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Back in December Tom Hall, the original creator of Commander Keen posted on his website that the old game has now turned 20 years old. Tom Hall has stated many times, that if ID software would give him the creative property rights to Keen, he would definitely make a new Commander Keen game. Hopefully someday that will happen, but for now a rabid Keen fan has given us a cool slice of nostalgia. Ceilick, a member of the Commander Keen modding community has just released the final piece of his unofficial “Universe is Toast†trilogy.
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I wrote the article, but I figured some Keen fans might like to know.
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Commander Keen is one of the first game Ive ever played.
I hope there is a new game on it
Nostalgia heaven.
    
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Commander Keen is by far one of my favorite series of all time. It really set the bar for "kid's games" when it was released. I have the collection from Steam. Loved it when it came out, still love it 20 years later.
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Very nice.

I've been thinking about building an HTPC with emulation built in, and I've thought more than once about Keen blasting on my TV.

Throwbacks.
    
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Very nice.

I've been thinking about building an HTPC with emulation built in, and I've thought more than once about Keen blasting on my TV.

Throwbacks.
Pretty simple to play DOS games these days with DOSbox, just drag the game into the DOSbox icon and it loads. Heaven.

Its actually easier than it was on some old PCs.
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Pretty simple to play DOS games these days with DOSbox, just drag the game into the DOSbox icon and it loads. Heaven.

Its actually easier than it was on some old PCs.
Oh no doubt, I emulate some personal favorites on the desktop.

I was just kind of pining aloud about having a full emulation setup with controllers on my television, etc.
    
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Oh no doubt, I emulate some personal favorites on the desktop.

I was just kind of pining aloud about having a full emulation setup with controllers on my television, etc.
It would be even cooler if you used legacy hardware and put it HTPC box and busted out the Gravis Gamepads.
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It would be even cooler if you used legacy hardware and put it HTPC box and busted out the Gravis Gamepads.
I still have my original Gravis!
    
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That is definitely Nostalgia. Commander Keen was one of the very first Video Games that I had played in my generation.
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I was going to complain about how there were two Keen trilogies (except that the second one was pretty much unfinished) and a standalone game, and a bunch of other stuff, but I'll just play some Commander Keen and have fun instead.

The series totally needs a gritty reboot as a first person shooter with a tie in movie, novelization, and cliff-hanger ending leaving it open to a trilogy.
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