Archive for April, 2012

LGR Plays: Fez

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Gameplay and commentary on Fez for Xbox 360, covering random perspective-shifting awesomeness.


LGR Plays: The Sims 1

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Gameplay and commentary on The Sims 1, covering the life and death of a sim. Because I can. And because I’ll be reviewing the game soonish, so I figured I may as well cash in on some gameplay while I’m at it since people have asked for it for ages!

LGR Plays: Prototype 2

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Gameplay and commentary covering an early section of Prototype 2 (getting the claws).

This game is the definition of “rental-worthy”. Open-world insanity that’s lots of fun, with a bland storyline and procedural repetition. Sigh. Not a bad game by any means, just not a very interesting one.

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego – Apple II Game Review

Friday, April 27th, 2012

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LGR Plays: Sniper Elite V2

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Playthrough/first impressions of the Sniper Elite V2 single player demo.

Been looking forward to this one ever since I saw the brutal kill cams it uses. Hehe, it does not disappoint.

Math Blaster – DOS PC Game Review

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

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Aw yeah, time to blast some MATH! It’s the Blasternaut to the rescue in this timeless edutainment classic for the Apple II, IBM PC, Commodore 64, and plenty more.

I wish I could have shown the original Apple II version, but alas, I do not own it. In fact, I wasn’t even able to find a disk image, only finding the Plus version. So the pictures of its binder had to suffice!

Desert IV, Partnership, and Podcast

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Get the Desert IV mod and add-on map!

Widget Workshop review is online

Friday, April 13th, 2012

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What kid wouldn’t appreciate a workshop full of widgets? No kid I’d approve of, that’s for sure. One of the lesser-known titles from Maxis Kids, Widget Workshop is a neat little introduction to science and zaniness!

Notes about live streaming: Quality vs content.

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

So this is another livestream, although for whatever reason several faceless Internet people are complaining about this one like crazy. Apparently, the video and audio quality are all of a sudden a huge problem to this rather vocal minority.

Whatever the case may be, what are your thoughts? Would you rather have sub-par a/v quality or nothing at all? Because honestly those are my only two choices now, and to me content is king. The a/v stuff cannot be helped at the moment since it is 95% caused by my current AT&T DSL service, which provides only 0.5Mpbs upstream. Until another ISP shows up on the mountain, that’s what I get, and I’d much rather have fun in the meantime than not do anything at all.

The other solution would be to just record these in the way I normally do: straight to a high quality MP4. But I can’t do that and livestream at the same time, at least not with non-choppy results or playing on another PC entirely (and I’d need another nice PC, which costs major cash I don’t have). I could forgo the live stream entirely, but that is kind of the point of doing these in the first place. Playing through and recording a game on my lonesome, not live, utterly bores me.

Oh well, whatever. Ultimately I’m going to do what I please and I’m just throwing things out there, this is all experimentation. It’s just annoying that some people take things like “low quality video/audio” so personally, when they were the same ones requesting I do this in the first place. It’s not like I’m trying to make low quality video, I’m trying to have fun and hopefully entertain with what I have at my disposal. I mean really, if it bothers you that much I suppose you can… not watch? 🙂

Super Solvers Spellbound! review is online

Friday, April 6th, 2012

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Travel the country! Defeat robots! SPELL WORDS! All this and more in TLC’s Super Solvers Spell Bound!