Years of neglect are eroding gaming history. Cartridges rot in garages, companies hoard demos that they will never release, and obscure titles fade into the ether. Some games may even be lost forever.
Oregon Trail Live, the real-world competition based on the Oregon Trail PC game, kicked off with the startling crack of a bullwhip in Salem, Oregon this past Saturday, sending "wagon trains" "westward" from "Independence, Mo." (a.k.a. the check-in area) to complete ten OT-derived challenges en route to Oregon's…
A competition in Salem, Oregon later this Saturday will give folks nostalgic for The Oregon Trail—i.e., everyone who had access to a PC in the '80s and '90s—the chance to relive the classic game in all its pixellated, dysentery'd splendor.
Before he died of dysentery, commenter Fernando Jorge had a rather fine idea about the rebirth of a classic educational PC game, and he knew just the developer to handle it.
The May 30 launch of an "Oregon Trail" expansion pack in the popular Facebook game Frontierville has caught notice of the company holding the copyright to the edutainment classic, and it has sued to put a stop to the plans of Frontierville maker Zynga.
An unwise choice, but something tells me all the numbers end with dysentery. Humorous sign posted on a Los Angeles street corner. As seen on Pleated Jeans.
For all the fond memories American kids have of educational game The Oregon Trail, the fact is the game itself stinks. What it needed was to be more like ExciteBike.