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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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LGR – Joust VGA – DOS PC Game Review

[electronic music] [typing] 1982 was a golden year for arcade games with titles like Q*bert, Dig Dug, Pole Position and Robotron: 2084 snatching innumerable credits from gamers’ pockets worldwide. But also that year, you had a game which changed the face of arcade gaming forever… by changing it to the face of a freaking ostrich. […]

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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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The Laser Portable Computers that ran BASIC.

The Laser Portable Computers that ran BASIC.

Hello, and welcome to another episode of the 8-Bit Guy. Today, I want to show you a rather unusual line of portable computers known as the laser portable computers and these were manufactured from the mid 1980s all the way up to the late 1990s. These were produced by V-tech, which is the same company […]

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