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A Look at the Commodore 64 Mini

If the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist, the greatest trick marketing executives ever pulled was convincing consumers to purchase the same things over and over. For example, in my lifetime I’ve purchased five copies of AC/DC’s Back in Black — once on vinyl, once on cassette, once […]

Mischief Maker’s Chill Game List

Like the title says. Games to help you chill out, maaaaan. Trine 2: The Complete Story To this day one of the most beautiful games ever created, and yes that is also in comparison to Trine 3 and 4. Trine 2 is a side scrolling puzzler with a heavy emphasis on its physics engine and […]

Recent Cyberpunk Games for the PC

#1 is still Satellite Reign. A modern re-imagining of Syndicate that nails the rain-soaked Blade Runner vibe. My one complaint about the game is all the action takes place in corporate parking lots, you won’t get into any firefights on the gorgeous streets unless you seriously fuck up. #2 is Ruiner. If you want the […]

Mischief Maker’s Top 10 Quarantine Games List!

Going stir crazy from being stuck inside all the time? Want to eat the lotus of videogames, but want only the finest curated lotus? Here’s 10 excellent games you may not have heard of, in no particular order, to take your minds off Captain Trips: Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark For years I’ve wanted a proper […]

The Caltrops Top 50 games of 2010-2019: #10-1

Welcome! It was a long time going, but these are the ten best games of the decade, as decided by the Caltrops forum. Here are links to the other entries in this web series: Honorable Mentions: Part One Entries #50 – 40 Entries #39 – 30 Entries #29 – 21 Entries #20 – 11 #10 […]

The Caltrops Top 50 Games of 2010-2019: #20-11

We’re counting down the 50 best games of the decade. Previous entries: Honorable Mentions: Part One Entries #50 – 40 Entries #39 – 30 Entries #29 – 21 And now … 20 through 11! #20 – YAKUZA 0 by Sega (2015) Steam Link Worm says, “Yakuza is essentially a game in the spirit of Shenmue […]

The Caltrops Top 50 Games of 2010-2019: #29-21

We’re counting down the 50 greatest games of the decade, 2010-2019. Previous entries: Honorable Mentions: Part One Entries #50 – 40 Entries #39 – 30 Below are #29 through #21. #29 – POKEMON GO by Nintendo, 2016 Available on your phone in the app store. This was a phenomenon. I attribute all the thinking a […]

The Caltrops Top 50 Games of 2010-2019: #39-30

We’re counting down the 50 best games of the decade, as tallied by the readers and posters of the Caltrops forum over the last ten years. Honorable Mentions: Part One Entries #50 – 40 #39 – THAUMISTRY: IN CHARM’S WAY by Bob Bates (2017) Steam Link Bob Bates made two games under the Infocom label […]

The Caltrops Top 50 Games of 2010-2019: #50-40

Welcome to the Caltrops list of the 50 best games of the decade, which was from 2010 to 2019. Here is a link to the previous article, which had some honorable mentions. And if you’d like to discuss the list with people, please do! This is the way to the Caltrops forum. Entries #39-30 Honorable […]

The Caltrops Top 50 Games of 2010-2019 Part One: Honorable Mentions

It’s time for the Caltrops list of the best games of the decade. How was this list made? By discussion on the Caltrops forum over the last ten years, voting e-mails written to the admin, outright voting in one of our threads and interpersonal discussions the admin had with regulars. Some of the voters who […]