‘It’s-a Me, Mario!’
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‘It’s-a Me, Mario!’

– It’s-a me, Mario! It’s-a me, Mario! Woo-hoo, let’s-a go! Okey dokey! Ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow! I’ve been the voice of Mario for 26 years. – [Interviewer] Now moving on to Luigi. – Now moving on to Luigi, oh. (laughing) (“Super Mario Overworld Theme” by Koji Kondo) Hi, I’m Charles […]

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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 – Looking at the IBM PC XT

Greetings, just a completely off-the-cuff video here to just kind of show off the IBM 5160 XT, which I recently got at a Goodwill for $39. Actually, this was shown in an LGR Thrifts episode, and if you have not seen that, then just click that little video that’s popping up there. You can go […]

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LGR – Night Hunter – DOS PC Game Review
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LGR – Night Hunter – DOS PC Game Review

[typing] You know, it’s that time of year again, at least around here. The time of year where I want to dive into something just a little bit creepy. Maybe a little off-putting. Kinda spooky. You know, like old games from companies that are nowadays absolutely giant publishing houses. Games like… Night Hunter, developed by […]

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LGR – Hunting For Duck Hunt PC Games
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LGR – Hunting For Duck Hunt PC Games

Duck Hunt! I’d argue it’s the one title that most defines 8-bit lightgun gaming. Whether you’re shooting pixelized ducks or clay pigeons, it was incredibly approachable for pretty much anyone to pick up and play, due to it’s use of the NES Zapper. [Springy trigger noise] Just point, shoot, and learn to embrace your hate […]

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LGR – Paratrooper – PC Booter Game Review
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LGR – Paratrooper – PC Booter Game Review

[LGR Theme plays] [fizz, sip] Aahhh… [typing] It’s time for yet another one of those timeless classics that I played endlessly as a young lad. Paratrooper by Greg Kuperberg and Orion Software from 1982. This is one of those games that it seems everyone with a DOS machine had, since it will run on any […]

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Why Big PC Game Boxes Disappeared [LGR Tech Tales]
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Why Big PC Game Boxes Disappeared [LGR Tech Tales]

For over two dozen years, PC games were primarily distributed in boxes for retail distribution worldwide. They came in all shapes and sizes too, with extravagant box art and unique package designs. But in the early 2000s, they rapidly started disappearing from store shelves, and by 2004 these retroactively named big box PC games were […]

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LGR – Chip’s Challenge 2 – PC Game Review
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LGR – Chip’s Challenge 2 – PC Game Review

[typing] Well here’s something I never thought I’d be reviewing: “Chip’s Challenge 2,” the official sequel to “Chip’s Challenge.” The original was first released for the Atari Lynx in 1989 but eventually saw increased popularity due to its inclusion in the “Microsoft Windows Entertainment Pack” in 1992. If you’d like to know more about those, […]

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LGR – Wasteland – DOS PC Game Review
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LGR – Wasteland – DOS PC Game Review

[typing] When it comes to post-apocalyptic role-playing games for the PC, Fallout is pretty much the undisputed go-to game series. And I don’t question that at all because, hey, it gets me hard. But go back a little bit further and you’ll find that wasn’t always the case. Why? Because Wasteland! Developed by Interplay Productions […]

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