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Laserdisc Compilation Spotlights 1985 PC & C64 Releases
« on: January 03, 2014, 13:23:15 PM »
Got an hour to spare? Then sit back and enjoy "Ingram Computer Game Previews 1985," an interesting look back at what was once considered cutting-edge PC gaming, captured from its original laserdisc source by classic gaming group Retro Reality.

This relic highlights all of 1984 and 1985's best IBM and Commodore 64 releases with the help of an extremely enthusiastic narrator, he's not even afraid to use rap to prove his point! The man manages to maintain the same level of enthusiasm even when talking over recorded footage of Infocom text adventures, a very impressive achievement!

Highlights include Activision's Ghostbusters, Infocom's Zork, and the very first edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Lowlights include spreadsheet software, database management systems, and "Sign Designer," a utility that, amazingly, features both print options AND a help screen.

[align=center:281oqic9]Ingram Computer Game Previews 1985 Feb-Mar (Laserdisc)[/align:281oqic9]

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Re: Laserdisc Compilation Spotlights 1985 PC & C64 Relea
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 19:18:24 PM »
Very cool. I love watching stuff like this. It doesn't seem like it was all that long ago...

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Re: Laserdisc Compilation Spotlights 1985 PC & C64 Releases
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 21:07:36 PM »
Great stuff..
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Re: Laserdisc Compilation Spotlights 1985 PC & C64 Releases
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 14:44:00 PM »
There are some absolute classics on here, especially the Epyx titles like Pit Stop and Summer Games.

I personally loved the way the narrator even managed to make the boring stuff like spreadsheets sound exciting  :21: