Techno Dabbler

Trying out new technology.




December 2009

Even more Good Old Games

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, PC, Market, Classics

Back in September 2008, I wrote about a new company called Good Old Games. They sell old games, DRM free, which is especially cool. This has become a very lucrative business. Last year, GoG started with only a few games, two of which were Freespace and Fallout. Today, is a great day for GoG, as it added Myst and Creature to it’s catalog. I’m not a big fan…



September 2008

Good Old Games

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, PC, Market, Classics

A couple of weeks ago, I learned that I was going to be part of the Good Old Games (GOG) beta. Good Old Games is a company dedicated to offering classic PC games at a cheap price, DRM free. Think of it as Steam, but without the DRM or the launcher. They sweeten the deal by offering many extras on their games, such as soundtracks and desktop wall paper. I…



September 2008

The RPG Encyclopedia

by Alexandre Denault, on Classics, RPG, Web Development

The RPG Encyclopedia was my first large project, a labor of love for three years. The site had a good following in its latter years, presenting an idea that would latter be improved by giants … 1996 – 1997 : Dragonfire years On November 11th 1996, I opened my first website, the Unofficial Squaresoft Encyclopedia. At that time, the Internet was an infant, barely allowing for HTML pages to have image backgrounds. I…



May 2006

Cartoon Nostalgia

by Alexandre Denault, on Transformers, Classics

When I was growing up, I liked to watch the after-school cartoons, such as G.I. Joe, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, He-Man, etc. I learned english with these cartoons (and many Sierra type-to-do-something games). Now and again, I still like to watch one of those old shows. I shouldn’t be suprised to see that my nostalgia for those cartoons is actually big business. Most of the series I…