Playing older Games – The Black Mirror (2003)

Having just reached the fourth chapter (out of 6 overall), I decided I’d write down some of my thoughts on the game so far, mainly from the technical and design perspective. At the time of writing, the game is now 14 years old, so on both of those aspects, the game isn’t quite fresh anymore,…

Highlights Nintendo Direct September 13th 2017

On September 13th 2017, Nintendo released a Direct presentation on upcoming 3DS and Switch titles. I am not going to go through it all step by step, but list the entries that were my highlights or that I found noteworthy. If you are interested, you can watch the whole 45 minutes of the presentation here:…

Kickstarter Experiences – Broken Age (Double Fine Adventure)

My first ever backed Kickstarter, pretty much what kicked off a popularity surge for crowdfunding (especially for video games), made a lot of projects possible over the last few years (and hopefully for the time to come). Instant Success Originally aiming for a sum of 400,000$, the Kickstarter campaign managed to overshoot that goal significantly,…

Cold Games Database 1.4 – Steam Games Import and Stats

New Stuff: Steam Games Import: You can now automatically add your games from Steam to the list, simply enter your 64bit ID into the textbox in the Import window and let the app look up the list of games. You can look up the necessary ID (SteamID64) through sites like SteamRep Statistics: Generated from your entered games,…

Cold Games Database 1.3 – IGDB API (Beta) Integration

A new feature this time! Since IGDB have a free API available, I decided to look into how I could implement that into my app. So in this release (as a BETA feature, make sure to make a copy of your data just in case) I have added to ability to import data to game entries…

Cold Games Database 1.2.1

Changes: FIX: Error message when selecting “Remove Genre” and “Remove System” Removed Xceed dependecies (slightly smaller app size) ClickOnce Installer (needs Internet connection during installation, “Check for Update” option in “?” menu active) Portable Version (just extract to any directory and run) Example Screenshot:

Cold Games Database 1.2.0.2

Changes: FIX: missing color highlighting in game list (indicating completion status) ClickOnce Installer (needs Internet connection during installation, “Check for Update” option in “?” menu active) Portable Version (just extract to any directory and run) Example Screenshot:

Cold Games Database 1.2

Changes: games list is now shown in a grid, more control over directly sorting and filtering the list performance on nVidia Optimus based systems should be better (was noticable when filtering the list) ClickOnce Installer (needs Internet connection during installation, “Check for Update” option in “?” menu active) Portable Version (just extract to any directory and…

Cold Games Database 1.1

After some time of just using the app for keeping track of my own games, I got myself some more motivation to work on my little game collection organizer.