Archive for February, 2012

The Sims 3 Lunar Lakes review is online

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

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Review of the downloadable town for The Sims 3: Lunar Lakes. What all does this new neighborhood include? Is it worth the cash? How many sim-aliens does it take to screw in a lightbulb? How many freaking more of these freaking expansions will there be?

Rhetorical questions are rhetorical.

Herman & the Falling Rocks review is online

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

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It may be a Boulderdash clone, but Herman doesn’t let that get in the way of collecting flowers and avoiding rocky death. Frockin’ sweet.

Also, did anyone else delve into a local library or friends’ bookshelves in hopes of finding “shareware books” like Windows After Hours? Some of my fondest, randomest gaming memories come from such occasions.

The Sims FreePlay review video is online

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

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The Sims once again comes to mobile devices, this time under the freemium banner. Yeah. “Free to play, pay to win”, right?

In all honesty, it’s not nearly as bad as The Sims Social was. At least it has some more traditional Sims-style gameplay. But it still has a very similar mentality, so yeah.

EverDrive-MD Crimson Flash Cart review video online

Friday, February 17th, 2012

My review of the Crimson Edition of the EverDrive-MD flash memory cartridge, by Stone Age Gamer and KRIKzz.

Every Mega Drive, Master System, and 32x game playable through one cart? Pinch me, my geeky self must be dreaming! In all seriousness, this thing is freaking great. While I still prefer to have the the real cartridges, they’re just so darned costly and I’m running out of space. That and my focus is PC gaming, so the disposable income goes toward IBM-compatibles. I love cartridge-based retro gaming though, and these EverDrive options are great for someone who doesn’t want emulation but still wants to play tons of great games!

Heard of Dear Esther? No? You have now.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

So I saw this was released today on Steam, decided to watch the above trailer… and immediately bought it for the cheap nine bucks and change.

Wow.

The most melancholy, chilling, awesome experience I’ve had in a while. Not really a game (all you do is roam this island off the coast of Scotland for an hour) so much as it is a bizarre story that you sort of live through. But that in itself is so well-done and amazing if you let´╗┐ yourself “feel” it. This trailer captures the mood near-perfectly. Very artsy and ambiguous, so if you’re not into such things you might wanna give this a pass. But if you enjoy a great narrative with deep undertones in a fantastically made game world (not to mention amazing strings-heavy soundtracks) check this out!

“Slag Voss Interviews Phreakindee” video is online

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

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Someone else interviewing LGR! This time it’s my friend, Vincent Price, aka Slag Voss. Covers all sorts of random topics, from gaming, to collecting, to favorites, to geek dating, to hacktivism.

Re-Volt PC game review is online

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

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Quite possibly the best combat remote-controlled car racing game yet made. Seriously, Re-Volt was fantastic in 1999, and its gameplay formula remains timeless. Think R.C. Pro-Am meets Mario Kart. Pure win!

One of those I’ve wanted to review ever since I started LGR, so this was way overdue. Yet another classic marked off the classic list.

IBM 5151 Monochrome CRT, MDA, Hercules video is online

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

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An “Oddware” overview of all sorts of monochrome graphical greatness: The IBM 5151 monochrome CRT monitor, PC MDA graphics, Hercules graphics, emulated CGA programs, green/amber/white phosphor, text modes vs. graphics, etc. Mmm, gotta love 80’s computing and obsolete graphics hardware!