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Reliving the controversy of Phantasmagoria

This is Making Time, a column about the games we've always wanted to play, and the games we've always wanted to play again. I have a confession to make. The only reason this column exists is because I wanted an excuse to write about Phantasmagoria, an adventure game created by industry pioneer...

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Leisure Suit Larry creator talks dirty about the past and future of the mature series

After seeing success, both Leisure Suit Larry and his creator Al Lowe fell upon dark times. Lowe and his polyester-clad protagonist have lived through the rise and fall of Sierra On-Line, multiple intellectual property changes, and two very poor attempts at bringing Larry to a new generation of...

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Space Quest creators reunite for new 'Spaceventure'

Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe, the "Two Guys from Andromeda" responsible for the classic Space Quest series of Sierra On-Line adventure games have reunited and are hard at work creating a new Spaceventure™ game. While details are slim at the moment, the new title is said to incorporate the...

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Unauthorized Sierra adventure games portal Sarien.net ceases upon Activision order

Sarien.net, "the portal that once stood for reliving classic Sierra On-Line adventure games" (for free), has been shut down following a cease-and-desist order issued by IP owner Activision. The site's creator, Mr. Kool (real name!), has posted the letter from Activision's legal counsel on the...

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Sierra On-Line games playable on iPad via web app (for now)

It's almost certainly a matter of time before the subject of this post is struck down with an Activision-branded cease and desist, so listen up: Using a bit of sorcery, Sarien.net has made its catalog of Sierra On-Line adventure games (including hits like Space Quest, King's Quest and Leisure...

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The fate of Red Baron Arcade is unclear

When the giant Actiblizzard katamari acquired Sierra's game properties, the fate of Red Baron Arcade became unclear. The PSN game was scheduled for a release last September, but has since disappeared off the face of the earth. Gamers Platform is reporting that the game is canceled: "Sadly, Red...

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Servers for 21 Sierra games shutting down

What's left of Sierra after the great Activision/Vivendi merger recently announced that it will shut down 21 game servers on Nov. 1. The list is populated by titles that are from a few years back, but there are some goodies on there. No reason was given for the closure, but obviously...

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Rumor: Zombie Wranglers shambles to XBLA soon

click to embiggen Tipster VIP0R informs us that someone at Microsoft may have made a little boo-boo this morning. While browsing Inside Xbox, VIP0R came across the page pictured above. According to the page, the Sierra Online's Zombie Wranglers is already available on Xbox Live Arcade....

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X3F TV -- XBLA in Brief: Elements of Destruction and Sea Life Safari

XBLA in Brief examines two unusual Xbox Live Arcade titles this week. First up is Elements of Destruction which has players essentially playing as nature itself, using tornadoes, earthquakes, and lightning to destroy everything in sight. Sea Life Safari on the other hand, is a game about taking...

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An XBLA Twofer: Elements of Destruction and Sea Life Safari

It's going to be an "interesting" Xbox Live Arcade release this week as we're being treated to an XBLA twofer this Wednesday, June 18th with the release of both Elements of Destruction and Sea Life Safari. Frozen Codebase's 800 Microsoft point Elements of Destruction is a destruction sim, where your...

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