Author: Benjamin Fitzgerald

  • What We’re Playing This Week – I Need An Air Conditioner Edition

    Ben Fitzgerald – Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos, Eador: Genesis, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Fantasy General (PC)   After a quiet week last week due to work, I’ve back at it again this week (with, honestly, a little more gusto than is best) with RPG, strategy, even escape room puzzles…

    Ben Fitzgerald – Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos, Eador: Genesis, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Fantasy General (PC)   After a quiet week last week due to work, I’ve back at it again this week (with, honestly, a little more gusto than is best) with RPG, strategy, even escape room puzzles…

  • Star Trek: 25th Anniversary – Demon World

    Star Trek: 25th Anniversary – Demon World

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald   In 1992, Interplay Entertainment released one of the greatest Star Trek games of all time, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary. This was the first Star Trek game that truly lived up to its lofty mantle. Each episode of Star Trek (save “The Menagerie”) was a self-contained adventure. 25th Anniversary follows suit by…

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald   In 1992, Interplay Entertainment released one of the greatest Star Trek games of all time, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary. This was the first Star Trek game that truly lived up to its lofty mantle. Each episode of Star Trek (save “The Menagerie”) was a self-contained adventure. 25th Anniversary follows suit by…

  • Retro Review – Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (1990/2008, Sierra On-Line/AGDI Interactive, PC)

    Retro Review – Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (1990/2008, Sierra On-Line/AGDI Interactive, PC)

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald   It’s been over a year since I wrote my review of the first Quest for Glory. I started Trial by Fire right after I beat the first game, but I never got very far in the third game, Wages of War. I decided it was time to finish the series, but…

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald   It’s been over a year since I wrote my review of the first Quest for Glory. I started Trial by Fire right after I beat the first game, but I never got very far in the third game, Wages of War. I decided it was time to finish the series, but…

  • Top Health Benefits of Cannabis You Need to Know

    Top Health Benefits of Cannabis You Need to Know

    FIND OUT WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU Research has shown that cannabis can be helpful in treating a variety of conditions, from pain to epilepsy to opioid addiction according to various sources. It has also been noted the plant can be great for improving your lifestyle. THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the primary active substance in cannabis that…

    FIND OUT WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU Research has shown that cannabis can be helpful in treating a variety of conditions, from pain to epilepsy to opioid addiction according to various sources. It has also been noted the plant can be great for improving your lifestyle. THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the primary active substance in cannabis that…

  • The Thrill of Beating an Impossible Battle

    What is it about an impossible battle or insane boss fight that thrills us? It’s almost masochistic in a way. We fight, we lose. We get up, stretch, grab a Coke and try again. And die. Then we die some more. We start foaming at the mouth, raving and cursing at a computer program for…

    What is it about an impossible battle or insane boss fight that thrills us? It’s almost masochistic in a way. We fight, we lose. We get up, stretch, grab a Coke and try again. And die. Then we die some more. We start foaming at the mouth, raving and cursing at a computer program for…

  • Do You Dare Enter the Deep Dungeons of Doom?

    Do You Dare Enter the Deep Dungeons of Doom?

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald I’d heard about Deep Dungeons of Doom for a while, but had never felt the driving urge to buy it. However, I acquired a free Steam key from Bundle Stars, so I reckoned on downloading it. I didn’t think much of it at first. It was kind of frustrating. I didn’t really…

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald I’d heard about Deep Dungeons of Doom for a while, but had never felt the driving urge to buy it. However, I acquired a free Steam key from Bundle Stars, so I reckoned on downloading it. I didn’t think much of it at first. It was kind of frustrating. I didn’t really…

  • What Were Playing This Week – Is It December Already? Edition

    What Were Playing This Week – Is It December Already? Edition

    Ben Fitzgerald – Nox (PC), Oblivion (360) After sinking 55 hours into Civilization III over the last week, I need to take a break from conquering the world. It’s fun, but the cleanup takes forever, and there aren’t any heroes involved. Time to step back into the role of epic champion who kills everyone and…

    Ben Fitzgerald – Nox (PC), Oblivion (360) After sinking 55 hours into Civilization III over the last week, I need to take a break from conquering the world. It’s fun, but the cleanup takes forever, and there aren’t any heroes involved. Time to step back into the role of epic champion who kills everyone and…

  • Heroine’s Quest: a Retro RPG Adventure

    Heroine’s Quest: a Retro RPG Adventure

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald The saying goes that the best things in life are free, but I don’t know if I believe that. Video games, Diet Dr. Pepper and road trips to Idaho all cost money. I volunteered to take care of Shadow when my friends couldn’t keep him. Doggy affection is free, but I still…

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald The saying goes that the best things in life are free, but I don’t know if I believe that. Video games, Diet Dr. Pepper and road trips to Idaho all cost money. I volunteered to take care of Shadow when my friends couldn’t keep him. Doggy affection is free, but I still…

  • Mass Effect Doesn’t Need to Be Remastered. Seriously.

    Mass Effect Doesn’t Need to Be Remastered. Seriously.

    If what was trending on Facebook last week is any indication, there are quite a few fans who are upset that the Mass Effect trilogy is not likely to be remastered in the near future. Frankly, I don’t get why that’s a point of irritation. I mean, sure. The first Mass Effect was released back…

    If what was trending on Facebook last week is any indication, there are quite a few fans who are upset that the Mass Effect trilogy is not likely to be remastered in the near future. Frankly, I don’t get why that’s a point of irritation. I mean, sure. The first Mass Effect was released back…

  • Hall of Fame Review – Icewind Dale II (2002)

    Hall of Fame Review – Icewind Dale II (2002)

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald Developer: Black Isle Publisher: Interplay Release Date: August 27, 2002 Genre: Role-playing Mode: Single-player, multi-player Rating: T for Teen Icewind Dale II – The Story Begins Twenty years have passed since the intrepid adventurers from Hrothgar’s fated mission to Kuldahar ended the proxy war waged by infernal forces and defeated the demons…

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald Developer: Black Isle Publisher: Interplay Release Date: August 27, 2002 Genre: Role-playing Mode: Single-player, multi-player Rating: T for Teen Icewind Dale II – The Story Begins Twenty years have passed since the intrepid adventurers from Hrothgar’s fated mission to Kuldahar ended the proxy war waged by infernal forces and defeated the demons…