9 Plug n Play TV Games Compared

9 Plug n Play TV Games Compared

Recently, I went to an estate sale in Waxahachie, Texas. This place apparently belonged to an avid video game collector. As you can see, they had quite a selection here and most of these systems were $10 apiece. I ended up buying two original Nintendos and some games but I also ended up with several…

HP Internet Advisor: $20,000 Monster 486 Laptop

HP Internet Advisor: $20,000 Monster 486 Laptop

It’s time to look at another computer that I find fascinating and been wanting to talk about, and now’s the time to do so, because arbitrary reasons. This is the Hewlett-Packard J2301B Wide Area Network Internet Adviser. With an E4594A-T1 telco undercradle. [Silly giggle] What even is this? Well, It is the most complicated and…

LGR – Choosing a Retro Gaming PC: What to Look For

LGR – Choosing a Retro Gaming PC: What to Look For

[♪ Music Intro and Keyboard Typing noises ♪] [♪] Greetings, and welcome to an LGR thing and today, I would like to answer a very broad topic. It’s a question or set of questions that I get asked *all* the time, ever since I’ve started LGR, and that is “What classic computer should I buy?”…

I Got This Laptop For Free in 2008. Here’s How It Holds Up In 2017.

I Got This Laptop For Free in 2008. Here’s How It Holds Up In 2017.

I got the dell laptop new in-box for free in 2008 I used it for three years until 2011. Is it still usable today in 2017 If you’re around my age a college student in the middle 2000s you may remember a time when mobile computing options were not wholly viable what you would get…

LGR – “Doom” on a Calculator! [Ti-83 Plus Games Tutorial]

LGR – “Doom” on a Calculator! [Ti-83 Plus Games Tutorial]

LGR: Just call me a cold, calculated killer. [typing] [DOOM theme plays] Greetings and welcome to an LGR thing, and, yes, we’re gonna be playing Doom on one of these! One of these! This is a Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus graphing calculator. Released… way too long ago and still costs too freakin’ much! Unless you’re…

Upgrading to a Solid State Floppy Drive Emulator

Upgrading to a Solid State Floppy Drive Emulator

So, SSD are all the rage now, and you can upgrade nearly any hard drive to some sort of solid state, even older computers. But, I began to wonder about floppy drives. Can those be upgraded? Turns out, they can. I saw this curious device on eBay and decided to buy it. I had an…

LGR – 1998 Hardcore Gamer Resource Kit for PC

LGR – 1998 Hardcore Gamer Resource Kit for PC

Greetings and welcome to an LGR thing! And say, can you tell me what Quake 2 Diablo, Heroes of Might and Magic 2, and Flight Simulator 98 have in common? Well other than all being awesome examples of awesome games from the late 90s, the answer is: the Hardcore Gamer Resource Kit by Sonoma Multimedia!…

How Telephone Phreaking Worked

How Telephone Phreaking Worked

Every October for the last 4 years I have travelled to Portland Oregon to attend the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. It takes place in the Oregon Convention Center. This convention is like Mecca for retro gaming enthusiasts. The vendor area alone is truly amazing. People come from all over to shop for games, or look…

Modding a consumer TV to use RGB input

Modding a consumer TV to use RGB input

Hello and welcome back to the 8-Bit Guy. So, I’m sure you guys have seen this little TV in a lot of my episodes. I’ve been using it for years, and I’ve actually had this in my possession since 1997. I have a little story to tell you about that. I was actually working at…

Getting MDA/CGA/EGA Graphics All on One Monitor!

Getting MDA/CGA/EGA Graphics All on One Monitor!

Greetings and welcome to an LGR thing, just in from Belgium! I was psyched to receive this pre-production review unit from Serdashop because this is their version of the MCE2VGA project. It’s set to be sold in various kit forms through Serdashop, like this one I received with a 3D printed enclosure, and is based…

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