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Classic Game Postmortem: Deus Ex

GDC has posted a great Postmortem for one of the greatest PC games of all time: Deus Ex. This game is easily in my top 10 favorites, and is a must play. If you never checked it out, go pick up a copy on Steam, install the “New Vision” mod, and prepare to be thoroughly impressed by a 17 year old game. If you have already played the game before, consider checking out Deus Ex: Revision community mod. Revision features new environments, new music, and new world-building detail. It also bundles in some of the best modifications that the fanbase has made over the years, including Direct3D 9 rendering, high-resolution textures, high-detail 3D models, and alternative gameplay modes.

 

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Website Updates

I have made a few configuration changes to the site over the last few days. The site is now running on PHP 7 instead of PHP 5.6. This should bring some nice speed improvements to the website. It only required some minor programming changes to support the new version. I also installed a SSL certificate, so the site is now using HTTPS. This required some additional programming changes to avoid mixed content, as well as migration of some Disqus comment threads. Old URLs should redirect automatically.

Please let me know if you run into any issues.