LGR – Rise of the Triad – DOS PC Game Review

[MIDI rock music] [typing] Looking back at awesome first-person shooters from the early-to-mid-’90s, several come to mind immediately. Wolfenstein 3D. Doom. Duke Nukem 3D. Tek War. Wait… no one thinks of Tek War. How’d that get in here? And one that soon comes to mind for me is Rise of the Triad, published by Apogee Software in 1995 and developed by an internal team there calling themselves “The Developers of Incredible Power.” This was a team led by none other

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LGR – Corncob 3D – DOS PC Game Review

[typing] Ever have one of those games that you play as a kid that you come across it and you’re instantly intrigued, even though you have absolutely no idea what’s going on, like, this world makes no sense. Everything is weird. You’re not entirely sure what your objectives are and yet you keep playing it. Well, I’ve got one of those games today. And that is… Corncob 3D, developed by Pie in the Sky Software and published as shareware in

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LGR – Christmas Carnage – DOS PC Game Review

[electronic version of “Little Drummer Boy”] [fizz, sip] Aahhh! [typing] During the 1990s, there was a widespread fascination with KILLING Barney the Dinosaur. And I know this seems like a weird topic for Christmastime, but I don’t care! So, for a while there, we had Microsoft Paint artwork, video games and even works of fiction, all created with one goal in mind: finding new ways of killing everyone’s favorite children’s TV show icon. And one such example of this comes

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GameShark for Windows 95: The PC Game Enhancer

Greetings and welcome to an LGR Oddware follow up of sorts, I suppose you could call this. Because today we’re going to be looking at the GameShark computer game enhancer for Windows 95 and 98 games from the late 90s. Yeah, this is a cheap device for PCs and this is just very much just a US localization of the Datel PC Action Replay for Windows 95 that I covered on LGR a little while back. Of course in that

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LGR – QuickShot’s 1996 PC Game Starter Kit

[typing] [jazz music] Greetings and welcome to an off-the-cuff, quickly put-together LGR thing! Looking at something that, you know, I found in storage and I wanna talk about it. (laughs) Because, I mean, what else am I gonna do with this? This is the Multimedia Games Starter Kit by QuickShot. It’s over $40 value, apparently. The thing is, this is a five-in-one bundle that just looks like they shoved a bunch of crap they had lying around in a warehouse

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10 Tips to Make Your Computer Faster (For Free)

It happens to everyone. You buy a brand new computer, and the first time you boot it up you’re AMAZED at how fast it is. But then… a couple years or even months go by, and before you know it, the computer struggles to run even basic programs. What happened? Well there are a lot of reasons why a computer might slow down over time, but I’ve got a list of ten things you can do in Windows that will

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LGR – The Movies – PC Game Review

[Keyboard typing noises] It’s summertime. Or at least it is right here, right now. When I’m recording this and that means summer blockbuster movies. You know, the giant, bombastic, over-budgeted, often overblown things that are not very good at the end of the day, I mean, some of them are, and so many of them are not. You often come away from them thinking, You know what? I could do it better! Well, can you? Can you really? Well… Today,

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LGR – Afterlife – PC Game Review

♪♪ [typing] Have you ever been playing Sim City 2000 by Maxis and just thought to yourself, “Man, this game would be great, if it would just go to Hell?” Or go to Heaven. Or hang around in Limbo for a while. Well, you would not be alone. In fact, there was a game publisher that you may not expect to have come up with this idea. [VO] Afterlife, developed and published by LucasArts Entertainment in 1996 for DOS, Windows

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PC Gaming Tech Tips: How CAS Latency Affects Gameplay

We all want our systems to be as fast as possible in game and there’s a lot of components that go into that as you know. One of the things we’re going to look at is memory. When you go to upgrade you’re going to be looking at a couple things, speed and latency. But what do they really mean? So you’re looking online you see something like this. If you’re like most people you might get a little bit

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LGR – Turbo Science – DOS PC Game Review

[typing] It’s time for another game from the edutainment shelf! And I’m in the mood for something tricky to pronounce. “Quarky and Quaysoo’s Turbo Science,” developed by Jeff Tennell Productions and published by Sierra Online in 1992 for MS-DOS. Quarky, I get. But “Quaysoo?” Or “Kay-soo?” “Kay-so?” Mmm… queso. I’m gonna go with that. Anyway, this is the first game in the Turbo Learning Series by Jeff Tennell Productions And if that name sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’re a

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