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Old Games and Windows

Here, as promised by the topic:

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I think you can see the monitor is off, i.e. I’m not developing Operation Balalaika, just sitting on my butt playing Day of the Tentacle, while a Hobot robot from Japan is cleaning my windows.

Never mind Op. Balalaika, since DOTT is still, after 23 years, delicious! Compared to the remastered (or should I say who-the-hell-came-up-with-that-fugly-art-style’stered) Monkey Island games, DOTT Remastered is well done and actually deserves the tag “remastered”.

The new graphics work so well that I basically constantly accidentally think the game always looked like that. The story & dialogue is still fun, the characters great, the music magical and it plays well even on a phone. Only the inventory UI sucks, but isn’t a showstopper.

I dunno who owns the IP, but a Maniac Mansion 3: Day of the Tentacle 2 would be in order right about now. It doesn’t need anything fancy, just good writing and funny animations.

PS. The window cleaning robot also works well, but if you plan to buy only one thing this year, buy DOTT, and get Hobot next year.

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Orcs & Humans

Strange to think that just 21 years ago I was playing this:


… And now I’m watching this:


The text on the screen seems to be getting just harder to read. Well, I guess that’s getting old for you.

PS. The movie was better than expected. I went mainly because I didn’t want Duncan Jones to feel bad, but I actually ended up enjoying it more than Angry Birds Movie.

PPS. Now where’s my Mass Effect movie?

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It’s finally complete! Done! Yes!

Oh, not Operation Balalaika, no no. I mean my Pelit collection. I just received my 1990 edition of the Pelit book, and I now have a complete collection of all the Pelit publications from books to magazines from 1987 to 2016!

I basically would have always had the complete collection, if it wasn’t for an unknown scoundrel who loaned this 1990 book from me in the, well, 90s, never to retun it. Mr. Thief, if you’re reading this: you caused me decades worth of unfulfillment, which only now has subsided. I hope it was worth it. (Btw, you should still return it. This copy is not in a great shape.)

Here’s a picture:

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The first article I’m gonna read is “Can you play on a Mac?” since I’m pretty darn sure you can’t.

PS. This is the sort of post that comes from the Unity update jitters; I’m currently waiting for Unity to update from 5.2.3 to 5.3.4, to maybe fix a thing that prevents me to getting the info if a scene exists in the build, which I need to make the Debug Menu V2: Revenge of the Debug Menu.

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Expert Review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Perfect it was.

No, really.

(Unsure myself what there I said.)

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RSS feed moved, and everything else too

Note to all the RSS aficionados out there: the Planet Jone RSS feed address changed a bit, and it can now – and ’til the end of all that is holy – be found here: http://planetjone.com/blog/feed/ …

Did I hear somebody ask “WHY?” No? Oh okay, I guess it was just the echo.