The jigsaw is back! Yes, after weeks of frustrating technical issues, my PC is now running smoothly again, and I have (most of) my software reinstalled on a fresh Samsung solid-state drive. Before we get onto the puzzle, though, some quick housekeeping...
First, the Friday question that's been keeping us entertained in the jigsaw's absence has proven to be so popular that I'm retaining it. Today I'm asking you to share your stories about gaming "comfort food", those beloved old games that you replay over and over again.
Second, I've departed from my usual writing about games to commemorate the passing of a great idol of mine, the legendary animator and special effects artist Ray Harryhausen. He was a pivotal part of my life growing up, and he inspired a lot of brilliant people with his artistry and passion. You can read my piece about Ray here on Screen Play today.
Finally, a very important games-related Kickstarter is soon going to come to a close, and it is still not quite at its goal. Gaming in Color is a feature-length documentary about the vast diversity in the video gaming community that we don't usually see, primarily focusing on GLBTI gamers and game developers, but also women, racial minorities, and more. It's a really worthy project with some talented people working on it, so please consider pledging a few bucks and helping to tip it over the line.
But now, on to the jigsaw. In case you've forgotten (or are new around here) this is a screenshot from a computer game, revealed a bit at a time over the course of the day. If you are the first to correctly identify the game by typing its complete and correct title into the comments here, then you win, and you get to choose next week's game.
There has been some concern about Google image search breaking this game and making it too tempting to cheat, but I think I might have solved that issue. The above image is not taken from an image search, but was acquired a different way. I won't say how just in case someone works out how to cheat all over again!
Oh, and today's game was suggested by our last winner, Screen play regular Blenny. He had to wait a while, but it finally went up!
Have fun everyone, and I hope you have a fantastic weekend. Go watch a Ray Harryhausen film!
- James "DexX" Dominguez
DexX is on Twitter: @jamesjdominguez