CGRundertow VVVVVV for PC Video Game Review

Being addicted to something is terrible. You keep using the substance or whatever, despite adverse consequences. We all have our vices, for some it’s a good beer or having a quick smoke. For others, it’s playing an engaging retro-themed puzzler. When I first bought this game, I spent hours flipping onto ceilings and platforms, dodging lies and collecting trinkets. The result was me loosing track of time, and I think I was taking an ethics course in college at the

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LGR – Santa Claus in Trouble – PC Game Review

[electronic version of “Little Drummer Boy”] [fizz, sip] Aahhh! [typing] The more I think about it, the less I’m sure what it is about Christmas time that pressures game developers to make more games about it than any other holiday. You’d just think they’d want to cash in on the rampant consumerism and commercially manufactured holiday spirit, but if that were the only reason, then games like THIS wouldn’t exist. Santa Claus in Trouble, developed by Joy Mania Development and

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LGR – Ikari Warriors – PC Booter Game Review

[MIDI music plays] [typing] Back in the 1980s, one of the most common types of game to see for personal computers was the arcade port. Sometimes they were awesome. Sometimes they were aw-FUL. And sometimes they were Ikari Warriors, the arcade game by SNK released in 1987 by Data East USA and ported by Elite Systems, Ltd. The box is pretty typical stuff for back then, promising arcade realism at home, and shoving in your face the idea that the

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LGR – Dem Bonz – DOS PC Game Review

Greetings! And welcome to LGR Quickies: Reinvigorated. And, yes, this is a series that I attempted to do several years ago. And you may or may not remember it. I barely remember it, but I still like the idea. Even though I stopped doing it because I stopped liking the idea. They just really weren’t different enough from my normal reviews to continue doing. Now, these, these are going to be. It’s basically just me talking about a game or

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GTA Vice City Stories – Walkthrough – Mission #28 – Leap and Bound

So, you want Information… and what better source than a cop, right? Hey Vic. See… great minds think alike… Yeah, fools seldom differ, dip shit. You want info? How about this? There’s a dealer’s boat mooring up Downtown today. The dealer’s not the trusting kind, and he’ll only meet one-on-one. He’s carrying money and coke, and he doesn’t believe in bodyguards. Why should we trust you? If I’m lying, genius, I’m a dead man, right? I’ll meet this guy, Vic.

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LGR – Santa Balls – PC Game Review

[electronic “Little Drummer Boy” plays] [fizz, sip] Aahhh! [typing] Christmastime always gets me feeling nostalgic and lately I’ve been remembering a time when free-to-play games were actually free. All you did was go to some website, click on a title and you got a simple little time-waster made in Shockwave or Flash, with no timers, microtransactions, or arbitrary gameplay limits. Maybe you got a couple of banner ads or referral links, but that was about it. A free-to-play game actually

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Beta64 – Super Mario 64

Mario has gone through many changes in his 30-plus years in gaming history. Starting his career as Jumpman in Donkey Kong, Mario has become a tennis star, Pro Golfer, referee, kart racer, outlaw, teacher, and even a cat. But the biggest change Mario went through was his jump from the 2 dimensional world to 3 dimensions. And this all started with Super Mario 64. As one of Nintendo’s first fully 3D video games, Deveopers of Super Mario 64 had to

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GTA Vice City Stories – Walkthrough – Mission #58 – Over the Top

Oh, Vic Vance! You ready? What’s going on, Diaz? It’s time for you to revenge the death of that girl of yours, and bring the whole Mendez operation down. – You wanna bump, man? – No. Well, I do. Ah, Jesus. My spies tell me everything. This is the plan. The army just took delivery of some new attack helicopters. Meanwhile, Diego Mendez thinks he’s untouchable, just because no one could get him from the ground. – So… – So

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GTA Vice City Stories – Walkthrough – Mission #42 – Home’s on the Range

Ah, Vic… I hope you play golf. Sure, I’ve played a round or two. I play around all the time – but don’t tell my wife. Vic, I find the way a man plays golf says much about him. Really? Si. For instance – I trusted Jesús over there, yet he betrayed me. I should have known better, he’s a terrible golfer. Let’s see if I like the way you play, ah? Then ‘maybe’ we do business. Bueno! You bastard!

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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 more than The Incredible Machine, developed by Jeff Tunnell Productions and Dynamix and published by Sierra in 1993 for MS-DOS PCs. “Incredible!” No crap. That’s

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