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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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Interpose Xmas Greetings: 1996 Holiday Shmup for DOS

[door closing, footsteps] Yeah, pretty good thrifting I find I gotta say! [trips, stuff fumbles around] The heck is that? [sighs, box clunking around] [metallic squeaking] -This does not bode well. [clone wheezing] -Christmaasss! [box opens, background clone noises] Alright what in — Interpose? [incredulous mumbling] What in the world is this? C’mon. Oh no. […]

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LGR – Liberty or Death – DOS PC Game Review

LGR – Liberty or Death – DOS PC Game Review

[typing] One thing about games that really intrigues me from time to time is the exploration of theme. Especially regarding national holidays. You have game talking about Christmas and Halloween, even Easter every so often. But one that really get ignored, other than maybe a movie game here and there, is Independence Day. You could […]

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Exploring a MASSIVE Retro Computer Warehouse!

Allow me to tell you about a dream that I have, a recurring one as a retro computer collector. Perhaps it’s one that you’ve had, too, if you’re into this hobby. Where, in your dream, you’re just going around looking for cool things in the area. Maybe looking at thrift stores or what have you. […]

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LGR – Silpheed – DOS PC Game Review

[LGR theme plays] [roar] [sips] Aahhh… [typing] When testing out new old IBM PCs in my collection, there are a few games that I always come to for benchmarking purposes. One of them is Silpheed, designed in Japan by Game Arts in 1986 and ported by Sierra Online for Western audiences in 1988. As stated […]

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LGR – Harvester – DOS PC Game Review

LGR – Harvester – DOS PC Game Review

[rock music] [typing] Ever run across those top ten lists of the goriest video games? For whatever reason, such extreme games intrigue me. So when I saw today’s game in many of those lists, I had to own it. The game is Harvester, developed by DigiFX Interactive and published by Merit Studios in 1996. Harvest… […]

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