Friday, 29 March 2013

Formula One: Council Estate Edition - Car Massacre [Amstrad CPC]

Though this game is entirely in French, thanks to my GCSE in foreign languages I was able to draft the following translation of the description on the back of its cassette case:

"Jimmy is a 17-year-old motor racing fan who just passed his license test (by one mark, and only because the examiner was his uncle). His rich parents have bought him an ex-rental Renault Formula One car, which he must now use to eliminate all those annoying neighbours who constantly nag him to stop playing his Arctic Monkeys records so loud. I think exploding them into a pool of flesh and blood is apt revenge for their conservative points of view, don't you?"

Well, erm, I can't really follow that.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

GamesMaster S01E01 - Harry Yack & Console Snob commentary

Fan commentary starring snooker legend Dominik 'Taylor' Diamond and a motley crew of young (and old) gamers. Special guest: John Fashanu, pardner!

GamesMaster is copyright 1992 Hewland. Fair dealing claimed!

Visit the Snob's channel by clicking here.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

**STOP PRESS** Harry Yack In "Doesn't Suck" Shock! - High Rise follow-up

Certain mainstream media outlets will have you believe I am not very good at computer and video games. While this is undoubtedly true, even the most incompetent of fools have their moments of genius - see Olivier Kapo's goal against Chelsea for a prime example. Sadly my own five minutes of competence came while playing a clone of a game nobody plays any more - or at least, they've neglected to re-release it for XBOX Live Arcade. Sigh.

Thanks to everyone that commented on the original High Rise video. Just because I didn't mention you in this one doesn't mean I dislike you. Just that I hate you.

 ...You *know* I didn't mean that. Happy Truant's Day!

People mentioned in this video

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Hairy Yak's Reetro Yackidge - Bootleg Edition

Please do not bootleg this video!

Someone clearly saw my hairy arms before naming this unauthorised compilation of unused clips. Just remember to destroy/send me any copies you see in the wild and I'll post you a galvanised paperclip or something in return.

In the unlikely event that it was Playstation who commissioned this product, apologies for passing off your video content as my own. I plead extreme stupidity! Also, buy a dictionary, guys. :P

Games featured

  • 2:30 Cackman (Atari 2600) guerilla review
  • 5:59 Amstrad CPC crocodile adverts (commentary)
  • 7:53 Anagrams (Amstrad CPC) Bog Standard Review
  • 11:17 Having Fun in Gran Turismo 4 on the Cheap (PS2)

Thursday, 14 March 2013

LA Noire '88 - Boss of Chicago [Amstrad CPC]

Oh, hi mobsters! Nice of you to be so considerate as to wait five seconds before opening fire because I left my light gun at home.

A rather simple game once you figure out the above. This issue was remedied and then some in the sequel, aptly named Boss of Chicago 2, which is almost impossible to complete on your own. I haven't yet found anyone stupid enough to play it with me, and I don't think I will bother trying any more.

Try it if you like, but Prohibition (Infogrames, 1987) looks better. I might give that a whirl soon.

Friday, 1 March 2013

250,000 Subscriber Special - Retrounlim Podcast & shoutouts

In this momentous milestone video, Harry Yack talks a bit about the RU Podcast and Couch Gaming. Hey, have you noticed couch gaming has become a bit of a 'thing' lately? Well, due to lack of equipment, Harry's own attempt at the format has evolved into said podcast for the time being. Stick around until the end for some cringeworthy caffeine-fuelled madness, fools!


Super NES games may be on the way. I certainly have a backlog of (mostly football) cartridges that I acquired sometime last year, so look out for those in the coming months. Maybe.