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Saturday, 30 April 2022

MONTHLY 5 - APRIL 2022

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'Tis April, and it's time to go back to a Monthly quintet of oldschool PC gaming. Fancy some action? Check out the futuristic shooter Eliminator (1998, Psygnosis). How about a visit to a spooky old mansion? Try Escape from the Haunted House (1997, New Media Generation).  A puzzle-heavy action RPG? We got you covered with Power Sokoban (1999, Nintendo, Thinking Rabbit). Want a movie instead? Watch the interactive kind that is Quantum Gate II: The Vortex (1994 HyperBole Studios). If none of that tempts you, why not abduct some sheep to build tanks in the strangest of real-time strategies, Tankics (1999, Gremlin Interactive, DMA Design). Read on to find out more!

Sunday, 3 April 2022

HIDDEN GEMS - TOP 10 STRANGEST RETRO ADVENTURES

 


Have you ever picked up a random game bought from the local game shop or downloaded from a random abandonware blog and be confronted with some of the craziest shit you've ever seen? I have. More than once. In fact, I actively go seeking for them. Some of the strangest games I've ever played fall into the point-and-click adventure category so for your entertainment I've collated 10 of them and arbitrarily rated them from worst to best.

Out of the 10, there are 4 games newly escaped from the Chamber. Placed somewhere on list is Bad Milk (2000 Dreaming Media), DEVO Presents Adventures of the Smart Patrol (1996 Inscape), Who's Fat Lou? (1996 Mediola SRL), and the English translation of Eastern Mind II: Middle Heaven Chu-Teng (1995 Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Osamu Sato & OutSide Directors Company) . There's also a fair few updates too so check them out after the jump and stay tuned for the rather lengthy video coming very soon...

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Monday, 28 February 2022

MONTHLY 5 -February 2022

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Look what we have this February! The month of love ends by meeting the one true Archangel (2002 Metropolis Software House), a fantasy action-adventure with role-playing elements originally published by JoWood. If that doesn't take your fancy, join the cult in Black Sect (1990-1993 Lankhor) a series of dark adventures fan-translated from the language of love (French) into English. Once you're done there, head down into some dungeons with Hexx: Heresy of the Wizard (1994 Psygnosis) where a lot of role-playing is going on. Perhaps the sex-craved antics of the sweet Transvestites from Transexual Transylvania is more up your alley in Richard O'Brien's adventurous Rocky Interactive Horror Show (1999 On-Line Entertainment & Druidcrest Ltd). What better way to end the month than by shooting your load in the vibrant first-person-shooter Shadow Master (1998 Psygnosis).

Not only this, but there are a few updates to announce too! Virtua Cop 2 and Rebel Moon Rising have been updated for better compatibility. Enjoy!

Monday, 31 January 2022

MONTHLY 5 - JANUARY 2022

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I have an eclectic bunch of games to talk about in the first Monthly 5 of 2022. There's the family-friendly collection of activities in The 3D Adventures of Sailor Moon (1997 SNaoko Takeuchi/Kodansha, TOEI Animation) and some less-kiddy thievery in the heist adventure The Clue! (1994 NEO Software Produktions GmbH). A bunch of dragons need riding in action the role-playing fantasy Dragonriders: Chronicles of Pern (2001 Ubi Soft Entertainment) while some tripods need racing in the futuristic Killer Loop (1999 VCC Entertainment). Lastly, in memory of the recently passed Meatloaf we have the original game based on The Rocky Horror Show (1985 On-Line Entertainment & Druidcrest Ltd). Enjoy!

Sunday, 23 January 2022

TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2021

 
 
Cinema is back! Kinda. I may not have had as many trips to an actual theatre as I would've done pre-pandamic, but I still managed a handful of truly entertaining outings. Despite their doors opening, most of what I saw were innings, viewed at home on streaming platforms or Blu-Ray. The majority of distractions from real life happened on Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime and on the whole, I'd say it's been a pretty good year. Good enough for me to ramble about my Top 10 favourites in the following post which you can read after the jump...

Sunday, 16 January 2022

TOP 10 GAMES OF 2021

 
 
It's time to put my hat into the ring of what is the best games of the past year! The Great Pause went beyond a mere pandemic and into what I now call The Great Upheaval. Corporate, political and societal strife dominated the news globally, while I'm sure health, financial and mental woes hit many people personally. I know it did me.

Thank the gods for games, eh! Entertaining distractions from strife and woes. Despite all the hardships, I think I've managed to play all of the heavy-hitters my hardware can handle this past year, and some lesser-known gems. And if you want to know what those are, check out my rundown after the jump...

Sunday, 9 January 2022

THE CHRISTMAS CATCH-UP ROUND-UP

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The newest video on the Collection Chamber YouTube channel talks about 5 of the 15 games I reviewed during the run up to Christmas. You can watch it below, but I've also collated those games in one easy post for those that may have missed any.

Stay tuned in the coming days for my annual Top 10 games and movies of the past year. There were a lot of good ones, despite all that happened.

Enjoy!

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