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SVGA #10: The Strange and Wonderful World of Myst

You end up on a strange island. No one takes you by the hand. There’s no quest markers. Not many clues. Just one vague objective: understand. In 1993, Myst was a sensation. And 28 years later, this exploration and adventure game still holds up.

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SVGA #09: Unreal Tournament, The Frag Fest

Grab your flak cannon and shoot away: in 1999, arena shooters were all the rage. Along with Quake III Arena, Unreal Tournament was the game to play for hours, be it against bots or, preferably, against other human players.

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SVGA #08: Total Annihilation And The Sweet Smell Of Molten Metal

Robots, robots, and more robots. Oh, and explosions, of course! Published in 1997, Cavedog Interactive’s Total Annihilation helped defined the real-time strategy genre with its original mechanics and its scale. Prepare to fight for survival in this 8th episode of SVGA, your retro PC gaming podcast.

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SVGA plays… FAITH

Are you scared of the dark? Do you have what it takes to fight demons, evil spirits and maleficient creatures? For Halloween, SVGA turns its head towards the excellent indie game FAITH.

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SVGA #05: Doom, A Shotgun, And Some Demons

Are you ready? Ready to rip, to tear, to kill dozens of monsters, to hear the sweet sound of that super shotgun firing two shells right into an imp’s face, transforming its head into a geyser of blood and gore? Welcome to Doom, probably the most influencial first-person shooter of all time.

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SVGA #04: Diablo And The Birth Of A Genre

The year is 1997: after the success of Warcraft 1 and 2, Blizzard adds another gem to what will become the golden era of the games studio. The name is Diablo, and its repercussions are felt even today, 23 years later.

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SVGA #03: Bio Menace, its mutants and mullets

Crank that PC speaker sound up, dust out that keyboard and get ready to go back to an era where simpler 2D action-platformers had to compete with juggernauts like Doom. Secure your mullet and your mustache, remember your top-level CIA training and fend off the mutant hordes in Bio Menace.

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SVGA #02: Phantasmagoria and all the cringe-inducing FMV era

Did someone said Full Motion Video? A pure product of the 90’s, full motion videogames were a technological leap that came to life when CD-ROM drives became more popular – and more affordable – for the consumer market. To take advantage of all the possibilities offered by these 700 megabytes of space now available, games included real actors and real video sequences… Usually with a terrible result.