Upcoming games (aka “what happened to Planet X3?”)

Hello fellow DOS fans!

We want to let you know what's going on with the upcoming games for DOS Game Club. As you know we pick a game every month for us all to play, mainly through the suggestion forum.

< read full entry >



Life and Death

Hey WeirDOS!

Time for another DGC episode! In February we played Life and Death, the hyper-realistic, hyper-difficult surgery simulator by The Software Toolworks, published in 1988.

Florian ("rnlf") is back hosting this episode, but didn't play the game at all, so he's just posing lots of uninformed questions to the other participants in this show: our regular host Martijn ("Tijn") and recurring guests Richard ("Pix") and David ("DavidN").

[ download mp3 ] (62 mins, 50 MB)

RELEVANT LINKS:

* An evaluation of the game's realism by soon-to-be medical doctor and DOS Game Club member kdrnic, who also suggested this game

* Richard's scans of PC Plus Magazine, reviewing Life & Death

* Backstory of Doctor Myo Thant, the designer of the game

* Foone's Death Generator for Life and Death

* Walkthrough of the game - probably the only way to play it and staying sane.



04 Apr 2019 // 1 Comment >

New Name for the Podcast!

Hi guys,

POST 1 APRIL UPDATE: Obviously this was just an April Fool's prank and we're sticking to DOS 😛
< read full entry >



31 Mar 2019 // 8 Comments >

Wasteland

Hi there!

For January we really wanted to feature a big open-world RPG, as we've never had one of those with the club. We went over to the suggestion forums, where there's a great RPG thread with many awesome suggestions (you can find the link down below). One game in particular seemed to stand out: Wasteland. Directed by Brian Fargo, developed by Interplay and published by Electronic Arts in 1988, this game in many ways is the precursor to Fallout, so it seemed interesting to check it out and see where it all began for this franchise.

Sadly our regular co-host Florian ("rnlf") couldn't make it this episode. Joining host Martijn ("Tijn") are returning DGC member Tyler ("corgibuttz") and also none other than Marcus Graham ("djWHEAT"). Martijn & Tyler are both new to the game, but Marcus has been playing it since he's 11 years old, so he can tell us all about the cool stuff that this game has to offer!

[ download mp3 ] (99 mins, 80 MB)

RELEVANT LINKS:

* RPG suggestion thread on our forums

* In-depth history of the Wasteland project, by the Digital Antiquarian

* Soundtrack for Wasteland 2013 by Edwin Montgomery



Six Small Games

Hello DOS people!

We're a little behind schedule, but remember last December? We featured no less than six games that month! Because we had received a bunch of suggestions for smaller games, we decided to pick a few and play them all in a single month. The games we played were:

* Ugh!
* Bolo Ball
* Micro's Dilemma II
* Lode Runner
* Alley Cat
* MinerVGA

Hosting this episode is Florian ("rnlf") for a change, joined by Martijn ("Tijn"), Jozef ("jozy"), Mike ("toasty"), Philipp ("derphilipp"), and a brand new member: Tim ("Spacefarer").

We tried to take about 15 minutes per game. We considered talking about each one for two hours, but we're running late as we are, haha.

[ download mp3 ] (100 mins, 81 MB)



14 Feb 2019 // 2 Comments >