Part 1 of the Examined Life (of Gaming)’s MechWarrior retrospective. The year was 1989, flight sims and tank sims were everywhere, but they lacked something; a little panache maybe. Then suddenly: MechWarrior. The first game in the EarthSiege series (trust me, it makes sense in hindsight).

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