LGR – Darkspore and the Problem With Always-Online Games
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LGR – Darkspore and the Problem With Always-Online Games

Spore was such a divisive title among many gamers when it launched in 2008. There was no shortage of love for it’s creature creation and customization systems, but there was plenty of criticism for it’s shallow gameplay and oversimplified take on evolution. Nonetheless, three years later we got Darkspore. A follow-up game that isn’t really […]

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DUDE… STOP…
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DUDE… STOP…

“Hello? Player? Can you hear me? Okay.” “Try changing volume… It’s really important that you hear me.” Okay… All right. “One two, one two. Mic check. All set.” Hello? “You can hear me now?” Yes. “Hey, did you notice the subtitles?” “It’s actually me typing them as I speak.” Wow… “Pretty neat skill, huh?” No. […]

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LGR – Jump Start – PC Game Review
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LGR – Jump Start – PC Game Review

You know there are a ton of edutainment games out there. And even though I played a ton of them, sometimes there’s just a series that falls through the cracks. And today’s subject is one of those and it’s kind of impressive seeing as it’s been around for about two decades now and is one […]

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LGR – Isle of the Dead – DOS PC Game Review
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LGR – Isle of the Dead – DOS PC Game Review

[MIDI music plays] [typing] More often than not, a lame game will make a fuss and then disappear into the shadows. But then there are some games that are of another caliber entirely. Games like Isle of the Dead, developed by Rainmaker Software, Inc., and published by Merit Software in 1993. Yes, I’ve seen this […]

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LGR – Encarta Mind Maze – PC Game Review
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LGR – Encarta Mind Maze – PC Game Review

[music] [typing] It’s April once again and here on LGR, that means Edutainment Month, where we’ll be taking a look at an edutainment game each weekend. And what’s more educationally entertaining than Encarta Encyclopedia? Okay, to be fair, I can think of at least a few dozen things, but whatever, we’re looking at Encarta, so […]

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LGR – Crime Wave – DOS PC Game Review
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LGR – Crime Wave – DOS PC Game Review

[typing] Okay, I can’t stand it anymore. I’ve got to talk about Crime Wave. No, not Crime Wave. And no, not Crime Wave. Crime Wave! Released in 1990 for MS-DOS PCs by Access Software, followed by Commodore Amiga and Atari ST ports later on. But this DOS version is the one that features the most […]

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LGR – Deadly Tide – PC Game Review

[typing] If you bought a PC with Windows 95 back in the day, chances are it came with a version of the Windows 95 companion CD. This not only contained operating system archives, but a whole slew of things that showed you just how awesome Windows 95 could be. There were demos, music videos and […]

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