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Hi, guys!

Here's some of my PC reviews I've made for my recently created YouTube channel:

Star Wars: Dark Forces (1995) PC Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMIi24eJgXU

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) PC DOS/Amiga Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hFDhIWYpY0

Ugh! (1992) Amiga/PC DOS Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWSNq3Yo2lw

Big Red Racing (1996) PC (DOS) Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lju0gRgNXIg

Check out my other videos and, eventually, subscribe!

https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePixelTHING

Here's a matrix of videos so far - click the thumbnail to jump to the video (December 20, 2014)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB_jM6vtlmU"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_42K ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ8izmRhs3o"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XPr9 ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqqQMYCB_V8 "><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qkjn ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOTWBPqJou4"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vUm2 ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKxORJZME1s"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EmiA ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brm3DXJQ28w"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-QD39 ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pw4HHrgyzE"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-qkgQ ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am14ihtneVg "><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-UJN2 ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVUuBdW8TbE "><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P5Yb ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfZsvEfE2Sc"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-kar3 ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDzLv4MWdi8"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-aYFB ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XttFp8nVYvg"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MjYO ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWGJ7z79_2k"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NaNa ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhmT-ATKeWU"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-eE02 ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK7L3WtufI0"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6MxZ ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo6nnU3KBbc"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JM3T ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkXGE74J0tE"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--cN9 ... _plays.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QL7RaN6L9Q"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/Vmj2o ... 66-h600-no" width="300px"></a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvBNoGj8tgI"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/1bA01 ... 80-h720-no" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BeiIHr8glg"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-J27l ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsrgewS6ubY"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QqeL ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hj2xeJLenc"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yck5 ... lTHING.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etWSWGODZiw"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-y9XZ ... lTHING.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApBsP-5ETPo"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xLvA ... lTHING.jpg" width="300px"></a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DI8DM1k54M"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FB8u ... lTHING.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muq4ucmoWx4"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iC6J ... lTHING.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVXl1DY-lto"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CteM ... lTHING.jpg" width="300px"></a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSORFDChzXE"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ygMq ... lTHING.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JaTr1UNJfU"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NxoY ... lTHING.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l2N4cYmw1w"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zAz2 ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxApXbeiBWY"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jyuk ... lTHING.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWMOSFdL2jc"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LUTH ... lTHING.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WJj5gUet5M"><img src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi_webp/8WJj5gUet5M/mqdefault.webp" width="300px"></a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owDArv5aChQ"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1mRi ... lTHING.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5H99gCRjnw"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-D0uS ... lTHING.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2sd2FNPTBs"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7zWvU ... 80-h720-no" width="300px"></a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odzHl0llccI"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dSU38 ... 77-h212-no" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_5bhybhIdM"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V9tV ... 12-h232-no" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7SFIs8BuTc"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wWle1 ... 77-h212-no" width="300px"></a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfYCX10jHHg"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/scTuV ... 80-h720-no" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NREtimKhv1c"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/AhcKK ... 80-h720-no" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh1sxJdbbyc"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/Vi05Z ... 77-h606-no" width="300px"></a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4UQMx-RMPY"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/DslNp ... 80-h720-no" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nCdK5kxuY4"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_r3g ... lthing.jpg" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKqTqEyi7ec"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/NzxHo ... 80-h720-no" width="300px"></a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV7CVdTEcfg"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_8vN_ ... 91-h220-no" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4YcMP1zkCU"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nL880 ... Ci-ebUHURo" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUVZ4r1pkD0"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/U4Xnt ... 80-h720-no" width="300px"></a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNN-fIQN_ck"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/n4CSU ... 80-h720-no" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=427X7WZFAWI"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/uzmnJ ... 80-h720-no" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsmSQr_JJF0"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3smHH ... 80-h720-no" width="300px"></a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o64qCT0lLI0"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/mehEI ... 80-h720-no" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEgFea7asWU"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/LSPDw ... 80-h720-no" width="300px"></a>.....<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ9-9wtl5_U"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ic_i8 ... 80-h720-no" width="300px"></a>
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Everything seems cool, thanks for sharing! :)

It's also very nice that the in-game footage is presented with 4:3 aspect correction - something that is not always done in DOS game related videos.

