Quest for Gaming

The importance of HTML

I just came across an article on HTML, and it was a surprising read for me. First of all I feel like I should say that I am not a professional web developer. I am not employed in the field and I've never worked on any large projects except my own website. Because of this, I probably am not following the current trends in web development. I learned some basic web development through a course …

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Categories: Web Development

Master of Magic

Among the many games that I played growing up, I still play some of those games to this day. Master of Magic, originally released in 1994, is a timeless classic.

Master of Magic title screen

You take the role of a wizard, seeking to become the master of all magic. You start out as the ruler of a small village and must expand for your power to grow. You are not alone as other rival wizards are on the same …

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Categories: Turn Based, Strategy, Fantasy

Dawn of War - Winter Assault

In 2005 we got the first expansion for Dawn of War, the expansion is Winter Assault and it added a new faction as well as multiple campaigns. There were also changes made to the existing factions, some changes seemed a bit odd in that they limit some choices regarding weapon upgrades to your units.

Winter Assault title screen

The new faction is the Imperial Guard consisting of weak infantry, but powerful vehicles. They also have multiple commander units …

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Categories: Strategy, Real Time Strategy, Science Fiction, Warhammer 40,000

Patreon page

This website of mine started out as an educational project I was doing in my free time. I just wanted to build a website from the ground up. This meant starting with a Linux computer, configuring it to run as a web server, setting up the server software. Then coding the website and all features myself. This is essentially a control freak's project. And that in itself was an immensely rewarding experience.

It turned into …

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Dawn of War

Dawn of War title from the intro video

Warhammer 40,000 is a tabletop miniature wargame, something young me dabbled in for several years. The one thing that kind of stopped me was the fact that you need to paint the miniatures yourself, and I have absolutely no artistic skill at all. I did try to pain some Blood Angels Terminators, and they turned out really terrible. Thankfully, Relic released an RTS adaptation of Warhammer 40,000 in 2004, Dawn of War! For me, this …

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Categories: Strategy, Real Time Strategy, Science Fiction, Warhammer 40,000

Might and Magic VI

Since Might and Magic V, it would take five years before New World Computing released another RPG in the Might and Magic series. The wait was worth it. In 1998, we got Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven.

Might and Magic 6 title during intro video

I should warn all readers that this game is my all time favorite game, this article might show that bias. I will still try to be objective, at least some of the time. Also, I …

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Categories: Role Playing Games, Might and Magic, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Javascript on websites

This is just going to be a short little article, but it's something I've wanted to express for a while. Ever since I started learning web development many years ago, I have always had a slight dislike for Javascript. Not the programming language itself, but relying on it in web development. I have obviously come to realize that you can't really build a modern website without it, but I still think that a website should …

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Categories: Web Development, Programming

Heroes of Might and Magic II

The original Heroes of Might and Magic was quite a success and New World Computing wasted no time in releasing a sequel in 1996. Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars.

Heroes of Might and Magic 2 title screen

This game was actually the very first game I ever played in the Might and Magic franchise. I was just 12 years old when I first tried this game, and it left a lasting impression. I played this when visiting an uncle …

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Categories: Might and Magic, Turn Based, Strategy, Fantasy

DRM - Digital Restrictions Management

Since the focus for this website is games, I feel that DRM is a very important topic. For those of you who don't immediately recognize the DRM abbreviation, it basically means "copy protection". Personally I don't like that word, because if makes it sound like it's a positive thing, protecting the game. DRM does not protect games, it is an obstacle to gamers. I will use a very simple example, even though this example is …

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Categories: Privacy

Heroes of Might and Magic

In 1995, New World Computing released a spin-off title from the Might and Magic series. For this article, we will have a look at the very first Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest.

Heroes of Might and Magic title screen

The original Might and Magic games are role playing games with a first-person perspective. Heroes of Might and Magic is a turn-based strategy game. I suppose we have found on common part here, the turn-based aspect. The game story actually …

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Categories: Might and Magic, Turn Based, Strategy, Fantasy

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