Abandonware: Old games don’t die

Want to know what games made your father or older brother’s loins burn back in the 80s and 90s. A quick check of YouTube has produced three videos of memorable Abandonware games. Here’s a breakdown:

Blood

Prince of Persia

Paratrooper

As for the questions that come after viewing such gaming masterpieces: 1) Yes, that’s how daddy’s first-person shooter games look like. Don’t complain. You haven’t seen Wolfenstein yet. 2) Yes, the Prince of Persia was faceless and devoid of detail back in the 80s. The new ‘do, despite gaining acceptance among today’s youth, just won’t cut it for the older generations. 3) No, paratroopers are not S.E.A.L.

Perfect World: Character customization

We all know Perfect World, a new massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Beijing Perfect World Co. Ltd. and published locally by Level Up! Games, is chock-full of features. What some gamers don’t know, however, is that Perfect World has taken character customization to new heights.

Check out the video below for the scoop on how much players can customize or edit their avatars.

Perfect World: Know Thy Avatar

Perfect World screenie

Before Perfect World, a new massively multiplayer online role-playing game introduced locally by Level Up! Games, hits the monitors of your friendly neighborhood Internet cafes and gaming shops, it is wise to read up on related literature—to give you that edge once the game gets rolling.

And what better way to start than by checking out the different jobs and classes available in the game world.

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Legend of Mir 2: Lover’s Quest

Is your avatar in love? Does he or she go on adventures with a special someone? If this is the case, you might want to undertake the Legend of Mir 2 Lover’s Quest and receive the much-coveted Gem Couple Ring. The road starts at the Flower Vendor at Castle Bichon. What does this special ring do? Let’s find out.

Legend of Mir 2 Lover's Ring

  • When both lovers wear the rings, they allow one to teleport to the other’s position. Just type @meetcouple in the chatbox do activate the magic. The power is limited, however, just like the normal teleport spells. The magic can’t bring your avatar to his or her lover who is in a non-teleport zone. What’s worst is, you can only do this once every time you log into the game.
  • You can gem or orb this item, just like any other item in the game. Unfortunately, the ring is subject to the laws of upgrading, meaning it can break after an unsuccessful attempt to gem or orb it.
  • The ring won’t be one of the items lost upon avatar death.
  • Tired of being summoned or visited by your significant other? You can pawn the ring at your friendly neighborhood trader.

Ragnarok Online: Ninja, Gunslinger Skill Chart

While surfing for useful gaming news, Gam3r Me found out that a lot of Ragnarok Online players are still in the dark about the skill trees of the game’s latest job class additions—the Ninja and the Gunslinger. For the sake of everyone having a hard time referencing, here are copies of the skill charts.

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Legend of Mir 2: The Three Heroes

Legend of Mir 2Every game worth its weight in gold has a FAQ sheet, guide or walkthrough posted somewhere in the vastness of the World Wide Web. Simply put, these games are the ones that get played frequently—so frequent that fans do their darnedest best to stake their claim as the first to come up with an encyclopedia on the do’s and don’ts of a particular game.

But what if a game doesn’t have a 255-page, 640-kilobyte FAQ sheet waiting on some shmuck’s website for newbies to tap? Is the game devoid of a fanbase? Is it so bad that self-crowned gaming kings and queens shun it or pretend it doesn’t exist?

Or is it the other way around? Maybe a game is so good that it beats a player at every turn, refusing to reveal its secrets in full but only in tiny bits and pieces. This is probably the case in my quest to find quests in the surprisingly interesting Legend of Mir 2: The Three Heroes, a massively multiplayer role-playing game from South Korean developer Wemade Entertainment Co. published locally by Okey-Dokey Interactive Entertainment.

Our thanks to realtid.se and technovelgy for the images.

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Ragnarok Online: Evolved Headgears

Evolved headgears are now available in Ragnarok Online. Just what are evolved headgears? Well, these thingamajigs are actually more powerful versions of those special headgears dropped by MVPs, courtesy of Rune Midgard’s greatest smiths. Hmmm, I wonder if Waukeen has anything to do with this.

Unfortunately, our master smiths can only handle so much. At present, they have only churned out two artifacts for you ‘RoKers out there. Enjoy!

Orc Hero HelmEvolved Orc Hero Helm
Stats : STR + 2, VIT + 1, MHP + 10%
6000 Rok Points

EddgaEvolved Pipe
Stats: VIT + 1, 5% damage reduction from animal type monsters
3000 Rok Points

Eddga says: “I’ve got nothing to do with this!”

Take note, however, that these items are only available at the RO Hypermart, and their prices are only introductory, meaning you might have to dish out more if you buy later. Also, once purchased, these items cannot be traded or sold through player merchants. They can moved from one character to the other via the Kafra Storage.