One thing I noticed is that the footage of the first level in the Star Wars: Dark Forces review is from the demo version, but you don't specifically indicate that. It's not like a big deal, but I kind of expected all footage to be from the full version of the game :)

Another thing worth mentioning is that, to the best of my knowledge, id Software's company name is pronounced as a single word:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Id_Software#Company_name

Anyway, keep 'em coming! ^_^
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Thanks for the comments, MrFlibble! :)
I had some trouble running the full game in dosbox, so I tried the demo and worked fine. I kept the footage e used it :shame:
As for ID Soft I realised later that it really is pronounced "ID" and not "I" "D".. my bad! :)

Thanks again!

So, to compensate, here's my latest episode. Not a DOS game, but a PC game running in windows 98:
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine [1999, PC/Windows] - It's a Pixel THING:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90vqhVJDszg
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Cool! :)

TBH I haven't played many Indiana Jones games, but this one sounds quite interesting.
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MrFlibble wrote:Cool! :)

TBH I haven't played many Indiana Jones games, but this one sounds quite interesting.
It is! Such a great story!
Try it :)
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This week's episode: Rick Dangerous [1989, Amiga / ZX Spectrum / C64 / DOS] Review - It's a Pixel THING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB_jM6vtlmU

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It is nice to see cartoons. It always lightens up the atmosphere. Thank you!
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Now, for something a little different: Video Game Pick Ups - 34 Games - It's a Pixel THING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ8izmRhs3o

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Do you guys also play ZX Spectrum games?
My newest episode is about the first videogame i've ever played: Deathchase [1983, ZX Spectrum] Review - It's a Pixel THING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqqQMYCB_V8

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My latest episode is about another awesome Amiga game: Myth - History in the Making [1992, Amiga] Review - It's a Pixel THING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOTWBPqJou4

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20 years ago, I played this week's game for infinite hours!
Let's take a look at this awfully addictive game: Micro Machines [1994, PC DOS] Review - It's a Pixel THING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKxORJZME1s

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Happy Halloween, guys! :)

ALIEN [1984, ZX Spectrum] Review - It's a Pixel THING
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brm3DXJQ28w
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P.S.: Another video, if you want to know more about It's a Pixel THING and myself ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pw4HHrgyzE
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Cool, thanks for frequent updates! ^_^
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And that's a beautiful arcade stick setup you've got there!
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I thought I am educated then I see your bookshelf fully stacked.
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Thanks for the feedback, guys! I really appreciate it! :)
About the bookshelf, I enjoy reading! That's one of my hobbies! ;)
As for the arcade "thing", I used an "unused" Ikea bookcase. That was the only way to convince my wife! :) And it isn't finished yet.. it needs some final touches :)

Thanks, once again! And, subscribe! :)
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And it isn't finished yet.. it needs some final touches
I think that's how they all are. Mine certainly is stuck in a workable-but-lacking-touches phase, too. :D
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Jesus Christ!hehe

Well, it is nice to have someone post besides myself too. hehe I like to speak however it gets lonely at times. Maybe one day I can find a wife I can talk to, however, at the present moment I'm too into my studies. After all, isn't it supposed to be that way?
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This week a "not so retro" review that was certainly inspired by an Amiga classic from 1989: Trials Fusion [2014, PC] Review - It's a Pixel THING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am14ihtneVg

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This week I bring you another great title for the ZX Spectrum, from 1986! Was even considered one of the best games on that platform:
The Great Escape [1986, ZX Spectrum] Review - It's a Pixel THING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVUuBdW8TbE

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