Archive for July, 2012

LGR – Deathtrack DOS PC Game Review

Friday, July 27th, 2012

LGR - Deathtrack DOS PC Game Review

Sometimes, simple racing is not enough. Sometimes, you just want to strap ram spikes and missile launchers onto a car and smash up punks with some rad 80’s hairstyles on a track of death! For this, you’ve gotta choose Deathtrack, by Dynamix from 1989.

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A look into how LGR vids are made

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Lots of people ask what goes into making my reviews. Do I write a script, do I ad-lib everything? Well, yes and no. Below is an example I ran across while going through some files (most of these I don’t keep)…

LGR Alice Madness Returns Script / Notes

That is the “script” for my Alice: Madness Returns review (video embedded at top of post). They’re more like notes, as I ad-lib a whole lot of the review. Yes, simple. Lazy even. I just kind of talk, record my ramblings for an hour or so, then edit it down into something resembling coherent speech. Certain reviews call for more detailed scripting (like my hardware or Sims reviews) but even then, a lot of it is made up on the spot. I actually think of most of what I’m going to say while playing the game, then do my recording while it’s still fresh on my mind.

So yes, now you know.

3D Ultra Pinball – PC Game Review

Friday, July 20th, 2012

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Whoa it’s pinball, in 3D! And it’s not just pinball, it’s ULTRA pinball. If that’s not a surefire recipe for success, what is? A review of Sierra’s “fastest pinball in space” from 1995.

LGR Oddware – Bleem! Commercial PlayStation Emulator

Friday, July 13th, 2012

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A PS1 emulator for Windows sold in stores during the console’s heyday. Seriously. Whether or not you think Bleem LLC was genius or insane, it’s quite the odd software relic!

The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff Review

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

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Is the seventh stuff pack expansion for The Sims 3 worth buying? What exactly does it include? How much attitude does the furniture actually have? This honest and snarky review of DS answers these questions and more.

SimCity for IBM’s OS/2 Warp

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Overview and gameplay demonstration of SimCity Classic for IBM’s OS/2 Warp operating system. Who knew OS/2 even had games beyond Entertainment Pack-style stuff?

LGR – Best of Windows Entertainment Pack – PC Game Review

Friday, July 6th, 2012

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If you’ve been around Windows PCs for very long, chances are you’ve come across BOWEP. SkiFree, Tetris, Jezzball, Chip’s Challenge and more to suit most any gaming preference!