This week I am going to old school and attempt to complete a game that I have never managed to before. One of my favourite home computer games is Starquake by Stephen Crow, a game that was ranked number 11 on my “50 Games that Influenced Hamish” last month.
I am trying to decide if I should be using save states or if I should “iron man” it (as intended in the old way) and I will take the opinions of the viewers into account for that on Monday evening. I will probably be playing the Atari ST version, unless anyone has a particular affinity for the Atari 8-bit or ZX Spectrum versions.
Update: I won’t be starting this week until Tuesday, apologies.
Next week, starting on Monday 17th of January, is the first Multiplayer week of the year. I am open to suggestions for games to play and I will post a schedule at the weekend. Get in touch let me know what games you fancy playing, co-operative or competitive. Past favourites have been Left4Dead2 and Battle for Wesnoth.
This week is a list of 50 video games that are my favourites and have influenced my tastes and approach to gaming. The list is not exactly a “top 50” but there is a vague weighting to the lower numbers as the most important. The games date from around 1982 to the present day on a wide range of platforms. Reflecting my journey through gaming and the fact that I am a British man of a certain age (50 soon – hence the list size being 50), there are very few console games and a lot of home-computer games.
I won’t be able to play all 50 games in a practical way on stream but each night of the week will be a countdown of around 13 games and I will chat about them and why I chose them for the list as well as playing one or more of them. Thursday night will be the “Top 10”
I would love to hear what you think might be on my list and what would be on yours, so don’t be shy in the chat when I am live!
MON: 50 – 38
TUE: 37 – 24
WED: 23 – 11
THU: “Top 10”
I will post the list here on the website once it has been revealed on the live streams.
Hi peeps. I am back on stream starting tonight (29th November 2021) after a short break. I will still be absent the next two Wednesdays as the puppy training course has a couple of weeks to go. We might be starting the next course after that but I am not sure when that runs so I will announce any more disruption here.
This week and next I will be playing some XCom 2 again. I can’t remember how far I got into the campaign for War of the Chosen or if I need to start a new game – we will find out together tonight!
It is my birthday soon and since it is a round number I thought I would do a stream relating to that number. So on the 13th of December the stream will be 50 Video Games that influenced Hamish over the years. It is – sort of – a top 50 but I expect the order would be different every time I did it. I might even have forgotten some game or games that I remember another time. So take it with a pinch of salt and don’t read it as a canonical Hamish’s Top 50.
This week we tackle one of the lengthier campaigns in Battle for Wesnoth. This will afford a more in-depth look at the cool stuff that can be achieved with the Wesnoth engine as well as further character advancement than we’ve shown in the multiplayer sessions.