LGR : video
15h17 15  janvier
Building a Bigger, Badder MIDI Mountain
Let’s assemble a MIDI RackMountain The idea is the same as the first MIDI Mountain: combine a bunch of MIDI synths together to make a mountain of musical goodness. But instead of just stacking it all up, this time it’s going in an 8U rack-mount case Plus a few upgrades, like a rack-mounted Roland...
14h02 08  janvier
The Smallest Windows PC in 1995 Was Also a Phone IBM Palm Top PC110
Not only was the IBM PalmTop PC 110 the world’s tiniest DOS and Windows subnotebook in 1995 but it also functioned as a telephone handset Let’s take a look at this fantastic little 33MHz 486 computer from the mid ’90s, which also strove to be a personal organizer, a digital notepad, a desktop...
15h01 25  décembre
90s Nonsense: WizardWorks Holiday Collection CD-ROM
Simply taking a look at one of the many Christmas-themed software packages from the mid-90s filled with random junk that the publisher had lying around. Holiday games, labels, clipart, fonts, screensavers, a MIDI jukebox, a t-shirt designer and more Even a cassette tape, ooh. LGR links: https...
15h14 18  décembre
Opening a Big Pile of Retro Tech You Sent In
One last donations unboxing for 2020 Lots of vintage computer hardware, software, oddware, games, and technological goodies. Thanks to everyone who contributed -- and also made offers to do so It’s always humbling the kinda stuff that shows up. LGR links: https: www.patreon.com LazyGameReviews...
15h03 11  décembre
Holiday Lemmings-esque Vibes of Xmas Ducks 2000 #DOScember
It’s December And that means Christmas LGR once again. Also clones, and I think they’re getting weirder. As for the game itself, Xmas Ducks 2000 is another Lemmings variant at first glance. But then I played it and yep, this one surprised me Ducks has some fascinating changes, rather excellent...
14h02 04  décembre
The 1992 MIDI Experience: Yamaha Hello Music Kit for Windows 3.1
Setting up and exploring the Yamaha CBX-T3 synth module and testing it with classic MS-DOS games and early nineties Windows MIDI sequencer software It may not be a popular General MIDI music option, but being based on the TG100 it still held its own when it launched at 450 in late 1992 early 93. ...
14h42 27  novembre
Building a 486 DOS PC with an ISA Single Board Computer
Assembling a 100MHz Intel 486 DX4 system inside a neat little Baby AT computer case from the mid-90s I’ve been wanting to build an MS-DOS PC around an ISA SBC for a long time now, so let’s get to it and play some DOS games. LGR links: https: www.patreon.com LazyGameReviews https: www.twitter...
14h00 20  novembre
LGR - The Sims 4 Snowy Escape Review
Gameplay and overview of the TENTH expansion pack to The Sims 4. This time it’s another vacation destination thing and it’s based on Japan, mostly. Several trails to hike, hills to ski and snowboard down, and onsen baths to enjoy. Yeah, a pleasant idea and certainly pretty to look at, but let’s...
16h30 13  novembre
Packard Bell Corner Computer: One of 1995’s Strangest PCs
A look back at the bizarre Packard Bell Corner Computer, one of the weirdest computer designs of the 90s. Pentium CPU at 200MHz, 64MB RAM, Windows 95, and floppy disk and CD-ROM drives jutting out of each corner. An infrared remote control mouse thing came with it, too Special thanks to Billy...
14h36 06  novembre
Doom 3 - 16 Years Later: An LGR Retrospective
Reevaluating Doom 3 sixteen years later, released by id Software and Activision on August 3rd, 2004 Looking back at the hype and history of its development, its entirely new style of horror FPS gameplay compared to its predecessors, and of course that darned flashlight. LGR links: https: www...
12h48 24  octobre
Dell Inspiron 9100: 4,800 Pentium 4 Laptop from 2004
Among mid-2000s Windows XP notebook computers, the Inspiron 9100 was thoroughly into desktop replacement territory. Dell gave it a full desktop Pentium 4 CPU, a 16:10 HD display, and even a built-in subwoofer What a hot and heavy beast of a gaming laptop, portable workstation, and media center all...
13h37 16  octobre
LGR Oddware - NEC PC-FXGA DOS V Game Accelerator Card
The NEC PC-FX console itself was considered a failure in 1994, but then came this FXGA version for MS-DOS PCs. Not only is it the full video game system on a 16-bit ISA card, but it also adds a 3D graphics chip and software development options Also dragonfly dinosaurs. Check out Sabre470’s FXGA...
13h06 09  octobre
Checking out Crystal Caves HD Apogee’s 1991 DOS Classic Remade
Check it out on Steam: https: store.steampowered.com app 1330890 Crystal Caves HD Apogee Software kindly sent over a preview code for the upcoming remaster of Crystal Caves, so let’s take a look at it New pixel art graphics, a fourth episode, a chiptune soundtrack, achievements, leaderboards,...
15h09 03  octobre
Building a Ridiculous Pointy Pyramid PC
So I bought this absurd glass and metal pyramid PC case. Now what? Let’s build something with it This project started off as a modern computer centered around legacy support, with PCI slots, serial, parallel, and PS 2 ports alongside an LGA 1200 CPU and DDR4 RAM. But then it kind of... mutated. ...
12h08 25  septembre
Opening an Overwhelming Number of Retro Tech Packages
Wow, once again a whole slew of things showed up in the LGR mailbox over the past however many months. Lots of vintage computer hardware, software, oddware, games, and tech goodness. Wonderful stuff all around, thank you for your kindness and generosity LGR links: https: www.twitter.com...