Monday, October 31st, 2011
Got bored, figured I’d change up my Mortal Kombat 3 frontpage with something a bit more… MS-DOS. Good old image mapping.
Also, you may have noticed I changed my blog layout. It was pointed out to me as a new theme on Twitter so I figured, hey, it looks awesome, it’s retro computing, and I like it. I wish it were customizable, but alas, I have to pay to get that crap.
Monday, October 31st, 2011
This is just a simple update regarding LGR and my various websites, social things, and whatever else is going on with me right now. Mainly I wanted to do this in order to let people know about Arcade Oasis.
Arcade Oasis is a site that’s been recently relaunched, and it has ties to Armchair Arcade and the people there. It’s basically another place for retro gaming enthusiasts, indie game lovers and just gaming geeks in general to come to for news and cool stuff. I was invited to be a part of it and I think it has some potential, so go and check it out!
Also, I wanted to touch on Battlefield 3 by doing a “non-review”. So I did, in the video, near the end. Yeah, that is that.
Friday, October 28th, 2011
This is a long-requested review, and after seeing it quickly rise to the top of my LGR PC game review poll I figured now was the time to do it.
I’m still not exactly sure what makes this game so incredibly engaging and deeply addicting to me. It’s like it grabs me every time I step back into it and never ceases to let go, until I make myself play something else. I only needed 10 minutes of footage or so for this review, but I ended up playing and getting about an hour’s worth instead. Just an incredible game.
Friday, October 21st, 2011
I noticed YouTube had this “Ask Your Audience” module available for channels, so I figured I’d give it a try. Basically, this is a new way to send me your suggestions for games reviews. For now, I’ve limited it to PC games pre-2001. This is because I can. Just go to my YouTube channel, type in a game name or vote on ones already submitted, and enjoy knowing you’ve made your contribution to humanity today.
Also, please keep it to one suggestion at a time! I’ve had several people suggest a whole list of games in one vote, which is just confusing and kind of defeats the purpose of voting. So yeah, play by the rules, and this should be a fun way to get a bead on what people may want to see
Saturday, October 15th, 2011
This is just a fun response to this video here by the always awesome niceandgames. Watch his video to learn all you need to know!
Make sure to turn on the closed captioning (CC button) to read along if you can’t understand the Spectrum!
Friday, October 14th, 2011
Today, we have a game that might not be a game, but it’s game-like enough that I’m comfortable showing it as a part of Lazy Game Reviews! And that is the relatively forgotten classic, Coaster, by Code To Go and Walt Disney Computer Software. Aaaaaahhhhhh!
Saturday, October 8th, 2011
Got bored, made a photomosaic from LGR images and random vintage computer photos I had on my hard drive. Click the smaller version above to check out the full-sized file (it’s 8MB, so yeah). This is the reference image if you’re curious or something.
How many classic computing goodies and LGR-related images do you recognize? I recognize all of them, but of course that’s not really fair.
Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Another one of those games I loved as a kid, and still really enjoy, because it’s simple and quick enough to jump into anytime, but enough of a challenge to stay interesting. Logic puzzles are awesome, and Balloon Challenge is one of my favorites for MS-DOS! Soleau Software, ahh, such fond memories of their shareware titles…
Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Wow, I can honestly say I thought I’d never see the day… but Ubisoft has re-released their cult classic 1997 racer, POD, on Good Old Games!
This was one of my favorites racing games as a kid, and one of my favorites games from the 90′s period (recently featured in my Top 17 Best PC Games of the 90′s video). It’s just got an exceptional atmosphere, awesome music, weird tracks, fun cars, and simple racing goodness. It’s a pretty bare-bones game as far as racers go, but it more than makes up for it in aesthetics and “feel”. Very arcadey, but very solid once you get the hang of the controls and how to tweak your cars.
I’ve been hoping to play this game on a newer PC for years, but it’s almost impossible due to how the game looks for certain graphics drivers, DirectX versions and all sorts of crap. GOG to the rescue, this one works perfectly on every new Windows machine I’ve tried! Too bad the online doesn’t work anymore, but that’s to be expected since the Ubisoft GS went down long ago. There may be ways to get around it with extra software, but I’ve not tried it. Thankfully, the free DLC works for this release, so you’ve got tons of new cars and tracks to install if you want! You can grab them on my website, POD Phreak. A good thing, since even though GOG claims this comes with the Back to Hell expansion, it does not seem to. The three tracks and extra cars from BTH are not included in the current version available on GOG. You can install them from my website, if you want to (even though the tracks and cars/bikes admittedly suck). EDIT: Looks like they have removed the statement that it includes Back to Hell, which should clear up any confusion.
This is just rad beyond rad. Thank you, GOG! Great game, and I’d totally recommend buying it now because it’s truly one-of-a-kind.
Buy POD on GOG.com for $5.99!