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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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New Silver Lining chapter out in September, old King's Quest games on GoG now

Phoenix Online Studios announced that the second chapter of its Activision-approved(ish) free King's Quest game, The Silver Lining, will be released next month. In a post on the game's site, Phoenix's Cesar Bittar notes some of the improvements that have been made based on feedback from those who...

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Daryl Gates, ex-police chief and Police Quest: SWAT designer, dies at 83

According to Reuters, former Los Angeles chief of police Daryl Gates passed away at his home on Friday. Though Gates is probably best known for being forced out of his job as chief due to his handling of the Rodney King beating and ensuing riots in 1992, we at Joystiq remember him as the designer of...

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Al Lowe reveals the 'real' Leisure Suit Larry 8 plot

[Hardcore Gaming 101] You may not remember this, but in the days before Magna Cum Laude, Leisure Suit Larry games were adventure games. And funny. Series creator Al Lowe has revealed what would have been the plot for Leisure Suit Larry 8: Lust in Space, had upheaval at Sierra not prevented it from...

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Solve a Puzzle of Flesh on Good Old Games

If you like your adventure games to be rife with mature content, gore and unimaginably insane plot twists, you might just want to check out GOG.com's latest downloadable offering: Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh. This sequel to Roberta Williams' adventure-thriller (which is also available on GOG)...

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Gabriel Knight 2 now within GoG, King's Quest 4-6 following soon

Since the addition of Activision (by which we mean Sierra) titles to its catalogue of classic PC games, Good Old Games has become one of the most worthwhile game retailers online. This week, another Sierra adventure game makes its way into the shop, with an announcement of more -- two wildly...

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Caesar 3 added to GoG, Interstate '76 on Thursday

DRM-free download site GoG is offering up two classics this week: Sierra's city-building sim, Caesar 3, and Activision's classic car combat game, Interstate '76 -- both for $5.99. You'll find that the former is already available to download, but you'll have to wait until Thursday to get behind the...

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Phantasmagoria, Space Quest games now on GoG

[SpaceQuest.net] Have you had a Time Ripping adventure lately? Or an interactive nightmare? If you're eager to experience either (and you are), GoG's latest Month of Activision offerings are for you. The online classic games store is offering some of Sierra's best adventure game classics, and also...

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Brutal Legend postmortem: Scrum, content explosion and lawsuit drama

It's been a bumpy road to release for Brütal Legend. Tim Schafer's had to change publishers, deal with a pesky lawsuit, soldier through PR missteps and even handle some post-release DLC. This is all common knowledge, but in a lengthy postmortem at Gamasutra, Caroline Esmurdoc, executive...

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Space Quest and King's Quest Collections join Steam, with other Sierra titles

> CHECK CALENDAR Your Hot Men of Activision calendar reveals that it's July ... 2009, of course. And wow, that Bobby Kotick must work out. > PINCH CHEEK You pinch your cheek so hard, you bruise it. Hey, that almost looks like facial hair, Mr. Manly Man! > DOWNLOAD CLASSIC SIERRA...

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