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LGR Oddware – 1988 Avon Beauty Vision Computer

Greetings and welcome to LGR Oddware, where we’re taking a look at hardware and software that is odd, forgotten, and obsolete. Like this right here, this is the Avon Beauty Vision Computer from the 80s. It’s very red but it’s all packed up in this thing here. And it comes with this that you’re supposed […]

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DEC VT320: The Classic 1987 Library Computer Terminal

[soft synth music] [music slowls intensifies] [terminal turns on] [beep] [LGR intro sounds play, music cranks up] Greetings and welcome to an LGR thing! And today we’ve got this lovely piece of retro tech, a DEC VT320 terminal. [power switches on, successful beep] [keyclick sound] Yeah beyond those little beeps here and there, the VT320 […]

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LGR Tech Tales – The Tragedy of Eagle Computer

[music] In 1983, the newly-formed Eagle Computer, Inc., was on the road to fast success in Silicon Valley. Building on their existing experience with computers under another name, Eagle had not only one of the more capable CP/M machines on the market, but a true IBM PC clone that bested the machine it was cloning […]

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LGR – Apple IIGS – Vintage Computer System Review

[typing] June 10, 1977, marked the launch of the original Apple II microc omputer, released as a follow up to the Apple I, primarily designed by engineering genius Steve Wozniak. The computer was a landmark in both design and function, as it not only looked noticeably slicker than many of the other home computers of […]

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LGR – The Kristal – DOS PC Game Review

LGR – The Kristal – DOS PC Game Review

[theme music plays] [shotgun, roar] [sips] Aahhh! [typing] [music ends] Sometimes you look at a game’s box art and think, “What in the holy mother of crap?” Today is one of those glorious times. This is The Kristal, released by Cinemaware in the USA in 1989. And…wow! This is just awesome on a level that’s […]

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LGR – The Incredible Machine – DOS PC Game Review

LGR – The Incredible Machine – DOS PC Game Review

[intro music] [typing] You know what never gets old? Sean Connery. Holy crap, that Holy Grail actually worked. Know what else never gets old? Puzzles. Man, puzzles. Man, they’re so puzzling… and manly. Nothing like solving a good puzzle to put you in the mood to… solve more puzzles. And not many games puzzle me […]

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LGR – Chex Quest – DOS PC Game Review

[intro music] [typing] You know one of the best things about cereal? Well, other than the whole “eating it in order to not starve” thing. Prizes. I’m not talking about those stupid ones where you have to collect a bunch of UPCs, mail them in and pay postage cost for something that sucks. But prizes […]

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Black MIDI songs will kill your brain and your computer

Black MIDI songs will kill your brain and your computer

Have you ever been listening to a normal song and thought, “I wish this normal song had 280 million notes and took up 1.1 terabytes of data and was literally unplayable on any computer?” Of course, you’re only human. MIDI is a shared digital language that lets electronic instruments communicate with computers, invented in the […]

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LGR – Faery Tale Adventure: Book I – DOS PC Game Review

[upbeat MIDI music plays] [typing] Ever have one of those games you played as a kid that’s just a hazy, surreal memory? You can recall parts of it and how you felt playing it, but not enough to figure out the name. Well, I have, and for me, this is one of those games. Faery […]

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LGR – MDK – DOS PC Game Review

[LGR Theme] [fizz, sip] Aahhh! I love weird games. Weird games are weird. Why aren’t there more weird games, anyways? You can do anything imaginable in a game, in theory, so why don’t more developers just run with it? Money probably has something to do with it, but in the ’80s and ’90s there was […]

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