Tag Archives: Games

Warcraft, the Movie…

This past weekend I watched Warcraft… pretty disappointing. Poor acting, not much of a script and nothing too surprising or interesting.

I’ve never played World of Warcraft, but I did thoroughly enjoy Warcraft and Warcraft II, in the days when it was an RTS game not an RPG (I didn’t find Warcraft III as interesting as the first two). There were a few nostalgic references to those RTS games but that didn’t make the movie that much better.

Should have rented it before buying… oh well.

Windows 10 & Old Games

I’m a fan of a number of old computer games that were released for older versions of Windows. Not too long ago I upgraded all three of my PCs to Windows 10: one from Windows 7 and two from Windows 8.1. Overall I like the new OS, with a few exceptions; most notably compatibility with some of my favorite old games.

On Windows 7 I had a game that no longer works (Street Fighter IV). That didn’t work on Windows 8 and it doesn’t work on Windows 10 – at least I have a copy for Xbox 360. But on upgrading to Windows 10 one of my favorite older games stopped working on all three of my PCs – the game was “MechWarrior 4: Vengeance” from the year 2000. And quite possibly my favorite PC game, “Total Annihilation: Kingdoms” from 1999, worked on only two of the three upgraded PCs.

Overall I like Windows 10 – but if you play older PC games, proceed with caution!