David Murphy
thedavidmurphy
Senior Technology Editor of Lifehacker. www.murphy.wtf
10/16/19
1:02 PM
6

Given how many apps the 64-bit transition has broken, I’m going to hold off as long as humanly possible.

10/16/19
12:53 PM
2

there is a version that blends the voice of the new one with the interface and graphics of the old one which is now my preferred method to play.

10/16/19
11:34 AM
1

Was The Punisher the inspiration of the GTA & GTA 2 games? I thought GTA was novel in its game concept.

10/16/19
11:30 AM
6

If you’re curious about exactly how this is possible, the Internet Archive has a wonderful blog post that explains the process of getting these games working in a playable state.
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10/16/19
11:29 AM
4

Man I left so many characters stranded deep in the dungeons of Daggerfall because I had no clue how to get them out and the spaghetti like dungeon maps were basically of no help at all.

10/16/19
10:38 AM
6

Monkey Island! Oh hell yes. I mean I have it on so many devices but something about playing an old SCUMM Engine Game on your PC is lost with the new versions.

10/16/19
10:32 AM
6

I second The Incredible Machine 1 and 2, as those puzzlers “try to make the ball hit somewhere with lots of weird stuff” is really well done.

10/16/19
10:25 AM
17

Also: LOOM! This is a fantastic game. In fact, if you’re playing the above-mentioned Monkey Island, there’s an enthusiastic pirate in a tavern who will jump at the chance to tell you all about how great it is!

10/15/19
12:04 PM
18

As someone who works in retail, Google is going to confuse a hell of a lot of customers by calling them Nest mini’s when there’s already Google home mini’s. They should have kept the Nest name specifically for the thermostat and video surveillance devices.

10/15/19
10:08 AM
2

I wish device manufacturers would allow the ability to use regular Android instead of foisting their Bings and Bixbys onto us. I enjoy the hardware of the Galaxy S10+ but I have to install too many apps just to make it behave like vanilla Android.

9/20/19
10:14 AM
7

I remember back in the day I was a server admin for a pre-Verizon company. I was responsible for maintaining systems that housed the CIO’s high visibility pet projects. Read more

9/11/19
5:47 PM
36

I’m going with option 3: Stick with your current phone. 

9/11/19
2:46 PM
5

iPhone 8 user here too. The big deterrent for me buying the current generation phones is the lack of touch sensor. If the rumors are true, it seems like next year’s phone will be the first big redesign since the notch model came out and will include the in-display sensor.

9/11/19
2:26 PM
8

Having bought an iPhone 8 two years ago, I was absolutely ready to upgrade to the new offerings this year. After that snoozefest of a press event, I think I’m going to give it another year and see if Apple has anything more interesting in 2020. My iPhone 8 battery and performance is still fantastic, so hopefully I can Read more

8/15/19
9:49 PM
1

Freemind is great — a real (and surprising) workhorse for developing ideas, outlining, zero-drafting, and exporting ODT for LibreOffice writer editing ( Writer lacks Word’s outline view). I used it for academic articles and other brief pieces of writing.* It supplements initial manual mindmapping very well. Read more