk.
Now I'm not sure if you remember the old version of this game, but this reset edition looks completely different graphically with everything from the side bar detail, the diamonds, the boulders, the little blue man and even the underground green textures looking so much better with far more depth. But that's not all that's changed, as apart from the new menu tune, they've also added an extra touch to the gameplay, such as picking up a pickaxe which gives you a rather special diamond surprise.
In all this is a lovely little game and I can't wait to see what else the Reset Magazine Staff will be releasing in the future from other developers!
Links : 1) Source 2) Download 3) Papermag 4) Twitter
Ethan Hawke has signed up for the Brian Smrz-directed thriller "24 Hours to Live" which goes on sale shortly at the upcoming European Film Market. The story follows an assassin given another shot at life after being revived by his employer.
The casting comes as CBS is reportedly seeking Hawke to reprise his role of Jake Hoyt from 2001 cop drama "Training Day" in the upcoming TV series based on the property says Deadline.
The new show will follow a now corrupt older white cop taking a young black detective under his wing, a reverse of the original film's setup. At least two versions of the pilot script existed, the one that got greenlit has Hoyt in support as the Deputy Chief.
The site indicates Hawke would be fine with the occasional guest appearance (ala Bradley Cooper in "Limitless") but not a regular recurring role.
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Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are re-teaming up for a currently untitled R-rated musical comedy at Universal Pictures from "Wicked" producer Marc Platt.
Both actors are attached to star in the film which Gordon-Levitt came up with the idea for and enlisted Michael Bacall to pen the script. Bacall previously worked with Gordon-Levitt on "Manic" and Tatum on the "21 Jump Street" films, whilst the two actors previously worked together on "Havoc" and "Stop-Loss".
All that's known about the story is that it features two pilots on a misadventure. Platt, Tatum, Gordon-Levitt, Adam Siegel, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan will produce.
"The Fast and the Furious" scribe Gary Scott Thompson has setup the action-thriller "Champion" at Storyscape Entertainment and Pioneer Pictures.
The original screenplay is based on real events and explores a centuries-old tradition within Thailand's prison system where inmates compete in state-sanctioned Muay Thai tournaments to win early release.
The story an American locked up abroad who must learn Muay Thai in order to fight for his freedom. Bob Cooper, Richard Saperstein, Robert Kravis, Tyler Mitchell and Karl Herrmann will produce.
Source: Heat Vision
Bella Heathcote ("Dark Shadows," "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies") has joined the cast of "Fifty Shades Darker" for Focus Features.
Heathcote will play Leila, a woman who had been in a relationship with Jamie Dornan's emotionally and psychically scarred Christian Grey.
This casting follows the recent announcement that Kim Basinger will play Grey's first lover. James Foley is set to direct the next two installments of the E.L. James adaptation which premiere Valentine's Day weekend in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
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