PC games are not an old medium, but they create memories as vivid as any. Everyone remembers the great games that hooked them. But what makes the difference between a good time “back then” and a timeless experience? We explore the experiences of yesteryear, and the realities of revisiting old favorites. Or in my case, trying something for the first time to further a classical gaming education.

We also ponder over what it takes for developers to take a seasoned franchise into more glory days. Clearly, there’s no lack of trying, with names like Duke Nukem, Fallout, XCOM, and others still on people’s lips after a decade or more.

Preceding that is a short appraisal of the minds behind the recent Good Old Games gaffe. And for a pithy What We’ve Been Playing: Minecraft, with a quick critique of The Sacrifice DLC for Left 4 Dead 2.

Immortal Machines are one thing. Come and ask yourself if there are Immortal Games.

Hosted by James [Vigil80]
Participant is Eric [Ravenlock]
Produced by Clayton [Voodoo]

Tell us what you think makes a game last forever in the discussion thread at Colony of Gamers.